''A webcomic of comedy, romance, adventure, and raccoon propaganda.''

''[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/ Sandra and Woo]]'' is a English and German-language webcomic by Oliver Knörzer and Powree, about the adventures of middle-schooler Sandra North [[ABoyAndHisX and her]] pet [[TalkingAnimal talking raccoon]], Woo. It's drawn in an {{Animesque}} style with some western comic stylizations, and makes up of mostly unconnected story arcs. Imagine ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' aged up a few years, [[JustForFun/XMeetsY crossed with]] ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', and with some more serious plot threads.

The story mostly focuses on Sandra and Woo's misadventures but will also focus on one of Sandra's two best friends, Cloud and [[ChaoticNeutral Larisa]], or Woo's adventures with his woodland friends, Shadow the fox and Sid the squirrel.

[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=aa330raea1x5opze8q9564ox It also has a forum thread on this site.]]

A video game based on the comic, ''[[http://thecursedadventure.com Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure]]'', was released on May 5, 2017 and is available on Steam.

!!''Sandra and Woo'' contains examples of:

* AbortedArc: In the comments for the January 2010 strip about Larisa's secret, Oliver Knörzer stated that he was writing the concept of an arc about Larisa's backstory, and that he planned on publishing it by fall 2011. That date came and went without any arc, and the plot of Larisa's secret would not be revisited until November 2013. At that time, Knörzer [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/11/16/about-ads-posters-and-larisas-secret/ revealed]] that he dropped the arc because he eventually disliked it and considered it not being up to the quality of the comic. Larisa's secret was finally revealed in September 2015.
* AerithAndBob: We have believable names like Sandra and Larisa, and then we have Woo and Cloud. {{Justified|Trope}} in that Woo is a pet and Cloud was named by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy nerds]] and has a sister [[ThemeNaming named]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Yuna]].
* AfraidOfNeedles: Enough to attempt [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/10/19/0104-animal-abuse/ reporting]] a case of animal abuse.
* AgeInappropriateDress: Larissa's dress while doing her [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/images/comics/2016-09-08-0819-the-divine-comedy-page-17-alternative.png "homework"]] in this strip. Age-inappropriate enough that an alternate version with more conservative attire was posted to the main page.
* AnAesop: Quite common. Occasionally border on {{Anvilicious}} {{Author Tract}}s, but so far the comic has never failed to return to lighthearted silliness very shortly afterward.
* AndIMustScream: Larisa's answer to "Three things I wish upon my worse enemy" is "immobility, insomnia and immortality".
* {{Animesque}}: The art style clearly borrows a lot from traditional manga, particularly with the large eyes and cute faces that many characters have.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Or, at least, it is if [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/10/14/0519-zoey-michelle/ you're gay]] and [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/10/17/0520-zoey-michelle/ your interest isn't.]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/08/13/0709-pandering-to-the-audience/ Subverted later on, though]] (the canonicity of this scene is not established, though).
* AllThereInTheManual: Landon's parents are only named in the narrative below the comic, not in the comic itself
* AlphaBitch: Zoey and her best friend Michelle.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Ye Thuza. She even joins her son's friends in making fun of him on occasion.
%%* AmusingInjuries: Common.
* AnimalTalk: Woo and all other animals, including Woo's friends Shadow and Sid, speak the same language, but only Woo is able to communicate with humans. However, he's not talking to anyone but Sandra since he is afraid of [[TheyWouldCutYouUp ending up in a laboratory otherwise]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Sandra and Cloud's favorite political slogan: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/11/19/0113-freedom-justice-cookies/ "Freedom! Justice! Cookies!"]].
** [[spoiler:The Devil offers to turn Larisa into]] a [[HornyDevils succubus]] who will "debauch innocent young men to a dissolute life full of sex, drugs and {{dubstep}}."
* ArtEvolution: A slight progression over the years, with body proportions, mainly everyone looking taller and longer.
* ArtInitiatesLife: Larisa's father had to destroy two of his paintings (depicting his daughter in poses of American and Russian patriotism), because they [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/12/22/0643-propaganda/ "became self-aware and began sending weapons of war to the Middle East"]].
* AscendedToCarnivorism: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/04/26/0371-predator-prey-relationship/ Ruth]] the "level 5 carnivore" pine squirrel.
* BabiesEverAfter: Woo and Lilly ''finally'' [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/05/28/0687-win/ had kits!]]
* BadassFamily: '''''The Williams family'''''. The mom is an ex-ChildSoldier, the son is a trained swordsman and martial artist and the young daughter is a little MadScientist. Even David, the TeamNormal, is badass by proxy for having all this people as family.
* BadFuture: In 2037, the U.S is desolated thanks to the Great Fires caused by Larisa, who set every forest on fire just to [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/05/18/0684-smokeys-big-blunder/ prove Smokey wrong]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/04/20/0676-driving-home/ Richard and his new coworker, Melody, from the look of things]].
* BerserkButton: Don't tease Sandra about her looks, even if you're her best friend, [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/02/15/0138-unfavorable-compliment/ talking pet raccoon]] or even her [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/02/11/0137-the-worst-of-all-possible-replies/ father]].
* BettyAndVeronica: Sandra and Larisa, respectively, with Cloud as Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}.
* BeyondTheImpossible: Larisa managed to ''[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/02/09/0657-challenging-task/ set water]]'' '''''[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/02/12/0658-sponsor/ on fire]]'''''.
* BiTheWay: Larisa is ''very'' impressed by Luna's ability to [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/02/23/0661-order-of-merit/ set fires.]] This may be less a matter of Larisa having lesbian tendencies, and more a matter of her liking fire ''[[InLoveWithYourCarnage that much.]]''
%%* BigNo:
%%** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/03/01/0355-consequences/ Richard here]].
%%** Zoey provides [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/11/11/0527-one-of-us/ her own take]] mentally.
* BlackHelicopter: A squad of [[BlackHelicopter Black Helicopter]]s [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/05/26/0584-law-abiding-citizen/ appeared for investigation, after Larisa (supposedly) tried to detonate a nuke]].
* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her raccoon.
* BoysHaveCooties:
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/08/17/0086-high-risk-of-infection/ Lampshaded]].
