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[[caption-width-right:345:[[ExpositoryThemeTune Come with me, we'll go and see a place called Candied Island!]]]]

->''"Comedy, or at least the kind of comedy I like, are the ones that make you feel a bit uncomfortable and then hit you with a great joke."''
-->-- '''Creator Thurop Van Orman'''

From the mind of Mark "Thurop" Van Orman comes a [[{{Pun}} whale of a tale]] about a young boy who dreams of adventure, a washed-up pirate and a whale. Flapjack is a cheerful yet gullible orphan [[RaisedByWolves raised by a motherly whale]] named Bubbie. One day, they rescue a pirate named Captain K'nuckles[[note]]pronounced [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY "Kuh-nuckles"]][[/note]] who regales Flapjack with tales of a mystical place called Candied Island, a land that he's spent much of his life searching for. Enamored by this, and much to the chagrin of Bubbie, Flapjack decides to help him on this quest for Candied Island and dreams of being a great adventurer like K'nuckles.

And that just barely touches the surface of this Creator/CartoonNetwork animated series set in the screwed-up port town of [[NotSoSafeHarbor Storm-Along Harbor]]. [[NightmareFace Creepy facial expressions]], {{getting crap past the radar}}, and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs utter weirdness]] wrapped together with [[DerangedAnimation some messed-up animation]] and a side of NightmareFuel. [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs It's just as bizarre as it sounds.]]

The show debuted in January, 2008. The series finale aired [[ScrewedByTheNetwork unadvertised]] on August 31, 2010 (so, essentially, only people subscribed to Orman on DeviantArt were even told it was happening.) The finale featured [[spoiler:a live-action segment with Thurop as K'nuckles and his son as Flapjack, with the trio deciding they will find a new place to live, and finally leaving Storm-Along for good.]]

It's worthing pointing out that since Flapjack's cancellation, many of its' key writers and storyboard artists have gone on to create a few other shows that have had more acclaim and fan appeal than this show, including ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', ''RegularShow'', and ''GravityFalls''. Van Orman himself is currently the producer of the [[SpiritualSuccessor similarly-humoured]] ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' for Nickelodeon.

The series returned as a part of Creator/CartoonNetwork's 20th anniversary via ''CartoonPlanet''. Also with its own ''very'' well-deserved [[Radar/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack radar]] and [[NightmareFuel/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack nightmare fuel]] pages.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo:
** One episode featured a guy using a cannon that fired angst-ridden children.
** Peppermint Larry's Caramel Cannon.
* AccidentalTruth: In "These Boots were Made for Walking (On Your Face)", K'nuckles tells a pair of thugs searching for Flapjack to search for him in a pile of old diapers as that is one of Flapjack's favourite hiding places, while he sneaks off to talk to Bubbie. However, it turns out Flapjack really was hiding in the pile of diapers and the thugs capture him.
* AmbiguouslyGay: The Real Adventurer. [[spoiler:Even though he has a girlfriend/wife, he still has an [[{{Shotacon}} interest]] in Flapjack, and wants to adopt him.]]
* AndADietCoke: In "Who's That Man In The Mirror?", K'nuckles attempts to lose weight by forgoing exercise and drinking nothing but Diet Maple Syrup.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Coudle Trouble.
* AnthropomorphicFood: Candy Wife, [[CompanionCube maybe...]]
* AntiRoleModel: Captain K'nuckles doesn't always have Flapjack's best interests in mind and is frequently selfish. Flapjack looks up to him anyway, and K'nuckles does view Flapjack as his best (and only) friend.
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering?: Happens in "Low Tidings", although K'nuckles response to the question ("That Scoops Pennington is a hack?") does at least follow logically from what had gone before. Flapjack was actually suggesting that they take the place of the two sick actors in the Low Tide Day pageant.
* ArtShift:
** Poseidon went from normal (for this show) animation to live action in the ChristmasEpisode.
** The series finale featured a live-action segment with Thurop playing K'nuckles and his son as Flapjack. And he. Was. [[http://thurop.deviantart.com/#/d2w9wt1 Cute.]]
