History WesternAnimation / Sealab2021

2nd Sep '17 2:59:35 PM OurPoorBrains
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* '''Debbie Dupree''', an easily offended, slutty blonde marine biologist who later becomes Quinn's on-again off-again girlfriend.

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* '''Debbie Dupree''', an easily offended, slutty promiscuous blonde marine biologist who later becomes Quinn's on-again off-again girlfriend.
2nd Aug '17 5:08:05 PM kazokuhouou
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* '''Jodene Sparks''', the scheming radio operator who never leaves his chair, even when scuba-diving. It's not entirely clear if he's actually chair-bound, just really lazy or pulling off a scam by claiming a disability. He plays the OnlySaneMan from time to time, but being criminally insane stops him from doing so as frequently as Quinn.

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* '''Jodene Sparks''', the scheming radio operator who never leaves his chair, even when scuba-diving. It's not entirely clear if he's actually chair-bound, just really lazy or pulling off a scam by claiming a disability.disability (especially since the answer changes between episodes). He plays the OnlySaneMan from time to time, but being criminally insane stops him from doing so as frequently as Quinn.
6th Apr '17 8:23:11 AM mariofan1000
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Adam Reed went on to helm ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''.

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Adam Reed went on to helm ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''.
''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', the latter of which had a FakeCrossover with this show in "Sea Tunt"
18th Mar '17 9:10:09 AM kazokuhouou
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%%* AmnesiaDanger: "In the Closet"

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%%* * AmnesiaDanger: "In the Closet"Closet" where Beard Guy forgets how to fix things because of his concussion.



%%* AnimatedActors



%%* BackToFront: "Shrabster"

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%%* * BackToFront: "Shrabster"The episode "Shrabster". Lampshaded when Quinn (or possibly his V.A. Brett Butler) says he liked this episode, especially when it was on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.



%%* BottleEpisode: "Fusebox"
%%* BuildingOfAdventure: The Sealab colony itself.
%%* BumblingSidekick: Hesh
%%* BystanderSyndrome: Parodied in several episodes.

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%%* * BottleEpisode: "Fusebox"
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"Fusebox", which only showed Sealab in the middle of a blackout [[spoiler: until the end]]
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BuildingOfAdventure: The Sealab colony itself.
%%* BumblingSidekick: Hesh
%%* BystanderSyndrome: Parodied
itself was touted as this in several episodes."Tourist Season"



%%* ChekhovsGun: Stormy's Douché watch in "Lost in Time"

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%%* * ChekhovsGun: Stormy's Douché watch in "Lost in Time"Time", originally shown to showcase Stormy's stupidity (he sets it fifteen minutes fast), later [[spoiler: revealed to have a two-way radio that they use to reach the Stormy and Quinn of that timeline.]]



** It was probably one of the few times in which this trope was purposefully invoked. Sharko left a few episodes later.
%%* CreditCardPlot: Played straight, but everyone dies.

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** It was probably one of the few times in which this trope was purposefully invoked. Sharko left a few episodes later.
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later. He came BackForTheFinale and promptly got hit by Shanks's 'Captain's Log' to cheers from the audience.
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CreditCardPlot: Played straight, but everyone dies.Kicks off the plot of "The Policy". Sparks convinces Murphy to get a credit card and buy junk with it, then convinces him to send the rest of the crew on a wild goose chase so he can commit InsuranceFraud.



%%* DirtyCommunists: The episode "Red Dawn" as a whole.
%%* DomesticOnlyCartoon

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%%* * DirtyCommunists: The episode "Red Dawn" as a whole.
%%* DomesticOnlyCartoon
whole. Quinn ''tries'' to point out all the flaws in communism, but ends up in jail for his efforts.



%%* ExpositoryThemeTune: Quoted above.

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%%* * ExpositoryThemeTune: Quoted above.



%%* FantasticVoyagePlot: Parodied in "Craptastic Voyage".

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%%* * FantasticVoyagePlot: Parodied in "Craptastic Voyage".Voyage" where Quinn, Debbie and Stormy have to enter Shanks's body to destroy a tumor since he won't let Virjay operate on him.



%%* GrandFinale: "Legacy of Laughter"

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%%* * GrandFinale: "Legacy of Laughter"Laughter", presented as a glitzy Q&A/season premiere/movie trailer premiere.



%%* HandshakeSubstitute: Respek Knuckles!
%%* HardWorkMontage: Parodied in "Sharko's Machine"

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%%* * HandshakeSubstitute: Respek Knuckles!
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Knuckles! (in "Sharko's Machine)
*
HardWorkMontage: Parodied in "Sharko's Machine"



%%* JiveTurkey: Name dropped.

