[=FilmCow=] is an animation studio headed up by Jason Steele. Their most notable works include ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'', ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'' and ''WebAnimation/TheCloak'', as well as various other one-shots. Their website can be found [[http://www.filmcow.com/ here.]]

!!Tropes that appear in their videos include:
* ArtShift: The "It's..." series (so far including "It's Disney/{{Aladdin}}!", "It's Cake, Boss!" and "It's Franchise/{{Super Mario|Bros}}!") has noticeably worse art in comparison to the standard fare videos that are posted on the channel.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: "It's Aladdin!" portrays Disney/{{Aladdin}} as a deceitful {{Jerkass}} who only cares about sleeping with Jasmine. [[invoked]]
** Likewise, "It's {{Franchise/Super Mario|Bros}}" portrays Mario as a racist, murderous maniac.
* BlackComedy: A lot of the site's humor involves things that are normally played for utter horror by other people.
* BlackComedyRape: "Bino The Elephant."
* BloodKnight: Carl from the Llamas sketches to a disturbing degree. He eats faces just to let you know.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: "Ferrets" is a gradual example of this, as Harold slowly realizes how [[AxCrazy unhinged]] his friend is during the latter's ListSong.
* BulletCatch: In "Detective Heart of America 2"
-->'''The Baby:''' I just caught your bullet with my gun, no big d.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Booboo in "Business Cats" is an exceptional accountant. He is also [[CreepyMonotone phenomenally]] [[DissonantSerenity creepy.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Why should Doctor Fabulous remember who Zorg is? He battles a thousand alien scumbags every week!
** [[FantasticRacism You know what? That's racist! You sir, are a racist!]]
* CatchPhrase: The Baby from "Detective Heart of America 2" has "I'm just a stupid baby!"
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Amongst his insane and downright creepy outbursts, Dennis from ''The Magical Realm of Horseman'' says a few very insightful things.
-->'''Dennis:''' (In response to one of Horseman's egotistical rants) One day, the universe will collapse into entropy and even Shakespeare and Coca-Cola won't be remembered. So what chance do you have?
-->'''Horseman:''' Oh for God's sake, Dennis, stop Holocausting my party.
* ClusterFBomb: The entirety of the ''Cracklin' Oat Bran'' commercial.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Zulway, God of Mercy's judgements always involve [[{{Irony}} mercilessly]] exploding the perpetrator, no matter the offense. Such offenses include disagreeing with Zulway on which ice cream flavor is best.
* EagleLand: "Detective Heart of America" exists to parody this.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Hit It With A Car'', where Chris Alex hits everyday objects with a Cadillac Eldorado.
* ForScience: Dr. Z's reason for doing just about anything in "Bino the Elephant".
* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: The entire premise of "Stanley and the Pineapple."
* GainaxEnding: "Marshmallow People 2".
** "Marshmallow People 3" even more so...
** Every episode of ''Dark Midnight''.
* GoMadfromtheRevelation: One of the puppet creatures when he finds out that Biscoff Spread is made of cookies.
* HappyEnding: [[spoiler:''Spatula Madness'']]
** [[spoiler: ''Mystery of the Missing Emerald Necklace'', aside from being the only part of the Westington Manor trilogy where the elephant detective does not die, ends with the mystery being solved and the culprit finally being caught and arrested, abeit in the most anticlimatic way imaginable.]]
* TheHedonist: Both of the Marshmallow People. Becomes a plot point in the second video when they realize that nothing they do fulfills them, and they try to make up for everything they've done.
* IAteWhat: "The Walrus Song".
-->'''Tim:''' [[WhamLine I've been feeding you walrus meat.]]
-->'''Mister Walrus:''' What?!
-->'''Tim:''' That glop I feed you every morning is walrus meat. ''You're a cannibal.''
* {{Jerkass}}: Horseman. Dear Zulway, God of Mercy, Horseman. Same goes for the Marshmallow People.
* MoodWhiplash: "OMG BISCOFF SPREAD" begins as what seems like an advertisement for the spread, but quickly devolves into a [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] descent into madness over said foodstuff's contents.
** [[MadnessMantra "Made out of fuckin' COOKIES... made out of fuckin' COOKIES... made out of fuckin' COOKIES..."]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Hit It With A Car''. Chris Alex rams a shiny yellow Cadillac Eldorado into everyday objects, and he cannot be more excited. Contrasting this is [[StraightMan Nick Alex]], who looks at things [[TheComicallySerious more objectively]].
* NarratingTheObvious: The random cop from "The Cloak" stating that he's a cop and upholds a variety of laws and edicts.
* OrificeInvasion: Courtesy of Bino The Elephant. And a sentient flower. In Hell.
* [[invoked]] ShockingSwerve: PlayedForComedy in every episode of ''Dark Midnight''... [[spoiler:'''''Twice'''''.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Time Traveler''']]: [[spoiler:[[EveryEpisodeEnding I'm a traveler from the future with a terrible warning for humanity!]]]]
* ParodyCommercial: The OMG CRACKLIN' OAT BRAN and OMG BISCOFF SPREAD are these. Fannie and Earl begins as a usual skit but suddenly turns into a commercial for Pizza Hut by a singing "spook".
* {{Pastiche}}: Many of the live action videos...
** ''The Cosmic Adventures of Doctor Fabulous'' is an homage to many British Sci-fi serials like Series/DoctorWho and Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.
** ''Dark Midnight'' pays tribute to Creator/RodSerling style shows like Series/TheTwilightZone and Series/NightGallery, only [[StylisticSuck played for so-ridiculous-it's-funny]].