** A [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2017/08/10/0910-insanity/ flashback]] to Sandra and Larisa's first meeting shows Sandra to have this reaction once they glimpse Cloud. Larisa is a bit more mature.
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** The text below [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/11/09/0110-pie/ this]] comic should give you an idea about the arc it's part of.
** A strip [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/08/04/0296-sandra-and-woo-and-andy-warhol/ in tribute to Andy Warhol]] not only breaks the Fourth Wall, [[spoiler: it takes a bite out of it]].
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/11/22/0219-a-short-history-of-newspaper-comic-strips/ THE WALLS ARE GETTING CLOSER!]]
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/11/16/0112-the-physical-impossibility-of-falling-in-the-mind-of-someone-walking/ Woo wants to have a new writer]].
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/01/22/0652-axed-scene/ Larisa shatters the Fourth Wall with an axe]].
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/03/30/0671-the-last-panel/ Sometimes writing comics is so difficult, even the 4th wall doesn't survive it!]]
* BringMyBrownPants: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/04/23/0053-the-joker/ Correction: I needed to go to the bathroom]].
* BrokenPedestal: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged.]] After being built up for several comics, it's revealed that Butterfly is [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/12/16/0537-the-manager/ terrified of climbing difficult obstacles]], seemingly getting ready to turn into this trope. However, it turns out that all Butterfly needs is a bit of encouragement from [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/01/20/0547-heroine/ Woo]], allowing her to get over her performance anxiety.
* CardiovascularLove: A HeartSymbol is shown when Larissa is asking a girl if she's single, in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/02/23/0661-order-of-merit/ [0661] Order Of Merit]].
* TheCameo: 9 strips with [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/09/16/0511-a-visitor-from-england/ Sir James Eglamore]] from ''WebComic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Both averted and played straight. Woo is friendly with Shadow, a fox, and Sid, a squirrel. They regularly try to eat each other, but as the tagline says, fail. This doesn't stop Woo and Shadow from eating ''other'' woodland creatures, ''successfully.''
** Justified by the fact that Sid and Shadow were both [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/01/20/0238-hazel-runs-no-more/ orphaned]] by a woman running over their moms, and she brought the surviving babies to a [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/01/24/0239-runaway/ friend]] of hers who took care of them until they were old enough to survive in the [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/01/31/0241-released/ wild]] and Shadow asks Woo not to eat Sid.
** While hungry, Woo found a sole apple guarded by a snake, [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/12/18/0017-the-forbidden-fruit/ he prefers to eat the snake]], talk about badass.
** Woo's reaction to catching a grey squirrel bullying the smaller and weaker Sid was to carry the squirrel off to Shadow and his family for dinner.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Woo's "Woo!" What Woo is named after, and his common reaction to pleasant surprises.
* CharacterBlog: Sandra has a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SandyTheThird YouTube channel]], also going by her alter ego Sandy the Third, empress and supreme ruler of Northia, there.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Defied to the point of being a recurring {{Aesop}}. Larisa, in addition to being generally vindictive, is a pyromaniac, and one strip has her, confronted with sushi, casually pull out the lighter she carries to set fires and cook it. Cloud's mother is a former Shan ChildSoldier in Burma, and she frequently deals with relatives being menaced or killed by the SPCD.
* CivilizedAnimal: In the forest, the animals act like humans, sitting down, talking to their neighbours (cross-species), and making complicated dwellings. Ruth the squirrel even hunts animals with [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/06/03/0487-psycho-squirrel/ a human pistol]] and has a vegetarian crisis after seeing her actions affect the lynx's children!
* ClothingDamage: Woo leaps on Sandra at one point in a hyped-up state, and tears her clothes to shreds, leaving her in her panties. Much controversy in the comments box, under the circumstances....
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: If the C.I.A ever used [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/10/27/0628-the-west-identity-episode-1-page-6/ this CD]], they would have crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
* CornerOfWoe: Woo [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/10/27/homesickness/ assumes this pose]] when Sandra brings him home.
* CrossOver: Sir James Eglamore and the god Coyote from Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt have appeared in the comic, which seems to state the two comics take place in the same universe. Renard and Ysengrin are there with Coyote as well, according to the tags.
%%* CrushBlush: Landon.
%%* CowTools: Parodied with [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/01/08/0023-coon-tools/ this]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Sandra, sometimes.
* DealWithTheDevil:
** Parodied in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/06/25/0071-how-not-to-deal-with-the-devil/ this strip]] as Sandra accidentally sells her soul to the devil for a glass of lemonade.
** The Devil tempts Larisa into selling her soul, in exchange for [[spoiler:saving Sandra's life from [[GodIsEvil a capricious God.]]]] When he tells her that her service in Hell would likely involve [[HornyDevils becoming a succubus]], [[LovableSexManiac tempting innocent young men into a life of lust]], [[PyroManiac feeding the fires of hell until they engulf Elysium]], the Devil has to tell her to stop [[PervertedDrooling drooling]].
* DeathByOriginStory: Sid's mother, Hazel. We hardly knew ye.
* DeconstructiveParody: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/08/06/0400-the-early-sandra-catches-the-worm/ Of the eponymous duo.]]
* DemonOfHumanOrigin: In the "Divine Comedy" arc, Larisa sells her soul to the Devil, who says he'll make a succubus of her because anything else would be a waste of her talents.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
** ‘[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/06/06/0279-special-attack-i/ Pain is painful]].’
** ‘[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/10/17/0520-zoey-michelle/ Only really gay lesbos]] kiss each other on the mouth. Keep that in mind’
%%* DeusExMachina: As seen [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/10/30/0629-the-west-identity-episode-1-page-7/ here]].
* DevilsJobOffer : The Devil has a special job in mind for Larissa: he plans on making her a succubus, making it her job to tempt young mortal men with her feminine viles. [[spoiler: Larissa signs up right away, as the deal also involves saving Sandra.]]
* DiggingYourselfDeeper:
** Larisa grumbling.
--->'''Sandra:''' [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/06/07/0171-guilty-as-defended/ "Some people just shouldn't defend themselves."]]
