[[caption-width-right:350:Just another regular day for Charlie.]]

->'''Blue:''' ''Hey! Hey Charlie! Wake up!''\\
'''Pink:''' ''Yeah Charlie! You silly sleepy-head, wake up!''

[[http://www.filmcow.com/charlietheunicorn.html Charlie the Unicorn]] is a silly video by Creator/FilmCow following the short adventure of a pink unicorn and a blue unicorn dragging their ..."friend" Charlie, a gray unicorn, on an adventure to the magical Candy Mountain. After some time, [[http://www.filmcow.com/charlietheunicorn2.html a sequel]] came out about their quest to return the magical amulet to the Banana King, and [[http://www.filmcow.com/charlietheunicorn3.html a third episode]] about saving the future soon made the series a trilogy. The series became so popular, however, that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbF9nLhOqLU a fourth one]] was eventually released. The fifth and final one [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1556971210/charlie-the-unicorn-the-grand-finale is being produced via-Kickstarter]].
All the videos rely on the Pink and Blue unicorns' nonsensical behavior and the fact that Charlie seems to be the [[OnlySaneMan only one in any video with an ounce of rationality.]]

A pair of possibly canon [[http://www.filmcow.com/charliepromo.html one-shot]] [[http://www.filmcow.com/charlieyoutube.html shorts]] were released for the [[Website/YouTube YouTube Live]] event, as well as [[http://www.filmcow.com/charliehottopic.html another]] advertising Charlie the Unicorn merchandise at Hot Topic. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVdn3Dn7Yrw this one]] for the Playlist LIVE event.

Then there's the spin-off/parody/mindscrew videos, [[http://www.filmcow.com/charlietehunicron.html charlie teh]] [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} unic]][[NamesTheSame ron]] ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Nz8p3EP7A&list=PL772AD75DE1C94F98 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRHrImhFnZY 2]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiIRHtn0-34&list=PL772AD75DE1C94F98 3]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve2axCkztF0&list=PL772AD75DE1C94F98 4]]). Be warned that the only thing that you will learn from watching these is that the Liopleurodon is named Leo. No joke. And there's a dragon at the Poconos. And unicorns puke rainbows. And they are also pyromaniacs. And they like pancakes. WordOfGod says that they're basically what Charlie the Unicorn would be like if it was written by [=YouTube=] commenters. It's also been stated that [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/49prlm/i_am_jason_steele_creator_of_charlie_the_unicorn/d0u08py it, too, with have a fifth and final instalment.]]

There's also a spinoff called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6obFRHGzFdA Charlie the Yannicorn]] wherein... um... eh... just see for yourself.

!!This series provides examples of:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: The starfish... WANTS TO BE WITH YOU FOREVER!
* ActuallyIAmHim: Fool! Charlie did speak to the weasel, for [[spoiler:the Blue unicorn ''is'' the weasel]]!
* AGodAmI: The Millipede declares herself, among many other things.
* AmbiguouslyGay: In the charlie teh unicron videos, the pink unicorn suggests they all make out. Due to the ambiguous gender this trope may apply.
** The starfish.
* AmbiguousGender: Charlie lampshades this in the second episode: "Guys? Guys? Or girls. I'm not really sure ''what'' you two are." WordOfGod says that their genders are deliberately not specified because [[RuleOfFunny it's funnier that way]].
** The millipede. They have a male voice and eventually refer to themself as "King"...... yet is pretty feminine and is claimed to be female by some fans. The backup chorus refers to the Milipede as female in the last verse, though, so it seems like the masculine pronouns are used for powerful effect rather than gender indication.
* AntiClimax:
-->'''Charlie:''' What is "The Door?"\\
'''Blue:''' The Door is everything.\\
'''Pink:''' All that once was and all that will be!\\
'''Blue:''' The Door controls time and space.\\
'''Pink:''' Love and death!\\
'''Blue:''' The Door can see into your mind!\\
'''Pink:''' The Door can ''see'' into your '''''soul'''''!\\
'''Charlie:''' [''shaken''] Really? The... the Door can do all that?\\
'''Pink:''' [[spoiler: Heh, ''no'']].
