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''Class of 3000'' is an Emmy Award winning American animated series that aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork. It was created, executive produced, and starred by André 3000 of the hip hop group [=OutKast=].

The show follows Sunny Bridges (voiced by Andre 3000 himself), a world famous jazz and blues superstar. However, he has become disillusioned with celebrity life, ultimately resulting in him quitting a concert in Japan. He plans to retire, moving back to his hometown of [[UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}} Atlanta, Georgia]] which the local Westley School of Performing Arts is having its own troubles with the threat of shutting down its music program. Lil D, a self proclaimed number one fan of Sunny's, discovers him back in town and, through some persistence, manages to re-ignite Sunny's love for music. Meeting the rest of Lil D's friends which make up the music class (Madison, Tamika, Eddie, Philly Phil, Kim, and Kam), Sunny agrees to teach them on the condition they keep the job fun for him.

The series made its world premiere (previously advertised as a live premiere with performances by Chris Brown) on November 3, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with a one-hour special, came to Cartoon Network UK on May 28, 2007 and premiered on Cartoon Network Australia/New Zealand on February 4, 2008. Due to budget problems, the show was cancelled in October 2007 (though new episodes kept airing until May 2008) (it's likely the writer's strike of 2007-2008 didn't help, either). The show was co-created and developed by Thomas W. Lynch & Patric M. Verrone, who was the head of the WGA at the time of the strike. The show's head writer was a one Meghan [=McCarthy=] who currently serves a similar role on [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic an another series]].

