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''[[http://www.mondomedia.com/shows/bamanpiderman/ Baman Piderman]]'' is a WebAnimation by Alex Butera and Lindsay Small, featured on [[http://www.mondomedia.com/ Mondo Media]]. It follows the lives of Baman, Piderman, and several others who inhabit a white, empty landscape while having surreal adventures. New episodes are sometimes featured on ''AttackOfTheShow''.

Baman and Piderman are basically crudely-drawn Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Spider-Man}} knock-offs with weight gain and toddler-like intelligence. They live in separate houses, with Baman coming over to Piderman's house in nearly every episode. Their two friends, Pumkin and Tuba, live in Piderman and Baman's houses, respectively. Later episodes introduce characters like Dese Guys (off-color versions of Baman and Piderman with deeper voices who live in Piderman's basement), Baman's boss (a giant, yellow cat-like thing that comes and goes as it pleases), and Squib (a mass of green tentacles that acts like a {{Tsundere}} towards Pumkin). The show is mostly absurd humor wrapped around occasional hints at a much darker subtext... that usually turns out to be more absurd humor. Unfortunately, the series was CutShort, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GAYGord2rGo "Play Da Concert"]] being the final episode.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* {{Acrofatic}}: The leads are pretty hefty, but at least Baman runs (or rolls) fast. Piderman can walk on walls.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Squib Week" for Pumkin and Squib.
* {{Adorkable}}: Piderman.
** And Pumkin too, ever since [[spoiler: gaining a body.]]
* AmbiguousGender: Pumkin and Squib. When asked what genders they were during the livestream, [[WordOfGod Lindsey]] responded [[MathematiciansAnswer "Pumkin is a vegetable and Squib is a squib. Hopefully that clears things up."]] However, Pumkin is almost exclusively referred to as "he" outside of this statement.
** She later said that he identifies as male, but is still a [[NoGender pumpkin]]. Squib has NoGender.
* AnthropomorphicObjects: Pumkin and Tuba.
* ArtEvolution: The first couple of episodes featured art that was a bit more crude than it is now. Piderman gains more weight over the course of the series, his head becomes more triangular, and his eyes go from vaguely resembling {{Spiderman}}'s mask to elongated elipses. At the beginning, he actually looks like Spiderman.
* ArtistsAreNotArchitects: Baman's house has no way of moving, and Piderman's house is just absurd.
* BasementDweller: Dese Guys
* BaseOnWheels: Baman is able to drive his house.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' tell Baman's boss or squib a joke.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Baman is able to drive his house using a ship's steering wheel. It has no wheels, tracks, or any other plausible way of moving.
** Piderman's house is two stories, but the top story has at least five stories worth of stairs up to it.
*** There's a floor under that one that can only be accessed through a trap door in Pumkin's bedroom, and the only exit is through a hallway too long to exist inside the house that leads to a laundry chute to the basement.
* TheBlank: Pumkin. And, technically, Squib and the Tubas.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Baman, Piderman, and the Dese Guys have these all the time. Judging by Baman's eyes, they aren't caused by their masks.
** When Baman got pupils he gained ''telepathic powers''.
* {{Blush Sticker}}s: Pumkin has some for a moment in ''Revealations (Part 1)'' when he thinks Piderman might read his diary.
** And again in "Squib Week" when [[spoiler:Squib kisses him on the cheek.]]
** All over the place once the Ghost of the Happy Winter Friends Wish is allowed to move in.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: One of the ingredients needed to make the Dese Guys' "cookie pie" is '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g0W1wdK8-0 blood]]'''.
** Even in-universe. During a tea party, they offer Baman some stew.
--> '''Baman''': What kind of stew?
--> '''That guy''':BLOOD stew.
--> '''Baman''': Eeeeeww.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In ''Make Da Cards'', a Youtube ad appears at the bottom of the screen. They both stare at it until Piderman clicks to close it with his hand.
* ButtMonkey: Pumkin got carved (seemingly painfully), rotted, and is always tossed around (even after getting his body).
** Baman's started to go toward this. Boss kicked his house, Tuba's Dad makes him uncomfortable, a giant snowflake destroyed his house, and then he lost his job to Squib.
* CatapultNightmare: Pumkin has one in "Weirdy Feeling."
** And "Play da Concert". Explanation included this time.
* CerebusSyndrome: ''Happy Winter Friends'' is DarkerAndEdgier than the preceding animations. Although that really isn't saying a lot considering how light the show is.
** It gets better again afterward.
* ChestInsignia: Piderman's is real a spider, though. Baman uses his as a storage shelf.
* ChristmasSpecial: Both "Happy Winter Friends" and "Revealations"
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: This show would be in an EldritchLocation if it wasn't as funny as it is.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s: Everyone
* CompanionCube: Tuba and Pumkin are sentient versions of this.
** Tuba communicates by making tuba sounds. She moves by dragging herself along the ground, and drinks "Peabnut Bubber" as medicine.
** Pumkin can be seen moving around on his own and can operate a phone. He also functions as a video game console. After he's [[spoiler:carved by the Dese Guys]], he can scream and later rots.
