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A ComedyCentral animated series that premiered March 17, 2010.

Take NewYorkCity, [[XMeetsY add every horrifying beast, sci-fi freak]], [[FantasyKitchenSink and fantasy fairy you or anyone else can think of]], [[FusionDance shake thoroughly]], and you've got ''Ugly Americans''.

The show is set in an AlternateUniverse version of NewYorkCity where all supernatural creatures exist and have integrated with humanity. Mark Lilly is a new employee at New York's Department of Integration (the "Token Bleeding Heart"), whose job is to help immigrants fit in with American society as well as help monsters fit in human society in general. Unfortunately for Mark, his co-worker Leonard is a drunk wizard, his demonic boss Twayne couldn't care less, and he is at odds with the head of the law enforcement division Frank, who would rather see them all deported. Rounding out the cast is Mark's other succubus boss Callie, who he is having a sorta relationship with, and Mark's lazy zombie roommate Randall.

Sadly, the show ended after two seasons due to lukewarm ratings. The network tried to find outside financing for it, but that fell through. It was finally revived as an app for iPhone and iPad.

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!! This animated series provides examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Great Brain's fiancée is named Dolores.
* AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark: Despite that the animation looks like an E.C. comic (you know, the comic company that made ''TalesFromTheCrypt'') come to life.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Pointedly averted with demons, who are shown filling the entire spectrum of [[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] {{Character Alignment}}s with the exception of any variation on Good.
* AlternateHistory: It seems there was a "zombie civil war" in the 60s instead of all that Vietnam business.
** [[GangsOfNewYork Bill the Butcher]] was a vampire, who currently runs a pizza parlor.
** UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln came back as a zombie, afterwards he founded a couple charitable foundations and invented the sunroof. Also, he's dating Jessica Alba.
* AnythingThatMoves: Randall, including Great Brain's fiancée, and a blob creature.
** Except Callie. He [[MemeticMutation wouldn't touch her with his dick, and it's dead.]]
*** Which seems to have done a 180, as Randall offers his assistance (complete with fanfare) as a "Rebound Artist" when Mark becomes enchanted for another woman.
** Along with BiTheWay (drilling a hole in their shower to watch Callie and Mark have sex and then telling Mark he's got a nice piece, talking about how they could beat off together; all [[IncrediblyLamePun hetero-acceptable]], but still...), most tropers didn't think those tropes ''could'' be combined.
*** However this could have simply been HypocriticalHumor. As he stated he didn't want things to get uncomfortable, only to say that after.
** A single line from "Treegasm" solidified Randall's status - "[[NoodleIncident ...and that's how my crabs got chlamydia.]] Oh, and recently my dick fell off. I don't know how I forgot ''that'' little chestnut!" Cue the Treeture deciding he wants to be monogamous after all.
** However, Randall has ''nothing'' on (the late) Councilman Sammy Fitzpatrick, who groped Twayne openly, and got a dolphin-woman pregnant with his love child.
*** Also, he [[http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=362634&title=dead-male-whore-zombie slept with a male zombie hooker]].
* TheAntiChrist[=/=]AntiAntiChrist: Callie is implied to be this, as her father is '''the''' (current) Devil and she is the catalyst for [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of days]]. However, she seems somewhat ambivalent and unsure about the whole thing.
** Played with as it's later revealed while her father ''is'' a powerful demon he is not in charge of hell as it's ruled by [[spoiler: Japanese businessmen.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Callie and Twayne.
* ArtEvolution: The first few episodes' art and animation are just that tiniest bit more similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' than later episodes.
* BabyTalk: Callie did this when Mark had to take care of a demon baby.
* BackAlleyDoctor: Croatian Man in "Any Given Workday".
* BastardBoyfriend: Inverted. Mark is a pretty decent guy while Callie is [[BlackComedyRape seriously abusive]]. Kinda inevitable given that she's literally the spawn of {{Satan}}. She's working on not being like that though.
** Played straight with his first girlfriend, who he dumped in the hospital due to the fact she was allergic to his favorite food. And she was in the hospital simply because she forced herself to eat said egg for him.
* BatmanGambit: In "Hell for the Holidays", [[spoiler:Mark creates a clone of himself, and relies on a quick betrayal by Twayne in their fight to the death to avoid its discovery.]]
** And in "Wail Street" Mark takes care of his organ-crushing soul problem, gets Callie's father to stop trying to steal his massive soul, gets a few thousand dollars richer and manages to keep his soul [[spoiler: by buying stock in a competing demonic company, devaluing his soul through a night of debauchery, selling his soul when it is so small that Callie's father just tosses it out, and digging through medical waste for a few hours until he found it again.]]
* BedSheetGhost: Walking a bed sheet dog.
* BerserkButton: "SHARK WEEK IS A NATIONAL TREASURE!"
** "Would you like mustard on your knish?" "I'm sorry, I do not like mustard." "[[http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=269830&title=twaynes-date-with-mark Are you fuckin' kidding me? EVERYBODY LIKES MUSTARD! *starts force-feeding Mark mustard* SUCK THAT, YOU PILE OF FILTH!"]]
