->'''Fred:''' You didn't tell him about me, did you?\\
'''Fred's mother:''' No, I lied and told him you're sane.
-->--''Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred''

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[[http://www.youtube.com/user/Fred Meet Fred]]. Fred is 6. [[AgeLift (In the movies he's 18.)]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} He has a condition which requires him to take pills to act like a normal kid.]] His mom likes to go out, and his dad is a rock star and lives in the State Pen. [[note]]In the movies, he doesn't know who his father is, so he imagines/hallucinates that it's wrestler John Cena.[[/note]]

You know, just like when you were a kid!

Tropes from Lucas Cruikshank's new series ''Doug'' go on [[WebVideo/DougDerky its page]].
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!!''Fred'' provides examples of:
* ThreeDMovie: The second [[TheMovie movie]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was said to be one, but ended up being in 2D.]]
* ActuallyNotAVampire: [[spoiler:Mr. Devlin from the second [[TheMovie movie]], though the very end suggests otherwise.]]
* AlliterativeName:
** Ferdinand "Fred" Figglehorn.
** Fred's dad, Fergus Figglehorn.
** Ted Tigglecorn from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibqidh3ihhA Ted Tigglecorn Interviews Fred Figglehorn]]''.
** Hunter H. Hunterson from ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-hunter-hunterson-bonus-footage-5640339 FRED Interviews Hunter Hunterson]]''.
* AlphaBitch: Judy.
* AnimatedAdaptation: The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9567D748F53E40B9 "It's Fred!"]]'' series.
* ArtShift:
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVNvJoljD0 Christmas is Creepy]]'' features animation and StopMotion.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l27otMzmWCQ Tater Haters]]'', ''[[http://www.miniclip.com/games/fred-figglehorn Fred Figglehorn]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0seHRrmei0 FRED gets Animated part 1]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w32AxBn5S8 FRED Gets Adopted]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm1rJpktG9M FRED Makes a Campfire]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAgAsuIbO0A FRED makes a Diorama]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVZxvjA2XDk FRED Goes on a Field Trip]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfYaKIWXNoI FRED Gets a Monkey]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU4ocqWBflo FRED Uses a Spork]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dctLzVwQv1A FRED Goes to a Funeral]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsZhm-rVotA Fred Brings Cherie To School]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0P8Qq7uhss Fred Gets a Foreign Exchange Student]]'' feature animation as well.
* AscendedExtra: Fred's creator has come closer than probably any other non-musician to creating "real" stardom from [=YouTube=] stardom.
** Case in point, an entire episode of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' dedicated to him and a walk on role as himself in ''Series/HannahMontana''.
*** And now he's got a deal with a studio that's making animated Freds.
*** He's done it. He's actually got a Fred TV show airing on Nickelodeon.
*** [[InternetBacklash Not that many like the two mentioned above, mind you.]]
* BerserkButton: One particularly hilarious example in the movie; when Fred is told his "girlfriend" has moved, he goes on a rampage and destroys his living room. Because of his sunny disposition, he cleans up afterward.
* BigDamnMovie: ''Fred TheMovie'', ''Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred'', and ''Fred 3: Camp Fred''.
* BigOlUnibrow: Fadila from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0P8Qq7uhss Fred Gets a Foreign Exchange Student]]'' turns out to have one.
* ChristmasEpisode: There've been a few.
** 2007: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTetkt6mnek Fred on Christmas]]''
** 2009: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWCidnkhPtQ Christmas Cash]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVNvJoljD0 Christmas is Creepy]]''.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Season 1 = Blue hand-lettered shirt. Season 2 = Red shirt. Seasons 3 and 4 = Blue printed (see below) shirt.
* CreepyChild: The basic premise of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylrz20YkgFA Fred Babysits a Psycho]]''.
* {{Crossover}}:
** With ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ndUWNSR38 Fred on iCarly]]'' and the ''iCarly'' episode ''iMeet Fred''--Fred is fictional in the ''iCarly'' universe, but ''iMeet Fred'' features two exclusive Fred videos, both featuring ''iCarly'' characters (the second of these videos can be seen [[http://www.icarly.com/iVideo/index.html#vid1516 here]]).
** With WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjVKYzy4ek8 Fred Goes Grocery Shopping Feat. Annoying Orange]]'' and '''''Annoying Orange''': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EiM8Pa91SQ vs. FRED!!!]]''
** With ''Adventures of Power'' in ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-learns-to-air-drum-with-power-5682570 FRED Learns to Air Drum with Power]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-sneezle-the-cat-bonus-footage-5682285 Fred Interviews Sneezle The Cat]]''.
* DarkHorseVictory: Fred and his mortal enemy Kevin compete for class president. The winner is a girl called Cleopatra who Fred claims "didn't have any ideas" and was just sort of there.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Averted, the show is brighter than the web video.
** In the web video, it is implied that Fred's mom is a prostitute.
** Fred's father is [[DisappearedDad never there]] in the Web videos. He's not there in the movies or show either, but we get [[ImaginaryFriend John Cena]] to make up for it.
