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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[AesopAmnesia He's still a jerk.]]-] ]]
->''[[SpellingSong K, U, Z, C, O! Kuzco, Kuzco! GO-GO!]]''

''The Emperor's New School'' (2006-2008) is a DisneyChannel show based on the [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney Film]] ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.

Kuzco, the main character, is still an obnoxious self-centered emperor (in spite of how TheMovie [[AesopAmnesia ended]]) who has been temporarily dethroned and must attend [[HighSchool The Kuzco Academy]] and pass all his classes to become Emperor, as you can't become one without finishing all schools. The Kuzco Academy is run by Principle Amzy, a PaperThinDisguise for Yzma, [[HarmlessVillain the series villain]], which fools no-one except her [[TheBrainlessBeauty handsome but dim]] lackey [[BumblingSidekick Kronk.]]

Yzma wants to usurp Kuzco's throne which, given her controlling personality, wouldn't be good and thus schemes to prevent Kuzco passing his classes - at first by [[BalefulPolymorph transforming him]] into all sorts of different animals. In Season 2, she finds an evil hall of evil machinery. Luckily for Kuzco, he has Malina -- straight-A student, cheerleader, and "Hottie-Hot-Hottie" -- as well as his foster family of Pacha, Chicha, and the kids to help him out. Occasionally [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Kronk]], too.

Usually the episodes center around teaching Kuzco some sort of {{Aesop}}, though it started to get away from that later in the run. The show has also been known for recycling gags from the movie.

It has the honor of being one of the last Disney animated shows for ABC before they switched to educational blocks. This was also one of the last works of Eartha Kitt as she died not long after finishing the series.

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!!''The Emperors New School'' provides examples of:

* TheAce: Ramon.
* AesopAmnesia: Kuzco just wouldn't be Kuzco without his personality. He's still a jerk who thinks of himself first, others five hundredth.
* AlternateContinuity: The series seems to ignore a high majority of things about the first film while also containing elements that hint the series occurs after the movie. Kuzco still retains his [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk original personality]] before realizing [[HeroicBSOD the world doesn't revolve around him]] yet he is familiar with Pacha and his family.
** But that's what headcanon's for.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Kronk. [[RuleOfFunny Remember what series you're trying to make sense of before you attempt to make sense of it.]]
* AnachronismStew: Even more so than the movie, and that's saying something!
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Kuzco and Princess Lalala]], right after Kuzco and Malina planned for a date.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Moon Beast episode. There are magic potions that can change people, there are gods that grant wishes, but there are no man-eating monsters.
* ArtShift: Kuzco's doodles. Occasionally other characters join in.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: "Don't worry sir. I won't rest until I-- HEY! There's that monkey with the funny hat! Here, monkey-onkey-onkey!"
* AvertedTrope: One episode has the RunningGag of Yzma telling Kronk to [[CatchPhrase "pull the lever"]]. Usually the lever is pulled and something comical regarding Yzma happens. In one episode nothing happens.
* BadFuture: In the season 1 finale, Kuzco wishes that he'd never been Emperor, causing one of these where Yzma was always Empress.
* BalefulPolymorph: It is (initially) Yzma's intention to use this trope to turn Kuzco into something useless in order to get him to fail school (and thus, lose the kingdom). It never works out, no matter how often she tries.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Subverted in "Too Many Malinas". There's a gassy Malina, but we only hear her, never see her.
* TheBGrade: "Girls Behaving Oddly".
* BigNo: Kronk in "Eco Kuzco" when he fears that he'll never receive his [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Patch Patch]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Princess Lalala.
* BrokenAesop:In-universe After his students complain over their hard (easy) work (mostly Kuzco, Kronk just wanted a piņata). Mr. Moleguaco summons his SadistTeacher cousin to teach them that you can't skip work. After successfully teaching the lesson he throws a vacation. When Melina points out the lack of education value, he handwaves it blatantly.
* BuffySpeak: See "hottie-hot-hottie" for one example. Plenty more (usually from Kuzco) where that came from.
* BurpingContest: Between Kuzco and a manatee.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Painfully and sometimes {{Anvilicious}}.
* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: A RunningGag with Yzma's switches.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Kuzco in "The Emperor's New School Spirit", when he gets thrown into a wastebasket head first and his skirt flips up, revealing light blue under-shorts with rainbow-colored hearts that Guaka got for him as a birthday present.
* CouchGag
* CowardlySidekick: Guaca.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Kuzco usually, and Malina when it ''comes'' to Kuzco.
** Kronk all the time when he and Yzma are scheming together.
* DeanBitterman: Actually subverted with Principal Amzy. She mainly just plots against Kuzco and apart from that she seems to be a decent principal.
* DeathGlare: The "Malina Stare".
* DependingOnTheWriter: Again, Malina can sometimes be a reasonable or even flawed character in episodes, while in others she's near perfect.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Whenever Kronk points out a very obvious flaw in the first ZanyScheme Yzma comes up with.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Kuzco and all the other characters from this show previously appeared in ''HouseOfMouse'' (due to ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' being released before it) before making their official televised debuts here.
* {{Egopolis}}: Everything is named after Kuzco.
** There was also an episode where everything was named after Yzma, and another where everything was named after Guaca.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Inverted. The team is really good... until Kuzco joins in.
* FMinusMinus: In "Kuzclone", Kuzco's clone does so poorly that he [[BrokeTheRatingScale gets a G-]].
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler:Malina and Kuzco in "The Emperor's New Musical"]]
* FountainOfYouth
* [[ChristmasEpisode Giftmas Episode]]
** YouMeanXMas
* GenderBender: Kuzco and Kronk turned into girls in "Girls Behaving Oddly".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Once when Kronk pulls the lever and a gigantic bust statue of Yzma falls on top of her, he says "I found your big bust."
** Malina, under the effects of a love potion, gives us this radar-busting gem of a pick up line: "you, me, biology homework! Only, let's skip the homework."
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Parodied lots of times. In first season ALL CHARACTERS had small Kronks on their shoulders.
** Inverted in one episode, where Kuzco's angel/devil decide to switch it around for once.
* GrandFinale: "Graduation Groove".
* GrowlingGut: Happens twice to Kuzco throughout the series.
* HeldBackInSchool: An extreme example has him forced back into "Kuzcogarten".
* HighSchool
* IdiotHero / BookDumb: Kuzco, intermittently. It comes and goes, depending on the episode.
* InformedAttractiveness: Malina. Sure, some might consider her pretty attractive as far as physical appearance goes (as well as the art style), but that still doesn't change the fact that they feel the need to mention she's a "hottie" in the show's theme song. As well as most episodes.
* InventionalWisdom: Carried over from the movie.
* IrisOut: Nearly every episode ends this way.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Kuzco, of course. As noted above, the show really tries to have it both ways.
** Heck, it's in the theme song. Verbatim. Delivered by Kuzco.
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:Yzma. Would you believe it?]]
** Likely a reference to ''Kingdom Of The Sun'' where [[spoiler:Yzma's primary motivation was to retain her youthful good looks.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kuzco.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Depending on the episode, Kuzco [[AnAesop might]] or [[BrokenAesop might not]] learn his life lesson.
* KarmaHoudini: In "The Emperor's New Tuber" Malina cheats to win a largest potato contest and gets away with it because [[ItMakesSenseInContext the foot of Yzma's giant stone robot]] crushed it into mashed potato and she instead gets 1st place for the best tasting category and doesn't confess to cheating.
