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Recycled In Space:
In the episode "100", the theme from the in-story "reimagining" ends with the words 'in space'.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Silverhawks is Thundercats IN SPACE!
is The Flintstones The Honeymooners AS CARTOON CAVEMEN!
is The Jetsons The Flintstones IN THE FUTURE! (A crossover cartoon, titled The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, pretty much cements this notion.)
Jetsons: The Movie is literally The Jetsons IN SPACE! (Because as much flying as they do, and as high as they live, most of The Jetsons actually takes place on/above Earth.)
referenced the trope by having a sequel to the Season 1 episode "Starvin' Marvin" two seasons later, called "Starvin' Marvin South Park IN SPACE".
In-Universe example: The Fairly Oddparents had Crash Nebula ON ICE!
seems to love it, especially during the second season:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Senate Spy" episode was Notorious IN SPACE, according to the writers.
"Landing at Point Rain" was (again, according to the producers) the first act of Saving Private Ryan IN SPACE.
"Legacy of Terror" and "Brain Invaders" are Zombie Apocalypse IN SPACE.
"Bounty Hunters" is Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress IN SPACE, indicated by the memory card at the beginning.
George Lucas was heavily influenced by Kurosawa. Guess which Kurosawa film's influence stands out most in the original Star Wars movie.
"Zillo Beast" is Godzilla IN SPACE, while "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back" is more like King Kong IN SPACE.
Cad Bane was designed to be Lee Van Cleef IN SPACE.
On a related note, a season one episode featuring Bane, "Hostage Crisis", is Die Hard IN SPACE.
Stone Trek is Star Trek AS CARTOON CAVEMEN!
is The Roman Holidays Make Room For Daddy IN ANCIENT ROME!
There is an Animated Adaptation of called The Partridge Family The Partridge Family 2200 A.D.. As you might imagine, this is The Partridge Family set IN THE FUTURE! (It was originally to be The Jetsons a few years farther into the future.)
When it was reformatted for syndication on the umbrella show Fred Flintstone And Friends, it was rebilled as The Partridge Family In Outer Space.
is Inspector Gadget Get Smart AS A CARTOON CYBORG! (Maxwell Smart and Inspector Gadget were both played by Don Adams.)
It was followed by , which was Inspector Gadget Gadget Boy & Heather AS A SIX-YEAR-OLD! With Penny AS AN ADULT! And Brain AS A ROBOT! And Chief Quimby AS AN ITALIAN!
Gilligan's Planet is Gilligan's Island IN SPACE!
The original animated version of was The Addams Family ON THE ROAD IN A HOUSE-SHAPED CAR! The 90's version was essentially just an Animated Adaptation of the movies, though.
is Loonatics Unleashed Looney Tunes IN THE FUTURE AS !
ANIMESQUE SUPERHEROES More like Loonatics Unleashed is Teen Titans WITH LOONEY TUNE CHARACTERS!, since that's how it was pretty much described in the original PR announcement.
Speaking of , Looney Tunes Wile E Coyote And The Roadrunner is a cat and mouse cartoon IN THE DESERT.
Chuck Jones himself inverts this, describing his own take on as "the Road Runner and Coyote in cat-and-mouse drag."
Tom and Jerry is Tiny Toon Adventures Looney Tunes AS WITH THE ORIGINAL LOONEY TUNES APPEARING REGULARLY!
AMAZING TECHNICOLOR KIDS! is Duck Dodgers DAFFY DUCK IN THE 24TH-AND-A-HALF CENTURY!
"Yosemite Sam of Outer Space!"
Chuck Jones' "Rocket Squad" stars Daffy and Porky as the cops in - IN SPACE!!!
Dragnet The Flintstone Kids is The Flintstones !
AS KIDS Baby Looney Tunes is Looney Tunes !
AS KIDS Yo Yogi! is Yogi Bear AS KIDS!
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is Scooby-Doo AS KIDS!
Regarding the other various incarnations of Scooby Doo:
And now regarding the various clones of , we have:
Scooby-Doo was Yogi's Space Race — Wacky Races
IN SPACE! is Gravedale High Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT
RICK MORANIS REPLACES SCOOBY, SHAGGY, AND SCRAPPY IN THAT STORY AS A TEACHER RATHER THAN AN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR! AND THE STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL ARE BOTH MALE AND FEMALE! is Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century Sherlock Holmes... ! ( IN THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY No shit, Sherlock.)
