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''Skippy Shorts'' is a... ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs unique]]'' puppet–based YouTube channel run by [=NearFar=] Productions. It stars an insane puppet named Skippy (voiced by Greg Harrisberg), who mainly retells classic stories in his own "style" and answers e-mail questions, along with an ensemble of other crazy puppets, including his best friend Finney (voiced by Jack Rennon), a [[CartoonCreature weird white animal]], a [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace trigger-happy]] [[BadCopIncompetentCop cop]] called the Cop and his friend [[NonHumanSidekick Iggy Iguana]], a senile sociopath named Rufus T., a magical wizard and his apprentice, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many others]]. Almost every video ends with Skippy yelling, "STUPID!", which perfectly sums up the channel's whole style and tone. The channel can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/skippyshorts here]].

There is also a second channel called ''skippythe2nd''. It can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/skippythe2nd here]].

!!Tropes seen in their videos:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: The Old Lady who wants to be a disgusted Skippy's girlfriend. He reacts by killing her.
* AbortedArc: "Ask Skippy #13" ends on a cliffhanger of Skippy being arrested. Nothing comes of it and the lack of closure on it has become a RunningGag.
** Some seemingly recurring series of videos never made it beyond one video, such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERYyRTuTi_E Skippy's Song Reviews]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLHg49tOZsc Skippy's Silent Shorts]]." The latter was {{Lampshaded}} in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g26AgHbs35E promo for their website]], probing viewers for their favorite types of videos.
--> '''Groggle''': I like the silent shorts! ''(gets punched in the face)''
--> '''Jack Rennon''': WE ONLY MADE ONE OF THOSE!
* AndNinetyNineCents: Taken to the extreme with the "Being Just Like Skippy Kit" in "Ask Skippy #14," where Finney mentions the "reasonably low price" - $99999999999999999.02
--> '''The Cop''': A deal like that should be...''illegal!''
* AxCrazy: Hillary Clinton, who will send her Midget Minions to kill you if you don't vote for her. Also Rufus, who threatened to kill the viewer's grandma if they didn't go see the characters at the 2010 Beverly Hills Film Festival.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Oh, yeah.
* BaitAndSwitch: Skippy's review of ''The Trevor and Officer Harry Show'' in "Ask Skippy #17." He says he'll need one word and everyone (including an apparent child audience) assumes he'll say "STUPID!" He instead throws them a curveball and says, "Salamander!"
** Episode 2 of "The Andy Cougerman Show" - where Andy and Mr. Sandwich sing "Without You." As it turns out, [[spoiler:Mr. Sandwich doesn't love Andy, he's trying to kill him!]]
* BerserkButton: Don't make fun of the Cop's mother (or call attention to her mustache).
* BlatantLies: "That's cheap!". Also saying that "Clawverbro" is a common name.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In "Ask Finny #2," Finney claims he pleases the ladies by buying them chocolates, flowers and chocolate flowers.
* CartoonCreature: Finney.
* CatchPhrase: "STUPID!", "The other day, a guy / girl wrote me...", "YAY!!!", "YEAH!", "I'll be your (enter text here)!".
* CausticCritic: Rufus.
* TheChewToy: Andy Cougerman. He ''explodes'' in every one of his appearances.
* ChristmasCarol: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILgyJdCzr_Y See]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Nancy the Talking Movie Review Bird, and Finney
** Nearly everyone qualifies.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m19phzWanfE A video]] about ClayAiken's coming out. Finney doesn't react to the news well, wanting his musicians to be sad and depressed and not "gay."
* CreatorCameo: The two puppeteers often play whatever live-action, human roles there are in the videos.
* DepravedKidsShowHost: Kappy Koala.
* TheDitz: Nancy.
* DropInCharacter: Spoofed in ''The Trevor and Officer Harry Show'' in "Ask Skippy #17" with Clarence, who walks into the character's house through their pantry.
--> '''Clarence''': Like, hey, guys! Can I borrow your mayonnaise? ''(crowd goes wild)''
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Again, "STUPID!"
* FracturedFairyTale: Many of Skippy's retellings are outright wrong.
* {{Gonk}}: The Old Lady.
* HandPuppet
* HumanityEnsues: As seen in "Human Skippy!".
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: The Cop.
* IronButtMonkey: The Old Lady, whose advances on Skippy and others are met with shootings, beatings, maulings and spearings. She's always fine the next time she's seen.
* {{Jerkass}}: Skippy, The Cop (sometimes), Iggy (sometimes), and '''Rufus'''.
* LongList: Employed in a number of videos:
** "Ask Skippy #14" is mainly a list of all the random, ridiculous items in Skippy's "Being Just Like Skippy Kit."
** "Ask Skippy #20" consists of the characters listing off every instance they know of the word "clawverbro."
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3kJky2HvzA An unpublished video]] shows Finney trying to get into a Skippy Shorts party and spends nearly 30 seconds rattling off words he thinks are the password (which is "stupid").
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha8yrV-316Y A video]] lists a bunch of random citizens George W. Bush claims to know.
* KillThePoor: In the Christmas Carol video, Rufus T., as Scrooge, outright says this.
* KilledMidSentence: Dark Anne Cestor and [[CrossesTheLineTwice Tiny]] [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Tim]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Old Lady's appearances are scored by the same, creepy music.
* MonsterClown: Brittany, the Crazy Clown.
* NoFourthWall: Skippy and others are well aware that they're puppets.
* NoIndoorVoice: Virtually every character shouts their dialogue at all times.
* NonHumanSidekick: Iggy.
* NoodleImplements: The Wizard's Nanny Foo-Foo made his green shirt out of the bones of an epileptic leprechaun!
** The items found in the "Being Just Like Skippy Kit," such as a gas mask, a bundle of dancing red roses, a George W. Bush mask, a duck and a ham sandwich.
* RapidFireComedy: AND HOW!
* RecycledInSpace: Skippy tells the story of ''Aladdin''...IN SPACE!
* RhymesOnADime: The Rhyming Bush!
* RobeAndWizardHat: The Wizard.
* ShockAndAwe: Skippy's horrible electricity–shocking powers, as seen in "Ask Skippy #21 - Resolutions."
* ShoutOut: The videos make frequent use of music, pictures, video clips, audio clips and sound effects from other, well-known sources. Sounds from ''MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' are used quite often.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: On the far end of the silly side.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: "Have have you ever been like in like YEAH!"
* TakeThat: Several videos (of the "DUM NEWS" branding) paint certain celebrities and especially politicians in a very negative light, often reducing them to blubbering messes.
** If Chelsea Clinton is name-dropped, it's usually a joke about her appearance.
* ThanksgivingEpisode: Where Skippy yells at all his friends for not being thankful for ''him.''
* VerySpecialEpisode: Parodied in "Ask Skippy #17" with ''The Trevor and Officer Harry Show'', where the valuable lesson they learn is to keep their pantry door locked to prevent comic relief Clarence from breaking into their house. Complete with music cue from ''FullHouse''.
* WorldOfHam
* YoutubePoop: Ganon's "DIE!" has been used many times.
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'''[[{{Catchphrase}} STUPID!!!]]'''