''Mr. Young'' is a Canadian teen sitcom made by {{YTV}} which debuted in 2011 about a teenaged prodigy named Adam Young who is teaching a high school science class. On the way, he runs into an old friend, gets hounded by a bully, falls in love with a student, and tries to convince the principal that he has valuable contributions to make to Finnegan High School.

The show has become highly popular, [[AdoredByTheNetwork is adored by YTV]], and gets [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a LOT of crap past the radar.]]

!!This show contains examples of:
* AdoredByTheNetwork: {{YTV}} shows it nearly every day.
* {{Adorkable}}: Adam Young qualifies as this. Echo too, sometimes.
* AIIsACrapshoot: [[FunWithAcronyms ARTHUR]]
* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Dang and his estranged brother Ding are both martial arts experts.
** Which would make Dang a "Ninjanitor", as it were...
* AllJustADream: ''Mr. Moth''
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Adam loves Echo [[spoiler: though the love is eventually reciprocated]], Ivy loves Hutch, Derby loves Ivy and Mrs. Byrne loves [[SweetOnPollyOliver Mr. Elderman]].
* AlmaMaterSong: ''Mr. School Song''
* AlmostKiss
* AmbiguousGender: Slab's Mother.
* AsleepInClass: Derby and Slab fall asleep upon hearing Adam's lesson. Even Adam admits to falling asleep in class.
* [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack of the Fifteen-Foot Hamster]]
* BestialityIsDepraved: Dang's brother Ding:
-->'''Dang:''' [[JapaneseRanguage Ding marry Duck!]]
-->'''Adam:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint His wife's name is Duck?]]
-->'''Dang:''' [[YouNotTakeCandle Her name not Duck!]] She a quack-quack duck!
* BiTheWay: Adam and Hutch, if ''Mr. Servant'' and ''Mr. Impossible'' are any indication.
* BreathlessNonSequitur: Dang's school song, which he [[BlindIdiotTranslation translated over the internet]].
* ButtMonkey: Derby
** Adam himself more often than not, being antagonized by his boss and variously ignored, insulted, pranked and thwarted by Derby.
* CarpetOfVirility: Slab appears to possess this when wearing an opened shirt. Whether or not it's Type 1 or 2 is unknown.
* CaughtOnTheJumbotron: Right before school lets out in "Mr. Spring Break," Derby turns on [[RealityWarper his Kiss Cam]] and pans it around the class. It lands on Mr. Young and Echo [[YankTheDogsChain right before the buzzer rings.]]
* ChildProdigy: Adam graduated from college at age 10.
** The new student Joseph in ''Mr. Brain''.
* ClothingDamage: Adam's Hulk-esque transformations in "Mr. Hyde" have reduced him to his last pair of pants by the end of the week.
* ContinuityPorn: The entirety of "Mr. First Impression" is built on this.
** A scene in ''Mr. DNA'' parallels an exchange from the first episode and acknowledges the episode ''Mr. Younger Man'':
-->'''Mr. Slabinski:''' You're a kid.
-->'''Adam:''' Well, yes, but...
-->'''Mr. Slabinski:''' How old are you?
-->'''Adam:''' I'll be fifteen in March.
-->'''Mr. Slabinski:''' Wait, you mean you're only...
-->'''Adam:''' Fourteen.
-->'''Mr. Slabinski:''' Fourteen?!
-->'''Adam:''' Wow. I guess the Fruit-Ball doesn't fall far from the tree.
* CovertPervert: Adam is generally more chivalrous than not (it's a children's show, after all) but sometimes dwells on things in a way that definitely [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar crosses a line]].
-->'''Echo:''' Will it be visible with the naked eye?
-->'''Adam:''' (spacing out) Naked... naked... naked.
** When Adam finds out that Echo's career profile suggested she be a nurse, he daydreams of her [[NaughtyNurseOutfit in a short-skirted nurse's uniform]] and spends the rest of the episode doing ludicrous things to try and convince her to wear it.
* CrapsackWorld: It's about as realistic as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
* CreepyChild: Chloe chases Derby all across a city and beats Ivy in a fight.
* DirtyOldWoman: Mrs. Byrne.
-->'''Mrs. Byrne:''' All rise for the honourable Judge Byrne.
-->'''Mr. Tater:''' Honourable? She obviously doesn't remember last year's staff party!
