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Web Animation: Bad Days

Hey, don't worry, kid. Everyone has a bad day. Chin up.
Stan Lee, Episode #1: Spider-Man

Bad Days is an animated series created by Junaid Chundrigar and Davor Bujakovic. The cartoons feature different fictional heroes and villains...on one of the worst days of their lives. There's almost no dialogue involved, just hilarious situations and Shout Outs galore.

The series started with one short, Disassembled, depicting several little mishaps in the Marvel Universe. The short became a viral success, even appealing to former Marvel writer Stan Lee. He enlisted Junaid and Davor to make more cartoons for him to post on his World of Heroes YouTube channel. The show also extended out to starring characters not owned by Marvel, and even characters who originated in media other than comic books.

As of season three, new cartoons appear every other Saturday on the YouTube channel CineFix, instead of World of Heroes. Junaid and Davor also release commentaries in between.

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Bad Days contains examples of:

  • Adaptation Distillation: The shorts use concepts and designs from many of the heroes' incarnations. For instance, the Captain America short starts with a battle with the Red Skull similar to the climax of Captain America: The First Avenger, then has him run into Ultimate Nick Fury, then 616 Hawkeye.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Daisuke Serizawa in the Godzilla short is actively trying to kill Godzilla. In contrast to his movie characterization where he is a Shell-Shocked Veteran who had no choice but to kill Godzilla.
  • The Alcoholic: Tony Stark is either drinking, hung over, or throwing up. Both of his episodes opens with him chugging alcohol like he's trapped in a desert.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Hank McCoy exhibits some canine behavior as the Beast.
  • All Men Are Perverts: As soon as Wonder Woman suits up, every man who sees her tends to fall agape and try to impress her, whether cop or crook. This doesn't exactly thrill her.
  • Amusing Injuries: All the time.
  • Annoying Arrows:
    • Even worse. Hawkeye's arrow shatters upon hitting Captain America's back.
    • Green Arrow's shot, however, is a little too effective. He ends up knocking out Wonder Woman along with the crooks he was trying to catch.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Subverted. Instead Lois just hurts her hand smacking Sup's face.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Superman had a bit part in Green Lantern's episode before becoming the focus of another one.
      • It comes full circle in the Man of Steel episode, when Green Lantern drops in and helps Superman fight General Zod.
    • Deadpool has gone from making a few brief appearances in season one to starring in the premiere of season two.
    • Godzilla received a short scene in Wolverine's first solo episode, then earned his own episode in anticipation of Godzilla (2014).
    • Lex Luthor makes a cameo appearance in the first Superman short and becomes the main villain in the third Superman short.
  • Ascended Meme: "Coulson Lives" can be seen hidden in a few shorts. Then Coulson himself in Episode 12.
  • Atlantis Is Boring: Namor the Sub-Mariner's episode opens with him sitting his clam throne, yawning.
  • Baleful Polymorph: At the end of Thanos's episode, Deadpool steals the Infinity Gauntlet and turns him into a chicken.
  • Bandaged Face: Hawkeye gets one after getting hit twice by Captain America's shield.
  • Beach Episode: The X-Men's short.
  • Berserk Button: When encountering Venom, do not knock over his ice cream.
  • Black Comedy: In Justice League, Aquaman appears on land surfing on a school of fish... which all promptly drop dead a few seconds after they leave the ocean.
  • Bloody Hilarious: The Deadpool and Walking Dead episodes.
  • Book Ends:
    • In the Fantastic Four episode, the first scene to follow the opening credits shows Silver Surfer gliding past the Baxter Building on a sunny day. After night falls, he glides past the building once again.
    • The first and last episodes of Season 3 are the only ones to focus on a popular DC character. Also, Batman and the Joker appear in both shorts.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In episode #36, Lex Luthor uses Red Kryptonite to turn Superman evil.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Deadpool, for starters, leaps out of the artist's tablet and draws with it.
  • Breath Weapon: Godzilla unleashes his atomic breath accidentally, after swallowing a missile causes him to burp.
  • Bullying a Dragon: When encountering Bruce Banner in the Arctic, Wolverine decides to attack him. Bad idea.
  • Butt Monkey: Every superhero in their short. And a few companions too, like Lois Lane, Loki, and HYDRA Agent Bob.