** And Mark now has an egg fixation - to the point that he gets a monthly magazine about them.
** Do not mention that you enjoyed the series finale of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Dishonorably Discharged]]'' within earshot of Grimes.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Doug the Koala Man is proficient in knifing people. [[spoiler: He was once an international assassin.]]
** And apparently Croatian Man is a self-admitted sociopath.
** Also? Do ''not'' startle Doug, even if it's for a surprise party.
* BigApplesauce: New York as you've never seen.
* BigNo: The Brain uses one of these in "Kong of Queens" when social services gets shut down temporarily. Given what becomes of the group, it is entirely justified.
** Used again in the same episode when Randall gets cut in half by a passing bus, the sudden traumatic injury wasn't what brought it on, it was the fact that the bus was headed to [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Jersey City]].
** When Mark tells the guys that Callie sleeps around, Croatian Man's response is "IS NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
* BilingualBonus: Mark and Randall's apartment is next door to a restaurant named 魚男寿司 ("fish-man sushi").
* BleepDammit: Played straight and subverted in the same line in "Trolling for Terror", where it's explained that good reality TV has the three [=Fs=]: "fighting, f[bleep]," and the mysterious "fi[bleep]". Another non-humorous example in the same episode is Leonard referring to h[bleep]jobs.
** He said [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence fight-[bleep]]]
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Clone!Mark sure as hell was.
** Twyane is also revealed to be a blonde when Leonard [[spoiler:made an anti age cream from a Randall/plant hybrid]], though his evilness is up for debate.
* BodyHorror - Randall on a regular basis, though being a zombie,it's not that big a deal.
** Mark being drugged and given 'reverse liposuction' against his will. *shudder*
* BowlingForRatings
* BoyMeetsGhoul: Standard fare in the ''Ugly Americans'' universe.
* BrainFood: Randall repeatedly mentions eating his brain, and even has an incredibly elaborate plan to do so. For now he is subsisting on artificial flesh made out of tofu (and rat ovaries.) On top of that, whenever he goes out to eat, he carries a "zombie ziploc", just in case he can't get any good brains.
* BreastExpansion: Also happens to Callie when she comes into contact with a demon baby.
* BrickJoke: It's a bit hard to forget Twayne's "Mating Bone" from Season 1 ([[ShareTheMalePain especially what happened at the end of that episode]]). Well, as shown in "Wet Hot Demonic Summer", the male demons can ''weaponize'' the thing.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Basically everyone except Mark. Callie seems relatively normal most of the time, but even outside of the occasional demonic outburst she still keeps odd traits about her. For example, her maternal impulses for the demon baby were less caused by a desire to have children than to raise future soldiers for Satan's army.
** Leonard seems to be a useless drunk but is apparently the only one who knows how to work PowerPoint.
* TheCameo: Mechagodzilla, [[Film/RobotMonster Ro-Man]], [[{{Film/Splice}} Dren]] and all sorts of fantastic creatures.
* CanonImmigrant: Twayne, Callie, Leonard and Randall come straight from the creator's previous series, the online 5-On. In design and name only though.
* CannotTellAJoke:
** Croatian Man, inspired by a troll who speaks in riddles, gives us this, ahem, gem: "What taste like terrible food? Is my wife's cooking!" Doug (Koala Man) thought it was funny, though.
** Twayne, as demonstrated in "Kong of Queens."
--->'''Twayne:''' What's the difference between a demonic council and a room full of chickens with their heads cut off? The chickens have far superior mid- to upper-level management skills! ''HI-YO!''
* CaptainErsatz: Film/KingKong, [[LooksLikeOrlok Max Schreck]], [[RosemarysBaby Rosemary Woodhouse]], Criss Angel, [[TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], and [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]], among others.
** "YOOOUUU SHALL NOT SUUUEEE!"
* CastingCouch: Randall has apparently tried this tactic.
* CatchPhrase: Mark's "Wait, ''what''?" and Randall's "Craaaaaap".
* CityOfWeirdos: Entire planet of weirdos, apparently.
* ColdOpening: Several episodes begin with Frank bringing in the creature that Mark and Leonard have to rehabilitate.
* ContinuityNod: Twayne surprisingly still has his mating barb, or what's left of it, from "Demon Baby" in "Sympathy for the Devil".
** The same Limo driver who had his arms ripped off turned up again in The Manbirds. And it looks like he might hold a grudge.
* CorruptTheCutie: Seems to be the rationale regarding Callie's SingleTargetSexuality with Mark.
--> '''Callie:''' Oh Mark... so innocent. It just makes me want to ''*demonically*'' '''corrupt your soul and drag it through the bowels of Hell!'''
** Though, if anything, Mark is the one influencing Callie to be a better person for his sake.
*** Season two ended the hints that Mark and Callie's relationship was caused by a higher power to play out that mark just might be more corrupt than Callie.
* CurbStompBattle: Callie vs Randall. Too bad, really; it could've been so awesome...
* DarkIsNotEvil: Subverted in that many of the more supernatural creature characters do some pretty despicable or creepy things, yet in the same breath the show allows you to sympathize with them as they sometimes ''are'' actually trying to do the right thing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Usually Mark and Leonard, but most of the cast is pretty apathetic like that.