* AuthorityInNameOnly: In "Over the Moon", K'nuckles declares himself to be 'the Moon King' and starts giveing orders to the moon.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: The concept is parodied in the Moon episode with: "Captain K'nuckles, King. '''Moon King.'''"
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Peppermint Larry in the third season]].
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: The final episode.]]
* BathroomBreakout: In "Liar, Liar, You for Hire?", Flapjack escapes from Captain Johnny's ship by flushing himself down the toilet, which is inexplicably connected to Stormalong's sewer system.
* TheBeard: Flapjack for K'nuckles... literally, as in, he disguised himself as K'nuckle's beard so he wouldn't be ashamed of himself. This is odd, because one episode implies that K'nuckles' odd blue coloration is, in fact, a weapons-grade case of PermaStubble...which may itself be false.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In "Wishing Not so Well", K'nuckles wishes to be left alone and is immediately finds himself in a Stormalong that contains no other people. It doesn't work out so well for him.
* BedouinRescueService: A Liliputian variety appears in ''Lost at Land''
* BenevolentArchitecture: When K'nuckles and Flapjack are in a runaway trolley, we cut to Stormalong's resident GadgeteerGenius, having just completed a ramp-like structure. "I call it R.A.M.P! '''R'''adical '''A'''scension-" [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Then the trolley smashes right through it]].]]
* BigBad: 8-Armed Willy
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Peppermint Larry in the final episode.]]
* BigNo
* BiggerOnTheInside:
** Stormalong Harbor is a bigger community than it looks from the outside. It even has a slum and an upper-class quarter. In any case, it seems unlikely that it really has a population of no more than one hundred, as one of the episodes suggest.
** Bubbie.
* BigWhat: One that extends to the TheEnd screen.
-->'''K'nuckles:''' Eh, I never learned to sail anyways.\\
'''Flapjack:''' WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?
* BodyHorror:
** The Plague victims.
** Happens to K'nuckles often, especially in "Fancy Pants".
* BucketHelmet: One of the urchins in Stormalong wears a saucepan with eyeholes cut in it as a helmet. He also wears an eyepatch over the helmet.
* ButtMonkey: Flapjack and K'nuckles.
** DesignatedMonkey: DependingOnTheWriter.
* CallBack: At the end of "Rye Ruv Roo", [[spoiler:a newspaper is shown with the Colonel elected as mayor.]] Guess who wins at the end of "Mayor May Not"?
* CannotTellAJoke: Lolly Poopdeck. In "Day Without Laughter", he attempts to become a comedian, but the punchlines to all his jokes consist of really strained puns based on his own name.
* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin
* CantLiveWithoutYou: Once all of Stormalong was infected by the Plague, K'nuckles goes off to find Flapjack living on Plague Island and tells him this. Flapjack thinks of this as being a LivingEmotionalCrutch when K'nuckles told him that they couldn't live without him, but then he tells him that they literally cant ''live'' without him. Flapjack's blood contained the antidote.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Adventuuuuure!"
** "Hmm, yes"
* CharlieAdler: Casting and voice director for the show.
* CheerfulChild
* ConstructedWorld: The world of Flapjack occasionally shows some elements of this, the most notable example possibly being in the episode, "Lost At Land," in which we get to see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FlapjackWorld_9072.GIF Flapjack's world from space]].
* ContinuityNod: It's safe to assume that if either of the Inventors show up, there's a continuity nod or two. An example is the Grand Flying Contraption, it was destroyed at the end of "Several Leagues Above The Sea", but in "The Return of Sally Syrup", the Inventor's Brother has been working on a new and improved version.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: In "Off With His Hat", the anthropologist falls into an active volcano, but is fine because she lands on a floating chunk of rock. She then then gets erupted out of the volcano.
* CoolShip: Flapjack calls Bubbie "the fastest ship in the sea", despite, you know, Bubbie ''being a whale''.
