History WesternAnimation / StrawberryShortcake

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Appears to be averted in the "Berry Bitty Adventures" incarnation (at least for the moment); there are currently seven characters[[note]]Eight if you count CanonForeigner Cherry Jam[[/note]], including Strawberry, and they are all characters that have existed since the 1980s version.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Appears to be averted in the "Berry Bitty Adventures" incarnation (at least Played straight for the moment); there are currently seven characters[[note]]Eight if you count CanonForeigner Cherry Jam[[/note]], including Strawberry, and they are all entire franchise, with the amount of characters that have existed since the 1980s version.varying between incarnations.
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* EvilerThanThou: When Sour Graps makes her first appearance to the Pieman, they spend a minute trying to one-up each other with their respective evil deeds. The Pieman lists off stuff we've seen him do, it being Sour Grapes' debut, we have to take her at her word.
* TheFaceOfTheSun: Mr. Sun, who serves as the {{Narrator}} and interacts with Strawberry and the others. This is especially pronounced in the first special ''The World of Strawberry Shortcake'', in which he provides a DeusExMachina "magic wish" when the kids need to rescue Apple Dumplin' from the Pieman's palace. It's worth noting that in the first three specials he was voiced by the ''scriptwriter'', Romeo Muller (best known for his work with Creator/RankinBassProductions).
* AFriendInNeed: The new friends Strawberry meets in ''Big Apple City'' bend over backwards during the bake-off to counteract everything the Pieman does to sabotage her: T.N. Honey fixes her oven (which he had turned into a refrigerator), everyone makes a lightning-fast run to the supermarket to get the proper ingredients for her shortcake (he had replaced milk with chalk water, etc.), and finally they call the hypnotized judge out for announcing the Pieman had won when he hadn't tasted either of the finished products (especially notable as Strawberry was perfectly willing to accept defeat).

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* EvilerThanThou: When Sour Graps makes her Grapes first appearance to appears, she and the Pieman, they Pieman spend a minute trying to one-up each other with their respective evil deeds. The Pieman lists off stuff we've seen him do, it being deeds, with Sour Grapes' debut, we have to take her at her word.
Grapes having successfully committed crimes.
* TheFaceOfTheSun: Mr. Sun, who serves as the {{Narrator}} and interacts with Strawberry and the others. This is especially pronounced in the first special ''The World of Strawberry Shortcake'', in which he provides a DeusExMachina "magic wish" when the kids need to rescue Apple Dumplin' from the Pieman's palace. It's worth noting that in the first three specials he was voiced by the ''scriptwriter'', Romeo Muller (best Muller, best known for his work with Creator/RankinBassProductions).
Creator/RankinBassProductions.
* AFriendInNeed: The new friends Strawberry meets in ''Big Apple City'' bend over backwards during the bake-off to counteract everything the Pieman does to sabotage her: her. T.N. Honey fixes her oven (which he had turned into a refrigerator), everyone makes a lightning-fast run to the supermarket to get the proper ingredients for her shortcake (he had replaced milk with chalk water, etc.), and finally they call the hypnotized judge out for announcing the Pieman had won when he hadn't tasted either of the finished products (especially notable as Strawberry was perfectly willing to accept defeat).



** In ''Pets on Parade'', the Pieman rigs the contest in his favor...but as a twist, he accuses Strawberry (the contest judge) of helping him in exchange for a bribe. Strawberry's friends ''immediately'' jump to the conclusion that Strawberry did in fact help him cheat, and they end up driving Strawberry away -- she doesn't come back until a new skunk friend convinces her to.

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** In ''Pets on Parade'', the Pieman rigs the contest in his favor... but as a twist, he accuses Strawberry (the contest judge) of helping him in exchange for a bribe. Strawberry's friends ''immediately'' jump to the conclusion that Strawberry did in fact help him cheat, and they end up driving Strawberry away -- she doesn't come back until a new skunk friend convinces her to.