* DisguisedInDrag: Each of the male characters at some point, but especially Derby.
* DreamWithinADream: To an absurd level in ''Mr. Moth''.
** In ''Mr. Masterpiece'', Derby daydreams about his past daydreams.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Several episodes have implied that Principal Tater's first name is actually "Principal".
** "Mr. Finale" reveals it's actually [[spoiler:George]].
* FantasticVoyagePlot: In "Mr. Heart", Adam and Derby shrink down and enter Echo's body to cure her cold so that she can go to the Valentine's Day dance with Adam. At the end of the episode Echo, not knowing what the shrink ray is, accidentally shrinks Adam, Derby, ''and'' herself. The three are then unknowingly swallowed by Slab, who is seen entering the bathroom as the credits roll.
* FawltyTowersPlot: ''Mr. Elderman''
* [[spoiler:FirstKiss]]: [[spoiler:"Mr. First Impression"]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: "Mr. Switch." Adam ends up in Echo's body, Echo in Derby's, Derby in Slab's, Slab in Ivy's, Ivy in Dang's and Dang in Adam's. Considering the show's usual [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar track record]], the implications of the body swaps are kept remarkably tame.
** Well, they did have Adam-in-Echo's-body attempting to check out his/her own ass. And failing miserably.
* GagNose: Bethany in ''Mr. Servant''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Constantly. Leaving aside that the series is driven by [[UnfortunateImplications a teacher's crush on a student]]...
** Derby's restaurant [[BlandNameProduct Booties]] in "Mr. Elephant" has Ivy waiting tables in a tight shirt with the restaurant's name where MaleGaze was already going to be looking, not unlike a certain famous restaurant chain.
** In "Mr. Picture Day," Echo's explanation of prom night is a bit suggestive.
** In "Mr. Hyde," Echo's detailed description of hot yoga leads to Derby [[IllBeInMyBunk excusing himself for a minute.]]
** "Mr. Hyde" is a whole episode themed around [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a teenage boy's physical "growth on seeing his crush.]] [[spoiler:At the end of the episode, Echo drinks the formula and has a similar reaction when Adam [[EatingTheEyeCandy bends over.]]]]
** When Mrs. Byrne thinks her funeral is at hand, she declares her intentions to leave the world [[PublicExposure as she entered it]]... [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope dressed like a carrot.]]]]
** In "Mr. Love Letter," Jared's nonplussed "Uh..." is treated by Adam, Slab and Echo as an UnusualEuphemism with sexual connotations.
** "That's one place I never expected to see Derby's face."
* TheGlomp: Echo's been doing this to Adam since the pilot.
* HeldGaze: When Adam [[ItMakesSenseInContext plays Arthur to Echo's Guinevere]], the post-hug eyelock looks like it's about to result in their FirstKiss until [[MomentKiller Slab interjects]].
* HereWeGoAgain: In "Mr. Moth", Echo wakes up from a dream in which Adam turned into a moth. When she wakes up, she finds Adam teaching the exact same lesson as he was in the dream.
* HollywoodNerd: For a guy that skipped ten or so grades, Adam's pretty attractive.
** Also, Derby's actor is pretty hot for his loser character.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode's name starts with "Mr."
* IneptTalentShowContestant: Echo is a far worse singer than she thinks.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: It's nigh-impossible to start watching an episode halfway through without being incredibly confused.
* JapaneseRanguage: Vietnamese Ranguage on the part of Dang.
* KarmaHoudini: Preston Pickles attempted to murder Derby, but hasn't seemed to have gained any comupance.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Adam tends to be very drawn to Echo's hair, having once asked her if he could cut off a lock to keep in his pocket. When his mind is [[FreakyFridayFlip swapped into her body]], Adam/Echo stands there playing with Echo's hair with a vapid grin, saying "hair preeetty" until the other characters jog him out of it.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Kicks off the Adam and Echo plot.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:Adam essentially admits his feelings to Echo on her birthday in "Mr. First Impression." Her startled reaction kicks off Adam's attempts to [[TimeTravel fix things from the start]] with her.]]
* LoveLetterLunacy: "Mr. Love Letter"
* LoveYouAndEverybody: One of Adam's go-to cover-ups.
