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''Tutenstein'' is an Emmy-Award-winning animated television series, produced by Porchlight Entertainment (''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'') for [[Creator/DiscoveryChannel Discovery Kids]] that began broadcasting on November 1, 2003. Based on the comic book series of the same name by Jay Stephens (who would later create Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''), the half-hour series heavily features Myth/EgyptianMythology.

In the series, the young mummy Tutankhensetamun (based on real-life Tutankhamun and usually called "Tutenstein" as in the title) is awakened about 3,000 years in a museum after his accidental death and now has to face the fact that his kingdom is gone. Helping him out is 12-year-old Cleo Carter, a girl interested in Ancient Egypt, and a magical cat named Luxor, who is both Cleo's pet and Tut's servant. The trio face a variety of issues caused by Tut's inexperience as a pharaoh, but frequently involving figures from Ancient Egyptian legend, most notably Set, the god of chaos, who seeks Tut's Staff of Was -- a magical artifact that grants it wielder the right to rule over the world.

The series ran for 39 episodes, ending in 2008 with TheMovie "Clash of the Pharoahs".

!!This show contains examples of:

* AdventurerArchaeologist: Cleo's father, (and Cleo at heart, if her dreams are any indication). The trope shows up a few other times during the show's run in minuscule ways.
* 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!"
* BadBoss: Set isn't just an evil god, he treats his minions rather horribly.
* 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}}.
* BrainFood / HorrorHunger: Discussed early in the series, when Cleo and Luxor watch a mummy movie together.
--> '''Cleo''': Luxor, this movie is so cheesy it's great! What are you so scared about?
--> '''Luxor''': That mummy eats brains!
--> '''Cleo''': Luxor, get real! Tutenstein's a mummy, he doesn't eat brains!
--> '''Luxor''': ''So far.''
** Ironically, the Ancient Egyptians believed the center of one's personality and knowledge was the heart, not the brain.
* 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]].
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* 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.
* JerkassGods: Most of the Egyptian Gods are shown to be as temperamental, arrogant, and dangerously and randomly vindictive as Tut and often are the cause of many problems in different episodes (e.g. the Goddess of Love Hathor becoming offended that an obnoxious Tut wasn't getting respect and having a pyramid built for him so she turns into Sekhmet to kill some construction workers, the God Ra being furious at those who deny his authority, the Goddess Isis trying to eternally damn Tut for vandalizing a wall and cheating at a board game, etc.) Set happens to be the worst of the bunch.
* LargeHam: Tut
* LosingYourHead
* MagicSkirt: in this case it's Tut's shendyt.
* MagicWand: The Scepter of Was functions as one.
* MeanBoss: You probably wouldn't want to work for Horace Bedhety, but he's mostly just vain and petty.
* 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.
* NephariousPharaoh: Tut is not and never has been a merciful person.
* NiceHat: Tut's gigantic nemes headress. He only takes it off a few times in the entire series.
* NotAMask: "I wear no mask. This is the face of royalty, of authority, of magnificence."
* 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.
* PaperThinDisguise: Cleo's pink hoodie and a pair of sunglasses are the only precautions Tut ever takes.
* PowerTrio:
** Id: Tut
** Ego: Chloe
** Superego: Luxor
* PrincessInRags: With a dash of denial.
* PullingThemselvesTogether
* 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.
* ScalesOfJustice: The episode ''Curse Of The Pharaoh'' has Tutenstein go through the weighing of his heart[[note]]For obvious reasons he couldn't use his original heart so he used a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_scarab Heart Scarab]], which is described as some sort of spare heart.[[/note]] again in order to get rid of Ammut.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Well, he is the Pharaoh...
* ServileSnarker: Luxor, so very much.
* SlapSlapKiss: Cleo and Tutenstein's relationship is full of this. Enter {{Squick}} here.
* SlidingScaleOfUndeadRegeneration: Strangely, Tut has been referred to as "rotting" many, many times during the series, and it's a running gag. But the definition of mummy is a dead body that in fact does ''not'' rot. It's never revealed whether or not Tut can heal (though the evidence points to: no).
* SophisticatedAsHell: Tut has quite an extensive vocabulary, excellent manners, and an affinity for modern youth slang.
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: Initially averted. Tut accepts his undead-ness as part of his identity almost immediately. Later, when he begins to realize he'll be this way forever, it's played with. He mourns his flesh-and-blood body, and the fact that he'll never "grow up".
* StatusQuoIsGod
* TalkingAnimal: Luxor.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Presumably the reason Tut keeps himself hidden. It's never stated directly, but it's frequently said that for Tut being out in the open is not "safe", and it's hard to imagine anything else that would convince him to stay quiet.
* TimeFreezeTrollingSpree: In the episode "The Boat of Millions of Years" has Tut wishing a movie night would last longer. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor This causes Ra the Sun God to get captured on his journey through the underworld and time stops altogether]]. Later when Cleo and Luxor wake up they first get everyone frozen on the street out of harm's way. However when they find Walter in the museum they decide to prank him. They replace the burgers he is about to eat with skulls and a sword, puts a wig on his head and a skirt on him. When time unfreezes, Walter bites the skull and thinks he's [[AlienAbduction being messed with by aliens]].
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: As with [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang and Katara]], Cleo is taller because she's two years older.
* UndeadChild
* UndeathlyPallor: Afroasiatic Tut, in death, is somehow a pale green color (the dark color of his exposed hands and feet make this kind of confusing.)
* UndeathAlwaysEnds: Averted - by the end of the series, Tutenstein is still a living mummy.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Tut and Cleo.
* WalkLikeAnEgyptian: Naturally.
* ZombieGait: Tut pulls this in the show's opening, and every once in a while in the show as well.