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->''"HE'S OH SO SPECIAL!"''

''Special Agent Oso'' (2008) is a children's animated television series currently airing on [[DisneyChannel Disney Junior]] and seen for a couple of years when that programming block was still known as Playhouse Disney. It's about Oso, a "unique stuffed bear" who is a secret agent working with some kind of nondescript agency, along with his training helpers, Wolfie and Dottie, and his trusty [[strike:[[DoraTheExplorer talking map]]]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Paw Pilot]]. Other characters include Mr. Dos, a deep-voiced man who only talks through Oso's watch, and Rapide and Whirlybird, a talking train and a talking helicopter, respectively.

Basically, it's ''Film/JamesBond'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh''.

The new Disney Junior block includes a short show called ''Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps'' in which Oso observes as real-life children take three healthy steps to complete some sort of physical activity, such as jumping rope, swinging on a swing or fixing a salad.

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!!''SpecialAgentOso'' contains examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: The adults on the show don't seem to help their children but rely on Oso to help them.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Pay attention to the two different locations on the globe that are shown when the camera zooms out of a shot of a kid in need of help, then zooms in on where Oso is. Then ask yourself, "how did he get from Europe to North America in just a couple of minutes '''BY CAR?!'''" Or better yet, how is it that Oso makes it from the ''moon'' to help a kid in a matter of minutes?
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Oso is in a rocket when it collides head-on with a huge rock. Instead of the rocket crashing, it shoots halfway through the rock.
* BilingualBonus: Oso being Spanish for bear.
* CaptainObvious: Guess what the third step of petting a llama is? Petting a llama.
* CatchPhrase: "It's all part of the plan! More or less."
** "I want to do X, but I don't know how."
* ChekhovsClassroom "Your special assignment for today, Oso..."
** Blatantly toyed with, in that he always forgets the lecture in question when it's actually INTENDED to be used, and only remembers it when something only vaguely related comes up.
* ChristmasEpisode: "The Living Holiday Lights," which also covers Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
* {{Crossover}}: "The Manny with the Golden Bear" had HandyManny and his tools show up to help out when Oso has to help a kid who has a broken bike. Presumably relatively easy to finagle, since not only do both shows air on Disney Junior, but both are produced by Disney Television Animation. They're also both CGI and have reasonably similar looks.
* DisneyAcidSequence: A lot of the songs diverge into this.
* EditedForSyndication: The episode ''You Only Start Preschool Once'' and ''License to Sled'' are edited when airing on Playhouse Disney in the United Kingdom. Bizarrely, it is never explained '''why'''.
* FourFingeredHands: A curiosity with this one. The human characters on the series are normally depicted as having the normal number of fingers. In "The Manny With the Golden Bear," (''HandyManny'' {{crossover}}) however, they sport four-fingered hands. This is presumably because the human characters on ''Handy Manny'' have only four fingers and it would have been odd to have to draw Manny with five.
** In "From China from Love," Oso is helping a kid to use chopsticks and there's a lot of talk about the fingers being used to hold them. Oso notes that he himself has only four fingers and one of the kids tell him that that's okay: he's a stuffed bear. Out of the mouths of babes.
* GrandFinale: [[spoiler:"Thundersmall," potentially, in which Oso manages to solve the problem after everyone is shrunk by Wolfie's shrink ray and he is promoted to a full agent.]]
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* HeyItsThatVoice: Why is [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Mr. Moseby]] helping [[LordOfTheRings Samwise Gamgee]] with training exercises? And why is [[TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]] talking to Oso on a watch?
** Also, [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Liquid Snake]] is Rapide and Whirlybird.
* IdiotHero: Arguably, Oso. He's supposed to the special agent helping the kids out... only every time it ends up being the opposite way around (because Oso forgets all of his instructions and struggles in the most basic tasks... like turning on a flashlight).
** Well, he is "Oh so special" after all.
** He ''does'' get a ''bit'' better (YMMV on this one) in a few more recent episodes.
* IMeantToDoThat: See Oso's CatchPhrase.
* OutOfOrder: The episode "Thundersmall" has a definite feeling of a season finale if not a series one, yet it was aired in January 2012 with other episodes following, with the final one not airing until May in the United States.
* ParentalBonus: One of the show's songs, released on the CD "Playhouse Disney: Let's Dance," (the final CD before they became Disney Junior) is a parody of the main theme of the original ''{{Shaft}}''.
* PunnyName: Oso. He's "Oso special."
** Although, ''oso'' is also Spanish for bear.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: EVERY episode, to the point where completion of the given 'task' must be done in less than twenty seconds.
** MagicCountdown: These scenes tend to take a fair bit longer than expected, even with Paw Pilot ''counting down'' throughout. The countdown is in sight, it just seems to work in magical molasses time in order for Oso to finish JustInTime.
* RunningGag: As Oso is riding Whirlybird and approaches his destination, he makes some comment which Whirlybird misinterprets, causing him to suddenly drop Oso, resulting in Oso having to use his parachute.
* SamaritanSyndrome: A mild example - Oso often receives invitations to dinner or such from the parents of the kids he just helped, but he can't stay because he has to go back and finish his training exercise.
* SentientVehicle: Rapide the train and Whirly Bird the helicopter.
* ShoutOut: Many, ''many'' ''Film/JamesBond'' references, all the way up to [[IncrediblyLamePun hilariously bad]] titles (ex: ''[[Film/LiveAndLetDie Live and Let Dry]]'', ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Carousel Royale]]'', ''[[Film/GoldenEye Goldenfly]]'', ''[[Film/AViewToAKill A View to a Kitten00]],'' etc.) complete with EarWorm {{Homage}}s to the original Bond movies' {{Title Theme Tune}}s...
** There was a bonus one at the end of the double-episode ''For Your Nice Bunny'' and ''For Pancakes With Love''. [[MemeticMutation "That's not a bunny, it's a stack of pancakes!"]]
* ShrinkRay: "Thundersmall"
* StrictlyFormula: Oso does a training assignment [[IdiotHero and fails]]. He is then called away to help a child by Mr. Dos and Paw Pilot assigns Oso [[EarWorm "three special steps"]] to complete the task. Paw Pilot then starts singing about the mission as [[DisneyAcidSequence a strange music video]] is shown. When he arrives, Oso follows the steps carefully when helping the child, needing the audience's help for very simple tasks. As the final step is completed [[JustInTime in the nick of time]], Oso returns to complete his training exercise, using the knowledge he got from his mission to earn his training award. Oso then receives a special assignment digi-medal for helping the child. The episode finishes off with a [[IncrediblyLamePun corny one-liner.]]
* TalkingAnimal: And talking trains, and talking planes... Let's just say "it's childrens' television" and leave it at that.
* TitleThemeTune: Combined with an IncrediblyLamePun
* ToiletHumor: "Potty Royale"
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Oso himself. Both children and parents alike always recognize him for who he is, and know why he's there.
* TheVoice: Mr. Dos
* WordOfGod: ...is that the show was conceived in part because the creator's son had autism. It is widely regarded as a good teaching program for children who have autism.
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