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[[caption-width-right:329:''Radda radda radda!'']]

->''You take the moon and you take the sun,\\
You take everything that seems like fun!\\
You stir it all up and when you're done,\\
Radda radda radda radda radda radda!''

From C.H. Greenblatt, formerly a writer and storyboard artist on both ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', comes this little crazy series inspired by food and Dr. Seuss.

Set in Marzipan City, an odd place full of weird and wonderful creatures, and even weirder and more wonderful ''foods'', the show tells the story of Chowder, a little fat lavender bear-cat-rabbit boy who is the apprentice of Mung Daal, chef and owner of his namesake catering company. Along with Shnitzel, the gigantic rock monster who works as a cleaner[[note]]Though Schnitzel is often there to help out Mung Daal with things that require someone other than Chowder to make, or to do things Mung himself is not strong enough to do[[/note]] and [[TheUnintelligible can only say "Radda"]] (though everyone still understands him), and Truffles, Daal's fairy wife, they spend many crazy and wacky adventures together in the realm of cooking, while Chowder dreams of one day becoming a chef himself, though his eating habits might prove a problem...

The series finale aired August 7, 2010. In it, [[spoiler: Chowder holds a single note for twenty years. While he's singing, the characters around him are continuing with their lives without him there, and Chowder must find out how to become a master chef, and how to fix the people's lives which he has so heavily influenced.]] Everything in the show is resolved in this GrandFinale. Series creator C. H. Greenblatt guest stars as [[spoiler: adult Chowder]].

The series returned through ''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet'' in 2012 as a part of Cartoon Network's 20th anniversary. As of March 2013, you can also find it on Main/{{Netflix}}. As of June 2, 2014, you can catch reruns on Creator/{{Boomerang}}.

Now with a [[Recap/{{Chowder}} recap]] and [[ShoutOut/{{Chowder}} Shout Out]] page!
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!!''Chowder'' provides examples of:

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Panini's affections for Chowder is less than respectable to Chowder's opposing feelings.
** Also, Endive to Shnitzel at times.
* AbsenteeActor: "The Apprentice Scouts" has the distinction of being the only episode Mung doesn't appear in.
** Mung's absence is lampshaded in "A Faire to Remember", then subverted as he does appear just before the episode ends.
** Parodied in one episode when Truffles pops up out of nowhere asking if she can help solve a problem and Chowder responds:
-->'''Chowder:''' ''No. You're not in this episode.''
* AbusiveParents: It's usually implied and/or outright stated that Gazpacho is emotionally and socially abused by his mother.
** And it was revealed that Gazpacho is [[spoiler: [[Film/{{Psycho}} his own mother]]]].
*** [[spoiler: But that wasn't real...OR WAS IT?!?!?!?]]
** Such is also true with Gorgonzola. His mentor Stilton is known to emotionally abuse him.
* AffectionateNickname: Panini calls Chowder "Num-nums".
** Mung and Truffles do this in "Shnitzel Quits":
-->'''Mung''': Ready to descend, my sweet potato?
-->'''Truffles''': I'm on it, honeybuns.
* TheAllegedCar: Escargot in "The Snail Car". But in the other episodes, she seems to run fine.
* AllJustADream [[spoiler:The finale, Chowder Grows Up, according to Chowder during the ending puppet segment]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Chowder is actually a [[http://nerdarmada.blogspot.com/2007/11/what-is-chowder.html cat-bear-rabbit composite animal]].
* AlmostKiss: Panini with Chowder in "Bruised Bluenana". [[ItMakesSenseInContext She forces him to close his eyes when kissing a blue banana]], so she can kiss him herself instead. He opens his eyes before she has her opportunity and [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl he runs out screaming.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: in the grand finale, when Adult!Chowder and Adult!Panini gets interrupted by Chowder who rants about how much he hates the future because he has babies with Panini.]]
* AlternativeCalendar: Shnitzel apparently gets his check on Fivesday.
** There's also Sixaday.
*** [[DontExplainTheJoke This is possibly a play on how Tuesday is pronounced Two-sday.]]
*** This is also how the days of the week are in Hebrew: First Day, Second Day, Third Day, Fourth Day, Fifth Day, Sixth Day and Rest (Sabbath).
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
* AmbiguouslyBi: Reuben, the pig that evaluates Mung and Endive for their "Certifrycate" re-certification, seems interested in Endive. In another episode, when he meets Shnitzel, he goes "You're tall." Not to mention all the swimsuit clad men on his boat.
* AmbiguouslyGay:
** Mung Daal, who occasionally has HoYay moments with Shnitzel and crossdresses on multiple occasions.
--->'''Truffles:''' Why am I always catching you in tights?
** Jeff the Tapeworm, who seems awfully attached to Chowder. No pun intended.
** There was also the police officer Snow Leopard. ''Rawr''.
* AnAesop: The Veggie Guru's song contains one that is surprisingly not {{green|Aesop}}, and also surprisingly powerful. It's intended for both children and adults. It says that in order for a child to be raised correctly, it needs to be both nurtured and disciplined, and uses the way plants grow as a metaphor. Mung Daal is the "gentle touch" and Truffles is the "firm hand". Unfortunately, it's [[BrokenAesop broken]] at the end of the episode where Chowder ignores both Truffles and Mung Daal to fawn over Shnitzel, who "saved them". [[LostAesop This was probably on purpose.]]
* {{Angrish}}: It is heavily implied that Shnitzel's entire language is this.
** Sorta confirmed, when Truffles got her voice changed, everyone was stress free and Schnitzel could talk. No one liked it, so he started speaking "Radda" again after about five seconds.
* AnthropomorphicFood: About half of what they cook comes to life, and a lot of the ingredients are mobile fruit.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: No matter how many horrible freak accidents he gets into, Mung refuses to believe that there's a real curse on the ChainLetter recipe he received.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Truffles recieves a ''very'' seductive voice in one episode when using a voice manipulator, causing all the customers to melt instead of getting scared of her, having the same effect on Mung, Chowder and Shnitzel who become so calm over her soothing voice that they feel free to do whatever they want now that no one can scream at them. HilarityEnsues.
* ArtMajorBiology: Played for laughs in one episode. [[spoiler:After Schnitzel [[ItMakesSenseInContext gets his backside run over by a giant cheese grater]] he appears to be about to let out a piercing wail when he successfully holds it back. It promptly escapes through his bowels.]]
* ArtShift: Occurs during the climax of "Burple Nurples" where we see Chowder's face (still animated) with slightly greater detail, including being able to discern his fur (which otherwise appears undefined and uniformly solid over his body).