Ninja Turtles Fast Forward is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IN THE FUTURE!
The French/Japanese series is Homer's Ulysses 31 set The Odyssey IN THE 31ST CENTURY IN SPACE!
is The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Happy Days WITH TIME TRAVEL!
Aversion. The writing staff have claimed that a large part of the reason behind the Futurama Executive Meddling that the show suffered was that, much to the network's annoyance, the show was not The Simpsons IN SPACE!
IN SPACE! Don't forget that one episode with the Titanic IN SPACE!
Followed in the Rebirth season with the Land Titanic! ON LAND!
A very large portion of the show's gags are simply applying this trope to any and every aspect of pop culture. Like that one joke or that one thing that everybody keeps talking about... but IN SPACE! Or at least IN THE FUTURE!
is non-yellow Family Guy The Simpsons IN RHODE ISLAND WITH CUTAWAY GAGS, MUCH MORE VULGARITY, AND !
BLACK COMEDY The 1965 Belgian animated film ( Pinocchio Dans L Espace Pinocchio in Outer Space in English-speaking countries) is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
is essentially Exo Squad World War II IN SPACE! And THE FUTURE! With awesome EXOSKELETONS!
Which makes it , made Mobile Suit Gundam !
IN AMERICA Though a better description would be Mobile Suit Gundam THE EUROPEAN SIDE OF THE WAR. as opposed to Gundam's Pacific Theater
are The Snorks The Smurfs UNDERWATER, AS MIDDLE-CLASS !
EAGLELANDERS Bobobobs is and The Smurfs The World of David the Gnome IN SPACE!
is essentially Recess on a 90s elementary school playground. One such episode of Hogan's Heroes Recess does a very good adaptation of the Hogan's Heroes pilot and another features a scene where expies of the characters are in a Hogan's Heroes-style WWII POW camp; complete with the Colonel Klink expy wearing a monocle.
(especially the 2010 revival, which is made by the creators of Pound Puppies Recess) is Hogan's Heroes IN A DOG POUND!
is, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries as you can probably guess, Sylvester and Tweety (oh, and Granny) AS !
AMATEUR SLEUTHS is Rocket Robin Hood Robin Hood IN THE FUTURE!
is Space Ghost Coast to Coast Space Ghost AS A TALK SHOW!
Likewise, is Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Birdman IN A COURT ROOM!
is Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies The Archie Show UNDEAD!
is The Oddball Couple The Odd Couple AS !
CARTOON ANIMALS is Danny Phantom Spider-Man WITH GHOSTS! It even has Expies to Spider-Man characters.
is Ben 10 Dial H For Hero WITH A GUI INSTEAD OF AN RNG, AND WITH ALIENS!
is pretty much The Life and Times of Juniper Lee , American Dragon Jake Long JUST FEMALE!
is Megas XLR Clerks WITH GIANT ROBOTS!
is Total Drama Island Survivor IN CARTOON FORM!
is The Robonic Stooges The Three Stooges AS ROBOTS! AND !
THEY FIGHT CRIME is practically nothing but this. Just about every episode is a different-themed world; these include The Super Mario Bros. Super Show IN SPACE, IN ARTHURIAN TIMES, IN JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, IN GODZILLA-TERRORIZED TOKYO, AMONG PIRATES, IN SOME MEXICAN DESERT PROTECTED BY A MASKED HERO NAMED "ZERO", IN A RACE, etc.
itself is not an example, but it has a Rugrats Show Within a Show called Space Trek Babies. Which is Star Trek WITH BABIES!
is Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Dora the Explorer AS A CHINESE GIRL!
was an actual title used for Batman OF THE FUTURE Batman Beyond in certain markets.
relies on this trope a lot. Granted, it's because there's only so much you can do when the premise of the entire series is "cat chases mouse."
Tom and Jerry received similar recyclings, especially once Famous Studios took over in the 1950's and the writers ran out of ideas.
Popeye is Zorro Zorro Generation Z IN THE FUTURE! How far is unknown, because it looks a lot like the present with added Family-Friendly Firearms.
is just Drawn Together Babies Drawn Together WITH BABIES!
is TROLLZ W.I.T.C.H. WITH... are you sure they're supposed to be trolls? Yeah, I know what the title says, but come on, they're obviously elves or dwar... okay, you have a point there... -WITH TROLLS!
is Winx Club with fairies.
