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A French/Canadian-produced AnimatedAdaptation of the popular SuperNintendo game ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''. The series lasted from 1996 to 2000.

On the island of Kongo Bongo, TheHero of the series, Donkey Kong, is the island's future ruler, as selected by a magical orb called the Crystal Coconut, which has the ability to grant wishes. But the Coconut is [[MacGuffin a prize coveted by the show's villain]], [[BigBad King K. Rool]], who aims to steal it and take over the island himself. Thus, [=DK=] has to always stand guard over it, which isn't an easy task since he's frequently taking time off to do activities such as eating his TrademarkFavoriteFood, bananas. Sometimes, another threat appears in the form of a group of {{Pirate}}s led by Kaptain Skurvy, who believes the Coconut belongs to him. And did we mention there's a lot of singing? It happens at least OncePerEpisode.

While only a loose adaptation of the games, [[CanonImmigrant a few elements of the show would find their way into the games]], particularly in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', where Crystal Coconuts are an item (but not a MacGuffin like here), and SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong works as a potion-mixing MadScientist, and Klaptraps now have "dentures".

The [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZb1SVCX0ajqCT7IiJBHLJnVigUkfFhOT entire]] [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZb1SVCX0ajpWDg6MY4YLGAuZpjlFRxz4 series]] is available online for free courtesy of Nelvana.
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!!Tropes used exclusively in the show:

* AffablyEvil: Basically every villain, aside from [[{{Jerkass}} Polly Roger]].
* AlmostKiss
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has a different opening and ending theme.[[note]]The ending theme does however, feature the "hoo-hah, Donkey Kong!" chant.[[/note]]
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: The [[{{Pun}} Ape-propriately]]-named one-episode character Kong Fu. In fact, he's so arrogant that when K. Rool's 'krew' make fun of his phobia, he quits working for them.
* [[ArtEvolution Art Devolution]]: The animation, while already leaving a lot to be desired, takes a step '''''down''''' in quality in the second season.
* BadassGrandpa: It turns out that K. Rool is the same age, or thereabouts, as Cranky Kong.
** RetiredBadass: K. Rool and Cranky used to do a lot of crazy stunts when they were friends. In the episode about their former relationship, they mention "tsunami wrestling" and "skydiving without a parachute".
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The Crystal Coconut can grant wishes, so this topic comes up now and again. The biggest example would be in "The Day The Island Stood Still", where it's played for comedy; DK, about to take a nap, absentmindedly wishes he could sleep ''forever''. The result is time halting...and he can't protect the island if he's napping since the Crystal Coconut also makes DK unable to ever awaken while time is stopped. Made worse when K. Rool, who is awake with the rest of the island's inhabitants, also realizes time has stopped and DK is out like a light...
* BenevolentBoss: While King K. Rool might sound like a BadBoss, he ''does'' take pretty good care of his troops, despite their fumblings.
* BetaCouple: Diddy and Dixie to Donkey and Candy's Alpha Couple (just like in the games), though Diddy sometimes reciprocates the feelings when it's not directly or heavily implied.
* BeTheBall: DK does this to Diddy in one episode.
* BigRedButton: K. Rool wanted to push it.
-->'''Klump''': But you said blast off! I didn't get to say anything!
* BigNo: K. Rool's reaction to when Klump's video conference messes up his game playing in "Buried Treasure".
* BrokenAesop: Subverted. In the episode "Bug A Boogie", Cranky tries to show DK and Diddy that practical jokes aren't fun... by pulling a practical joke on them. However, this actually comes back to bite him when not having DK around due to said practical joke leaves the Crystal Coconut unprotected, fixing the aesop.
* ButtMonkey: DK himself is this, in "Kong for a Day" and the majority of season two.
** Cranky also qualifies, as he's been injured at least once by every other character in the show, most often by Donkey Kong.
* CanonForeigner: Bluster Kong, Inka Dinka Doo, Polly Roger, Eddie the Mean Old Yeti and Skurvy and his crew.
** Although Skurvy's design appears to be directly based on the cannon-wielding Klumps named Kannon from ''Donkey Kong Country 2''.
