''Hello!'' is a concept for a television show developed by {{Tropers/JHM}} and {{Tropers/Jokerman215}}, retooled into the concept for a webcomic. It is a kind of double-layered "skitcom" revolving around a series of bizarre recurring characters getting themselves into awkward and surreal situations, intermingled with a series of even weirder, often unrelated sketches and fragmentary stories framed as appearing on the "main" characters' televisions or radios. Dances on the line between the whimsically absurd and deeply disturbed (or disturbing).

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!!!''Hello!'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* TheAce[=/=]BlackHoleSue: Eaten by the Living Room Angel upon learning that she played bass with Music/TheBreeders.
* ActionGirl: Lorena Q. is a [[ZigZaggingTrope decidedly skewed]] take on this. Also, Bus Stop Girl.
* AffablyEvil: Tom, the hopelessly spaced-out Cthulhu cultist.
* AlienGeometries: It is implied that Tom's house is like this.
* AllJustADream: The "introduction" parodies this trope with vigour.
* AntiHumor: "You see? It is funny because I am ''right!''"
* AssumedWin: The "political parties" episode [[ZigZaggedTrope messes with this one]].
* AuthorAppeal: See Genius Bonus.
* AxCrazy: The Living Room Angel and Lorena. Harold, Tom's "quirky" roommate, appears to be this, though whether he ''is'' a SerialKiller (as everyone strongly suspects) is up for debate.
* BagOfHolding: Bus Stop Girl's backpack has enough room to fit a [[HyperspaceMallet giant hammer]], numerous architectural supplies, a viola, and possibly [[NoodleIncident several dwarf elephants]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Bus Stop Girl, although Lou the pianist [[BerserkButton has his moments]].
* BlackComedy: The darker sketches that are not outright BlackComedy are mostly this.
* BlackComedyRape: Deconstructed with the Kenyan Rape Owl.
* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: All over the place.
* BloodyHilarious: The "introduction," in which the entire cast is brutally murdered. [[UnexplainedRecovery This doesn't last, naturally.]]
** Any time Lorena Q. brings out [[CompanionCube her aluminum baseball bat,]] [[ICallHerVera Mr. Friend]].
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
* BoomerangBigot: Mike the über-hipster.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Literally used with Tom's grocery lists.
* BrokenAesop: If there is a moral, it's this.
** FantasticAesop[=/=]SpaceWhaleAesop: And it's ''still'' broken.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Bus Stop Girl is a BunnyEarsLawyer among a ''cast'' of {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s.
* ButtMonkey: George. Possibly one-upped by Lou, the only character known to survive being eaten by the Living Room Angel.
* CalvinBall: Anything with rules or instructions devolves into this fairly quickly.
* CannotTellAJoke: Tom.
* ChaoticStupid: Mike ''tries'' to be this.
* CloudCuckooLand: The world at large.
* CloudCuckooLander: ''Everyone''. Special props to Tom and Bus Stop Girl.
* CoatFullOfContraband: Harold does this with ''[[KnifeNut knives]]''.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Tom does this quite often.
* CosmicHorrorStory: Some of the more baffling interludes have their roots in this.
* CrossOver: Possibly intersects with JHM's earlier unfinished work ''Jacob's Mind'' due to occasional DropInCharacter Jake's [[MythologyGag inexplicable loathing of the name "Bernard"]].
* CuteAndPsycho: Lorena. Inverted with Harold, who has sudden bursts of inexplicable normalcy.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Especially if it's not even a real joke to begin with. Yes, Tom, I'm talking to you.
* DownerEnding / GainaxEnding: All the time.
* EldritchAbomination: Cthulhu, the Living Room Angel, possibly whatever Bus Stop Girl is waiting for...
* EpicFail: Many of the characters' attempts to do ''anything'' result in much disaster. Mike's attempts at "totally original behaviour" are particularly ridiculous in execution.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Parodied and literally averted with minor background character Handsome Bill, [[StraightGay to his displeasure]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Or a walrus.
* TheFaceless: The Living Room Angel and Tom to a lesser extent (he's nearly always wearing a beekeeper's mask).