* DealWithTheDevil :How Callie's mom [[RetCon had her to begin with]].
--> '''Mack:''' You rub my back, [[MetaPhorgotten I'll impregnate yours!]]
** And prevalent enough that there's a "soul market" based on the stock exchange.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud - Grimes does (and {{lampshade}}s) this twice in [[StarWars Episode XX: Attack of Mark's Clone]]. Apparently he's fantasized [[EvilIsSexy about Callie a bit]].
--> '''Grimes:''' ''Again'' with the talking!
* DisappearedDad: Both [[spoiler: Mark and Twayne suffered this. Mark's has been "stuck in traffic" since he was five, and Twayne's father left after seeing Twayne kill and ''eat'' his siblings in the crib.]] One of the few instances where this trope is actually ''justified'', really.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
** Homosexuality: In "Blob Gets Job", Randall's dad is a gun nut with a hatred of zombies. Mark unwittingly "outs" Randall to his parents, but much fun is had by all when his dad realizes he can use him for target practice (and Randall doesn't mind as long as he doesn't get shot in the head).
--->'''Randall's Dad:''' I love having a [[Film/{{Heathers}} gay zombie son.]]
--->'''Randall:''' Wait, [[MistakenForGay who's gay!?]]
** The Holocaust: "So, You Want to Be a Vampire?" draws parallels between Jews and vampires, who are more disliked for "controlling all the blood banks" than for sucking blood. The vamps are still recovering from a tragedy in the 40s when they were nearly wiped out by [[VanHelsingHateCrime Van Helsing]] (who wrote an autobiography entitled "Mein Vampf"). Vampires even have [[{{Anvilicious}} Jewish-style weddings]].
*** Also, a vampire street vendor shows up in several episodes selling knishes.
** White Flight: Callie's father's plan to increase the creature-to-human ratio in New York.
** Pregnancy: In "Wail Street", Randall panics about Mark's condition (who goes to the hospital due to mysterious abdominal pains and sudden weight gain) as if he's an expecting father.
** Jonestown/Scientology: The New Paltz Zombieology Center is run by Xavier Gates, who- with his aviator glasses, slicked black hair, and clergy-like outfit- bears a striking resemblance to another famous cult leader, [[http://www.laweekly.com/imager/peoples-temple-leader-jim-jones-aka-dad/b/original/2156596/ccb4/2665951.t.jpg Reverend Jim Jones]], who led the infamous Jonestown mass suicide. Plus, after Randall's stay at the center, they tell him to pay "like 500 bucks"- reminiscent of Scientology, an organization often accused of being financially motivated.
* DontExplainTheJoke: "Haha, ''nice one!'' He thought we were serious, but we were in jest! ''In jest!''"
* DownerEnding:
** First season mid-finale: [[spoiler: All of Mark's work has helped bring the apocalypse closer.]]
** First season finale: [[spoiler: Albert the Man Bird will be forever shunned by his species, lacking anyway to communicate with them, and his Fathers dying breath was used to disown him.]]
* DownOnTheFarm: For some reason, in "Treegasm", Wichita, Kansas is depicted as a farm.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Twain's Alpha Male personality in the first few episodes is a harsh juxtaposition with his later, more effeminate personality that grows stronger each episode.
** Even weirder Callie's father respected him and wanted him to be with Callie compare that to later episode "Callie and Her Sister" where it's stated if it weren't for the debt between their families Twain wouldn't be allowed in 100 feet of Callie and apparently that's a generous amount.
* EnfantTerrible:
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The ultimate goal of all demons. Callie lists it as one of the only two pluses to marrying Twayne.
-->'''Mark:''' "The end of days" is a ''plus''?
-->'''Callie:''' Well, not for you. Kind of a gray area for demons.
** The End of Days is a religious belief for demons. Apparently they've tried many times in the past, and it's always turned out horribly (The portal to hell actually led to a Sandals resort), and every year they host a pre-enactment.
* DrivenToSuicide: Played for laughs with Randall after his penis goes missing.
* EasySexChange: Callie in "Mark Loves Dick", [[spoiler: s/he even changes back at the end]].
** Not all at once, notably in the last scene we have mostly female Callie with her penis still poking under the covers.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Inverted in "The Ring of Powers". Mark commands Callie to be nicer, and among the changes is from her normal tight, revealing office outfit to a more modest one-piece dress.
* EvilPlan: Callie's father has one, explained in "Kong of Queens," to increase the creature-to-human ratio in New York, thereby depleting the human population and bringing about the "End of Days."
** Twayne apparently doesn't know or care about this plan, since in "Pilot" he lays off almost the entire Social Services division and gives their budget to the Law Enforcement division.
* ExactWords: Before the second ordeal starts in "Soulsucker", Callie tells Mark that she'll make his dreams come true. The second ordeal is to live last night's dreams in reality.
--> '''Grimes''' ''while wearing a saddle, in his underwear, being ridden by Doug'': ''You'' should be ashamed of yourself for [[http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=365168&title=marks-dream-comes-true dreaming this]]!
