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->''"Do you believe you believe in magic?''
->'' 'Cause I believe I believe that I do.''
->''Yes, I can see I believe that it's magic.''
->''If your mission is magic, your love will shine through!"''

'''''MissionMagic!''''' is a {{Fantasy}} AnimatedSeries from Creator/{{Filmation}} that ran from 1973 to 1975 on Creator/{{ABC}}. Like the better known ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'', it featured a magical teacher, [[PunnyName Miss Tickle]], who would take her "Adventurers' Club" group of six [[FiveTokenBand multi-ethnic students]] (consisting of [[TheChick the blonde Carol]], the [[UncleTomFoolery African American male]] Franklin, the [[TwoferTokenMinority Asian female]] Kim, the [[FatBastard fat]], [[DeadpanSnarker sardonic]] Harvey, the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Socks, and the {{Malaproper}} Vinnie) through a portal in a magical blackboard, which she would open by bringing to life the statuette of her cat, Tut-tut, with the chant:

-->''O Tut-Tut, cat of ancient lore,''
-->'' 'Tis time to draw the magic door.''

Very often Miss Tickle and her adventurers would be summoned to the other side of the blackboard by [[InkSuitActor Rick Springfield]] and his owl Ptolemy for some special mission -- often to spoil the schemes of some magical offender committing a series of themed crimes in "the real world," such as Dr. Astro, stealing treasures representing the Zodiac, or the light-wielding Madam Marquee and Baron Borealis, who steal power-stations.

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!! Tropes Employed In ''MissionMagic!'':
* {{Aesop}}: Every episode would feature some moral lesson (''e.g.'' "Modran" was about the evils of cheating).
* AncientEgypt: Not only do Ptolemy and Tut-tut have Ancient Egyptian names, but one episode, "Nephren," featured an ancient Egyptian sorceress-queen matching magic with Miss Tickle.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Madam Mammoth in "Giant Steppes."
* BrokenAesop: In "Nephren," Miss Tickle fixes some of the damage time has dealt to the ancient City of Antiquities -- but when Queen Nephren restores it to pristine condition, Miss Tickle declares that it is wrong for her to restore it completely, because "we should never tamper with the records of history." What?
* CatchPhrase: Tut-tut, Cat of Ancient Lore...
* ChickMagnet: Rick.
* CoolTeacher: Miss Tickle .
* DerangedAnimation: The bizarre opening animation, which was extremely reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
* DisneyAcidSequence: In each episode, Rick sings a song, accompanied by DerangedAnimation.
* EvilSorcerer: Quite a few of the villains -- ''e.g.'' Dr. Astro, Dr. Daguerrotype, Captain Coda.
** Averted with Modran, who has no real powers.
* FiveTokenBand: In accordance with Filmation's commitment to socially progressive ideals, the Adventurers' Club carefully contained two and a half token minorities: Franklin, a black male, and Kim, an Asian female.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Miss Tickle in "Giant Steppes."
* InexplicablyAwesome: Miss Tickle's far out powers are just taken as a given.
* LimitedWardrobe: Miss Tickle's groovy bell-bottomed pants-suit and Rick's white outfit with emblazoned "r."
* MagicalGirl: Miss Tickle
* {{Magitek}}: The magical gramophone on which Rick would call to Miss Tickle from the magical side of the blackboard, Miss Tickle's magical shoulder-bag and fountain pen. Several villains also had magical machines, ''e.g.'' Captain Coda with his Music Eliminator.
* {{Malaproper}}: Vinnie
* MonumentalTheft: Dr. Daguerrotype uses his SpookyPhotographs to steal the world's famous monuments.
* TheMunchausen: Principal Samuels
* MusicVideo: Every episode featured a song written and performed by Rick Springfield.
* OurGeniesAreDifferent: One appears in the episode "Modran."
* TheOwlKnowingOne: Ptolemy, Rick's magical owl
* RightHandCat: Miss Tickle's cat, Tut-tut
* ScrewTheElectricBill: Baron Borealis, Count Celestra, and Madam Marquee are three rivals in "The Land of Lights," who continually vie to create the brightest light display, in order to become that land's ruler.
* StockFootage: This ''is'' Filmation we are talking about here.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Every villain seemed to have at least one moronic sidekick.
* TalkingAnimal: Averted. As usual on Creator/{{Filmation}} series, none of the animals could talk.
* ThemeNaming: As, for instance, Modran's bumbling {{mooks}}, Bell, Book, and Candle, and Captain Coda's Sharp and Flat.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Kim, an Oriental girl.
* TimeTravel: Into the past in "Nephren" and into TheFuture in "2600 A.D."
* UnderwaterCity: In "Something Fishy"
* VainSorceress: Nephren
* VerbalTic: Miss Tickle has a tendency to sing her words.

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