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[[caption-width-right:254:A TRUE AMERICAN LEGEND... '''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment FROM AMERICA]]!''']]

-->'''Tran:''' I'm not a doctor!
-->'''Narrator:''' '''''[[BlatantLies YES, HE IS!]]'''''

''Dr. Tran'' is an animated web series by [[http://www.lonesausage.com/ Lone Sausage Productions]] that follows an unfortunate 5-year-old boy whose life has been turned upside down by a disembodied "[[InAWorld trailer narrator]]"-type voice. It was all started by the 2003 short ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO0kRE5OTZI Here comes Dr. Tran]]'', in which the {{Narrator}} describes Tran as a secret superagent and the star of at least 30,000 Dr. Tran movies (and a doctor), while Tran tries (unsuccessfully) to drive the voice away. The short has quickly become popular through MemeticMutation.

Other shorts in the series include:

* '''Dr. Tran's Quiet Log Time''' - Tran enjoys a quiet evening by a campfire. HilarityEnsues
* '''Summer Splash''' - Introducing Leland the Cough Drop and Fat Friend, who argue whether Tran is a superhero or not.
* '''Mr. Tran & The Toy Cack''' - Tran and Leland are driven by Leland's grandma to a toy store.
* '''100% ICE''' - Grandpa lectures Tran, Fat Friend and Leland on how to advertise their products. Introduces Hotel Soap, to whom cocaine is like vitamins.
* '''Fruit Hat''' - Tran is sitting in a subway station. An old lady's hat asks him to buy it chewing gum.
* '''Dr. Tran Fanmail''' - FourthWallMailSlot series in the style of the original short.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]: For 5 seconds during "Here comes Dr. Tran".
** During an early (if not original) showing of "Here Comes Dr. Tran," 3D glasses were handed out to viewers, with little explanation. The joke was that all that preparation was for five seconds of unmoving 3D.
** Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival showing "Here Comes Dr. Tran" also handed out 3D glasses.
* AChatWithSatan: The TropeNamer!
* AdultsAreUseless: There are three adults in the series, [[spoiler: and they're all senile old people.]]
* {{Angrish}}: Literally everything Dr. Tran says in the original video after the narrator says, "Come and get 'em!"'
** This becomes increasingly apparent as the short wears on, to the point where Tran's insults are a cross between JapaneseRanguage and FloweryInsults;
--->'''Dr. Tran:''' "You... are so ''bad!'' Are there no windows in your house? You come from somewhere very deep in the ocean, you are ''EVIL!'' You bury as a dog!"
* ArchEnemy: The chicken is (rather humorously) portrayed as Tran's nemesis.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Leland. "Toy stoooore!"
* {{Badass}}: Dr. Tran, according to the Narrator.
** BadassBookworm / GeniusBruiser: Dr. Tran has a [=PhD.=] in ''kicking your ass''.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: The old lady in ''Fruit Hat'' regularly gets cookie recipes from James Van Der Beek, and when he gets uppity with her, she reminds him "who showed you the [[DawsonsCreek creek]]?"
* BerserkButton: Tran's is pushed in ''Here Comes Dr. Tran.'' Unfortunately for him, it just comes across as adorable.
* BigNo: Episode 7, where Dr. Tran is forced to go through with another fan letter after wounding Fat Friend with his trusty pneumatic nail gun.
* BilingualBonus: The Roybertito's ad is almost completely in Spanish.
* BlackComedy: ''Toy Cack''
--> '''Grandma:''' "I just keep hitting little boys!"
* BlatantLies: After Grandma Norma runs over a little boy for the first time, she tells Leland it was a flock of geese.
* BloodyHilarious: "Dr. Tran & The Toy Cack" in '''''SPADES.'''''
* BoldInflation: The voice and accompanying text talks like this.
* ButtMonkey: Tran.
* CallBack
-->'''Tran:''' Please leave me alone. I have to do... pool... chores.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm not a doctor!"