--> '''Mark:''' I've been under a lot of stress lately!
* ExoticEquipment: In a city populated by wildly disparate creatures, finding someone with whom your "parts match up" can go a long way toward making a relationship work (three-hole notwithstanding).
* {{Expy}}: In a show with fictional monsters running around, there are plenty.
** There are two different Franchise/HarryPotter send-ups--the first being a bratty prankster, the second being Leonard's son/apprentice.
** As well as the wizard of copyright infringement: [[Film/LordOfTheRings "YOU, SHALL, NOT, sue!"]] Who apparently doubles as front-desk security at the Wizard's Guild: "YOU, SHALL, NOT, PASS! Until you sign in. It's policy."
** "Wail Street" features a [[Music/JustinBieber Dustin Lieber]].
* EyeScream: MAGGOT EYES!
** And, in "Attack of Mark's Clone", Randall is shown brushing his eye (with Mark's toothbrush) and doing the same ''to his eye socket'' because it helps with the plaque buildup.
* FanDisservice: Many of the girls Randall sleeps with. Is it any wonder his penis ran away?
-->'''Randall''': Karen, it's Randall. Did I happen to leave anything over there last night?
-->'''Karen:''' Nope, just a big sweaty pile of me.
** Randall's Audition tape.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: "Journey to the Center of Twayne".
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: A running joke is pairing up a type of fantastic creature with an ethnicity or subculture commonly found in RealLife Manhatten:
** Demons are depicted as old money, power-broking, ethnically elitist [[AcceptableEthnicTargets WASPs]], although Twayne is drawn and voiced to resemble a ScaryBlackMan.
** Vampires are culturally similar to [[YouHaveToHaveJews East Coast, Ashkenazi Jews]].
** Yetis are Eurotrash.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Let's see here... zombies, demons, blobs, werewolves, robots, wizards, [[OurMonstersAreWeird faceginas, land whales...]]
* FantasticRacism
** Frank Grimes hates illegal immigrants, but he ''really'' hates non-human illegal immigrants...and vampires (aka "hemos")... and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Armenians]].
** Callie is shown to have experienced some for being half-human in "Soulsucker", but she's mostly too fed up about it to care anymore.
* FantasticSlurs: An anti-zombie woman muttered "Dirty leg-dragger" to the zombie Randall. Randall insulted, replied "Hey that's [[NWordPrivileges OUR word!]]"
** Frank's hatred for vampires is partly justified by the fact that his wife left him for a vampire.
* FieryRedhead: Callie. Helped by her red hair literally looking like fire.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Possibly averted, as what we've seen of Hell seems to be another bustling city.
** However, underneath it is "Old Hell", which plays this trope straight.
** Apparently it's due to Yamaguchi enterprises buying Hell in the 2000s.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the first appearance of a man bird, he says "Suck my balls!" after crapping on a guy. When an entire episode dedicated to man birds rolls around, their ''entire language'' is limited to different inflections of that phrase and their culture revolves around being an asshole.
** Debatable. It could be that the man-bird was apologizing for crapping on the guy (when you gotta go, you gotta go) in his language, the only language any man-bird speaks. The guy, not being a man-bird interpreter, would have taken the phrase at face value and thought the man-bird really was telling him to suck his balls.
** Also a ChekhovsGun.
* FragileFlower: The koala.
* FunTShirt: Two-headed worm creature Martin has one that says "2 Legit"
* FunWithAcronyms: Callie's '''P'''ainful '''M'''ortal '''S'''hedding in "Treegasm".
* TheGameNeverStopped: The demons' end of the world pre-enactment.
* {{Genderswap}}: Mark tries to get Randall back from a zombie cult by magically impersonating Randall's ex/stalking victim. Unfortunately, the magic goes "a little" wrong...
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
** Somehow they've managed to show Randall's (admittedly not very detailed) zombie penis ''twice'' and still only get a [=TV-14=] rating.
** What about an entire episode dedicated to literal cock fighting? Granted they were just the sheaths, but still.
** "Soulsucker" has a vagina on full display. Apparently it gets a pass by virtue of being built into a demonic puzzle box.
*** Similarly, Callie's third hole when she's in her soulless demon form where it looks a lot more like a vagina than her regular form where it's merely a slit with a beam of light on the inside.
*** And Mark sticks his ''entire arm'' in it. The show got away with something most ''mainstream porn movies'' aren't allowed to show!
** In the cockfighting episode, when Callie is in the bathtub, you can see part of her nipples for a moment. Lampshaded by one of the demons a second later.
* GodivaHair: Callie temporarily gets this after her PMS in "Treegasm".
* GonnaNeedMoreX: Twayne, faced with having to have public sex with Lilith (Callie's sister), looks at her fully demonic form and utters "I think I'm gonna need a bigger Mating Bone" while said bone goes limp. Fluffers are promptly called in.
* GrossoutShow: Plenty of blood, guts, and other sources of NauseaFuel to go around.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky - Callie's declaration that she has "at least five holes that need filling" in "Treegasm"... even counting her three-hole, that only adds up to four!
** We know demon women give birth out the top of their skulls. So counting from the top, that's [[{{Squick}} one]], two, three-hole, four... and five.
