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"Wheezy" debuted on November 7, 1990. It tells the story of [[http://www.facebook.com/si.es.jones C.S. Jones]], a [[TheQuietOne quiet]] StarvingArtist whose internet handle, derived from a high school nickname, provides the current working title.

The "show" is notable for its unusual format - it's made entirely in RealLife, in RealTime, and features no script or direction. The cast, crew, and audience are just whoever happen to wander in. Very little of it has been written about, no moving footage of it has been discovered, and it's gone completely unadvertised, although various [[ShowWithinAShow spinoff stories]], {{character blog}}s, and pieces of ConceptArt [[http://thatguyyoumetonce.deviantart.com have been posted online]], to decent reception.

Production began in the DC metro area, then moved to central Florida halfway through its run due to ExecutiveMeddling and cost concerns. With the move came a HalfwayPlotSwitch that took the series in a DarkerAndEdgier direction. This was widely considered a mistake.

Since then, it's received mixed reviews, and although it may have developed a small cult following in the areas where it's produced (it's hard to tell), many have also dismissed it as "depressing," too "self-indulgent, and "lacking focus." However, all of the cast involved have been praised for their extremely convincing performances [[AsHimself as themselves]].

!!"Wheezy" Provides Examples Of

* AbortedArc: The "college" arc ended very early in its run. This may have been a good thing, because it's believed it was just a lead up to a "BurgerFool Job" arc.
** The "starting a band arc" has popped up a few times throughout the late '00s and early '10s, with a different supporting cast each time, but has never gone anywhere.
** The "first full-time job" arc also joined the list after only two weeks. The "second full-time job" arc didn't fare much better, at two months.
** The NewYorkCity arc also lasted only three months. It was planned to last at least several years.
* ArcFatigue: The "first girlfriend" arc spent four years leading to a massive {{anticlimax}}.
* AscendedExtra: Two of Jones's former roommates, who started out as two background characters from an "anime club" sideplot.
* BigApplesauce: The production moved to New York City from October 2012 to January 2013. However, due to dwindling funds, it ended up back in Florida. The arc was described as possibly the most interesting thus far, but also one of the darkest.
* BrotherChuck: Many of the characters throughout all the arcs. See ShortLivedBigImpact for one example.
* ChekhovsGunman: Jones's first girlfriend had a very brief uncredited {{cameo}} a few years before being properly introduced.
* ComingOfAge: This seems to be the overarching plot of the "Florida" season.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack, which spans all genres and features tracks contributed by thousands of artists, has been described as one of the highlights of the production.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: One of Jones's uncles. [[TakeOurWordForIt This will not be discussed further.]]
* DemotedToExtra: A common fate for cast members, most notably Jones's first girlfriend, his childhood best friend, most of his family, and almost everyone he knew in high school.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: A few characters that played minor roles during the high school and college arcs ended up as this for years afterwards, even the ones who never returned to the show.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In early 2012, during the "moving out" arc.
* KudzuPlot: It is often criticized for this.
* LongLostUncleAesop: One of Jones's exes and a few distant family members.
* MythArc: The "Learning to Draw" arc has been running since 1995, and the "Learning to Write" arc since 1993. The "Photography" arc, which started in 1997, seems to have been the last major one. All three are still ongoing, with no sign of being cancelled.
* NoAntagonist
* ShortLivedBigImpact: Melissa, a minor character from the high school arc who appeared in the series for less than three weeks before [[BrotherChuck vanishing without a trace]], and received little CharacterDevelopment beyond a single anecdote about her horrifically AbusiveParents and NightmareDreams. However, she left such an impact that one of the [[ShowWithinAShow stories within the story]], written years later, features a protagonist that's almost a direct {{expy}} of her.
* StoryWithinAStory: The series has spawned several examples of type 1, some of which have been {{defictionalized}}:
** [[http://yumehi.me Yume-Hime]]
** [[https://www.facebook.com/notes/cs-jones/confession/462903327119047 Confession]]
** [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/232846385/Fireball-Pilot Fireball (Pilot)]]
** [[http://thatguyyoumetonce.deviantart.com/art/Ganzfeld-Pilot-Script-324927739 Ganzfeld (Pilot)]]
* TropeCodifier: An in-universe example. During the "TvTropes obsession subplot" that mostly ran during the college arc, Jones wrote the following articles for ThisWiki:
** Cut: WhatDoYouMeanHesNotLikeable
** DrosteImage
** YKTTW: Dead Horse Joke
** WordPureeTitle
** {{Portmantitle}}
** ReviewerStockPhrases
** GutturalGrowler
** YKTTW: Household Name
** CityNoir
** SoUnfunnyItsFunny
** JerkJustifications
** PolishTheTurd
** EldritchLocation
** DoomedProtagonist
** WordSaladPhilosophy
** SurrealHumor
** NightmareFace
** MachoMasochism
** YKTTW: Shift to Horror
** Cut: RaceToTheBottomOfTheBarrel
** SensoryAbuse
** ComplimentFishing
** AdDissonance
** BrokenAce (Thanks to Tropers/MeganPhntmGrl for launching and {{Wiki Magic}}ing the hell out of it, though. I'd entirely forgotten about it.)
** HumbleGoal
** GhettoName
** SlowTransformation
** MentalStory
** LethalKlutz
** SuicideDare
** OffingTheAnnoyance

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Hello - {{Kinkajou}}

Ooh, CityNoir, a favorite trope of mine. Be glad you don't have snow in Tampa. ~[[OuttaTheBLAM a vandal]]

Your drawings are so cool. Nice work on them! [[SincerityMode Sincerely!]] (P.S. I'm female.) ~ {{Arcadiarika}}

One good act of vandalism deserves another. ~{{Zudak}}

I shall start watching you here and on DA. (P.S. I'm tasakeru828, if you want to reciprocate) ~ {{FringeBenefits}}

You are a great con critter. Thanks for giving me such lengthy advice on my cruddy art. -@/{{AHR}}

And now to [[{{Pyromaniac}} set your page on fire.]] This is nothing new, from me anyways ;P - @/{{Nekoalexa}}

Dude when Ghetto Name becomes a trope I'm entry pimping it all over the place - @/BoldAsLove

^ Oh shit, I need to update that YKTTW now. It's been comatose for months.
- @/{{Wheezy}}

So i herd u liek churchtanks - @/OurGLORIOUSLeader

Thanks to you I now like "The Only Way" by Gotye. Like, a lot. So thanks. --@/{{Tre}}

I recently stumbled upon '''Wheezy''' a short time ago, and even though it lags a bit in-between arcs, I love its scary realism~! - {{@/Tidal_Wave_17}}

I never bothered to vandalise your page? A travesty! Also, I'm officially stalking you in Writer's Block and Visual Art now, just so you know. - @/{{Noaqiyeum}}

I invade your page for Glorious Motherland. I will suck sweet minerals from the mountains of your hopes and dreams. - MrMallard

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