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[[caption-width-right:172:Mulberry fears no authority.]]

->''"Not everyone in a regal situation is an airheaded whiny stuck-up bimbo. No, some of us are intelligent. Some of us pose an actual THREAT to you. Get me?"''
-->-- '''Mulberry Sharona'''

Peter Paltridge, the host of Website/PlatypusComix, created ''[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?seriesID=4 Mulberry]]'' in 2004. The title character, who has also become Platypus Comix's mascot, had previously [[EarlyBirdCameo appeared in the final strips of another comic]], ''Marin Meadow''. ''Mulberry'' features Mulberry Sharona, a 16-year old heiress from Seven Springs, California, who has managed to avoid becoming an UpperClassTwit thanks to ParentalAbandonment. Accompanied by [[ThreeAmigos her friends]] Jack, TheOneGuy, and Taffeta "Taffy" Sparks, the DumbBlonde housekeeper, this NonIdleRich girl makes adventures out of any scheme she comes up with.

''Mulberry'' made a leap to the printed page in 2012, when Peter Paltridge began including new comics of hers in his periodical, ''BANG! The Entertainment Paper''.

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* AccidentalInnuendo: Mulberry accidentally lets BradPitt's and AngelinaJolie's children, left for her to babysit in "Heiress A Parent", overhear [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=22&page=6&seriesID=4 some invoked examples]].
* AcronymConfusion: "Just Another Manic Monday" has a flashback in which Mulberry mistakes [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&page=4 a meeting of the World Wildlife Federation (sic)]] for a slow-paced World Wrestling Federation match. Tired of constantly forgetting which "WWF" stands for what, she [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&page=5&seriesID=4 asks some "powerful allies"]] to change the World Wrestling Federation's name to something with different initials-hence their re-branding as World Wrestling Entertainment, or Wrestling/{{WWE}}.
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&page=10 last]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&page=11 three]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&page=12 pages]] of "Just Another Manic Monday".]]
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Some of the readers felt surprised to learn that ''Ambush Makeover'', which became [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=1&page=8&seriesID=4 spoofed]] in "Mulberry's 2004 Fall TV Preview," actually exists.
* AnimatedActors: Mulberry even has an account at the forum of Platypus Comix's parent site, Toon Zone.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Mulberry's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=22&page=4&seriesID=4 struggles]] in "Heiress A Parent" to find something appropriate for the kids to watch include bypassing TV shows with "sex, violence, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs violent sex]], violence", and "Creator/BobSaget".
* ArtShift:
** "Mul/Kerry/Bush" shifts to brown-and-white sketches as Mulberry and her friends [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=2&page=22&seriesID=4 drop Dr. Badass out of the 2004 election]].
** "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mulberry" became more realistic-looking for Mulberry's three-page [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=1&seriesID=4 recap]] of the first season finale of ''{{Series/Heroes}}''.
** "Mulberry's Epic Yarn" turns DeliberatelyMonochrome as Mulberry and Taffy decide to have some "[=PB&J=]" by [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=21&page=6 singing the Peter, Bjorn, and John song "Young Folks."]]
* {{Attention Whore}}s: The Seven Spring heiresses who grew up to become ditzier than Mulberry, such as her adversary, SpoiledBrat Mary [[MeaningfulName Roach]].
* AuthorAvatar: Mulberry herself.
-->'''Peter Paltridge:''' It's pretty obvious here, but in the Comic-Con spread and several other instances, Mulberry is just a stand-in for myself -- me in the body of a teenage rich girl. (Why? [[SelfDeprecation Because Mulberry is cooler than me.]])
* AuthorTract
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&page=0 The Game of Life]]" gives Mulberry control of a DeceptivelyHumanRobot named, "[[spoiler: Davy Doowop-Abop-Shadoom-Boom-Pow]]." "DD" for short.
* BerserkButton: Mulberry will [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=5&page=9&seriesID=4 make you pay]] [[HypocriticalHumor if you call women overemotional]].
* BottleEpisode: The majority of "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Just Another Manic Monday]]" occurs in a nondescript room of Mulberry's mansion.
* BrickJoke:
** Both of Mulberry's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=2&seriesID=4 flashbacks]] of meeting Music/BritneySpears in "Death by Captain and Tenille" involve her holding a hideous creature (first a stray kitten, then [[TakeThat Kevin Federline]]) and asking, "Look! Isn't it pretty?" Thirteen pages later, a terrorist expresses disgust at America's "uncovered women," prompting a scene of [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=15&seriesID=4 Britney mooning paparazzi]] and repeating the question she asked Mulberry twice.
*** Mulberry meets Britney again in the next issue, "Scary Berry." Britney [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=11&page=19&seriesID=4 shows off her shaved head]] and [[RuleOfThree asks once again]], "Look! Isn't it pretty?"
** "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mulberry" begins with Mulberry and her friends attending Series/VeronicaMars' funeral following her show's cancellation. A fanboy suddenly enters and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=5 tries in vain]] to bring her back to life. Near the end of the comic, he [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=21 encounters]] Veronica's actress, Creator/KristenBell, but she has taken on the form of Elle Bishop from ''Heroes''.
* TheCameo:
** Ilana, Lance, and Octus of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' share [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&page=1 a bus ride]] with DD in "The Game of Life".