* TakeOurWordForIt: Being Sour Grapes' debut, we have to take her at her word that she was a successful criminal.



** The original male Plum Puddin', T.N. Honey (''Big Apple City'') and some of the Berrykins.

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** The original male Plum Puddin', T.N. Honey (''Big Apple City'') Honey, and some of the Berrykins.Berrykins never got toys.



* VillainDecay: The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak. In the first special, he's a legitimately treacherous villain who's capable of flooding Strawberryland to get what he wants--namely, all of the strawberries. In the other specials save the first, he stymies Strawberry to win a gazebo, a tricycle, and get rich quick. Which in a way is actually ''worse'', because the Pieman has the mindset of a childish schoolyard bully, but with an adult's resources and physical power.

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The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak. In the first special, he's a legitimately treacherous villain who's capable of flooding Strawberryland to get what he wants--namely, all of the strawberries. In the other specials save the first, he stymies Strawberry to win a gazebo, a tricycle, and get rich quick. Which in a way is actually ''worse'', because the Pieman has the mindset of a childish schoolyard bully, but with an adult's resources and physical power.power.
** Sour Grapes is generally more competent than the Pieman, but she goes from threatening a baby to trying to make the world's best perfume.
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* ArtShift: From 2007 on the characters were redesigned to look older.
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!!Tropes Found in Two or More Versions:

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!!This franchise contains examples of:

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'''Tropes Found in the 1980s Version:'''

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'''Tropes Found in the 2009 Version:'''

* CallBack / {{Expy}}: Tom Tom in the third season, whose color scheme strongly resembles the original Pupcake [[note]]Who was Huckleberry Pie's dog[[/note]] from the 1980s version.
* CanonForeigner: Cherry Jam.[[note]] Unlike the new characters created for the 2003/2007 version, she was created for the TV show first, and the toys came as an afterthought, and only appeared several years after her debut on the show.[[/note]]
** Sweet Grapes from Season 4, as well as Sour Grapes, since she's a completely different character [[NamesTheSame who just happens to share the same name]] as the Purple Pieman's[[note]]Not present in this version.[[/note]] accomplice / sister.

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* CallBack / {{Expy}}: : Tom Tom in the third season, whose color scheme strongly resembles the original Pupcake [[note]]Who Pupcake, who was Huckleberry Pie's dog[[/note]] dog from the 1980s version.
* CanonForeigner: Cherry Jam.[[note]] Unlike the new characters created for the 2003/2007 version, she was created for the TV show first, and the toys came as an afterthought, and only appeared several years after her debut on the show.[[/note]]
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** Sweet Grapes from Season 4, as well as Sour Grapes, since she's a completely different character [[NamesTheSame who just happens to share the same name]] as the Purple Pieman's[[note]]Not present in this version.[[/note]] accomplice / sister.from her previous versions.




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* DemotedToExtra: Honey Pie Pony's final appearance was among the audience in ''It Takes Talent / Playing To Beat The Band'', with no lines and no plot. She was then shoved onto the bus.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Dregs, who was always with Sour Grapes in the '80s, appears in only one episode here never to be seen again. All of the other characters' pets disappeared, with the exception of Custard and Pupcake, after the 2007 redesign.
* DemotedToExtra: Honey Pie Pony's final appearance was among the audience in ''It Takes Talent / Playing To Beat The Band'', with no lines and no plot. She was then shoved onto the bus.



* UnexplainedRecovery: In the Berry Brick Road special, Sour Grapes and her flying monkey assistant got turned into stone, but are back for part 2.



