''Mr. Young'' is a Canadian teen sitcom made by Creator/{{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:
* AccidentalKiss:
** Adam and Mrs. Byrne in "Mr. Candy" when she mistakes him for the ghost of her dead lover.
** Adam also has one with [[ItMakesSenseInContext Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]] in "Mr. Elf."
* {{Adorkable}}: Adam and Derby qualify 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", "Mr. Claus", and "Mr. Elf".
* 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''
* AlmightyJanitor: Dang. In addition to martial arts prowess, he can also move incredibly fast, defy gravity, and even be in two places at once.
* 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]]
* BaitAndSwitch: In "Mr. Scooter", Tater says "it would be terrible if when I opened this [mailbox], a boxing glove would come out and punch me in the face". He opens it... and finds a letter from Ireland.
** In "Mr. Elf", after Santa hires the elves back, [[AllMenArePerverts Derby]] tells Mrs. Claus "I think there's only one way to celebrate. Trying on these bikinis". We then cut to ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Adam and Derby]]'' in bikinis... which [[SubvertedTrope is exactly what Derby had in mind.]]
* BestialityIsDepraved: Dang's brother Ding:
-->'''Dang:''' [[JapaneseRanguage Ding marry Duck!]]
-->'''Adam:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint His wife's name is Duck?]]
-->'''Dang:''' [[YouNoTakeCandle Her name not Duck!]] She a quack-quack duck!
* BiTheWay: Adam and Hutch, if ''Mr. Servant'' and ''Mr. Impossible'' are any indication.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In "Mr. Alligator":
-->'''Derby''': Got it. You're looking for a scaly, leathery, prehistoric beast.\\
'''Mrs. Byrne''': *appearing out of nowhere* You called?\\
'''Adam and Derby''': AAAA!
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: In "Mr. Club", the secret club has a variety of penalties for infiltrators who don't fulfill the requirements to join the club: "The infiltrator must DYE... his coat the proper shade of grey if he wishes to join the club", "he will be BURIED... in debt once he pays the fine", "we will be forced to END HIS LIFE... time membership", and finally "he will be dunked naked into a tank of great white sharks".
* 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.
** Principal Tater is arguably the biggest example. Even in the opening he's the only person who seems unhappy to be in the show.
* CallBack [=/=] ContinuityNod: Make up about half the jokes.
* 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.
* ComedicSociopathy: Lots of it, almost to the point of being a parody at times.
* ContinuityPorn: The entirety of "Mr. First Impression" is built on this.
* 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.
** Lucy from "Mr. and Mrs. Roboto" has mannerisms ''exactly'' like a robot, and was initially introduced as one until TheReveal that she was a human.
* 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.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Adam attempts this in "Mr. Meteor", but doesn't get far enough before he gets knocked out by a rock.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Derby in the first episode actually sticks up for Adam when the rest of the class mocks him for being a kid teacher, which seems odd in light of later episodes where he's the one who insults Adam the most. He also seemed actually interested in science class, albeit only because [[CloudCuckooLander he thought it would allow him to build a Frankenstein's Monster]], whereas in later episodes he falls asleep the moment anything science-related is mentioned. Principal Tater also seemed more like a NoRespectGuy who gets spat on for no real reason, in contrast to his later portrayals as TooDumbToLive and by his own admission having no principles, scruples, ethics, or morals of any kind.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Several episodes have implied that Principal Tater's first name is actually "Principal".
** "Mr. Finale" reveals it's actually [[spoiler:George]].
* EnemyMine: Adam and Tater team up to stop Derby from becoming superintendent in "Mr. Candidate", and against ARTHUR in "Mr. Roboto" and its SequelEpisode, "Mr. Roboto 2.0".
* 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'' is a subversion; no one except Derby ever finds out that Mr. Elderman and Mr. Young are the same person.
