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'''''The Replacements''''' (2006-2009) was a DisneyChannel animated TV series. The [[ExpositoryThemeTune opening sequence explains that siblings Todd and Riley lived in an orphanage, with no explanation of what happened to their parents]]. Stumbling across a [[AcmeProducts Fleemco comic book, they mail-ordered a Fleemco phone]] (which allows them to replace any person or animal they desire) and in the process they got new parents: a female British secret agent named K (along with her sarcastic talking car) and a none-too-bright professional daredevil named Dick Daring.

Whenever Todd and Riley want to replace someone, they push a special button on their Fleemco phones, connecting them with Conrad Fleem. Fleemco immediately replaces the person with someone more to the liking of Todd and Riley. The series follows their chaotic misadventures as they use Fleemco to attempt to better their lives in nearly every problematic situation they encounter. (Although as the series progressed they managed to get into trouble with Fleemco replacements barely figuring into the episode.)

No relation to a [[Film/TheReplacements football movie]] starring KeanuReeves. Or the [[Music/TheReplacements Minnesotan punk band]].
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!!''The Replacements'' provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: [[spoiler:Sierra spends the rest of season 1 and most of 2 trying to break Riley and Johnny up so Sierra can be with him. Yet after Johnny broke up with Riley, Sierra seems to have lost interest in him. Though she created a misunderstanding with Riley and Johnny's cousin.]]
* AcmeProducts: It seems everything in the world is made or run by Fleemco.
* ActionMom: Agent K.
* AdultsAreUseless: One of the driving points of the show as the adults the twins run into usually are quite ineffective in helping them, though more often then not the ones that do get replaced turn out being much worse.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: Riley.
* AllThereInTheManual: The timeline on the official Fleemco website revealed that the company's previous owner was Conrad's brother Chauncey, a stubborn man who refused to listen to other people or try to understand them, nearly running the company into the ground as a result (he supported Betamax, for crying out loud). Conrad inherited the company after Chauncey disappeared during an ill-advised rafting expedition. [[spoiler:This explains how Todd and Riley wound up in the orphanage, and why Conrad wanted to teach them about understanding other people before revealing their heritage and birthright.]]
* TheAllegedSteed: Prince Cinnamon Boots, the pet mule of the Daring family.
* AnAesop: Most every episode. Sometimes subverted.
* AlphaBitch: Sierra [=McCool=].
* AnimatedSeries
* ArtEvolution: Season 2. Notice the noses on the Todd and Riley look different and that the body proportions looks (especially on the female characters) more slimming.
** Also note that the characters went from having FourFingeredHands in the early seasons to having ''normal'' five fingered ones in later seasons.
* AutomatedAutomobiles: C.A.R.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Dick Daring, Ace Palmero, Travis Bodie, and in what might be the straightest possible example of this trope, Sierra [=McCool=].
* BeautifulAllAlong: Variation: Until season two, nobody had any idea what Tasumi really looked like.
** Lampshaded with Shelton in season one. Subverted with his sister.
* BecauseISaidSo
* BigManOnCampus: Johnny Hitswell.
* BlackBestFriend: Abbey.
* BookDumb: Todd Daring.
* BrainlessBeauty: Tasumi and Riley both realize that the boys in school will do anything for them as long as they act stupid and helpless.
* BumblingDad: Dick Daring.
* ButtMonkey: Shelton Klutzberry.
* CelebrityStar: Celebrity Starr, played by MileyCyrus.
* ContinuityNod: Used frequently in season 2, for some reason. [[ForegoneConclusion Though this might've been their way of pointing out that the series was coming to an end]].
* CoolCar: C.A.R.
* CouchGag: The Fleemco public service announcements.
* CreditCardPlot
* CrossDressingVoices: Todd is voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright.
* DeadpanSnarker: C.A.R.
* DeepFriedWhatever: Including roadkill and a football in ''Carnie Dearest''.
* DisobeyThisMessage: Subverted, as Riley learns everyone else is allowed to be whoever they want even if that means they act like everyone else.
* DuctTapeForEverything
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Agent K's middle name is Mildred.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Originally, Todd and Riley only got their parents replaced, then an executive suggested that they should have the ability to replace other adults too.
* {{Engrish}}: Tasumi speaks like that, since she's a Japanese Japanese.