* AntiHero: Charlie the Unicorn.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: The three of them can breathe underwater, which Charlie decides he's not even going to ask how. In Episode 4, [[spoiler: they actually do go to space]]. Again, no problems with breathing.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Pink and Blue seem to be behind it all]] as of the end of Episode 4.
** charlie teh unicron 4 has [[spoiler: the Grand Slamwich-loving waitress.]]
* BigEater: Star Catfish from the Yannicorn spinoff is constantly hungry, even if he's just eaten.
* BilingualBonus:
** In the [=YouTube=] Live short, the pink and blue unicorns inexplicably don fur hats and beards and start speaking in Russian; as it turns out, they're saying MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels. At the end, when they're being menaced by Music/RickAstley, the pink one goes back into Russian mode and shouts "Communism!"
** In one of the one-shots, they encounter a... well, [[MakesjustAsMuchSenseInContext giant Z]]. Upon meeting it they start speaking in Spanish. Considering the rest of the series, though, it probably doesn't mean anything. That said, we do have WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats...
---> '''Blue:''' ¡El hombre con el sombrero nos envió! (The man with the hat sent us!)\\
'''Pink:''' ¡Él nos contó muchas historias asombrosas! (He told us many amazing stories!)
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In the course of the series, those two sweet, dimwitted friends of Charlie: knocked him out to steal his kidney, his TV, and his horn [[spoiler: just so they could make a snowman]]. And that's if you don't count merely ''being near them'' as a horror in itself. The fourth one reveals that [[spoiler: they really are just trying to kill him, most likely out of boredom, and that they do this to other people too.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Episode four ends with [[spoiler:Pink and Blue attempting to destroy both the [[DetonationMoon moon]] and Charlie out of [[ForTheEvulz pure boredom]] with a massive bomb. However Starfish comes just in the nick of time and saves Charlie's life by making a wish at the cost of his own [[FlayingAlive skin]]. Pink and Blue are then shown back on earth celebrating the destruction of the moon and the death of Charlie. However thanks to Charlie's wish, he teleports right next to them much to their surprise. The episode then abruptly ends with Starfish's skinless body landing on earth yelling out "YOLO!"]].
* BodyHorror: The "demonstration" of 3D in one of the [=YouTube=] Live promos.
* BraggingThemeTune: ''I am a Millipede.''
* BrickJoke :
** "Oh, look, it's [[spoiler: my kidney]]."
** From charlie teh unicron:
---> '''Pink:''' "Oh no way!"\\
'''Blue:''' "That crap's still burning!"\\
'''Pink:''' "Man, that is from last episode, how is that still goin'?"
** [[spoiler:The starfish returns]] at the end of Charlie the Unicorn 4.
** The waitress from the end of charlie teh unicron 2 [[spoiler:returns at the end of charlie teh unicron 3. She's working at a Red Lobster now, but she still suggests that the group orders a basket of Grand Slamwiches, to the dismay of Blue and Pink.]] And then [[spoiler: she returns as the BigBad of charlie teh unicron 4. She also appears in the Film Cow short, the Robber, preventing George from finally getting his eggs by replacing his order with 2 orders of Grand Slamwiches.]]
** From the Kickstarter video:
---> '''Blue:''' "You know that thing you're always asking about the meadow?"\\
'''Charlie:''' "Uhh..."\\
'''Blue:''' "Well it finally happened."\\
(cut to meadow on fire)
* ButtMonkey: Charlie.
* {{Cameo}}: Charlie makes a cameo appearance at the end of the music video for the Weezer song "Pork and Beans".
* CallBack:
** Pink and Blue burning down the forest is a reference to Charlie asking them if the meadow was on fire in the first episode.
** In charlie teh unicron 2, Pink points out in Denny's that the fire was from the episode before. Blue Lampshades this by asking how it was still burning.