* FailedASpotCheck: The Fearless Adventurers.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The Living Room Angel.
* FiveManBand: Attempted in an incident referred to by one character as "total [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] failure."
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: ZigZagged often.
* GallowsHumor: Here and there. Most prominent with the Fearless Adventurers.
* GenkiGirl: Lorena.
* TheGhost: The bass player in Mike's band. [[NoodleIncident May have been eaten by the Living Room Angel.]]
* HarmlessVillain: Tom, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds except when he isn't actually trying]].
* HellIsThatNoise: In-universe, Mike's band records an album based off of old sheet music accidentally left in the Living Room Angel's cupboard. [[TakeOurWordForIt It's apparently]] very unpleasant [[BrownNote to listen to]].
** Tom's [[VoiceOfTheLegion "big voice."]] Represented by extreme distortions of font.
* {{Hipster}}: Mike. See Take That Me.
* HumanoidAbomination: Bus Stop Girl may be one of these.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The "political parties" arc. How many jokes using the word "party" can one ''fit'' into a comic? Lots.
* InJoke: Where else do you think half of these characters would come from?
* InThatOrder: When Tom preaches his "gospel," the order in which one is killed or maimed by things from beyond the stars is a ''very'' important point of conversion.
* {{Jerkass}}: Mike, quite frequently. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Sometimes he redeems himself;]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk sometimes... he really doesn't.]]
* {{Kaiju}}: Apparently, the main characters' hometown is invaded by these on a regular basis. [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere It's nothing major.]]
* KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge: The Living Room Angel claims to be this; whether these claims have merit is up to debate.
* LargeHam: Mike, the Living Room Angel, the Fearless Adventurers...
** ''THE MASKED BENEFACTOR!'' [[RunningGag "HUZZAH!"]]
* LightmareFuel
* LovecraftLite: Played straight, parodied, subverted, and deconstructed on various occasions, usually for comedy.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: If it involves [[WeirdnessMagnet George]], it's important.
* MightyWhitey: Mercilessly parodied with the Fearless Adventurers.
* MindScrew
** MindScrewdriver: [[SubvertedTrope It only makes things worse to explain them.]]
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Mike's band is generally described by fusing together the names of totally disparate musical genres (often ones which [[BoomerangBigot Mike ostensibly hates with a passion]]) followed by "but with" and some unusual instrument. Example: "We're like Romanian folk-punk meets Goa trance, but with more free-jazz oboe solos."
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: {{Played for laughs}} (mostly) with Bus Stop Girl and, sometimes, Tom.
* NoodleIncident
* OnlySaneMan: George. [[NotSoAboveItAll Sometimes.]]
* PlotInducedStupidity: Averted due to the fact that [[CloudCuckooLand everyone is already highly illogical]].
* PsychopathicManchild: Harold, who subsists on sugary breakfast cereal, [[TalkativeLoon speaks in non-sequiturs]] and randomly shaves in public. [[KnifeNut With a machete.]]
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Any storyline involving the Masked Benefactor ''will'' play with this.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Living Room Angel, an AxCrazy SufficientlyAdvancedAlien with [[SmallNameBigEgo a huge ego]] that Mike keeps in a cupboard in his living room. [[RunningGag Has a taste for bass players.]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The Masked Benefactor.
* StylisticSuck: "Hooray for cardboard!"
* SurrealHumor or SurrealHorror? [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]]
* TakeThatMe: Mike and Tom are both radical {{Flanderization}}s of both writers' most ridiculous traits.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Tom and the Violist. Lorena has her moments.
* TooDumbToLive: "He opened the freaking cupboard, didn't he?!"
* {{Troperrific}}: Indeed.
* {{Tsundere}}: Lorena.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Mike.
* TheVoiceless: Lou goes through a brief period of only being able to communicate through [[StarfishLanguage jazz chords]].
* WorldOfHam: Strips involving [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Drama Movies Inc.]] and the Fearless Adventurers.
* WorldGoneMad
* WidgetSeries

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