  • Call Back: Namor The Sub-Mariner's episode has many, including Bruce Banner holding the goldfish that bit his foot in episode 10, Doctor Doom still trying to sneak in Baxter Building after his failed attempts in episode 2, Cyclops still happily with Jean Gray as seen in episode 5, and HYDRA Bob still stranded on the island from the end of episode 13.
  • Came Back Wrong: When The Doctor regenerates from The Eleventh Doctor into The Twelfth Doctor, his sudden age acceleration scares away his companion.
  • The Cameo:
    • Thanos's episode features many X-men cameos for him to mess with, plus Namor, the Silver Surfer, and Deadpool, with all his pirate treasure back.
    • In Episode 21, Venom steals ice cream from Immortal Iron Fist and Luke Cage: Hero for Hire.
    • The Teen Titans appear at the end of Justice League to save the cat.
    • Howard the Duck, a creature from Slither, and The Holy Avenger from Super visit the XL Sior Bar in Guardians of the Galaxy.note  Star-Lord also passes NOVA, Mantis, and Bug.
    • Bert from Sesame Street joins the protest against brainwashed Superman's destruction of Metropolis.
  • Cat Up a Tree: The Justice League spends their day trying to help a girl get her cat down from a tree. The Teen Titans ultimately succeed in doing so.
  • Censor Suds: Bubbles cover the Thing's crotch when Doctor Doom accidentally walks in on him showering.
  • Chekhov's Gun: In the Star Trek episode, the Lens Flare button is used to blind the monster.
  • The Chew Toy: Hellboy makes Abe enter an old lady's toilet alone, causing Abe to get constantly attacked by monsters while Hellboy simply keeps the old lady company.
  • Cigar Chomper: Wolverine constantly smokes a cigar while at the beach, ruining Professor X's and Magneto's chess game. Deadpool later uses the animator's stylus to torment Wolvie and turn the cigar into a stick of dynamite. Finally, once it starts raining, he refuses to spit out his cigar even though it becomes soggy.
    • A clip of Wolverine as a baby shows a cigar beside him, suggesting that his smoking habit began at a very early age.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Upon transformation, Superman rips his off... and has just his underpants on underneath. He quickly rushes to find his super-suit.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: It's animated in a silly over-the-top style, but Tony is getting legitimately whipped, electrocuted, and Chinese-water-tortured in his second short.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Superman's pants fall down after he loses his Underwear of Power, revealing an ordinary pair of underwear underneath.
  • Continuity Cameo: The Walking Dead episode includes appearances by characters from adaptations of the comic: Daryl Dixon from the TV show, and Lee Everett from the video game.
  • Crack! Oh My Back!: The Vulture feels his back snap just as he's about to take flight.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The worlds in Bad Days are bright and colorful, but every protagonist in them is guaranteed to have a... well, bad day.
  • Creator Cameo:
    • Stan Lee appears in all the Marvel superhero shorts. And in the first Batman short, only to quickly realize he's not supposed to be here. Starting in the second season, these cameos increase to Once an Episode, regardless of the hero's original publisher.
    • One of the animators gawks at Deadpool's Medium Awareness. Unlike most of the other cameos listed on this page, this one occurs in a live-action scene.
    • Davor and his girlfriend ride a swan in the tunnel of love scene of Batman and Joker, then get hit by a pie.
    • We don't get to see his body, but Junaid's grave shows up in the Days of Future Past episode, mostly obscured by that of Reed Richards.
    • Junaid and Davor show up caged in the Planet of the Apes episode. After Junaid points himself and Davor out in the commentary, he lampshades the fact that Creator Cameos had become very common in the series by this point.
    • James Gunn makes a silent appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy episode, since he directed their first movie.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Loki summons hundreds of Chitauri to attack Thor. Thor defeats them all with a single lightning strike. Without even knowing he was being attacked.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Lt. Uhura tries to pull hers to be longer.
  • Dating Catwoman: Batman and Catwoman make out in the JLA episode.
  • Death by Cameo:
    • Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has a brief scene in episode #15, but doesn't get to say anything before Stan Lee mistakes him for a zombie and shoots him.
