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''Stickin' Around'' (1996-1998) is a {{cult|classic}} Canadian animated show about Stacy and Bradley, two 9-year-olds who live adventures with their [[MrImagination hyperactive imaginations]], [[WunzaPlot whatever they might be]]. Their imagination-driven adventures are a way of dealing with the various everyday life scenarios that come their way. [[StylisticSuck The show is intentionally drawn crudely to simulate a young child's drawing]], and it actually looks very convincing.

The series was beloved by many Canadian children (and American ones, as this show had a brief, but memorable run on Creator/FoxKids ''and'' the [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family Channel]] at the same time) during TheNineties.

Was available on Sync TV's now-defunct website, [[http://kidlet.tv/ Kidlet]].

As of March 28th, 2016, the show now airs on American TV on qubo, for those who get that channel.

!!This series includes examples of:

* AccidentalPervert: As seen in "Hit the Showers", when both the boys and girls see each other after running out of their respective showers.
* AdultsAreUseless: Most of the time, especially during the "Imagination Sequence of the Week".
* AlphaBitch: Ashley, a (thankfully) minor character.
* AmusingInjuries
* ArtEvolution: The second and third seasons boast sharper detail than the first season, and early use of Flash animation. The show switched back to traditional animation in the third season.
* AssumedWin: "And the Wiener Is..." is centered around this. Also happens at a lesser extent in a few other episodes.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Frank becomes one in....."[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Jumbo Frank]]".
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Bradley and Stacy are accused of this in one episode, which is mostly due to the fact that they're frequently with each other throughout the entire series. Despite this, [[JustFriends there's no confirmed romantic relationship between them at all]].
* TheBigGuy: William, yet another minor character.
* BlackBeadEyes: Sometimes the characters get scleras.
* BlackBestFriend: Bradley.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: When the show aired on Fox Kids State-side, a lot of scenes had to be cut for time reasons. And oh ''freaking'' '''''boy''''', were there a lot of scenes cut. The intro sequence was also badly edited.
** Sync TV's Kidlet site replaces burp sound effects with silence or white noise.
* BunglingInventor: Stacy's father.
* CanadianSeries
* CatchPhrase: Numerous!
-->'''Bradley:''' This looks like a job for... [[TropeNamers [insert alter-ego]]]\\
'''Bradley:''' Aliens from...\\
'''Stacy:''' Don't say it, Bradley!\\
'''Bradley:''' Uranus!\\
'''Stacy:''' For your big fat information [insert character name], [insert said information].\\
'''Stacy:''' Real mature, Bradley.\\
'''Dil:''' '''[[NoIndoorVoice HOLY MACKEREL!!!]]'''\\
'''Russell:''' What? ''[said immediately after [[PhraseCatcher the whole cast has shouted]]; "Whoa, man! What's that funky smell?"]''\\
'''Russell:''' Yeah, [insert word that Lance just said]\\
'''Mr. Doddler:''' Course, we couldn't if we wanted to.\\
'''Ms. Mobley:''' Won't that be fun?
* ChewingTheScenery: '''''DILL.'''''
* ChildProdigy: Polly, given the fact that she's young enough to be in kindergarten and is in the same grade as the two lead characters.
* ChristmasEpisode: "Christmas of Doom!", which isn't a Christmas celebration so much of a clip show of previous episodes coupled with an attempt to keep the Latchkey Garden Apartments from being torn down.
* ClipShow: "Christmas of Doom!".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mr. Doddler likes to tell stories about the "old times" and the lack of commodities in the old times (goes up to, and including, the ''Big Bang''). Then again, he might be senile.
* CrapsaccharineWorld
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Invoked during the Casablanca spoof scene in and the ending of "Casa Blank Stare". Also used in the western film scene in "Madam Know-It-All".
* DerangedAnimation: Nothing says "deranged animation" like an 8 year old's stick figure drawings come to life.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom
* DoubleEntendre: Because no Canadian kids' show would be complete without them.
* DreamWithinADream: In "Photo Oops" Stacy has several of these the night before picture day, to the point where the next morning she still thinks she's in the dream.
* EEqualsMCHammer: "And the cosine is the ratio of the length of the side adjacent to [[BlahBlahBlah (gibberish)]]."
* EpisodeOnAPlane: "Return Your Seats To An Uptight Position", where Stacy demonstrates her airplane flying skills [[HilarityEnsues with hilarious results]].
** Also, be on the look out for those "unexpected turbans" and Lance and Russell's international terrorist attack.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: How's this for expository? "For your big fat information, this is our imagination."
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Done several times with Stacy. Ashley arguably counts as one as well, [[AlphaBitch albeit a rather fresh one]].
* FanDisservice: Lance and Russell succumb to being this during school picture day when they're shown wearing their more "[[StockUnderwear casual clothing]]".
** Same goes to Stacy, who shows up in her pajamas, wearing a bird's nest as a hat, with mud covered on her face.
* FeudEpisode: "Goodbye, Adios, Sayonara Bradley".
* TheFifties / TheSixties: Some of this show's background music is similar to that of movies made from these respective time periods.
* FourFingeredHands
* GagBoobs: Happens at least twice in the later seasons, once to Bradley and Stacy.
* GenreSavvy: In addition to LampshadeHanging and MediumAwareness.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Like a lot of cartoons from the 1990s. Especially made apparent with Bradley's [[UranusIsShowing catch phrase]].
** Another apparent one was in "If It Ain't Fixed, Break It", where Frank needs to go get "fixed". I think even kids who never heard of the term before would probably understand, with all the puppies running around.
** "Bet this would look good on Uranus!"
** Bradley says "This sucks!" in "Saturday Afternoon Fever" and "We're Outta Here!"[[note]]To make matters worse, those scenes were left intact when the show started airing in reruns on Qubo, which is mostly shows aimed at ''preschoolers''.[[/note]] But seeing as the show was originally made in Canada, kids' shows like this have gotten away with it.
* GrandFinale: "Goodbye, Adios, Sayonara Bradley".
* GratuitousSpanish: Mrs. Salazar, Stacy and Bradley's neighbor.
* GreenAesop: The "Environmentally Frenzied" episode.
* GroinAttack: Bradley endures this once during gym class, in a game of dodge-ball. [[spoiler:The episode makes it very clear that it was Stacy that dealt the ball-busting blow]].
* GrossoutShow: Everything, from vomit, urine, flatulence, hygiene, germs, and even gastronomic implications (feces too). Even comes with sound effects to help emphasize the grossness.
* HalloweenEpisode: "The Ghost of Mr. Coffin" and "Scared Stupid".
* HiccupHijinks: "This is a HICCUP!" is centered around this.
* {{Hurricane of|Puns}} {{Visual Pun}}s
* ImagineSpot: Built out of this.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Pretty much every character that HAS hair, this especially goes for Bradley and his [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple]] [[FunnyAfro afro]].
* InsistentTerminology: Lance insists on calling Polly his ''half'' sister.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: The central premise of the "Beware the Lunchwad" episode. Taken a step further when Bradley asks Stacy if she's ever eaten anything gross.
* {{Jerkass}}: Stacy, Bradley, Stella, heck, everybody's got a JerkAss moment in this show.
* JerkJock: Lance
* LadyLand: "It's the Planet of the Girls!"
* LaResistance: Bradley and Stacy do this for a tree, complete with causing a riot, with which Bradley helps out by causing mischief as a Bandito named El Bradliachi.
** Also done in Christmas of Doom.
* LimitedWardrobe: Mostly played straight, though the ImagineSpot does attempt to subvert it.
* LineBoil: Inverted where the colors painted within the outlines boil. In the first season, the outlines also boiled.
* {{Magitek}}: An enchanted copier and a TV remote, the latter of which somewhat counts as a RealityWarper.
* MakingASplash: Done mainly in a mundane fashion, preferably with squirt guns and water balloons, among other non-supernatural methods.
* MeatOVision: Frank suffers this in "Jumbo Frank".
* {{Meganekko}}: Melody, who comes complete with OpaqueLenses.
* MindScrew: This little exchange from Madam Know-It-All.
-->'''Russell:''' What's a psychic?
-->'''Bradley:''' No, who's a psychic?
-->'''Russell:''' What?
-->'''Bradley:''' Who?
-->'''Russell:''' Huh?
-->'''Bradley:''' Who is a psychic?
** A lot of the time it's hard to tell what's really happening and what the kids are only imagining.
* MiniSeries: Precisely what this series started as.
** It's worth noting that there's a slight difference in both the actors and the animation, and in the Photo Oops-esque episode, Polly asks Stacy if she joined the Navy (due mainly to her sailor outfit).
** Of course, all of them would be made available if the DVD release of this series becomes reality.
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Ms. Mobley, right down to the way she speaks.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Subverted.
* MouseWorld: Sea monkeys and mice, the latter of which comes close to taking over the Stickler residence [[spoiler: until Stanley decides to stop paying for the cable]].
* [[MrImagination Mrs. and Mr. Imagination]]: Stacy and Bradley.
* [[AWizardDidIt My Imagination Did It]]