* EvenBeggarsWontChooseIt: Riley and her friends were once selling jerky. It was so bad hungry wolves refused to eat it.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* ExtremeOmnivore: Dick eats 50 pinecones in an episode. He was only dared to eat one, but found them so tasty he couldn't help himself.
** There's also Dick easily defeating The Human Garbage Can in a contest of who could stomach the most rancid food while on a spinning carnival ride in "Carnie Dearest"
* TheFaceless: Conrad Fleem.
* FakeBrit: Agent K is voiced by Kath Soucie, not [[MyLifeAsATeenageRobot Moira "Brit" Quirk.]] Remember that.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Happens to Dick and K in ""A Buzzwork Orange" (where FreakyFriday is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded.]])
** VoicesAreMental, however, is averted (which is a rare event in cartoons). Instead, the viewers rely on the different accents to tell them apart.
* FiveManBand / FiveTokenBand:
** TheHero - Riley
** TheLancer - Todd
** TheSmartGuy - Jacobo (Hispanic)
** TheBigGuy - Tasumi (Asian)
** TheChick - Abbey (Black)
** TagalongKid - Shelton (Jewish, & he would be the Smart Guy if only he appeared more)
*** Actually, the episode "Crushing Riley" specifically states that Shelton isn't really that smart, even. [[TheWoobie The poor guy just can't win]]...
* FourFingeredHands: This was true for the earlier seasons, but later they all acquired five fingers.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Many examples. One of the more obvious examples was in the episode where Fleemco turned out to be developing an anatomically-correct robotic duplicate of underage Riley. Part of her assembly was shown, with scientists gawking at the double's naked leg in a scene which strongly implies that the rest of the robot was also naked.
** Then there's the episode where Abby's sister basically treated Todd like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male_prostitution gigolo]], showering him with gifts in return for dating her
** In the FreakyFridayFlip sideplot of an episode when Dick in K's body drives C.A.R, he was highly disturbed to find out that he was being driven by Dick the whole time and tells in horror the details with what he had allowed him to do. To that end, he gives himself a [[ShowerOfAngst traumatized wash down]] while saying he'll "[[DefiledForever never get clean]]".
* GenreSavvy: Garth the janitor is downright obnoxious about this in one episode. He refuses to help Riley because "every time i slightly inconvenience you or your funny-looking brother, some guys in jumpsuits show up and send me somewhere nice for a few weeks." When said jumpsuits turn up, he's waiting impatiently for them with his suitcase already packed.
* GirlPosse: Sierra leads one of these.
* GrapplingHookPistol: Agent K wields one frequently.
* HappilyAdopted: The very premise of the show.
* HappilyMarried: Despite the fact they are the chosen replacement parents of Todd and Riley, Dick and K truly love each other.
* HippieTeacher: Riley replaces the cheerleading coach with one in "Cheer Pressure".
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Riley's sugar addiction.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: "I left a pie in the washing machine."
* InvisibleStreaker: Todd becomes one in the episode ''Todd Busters''.
* ImagineTheAudienceNaked
* {{Irony}}: Riley uses a cute lifeguard to make an unnoticed Johnny jealous, much to her frustration. Then Riley unintentionally broke the lifeguard's heart because he developed feelings for her. As a result, the pool was closed, which causes everyone to hate her, including Johnny who was about to ask her out.
* ItCameFromTheFridge
* ItTastesLikeFeet
* JerkAss: Todd, a lot of times.
* JerkJock: Buzz.
* JetPack: Agent K.
* KentBrockmanNews: Ace Palmero.
* KissingInATree: The episode where Riley tries to find a girlfriend for Shelton has Sierra not only tease her with this song, but Todd actually visualizes it. Also, [[spoiler:Jacobo and Tasumi]] state that they were actually doing this in the last episode.
* LastMinuteHookUp: [[spoiler:Jacobo and Tasumi]] are revealed to be a couple in the last episode.
** [[spoiler:Though, it was revealed in "The Truth Hurts" that Tasumi has a crush on Jacobo.]]
* LethalChef: Agent K.
* LimitedWardrobe: All the characters. With Dick at least, it is specifically shown that he owns countless red-white-and-blue jumpsuits.
* LineOfSightName: Todd takes an evil robot to school to threaten the teachers into accepting anything he says as correct, says the first president of the UnitedStates is "George Stapler"
** But then even more impressively, since its named for said president, all of the school's signs were immediately changed to say "George Stapler Middle School", and [[ContinuityNod the name remained for the rest of the series]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Conrad is Todd and Riley's uncle.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Todd, in a mild form.
** It's most evident with Sierra.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Shelton, ''twice'' in one episode:
--> '''Agent K:''' Todd, it's your friends. And Shelton.
--> '''Riley:''' This time it was Shelton, next time it might be someone we actually care about!
** In another episode, Todd even uses the exact words "my friends - and Shelton -".
* NerdGlasses: Sheldon.
* NervousWreck: In "The Truth Hurts", the head of the school newspaper who is replaced is a Nervous Wreck who is constantly jittery and gets extremely nervous about the idea of anything being published in the school newspaper that would make things like fruit on the bottom yogurt as opposed to being like plain yogurt, as he likes it.
* NeverMyFault: She doesn't even apologize to Johnny for her yandere-ish behavior.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sheldon again; he has Jerry Lewis' voice and mannerisms. Also, a sleezy salesman does a fairly good Phil Hartman.
* OfficeGolf: Used in one episode with a bear rug.
* OneOfTheBoys: In "Glee By the Sea", Todd falls for a girl who is this.
** In "Cinder-Riley", Riley got a makeover out of fear Johnny would otherwise see her as such.
* OneWePreparedEarlier
* OpeningShoutOut: In the final episode
* OrphanageOfFear
* PaperThinDisguise
* ParentalBonus
* PositiveDiscrimination: Averted in the episode where a blind kid uses his disability to bully Todd.
* PowerOfLove: Made fun of in 'German Squirmin': Sheldon: "Princess Cuddlepuff wields the power of love... which apparently wasn't powerful enough to defeat his doom ray...
* RetroactiveWish: In one episode, Todd had the school librarian replaced with someone who'd turn the library into a place where he'd like to be. Riley got ran over by a buffalo stampede right after she asked if they were what'd come next. She asked about a ''unicorn'' stampede but nothing happened. She complained because it worked with the buffaloes, [[TemptingFate causing another stampede]].
* SapientSteed
* ScaryLibrarian: "Quiet Riot".
* ShoutOut: Dick tries to put Prince Cinnamon Boots out for the night, but Prince Cinnamon Boots [[TheFlintstones locks him out instead]].
** And in the episode A Tale of Two Rileys the robot Riley looks a lot like the one from [[{{Terminator}} Terminator 2]]
** [[Literature/{{Twilight}} "...I spotted a sparkly guy and clumsily fell in love?"]]
** Riley and Todd doing the [[EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop Charlie Brown Christmas dance]] in the intro.
** Apparently the Fleemstar 2 comes complete with a [[BattlestarGalactica Cylon Head.]]
* SiblingYinYang
* SlumberParty: "Late Night with Todd and Riley."
* SomethingWeForgot: A running gag with Prince Cinnamon Boots.
** Inverted in "The Revenge of Prince Cinnamon Boots"...an episode which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Jacobo's name is constantly being spelled as "Hakobo", even by the close-captions.
* SpyCatsuit: Agent K.
* StacysMom: Agent K.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Corletta the lovely magician's assistant who taken K's place in "Abra K Dabra".
* TokenTrio: Riley, Abbey and Tasumi
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Conrad's face resembles Todd's and Riley's. Guess why.]]
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Inverted with Shelton's mom and her two offspring.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Agent K and Dick Daring.
** Shelton's mom and dad, too.
* WeaponizedCar: C.A.R.
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where the Hell Is Pleasant Hills?]] - We're not sure, but it's probably not a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Hills,_PA suburb of Pittsburgh]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Agent K suffers from crippling stage fright.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Riley and Johnny, as of season 2. Riley still has feelings for her and tries to get him back, but her {{Yandere}}-ish nature ruins it. At the end of one episode, Johnny may want to get back with her, but Riley wasn't interested.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Abbey seems to be a lost member of some GirlPosse, sometimes laughing or agreeing with [[AlphaBitch Sierra]]'s insults to Riley.
* {{Yandere}}: Riley to Johnny Hitswell, seriously, she has puppets, a balloon Johnny... just watch season 2, 18: Heartbreak in the City.
* XanatosGambit: Todd justifies helping his sister with the following statement: "Either we save the day or I get to see her blow up when everything goes horribly wrong! Its win-win."
* YeahShot: At the end of "The Majestic Horse".
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