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''Three Delivery'' (2008) is an animated series appearing on Creator/{{Nicktoons}} Network, and produced as a joint collaboration with Creator/AnimationCollective and [=FatKat=] Studios.

It centers on the staff of the Chinese restaurant Wu's Garden: Calvin Wu, his mother Mei Hua (who is mostly referred to as Nana), Calvin's son Barney, and the three delivery kids Sue, Sid and Tobey, who have more to do than deliver takeout around Chinatown. Years ago, Kong Li unleashed the powers of a magical cookbook. The pages -- which contain magical recipes -- were scattered all over Chinatown. A spell was placed on the area by Mei Hua to keep the worst effects confined to Chinatown and to protect the rest of the world. Nana and the Three Delivery trio are in a race to get the magical recipe pages before Kong Li does, and endangers the world.

The title of the show is a clever pun on the facts that the trio delivers takeout to {{Muggles}} and magic cookbook pages to Nana, and that their cook, Barney, is overly excited about the fact that Wu's Restaurant has ''free'' delivery.
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!!Tropes:
* ABirthdayNotABreak: Sid's birthday features a FountainOfYouth cake recipe, young!Nana being tricked into helping Kong Li and all three delivery kids nearly being killed by Kong Li.
* AffectionateNickname: Sid calls Sue "mae mae", which seems to mean "sister" or "little sister" in context, while she calls him "bro".
* AlternateUniverse: Sid's wish causes one.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Sue crushes on Barney. Barney crushes on Tiffany Cho. Tobey crushes on some girls who simply uses him as entertainment.
* AttentionDeficitOhShiny: Tobey. When he's [[BalefulPolymorph in animal form]], it tends to be worse.
* AudibleBlink: Mostly in reaction to the weird/bizarre things Tobey says and does.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Most prominent in Sue and Sid's relationship with Tobey. They both find him incredibly annoying but they take him being threatened ''very'' poorly. A prime example is in episode 4: when [[BalefulPolymorph Monkey-Tobey]] shows up, Sue assumes that he's responsible for hurting the real Tobey and is ready to beat him up until Sid figures out the truth.
* BadassBookworm: Sue, who studies when they're not fighting or working, and applies what she learns.
* BadassNormal: The trio. They have no special powers; they're just trained in martial arts.
* BalefulPolymorph: Some of the recipes, like the fortune cookie one in episode 4 and some of Nana's own home-brewed cookies, transform people into animals.
* BareYourMidriff: Sue.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Sid discovers this after drinking a recipe-powered smoothie.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Though the main trio all seem to be the same age, they're fiercely protective of each other and get worried when they can't contact each other.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Sue and Sid are siblings.
* TheBigGuy: Mr. Wu, although calling him, Nana and the trio a FiveManBand would be stretching things.
* BigEater: Again, Mr. Wu.
* ChekhovsGun
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: All three.
* CoolOldLady; Nana, who trained Sid, Sue, and Tobey to fight evil.
* CrazyPrepared: Nana has given the kids bikes outfitted with things they may need in the course of their cookbook quest.
* CymbalBangingMonkey: [[spoiler: Who uses magic fortune cookies that cause transformations.]]
* DeflectorShields / ContainmentField: There's a magic force field around Chinatown protecting the world from what happens inside it.
* DistractedByTheShiny: Tobey most of the time, though he's worse in [[BalefulPolymorph animal form]].
* TheDitz: Tobey is the one with a blond streak, both figuratively and literally.
* EstablishingShot: Wu's Garden in particular.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Each episode ends with Nana and the trio winding down for a bit in the garden behind the restaurant. They put the recipe back in the cookbook, then return for one more quick gag before the credits.
* EvilLaugh: Kong Li does this when he has the chance.
* FaceDoodling: Tobey does this with duck sauce to a sleeping Sue and Sid in episode 15.
* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Well, friendly until the weird magic stuff starts happening.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear
* [[GratuitousJapanese Gratuitous Chinese]]: Chinese phrases crop up infrequently, even when there's an English equivalent.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The cookbook of spells.
* GroundhogDayLoop: The three delivery kids end up looping Friday the 13th. Trying to fix it doesn't go well for most of the episode.
* HappilyAdopted: All three delivery kids by Nana. None of them have fond memories of the orphanage she found them in and they all absolutely adore her. In the AlternateUniverse above, Sue [[TearJerker sounds about ready to cry when Nana doesn't recognize her]].
* IdiosyncraticWipes: The scene transitions feature Chinese characters and one of the three doing martial arts poses.
* ItsAllMyFault: When Sue's magic tutor in "The Tutor" turns out to be Kong Li, who captures Sid and plans to feed him to a crab demon, Sue claims this. Arguably she's right, though she does manage to fix things.
* LethalChef: Calvin. Though arguably, anybody who gets a recipe from the magical cookbook could be so.
* LeParkour
* LukeIMightBeYourFather: In the series finale, Kong Li tells Tobey that he is his father. However, Nana says that she doesn't know for sure and that Kong Li only thinks that Tobey is his son.
* MartialArtsAndCrafts
* {{Muggles}}: Barney [and possibly his father] are unaware of Nana's mission with the three delivery kids.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Mei Hua is a sweet old lady who has significant martial arts prowess, and is quite capable of using it when the situation calls for it.
* OpeningNarration: Describing the show's premise; Nana and Kong Li are former mage classmates. The latter turned to evil, and the former trained the titular trio to fight him and protect Chinatown and the world.
* OrphanageOfFear: Maybe not fear exactly but the orphanage where the three delivery kids lived before [[HappilyAdopted being adopted by Nana]] was definitely not pleasant and Sid still describes [[ABirthdayNotABreak a birthday where everything goes wrong and a]] FountainOfYouth [[ABirthdayNotABreak cake is unleashed on several Chinatown residents]] as great because it's not being celebrated at the orphanage.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: As might be expected for a show that takes place in Chinatown, the dragons are of the Chinese variety.
* ParentalAbandonment: Sue, Sid and Tobey are all orphans.
** DisappearedDad: Nana is Calvin's mother, but there's no sign of his father. Given that his mother is a CoolOldLady, it's probably a safe assumption he has died.
** MissingMom: Calvin is Barney's dad, but there's no sign of his mother.
* PreciousPuppies: Most of the dogs on the show, including [[BalefulPolymorph Dog-Tobey]].
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Nana raised Sid, Sue and Tobey in response to one.
* ResetButton: Finding the recipe of the episode and brewing the antidote generally acts as a partial one but the AlternateUniverse above had to be wished back to normal.
* {{Roofhopping}}
* SkunkStripe: Tobey has one.
* UnusualEuphemism: "We're gonna be shrimp toast!"/"You're gonna be shrimp toast!"
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Or in their case: deliver Chinese food, clean the restaurant, save the world.
* YouWatchTooMuchX: Inverted in episode 3. When a monster ends up running scared from Sid, he expresses surprise and remarks that the monster needs to read more comic books.
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