A series of [[WebAnimation webtoons]] on Website/SomethingAwful animated by Dave "Shmorky" Kelly, creator of the webcomic PurplePussy.

While a good portion of the entries in The Flash Tub are one-off shorts, there are some recurring series. These include:

* '''The Kansas City Worldskippers''': A parody of ''TheHarlemGlobetrotters'', where four moronic basketball players are tasked with solving mysteries and save the world with their sassy basketball skills. A task they almost inevitably fail to complete do to a general lack of intelligence, attention span and basic survival instincts.
* '''Gaming Guyz''': The two frat boys Andy and Paulo discusses new video game releases while verbally and physically abusing each other, if they are not busy bullying resident retrogamer and ButtMonkey George.
* '''The Jefferson Brothers''': The story of two illegitimate children of Thomas Jefferson who travel through time and go on adventures. Somehow weirder than it sounds.
* '''Uncle Pep-Pep's Doodle Time''': A parody of kids shows with host Uncle Pep-pep and his talking pencil Pencilly as they teach the young viewers at home how to draw. It gets worse.
* '''Suicide Face''': A story about a girl who committed suicide to prank her boyfriend and trying to get out of hell. Looked to be going somewhere but wound up ending on a cliff hanger.
* '''The Furious Famicom Faggot''': A parody of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd and [[CausticCritic Caustic Critics]] in general.
* '''Breakfast Duck''': At first a parody of breakfast mascots. Breakfast Duck, along with his troubled son and cute niece try to remain a family while going through [[BlackComedy hilarious tragedies]].
* '''The Best Of Weekend Web''': All the stupidest, creepiest and most nonsensical forum posts from all over the Internet, read out loud in a dramatic style.
* '''Platform Hero''': Can our player character SaveThePrincess from Dark Dragon with the "help" of a green dinosaur?
* '''Peezle Ward Presents''': Self-proclaimed ChildProdigy Peezle Ward's self-directed low-budget films based on his old [[ShortStory short stories]].
* '''Gamescott''': An extreme {{CloudCuckoolander}} hybrid of VideoGame journalism and MaxHeadroom.
* '''Lauren's Cartoons:''' Imagery set to improvised stories by Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka's daughters Lauren and Jaylen.
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!!Tropes associated with The Flash Tub include:

* AdobeFlash - All the videos are on flash. And are incredibly fluid and professional looking compared to your usual standard for flash.
* AlliterativeName - Furious Famicom Faggot.
* AndIMustScream - The Laughbot. A robot programmed to tell jokes, and only tell jokes. It was also programmed to feel sadness, because they thought it would be funnier that way.
--> Laughbot: ''"Who likes jokes? I wish I did!"''
* ArtShift: At the drop of a dime, either with individual characters or the whole image. Used frequently to evoke a random [[UncannyValley disturbing]] effect.
* AttackOfThePoliticalAd - During the 2004 election, campaign ad was made for the [[GIJoe Cobra Commander]] that attacked George W. Bush and John Kerry for wasteful spending on "the $87 billion G.I. Joe boondoggle."
* BloodyHilarious
* BrokeTheRatingScale: Furious Famicom Faggot on Tengen's version of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' for the NES:
-->"For [[ClusterFBomb fucking]] with me like this, I'm gonna give you the worst rating ''ever'': '''EIGHT GORILLA ANUSES!'''"
* ButNowIMustGo - In the final episode of Uncle Pep-Pep's Doodle Time, the surviving side characters [[spoiler: turns out to be aliens and they announce that they must go back to their home planet. When asked on the forums if they [[TheSimpsons died on their way back]], Shmorky simply answered [[BusCrash "yes, yes they did."]]]]
* ButtMonkey:
** Breakfast Duck is not treated very well by his employers. In his first short, they force him to do skateboarding stunts as part of the cereal commercial, even though he can't do anything more than just stand on the board, so unsurprisingly he falls and breaks his neck. They then let him just lay there and scream, though since he's an animated character he's recovered by the next cartoon. And this is to say nothing of his troubled home life...
** Paulo is this to Andy, and George is this to both the Gaming Guyz.
* CausticCritic - Parodied with the Furious Famicon Faggot.
* CerebusRetcon - The breakfast duck cartoons started off being another slapstick violent cartoon to laugh at a duck's misfortune. But as the terrible things started piling up, it soon started focusing on his emotional state after going through such hardships. Culminating with his Christmas special which focuses on his troubled family life.
