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''The Class Menagerie'' is a now-ended FurryComic by VinceSuzukawa taking place in a WackyCollege. The cast ranges from the relatively normal JerkJock lion to the AmbiguouslyGay ScheduleFanatic kangaroo. Much of the humor and appeal comes from the various characters' personalities interacting, whether it's them (reluctantly) working together or just rubbing the wrong way.

[[http://www.theclassm.com/ The comic can be found here]], though the archives are a bit... scrambled. Luckily, ''most'' of the plotting doesn't require certain arcs to be read in order, just that they be read.

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: The comic adheres to the old ''{{Peanuts}}'' idea that girls hitting boys is funny, and it's mostly played straight. Dani especially is this trope all over, resorting to cartoonishly hitting the male characters for real or imagined slights. Female characters recieving any sort of physical injury that's played for laughs can be counted on one hand.
* AintNoRule: During the "Incognito" arc, both sides of the Forrest Tech/[=DeMontfort=] school rivalry invoke this during the mascot competition. Forrest build a huge mecha mascot. playing on the fact that there are no limitations on the mascot's costume as long as it reasonably resembles the school mascot. [=DeMontfort=] blows it wide open by exploiting the fact that while only one costume is allowed, you can [[spoiler:have as many ''participants'' as you want as long as they only use one costume between them and still both look like the mascot. As [=DeMontfort's=] mascot is Gruff The Griffon, they can have two competitors on the field, with Brad wearing the mascot body but needing no mask, and Biff wearing the mask but not needing the body, with one wing each.]]
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Scott's parents, at least in his view.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Brad, who is one of the few characters in the series to never show romantic interest in anyone. In fact, during the "No Thanks To You" story arc, he reacts in visible horror when Scott's attractive, athletic cousin shows romantic interest in him.
* AnythingThatMoves: Implied with Kim Greenwald, the head cheerleader for the football team.
* ArchEnemy: Brian Spottiswood to Mikey, due to Mikey almost causing him to flunk high school through his annoying demands as a lab partner.
* AuthorAppeal: You'd be hard pressed to find a male character in the strip that isn't a statuesque Hercules with impeccably toned muscles.
* BackStory: A few characters, such as Biff and Brad.
* BadassBookworm: In "Duet To Me", Mikey lays the smackdown on two guys that are twice his size. Evidently, all that exercise isn't just for show.
* BareYourMidriff: Lisa.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Biff borders on mentally challenged in some cases, and is kept from flunking out due to his wealthy family's contributions from the school, but he is THE best football player they have, and its implied he's one of the better players on the college scene overall.
* CaliforniaUniversity: Fictional [=DeMontfort=] University.
* CasanovaWannabe: Scott. Ironically, he has no problem attracting women when he doesn't act like a chauvinistic jackass, but he seems to think that's how a playboy is supposed to act.
* ComingOutStory: Mikey in "Duet to Me".
* {{Crossover}}: Twice, with ''Webcomic/FunnyFarm'' in the "Occupied" arc, and ''Webcomic/SuburbanJungle'' in "Biff-ore And After", which also explains what caused the damage to the third floor of the dorm.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Brad. He's the son of a corrupt banker from Texas, and is studying law in the hopes of one day preventing others from abusing the legal system and the public trust like his father did. The reason he wears his cap everywhere is that both he and his father have a rooster comb, which is rare and makes him and his father look almost identical.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Dani is fond of these, she tends to resort to violence for even the most minor infractions.
** On a less humorous note, Spottiswood does this towards Mikey. Yes, Mikey was a real pain in the ass, but everything Brian does to get revenge on him borders on assault at best and attempted murder at worst.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Dani comes off as this on occassion due to her role as pretty much the sole authority in Richter Hall, and with the majority of the trouble being caused by the male characters. Most noteable is her line about all men being creeps when Biff uses the mascot costume he's wearing as protection from getting slapped by the cheerleaders he tries to use sleazy pickup lines on.
* {{Dramedy}}
* EmbarrasingNickname: Scott's parents call him "Sprout". He ends up bribing Brad to keep it from being spread around campus.
