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''Charlie Chalk'' (1988-1989) was a short lived British children's television series by the same guys who made ''PostmanPat''.

Charlie Chalk is an amicable circus clown who nods off on a fishing trip and ends up marooned on the [[DesertIsland mysterious island]] of "Merrytwit". Not to worry though, as the island's inhabitants are a [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits colourful and friendly]] bunch. It isn't long before Charlie gets settled and starts to learn the ways of the strange and exotic locale, often applying his own circus tricks to get him through the day.

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!!Tropes which ''CharlieChalk'' provides examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: the show name and protagonist.
* AmusingInjuries: Resident ButtMonkey Lewis T Duck is always being trampled or squashed by Arnold (The Elephant).
* BambooTechnology: Everything is apparently constructed from flotsam and jetsam, leading to ramshackle buildings and machinery. Charlie's house is the exception, carefully made with pristine white planks.
* BerserkButton: Lewis, after being irritated enough by Arnold.
* BuriedTreasure: with a fairly meagre pay off inside (though the islanders are delighted).
* ClownCarBase: Most of the houses are tiny, yet characters still fit in them. Interior shots suggest that buildings are ''BiggerOnTheInside''.
* CoolShip: ''Buttercup''.
* GentleGiant: Bert the monster.
* GoingNative: The sheer amount of resources collected through beach combing makes the adaptation to island life a fairly comfortable one.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lewis.
* JungleJapes: With pink palm trees.
* TheKlutz: Arnold.
* LazyBum: Edward.
* MeaningfulName: "Lewis T duck", "Arnold the Elephant" and "Litterbug".
* MisplacedWildlife: Uncertain. Though gorillas and elephants shouldn't really be found on a desert island, they are sentient and we are talking about an island with pink trees. It is not unlikely that they migrated to Merrytwit in similar circumstances to Charlie.
* NoFourthWall: Charlie talks to the audience almost endlessly. Talks to himself at least as much.
* [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Our Fairies Are Welsh]]: And they have propeller beanies and look like grannies.
* {{Robinsonade}}: Subverted; life on the fairly populous Merrytwit turns out to be very easy from the get go.
* RuleOfThree: In Merrytwit, wishing for something three times will summon a hover fairy to grant your wish.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Captain Mildred, and later Mary the Hover Fairy, are the only women on the island.
* StandardizedLeader: Captain Mildred is treated as the de facto leader of Merrytwit.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Poor Lewis having to put up with Arnold's perpetual clumsiness.
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