* ClifftopCaterwauling: Breakfast Duck in the final part of "Breakfast Duck's Terrible Christmas". When he finishes his rant, [[BlackComedy he's struck by a lightning bolt and falls off the roof of the house.]]
* ComicallyMissingThePoint - The Furious Famicom Faggot's review of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda''. He neglects to enter the cave at the beginning and doesn't pick up the sword, so he's unable to attack anything. Then his new girlfriend dumps him during the review, and [[SanitySlippage suddenly things get weird...]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Nearly every character.
* ClusterFBomb: Used quite often by the Furious Famicom Faggot, coupled with ToiletHumor.
* DeadlyPrank - "Suicide Face" starts with one that involves the pranker killing herself. Intentionally.
* DepravedBisexual - [=ZipperFlash=] in "[=ZipperFlash=]'s Ultimate Sonic Fan-fic"
* DepravedKidsShowHost - Uncle Pep-Pep.
* DerangedAnimation
* DisproportionateRetribution - The protagonist of the "Peezle Ward's" series will hit his girlfriend -- as well as threaten to do much worse to her -- for talking, because she has an annoying voice.
* DownerEnding - Woody's Race ends with Woody's car crashing and his legs breaking, as he sheds a single tear while exclaiming "I have lost, I failed you father."
* DrivenToSuicide
** In ''Suicide Face'', Cindy commits suicide as a prank. Apparently under the assumption that it doesn't count as dying if it's just a joke.
** After finding out his girlfriend thinks so lowly of him as to abort his own offspring, Paulo shoots himself in a scene so iconic it would be used at the end of the extended ''Gaming Guyz'' intro.
* FantasticRacism: Officer Jeff ''really'' hates Klurfs.
* {{God}} - In an episode of the Jefferson Brothers, they reach the edge of the universe and find God. They ask him what is the one true religion, his response? "[[spoiler:What is religion?]]"
* GeniusBruiser: Andy of ''Gaming Guyz'' may have a "jock bro" look and personality traits, but that doesn't stop him from having a [[HiddenDepths surprisingly deep]] knowledge of video games and video game history, as well as being the overall more clever of the two.
* GroinAttack:
** Sally kicks Sonic in the groin for no reason in "[=ZipperFlash=]'s Ultimate Sonic Fan-fic"
--->'''Sonic:''' Ow! Why the heck did you do that, you stupid cunt?!
--->'''Sally:''' I'm being random!
** The line "Smash your nuts into the ground" from the ''Gaming Guyz'' intro song.
* GrotesqueCute - Safe Seth and his wacky antics.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue - [=ZipperFlash=] in "[=ZipperFlash=]'s Ultimate Sonic Fan-fic"
* {{Improv}}: Lauren (and Jaylen's) Cartoons.
* InconvenientlyPlacedConveyorBelt - In "The [[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Abobo]] Show!"
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny- "Marble Madness: THE MOVIE"
-->'''Blue:''' Where wife?
-->'''Black:''' We gots wife. You give us secrets or you get wifeharm.
-->'''Blue:''' [[LittleNo No.]]
-->'''Black:''' You won't never escape!
-->'''Blue:''' [[RunningGag No.]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne - In Breakfast Duck's Terrible Christmas
--> Cutie: "Shut up! You're just being mean and ''gay!''"
--> Junior: "Heeeey! I'm not mean!"
* KilledOffForReal - Furious Famicom Faggot.
** Jerry Baggograpes. He will be missed.
* LastSecondWordSwap - Inverted in the Hammers episode with Safe Seth.
---> '''Kid:''' I dunno, it looks kinda dangerous...
---> '''Safe Seth:''' Aww, c'mon! Don't be a chicken's pussy!
* MistakenForMurderer: In "Suicide Face part 2" John is convicted of Cindy's murder and sent to the chair because no-one believes she was stupid enough to intentionally kill herself for a prank.
* MixAndMatchCritters - Ponuppy is [[TastesLikeDiabetes half pony, half puppy]].
** Also taken to an extreme in [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/flash-tub/cute-roulette-cartoon.php the Cutelette]] (Cute + Roulette)
* MoodWhiplash - Near the end of "Gaming Guys 3" in a TakeThat at CtrlAltDel.
-->'''Paulo:''' That was my girlfriend. She...
-->'''Andy:''' Did she have a miscarriage? [[BlackComedy That would be fucking funny as shit!]]