* CanonImmigrant: The Crystal Coconut, and Cranky dealing in potions, as well as the Klaptraps with "dentures". Similarly, General Klump and Krusha also appeared in a commercial for the Game Boy Color port of the original ''Donkey Kong Country'' video game, fighting Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and even Rambi the Rhino for a giant version of the GBC. All the characters (even though Rambi never appeared in the cartoon) were based on their appearances from the second season of this cartoon.
* CatchPhrase: Banana-Slamma!
* [[ChristmasEpisode Festival of Lights Episode]]: The episode appears to focus on a holiday known as "Festival of Lights Day" (Day appears to actually be in the name of the celebration). The festival appears to be about be around family and friends, gift giving, peace, and fireworks. Minus the fireworks, this is basically the idea and overall way Christmas is treated. Even K.Rool celebrates it and honors the peace for one day, although Skurvy doesn't...
* ChaseScene: Done in multiple episodes
* ChekhovsGun: In one early season 1 episode, an x-ray shows that Krusha's brain is literally in the wrong part of his body, with the implication being that this is why he's so stupid. About a dozen episodes later an accident knocks it back into place and within minutes Krusha transforms into TheChessmaster.
* TheChosenOne: Donkey Kong is 'The future ruler of Kongo Bongo'. The thing is, no one knows when he'll become ruler, but for now it seems his only job is to protect the Crystal Coconut. On the other hand, Inka Dinka Doo might know...
-->'''Inka Dinka Doo''': "For me to know, for you NOT to find out!"
* ClipShow: The final episode of season 2 is simply a montage of characters remembering various sequences from the older episodes, with the over-arching story being about DK leaving the island possibly forever. [[spoiler: He misread the letter, so he's not.]]
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In "Buried Treasure", Donkey didn't realize at first that he's found a treasure map.
* CurseCutShort: In "Speak No Evil, Dude":
-->'''Diddy:''' What a riot, what a gas! Cranky is dumber than a monkey's... ''(gets bitten by a parrot)''
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: For all of his failings, Klump is an ''amazing'' spy, often finding things out about the Kongs the same time as we do.
** It's likely not him doing the spying. He always mentions a group of spies that are "Never wrong". Krusha gets to use them in Klump's Lumps, and knows what is going on, but Klump appears to utilize them at every opportunity, giving him a serious advantage.
*** [[FridgeLogic It makes one wonder why these spies don't steal the coconut when nobody is looking, given the ease Bluster had taking it.]]
**** RuleOfFunny
* DeadpanSnarker: Diddy, K. Rool, and Cranky.
* DecidedByOneVote: Krusha in "Vote of Kong-fidence".
* {{Ditzy|Genius}} EvilGenius: King K. Rool. Several of his schemes were smart enough to actually work, but he got too carried away at the end. Part of this problem is K.Rool's insatiable appetite for grandiose schemes and using Krusha and Kump over and over rather than his very adept work force.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: In the B-plot of Bluster's Sales Ape-Straveganza, K. Rool decides to steal the Crystal Coconut on live TV.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The way the Kritters [[PuttingOnTheReich march]] in the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j47VYgQww4 King K. Rool's Finest Hour]]".
* DumbassHasAPoint: In the episode "Buried Treasure", K. Rool decides that the treasure the Kongs are looking for is an ArtifactOfDoom "capable of wiping out the island":
--> '''K. Rool''': Do you know what this means!?
--> '''Krusha''': The apes will have complete control over Kongo Bongo, and probably turn us into matching luggage.
--> '''K. Rool''': ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall to the audience]])'' ...he ''does'' have his moments...
** And again in, "Monkey Seer, Monkey Do", after they steal the "mystic oracle" (Funky's lava lamp). The Krem...er, "crocs" spend several elaborate dances trying to "summon the oracle", only for Krusha to point out that the lamp isn't even on.
* DumbMuscle: King K. Rool and his henchmen (especially Krusha), Eddie the Mean Old Yeti, and to a lesser extent, Donkey Kong.
* EvilBrit: King K. Rool is this.[[note]]Coincidentally, he was also this in VideoGame/DonkeyKong64, which this show predates, but then again, Rare Ltd. (the developers of the game) is a British company...[[/note]]
* EvilTwin: Candy Clone[[note]]Who even DK can't tell from the real thing...[[/note]]
* EvilVirtues: K. Rool gives all of his minions the day of the Festival of Lights off every year.