** Sandra does it to herself ''without even saying anything''. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/07/26/0397-silence-is-silver/ Silence is not always golden]].
* DinnerWithTheBoss: Sandra asks Woo to behave himself when her father's boss is over for dinner. Woo's idea of ideal raccoon behavior involves having sex with his girlfriend on the dining-room table while eating all the food there.
* DirtyCoward: When Roger Brown found out that Tommy wanted him as a VirginSacrifice, he [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/11/09/0734-under-a-killer-balloon-the-cereal-killer-page-12/ tried to convince him to sacrifice Sandra instead]].
* DontAsk: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/11/20/the-moment-of-dawning-comprehension/ "What the hell?"]]
* EatsBabies: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/04/30/0372-junk-food/ Ruth]] [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant claims to eat wolf pups]]. She's already proved surprisingly adept with a gun despite being a squirrel.
* EngagingConversation: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/10/14/0208-pizza-ii/ Probably]]. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/12/22/0336-the-poem-iv/#comments And this.]]
* EveryoneHasStandards:
** Woo decides not to name his and Lily's kits based on names acquired through a [fake] Patreon drive. Because Lily threatened him when he suggested names other than what ''she'' decided.
--->'''Woo:''' Even if you give Novil a million dollars, I won't commit suicide for you!
** Played with regarding [[spoiler:the Devil]]: He is visibly disgusted by the whole plan about [[spoiler: God killing Sandra]], but when reading about what Larisa plans to make her worst enemy suffer (namely making them [[AndIMustScream immobile]], [[TheSleepless insomniac]] and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal]]), he is beyond excited and even [[spoiler: promotes]] her.
* EvilPoacher: "She makes [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] look like an animal rights activist."
* ExiledToTheCouch: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/03/28/0467-dirty-cheater/ Hey, David dared to cheat on an Unreal Tournament Deathmatch.]]
%%* FacePalm
* FacialProfiling: The parents of Larisa have pronounced cheekbones and jaw-lines to have them look more Slavic.
* FantasyKitchenSink: While not really delved upon, the comic takes place in the same world as Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt so its not unusal to see Ghosts, aliens, mermaids, talking animals and Gods and Goddesses.
* FirstKiss: After three attempts were MomentKiller broken up--[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/05/17/0165-kissus-interruptus/ the first by]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/12/13/0226-bulls-eye-i/ Cloud's sister and mother]], [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/12/13/0226-bulls-eye-i/ the second by a soccer ball]], [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/07/11/0289-moment-kisser/ and the third]] by Larisa--Sandra and Cloud got fed up [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/07/14/0290-the-kiss/ and made sure nobody would interrupt them again]]. Humorously enough, ''both'' of their first kisses came from Larisa. And of course, [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/11/26/0115-first-kiss/ Sandra doesn't count this one]].
* FirstNameBasis: Larisa calls her parents, Jelena and Ivan, by their first names. She usually calls her mother "Lena", to boot.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Butterfly, a raccoon brought up for only a mention in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/09/12/0510-climbing-grades/ #510]], shows up in the second longest Sandra and Woo story arc starting with [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/11/21/0530-the-special-one-football-manager/ #530]]
* FoodSlap: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/02/11/0137-the-worst-of-all-possible-replies/ Sandra to her father, after he accidentally agreed with Larisa's assessment of her looks]].
* FromBadToWorse: The ''Under A Killer Ballon" arc started with Sandra's favorite cereal getting changed to contain raisins and escalated to Sandra and other guy being kidnapped by a maniac in order to made them virgin sacrifices to the Aztec god of war, with Woo being the only able to save them.
* FunnyTerrainCrossSection: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/08/02/0399-shiver/ In this strip]].
* GeniusBonus: {{Invoked}} and [[{{Parody}} parodied mercilessly]]; in response to claims that the webcomic wasn't challenging enough, the two introduced a simple 4-panel strip that, to read, one would have to solve a crossword puzzle, speak a certain Malay language, carry out a series of word puzzles, and have a bit of knowledge regarding coding, ASCII, and RGB values.
* {{Glomp}}: Sandra gives an ''epic'' one to Cloud after he [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/12/22/0336-the-poem-iv/ gives her a love letter]].
* GodwinsLaw: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/10/06/0622-vote-sandra/ Parodied]]. Larisa seems convinced that this is a sound strategy to convince the soccer team to elect Sandra as captain, because a [[BlackComedy Jewish student cheated in a previous game]]. Unsurprisingly, the comments section is disabled for that particular comic.
* GoLookAtTheDistraction!: '''[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/05/23/0274-last-resort/ Look!! A talking raccoon!!!]]''' Said by a talking raccoon in front of the guy.
* GoneHorriblyRight: When a nature photographer catches Shadow as he's about to have sex with his wife and then uploads the picture to the Internet (along with another picture of Shadow taking a dump), Shadow convinces Woo and Sid to help him get revenge. They cover his house with pictures and statues of animals having sex, including [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom filling his computer with furry porn.]] What they don't realize, however, is that the photographer's date is ''[[AttackBackfire extremely]]'' [[TooKinkyToTorture kinky]], and takes all of this as a sign that [[{{Unishment}} it's time]] [[DidntSeeThatComing to break out]] [[CasualKink the whip and handcuffs.]] The trio just walks away, incredibly confused about what just happened and conclude that they don't really understand humans.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: When Larisa is looking for [[spoiler: a place where Sandra can't be killed by angels]], she happily exclaims that luckily the entire map is green. It takes her a moment to realize that [[spoiler: she works with the [[AffablyEvil devil]].]]
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: The link for BullyingADragon.
* GrammarNazi: Sandra's grandma gets into trouble for [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/04/08/0049-graffiti/ correcting graffiti]].
* GrapesOfLuxury: Sandra gets them [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/05/14/0059-walking-on-air/ for Woo]].
* GRatedSex: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/02/22/0140-fallout/ Averted.]]
%%* GreenAesop: There's an arc of them.
* GroinAttack: A BoringButPractical [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/06/09/0280-special-attack-ii/ move]].
