'''''Little Bill''''' is an animated children's show created by Creator/BillCosby and Chris(tine) Nee (''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'') which aired on Nick Jr from 1999 to 2004. It stars William Glover Jr., or "Little Bill" for short, an inquisitive and imaginative 5-year-old living in Philadelphia. He lives with his father "Big Bill", mother Brenda, and siblings Robert and April. He also has a pet hamster named Elephant. There is also Little Bill's great-grandmother "Alice the Great", who often teaches him life lessons.

The show is animated with a construction paper style, similar to ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' or ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
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!!Tropes, tropes, zoopity zopes!
* AudienceWhatAudience: The end of each episode.
* BillBillJunkBill: From "I Got a Letter":
--> '''Big Bill''': Here's one for me, and another for me...and ''another'' for me...Oh! Little Bill! Here's one for you!
* BirthdayEpisode: Split in two: "The Birthday Present" and "The Birthday Party", both pertaining to Fuschia. Another episode has Alice the Great's Birthday.
* [[BlackBestFriend Redheaded Best Friend]]: Andrew Mulligan.
* ChekhovsGunman: Dr. Winthrop Klinkscales is introduced as Ms. Murray's fiance, and he is said to work at the children's hospital. Guess who is charged with treating Little Bill's broken arm in a later episode.
* CoolOldLady: They don't call her "Alice the Great" for nothing.
* CreatorCameo: Bill Cosby himself, in the title sequence, as well as a few guest spots as Captain Brainstorm.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Bill, in one episode: "I'm going to find my thing!"
* EpisodeTitleCard: Someone reads it, and [[ParrotExposition someone else who is with them repeats it]].
* EyeGlasses: Bobby, as well as Ms. Murray, Little Bill's teacher.
* FirstNameUltimatum: Bobby gets them a lot, and usually because he has spoken out of turn.
* GoodParents
* HappyBirthdayToYou: Bill Cosby wrote an original birthday song for this show.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Monty. Unlike most examples of this trope, Monty is introduced in the first episode, and he has a recurring role.
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Little Bill and Bobby. Little Bill signs his library card as "Little Bill Glover."
* MetaGuy: At the end of every episode Little Bill sums up [[AnAesop the episode's aesop]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the viewers]], prompting a member of his family to ask him who he's talking to.
* PerformanceAnxiety: "The Stage Trick".
* SequelEpisode: It is normal for this show's two eleven-minute shorts to be directly connected. For instance, one episode covers a ride to the amusement park, and the following episode shows what happens at the park.
* ShoutOut: Captain Brainstorm is a fairly obvious send up of Captain Video.
* SickEpisode: Elephant and Little Bill each get one.
* TitleDrop: In a show with a five-year-old protagonist, it can't always be helped.
* TitleScream: In the TitleSequence, Little Bill's siblings, his classmates, and finally, Little Bill himself.
* TokenWhite: Andrew Mulligan and family.
* TheTonsillitisEpisode
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: One episode had Little Bill begging his parents for a Captain Brainstorm video game. When he finally got it, he and his friends were rather disappointed at its primitive nature, preferring to use their imaginations to create their own Brainstorm adventures instead.
* WeddingDay: "[[{{Mondegreen}} The Ring Bear"]]; "Ms. Murray's Wedding".
* WorldOfSnark: Little Bill's whole family.
* YouthfulFreckles: Andrew has these.
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