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[[caption-width-right:250:''Happy we'll be, Living under the sea, Come along with the Snorks!'']]

'''The Snorks''' was a 1980s cartoon, originally developed by Freddy Monnickendam and produced by {{Hanna-Barbera}} for Creator/{{NBC}}, about Snorks, who live in a domed village under the sea and have snorkel-like appendages on their heads instead of noses.
The Snorks were forbidden to ever leave their undersea village because those in power didn't want them to be found by humanity. So, OnceAnEpisode, the heroes of the show had to leave the village for the greater good. And they always got away with it, despite the punishment for leaving being steep.

...at least, that was the gist of Season 1. The later seasons focused more on how the Snorks interacted with each other.

It's a little like TheSmurfs [[RecycledINSPACE but underwater]] -- and the characters have their own individual appearances. They do their {{smurfing}} in pretty much the same way (All's well that snorks well!).

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!!Tropes:

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Dr. Strangesnork, who can forget his name at times.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Occy
* ArtisticLicenseBiology
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In the episode "In Junior's Image", a mirror-image duplicate of Junior is brought into the Snorks' world. He ''appears'' to be the opposite of Junior with regard to personality, but [[spoiler:near the end of the episode it turns out he's not only even ''more'' of a JerkAss than Junior, but he turns into a 12-foot-tall clawed abomination, which is all the more disturbing because his face didn't change at all.]]
* BigEater: Dimmy. Jojo took on this trait when Dimmy disappeared.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Dimmy vanished without explanation after season 2 when his voice actor left to pursue other projects. He would later appear [[DemotedToExtra as a background character]].
* ConjoinedEyes
* CoolShip: A submarine
* CoolOldGuy: Dr. Galeo
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Blowfish project, sending the Blowfish device above the surface, is presented as similar to launching a rocket into space.
* EverybodyMustGetStoned: The episode "Reefberry Madness", where the Snorks eat reefberries laced with silly powder and start acting silly.
* FollowTheLeader
* HiddenElfVillage
* JerkAss: Junior
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Junior again, from season 3 onward.
* MadScientist: Dr. Strangesnork
* OnceAnEpisode
* TheRival: Junior Wetworth
* {{Smurfing}}...er...Snorking.
* SpoiledBrat: Li'l Seaweed
* {{Steampunk}}: Not in aesthetic, but all their technology apparently ran on it.
* TagalongKid: Junior's brother, Willie.
* TheUnintelligible: Tooter speaks in the form of "tooting" various sound effects. He can also talk to animals.
** One episode had a character named Tadah who only spoke in the form of "tooting". The only word she could say was "y'all".
* UpperClassTwit: Junior
* WaterIsAir
* WeWantOurJerkBack: This happened with Junior several times.

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