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The ''Thumb Wrestling Federation'' is a [[AdBumpers Show Within The Commercials]] that frames Creator/CartoonNetwork's [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday morning programming block]], with a match at the halfway point of the block. It is a parody of ProfessionalWrestling featuring two rival teams, the [[{{Heel}} Sinistras]] and the [[{{Face}} Mighty Dexteras]], with play-by-play by Dick Thompson and color commentary by retired thumb wrestler Colonel Cossack. Other behind-the-scenes shorts run between the other shows, though Dick and the Colonel are the only characters to appear in the mid-show AdBumpers. Produced by Creator/AnimationCollective.

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!!This series provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: 8 female wrestlers so far through three seasons.
* AlliterativeName: Colonel Cossack, Hometown Huck, Pei Pei the Purple Panda, Senator Skull, Vini Vidi Victory -- ah, screw it, just go to [[http://www.thumbwrestlingfederation.com/ the official website]] for a complete list.
* AlphaBitch: Itsy Bitsy is the number one AlphaBitch on the show, due to her past as a ''[[FridgeHorror serial killer who murdered & devoured 27 of her own mates]]''. Queen Nefercreepy comes at a close second & The Cheetah is at the third spot.
* TheBadGuyWins: After the first two seasons' tournaments were won by Dexteras, a Sinistra, [[spoiler:Bucks Gazillion]], won in season 3.
* BerserkButton: Making fun of either Face-Off Phil's accent or his favorite game (hockey) will cause him to pummel you. Making fun of his homeland, on the other hand, is both an invitation for him to destroy you & [[TooDumbToLive an indication that you're a complete moron]].
* ButtMonkey: Let's see: there's Ouch, Billy Batboy, the Ref, Dick Thompson, and even [[TheLancer Hometown Huck]].
* CanadaEh: Face-Off Phil
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Colonel Cossack & Dwayne Bramage(Especially the latter)
* ChannelHop: Nicktoons to Cartoon Network
* DumbMuscle: Gogachog the caveman, The Lost Viking, Dwayne Bramage, and Big Star.
* DanceBattler: N Fuego, who can ''turn up the heat by dancing''.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:In late Season 4, even the Sinistras start to think Bucks Gazillion is a dick, which in fact he is.]]
** The crowd, the Dexteras and commentators are in shock when [[spoiler: Senator Skull used the illegal Sinistra Scissor Choke on Gary the Intern twice, both in the same match. Dick states that he thought even the Sinistras weren't that evil.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Pei Pei the Purple Panda
* EvilerThanThou: Bucks Gazillion forcibly takes over the Sinistras in season 3. Okay, more like ''[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney buys]]'' the Sinistras.
* FaceHeelTurn: With a name like "Evil Ira" (he initially ''wanted'' to be called "Good Ira", but it was already taken by some IdenticalStranger), it was inevitable.
* FiveBadBand: The Evil Sinistras.
** In season 1-2:
*** BigBad - Senator Skull
*** TheDragon - N Fuego
*** DarkChick - Itsy Bitsy
*** TheBrute - The Big Time
*** EvilGenius and [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]] - Evil Ira
** In season 3:
*** BigBad - Senator Skull
*** TheDragon - N Fuego
*** EvilGenius - Evil Ira
*** TheBrute - The Big Time
*** DarkChick - Itsy Bitsy
*** TheStarscream - Bucks Gazillion
** In Season 4:
*** BigBad - Bucks Gazillion
*** TheDragon - Steve and Mugsy Thumbscrew
*** EvilGenius - The Visitor
*** TheBrute - Queen Nefercreepy
*** DarkChick - N Fuego
** Season 5 sees Senator Skull, once again, as the BigBad, N Fuego is once again TheDragon, The Big Time is TheBrute once more, Itsy Bitsy again being the DarkChick, and possibly Evil Ira or Mugsy Thumbscrew is the EvilGenius.
* FiveManBand: The Mighty Dexteras
** In season 1:
*** TheHero and TheBigGuy - Vini Vidi Victory
*** TheLancer - Hometown Huck
*** TheChick - Wasabi
*** TheSmartGuy, then [[SixthRangerTraitor Fourth Ranger Traitor]] - Evil Ira
** In seasons 2 and 3
*** TheHero - Vini Vidi Victory
*** TheLancer - Hometown Huck
*** TheSmartGuy - Face-Off Phil
*** TheBigGuy - Mr. Extremo
*** TheChick - Wasabi
*** SixthRanger - Danny Kaboom
** Season 4 had this:
*** BigGood - Vini Vidi Victory
*** TheHero - Hometown Huck
*** TheLancer - Face-Off Phil
*** TheSmartGuy - Danny Kaboom
*** TheBigGuy - Mr. Extremo
*** TheChick - Wasabi
*** TeamPet - Weredog
*** TheObiWan - The Stash
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: what Colonel Cossack probably was during his thumb wrestling career.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Itsy Bitsy's bio revealed that she used to be a serial killer...& that she only joined the TWF because she was bored of killing.