-->"Even cerebrally-challenged, home-spun, pinheaded subordinates need to spend time with their scaly loved ones."
** Krusha, on the other hand, in the episode "Speed" has none, and is willing to go so far as to kill Diddy and Dixie with a bomb to get to Donkey Kong. Even K.Rool is rather amazed and terrified.
* EvilVersusEvil: Kaptain Skurvy allowed for a three way conflict, something that doesn't show up often in children’s cartoons in the era.
* EvilerThanThou: When Krusha gets his intelligence enhanced, he becomes infinitely more ruthless and cruel than K. Rool is.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Donkey Kong is flying around in Funky's biplane when he notices something in the cockpit;
-->'''DK:''' Hey, it's Dixie's pet crab! Aw, isn't it cute, eatin' through all those funny-lookin' wires- This is obviously a bad thing.
* FanDisservice: Because King K Rool is tailess, his 'butt' is technically visible at all times. Meanwhile Candy is the only character who doesn't go around bottomless.
* FinaglesLaw: "The Legend of the Crystal Coconut" has every villain being reluctant to do anything bad because it's a bad villain day. Murphy's Law does indeed strike.
* FreakyFridayFlip: "The Big Switcheroo" has DK getting his brain switched with a barrel-making robot's, and Candy's with Klump's.
* FriendlyEnemy: Klump and Krusha. Even King K. Rool has his moments.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: In "Speed", the intelligence-enhanced Krusha invokes this, placing Diddy and Dixie in danger so that DK will have to choose between saving them or protecting the Crystal Coconut. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, DK is GenreSavvy enough to TakeAThirdOption; he just grabs the Crystal Coconut and carries it with him while he saves Diddy and Dixie.]]
* FullNameUltimatum: Donkey Kong gets this the most. Usually from Cranky.
* GeniusBruiser: One episode has Krusha suddenly become highly intelligent. He outwits the ''entire'' cast, becoming TheStarscream in the process.
* GeniusDitz: General Klump.
* GentleGiant: Krusha manages to be this while still being a villain.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Skurvy saying "Me great-great-great-grandpappy, may he rot in hell" had "in hell" replaced with a laugh (though the closed captioning, the VHS release, and the DVD release still had it intact).
** In the song "Our Love Is Stronger Than a Golden Banana", DK drops a couple of lyrics that come across as... [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suggestive]]. It doesn't help that he raises his eyebrows at certain parts of the song.
-->''[[SomethingElseAlsoRises I see bananas when I look in your eyes...]]''
-->''[[DoubleEntendre I'll shower you with coconut cream pies...]]''
** Cranky's comment about his involvement in the commercial: WHAT KIND OF CRAP IS THAT!?
*** He actually said "crock," not "crap," but it's a bit hard to hear/tell the difference, so it's still this trope.
** This exchange from "A Thin Line Between Love and Ape":
--> '''K.Rool:''' Hurry! Hide!
--> '''Krusha:''' But my hide is not furry.
--> '''K.Rool:''' Not that hide, you knucklehead! This hide!
--> (Krusha smiles ecstatically before hiding with K.Rool)
* GracefulLoser: King K. Rool tends to be very polite about his losses against Donkey Kong. Not that this has saved him from getting his snout punched in.
-->'''K. Rool:''' Good match. Once again, you win, I lose. No harm, no foul. Let's call it a day. *gets cold cocked by Donkey Kong*
* GrumpyBear: Cranky Kong and K. Rool.
* GunsAreWorthless: A notable aversion, as anyone with any sort of firearm, no matter how ridiculous the weapon (or how ridiculous the wielder, in the case of Bluster's LetsGetDangerous) is taken quite seriously.
* HandCannon: Scurvy's weapon of choice on land. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It is a quite literal hand-held cannon]]
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. While DK is 'The biggest, strongest ape on all of Kongo Bongo' the episode 'Kong Fu' shows that if he just sits around eating bananas, he loses that strength.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Modern audiences snicker at Diddy telling Donkey that "Your plan's a bit of a boner" in one episode.