** Comicstrip/{{Nemi}} and Cyan make [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=26&page=5 an appearance]] in "Hielten Sich Für Captain Kirk".
* ChristmasEpisode: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/index.php?issue=7&pageType=index&seriesID=8 Mulberry's Surrogate Family]]".
* {{Cliffhanger}}: "Scary Berry" ended with [[spoiler: Mulberry in rehab]]. Readers didn't learn the resolution until "Prison Broke" came 5 1/2 months later.
* ConsummateLiar: DD in "The Game of Life". Among other things, he becomes [[spoiler: Mayor of Portland]] by [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&page=2 feigning a relationship with the Kennedys]], and claims that [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&page=5&seriesID=4 Mitt Romney considered him for a running mate]]. Justified in that he needs a backstory in order to pass off as a human and "win" the Game of Life.
* ContinuityCameo:
** Joan of Arc, who had [[FishOutOfTemporalWater risen from the dead]] in a two-part comic titled "Raiders of the Lost Arc," [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=14&page=6 makes appearances]] in "Franken-Berry."
** A [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=16&page=11&seriesID=4 news report]] in "Obamadramarama" contains appearances by Dan Blather and ''Webcomic/{{Keiki}}'' character Andrea.
** [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson]], as portrayed in the Platypus Comix miniseries ''Webcomic/TrueBelievers'',[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=17&page=9&seriesID=4 form part of a crowd scene]] in "If Ya Don't Eat Your Mulberry, Ya Can't Have Any Pudding! How Can Ya Have Any Pudding If Ya Don't Eat Your Mulberry??"
** [=TeBOING!ss=], the Music/{{Kesha}} caricature from the ''Webcomic/ScrambledEggs'' comic "It's Square to Be Hip," [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=21&page=12 smokes a bubble hookah]] in "Mulberry's Epic Yarn."
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In "Artifacting," Creator/JohnKricfalusi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=15&page=19 makes prisoners endure lectures]] about [[SmallNameBigEgo why all animation sucks compared to his]] and disagrees with '''[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=15&page=20&seriesID=4 anything]]''' they say. [[spoiler: Eventually, Mulberry [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=15&page=23&seriesID=4 forces]] him to wear the [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Happy Hat]] and broaden his appreciations.]]
* CoolLoser: The other heiresses of Seven Springs may shun Mulberry for her refusal to do anything she considers embarrassingly stupid, such as getting high or drunk, but she's still smarter than any of them, and heiress to one of the world's most powerful monopolies, VGI.
* CouchGag: Ever since 2005, issues have used old, unusual-looking comic book covers instead of covers that bear direct relevance to the story. Some of them have Mulberry photoshopped into the scenes, but issues from October 2008 onward depict the covers unaltered.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: As [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=8&page=13 Mulberry informs Jack]], he wouldn't have gotten pursued by the government in "Jack the Ripper" if instead of downloading an illegal patch for ''Planet of Warcraft'', he just asked Mulberry for $64.95 to buy an upgraded version.
* CriminalAmnesiac: [[spoiler: GeorgeWBush's daughter [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=6&page=43 Barbara]]]] in "Year Six."
* {{Crossover}}:
** Peter announced [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/store/mulberryandsonic.html two fake ones]] as a prank: a video game titled, ''Mulberry and Franchise/{{Sonic| The Hedgehog}} [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames at the Olympic Games]]'', and a graphic novel titled, ''ComicBook/ArchieMeetsThePunisher Meets Mulberry''.
** "Artifacting" has Mulberry race [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=15&page=13&seriesID=4 against]] Franchise/IndianaJones and [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] in a quest for [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'s History Eraser Button.

* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=14&page=13&seriesID=4 Taffy defeats a zombie Orville Redenbacher]]]] in "Franken-berry".
* CutAndPasteTranslation: Mulberry presents one of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' in [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=1&page=4&seriesID=4 "Mulberry's 2004 Fall TV Preview"]].
-->'''Mulberry:''' Through the magic of editing, [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids Productions]] has turned a ninja cartoon into a depiction of daily American school life! ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is now known here as ''Larry and His Socially Conscious Adventures'', and it's being hailed by critics as "''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' for the 21st Century! Here's a peek!"
-->''(Three page preview plays)''
-->'''Mulberry:''' Some complain that things like this destroy the original artist's vision. I say, who cares? The man's all the way back in Japan; how's he gonna find out?
-->'''Jack:''' And he probably doesn't have internet...
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: At the end of [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/newbiestuff/mulberryintro.html the page]] where Mulberry introduces herself, Jack, and Taffy to new readers, she claims the site has infected one of the reader's folders, and opening that folder would render the computer incapable of visiting any website other than the one for ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: One of Pitt's and Jolie's children [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=22&page=11&seriesID=4 becomes corrupted]] in "Heiress A Parent" after [[spoiler: playing an M-rated version of ''VideoGame/CookingMama'']].
* TheDeadRiseToAdvertise: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=14&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Franken-Berry]]" contains a literal example. [[spoiler: Procter and Gamble win an auction for MIT scientists to resurrect one deceased person, and pick Orville Reddenbacher (sic) as the person to bring back so that he can create new popcorn commercials.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Mulberry on occasion.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: In "Just Another Manic Monday," Jack overhears Mulberry [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&page=3&seriesID=4 speak some of her darkest secrets while sleeping]].
