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-->'''Lucas: '''Mom, can piggy come in and eat with us?
-->'''Claus: ''' No Lucas! Piggy is a bad man. Do not look at him.
-->'''Hinawa: '''Your brother is right, Lucas. Piggy ''is'' a bad man. But you can let the chicken in, we're having omelets!

''Tree From My Youth'' is the much-anticipated sequel to the smash hit radio plays ''FobbiesAreBorange'' and ''Loids Are Not Christmas''. Like its predecessors, TFMY follows a game in the "Mother" trilogy, in this case ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. Unlike the other plays, which were off-the-wall parodies, TFMY is a more or less straight adaptation of the original game, though it hasn't lost the creative team's humorous touch.

TFMY is written by a group consisting of Benjamin Carignan (Katon), Martin Tovar (Matilda_Caboose), Stephanie Rick (Frau Landers), and Conor Coderre (Shaon), with occasional contributions from original Fobbies are Borange writers Stephen Georg (xfisjmg1) and Chaz Estell ([=BlackLeader=]).

TFMY officially premiered on February 20th, 2009. There was a "fakisode" that played the week before, inspired by the hype created by a growing population of people who believed that TFMY was going to premiere on the 13th. Titled Tree ''Of'' My Youth, it had intentionally bad acting and a three-minute speech about the tree from Lucas's youth.

Lucas (Courtney Williams & Benjamin Carignan) is the leading role in ''Tree from my Youth''; two voice actors were cast since Lucas is heard at two different ages. He's a crybaby and scaredy-cat, but also often the only one who realizes how weird some things are (ie, the "game tutorial").

Flint (Stephen Georg), Lucas's father and the main character of the first chapter, is an old-fashioned cowboy with a scruffy exterior and a heart of gold. He thinks a man should be dirty and smelly and that those traits attract the ladies.

Boney (Ruby Young & Edobean) is the canine companion of Flint and, later, Lucas.

Duster (Martin Tovar) is the son of Wess, a crotchety old neighbor of Flint's and retired thief. Duster is shy and retiring but has a few useful skills and helps out when he can. He helps Flint in the first chapter and becomes the main character of chapter 2.

Kumatora (Stephanie Rick) is the foul-mouthed Princess of Osohe Castle, encountered by and later joining Duster, Wess, and Rope Snake during chapter 2.

Salsa (Stephen Georg) is a monkey held captive by the nefarious Fassad, and the focus of chapter 3.

''Tree From My Youth'' can be found in its entirety [[http://forum.starmen.net/forum/Fan/Forum/Tree-From-My-Youth/first here]].