* TheChewToy: Tran
* ClusterFBomb: The Furious Little Cinnamon Bun, for no reason at all.
* CloudCuckoolander: Leland on several occasions. Also, his [[NeverMessWithGranny grandma.]]
* ContinuityNod: Lots of 'em.
* CrapsaccharineWorld
* CurseCutShort: "I love to put carob [[AssShove right up my a-]] *hits little boy with car*
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: From the original, Tran, when his BerserkButton is finally pressed by the [[InAWorld ever-persistent narrator]]: "You make me mad, and you make me angry!!"
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Leland's grandma.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: The old lady in ''Fruit Hat'' thinks Tran is an ugly little girl.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Yes, he ''is'' called Fat Friend.
** His actual name is Barbara.
* FromBadToWorse: Grandma Norma's vehicular homicide gets TurnedUpToEleven near the end of ''Toy Cack''. How, you ask?
-->'''Grandma Norma''': How did we wind up at the children's hospital?
* [[GirlsHaveCooties Girls Are Grody!]]
* GratuitousEnglish: "Dear Dr. Tran, Why I always have so an hard feeling in my pants at the morning?" from Fan Mail episode "Keith Cares"
* HumiliationConga: Any skit that involves Tran and a narrator can be viewed as this. A little Asian boy whose entire world is being manipulated by some unseen voice, the situation gradually becoming more and more hilariously insane at Tran's expense, until he's a knotted ball of frustration. The first Dr. Tran short and ''Nail Gun'' are prime examples of this.
* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: Leland's grandma gives one in "Dr. Tran and the Toy Cack", and it goes on and on until Tran says, "[[BigShutUp SHUT UP]]! WHY DON'T YOU JUST SHUT UP ''RIGHT NOW?!''"
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: The talking chicken defends his obsession with gum by saying it's an illness.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Dr. Tran has apparently [[SelfMadeOrphan killed his own mother]] with a broken lawn chair.
-->But... I ''love'' mother!
** And the trusty pneumatic nail gun hot glued to his left hand, which he fires every .5 seconds
* InAWorld: ''Here Comes Dr. Tran''
* InfantImmortality: '''Averted'''. No matter what she does, Grandma Norma just can't stop hitting little boys.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Dickable.
* InteractiveNarrator: Well, who d'ya think?
** There are three of them. The main Narrator, the old man narrator from ''Dickable Afternoon'', and the narrator for ''Roybertito's''.
* JapaneseRanguage: In the original short: ''"I've never been to Amellica!!"''
* JerkAss: The talking chicken and Grandpa, but especially the Narrator. He apparently loves screwing around with Tran's head, and his reality, [[ForTheEvulz for no reason.]] We don't even know why Tran is the one he screws around with. One way to look at it is that the Narrator really believes Tran is an action superstar, which is sort of backed up by the appearance of two alternate Trans, one in the 1940s, another in the 2040s. Of course, given his power, he could've just created those two Trans solely to mess with Tran once again. Two examples come to mind:
** In one of the fan mail segments, Tran gets a letter from a little girl with AIDS asking Tran to make an appearance or to donate some money to her hospital. Tran thinks the girl sounds nice (even if doesn't know what AIDS are), while the Narrator basically tells her to go bitch to someone else. He then rubs it in by saying Tran is too busy at the "Venezuelan drug lord dance party", wearing sunglasses "black as the night [she] got cancer!"
--->'''Tran''': What is cancer? I thought you said AIDS.\\
'''Narrator''': Same thing.
** In another one, Tran gets a letter from a guy named Keith who says that he and his wife understand that Tran is just a little boy who is being misidentified with someone else, all the while being accused of doing horrible things "for America". Tran actually asks to answer this letter, but the Narrator decides that Tran should read another one about a kid asking questions about boners, all the while Tran is pleading to talk to Keith.
* MemeticSexGod: Dr. Tran, at least according to the {{Narrator}} in-universe.