* DirtyOldMan: Mulberry abuses [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=9&page=11 one]] in "Mulberry Sharona, Slayer of [=WASPs=]". She then finds out lots of heiresses in her town [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=9&page=13&seriesID=4 desire him]] because of his high social status.
* DisneyDeath: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=3&seriesID=4 Two]] in the [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=4&seriesID=4 recap]] at the beginning of "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mulberry".
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=5&page=1&seriesID=4 "Mulberry: OFFENDED!"]] has Mulberry set out to kill a comedian who called women overemotional a year earlier.
* DoesNotLikeMen: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=23&page=4&seriesID=4 Jezebel]] in "Jeboozled".
* EasyAmnesia: [[spoiler: Barbara Pierce Bush]] loses her memory in "Year Six" during a terrorist attack, and regains it after [[spoiler: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=6&page=53&seriesID=4 Taffy pushes her out of Mulberry's helicopter right before she can stab them]]]].
* EngineeredPublicConfession: In "Mulberry's 2009 Fall TV Preview", Mulberry tricks a writer for Creator/TheCW into [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=18&page=10 publicly broadcasting his beliefs]] that ViewersAreMorons, but [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope none of The CW's viewers feel offended]] because they really ''are'' morons.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In "Obadramarama", [[spoiler:power-hungry {{Jerkass}} UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton]] and Mulberry accidentally switch bodies. [[spoiler:Hillary]] tries to seize the opportunity to rise to even greater power than before, but decides to switch back after [[spoiler:[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=16&page=24&seriesID=4 her daughter, Chelsea Clinton]], [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=16&page=25&seriesID=4 fails to recognize her with her new body and voice.]]]]
-->'''Jack:''' Really? You want to go back?\\
[[spoiler:'''Hillary Clinton:''']] As long as I'm in this body, [[spoiler:I'll never see Chelsea again!]] Even if I gain the world...it's not worth it if [[spoiler:I lose my only child!]] It's not worth it...I've been so stupid! I've been so greedy and stupid!\\
'''Jack:''' Well...wow, I have to say I'm surprised...\\
[[spoiler:'''Hillary Clinton:''']] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=16&page=26&seriesID=4 What kind of a monster do you think I am????]]
* FakeOutOpening: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=8&page=1&seriesID=4 "Jack the Ripper"]] begins by showing a fire-launching, silhouetted person exploring a village, but it turns out the person is just a character Jack is playing in an online game.
* FakingTheDead: To protect themselves from terrorists and [[GeorgeWBush their father]]'s haters, [[spoiler: Jenna and Barbara Bush]] resort to this at the end of "Year Six." [[spoiler: The girls' father [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=6&page=49 refused their kidnappers' demands to pull troops out of Iraq]], leaving them in danger of beheading, and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=6&page=56 the building where they were being held hostage exploded.]]]]
* FingerGun: Mulberry's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=21&page=9 main weapon]] in "Mulberry's Epic Yarn".
* FishOutOfWater: "Mulberry Sharona, Slayer of [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]]" lands Mulberry at a [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=9&page=5&seriesID=4 country club gathering of airheaded heiresses.]]
* FillerStrip: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&pageType=index&seriesID=4 "Murphy's Lawn"]] was written to tide Platypus Comix readers over as Peter spent extra time completing a four-part ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'' comic.
* AFriendInNeed: Mulberry often acknowledges the importance of her friendships with Jack and Taffy, whether she or one of them is the one in need.
* FollowTheLeader:
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=3&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Mulberry vs. Wal-Mart]]" begins as Mulberry learns her companies are losing money to Wal-Mart. In response, she, Jack, and Taffy, then spend a few hours in one of their stores. At the end of the comic, Mulberry [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=3&page=13&seriesID=4 applies what she learned from the trip into opening her own store.]]
** Mulberry finds herself resorting to this in "Mulberry's Lawn," while trying to turn Creator/BrittanyMurphy's last movie ([[TheAsylum Asylum Pictures]]' ''UFO vs. Killer Unicorn'') into a Hollywood blockbuster. {{Universal}} nearly rejects the film for not having enough [[{{Film/Avatar}} blue people]], but she manages to get around that by [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=12&seriesID=4 promising]] [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome "4-D" special effects]] instead. Mulberry also broadens appeal by [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=13 changing the title]] to ''[[WordSaladTitle The Feel Sandwich]]'', in hopes of earning a ''[[TheHurtLocker Hurt Locker]]''-level of critical acclaim, and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=14&seriesID=4 turning Flava Flav's character]] from a [[DawsonCasting little boy]] to a [[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkly vampire]].
* ForInconveniencePressOne: Taffy's attempt in "Death By Captain and Tenille" to help Mulberry [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=9 order an airplane over the phone]] doesn't go well because no button exists for such a request, and the voice responder mishears Taffy when she asks to buy a plane. [[spoiler: Mulberry [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=10&seriesID=4 blows up the responder]] by delivering a LogicBomb over the phone.]]
** At the end of the comic, an old lady tries to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=17 order tickets to Las Vegas]] from the same airline Taffy called, and [[spoiler: instead gets sold an airplane]].