** About OnceAnEpisode, a scene will be done in claymation, and the (increasingly rarely seen) [[TheTag credit tag scenes]] are done with puppets.
* ArtifactTitle: In-Universe. [[spoiler: Chowder now owns Mung Daal's Catering Company. Mung himself retired.]]
* AsYouKnow: Lampshaded. After Chowder asks Mung several questions pertaining to the plot of the episode, Chowder asks him why he asks so many questions. Mung replies that it's the easiest way for [[BreakingTheFourthWall their loyal fanbase]] to learn what's happening.
-->'''Chowder''': (waving to the screen) Hi, loyal fanbase!
* AscendedExtra: Gazpacho, who started out on the same level with Gorgonzola and Endive to appearing in virtually every episode, even for just a minute.
* AuthorAvatar: Greenblatt appears in puppet form in "Shnitzel Quits" and "Endive's Dirty Secret".
** Not to mention "Old Man Thyme", where he's dogpiled by a WaveOfBabies.
* AxCrazy: Gazpacho has shown this multiple times. Think about it; we never actually see Gazpacho's mother despite her being mentioned all the time, which "Spookiest House In Marzipan" points out, implying that she is made up and Gazpacho might be [[FunnySchizophrenia schizophrenic]]. It was PlayedForLaughs.
** In that episode he gives an offhand comment that he is going to kill Chowder, Gorgonzola and Panini after coffee. That's right, he's going to stab ''[[WouldHurtAChild three children, featuring his best friend]]''.
** In "Dinner Theatre", he enjoys his villainous role a little too much, pretending to be this character outside practicing and at the end this line occurs with literal axe craziness:
--> '''Chowder''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext Well, at least no one got killed]].
--> '''Gazpacho''': At least...''(takes an axe)'' NOT YET!
** "Banned From The Stand" has Gazpacho going paranoid that Mung and Chowder are going to buy berries off of him by help from other people, which is at the beginning ProperlyParanoid, but then he goes overboard and thinks everyone is trying to help Mung and Chowder, speaking to himself in a crazy manner and banning everyone, including from every other stand and the bathroom, and his overly paranoid behaviour ends with him banning himself from his ''own'' stand. This all happened because Mung and Gazpacho had a [[ComicalOverreacting disagreement]] [[DisproportionateRetribution on the berry's colour.]]
** Gazpacho is not the only one who's unstable. Endive has these traits as well; particularly in "The Babysitter" and "Shnitzel Quits", when Shnitzel refuses to marry her.
** Chowder in the beginning of "The Poltergeist".
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Chowder and Panini have 50 babies.]] Yes, [[spoiler:'''50'''.]]
** Even better: [[spoiler: '''[[ExplosiveBreeder Panini has 20 babies]] ''[[UpToEleven in one day]].''''' Which makes sense considering they're (sort of) rabbits.]]
* BananaPeel: Shnitzel slips on one while trying to carry the lead farfel.
* BearsAreBadNews: In 'Grubble Gum', Mung's suggestion for removing gum is to [[TooDumbToLive ''poke a sleeping bear with a stick and having it slash the gum off''.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: Subverted with Todd from "Sheboodles!". Everyone (sans Endive) likes him and say that he's [[JustTheWayYouAre beautiful the way he is]]. [[spoiler: Then Endive sticks him under a heat lamp to finish cooking and transforms him into a stud, which is his true form.]]
* BedouinRescueService: Gazpacho acts as one for Chowder and Scraps in "Chowder Grows Up".
* BeleagueredAssistant: Shnitzel.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Mung and Truffles. ''All the freaking time.''
* BetterThanABareBulb: Has lots and lots of LampshadeHanging.
* BigEater: Chowder, who is obviously an exemption to the 'anything but fat' rule.
** And Mr. Fugu.
* BigNo: From Chowder, more than once:
** When he is [[spoiler:banned from Gazpacho's fruit stand]]. As we mention on this page, in Marzipan City, food is SeriousBusiness.
** When [[spoiler:Kevin the fuzz ball is thrown in the trash]] on "Chowder's Catering Company."
** A SlowMotion one in "Burple Nurples" when [[spoiler:Mung throws the nurples into Mount Fondoom]].
* {{Bishonen}}: Ceviche.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Apparently, [[http://nerdarmada.blogspot.com/2007/11/what-is-chowder.html Chowder and Panini are the same species]].
* BlackComedy: "Dinner Theatre" and the Halloween episode "The Spookiest House in Marzipan" played entirely on this trope; making several implications that Gazpacho might be AxCrazy and is not at all subtle with that he even [[NightmareFuel tries to kill people with a knife!]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Didn't expect that to happen on an unusually innocent Cartoon Network show, did you?]]
** Also "The Poltergeist", which maybe is the darkest episode of the series, including [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomitting on-screen]] and flat out DemonicPossession.
* {{Blackmail}}: One episode featured ''everyone'' in town (([[SerialEscalation including Gazpacho's Mother]]) blackmailing Miss Endive with an embarrassing picture of [[spoiler: her eating toe jam with a ''fork'' which is disgusting because everyone else uses a spoon]].
* BlahBlahBlah: Mung does this quite a bit.
* BlindDriving: One episode had a WesternAnimation/MrMagoo-esque character driving across the city, with police giving chase, and crashing into Mung Daal's kitchen, mistaking it for his home.
* BookEnds: Grumble Gum begins with Chowder eating a sample of grumble gum, hearing screams as he did so. The episode ends with Chowder eating another grumble gum like he did in the beginning... [[spoiler: the difference that it's a MindScrew of him eating everyone, including himself, after the Katamari scene.]]
* BrandX: Floss-Berries
* BrickJoke: In ''"The Puckerberry Overlords"'' episode, Chowder ends up being sucked into his own mouth. After "Frank" captures him and takes him to Souron, Chowder eats a cherry and comments on how sour it is. A few moments later, it falls on Frank's head and knocks him to the floor.
* ButtMonkey: Shnitzel.
* CallARabbitASmeerp: They actually do this with ''food''. Strangely enough, everything but their food is named after our foods. They seem to enjoy zig-zagging this trope...
** At one point regular Bananas are mentioned, though this may have been a [[StealthPun slip]], or just an excuse to have a BananaPeel...
** "These aren't even real foods. They're just [[LampshadeHanging dumb made-up names]]."
** We're making... [[{{Subversion}} bread!]]
* {{Calvinball}}: Apparently, if the rules in Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball made sense, the whole game would literally be trashed.
** Actually scoring a goal in Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball will literally [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin trash the game]].