** In "Kong for a Day", DK refers to Dixie by the first three letters of her name. [[AccidentalInnuendo It's not what it sounds...]]
* HeroWithAnFInGood: Bluster Kong. His attempts to legitimately help his fellow apes in 'Get a Life, Don't Save One!' and 'Bluster the Benevolent' are so destructive (not to mention annoying and overblown) that WeWantOurJerkBack ensues.
** In one episode he successfully steals the Crystal Coconut and loses it. He then proceeds to work against DK and Diddy to retrieve it because he wants to be the hero, but just hands it over when asked by Klump out of fear. When it comes down to it, Bluster's selfishness overpowers any good he's attempting to do.
* HulkSpeak: Eddie the Mean Old Yeti.
* IdiotHero: Donkey Kong.
* IdeaBulb: Shows up. K. Rool at one point had [[VisualPun turning gears]] appear over his head before the bulb did.
* ImNotADoctorButIPlayOneOnTV: DK's not a villain. But he played one in Bluster's movie and when K. Rool, playing the hero, stole the Crystal Coconut DK got the blame and was banished for it.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: K. Rool has to deal with stupidity from his minions, repeated failures, and repeated beatings from Donkey Kong, but his [[LargeHam hammy]], LaughablyEvil tendencies make him one of the highlights of the show, and you really do feel sorry for him with what he has to put up with. In one episode he spends most of it watching Krusha and Klump try to troubleshoot their way into decoding a message they themselves wrote and forgot the code to, and K. Rool mutters to himself, "It's times like this I find myself asking: do I really want the Crystal Coconut this badly?"
* InexplicablyTailless: K. Rool, Captain Skurvy and all their respective crocodilian minions are completely tailless despite most Kremlings having at least short tails in their video game incarnations, possibly due to animation constraints.
* InNameOnly: Kutlass
* InsistentTerminology: Or rather, insistence on ''not'' using a particular terminology. The word "Kremling" is never heard at any point throughout the series. Instead, the minions are called "Kritters".
** FridgeBrilliance: Probably because that's what they ''are''; like all of the Kremlings in the show, they're based on a specific enemy from the first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' game -- specifically, the basically "Kremling grunt" or "Kritter"[[note]]Known as "Klomp" in the 2nd game, and "Kobble" in the 3rd.[[/note]]. Kremling means the race as a whole, but K. Rool's minions are all Kritter-type Kremlings.[[/note]]This includes Klump and Krusha, even though they aren't "Kritter" characters.[[/note]]
** Donkey Kong is never referred to as just "Donkey", even though every other Kong shares his surname. It's always "Donkey Kong" or "DK". Dixie ''once'' refers to "Donkey and Diddy", but that's it in two seasons.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bluster Kong. He has no regard for anyone's happiness but his own, and is willing to screw over any and everyone just to get it. He even goes out of his way to make a love potion to use on Candy because he believes Candy is better off with him than DK.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Cranky Kong. Also, Klump in a few episodes.
* KarmaHoudini: King K. Rool in "Kong For a Day". He manages to frame DK for various incidents, isolating him from everyone and ultimately resulting in being banished. Although DK is brought back in time to foil K. Rool, in the end DK's friends still think he did all of that, with nobody aware that this was all K. Rool's doing.
* KissOfLife: DK accidentally wishes he could sleep forever and ends up doing just that. He is eventually awoken when K. Rool accidentally kisses him while having apples in his eyes.
* KnightOfCerebus: This turned out to be Krusha's true colors when his brain got knocked back into place. He's so genre savvy, that he knows how most of the situations with everyone will play out, and fails because he neglected to take one detail into account: DK taking the Crystal Coconut. Krusha's so deadly, that he's even willing to kill Diddy and Dixie with a bomb, and effectively doesn't bat an eye at the prospect of K. Rool accidentally being killed in the crossfire.
** Kaptain Skurvy as well. Since he appeared less often than K. Rool, he and his plans tended to be more threatening. He successfully captured both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong in one episode, and the Crystal Coconut in his debut appearance.
* LargeHam: King K. Rool and, to a lesser extent, Bluster Kong.