* DaydreamSurprise: A large portion of {{the movie}}s are this. In some places, it's hard to tell what's a DaydreamSurprise and what isn't. There are even a few DaydreamSurprise ''characters'' ...or are they?
* {{Direct-to-Video}}:
** ''Fred's Got Talent'' was released Direct To DVD as a bonus feature on the ''Fred: The Movie'' DVD.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQirNOv7HI I Wanna Be A Celebrity]]'' was originally released Direct To Digital Download through the official ''Fred'' store.
* DisappearedDad: Fred's dad lives in the State Pen.
** In the movies, however, his "dad" takes on the flesh of JohnCena.
* DontTryThisAtHome: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZVrTS04d5U FRED Gets Animated Pt.2]]''.
* DVDCommentary: The first movie has one by director Clay Weiner, writer David Goodman, and actor Lucas Cruikshank.
* DependingOnTheWriter: On just how dark it gets. The original youtube videos depend on a lot of dark humour, the animated series is dark as well, and manages to be even crueller to the characters then the videos. The movies are pretty clean, with some things from the original hinted at and some dark comedy by Nickelodeon standards. The TV show is squeaky clean, with maybe a couple adult-ish jokes scattered throughout.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Kevin one time pretended to be Judy, saying that he and Judy had broken up, and wanted to date Fred. When Judy found out she stated that was too far, though Fred thought Judy was only acting.
* FourthWallMailSlot: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0seHRrmei0 FRED gets Animated part 1]]''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The movies do this ''a lot''.
** The web videos count too, even though they were on youtube, the darker jokes are slipped in subtly due to Fred's limited knowledge of the world combined with the fast pace of the videos most people don't catch on as to what Fred is actually talking about.
** Not to mention his hackin' catch phrase.
* GrossUpCloseUp: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l27otMzmWCQ Tater Haters]]''.
* GuideDangIt: Likely just a glitch, but six videos will only play if the quality is turned down to 240p: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCQaa9CUJcw FRED ThrowDown #1 - Peace Around the World for Generations]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CMJaJIrPzQ FRED ThrowDown #2 - Homie G pic]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjc5fOhGWpU FRED: "Figglehorn '08" Campaign Video]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5_ZBigLFBw FRED: Kevin's Attack Ad]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsnh18Xstqw FRED ThrowDown #3 - Creepiest Picture with your Pet]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jZo7bhQ4Tc FRED Sings at YouTube Live!!!]]''
* HalloweenEpisode: There've been a few.
** 2006: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DL7zP7Da1o Fred on Halloween]]'' (the first ''Fred'' video)
** 2007: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJF7R2uFKW8 Fred on Halloween 2]]''
** 2010: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyzN2AHcKek The Babysitter's a Vampire]]''
* IAmNotWeasel: Non-talking animal example. Fred always mistakes small dogs for squirrels.
* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler:Fadila from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0P8Qq7uhss Fred Gets a Foreign Exchange Student]]'' turns out to look like Fred with a BigOlUnibrow.]]
* InsistentTerminology: It's a ''Master Blaster''!
* {{Interquel}}:
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3b2Bmk0f7w Watch Every Episode of Figgle Chat!!]]'' is set between ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiRSw4dKBFM FRED Gets a Talk Show]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-obama-bonus-footage-5578107 Fred Interviews Obama]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RKCPG6Vpfc Up Next on Figgle Chat: Perez Hilton!!]]'' is set between ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-obama-bonus-footage-5578107 Fred Interviews Obama]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-goes-through-puberty-special-guest-perez-hilton-figgle-chat-ep-2-5599694 FRED Goes Through Puberty]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qISmOXvraP4 Next on Figgle Chat: Eduardo Fresco]]'' is set between ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-goes-through-puberty-special-guest-perez-hilton-figgle-chat-ep-2-5599694 FRED Goes Through Puberty]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-eduardo-fresco-ep-3-exclusive-bonus-footage-5619964 Fred Interviews Eduardo Fresco]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l61FMMJhnQ Up Next on Figgle Chat...We got Brad Pitt!]]'' is set between ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-eduardo-fresco-ep-3-exclusive-bonus-footage-5619964 Fred Interviews Eduardo Fresco]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-hunter-hunterson-bonus-footage-5640339 FRED Interviews Hunter Hunterson]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93rEZYmPhtY Up Next on Figgle Chat: iJustine!]]'' is set between ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-hunter-hunterson-bonus-footage-5640339 FRED Interviews Hunter Hunterson]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-ijustine-bonus-footage-5658915 Fred Interviews iJustine]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlPYrYvQ8t0 Up Next: The Biggest Guest EVER!!]]'' is set between ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-ijustine-bonus-footage-5658915 Fred Interviews iJustine]]'' and ''[[http://blip.tv/fred/fred-interviews-sneezle-the-cat-bonus-footage-5682285 Fred Interviews Sneezle The Cat]]''.
* LovePotion: In the ''[[http://www.nick.com/shows/fred Fred: The Show]]'' episode [[http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/fred-the-show-101-love-potion-full-episode.html "Love Potion"]].
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Even if Fred has no human friends, Sparky, the Neighborhood Squirrels, and the Cat With Rabies will never leave him.