!!Additional pages:
* [[Recap/ClassOf3000 Episode Guide]]
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!!This show provides examples of:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese ending theme is called "Funky Teacher" by SEAMO.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: When characters are shown as just masses.
* AmusingInjuries: In a rare aversion of its type, this show rarely shows them.
* ArtShift: Every episode has a musical sequence where the art style changes in varying ways from psychedelic to live action to puppetry.
** Another one came during the episode "The Hunt for Red Blobtober", when the kids are being chased, it somehow turns into PacMan.
* BigOlEyebrows: These seem to be on almost every non-main character.
** Amongst the central eight, Philly Phil, Eddie and Sunny have thicker eyebrows than the others, but nowhere near the extent of most of the side characters.
* BookDumb: Sunny's students show great dealings with their music...but they all vary on school work and such.
* BrickJoke: Radios For Rabbits and the hobbit in "Home".
** Not just "Home". These types of jokes are a staple of this series.
* ButtMonkey: Let's just say each of the main cast is this at one point.
** But Kam's just a wee bit more vulnerable...
* CelebrityToons
* ChristmasEpisode
* ClassTrip
* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: The episode, "The Hunt for Red Blobtober", where the gang mistook Sunny for a pirate. The items were: sunglasses half-off (as in, only one lens), him wearing a blouse but the hanger became a hook in a sleeve, and Bianca accidentally writing 'Sunny Blidges' on the grain of rice thus making him say, 'R! R I say! R!'...then the parrot came and lampshaded the whole thing with, "Sunny's a pirate, do the math."
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Madison could very well be the queen of this.
** Also Bianca Moon, the hippie who owns the new age store.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Quite a few of the Season 2 episodes do this.
* DealWithTheDevil: Not really the devil, but a record company executive who fills the role rather well. Although at one point he started to refer to himself as the devil, but stopped himself.
** The episode in question is called "The Devil and Lil'D", and it was implied he was the Devil throughout the entire episode (using blue demons that can replace their heads when they're chopped off as henchmen, belching fire, using zombies as a 'research and marketing' division, etc...)
* DisappearedDad: In the pilot episode, Madison points out that Lil' D never met his father.
* TheDitz: Madison.
* DumbBlonde: Madison, though she's gone beyond just dumb.
* EpunymousTitle
* {{Fanservice}}: Sunny and Leela Lopez in swimsuits.
** Maybe the kids in their swimsuits as well. [[OldTimeyBathingSuit Except for Kam.]]
* FellOffTheBackOfATruck: "Where did you get a rocket?"
* FictionFiveHundred: Eddie is so rich he has five fingers on each hand instead of [[FourFingeredHands four]].
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Lil'D.
** TheLancer: Eddie.
** TheSmartGuy: Philly Phil.
** TheBigGuy: Tamika.
** TheChick: Madison.
** ThoseTwoGuys: Kim (who can also be a TheChick) and Kam (who can also be TheSmartGuy).
** TheMentor: Sunny.
* FiveTokenBand: Lil' D and Tamika are African American, Kim and Kam are of Asian descent, Madison is Greek-Italian, Eddie has Swiss heritage, and Phil's heritage is unknown.
* GirlPosse
* {{Gonk}}: Ms. Squattenchowder, and likely more.
* HandsGoDown:
-->'''Sunny''': Who can tell me what the key to winning a regional music competition is?\\
'''(hands go up)'''\\
'''Sunny''': And don't say 'musical ability'.\\
'''(all hands go down except Tamika and Madison)'''\\
'''Sunny''': Or wedgies.\\
'''(Tamika's hand goes down)'''\\
'''Sunny''': Or dolphins.\\
'''(Madison's hand goes down)'''
* HartmanHips: Multiple older female characters have this.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog
* IndyEscape: The Raiders of the Lost Ark was parodied in "Eddie's Money", with Sunny Bridges as Indy. The boulder is just one of the hazards involved in accessing what turns out to be the world's most inconveniently located gift store (turns out they do most of their business online) .
* IndyHatRoll: Sunny Bridges does it in the episode "Eddie's Money"; grabbing his hat with his feet for a few extra style points.
* InexplicablyAwesome: Sunny Bridges
* InstrumentOfMurder: In "Funky Monkey", Tamika uses her harp as a bow to fire a drumstick at Lil' D.
* {{Jerkass}}: Lil' D acts like this most of the time.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tamika
* LiteralMinded: Madison brought fleas to a flea market and a garage to a garage sale.
* LonelyRichKid: Eddie. He even gets a song about it: "A Richer Shade of Blue".
* LouisCypher: Big D in "The Devil and Lil' D".
* LoveTriangle: "Love is in the Hair...Net"
* MagicalNegro: Sunny.
* TheMenInBlack: The S.U.A.M.A. (Shut Up and Move Along) agents from "Brotha from the Third Rock".
* NoodlePeople: Sunny and Phil, compared to most of the other characters.
* OwMyBodyPart: See RunningGag below.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Kim and Kam.
* PuniPlush: No straight lines are allowed on the characters
* ThePsychoRangers: The band met Sunny's old school rival who has a class that's exactly an evil version of them.
** GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The band's evil version dresses in [[PuttingOnTheReich black-and-red, Third Reich-inspired uniforms.]]
* RunningGag: An item thrown out of view at any given time tends to cause the offscreen response of "Ow, my eye!" right after a crash. A related item meeting the same fate will cause the same person to call out "Ow, my other eye!" right after a crash.
* SafetyWorst: "Safety Last" shows Eddie's parents locking him in a tower in order to protect him.
* SchoolPlay
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney!: Eddie.
** Sometimes ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules!
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Li'l D is the Manly Man to the rest of his male classmate's Sensitive Guy.
* ShoutOut: Leela Lopez dressed like Marge Simpson in "Love is in the Hair...Net".
** Philly Phil's yellow jumpsuit is reminiscent of April O'Neil from the 80s ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]''.
** And in one episode both [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla and Mothra]] make an appearance.
** On Eddie's $1,000 dollar bill in "Eddie's Money" and Philly Phil's score on the video game he's playing in "Brotha from the Third Rock", the number ''[[Main/{{Lost}} 4815162342]]'' is seen. See for yourself [[http://www.deviantart.com/download/444613366/oh_my_god__xd_by_blockyshinx-d7cplva.png?token=4870f9d568e3c433270f7a47e418a3f7a946a336&ts=1396424504 here]] and [[http://www.deviantart.com/download/444638076/what_not_another_one___by_blockyshinx-d7cq4xo.png?token=d7ba0caa65313956f76dbf71377b8835713a610a&ts=1396424637 here]].
* TeamDad: Sunny.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: Madison gets her tongue stuck on an ice sculpture at Eddie's birthday. Twice.
* TotemPoleTrench: Done to pose as an alien in "Brotha from the Third Rock".
* TownGirls: Tamika (Butch), Kim (Neither), and Madison (Femme).
* {{Trope2000}}
* UnclePennybags: Both Sunny and Eddie.
* UnrequitedLove: Eddie to Tamika.
* UseYourHead: Philly Phil is used as a human battering ram in the episode "Too Cool for School" .
* VillainSong: Despite being a musical show, this is actually surprisingly rare. However, [[TheDevil Big D]] gets a rather epic one called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGdvdziPluA All We Want Is Your Soul]]".
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