-->''My favorite part of ridin' ain't the sweet sensation / The exhilaration when you feel your beating heart / My favorite part of ridin' is the preparation / While you're waitin' for the fun to start...''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dregs, who was always with Sour Grapes in the '80s, appears in only one episode here never to be seen again. While Honey Pie Pony moved to Ice Cream Island, the disappearance of Dregs is never explained. Fans theorize that he abandoned Grapes out of fear. For that matter, all of the characters pets disappeared, with the exception of Custard and Pupcake after the 2007 redesign.
** Most likely, it was the same fate as Honey Pie Pony and the other fillies- they did appear in the same episode where Honey Pie Pony was demoted to extra, and so was shoved onto the bus with the fillies.

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-->''My favorite part of ridin' ain't the sweet sensation / The exhilaration when you feel your beating heart / heart\
My favorite part of ridin' is the preparation / While you're waitin' for the fun to start...''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dregs, who was always with Sour Grapes in the '80s, appears in only one episode here never to be seen again. While Honey Pie Pony moved to Ice Cream Island, the disappearance of Dregs is never explained. Fans theorize that he abandoned Grapes out of fear. For that matter, all of the characters pets disappeared, with the exception of Custard and Pupcake after the 2007 redesign.
** Most likely, it was the same fate as Honey Pie Pony and the other fillies- they did appear in the same episode where Honey Pie Pony was demoted to extra, and so was shoved onto the bus with the fillies.
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** Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz.
* WickedWitch: Well, you can't have Wizard of Oz episodes without one. Naturally making way for GoodWitchVersusBadWitch in these episodes.

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** Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and The Wizard of Oz.
Oz all got entire episodes built around them.
* WickedWitch: Well, you can't have In the Wizard of Oz episodes without one. Naturally making way for GoodWitchVersusBadWitch in these episodes.special Sour Grapes took this role, with Plum Puddin' as Glinda.
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* AllCGICartoon: The Sweet Dreams movie, the 2009 series, and the 2017 series are all-CGI.



* ForgottenBirthday: Strawberry's birthday undergoes the surprise party treatment in the first special, though (unusually for this trope) it isn't the focus of the whole story, but an opportunity for the Pieman to hatch his plot.

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* ForgottenBirthday: Strawberry's birthday undergoes the surprise party treatment in the first special, though (unusually for this trope) it isn't the focus of the whole story, but an opportunity for the Pieman to hatch his plot.



* AllCGICartoon: ''Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures''
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** The 2003 version is more straight example, in which there is a character named "Watermelon Kiss". A "watermelon kiss" is also an alcoholic drink.

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** The 2003 version is more straight example, in which there is has a character named "Watermelon Kiss". A "watermelon kiss" watermelon kiss is also an alcoholic drink.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: It's idealist.
* SomethingPerson: Pie Man/Pieman. (Official material has his name written both ways, so the way it is written out does not matter.)
* SourGrapesTropes: Obviously, for the obvious Sour Grapes and for the other villains.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: It's idealist.
* SomethingPerson: The Pie Man/Pieman. (Official material has his name written both ways, so the way it is written out does not matter.)
* SourGrapesTropes: Obviously, for the obvious Sour Grapes and for the other villains.
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* SugarBowl: Only RainbowBrite and the WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}} are as known for this, at least in the U.S. (The U.K. theatrical release of ''The Care Bears Movie'' ran ''Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins'' as a pre-movie bonus; both were Nelvana productions.)
* TalkingAnimal

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* SugarBowl: Only RainbowBrite and Strawberryland is generally a happy, sunny sweet place barring the WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}} are as known for this, at least occasional villain.
* TalkingAnimal: Many animals talk
in the U.S. (The U.K. theatrical release of ''The Care Bears Movie'' ran ''Strawberry Shortcake Meets the Berrykins'' as a pre-movie bonus; both were Nelvana productions.)
* TalkingAnimal
1980s series, Custard talks int he 2003 series.