*** Wait...Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja [[OverlyLongName WHAT?!?!]]
**** [[InsistentTerminology Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball!!!]] What are you, deaf!?
* TheCameo: [[PowerpuffGirls Ms. Bellum]] again, who even lampshades her own show by mentioning a large monster attacking the city.
* CampGay: Snow Leopard Cop. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC4VW50bwpU Rawr.]]
* CampStraight: Ceviche, and his master Paté
* CanonDiscontinuity: Gazpacho [[spoiler:is NOT his own mother, they denied that in the same episode they revealed it.]]
* TheCaper: Parodied in "The Heist".
* CaperCrew: The regulars become a CaperCrew (with limited success) in "The Heist". The roles are:
** Mung - The Mastermind
** Schnitzel - The Muscle
** Gazpacho - The Driver
** Truffles - The Burglar (operates the jackhammer they use to break in)
** Chowder - The New Kid (acts as lookout)
* CardCarryingVillain: '''Florentine'''[[ColonCancer :]] "Now bear witness to me doing evil! And.. stuff. Time for evil! [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Pchoo! Whoosh!]]"
* CarMeetsHouse: In "Gazpacho!", Lemon drives a snail bus through the wall of an arboretum.
* CatchPhrase: "A great chef needs a great mustache!" Also, there's an entire half-episode titled "The Catch Phrase", where Chowder adopts the slogan "WAZAM!" from the [[IronChef "Aluminum Chef"]].
** ''Radda, radda!''
** "Hi, Chowder..." "'''I'm not your boyfriend!'''" " '''I wanna go home!''' "
** "Laaaadies~"
** "Deekaloo, deekalee..."
*** And it was all parodied perfectly during "The Catch Phrase" when Gazpacho's is said to be "Come, sit, BUY MY BEANS!", something he has never said before.
**** He did say it in Panini for President, but without the "come, sit" part.
** Mung has the tendency to shout "My kitchen! My beautiful kitchen!" whenever said kitchen is damaged and/or destroyed.
* ChainOfDeals: Chowder starts one in an effort to get his hat back. It doesn't work.
* ChasteHero: He shows little to no comprehension to Panini's advances. [[spoiler: Averted in the finale, where he marries her.]]
* CheerfulChild: Panini.
* ChildrenRaiseYou: [[spoiler:Chowder's new apprentice in "Chowder Grows Up" plays a big role in Chowder finally growing up.]]
* ChristmasEpisode: "Hey, Hey It's Knishmas!": Complete with schmingerbread houses and Knish Krinkle as the Marzipan equivalent of Santa Claus.
* CityOfAdventure
* CloudCuckooLand: Oh, big time.
* CloudCuckoolander: Chowder, and various minor characters.
** Marmalade is also one. No wonder she and Chowder got along so well.
--->'''Marmalade:''' Before I met Chowder all I thought about was makeup! Now I think about giraffes and makeup!
--->'''Panini:''' Why giraffes?
--->(Marmalade shrugs)
* ClusterFBomb: Not actually used, but if [[TheSwearJar Shnitzel's swear jar]] is any indication, he drops these ''a lot!''
* ComicBookAdaptation: {{DC Comics}} managed to put out three ''Chowder'' comics in ''Cartoon Network Block Party'' before it was discontinued in 2009.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Often, but one moment to remember is in "Shopping Spree" by Chowder, in which where Mung, Chowder and Schnitzel tries to come up with an excuse to spend all the money in her moneybox (since Truffles is sick and has no control over it at the moment), by smashing a cooking machine to pieces. This dialogue afterwards:
-->'''Mung''': I wonder how that happened... ''(winks at Chowder)''
-->'''Chowder''': We smashed it!
-->'''Mung''': No, we didn't... ''(winks again)''
-->'''Chowder''': Yes, we did!
-->'''Mung''': No, that didn't happen... ''(winks again)''
-->'''Chowder''': Mung, when we smashed the machine, I think you got something in your eye!
* ContinuityNod: When being interrogated by the police, Chowder breaks down and starts confessing to ''everything''. After a brief time skip, he continues "-and the time my brain got big and I changed the show-"
** In another episode in which Schnitzel dresses as Chowder, the latter demonstrates what kind of things he says by referring lines he had said in previous episodes when the former doesn't cope.
-->'''Chowder''': I say things like "AWESOME!" and "Pleeeaaaaseee!" and "Talk to the hand, girlfriend!" and "[[BlowingARaspberry Pbblth!"]] and "Well, shoo!" Now, you try!
* CookingDuel: Sometimes literally.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: When someone filled Endive's pool with chocolate pudding, she demanded the culprits be "tickled mercilessly." In front of their children. Or burned at the stake. As long as it's in front of their children.
* CouchGag: There is always a different food in the oven during the theme song.
* CovertPervert: Surprisingly, Ceviche at some points.
-->'''Ceviche:''' On a scale of 1 to 10, how desperate would you say you are right now?
-->'''Panini:''' (crying) Eleven!
-->'''Ceviche:''' ([[AnticipatoryBreathSpray sprays breath spray in his mouth]]) Ohhh yeeeah...
* CreatorCameo: In the series finale, C. H. Greenblatt guest stars as [[spoiler: adult Chowder]].
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* CryptidEpisode: In one episode, Chowder searches for [[{{Pun}} Bigfood]].
* CuteLittleFangs: Chowder and Panini.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Gazpacho got his own episode. Both Chowder and Mung only appear briefly in the beginning.
* DeadlyPrank: After pulling a prank that ruined Mung's business, Endive pulled another that seemingly killed him. [[spoiler:Turns out it was all one big prank by Mung to get even with Endive. Even ''Panini'' was in on it]].
* DeathGlare: Schnitzel in ''Schnitzel Makes a Deposit''. After enduring an episode loaded with HumiliationConga, he was quite '''''PISSED''''' with the bank robber, and put him in his place... [[HoistByHisOwnPetard with his own plunger]], too! AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* DemonicPossession: In "The Poltergeist", Chowder gets possessed by a chicken demon.
* DemotedToExtra: Kimchi, Chowder's pet [[strike: fart cloud]] swamp gas. Last had a major role in "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding." After that, he was only seen in his cage in Chowder's room.
* DespiteThePlan: Panini succeeds in manipulating Chowder into giving her the photo in "Endive's Dirty Secret" because she was making him lose his appetite, not [[NotDistractedByTheSexy because she was trying to woo him.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Gumbo, Mung's old apprentice, wanted revenge on him for saying his dish needed more of an ingredient. Seriously.
** Also, in ''Banned From The Stand'', Gazpacho bans Mung from his stand because he didn't agree that the berries he offered were emerald green.