** For what it's worth, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen she was originally designed]] as [[http://thurop.deviantart.com/art/Bubbie-was-a-mechanical-whale-114872441 a steampunkish whale submarine]].
* CrapsackWorld: Stormalong Harbor is seriously [[WretchedHive one screwed up place.]]
* CrazyCatLady: Flapjack accidentally lets all of the cats escape from the home of one in "Who Let the Cats Out of the Old Bag's House?".
* CreepyMonotone: Doctor Barber. [[VerbalTic Mmm. Yes.]]
* CrossdressingVoices:
** Parodied in "Flapjack Goes to a Party", when Flapjack attends a birthday party for a "Kelly". When he asks where she is, [[GenderBlenderName a boy named Kelly]] who is rather obviously voiced by a woman steps out from the crowd, offended, and tells Flapjack [[ContinuityNod "You're the one who looks like a girl!"]]
** The episode "Something's A Miss" is dedicated to this concept.
** The Dock Hag is voiced by DaranNorris.
** In Italy, Bubbie is voiced by a man named Andrea Zalone. [[GenderBlenderName Andrea is a male name in Italian]].
* CryingWolf: In "Liar, Liar, You For Hire?", K'nuckles claims to know where Candied Island is. At the end of the episode, he really does see Candied island but no one will believe him.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Have you ever had to make a decision that would decisively decide every decision that you would ever decide?"
* DependingOnTheArtist: So often you can tell who storyboarded the episode by style alone. [[http://www.toonzone.net/2009/06/different-styles-in-the-marvelous-misadventures-of-flapjack/ Some examples here.]]
* '''''DerangedAnimation'''''.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
-->Oh, tryin' to be friends, but people are jerks,
-->So I'm gonna put some fleas on you
-->[[InnocentInaccurate And the fleas'll have the plague, and they'll make you cough a lot,]]
-->[[InnocentInaccurate And then you'll be to sick too hurt my feelings anymore.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXlnNhADSak In context]]
* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: K'nuckles acquires one (along with a top hat) when he becomes Mayor of Stormalong in "Mayor May Not".
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** Every one of Bubbie and K'nuckles' arguments sound suspiciously LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. Then there's the obsession with 'candy', and especially K'nuckles stash of [[QuickNip Maple Syrup]], which adds a whole new layer to their relationship.
** Bubbie and K'nuckles' LikeAnOldMarriedCouple relationship is really, ''really'' played up in "Come Home, Cap'n". Lampshaded by Thomas Hatch during his song, when while pretending to be Flapjack, he calls them a husband and a wife. Cue Capt'n's and Bubbie's hilarious 'wut' faces.
** The entirety of "K'nuckles and his Hilarious Problem" and his candy addiction. When you get to the point where you have scenes of K'nuckles chugging a bottle of maple syrup, stumbling, slurring, and finally falling down the stairs, they're not even trying to be subtle anymore.
** Lady Nickelbottom has an enormous "beauty" mark on the top of her head, which, in her conversation with Flapjack (who was standing in for Doctor Barber), is implied to be a tumor [[BlackComedy that is possibly malignant]].
** K'nuckles' termites in "What's Eatin' Ya Cap'm?".
** The whole "get foreigners oil" thing.
** The very literal cathouse, where sailors go to spend time with the cats.
* DoubleEntendre: There are a few of these.
** One of the larger ones was when, after being chased by a barber they thought was trying to kill them, K'nuckles says "Whew! I thought you were going to kill us! Now... do you have anywhere I can ''swab my poop deck?''" Yes, they got a joke about [[BringMyBrownPants K'nuckles shitting himself]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past the radar]].
** Dr. Barber and sweepers: "Oh no he did nooooooooot!"
** The Character Eight Armed Willy wears an eyepatch, so an alternate nickname for him is One Eyed Willy.
** After Flapjack states that Bubbie could beat any ship in a race, a sailor says "That whale couldn't beat my legless mermaid!"
* DramaticWind: The Real Adventurer's hair, which flows even inside Bubbie's mouth. [[spoiler:It only stops flowing when Flapjack rejects him.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: K'nuckles occasionally, though it is maple syrup.
* DrunkOnMilk: K'nuckles and maple syrup.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: In one episode several people mistake Flapjack for a girl, with one man asking if Flapjack would ''marry his son'' because he believed he had a [[CrossDressingVoices girl's voice]].
* EatTheEvidence: In "Candy Colleague", Flapjack disposes of the eponymous colleague by eating him while Doctor Barber is out of the room.
* EdibleAmmunition: Peppermint Larry's caramel cannon.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[spoiler:Tee Hee Tummy Tums]]. He's so beautiful that a crowd of men form around him and throw money at him just to see his face.
--> "PLEASE!! Lemme see yo' face!"
* EldritchLocation: The area of the ocean that lies West of Stormalong, which is said to lead to the edge of the world. Just uttering the word "West" there summons sea monsters, and while the horrifying visions Knuckles and Flapjack have are brought on by drinking sea water, there seems to be *something* abnormal with the area.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Peppermint Larry]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Evil Inventor's twin brother's "Grand Flying Contraption" (it even says so in the blueprints) from "20,000 Leagues Above the Sea"
* {{Expy}}: Peppermint Larry is a fleshy [[RatchetAndClank Dr. Nafarious]].
* FakeUltimateHero: Captain K'nuckles
* FallingInLoveMontage: Doctor Barber and Candy Colleague get one in "Candy Colleague".
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In No Syrup For Old Flapjacks a stack of rotting pancakes gains sentience and proceeds to knock out King Hotcakes hard enough to ''break his neck'', and according to Flapjack is now the new ruler of Maple Syrup Island. Yes, this is one screwed up show.
* FanDisservice: Multiple occasions. Special mention goes to K'nuckles kissing the Dock Hag's [[GrossUpCloseUp foot]].
* TheFantasticTropeOfWonderousTitles
* FatIdiot: Dr. Barber and Lolly Poopdeck.
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: Cammie.
* ForbiddenFruit: "Mind the store, [[ShmuckBait don't look in the drawer]]."
* FormFittingWardrobe: Flapjack's pants fit like a skin on a grape.
* ForScience: Doctor Barber regularly preforms surgery for no reason. This surgery could be necessary, dangerous and almost always turns out bad.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: A variation. In "Flapjack Goes To Party", he must choose between hiding his true identity and shunning his "family" to win the approval of his peers or admit that he is that "weirdo Flapjack" and forever be an outcast...he chooses option B obviously.
* TheFullNameAdventures
* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: Instead of finally ending the show with the three making it to Candied Island, they get turned into RealLife people instead.]] Huh?
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9SI1lZUG_o An unofficial episode where Flapjack and co reach Candied Island (made by a five year old no less) does exist however.]]
* GettingHotInHere: Flapjack and K'nuckles climb a mountain and assume it's going to be hot at the top because it's closer to the sun, so they do this. Of course, they were wrong about the top of the mountain being hot....
* GiantEnemyCrab: There is one at the beginning of episode "My Guardian Angel".
* {{Gonk}}: Most of the human characters, actually.
* GRatedDrug: The show makes more sense when you replace candy with alcohol. Hell, with they way they use it, the candy probably is a symbol for weed/anything that gets you high. That leaves Candy Island to be a very special place.
* GrossoutShow: Probably rivals TheRenAndStimpyShow. Cannabis does accurately represent the effects of candy on K'nuckles and Flapjack.
* GrossUpCloseUp: Oh so much. So so so ''SOOOO MUCH!''
* GrotesqueGallery
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Played around very strangely in "Sea Legs" where a giant leaves his bottom half behind temporarily.
* HereBeDragons: West is portrayed as this.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Doctor Barber is usually on the side of Flapjack and K'Nuckles, and often helps them. This doesn't mean that he is above preforming grotesque experiments or generally being creepy, however.
--> "Goods news sir, you got the plague..."