* {{Expy}}:
** Brad looks like [[VideoGame/StarFox Falco Lombardi]] with the blue and red skin colors [[PaletteSwap swapped]].
** [=DeMontfort=] University is based on UC Berkeley, Suzukawa's alma mater.
* FanService: Mostly involving the male cast, though "Beach Blanket Bungle" and "Poker Strips" have something for everybody.
* {{Farce}}: "My Funny Valentine". Otherwise avoided.
* FatBastard: Molina, a law student and one of the top football players at [=DeMontfort=]. He's also a SmugSnake JerkAss who manipulates people for his own benefit.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Biff and Mikey. Biff due to his enormous ego and JerkAss tendencies and Mikey due to his moralizing and grating perfectionism.
* FriendlyEnemy: Algernon. He's the closest the series had to a BigBad, attacked the dorm with a giant mecha and almost demolished the football stadium, but outside of the ramped up school rivalry that caused those events, he's a surprisingly genial person, even to his enemies.
* FurryComic
* {{Gayngst}}: [[spoiler: Mikey reveals that he suffers from some pretty heavy self-image issues due to his closeted homosexuality. Part of his obsessive studying and working out is to distract himself from any possible free time that could lead to an attraction. He's also afraid of proving anyone "right" that the high strung, effeminate guy turned out to be gay]]
* GenderEqualsBreed
* GeniusBruiser:
** Scott, who is actually a ''Math Major'' and pretty much pulls out a square root of a large number ''on the spot''. He's just not very open about it because, after all, he ''is'' a playboy.
** Brad is also this--he's a law major.
* GenkiGirl: Lisa.
* GentleGiant: Tony.
* TheGlomp: How Lisa likes to greet Mikey. And any other male she finds cute. Some appreciate it more than others.
* GroinAttack: Sam from ''Webcomic/{{Newshounds}}'' is on the recieving end of one of these when he gives a sexist diatribe to a personal trainer at the college gym.
* InterspeciesRomance:
** Cindy (horse) and Tony (bull), Lisa is a Fox/Dachshund hybrid who had a crush on a kangaroo (until he [[SorryImGay came out]]) and is dating a Bulldog by the end of the strip.
** If you count guest appearances in [[Webcomic/TheSuburbanJungle other comics]] the closest Mikey has had to a relationship was with a member of his [[http://suburbanjungleclassic.com/?p=1285 own species]] (for once).
** On the other side, [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/930010/ one piece of]] FanFic (SFW) that WordOfGod has described as definitely non-canon (but still liked enough to actually [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/995507/ illustrate it]]) has Mikey hook up with an otter.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Brad, Kevin, Biff and Dani all get portrayed as this, though Brad and Kevin had their nice moments, but Biff's father is arguably the biggest jerkass of the entire cast.
** Going into outright villainous territory we have Molina and Coach Carradine from the football team, both of whom makes Biff look like a boy scout. Carradine is a bullying JerkJock who basically pressgangs Tony into playing for [=DeMontfort=], while Molina is a SmugSnake who psychologically tortures Tony to get him stressed and aggressive enough to become violent and reckless on the field.
* JerkJock: Biff, Molina and Coach Carradine.
* LeftHanging: The strip was hurriedly wrapped up in its last storyline, leaving several plot threads hanging, such as the future of Tony and Cindy's relationship, and what would happen to the cast afterwards. It also ends with the dorm splitting up, with Tony, Cindy, Kevin and Lisa finding off-campus housing and Brad transfering back home to Texas. Keep in mind that the story concludes with Sophomore Year, leaving quite a bit of story potential unresolved.
* MadScientist: Algernon.
* MissingMom: In "Photo Finish", Brad reveals that his mother died when he was 4 and his father raised him by himself.
* MistakenForGay: Brad and Scott are mistaken for gay by Scott's parents.
* MoodWhiplash: "Duet To Me" goes from a lighthearted storyline about Mikey and Lisa playing the main characters in a ''Theatre/{{Grease}}'' parody, to a dramatic Coming Out story for Mikey and Lisa almost getting raped by drunken fratboys.
* TheMoorcockEffect: [[DoubleEntendre Quite literally]], with ''[[{{ISO}} i.s.o.]]'' and its CastFullOfGay, taking place not only at the same time and at the same university, but in the same dormitory building (albeit on a different floor).