* ForbiddenFruit: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=26&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Hielten Sich Für Captain Kirk]]" has Mulberry warn a woman not to watch ''Film/{{Threads}}'', simply because it will "ruin [her] life." After she does so, [[spoiler: the graphic imagery of nuclear fallout leaves her traumatized and fearful of a nuclear strike]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "Franken-Berry" contains a scene [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=14&page=9&seriesID=4 Mulberry asks Taffy if she remembers the time they searched]] for the [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow History Eraser Button]], but after Jack says he doesn't, Mulberry remembers that comic won't appear at Platypus Comix for another seven months.
* GlobalIgnorance: Mary attempts to attract tabloids in "Prison Broke" by landing herself in jail. However, things don't go as planned, so she [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=9&seriesID=4 asks Mulberry to come to Mexico and rescue her.]] [[spoiler: It later turns out that Mary actually [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=15 ended up in her family's California hotel]].]]
* GoSeduceMyArchnemesis: Mary Roach tells Mulberry that she treated her more nicely than usual in "Mulberry Sharona, Slayer of [=WASPs=]" in [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=9&page=10&seriesID=4 hopes that Mulberry will seduce a policeman]] that wouldn't accept Mary's bribes.
* GrandTheftMe:
** In "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=16&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Obamadramarama]]," Mulberry's scheme to take control of Sarah Palin's body goes awry when she and her friends obtain the wrong hair sample, giving [[Hilary Clinton]] control over Mulberry's body.
** At one point in "Mulberry's Epic Yarn," Mulberry and Taffy [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=21&page=15&seriesID=4 find a room full of View-Masters]] that allow users to see from the perspective of a celebrity, and also control what that person says and does. Incidentally, Mulberry briefly uses one to finally [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=21&page=16 control Sarah Palin]].
* HeroicBSOD: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=4&seriesID=4 Mulberry's reaction]] in "Murphy's Lawn" to the news that Creator/BrittanyMurphy died.
-->'''Mulberry:''' [[BigNo NOOO-HO-HOOO!]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Every time I said, "Kill all celebrities," I would always whisper, "except one." Brittany Murphy was that one!]]
-->'''Jack:''' I'm sorry...[[{{Understatement}} This is really hitting you hard, isn't it?]]
-->'''Mulberry:''' This isn't like Music/MichaelJackson or PatrickSwayze...I actually mean it this time!
* HereWeGoAgain: "Hielten Sich Für Captain Kirk" ends with [[spoiler: Mulberry warning [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=26&page=10 the leader of Iran]] not to watch ''Threads'']].
* {{Homage}}: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=27&pageType=index&seriesID=4 GameSaw]]" has a storyline kind of like ''Film/{{Saw}}'', except that the torture involves [[spoiler: working at [=GameStop=]]].
* HomageShot: After getting [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=11 shot by a bazooka]] in "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mulberry", HaydenPanettiere heals in a manner similar to that of the T-1000 from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Taffy lampshades this by asking, "Cool! What other movies can you imitate with your body?"
* IAmNotSpock: In-universe NiceCharacterMeanActor Hayden Panettiere doesn't react [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=11&seriesID=4 kindly]] to Jack calling her, "[[Series/{{Heroes}} Claire]]" in "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mulberry".
** Kristen Bell asks a ''Veronica Mars'' fan [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=21 not to call her, "Veronica Mars",]] since [[ThatManIsDead that show had died]].[[note]]This comic predates the ''Veronica Mars'' movie.[[/note]] She does allow him to call her, "Elle", but only after she finishes getting into that role.
* InsistentTerminology: Mulberry, Taffy, and Jezebel [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=23&page=3 insist]] in "Jeboozled" that men always refer to females as "women" instead of, "girls", although [[NWordPrivileges women can call each other girls.]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha:
** Mulberry's battle with Hayden Panettiere in "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mulberry" [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=19&seriesID=4 includes some robots]].[[note]]Mulberry controlled the silver and purple 'bot, while Panettiere used the gray and green one.[[/note]]
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&pageType=index&seriesID=4 The Game of Life]]" has Mulberry literally play the game by controlling a DeceptivelyHumanRobot to find a career and love, among other things.
* IntoxicationEnsues: The contents of Music/PaulaAbdul's [[Series/AmericanIdol Coke glass]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=11&page=6&seriesID=4 have this affect on Mulberry]] in "Scary Berry."
* InvisibleParents: Apparently, Mulberry's parents have spent so little time with her, she has forgotten what they look like. (Once, [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=2&page=10&seriesID=4 she nearly fell for]] GeorgeWBush's attempt to pull a LukeIAmYourFather on her) Jack and Taffy have admitted to having parents, but they do not live on the Sharona estate.
* ItsBeenDone: Mulberry tries to find legendary objects in "Artifacting," released the same month as ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', but [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=15&page=3&seriesID=4 explorers from all areas of fiction]] beat her to each object she tries to find during the first nine pages.
* JumpingOnPoint: Peter wrote "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=26&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Hielten Sich Für Captain Kirk]]" especially to help acquaint ''BANG!'' readers with Mulberry's resourcefulness and possible lack of tolerance, in case some of them never visited Platypus Comix.
* JustifiedCriminal: In "Prison Broke", [[spoiler:Mulberry learns that Mary's kidnappers only [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=17&seriesID=4 want]] better treatment while they work at the Roach Hotel. She decides to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=18&seriesID=4 help them]] fulfill this desire.]]