* HistoricalInJoke: In one episode Flapjack and K'nuckles fall prey to a bar with trapdoors in the floor, through which over-candied sailors would be spirited away and enslaved. Anyone familiar with the local lore of Portland, Oregon will recognize the Shanghai Tunnels in this episode; in fact, the only real difference is that in real life they used alcohol (also, more people insist that with the Shanghai Tunnels, it really happened).
* HumanPopsicle: This happens when Flapjack and K'nuckles go hiking in the mountains.
* HurricaneOfPuns:
** An episode with the "Stormalong Harbor Pun-off" consisted of a huge string of these.
** When K'nuckles and Flapjack had to can fish as part of community service, Flapjack said: "Yes we CAN! It'll be just like shooting fish in CAN! Nice work if you CAN get it. So CAN it, you loose CAN-non!"
** If you were a treasure chest, you would LIE at the bottom of the ocean! You would LIE in a LIEGHTHOUSE full of LIEONS and LIEMA BEANS!
* TheHyena: Flapjack.
* HypocriticalHumor: Bubbie, frequently. She'll give k'Nuckles no end of grief for not being a good role model and later she does EXACTLY what she berated K'Nuckles for. Flapjack calls her on it frequently, too.
* ILied is something that K'nuckles has said on mutltiple occasions (although he's not [[DesignatedHero necessarily a villain]]).
* IdiotHero: Flapjack himself.
* ImpossibleTask: In the episode "Willy", Flapjack bets a man that he can capture Eight Armed Willy or [[ThePromise he will never say]] [[CatchPhrase "adventure"]] again. Willy has the reputation of killing everybody he meets, so it seems that Flapjack is [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption doomed]]. [[spoiler: Being the main character, Flapjack of course [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu succeeds]], with the help of K'nuckles and the Stormalong Writer's Guild.]]
* InnocentInaccurate: A particularly odd case; a plague rat drastically oversimplifies the effects of the plague... possibly because its brain is too small to fully comprehend them.
* InsaneTrollLogic: K'nuckles mind seems to function on a mixture of this and KnowNothingKnowItAll.
* InTheStyleOf: Arguably, TomWaits.
* ITakeOffenceToThatLastOne: Peppermint Larry refuses to extend credit to Flapjack and Cap'n K'nuckles because "Everybody knows you don't have any money!" K'nuckles indignantly replies "Stop lyin'! Not ''everyone'' knows that."
* ItTastesLikeFeet: "This candy tastes like horse poop, Cap'n!"
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In "Fastest Man Alive", Flapjack and K'nuckles go to the under-sea inventor seeking help in escaping the constable on the bicycle. Flapjack proposes a bicycle with three wheels called a "tricycle", and the inventor proposes methods of transportation he invented that never became popular, such as the "automobile", the "heliocopter" (helicopter), and the "rocket". K'nuckles rejects all of these ideas.
* JerkAss/ JerkWithAHeartOfGold: K'nuckles and a few other Stormalong residents, DependingOnTheWriter
* {{Keet}}: Flapjack.
* KidsAreCruel: "Flapjack Goes to a Party"
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: K'nuckles.
* LargeHam: Lord Nickelbottoms.
* LaughTrack: Used in "Please Retire" and "Under the Sea Monster". WordOfGod says this (and the "drawn in front of the live studio" gag) was included because he felt [[CreatorBacklash they wern't the strongest of the episodes]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Whenever the Real Adventurer spoke.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: "No Syrup For Old Flapjacks".
** In "Careful What You Fish For", K'nuckles and Flapjack catch a fish which they attmpt to eat. the fish begs for its life claiming, amongst other things, that it has a girlfriend
* LiteralMinded: When Captain K'nuckles is standing in line to register a boat and, after drinking an excessive amount of water, needs to go to the bathroom. He asks the man in front of him to hold his spot while he goes to the bathroom. The man cuts a hole in the ground and holds it.
* LostHimInACardGame: Subverted. K'nuckles bets Flapjack in a card game, but actually wins. But still, Flapjack is insulted enough that he leaves to become a banker.
-->'''K'nuckles:''' "What d'ya got?"
-->'''Player:''' '''"Pair of TWOS!!!"'''