* CameBackWrong: Used verbatim in the Playlist LIVE video to describe [[spoiler:the resurrected Jenna Marbles.]]
* CaptainObvious:
** "We're on a bridge, Charlie!"
** "Charlie!" "What?!" "We're ''naked''!"
* CastFromHitPoints: [[spoiler:Starfish can grant wishes at the cost of a layer of biomass.]]
* CharacterActionTitle: "Goes to Candy Mountain".
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The starfish.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Everyone who's not Charlie.
* ContinuityNod:
** "Oh, hey, look, it's [[spoiler:my kidney]]."
** The fourth one has Charlie's horn held together with a band-aid.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Double Subverted in the Hot Topic video. The blue unicorn is in a room full of lava, and then proceeds to be set on fire from the heat. Then in the next scene, it's not on fire anymore, but still in the room full of lava. Assuming that the blue unicorn bursting into flames had anything to do with the heat.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: A world that is shaped by two sadistic unicorns was bound to be this, at least for Charlie.
* CreepyTwins: Pink and Blue. There's no confirmation as to whether or not they're actually twins, but they certainly have several traits of this trope (almost identical, always in synch with each other, etc.)
* CrossdressingVoices: The Millipede has an obviously male voice, but in addition to claiming to have "three hundred eggs", the mothmen use female pronouns when singing along with her at the end of the song.
* DeadpanSnarker: Charlie
-->'''Pink:''' We're from the future!\\
'''Charlie:''' Oh, I bet.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Charlie, this is redundant, Charlie!
** Candy Mountain! It's a land of sweets and joy... and joyness...
* [[spoiler:DetonationMoon]]: The ending of the fourth episode.
* DidYouSeeThatToo
* DisneyAcidSequence: Each episode has a bizarre musical number toward the end.
* DissonantSerenity: Pink and Blue almost always talk with insanely cheerful, singsong voices.
-->'''Pink:''' Yaaay! DARKNESS!
* DownerEnding
** Episode one ends with [[spoiler:Pink and Blue knocking out Charlie after convincing him to enter the Candy Mountain Cave and then proceed to [[OrganTheft steal his kidney while he's still unconscious]].]]
** Episode two ends with [[spoiler:Pink, Blue and the Banana People convincing Charlie he's the Banana King and immediately steal all of his belongings after they distract him]].
** Episode three ends with [[spoiler:Pink and Blue knocking out Charlie again, this time with sleeping gas. Then when Charlie wakes up, he finds himself in the middle of a snowy and is in shock after realizing that his horn has been cut off. Charlie then sees a snowman in front of him with his horn acting as the nose and [[ContinuityNod his kidney stuck on the bottom side of it]]]].
* EldritchAbomination:
** An AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Pink and Blue is that they're really some sort of insane gods who have chosen Charlie as their plaything. The fact that some of the stuff they summon is genuinely disturbing backs up this theory.
** Charlie himself seems to agree.
--> '''Charlie:''' I'm not even gonna ask how I'm still alive, cause you know what I think? I think I died long ago and you two are my eternal punishment.
--> '''Blue''': You're like a constant downer, huh?
** Music/RickAstley in the [=YouTube=] Live episode is played like an Eldritch Abomination from ''the internet''.
** To say nothing of "The Millipede".
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[invoked]] Charlie [[InUniverse indulges in this]] in the third episode, when he conjectures that he's already dead and the other two unicorns are his eternal punishment. Note that they don't ''deny'' this...
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The only thing that ever seems to truly take Pink and Blue by surprise is [[spoiler: Charlie surviving the fourth episode through Starfish's love.]]
* FalseReassurance: In ''Charlie the Unicorn 4'':
--> '''Blue''': If you go into the Cavern [[spoiler: we'll never bother you again.]]
--> '''Charlie''': [[spoiler: Never?]]
