Lego Pirate Misadventures is a Website/YouTube animated series following the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin misadventures of a group of Lego Pirates]], which typically have [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything little to do with actual piracy]]. Created in 2007 by Dorf-Gannon & Mayhem, the series currently encompasses four proper episodes, as well as a "cop-out" which has little to do with the rest of the series. Much of its humor is derived from a mixture of character comedy, absurdism, parody and the general misfortune of the hapless cast.
The plot follows Pirate Crew 8934-15; a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits mismatched bunch]] led by the overconfident, loopy and [[GeneralFailure incompetent]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Captain]], who is far more concerned with his image as a pirate rather than his actual qualifications. Trying to keep Captain's antics in check is his put-upon [[NumberTwo first mate]] [[OnlySaneMan Patch]], though the plot demands that his efforts usually end up being all for naught. Rounding out the team are the [[CloudCuckoolander off-kilter]] [[OnlyOneName Blue]] and the [[TheDitz reality challenged]] [[TokenEvilTeammate Commodore]], whose primary purposes in life seems to be to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally]] [[WhatAnIdiot make]] [[TooDumbToLive life]] [[DiabolusExMachina harder]] for the whole crew.
The series can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DragonsDen07?feature=mhum here]].
''The series as a whole contains examples of:''
* AnimationBump: The animation gets noticeably better in between episodes, most prominently between 2 & 3.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Commodore is the height of politeness and has done the fewest violent things out of anyone in the series. [[spoiler: He can also snap your mind like a twig.]]
* BigBad: [[MonsterOfTheWeek One in each episode]]; Darth Vader in 1, Johnny Paperhats in 2, Davy Jones in 3 and the Prison Warden in 4.
* CallBack: Johnny Paperhats, who appears in 2, gets mentioned in 3. [[spoiler: He also [[TheCameo cameos]] in 4.]]
* CrapsackWorld: Implied in 3 and the Cop-out, as pirates operate in public, have an entire academy dedicated to learning the trade, have a hit TV show called "Torture Time with Mr. Cuddles" where they broadcast people being tortured to death, and are ruled by a guild filled with [[ObstructiveBureaucrat obstructive bureaucrats]]. Also, people get gunned down in public a lot, often for little or no reason.
* CloudCuckoolander: Blue. Hoo-boy, Blue.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The series can draw some, at times, uncomfortable parallels with reality.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Captain isn't terribly proud of his middle name, [[spoiler: Isaiah Jameson Clarabell Puddykins Gunnelsworth III]]. Likewise, Commodore has an embarassing set of initials, [[spoiler: [[DoubleEntendre Terrence Bags]]]]. This leads into...
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Captain, Commodore and Patch all have real names, but are only ever addressed by their ranks and nickname, respectively.
* BuiltWithLego: A given, really.
* [[FakeBrit Fake Brit/Scot/Irish]]: Mayhem, a Minnesotan, voicing Commodore, and a whole host of assorted Royal Marines in 4. Dorf Gannon also gets in on the fun in 3 as a pompous prosecutor.
* FiveManBand: Captain is the TheHero, Patch is TheSmartGuy with tones of TheLancer, Blue is TheBigGuy and TheKid, and Commodore is TheSixthRanger.
* GeneralFailure: Captain appears doomed to fail any time he tries anything remotely nautical.
* HammerSpace: People regularly pull guns, and in one case, a spear, out of nowhere.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: The main cast, who, despite being pirates, can't really seem to get the whole 'scourge of the seas' thing going. This is actually the driving force behind the plot of 3.
* MundaneFantastic: The main characters are pirates who [[APirate400YearsTooLate dress in the style of 18th century swashbucklers]], and are often involved in efforts to loot treasure and pillage the seas. They also live in a crappy apartment, need tradesmen licenses and attend an office party in a stereotypical cube farm.
* NoFourthWall: The characters are perfectly aware that they're in a film series, to the point of using the camera's presence to predict when things are about to occur, or [[GenreSavvy use previous episodes to determine how things are going to turn out.]]
* OneOfUs: Mayhem and Dorf Gannon discovered TV Tropes in between episodes 2 & 3. It shows.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Occassionally happens to Commodore, as he seems to osscilate between Aussie and Londoner.
* ShoutOut: Tons, especially in the later episodes. Mayhem and Dorf Gannon are huge film geeks by their own admission.
* SuddenlyShouting: Captain, to compliment his HairTriggerTemper.
--> '''Captain''': Yeah, but a ''pirate'' business party, should maybe be taking place, I dunno, in a cave or something, like on an island. Not, y'know, '''IN AN OFFICE BUILDING!!'''
* TakeThatUs: Dragons Den seems very fond of taking shots at themselves. Like Mayhem asserting that he's responsible for "Backseat Driving" in 4.
* TalkingToHimself: Comes with the territory when your voice cast is only two people. Most evident in the first two films, as the only person not voiced by Mayhem is Blue. Mentioned by name in #3.
* TreasureMap: The aquisition of a "legendary" one intitates the plot of #2.
* VillainProtagonist: Well, they ARE pirates. It's in the job description.