-->'''K'nuckles:''' (shows hand) "Pair of threes."
--->(Player runs off crying)
** Subverted again (but in another sense played straight), in that K'nuckles win's somebody ''else's'' kid sidekick in that card game
* LoveTriangle: It's implied at the end of ''Lovebugs'' that [[spoiler:K'nuckles]] ''may'' have a thing for [[spoiler:Candy Wife]]. [[spoiler:It gets [[ContinuityNod payoff]] in ''Candy Cassanova'', when K'nuckles runs away with Candy Wife so he can marry her.]]
* LyricalDissonance: The upbeat, albeit gravelly-voiced "Plague Song"
* MadDoctor: Take a guess. Here's a hint: he provides the page quote.
* MadnessMantra: In "Fastest Man Alive", K'nuckles goes crazy after being constantly arrested by a constable on a bicycle. He curls up in a ball, impersonating the bike's bell: going "Ching. Ching. Ching".
* MamaBear: Well, more like a Mama Whale, but still ...
* MediumBlending: From the start! This is in the opening credits.
** Also, according to Thurop's Deviant Art, the finale will be live action.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Suberted with [[spoiler: Candy Wife]], She gets successful sometimes.
* MistakenForPregnant: Happens to K'nuckles a few times in "Who's That Man in the Mirror?", oddly.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Doctor Barber is far too obsessed with performing [[BodyHorror strange surgeries]] on people.
* MushroomSamba: Drinking sea water sends Flapjack and K'nuckles down a trippy hallucination in the episode "How the West Was Fun".
* MyBelovedSmother: Dr. Barber and his mom.
* MusicalEpisode: ''All Hands on Deck''
* NerfArm: One weapon is a giant nerf pointing hand, with which one pokes people. In one fight, the "hand" was pulled off of its handle, only to reveal an actual sword. Despite this, the party holding the sword declared himself to be defenseless and jumped off the whale/ship.
* NeverSayDie: "I'd rather not live!"
** But more importantly, the show seems to consciously avoid using the word "slave". And this is significant, since Flapjack and K'nuckles have been forced into slavery on at least three different occasions so far.
* NightmareFetishist: Doctor Barber.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Doctor Barber, again.
--> '''''[[spoiler: "Suuuuuuuurgery."]]'''''
* NoCartoonFish: Most of the time averted. But played straight in a recent episode with ''live action'' fish.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Inventor is a parody of James Mason, keeping with his debut episode being a ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' parody.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The episode "Over the Moon" had Flapjack and Captain K'Nuckles see and nearly touch Candied Island...but since it wasn't the Grand Finale, the moon's gravitational pull grabbed them back and they were forced to watch the sugar-coated island float off into the distance. At least Flap was able to taste it...
* NotSoSafeHarbor: Stormalong Harbor.
* OlderSidekick: K'nuckles is an old man.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHyU0craHKg "GROW UP? I'M THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD!"]] (Cue GrossUpCloseUp)
* OpeningShoutOut: In "Two Old Men and A Lock Box", when Richard and Michard start to explain how they came to be in their current predicament, we are treated to new version of the opening credits and theme song that identifies Richard and Michard as the K'nuckles and Flapjack of their generation.
* OrphanageOfFear: Flapjack gets sent to one in "Oh, You Animal".
* OurMonstersAreWeird: The Skymaids and those horrible fish/hair monsters count as two of many examples
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent
-->'''K'nuckles''': ...Mermaids are weird.
* OverlyLongGag: Lolly Poopdeck's painfully drawn out delivery of a punchline (which is his own name!) in "Day Without Laughter".
* ParentalBonus: "Where'd you get the mud?"
* ParentalAbandonment
* {{Pirate}} + ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything
* ThePlague: Played for laughs.
* ThePowerOfLove: It gives Flapjack the power to play billiards perfectly. When playing against Peppermint Larry, Flapjack actually causes every single pool ball ''to fly straight up through the ceiling'' and '''''orbit around the moon in a figure eight''''' before falling back down into the pool table holes. '''''IN ONE SHOT.''''' To make the whole scene complete; ''there's even a '''Carmina Burana'''-like chorus playing as the BGM''.
