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''Back at the Barnyard'' is a show from Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. It started on October 8, 2007, and ended in June 2010. Based off the 2006 movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'' which features the same characters though the series seems to ignore the events of the movie (and replaces one of them) for its own continuity. Created and animated by the same people as ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'', and the 25th member of the popular Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} brand.

The story centers around Otis, the cow in charge of running the barn, though something of an EnsembleCast provides enough chaos to keep a steady stream of entertainment flowing through 2 seasons of 52 episodes. Otis regularly deals with scams gone awry originating from his friends or (more commonly) himself. Other instances have him functioning throughout the human world incognito or dealing with the [[ProperlyParanoid supposedly psychotic]] lady next door to the barn who knows they can talk and wants to expose them to the outside world.

{{Nickelodeon}} apparently didn't think the show was doing good enough for their standards, so [[ScrewedByTheNetwork they dropped it]] to NicktoonsNetwork during its run, where the remainder of the episodes were broadcast. While the show ''was'' getting good reviews, it never really became that popular, but it's safe to say that this show gave it its best.
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!!Tropes:

* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: One of the three French Canadian crows wears a red hat, another one of the three crows wears a blue neckerchief, Bessie wears a cow tag on her left ear, and Abbie wears earrings and a purple bow in her braided hair.
* AllCGICartoon
* AlternateContinuity: More or less.
* AnimalGenderBender: The "male cow" with an udder, of course.
* ArtEvolution:
** Otis' udder becomes less jiggly in the series
** Otis' becomes fatter in the series.
** Freddy becomes less "hairy" in the series.
* BlatantLies: "We are not {{talking animal}}s." "There's no such things as {{talking animal}}s."
* BelligerentSexualTension: Otis and Abby.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Otis is rumored to be this because of his large udder.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Bigfoot is a recurring character in the show. He is a celebrity with a hit single called "No Fear Bigfoot", dated Jessica Allspice, and became mayor with a landslide victory (though he lost the position after going into a rage from flash photography). He can also fly.
* BodyWipe:
** In the episode "The Tale of Two Snottys" where Otis climbs up a ladder and lands on Snotty Boy.
** "Pigmalion": at the very end where Pig jumps into to mud. Then the screen fades to black.
** "Robo Peck": very end,
-->'''Joey:''' Smashy, Smashy, Smashy!
** "Club Otis": Freddy's nose fills the screen
-->'''Peck:''' "Head trauma!"
-->'''Pip:''' "That's it come on in."
-->'''Freddy:''' "Sweet"
* BreakingTheFourthWall: They interacted with their narrator in an episode.
* BuffySpeak: Otis.
* ButtSticker: In episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Snotty" after all the animals rolled out of the barn all glued together. Bessy complains about Peck being glued to her butt.
* TheCassandra: Mrs. Beady.
* CatapultNightmare: Played with at the end of "Dream Birthday."
* CatchPhrase: "Milk me."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Daisy, despite Otis helping her to raise her son, Ben.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Freddy is this UpToEleven.
* TheChewToy: Peck
* ChronicVillainy: Mrs. Beady.
* DeadpanSnarker: Bessy and Mr. Beady.
** Pip once referred to himself as a snarky sidekick. Not all that justified, though.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The male cows having udders and being able to produce milk.
** The way Freddy admits to his parents that Peck - whom he just saved from becoming their meal - is his best friend, and his parents' reaction from this, obviously parallels word for word someone admitting to his parents that he's homosexual and introducing his partner to them.
*** What makes that one even funnier is the fact that Freddy's [[Creator/CamClarke voice actor]] is gay.
* EnemyMine: Otis and Mrs. Beady in "Cowman: The Uddered Avenger".
* EpisodeTitleCard
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Invoked by Bessie towards the end of the episode, 'War of the Pranks': "Let's all have a nice end-of-the-show laugh!"
* {{Expy}}: Abby looks surprisingly like Daisy from the source movie. She replaces both Daisy and her son.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Whenever Pip tries to hit on Bessy.
* FatIdiot: Snotty Boy fits this trope to a "T".
** Pig is a less negative version.
* FatIdiot
** Otis: He can be quite dumb at some times, and the milk in his body makes him heavy.
* {{Flanderization}}: [[AesopAmnesia Otis]] and [[TookaLevelinJerkass Bessy]] are probably the most noticeable examples of this.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Ben.
* FurryFemaleMane: Abbie the cow has blonde humanlike head hair and Bessie the other cow has shades of this trope. Otis the "male cow" has no humanlike head hair of any sort.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Milk me."