--> '''Pink''': We promise! [[spoiler: It'll be the [[ExactWords last you ever see of us]], Charlie.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: In the first episode, Pink and Blue were... unsettling, but had few if any of their reality warping powers. Their ability to screw with the laws of nature got stronger each episode.
* FlatWhat: All the time. On encountering the giant Z:
--> '''Blue:''' ¡El hombre con el sombrero nos envió!\\
'''Pink:''' ¡Él nos contó muchas historias asombrosas!\\
'''Z:''' ''*bing bing bing dodolo dodolo*''\\
'''Pink and Blue:''' Ho ho ho ho ho!\\
'''Charlie:''' ...What.
* GainaxEnding: Almost all of the one-shot shorts end on this note.
** "[=YouTube=] Live" ends with [[spoiler:the entire world merging with Website/YouTube and going into maintenance mode where Music/RickAstley comes out of a [[BrickJoke portal again]], to presumably kill Charlie, Pink and Blue.]]
** "Charlie the Unicorn and the Tomb of Horrors" (Often known as "Hot Topic") ends with [[spoiler: Pink and Blue and telling Charlie to not speak to "The Weasel" before Blue immediately saying that he was actually the weasel the whole time. [[CaptainObvious Pink then yells out that their all naked]], abruptly ending the short.]]
* GoingToSeeTheElephant: The plot of the first episode.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In unicron 2, after Pink and Blue kill the Banana King, they go with Charlie and the Banana King to eat at a Denny's. [[UnexplainedRecovery The Banana King is completely fine.]]
* GrumpyBear: Charlie
--> '''Charlie''': ... You know what I think? I think I died long ago and you two are my eternal punishment.
-->'''Blue''': You're like a constant downer, huh?
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The Starfish]]
* IAmSong: "I am a Millipede" from episode 4.
* IWantMyJetpack: In-universe.
-->'''Blue:''' Charlie! We're here!\\
'''Pink:''' In the future! *blows party horn*\\
'''Charlie:''' This looks EXACTLY the same!
* JackassGenie: Pink and Blue promised Charlie that they would [[spoiler: never bother him again if he enters the Cavern of the Red Wind. Cue bomb, so there would be no more Charlie to bother.]]
* KarmaHoudini: For all the crap they put Charlie through, the pink and blue unicorns don't get much comeuppance. A TheBadGuyWins scenario in this case! Episode 4 implies they've [[spoiler:been getting away with this sort of thing even longer than they have been doing it to Charlie, and they've also gotten away with ''killing'' the others when they got bored.]]
* LampshadeHanging: In the second and third episodes, Charlie takes note of how each time, the singer explodes. The third episode also has him realize that their adventures are always just [[spoiler:some ploy to steal something of his]].
* LevelAte: Candy Mountain. [[spoiler:Allegedly.]]
* LimitedAnimation: Pink and Blue simply bounce between their front and back hooves, as opposed to Charlie, who has a proper walk cycle.
* MadeOfExplodium: Anything that sings, apparently.
* MacGuffin: The amulet.
* MacGuffinEscortMission: The plot of the second episode.
* MakeAWish: [[spoiler:The starfish tells Charlie to do this to escape the bomb in episode 4.]]
* MasterOfIllusion: The Millipede in episode 4, although she mostly just uses it for special effects.
* MindScrew: PlayedForLaughs.
* MoralEventHorizon: Charlie [[InvokedTrope certainly thinks]] that [[spoiler:Blue and Pink cross this in episode 4.]]
--> '''Charlie''': Uhh... You guys are going a little far this time huh? Guys? Guys?... ''[[DespairEventHorizon Guys?]]''
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The two very last lines in the Hot Topic video.
-->'''Pink:''' Charlie!\\
'''Charlie:''' What?\\
'''Pink:''' We're NAKED!
* {{Narcissist}}: The millipede.
* NoNameGiven: The two unicorns who aren't Charlie. [[FanNickname We just call them]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pink and Blue]].
