History WesternAnimation / MarthaSpeaks

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** Grandpa Bernie has his birthday in "Martha's Worst Best Day".
23rd Mar '17 10:28:29 PM Unicorndance
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** Martha doesn't like rhubarb pie or cream.
** Helen doesn't like rhubarb pie.
13th Mar '17 6:18:57 PM Unicorndance
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** The janitor at the school the kids attend ''hates'' dogs shedding indoors.



* CerealInducedSuperpowers: Talked about in "Bye Bye, Burger Boy". When the characters' favourite restaurant (Burger Boy) is threatened to go out of business due to the success of another restaurant which they don't like the food of (Big Burgertorium), the children try to make ads and T.D. suggests starring in an ad in which he used to be a weakling until he became the way he is now from eating a burger from Big Burgertorium. However, the others deem that unacceptable as that would be lying.
** Also discussed in a similar way in "Oh NO!". Granny Flo wants Martha to agree with her upon saying there's an ingredient in her soup which makes dogs talk, but Helen tells her not to because that's like lying as it only works on Martha.



* CourtroomEpisode: The one where Martha testifies in court about a traffic accident.

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* CourtroomEpisode: The one where In "Martha the Witness", Martha testifies in court about a traffic accident.
10th Mar '17 6:52:40 PM Unicorndance
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** ActorRoleConfusion: Martha (and two background kids) are surprised to find that the dog who plays Courageous Collie Carlo (also a collie and also named Carlo) is scared of flowers because his character is fearless and they expect the actor to be fearless too.
10th Mar '17 5:55:21 PM Unicorndance
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* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Bumblecrumb is similar to Madame Medusa from ''Disney/TheRescuers''. Another flapper with too much make-up, partners with a bumbling oaf, and uses someone to steal something for her.
** Courageous Collie Carlos is a GenderFlipped parody of Series/{{Lassie}}.

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* {{Expy}}: Mrs. Bumblecrumb is similar to Madame Medusa from ''Disney/TheRescuers''. Another flapper with too much make-up, partners with a bumbling oaf, and uses someone to steal something for from her.
** Courageous Collie Carlos Carlo is possibly a GenderFlipped parody of Series/{{Lassie}}.



* LovableCoward: Truman, Carlo, John and sometimes Helen.



** When Alice reads a book in "The Martha Code", Ronald tells her that the spider dies. This is a likely reference to a children's book called ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', about a spider who does indeed die.

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** When Alice reads a book in "The Martha Code", Ronald tells her that the spider dies. This is a likely a reference to a children's book called ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'', about a spider who does indeed die.



** Truman reads the Odyssey in "Truman and the Deep Blue Sea" and Odysseus appears in his dream.

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** Truman reads the Odyssey ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' in "Truman and the Deep Blue Sea" and Odysseus appears in his dream.



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Several, including covering the birth of Helen's baby brother (in a kid friendly manner), [[MakesSenseInContext Martha being kidnapped and used for crime by a one-shot villain]], why Skits is afraid of hockey pucks, and a time when Martha was jealous of puppy Skits getting all the attention.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Several, including covering the birth of Helen's baby brother (in a kid friendly kid-friendly manner), [[MakesSenseInContext Martha being kidnapped and used for crime by a one-shot villain]], why Skits is afraid of hockey pucks, and a time when Martha was jealous of puppy Skits getting all the attention.



** Martha is scared of storms and Skits used to be but he outgrew it.

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** Martha is [[FearOfThunder scared of storms storms]] and Skits used to be but he outgrew it.



** Carlo is scared of bears, and so is Truman.

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** Carlo is scared of bears, and so is Truman.flowers, ever since he sneezed from flowers, blowing some onto two peoples' faces, leading them to drop a vat of white stuff (glue? paint?) they were carrying onto Carlo.
27th Feb '17 10:43:20 AM Unicorndance
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** Helen and T.D. don't like pea soup.
19th Feb '17 5:55:07 PM Unicorndance
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* AttentionWhore: Dynamo the robot dog is not usually one of these, however, he does become a downplayed example if left on for too long, in which case he runs in circles and says "Let us play" or, in a singsongy voice, "Play with ''me'', please ''play'' with me"



** Martha doesn't like it when she thinks dreams are real. She also hates fleas, power outages, "no dogs allowed" signs, and Nelson.

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** Martha doesn't like it when she thinks dreams are real. She also hates fleas, power outages, "no dogs allowed" signs, squirrels and Nelson.Nelson (formerly cats in general).



* BirthdayEpisode: Martha's 'birthday' is celebrated on her adoption anniversary in "Martha's Chair", and it's Alice's birthday in the "Martha Takes the Cake". Grandma Lucille also has a birthday in "Martha Says it With Flowers".

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* BirthdayEpisode: Martha's 'birthday' is celebrated on her adoption anniversary in Several.
** In
"Martha's Chair", and the Lorraines celebrate Martha's adoption anniversary, which they call her "birthday".
** Although
it's Alice's not the main plot, Mariella has her birthday in "Martha Runs the Store"
** Alice has her birthday in
"Martha Takes the Cake". Cake"
**
Grandma Lucille also has a her birthday in "Martha Says it With Flowers".Flowers"


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* NighInvulnerability: Dynamo the robot dog is said to be resistant to scratches, shocks, fire, and even being run over.


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** In "Nurse Martha", Butterscotch [[spoiler: swallows a sock]] and ends up ill. However, he gets surgery and recovers.


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** Averted with Dynamo the robot dog. He can recognise dogs and barks at them, but his remarks make no sense to dogs. Ironically, the only language he seems to be fluent in is English, while he's meant to be a dog.
19th Feb '17 1:54:54 PM Unicorndance
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* DietEpisode: Martha has one in "Too Much Martha" and "Martha's Dirty Habit" has an unresolved subplot of Daniel going through one.
* DisappearedDad: We never find out who Skits's dad is. Mrs Clusky also has three nieces but we don't know who their dad is, although we do know he is either Mrs Clusky's brother or brother-in-law. Additionally, we never find out who Mariella's father (Helen and Jake's maternal grandfather) is.



* EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: Zigzagged. Mariella apparently once said that one ''particular'' fruitcake that Grandma Lucille made wasn't fir for a dog, but Martha liked it.

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* EveryoneHatesFruitcakes: Zigzagged. Mariella apparently once said that one ''particular'' fruitcake that Grandma Lucille made wasn't fir fit for a dog, but Martha liked it.



** Helen, often.

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** Helen, often.when she's peeved. However, she is not generally this.


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* MissingMom: We never find out who Skits's mom is. We also never find out who Mariella's mother (Helen and Jake's paternal grandmother) is. Mrs Clusky has three nieces, although their mother is never revealed (she would be Mrs Clusky's sister or sister-in-law). We also never find out who Carolina and Milo's mothers are.
16th Feb '17 10:48:14 PM Unicorndance
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* BalefulPolymorph: Carolina gets one in "Dog Daze" when she wakes up as a border collie. [[spoiler: It's all just a dream though]] .

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* BalefulPolymorph: Carolina gets one in "Dog Daze" when she wakes up as a border collie. [[spoiler: It's all just a dream though]] .though]].
* BalletEpisode: In "Alice Twinkle Toes", Alice sees a ballet and wants to do ballet, but is scared Ronald will tease her because she's clumsy.
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