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''The Brak Show'' (2000-2003) was a ''very'' surreal QuarterHourShort on Creator/AdultSwim, [[TheParody parodying]] {{Dom Com}}s, set (sort of) in the ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' [[TheVerse universe]]. The show starred Brak and Zorak as [[HighSchool high school students]] in a suburban neighborhood.

It was animated by Wild Hare Studios, which animated ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' for its first two seasons. Clay Martin Croker, who played Zorak, was also the animation director for both series. It ran for two fourteen-episode seasons before it was unexpectedly cancelled, with viewers not finding out till the end of the final episode.

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!!Tropes:

* AliensAndMonsters: The inhabitants of Brak's planet.
* TheCameo: A blink-and-you-missed-it [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Meatwad]] riding a scooter/moped.
* TheChewToy: Zorak, and [[LaserGuidedKarma he deserves it.]]
-->'''Zorak:''' Nobody likes me. That's the way I like it.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Season two compared to season one, justified in that season one aired before Creator/AdultSwim had "officially" split from Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* TheDitz
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls Brak's parents "Dad" and "Mom". Including campaign advertisements and newspapers.
** In an Creator/AdultSwim New Year's Eve bumper, he revealed his name to be Javier.
* FreeTheFrogs: Brak tries to get out of dissecting a clam. The clam eventually manages to free himself.
* FurryConfusion: Used in the {{pilot}}.
* GroundedForever: In an episode, [[CloudCuckoolander Dad]] grounded Brak for 3 years.
** In another, he grounded Brak with these words:
---> "... and you can rot up there, for all I care!"
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Zorak, somewhat muted by the fact that he is TheChewToy.
* HeyLetsPutOnAShow: ''Film/{{Psycho}}[[{{Oklahoma}} klahoma]]''!
* HumongousMecha: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in that Thundercleese is based off one, but he's certainly not as tall.
* IceCreamKoan: Dad has ''a lot'' of these.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Not the official titles, but episodes from early in the show's run started with a parody of a Dom Com, but with Brak's name, much like ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''.
* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: Parodied with the original pilots, ''Brak Presents The Brak Show Starring Brak.''
* {{Jerkass}}: Zorak.
** Dad also, though a bit more passive-aggressive about it.
* LargeHam: '''"I AM RHONDA, FROM THE SEVENTH LEVEL OF YAR!"'''
** Thundercleese as well.
-->'''Thundercleese:''' "Is that the best you can do?"
-->'''His Adversary:''' "... yes."
-->'''Thundercleese:''' "THEN PREPARE TO TASTE MY RAGE!"
* MusicalEpisode: A majority of the episodes in the first two seasons. But ''Psychoklahoma'' especially.
** Same goes for ''Brakstreet''.
* NegativeContinuity, caused by {{Snapback}}s.
* NoIndoorVoice: Rhonda of the Seventh Level of Yar.
* NoNameGiven: Brak's parents. [[spoiler:In an Adult Swim bumper during New Year's, his name is Javier and he's not Brak's dad.]]
* OnceAnEpisode: Brak sings, and Thundercleese blows up Zorak.
* ProductPlacement: Papa John's Pizza appeared through stock photos in a few episodes. The company was even thanked in the credits of an episode.
** At the end of ''Braklet, Prince of Spaceland'', after both Brak and Zorak have been decapitated.
-->'''Brak:''' Well, what are we gonna do now?
-->'''Zorak:''' ''(Looking into the camera)'' Watch the PowerpuffGirls Movie on DVD!
* RuleOfFunny: The show essentially runs on it. How else do you [[ItMakesSenseInContext make the jump from fish food to]] ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext ham]]'' in less than five seconds?
* SpinOff: From ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''.
* StockFootage: From ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost & Dino Boy.'' One episode used StockFootage from ''Huckleberry Hound''.
** "So you're saying that Huckleberry Hound, a dog who has held several jobs and can tie his own bow-tie, has somehow, for reasons unknown, reverted to a primal doglike state... and he's taken to eating noses."
* TooDumbToLive: Subverted in that Zorak always dies.
* TheVoiceless: Sisto, Brak's brother who tended to appear OnceAnEpisode in Season One (until he was [[spoiler:abducted by aliens]]).
* WholePlotReference: ''Braklet, Prince of Spaceland'' is a take on ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Of course, this is still The Brak Show so everything is completely insane. For example, there is a [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber battle]] at the end, and a plug for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
** The way that episode ended could qualify as a GainaxEnding.
* WidgetSeries: Also parodies this very trope in "Sexy New Brak Show Go".
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