** Also, the aforementioned DestructoNookie.
* HeroicBSOD: Mark has a minor one in "Kong of Queens" when he discovers that his very idealism could lead to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The End of Days]].
* HiddenDepths
** Frank Grimes occasionally displays traits that distinguish him from other [[NobleBigotWithABadge Noble Bigots With Badges]]. For example, in the pilot, we learn that he has a deep and abiding respect for Prius drivers.
** Despite being generally considered extremely naive, when pressed Mark has shown surprising manipulative skills.
** Randall can read Latin.
* HoldYourHippogriffs:
** "Demon up, Twayne!"
** "Thank hell you're alive!"
* {{Homage}}: Plenty, including ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' (watch out for that yellow Hummer).
* HomoeroticDream: Mark has had a few involving Grimes and Twayne, as demonstrated in "Soulsucker."
* HumanResources: Very benign example. New York gets most of its electricity from the energy of the annual gay pride parade.
* HypnoTrinket: The ring of powers that Mark finds in Leonord's desk. Along with giving Mark CompellingVoice powers, it also causes Mark to begin to act like a stereotypical medieval ages knight, and fall in love with the [[TheGrotesque Grotesque]] form of Leonard's arranged wife.
* IHaveAFamily: Spoofed when Randall joins a zombie cult, and the initiation requires him to kill a human. The intended victim begs for mercy, claiming to have a wife and ''mistress''.
* IHaveThisFriend: When Mark announces the class will be watching a video on sexuality, Erik (the robot) says he has a friend who doesn't have reproductive organs, and asks if he has to watch it, too. Mark tells him he can tell his "friend" that the video is for everyone. Subverted, as Erik then turns to Doug (Koala man) and says, "Sorry, buddy."
* IllTakeTwoBeersToo: In "Trolling for Terror", Leonard pours himself and a troll he's coaching one shot each but angrily snatches and drinks the troll's.
* ILoveTheDead: Inversion in Randall's squicktacular fantasies of ''eating'' Mark, as well as the fact that he is, technically speaking, a corpse who bangs AnythingThatMoves.
** And judging from the bizarre masturbation implements he keeps taking to Mark's room when he's at work, many things that don't move as well.
* InitiationCeremony: The Man Club (whose members include basically every male cast member) gives Leonard a hell of a hazing. This is all kept secret from founding member Mark, who decreed there would be no hazing.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Grimes was kicked out of Earth, Wind and Fire because no one else in the group thought that his rapping would ever take off.
* JiveTurkey: Twayne is super psyched about his new Palm Pilot.
* {{Joisey}}: Randall's birthplace, which is full of "Townie" (ie Romero-style) Zombies.
* JustForPun: Manbirds engage in cockfighting in the most literal sense imaginable.
* KissKissSlap[=/=]SlapSlapKiss: Depending on whichever Callie's in the mood for. One scene shows Callie arguing with Mark after she catches him flirting with the girl she had [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifted]] into at a bar. [[http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=269829&title=callies-confusing-emotions She then proceeds to make out with him, bash his head against a table, and finally tell him to forget the whole thing]].
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: When Callie is temporarily enamored with Twayne in "Kong of Queens", Twayne rips off a chauffeur's arms in anger. Callie is visibly turned on and mentions that her dad ripped off limbs the same way. Callie makes her "daddy complex" explicit in "Soulsucker."
* LooksLikeOrlok: In "So, You Want to Be a Vampire?", Blake's father is obviously intended as an {{Expy}} of Orlok.
* LoveMartyr: Jaqueline to Mark.
* TheMagnificent: The head of Hell progressed from Satan to Boruta the Omnipotent to Obizoth the Adequate to Harold the Vaguely Intimidating.
* MakeUpOrBreakUp:Mark and Callie's relationship at first.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: Randall has to take a "loaner" in the form of some lady legs when he loses his lower body in "Kong of Queens" and uses them to [[HoYay toy with Mark all he possibly can]].
* ManipulativeEditing: [[ShowWithinAShow Reality show]] ''Night Terrors''.
* TheMasochismTango: And ''again'' another example of Mark and Callie's relationship, although it is rather one-sided, as Mark is relatively indifferent and Callie is a succubus who flips between [[{{Tsundere}} hot and cold]] in seconds.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Grimes and his ex-wife have fifteen daughters.
* MeaningfulName: Mark Lilly (lily-white, innocent and idealistic), Callie Maggotbone (a sound-alike to a war criminal mass-murderer), and Leonard Powers (a wizard, so he has 'em). And Grimes.
* MindGameShip: Invoked, when Randall hooks up with a female brain-creature. But is it any surprise? [[JustForPun Zombies love brains, after all]].
* MonstersAnonymous: The Department of Integration serves this purpose.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: A standard plot is one of New York's non-human citizens joining Mark's group, only to cease being their problem by the end of the episode (through death, imprisonment, or occasionally even successful integration).
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: Mark's first few attempts at speaking manbird.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Most of the demons. Callie ''Maggotbone''. Twayne the ''Boneraper''. Of the Connecticut Bonerapers. Such a proud family.
