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31st Jan '16 11:45:03 AM aye_amber
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The show is about four lifelong friends and their experiences during their first year at college. [[TheHero Nitz,]] the protagonist, is an {{Everyman}} who constantly lets college life stress him out. [[{{C|oudcuckoolander}} Cal,]] [[BrainlessBeauty his roommate,]] is a DumbBlonde [[TheDitz Ditz]] with an [[CluelessChickMagnet inexplicably rich sex life.]] [[JerkJock Rocko]] is part of a fraternity and is obsessed with girls, booze, and WackyFratboyHijinx, to the annoyance of his frat mates. The fourth, [[TheSmartGuy Gimpy]] (called G-Prime by his peers), is a tech geek who attends an MIT-like university and develops a personal cult due to his hacking prowess. He stays connected to the others mainly via the internet, though they all still live in the same city.

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The show is about four lifelong friends and their experiences during their first year at college. [[TheHero Nitz,]] the protagonist, is an {{Everyman}} who constantly lets college life stress him out. [[{{C|oudcuckoolander}} [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Cal,]] [[BrainlessBeauty his roommate,]] is a DumbBlonde [[TheDitz Ditz]] with an [[CluelessChickMagnet inexplicably rich sex life.]] [[JerkJock Rocko]] is part of a fraternity and is obsessed with girls, booze, and WackyFratboyHijinx, to the annoyance of his frat mates. The fourth, [[TheSmartGuy Gimpy]] (called G-Prime by his peers), is a tech geek who attends an MIT-like university and develops a personal cult due to his hacking prowess. He stays connected to the others mainly via the internet, though they all still live in the same city.
31st Jan '16 11:42:43 AM aye_amber
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The show is about four lifelong friends and their experiences during their first year at college. [[TheHero Nitz,]] the protagonist, is an {{Everyman}} who constantly lets college life stress him out. {{C|oudcuckoolander}}al, [[BrainlessBeauty his roommate,]] is a DumbBlonde [[TheDitz Ditz]] with an [[CluelessChickMagnet inexplicably rich sex life.]] [[JerkJock Rocko]] is part of a fraternity and is obsessed with girls, booze, and WackyFratboyHijinx, to the annoyance of his frat mates. The fourth, [[TheSmartGuy Gimpy]] (called G-Prime by his peers), is a tech geek who attends an MIT-like university and develops a personal cult due to his hacking prowess. He stays connected to the others mainly via the internet, though they all still live in the same city.

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The show is about four lifelong friends and their experiences during their first year at college. [[TheHero Nitz,]] the protagonist, is an {{Everyman}} who constantly lets college life stress him out. {{C|oudcuckoolander}}al, [[{{C|oudcuckoolander}} Cal,]] [[BrainlessBeauty his roommate,]] is a DumbBlonde [[TheDitz Ditz]] with an [[CluelessChickMagnet inexplicably rich sex life.]] [[JerkJock Rocko]] is part of a fraternity and is obsessed with girls, booze, and WackyFratboyHijinx, to the annoyance of his frat mates. The fourth, [[TheSmartGuy Gimpy]] (called G-Prime by his peers), is a tech geek who attends an MIT-like university and develops a personal cult due to his hacking prowess. He stays connected to the others mainly via the internet, though they all still live in the same city.
31st Jan '16 11:41:06 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:333:Clockwise from midnight: Cal, Rita, Jessie, Nitz, Rocko, Gimpy, Kimmy, Mump]]

''Undergrads'' was a short-lived animated series from 2001, made for MTV. Like other MTV cartoons, such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', it was adult-oriented and contained very mature content. [[ShortRunners Only 13 episodes were produced]], and the show ended on a cliffhanger.

The show is about four lifelong friends and their experiences during their first year at college. [[TheHero Nitz]], the protagonist, is an {{Everyman}} who constantly lets college life stress him out. {{C|loudcuckoolander}}al, [[BrainlessBeauty his roommate]], is a DumbBlonde [[TheDitz Ditz]] with an [[CluelessChickMagnet inexplicably rich sex life.]] [[JerkJock Rocko]] is part of a fraternity and is obsessed with girls, booze, and WackyFratboyHijinx, to the annoyance of his frat mates. The fourth, [[TheSmartGuy Gimpy]] (called G-Prime by his peers), is a tech geek who attends an MIT-like university and develops a personal cult due to his hacking prowess. He stays connected to the others mainly via the internet, though they all still live in the same city.