    • Several members of the Bad Days team get stomped on by Godzilla, as he wanders blindly after getting shot in the eye by some of Roland Emmerich's shampoo. Emmerich also falls victim to this trope, as noted below under Take That.
  • Death World: Captain Kirk opts to to visit one of these, rather than the peaceful worlds the Enterprise could have visited.
  • Defeat by Modesty: In the Man of Steel episode, Green Lantern recognizes General Zod as the purloiner of Superman's Underwear of Power, so he pulls down Zod's pants to help Supes find it.
  • Delayed Ripple Effect: The Days of Future Past episode has an example. The 1973 incarnation of Magneto saves the True2Comics Costumes store by blowing up the Singing Fox Depressive Black Costumes store. This causes his 2014 counterpart, and the '14 X-Men, to lose all their clothes, except for their underwear. A few seconds later, '14 Magneto and his fellow X-Men reappear in costumes that more closely match those from the comics.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Almost everything in the Walking Dead episode appears in black and white, like in the original comic.
  • Depth Deception: A planet the Enterprise looks like it's about to pass by actually turns out to be right in front of it, causing the ship to hit it and stop.
  • Deranged Animation: Every character is more squishy than putty.
  • Diabolus ex Machina:
    • Just after Deadpool and Bob claim all the treasure, their high-five causes a boulder to fall and knock them out. When they come to, Hit Monkey has taken their treasure and ship.
    • Deadpool himself instigates one, stealing Mistress Death from Thanos just as she had gotten attracted to him.
  • Did I Mention It's Christmas?: Episode 12: The Avengers came out on Christmas Eve, and shows Christmas decorations inside the bowling alley. The plot has little to do to the holiday, though.
  • Dirty Old Woman: In the second Spidey episode, Aunt May is seen reading Fifty Shades of... wait, May? Ah. Fhew! Just Fifty Shades of May.
  • Discontinuity Nod: Spider-Man and Cyclops get forbidden from meeting the Avengers. Sound familiar? Also note the fox on Scott's shirt.
  • Disney Death: Batman punts Robin off a dock in Batman and Joker, where a shark eats him. Robin climbs out of the shark later, having used a can of shark-repellant spray.
  • The Ditz: Stan Lee, quite often.
    Stan Lee: "(After seeing Captain America be augmented) I don't get it. Where did the small guy go to?"
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength:
    • Hellboy crushes a teacup with the Right Hand of Doom when the old woman tries to serve him tea.
    • Thanos punches Professor X across the room when practicing clinking glasses.
  • Double Entendre: In the commentary for episode #34, Junaid describes Star-Lord playing with an Emmet Brickowski figure as Chris Pratt playing with himself.
  • Downer Ending:
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • A shot in Superman's first episode shows General Zod trapped in the Phantom Zone, glancing at his wristwatch while waiting for something to free him. The Man of Steel episode later reveals that Zod escaped, then stole Superman's Underwear of Power.
    • Ant-Man, The Wasp, and the Guardians of the Galaxy appear in The Avengers episode, well before their respective movies and episodes have been released.
  • Eiffel Tower Effect: The background during Wolverine's visit to Paris shows the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Pyramid spaced one block at most from each other, plus the Eiffel Tower looming in the distance.
  • Episode Title Card: Featuring the name of the series parodied written over an item or emblem.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even Lex Luthor thinks that Superman shouldn't be smoking.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: Captain America's short ends with Nick Fury and Cap laughing after realizing they almost forgot Thanksgiving, then Fury continuing to laugh up through everyone's dinner time. Cap's ice cream freezes him once again, but Fury doesn't notice.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Red Kryptonite-influenced Superman wears a black leather jacket, as a nod to Smallville episodes in which Clark did the same.
  • Evil Is Petty: Lex Luthor rebuilds his ego at home by knocking over and laughing at action figures of Superman.
  • Eye Scream: Played for Laughs. Roland Emmerich gets frightened when Godzilla's eye appears outside his window, then squirts a bottle of soap into his eye, causing him to crush each member of the Bad Days creative team.
  • The Faceless: Sue Storm's face is never seen, even when visible.
  • Fanservice: Thanks for the closeup of Sue Storm's butt, guys.
  • Felony Misdemeanor:
  • Flipping the Bird: After Magneto ties Wolverine into a knot, Wolvie sticks out his middle claw at him.
