-->''I'm [[TitleDrop beached as]], bro.''


'''''Beached Az''''' began as a 2008 Australian animated short called Beached Whale about a [[TalkingAnimal talking whale]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin beached on the New Zealand coast]] and his encounter with a local seagull. Thanks to a good dose of MemeticMutation, the series was [[http://www.abc.net.au/tv/beachedaz/#/background/home picked up]] by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2009 and a further 10 episodes were produced, each showing either his encounter with a new local, an attempt to get back into the ocean or get fed, or some combination of the above. Of course, the attempts at the latter never succeed, since StatusQuoIsGod.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The duck.
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: The walrus is confident his friend Jason will be able to save the whale. Just one problem: Jason is a coconut.
** Also, the crab is convinced that the larger of his claws is his girlfriend and the smaller is their child.
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: In the series 1 finale, just when it looks like the whale is about to be rescued thanks to a team effort of nearly the entire cast, the crab manages to cut the rope they're using, pretty much sealing the whale's fate.]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Since StatusQuoIsGod. [[spoiler:Until the series 2 finale, where the whale finally unbeached.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: The crab.
* PosthumousCharacter: The stingray (or is he?).
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The stingray episode.
-->So now you know your problem you can deal with your emotion
-->and have a better life when you return to the... sea
* TalkingAnimal: Guess.
* TitleDrop