** In one episode, during DK's attempts to imitate K. Rool, Bluster yells "Get that ham out of here!"
* LetsGetDangerous: One episode has Bluster hold up King K. Rool with his own blunderbuss.
* MacGuffin: The Crystal Coconut
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: Not easy to catch, but Klump does this once he realizes he's in a FreakyFridayFlip with Candy.
* ManipulativeBastard: King K. Rool
* MarketBasedTitle: The French and Japanese dubs are both called simply "Donkey Kong".[[note]]This especially applies to Japan, where the "Country" part of the title is not used for the games, which are called "Super Donkey Kong" over there.
* MilesGloriosus: Bluster Kong.
** Inverted with Leo Lester.
* MistakenForDying: Bluster in one episode.
* {{Mooks}}: Kritters, as with the games.[[note]]However, this name, along with "croc" is used in place of "Kremling" in this series.[[/note]]
* MoralityPet: Dixie for Klump, who previously didn't have one before 'Klump's Lumps'.
* MythologyGag:
** In "Buried Treasure", Diddy throws his hat to the ground and stomps on it. In the first game, this is what he does when he loses a bonus round.
** In "Get A Life, Don't Save One", Donkey Kong said flying a plane is more fun than "[[Franchise/DonkeyKong on top of some skyscraper]]".[[note]]He could also be reference the classic scene from ''Film/KingKong1933''...the title character of which is directly referenced in a song in one episode.[[/note]]
** In "Message In A Bottle Show", Cranky says that DK is like a son to him. Think about it.
** In "From Zero to Hero", the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j47VYgQww4 King K. Rool's Finest Hour]]" shares the same beat as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N0J0wygCZM Krook's March]]" from ''[=DKC2=]''.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Funky Kong became this, "mon".[[note]]Despite being a SurferDude, this version of Funky Kong was given a "rastamon"-type voice.[[/note]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The conflict in 'Legend of the Crystal Coconut' began when DK just GAVE the MacGuffin to K.Rool under the belief that would grant him enlightenment. ("To know everything you must give up everything")
* NoFlowInCGI: K. Rool's cape is MUCH shorter than in the games.
** Also, Dixie's ponytail is only half the length it is in the games.
* NoIndoorVoice: Inka Dinka Doo TALKS LIKE THIS.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Everybody pronounces K. Rool as [[{{Pun}} KUH Rool]], when it should actually be pronounced as KAY Rool. In the first episode, Cranky and a Robot Candy duplicate pronounce his name using the latter once, then only use the former for the remainder of the episode.[[note]]On the other hand, given that it's a pun a "cruel", it may as well be the "correct" pronunciation as well.[[/note]]
* NotSoDifferent: Cranky and K. Rool, especially when it's revealed [[spoiler:they used to be the best of friends]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: King K. Rool and Kaptain Skurvy.
** Krusha becomes one when he gets he brain knocked back in place. Even K. Rool is terrified of him.
* OddFriendship: Dixie and Klump.
* OddNameOut: Bluster in the Kong's ThemeNaming of ending with an "e" sound and in Skurvy's crew there's Green Croc. [[NonIndicativeName Who isn't even green.]]
** Green Croc is likely a nod to the term Greenhorn, which implies a newbie sailor on a vessel.
* OncePerEpisode: There are two songs sung by the characters in each episode.
* OutOfFocus: Dixie gets this treatment pretty badly, having like one single episode or two dedicated for her. Even in ''Message in a Bottle Show'', she's the only one out of everybody ''and the villains'' who hardly does anything with DK and thus doesn't even get to use flashbacks. It feels like she's a RecurringExtra rather than a secondary character.
** To a lesser extent, Scurvy and his crew. The family root reveal kind of put an end to his shenanigans.
* PaletteSwap: Donkey Kong and Eddie the Mean Old Yeti. Also [[TerribleTrio Captain Scurvy and his two henchmen]] are Palette Swaps of General Klump, King K. Rool and one of the {{mooks}}.
* ParodyEpisode: One episode copied the plot (and even the title) of the movie ''Film/{{Speed}}''. Another episode used the "ItsAWonderfulPlot" trope in an AllJustADream fashion.
