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[[caption-width-right:350:Behold, my latest invention. My very own TV Tropes page.]]

''Tracey [=McBean=]'' is an animated series from Australia film company Southern Star Entertainment chronicling the everyday lifestyle of the titular GadgeteerGenius as she, with assistance from her best friend Shamus, uses her HomemadeInventions to solve whatever problem that encounters her way.

It was based on a one-hit children's book entitled ''Tracey [=McBean=] and the Stretching Machine'' written by Mary Small and illustrated by Arthur Filloy, which was published in 1989 and proved popular enough to be reprinted four times before getting an adaptation.
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!!Tracey [=McBean=] requires the following for her latest invention:

* ABoyAGirlAndABabyFamily: Tracey, Gordon, and Megan, though the latter isn't an infant.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Also counts as an AdaptationExpansion.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Megan, who's also a BrattyHalfPint at times.
* BeachEpisode
* DramaticWind: Invoked when Tracey is proposing a dare to ride down Mt. Massacre to Jim and Jake. Shamus turned it up to eleven by invoking a Dramatic Thunderstorm telling a bogus urban legend about a guy who suffered a DisneyDeath riding down the mountain (all they found of him was his nose).
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many of the inventions count, but the Lost Thing Finder takes the crown.
* FunnyAfro: Tracey's dad once had this, before he started losing his hair.
* GadgeteerGenius
* HomemadeInventions: Tracey's signature talent.
* LimitedWardrobe
* {{Meganekko}}
* MesACrowd: "Multiplication", though the Shamus clones are bite-sized.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Crazy Invention of the Week seems more appropriate.
* MsExposition
* NeverSayDie: Averted in one episode when Tracey walks in on Gordon after he went WalkingTechbane on her breakfast making machine, which pushed her BerserkButton.
-->'''Tracey:''' Gordon, you moron. I am going to KILL YOU!!
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Happens on several occasions.
* RedheadedHero
* RunningGag: Jake saying something intellectual and Jim telling him to shut up.
* SayMyName: Done at least five times in the introduction.
* SerialEscalation: There is literally next to no scientific basis for any of the inventions shown in the series. That and some of the episodes take things to rather ludicrous proportions.
* {{Sidekick}}: Shamus
* SitcomArchNemesis: Jim and Jake [=McConnolly=].
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: During the "School Camp" episode, Tracey invents a device to communicate with aliens. She wound up communicating with glow worms instead.
* ThickLineAnimation
* TwoShorts
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In an attempt to swindle Tracey out of her [=H2Grow=] formula, Jim [=McConnolly=] decides to make them tell him by telling Jake's fear, which he says is Custard. Tracey and Shamus don't believe him. [[spoiler:When Tracey tricks them into taking a version of the formula spiked with Custard, it turns out that Jake's fear really is Custard. And after the events of the episode, Jake has gotten over his fear, but now ''Jim'' has a fear of Custard (it involved a Custard Twister, and we'll leave it at that).]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tracey's aunt has pink hair.
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