  • For the Evulz: After Professor X teaches him how to be a dashing gentlemen, Thanos thanks him then puts a parking brake on his wheelchair just to be a jerk.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: So common, Star-Lord uses both of his hands to order five drinks.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: As a continuation of the "Coulson Lives" running gag from season one, the Walking Dead cartoon has "Coulson in coma" written on a hospital room door.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: In a photo inside Baxter Building showing Reed Richards, Susan, and the Thing on Halloween, the Thing is the only one who is not costumed.
  • Full Body Disguise:
    • The old lady in Hellboy's short becomes revealed as a tentacled creature in disguise.
    • The second TMNT episode reveals Michael Bay as Krang in disguise, producing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) in hopes of tainting the Turtles' image.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: At 1:04 in the TMNT short, Raphael can be seen dancing next to a wrestling bag at an angle that makes him look like he's humping it. At 1:15, when the wrestling bag is seen again, there's a hole in it at about crotch level.
    • The loud roar McCoy heard out of the cave was an enormous alien's Immodest Orgasm.
    • Namor's episode has him watching the Invisible Woman take a shower. She was invisible at the time
  • Go Karting with Bowser: Jubilee tries to play volleyball with a Sentinel.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Taylor, the astronaut of the Planet of the Apes episode, develops rabies from the shock of the Earth All Along reveal. Though the Statue of Liberty in this version of the reveal bears Stan Lee's face instead of her normal one.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Namor tries to steal fish food from an aquarium by dressing up as a lobster and hiding amongst them. But then a couple visiting the restaurant get a craving for lobster...
  • Good Is Dumb: Superman is dumb but well-meaning. And Lois Lane hates all the pain in their adventures.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Deadpool's healing factor sure comes in handy when he's crushed sliced by dozens of temple traps.
  • Good Times Montage:
    • Hulk flashes back to one when Loki orders him to smash Thor.
    • In the Winter Soldier video, Captain America has one after discovering that the Winter Soldier is Bucky Barnes. It shows Cap and Bucky fighting in World War II together, but ends with Cap accidentally knocking Bucky off the train.
  • Gratuitous English: The Parisian bakery Wolverine visits has a sign reading, "Le Bread".
  • Grave Humor: The superhero graves at the beginning of the Days of Future Past video give some rather nonsensical explanations behind some of the heroes' deaths.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: A fish biting him, missing a bowling toss, fighting over groceries, all these are enough to make Bruce Banner Hulk Out.
  • Hard Work Montage: The Breaking Bad episode has one of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman cooking meth, which plays multiple times.
  • Harmless Villain: Venom. The worst he does leap is around and squash people by accident, all while sporting a big dumb grin. Until Spider-Man knocks over his ice cream, turning him into a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass.
  • Here We Go Again: After Superman finally regains his briefs, Bizarro steals his Badass Cape.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Loki tries to enlist the Hulk to help him ruin Thor's day, but Hulk beats him up instead.
    • The crook who shoots at Wonder Woman shoots up in the air, and this causes a ceiling light to fall on him.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: When Kitty Pride tries to phase Wolverine back to 1973, it takes her three tries to get him to the year he wants. Before that, she accidentally sends him to his baby days, and then back into episode #23 of Bad Days (the one where Wolverine went to Japan).
  • Hulking Out: The Trope Namer does, of course, from any offense no matter how minor.
    • Curt Connors transforms into the Lizard while pushing Billy in a swing. He promptly pushes Billy so hard he gets tied to the bar with the swing.
  • Human Pets: Humans on the Planet of the Apes become this to the apes.
  • Human Popsicle: Captain America. Over and over again.
    • While surfing, Iceman freezes Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Beast, Omega Red, Captain America, and part of Stan Lee.
    • Lois Lane also gets frozen when Superman takes her to the Fortress of Solitude. This causes Jor-El to mistake her for part of the wall.
  • Human Shields: Batman defends himself from Joker's attacks by throwing various Robins into their path.
