Calvin at Camp
is a crossover series by author Blue Paratroopa, featuring the characters from Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, FoxTrot,
and Ed, Edd n Eddy
all going to a daycamp (located on a local college campus) together. During his many misadventures, Calvin ends up opening up a warp portal to the Mushroom Kingdom through some "Choose Your Own Adventure" Super Mario Bros.
books. He quickly makes an enemy of Bowser Koopa, who is soon bent on destroying the camp, after the kids somehow manage to defeat him. After each defeat, his grudge grows a little bit bigger.
There is a slight "blasphemy" in the series, which is that a few
other characters can "see" Hobbes as a real tiger: Jason, Marcus, Ed, Eddy, Double D, and Snoopy. This was done to make the stories flow a little bit more easily. Most of the characters make sense as to why they can see Hobbes, though Double D and Eddy require some Willing Suspension of Disbelief
The series sends the characters on original adventures and also parodies various Disney films from time to time. So far, there are nearly forty "episodes." These all range in quality, and a few of them the author views as being less than fantastic
The series can be found here, along with other stories by the author: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/839573/Blue_Paratroopa
Tropes featured in this series:
- Adults Are Useless: When they're around, at least.
- Affectionate Parody: Almost every movie parody has been done this way.
- An Aesop: Rare as it may be, "The Pool Toys War" teaches that there is a fine line between bravery and stupidity.
- All Guys Want Cheerleaders: The Eds fall head-over-heels in love in the episode "A Stalker's Life."
- All Just a Dream: Happens in the LOST parody, though the audience knows this the whole time, so it isn't a surprise.
- Angry Mob Song: "Serves Them Right," which is a parody of "The Mob Song."
- Animate Inanimate Object: The Volleyball of Terror.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Calvin, Jason, and Marcus threaten Kevin with medieval weapons in "Water Week," but find out the hard way that although the weapons look cool, they weigh too much to be lifted off of the ground.
- Batman Gambit: Eugene's plan in Jason Fox The Musical is to sit back and watch the kids tear each other apart after he's set up a scenario where they would drive each other insane.
- Beige Prose: Sometimes.
- Big Bad: Bowser Koopa
- Bigger Bad: Ganondorf, whom Bower idolizes.
- Bound and Gagged: Happens to the Kankers and later to Charlie Brown, Jason, and Marcus in "A Stalker's Life."
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Happens occasionally, especially when the Hitchhiking Ghosts appear.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Sally in "Champion Charlie Brown." Even Calvin lampshades this.
- Cloning Blues: Calvin tries his hand at cloning again in one episode. It doesn't go well, of course.
- Continuity Nod
- Crowd Song: Every now and then, the kids enjoy bursting into song.
- Cut Song: A few songs are cut from the episodes and are included as a bonus feature of sorts at the end.
- A Day in the Limelight: Larry Koopa stars in "The New Kid."
- Deleted Scene: Some episodes are cut down for time, but the deleted scenes are always written in at the end.
- Demonic Possession: Happens to a slew of ghosts and the Eds (with a hint of People Puppets thrown in) in "Ghostmaster."
- Dodgeball Is Hell: The subject of the second episode.
- Double Agent: Calvin in "The Pool Toys War." It doesn't work very well.
- Double Take: Calvin and Hobbes do one in "Ghostmaster" when the Headless Horseman charges at them.
- Dwindling Party: Happens to the kids in "Hobbes of the Wild."
- Easily Forgiven: Kevin gets off pretty easy at the end of "Water Week." Granted, he did get the kids out of a tight spot, but still...
- Eek, a Mouse!!: Jimmy reacts this way in "Bringing Down the Mouse."
- Electrified Bathtub: Happens to Calvin in "Ghostmaster," though in this case, it's a pool.
- Everything's Worse with Bees: Calvin is chased away by a swarm of bees at the end of "The Pool Toys War."
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- Filk Song: These show up almost Once an Episode, sometimes more.
- Flashback: A few flashbacks in the LOST parody show the kids doing some...pretty terrible things. Thankfully, it's All Just a Dream.