** From the pilot: "I love you! I mean... I love that you knew that!"
** In "Mr. Picture Day," Adam tells Echo that his skipping milestones of growing up and going to school means that "I can experience them with you! ...GUYS! You guys!"
* LyricalDissonance: Musician [[{{Goth}} Dark Demon]]'s rendition of his own ''Death Maggot'' in ''Mr. Rock Star'' qualifies.
* MagicalRealism: Most of the time the show seems close enough to reality (or at least a crapsack reality), many of its more bizarre events being explained away by Adams very advanced inventions (most of which are at least theoretically possible), dream sequences or elaborate jokes played by others, Adam even dismisses the existence of magic as purely fictitious at least twice so far. However Mrs Byrne is somewhere in her thousands, Dang is able to move at superhumanly fast and even appear inside space and computer programs, several monsters do exist in this universe, including a giant Chicken and Cyclops, Adam and Echo met aliens in one episode, multiple times the cast seemingly and causally break the laws of reality and strange things occur in Finnegan High from supernatural creatures walking the halls to portals to underworld appearing for the sake of a joke.
* MayDecemberRomance: Mrs. Byrne flirts with the disguised Adam and, later, Derby.
** Mr. Tater starts dating Rachel Young at the beginning of Season 2.
* TheMillstone: Derby is responsible for costing himself and his friends $150 million, and his obliviousness is a direct impediment to several of Adam's opportunities to get closer to Echo.
* MistakenMessage: Adam's [[ItMakesSenseInContext hate letter]] to Echo ends up in Slab's locker. This actually works to his advantage... until he realizes he [[StatusQuoIsGod can't take credit for the original letter]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero without facing the bully's wrath.]]
* MomentKiller: In this show, anything and everything, but the worst might well be Slab at the end of "Mr. Invisible."
* MultiPartEpisode: ''Mr. Space'' in the USA.
* NamesTheSame: Mrs. [[TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Byrne]]
** Professor [[Series/DoctorWho Gallifrey]]
** An In-Universe example with Mr. Tater's former mentor BruceWillis.
** Not sure if this particular Adam Young [[OwlCity likes to make himself believe that Planet Earth turns slowly]].
* NecessaryFail: "Mr. First Impression." [[spoiler:[[DiscussedTrope Or so Adam thinks]] until it turns out that [[SubvertedTrope his noninterference results in success with Echo.]]]]
* NeverTrustAHairTonic: Derby's hair tonic contained clorophyll, which [[ArtisticLicenseBiology somehow]] causes the hair to grow to absurd lengths when exposed to sunlight.
* NotADate: Echo has a habit of inviting Adam on these, particularly in "Mr. Mummy" and "Mr. Magic."
* ObliviousToLove: Echo has a cast-iron WeirdnessCensor when it comes to Adam's crush, most of the time. The few times she's shown to have picked up on it, something invariably [[MomentKiller throws her off again.]]
* OperationJealousy: Echo realizes that Adam might like her and tries to prove it. Unfortunately Adam's up to the same game... and there's a [[ItMakesSenseInContext scarecrow in the mix]].
** In "Mr. Younger Man," Sydney pulls this ploy to get Echo interested in Adam. It would have worked, too, [[StatusQuoIsGod if not for the]] PostKissCatatonia.
* ParentalNeglect: Hutch of all people, whose parents never threw him a birthday party (he was born on Halloween).
* PictureDay: ''Mr. Picture Day''
* RealityWarper: All of the cast exhibit this at times, but none moreso than Derby.
* RealMenWearPink: Slab takes ballet, and his dream is to play the Prince in ''SwanLake''.
* [[spoiler:RelationshipUpgrade]]: [[spoiler:At the end of "Mr. First Impression," Adam and Echo are officially dating.]]
* RubeGoldbergDevice: [[TheBully Slab]] presents his nerd-powered grape juice maker in ''Mr. Roboto 2.0'', accompanied by, of all songs, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong not-]][[StandardSnippet Powerhouse]].
* SequelFirst: Due to being a christmas special, ''Mr. Claus'' was broadcast before the double-length episode ''Mr. Space'' in the USA.
* ShipperOnDeck: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] hard. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Everybody]] knows about Adam's crush on Echo (including Ivy, [[SelectiveObliviousness except when it would be beneficial to her brother for her to remember]]) but nobody seems interested in the prospects of the two as a couple.
