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->''Well it's just like any other high school''\\
''You've got the same problems in your head''\\
''except their lockers are coffins''\\
''And the teachers...''\\
''Are the undead''
-->-- '''Theme song'''

This short-lived Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon premiered in 1990 on Creator/{{NBC}}, with the full title of ''Rick Moranis in Gravedale High'', featuring teacher Max Schneider (as the title suggests, [[InkSuitActor played]] by Creator/RickMoranis) as the sole human teacher in an AllGhoulsSchool, teaching a class of misfit students who, according to the headmistress, otherwise would have been booted out from the school (despite none of them showing any outrageously bad or different behavior, aside from maybe being lazy and distracted).

His class includes a [[MonsterMash greaser vampire, nerdy werewolf, fat mummy, surfer fishboy, valley girl gorgon]] and other stereotypical teenager versions (and adult, for the teachers) of classic horror movie monsters.

Many of the 13 episodes featured some sort of problem caused by immature or stupid actions of a student and were usually solved by teamwork or some other [[AnAesop Aesop-heavy]] answer, making some of the episodes rather {{Anvilicious}}.

!!This show provides examples of:

* TheAce: Frankentyke's bro Big Frankie. The minute he shows up on campus, all the faculty can't stop gushing over what a good student he was, and [[ChickMagnet all the girls can't keep their claws off of him]].
* TheAllegedSteed: In "Frankenjockey", a race horse named Hoover, who has never won a single race, escapes and befriends Frankentyke, who is annoyed at first, but warms up to him. However, when Max calls a hotline and reports Hoover's escape, [[EvilBrit Liverpool]] (Hoover's trainer)'s, [[SmugSnake true colors are shown]], and the bet is that if Hoover wins the race, he's set free. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Hoover and Frankentyke lose by mugging in the photo finish, but Sid points out that the rival horse switched jockeys, which means Hoover wins in the end]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Duzer is implied to have a crush on Vinnie Stoker, but she vehemently denies this.
%%* AlphaBitch: Duzer
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Frankentyke thinks his dad is one, and builds a substitute father in his place. [[spoiler: It turns out this is because Frankentyke's "dad" is the mad scientist who made him, and thus a human, who aren't looked on too highly in the monster community.]]
* AndADietCoke: A fat guy orders a lot of snacks with that at a movie theater that Duzer was/ working at in "The Dress-Up Mess-Up".
* AnimalsHateHim: Frankentyke feels the same way, but in one episode, a horse takes a liking to him, but that's because Frankentyke's hair is made of horse hair.
* AttractiveZombie: Blanche, the {{Goth}} SouthernBelle Zombie student, is [[http://gravedalehigh.wikia.com/wiki/Blanche?file=Blanche.jpg clearly an example]]. Downplayed, since she retains some of the trademark "monster zombie" traits (such as green skin).
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Reggie. ''Especially'' during the climax of "Monster on Trial."
* BadassFingerSnap: Vinnie often snaps both fingers to activate his bat wings so he can fly.
* BeachEpisode: "Do The Rad Thing". The kids end up in their suits in quite a few other episodes too, though.
* BigEater: Gill, especially if [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza]] is involved.
%%** Cleofatra
* BrattyHalfPint: Frankentyke
* BrilliantButLazy: Vinnie has occasionally showed that he does have the intelligence and charisma to get good grades like Reggie or do extraordinary things, like rallying Gravedale High against a CorruptCorporateExecutive in "Save Our School". It's just that he dislikes putting in the actual effort.
* TheBully: Nardo the Gargoyle, to Reggie at times.
* ButtMonkey: The fly kid. Most of the time, he says "[[Film/TheFly1958 Help me!]]" as he is getting attacked by someone.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Duzer often says "Get a life!"
* CelebCrush: Cleofatra has one on werewolf actor Billy Headstone from [[SoapWithinAShow the soap opera "Trudy and the Beast"]].
%%* CelebrityToons
* ClassTrip: Taken almost anytime or anywhere when plot demands.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Max Schneider. Headmistress Crone states in "The Grave Intruder" that some female monsters have a thing for human men.
* CoolBigBro: Frankentyke's older brother Big Frankie.
%%* CoolTeacher: Max Schneider
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In "Save Our School", a hotel owner who calls herself The Empress wants to put a chain of her hotel where the school is, and even hires a health inspector in order to condemn it so she can have it torn down.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Duzer, Blanche, and [[{{Adorkable}} especially Cleofatra]] all fit this trope.
* DeanBitterman: More or less subverted, as Headmistress Crone is still quite lenient and pretty encouraging both to students and teachers.
* {{Earworm}}: The theme song, and some background music.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Greaser Vampires Love Their Mamas]]: In "Fear of Flying", Vinnie says to his psychiatrist (a [[{{Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde}} Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]] {{Expy}} who works as a medical doctor) that he's "batty" over his mother.
%%* ExtremeOmnivore: Gill