*** As of ''Happy Winter Friends (Part 2)'' Pumkin is restored and [[spoiler:[[AnthropomorphicObjects given a humanoid body, which gives him the ability to walk]]]]. He also seems pretty well-read and a lot smarter than the heroes.
* ContinuityPorn: Virtually everything that happens has lingering effects and consequences, even the smallest of things, and the show retains pretty much perfect continuity.
** For example, since ''Make da Cards'' Piderman's door has been shattered from when Baman came inside.
** There have been tracks in the dirt where Baman drove his house ever since ''Pwactice Da Counting''.
** Looks like Baman's living with Piderman now, since his house got destroyed by that giant snowflake.
** Piderman's spider always has only 5 legs, both the one on his chest and on his back.
** When Piderman is writing a letter to Baman and is finished, he drops a pen into his leg and his leg absorbs it. In the first episode of season 2, he ejects the same pen from his hand and writes with it.
** The cereal that turns you green makes a reappearance in ''Happy Winter Friends (Part 2)''.
** The two thought bubbles containing Baman that Piderman makes in ''Revealations'' stay around for subsequent episodes and there is even a tiny subplot with sofa-Baman refusing to eat and becoming thinner as a result, which the ghost girl fixes in ''Play Da Concert''.
** The ghost that appears at the end of ''Weirdy Feeling'' came out of Baman's wish wand when Red Squib broke it in ''Play Da Song''.
** When Pumkin walks past the spooky mirror that shows everyone's skeletons in "Ghost Night", his skull resembles the face that the Dese Guys carved into him at the end of "Guess da Number".
* CoolGate: The Dese Guys' pie portal.
* CoolMask
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The show always maintains a bright and goofy style, but darker elements are introduced over time (even if they do eventually revert back into the goofiness).
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In ''Happy Winter Friends'', Baman makes a snowman explode with his mind.
* CutShort: Much to the chagrin of the creators, the series will end in a relatively low-key normal episode with no GrandFinale or SequelHook.
** A recent twitter post suggests they ''may'' have worked something out, considering Lindsay's excitement. No promises at this point, though.
* CuteGhostGirl: The specter that was haunting Piderman is revealed to be this in "Ghost Night."
* DepthDeception: ''Happy Winter Friends'' starts with a traditional opening credits set on a closeup of falling snowflakes... until you realize this isn't a close up, they're actually giant snowflakes.
* {{Diary}}: Pumkin apparently keeps one.
* TheDitz: The two leads.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The way Pumkin cowers from Squib's tentacles in ''Fimd Da Jobs''.
* DramaticUnmask: When Baman takes off his mask for Pumkin, Piderman is shocked. Pumkin faints when he takes it off again.
* DroneOfDread: In That Guy's and The Other Guy's first appearances, there is a very subtle drone playing in the background.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first two episodes are less episodes of show and more pure, distilled idiocy in animated form. CharacterDevelopment starts in "Make Da Band", when the theme song is established and Tuba is introduced. The episodes before [[GrowingTheBeard "Guess Da Number"]] are much more nonsensical, being barely comprehensible piles of MindScrew and Baman and Piderman are just barely a step above TheUnintelligible.
* EvilCounterpart: Dese Guys. They differ in that they are colored differently, and their costumes are switched except for the masks. The mask shows who they're the counterpart for. More mischievous than evil though.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Dese Guys have deep voices. They aren't evil, but they do [[ChaoticNeutral like causing trouble]].
* ExpressiveMask
* ExpositoryThemeTune: See EarWorm. Baman actually runs through it once when things seem amiss. ...''Piderman'' come over da house? Piderman also [[spoiler:makes Baman recite it when Baman's acting [[NotHimself not himself]] [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay to prove it's him]]]] in ''Revealations''.
** Dese Guys get one as well. Less catchy than the original, but funnier.
* FormFittingWardrobe
* ForTheEvulz: Dese Guys
* FourLeggedInsect: The grumpy-looking ladybug.
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** Sometimes Baman loses pieces of his body, but only for a split second.
** In "Squib Week", the book Pumkin is reading is shown to be ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In "Frow Da Party", Tuba is seen near the beginning jumping into the [[BuffySpeak pie-pizza-portal-thing]], and later one of the doors in the background of Piderman's house mysteriously has a new sticky note attached to it in every shot.
* {{Gasp}}: Piderman when Baman takes off his mask.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Baman lost his job to Squib pretty quickly.
* GoodTimesMontage: ''Hab Da Sleepover''
* HellIsThatNoise: Piderman feels this way about Pumkin's screaming in ''Hab Da Sleepover''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The leads with each other, and Dese Guys.
* HiddenDepths: Baman, Pumkin, and surprisingly, Squib.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], Pumkin actually seems to like the sweater [[spoiler: Squib]] gave him, and it's not that bad looking.
* HostileShowTakeover: Dese Guys want to sing their theme song instead of the shows in the beginning of "Weirdy Feeling."