  • Hypocrites: Junaid admits in the commentary for episode #35 that they shouldn't have mocked Michael Bay's use of Toilet Humor so soon after releasing episode #34, in which Thanos has a Potty Emergency.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Hal tries to use his ring to raid a vending machine, but stops when he notices Sinestro watching him. After Hal leaves, Sinestro tries to use his ring to raid the machine.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Star-Lord drops his gun, causing Groot to explode. At the end of the episode, Rocket notices a Groot sapling growing from one of his remains, and grows it into an even taller version of Groot.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Venom in the second Spider-Man episode.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Parodied, see Spared By Adaptation below.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: The Breaking Bad episode uses animation of Walter White donning his Heisenberg hat and sunglasses for a transition.
  • Idiot Hero:
    • Hal Jordan, Played for Laughs. Everyone in the Green Lantern Corps hates him, as such.
    • Johnny Storm, as well.
    • And Robin.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Abin Sur, as in the Green Lantern canon, gives Hal Jordan his power ring, but upon seeing him try to summon ice cream with it, he immediately regrets it and tries to take his ring back as he dies.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Lori Grimes does this while crying Tears of Fear. The noise conveniently blows up some zombies.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • In the Star Trek episode, Captain Kirk is found post-coitus with a newly-met alien. And not a Green-Skinned Space Babe. This one is a lot fatter, and squidier.
    • Ant-Man cares for an ant that lost her husband, resulting in her giving birth to a Half-Human Hybrid.
  • Inverted Trope: In the Spider-Man short, Peter Parker bites back the spider that bit him. It promptly mutates into a man-spider.
  • Invisible Streaker: Susan Storm when bathing in Namor The Sub-Mariner.
  • I Was Quite The Looker: Professor X shows a picture of himself when he was younger, surrounded by hot women, to prove to Thanos that he can teach him to become attractive.
  • Kick the Dog: Wolverine's attempt to play volleyball with Jubilee has him merely pierce her ball with his claws.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Inverted in the Batman short. Everything turns more lighthearted as soon as Robin shows up.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: Including trees and in cereal!
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: As the Fantastic Four gets superpowers, we get a closeup of everyone's screaming face... and Sue Storm's swinging butt.
    • And everyone receives awesome powers that they absolutely love... except the Thing, just like the comics.
    • In the Star Trek episode, the first red shirt dies by getting beamed to above a chasm. The second is eaten by a monster. The last one dies of old age.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Before entering a cave, Dr. McCoy scans it with his instrument to see if there's any danger inside. But the impatient Kirk just strolls in without waiting for the results.
  • Lens Flare: Parodying the 2009 film, the opening of the Star Trek episode has the bridge bathed in lens flares. Kirk quickly shuts them off using the "Over-Used Lensflare Joke" button.
  • The Load: Mariko Yashida to Wolverine, thanks to her loud conversations with Yukio, and because Silver Samurai is constantly hunting them to get her back. Logan gets so fed up with her that he gives her back at the end of the episode.
  • Look Behind You: Wonder Woman pulls this on a little girl to make a hasty exit from failing to save her cat.
  • Love Redeems: Bucky becomes good again after developing a crush on Black Widow.
  • Maniac Monkey: Hit Monkey, who guards the treasure Deadpool tries to collect.
  • Manly Tears: One of the scientists sheds these, while waving an American flag, after Steve Rogers is augmented to become Captain America.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The teaser released in between Episodes #0 and #1 includes some gags with Hellboy and M.O.D.O.K. that do not originate from any first season episodes.
  • Mistaken For Object Of Affection: Reed Richards finds his invisible wife and smooches her. Just after he leaves, it turns out the invisible person was not Susan but Doctor Doom.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Symbiote-infected Spider-Man's idea of evil is spraying venom liquid all over Mary Jane's face. Spider-Man himself finds the idea so stupid he punches himself to get the symbiote off.
  • Moment Killer: Bruce Banner's and Betty Ross's romantic dinner gets cut short after Bruce's Hair-Trigger Temper causes him to Hulk out after dropping a pea. Worse, Bruce would have proposed to Betty if he controlled himself that night.
  • Motor Mouth: Yukio in Episode 23, breaking the usual "No one talks but Stan Lee" rule. It's softened, though, by having her speak only in unsubtitled Japanese.
  • Mouth Cam: The Walking Dead episode begins by zooming out of Rick's mouth while he yawns.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Referenced in Episode 23, where a leather clothing billboard advertises that now it's brown.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • Hal Jordan uses his Power Ring for many mundane tasks, such as picking his nose or summoning a Segway (when he can already fly.)
    • Johnny Storm cooks a sausage by bursting into flame. Unfortunately, this also burns the couch he's sitting on.
  • Murderous Thighs: Black Widow yanks Captain America into a room this way.
  • My New Gift Is Lame: Batman wins a Superman figure at a carnival, but turns it down.
  • Mythology Gag: See ShoutOut.Bad Days
  • Never Mess with Granny: Peggy Carter might have lost her physical beauty in between Captain America freezing and him awakening, but not her will to fight.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Spider-Man tries to stop a bank robbery while also getting a piece of paper blown into his face. His blindness causes him rip open the bank vault for the crooks.
    • When Hellboy finally decides to help Abe fight the monsters in the old lady's toilet, he becomes so enraged at the sight of Abe dancing with the monsters instead of fighting them, he punches the ground with the Right Hand of Doom. This inadvertently destroys the old lady's house.
    • After Bruce Banner messes up throwing a bowling ball, Tony Stark tries to help him by throwing another ball to give his an extra kick. It just makes both balls completely miss the pins, making Bruce angry and turning him into the Hulk.
    • Green Arrow shoots an arrow filled with knockout gas, which ends up knocking out Wonder Woman. On the light side, though, the crook still gets caught.
  • No Indoor Voice: Rick Grimes does a lot of screaming and yelling. At one point, the viewer only sees him as a small silhouette on a rooftop, but can still hear him almost as well as in close ups. Then again, he doesn't spend a lot of time indoors in the short.
  • No More for Me: Upon seeing Bruce Hulk Out, Stan Lee decides he better lay off those cocktails.
  • Nonindicative First Episode: Disassembled showcases several characters' bad days.
  • Nonindicative Name: Thor actually has a pretty good day in his short. It's Loki who has it bad.
  • Nonmalicious Monster: Godzilla doesn't have evil intentions behind destroying the city, desiring only to free Stan Lee and his fishing pole from getting caught on one of his teeth. His most destructive actions occur as a direct result of humans' attacks on him.
  • Noodle Incident: Two instances of Hulk destroying cities occur offscreen.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Venom, after Peter rebuffs his clumsy attempts to be friends one too many times.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: The Thing often tosses people out of the Baxter Building, but everyone he has tossed out as of episode 17 has survived the drop. Johnny quickly ignites and puts out his flame before hitting the ground, and Doom hits the pavement while wearing a metallic suit, but it doesn't seem clear how Namor makes it alive.
  • Oh Crap: All the Avengers drop what they're doing and stare in horror when seeing Bruce's bowling ball rolling too slowly and risking making him angry.
  • On the Next: The commentaries each end by showing a clip from a future episode.
  • Only in It for the Money: The Ninja Turtles refuse to let Michael Bay produce their new movie, until he offers them two giant bags of cash.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Martian Manhunter eats popcorn while watching the rest of the Justice League on a monitor trying (and failing) to get a cat out of a tree.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The Thing.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: Each episode from season three ends with Stan Lee asking the viewer to subscribe to CineFix. The season premiere had someone else give this spiel.
  • Pokémon Speak:
    • Jesse Pinkman only says, "Yo!", sometimes more than once.
    • Groot, naturally, repeatedly says, "I am Groot!"
  • Portal Pool: Abe finds a Portal Network in an old lady's toilet.
  • Potty Emergency: Thanos has one when visiting the XL Sior bar.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Rocket Raccoon uses these to get a drink from Stan Lee.
  • Random Events Plot: Most of the episodes have one.
  • Recursive Canon: The Fantastic Four watch The Fantastic Four (1967).
  • Redshirt: The original Star Trek ones are parodied. All of them are aware of their fate, and die in various amusing ways.
  • Robotic Reveal: Episode #32 reveals Gus Fring as a Terminator.
  • Running Gag:
    • Silver Surfer gets frequently hurled into the sun.
    • In episode #8, poor Cap can't seem to stop getting frozen.
  • Rushmore Refacement: Luthor gets Superman to replace Washington's face on Mount Rushmore with his. Superman proceeds to replace the other Presidents with carvings of himself making silly faces.