* JustifiedTitle: "Year Six" is [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=6&page=9 explained]] as referring to the sixth year of George W. Bush's presidency, the time Mulberry has predicted will mark the Democrats' largest effort to get him impeached.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Early on in "Obamadramarama," Mulberry explains that whoever she will switch brains with later will not remember anything she did while in Mulberry's body, and instead assume she went unconscious for the duration of the switch.
* LastSecondWordSwap: After Mulberry fails in "Heiress A Parent" to convince the President of Television to lessen the amount of programs children can't watch, she exclaims, [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=22&page=9&seriesID=4 "Go to...a field of daisies!"]] after noticing one of her wards standing near her.
* LetsGetDangerous: As a result of her interactions with Mulberry in "Year Six," [[spoiler: Jenna Bush]] becomes more defiant and [[spoiler:[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=6&page=50&seriesID=4 beats up terrorists who try to kill her sister]]]].
* LightmareFuel:
** When the wards in "Heiress A Parent" start laughing wildly at news reports about the "weinergate" scandal, Taffy [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=22&page=7 tells them]] about a PSA in which a man laughed so hard at dirty jokes, he turned into a donkey, then exploded. Taffy then asks the children if they want to die that way.
** The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&page=10 Mitty Bear]] from "The Game of Life."
* LonelyRichKid: Mulberry realizes she's one in "Mulberry's Surrogate Family," as Jack and Taffy prepare to visit their families for Christmas, and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/index.php?issue=7&page=2&seriesID=8 she confesses to them that her parents are never around.]]
* MadeOfIron: "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mulberry" [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=13&page=10&seriesID=4 reveals]] Hayden Panettiere to have as much invincibility as her ''Heroes'' character, Claire Bennet.
* MaliciousMisnaming: When Mulberry interviews Creator/ZooeyDeschanel in "Mulberry's 2012 Fall TV Preview", she asks Mulberry to pronounce her name like, "Zoe". Instead, Mulberry calls her, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=24&page=3 Zoo-ee]]".
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Fed up with all the ProductPlacement she must endure while watching Macy's UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay Parade in "If Ya Don't Eat Your Mulberry, Ya Can't Have Any Pudding! How Can Ya Have Any Pudding If Ya Don't Eat Your Mulberry??", Mulberry [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=17&page=7&seriesID=4 decides to unleash balloons of popular, completely random characters.]] The characters end up having an epic battle, until]] SantaClaus blows them up and makes candy rain down.
* MediumBlending: "Let's Scare Mary Roach to Death" [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=19&page=8 combines]] character drawings with photographic backgrounds as Mulberry forces Mary to spend a night in the abandoned, decaying Dixie Square Mall.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** By the end of "Artifacting," [[spoiler: Mulberry has obtained the History Eraser Button before Indy and Lara, and even turned John Kricfalusi into less of an egomaniac. Unfortunately, she [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=15&page=24&seriesID=4 accidentally sits on the History Eraser Button]], seemingly [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin erasing history]] in the process.]]
** At the end of "Heiress A Parent", Mulberry decides to directly remind Pitt's and Jolie's children that TV doesn't always accurately teach right from wrong, especially when sex and/or violence become involved. However, after the children assure Mulberry that they won't follow [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]'s pornographic-sounding [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=22&page=17 suggestion]] for a Google image search, [[spoiler: Mulberry tells them, "Remember, this is the same TV that keeps telling you SantaClaus is real!" The children don't seem to react kindly to this.]]
** Mulberry learns in "Mulberry's 2012 Fall TV Preview" that ''Series/{{Community}}'' is getting ScrewedByTheNetwork as [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=24&page=4 revenge for her ticking off an NBC executive]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=8&page=16 technicians]] of the torrent website in "Jack the Ripper" resemble [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Gabe and Tycho]].
* NonstandardCharacterDesign:
** [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=15&page=15 John Kricfalusi]], in "Artifacting," is drawn in the style of his cartoons as opposed to Peter's comics.
** In "Murphy's Lawn," [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=8&seriesID=4 Brittany Murphy]] resembles [[KingOfTheHill Luanne Platter]]. Peter once had plans to draw her like this more often.
* NoodleIncident:
** Mulberry tries to prevent Jack from hearing any more of her secrets in "Just Another Manic Monday" by [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=4&page=9&seriesID=4 asking him to check all of the mansion's smoke detectors, lest she make him face Smokey Bear "again".]]
** When Mulberry asks Jack in "Prison Broke" why she didn't try to restrain her after [[IntoxicationEnsues Intoxication Ensued]], Jack explains that he felt scared that she would shoot him. She asks him to remember how many times she nearly shot him, so he [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=2&seriesID=4 reminds her that it happened five times.]]
** When Mulberry meets Brittany Murphy's angel in "Murphy's Lawn", Mulberry exclaims that she's not crazy. [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=7&seriesID=4 Murphy then corrects her by saying Mulberry really was crazy the last seven times she saw her angel.]]
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Everything Mulberry did to [[spoiler: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=16&page=29 ruin UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton's life]]]] in "Obamadramarama".
* PaperThinDisguise: Mulberry wears ''eight'' in "Let's Scare Mary Roach to Death", including one of "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=19&page=6 some bum person]]". Mary doesn't see through any of them until the end, when [[spoiler:[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Mystery, Inc.]]]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=19&page=16 explains everything to her.]]
