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Recycled 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.
When the final season of Hanna-Barbera's All-New during the late 1970s 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 The Flintstones, with Popeye eating his spinach out of cans made from rocks!!
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is Scooby-Doo AS KIDS!
In the episode "100", the theme from the in-story "reimagining" ends with the words 'in space'.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is Archer James Bond WITH THE THREAT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUITS!
Baby Looney Tunes is Looney Tunes !
AS KIDS " The Backyardigans" is "U.S. Acres" IN A BACKYARD, WITH A DIFFERENT CAST OF ANIMALS!
was an actual title used for Batman OF THE FUTURE Batman Beyond in certain markets.
"Showdown", an episode of featuring a Batman: The Animated Series Jonah Hex storyline, was made because the writers recognized Hex as Batman OF THE OLD WEST!
is Ben 10 Dial H For Hero WITH A GUI INSTEAD OF AN RNG, AND WITH ALIENS!
is Biker Mice from Mars , only with... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
BIKER MICE FROM MARS!! Bobobobs is and The Smurfs The World of David the Gnome IN SPACE!
is Brickleberry Family Guy IN A NATIONAL PARK!
is Camp Lazlo Rocko's Modern Life AT A CAMPSITE!
Towards the end of its second season had two spin off settings using the same characters; one, aboard a starship that's a dead ringer for the The Care Bear Family U.S.S. Enterprise only made with hearts tars and rainbows, and a second set in dinosaur time.
is ChalkZone The Fairly Oddparents WITH CHALK DRAWINGS!
is COPS , but G.I. Joe .... THEY'RE COPS IN THE FUTURE!
is Crash Canyon Family Guy IN CANADA! Oh, and in a canyon.
is Cybersix Ĉon Flux FOR KIDS!
is Danny Phantom Spider-Man WITH GHOSTS! It even has Expies to Spider-Man characters.
is Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Dora the Explorer AS A CHINESE GIRL!
is just Drawn Together Babies Drawn Together WITH BABIES!
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 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
is Extreme Dinosaurs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles AS DINOSAURS!
In-Universe example: The Fairly Oddparents had Crash Nebula ON ICE!
is non-yellow Family Guy The Simpsons IN RHODE ISLAND WITH CUTAWAY GAGS, MUCH MORE VULGARITY, AND !
BLACK COMEDY is The Flintstones The Honeymooners AS CARTOON CAVEMEN!
The Flintstone Kids is The Flintstones !
AS KIDS 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!
The first three seasons of are U.S. Acres Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids WITH FARM ANIMALS!
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! Gilligan's Planet is Gilligan's Island 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 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 Likewise, is Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Birdman IN A COURT ROOM!
I Am the Greatest!: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali was a 70's cartoon show a show about Muhammad Ali in 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!
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.)
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 Jimmy Two-Shoes SpongeBob SquarePants IN HELL!
is Kid vs. Kat Invader Zim WITH CATS! AND LESS DEPRESSING!
is Loonatics Unleashed Looney Tunes IN THE FUTURE AS !
ANIMESQUE SUPERHEROES is Megas XLR Clerks WITH GIANT ROBOTS!
M*U*S*H (" Mangy, Unwanted, Shabby Heroes"), an obscure feature of Filmation's ill-fated 1975 show , was Uncle Croc's Block M*A*S*H WITH DOGS! IN A MOUNTIE CAMP!
is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic My Little Pony WITH AN ACTUAL PLOT! AND !
PERIPHERY DEMOGRAPHIC APPEAL Ninja Turtles Fast Forward is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IN THE FUTURE!
is The Oddball Couple The Odd Couple AS !
CARTOON ANIMALS CatDog, the above AS CONJOINED TWINS!
is Oggy and the Cockroaches Tom and Jerry with WITH THREE COCKROACHES INSTEAD OF ONE MOUSE
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.
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.
received similar recyclings, especially once Famous Studios took over in the 1950's and the writers ran out of ideas.
Popeye (especially the 2010 revival, which is made by the creators of Pound Puppies Recess) is Hogan's Heroes IN A DOG POUND!
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.
is Rescue Heroes Thunderbirds IN THE PRESENT DAY!
is Rocket Robin Hood Robin Hood IN THE FUTURE!
The Raccoons and the Lost Star is literally The Raccoons IN SPACE!
is The Robonic Stooges The Three Stooges AS ROBOTS! AND !
THEY FIGHT CRIME is Robot Chicken KaBlam! FOR ADULTS!
is The Roman Holidays Make Room For Daddy IN ANCIENT ROME!
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 Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies The Archie Show UNDEAD!
is Sabrina: The Animated Series Sabrina the Teenage Witch IN MIDDLE SCHOOL!
The Animated Adaptation of is Scaredy Squirrel SpongeBob SquarePants WITH FURRIES!
Regarding the other various incarnations of Scooby Doo:
is Schnookums and Meat Ren and Stimpy AT !
DISNEY is Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century Sherlock Holmes... ! ( IN THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY No shit, Sherlock.)
Silverhawks is Thundercats IN SPACE!
are The Snorks The Smurfs UNDERWATER, AS MIDDLE-CLASS !
EAGLELANDERS referenced the trope by having a sequel to the Season 1 episode "Starvin' Marvin" two seasons later, called "Starvin' Marvin South Park IN SPACE".
is Space Ghost Coast to Coast Space Ghost AS A TALK SHOW!
is Spider-Man Unlimited Spider-Man...ON ANOTHER PLANET!
is Spliced Sponge Bob Square Pants ON AN ISLAND FULL OF MUTANTS
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.
is Stoked 6Teen AT A BEACHFRONT RESORT!
Stone Trek is Star Trek AS CARTOON CAVEMEN!
is Street Sharks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles AS SHARKS!
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.
is, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries as you can probably guess, Sylvester and Tweety (oh, and Granny) AS !
AMATEUR SLEUTHS is Thundarr the Barbarian Conan the Barbarian IN THE FUTURE!
is Tiny Toon Adventures Looney Tunes AS WITH THE ORIGINAL LOONEY TUNES APPEARING REGULARLY!
AMAZING TECHNICOLOR KIDS! 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!
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 is Total Drama Island Survivor IN CARTOON FORM!
The French/Japanese series is Homer's Ulysses 31 set The Odyssey IN THE 31ST CENTURY IN SPACE!
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 Abednego AS FACTORY WORKERS!, and the parable of the Good Samaritan AS A
DR. SEUSS BOOK! is Winx Club with fairies.
Sailor Moon was Yogis Space Race — Wacky Races
IN SPACE! Yo Yogi! is Yogi Bear AS KIDS!
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.
And now regarding the various clones of , we have:
Scooby-Doo 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!
More Hanna-Barbera examples: