''Scaredy Squirrel'' is a 2-D animated cartoon series by {{Nelvana}}, based (''very'') loosely on the book series of the same name. To celebrate AprilFoolsDay on Friday, April 1, 2011, Creator/{{YTV}} aired a special sneak peek episode of ''Scaredy Squirrel'' in Canada. Then on Sunday, April 3, 2011, YTV officially premiered ''Scaredy Squirrel'' at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The series premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork in the United States on August 9, 2011, at 7 p.m. EDT. Cartoon Network gave up on it after only a few months, but it continues to air in Canada.

The show's protagonist is a SuperOCD squirrel named Scaredy who works in a supermarket. His best friend is a FatIdiot skunk named Dave.
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!! This show provides examples of:
* AdiposeRex: Scaredy turns into one of these during the nut bar episode. Even Dave admits Scaredy has got a problem.
* {{Adorkable}}: Scaredy and to a lesser extent, Dave.
* AerithAndBob: Dave, Nestor, Sally, Mildred and... Scaredy?
* AmbiguouslyGay: Dave shows signs of it. He has a somewhat lispy voice and he was totally cool with wearing a pink princess dress in one episode.
* ApatheticTeacher: Paddleball Camp Master
* ArtifactTitle: Scaredy lived up to his name in the original books. In the TV series he's hardly ever scared.
* AxCrazy: Nester, his mom and Paulie.
* TheBGrade: In "Dreamweaver" when Scaredy gets a rating of "BAD" on his performance review.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals: Scaredy, Paddy and some supporting characters.
* BeardOfEvil: The Sorta Fresh grocery store is a parallel store to the Stash N' Hoard, where everyone (except Scaredy) has an evil double with a goatee. Even Dave, who doesn't technically work.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: This exchange
--> '''Scaredy:''' That never happened.
--> '''Dave:''' (pointing to the camera) Uh, we all just SAW that it happened, so...
** Also routinely in the Safety Corner lessons at the end of the episode.
* BrickJoke: The "donkey detector" from "From Rodent With Love"
* BrokenAesop: While the show is usually Aesop-rich, at least one episode (the one with the golden paddle ball) has the characters not learn the lesson obviously set up, with Dave dropping a similar but unrelated aesop, then both lessons forgotten in the next few seconds.
* ChainedHeat: Nestor and Scaredy in "The Tubtastic Tuo"
* CanadaEh
* CloudCuckoolander: Dave and sometimes Scaredy.
* CoolToy: Parodied in "Snerd Envy", where the toy everyone in town but Scaredy has is completely plain and useless. And then again when Scaredy convinces the rest of the characters that he has an invisible one. They follow him at first until he fesses up... but then wins them back when he has the cool new "Mr. Handy Hand" (just googly eyes placed on his hand). This episode also leads to a subtle Aesop about using your imagination.
* CompanionCube: Scaredy has a plant named Richard whom he talks to. It might even be his pet.
* ContinuityNod: In the spy parody episode, he says, "How can you know how to do all these crazy things and yet still pack the eggs on the bottom?" In an earlier episode about the suggestion box, Mildred did indeed pack the eggs on the bottom.
* CouchGag: Scaredy always says something different at the end of the ThemeTune.
* DerangedAnimation
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Sally, repeatedly.
-->'''Sally:''' "I won't let you talk that way to the man I love! ...to... coach. Awkward."
* TheDitz: Nester and King Nutbar.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Scaredy
* TheDragon: Paddy, Paulie and the Paddleball camp master.
* WickedWeasel: Paddy. He's a ferret, but close enough.
* EvilAllAlong: Nester's Mother in "Halloweekend".
* {{Expy}}: Dave is very similar to Owen from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''.
** Nester is very similar to Mr. Wilter from ''ChalkZone''.
** Scaredy is very similar to JimmyTwoShoes.
** Nester's Mother is an expy to Miss Chickerelli from ''KickButtowski''.
* FatAndSkinny: Dave and Scaredy.
* FatBastard: Chucking Charlie.
* FeatherFingers
** Zig-zagged with Sally the fish. Her fins are relatively normal shape and don't [[FishHooks suddenly morph into hands]], but she still plays TailfinWalking straight.
** Nestor's arms are normally very short when at his side. They tend to grow as needed, though.
* FunWithAcronyms: Subverted with SNERD.
* FurryConfusion: Scaredy has a plant for a pet named Richard, and Dave adopts a cactus he names Jose, then there's Sally, a trout, who has a pet... cat?
* FurryReminder: Subverted.
-->'''Scaredy:''' "How am I going to get to the top of that tree?"
-->'''Dave:''' "Maybe you could scamper up the side? You know... like a squirrel?"
-->'''Scaredy:''' "I think you're gonna have to launch me."
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Scaredy's gotten fired a few times; but it's more potent among employees such as the donkey and beaver, who get fired by Nestor and his mother on a regular basis, yet show up in the next episodes as if nothing happened.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The juice gag in the Paddleball camp episode.
** In the episode where Scaredy gets a mess on his "work" uniform, one of the sign that Nester gave him is one where he squats down and shakes his tail feather.
** [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=žion=&q=Scaredy+Squirrel#/d30z7cv This Clip]]
--> '''Nester:''' Stick them in your [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Blow-hole]].
** Sally: "[[ImagineTheAudienceNaked Picture me in my underwear]]... DO IT!" -cue image of Sally in pink undies and a bra, lying ''on Scaredy's bed'', [[BowChickaWowWow surrounded by candles and stroking her hip]].
** In the episode "Way of the Fishlips", Sally becomes Scaredy's bodyguard. After she fends off Scaredy's aggressor in his own bathroom:
--> '''Scaredy:''' Why were you hiding in my shower?\\
'''Sally:''' ...I can explain that...
* {{Gonk}}: Nester and Paddy
** Also Mildred
* GrossoutShow
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Dave, Nester and most of the supporting cast.
** Apparently Dave does not wear pants because when skunks spray, [[JustifiedTrope it tends to destroy their pants]].
* HypnoticEyes: Paddleball Camp Master
* LampshadeHanging: Scaredly likes to question some of the insanity that surrounds his life.
* InNameOnly: There is literally ''nothing'' in common between the books and animated series save for the character being a squirrel with fears. Granted, there was very little they could do if they played the source material straight, so TropesAreNotBad as well as Melanie Watts who wrote the books, directs the show.
* {{Jerkass}}: Nester, the way he treated Scaredy in the nutbar epoisode won't help matters. Also his mom.
* {{Keet}}: Scaredy and Dave.
* KidsAreCruel: The Paddle-Ball camp episode.
* KissingInATree: Dave to Scaredy after he swoons over Sue, in his own special 'Dave' way: "Scaredy and Girl Scaredy sitting in a tree! K-I-S-S-S-S...uhhhhh"
* ManChild: Just about everyone in town.
* MommyIssues: [[MommasBoy Nester]] [[AllTakeAndNoGive constantly puts down others in a desperate attempt to hear his mother tell him she's proud of him.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: In-universe, paddle-ball is a competitive sport.
* NoCartoonFish: Averted. Sally is very definitely a fish.
* NoIndoorVoice: Nester.
* NoodlePeople: Entire cast, except Dave.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Zigzagged in "Aisle of the Damned". During a heat wave, everyone who drinks the Brain Freezer turns into a zombie. Scaredy deduces that they aren't really zombies, but just hot. [[spoiler: Turns out the Brain Freezer machine was set on zombie mode.]]
* ParodyEpisode: Halloweekend
* SadistShow
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Subverted, maybe, with Sue, the "girl Scaredy". Despite appearing (briefly) in the opening credits, she has only been in one episode, and thanks to theatrical superstitions, she turned into an AbhorrentAdmirer.
* ShoutOut:
** Paddleball Camp Master is a [[Disney/TheJungleBook snake who hypnotizes Campers]]
** Nester hits Scaredy with a mop in the style of [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong a black hammer]].
* SitcomArchNemesis: Nester and Paddy.
* SpeciesSurname: Scaredy Squirrel. Though he unusually seems to be the only one....
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "I really hope it works out for you! I'M NOT JUST SAYING THAT!"
* TechnicolorToxin: Dave sprays a purple cloud.
* ToothyBird: Nester. (And most of the other birds in town.)
* TheEndingChangesEverything: The ending of "Stack to School" is one big {{Homage}} to ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. After failing multiple times to show that he can be spontaneous, Scaredy passes his spontaneity class by racing to and performing a daring rescue at the Stash n' Hoard. It's only after Scaredy receives his diploma and leaves that his teacher realizes that Scaredy had orchestrated the entire thing (and therefore wasn't spontaneous at all).
* ThickLineAnimation
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Donkey and Beaver.
* {{Tsundere}}: Sally.
* WorldOfFunnyAnimals: Both this and What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs? seem to be recurring tropes for YTV...
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