* TheDitz: Chowder.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Endive, whose hatred stems from being left behind at the altar by her then-boyfriend. (Though this doesn't stop her from smooching Shnitzel or forming a crush on him later ...)
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A large part of "The Thrice Cream Man". "Scoop-in-mouth time!"
** Gazpacho's [[NoSmoking lollistop patch]] in ''The Lollistops''.
** "They beat each other mercilessly with their bologna swords".
** "Flibber Flabber Diet" will leave you feeling... quite unclean... once you take a while to realize what the Flibbius Flabbius plant looks like.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Chowder's Wisdom Tooth, in ''The Puckerberry Overlords'':
-->And so Chowder and the tastebuds were led to what they believed to be certain doom. Well, maybe not ''certain'' doom; more like, doom with a strong possibility. [[InherentlyFunnyWords Possibilidoom.]]
* DubNameChange: The Japanese dub changes Kimchi's name to Natto, a Japanese bean dish known for its foul smell.
* DullSurprise: Played for laughs with Ceviche.
* EarWorm: Two examples:
** An in universe example: after Paté performs "I'm Not Your Boyfriend" (a song written by Chowder to Panini), everybody is singing it to themselves. Sort of like a ThemeTuneCameo, except "I'm Not Your Boyfriend" isn't the theme song.
** The Sing Beans' song is also a huge in universe Ear Worm. When the citizens start hearing it, it's contagious melody makes them sing it.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot episode had noticably different designs for the characters, Shnitzel in particular. Mung's voice was different, and Shnitzel was voiced by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson instead.
* EatTheEvidence: Chowder does this is "The Prank".
* EldritchAbomination: Endive. She [[YourSizeMayVary spontaneously changes size]] quite often. It makes sense, because [[AlienGeometries she doesn't make sense]].
* TheEighties: The party in "Sheboodles!", complete with everyone dressing up as famous stars of that time. (Ex, Madonna, MichaelJackson, Boy George, etc)
* EmbarrassingSlide: In "The Heist", a puppet gives a lecture on how sugar sapphires are formed accompanied by a series of slides. The last one is a shot of a sexy FarmersDaughter, and he excitedly tells them to stay on that slide.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Chowder, after being [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the poultrygeist Florentine. Strangely, the voice of Florentine by himself was not deep, nor was his voice after he possessed the newly cooked flurkey.
* ExplosiveBreeder: Whatever Chowder and Panini are, as they resemble rabbits. In the flash-forward finale, Panini has had fifty babies, twenty of which she had popped out the previous day.
* EyeScream: Chowder gently tosses a spoon at Gorgonzola's forehead, which for some reason causes him to clutch his eye, screaming "MY EYE! MY EYE!"
* FakeCrossOver: [[PowerpuffGirls Ms. Bellum]] shows up near the end of "The Hot Date".
* FanDisservice: Endive. She appears in bathing suits and skimpy outfits frequently, many with [[GrossUpCloseUp detailed shots]].
** And anytime Chowder's shirtless.
* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables
* {{Flanderization}}: Panini, as her crush on Chowder goes from being simply clingy in earlier episodes to downright obsessed with him in later ones.
** Chowder himself doesn't fare much better either. In earlier episodes, he was simply a very eager yet rather naive child who hoped to someday become a great chef. Now, he's a hyperactive and highly incompetent idiot who is a danger to everyone around him.
*** This is especially evident when in one episode, he's so incompetent he's considered a "scatterbrain" and is so dim-witted he thinks a SPOON belongs in an electrical socket. Compare this to an earlier episode, in which Chowder's main flaw is a moderate case of ADD and is simply very naive.
** Truffles has gone from being rather stern and more down-to-earth as well as talking pleasantly and quietly to the customers to being ridiculously bossy and having NoIndoorVoice at all.
** Remember in the earlier episodes when Mung Daal was simply known for his professional cooking skills and for being a good role-model for Chowder? Fast forward to more recent episodes where any mention of Mung Daal's cooking skills are almost non-existent (except for when his failures are pointed out) and he's near-constantly portrayed as something of a SmallNameBigEgo-esque pervert.
** Endive went from simply being Muung's rival to deliberately tormenting Muung over the course of the series.
** Shnitzel has gone from being the StraightMan (in contrast with the more wacky characters such as Chowder...) to being either the ChewToy or the ButtMonkey depending on the episode.
* ForbiddenFruit: In "Shopping Spree", Mung, Chowder and Shnitzel are ordered not to touch Truffles' moneybox while she's in sickbed. Guess what they do.
* ForgottenAnniversary: Mung Daal does this.
* FreakyFridayFlip: The episode "A Little Bit of Pizzazz!"
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In ''Shnitzel Quits,'' when Endive is trying to marry Shnitzel, you can see Panini dressed as the priest in the background in one shot.
* GagBoobs: Warden Frau Brotchen in ''Kid Shnitzel'', who looked like she was trying to gag Shnitzel...
** During the "Fireheart" song there's a short still of Chowder as a Conan-the-Barbarian-style pulp hero, and Panini with an ImpossibleHourglassFigure. It's, uh...somethin' else, all right.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Truffles at one point, the Warden in ''Kid Shnitzel'', and ... Reuben.
* {{Gasshole}}: Mr. Fugu, and Shnitzel in "The Blackout".
** And Chowder, in "The Toots." Oddly enough, it makes a lovely song.
** Actually, not just in "The Toots." Chowder's been a Gasshole ever since the show began airing. He belches loudly in almost every episode.
* GeniusBruiser: Shnitzel is the most competent and the strongest of the main crew.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: See the [[Radar/{{Chowder}} Radar Page]]. There is a '''TON''' of them.
* TheGhost: Gazpacho often talks about his mother, but she has yet to make an appearance.
** She...kind of appeared in Gazpacho's DayInTheLimelight episode. She appeared as a puppet once, and then a portion of her (that looked nothing like the puppet) was shown.
** There was also that one episode where Endive was continuously blackmailed by EVERYONE; in the near-end of the episode Gazpacho's mother is also TECHNICALLY in the pool (He talks to his mother after getting thrown by a beach ball or something offscreen).
* GiganticGulp: In "The Vacation," Chowder is seen drinking a literal "bottomless soda."
* {{Gonk}}: Todd. Everyone (except Endive) still loved him though.
* GrandFinale: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chowder Grows Up]]".
* GrapplingHookPistol: Shnitzel has one in "Weekend at Shnitzel's" that he uses when he abducts Senorita Mesquite.
* GreekChorus: Kiwi.
* GroundhogDayLoop: 'Grubble Gum'.