* FantasticRacism: The monsters usually refer to non-monsters as "human dweebs." Though it could just be due to the fact that non-monsters have their own biases towards them.
** Coach Cadaver defines this trope, as he constantly has a chip on his shoulder regarding Max Schneider being the only human teacher in Gravedale High.
* FishOutOfWater: Averted as Max has little to no trouble fitting in or teaching.
%%* FishPeople: Gill
* FrankensteinsMonster: Frankentyke and his brother Big Frankie
* [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire Friendly Bad Boy Neighbourhood Vampire]]: Vinnie.
* FurAgainstFang: Averted with Vinnie and Reggie, who are best friends.
%%* GirlishPigtails: Cleofatra
* GorgeousGorgon: Duzer, who might crack mirrors but is otherwise depicted as being attractive. In "Cleo's Pen Pal" Cleofatra even sends a picture of Duzer to her celebrity crush instead of one of herself, figuring it'll make a better impression.
* GreaserDelinquents: Vinnie, who is a monster version of [[{{Series/HappyDays}} Fonzie]].
* HeadDesk: In "Monster on Trial", Max does this when [[spoiler:the judge declares him guilty in favor of old lady Fresno, who faked whiplash after Reggie accidentally bumps into her while taking Driver's Ed.]]
* HeroicBSOD: In "Fear of Flying", Vinnie gets a pretty bad one after being struck by lightning while retrieving Reggie's science project, and has trouble trying to fly again. Made worse by the fact that [[spoiler:he was challenged to a flying match called "Fly or Splat" against JerkJock gargoyle Nardo at 3:00 PM]].
* HellBentForLeather: Vinnie is never seen without his black leather jacket.
* IllGirl: Blanche died in a hospital, which is why she's a zombie.
* InkSuitActor: Max is basically Rick, but with [[HairColorDissonance red hair]].
%%* {{Invisibility}}: Sid
* InvisibleStreaker: Sid wears everything ''except'' pants.
* IronicFear: [[spoiler:After he was struck by lightning while flying, Vinnie developed a fear of heights]].
* ItRunsInTheFamily: In "Night of the Living Dad", Sid takes after both of his parents, and not just in invisibility. [[spoiler:Subverted with Frankentyke, who was created by a human scientist.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: Reggie [[RunningGag keeps saying this throughout]] "Monster on Trial".
* JerkJock: Nardo the gargoyle.
** Gravedale's entire football team may qualify, too.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most of the teenage monsters, but Frankentyke and Duzer both take the cake.
* LateForSchool: Vinnie flies in late for class in most episodes.
%%* LethalChef: Sal.
* MeaningfulName: Miss Dirge's name is based on the word "dirge", which is a sad and mournful song.
** Cleofatra, considering she's a BigEater.
** Often borders on PunnyName since most things (and people) in Gravedale have macabre and death-based names, like Coach Cadaver (a cadaver is a dead body).
%%* {{Meganekko}}: Cleofatra.
* MirrorCrackingUgly: Duzer manages to do this since she is a Gorgon, but [[CuteMonsterGirl to the audience, she isn't drawn to look really ugly aesthetically]].
%%* MonsterMash
* NoYay: In-universe; in "The Grave Intruder", Headmistress Crone reveals that she has a crush on Max Schneider, who is understandably disturbed by the prospect of them being a couple.
* OddFriendship: Vinnie and Reggie (see FurAgainstFang), as well as Frankentyke and Gill.
* OffModel: This is a Creator/HannaBarbera series from the 80's and 90's after all. And especially bad in "Frankenjockey", where Hoover the horse switches between white (his actual color) and brown.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Reggie
* PerkyGoth: Blanche. Dressed in all black, but a romantic SouthernBelle
%%** Vinnie
* PlayingCyrano: A variation in "Cleo's Pen Pal", where Cleofatra asks Duzer to pose as her on a date with werewolf actor Billy Headstone, who Cleo has a crush on.
* PunnyName: Cleofatra the fat mummy girl, Seymour the cyclops, etc...
* RuleAbidingRebel: Vinne, who (aside from his best friend, Reggie) is probably the nicest and most level-headed of the class.
* SeductiveMummy: Averted with Cleofatra: she's actually a fatty nerdy girl, unlike other female students like Blanch (an AttractiveZombie) and Duzer (a GorgeousGorgon). Yet in one episode Cleo does manage to seduce a [[Series/BeautyAndTheBeast1987 Vincent-like]] monster celebrity.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Reggie
* ShoutOut: Several, but the one that stands out is a fly monster kid getting taken by [[Film/{{Them}} Giant Ants]] while shouting "[[Film/TheFly1958 Help meeee! Help meeeee!]]
* SleepyHead: Vinnie, due to being a vampire.
* SoapWithinAShow: "Trudy and the Beast", a parody of ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast1987''. Somewhat amusingly the star's shown to be a heartthrob among both monster and human girls even though that's not a mask, considering [[Film/{{Hellboy}} some of the things]] that Creator/RonPerlman's gotten up to since then.
* StoutStrength: Despite looking out of shape Cleo has no problem throwing muscular bouncers out of her way if need be.
%%* SouthernBelle: Blanche
%%* SurferDude: Gill
%%* TokenHuman: Max
%%* TrueCompanions
* UnfortunateNames: Cleo'''fat'''ra? Really?
%%* ValleyGirl: Duzer
* VerbalTic:
** Hey yo, Vinnie has one! That's cool.
** Frankentyke also has one, man!
** Reggie's "Mr. Schneider, sir". The tic was even written down in one episode.
%%* WackyHomeroom
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Gravedale High, as well as Gravedale itself, is supposedly located in an American cemetery, but its exact locations are unknown.