-->'''Paulo:''' No. She got an abortion. She said she didn't want to have a 'tard baby. *tear*
* NegativeContinuity
* [[{{Nephewism}} Niece-ism]]: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in "Breakfast Duck's Terrible Christmas". Cutie Duckling lives with her uncle, Breakfast Duck; Breakfast Duck's girlfriend says "That's some weird DonaldDuck thing going on, don't you think?" Breakfast Duck explains with a flashback:
-->'''Social Services Guy:''' Breakfast Duck? Breakfast Duck, your sister-in-law, Greta Duckling, overdosed on cocaine.
-->'''Breakfast Duck:''' Huh? What does that have to do with me?
-->'''Social Services Guy:''' Well, since you're the closest living relative, you are now the legal guardian of Cutie Duckling.
-->'''Breakfast Duck:''' What?! I'm not gonna take care of that stupid whore's demon offspring-!
-->*Cutie Duckling peeks out from behind Social Services Guy, with PuppyDogEyes*
-->'''Breakfast Duck:''' Oh! Uh--bwuh--I didn't mean--you!
* {{NO INDOOR VOICE}}: The main character of ''Peezle Ward Presents'', spoofing a combination of BadBadActing and HollywoodAutism.
* NonSequitur - In "Suicide Face" as Cindy is bludgeoning herself to death she starts babbling random nonsense as her IQ lowers with each hit before she's reduced to just moaning.
* OldShame - [in-universe] Robotnik continualy brings up Sonic's having blown him in "ZipperFlash's Ultimate Sonic Fan-fic."
* OnlySaneMan - Ralph from "The Jefferson Brothers" is one of the very few.
* OrphanedSeries - What "Suicide Face" appears to be. There hasn't been a new episode since 2008.
* PalsWithJesus - Dora and Boots in Lauren's Dora cartoons.
* ParentalSubstitute:
-->'''Cutie Duckling:''' *singing* ...because I love my Uncle Breakfast Duck [[BlackComedy even more than my dead mom]]!
* RandomEventsPlot - He Manf starts with He man and Skeletor fighting, then they fall in love, then it cuts to Tails the Fox telling Sonic that he was molested by Robotnik, Robotnik apologizes to Sonic and they then begin to sing "eternal flame". A chorus of various fictional characters join in, then the screen fades to black and tells us to please donate our time for a charitable organization for Africa instead of watching flash cartoons like an asshole.
* RapidFireComedy - Often. Especially evident in the "Tub Bites" series.
* {{Recycled IN SPACE}} - "The Jefferson Brothers: ARRESTED!" and "Peezle Ward's Brave Aeronauts"
* RealAfterAll - Ghost Snatch, Halloween Edition. And if you hate shows like ''GhostHunters'' it's probably BloodyHilarious as well.
* RhymesOnADime: Happens on multiple occasions in ''Peezle Ward Presents.''
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter - Ponuppy.
** With CutenessProximity taken UpToEleven.
* SanitySlippage: Happens to the Furious Famicom Faggot. [[spoiler: He might have even been insane the entire time, as the two other guys who appear in his reviews are only products of his imagination, but he truly starts to lose it during the ''Legend of Zelda'' review.]]
* ScheduleSlip - Shmorky doesn't seem to have any set schedule for updates, though he does tend to update generally atleast once a week. But spent a few months on hiatus a few times.
* ShaggyDogStory - A common plot formula.
* StylisticSuck
* SubvertedKidsShow - Uncle Pep-Pep's Doodle Time is supposed to be like Nick Jr shows from the 90s, at first it just seems to be a silly parody with swear words added, but you can quickly see underlying darker themes, such as the hosts downward spiral to a mental breakdown and suicidal thoughts in a surprisingly serious manner.
* TakeThat: "Console Wars"
** [[Creator/DingoPictures "Woody's Race"]]
** ""ZipperFlash's Ultimate Sonic Fan-fic" is this to horribly written fanfictions and the SonicTheHedgehog fan community in general.
* TestosteronePoisoning: ''Gaming Guys'', through and through.
* TooDumbToLive - Cindy Snickerpuss from "Suicide Face" is a literal example.
** Interesting also is the fact that according to the demons in hell technically she should also be too dumb to ''die''.
* UncannyValley: [invoked] Whenever the art style [[ArtShift shifts]] into a more realistic-looking image.
* UniversalAdaptorCast: The characters of the Peezle Ward stories.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Paulo after [[spoiler:killing himself]] in the third ''Gaming Guyz'' episode.
* WouldHitAGirl: Jeff Jefferson. [[spoiler: With a leprechaun.]]
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