* HappilyMarried:
** Cloud's parents.
** Shadow and Echo.
** Woo and Lily, who seem to commit to monogamy in the "Dark and Stormy Night" ark, which is rare for raccoons.
** Presumably, Sandra's parents, Richard and the late Julie North.
%%* HeartbreakAndIceCream: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/02/08/0759-emergency-pack/ A lot of both]].
%%* HollywoodHacking: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/09/01/0817-the-divine-comedy-page-15/ Averted]], much to the Devil's dismay.
* HornyDevils: When the Devil visits Larisa to convince her to sell her soul, he says that when she eventually goes to Hell, he plans to make her a succubus, [[LovableSexManiac tempting the innocent with her sexual wiles]], [[PyroManiac feeding the fires of hell until they engulf Elysium]]. He then has to tell her to stop [[PervertedDrooling drooling]] at the prospect.
* HotTeacher: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/09/16/0511-a-visitor-from-england/ Sir James Eglamore]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: The principal gives Larisa an earful about drugs while smoking.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** A meta-example in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/08/13/0709-pandering-to-the-audience/#comments this comic]]. [[StraightGay Zoey]] is complaining about the author of a book she’s reading is PanderingToTheBase... while [[IncompatibleOrientation Michelle]] gives her a kiss on the cheek.
** When Larisa's insulin is mistaken for hard drugs, the principal lectures her on how the school cannot tolerate ''any'' drugs at all because drugs are dangerous, as he opens a pack of cigarettes and begins smoking.
* IllGirl: Larisa has diabetes, in turn caused by [[spoiler:Wolfram syndrome]].
* ImprovisedLockpick: Woo uses his fingers to pick a padlock on the birdcage to an annoying Tweety Pie {{Expy}}.
* InnocentInnuendo:
** {{Subverted}}. After a recent adventure, Lily suggests Woo relax with "eating, sleeping and...cuddling". When they get to the "cuddling" strip, they show a tree and make it sound like Woo's having difficulty. [[spoiler:The comic shows they're playing billiards. But then comes [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/09/05/0305-cuddling/ this:]]]]
--->'''Lily:''' [[DoYouWantToCopulate Let’s mate once again instead.]] [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex You’re infinitely better at that]].\\
'''Woo:''' [[BigYes WOO!]]
** Played straight [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/04/14/0572-next-step-i/#comments here.]] [[spoiler:It's even {{lampshaded}} by Novil, who says the obvious "[[ButWeUsedACondom protection]]" joke would've been ''too'' raunchy.]]
* InnocentSwearing: In [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/08/09/0189-shows-over/ #189]], Yuna completed her call for the freedom of the people of Burma with the word "motherfuckers". [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/08/12/0190-apology/ After she was told that it's an very offensive swearword, she apologized]].
* InsistentTerminology: [[TheCorrupter Larisa]] doesn't "bewitch" people. She "reorganises deep neural networks by supervised training."
* InsultBackfire: Zoey tells Landon that he's "nothing but Larisa's little boy toy." He does not find that as humiliating as she had hoped.
-->'''Landon:''' [[HappinessInSlavery Sweet!]]
-->'''Zoey:''' Nooo! You’re not allowed to like that!
* IntellectualAnimal: Shadow might be the most prominent example for this trope since he's for example able to come up with a rhyming [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/07/02/0073-summer-by-the-lakeside/ carnivorous anthem]].
* TheInternetIsForPorn: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/02/22/0140-fallout/ Woo uses YouTube to get videos of racoons getting it on]].
* InterruptedIntimacy: Shadow and his mate, Echo, are [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/08/14/0607-peeping-tom/ interrupted by a wildlife photographer.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: The bird is in love with a stick insect in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/03/16/0042-weird-animals/ panel #42]].
* JerkassGods: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/06/27/0494-the-golden-age-of-raccoons/ trolls her followers]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/07/01/0495-office-prank/ and even the Supreme Deity]].
* JesusWasWayCool: Sandra thinks that [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/11/30/0116-jesus-of-nazareth/ Jesus was a swell guy]], but she can't stand his fanboys. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/06/02/0586-larisa-the-heretic/ Landon's dad and Larisa agree]].
* JumpingTheShark: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/11/12/0111-shark-jumped-the-woo/ and taken literally.]] [[invoked]]
* JustFriends: {{Invoked}} and {{discussed}} with [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/10/20/0318-landon-is-not-aware-of-the-ladder-theory/ "The ladder theory"]] before being {{averted}} in the next strip.
* KidsPreferBoxes: Sandra gives Woo a [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/10/15/0103-the-new-toy/ cardboard box full of bubble wrap]] as a gift.
* KillerGameMaster: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/06/20/0796-bdmfh/ Sandra, when Cloud misbehaves]].
* KissingInATree:
** Yuna sings this while embarrassing Cloud and Sandra.
** Implied case of going all the way with Woo and Lily.
** Sandra and Cloud are kissing, ''Larisa'' is in the tree.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: To celebrate Butterfly's successful climb, Seeoahtlahmakaskay declares [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy early mating season]].
* KnightOfCerebus: The lynx in the current story line. It ambushes the racoon children, and in its attempt to devour them, [[spoiler: Arcturus]] gets impaled by a pitch fork [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2017/12/04/0943-the-attack/]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The end result of [[spoiler:the "Divine Comedy" arc. The Western God is killed and replaced, the Devil gets Larisa to sign a contract to become a succubus in order to save Sandra's life, and Seeoahtlahmakaskay whips Cupid's ass raw,]] but ultimately [[spoiler:Larisa and the audience are subjected to the "flashy thing" from ''Film/MenInBlack'']].
* LaughThemselvesSick: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/10/23/0627-the-west-identity-episode-1-page-5/ The suggestion of intelligence agencies being held accountable was so ludicrous to Cloud, that he pretended to die of laughter]].
* LaymansTerms: Inverted in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/10/28/0212-techno-babble/ this strip]]. "These are management consultants. From IBM. They don't understand your "{{Technobabble}}"."
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/09/02/0196-no-night-in-spiderman/ brief gag with Cloud's parents]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Averted: the characters obviously wear the same clothes when comics takes place sequentially, and change to hint a new day happens.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: Larisa is, like her father, an accomplished painter, buth with different styles (Larisa is also a sculptor, which in case of her father wasn't confirmed yet).