* KidsAreCruel: Nicely toyed with. Kuzco was a nasty kid, but the other kids are just defending themselves.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: So much so. Kuzco even has a remote that he uses to affect the show as if were DVD content.
* LimitedWardrobe:
** Changed in season 2, in which Kuzco had three or four sets of clothes. In series 1, all he wore was the school uniform.
** Season 1 would also fit in the SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack trope.
** The family picnic episode, it's interesting to note that his earrings are gold instead of his usual blue, only for that one episode though.
* LineOfSightName: Brad Bowllama.
** Brad Bananastaircasehat.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Kuzco decides to use one of Yzma's machines to remove all of Malina's undesirable personality traits, i.e. all of them except for being attracted to him. Since the machine removes them one at a time, there are dozens of Malinas running around causing havoc, while Kuzco finds himself creeped out by the lengths Loves Kuzco Malina goes to show her affection since she has no other personality traits to dilute it.
* MeritBadgesForEverything: The Junior Chipmunks.
* MoodDissonance: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The "Kuzco Mambo"]], a cheery [[AudienceParticipationSong sing-a-long]] with flashy colors and praise about how awesome Kuzco is. Right after Kuzco was bemoaning how few friends he had and got captured by Yzma.
* NoFourthWall: Quite well done.
* NotADate: This was a running gag. Whenever Kuzco and Malina would end up doing something together, Kuzco would call it a date, and Malina would tell him "it's not a date". In the series finale they went on a date.
* OnceAnEpisode: "Pull the lever, Kronk!" "Wrong lever!"
** Also Kronk forgetting Amzy and Yzma are the same person. The concept is, of course, lampshaded in "Yzma Be Gone."
** "It's time for Kuzco's Doodles! That's the part of the show where I [insert some "explanation" about the situation at hand]." As the show went on, this got played with more and more - Malina sometimes took it over, and a whole episode was centered around it once.
* OnlyOneName: Everybody.
-->'''Kuzco:''' [[LampshadeHanging Hey Pacha, can you believe I lived here all this time, and I still don't know your last name.]]
--> '''Pacha''': "I'd be more surprised if you did."
* OpenSecret: Everyone knows Principal Amzy is actually Yzma despite her really bad attempts at hiding it. Likewise, everyone knows Kronk works for her, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil but he's such a nice guy everyone is friends with him anyway.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: Yzma as Principal Amzy. Kronk is the only one that can't figure it out and she has to repeatedly remind him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kuzco, just like in the movie. One episode even deals with a sort of "family Olympics," and he immediately goes to join Pacha's family. He himself claims he was "birthed from a glorious union between the Moon and the Stars." It's even painted Renaissance-style on the school's ceiling. It's implied in another episode that Yzma is behind the disappearance of Kuzco's Dad.
* PlayingATree: Yzma used to play a tree at school plays back when she was a student.
* PlayingSick
* PopularIsDumb: Averted. Apparently at Kuzco Academy cheerleaders are required to have perfect grades.
* PowerTrio: Kuzco (Id), Kronk (Ego), Malina (Superego).
* PunnyName: Mr. Moleguaco and Guaka, [[DontExplainTheJoke both named for guacamole]].
* PurelyAestheticEra
* ThePoorMansSubstitute: It's pretty obvious that J. P. Manoux sounds like David Spade doing a very bad impersonation of David Spade doing a...you get the idea
* PutMeInCoach: Even when Kuzco learns how to play the game... he never actually scores.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Rage Against The Animators, really. As per the absence of the fourth wall in this series, when Kuzco becomes TheCaligula and starts abusing his power in one episode, he fires the colourists (leaving the show penciled in black and white until he rehires them).
* RashomonStyle: "Oops All Doodles".
* RealAfterAll: Yzma used fake aliens on a failed attempt to become Empress and she constantly told Kronk aliens didn't exist. In the end, Kronk met real aliens but didn't believe.
* RealityWarper: Kuzco is [[SavedByTheBell a Zack Morris]] for the 2000's, in animated form.
* RecycledTheSeries
* RhymesOnADime: "Unfit to Print"
-->'''Malina:''' Look, when I ran the Scroll, I had a motto: "News that's real, is our ideal."
-->'''Kuzco:''' Yeah, yeah, mine is "[[HypocriticalHumor Mottos that rhyme should be a crime]]."
* {{Running Gag}}s: Most of them are gags continued from the movie.
* TheRival: Ramon.
* SmallReferencePools: Averted. There was a DEVO joke. In a DISNEY CARTOON. If only because of this, you can't hate the series.
** The "Kuzco Dance" segment of the MusicalEpisode also includes a ShoutOut to the TheRockyHorrorPictureShow.
* SdrawkcabAlias: Yzma/Amzy, and Kronk/Knork.
* SpellingSong
* SuddenlyFluentInGibberish: Kronk
* SwissCheeseSecurity: Yzma's lab.
-->'''Kuzco:''' To the not-so-secret lab!" (''effortlessly sneaks in'') "They really need to put a lock on this place."
* {{Tsundere}}: Malina. Especially Towards Kuzco
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Kuzco.
* VillainSong: Yzma gets ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL1G40piqy0 Yzmopolis]]'' in the BadFuture episode, explaining what she's done with the kingdom...rename literally everything after herself.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last episode has Kuzco providing this over the end credits.
* WholePlotReference: One episode is a trilogy of ''TheTwilightZone''-like tales.
* WildTeenParty: Kuzco tries to persuade Malina to throw one while her parents are out of town. She refuses. In the end, he ends up throwing one. At her house. For a bunch of manatees. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)
* WonderfulLife: "Yzmopolis"
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Averted. The show's title was originally going to be spelled ''The Emperor's New '''Skool'''''; perhaps [[InvaderZim Jhonen Vasquez]] threatened to sue.
* YouMeanXmas: Kuzmas (and Kuzcoween and whatever other holiday they feel like parodying). The most painful is that in the Christmas episode a kid's wish is to see snow... And Kuzco freezes to near-death in the same episode.
* ZanyScheme: Just about any plot Yzma comes up with to get rid of Kuzco.
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