Just For Fun: The Usopp And Sanji Show

The Usopp and Sanji Show is a comedy television series that is a Show Within a Show in the adventures of Fred The Red Rubber Ball. The show is a long-running series which showcases the antics of comedy screwballs Usopp and Sanji and their equally-wacky rotating cast of characters.

The general premise of the show: Usopp comes up with a Zany Scheme; Sanji tries in vain to talk him out of it; Usopp goes through with it anyway, dragging along an unwilling Sanji; and Hilarity Ensues. Of course, there are also a few stand-alone sketches within the show, such as Zoro being a deliberate walking Anachronism Stew or Doflamingo Tempting Fate one too many times.

The show is currently in its seventh season, and in Fred's universe proper, the li'l rubber ball and his pals never miss a single episode.


Stuff that happens in The Usopp and Sanji Show:

  • Berserk Button: Do not eat Mihawk's croissants without his express permission. In one episode, when Luffy makes the mistake of eating one without asking, Mihawk's response is to take a baking pan and beat Luffy unconscious with it. Later in the same episode, Doflamingo boldly eats a few more croissants...and Mihawk sics Doflamingo's mother on him.
  • Butt Monkey: Sanji constantly suffers humiliation from any of Usopp's schemes.
  • Cat Fight: One sketch has Usopp setting up a mud-wrestling ring specifically tailored for this kind of fighting...only Luffy and Blackbeard find it and decide to fight in it to settle their ongoing rivalry. Usopp and Sanji are not amused.
  • Covert Pervert: In one sketch, Sanji goes to great lengths to spy on two women who he's convinced are in a very loving relationship. Turns out they're sisters and they get him arrested for criminal trespassing.
  • Deal with the Devil: In one sketch, Luffy makes a deal with Chopper to exchange his soul for a burger—only Luffy declares that Chopper can't claim it if he doesn't eat the very last bite of the burger. Later that night, though, Luffy sleep-walks to the fridge... note 
    Luffy: Awww...forbidden burger... (eats it)
    Chopper: (suddenly appears) Hi, Luffy! Were you just eating something?
    Luffy: OH CRAP!!!
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Doflamingo is not a nice guy. Doesn't mean he won't bend over backwards to please his mother (if only because not doing so results in her conking him with a rolling pin).
  • Get Rich Quick Scheme: Usopp regularly comes up with a number of these.
  • Noodle Incident: Mihawk would much rather forget the time buying a burrito led to him and Shanks being put on the national terrorist watch-list.
  • Oh, Crap: Any sketch that features Doflamingo's mother elicits this reaction from the rest of the cast.
  • Only Sane Man: Sanji sees himself as this, among the whole cast.
  • Running Gag: Every episode, at least one sketch has Usopp coming up with a crazy scheme and Sanji being dragged into it (whether he wants to be involved or not).
  • Serial Killer: In one sketch, the entire cast is stalked by one of these, with Chopper as the first victim and Robin becoming the Final Girl. Chopper himself is the killer, having faked his own death to throw off suspicion.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Anytime Luffy and Blackbeard see each other, they're going to fight. No exceptions.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: One episode has Usopp slip a laxative into Sanji's wine-glass as revenge for Sanji kicking him in the head over yet another stupid plan. Unfortunately for Usopp, Sanji expected that method of revenge and force-feeds him the wine instead.