* NegativeContinuity: Blown-off limbs reappearing five minutes later, Mark's Callie-inflicted wounds healing overnight, etc.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Hell for the Holidays", Mark discovers the [[spoiler:clone of himself]] that Callie is making, and reveals it to her father, who promptly destroys it. It is a shame that that [[spoiler:clone]] was meant to save him from a [[spoiler:fight to the death with Twayne.]]
** Thanks to Frank Grimes having absolutely no sense of how far is too far when it comes to pranks, [[spoiler: the next time the serial killing actor gets out of jail he will try murdering everyone at the [=DOI=] for real just like he did in the prank on Mark.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The inevitable Judge Judy clone for the courtroom scenes.
** Also "Lady Hoo-Ha".
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Not just by Callie's "painful mortal shedding", but also one scene in Randall and Mark's kitchen has a calendar with her actual period marked out on it. It runs for two weeks...
* NoodleIncident: In the finale Leonard's hologram form visits Mark to notify him of his new jobs: Fish Gutter, Knife-Wielding Spray Paint Addict, and an [[Film/ApocalypseNow overweight Vietnamese demigod]], with no explanation to how he got into those positions.
-->'''Leonard:''' Yea... I found out that I really need structure.
** In ''Treegasm'', Leonard explains that the gay pride parade keeps the power grid running.
** "It's '87 all over again!"
* OedipusComplex / WifeHusbandry[=/=]ParentalIncest[=/=]NotBloodSiblings: In "Callie and Her Sister", Lilith was adopted by Mark and Callie when she was six ([[RapidAging for 12 days, since she grew a year older every day]]). Come her wedding day with Twayne, Lilith reveals that she plans [[spoiler: to kill both Twayne and Callie so she can consummate her marriage to Mark immediately after... in front of an arena full of demons]]. Though whether this is because she's [[ForTheEvulz just that evil]] or if she's genuinely attracted to Mark is unclear.
* OffModel: Episode 10 has a lot of this, due to this particular episode being outsourced to an outside Canadian studio.
* OneOfUs: In a demonic manufacturing plant, there was a list of how evil a demon was. It included pure evil, ''LawfulEvil'', ''NeutralEvil'', ''ChaoticEvil'', ''ChaoticNeutral'', ''TrueNeutral'', and ''LawfulNeutral''
* OneGenderRace: Martin, and other two-headed worm creatures, are all direct descendants of Mitch, the first of his(their?) kind.
* OneWingedAngel: All demons seem to have a bigger, more horrific form. However, Callie has to remove her human soul to access it, while Lilith, Callie's ''also'' half-human sister, simply rips her skin off. It may be that demons have different forms for different contexts.
* OnlySaneEmployee: Following the layoffs in "Pilot", Mark is the only one left who actually cares about the department. Too bad he's a spineless wimp.
** This is somewhat deconstructed in the later episodes, where his well-meaning morality means very little with supernatural creatures.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Red/pink skin with horns. Varying in degrees of evil, but are mostly just apathetic towards humans. They do practice barbaric traditions with their own kind, such as eating their young. They also have bizarre anatomy, such as lactating fire when in heat, giving birth through the top of their skull, being full of live snakes, and males that grow a giant barbed "mating bone" out of their sternum to correspond with the female "three-hole", a big suggestively-shaped glowing portal they can open on their abdomen.
* OurMonstersAreWeird: You have your regular monsters like vampires and werewolves, followed by minor variants like Cyclopses that shoot acid out ot their eyes, you have your more creative things like a sentient (Canadian) brain with one eye, and then you have ''land whales''.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: They're small, somewhat watery glowing balls that can be physically handled, even by {{Muggle}}s. Human men and women are [[PinkGirlBlueBoy blue and pink, respectively]] while Callie the half-demon has a golden soul. There reside within the body between the navel and lower intestine in an organ called the pooch and can apparently grow with good deeds to the point of crushing other organs. Hell runs a stock market-esque "soul exchange".
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The show's FantasyKitchenSink seems to lump several kinds of vampires together [[RuleOfFunny without much regard for consistency]]. Blake is a Twilight-style vampire who looks [[EvenTheGuysWantHim gorgeous]] (although he can transform into a large scary-looking bat), while Blake's father is a hideous [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu-style]] vampire, and it's implied that sunlight is grievously harmful to some vampires, but Blake merely sparkles and Tristan's stepfather tans pretty well after applying a generous amount of sunblock.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: They retain their intelligence (but do gain a love of chasing cats), and the transformation can regenerate missing limbs. They also seem to remain permanently in wolf form instead of changing back and forth.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Apparently they retain full intelligence, but are still rotting and have cravings for flesh and brains. Mark's roommate Randall Skeffington is just one example.
** The more "traditional" type of groaning, leg-dragging, mindless zombie is seen ''en masse'' in "Blob Gets Job". Apparently, there were enough of them to fight in a [[ZombieApocalypse war against humans]] in the '60s, and they're still pretty common in some towns. Randall hates them for just [[StopBeingStereotypical reinforcing the negative stereotype of zombies.]]
* PainfulTransformation: The werewolf guy in "An American Werewolf in America". Not only is the change itself painful, but adding to that is the ''regrowth of an entire arm!''
