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Greater Tuna is the first play in a series of four starring Jaston Williams and Joe Sears, who between them play at least twenty-four different characters.

Greater Tuna shows us what goes on in the day-to-day life of the many characters, but focuses the most on the [[DysfunctionalFamily chaotic family]] of one Bertha Bumiller. Other recurring characters of note include Vera Carp, leader of the [[MoralGuardians Smut-Snatchers of the New Order]], Petey Fisk of the Greater Tuna Humane Society, Arles Struvie and Thurston Wheelis of Radio Station OKKK, and Didi Snavely of Didi's Used Weapons.

The series includes:
->'''''[[http://www.greatertunavisitorscenter.com/greater/ Greater Tuna]]''''' (premiered 1981)\\
'''''[[http://www.greatertunavisitorscenter.com/christmas/ A Tuna Christmas]]''''' (premiered 1989)\\
'''''[[http://www.greatertunavisitorscenter.com/redwhite/ Red, White and Tuna]]''''' (premiered 1998)\\
'''''[[http://www.greatertunavisitorscenter.com/vegas/ Tuna Does Vegas]]''''' (premiered 2008)

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!!!Greater Tuna provides examples of:
* [[ActingForTwo Acting BY Two]]: Every role in every play is done by only two actors.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Charlene Beaumiller.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Petey Fisk, R.R. Snaveley, and pretty much the rest of the town.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Tuna itself.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: When it's revealed that Stanley killed the Judge.]]
* {{Duck}}: [[ConversationalTroping Mentioned briefly]] by Petey Fisk in a speech about ducks.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: A few characters, but as the whole thing is two guys with costumes, a table, a couple of chairs, and an old radio set, [[JustifiedTrope it's to be expected.]]
* SiblingRivalry: Stanley and Charlene.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Meta example. Mr. Sears and Mr. Williams (or whoever else is on stage) spend more time portraying the women of Tuna as they do the men. And it's awesome.
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!!!A Tuna Christmas provides examples of:
* AgainstMyReligion: Played straight and [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]
* AlienAbduction: R.R. Snavely. He hesitates for a second or two, then wholeheartedly sprints to the waiting UFO to escape his horrible wife.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: Aunt Pearl, Dixie Deberry, and Didi Snavely's mother are the Christmas Phantom.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Bertha.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Dixie refuses to allow the Tuna Little Theater to pay their electric bill late because it will lead to a Communist invasion.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: Farley and Phoebe Buckhalter, the latter of which is played by a beehive hairdo on a stick manipulated by a stagehand.
* {{Mondegreen}}: [[MoralGuardians Vera]] has the ChristmasCarol Silent Night banned because it mentions "round young virgins". Bertha corrects her, but Vera then decides to leave it banned because singing about virgins is "too catholic".
* RichBitch: Vera Carp: "Normally, I'd pay the theater's light bill, but Lord, times are so hard. W.H. and I could barely afford new cars this year."
* RunningGag: Didi singing Christmas songs, interrupted by drags on her ever-present cigarette.
-->'''Didi:''' "Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul, with a (inhales)...(exhales) out of coal."
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Leonard Childer's wife. "She could track a flea across a pane of glass."

!!!Red White and Tuna provides examples of:
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Girls]]: [[LineofSightName Star Birdfeather and Amber Windchime.]]
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Bertha's husband Hank, leaving her free to marry Arles.]]
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