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%%* * JiveTurkey: Name dropped.dropped by Kid in "Return to Oblivion"



%%* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Debbie Dupree's motivation in "Chickmate".
%%* NPlusOneSequelTitle

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%%* * MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Kicks off the plot of "Chickmate". Debbie Dupree's motivation in "Chickmate".
%%* NPlusOneSequelTitle
eventually decides she doesn't need a baby: the other crew members are {{Man Child}}ren enough for her.
* NPlusOneSequelTitle: ''Sealab 2021'', the spinoff/sequel of ''Sealab 2020''



%%* NoEnding



%%* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: "The Policy"
%%* PowerGlows: "You want some of the glowing?"

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%%* * PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: "The Policy"
%%* PowerGlows: "You want some of
"Article 4" centers around everyone using affirmative action to get promoted to captain. The only ones that don't by the glowing?"end are Murphy (already captain), Quinn (has too much pride), Stormy (too stupid), and Allen (as the article actually ''discriminates'' against Asians).



%%* PropertyLine: Parodied in "Let 'Em Eat Corn".
%%* QuarterHourShort

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%%* PropertyLine: Parodied in "Let 'Em Eat Corn".
%%* QuarterHourShort
* QuarterHourShort: One of the earliest Creator/AdultSwim cartoons to employ this.



%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Squishface

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%%* * RidiculouslyCuteCritter: SquishfaceSquishface, until she and her offspring start threatening Sealab's existence by eating their harvest and farting methane sulfate. Even then, Murphy's still on her side and goes to war with the others.



%%* RidingTheBomb: Quinn: "Nobody shucks my corn but ''meeeee''!!"
%%* RuleOfFunny: Justification is for pussies.

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%%* * RidingTheBomb: Quinn: "Nobody Quinn at the end of "Red Dawn" since he found out the president and his brother banged Debbie.
-->"Nobody
shucks my corn but ''meeeee''!!"
%%* RuleOfFunny: Justification is for pussies.
''meeeee''!!"



%%* SadistShow
%%* ScarySurpriseParty: "Der Dieb"

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%%* SadistShow
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* ScarySurpriseParty: "Der Dieb"Dieb" ends like this: the whole episode, which involved Murphy going mad with power and accusing Quinn of theft, ending up with him beaten up and nearly dead, was all for a surprise birthday party they threw for Quinn. The kicker? [[spoiler: It wasn't even his birthday]]



%%* SnapBack: One of the series' central tropes.
%%* SomethingCompletelyDifferent
%%* SoundEffectBleep



%%* TheVoiceless: The drummer in Virjay's band.

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%%* * TheVoiceless: The drummer in Virjay's band.



%%* TrustBuildingBlunder: "Isla de Chupacabra"
%%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
%%* UnderwaterBase: The Sealab colony itself.

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%%* * TrustBuildingBlunder: "Isla de Chupacabra"
%%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
%%*
Chupacabra" has this as its central plot. Shanks dragged everyone to the titular island to build up the team by having them hunt the Chupacabra together. It doesn't go well.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Takes place in 2021.
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UnderwaterBase: The Sealab colony itself.



%%* WildlifeCommentarySpoof

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%%* WildlifeCommentarySpoof* WildlifeCommentarySpoof: The Frenchman's monologue in "Happy Cake".
2nd Nov '16 3:46:56 PM Eagal
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Added DiffLines:

* UrExample: This show is basically a prototypical example of TheAbridgedSeries, as it splices parts of ''WesternAnimation/SeaLab2020'' with a GagDub, exaggerating the characters' personalities and generally parodying the original, although it was produced with the permission of the owners of the original show.
2nd Nov '16 3:39:33 PM Eagal
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* AbridgedSeries: This series can be seen as a prototypical example of the concept, although it was produced with the permission of the owners of the original show.
24th Jun '16 8:37:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmnesiaDanger: "In the Closet"

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* %%* AmnesiaDanger: "In the Closet"



* AnimatedActors

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* %%* AnimatedActors



* BackToFront: "Shrabster"

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* %%* BackToFront: "Shrabster"



* BottleEpisode: "Fusebox"
* BuildingOfAdventure: The Sealab colony itself.
* BumblingSidekick: Hesh
* BystanderSyndrome: Parodied in several episodes.

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* %%* BottleEpisode: "Fusebox"
* %%* BuildingOfAdventure: The Sealab colony itself.
* %%* BumblingSidekick: Hesh
* %%* BystanderSyndrome: Parodied in several episodes.



* ChekhovsGun: Stormy's Douché watch in "Lost in Time"

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: Stormy's Douché watch in "Lost in Time"



* CreditCardPlot: Played straight, but everyone dies.

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* %%* CreditCardPlot: Played straight, but everyone dies.