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Mung. It's actually explained; the Meach bit in the CrossesTheLineTwice point in the YMMV tab was responsible.
* HalloweenEpisode: The episode "The Spookiest House in Marzipan". Let's see what they'll call the holiday...
** Ironically, the holiday wasn't mentioned at all during the episode.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Chowder ''himself'', especially considering the amount of food and other random objects that he's able stuff down his gullet... and sometimes ''pull back out''...
* HappilyMarried: Believe it or not, [[spoiler:Schnitzel and Endive]] are this at the end.
** Also, [[spoiler:Chowder and Panini]] are also this.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Chowder if full of these, mostly based on foods. It's even lampshaded in this exchange:
--> '''Chowder''': It's even hotter in here! Why doesn't someone turn on the air-conditioner?
--> '''Truffles''': Because we don't have air-conditioner, we have air-cornditioner! Cockamamie food puns!
* IdiosyncraticWipes
* IHaveManyNames: Florentine in "The Poultry Geist".
* IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt: "Back off, woman! I've got a fish and I'm not afraid to use it!"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The Cinnamini Monster
* IncomingHam: In Paté's first appearance, he sings "I'm Not Your Boyfriend" loudly and dramatically. With fireworks for added effect.
* IngestingKnowledge: Attempted by Mung Daal on Chowder. He tries to cram a stack of books in his head instead of getting him to study!
** Brain Grub. Ingredients include textbooks and a calculator.
* InnerMonologue:
--> '''Mung''': ''"It's been months since I've seen my wife and kids."''
--> '''Truffles''': "What are you talking about, we don't have any kids."
--> '''Mung''': ''"I hate it when that woman reads my thoughts."''
--> '''Truffles''': [+'''"[[LampshadeHanging THEN STOP THINKING OUT LOUD!]]"'''+]
* InsufferableGenius: Chowder in "Brain Grub". He was smart for only about 5 minutes though.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Radda Radda. I mean, Shnitzel.
** Subverted in "Gazpacho Stands Up", during his (extremely short) comedy routine he clearly says, "Okay", albeit with a [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scoobydooish]] lisp.
** [[spoiler:Subverted in ''The Trouble With Truffles'' when he gets so calm he ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzb2g_srYDQ starts speaking normally.]]'']]
*** Also subverted in a [[TheStinger Puppet Segment]] where Shnitzel is seen petting a cat and saying "Yes you radda! Yes you radda!"
** And Mr. Fugu's friend/pet, Foie Gras.
* [[ItsAWonderfulPlot It's A Wonderful Plot]]: "Chowder Grows Up" features a variation, when [[spoiler: Mung Daal shows Chowder what happened to the rest of the cast thanks to his refusal to grow up]].
* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake: In "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding", Chowder is excited to get cake at Kimchi's wedding. However, TheCakeIsALie.
* {{Jerkass}}: Reuben and Gorgonzola. In fairness, Gorgonzola's hostility stems from the fact that he's stuck being an apprentice for a job he hates. It's also hinted that his master emotionally abuses him.
** Endive. Especially in "The Prank".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chestnut.
** Shnitzel at times.
* {{Keet}}: Chowder
* KissingDiscretionShot: Between Mung and Truffles in "Mung On The Rocks", where they ride on a boat and enters a tunnel before you can see them kissing.
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[[folder:Tropes L-P]]
* LamePunReaction: In the following exchange from "The Deadly Maze".
--> '''Chowder''': That's ah... ''maze''-ing!
--> '''Gumbo''': ... Very funny.
--> '''Chowder''': That was funny?
* LampshadeHanging: In "The Toots", Mung and Chowder lampshade the formula of the show...[[GenreBlindness and then proceed to go about it anyway.]]
* LargeHam: Jokes about food aside, Paté is pretty hammy. Chowder and Mung too.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: [[spoiler:Chowder's apprentice, Scraps.]]
* LethalChef: Literally. In an early episode, Chowder accidentally adds rat poison to his Burple Nurple recipe. Since Mung doesn't want to crush his dreams, he's forced to try and get the Nurples away from Chowder by any means necessary. Including theft.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: Some of the dishes that Mung creates (like the giant roast), have eyes and mouths, appearing to be ''alive''. Also, the Thrice Cream Man.
** Played with in one episode had a "Queen Meach" surrounded by a squad of very aggressive soldier Meaches guarding her. Once the team explained they wanted to make her into a delicious pie, they were let through. The Meach Queen was still alive even ''after'' being made into a pie and ''eaten''.
* [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy Lions and]] [[strike: Tigers]] [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy Snow Leopards and Humans, Oh my]]: And How! Also, it's never been verified what Mung is, but he does seem to be just a blue human.
** He had a tail in one episode, though.
** He might be a type of fey, his wife's a mushroom pixie, after all.
* LiteralMetaphor: When Mung said that scoring would ruin Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball, he meant literally, as in a giant Bowser-like monster would dump the arena in the trash. It was even lampshaded when Truffles says she thought he was talking figuratively.
* LongTitle: Episode "Big Ball" is actually titled "Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball".
* LoveTriangle: Marmalade loves Ceviché who loves Panini, who loves Chowder.
** One episode implied that Endive might have a crush on Mung...
* ManInAKilt: Mung Daal.
* MarshmallowHell: Happened to Schnitzel in "Kid Schnitzel".
* MediumAwareness: "Chowder, why does the music sound like it's gonna get all excited?" ...Then again, this show does have NoFourthWall.
* MediumBlending: The end credits feature puppet versions of the characters, which for some reason the Cartoon Network doesn't use. You can see what they look like [[http://nerdarmada.blogspot.com/2007/09/chowder-surprise.html Here]] and [[http://nerdarmada.blogspot.com/2008/02/more-puppets.html here]]. The show has also gone into puppet, claymation, and paper cutout mode, used animated sand in "The Lead Farfel", and had a CGI character in "The Deadly Maze". Not to mention stop motion ''food'' in the Idiosyncratic Wipes.
** Cartoon Network in Scandinavia uses the end credit puppets, although not consistently.
** Cartoon Network UK on the other hand used them as they were supposed to be.
* MentorArchetype: Mung is this to Chowder.
* MeritBadgesForEverything: This seems to be Gazpacho's leadership style in "The Apprentice Scouts".
* MindScrew: Don't even bother trying to make sense of how the glasses work in their world, as shown in "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding".
* MsFanservice: Subverted by Endive. Said subversion is lampshaded frequently.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Chowder and Panini are cat/rabbit/bear mashups.