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!!Provides Examples Of:
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Lucas appears to be a major character for the first episode. They're on chapter 3 and he hasn't made an appearance in five episodes.
** Just like the game. He'll probably show up at the end of Chapter 3.
* ArabOilSheikh: Fassad. Sort of.
* {{Arcadia}}: Tazmily Village.
* AscendedExtra: Rope Snake. Quite the small character in the game, but given a much bigger role in chapter 2. After all, radio plays depend on dialogue and it'd just be strange for Duster to be talking to himself for half the chapter.
* AscendedMeme: Subverted in chapter 2.
--> '''Duster:''' Oh, a box. I wonder what's in here... a piece of cheese. A piece. of cheese. I. LOVE. finding things in boxes.
** This quote being [[http://matilda-caboose.deviantart.com/art/M3-CHEEZ-101264458 somewhat of a meme]] in the MOTHER/Earthbound fandom.
** Don't forget [[http://mashitheinsane.deviantart.com/art/MY-HAUS-IS-ON-FYAR-111115739 Fuelshi]], the FanNickname of Fuel.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Kumatora.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The ants in chapter 2 and Alec in the prologue. Only Lucas really notices, though...
* ButtMonkey: Salsa's torture was cranked UpToEleven.
* CampGay: The Magypsies.
* ContinuityNod: Several to ''FobbiesAreBorange,'' especially in the prologue.
** A good example would be the first episode of Chapter 4, which contains references to Paula's flashbacks and one scene containing a snippet of "This Key Doesn't Work" in the background.
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:Lucas's mother is dead and his brother is ''eaten alive by vultures'' by the end of the first chapter!]]
* CrossDressingVoices: Courtney Williams as young Lucas, Edobean as Boney's thoughts, Jessi Heron as Rope Snake, Samantha Beiermann as Fuel.
* DeadFic
* EasingIntoTheAdventure
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kumatora.
* EvilLaugh: Fassad. Chaz did an ''excellent'' job vocalizing the "Nwehehehehehehe!" that made the character so distinctive in the game.
* {{Expy}}: Paul and Nana are rather obviously meant to be [[FobbiesAreBorange Jeff and Paula]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that... [[{{Unperson}} well]]...
* FanNickname: Like [=FaB=], fans as well as the creators tend to combine the actors' usernames (or, in a few cases, their actual names) and the names of their characters. Lukaton, [=MysticLucasFreak=], Stephatora, [=MatClaus=], [=DusterCab=], Ruboney, Xflint.
** [[http://mashitheinsane.deviantart.com/art/MY-HAUS-IS-ON-FYAR-111115739 Fuelshi]], [[AscendedMeme canonized]]-somewhat by Mashi herself.
** Though it gets confusing with Alle, who is played by ''K''alle. Her name is already a portmanteau!
* HeavySleeper: Duster.
* HeyItsThatVoice: If you've listened to at least FobbiesAreBorange, it will likely be rather easy for you to pick out who plays what.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Subverted with Rope Snake and [[spoiler: Cousin]] Oh-So Snake.
* JerkAss: Fassad.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:The Oh-So-Snake is Rope Snake's cousin.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Fassad.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Okay, Martin has like a billion parts in this show. I'm not even kidding.
* MockGuffin: The Noble Spittoon.
* MoodWhiplash: Done just as well as the game, which is saying something.
* NominalImportance: Averted. Minor characters are given names and often guest actors.
* PromotedFanboy: It's come to the point that if you liked either this show or [=FaB=], and you have a microphone, it's a given you're going to end up in TFMY somehow. It is fairly likely that every person who has edited this page has had a part in either series at some point in time. Whether that means that the fanbase is incredibly small or TFMY is the embodiment of this trope is open to interpretation.
** Leaning more towards "embodiment of this trope", as the launcher of this page became a ''member of the writing team''.
* TheRashomon: Chapters 2 and 3 occur simultaneously.
* RealLifeRelative: Hinawa and Flint's actors are a couple. The same pair also play Salsa and Samba.
* RebelliousPrincess: Kumatora.
* ScheduleSlip: The series at one point went a month without an episode being released before a hiatus (that lasted another month) was announced. It was joked that, since the next episode was to take place three years in the future, the hiatus would be three years long for extra realism.
** That record has been quadrupled at this point.
* Shoutout: There are lots to both other series and the one it's based on.
* SiblingYinYang: Lucas is timid and gentle, while Claus is more outgoing and excitable.
* TalkingToHimself: Martin has an extended conversation with himself in episode 6. It's like he writes the script so he can talk to himself.
* TearJerker: Episodes 3 and 5. Number five especially.
* TitleDrop: Lucas in the prologue.
-->'''Lucas:''' Ah, my favorite tree. I've spent so much time playing on this tree, running around this tree... talking to myself in front of this tree. Great times with this tree from my youth.
* VerbalTic: Fassad's "Yeeesss..."
* WordSaladTitle: Shares this trope with [=FaB=]. The name refers to a video where someone [[http://treefrommyyouth.com/ made up dialogue for the first ten minutes of Mother 3]].
** [[http://www.vimeo.com/892567 Link update~!]] Bit of swearing, if I remember right, though. Original quote is at 1:00.
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