* PirateBooty: One episode revolves around most of the main characters looking for BuriedTreasure pinpointed on a map that DK finds. The Kongs believe the treasure is money, and King K. Rool believes it is a DoomsdayDevice. [[spoiler:It turns out to be some now-spoiled bananas that DK buried in his youth.]]
** The EasyAmnesia episode brings Skurvy and his crew into the fold by trying to dig up treasure they buried on the beach. "Captain, why does we bury the treasure?"
* {{Pirate}}s: Kaptain Skurvy and his crew.
* PowerUpFood: Bananas for DK.
* PsychopathicManchild: Krusha, a very strong Type A.
* TheResenter: Bluster. It's sometimes hinted that he hates DK more than [[BigBad K. Rool]] does.
* {{Rich B|itch}}astard: Bluster Kong, although most of this is because of his "mumsy".
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: King K. Rool is surprisingly active, from leading operations from the front to building his own super weapons.
* SadisticChoice: In the episode "Speed", Krusha, his intelligence increased, traps Diddy and Dixie on a runaway mine cart with no breaks and a bomb that will explode if it does stop. DK has to choice between staying and defending the Crystal Coconut, or going off to save his friends. Naturally, DK goes off...but not before taking the Coconut with him!
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Donkey and Diddy briefly chase Polly Roger into this trope in "Raiders of the Lost Banana".
* SuperpoweredAlterEgo: Leo Luster, the result of a chemical mixing of various hair-growth formula's, turns Bluster into a complete foil of himself: A suave, smooth talking, effective, brave, bold, and handsome monkey with a deep soothing voice. Nobody is aware that it ''is'' Bluster until he blatantly admits it to DK in the end of the episode before the two attack K.Rool for the Crystal Coconut.
* ShesGotLegs: Candy Kong
* ShoutOut: When Barrel 007 is loaded for launch in one episode, ''Film/JamesBond'' style music starts playing. Ironic, considering that the company that made the Donkey Kong Country games are also known for developing [[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 one of the most famous and acclaimed James Bond video games ever made]].
** In the episode "Zero to Hero", DK and Diddy argue about a movie about a [[Film/KingKongVsGodzilla "giant ape" and a "lizard"]].
** The island was likely named "Kongo Bongo" after "Congo Bongo" a game released by Creator/{{Sega}} as an AlternateCompanyEquivalent to [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong to the original arcade game]].
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Donkey Kong has a gravely, high-pitched speaking voice. Meanwhile, his singing voice is deeper and more soulful, somewhat reminiscent of Terence Trent D'Arby.
* SmartBall: Donkey Kong has his moments.
* SmugSnake: Bluster Kong and King K. Rool.
* SnipeHunt: Bug a Boogie features MULTIPLE snipe hunts, starting when DK and Diddy trick K. Rool's crew into thinking there's a magic amulet in the swamp, Cranky tricks the two apes that some trinket is cursed and it must be disposed of in the "Well of Woe", and then K. Rool tricking Scurvy into coming after an amulet.
* SpySpeak: Klump does this. K. Rool is not impressed. Part of the problem is that Klump has a myriad of phrases for the exact same situation, and he never got to rehearse any of their meanings with K.Rool.
-->'''Klump''': The Baby's bicycle is broken
* SquashedFlat: K. Rool in one episode as a result of TheDoorSlamsYou and Cranky in another, after being run over by a mine cart.
* StartMyOwn: Donkey Kong and Diddy's "Coconut Chill" milkshade stand started because DK wanted to be a successful businessman like Bluster, in order to impress Candy.
* SurroundedByIdiots: ''It's at times like this I ask myself, do I really want the coconut this badly?''
* TerribleTrio: Klump and Krusha, with K. Rool as TheManBehindTheMan.
* TooDumbToLive: Klump and Krusha, especially in ''Speak No Evil, Dude'', where they misinterpret K. Rool's sickened grunts into '''blowing up the island...with everyone and THEM on it.''' To further prove the point, Cranky tried to point it out, ''yet Klump thought it was a mental trick.''
* TookALevelInJerkass: Donkey Kong in Season 2. There's one sequence where he even attempts to break a date with Candy for a fishing trip by ''tricking'' her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Candy and Dixie.