* HypocriticalHumor: After Squib tears up Pumkin's Feets Day card, Baman complains that Squib doesn't do anything, that he's just fat and lazy and sits at the house all day. Cue Pumkin motioning towards both Baman and Piderman who have both fallen asleep on the floor, with their fat bellies sticking up in the air.
* InterspeciesRomance:
** Baman appears to be married to, or at least dating, Tuba. See I Want Grandkids below.
** Pumkin and Squib.
* IWantGrandkids
-->'''Tuba's Dad:''' ''*in subtitles*'' Say Baman... when are you going to make my little princess... ''an honest tuba''?
* {{Leitmotif}}: Sometimes when Dese Guys are nearby/appear a faint creepy DroneOfDread can be heard in the background. It's the only real instance of music in the series aside from the Christmas specials and Feets Day song.
** There's one that plays during Squib's interactions with Pumkin.
** The Red Squib has one too.
* LighterAndSofter: For Mondo Media. From the channel best known for WebAnimation/DickFigures and the {{Gorn}}-filled WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends, the show's SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel-laden kid-appropriate silliness may come as a surprise.
* MagicFeather: In ''Happy Winter Friends (Part 2)'', turns out the wish was ''literally'' inside of Baman all along.
* MangledCatchPhrase: [[spoiler: This is how Piderman is able to deduce that the Baman that comes over to his house in Revealations isn't really Baman.]]
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: Piderman invokes this in ''Happy Winter Friends (Part 2)''.
* MindScrew: ''Yeah.'' Moreso in earlier episodes.
* MundaneUtility: Piderman has the same abilities as {{Spider-Man}}, such as walking on walls and the ability to shoot webs out of his wrists. He uses these for unnecessary purposes, such as grabbing small objects or dragging himself along the ground instead of walking.
* NaughtyTentacles: The tree from ''Happy Winter Friends (Part 2)''.
** They come to live with Baman and Piderman under the name of Squib, even [[spoiler:taking Baman's job and ripping up Pumkin's Feets Day card.]]
** And a Red Squib shows up later.
* NoMouth: Piderman, That Guy, Tuba, Tuba's Dad, and Pumkin.
* OffModel: Baman, [[InvokedTrope as a]] RunningGag.
* OnlySaneMan: Pumkin, as he appears to be the only one who acknowledges just how strange the rest of the cast's antics are.
* PointyEars: When Baman takes off his mask, it's revealed that those pointy things really ''are'' his ears... or horns... or something else. They do perk up when he's surprised/in danger/excited and do the opposite appropriately. "Ghost Night" shows us that there are bones inside them.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Baman has some.
* TheQuest: Baman and Piderman go on "da Journey" in ''Happy Winter Friends''.
* RubberMan: Baman can stretched, squished, and pulled through himself.
** If you look closely on some videos, you'll see parts of him pop off for a moment. In ''Happy Winter Friends'' (Part 2) he '''is split in half''' just before jumping through the window.
** In ''Frow Da Party'' he oozes out of the couch, and grows more arms.
** In ''Fimd da Jobs'' he duplicates, then the doubles melt back into one another. Also, when he is moping around outside, he starts flying like a bird, and his left arm pops off.
** And in the introduction sequence of one episode, having dealt with Dese Guys stealing the spotlight, he ''[[ArtisticLicensePhysics walks through a wall]]'' to get back to his previous position.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Turns out WebAnimation isn't exempt from this.
* ShoutOut: Pumkin wears an AtomicRobo T-shirt in ''Weirdy Feeling''.
* SillyWalk: Baman and Piderman. They rarely really walk, but just sort of roll around. When they do walk, it's like watching a baby's first steps.
* SimpletonVoice: Baman, Piderman, and Dese Guys.
* SmarterThanYouLook:
** The Dese Guys seem to know more than they let on.
** Baman is smarter than Piderman, but by how much we don't know.
--->'''Piderman:''' Baman!! How did you '''do''' dat!?!\\
'''Baman:''' It's better if you don't know...
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The pumpkin's name, Pumkin, is actually only spelled with one P, similar to how both Baman and Piderman are missing a T and an S respectively.
* SquiggleVision
* StylisticSuck
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Tuba's Dad looks just like Tuba but with a mustache.
* UnnecessarilyLargeInterior: Piderman does not need all those stairs. Not with his weight.
* UseYourHead: Baman tends to smash through doors and windows instead of opening them.
* VocalEvolution: Piderman's voice got higher after the first few episodes. In the first episode, he sounds nearly indistinguishable from Baman.
* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Baman[=/=]Squib's job with the Boss. What are those shipments, and why do they need to fill out so many forms?
* WhenTreesAttack: Trees in their world seem to be able to move.
-->'''Piderman:''' Baman!! Dat tree's moved!\\
'''Baman:''' Piderman, it's just a moving tree. Don't you remember?
** Trees in the pizza portal thing hatch into Squibs if Baman and Piderman stick around too long. Then they really ''do'' attack.
* WholeCostumeReference: Seeing as how Baman and Piderman are just idiot versions of Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Spiderman}}...
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