History WesternAnimation / MarthaSpeaks

11th Jun '18 6:34:24 PM Unicorndance
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* BabysFirstWords: In "Martha the Hero Maker", Jake says his first word "door", which leads to his friends being let out from being locked in a room.
20th May '18 6:02:17 PM Unicorndance
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* InjuredLimbEpisode: In "Dog Daze", Helen has sprained her ankle, but we never find out how and she's fine the next day.
17th Mar '18 9:07:52 PM HeroGal2347
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** ''Martha and Skits'': Everyone has their own talent.
* BigLittleBrother: Skits is adopted into Martha's family as a puppy and grows up to be bigger than she is.
17th Mar '18 7:20:30 PM HeroGal2347
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* EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: {{ZigZagged|Trope}}. Martha tells Helen's grandmother that Helen's mom said the fruitcake she sent them last Christmas wasn't fit for a dog, but she thought it was delicious. Naturally, Helen and her mother and grandmother are offended when they hear this from Martha.

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* EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: {{ZigZagged|Trope}}.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Martha tells Helen's grandmother that Helen's mom said the fruitcake she sent them last Christmas wasn't fit for a dog, but she thought it was delicious. Naturally, Helen and her mother and grandmother are offended when they hear this from Martha.


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The burglar Martha surprises in ''Martha Speaks'' gives her some food he found sitting out to keep her quiet. Unfortunately for him, it was alphabet soup.
16th Mar '18 9:47:24 PM HeroGal2347
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!!The book series contains examples of the following tropes:
* AnAesop: A lesson occurs about once a book.
** ''Martha Speaks'': There's a right time, way, and amount to use words.
** ''Martha Walks the Dog'': Nice words can have beneficial effects.
* BigShutUp: In the first book, Martha talks non-stop about her early childhood. Her family can't take it anymore, so on the next page, they tell her, "SHUT UP!" in big red letters.
* CassandraTruth: Martha tells Dr. Pablum that soup is the reason she can talk. He doesn't believe her, but has to scram to avoid the angry customers and doesn't have time to get further clarification.
* DeterioratesIntoGibberish: In ''Martha Blah Blah'', Martha involuntarily begins speaking gibberish all the time because the executive in charge of the soup company cut back on the letters.
* TheDogBitesBack: After Weaselgraft offends him, Dr. Pablum is quite willing to team up with Martha to expose his "dog training" program in exchange for the secret of how she can talk.
* EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: {{ZigZagged|Trope}}. Martha tells Helen's grandmother that Helen's mom said the fruitcake she sent them last Christmas wasn't fit for a dog, but she thought it was delicious. Naturally, Helen and her mother and grandmother are offended when they hear this from Martha.
* HeroicBSOD: Martha sinks into depression after her family finally blows up at her over her overuse of her ability to talk.
* MindControlDevice: ''Perfectly Martha'' focused on an unscrupulous dog trainer using mind-control collar devices to create perfectly obedient dogs.
* MotorMouth: Martha talks quite a bit after first learning how to do it.
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: Played with in ''Martha Walks the Dog''. Martha has fun teaching a parrot sentences, but its owner is not so delighted when he brings home a girlfriend and it starts saying she has fleas.
* PollyWantsAMicrophone: One of the major secondary characters in ''Martha Walks the Dog'' is a parrot, which is the only other animal in the neighborhood that can speak in human language.
* RecycledInSpace: ''Perfectly Martha'' is ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' with dogs (and a happy ending)!
* UniqueProtagonistAsset: Martha is the only dog who is able to speak human language. After adopting Skits, the family feeds him alphabet soup, thinking he'll also begin speaking, but he never says anything humanlike.
* TongueTrauma: Skits runs away after biting down on a bee and getting stung in the mouth.
14th Mar '18 7:28:06 PM HeroGal2347
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''Martha Speaks'' is an animated educational series on Creator/PBSKids adapted from a series of books of the same name by author Susan Meddaugh. Martha is an ordinary dog but, well, let's just let the show opening theme [[ExpositoryThemeTune explain the premise]]:

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''Martha Speaks'' is an animated educational series on Creator/PBSKids adapted from [[Literature/MarthaSpeaks a series of books of the same name name]] by author Susan Meddaugh. Martha is an ordinary dog but, well, let's just let the show opening theme [[ExpositoryThemeTune explain the premise]]:
28th Feb '18 9:31:42 PM Unicorndance
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* AnIcePerson: In "Verb Dog: When Action Calls", Martha dreams that Alice is an ice person named Al Ice.

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* AnIcePerson: In "Verb Dog: When Action Calls", Martha dreams that Alice is an ice person (person who can make ice) named Al Ice.


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* CockADoodleDawn: In "T.D. and Martha Gopher Broke", a rooster is heard crowing at dawn, justified because they're on a farm with chickens.
3rd Feb '18 12:45:27 PM SymBionicFan
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** Hilariously lampshaded in one episode where T.D. comes up with a [[RubeGoldbergDevice ludicrously complicated]] and unlikely scheme to explain how Nelson got into a house and dumped a birthday cake off the table to frame Martha. At the end of the episode, Nelson is seen with an item identical to one from [=T.D.'s=] story.

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** Hilariously lampshaded in one episode where T.D. comes up with a [[RubeGoldbergDevice ludicrously complicated]] and unlikely scheme to explain how Nelson got into a house and dumped took a bite of a birthday cake off on the table to frame Martha. At the end of the episode, Nelson is seen with an item identical to one from [=T.D.'s=] story.


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: In "Martha Takes the Cake", Nelson fakes being bitten by Martha in order to have her be put in the garage as punishment so he can plant cake crumbs near her while she is napping to frame her further.
16th Jan '18 8:05:54 PM TrendingToon1
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* PowersInTheFirstEpisode: Martha receives the ability to speak in the first episode.
25th Dec '17 10:41:59 PM Daefaroth
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** Mariella really hates ''Mushy Duck'', because it's all Ralph ever watches when she was staying at their house and she had the theme song stuck in her head. The rest of the Lorraines, Martha and T.D. dislike it too but Mariella hates it the most.

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** Mariella really hates ''Mushy Duck'', because it's all Ralph ever watches when she was staying at their house and she had the theme song stuck in her head. The rest of the Lorraines, Martha and T.D. dislike it too but Mariella hates it the most.
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