* LikeYouWereDying: Strip 718 finally confirms that [[spoiler: at least some of Larisa's reckless behavior and cavalier attitude is due to her belief that since she'll be "blind in 10 years and dead in 20", due to Wolfram syndrome, the consequences of her actions don't matter and she might as well have fun.]]
* LovesMeNot: Played with [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/12/02/0222-plucking-daisies-i/ here]]
* MadnessMantra: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/08/03/0082-good-news-everyone/ Can't trap them, raccoon will shoot me! Can't trap them, raccoon will shoot me!]]
* TheMafia: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/07/23/0079-a-devilishly-good-idea/ A pest control shop called]] "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Mafia C. Nostra]]".
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: The eagle [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/04/14/0262-predator-and-prey/ here]] is only ''mildly'' annoyed that Woo is eating her offspring.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/11/27/0637-culture-clash/ Woo thinks having sex at the dinner table with his (very, very satisfied looking) wife is completely acceptable behavior]].
* MatterOfLifeAndDeath: Food, necessary to maintain the art of not eating squirrels.
* MeaningfulName: Woo and Lily's kits are named after stars: Sirius, Vega, Arcturus and Canopus.
* MediumAwareness: The characters [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/11/20/the-moment-of-dawning-comprehension/ apparently]] know the comic's [[spoiler:update schedule]].
* MeetTheInLaws: There was a story arc where Larisa went over to dinner at Landon's place for the first time. Landon's religious mother was convinced that she was either a witch or a succubus destined to give birth to the Anti-Christ. On the other hand, his father got along with her perfectly. [[spoiler: Fortunately, his mother isn't an issue anymore since they got divorced and the father has custody.]]
* MemeticMutation: In universe, a video of Cloud taking down a thug was "more popular than free bacon." [[spoiler:It turns out that this was all part of Larisa's BatmanGambit to help out her dad's website.]]
* MissingMom: Sandra's mother Julie died of an yet unknown cause [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/01/15/0025-an-overdue-visit/ two years before the comic began]]. She has only been mentioned on a few strips, and only shown on one (in flashback form).
* MistakenForJunkie: Larisa, who is diabetic, is caught by a teacher when giving herself an insulin shot during recess. She's then sent to the principal who informs her that taking this "dangerous drug" violates the school's zero tolerance policy against drugs. The plot was inspired by a [[TruthInTelevision similar incident on a U.S. middle school in the 1990s]]. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/05/18/0060-addicted/ Start reading here.]]
* MomentKiller:
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/12/13/0226-bulls-eye-i/ Soccer ball, apply directly to the forehead!]]
** Earlier than that with [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/05/17/0165-kissus-interruptus/ Yuna and Ye Thuza]].
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/07/11/0289-moment-kisser/ Who else but Larisa?]]
%%* MoneySpider: Lampshaded.
%%-->'''Cloud:''' Seventeen dollars?
* MoodWhiplash: The comic is notable for skillfully managing to weave between heartwarming childhood adventure, adult humor and some frighteningly dark themes without changing its pace, to an effect that can sometimes be jarring. Examples of this include the subject of Sandra's dead mother, Ye Thuza's childhood as a child soldier in Burma, Zoey's coming-out-of-the-closet, and, most recently, [[spoiler:the fact that Larisa was born with a disease that would probably kill her by 30.]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: Lampshaded [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/09/02/0196-no-night-in-spiderman/ here]].
* MotiveMisidentification: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/11/02/0732-under-a-killer-balloon-the-cereal-killer-page-10/ Here]].
-->'''Roger Brown:''' I’ve always known that Kellogg’s is keen on our three secret ingredients. But that they’d go this far…\\
'''Tommy:''' '''I’m not from Kellogg’s, imbecile!'''
* MuggingTheMonster: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/01/22/0027-major-mistake/ Don't mess with Cloud]].
* NameAndName
* NatureIsNotNice: Mainly whenever the animal's carnivorous nature is brought up. Played for Black Comedy. Woo and Shadow have sometimes threatened to eat Sid the squirrel, even though they're normally friends, and Shadow had even shared a chunk of his childhood with Sid. Or an Eagle captures Woo to eat him, only to watch Woo eat its eggs. Or most recently, the carnivores animals claim to have been inspired by ''Zootopia'' to act nice to the herbivores, but it turns out to be a trick to attack and eat the herbivores now that their defenses are down.
* NerfArm: Cloud has a wooden katana.
* NeverLiveItDown: [[invoked]] One of Cloud's fears regarding a love [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/12/22/0336-the-poem-iv/ letter]].
* NoirEpisode: The ''Under A Killer Balloon'' StoryArc.
* NonIdleRich: Sandra's grandparents are actually loaded, so farming is more of a hobby for them.
* NonIndicativeName: Luna mentions a gang called The White Brotherhood took over her old neighborhood in [[WretchedHive Camden, New Jersey]]. Sandra assumes they're Neo-Nazis, but Luna points out they're actually a black gang. It's [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/01/15/0650-white-brotherhood/ implied]] they got their name because they believe mayonnaise is SeriousBusiness.
* NoodleIncident:
** Do we really want to know how playing "Truth or Dare" with Larisa can cause [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/09/19/0309-important-advice/ psychological trauma?]]
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/09/19/0512-the-duel/ Why did the school feel the need to specifically ban dueling between teachers and students?]]
** So...[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/08/08/0810-the-divine-comedy-page-8/ What exactly ''DID'' Odin do with Driver's Logbook?]]
* NoSell: Tommy tries using a MindControl gun on Lloyd. It doesn't work.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Surprisingly {{Averted}}. Granted, all the main characters have {{Vague Age}}s, but through a series of conscious {{Art Evolution}}s on the part of the author, the kids have progressively grown older. Compare [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/10/27/homesickness/ this strip from 2008]] to [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/07/25/0293-homecoming-i/ one from 2011]] and then [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/01/01/0646-classification-of-species/ one from 2015]].
* NotWearingPantsDream: How the game demo starts.
* ObliviousToLove: Thomas was completely clueless as to why Luna wanted to go to the Warriors game with him, despite the fact that she was wearing a shirt that said "Thomas, I ''like'' you!"