* TheMovie: Three of 'em, which were intended for theaters but ended up premiering on {{Nickelodeon}}. (The first film ''did'' make it to theaters in the UK due to the distributor capitalizing on Pixie Lott's popularity over there, but it [[BoxOfficeBomb bombed spectacularly.]]) [[http://www.deadline.com/2011/12/nickelodeon-greenlights-third-fred-movie-picks-up-20-episode-fred-series/ Nickelodeon has also]] picked up a [[RecycledTheSeries TV series]] (''[[http://www.nick.com/shows/fred Fred: The Show]]'') and then a third movie (''Fred 3: Camp Fred'').
* NoEnding: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyzN2AHcKek The Babysitter's a Vampire]]''.
* OverlyLongGag: In the first movie, when Fred's faced with a car repairman who doesn't speak English, he thinks he is being messed with and proceeds to run away screaming, while we are shown brief shots of different areas (like near a fence, on a railroad track and even on a rollercoaster track). This continues until he runs into a live dam.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mom loves bars and staying out late and is almost never there, and his "rock star" dad is on Death Row. [[spoiler:The first movie implies that Fred's dad actually lived nearby (until the movie's events actually occur), and was never in jail (or a rock star), but ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAgAsuIbO0A FRED makes a Diorama]]'' has Fred's dad appear in jail.]]
* PotteryBarnPoor: Fred and his mom. Also Judy, to a degree. Fred {{lampshade|hanging}}s this, saying that her trailer is {{bigger on the inside}}.
* PreviouslyOn: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZVrTS04d5U FRED Gets Animated Pt.2]]'' opens with a clip from the end of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0seHRrmei0 FRED gets Animated part 1]]''.
* ProductPlacement:
** Newer episodes have the title character wearing [[TheMerch the official licensed Fred(TM) t-shirt]] rather than the original hand-lettered one.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QURja9e_EnQ Fred Finds a]] CreepyDoll'' is all about Fred(TM) discovering one of [[TheMerch the officially licensed talking Fred(TM) dolls]]. This kid doesn't miss a trick...
** Even before that he was plugging Zip-its.
* RandomEventsPlot: The movies.
* RecycledTheSeries: ''[[http://www.nick.com/shows/fred Fred: The Show]]''.
* SantaClaus: Appears in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTetkt6mnek Fred on Christmas]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWCidnkhPtQ Christmas Cash]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVNvJoljD0 Christmas is Creepy]]''.
* SdrawkcabName: Derf from the movies.
* SeriesContinuityError: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQirNOv7HI I Wanna Be A Celebrity]]'', Fred mentions his "first CD" while holding up a few copies of his second CD, ''Who's Ready to Party? With FRED''. His first CD, mentioned in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QURja9e_EnQ Fred Finds a Creepy Doll]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir_pw90_3-c Fred Talks About His Christmas Music]]'', was ''It's Hackin' Christmas! With FRED''. This error is especially {{egregious}} since both [=CDs=] actually exist and are available for purchase.
* StalkerWithACrush: Talia, Kevin's little sister from the second movie.
** Fred himself to Judy in the original series.
* TalkShow: The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=E6744BB2BEE3602F Figgle Chat]]'' series.
* TalkyBookends:
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zc7Wt4WBEE Watch How I Do This]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWCidnkhPtQ Christmas Cash]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyzN2AHcKek The Babysitter's a Vampire]]'' have them at their beginnings.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l27otMzmWCQ Tater Haters]]'' has one at its end.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: {{Nickelodeon}}'s commercials for the second movie, '''AND HOW'''. Practically THE WHOLE COMMERCIAL was just John Cena's appearances, the Literature/{{Twilight}} {{Homage}}/TakeThat, the wrestling scene, and the first water g-[[InsistentTerminology IT'S A MASTER BLASTER!]] scene, ALL OF WHICH WAS IMAGINARY.
* TrainingMontage: In the ''[[http://www.nick.com/shows/fred Fred: The Show]]'' episode [[http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/fred-the-show-102-full-episode.html "The Expired Cow"]].
* {{Tuckerization}}: The movies reveal that Kevin's family's last name is Libo, the same as writer David Goodman's cousins (as mentioned in the first movie's DVDCommentary).
* UnreliableNarrator: Even more so in the movies, where half of the events don't even happen.
* UnnamedParent: Both of Fred's parents were this, but their names were eventually revealed:
** His mom's name is Hildegard (Hilda for short) in the second movie and Cherie in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm1rJpktG9M FRED Makes a Campfire]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAgAsuIbO0A FRED makes a Diorama]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsZhm-rVotA Fred Brings Cherie To School]]''.
** His dad's name is Fergus in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAgAsuIbO0A FRED makes a Diorama]]''.
* TheVoice: Everyone that isn't Fred, except in a few specials, most of season 4, the movies, the {{talk show}} ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=E6744BB2BEE3602F Figgle Chat]]'', the AnimatedAdaptation ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9567D748F53E40B9 "It's Fred!"]]'', and the [[RecycledTheSeries TV series]] ''[[http://www.nick.com/shows/fred Fred: The Show]]''.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In the movie.
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