* DirtyCommunists: The episode "Red Dawn" as a whole.
* DomesticOnlyCartoon

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* %%* DirtyCommunists: The episode "Red Dawn" as a whole.
* %%* DomesticOnlyCartoon



* ExpositoryThemeTune: Quoted above.

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* %%* ExpositoryThemeTune: Quoted above.



* FantasticVoyagePlot: Parodied in "Craptastic Voyage".

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* %%* FantasticVoyagePlot: Parodied in "Craptastic Voyage".



* GrandFinale: "Legacy of Laughter"

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* %%* GrandFinale: "Legacy of Laughter"



* HandshakeSubstitute: Respek Knuckles!
* HardWorkMontage: Parodied in "Sharko's Machine"

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* %%* HandshakeSubstitute: Respek Knuckles!
* %%* HardWorkMontage: Parodied in "Sharko's Machine"



* JiveTurkey: Name dropped.

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* %%* JiveTurkey: Name dropped.



* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Debbie Dupree's motivation in "Chickmate".
* NPlusOneSequelTitle

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* %%* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Debbie Dupree's motivation in "Chickmate".
* %%* NPlusOneSequelTitle



* NoEnding

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* %%* NoEnding



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: "The Policy"
* PowerGlows: "You want some of the glowing?"

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* %%* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: "The Policy"
* %%* PowerGlows: "You want some of the glowing?"



* PropertyLine: Parodied in "Let 'Em Eat Corn".
* QuarterHourShort

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* %%* PropertyLine: Parodied in "Let 'Em Eat Corn".
* %%* QuarterHourShort



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Squishface

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* %%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Squishface



* RidingTheBomb: Quinn: "Nobody shucks my corn but ''meeeee''!!"
* RuleOfFunny: Justification is for pussies.

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* %%* RidingTheBomb: Quinn: "Nobody shucks my corn but ''meeeee''!!"
* %%* RuleOfFunny: Justification is for pussies.



* SadistShow
* ScarySurpriseParty: "Der Dieb"

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* %%* SadistShow
* %%* ScarySurpriseParty: "Der Dieb"



* SnapBack: One of the series' central tropes.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent
* SoundEffectBleep

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* %%* SnapBack: One of the series' central tropes.
* %%* SomethingCompletelyDifferent
* %%* SoundEffectBleep



* TheVoiceless: The drummer in Virjay's band.

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* %%* TheVoiceless: The drummer in Virjay's band.



* TrustBuildingBlunder: "Isla de Chupacabra"
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* UnderwaterBase: The Sealab colony itself.

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* %%* TrustBuildingBlunder: "Isla de Chupacabra"
* %%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* %%* UnderwaterBase: The Sealab colony itself.



* WildlifeCommentarySpoof

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* %%* WildlifeCommentarySpoof
16th Jun '16 9:27:12 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Sealab 2021''''' is one of the first Creator/AdultSwim original shows, which parodies the 1970s animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2020}}'' (and, to a lesser extent, the entire genre of [[LimitedAnimation crudely-animated]] [[TheSixties 60s]] and [[TheSeventies 70s]] cartoons produced by Creator/HannaBarbera) through combining recycled footage and animations with a GagDub. The show lasted from November 2000 to April 2005 with a total of fifty-two 15-minute-long episodes over four seasons.

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'''''Sealab 2021''''' ''Sealab 2021'' is one of the first Creator/AdultSwim original shows, which parodies the 1970s animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2020}}'' (and, to a lesser extent, the entire genre of [[LimitedAnimation crudely-animated]] [[TheSixties 60s]] and [[TheSeventies 70s]] cartoons produced by Creator/HannaBarbera) through combining recycled footage and animations with a GagDub. The show lasted from November 2000 to April 2005 with a total of fifty-two 15-minute-long episodes over four seasons.
16th Mar '16 4:21:46 AM morenohijazo
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* FantasticVoyagePlot: Parodied in "Craptastic Voyage"

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* FantasticVoyagePlot: Parodied in "Craptastic Voyage"Voyage".
* ForeignerForADay: In the episode "Let 'Em Eat Corn", Capt. Shanks has Sealab declared a sovereign nation (to get out of paying income taxes), which sets off a wave of increasingly goofy sub-secessions amongst the crew. By the end of the cartoon, even Stormy's furniture and bathroom fixtures (which he claims are robots known as "Change-A-Trons" and "Plumb-bots") have declared their independence.
31st Jan '16 8:20:02 AM nombretomado
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* InMediasRes: Many episodes. Lampshaded in the late series episode "Shrabster", which plays out like the movie Film/{{Memento}}, with the announcer from SuperFriends cutting in frequently with "Earlier...!"

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* InMediasRes: Many episodes. Lampshaded in the late series episode "Shrabster", which plays out like the movie Film/{{Memento}}, with the announcer from SuperFriends {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}} cutting in frequently with "Earlier...!"
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