* OfficerOHara: There's a recurring cop character by the name of Nigel O'Sullivan, but he doesn't really have any Irish stereotypes.
* OfficialCouple:
** Sandra and Cloud. Starting [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/07/14/0290-the-kiss/ here]].
** Landon and Larisa, starting [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/10/27/0320-honest-relationship/ here,]] though probably more officially [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/05/21/0378-a-walk-through-the-park/ here.]]
** Woo and Lily, starting [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/05/09/0480-a-dark-and-stormy-night-x/ here]]. Note that raccons normally don't settle down to monogamy, so Lily's expression is really touching.
* PaedoHunt: Mercilessly parodied. Larisa comes to a terrifying conclusion [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/11/01/0425-pervy-perv/ after dressing as a pedophile for Halloween]]:
-->'''Larisa:''' Could it be that I '''am''' a pedo?\\
'''Sandra:''' What?\\
'''Larisa:''' Well, I’m totally into cute 12-year-old boys. '''12-year-old boys, Sandy!!'''\\
'''Sandra:''' Totally disgusting… especially for a 12-year-old girl like you.\\
'''Larisa:''' You, on the other hand, seem to be '''solely''' interested in boys of your own age!\\
'''Sandra:''' [[SarcasmMode I’m]] '''[[SarcasmMode such]]''' [[SarcasmMode a pervy perv.]]
::: Larisa winds up called out for it at the school psychologist's. She misses the point of her calling-out ''completely''.
* ParentalNeglect: Sandra's father is a video game addict which [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/11/24/video-game-addiction/ comes in the way of his parenting]].
* ThePenIsMightier: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/06/20/0492-yuna-has-the-atom-bomb/ Yuna demostrates how is done]] against the bullies.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: The eagle deity Roc [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/03/03/0765-the-apprentice/ accidentally triggered a meteor-caused mass extinction event on his second day 65 million years ago]]. [[TheAtoner To make up for this mistake]], he spends most of his time answering prayers from Earth's last remaining dinosaurs (birds).
* PhysicalGod:
** Seeoahtlahmakaskay, the raccoon mother deity. She personally interacts with Woo multiple times, and talks to Butterfly after her death-defying rock climb.
** The "Divine Comedy" arc introduces God, the Devil, Odin, and Cupid, all of whom Larisa is able to see and/or speak to, along with Seeoahtlahmakaskay.
* PirateGirl: Sandra dresses up as one for Halloween in the aforementioned strip:
-->'''Sandra:''' Arr, Liz, didn't you want to dress up as something extra scary for the party today?
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: PlayedForLaughs [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/11/14/0528-larisas-big-secret/ here]].
* PoliticallyCorrectVillain: Tommy is very proud of serving an Aztec God of War who has a modern, inclusive view of who qualifies to be a virgin sacrifice. The male virgin who's about to be sacrificed decries it as PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/08/09/0189-shows-over/ Done by someone less than ten.]]
* ProductPlacement: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/03/02/0038-product-placement/ Oreos]], saving squirrels from being eaten since 1912.
%%* RagingStiffie: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/07/12/0393-the-curse-of-12-year-old-boys/ Poor Cloud...]] And [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/07/16/0394-critical-miss/ it gets worse]].
* RaptorAttack: Lampshaded in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/02/28/0459-velociraptor/ this comic]].
* ReadTheFinePrint: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/02/20/0352-the-fine-print/ On]] the payment contract of the North's internet provider.
* RefugeInAudacity: Get snatched by an eagle? Eat its eggs!
* RousingSpeech:
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/02/02/0030-naypyidaw-sector-1/ Cloud to Sandra]], followed by HoldingHands, {{squee}}.
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/08/27/0089-woo-has-a-dream/ Woo]] [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement has a dream]].
* RunningGag: Sid is friends with Woo and Shadow which does not stop them from trying to eat him on a constant basis. And when they're not trying to eat him, their mates or other predators are.
* RussianGuySuffersMost: Subverted with Larisa Korolev, who is Russian and probably acts the most cheerful and carefree of the main characters, but played completely straight with her parents. Her father, Ivan, appears to be a stereotypical "tortured bohemian", with the requisite mane of unkempt hair and the obsession with painting dark and macabre pictures, and her mother is a ruthless businesswoman who treats both Larisa and her husband very coldly. Larisa even goes as far as to say that her family has always had a "penchant for misery", which she hopes to end (presumably via her own happy-go-lucky behavior). [[spoiler:She says this in the context of [[MoodWhiplash telling a classmate about her terminal illness.]]]] Those Russians just can't seem to catch a break.
* SavageWolves: Wolves are frequent antagonists in the comics.
* SceneryCensor: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/03/04/0143-love-at-first-sight/ This one]], censoring Woo's thoughts with shrubbery.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: It looks like this is what Zoey and Michelle are going to become, but [[spoiler:it turns out that Michelle doesn't reciprocate Zoey's feelings.]]
* SelfDeprecation: A meta example.
-->'''Larisa''' (''summarising Germany in four words'')''':''' [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/06/07/0383-germany-in-four-words/ Nazis bad, cars good, the end!]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/10/15/0420-two-gamers-on-a-couch/ Never ask a biologist to say something romantic]].
* SeriousBusiness: Larisa and kisses.
-->'''Larisa:''' It's ''always'' a good moment for smooching!\\
'''Landon:''' No, we should ''definitely'' post-pone it!...Because I'm giving a presentation on Germany.\\
'''Larisa:''' (''without stopping kissing him'') [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/06/07/0383-germany-in-four-words/ Nazis bad, cars good, the end!]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Larisa has this attitude when she [[ItMakesSenseInContext sends a nude picture of herself to all of North America by mistake]]. Her reasoning is particularly sad: [[spoiler:she’ll be blind in 10 years and dead in 20, and some naysayers seeing her by mistake is insignificant in comparison]].
* ShipperOnDeck: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/05/17/0165-kissus-interruptus/ Frequent]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/05/20/0166-shipwreck/ occurrence]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/02/10/0244-a-new-adventure/ in Cloud's]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/12/13/0437-cloud-under-pressure family.]]