** The theme song to the first 1980s special sort of qualifies. (and even then, this doesn't happen in the others).
** Played straight ''twice'' an episode in every episode of the 2003 series (that's played straight ''four times'' in every special).
* TitleThemeTune: The 2003 and 2009 versions are straight examples. The 1980s version also qualifies, although, that only happens in the first special[[note]]And possibly the second. While the theme doesn't mention her name, it clearly does talk about her. It does, however, mention "Big Apple City", so it counts as one in its own right either way.[[/note]]

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** The theme song to the first 1980s special sort of qualifies. (and even then, this doesn't happen in the others).
qualifies.
** Played straight ''twice'' an episode in every episode of the 2003 series (that's played straight series, ''four times'' in every special).
special.
* TitleThemeTune: The 2003 and 2009 versions are straight examples. The 1980s version also qualifies, although, though that only happens in the first special[[note]]And possibly the second. While the theme doesn't mention her name, it clearly does talk about her. It does, however, mention "Big Apple City", so it counts as one in its own right either way.[[/note]]special.
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* RecycledPremise: Strawberry's toy company Creator/{{Kenner}} swapped out fruit/food for flowers to create the characters and setting of the similar (and scented) toy line ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'' in 1984, which spun off two animated specials.



* SugarApocalypse: The Pieman's magical watering can manages to completely flood Strawberryland in the first special, a crisis that doubled as NightmareFuel to many viewers.

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* SugarApocalypse: The Pieman's magical watering can manages to completely flood Strawberryland in the first special, a crisis that doubled as NightmareFuel which leads to many viewers.them giving him all their berries so he'll stop.



* VillainDecay: The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak. In the first special, he's a legitimately treacherous villain who's capable of flooding Strawberryland to get what he wants -- namely, all of the strawberries. By the third special, he's framing Strawberry Shortcake for bribery.... in order [[EvilisPetty to get a children's tricycle.]]
** Even before that, in the second special, the Pieman goes to great lengths to sabotage Strawberry Shortcake's chances at...winning a friggin' ''children's gazebo!'' Really, in most of the specials save the first, instead of "villain", he comes across as an overgrown schoolyard bully who's willing to mess up a little girl's life for idiotic, childish reasons. Which in a way is actually ''worse'', because the Pieman has the mindset of a childish schoolyard bully, but with an adult's resources and physical power.

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* VillainDecay: The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak. In the first special, he's a legitimately treacherous villain who's capable of flooding Strawberryland to get what he wants -- namely, wants--namely, all of the strawberries. By In the third special, he's framing Strawberry Shortcake for bribery.... in order [[EvilisPetty to get a children's tricycle.]]
** Even before that, in the second special, the Pieman goes to great lengths to sabotage Strawberry Shortcake's chances at...winning a friggin' ''children's gazebo!'' Really, in most of the
other specials save the first, instead of "villain", he comes across as an overgrown schoolyard bully who's willing stymies Strawberry to mess up win a little girl's life for idiotic, childish reasons.gazebo, a tricycle, and get rich quick. Which in a way is actually ''worse'', because the Pieman has the mindset of a childish schoolyard bully, but with an adult's resources and physical power.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Purple Pieman apparently literally never dreamed throughout his life up until ''The Sweet Dreams Movie''-- that's why he wants to "steal a little dream of yours." That's biologically impossible-- people who don't dream go insane and eventually die.
* ArtShift: Pretty much what people refer to when they mention the 2007 revamp.
* TheAloner: Coco Calypso and Banana Candy, both at first.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Purple Pieman apparently literally never dreamed throughout his life up until ''The Sweet Dreams Movie''-- that's why he wants to "steal a little dream of yours." That's biologically impossible-- people who don't dream go insane and eventually die.
* ArtShift: Pretty much what people refer to when they mention the 2007 revamp.
* TheAloner: Coco Calypso and Banana Candy, both at first.



* BeleagueredAssistant: Cola Chameleon to Peppermint Fizz, Sour Grapes to the Purple Pieman and Raven to Licorice Whip. Custard tends to feel she is in this position for Strawberry Shortcake, and she is right about that at times.