* PerpetualBeta: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=11 The second half of "Prison Broke"]] and "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=16&page=1 Obamadramarama]]" received black-and-white releases in 2007 and 2008, respectively, and still haven't been colored in.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Taffy has rarely done any housecleaning onscreen. Possibly justified if Mulberry's adventures leave her with not enough time to do her work.
* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: Too many examples to list here.
* PunnyName: In "Mul/Kerry/Bush," Taffy remarks that if Mulberry were George W. Bush's daughter, [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=2&page=11&seriesID=4 her name would be "Mulberry Bush."]] After combining Bush with John Kerry,[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=2&page=12&seriesID=4 Mulberry decides to name her creation "Mulkerrybush"]] as a variation on the name.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Having raised the possibility on the third page of "Franken-Berry" that some zombies want to revisit their loved ones instead of eat brains, [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=14&page=8 Mulberry initially refuses the opportunity to fight zombies at a TV commercial studio.]] She caves in two panels later.
* SchmuckBait: Taffy falls for some in "Death By Captain and Tenille" when she buys [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=2 a bottle of perfume]] promising to contain Music/BritneySpears' [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=4 favorite smell]]. [[spoiler:The perfume came from when Britney was still married to Kevin Federline, so it smells like his armpit.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: NonIdleRich girl Mulberry manages to pull off such schemes as messing with Presidential elections and staging a fight between Macy's UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay Parade balloons.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Mulberry and her friends investigate [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=12&seriesID=4 Mexico]] and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=13 Russia]] while searching for Mary Roach in "Prison Broke", only to find that [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=15&seriesID=4 she and her kidnappers never left Seven Springs.]]]]
* ShockingSwerve: In-universe: Mulberry has to come up with [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=18 one]] for Brittany's Murphy's final movie in "Murphy's Lawn," since it originally had NoEnding. When the movie comes out with her ending attached, all the viewers seem [[spoiler: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=19&seriesID=4 amazed and satisfied]]]] with the twist.
* ShoutOut:
** Some scenes in "Murphy's Lawn" parallel "Wings of the Dope" (which Peter has listed as one of his favorite ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episodes), such as Murphy showing Mulberry her new name tag ([[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=8 "Brittany Murphy's Angel"]]) and Mulberry and Murphy [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=20&page=20 bouncing on a mattress as "Life in a Northern Town" plays]].
** Mulberry's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=24&page=7 viewing]] of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' in "Mulbery's 2012 Fall TV Preview" turns into an [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=24&page=8 homage]] of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory''.
*** [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=24&page=5 Another scene]] references Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Tell-Tale Heart''.
** When Mulberry asks Jack in "The Game of Life" who has the coolest name he can think of, he [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&page=2 answers]] by name-dropping Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, one of the co-producers of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* SkintoneSclerae
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=1&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Mulberry's 2004 Fall TV Preview]]" consists of Mulberry and Jack promoting mostly non-existent shows and commercials to the readers.
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=7&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Faces and Places]]" has Mulberry inexplicably hosting her own talk show and interviewing an animation veteran.
* SpoofAesop: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=9&page=1 Mulberry gives one]] in "Mulberry Sharona, Slayer of [=WASPs=]".
-->'''Mulberry:''' What's the problem, boys?
-->'''Boy:''' Our ball just went over that fence! And it's our only ball!
-->'''Mulberry:''' Then I hope you've learned your lesson! This is what you get when you choose to play outside instead of sitting indoors playing video games!
-->'''Boys:''' We're sorry. It won't happen again!
* StartMyOwn: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Death By Captain and Tenille]]" (sic) has Mulberry try to skip over the tedious process of airport security by buying her own airplane.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: In "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=8&pageType=index Jack the Ripper]]", Mulberry uses disguise and deception to free Jack from prison. Afterward, he asks Mulberry why she didn't just pay the bail. She answers, "This way was more fun!"
* SubvertedCatchphrase: "Mulberry's Epic Yarn" does this after Taffy expresses a fear of exploring "Weirder Than Creator/{{Sid and Marty Krofft| Productions}} Woods". Admiral Ackbar from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' pops in, not to warn her, "It's a trap!", but rather to tell her, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=21&page=11 It's perfectly safe!]]"
* SuddenNameChange: Taffy had the name, "Tiff," until 2012.
* TakeThat:
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=18&pageType=index&seriesID=4 Mulberry's 2009 Fall TV Preview]]" takes potshots at Creator/{{NBC}}, NetworkDecay, Creator/TheCW, and Fergie.
-->'''Jack:''' So, what are your picks for the 2009 Fall television season?
-->'''Mulberry:''' Nothing! TV is past its prime! It's a dinosaur! Your evening entertainment is much better gathered from the Internet! I'll be spending ''my'' vegetative time looking at pictures of {{LOLCats}}!
** Targets of "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=24&pageType=index Mulberry's 2012 Fall TV Preview]]" include ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, the [=iPhone=] 4S, ''Series/TheVoice'', and ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast2012''.
* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: In "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=27&pageType=index&seriesID=4 GameSaw]]," [[spoiler:Mulberry subjects the CEO of [=GameStop=] to working at one of his own stores.]]