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: Polly with her (dead) poodle, Pepperoni.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Especially considering the overall premise, it's hard to imagine that Stacy and Bradley are just going through episode after episode enduring everyday life situations.
* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Subverted with Pepperoni, who's already dead (with a clear tire track across it). The subversion also happens to a turtle that gets run over, a school pet that Bradley was supposed to take care of, and a baby bird that fell out of its nest.
* NoIndoorVoice: "'''''HI, GUYS!'''''" "...hi, Dill."
* OhCrap: The general reaction given everytime Stanley attempts to do some handy work.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Fairy Coat Mother, Fairy Snot Mother, and the Snack Fairy.
* ParentalAbandonment: Except for Stacy, we hardly see the parents of any of the other kids, especially Bradley.
* ParentalBonus: The movie references count as this.
* ParentExMachina: Some of Stacy and Bradley's imagination driven hijinks do get them in trouble at times.
* ThePigPen: Russell.
* ThePollyanna: Ms. Mobley.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Done with washing machines. Lampshaded in the same occasion by Mr. Doddler.
* SadistShow: There are a plethora of times where this show outright is just plain mean and nasty to secondary protagonist Bradley, even in terms of writing. Many of these episodes don't even seem written well enough to pull it off, or even have any good build up or sense of justification, even if it is a kid's sadist show. Local bullies Lance and Russell, though getting their fair share of punishment, seemingly only get it if they mess or get involved with events if Stacy steps in- Many extreme instances involve them either crawling into Bradley's room through his window even while he's sick just to give him a beating, loading him up into a trash can and dumping the entire thing into the public pool, and to where even the series' finale ends with a statue of Bradley receiving a wedgie by them. Granted, there are times where the cast are mean to each other, but a lot of them are portrayed as sympathetic and likeable, to where their faults are childish and out of naivety. Even Bradley's pettiness and self absorbed moments are plain harmless and it is just jarring and disproportionate to what big calamity awaits him for a small mistake, or how practically criminal Lance and Russell act. Hell, considering what kind of delinquency and extremes of bad behavior those two brats engage in, in reality with their reputation, they'd be the ones on the receiving ends, either on a short leash by the law or in juvenile hall.
* SadistTeacher: Both Mr. Lederhosen and Principal Coffin, though the former counts as more of [[DrillSergeantNasty a bossy drill sergeant]].
* ScrabbleBabble: Inverted during a game of Squabble, since it requires one to spell out anything that isn't a word.
* SerialEscalation: The "kids making their own cartoon" premise pretty much speaks for itself.
* ShoutOut: See ParentalBonus for a good chunk of them.
** In "Beware the Lunchwad", Stacy and Bradley are freaked out when seeing their lunch server, Mrs. Lewis, [[Series/LambChopsPlayAlong pulling out some lambchop and pretending to use it as a puppet]].
* [[SixStudentClique Seven-Student Clique]]
** The Head Stacy
** The Muscle Lance
** The Quirk Bradley
** The Pretty One Melody
** The Smart One Polly
** The Wild One Russell and Dill
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* SliceOfLife
* SpiritualSuccessor: To [[WesternAnimation/LiquidTelevision Liquid TV's "Stick Figure Theater"]], which is noteworthy considering Robin Steele was responsible for both and they share the same art style.
* SquiggleVision: Subverted. The show was animated using software called Boiler Paint.
* StickFigureComic: This, alongside Stick Figure Theatre, is a rare occurence of a Stick Figure ''TV Show''.
* StuffBlowingUp
* StylisticSuck: The show ''itself'' '''IS''' an extended example of this trope.
* SuperHero: The most frequently used alternate persona of Bradley and Stacy. In one episode alone, Bradley takes the form of [[FiveManBand five superheroes]] while playing baseball with his friends, including [[RubberMan "The Amazing Rubber Guy"]].
* SuckECheeses: Captain Hook And Slice.
* TakeThat: Stacy and Bradley do this to one another a lot.
* TalkativeLoon: Dill again. '''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment HOLY MACKEREL!!!]]'''
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cheese Poopers, Mr. Fizzy, and Mr. Fudgie Bars.
* {{Troperiffic}}
* TwoShorts
* TwoTeacherSchool
* UranusIsShowing: Bradley's favourite joke. Which isn't to say Stacy doesn't get her fair share in regards to using it.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Another notable element in Bradley and Stacy's relationship.