* HotBlooded: Face-Off Phil has multiple {{Berserk Button}}s, one of which is being called a hot-head. And he's one of the ''good guys''. Also Colonel Cossack.
* TheHyena: Laughing Loony
* JerkAss: Most of the Sinistras, except for [[ButtMonkey Billy Batboy]].
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Vini Vidi Victory [[spoiler: used to be the leader of a powerful gang. One day, he entered a gym and got his real first taste of what it is to be a real tough guy. After that, he turned his life around & trained at the gym until he became powerful enough to effortlessly take out his former gang. He then formed the Mighty Dexteras in the face of revolt caused by Senator Skull]]
** JerkWithAHeartofJerk: Senator Skull. Great goodness, Senator Skull...
* JokeCharacter: Ouch is just some random dude with a bunch of bandages. His endless injuries are quite staggering.
** Billy Batboy isn't a bat, he ''thinks'' that he's a bat & most of the time tries to scare his opponent...with a costume that hardly even resembles a bat.
** Milty the Clown hardly even ''tries'' to fight, he mostly just tries to make his opponent laugh.
** Dwayne Bramage [[CloudCuckooLander isn't even sane]]...a horrible accident that he suffered in the past actually caused his insanity.
* LargeHam: Colonel Cossack. This also applies to ''nearly every single wrestler''.
* LightningBruiser: Nearly every wrestler that appeared on the show.
** The only exceptions being Knockout Ninja, [[FragileSpeedster who could move quickly, but can't take so many hits from his opponent]], Unit 19G, [[StoneWall who was nearly impossible to hurt, but couldn't move or attack very quickly]], Ouch, [[MasterofNone the dude in with a thousand bandages & a knack for getting injured]], & Billy Batboy, [[JokeCharacter the boy who thinks he's a bat]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Pinky, when he accidentally caused Wasabi to lose to The Big Time.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Vini Vidi Victory's biggest mistake was sending ALL the Dexteras ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the referee]]) after Steve, while leaving the Season 3 championship match unsupervised.
* OnlySaneMan: Dick Thompson
* PyroManiac: N Fuego can set fires ''simply by dancing'', & since he dances all the time...
* RageQuit: How Senator Skull lost to Face-Off Phil.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Originally shown in the US on [[{{Nickelodeon}} Nicktoons Network]] and [[TheWB Kids' WB]]. Now, on neither. (Granted, the latter ''no longer exists...'')
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney!: Bucks Gazillion. Oh, so much. Now that he's the leader of the Sinistras, it's been all but impossible for a Dextera to win in season 4.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The Big Time, Itsy Bitsy, Scoutmaster Scott, and Evil Ira all bolt (not at the same time, though) and quit... at least until season 5.
* SeriousBusiness: Senator Skull's main goal is (or was, anyway) to lead the Sinistras into winning the TWF championship and TakeOverTheWorld.
* SkywardScream: Senator Skull does an epic BigNo after finding out that Bucks Gazillion has bought out the Sinistras.
* StealthPun: Sinister and Dexter are heraldic terms meaning, respectively, left and right.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Senator Skull, the (former) leader of the Sinistras.
* SuperStrength: After winding up, the Big Time can slam his opponent to the mat so hard that he ''[[NukeEm causes a nuclear explosion]]''.
** Gogachog has been shown moving a stone wheel & a boulder without even the slightest signs of exhaustion. Both objects were also ''bigger then he was''.
* TeamKiller: Newcomer Cleat Cunningham is accused of sabotage during Senator Skull's rematch with Mr. Extremo.
* TooDumbToLive: [[CloudCuckooLander Dwayne Bramage]]. Justified, due to a [[NoodleIncident horrible accident]] that he suffered in the past.
** The Big Star, the cousin of the Big Time. He even tried to hug a bacon cheeseburger when he was supposed to punch it!
** The Cheetah & Queen Nefercreepy show shades of this, especially in their matches against Face-Off Phil.
** Billy Batboy, who ''thinks'' he's a bat. He mostly just tries to scare his opponents...with a mask that looks almost nothing like a bat. What's more, he thinks that he can actually take on Wasabi & Hometown Huck.
*** Well, he ''did'' square off against Mahi Mahi Mindy during the royal thumble. Plus, he also has a giant bat named Leatherwing that he can call out on a whim. Other then that, he's a joke.
* WarriorPoet: Wasabi, though she's more along the lines of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kirabi]].
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: James Montgomery Flag's mask is based on the American flag, and Face-Off Phil's is based on the Canadian flag.
* TheWorfEffect: Despite his high power level, Gogachog the caveman can't even win a single match due to how easy it is to trick him.
** Hometown Huck gets this treatment most of the time, especially in Seasons 2 and 4.
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