** The demon baby in "Demon Baby". Though it shows no sign of being in pain, Randall's description of it sound very painful, as we humans could only imagine what a vagina eating itself feels like.
** Callie's "[[AllPeriodsArePMS painful mortal shedding]]".
* ParentalAbandonment: Played for laughs, and done with noble intentions, but ultimately subverted in "Demon Baby."
** And revisited by Mark, when it's revealed that his father has been "stuck in traffic" since he was five years old.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Mark and Randall.
* PokeThePoodle: Callie deliberately incites this while in a competition for who can be the most evil in order the become the ruler of hell, a job she doesn't want. She makes it seem that her idea of evil is taking a soda can from the "recycled" bin to the regular trash bin.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: Abraham Lincoln + Jessica Alba - Albaham
* ProductPlacement: Pinkberry is touted as the healthy, low-fat dessert of every girl's dreams in "Lilly and the Beast". Of course, Mark ''also'' points out the [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Pinkberry#Controversy darker side of the product.]]
* PyroManiac: Jerry the ant-man.
* RapidAging:
** Callie's sister Lilith aged one year every day. Surprisingly it had more to do with the hormones her mom took than her demonic nature.
** When Leonard's fiancée thaws out in "The Ring of Powers", she instantly becomes a gray, pimply, drooling ancient mess. However, this may be due to Leonard's freezing spell being terrible.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Twayne's speech as General of the pre-enactment army.
-->'''Twayne:''' My brother died as he lived: angry, bitter and full of hate. He's gone now, and we must carry on as he would have wanted. ''Release crow in parenthesis.''
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Wizards age very slowly. Leonard is at least 500 years old but looks to be in his 60s, while his apprentice Lionel is 50 but looks 11.
* {{Retcon}}: Twayne's Mating Bone grew back just in time for his marriage to Lilith.
* RetiredBadass [[spoiler: ''Doug'']]. No, seriously, he was formerly a highly skilled killer.
* RhymesOnADime: Quoggle the troll in "Trolling for Terror".
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Doug (Koala Man). Possibly UglyCute depending on how you feel about koalas.
* RousseauWasRight: Many, but not all, of the monsters Mark helps generally find themselves in better humor afterwards.
** Averted in "The Manbirds", where, although Mark succeeds in raising up the baby Manbird in a more nurturing environment, it causes him to be utterly rejected by his father...[[IHaveNoSon on his deathbed]], no less.
* {{Satan}}: Historically was the original ruler of Hell. The current head of his clan (in this case, Mr. Maggotbone) is referred to as the Devil.
* SeeYouInHell: Written on Mark Lilly's bedroom wall.
* SeriousBusiness:
** For Mark, eggs. [[BastardBoyfriend Very serious]].
** Birthdays, for the entire Department of Integration staff. If the birthday department's budget is cut below 67% the Integration Treaty falls to pieces.
* ShoutOut
** The Zombiology building from Episode 8 is clearly the main building at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_Institute Pratt Institute]], due to a lot of the show's interns going there.
** Brian Peppers briefly shows up in episode 9 to kidnap one of the Leonard clones.
** Clark Dungaree is the third person to go by that alias, the first one [[LegacyCharacter having retired fifteen years ago,]] [[Film/ThePrincessBride and is now living like a king in Patagonia.]]
** Fans of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' will recognize one of the wizards in the Season 2 premiere - he even shares the same ElementalPowers!
** The climax of "Wet Hot Demonic Summer" features an [[WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} enormous, gratuitously bloody fight scene where two of the fighters drop everything to make out]].
** "Callie and Her Sister" includes plenty of ''TheOmen'' references, especially a remake of the scene where Damien runs his mother off a staircase landing with his Big Wheel, along with a woman shouting to Callie that "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPEsOg3xyGE It's all for you, Callie! It's all for you!]]"
** The protagonist of Grimes' favorite show, Dishonorably Discharged, resembles [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]]. It apparently has a heavy MythArc, and had a controversial GainaxEnding [[Series/{{Lost}} written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.]]
** Possibly to the 1976 parody film ''Murder By Death'' - several of the names are similar (Twain/Twayne, Miss Skeffington/Randall Skeffington, Marcel/Mark).
** The schoolgirl in the Tokyo slide during ''Treegasm'' is [[LuckyStar Tsukasa]].
** The funeral home shown in ''Kill Mark Kill'' is called Scrimm's. Angus Scrimm played the evil funeral director in the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' films.
*** The same episode features Mark using a sleeping bag that has [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] on it.
** In ''Pilot'', Aldramach Maggotbone's wife is a [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Daemonette]]. Figures.
** The opening of "Mummy Dearest" has a Franchise/TombRaider that starts looking more like Lara Croft the more dangers she faces.
** In "Little Ship of Horrors", Dren from ''[[Film/{{Splice}} Splice]]'' is seen abroad the ship, and in the audience of Leonard's performance.
* ShownTheirWork: Admiral Maggotbone's first name is Aldramach, a play on Adramelech, a pagan god co-opted as a demon by Judeo-Christian mythology.