* ShipTease: Increasing in frequency of late:
** In "Mr. Sasquawk," Echo reveals that she's been picking up signals from Adam. Unfortunately, Adam's just finished [[ItMakesSenseInContext explaining to a giant chicken that he has no interest in Echo, in order to save her life.]]
** In "Mr. Love Letter," Echo finds Adam's love letter incredibly romantic and wants to be with whoever wrote it... except she doesn't know it was him and [[DyingDeclarationOfLove he'll be dismembered if he reveals the truth.]]
** In "Mr. Double Date," Echo realizes that Adam might be the guy for her, and she for him. Too bad [[WithFriendsLikeThese Derby talked him out of stepping up and taking Echo out himself]] and the notion is lost in a night of [[ItMakesSenseInContext pool and scarecrows]].
* ShoutOut: In ''Mr. Detention'', Adam and Derby dress as [[StarWars Chewbacca, Darth Vader, R2-D2]], and [[DisguisedInDrag Princess Leia]].
** A character in the first episode likens being crushed by lockers to the Trash Compactor scene from StarWars: ANewHope.
** Echo says that Adam's description of the (fake) aliens' plan is just like every Sci-Fi movie ever, including Film/IndependenceDay and SantaClausConquersTheMartians.
** Echo calls Mr. Tater "[[Series/TheATeam Mr. T]] in ''Mr. Detention''.
** The time machine is '''not''' the [[DoctorWho large blue police box]], nor is it the [[Film/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] the car keys go to.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Ivy is in love with Hutch, a football player.
* SequelEscalation: Occurs in spades in ''Mr. Roboto 2.0''.
* SiblingYin-Yang: Smart, kind, perpetually-single, responsible Adam versus vapid, petty, oblivious social butterfly Ivy.
* SpecialGuest: Victoria Duffield appears as herself in ''Mr. Spring Break''.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Echo remains oblivious to Adam's crush.
** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as of "Mr. First Impression." Echo and Adam finally had their FirstKiss and are officially dating.]]
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Mr. Young.
* SuperSpeed: Dang's apparent ability to [[TeleportersAndTransporters be anywhere at any time]] is revealed to be this in "Mr. Time"
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The Kiss Cam theme sounds similar to "Kiss Me." "Derby Style" is a more obvious pastiche of "Gangnam Style."
* SweetPollyOliver: Less common than the guys, but the female characters occasionally cross-dress too.
* TalentShow: ''Mr. Talent Show''
* TalkingInYourDreams: Dang dreams of being the janitor for LadyGaga.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Adam would love one with Echo, but it never seems to pan out.
** [[spoiler: It does eventually.]]
* TeenGenius: Adam.
* TimeTravel: "Mr. First Impression" sees Adam using a time travel device to try and make a better first impression on Echo.
* TokenMinority: Dang, the janitor.
* TooDumbToLive: Derby is an idiot, Mr. Tater is even more of an idiot, and Slab is utterly brain-dead, the latter two needing to check to verify their own names.
** Echo, who is the smartest girl in Adam's class, while not stupid, but you'd think she would notice Adam likes her by now.
*** Somewhat justified, in that its made clear on several occasions she is quite gullible, and highly obvious (she often fails to see through paper thin disguises and doesn't notice clear implications of what she or others say.) So she's not as smart as some would say, she mealy seems to be smarter because she's surrounded by idiots.
* TotallyRadical: The Eighties flashbacks in ''Mr. DNA''.
* TruthSerums: Adam accidentally creates a "truth gas", forcing him, Derby, Echo, Slab, and Ivy to speak only truth.
* TwistEnding: In ''Mr. Roboto'', it turns out that [[spoiler:ARTHUR is still "alive".]]
** In ''Mr. Big Brother'', Chloe [[spoiler:finds Derby at Adam's house.]]
* UnkemptBeauty: [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope She didn't look particularly unkempt]], but the reason for Echo's harsh reaction to Adam's LoveConfession in "Mr. First Impression" turns out to be that she wanted to [[SheCleansUpNicely look special for him]] when they had their FirstKiss]].
* WilhelmScream: The kid who gets crushed by lockers in the Pilot.
* YankTheDogsChain: In "Picture Day", Echo raises Adam's hopes of romantic activity with her descriptions of the things he missed, and then dashes them by doing the opposite of what he expected.