* TitleDrop: In "Death By Captain and Tenille," Mulberry exclaims the issue's title after an airport security guard explains that [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=10&page=3 he cannot allow vinyl records on the plane]] because someone could behead others with them.
* UngratefulBastard: Mary [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike refuses to thank Mulberry]] for saving her at [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=12&page=19 the end of "Prison Broke"]], because [[spoiler: Mulberry decided to fulfill the kidnappers' desires first]].
* VerySpecialEpisode: "Murphy's Lawn" was promoted as one.
* VictoryIsBoring: Mulberry [[spoiler: successfully helps DD become President of the United States]] in "The Game of Life," then [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=25&page=16 nonchalantly stands up and walks away]], giving Jack a turn at the controller.
* WolverinePublicity: Peter has announced that if his books ever reach the point where he created Mulberry Sharona, each volume will contain her name in the title.[[note]]Except for ''Mulberry Likes This: A Platypus Comix Tenth Anniversary Treasury'', the books currently go only up to May 2004, and ''BANG!'' seems to have taken up too much of Peter's time for him to release more.[[/note]]
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[[folder: ''BANG!''-Exclusive Comics]]
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:"The Holiday Issue" is all just a pitch Mulberry makes for a possible ChristmasEpisode of her series.]]
* AuthorAvatar: Mulberry usually fills this role, but one of the minor characters in "Friendship is Voodoo"-Jeff, the "Socially Impaired Penniless Cartoonist"- does as well.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In "Friendship is Voodoo", [[spoiler:Mulberry tries to make new friends at a coffee bar, but everyone becomes too distracted with their tablets to chat. One of her failed attempts to get their attention involves exclaiming that a meteor will destroy the bar, muttering, "...I wish!" afterward. Right after she leaves, a meteor actually crushes the bar and its patrons.]]
* BigApplesauce: Mulberry spends "The Holiday Issue" visiting New York City.
* BrokenRecord: A Comcast commercial in "Mulberry's Wraparounds" consists entirely of the CEO repeating the word, "XFINITY", much to the viewers' annoyance.
* CelebrityResemblance:
** "Game of Homes" has an apartment-or rather, [[InsistentTerminology Microapartment]]-building owner who resembles Creator/PeterDinklage. A café owner points this out, and Mulberry agrees with her.
** In "Friendship is Voodoo", [[spoiler:Mulberry gets mistaken for Creator/AubreyPlaza]].
* CharacterBlog: Mulberry had [[http://www.bangpdx.com/bang1.html one]] to promote ''BANG!''. In August 2013, Peter Paltridge [[http://www.bangpdx.com/bang5.html took it over]].
* ChristmasEpisode: "The Holiday Issue"
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Mulberry holds a "Greatest Person Alive" AwardShow in "First World Problems", and tells viewers to answer via the Internet. [[spoiler:To her dismay, some {{Troll}}s declare UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the winner. The foremost reason Taffy sees not to give Hitler the prize money concerns the fact that he's not alive.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In "Mulberry's Wraparounds", Mulberry and her friends act rather terrified at their inability to fast-forward commercials when watching TV live, instead of on their DVR. The stupidity of the following ads makes their fears seem justified.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Mulberry Killed the Brenda Starr" has Taffy announce "The first all-Taffy issue of ''BANG!''" However, Mulberry admits that she forgot about promising Taffy the whole issue, and already gave most of it to the other contributors. Consequently, Taffy only ends up getting one page to herself, most of which she spends [[spoiler:recapping "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/mulberry/index.php?issue=27&pageType=index&seriesID=4 GameSaw]]"]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The drawings look black and white, not unlike the other comics featured in ''BANG!''
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Ron Swanson from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' saves Mulberry from getting killed by Mitt Romney]] in "The Holiday Issue".
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Mulberry does this in "First World Problems" after saying that a Music/{{Madonna}} song sounded good.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Jack has no role in "Game of Homes," so when he pops up in one of the other ''BANG!'' columns, he asks, "Why is this my only appearance this issue?"
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Game of Homes" begins with Mulberry and Taffy eating at a café with a sign reading, "Best Burgers Ever". Taffy comments that the burgers live up to that claim.
* GlobalIgnorance: When Mulberry and her friends visit Portland, Oregon in "Mulberry Killed the Brenda Starr":
-->'''Taffy:''' HEY! Isn't this place near [[Series/OnceUponATime that city where fairy tale characters come to life and befriend you]]? There was something on Creator/{{ABC}} about that!\\
'''Mulberry:''' You're thinking of Portland, MAINE. Portland, OREGON is where [[Series/{{Grimm}} fairy tale characters try to kill you!]]
* HairTriggerTemper: "Mulberry's Wraparounds" portrays the title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' as constantly upset at anyone and anything that seems to try to boss her around. In the same comic, Mulberry eventually gets so fed up of the stupid commercial breaks, [[spoiler:she smashes the TV with a baseball bat.]]
* HumansAreBastards: By attending Vess [=MacMeal=]'s Friendship Academy in "Friendship is Voodoo", Mulberry learns that friends tend to unexpectedly separate, mooch off of each other, and refuse to listen to each other's emotional problems.
* HypocriticalHumor: At the end of "Mulberry's Wraparounds", Taffy asks how they can avoid obnoxious commercials if they turn up everywhere. Jack answers, "[[ProductPlacement Let's use our]] [[MicrosoftWindows WINDOWS PRODUCTS]] to find the answer!"