* MerchandiseDriven: Parodied. In-universe, you can apparently buy anything with Dr. Tran on it. This gives Tran a hard time; denying being famous is a bit difficult when one is standing in a Dr. Tran Inflatable Pool.
** The series also includes two Dr. Tran product commercials: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM9UVCG_K9o&feature=PlayList&p=A33989B65116A425&playnext_from=PL&index=20 Peanut Butter Square Hula Quest ]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-H1JTWXhKU&feature=PlayList&p=A33989B65116A425&playnext_from=PL&index=17 Dickable Afternoons]], plus an ad for a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JW133F0AK4 fictional restaurant]] that uses Tran's image in their products.
* MindScrew: ''The Furious Little Cinnamon Bun''. Really, [[spoiler: a giant penis comes down from the sky and crushes the bun?]]
** After crossing the border.
*** And ordering a Cerveza.
** Also, the entire Roybertito's clip.
* MotorMouth: ''Roybertito's'' narrator.
* NoodleIncident: Leland's grandma taking off her top and being killed by Greg Kinnear.
** Perhaps It happened at Toy Cack. After all, it IS the store's motto.
* OhCrap: The look on [[spoiler: the talking chicken's face]] when Tran finally sees him in ''Fruit Hat''.
* OnlySaneMan: Tran, barring somewhat of an obsession with soap.
* OverlyLongGag: "Where are you going to take us?"
** To clue you in, the response is a HurricaneOfEuphemisms that lasts for a full ''forty seconds''.
* PlotHole: In ''Here Comes Dr. Tran,'' Tran clearly states that he's never been to America. However, ''The Furious Little Cinnamon Bun'' would imply that he has, since Leland heard the cinnamon bun cross the border, and it's made clear from that that Leland lives in America. However, given the power of the narrator, he could have warped Tran to America some time during the course of the series.
* PrecisionFStrike: Grandpa during Part 1 of the '100% ICE' sketch, causing Tran to blanch in shock.
-->'''Grandpa''': ''[Discussing Hotel Soap]'' And he's so fuckin' wonderful, he could be the only reason people buy your smokable ice, or Ice-over-Miami.
* RealityWarper: The Narrator, it seems. Aside from, well, being a disembodied voice, his achievements include: Changing Tran's clothes, turning the scene into 3D, summoning a heavy rain during a sunny day and, though this is probably stretching the trope, contacting Tran's past and future selves.
* [[RealTrailerFakeMovie Real Trailer Fake 30,000 Movies]]
** Well, for the most part. There actually ''is'' a "Dr. Tran 30,000 DVD Box Set," but it doesn't actually contain 30,000 movies.
* {{Retraux}}: The Dickable Afternoons commercial, zipping in and out of sepia and black and white and full color.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Leland the Cough Drop.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Grandma Norma in ''Toy Cack'.
-->'''Grandma Norma''': ''BAIL OUT!''\\
'''Tran''': No, wait -- she left!
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: The Old Man in the ''100% Ice'' shorts.
* SexSells: One of the bits of advertising advice that Grampa gives to Fat Friend.
** The narrator constantly espouses Tran's sexual prowess.
** One of the posters has topless female spies on it.
* StylisticSuck: The Peanut Butter Hula Quest and Dickable Afternoon commercials.
* SyntheticVoiceActor: "I love Dr. Tran. I am an Asian male."
* TearsOfBlood: One of the guys in the Roybertito's ad.
* VisualPun: Look at that fat cock!
-->Sorry Doctor, that was fucked up. [[spoiler:It was a rooster. Come on.]]
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's ambiguous where Tran actually lives.
* YankTheDogsChain: The "Keith Cares" Fanmail episode.
* YourMom: The narrator either has Tran kill his mom, or kill ''your'' mom, but not before giving her the best orgasm ever.
* YouSayTomato: Fat Friend says "hev" for have, "melk" for milk, and "pellow" for pillow.
*** From the "Time Machine" Fanmail episode: "hay Dr. Tran, i was wondering do you HEV i time machine or i laser cannon and how much ice did you sell?"
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