-->''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.

!!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.
* DownerEnding: In the series 1 finale, [[spoiler: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