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''Bowlopolis'' (2008-2011) is an AllCGICartoon released by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and the United States Bowling Congress, about a boy who must play a giant talking pin at bowling to win back his kidnapped father, [[SeriousBusiness save the world]], and win a [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sizable trophy]]. The series is aimed at kids, and features [[EdutainmentShow safety instructions and helpful tips for beginning bowlers]].

The series begins with Layne Kegler playing his favorite video game, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Mutant Android Pastry Chefs]], when he gets a call from his dad saying that he is being kept in the basement of the titular Bowlopolis by the intergalactic villain Kingpin. He shows up at Bowlopolis and is challenged to a bowling game by Kingpin, for control of [[NoNameGiven Mr. Kegler]], the world, and that very [[InsistentTerminology sizable trophy]]. The only problem is, Layne has never bowled a lane in his life. He'll have to learn pretty quick if he ever wants to see his dad [[RunningGag (or the sizable trophy)]] ever again!

Other characters include Reset, a dog that only Layne knows can [[TalkingAnimal talk]] [[spoiler:(but is really bad at keeping it a secret.)]] Reset does most of the [[MrExposition education]] on the show, but sometimes delegates it to the stick figure, Sticky. Another charcter, Carrie, is a hyperactive 10-year-old MotorMouth whose birthday Layne forgot. Layne insists SheIsNotMyGirlfriend.

The episodes are hard to find online, but your local bowling alley is likely giving out the [=DVDs=] for free so no sweat.

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!! ''Bowlopolis'' contains examples of:
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking -- I'll give you a hint - it's quite sizable.
* ArtShift -- When Layne is in the 2-D world with Sticky.
* DeadpanSnarker -- Reset.
* EdutainmentShow
* {{Expy}} -- Carrie bears a more than slight resemblance to [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Goo]].
* ForgottenBirthday
* InsistentTerminology -- That damn sizable trophy.
* LemonyNarrator
* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather]] -- [[spoiler: It turns out Mr. Kegler was in a Kingpin suit the whole time. But then the real Kingpin shows up...]]
* {{Mook}} -- The Pinions, robotic bowling pins.
* MotorMouth -- Carrie.
* NoFourthWall -- But is it used ''well?''
* PunnyName -- Everybody.
* SeriousBusiness -- Bowling.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend -- Carrie.
* StarWars -- Near constant references.
* TalkingAnimal -- Reset.
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