* SingleTear: Doug (Koala Man) is prone to these. Beware single demon tears...they set things on fire.
** In "Hell for the Holidays", Mark sheds one of these over the death of the clone he raised. It turned what could have been perceived as a very callous act by Mark (even with his survival on the line) into a reminder of how much he really does care.
*** Though that might be more of "I'm proud that he managed to learn to say 'Wait, what?'" rather than mourning his demise.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Of the six main characters, Callie is the only female.
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Inverted. Not only does it exist, it's being played sympathetically for once.
* SoulJar: Played With. [[spoiler: Breaking Leonards wand kills him temporarily, but the road to revival is a long and complicated one, [[ItMakesSenseInContext involving 500 tiny baby leonards]]]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: What Mark pulls off in ''[[JustForPun Wail Street]]'' [[spoiler: after being extorted into selling his soul, the largest one in the Western Hemisphere. After agreeing to the deal, he sinned his ass off in order to screw over Callie's dad and retain his Soul]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: As a WorkCom featuring a normal guy living in a version of New York City inhabited by FantasyKitchenSink and OurMonstersAreDifferent fellow citizens, ''Ugly Americans'' has a lot of the same tone as ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', only skewed slightly more to fantasy than sci-fi.
* StealthPun: Man Birds cock fight with their genitalia.
* TakeThat: "So, You Want to Be a Vampire?" was pretty much a mild jab at ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' the entire time.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Demons seem to consider Mark's completely pure good intentions nauseating. [[invoked]]
* TearsOfBlood: Twayne leaks them whenever he gets... competitive.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Apparently the only noticeable difference between male and female dragons is eye shadow.
* ThemeNaming: Twayne and his siblings all have normal human names that begin with 'W', then with a 'T' added to it.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: How Leonard resurrects after Mark accidentally kills him. Not originally how it was supposed to work, but it still gets the desired result. Well, aside from the Vicodin addiction.
* TheyWalkAmongUs: The show is all about this trope.
* ThisIsGoingToSuck: Randall quotes the trope when he finds out Mark accidentally outed him as a zombie to his parents.
-->'''Randall:''' (sees his father in the living room loading a shotgun, dressed in army fatigues) Yeah, that's dad shootin' gun. ''This is going to SUCK!''
* ToiletHumor: From zombies eating brains and demons eating zombies, to bird-headed people shitting on your shoulder and telling you that you can suck their balls.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Sorta. When Callie has Mark's clone take over his life, one scene opens up with her tied to a rack and him holding a [[WhipItGood bullwhip]], and she literally states "The other Mark ''never'' offered to torture me!" Then it just gets [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that she's too mentally distracted to enjoy it, giving out the most monotone, forced moans ever heard even as he's [[ClothingDamage stripping her with the whip]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mark's love of eggs is actually mentioned very rarely, but it's pretty extreme. He even subscribes to a magazine that's just about eggs.
** It was also revealed that Mark coldly dumped a girl who was more or less ''perfect'' because she was deathly allergic to eggs. [[JerkAss And he did it while she was in the hospital after she tried the eggs for him!]]
** Randal's craving for human flesh could be seen as a form of this, many of his jokes revolve around eating and/or dismembering people. Apart from his sexual escapades, the deisre to eat people is his most noted characteristic.
* {{Tsundere}}: Callie, who flips back and forth, as she's [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]]. Unfortunately, she's also half-demon.
-->'''Callie:''' You're lucky I don't turn your dick into a bag of marshmallows '''right now!'''
-->'''Fishman:''' I would like to see that, actually.
* TheVirus: "Mad Larry Disease" converts the infected into Larry King, and is caused by a King taking a combination of Plavix, Adderall, and Viagra.
* UrbanFantasy: If one were to take ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' and make it the setting for a [[SitCom sit-com]], this is pretty much what you'd get.
* VanHelsingHateCrime: Van Helsing is referred to as a "psycho" by a vampire, and Grimes is a fan (even has the lunchbox).
** Apparently, Van Helsing wrote a book entitled "Mein Vampf", an obvious reference to Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf".
* VetinariJobSecurity: As useless and extraneous as Twayne may appear to be at the [=DOI=], his absence from his post causes Mark to bring the whole of New York to the brink of nuclear annihilation on top of a full-scale interspecies civil war. Twayne fixes the whole mess in five minutes with a birthday cake.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In "Wet Hot Demonic Summer", we see that many wizards have normal jobs and powers relating to them. For example, the Wizard of Air is an air-traffic controller but also gets to fly around on broomsticks. Leonard is the Wizard of Social Services, and his power is... being a lazy alcoholic bureaucrat. His apprentice Lionel is not keen on this.
* WideEyedIdealist: Mark.
* WorkCom: Technically it is, but it's a really weird one.
* WorthlessForeignDegree: Grimes's Hispanic maid went to medical school.
** As did the Croatian man, though he actually is terrible at surgery.
*** On the plus side, he'll perform ''any'' surgery for 16 dollars.
* YouShallNotPass: The Wizard's Guild main building. Until you sign in.
* ZombieApocalypse: More of a quagmire, really. In this universe, it stands in for the Vietnam War.
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