Sailor Moon parodies the trope with an in-universe example when their school principal puts on a production of Jimmy Neutron He later mentions that next year, he'll be doing Macbeth IN SPACE!
Hamlet ON ICE! is Robot Chicken KaBlam! FOR ADULTS!
is ChalkZone The Fairly Oddparents WITH CHALK DRAWINGS!
is Jimmy Two-Shoes Spongebob Squarepants IN HELL!
is Stoked 6Teen AT A BEACHFRONT RESORT!
is Green Lantern: First Flight Training Day IN SPACE!
Seeing as how Green Lantern: First Flight is largely based on Green Lantern stories that were first published in the 60's, is actually Green Lantern.... ON EARTH!!!!!
Training Day Hanna-Barbera made a whole bunch of iterations on , many of which were back-up segments on other shows:
Tom and Jerry Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is Tom and Jerry WITH TWO MICE! AND THEY TALK!
Punkin Puss and Mushmouse is Tom and Jerry BUT THEY'RE HILLBILLIES! AND THEY TALK!
Motor Mouse and Autocat is Tom and Jerry ON MOTORCYCLES! THEY TALK TOO!
While it didn't get made, one of Greg Weisman's spin-off ideas for was Gargoyles Gargoyles 2198, which was basically Gargoyles
IN THE FUTURE AND LARGELY IN SPACE TOO! is Titanic: The Legend Goes On James Cameron's , Titanic AS A DISNEYESQUE CARTOON WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER'S GENDERS REVERSED! AND A RAPPING DOG!
is Kid vs. Kat Invader Zim WITH CATS! AND LESS DEPRESSING!
I Am the Greatest!: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali was a 70's cartoon show a show about Muhammad Ali in space.
is Archer James Bond WITH THE THREAT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUITS!
The Animated Adaptation of is Scaredy Squirrel Spongebob Squarepants WITH FURRIES!
is Sabrina: The Animated Series Sabrina the Teenage Witch IN MIDDLE SCHOOL!
is Biker Mice from Mars , only...with... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
BIKER MICE FROM MARS!! is Street Sharks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles AS SHARKS!
is Extreme Dinosaurs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles AS DINOSAURS!
COPS is G.I. Joe but .... THEY'RE COPS IN THE FUTURE!
is Thundarr the Barbarian Conan the Barbarian IN THE FUTURE!
When the final season of Hanna-Barbera's All-New during the late 1970's was reformatted into Popeye Hour The Popeye and Olive Comedy Show for its final season, one of the segments was called "Prehistoric Popeye." Basically a combination of Popeye and with Popeye eating his spinach out of cans made from rocks!!
The Flintstones Several videos often do this to several stories from VeggieTales The Bible, such as the story of Joseph and the Exodus IN THE OLD WEST, and the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Adbenago AS FACTORY WORKERS!
More Hanna-Barbera examples:
is Camp Lazlo Rocko's Modern Life AT A CAMPSITE!
is Bob's Burgers Johnny Bravo as well as WITH WIFE AND KIDS RUNNING A FAST FOOD PLACE!
Cybersix is Ĉon Flux FOR KIDS!
Spider-Man Unlimited is Spider-Man...ON ANOTHER PLANET!
is Spliced SpongeBob SquarePants ON AN ISLAND FULL OF MUTANTS
is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic My Little Pony WITH AN ACTUAL PLOT! AND !
PERIPHERY DEMOGRAPHIC APPEAL is Schnookums and Meat Ren and Stimpy AT !
DISNEY is Rescue Heroes Thunderbirds IN THE PRESENT DAY!
is Brickleberry Family Guy IN A NATIONAL PARK!
The first three seasons of U.S. Acres are " Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" WITH FARM ANIMALS!
" The Backyardigans" is " U.S. Acres" IN A BACKYARD, WITH A DIFFERENT CAST OF ANIMALS!
Crash Canyon is Family Guy IN CANADA! Oh, and in a canyon.
M*U*S*H (" Mangy, Unwanted, Shaggy Heroes"), an obscure feature of Filmation's ill-fated 1975 show Uncle Croc's Block, was Mash WITH DOGS! IN A MOUNTIE CAMP!