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->''"Way, way out, where the planets do the hula,''\\
''Spin and shout, till you find yourself on Zula!''\\
''Let's take off!''\\
''We're all ready to roll!''\\
''It's fun to learn with the Zula Patrol!"''\\
--- '''The theme tune, which is guaranteed to [[EarWorm never leave your head]]'''

3D/CG animated television series aimed at preschoolers to 2nd Graders that started airing on Creator/PBSKids in 2005 and now runs on {{Qubo}}. Created by Deb Manchester in 1999, Zula Patrol was originally a children's book. This series was designed to entertain while promoting an understanding of science and astronomy through engaging character-driven stories, which focus on specific educational science learning objectives. In every episode of The Zula Patrol, the characters demonstrate inquiry-based learning and critical thinking skills. They also model inquisitiveness, observation, self-reflection, and social experiences that encourage collaboration, teamwork, and an excitement for scientific exploration and problem solving.

Despite its target audience, the show has a small PeripheryDemographic, but you won't hear a lot of people talking about it, since the show's somewhat obscure.

Of course, in every new episode, they do learn something new and science-y. However, the show breaks the laws of science about once per new idea they teach.

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!Tropes:
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Every episode ends in a recap of what they learned.
* CatchPhrase: Bula: "This is a job for the Zula Patrol!"
** There's also Multo's "Oh my stars!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Traxie, Truder's Sidekick.
** Zeeter and Bula have this in spades.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Dark Truder would succeed in his plans if he'd bother to do his research first.
* EverythingTalks: Every single object in outer space can talk. [[FurryConfusion Except for the main characters' homeworld.]]
** GeniusLoci
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Multopedia. Just...just the Multopedia. Every principle taught is in here, somewhere. And it IS a DoorStopper.
* HumanoidAliens: If you were supposed to be a living creature, expect to be this here.
* IntelligentGerbil: Wizzy and Wigg (easily based off of bee/lightning bug)
* ItsAllAboutMe: Deliria, the galaxy's resident spoiled heiress. It's rare when she does ''anything'' for others.
* LethalChef: Multo. Several episodes depict him making food with all sorts of things, most of them bugs, which the other members of the Zula Patrol aren't exactly fond of eating. His status is known throughout the galaxy, as even ''planets'', including the ''Sun herself'' in 'Sun Day', refused to eat his food. 'Chili Cook-Off' shows what happens when it's left to cool, in which it becomes a massive whirlwind that nearly demolishes their kitchen. 'Time Out' and 'Blue Moon' are also good examples of this trope.
* LittleGreenMen: Bula.
* PaperThinDisguise: Dark Truder's signature fallback plan. Also expect Traxie as part of it.
** Deliria herself has this problem. She can shape shift to avoid capture, but part of her disguise will ''always'' show some part of her face in it. Expect her hapless robot servant, Cloid, to be part of the disguise, mainly as a distraction to thrown the team off guard.
* ParentalBonus: See ShoutOut.
* RubberForeheadAliens
* ShoutOut: To ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', of all things. Specifically, the tagline.
** Also Dark Truder: Dark (In-) Truder is a pun on [[Franchise/StarWars Darth (Dark In-) Vader.]]
* StrictlyFormula
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