** Similarly, Gorgonzola is actually a cross between a rat and a hamster.
** Marmalade is a mix between a frog and a pig.
* MommasBoy: Gazpacho. One episode really pointed out the obvious. Though he's also a slightly different version of the trope, in that he still runs a successful business.
* MoneyFetish: Gorgonzola
* MotiveDecay: Chowder was Mung's apprentice because he wanted to be a great chef but in "Chowder Grows Up", he wanted to stay young and be Mung's apprentice ''forever''.
* MultipleChoicePast: Inverted in the finale. [[spoiler:After Adult Chowder marries Panini, Young Chowder suddenly shows up and, in utter rage and disgust, informs his future self that he rejects this future before being chased off by young Panini. True to this show's grasp of reality, the only reaction the adult versions of Chowder and Panini have toward this is to look longingly after their younger selves and remark how cute the two of them were as kids.]]
* MyBelovedSmother: Gazpacho is very dependent of his mother.
** [[spoiler:[[SplitPersonality That's because he is.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Not quite...]]
* MyBrainIsBig: Chowder in "Brain Grub".
** Gorgonzola's head shape implies that he has a huge brain. He's also portrayed as much more intelligent. [[SurroundedByIdiots Kinda...]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Chowder in aforementioned "Brain Grub". Chowder, after gaining MediumAwareness, turns the show into something smarter via sheer brainpower. Unfortunately, it also turns the show boring, prompting one of these reactions.
** Endive also has a moment of her own, when during an episode where Mung Daal and Chowder are forced to work for her to obtain a Mood Fruit, she forces them into a room to peel Growtatoes, which will keep growing until completely peeled, in an attempt to break Mung's spirit. After hearing an unsettling squelch, though, she comes to the realization she may have crushed both of them instead, and says this nearly word for word. Fortunately, they're alright, and she breifly shows relief before masking it under disappointment.
* NeverSayDie: Averted, oddly. This is one of the few kids shows that cheerfully uses death for ''[[BlackComedy humor]]''.
** Of course, Greenblatt came from [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy another one]].
** Definitely averted in "The Dinner Theater", where Chowder plotted to have Panini killed (when she was standing ''in front of him'') just so he can catch the murderer in the act. Probably one of the rare JerkAss (and downright cruel) moment from the titular character.
*** The same episode, where he spent the entire episode in a panic because he thought someone else (specifically Gazpacho, who was playing the villain, but he wasn't sure at the time) was going to kill her, so he tried to figure it out because he was playing the detective? Sounds more like a very CloudCuckoolander investigation technique to me.
** "The Prank" had Endive's prank going so far she accidentally killed Mung Daal and had to find a way to get rid of the evidence that Chowder [[EatTheEvidence ate]]. Though the trope's played straight here.
* NiceHat: Chowder's purple hat. A secondary character named Ancho takes pride in his own hat in "Chowder Loses His Hat."
** Truffles' hat is quite impressive too.
* NitroExpress: In "The Blast Raz", the gang have to deliver a crate of highly explosive and unstable blast raz fruit. Their route takes them over a pothole-filled road, across a storm-tossed lake and up the side of an active volcano.
* NoAccountingForTaste: Mung Daal and Truffles seems to pretty much hate each other.
** And then there's [[spoiler:Endive and Schnitzel]] in the finale.
* NoFourthWall: It couldn't be more blatantly obvious. One {{egregious}} example of MediumAwareness is when Chowder scribbles on the screen and then Gazpacho erases it. Chowder points to the CN logo at the bottom of the screen, asking if it will come off, to which Gazpacho says, "That doesn't come off, I've tried." Sadly, the third season seems to have rebuilt the fourth wall for the most part.
** One even MORE egregious example is when the gang spends all of Truffles' money. Mung says now that they've run out, they aren't scared that Truffles will find out, they're scared because now there's isn't enough money for the ''animation''. The scene then cuts to the ''voice actors'' (still voice acting) hosting a car wash to raise enough money to get the animation budget back.
** "I'm going as fast as I can, woman! These things take time!" "We've only got 11 minutes..."
** While in the Deadly Maze, Chowder flees a giant chicken and runs into a physical representation of his conscience.
--> Conscience: You have to go back and save Gumbo!
--> Chowder: Are you sure? 'Cause Gumbo said he wants to hurt Mung.
--> Conscience: Trust me, he'll never pull it off. The episode's not long enough.
** Mung: "Worst of all, '''''YOU MADE THE VIEWERS CRY!!!'''''"
** In "The Heist" after Endive demands money for all of the gems (under her estate) that was destroyed, Mung exclaims, "There won't be enough money left in the budget for the third season!" Followed by Chowder stating that he "had so many more jokes to tell".
*** If you don't get the joke, the third season isn't only the final season, but is also only 7 episodes compared to the 20 of the previous two.
** In "The Garden" the very first lines spoken was Mung telling Chowder, "So anyway this is going to be the best episode ever, because I'm gonna show you where food comes from!"
** "What's Chowder's favorite cartoon!? I bet it's ''Chowder''!"
** Chowder's stated reason for not wanting to grow up and stop being Mung's apprentice in the SeriesFinale is that the show is about him being an apprentice.
* NoIndoorVoice: Truffles, full throttle.
* NoodleIncident: "That was the [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome craziest episode]] we've ever had!"
** What about what happened when Mung made "Tooty Pooty Beans" and it resulted in him, Chowder, Truffles, and Schnitzel being chased by an [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]].
** Or whatever happened at "that really crazy birthday party" Shnitzel went to?
* NoseNuggets: Many of Chowder's {{Gross Up Close Up}}s feature strings of snot hanging out of his nose.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: In "Endive's Dirty Secret", Panini dresses up to look really pretty to manipulate him into giving her the photograph which Mung captured of Endive caught in the act of her secret. Chowder's response? He simply doesn't understand what she's trying to accomplish due to his stupidity.
-->'''Panini''': It's so hot today...you know what I'm saying?
-->'''Chowder''': [[FlatWhat What.]]
* TheNudifier: In "The Birthday Suits", Mung's dish causes people's clothes to shrink till they burst (although it leaves their underwear intact).
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: ''(after being offscreen for eleven minutes)'' "''MAN!'' That must have been the '''CRAZIEST''' episode we've ever had!"
* OlderThanTheyLook: Mung and Truffles have been married for several hundred years.
* OnlyOneName: None of the characters seem to have last name at all (except perhaps Mung Daal).
** And judging by how other characters address her, Miss Endive's first name is never revealed.
* OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow: Done InUniverse and played for laughs in one episode where the cartoonist literally picks Shnitzel up and saves him from a deadly fall. Then he sets him down on a cloud and talks to him.