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[[caption-width-right:333:Clockwise [[caption-width-right:333: Clockwise from midnight: Cal, Rita, Jessie, Nitz, Rocko, Gimpy, Kimmy, Mump]]

and Mump.]]

''Undergrads'' was a short-lived short lived animated series from 2001, made for MTV. Creator/{{MTV}}. Like other MTV cartoons, such as as: ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead,'' it was adult-oriented adult oriented and contained very mature content. [[ShortRunners Only 13 episodes were produced]], produced,]] and the show ended on a cliffhanger.

The show is about four lifelong friends and their experiences during their first year at college. [[TheHero Nitz]], Nitz,]] the protagonist, is an {{Everyman}} who constantly lets college life stress him out. {{C|loudcuckoolander}}al, {{C|oudcuckoolander}}al, [[BrainlessBeauty his roommate]], roommate,]] is a DumbBlonde [[TheDitz Ditz]] with an [[CluelessChickMagnet inexplicably rich sex life.]] [[JerkJock Rocko]] is part of a fraternity and is obsessed with girls, booze, and WackyFratboyHijinx, to the annoyance of his frat mates. The fourth, [[TheSmartGuy Gimpy]] (called G-Prime by his peers), is a tech geek who attends an MIT-like university and develops a personal cult due to his hacking prowess. He stays connected to the others mainly via the internet, though they all still live in the same city.
7th Jan '16 4:19:25 PM nombretomado
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** One of the girls in "Drunks" is wearing [[SpaceChannel5 Ulala's costume]].

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** One of the girls in "Drunks" is wearing [[SpaceChannel5 [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Ulala's costume]].
22nd Dec '15 4:00:39 PM maxwellsilver
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* RingRingCrunch: In one episode, Nitz stupidly promises Kimmy that he has a travel clock with an assload of features. While he's trying to find a clock to buy on the internet Rocko shows up and has nowhere else to go. Rocko decides the two of them should spend Friday night getting wasted rather than looking for a clock. Nitz doesn't drink and spends the whole night worrying about the clock. When he wakes up an hour before he meets Kimmy to give it to her he realizes he's fucked and Gimpy tells him to relax and it's on its way. When it arrives he goes to get ready to meet Kimmy. But since it's a travel clock designed for different timezones the alarm goes off waking up a hungover Rocko. Nitz returns to the room to find Rocko smashing it with a bat. Later, when Gimpy messages for help over the computer, Rocko holds up the same bat and say "Smash?"
21st Jul '15 2:46:42 PM SarcasmKid
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* SurpriseCreepy: When Gimpy is training Rocko and Cal to help him win in a video game, he briefly finds Cal in the bathroom with his joystick. When Gimpy demands to know why he's wasting time, Cal just says in a ''very'' creepy way "''I'm practicing my joystick.''" Gimpy then slowly backs away from Cal.
2nd Jun '15 6:37:46 PM harveytwh
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Although the show is set in college, the characters are almost never shown in class; episodes mainly focus on other aspects of campus life, like dealing with roommates, fitting in with groups, attending mixers, getting student loans, and figuring out what to do in life. Oh, and girls and booze, naturally.

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Although the show is set in college, the characters are almost never shown in class; episodes mainly focus on other aspects of campus life, like dealing with roommates, fitting in with groups, attending mixers, getting student loans, and figuring out what to do in life. Oh, and girls and booze, naturally.



** In many college dorms, it's SeriousBusiness that hot plates aren't allowed, so that may be the joke instead.



* CatharticScream: In the last episode, Brody and Krueger are studying for exam week, when the social and academic pressures become too much for Brody. He opens up a window and starts screaming. Krueger declares it brilliant, and joins in, sparking a chain reaction which eventually causes the entire city to erupt in a massive chorus of screams.

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* CatharticScream: In the last episode, Brody and Krueger Kruger are studying for exam week, when the social and academic pressures become too much for Brody. He opens up a window and starts screaming. Krueger Kruger declares it brilliant, and joins in, sparking a chain reaction which eventually causes the entire city to erupt in a massive chorus of screams.



* ClusterFBomb: Pretty much everything Krueger says.

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* ClusterFBomb: Pretty much everything Krueger Kruger says.



* FanDisservice: Toward the end of "Traditions," Gimpy strips naked to remove the evidence on his clothes that he had gone outside to prank the RA. When she goes into his room to confront him, she is notably {{squick}]ed at his appearance.

