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Tricky People is a 40-minute PaedoHunt / TooSmartForStrangers PublicServiceAnnouncement written/directed by [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Fred Holmes]] and produced/distributed by [[WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess Nest Family Entertainment]] in 1998. The PSA is based on Jan Wagner's book "Raising Safe Kids in an Unsafe World" and features an introduction by Wagner and the PSA's mascot character Yello Dyno. The story of the PSA centers on a girl named Lyric who falls prey to professional tricky person Reginald Charming. The PSA prides itself on its "startling and accurate" portrayal of tricky people and was created to educate its viewers on recognizing the traits of a tricky person.

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!! Tricky People contains examples of:

* BerserkButton: Reginald doesn't like being lied to, as Lyric discovers the hard way.
* BigBad: Reginald Charming
* BigDamnHeroes: Yello Dyno arrives just in time to rescue Lyric from Reginald's dastardly photo-shoot.
* BrokenAesop: Yellow Dyno's advice is to simply "take three steps back" and "run like the wind", but when Lyric tries it on Reginald Charming, RealityEnsues and he either frightens her into submission or overpowers her physically. She's only saved from a horrible fate by Yellow Dyno himself.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: As is naturally expected in a PaedoHunt / TooSmartForStrangers PSA. Particularly {{anvilicious}} is Carmen's tearful confession to Yello Dyno of "not [being] a little girl anymore".
* CluelessAesop: The message seems to alternate between the sensationalist "Tricky people are villains who should be fled from and arrested" and the more sensible "Tricky people are human beings who have their own problems and need some counseling to help them deal with their issues".
* TheDragon: Wendell
* EpicFail: After Reginald tells Wendell not to touch anything in his office while he's away, Wendell not only immediately disobeys the order the second Reginald has left, but he makes a complete mess of Reginald's desk in his attempt to play with a Newton's cradle.
* FacePalm: Carmen when she learns the other kids left Lyric alone with Charming
* FlatWhat: The kids give one after Yello Dyno proclaims to them that Charming is a tricky person.
* GrowingUpSucks: As Carmen implies herself.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Reginald photo shoots with Carmen (in flashback) and Lyric (in the climax) are treated like this.
* KarmaHoudini: In the end Reginald Charming gets arrested, but Wendell gets off scot-free despite being a pedo-enabler.
* TheKlutz: Wendell
* LargeHam: Yello Dyno
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Wendell
* MoodWhiplash: No one would blame you if you came to the conclusion that the scenes with Yello Dyno and the scenes with Reginald Charming were directed by separate people.
** Hell, the scenes with Reginald by himself and the scenes with him and Wendell feel like they were directed by separate people.
* NumberTwoForBrains: Wendell
* PaedoHunt
* PapaWolf: Yellow Dyno is clearly meant to be this toward kids in general, though his [[TotallyRadical mannerisms and speech patterns]] can make it [[IncrediblyLamePun tricky]] to take him seriously.
* PluckyComicRelief: Wendell. To quote an annotated version of the video, "Pedophiles should NOT have comic relief sidekicks."
* ProperlyParanoid: Yello Dyno apparently has a habit of patrolling the mall and accosting anyone he even suspects of being a tricky person. The one time we see him doing this in action, he turns out to be right.
* PublicServiceAnnouncement
* {{Rimshot}}: One of the kids in the band makes one after Edna is complimented for her performance in the "Tricky People" number, to which Yello Dyno responds "What am I? Chopped liver?"
* SuperStrength: Yello Dyno can rip locked safes open with little to no effort.
* TitleDrop: A grand total of 43 times over the course of the PSA.
* TooSmartForStrangers
* TotallyRadical: Yello Dyno. So dated is his radicalness that he makes pop-culture references to Ethel Merman and Al Jolson.
* WhatTheHellHero: Yellow Dyno and Carmen are not pleased when they find out the kids left Lyric alone with Charming after Yellow Dyno ''explicitly'' warned them about "Tricky People"
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Yello Dyno
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Reginald Charming's presence and conduct is all the more jarring in a world inhabited by Yello Dyno and Wendell.
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