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''Flavio the Goat'' (simply titled as "Flavio") is an American animated short film created by [[http://www.milowerx.com Mike Milo]]. It was first screened on March 15th 2007 and was part of the Random Cartoons! show which aired on Jan 24th 2009 on Nicktoons Network. Like most of the shorts therein [[WhatCouldHaveBeen this one wasn't picked up to become a series.]]

It tells the story about an over-emotional Italian goat who works as a dishwasher in a pizzeria and longs to be a famous inventor like his hero LeonardoDaVinci.

The full video is posted on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGomWBrc6A8 YouTube]] uploaded by Mike himself. Oh and here's the [[http://archives.frederatorblogs.com/flavio/ production blog]] to find out more about Flavio, his inventions, etc. The aforementioned link to his website also contain information.

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!!This short provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Flavio
* AerithAndBob: We have Flavio, which is an official Italian name. His two other friends are called Mr. Frank and Bossman--apparent nicknames.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Applies to the incidental characters only while the main (or most of the seen) characters still pretty much have colors of their natural species.
* AllThereInTheManual: In the blogs to be exact. You'll see that Flavio is mentioned to be 18 years-old and that he has made over 3000 inventions throughout since he started at the age of 7.
** There's a possibility that his last name is "Milano" after seeing this entry about his [[http://archives.frederatorblogs.com/flavio/2007/01/13/flavios-great-great-grandpa/ great great grandpa]].
* AnimalsNotToScale: Bossman the pig is bigger than Mr. Frank, the lion. Oddly enough, Mr. Frank can carry him.
** Here's the [[http://archives.frederatorblogs.com/flavio/files/2008/04/colorlineup.jpg lineup]] to canonize their true heights.
* AnimalStereotype: Bossman being a pig is fat and gets tired after running a short distance.
** There's also Mr. Frank who is described to be laid-back. Almost true because real (male) lions are usually seen sleeping, if not wandering about.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: LeonardoDaVinci in here is interpreted as a dog.
* BumblingSidekick: Mr. Frank the lion.
* CatchPhrase: Flavio's "Good/Bad Guy List" lines.
** For you, Mr. Frank? "Genius..."
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Though...it only ended with Flavio catering the fund-raising marathon with one of his inventions[[labelnote:*]](the Pasta On a Stick which he doubted earlier)[[/labelnote]] which made his boss really proud of him, thus earning him the key to the restaurant.
* EmotionBomb: WordOfGod has stated that he's hyper-emotional. Flavio cries when he's sad, blaming himself or panicking (he may suck his thumb on that one) but that's not to say he cries in heavy situations only. Also gets very feisty when not being listened to. However, he is still nice through and through.
* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod has also stated that some have commented that the short's characters are almost similar to [[SpongeBobSquarepants SpongeBob]]. Flavio to [=SpongeBob=], Mr. Frank to Patrick and Bossman to Mr. Krabs.
* FunnyAnimal
* GadgeteerGenius: Guess who.
* GratuitousItalian
* GrossUpCloseUp: [[{{Squick}} A bird's vomit]] [[http://maurosart.com/images/animation/Flavio/MR_FRANKSHEAD.jpg on Mr. Frank's head.]]
--> '''Flavio:''' Love from above, huh?
* HyperspaceMallet: He can get his inventions from out of his back.
* InsufferableGenius: To Bossman especially if one of his inventions are causing some sort of damage.
-->'''Bossman''': Did you ''invent'' your way in again?! ''(gestures to the door with a hole on it)''
* ItaliansTalkWithHands: Flavio being Italian and all. Let's just say he moves his hands a lot.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* KidHero: Added {{just for pun}}.
* MeanBoss: Bossman. Not that much, though.
* OliveGarden: Besides Flavio, the other two seem to be Italian-Americans as well, by judging.
** [[AllThereInTheManual The setting IS Jersey City after all]].
** The restaurant's name is "Ferget Aboutit".
* TheSmartGuy: Flavio, if smart-Alec counts.
* TearsOfJoy: When his boss finally trusts him.
* TokenHuman: Once again, in the first storyboarding, there was a businessman who Flavio forces to make him sell one of his inventions.
* YouNeedABreathMint: A not-so-subtle one with Flavio offering it to his boss, prompting him to say, "awkward moment!".
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