* OrganAutonomy: Chowder's tongue in "Taste Buds".
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Chowder goes to live with them in an episode after he gains fire breath from eating a bunch of jalapenos.
* OverlyLongGag: And often.
** Even the name of an episode: "Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Flabble Babble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka To Tun Rerun Free For All Big Ball".
** More notable in "The Cinnamini Monster", where Chowder and said monster sit in an awkward silence for several minutes, doing absolutely nothing but avert their eyes sideways now and then.
* OverlyLongName: *deep breath* Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball.
* PairTheSpares: In the series finale, [[spoiler: Shnitzel and Endive get married. Although Endive did show interest in him in 'Schnitzel Quits'.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: The whereabouts of Chowder's, Panini's, and Gorgonzola's parents are never discussed or referred.
** Chowder lives with Mung Daal and Truffles. His parents actually may have abandoned him, or they're dead, or they lost Chowder. Whatever the reason for his lack of parents, [[ParentalSubstitute Mung Daal has basically stepped in to serve as both Chowder's father and mentor]].
*** It's actually a common feature of the classic 'apprentice' system that the apprentice came to live with the master.
*** In the episode "The Deadly Maze", during Gumbo's flashback of when he quit being Mung's apprentice, Mung says "Well, we lost another one. Shintzel, get the apprentice catalog!"
* ParentalBonus: So much. "But...where did you get the mayonnaise?"
** Or this tidbit from when Panini ran for president of the student council.
--->'''Mung:''' Fireworks? She's using fireworks.\\
'''Truffles:''' I'd completely forgotten fireworks even existed! * under breath* ''In my marriage.'' Whoa, who said that?
** I doubt many young kids would recognize the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' or ''Film/TheExorcist'' [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]].
** And then there's the sheer family-unfriendly bleakness of Gazpacho's one-liners...
--->'''Gazpacho''' (explaining why Chowder can't stay up past his bedtime): If there's one thing mother's taught me, it's to sleep as much as you can. That way you don't have to face the horrible reality of what your life's become.
* PerspectiveMagic: Endive looks around the same size at all times, but whenever any character climbs on her they're suddenly tiny as a joke on her size.
* PhraseCatcher: "ENDIVE!"
* PlanetOfSteves: The Arborians.
* PlayedForLaughs: Why can't anybody accept the fact that [[spoiler:Gazpacho isn't really his own mother?]]
* PokemonSpeak: Schnitzel, who can only say Radda.
* PottyEmergency: Nearly the whole of "The Vacation".
* PowersThatBe: Appear as a RunningGag through the series.
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[[folder:Tropes R-Z]]
* RightOnQueue: One of the first episodes involved Shnitzel and Chowder spending nearly the entire episode waiting on line at the bank. Not only did poor Shnitzel have to deal with long, slow-moving lines and customers who were depositing huge amounts of change, he also had to put up with Chowder's shenanigans.
* TheRival: Endive to Mung Daal, Gorgonzola to Chowder.
** Or at least, Gorgonzola ''tries'' to be this to Chowder, but Chowder's overly positive attitude kind of throws him off.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize
* RhymesOnADime: Chestnut.
-->'''Chestnut''': Dinga-loo, dinga-lee. [[ThirdPersonPerson Chestnut]] gets this thing for free.
* RuleOfScary: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSh5MiAD6lQ Foie Gras]] isn't exactly NightmareFuel but he's pretty unnerving to the characters in the show to say the least.
** He may remind you of [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Chiyo-chichi]], particularly his English voice.
* RunningGag: Chowder's and Panini's bickering.
-->'''Panini''': Hi, Chowder.
-->'''Chowder''': I'M NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND!
** Also, Schnitzel saying something intentionally comprehensible in-universe only.
* [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil In a Jar]]: [[TheVirus The mold creature]].
* SanitySlippage: Mung has a brief one in ''The Party Cruise'' when Chowder causes him to lose a fish he'd almost caught.
* SarcasmBlind: Chowder, due to his childlike naivety.
* SarcasticClapping: Ms. Endive performs this in "A Taste of Marzipan".
* ScaryBlackMan: Chestnut gives off vibes of this.
* SceneryPorn: The pan shots of Marzipan City look like they came straight out of a Creator/DrSeuss book.
* ScoutOut: The Apprentice Scouts.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: The Cinnimini monster's rule 87, stating that Mung and Chowder cannot leave until beating him, and he cheats constantly in all but the first game.
** [[spoiler: And of course, he then refuses to let them leave even when Truffles actually manages to win]]
--->[[spoiler: '''Mung''': "This is home now, Chowder. This is home.]]
* SequentialSymptomSyndrome: Chowder experiences the effects of eating a raw Puckerberry as Mung lists them.
* SeriousBusiness:
** Truffles treats board games and mahjongg as this. One episode involved her [[MundaneMadeAwesome battling it out against another character complete with music in the background.]]
** Cooking.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: "I'm not your boyfriend!" is Chowder's way of saying hello to Panini.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrO9kjbzNRA Really]], its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxkX7JllbD4 true]].
* ShellShockedSenior: Mung goes into flashbacks when commissioned to ''bake a pie''. See CrossesTheLineTwice, in the YMMV tab.
* ShoppingMontage: Causes Mung to go bankrupt in ''The Shopping Spree''.
* ShoutOut: See [[ShoutOut/{{Chowder}} here]].
* ShowingOffTheNewBody: Florentine [[FanDisservice with Chowder]].
* {{Snapback}}
* SimultaneousArcs: "The Wrong Address/The Wrong Customer": During "The Wrong Address" Chowder and Mung see a seemingly insignificant police chase and go about their business. At the end they return home to find it destroyed and Truffles being arrested. In "The Wrong Customer" we find out that the police were chasing an old, blind, and (apparently) dangerous owl, who causes Mung's place to be destroyed. Truffles being arrested is a seperate but somewhat related matter.
* SingleTargetSexuality
* SingleTear: Ceviche often gives these.
* SlapSlapKiss, KissKissSlap: In [[OverlyLongName "Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka To Tun Rerun Free For All Big Ball"]], Mung and Truffles have a falling out and turn against each other as teams. This exchange happens:
--> '''Truffles''': [[NoYou No, YOU!]]
--> '''Mung''': [[NoYou No, YOU!]]
--> '''Truffles''': [[NoYou No, YOU!]]
--> '''Mung''': [[NoYou No, YOU!]]
--> (''Begins making out'')
--> '''Mung&Truffles''': (''Stops'') GET OFF ME!