- Food Fight: The Eds attack Kevin with ice cream in "Water Week."
- Found Footage Films: Spoofed with "Supersize Ed," which is also a parody of Super Size Me.
- Hell Hotel: More or less happens in "The Thing in the Dorm," except it's a dorm, not a hotel. Eddy does use it like a hotel, though.
- His Name Really Is Barkeep: A character referred to as "The Bear" reveals that it's his real name at one point, complete with the "The."
- Imagine Spot: Calvin has three in "Champion Charlie Brown," each one about a different ego.
- Is This Thing Still On?: Happens to Eddy early on in "Legends of the Hidden Campus." Luckily for him, no one seems to notice.
- Late to the Tragedy: Calvin and the others experience a minor example of this in "The Volleyball of Terror," when they find the trail of destruction that the ball has left.
- Manipulative Bastard: Lucy, Bowser, and especially Eugene have shades of this.
- Musical Episode: While most episodes feature a musical number, the movie parodies tend to be full-out musical episodes.
- Musicalis Interruptus: Marcus's ballad in "Jason Fox The Musical" is cut off by Marcus's narration, as he is embarrassed in retrospect.
- Nothing Is Scarier: This idea is explored in "The Mad Punter" and to a lesser degree in "The Thing in the Dorm," the latter crossing over with Or Was It a Dream?
- Obstacle Exposition: Eddy has one in "Legends of the Hidden Campus," which takes the one from Legends of the Hidden Temple Up to Eleven, since Eddy fills it with insane Fake Difficulty.
- Old Shame: The author is not a fan of some episodes, notably the parodies of Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, and Toy Story.
- Original Character: Only two—The Bear and the Volleyball of Terror.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Larry Koopa's disguise in "The New Kid" consists of a Mickey Mouse hat. No one recognizes him.
- Roswell That Ends Well: In "The New Kid," Jason and Marcus accuse a disguised Larry of being an alien from Roswell.
- Shout-Out: The Mouse Trap sequence in "Bringing Down the Mouse" is an homage to MouseHunt.
- In "Champion Charlie Brown," Lucy quotes a line from Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown.
- Showdown at High Noon: Happens at the end of the "Dodgeball" episode.
- Slipping a Mickey: In the LOST parody, Jason and Marcus drug Sarah with a coconut milk smoothie.
- Smug Snake: Eugene.
- Status Quo Is God: The parodies of Hercules and Bye Bye Birdie had whole songs about it at the end!
- Superpowered Alter Ego: Calvin's three egos return, along with a couple new ones. Of course, most of it is all in his mind...some of the time.
- Captain Melon Head and Professor Scam also appear.
- There Are No Adults: Keeping true to the theme of Peanuts, and Ed, Edd n Eddy', there are rarely any adults around.
- Training Montage: The Bear adores these.
- Troll Fic: The Calvin at Camp Christmas Carol. Crosses over with Yet Another Christmas Carol and Take That.
- The Unseen: The counselors, who are described vaguely, and only seem to speak to Kevin.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: In one episode, Bowser and Gannondorf trap Calvin and Hobbes in The Sims and try to use this to kill them.
- Villain Song: Bowser, Eugue, Darkling, and the Kankers have gotten a few.
- Villain Recruitment Song: Eddy's parody of "Pick a Pocket Or Two," sung to Jason and Marcus.
- Villain Team-Up: Played With in "A Stalker's Life." The kids are pitted against the Volleyball of Terror, Eugene, and the Kankers all at once, but the villains just get in the way of each other.
- Walk the Plank: Jason and Marcus try to do this to Mr. Bun in the Pilot episode.
- Welcome Episode: The Pilot
- What Could Have Been: The author was planning to add more characters, like the cast of Invader Zim and Team Rocket; he was also planning to give Peter and Paige bigger roles as camp counselors.
- Whole Episode Flashback: "Jason Fox: The Musical."
- Written-In Absence: Hobbes is gone for most of "Bringing Down the Mouse." Most likely, this was done to avoid a Why Don't You Just Shoot Him? Plot Hole, as Hobbes should be able to catch a mouse easily.
- Zany Scheme: From time to time.