* PrehensileHair: The fish head and hair monsters made by Dr Barber in "Fish Heads".
* PunBasedTitle: Every single episode.
* PungeonMaster:
** They devoted an entire episode for this, and it's pretty much the only reason for Punsy [=McKale=]'s existence.
** Ropes Pierre, but the only kind of puns he makes are [[IncrediblyLamePun bad ones]] about ropes. [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny He's "knot" funny.]]
** Flapjack himself will do this on occasion, usually to end an episode.
* PuppyLove: Flapjack and Sally Syrup.
* QuickNip: Captain K'nuckles' [[GRatedDrug maple syrup]]
* RaisedByWolves: Flapjack was raised by Bubbie, an intelligent, talking whale, who loves him dearly. Bubbie is kinder, smarter, and more moral than basically every human on the show. And yet she thinks that [[NotSoSafeHarbor Stormalong Harbor]] is a safer place for Flapjack to live than Candied Island -- the rationalization being that it's better to live in a stable populated place than risk life and limb to find Candied Island, even if the stable place ''is'' Stormalong.
* RapidHairGrowth: Brings an episode with a {{snake oil salesman}} (it is eel in universe) that sells one of these.
* RealDreamsAreWeirder:
-->'''Skymaid''': "Keep wishing, and all your dreams will come true!"\\
'''Flapjack''': "Even the scary ones?"\\
'''Skymaid''': "Ahahahahahahahahahahaha... '''YES.'''"
* TheReveal: Several. [[spoiler:Including the best one ever: Blood gnats.]]
* RightBehindMe: Happens when K'nuckles is mocking Worthington in "Who's Moochin' Who?".
* RunningGag: Every time a man is about to tell he flashback, he announces it by saying "Back when I was handsome..." Even if they looked exactly the same back then.
* SamusIsAGirl:
** Cammie the ogre, who is voiced by [[ScaryBlackMan Kevin Michael]] [[CrossDressingVoice Richardson.]] Though she does have [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics a bow]]...
** In the episode where Flapjack is confused as a girl, he meets a huge, ugly buff man with a ''girly'' voice. But the "guy" turns out to be a woman whose wig keeps falling off.
* SchmuckBait: Pretty much the entire plot of "Mind the Store, Don't Look in the Drawer".
* TheScottishTrope:
** Saying the word "west" tends to summon very weird and eldritch creepies.
** "French fry? You want french fry?"
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Tee Hee Tummy Tumms
* SeriousBusiness: Shopping for fancy pants.
* SharkPool: Captain Johnny has one on board his ship in "Liar, Liar, You For Hire?". However, the shark is really [[spoiler:cardboard]].
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: [[CelibateHero "I don't love women,]] [[{{Asexual}} not men, not anything!"]]
* ShoutOut:
** The episode "Whale Times" makes reference to the programming block the series aired on in the United States.
-->'''Flapjack:''' Bubbie sure knocked him down to size!
-->'''K'nuckles:''' Har! Har! Tharsday!
** The intro song contains a couple modified lines from the song "The Big Rock Candy Mountain." The ongoing search for Candied Island could even be a WholePlotReference to the song.
** Did anyone else get a UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy vibe from that sequence in "How The West Was Fun"?
* ShowSomeLeg: The entirety of the episode "Sea Legs", albeit [[FanDisservice giant, green, horrid legs in short shorts.]]
* SimpletonVoice: Peppermint Larry, courtesy of [[ChalkZone Jeff]] [[HouseOfMouse Bennett]].
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A male example.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS/ ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: The K in K'nuckles is pronounced.
* StealthPun: Miss Leading. The fact that she is a teacher, plus the way her name sounds when spoken aloud...
* StylisticSuck: Most of the original songs are sung off-tempo and off-key, with awkward lyrics. The general consensus is that they are ''awesome.''