* PrecisionFStrike: In the final scene of ''Professor Toothy''.
--> '''Man''': ''*holding [[spoiler:a bag of sugar]]*'' Boy, [[TemptingFate I could sure go for some Skittles or a whole bucket of Froyo or some shit]]!
** Possibly the first they ever did is at the end of ''Detective Mittens''. Early cartoons in general had little to no harsh language.
* RealityEnsues: In "A Serious Business Meeting", Johnson breaks into song about how Tom's advertising proposal is "totally gay". Johnson is promptly fired.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: In "Bino the Elephant", when the flower from hell is crawling up Bino's urethra. We instead see Dr. Z listening to Bino's screams via their communicators.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Bino the Elephant's title theme, aside from being ridiculously catchy for a song that plays over a video of an elephant being dropped into hell, features a sound clip of children cheering at three moments which coincide with when Bino gets trapped in hell, Bino catching fire, and Bino being impaled on spikes.
* StylisticSuck: The "Detective Heart of America" videos have shades of this.
** The ''charlie teh unicron'' series when compared to ''Charlie the Unicorn''.
* SurrealHumor: Oh, very.
* TakeThat:
** Steele made an entire cartoon attacking Chris Brown; it even used some of the man's own words against him.
** People expected his John [=McCain=] cartoon to be this, [[SubvertedTrope but]] it turned out to just be a nonsensical, surreal cartoon that happened to star the politician. In the Filmcow DVD commentary, Jason Steele even emphasized that the cartoon wasn't supposed to have any political agenda or message; he just liked how [=McCain=] always said "my friends" and thought it would be funny to base a cartoon off of that quirk.
** ''charlie teh unicron'' a rather crudely drawn and animated ''Charlie the Unicorn'' pastiche, was most likely aimed at people who kept requesting new episodes of the latter.
** ''The Mystery of the Missing Silver Pendant'' is one against George Zimmerman.
* TalkingAnimal: A great number of the cartoons.
* {{Telefrag}}: Bino [[spoiler: accidentally kills Dr. Z's wife]] this way.
* TemptingFate: Done intentionally by the guy being bothered in "Professor Toothy" in order to get Professor Toothy to show up so that he can attack him.
* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: "It's Aladdin!" parodies this, the genie only knows how to do impersonations of celebrities who won't exist for another thousand years.
* UnusualEuphemism: Doctor Fabulous gives us "Oh sweet fancy Moses, what is that?!"
* UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] In "It's Super Mario!", Toad points out the racism in Mario's rather poor imitation of an Italian, comparing it to "putting on a bad Chinese accent and yelling 'fried rice' a bunch." Then...
--> '''Mario:''' Mario can do Chinese!\\
'''Toad:''' [[OhCrap No, no, please don't -]]\\
''(Mario turns into a more "Chinese" version of himself)''\\
'''[=Chinese!Mario=]:''' It's-a-me, Mari-roh!\\
'''Toad:''' God, ''no...''
* VillainSong: [[spoiler:Make Me Smile]]
* VisualPun: ''The Mystery of the the Missing Emerald Necklace'' has the culprit immediately surrendering to the [[TalkingAnimal elephant detective]], and then they just stand there silently and awkwardly as they wait for the police to arrive. The obvious question would be why the culprit would steal all those treasures and then give up, but it's not mentioned because ''they're not talking about the elephant in the room''.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Professor Toothy is horribly burned by sugar.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The BigBad of ''Spatula Madness'']].
* [[WhamLine Wham Lyric]]: ''Everybody knows the holocaust was a lie, So let's sing about the things we like and don't be shy..''
---> '''Harold''': Wait, what was that about the holocaust?
** "OMG BISCOFF SPREAD" has one that isn't really that shocking, but is treated as such by the puppets:
--> '''Puppet 2''' ''(describing the foodstuff)'' It's made out of fucking ''cookies!''
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!! YMMV Tropes[[note]]until the YMMV page is unlocked[[/note]]
* {{Moe}}: Angela. Good Zulway, God of Mercy, you just can't help give the poor girl a hug for all the crap Horse Man puts her through.
* EarWorm: Every song from CharlieTheUnicorn, as well as ''The Walrus Song'', ''Ferrets'', and ''John [=McCain=] and his Vegetable Friends''. [[SurrealHorror Disturbingly so]].
* NightmareFuel: Puppet creatures with pointy sharp teeth from the depths of Hell.... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwud6Qh4e_c and they fuckin' love Cracklin' Oat Bran!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BZsIY6PUPU High Octane doesn't begin to describe the second puppet video.]]
* ShockingSwerve: "The Mystery of the Missing [X]" series has these as the norm.
** ''The Missing Jade Scepter'' interrupts the elephant detective's introductory monologue by a falling chandelier fatally injure him, and the rest of the episode is him slowly dying in great pain.
** ''The Missing Silver Pendant'' has [[TakeThat George Zimmerman]] barge into the scene and declare the detective to be threatening him, then shoots him dead only to be killed by [[RunningGag the falling chandelier]].
** ''The Missing Emerald Necklace'' shocking swerves itself by having the culprit reveal himself and turn himself in immediately, and the rest of the skit is the detective and culprit awkwardly standing around as they wait for the police to arrive.
* TheWoobie:
** George. The poor guy just wants to eat some eggs, but he is constantly dragged into confrontations between his wife and various strange creatures.
** Angela from the "Horse Man" series. She's a dear who receives constant criticism and insult from everyone, Horse Man repeatedly forces her to cancel her own activities to participate his own, and often runs off in tears by the end.
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