* ShoutOut:
** Frequently to ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', and many more to video games, namely ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. A couple even named their two younger children Cloud and Yuna after the game.
** Probably not an intentional one, but Sandra could be a dead ringer for [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]].
** Often wearing [[InspectorGadget Penny's]] shirt, no less.
** Several characters have been seen watching ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' and ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.
** Many of the posters and filer strips give to an artist, movie, television series or other comics.
** This [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/12/14/0120-i-hope-you-like-long-sentences/ strip]] is a nod to this famous ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/04/10 strip.]]
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/10/19/a-sly-raccoon/ A racoon named]] [[Franchise/SlyCooper Sly and a veeery familiar looking cane]].
** I am better Than both The Bologna and the Salami combined is one to the WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife episode, "Wacky Delly."
** A green, bubbling liquid you call "[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/01/12/0341-the-dip/ The Dip]]" and which can kill imaginary characters. Now, [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit where could I have seen that...]]
** Several ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' toys have appeared in the background... and foreground. Sandra has a Fluttershy doll, and at one point Cloud and his mom play with other toys of the Mane Six. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/12/15/0642-roundabout-iv/ Ye Thuza also blackmails a cop by threatening to out him as a brony cosplayer]].
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/04/27/0054-fifty-fear/ In one strip]], Sandra becomes a strange mixture of [[Film/KillBill Beatrix Kiddo]] and [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Alma Wade]] on Cloud, who previously had went [[Film/TheDarkKnight Joker]] on her.
** Larisa's family name is Korolev. The most famous RealLife person with the same family name was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Korolev Sergei Korolev]], the number-one designer of Soviet rockets and space craft. Many consider him having practically invented "practical astronautics".
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/08/03/0082-good-news-everyone/ #82]]: [[TheSimpsons Can't trap them, Racoon will shoot me.]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa%27s_First_Word#.22Can.27t_sleep.2C_clown_will_eat_me.22 Can't trap them, Racoon will shoot me]].
** [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandtheRoadRunner Woo and the Road Runner]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/08/31/0090-the-hunting-methods-of-procyon-lotor/ having a meal]].
** Sandra's having TheScream, [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/11/03/0322-sandras-scream/ after she remembers making a mistake in a maths exam]].
** [[Film/ANewHope A spoof of Obi Wan's words about the destruction of Aldeeran]]: "[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/03/26/0045-the-dark-side-of-the-force/ as if one voice was suddenly silenced, and millions suddenly cried out in joy]]."
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/12/07/0118-a-new-adventure/ Woo donning a hat and holding a whip when informed about Sandra and Larisa's treasure hunt is supposed to evoke]] an [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indiana Jones-vibe]].
** Sandra's "[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Doubleplus ungood!]]" after [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/09/03/0715-larisa-learnt-a-thing/ Larisa's latest case]] of SkewedPriorities
** "[[VideoGame/BaldursGate Go for the eyes, Qoo, go for the eyes!]]" in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/10/22/0729-under-a-killer-balloon-the-cereal-killer-page-7 this comic]]. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/05/21/0685-nostalgia A while earlier]], Sandra's dad was mentioned to be playing it, and it was described as "great".
** *[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/10/29/0731-under-a-killer-balloon-the-cereal-killer-page-9 Suddenly,]] an axe crashes through the door and a madman's face appears in the gap* "[[Film/TheShining Here's Tommy!]]"
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/11/30/0740-under-a-killer-balloon-the-cereal-killer-page-18 Here]]. "[[Film/{{Aliens}} Game over, Tommy! Game over!]]"
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/03/24/0771-wilde-for-judy/ Not one]], but '''four''' shout-out strips in a row to ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}''.
** Yuna [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/04/11/0776-the-last-answer/ accidentally]] [[Creator/IsaacAsimov reversing enthropy]].
** Strips [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2017/02/06/0858-visual-novel/ #858]], [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2017/02/13/0860-pervert/ #860]], and [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2017/02/16/0861-it-was-the-choice-of-steins-gate/ #861]] reference ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''. There have also been a large amount of references to it since, to the point where listing them all would take a while.
** Strip [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2017/07/06/0901-best-girl/ #901]] references the "best girl" debate in anime fandom, and namedrops ''Steins;Gate'' character Kurisu Makise and ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' character Megumin.
* SpaghettiKiss: Subverted when [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/08/29/0303-eating/ Woo and Lily share an earthworm, but Lily sucks it out of Woo's mouth before they kiss]].
* SpoofAesop: Crops up at the end of the insulin ban storyline, where Sandra's dad gives the IncrediblyLamePun of "ducks are bad for you," with a beer bottle in his free hand and something hand-rolled in his mouth.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Would be played straight, but is avoided by the fact that the writer decided to legally give the spotlight to Cloud and Larisa instead, officially elevating them to Woo's level of focus.
* StockAnimalName: Woo is initially christened 'Rascal'. He isn't pleased.
* StuffedIntoATrashcan:
** Done to Ralph by Cloud. It was a ShoutOut to Webcomic/OzyAndMillie where the trope was commonly abused by JerkJock, Jeremy.
** A sufficiently angered Sandra does this to Larisa after [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/02/08/0136-theres-still-hope/ one biting remark too many.]]
* StrawFeminist: The new biology teacher, [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/07/07/0596-97-points/ Dorothy Cambrigde and the Moral Police.]]
* SuddenSchoolUniform: Literally. Powree just started drawing the kids in identical white polos and dark pants without mention in the dialogue at all, let alone a subplot..
** Eventually reversed, with the same lack of fanfare. Luna's story arc is inaugurated by her [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/12/25/0644-the-most-dangerous-game/ being teased for wearing the same outfit every day]]
* TakeThat:
** [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/01/05/0339-little-red-riding-pony/ In regards]] to the ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic merchandise.
** And the GeniusBonus [[invoked]] comic that required programming knowledge, understanding of a foreign language, extensive knowledge of the comic's history and comments and solving several word puzzles to figure out? [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/01/03/0338-a-challenging-comic-solution/ All for a zinger]] at newspaper comic ''ComicStrip/{{Marvin}}''.
** And one to ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'''s infamously awful ConvenientMiscarriage in terms of the layout, [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/05/28/0687-win/ but a far happier ending]].
