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[[caption-width-right:240:[-Come dream with me tonight!-] ]]
''The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin'' (1987), a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon based on the popular toy, follows young Teddy Ruxpin as he leaves his home on the island of Rillonia with his best friend Grubby to follow an ancient map which leads him to find a collection of crystals on the mainland of Grundo. With the help of their new friend Newton Gimmick, Teddy and Grubby discover the magical powers of what turns out to be an ancestral treasure as well as an organization with ambitions to use it for evil. Along the way, Teddy learns the long-lost history of his species and clues to the location of his missing father.
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!!This cartoon has examples of:

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Newton Gimmick
* AllThatGlitters: Justified in that the Seven Crystals were far more valuable than the hoard of treasure.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Gutangs and the Mudblups.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Many stars of the era, such as [[Series/SmallWonder Tiffany Brissette]], Creator/JasonBateman, [[Film/StandByMe Corey Feldman]] and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shannen Doherty]], appeared on camera usually introduced by an animated Teddy Ruxpin (in one instance by the doll itself) to deliver a safety message in a segment titled "Protect Yourself" at the end of every episode.
* BaseballEpisode: "Win One for the Twipper". Also happens in "Teddy's Birthday".
* BeachEpisode: "The Surf Grunges" and "On the Beaches"
* BenevolentBoss: [[spoiler:L.B. during his brief run as the head of MAVO.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: For nearly the entire series, Teddy is portrayed as patient, soft-spoken and calm. When his friends turn against him, however, Teddy is able to take on an entire room of bad guys alone and win, as seen in "MAVO Costume Ball". This could also double as Teddy's personal {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}}.
** Also Wooly, whenever he gets angry.
* BigBad: Quellor, the Supreme Oppressor.
* BigEater: Grubby.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Wooly.
* BritishAccents: Prince Arin, King Nogburt, and Queen Lillibet all have British-inspired accents. Strangely, Princess Aruzia doesn't.
* BrutalHonesty: Grubby, sometimes.
* CallARabbitASmeerp: Teddy Ruxpin is not a bear; he is an illiop. Similarly, Gimmick is a Perloon, and the monkey creatures in the masks with the planes are called Gutangs.
** In Brazil, illiops were changed into [[AvertedTrope bears]] anyway.
* CelebrityResemblance: L.B.'s Bounder henchmen look like the Three Stooges
* ChristmasEpisode: "Winter Adventure"
* ClipShow: "Uncle Grubby" has flashbacks of Tweeg's previous failures.
* CloningBlues:in "Double Grubby",a Grubby clone made by Gimmick's machine was constantly arguing with the original.
** ExpendableClone: he died when the process ran out of energy,[[{{FridgeHorror}} and the three burst into song afterwards]]
* CoolAirship: The Airship, of course! And a CoolBoat came later in the form of the Subwater Boat, a submarine that was much cooler than it sounded.
* CourtroomEpisode: One of the plots of "Uncle Grubby" was Tweeg being taken to M.A.V.O. court to answer for his failures.
** KangarooCourt: A rule prohibited the defendant (Tweeg) from speaking.
* DeadpanSnarker: L.B. definitely, and Grubby frequently has his moments.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: After crossing a bridge during a race, he stopped to destroy it and even waited to see how the Wooly What's It would cross it. And he wasn't even on the lead.
* DisappearedDad: Teddy's missing father. Later it's revealed that the reason he hasn't returned is that [[spoiler:Quellor erased his memory. Once his memory is restored, he returns to his family]]. Tweeg's father is this as well.
* DisneyDeath: Happens to [[spoiler:Wooly]]. Even [[spoiler:Teddy]] gets one of these.
* TheDragon: Several M.A.V.O. members can make this claim, most notably Bognostraclum and Mrs. Maggotheart. L.B. is Tweeg's Dragon.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: To Tweeg, anyway; his first name is actually Jack. We never do find out what the "W" stands for, so it is possible he also has an EmbarrassingMiddleName, particularly with his mother's personality...
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: Any song in "Octopede Sailors" is accompanied by a dance with this. "Just like the Hokey Pokey, it's bland" indeed...
* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Aruzia.
* EvilChancellor: The Understander of Knowledge
* EvilCounterpart: Not for one of the characters, but the Airship itself gets one. M.A.V.O. steals the plans to the ship from Gimmick's house while everyone is away, and create the suped-up war machine, "Eclipse".
* EvilOverlord: Quellor
* ExactWords: In "Winter Adventure", when Quellor ordered his henchmen to capture Tweeg and bring the gold formula, he asked if they had "any questions", one asked why the sky was blue and another one asked why water was so ''wet''.
* {{Expy}}: Tweeg and L.B. are expies of [[WackyRaces Dick]] [[DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Dastardly and Muttley]]. L.B. occasionally laughs like Muttley and Tweeg not only has his DickDastardlyStopsToCheat moment but he once said [[BorrowedCatchphrase "Drat, drat and double drat"]].
* FieryRedhead: Prince Arin, as explained under HotBlooded below. Though it's not immediately obvious as he only removes his helmet a couple times in the series.
* FiveBadBand: The main members of MAVO:
** BigBad: Quellor
** {{The Dragon}}s: Bognostraclum and Mrs. Maggotheart
** EvilGenius: The Understander
** TheBrute: Sludge, Drudge and Trudge
** DarkChick: Eleanor Tweeg
** SixthRanger: This is what Tweeg aspires to be.
* FiveManBand: Whenever the Trio's allies adventure with them.
** TheHero: Teddy
** TheLancer: Grubby
** TheSmartGuy: Gimmick or Leota
** TheBigGuy: Wooly or Arin
** TheChick: Aruzia
** TeamPet: Fuzz
** SixthRanger: The Hermit, aka [[spoiler:Teddy's father Burl]]
* FreudianExcuse: Tweeg sings about his in the song "Mommy". Though possibly subverted in that he seems proud of and happy about it.
* FreudianTrio: Teddy = Ego, Grubby = Id, Gimmick = Super-Ego.
* FriendlyEnemy: L.B. and the Trio. He seldom is directly mean to them, and even helps them occasionally or is otherwise what passes for friendly from him.
* GentleGiant: The Wooly Whatsit
* GoKartingWithBowser: On several occasions, but especially "Win One For the Twipper" and the Wizardweek arc.
* HatePlague: The primary goal of MAVO is to spread a stormy darkness over Grundo that causes plants to start withering and bring out the worst in the population of the land. [[spoiler:They succeed, at least for a while.]]
* HaveAGayOldTime: One of the [[MaliciousMisnaming incorrect names]] the Bounders call Tweeg: Twink.
** Literally; TheTwink has become a homosexual slang term for a very promiscuous gay man.
* HotBlooded: Prince Arin tends to be impulsive and impatient at times, and his default setting seems to be "enthusiastically energetic bravery", to the point where Teddy and the others have to rein him in occasionally.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Newton Gimmick's CatchPhrase.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Tweeg can't hit the broad side of a barn with his cannonballs. (And what's funny is that he seems to ''know'' it-- why else would his cannonballs be stamped with the words "Return to Tweeg"?)
--> '''Gimmick:''' Oh, don't worry. Tweeg is, without a doubt, the world's worst shot. If he's firing at us, this is probably the safest place in the valley to be.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Apparently a trait of Illiops. [[spoiler:When MAVO took all the crystals Teddy and The Hermit weren't affected by them.]]
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Tweeg
* InitialismTitle: M.A.V.O. (Monsters and Villains Organization) and L.B. (Lead Bounder)
* InsaneTrollLogic: In "Beware the Mudblups", while eating the slop the Mudblups serve the heroes while they're held captive, Gimmick says that there's at least one consolation: "Anything that tastes this bad ''has'' to be good for you."
* InsistentTerminology: Grubby is fond of reminding people that the appendages normally thought of as his hands are actually two of his eight feet.
* IntrepidReporter: While Louie works for a wizard instead of the press, he otherwise acts just like an old-fashioned news reporter, adventuring out and getting footage of any and every noteworthy event.
* InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy: Prince Arin's sword and the Gutangs' spears and arrows. Sometimes they'll be used to damage non-living things or knock people out, but naturally never get to be used to cut or stab anything living.
* KangarooCourt: One of the plots of "Uncle Grubby" was Tweeg being taken to M.A.V.O. court to answer for his failures. A rule prohibited the defendant (Tweeg) from speaking.
* KnightInShiningArmor: While Prince Arin is technically not a knight, he otherwise fits the archetype beautifully.
* LastNameBasis: Practically everyone calls (Newton) Gimmick, (Jack) Tweeg and (Ickly) Bognostraclum by their last names.
* LethalChef: Grubby cooks food with roots in them. Given new meaning when his famous root stew is actually weaponized by King Nogbert's kingdom to fight the Gutangs.
** What's ''really'' cute is that Teddy and Gimmick are far too polite to point out to Grubby that he's a horrible chef.
** Except for root beer. Teddy and Gimmick liked Grubby's recipe.
* MaliciousMisnaming: LB and the other Bounders can ''never'' get Tweeg's name right, which annoys him greatly. (LB, however, seems to be doing it on purpose just to elicit this very reaction).
* MeaningfulName: Grubby is called an Octopede, as he has eight feet.
* MineralMacGuffin: The Seven Crystals
* ModestRoyalty: Princess Aruzia while helping the kingdom's farms.
* MusicalEpisode: Kinda of, in that almost all of the episodes will have at least one scene with the characters breaking out into a song related to the situation (and occasionally dance as well). A few specific examples:
** CrowdSong: Several, but particularly King Nogburt's subjects singing a WelcomingSong for the trio in "King Nogburt's Castle".
** DarkReprise: In "Beware of the Mudblups", the trio sing cheerily about how singing makes mining coal for their airship feel like it goes faster. Later on, when they're captives of the Mudblups and forced to mine coal, they sing the same song again, but in an angry/sarcastic tone, and with Arin adding on a mournful verse worrying about being captive forever.
** IAmSong: Wooly gets one sung about him in "Through Tweeg's Fingers", while Gimmick gets his own sung about him in "Gimmick's Gizmos and Gadgets".
** MusicalChores: "Two Hands Are Better Than One" in "The Faded Fobs".
** VillainSong: The Gutangs get one in "In the Fortress of the Wizard", and MAVO has its own in-universe official anthem with a similar theme in "The New MAVO Member".
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: MAVO (Monsters and Villains Organization)
* NonHumanHumanoidHybrid: It eventually turns out that Tweeg is one; half Surf Grunge on his father's side (from which he inherits his general look), half Troll on his mother's side (which is where he gets his personality and his skin color from). There's an episode where he tries to bond with his father, even.
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Mashers in the [[BaseballEpisode Grungeball Episode]] and Tweeg's team (composed of himself, his mother and the bounders) in the Wizard Week.
* PaperThinDisguise: Played headscratchingly straight on many, many occasions, usually with Tweeg in the disguise. Even amusingly DoubleSubverted at least once, when Gimmick recognized two Mudblups were really Teddy and Grubby in disguise as a prank... but not because of two Mudblups mysteriously having furry feet or eight legs, rather because [[spoiler:Mudblups hate daylight and these two Mudblups were out in daylight without sunglasses]].
* PowerCrystal: The crystals from the Hard To Find City.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: While it's played straight with the main cast for the vast majority of the series, it notably gets averted once. When MAVO succeeds in collecting all the crystals, the dark sides of all of Teddy's friends' personalities are brought to the fore, causing them to abandon him when he needs them most. This results in Teddy having to go on a mission alone (and also leads to a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him as well).
* PowerUpFood: The Grunges like to cook with [=VitaminZ=], which makes most species slightly stronger, but is addictive. However, if an illiper eats it, they become an armored giant with super strength and go into a berserker rage until they come in contact with enough water.
* ProtagonistTitle
* PsychoElectro: Quellor attempts to gain this for an episode or two via a convoluted set of wires and a portable electricity generator. It doesn't end very well. Considering Quellor was seen using that sort of power during the intro, one'd expect it'd last more.
* PunchClockVillain: LB is arguably this. Despite being a member of MAVO, he's likable enough that half of Grundo showed up for his wedding.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Drudge, Sludge, Trudge
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Fobs, Wogglies, and Nothings/Anythings
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Prince Arin and Princess Aruzia. King Nogburt and the Queen occasionally join in the adventuring and other hands-on things, as well.
* SelfMadeMan: With his surfing skills, Tweeg's father earned enough gold to fill a bucket.
* {{Shapeshifter}}: The Nothings/Anythings
* SignatureTeamTransport: The Airship is this for the Trio.
* SingleEpisodeHandicap: "Sign of a Friend"
* SmugSnake: Tweeg
* SnakeOilSalesman: Tweeg
* SpeechImpediment: Newton Gimmick has a stuttering problem. It's said that most of his race, the Perloons, have this issue.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Tweeg during one episode. It is fairly short lived.]]
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: ''Do not'' feed Prince Arin vitamin Z... or any Illiper for that matter. It is not pretty.
** Judging by the dialogue, this would happen to ''anyone'' who eats too much vitamin Z, not just Illipers. Notice how Grubby crushed a large spoon with ease after just a taste of the vitamin Z-saturated soup and the Grunge chief became concerned.
* SurferDude: The Surf Grunges.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Quellor felt like that at the end of "Winter Adventure".
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grubby has his root stew.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Grubby and Gimmick.
* WackyRacing: The subject of a five-part plot arc that happened later in the series. Whilst the trio used their Airship (modified to sail on the land), some of the other vehicles we get to see are a giant hamster wheel (Tweeg's mother), a toy car (Leota and Seymour), a motorbike (Prince Arin and Princess Aruzia), and a skateboard (Wooly and some of his fob friends).
** Tweeg's vehicle was a chariot pulled by bounders and he made it more like WackyRaces by playing the DickDastardlyStopsToCheat trope.
** The surf grunges used a wheeled windsurfboard.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The terrifying Mudblups ''intensely'' dislike bright light.
* WeddingDay: "L.B.'s Wedding"
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: After drowning during a terrible storm and saving his father from falling in the water, Grubby doesn't feel like swimming anymore.
** LB is terrified of ''Fobs.'' You know, those cute little rainbow-hued fluffy guys? That's like being afraid of a declawed kitten.
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