** [[spoiler: Their name is revealed to be "Lolz" (Blue) and "Roffle" (Pink). [[https://www.reddit.com/r/whoarepinkandblue/comments/4a4npy/possible_clues_in_a_night_of_spatula_madness/ Fathomos, Jason Steele's reddit acount name, revealed their names in the original script for the first episode]].]]
* NoRespectGuy: Charlie, Charlie, Charlie.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The other two unicorns appear to be childish and stupid, but the occasional line of insight [[spoiler: and the fact that all of the episodes are plots to steal things from Charlie]] seem to suggest that they are ''very'' odd [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] or at least {{Cloud Cuckoolander}}s with magical powers and odd goals.
* OffTheRails: Everything made after the third one, losing all grips on what loose idea you could call reality in the first videos.
* OnlySaneMan: Charlie considers the trip ridiculous and wishes his friends would stop repeating everything.
* OrganTheft: [[spoiler:"Aw, they took my freakin' kidney!"]]
* OverlyLongTongue: In episode 2, Pink and Blue tell Charlie to grab to their tongues to travel to the future and to save him from an invisible creature. Charlie finds their tongues all over his face and neck gross.
* PreMortemOneLiner: From charlie teh unicron. Pink and Blue drag Charlie to go with them to kill the Banana King for selling candy at their street.
-->'''Banana King:''' Yo' need to learn some economics!\\
'''Pink:''' Well, you need to learn some ''DIE!!''
* PsychopathicManchild: Pink and Blue act very much like a pair of sugar-high kids dragging someone along on a pretend adventure - they speak childishly, often make up monsters and exaggerate fanciful things that are obviously not there, and tend to get distracted along the adventures by playing kids games (like "the floor is lava") and making silly jokes. Only in this case, a great deal of the things they imagine up are hellishly real in some way, much to Charlie's torment - which they are totally callous towards. This extends all the way to the end of the last video [[spoiler: where they attempt to kill Charlie simply because they've gotten bored with the "games" they've been playing with him.]]
* RandomEventsPlot: Yeah.
* RealityWarper: Pink and Blue may be this, in light of the AlternateCharacterInterpretation of them as a pair of [[EldritchAbomination cosmic horrors]]. Lamphaded by Charlie in episode 4.
-->'''Charlie''': I'll never understand how you do these things.
** Regardless of the cosmic horrors idea, in fact, they're pretty obviously reality warpers.
* RunningGag: Characters singing to Charlie before quickly exploding right after.
* SatelliteCharacter: In the "charlie teh unicron" spinoffs, Charlie himself really doesn't do much but sit back and watch whatever 4channian craziness Pink and Blue are up to.
* SayMyName:
--> Charlie! ''Charlie!'' '''''CHARLIE!'''''
--> ''I'm right here, what do you want!?''
--> [[NonSequitur We're on a bridge, Charlie!]]
* SelfDeprecation: charlie teh unicron is a self-parody by the creators that makes fun of the original. According to WordOfGod, it's also a TakeThat to fans who email Filmcow with suggestions for future Charlie the Unicorn episodes, "a parody of what Charlie the Unicorn would be like if it was written by random internet people."
* SerialKiller: [[spoiler: It is implied in episode 4 that Red and Blue have killed many people before him out of boredom.]]
* SequelEscalation: Each short gets more insane than the last one, it goes like this: The first short involves Charlie, Pink and Blue looking for Candy Mountain, the second short involves them bring an amulet to the Banana King, the third short is about Charlie being taken to the future where he then has to go underwater to finish building a snowman, and the fourth short involves them going to the moon to fight the Millipede Queen to save the Cavern of the Red Wind.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The Millipede is really quite well-spoken for a bug.
* ShaggyDogStory: The first three episodes end with [[spoiler:the two crazy unicorns robbing Charlie, the entire insane journey having just been an elaborate plot to steal his kidney, TV, and horn, respectively]]. [[spoiler:Good news is, he finds his kidney again in the third episode...]]
* SheIsTheKing: The Millipede refers to herself as one, despite the fact that she's supposed to be female (admittedly, you wouldn't know that from her voice). Subverted because [[SmallNameBigEgo she's mostly just talking herself up]].