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Adding to the general [[NoFourthWall feel of the show]]. In one episode, Endive tells Margarine to "cut the music". Cue boombox being cut in half with a ridiculously-sized pair of scissors.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There is no "C" in Shnitzel, and "radda" has two D's in it. The closed captioning alone manages to get both of these wrong quite often, but it was most {{egregious}} when Cartoon Network made a "Rada-pendence day" [sic] special of ''Chowder'' episodes for Independence Day.
* SphereEyes
* SpitTake: A ''30-second one'' in "Chowder's Girlfriend".
** That appears to span ''over six hours!''
* SpoofAesop:
-->'''Mung''': Well, Chowder, I guess you can't have your cake and eat it, too!
-->''([[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone laughs]])''
-->'''Chowder''': HAHAHAHA-- Wait, what's so funny?
* StalkerWithACrush: Panini.
** {{Lampshaded}} in ''"A Little Bit of Pizzazz"'' where Panini goes after Chowder- really Daal in the chubby body after the FreakyFridayFlip cooking accident- and gets brushed off by [[BigEater him in an eating binge]]. She makes a comment to the effect of "I need a new obsession."
* StatusQuoIsGod: Parodied in "The Toots" when Gorgonzola's wealth vanishes instantly once Chowder retires from music.
* StealthPun: The woman [[spoiler: who is [[strike: Gazpacho's mother]] Gazpacho]] in "The Spookiest House In Marzipan" says "I could just eat you up!" to Gorgonzola when she answers the door and sees him. [[LateToThePunchline I later remembered]] that all the characters, including Gorgonzola, are named after food, which you're ''supposed'' to eat.
** In "Sheboodles", the cast holds an [[TheEighties 1980s-themed]] costume party. Gazpacho (voiced by Dana Snyder) dresses as ''Dee'' Snyder.
** At first it may seem like just a minor joke that the days of the week are named after numbers (ie: Threesday, Foursday, Fivesday), but it's actually a joke based on how many people pronounce "Tuesday" as "Twosday."
* TheStinger: With puppets, no less.
* TheStoic: Ceviche?
* StomachOfHolding: Chowder
* StupidStatementDanceMix: One of the bumpers is one made of "'''I'M NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND!!!'''".
* StorybookOpening: Every episode features a ''Cookbook'' Opening. It's ''{{Chowder}}'''s version of the EpisodeTitleCard.
* SuckECheeses: Carlito Con Queso's.
* SupremeChef: Of course, [[CasanovaWannabe Mung Daal.]]
** His former mentor and Endive qualifies as well.
** And, [[spoiler: believe it or not, Chowder becomes one in the series finale.]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Oh hello, Panini. I have a message for you from Chowder, who I am not."
* SynchronousEpisodes: "Wrong Address"/"Wrong Customer".
* TakeThat: "Gazpacho? Why are you dressed like a big nerd?"
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Gazpacho's recording in "Chowder Grows Up". It even says "Wait! I'm still talking!" when Mung closes the shutter while it is still playing.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Endive is the Baker/Technician and Mung Daal is the Cook/Performer. Many episodes, however, show that they're both equally competent, just different in their style and temperaments.
* ThemeNaming: Most of the characters and things in the show are named after food.
** Similarly, all the members of the Marzipan police are named after sandwiches.
* ThemeTuneCameo: One episode had Shnitzel being forced to confront his mysterious past. As punishment, he (literally) faced the music by having them sing the show's theme song. Chowder hummed along while Shnitzel begged them to stop.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Chestnut.
** "Mr. Tummy needs food or he gets ''cranky''!"
* ThoseTwoGuys: The police squad gets pretty close to this. They even get a LowerDeckEpisode.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: In "The Poultry Geist", Mung attempts to drive out the spirit possessing Chowder by using a copy of the ''Snackronomicon''. He does this by whacking Chowder with the book.
* TimeSkip: It's done during the finale's musical number. As in Chowder holds a note ''for twenty years''.
* TokenMinority: Chestnut... and his dining room table, living room sofa, and vacation home, just to name a few.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The Snackronomicon.
* TooDumbToLive: Chowder. We're talking about a guy who thought spoons belong in ''electrical outlets.''
** Also Mr. Fugu, who tried to eat a vine covered in spikes. Eating anything covered in spikes is normally bad, but it's especially bad for an anthropomorphized balloon like Mr. Fugu.
* TooManyBabies: shows up in the series finale.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Chowder, Mung, Truffles and Shnitzel are chased by a torches and pitchforks wielding mob in "Birthday Suits".
* TwistEnding: Lampshaded, naturally.
* UncannyValley: Deliberately invoked and PlayedForLaughs with Foie Gras. Also TruthInTelevision: Foie Gras' appearance is based on the ManekiNeko, which actually is kind of creepy, with its big eyes and all.
* UnmovingPlaid: [[InvokedTrope Deliberately used]] for artistic purposes.
* TheUnreveal: "And that's why I married Truffles. Now let's never, ever speak of this again. Ever. [[LampshadeHanging Wink]]."
* VoicesAreMental: The body-swapping episode, obviously.
* VocalEvolution: An entire episode is devoted to Truffles' voice changing, to the point that nobody takes her seriously anymore because her voice is too sweet and gentle.
** Chowder and Panini sound noticeably older in the later episodes, as their voice actors were respectively 11 and 13 when the series started.
** Mung's voice became deeper around the end of the first season.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: All over Shnitzel, no less.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Ceviche is excluded from the finale without explanation.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: "Chowder Grows Up" includes one.
* WidgetSeries
* WithCatlikeTread: "Mung will never hear us sneaking about over the noise of all these smashing plates!"
* WorldOfPun: Tons of puns. They're occasionally [[LamePunReaction recognized as bad]].
---> '''Spooky trees''' (to Gorgonzola): Leave this place! See? [[VisualPun We're holding leaves!]]
---> '''Gorgonzola''': AAAAH!!! [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHorrific BAD JOKES!]]
* {{Wutai}}: Tofu Town.
* {{Yandere}}: Panini is ''crazy'' for Chowder. Really crazy.
-->'''Panini:''' ''And I just wanted to pass laws so I can make you my property!''
** Endive to Shnitzel in "Shnitzel Quits". Ohh, so much.
* YouMeanXmas: Or rather, Knishmas.
* YourSizeMayVary: Endive, who changes size from episode to episode and sometimes even within the same episode.
** At one point Chowder has to climb up her back to get something and she's the size of a mountain. When she realizes Chowder is there she freaks out and begins jumping around in an attempt to get him off, at which point she's a bit taller than Shnitzel. Her size is dependent on what the story needs.
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-->''You don't know what you're missin'... if you aren't in the kitchen!''