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[[caption-width-right:300:Class of 3000, sing! [[note]] Counter-Clockwise starting from top: Sunny Bridges, Lil D, Eddie, Tamika, Kam, Philly Phil, Kim, and Madison [[/note]]]]

''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 Music/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. [[TheLeader 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 ([[TheDitz Madison]], [[SassyBlackWoman Tamika]], [[LonelyRichKid Eddie]], [[GadgeteerGenius Philly Phil]], [[TheFashionista Kim]], and [[ButtMonkey 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 and [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a lawsuit]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_of_3000#Production (see here)]], 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]].

There's a flash game that used to be on Cartoon Network's site called ''Funk Box''. You can use music samples from each of the students to compose your own song. It can be [[http://www.gamezhero.com/games/funkbox played here.]]

Has a [[Characters/ClassOf3000 character page]] in need of WikiMagic

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

* AIIsACrapshoot: BROC from "Big Robot on Campus" was originally designed to help Philly Phil become cool, before turning into a jerk himself and tried to sabotage Sunny's celebration for Westley's 101st Anniversary. It's revealed that BROC faked being evil so that Philly could stop him and become popular.
* 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.
* ArtEvolution: In Season 1, it's not uncommon for characters to be OffModel. Season 2 fixes this problem and uses more contrasting colors.
* 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.
* BigBallOfViolence: Happens almost every time Kim and Kam get into a physical fight in "Westley Side Story."
* BigOlEyebrows: These seem to be on almost every non-main character.
** Downplayed with Philly Phil, Eddie and Sunny, who have thicker eyebrows than the other main characters, but nowhere near the extent of most of the side characters.
* BigThinShortTrio: Eddie, Philly Phil, and Kam, respectively.
* 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". And that's just the first episode.
* BullyAndWimpPairing: Tamika and Eddie.
* ButtMonkey: Let's just say each of the main cast is this at one point.
** But Kam's just a wee bit more vulnerable...
* CallToAgriculture: Sunny took up farming after he quits being a teacher due to Kim replacing the teachers with celebrities, which attracted a lot of unwanted attention that made him leave the music industry in the first place. Although in the end, the kids were able to convince the said celebrities to take up farming, so Sunny and the old teachers can return.
* CelebrityToons: Created by and starring Andre 3000.
* ChristmasEpisode: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Class of 3000 Christmas Special"]]
* 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.
* ContinuityNod:
** Momo the gorilla appears in a cameo in "Tamika and the Beast," an entire season after his first appearance.
** Near the start of "Am I Blue?", Sunny references "Peanuts! Get yer Peanuts!", "Funky Monkey", and "Hunt for Reb Blobtober."
* CurseCutShort: Phil does this to ''himself'' in the pilot.
* 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...)
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: "Richer Shade of Blue" is done entirely in all blue.
* DerangedAnimation: At its worst. The "We Want Your Soul" video sticks out.
* DisappearedDad: In the pilot episode, Madison points out that Lil' D never met his father.
* Doorstopper: The required extra credit material of Westley's first year history class is a MASSIVE book.
* DreadfulMusician: Li'l D in regards to playing the fiddle.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Excluding the animation quality...
** Every song up until the Season 1 finale had vocals.
** Most of Season 1 lacked the extra animations in the credits from Season 2.
** Philly Phil in the pilot was actually somewhat of a wiseass.
** From "Peanuts! Get Yer Peanuts!" up to "The Devil and Li'l D", Eddie does not hit on Tamika even once, despite doing so in the pilot. They become a regular occurrence from "Brotha From the Third Rock" on.
* EpunymousTitle
* {{Fanservice}}: Sunny and Leela Lopez in swimsuits.
** Maybe the kids in their swimsuits as well. [[OldTimeyBathingSuit Except for Kam.]]
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: The science kids from the new school Philly Phil transferred to looks down on his friends for being "music geeks".
* FellOffTheBackOfATruck: "Where did you get a rocket?"
* FictionFiveHundred: Eddie is so rich he has five fingers on each hand instead of [[FourFingeredHands four]].
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Lil'D
** TheLancer: Eddie
** TheSmartGuy: Philly Phil
** TheBigGuy: Tamika
** TheChick: Madison
** ThoseTwoGuys: Kim (who can also be 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.
* GemEncrusted: Eddie has a diamond-encrusted gold clarinet.
* GirlPosse
* 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
* IdeaBulb: When Li'l D gets the idea to show the other kids where Sunny supposedly lives, one of these appears. It's revealed to be an actual lightbulb.
* 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.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most characters, when they need to be showcased, have their associated instrument playing in the background.
* TheLoad: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] None of the kids are presented as being this.
* LouisCypher: Big D in "The Devil and Lil' D".
* LoveTriangle: "Love is in the Hair...Net"
* TheMenInBlack: The S.U.A.M.A. (Shut Up and Move Along) agents from "Brotha from the Third Rock".
* UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation
* TheMockbuster: Cheddar Man was peddling these in "The Hunt for the Red Blobtober", all starring himself. He was last seen working on a mockbuster for ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
--> '''Cheddar Man (as the Wicked Witch)''': I'm evaporating, ''evaporating''! What a hood, what a hood!
--> -changes costumes within the same take-
--> '''Cheddar Man (now as Dorothy)''': There's no place like my crib! There's no place like my crib! There's no place like my crib!
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Sunny, Tamika, and to a lesser extent Philly Phil, are typically shown as fairly strong despite not having visual muscles. Tamika might have some though.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The ChristmasSpecial has Lil'D nearly ruining Christmas by stuffing a ton of cookies in Santa's sleigh as an attempt to get on Santa's nice list. Causing Santa and Sunny to be stranded in the middle of the tundra as the sled can barely hold the two of them and their gear.
* NiceMeanAndInBetween: Madison, Tamika, and Kim, respectively. Downplayed in Tamika's case, as she's merely a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* NoodlePeople: Sunny and Phil, compared to most of the other characters.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Although the kids are all but stated to be in the 12-13 age range and Eddie's birthday is celebrated in one episode, they consistently still look young, even when they're implied to be a bit older in the ChristmasEpisode.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Aside from Philly Phil, who does look like an actual (if tall) 13-year-old, none of the kids look old enough to be attending middle school.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Eddie and Philly Phil's full names, Edward and Phillip, respectively, are almost never used. Possibly the case with Kim and Kam, too.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Every kid except the twins Kim and Kam is implied to be an only child. Likely confirmed with Eddie.
* OwMyBodyPart: See RunningGag below.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Kim is associated with pink, while her twin brother Kam is associated with blue.
* ProducePelting: Performances at Westley deemed "not fantastic" are open to this. But only school-sanctioned rotten produce is allowed after the last Fall Showcase.
* PuniPlush: No straight lines are allowed on the characters
* ThePsychoRangers: The band met Sunny's old school rival who has a class that's pretty much Bizarro versions of them.
* 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.
* SchizoTech: Despite the show being set in "the year two thousand-something" according to Li'l D, old-school bells are still used at Westley, and everyone still uses 90's-style technology.
* SchoolPlay
* SecretShop: "Eddie's Money" had a gift shop where you had to pass through an ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' style DeathCourse in order to enter. It turns out they did most of their business on-line.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Li'l D is the Manly Man to the rest of his male classmate's Sensitive Guy.
* ShipTease:
** Although it was known that Eddie liked Tamika from the start, the ChristmasEpisode hints that the reverse may also be true.
** Although Kim did express distaste at being paired with Philly Phil in "Nothin To It But To Do It", "Take a Hike!" implies that she may have started to like him.
** Sunny and Leela Lopez kiss in the {{Stinger}} of "Two to Tango." That entire episode pretty much provides shipping material, including an actual breakup.
** Kim and Madison are pretty close for being just friends...
** Lil' D and Madison have some Ship Tease in some episodes.
* 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.
** The entire plotline of "The Devil and Lil' D" is lifted from the song "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", where someone (in this case, Sunny) duels the devil in a fiddling contest.
** 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 ''[[Series/{{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]].
** Madison doing [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir the Carlton Dance]] in the music video "Philly Phil Come Home".
** "Funky Monkey" has a {{Homage}} to VideoGame/DonkeyKong with Lil' D climbing up a construction site, even Sunny gives him a giant mallet to knock away any barrels.
* SiblingYinYang: Kim is fun-loving and modern, while Kam is serious and old-fashioned.
* StylisticSuck: The "Banana Zoo" video takes a few visual cues from older cartoons.
* TastyGold: Philly Phil tests a piece of "gold" this way in Episode 4.
--> "That explains the creamy caramel fillin'."
* 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}}
* TrueCompanions: The kids and Sunny.
* UnclePennybags: Both Sunny and Eddie.
* UnrequitedLove: Eddie to Tamika.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Almost anything unusual at Westley is treated this way. This ranges from people getting their heads stuck in record players to ''giant squid attacks.''
--> Luna: "From the flames of tradition, I stab at thee!" (He is promptly dragged off-screen by a giant squid.)
--> Philly Phil: "Yep. Boring."
* UseYourHead: Philly Phil is used as a human battering ram in the episode "Too Cool for School".
* VagueAge: Averted for the main seven kids, who are all in the 12-13 range. Played straight for the adult characters.
* 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]]".
* VocalEvolution:
** Kam's voice in the earlier episodes is less raspy and slightly higher, as opposed to the lower, slightly raspy one in later episodes.
** Philly Phil's voice in the earliest episodes is higher and faster, and has a slight Philadelphia accent to it. Late Season 1 nixes his accent, in addition to being a borderline SimpletonVoice. Season 2 goes for a compromise between the two.
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