* ShoutOut:
** The [[AWildRapperAppears rap breakdown]] in "In the Ocean Blue" is the "[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokérap]]," [[RecycledInSpace WITH FISH!]]
** In the [=YouTube=] Live video: "Oh my God, it's [[Music/TayZonday raining chocolate]]!"
* SpinOff: Kinda? The only real difference between [[{{Transformers}} Unic]][[NamesTheSame ron]] and the main series is that Pink and Blue act more adult and lose the EldritchAbomination feel. Plus Charlie is less of a straight man and more a bystander. Weird things still happen, they just seem more "normal", in the sense that you could believe that's just how the universe works in this world.
* SmallNameBigEgo: The Millipede would like to inform you how great she is.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: In "Charlie the Yannicorn", Star-cat-fish and Yannicorn Charlie sound like an odd meeting of a stock cartoon "comic relief" character from a few decades back and a less-tormented, better-adjusted Charlie (with a human face and an accent from somewhere in Europe) freestyling and playing off of his complaints.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Charlie has no idea how he's breathing underwater, and frankly, [[HandWave he'd rather not ask]].
* TakeThatAudience: Why charlie teh unicron was made.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Episode 4 is so far the only episode in the entire series where Charlie successfully manages to avoid being screwed over by Pink and Blue.
* TimeTravel: Possibly. Notable in that the three unicorns live in a forest, so there is absolutely no visual difference between the "present" and the "future". And their future clothes disappear when they're in the future.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The Denny's waitress absolutely adores "Grand Slamwiches", and refuses to let customers order anything else.
** In the Yannicorn spinoff, Star Catfish has a strange fixation on marshmallow pie.
* UnexplainedRecovery: In episode 3 Charlie [[spoiler:loses his horn as it's the last missing piece to the snowman. In the Hot Topic and [=YouTube=] Live shorts (which may or may not take place after episode 3), he has his horn again. The fourth episode shows that he taped his horn back onto himself.]]
* UnwittingPawn: Charlie, three times. Not that they are complicated plans. Granted, Charlie seems to know that something bad is going to happen, yet goes with them anyway.
* VillainSong: The millipede gets one in the fourth episode.
* VocalEvolution: Compare Blue and Pink's voices in the first segment to their voices in the Hot Topic video. Or the Charlie teh Unicron videos.
** A small one and nowhere as near as noticeable as Pink and Blue's, but Charlie's voice gets slightly higher as the series progresses.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: "THE DOOR CAN SEE INTO YOUR ''SOULLLLLLL!!!''"
* AWildRapperAppears: In the third episode's musical number.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Charlie and the two unicorns -- that is, assuming they really do consider Charlie their "friend" (he sure doesn't see it that way) and it's not just a ploy that's part of their insane agenda.
* {{Yandere}}:
-->'''Starfish:''' STARFISH REALLY LOVES YOU!\\
'''Starfish:''' ''LOVE ME, LOVE ME!''\\
'''Starfish:''' '''''I WANT TO BE WITH YOU FOREVER!'''''
** His face as he says that and [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Patrick]]-like voice really drives it home.
** [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted. [[HeroicSacrifice The only life Starfish endangers for Charlie is the starfish's own]].]]
* YankTheDogsChain: Episode 4... except it ends up subverted, or given the trope, DoubleSubverted. [[spoiler:Point is, Pink and Blue promise Charlie that they'll never bedevil him again if he goes into the cavern, but apparently only because they expected this to be the one that outright ''kills him'' while they float off again. Then Starfish shows up and saves him, leading to an awkward moment where they're all alive earthside, and that's where we were at last count.]]
* ZeroEffortBoss: The Millipede.
--> '''Blue & Pink:''' You did it, Charlie! You defeated the Millipede!
--> '''Charlie:''' It just exploded! ''LIKE EVERYTHING DOES WHEN IT SINGS TO ME!''