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* FanDisservice: Toward the end of "Traditions," Gimpy strips naked to remove the evidence on his clothes that he had gone outside to prank the RA. When she goes into his room to confront him, she is notably {{squick}]ed {{squick}}ed at his appearance.



* InkSuitActor: According to the [[WordOfGod commentary on the last episode]], just about everything about Jessie, from her personality to her character design, is based off of her voice actress.

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* InkSuitActor: According to the [[WordOfGod commentary on the last episode]], just about everything about Jessie, from her personality to her character design, is based off of her voice actress.actress (who is also the lady Jessie is based on).



* ThoseTwoGuys: Brody and Krueger usually fit this role.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Brody and Krueger Kruger usually fit this role.
2nd Jun '15 6:18:50 PM harveytwh
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At the start of the year, two major people are introduced to the audience: Jessie, a hip, punk-ish girl who befriends Nitz and helps him learn the ropes (and later develops a crush on him), and [[TheDitz Kimmy]], a beautiful drama student with whom Nitz is smitten (and has been since high school). There are other recurring characters as well, including Rocko's frat "friends," Nitz and Cal's hippie-like Residential Assistant The Douggler, Jessie's friends (Brody, a film student with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and old movies, Krueger, a profanity-spewing chain smoker, and Dan, a geek who just laughs), Kimmy's (unbeknownst to her, gay) friend Mark, and Gimpy's minions.

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At the start of the year, two major people are introduced to the audience: Jessie, a hip, punk-ish girl who befriends Nitz and helps him learn the ropes (and later develops a crush on him), and [[TheDitz Kimmy]], a beautiful drama student with whom Nitz is smitten (and has been since high school). There are other recurring characters as well, including Rocko's frat "friends," Nitz and Cal's hippie-like Residential Assistant The Douggler, Duggler, Jessie's friends (Brody, a film student with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and old movies, Krueger, Kruger, a profanity-spewing chain smoker, and Dan, a geek who just laughs), Kimmy's (unbeknownst to her, gay) friend Mark, and Gimpy's minions.
19th Mar '15 12:31:15 AM maxwellsilver
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* BottomlessMagazines: Averted when the gang plays a video game. Rocko uses all his ammo by firing wildly and shooting Cal, then has his character's rifle disappear, forcing him to use karate chops instead.



* ChangedMyMindKid: In a homage to the ending of ''ANewHope'', Nitz joins Gimpy's ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' game against the Trekkies at the last minute and the gang wins.

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* ChangedMyMindKid: In a homage to the ending of ''ANewHope'', ''Film/ANewHope'', Nitz joins Gimpy's ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' game against the Trekkies at the last minute and the gang wins.



* ForInconveniencePressOne: Nitz attempting to reach the school's Financial Aid office. The first two options make sense, but after that, it first directs him to a line for registering for a class on Ancient Mayan History, then a ticket office for buying tickets to AnnieGetYourGun. It then asks him to hold to talk to the next available operator, and simply disconnects the call.

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* ForInconveniencePressOne: Nitz attempting to reach the school's Financial Aid office. The first two options make sense, but after that, it first directs him to a line for registering for a class on Ancient Mayan History, then a ticket office for buying tickets to AnnieGetYourGun.''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun''. It then asks him to hold to talk to the next available operator, and simply disconnects the call.



* LeFilmArtistique: The film Nitz watches with Jessie and her friends which is a parody of ''TheThinRedLine'' and VietnamWar movies in general (although the former is actually a WorldWarII movie).

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* LeFilmArtistique: The film Nitz watches with Jessie and her friends which is a parody of ''TheThinRedLine'' ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' and VietnamWar UsfulNotes/VietnamWar movies in general (although the former is actually a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movie).



* SeriousBusiness: For Gimpy, ''StarWars'', ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}''. For all of the gang, ''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}''.

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* SeriousBusiness: For Gimpy, ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}''. For all of the gang, ''TabletopGame/{{Risk}}''.



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The colleges the characters go to give no indication for the location, such as the delightfully impossible "State University"
** They seem to have New York State I.D.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The colleges the characters go to give no indication for the location, such as the delightfully impossible "State University"
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University", though they seem to have New York State I.D.[=IDs=], while Mump dresses as a California Highway Patrolman to spy on Rocko.
28th Feb '15 9:43:29 AM tenryufan
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* RealitySubtext / WriteWhoYouKnow: All of the characters are based on the creator and his best friends and people he met in college. In fact Jessie is voiced by the actual woman she's based on.



* TalkingToHimself: Almost all of the male characters are voiced by the same guy.
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