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''[[PhraseCatcher HOORAY FOR POKEY!!!!]]''

''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/ Pokey The Penguin]]'' is an [[DadaComics absurdist]] {{webcomic}} created by Steve Havelka (aka "The Authors"), crudely drawn using MS Paint (or something similar). Irregularly updated [[LongRunner since 1998]], it chronicles the (mis)adventures of [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins a bunch of penguins]] [[PolarBearsAndPenguins living in the Arctic]], along with [[MisplacedWildlife other creatures that usually don't live there, either]]. Oh, and a [[StockBritishPhrases very British]] snowman. Everybody speaks in ''ALL CAPS''.

In the first strip, Pokey The Penguin is described as "AN EDUCATIONAL CHILDRENS CARTOON!"'' in which "POKEY AND HIS PALS HAVE FUN AND LEARNING ABOUT THE HAZARDS OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE!"''.

The main recurring characters are Pokey (the titular penguin), [[NoNameGiven "little girl"]] (Pokey's little sister), Mr. Nutty (the [[{{Schemer}} ever scheming]] British snowman), Headcheese (a [[CanadaEh french-canadian]] female penguin, sometimes Pokey's "girlfriend", sometimes a victim of his random acts of violence), Skeptopotamus ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a skeptical hippopotamus]] that [[ImplausibleDeniability denies being one]]), Gustavo (a [[SouthOfTheBorder mexican]] potato with [[SpiderLimbs long, prehensile]] [[MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico moustaches]] named [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic "Democracy" and "Stalin"]]), and [[BitPartBadGuys the Italians]], which often come to the Arctic in their ships to steal the penguins' "Arctic Circle-Candy". There's also a boxing glove (apparently posessed by the devil) [[RunningJoke appearing at random to deliver a flying punch to someone]].

Most of the secondary characters are penguins identical to Pokey. A bear is depicted as a brown penguin, a [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur]] as a green one, and [[DealWithTheDevil the devil]] as a red one with horns. Even "little girl" and Headcheese are just smaller Pokeys [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics with ribbons]]. While, for example, Stephen Hawking is depicted as a penguin wearing a wizard's hat, and {{Superman}} is another penguin with a blue cape, others, like Franchise/{{Batman}} and "Bobdole" are completely indistinguishable from Pokey. There are also variations of other characters, like Old Man Nutty (Mr. Nutty's grandfather, a [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens smaller]], gray-outlined snowman) and Nostrapotamus (a Skeptopotamus with a [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman wizard's hat]]).

''Pokey the Penguin'' also made appearances as an EasterEgg in ''VideoGame/HitmanContracts'' and ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney''. ''Pokey the Penguin'' has also made a [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Webcomic/{{Hoofstuck}}''.

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!!Pokey the Penguin contains examples of the following:

%%* AbandonedWarehouse: Pokey visits one in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index37.html San Quentin Holds the Key]]''.
%%* AllJustADream: At the end of ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index22.html Pokey and the Boxing Glove]]'', the scene abruptly cuts to Pokey's sister telling him "IT WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A DREAM!!!!!", followed by a blank panel of the Boxing Glove with the words [[TheEndOrIsIt "OR WAS IT!"]] crossed out.
%%* WebAnimation/{{Animutation}}: One right [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/55133 here,]] created by [[WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}} Misteroo]].
%%* AreWeThereYet: Pokey's sister asks this in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index18.html Pokey in Ancient Scotland]]'', and again (albeit crossed out) in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index89.html Pokey Finds an Artifact]]''.
%%* BeatPanel: Rare, but [[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index163.html not unheard of]].
%%* BilingualBonus: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index55.html Pokey is Relaxing (Heirate Mich)]]''
%%* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: In ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index58.html Best Trip Ever]]'', Little Girl offers to fire up the Time Canoe. [[KillItWithFire Unfortunately...]]
%%--> '''Little Girl:''' "''POKEY I HAVE FIRED UP THE TIME CANOE!!''"
%%-->'''Pokey:''' "''[[labelnote:GOOD JOB!!!]](struck out)[[/labelnote]]''"
%%* BreakingTheFourthWall: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index44.html Pokey in Monochrome]]''
%%--> ''WHO TOLD YOU TO STOP WRITING YOUR RESEARCH PAPER???''
%%* BulletTime: A true deconstruction in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index51.html Slow Motion]]''.
%%* CanadaEh: Headcheese
%%* CerealInducedSuperPowers: "Clot-Busting Megapower" in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index76.html Pokey and the Breakfast Cereal]]''. The ingredients are bread crumbs and caffeine.
%%* ChainedToARailway: The Italians do this to Pokey in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index6.html Pokey and the Train]]''.
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Little Girl manages this in a ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index118.html a single comic.]]'' [[note]]Pokey Is Camping[[/note]]
* CutAndPasteComic: Sometimes you can see the outlines around pasted characters.
%%* {{Cyberspace}}: Pokey is "learning handshakes from around the world" through VR in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index28.html Happy Birthday Pokey]]''. Also, ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index23.html Pokey the Penguin in Cyberspace]]''
%%* DadaComics
%%* DealWithTheDevil: Pokey is tricked into this in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index100.html The Devil]]''.
%%* DeliberatelyMonochrome: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index44.html Pokey in Monochrome]]'', natch.
%%* DramaticThunder: In ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index7.html The Big Storm]]''.
%%* DrowningMySorrows: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index119.html A Drink to Solve Problems]]''
%%--> '''Little Girl:''' "''POKEY IF YOU ARE SAD THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE A DRINK!!!!''"
* EdutainmentShow: ''Pokey the Penguin'' is an educational children's cartoon about the hazards of the Arctic Circle.
%%* EverythingIsEvenWorseWithSharks: Averted. They just fin the shark and eat the fin for "lunch" ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index86.html Pokey and the Shark]]''
%%* FillerStrips: The comic features guest artists such as Creator/WilliamGibson in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index23.html Pokey the Penguin in Cyberspace]]'', the ghost of Claude Monet in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index415.html The Waterfront on a Summer Day]]'' Mary Lou Retton in an [[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index229.html eponymous strip]] and a propaganda strip from Laos: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index92.html Our Glorious Leader]]''.
* GainaxEnding: The last panel often has fuck all to do with the rest of the strip.
%%* GenieInABottle: Averted in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index73.html Pokey and the Magic Lamp]]''
%%* GlobalWarming: Something akin to it occurs in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index2.html POKEY THE HIS FRIENDS]].
%%--> '''Pokey:''' "''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index2.html IT IS A GOOD THING WE ESCAPED FROM THE OZONE LAYER!!!!!!!]]''"
* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Often. You're lucky if there's just one.
%%* HalloweenEpisode: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index9.html Happy Halloween]]''
* HonestJohnsDealership: Mr Nutty in some of his incarnations. In others he is a criminal or a MegaCorp [=CEO=].
%%* HumanCannonball: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index63.html Pokey and the Cannon]]''
%%* IHaveManyNames: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index100.html The Devil]]''
%%* ImAHumanitarian: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index25.html Chicken Delicious Is a Bad Influence]]''
%%* ItsProbablyNothing: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index118.html Pokey Is Camping]]'' Subverted in that there actually is no noise.
%%* JetPack: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index121.html Headcheese and the New Haircut]]''
%%* LongLostRelative: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index10.html Pokey Has an Identical Twin!]]'' or ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index30.html Grampa Is Alive]]''
%%* MathematiciansAnswer: [[CatchPhrase ''YES.'']]
%%* MegaCorp: Nutty Industries
%%* MindScrew: Most of them, sometimes with a helping of GainaxEnding.
%%* MundaneAfterlife: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index30.html Grampa Is Alive]]''.
%%* NegativeSpaceWedgie: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index27.html Pokey and the Anomaly]]''
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Bobdole" in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index48.html Pokey the Penguin Meets Bobdole]]'' and ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index190.html Pokey and Bobdole]]''
%%* NoSmoking: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index24.html Let Us Meet Chicken Delicious]]''
%%--> '''Chicken Delicious:''' "''POKEY LET'S RELAX [[labelnote:WITH A CIGARETTE!]](struck out)[[/labelnote]]''"
%%* OmnicidalManiac: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index42.html Pokeyzilla]]''
%%* OrWasItADream: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index22.html Pokey and the Boxing Glove]]''.
%%* PaletteSwap: [[SdrawkcabName Yekop]] and Yttun in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index80.html Pokey and Yekop]]''.
%%* PirateBooty: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index91.html Pokey and the Buried Treasure]]''
* PolarBearsAndPenguins: Pokey lives with his family in the Arctic Circle.
%%* PrepareToDie: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index37.html San Quentin Holds the Key]]''
%%* RedBoxingGloves: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index22.html Pokey and the Boxing Glove]]''
%%* RipVanWinkle: Parodied in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index87.html Rip Van Pokey]]''
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index30.html Grampa Is Alive]]''
%%--> '''Pokey:''' "''[[labelnote:IT'S PAYBACK TIME, GRAMPA!]](struck out)[[/labelnote]]''"
%%-->'''Grampa:''' "''LET'S ROCK AND ROLL!!!''"
%%* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index18.html Pokey in Ancient Scotland]]''. ...Sort of.
%%* SnakeOilSalesman: [[SdrawkcabName Yttun]], literally. ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index80.html Pokey and Yekop]]''
%%* StockBritishPhrases: Mr Nutty
%%* StockYuck: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index12.html Pokey and the Broccoli]]''
%%* TalkLikeAPirate: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index91.html Pokey and the Buried Treasure]]''
%%* TechnicolorScience: Pokey's test-tubes in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index14.html Pokey the Penguin and Harvard]]''
%%* TheBigBoard: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index116.html Pokey and the Situation]]''
%%* TimeMachine: The recurring "Time Canoe" that first appears in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index18.html Pokey in Ancient Scotland]]''.
%%--> '''Pokey:''' "''WITH A FEW SMALL MODIFICATIONS, ANY CANOE CAN TRAVEL THROUGH TIME!!!''"
%%* TheFaceOfTheSun: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index16.html Lo, spake Pokey, and thusly did come the bus]]''
%%* TheGreatFlood: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index115.html No ID Means No Whiskey]]''
%%* TheInfiltration: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index116.html Pokey and the Situation]]''
%%* TheTalk: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index35.html Pokey Has Unternet]]''.
%%* {{Wackyland}}: Pokey visits one in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index90.html King of the Podium]]''.
%%* WantedPoster: ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index54.html Mr Nutty and the New Money]]''
%%* WeaksauceWeakness: The [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz rain melts the witch]] in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index31.html Pokey Was Correct]]''
%%* WhatHaveIBecome: Inversion in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index88.html Someone Has Stolen My Face]]''
%%* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
%%--> '''Little Girl:''' "''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index21.html DON'T WORRY POKEY!! SHE WAS JUST A ROBOT!]]''"
%%* WretchedHive:
%%--> '''Batman:''' "''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index11.html THIS CITY IS NO PLACE FOR LITTLE GIRLS!!]]''"
%%* WronglyAccused: Pokey in ''[[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index37.html San Quentin Holds the Key]]''.
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