** "I need privacy when I make #3!"
** The parody of Girls Gone Wild commercials on their own.
** In "The Haunting" the rabbit spirit comes out of Pig's anus when expelled/exorcised...yeah.
** "As they say in British-land, BITE ME!~" Seriously, they got away with this.
** In "Animal Farmers" Otis attaches a milk machine to his udder and says, "it's a gentle tug" until the machine sucks all the milk out of his body.
** In the [[SuckECheeses Donk E. Cheese]] episode, Otis mentions Eugene taking the Z-Box on a "naughty honeymoon."
* GretzkyHasTheBall: There are so many things wrong with the football game they play, someone who has never seen a single football game in their life could find at least 3 things wrong with it.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Otis managed to hypnotize himself in "Hypno-A-Go-Go"
* HorrorHunger: Freddy.
* {{Housewife}}: Mrs. Beady.
* HughMann: Many of the animals assume the surname "Nota[animal name]" when going out in public.
* IdiotHero: Otis, in contrast to his film counterpart.
* InsultMisfire: Otis does this often.
* {{Keet}}: Freddy the ferret, pretty much.
* KentBrockmanNews: Hilly Buford.
* KidsAreCruel: Eugene and his friends.
* LampshadeHanging
* LatexPerfection: The jewel robbers in "Chain Gang" disguise themselves this way wearing full-head rubber farm animal masks that happen to resemble Otis, Chicken, Freddy and Peck (and thus cause said main characters [[MistakenIdentity to be falsely arrested)]], though at the end the impostors are [[spoiler:unmasked by Otis to reveal four old ladies]].
* LighterAndSofter: The movie got pretty dark at points. This...doesn't.
* LimitedSocialCircle
* MadScientist: Professor Mertin Fargleman.
* ManiacMonkeys: Bingo.
* {{Masquerade}}
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: "Hello, animals of the farm. And Bessy."
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jessica Allspice (Jessica Alba).
** Also, a Geraldo Rivera lookalike appears in "The Big Barnyard Broadcast".
*** "Ryan Earcrust" appears, alongside a mention of hosting 26 shows that day.
*** The "Hilly Burford" newscaster character is an expy of baseball announcer Harry Carey.
* ObliviousToLove: Otis doesn't seem to be aware that Abby likes him. Or won't admit that he likes her too.
* OminousLatinChanting: In "Hypno-A-Go-Go", when showing a montage of Otis trying to kill the farmer.
** Also {{invoked|Trope}} by Otis when they try to contact ghosts via CanisLatinicus.
* PaperThinDisguise
* RuleOfDrama: Overlaps with RuleOfFunny, and is [[LampshadeHanging acknowledged]] in-universe.
* RuleOfFunny: The whole show seems to revolve around this trope.
* SarcasmBlind: Mrs. Beady.
* SealedEvilInACan: Winky the rabbit.
* SecretIngredient: At the end of "Chez Pig", all of the barnyard animals ask Pig for the secret ingredient of his grandma's Truffle Pies, Pig finally gives in but when he reveals the secret ingredient, [[SoundEffectBleep a duck shows up and quacks]], completely drowning out what Pig said. However, the other animals are heard exclaiming in disgust, implying that the secret ingredient was actually disgusting.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend
* SmellySkunk: Pig's pet Skunky.
* SomethingWeForgot: One episode closed with Duke getting carted off to the pound in the same kennel that Freddy tricked him into earlier in the episode.
* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis MALE. COWS. DON'T. HAVE. UDDERS.]]
** And they're called bulls.
*** In one episode, Otis actually had to dress up like a bull and had to try and hide his utter. Otis' udder also pops out at random times, and he attached milked suckers on it and shot milk out of it.
* SpaceJews: The French Canadian crows.
* SuckECheeses: "Donk E. Cheeses."
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Abby for Daisy.
* TakeThat: To the animals, there is no worse form of torture than to be strapped to a table and forced to watch [[Film/HighSchoolMusical something about kids in high school making a musical]].
* TalkingAnimal
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Pizza Twins.
* TitleDrop: An unusual example due to the context it comes up in, but still an example. In "Otis Season":
-->'''Otis''': Oh, calm down. We can [[Main/{{ItMakesSenseinContext}} saw them off]] ''Back at the Barnyard''.
* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: Subverted, since it's a farm they show the same animals.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Abby and Bessie.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic: Played himself in an episode where Bessy is his personal shopper. [[spoiler:Apparently, he's a horse.]]
* WholePlotReference: A few. There were episodes parodying the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]", ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', and ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''.
** There was a special called "Cowman", which stuck fairly true to and even stole some shots from Film/{{Batman}}.
* UnreliableNarrator: The Narrator sometimes likes to go into his own little world.
-->'''Narrator''': Don't worry! He's fine and will soon star in my amazing go kart episode!
-->'''Pip''': I think we need a new narrator.
-->'''Narrator''': Too late, the end!
* VerbalTic: Snotty calls everyone "stupid", "stinky", etc., even when there's no reason to.
** "Aliens"- the screen closes in on Otis' udder twice
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