* MrFanservice: Nearly every male castmember is this, but mainly Scott and Tony. In-universe both Tony and Mikey are considered to be this.
* {{MST}}: Done in-universe by Kevin to Mikey's puppet show. He even replaces one of the puppets with [[LampshadeHanging Tom Servo]].
* MustHaveCaffeine: Brad won't stay awake for long without a large dose of coffee or cola. He will literally fall asleep on the spot once the clock reaches zero.
* MyBelovedSmother: Scott thinks of his doting mother as this. She's actually only slightly overprotective, but nowhere near bad enough to actually qualify for this trope.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Tony accidently injures an opposing player while making the winning homerun during a football match, he has a minor breakdown.
* NiceGuy: Tony.
* {{Perfumigation}}: A cologne Biff wears, that he was tricked into buying by a saleswoman who he had been treating like crap, turns out to be so noxious that its capable of killing insects, which comes in handy during the ''Resid-Ant Evil'' arc when the dorm is overrun by flesh eating devil ants.
* PunnyName: Nearly every major character's last name was a reference to their species. Some were more obvious than others.
* [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Reluctant Fanservice Guy]]: A lifetime of mockery for being overweight until his late teens has led Tony to have serious body image issues, to the point where he's extremely reluctant to accept the attention his current adonis-like looks gives him. His crippling self esteem issues caused by his controlling family doesn't help.
* RockBeatsLaser: Due to bad intel, Forrest Tech tailors their giant droid mascot to fend off another robotic opponent, such as EMP waves, water, magnetic weapons, giving Biff and Brad enough of an edge to outmanouver a 50 foot robot armed with only their own athletic skill.
* RomanceArc: Tony and Cindy were paired as romantic interests, but their story wasn't told very far. WordOfGod confirms them as an official couple though. Also, Lisa and Damon, once it became clear to Lisa that Mikey wasn't the one. Finally, Kevin and Denise by the time the strip wraps up.
* ScheduleFanatic: Mikey.
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Brad is actually Eric Hawthorne Jr, son of Eric Hawthorne, a corrupt banker and politician from Texas.]]
* ShipTease: Brad and Scott are MistakenForGay with much hilarity. Also, Dani and Kevin in one VERY early strip, though this didn't lead anywhere.
* SorryImGay: Mikey.
* SpicyLatina: Danielle Rosalina "Dani" Murrieta is an example of the confrontational, {{tomboy}}ish type.
* StopHavingFunGuys: InUniverse: Mikey writes a puppet show titled, "Fun Is A Waste Of Time" and pretty much devotes his entire life to either exercising or studying.
* StraightGay: Mikey.
* {{Stripperiffic}}:
** Earlier public drafts of ''[=TCM=]'' had some of the male characters regularly wearing considerably less, especially Brad in his shorts and tank top that left little to the imagination. But the final version of ''[=TCM=]'' has him wearing a full flannel shirt. This probably actually ''adds'' to his FetishFuel effect as the shirt leaves much more to the big tough guy image.
** Subverted, and pointed out by the creator of ''Webcomic/FunnyFarm'' in a guest strip, some characters actually worked in the reverse, with Scott's everyday clothing going from a button up shirt, to a black t shirt, to a tank top, as well as Biff ceasing to wear any shirts at all.
* TeamMom: As the dorm's RA, Dani sees herself as this. Her charges mostly find her annoying and unecessarily obsessed with school activities.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Lisa for Mikey. But it's [[SorryImGay not mutual]].
* WalkingTechbane: Brad. Every machine he touches that isn't related to making coffee will die in a spectacular manner. He doesn't even have to touch them. On one memorable occasion a microwave spontaneously exploded when he just mentioned it; it was [[DrivenToSuicide trying to protect itself.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Kevin sees Brad as this. When he explains this to Brad, their relationship noticeably improves. [[spoiler: Kevin is also the only one who knows the truth about Brads real identity and the reason for why he wears his trucker hat constantly]]
* YourMom: Tony tells Brad and Kevin to stop using "your mom" insults against each other because "neither of you like your mothers". They immediately switch to "your roomie" jokes targeted at Tony--their mutual roommate.
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