* {{Irony}}: In "First World Problems", Mulberry wins $10,000 in a ''Series/NameThatTune''-esque RadioContest, which she entered only because she became fed up with having to listen to people incorrectly name the song.[[note]]"Clocks" by Music/{{Coldplay}}[[/note]] Since she already has plenty of cash to spare, she decides to give the money to someone who desperately needs more. [[spoiler:It ends up going back to one of the radio station's [=DJs=], who also gave Mulberry false reasons (partially ripped off of "The Christmas Shoes") for needing it.]]
* ItMakesSenseInContext: The fifth page of "Game of Homes", located on page 11 of its ''BANG!'' issue, begins with a text box reading this:
-->For those of you who opened this paper to the middle portion and are now wondering why [[Series/GameOfThrones Tyrion Lannister]] is living in a dinky apartment next to a group of rowdy fratboys, that's what you get for skipping ahead. Nothing but confusion!\\
Go back and read this issue properly, from page one, like we suggested in the first place. Go on!
* LonelyRichKid: "Friendship is Voodoo" explores Mulberry's struggles in trying to make more friends.
* MoodWhiplash: "The Holiday Issue" begins with Jack promising the readers a heartwarming holiday story, only to get interrupted with news that New York must become vacated in preparation for a hurricane.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: "First World Problems" has one regarding news of Music/KatyPerry endorsing a line of fake eyelashes.
* OlderIsBetter: "Mulberry Killed the Brenda Starr" has some waxing for the glory days of printed newspapers, as well as a brief piece of praise for independent video stores.
* OurSloganIsTerrible: A Taco Bell commercial in "Mulberry's Wraparounds" bears the slogan, "Our ads are stupid! [[ThisLoserIsYou Just like you!]]"
* {{Parody Commercial}}s: "Mulberry's Wraparounds" includes several.
* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: Too many examples to list here.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** "Mulberry Killed the Brenda Starr" sees Mulberry and her friends consider buying the former Portland, Oregon headquarters of the periodical ''The Oregonian'', which recently lost those offices due to cuts performed by the corporate sponsors.
** "Things I Actually Saw at Rose City Comic-Con" recreates occurrences and experiences that Peter had at the eponymous convention.
** Peter based the Microapartment building owner's scheme in "Game of Homes", to build an apartment building with no parking lot or individual kitchens, on the activities of the proprietor of a complex in Portland.
* RepurposedPopSong: One part of "Mulberry's Wraparounds" has Mulberry lament (by quoting ThisVeryWiki) that Music/{{Blondie}}'s "One Way or Another" gets used in advertising so often, she can't hear it without thinking of one of the many moronic commercials that played it. This segues into a collection of other examples of {{Repurposed Pop Song}}s, at least some of which actually happened.[[note]]A 1977 Halls commercial with Music/TheRollingStones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", a 1986 laxative commercial with Music/TheBeatles' "Revolution", a 1996 Mountain Dew commercial with Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody", a 2006 Circuit City commercial with Music/TheCars' "Just What I Needed", and a 2013 {{Ridiculously Loud| Commercial}} Chevy commercial with Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit".[[/note]]
* ShaggyDogStory: During the last page of "Things I Actually Saw at Rose City Comic-Con", Mulberry notices her phone missing. She proceeds to borrow someone else's phone to call a ride home, then tell a policeman who she suspects of stealing hers. [[spoiler:When Taffy comes to pick Mulberry up, she notices her phone in the back seat of the car, and realizes it must have fallen out of her pocket before the convention.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Among other pieces of discouraging advice Mulberry receives from attending Vess [=MacMeal=]'s Friendship Academy in "Friendship is Voodoo", Vess encourages students to suppress negative emotions, instead of ask friends for comfort.
* TakeThat: "First World Problems" has Music/JustinBieber get denied an invitation to Mulberry's Greatest Person Alive Award Show.
* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: "Game of Homes" has Mulberry challenge the propietor of a cheap residential complex to live among the tenants for a week.
* TemptingFate: While [[spoiler:getting pursued by a {{Sinister Silhouette|s}}]] in "The Holiday Issue", Mulberry comments, "I don't see how this day could get any-", shutting herself up before she can say the word, "worse." [[spoiler:She then nearly gets engulfed in a hurricane.]]
* TradeSnark: When Taffy mentions Bing in "Mulberry's Wraparounds", a trademark symbol appears next to the name.
* UnclePennybags: "First World Problems" has Jack and Taffy use Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus as a female example.
-->'''Jack:''' She must do something with that ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' syndication money, right? She doesn't even need it!\\
'''Taffy:''' Yeah! She must have funded like, forty hospitals by now!\\
'''Jack:''' Yeah...\\
'''Taffy:''' Presumably...\\
'''Mulberry:''' She's NOT reading this, knock it off!
* YankTheDogsChain: "Friendship is Voodoo" has two of Mulberry's seemingly successful attempts at making a new friend fall flat. First, her new BlackBestFriend becomes too preoccupied to talk to her again. [[spoiler:Later, she strikes a geeky conversation with some other guests at a party, only to learn that they're actually ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'' cast members who mistook her for Creator/AubreyPlaza.]]
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