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''Tutenstein'' is an Emmy Award winning animated television series, produced by [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues Porchlight Entertainment]] for [[DiscoveryChannel Discovery Kids]]. It also airs on [[Creator/ToonDisney Jetix]] in Turkey. It began broadcasting on November 1, 2003. The half-hour series features young mummy Tutankhensetamun (based on real-life Tutankhamun and usually called "Tutenstein" as in the title) who is awakened about 3,000 years after his accidental death and now has to face the fact that his kingdom is gone.

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!!Tropes:
* AesopAmnesia: Most episodes involve Tut learning that he should treat his friends well and/or not use magic for selfish reasons. It never sticks.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Luxor fits the bill, when you see the episode where he and Chloe have a Freaky Friday Moment. "Perhaps I could wear that powder blue mini with a matching nehru jacket. I think Jake would find me quite fetching in it!"
* BigBad: Set.
* BlackAndNerdy: Cleo, at least when it comes to Egyptology.
* BlessedWithSuck: Arguably, Luxor. The scepter's magic made him intelligent and able to speak, but also forced him to become Tut's ExtremeDoormat BeleagueredAssistant.
** Luxor also counts as a ButtMonkey and a {{Woobie}}.
* CatsAreMean: Averted with Luxor, who's one of the most good-natured characters in the series.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Did you just trap [[EldritchAbomination Apep]] with a fishing net?
* DisappearedDad: Cleo's father. It's never clear exactly what happened to him.
* DisproportionateRetribution: It's hard to blame the gods for being annoyed with [[JerkAss Tuten]][[RoyalBrat stein]], but threatening a ten-year-old child with eternal damnation for crimes like vandalizing a wall or cheating at a board game seems a ''little'' harsh.
** Cleo even points this out, mentioning that in spite of his position, is just a kid.
* DownerEnding: "The Comeback Kid". [[spoiler:Not only does Tut turn back into a mummy, ''he will never get the chance to become flesh and blood again''.]] FridgeLogic makes the whole series kind of a downer from then on.
* ElvisImpersonator: The characters visited a convention of them in "The King of Memphis".
* EternalEnglish: Tutenstein and the Egyptian gods all speak modern English, though Tut has JustAStupidAccent. Presumably [[AWizardDidIt the Scepter of Was did it]].
* FiveManBand: Sort of....
** TheHero: Cleo
** TheLancer: Tut (Subversion, he's the star)
** TheSmartGuy: Luxor (also the TeamPet)
** TheBigGuy(s): Kyle and Jake
** TheChick: Natasha
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: In "Day of the Undead," Tut walks among mortals on Halloween, impressing trick-or-treaters with how much his costume looks and smells like a long-dead Egyptian mummy.
* LargeHam: Tut
* LosingYourHead
* MagicSkirt: in this case it's Tut's kilt.
* MagicWand: The Scepter of Was functions as one.
* MeaningfulName: Cleo's full name is Cleopatra Carter. The first part is obvious, while "Carter" alludes to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Carter Howard Carter]], the archaeologist who found the original Tutankhamun's tomb.
* NeverSayDie: Completely averted.
* NiceHat: Tut's gigantic nemes headress. He only takes it off a few times in the entire series.
* NotGrowingUpSucks: An occasional source of angst for Tut. It comes to a head in "Old Man Tut", when he uses magic to grow into a teenager so he can cut off his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth_side_lock sidelock of youth]], but then has to deal with RapidAging.
* PowerTrio:
** Id: Tut
** Ego: Chloe
** Superego: Luxor
* RipVanTinkle: Tut's first act after being brought back from the dead is to run to the bathroom.
* RoyalBrat: Tut acts like a spoiled little JerkAss most of the time.
* SassyBlackWoman: Cleo has her moments.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Well, he is the Pharaoh...
* ServileSnarker: Luxor, so very much.
* SlapSlapKiss: Cleo and Tutenstein's relationship is full of this. Enter {{Squick}} here.
** Cleo even gets a HeIsNotMyBoyfriend moment at one point.
* StatusQuoIsGod
* TalkingAnimal: Luxor.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: As with [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang and Katara]], Cleo is taller because she's two years older.
* UndeadChild
* UndeathAlwaysEnds: Averted - by the end of the series, Tutenstein is still a living mummy.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Tut and Cleo.
* WalkLikeAnEgyptian: Naturally.
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