** The [[BlandNameProduct Snappic]] scandal yields one [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/09/21/0720-diamonds-are-a-presidents-best-friend/ directed at the Prison-Industrial complex in the US]].
** Plenty of them in regards to American politics. Especially in more recent comics.
* TheTalk: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/08/07/0605-teenage-pregnancy/ This strip]] has four unique views on avoiding teenage pregnancy:
** Panel 1: Richard tells Sandra about the pill. Presumably he's putting her on it.
** Panel 2: Lily and Woo discuss whether 13-year-old ''raccoons'' can even have kits anymore.
** Panel 3: Larisa advises Landon that, in one month, he could knock up a '''teenage''' girl. Given her character, the dynamics of their relationship, and the fact that she seems to be undressing, rest assured it is ''not'' innocent.
** Panel 4: Cloud's mother, Ye Thuza, [[ScareEmStraight threatens to cut his head off if he impregnates Sandra before she graduates high school]]. Given ''her'' character and the way she deals with issues, that is NOT an idle threat (and notice how her sword actually ''goes off the panel'').
* TalkingAnimal:
** Woo, Shadow, Sid and all other animals. (see AnimalTalk above)
** Might just be Woo, since he can understand talk to humans.
* TearsOfJoy: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/08/12/0503-paradise-falls/ They don't need to watch the Paradise Falls to be happy together.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awwww.]]
* TeenPregnancy: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/08/07/0605-teenage-pregnancy/ Discussed here]]. Clearly, Ye Thuza does ''not'' want this to happen to Sandra and Cloud.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Sandra, you shouldn't bad mouth rebels (even in a roleplay game) when [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/11/14/0325-mcm310/ the son of a former real-life rebel is hearing you]].
* ThemeNaming: The Williams family named him and his sister after ''Final Fantasy'' characters. One is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] and the other is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Yuna]].
* TheyFightCrime: Cloud's family spends one [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/07/12/0181-pussy/ arc]] doing this in superhero garb. {{Subverted}}, though: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/08/26/0194-its-fiction-all-the-way-down/ They were making a fictional video]].
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Woo doesn't talk in front of most humans because he's afraid this might happen to him if he does.
* ThisIsReality: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/10/05/0100-love-hate-etc/ Sometimes it’s not like in the movies where everything will be alright again in the end.]]
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Lily [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/03/22/0148-damn-instincts/ here]].
* TooDumbToLive: Yes, Tom the Talking Toast. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/01/26/0345-the-contender-iii/ Play yourself up in front of a girl who can't decide what she wants for breakfast.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Woo. One year he lets two of alpha raccoon Tibor's mooks [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/02/19/0035-reliable-sources/ have a girl he was courting uncontested]]. The next year, when he courts Lily ([[spoiler:Tibor's daughter]]), he [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/03/15/0146-disordered-retreat/ runs them out of the forest]].
%%* TooMuchInformation: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/09/08/0306-too-much-information/ Tell me less]].
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible:[[invoked]] [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/08/23/0405-the-archer/ Discussed in an arc]] in which Sandra and Larisa spend a day at the MOMA.
* TwerpSweating: When Larisa takes Landon to meet her parents, he thinks he's going to get this when Ivan pulls him aside. But it's {{subverted}} when he instead tells Landon about everything Larisa likes.
-->'''Landon:''' Wow, thanks for the tips.\\
'''Ivan:''' Better you as her boyfriend than some thug.
* TheUnreveal:
** We never find out what Cloud wrote that caused Sandra to pounce on him, remove half his clothes, and beg him to marry her, though it does contain the line "Sandy's shining eyes".
** Strip 528: Larisa finally tells Zoey what's been haunting every fan's mind for the last three-going-on-four years... [[TrollingCreator And right then and there the comic experiences its first ever case of technical difficulties!]] All we get are Zoey's reactions to Larisa's reveal... It doesn't seem like it's good news. At all. It would be almost two more years - over five and a half years after the original hint - that it would finally be revealed that [[spoiler: Larisa suffers from Wolfram syndrome and will be blind in a decade and dead in two]].
* VagueAge: The implication, through ArtEvolution, is that they are aging in real-time, but the only certainty is that Cloud, Larisa and Sandra are, as of 2015, 12 years old. As of [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2017/05/04/0883-sweet-talkers/ May 2017]], Larisa is about to turn thirteen. If the characters were aging in real time, Cloud, Larisa, and Sandra would have been three years old when the comic first started in 2008. If they age one year for every two real years, then they would have been eight in 2008.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/04/11/0261-rule-number-one/ This page]] takes it as a given that the reader knows why running blindly through tall grass and bushes is an unsafe idea. Unfortunately, most of those readers don't seem to go outside very often, as it went over everyone's head.
%%* VisualPun: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/07/15/0499-happy-ending/#comments The puppet government.]]
* WeAllLiveInAmerica: Knörzer and Powree are German and Indonesian respectively, but most of S&W points to a U.S. setting.
* WhatCliffhanger: The comic titled ''[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/01/21/0131-cliffhanger/ Cliffhanger]]'', the team is about to open the bag, and one makes a loud scream as if something happened. Instantly resolved in the next strip as the bag being full of bugs.
* WhamLine: Larisa succinctly explaining her cavalier attitude towards [[spoiler:her nude selfie being sent to all of North America and causing a colossal scandal]] in [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/09/10/0717-dropping-the-bomb this comic]]: she'll be blind in ten years and dead in twenty]]. [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2015/09/14/0718-corrupting-the-youth/ The next strip]] clarifies Larisa's statement by explicitly revealing that [[spoiler:she has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfram_syndrome Wolfram syndrome]], a rare genetic illness that results in gradual blindness and nerve damage, with a typical life expectancy around thirty years]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What became of the kittens of the bobcat Ruth killed?
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: In the vein of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', albeit further away from the family-friendly end.
* YouFailLogicForever:
** How is taking food about to be given to a hungry fox ''not'' your fault when said fox angrily chases you?
** Videogame characters will soon be indistinguishable from real life, therefore, we are video game characters.
* YourTelevisionHatesYou: [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2010/12/17/0228-already-gone/ See here.]]