* {{Tsundere}}: Candy Kong. King K Rool is like this to his troops.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: At least OncePerEpisode, someone will burst into song, usually about what's going on.
** BraggingThemeTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=AF01SK8emjw&feature=endscreen "I'm so bad I scare myself!"]]
** IWantSong
** VillainSong: Notable examples are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAkn0ORDxUc Pirate's Scorn]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV5NerQIRk4 Booty Boogie]] for Skurvy, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S86XCXalbSE One of Us]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vDCEaoSP1E No One's Going To Make A Monkey Out Of Me]] for K. Rool.
*** DK also gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXM6yez8Gog&feature=related one, sorta.]] When he's tries Method Acting to play the bad guy in Bluster's movie in Hooray for Holly Kongo Bongo.
** BSODSong: In "Kong For A Day", K. Rool frames DK for various misdeeds, leading to the other Kongs banishing our hero to the White Mountains. There, poor Donkey Kong is left [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oN3JX-bf14 singing about how everything's gone wrong with no idea why.]]
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The ''Donkey Kong Country: The Legend of the Crystal Coconut'' VHS, released in 1999, was marketed as a feature-length movie on its own...even though it's actually four episodes of this TV show edited together (out of order, no less). And the commercials and even the packaging for said VHS also ''completely'' fail to acknowledge the existence of the show that the episodes are derived from. Considering that Nelvana helped distribute the videotape, it makes you wonder why they'd try to ignore their own show, especially since the videotape contained [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole a lot of scenes that would've made]] [[ContinuityLockout no sense at all]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler to newer viewers that weren't previously aware of the TV series.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Klump lives to serve K. Rool.
* TheUnseen: Bluster's mother or "Mumsy". She is never seen, heard, or involved directly in most of the plots. She is repeatedly mentioned as The real owner of the barrel works, and is apparently wealthy. It's also implied she voted in the episode "Vote of Kong-fidence" AGAINST her son.
** Dixie's pet crab. The episodes make everything in their power to make the pet not get seen in the picture. Only the characters can see where it is, usually about to cause some sort of accident.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: In 'Watch The Skies', K. Rool decides that "Secrecy is the key" and makes sure almost no one in his forces know what episode's 'Project X' is. According to Klump, each Kritter builds a piece of the weapon in their spare time, and the general assembles the thing in complete darkness, with his eyes closed.
* WackyMarriageProposal: In "Four Weddings and a Coconut", DK's attempt to propose to Candy leads to him [[IKissYourHand kissing Bluster's hand]].
* WeddingSmashers: DK at, ironically, what is supposed to be his own wedding.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Donkey and Candy.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Two occasions with Bluster. Notable in that the heroes don't want him to be a jerk again because they like him that way (they don't), but because his attempts to help [[HeroWithAnFInGood are so destructive]] that they have to make him a jerk again just to keep him from wrecking the whole island.
** Occurs with Cranky and K. Rool at one point. They both become friends, ending the Kong and croc feud, but their pranks tick off everyone so much that DK, Diddy, Klump and Krusha conspire to make them enemies again.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Cranky's reaction to the lines Bluster feeds him for a commercial;
-->'''Cranky:''' "Bluster Barrelworks...because their barrels have been around forever...and I should know 'cause so have I"? ''What kind of crock is that!?''
* WriteWhoYouKnow: In-universe. Bluster's movie, written by Funky is based off the events of the series. Leading to an in-story WTHCastingAgency when K. Rool is cast as the hero and DK is cast as the villain.
** Then again, considering Bluster is the director and he hates DK, he appeared to not have any intention to place him as the villain at all until K.Rool's suggestion.
* YouNeverAsked: 'Legends of the Crystal Coconut' has Klump and Krusha hiding in barrels on Kaptain Skurvy's pirate ship while it sails off:
-->'''Klump:''' Now when the coast is clear, we'll jump out of the barrels, steal the Crystal Coconut back, and then swim back to shore.
-->'''Krusha:''' Duh, I can't swim.
-->'''Klump:''' Well, why didn't ya say so before we snuck on board?!
-->'''Krusha:''' Well, you never asked.
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