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* BeleagueredAssistant: Cola Chameleon to Peppermint Fizz, Sour Grapes to the Purple Pieman and Raven to Licorice Whip. Custard tends to feel she is in this position for Strawberry Shortcake, and she is right about that at times.Shortcake.



* BlushSticker: The characters on the show have this (except for the animals and villains.)
* BrotherSisterTeam: An unconventional version. These are the two central villains who [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption always fail in disgrace]].
* CainAndAbel: Purple Pieman and Sour Grapes, particularly highlighted in ''Dancin' in Disguise'' also known as ''Let's Dance''. Sour Grapes (specifically, Sour Grapes as the Wicked Witch of the West) gets a temporary switch to Cain in the ''Berry Brick Road'' episodes. Plum Puddin' (as Glinda the Good Witch) is her Abel.
* CanonForeigner: Ginger Snap, Peppermint Fizz, Rainbow Sherbet, Coco Calypso, and many others. Inverted in that unlike the later Cherry Jam character from the 2009 franchise, these characers had appeared in the 2003/2007 era toyline from the the beginning.

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* BlushSticker: The characters on the show have this (except this, except for the animals and villains.)
villains.
* BrotherSisterTeam: An unconventional version. These The Pieman and Sour Grapes are the two central villains who [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption always fail in disgrace]].
a villainous version.
* CainAndAbel: Purple Pieman and Sour Grapes, particularly highlighted in ''Dancin' in Disguise'' also known as ''Let's Dance''. Sour Grapes (specifically, Sour Grapes as (as the Wicked Witch of the West) gets a temporary switch to Cain in the ''Berry Brick Road'' episodes. episodes with Plum Puddin' (as Glinda the Good Witch) is as her Abel.
* CanonForeigner: Ginger Snap, Peppermint Fizz, Rainbow Sherbet, Coco Calypso, and many others. Inverted in that unlike the later Cherry Jam character from the 2009 franchise, these characers characters had appeared in the 2003/2007 era toyline from the the beginning.
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* BigApplesauce: Big Apple City, the eponymous place in the second special, ''Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City'', is a transparent N.Y.C. analogue, complete with [[strike:Greenwich]] Spinach Village. Moreover, on the album ''Strawberry Shortcake Live'', she sings a cover version of "New York, New York". (As David Letterman joked years later in a "Dave's Record Collection" segment, "I think this is the real reason the city can't sleep.")

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* BigApplesauce: Big Apple City, the eponymous place in the second special, ''Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City'', is a transparent N.Y.C. analogue, complete with [[strike:Greenwich]] Spinach Village. Moreover, on the album ''Strawberry Shortcake Live'', she sings a cover version of "New York, New York". (As David Letterman joked years later in a "Dave's Record Collection" segment, "I think this is the real reason the city can't sleep.")")
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Mr. Sun and the Pieman talk to the audience at some points.
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* HeelFaceTurn: Licorice Whip's assistant, Raven, in ''The Festival Of The Fillies''. Licorice Whip himself goes through one in the European-release-only GameBoyAdvance game ''Ice Cream Island Riding Camp'' which seals his transformation. Margalo... Ok, lets just say, that most villains in the series except Pie Man and Sour Grapes. [[spoiler: Those two turned in the final episode of Season 4, ''Lights... Camera...'', assuming Playhouse Disney Asia's line-up is canon, thus wrapping up the 2003/2007 series on a high note.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Licorice Whip's assistant, Raven, in ''The Festival Of The Fillies''. Licorice Whip himself goes through one in the European-release-only GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance game ''Ice Cream Island Riding Camp'' which seals his transformation. Margalo... Ok, lets just say, that most villains in the series except Pie Man and Sour Grapes. [[spoiler: Those two turned in the final episode of Season 4, ''Lights... Camera...'', assuming Playhouse Disney Asia's line-up is canon, thus wrapping up the 2003/2007 series on a high note.]]
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