* SuperCop: Parodied/deconstructed with the constable who invented the bicycle, which allowed him to easily pursue and capture criminals, in "Fastest Man Alive". He ended up only chasing and arresting Flapjack and K'nuckles, which he did at every opportunity, even when they weren't doing anything wrong, making their lives miserable and becoming the not-so heroic HeroAntagonist for that episode.
* TakeThat: The episode "Panfake" was a poke at a Disney cartoon that was being made (that was cancelled as soon as Creator/CartoonNetwork found out), which was a ripoff of the series premise. The name of said cartoon? Poopdeck.
* TakingOverTheTown: The pirates do this to Stormalong in "100 Percensus".
* TelegraphGagSTOP: Done by Lolly Poopdeck in "Who's Moochin' Who?"
* ThatCameOutWrong: In "Oh, You Animal", Bubbie attempts to explain about her and Flapjack:
-->"He doesn't live ''with'' me. He lives ''inside'' me. (pause) My mouth. He lives inside my mouth. (pause) That sounds weirder than it is."
* ThatLiarLies: You LIED! If you were a treasure chest, you would LIE at the bottom of the ocean! You would LIE in a LIEGHTHOUSE full of LIEONS and LIEMA BEANS!
** "Boy, that guy sure sounds like a really big liar."
* ThirdPersonPerson: Cammie hates sardines! And Cammie hates saying Cammie all the time! [[TheWoobie But, if Cammie didn't say Cammie, then no one will say Cammie.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: [[spoiler: Peppermint Larry and Candy Wife in the later episodes.]]
* TickleTorture: In "These Boots were Made for Walking (On Your Face)" the gang searching for K'nuckles kidnap Flapjack and attempt to force him to tell them were Kn'uckles is by tickling him.
* TooDumbToLive: Very nearly literally true with K'Nuckles when he eats the last remaining fruit in Stormalong Harbor, and an angry, scurvy-induced mob threatens to carve him up to retrieve the fruit.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Sally Syrup
* {{Tuckerization}}: Punsy [=McKale=] is named after show animator Patrick [=McHale=]. Unlike most Tuckerizations [[NightmareFuel this is more of a disservice]].
* TravelingLandmass: Candied Island.
* TrueMeaningOfChristmas: Subverted in "Low Tidings" -- K'Nuckles learns the "better to give than to receive" Aesop...but it's made moot when [[spoiler:Poseidon states that everyone can get gifts now, no matter whether they've been good or bad. You know, just like in RealLife.]]
* VerbalTic: Doctor Barber... Hmmm?... Yes?
* WalkThePlank: In "Liar, Liar, You For Hire?", Captain Johnny makes K'nuckles walk the plank into a SharkPool.
* WeirdMoon: They had an entire EPISODE that centered around this trope.
* WholePlotReference: ''The Highlandlubber'' is an extended parody/deconstruction of ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', presenting it's Ramirez expy as [[spoiler:an escapee from Stormalong's Insane Asylum thinking he's immortal and jumping into a volcano to prove it]]
* WideEyedIdealist
* WouldntHitAGirl: In "Sally Syrup Returns" Sally tries to beat a pirate in a fight by acting helpless and saying "You wouldn't hit a girl, would ya?" but after he backs down and she starts kicking his butt, he grabs her and holds her at arm's length. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Flapjack]] tries the same trick on a different pirate, but it turns out to be a woman and she kicks his butt.
* XMeetsY: This show is ''RenAndStimpy's'' art style and unsettling humor meets ''CourageTheCowardlyDog's'' horror plotlines and CrapsackWorld setting mixed in with the cheery, seaside atmosphere of ''SpongeBobSquarePants''.
** And sometimes Creator/DrSeuss meets Gene Deitch.
* YouAreATreeCharlieBrown: In the Low Tides day pageant, a boy plays the tide. He sits down when asked to lower.
* YouMeanXmas: Low Tides Day. The episode was titled "[[PunBasedTitle Low Tidings]]". Remember "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen"? The end of the episode has the holiday changed significantly to more resemble Christmas... sort of.
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