* [[spoiler:FirstKiss]]: [[spoiler:"Mr. First Impression"]]
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero [=/=] TheSmartGuy: Adam
** TheLancer: Derby
** TheBigGuy: Slab
** TheChick: Echo
** TheSixthRanger: Ivy
* 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''.
* GeekReferencePool: Inverted. Adam, Derby, and Tater don't show any interest in fiction. It's the popular kids (Echo and Ivy) who are interested in "geeky" things.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Constantly.
** 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."
** In "Mr. Impossible", Adam disguises himself as a water fountain (ItMakesSenseInContext), leading to an interaction with Dang that makes it look a lot like Dang is drinking Adam's semen.
** In "Mr. Meteor", Slabb tells Adam "I wonder what our kids are gonna look like!" (He was actually talking about starting a petting zoo with baby goats, but still)
** There's also the fact that Dang's brother Ding had kids with a duck. And not a ''talking'' duck.
** Adam tells Derby in "Mr. Heart" that he went to college and therefore "knows his way around a woman's body" (because he took a lot of courses on human anatomy).
* 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. Then {{subverted}} when that itself turns out to be Derby's dream... within Adam's dream... within a peacock's 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.
** Unlike most other examples of this trope where the person realises they can't sing, Echo never finds out.
* 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 comeuppance.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: In "Mr. College", Adam pretends to know a group of college students, and comes up with: "Bucky, Boomer, Scooter, Duke, Fat Joey, Loogie, Knuckles, Sparkles, Other Duke, Chip, Crazy Eddie, Honest Edd, Fonzie, The Captain, El Heffe, Pancake Pete, Cobra, Little Mickey, and that guy? Never seen him before."
** In another episode, Tater calls Adam the worst teacher the school ever had, and Adam asks if he's even seen some of the other teachers, like Mrs. Strawperson, a scarecrow, Monsieur Marionette, a marionette, and worst of all, M. T. Chair, a guy who is late for everything.
* 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!"
* LukeIAmYourFather: It's implied in "Mr. Kidd" that [[spoiler: Tater is Adam and Ivy's father.]]
* LyricalDissonance: Musician [[{{Goth}} Dark Demon]]'s rendition of his own ''Death Maggot'' in ''Mr. Rock Star'' qualifies.
* MayDecemberRomance: Mr. Tater starts dating Rachel Young at the beginning of Season 2.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Mrs. Byrne flirts with the disguised Adam and, later, Derby.
* 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.
* MundaneFantastic: 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.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Adam tries to kill Hutch in "Mr. Shakespeare" to prevent him from kissing Echo in the school play.
** Also in "Mr. Student", Adam attempts to avoid having to do a quiz with Slab by dropping an anvil on him. Fortunately Slab is NighInvulnerable.
** Again in "Mr. Kidd", Adam briefly considers killing Derby to avoid him telling Tater that [[spoiler: he's dating Echo]], but quickly decides against it.
** Echo also suggests poisoning people to eliminate the competition for the paintings in "Mr. Masterpiece".
* 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]].
* 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 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 ''Film/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''.
* SiblingYinYang: 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.]]
** Averted in several episodes, like Adam getting Tater to lift the ban on cheerleading.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Mr. Young.
* SuperSpeed: Dang's apparent ability to [[TeleportersAndTransporters be anywhere at any time]] is revealed to be this in "Mr. Time"
* 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.
** TokenNonhuman: ARTHUR, Mrs. Strawperson, and Sasquawk (a robot, scarecrow, and giant chicken respectively).
* TooDumbToLive: Derby is an idiot, Ivy is also 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 [[spoiler: earlier than she did]].
*** Somewhat justified, in that its made clear on several occasions she is quite gullible, and highly oblivious (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]].
* VoicesAreMental: Zig-zagged in "Mr. Switch". Adam in Echo's body, Echo in Derby's body, Ivy in Dang's body, and Derby in Slabb's body use the voices belonging to their current bodies, but Dang in Adam's body and Slabb in Ivy's body use the voices belonging to their original bodies.
* 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.