  • Say My Name: The Walking Dead episode has more dialogue than usual. However, if you discount yawning, screaming, moaning, laughing, crying, and Stan Lee's cameo, the script only has four words, all of which are characters' names. Most of Rick Grimes' dialogue consists of calling out, "Lori! Carl!" Lee Everett's only line involves yelling, "Clementine!" Finally, after Rick discovers that Lori has cheated on him with Shane Walsh, Rick growls, "Shannnne!", then beats Shane up.
  • Scary Black Man: Subverted. Nick Fury here can still give a Death Glare, but he's actually a very jolly fellow.
  • The Scream: The Fantastic Four episode ends with the Thing retreating to a field and screaming so loudly, Galactus hears him from outer space and has to shush him.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Abe.
  • Screen Tap: Deadpool does this when asking the animator to draw an entrance on the temple he must explore.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Stan Lee sits on a bench outside the Baxter Building, reading a newspaper. He then witnesses two people get thrown out of a window, and one of them revealing himself to be Not Quite Dead. This sight causes him to drop his paper and walk away.
    Stan Lee: That's it, I've had enough of this weirdness. I'm outta here.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Wolverine gets sent to stop an assassination that leads to the rise of the Sentinels, and also prevent the destruction of the True2Comics costume store.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Master Splinter sees his old enemies everywhere, and even attacks a harmless lamp because he's thinks it's Shredder. This worsens after he's sent to a retirement home.
  • Shown Their Work: As but one example, Davor prepared an homage to Batman: The Animated Series by counting the number of frame it takes Batman to land on the rooftop in the opening, and drawing the exact same number of frames.
  • Shout-Out: See ShoutOut.Bad Days.
  • Silence Is Golden: Most of the time, no one but Stan Lee speaks, aside from grunts, laughs, cries, yells, gasps, and ahs. Not even Deadpool. This trope also applies to some cartoons Junaid makes aside from Bad Days, such as Sheeped Away and Fanboy Rampage.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: In JLA, Batman and Catwoman start making out during their fight.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: By Kirk and an enormous alien squid/Jabba the Hutt thing.
  • Spared By Adaptation: Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Unlike the comics and movie, she survives her Neck Snap and Peter finds himself having to pay a very expensive hospital bill.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Professor X uses his telepathy to make a shark eat Magneto.
  • Special Edition Title:
    • The Doctor Who episode has an intro that evokes that of the DW revival, with the Tardis and some text going down a purple abyss.
    • The title card of the Godzilla episode has someone call out his name with a fake Japanese accent.
    • The Breaking Bad episode borrows the green background and smoke from the show's opening.
  • Spit Take: After Rick Grimes finds a zombie near the hospital's coffee machine, he spits out his coffee all over the zombie.
  • Split Personality: Ant-Man suffers from one.
  • Spontaneous Choreography: Wolverine watches plenty of people doing this while in Japan.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Superman tries multiple unsuccessful attempts to get a kitten out of a tree, including shaking the tree and using his laser vision. The cat's owner tries to point out that he should just fly up and get the cat. He doesn't notice her tell him.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: When Wonder Woman stands by Da Chief, he assumes she's supposed to be his assistant and makes her hold a tray with coffee. When she gets angry from this and smashes it, he hands her a sponge and a pail of water to clean it up.
  • Stewed Alive: Deadpool's sidekick Bob freaks out at being cooked alive by natives. Stan Lee is also getting cooked, but really doesn't care.
    Stan: (tastes the soup) Needs more salt.
  • The Stoic: Hellboy maintains a serious expression throughout his short. He becomes Not So Stoic when the sight of Abe dancing in lederhosen surprises him.
  • Stray Shots Strike Nothing: Subverted. After Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets, the bullets ricochet into the wall she's next to and nearly hit several policemen, as well as breaking one's coffee cup.
  • Suddenly Voiced:
    • Hal Jordan exclaims, "Whee!" while getting transported to Oa.
    • Captain America says, "Hi", to Black Widow after she takes him to another room.
    • When Superman calls Lois about the loss of his red briefs, he seems to cry, "Oh, Lois! I can't (unintelligible)" at one point.
    • The young Dalek threatens, "Exterminate!", after breaking into the Tardis.
  • Super Dickery: In the third Superman short plays off this due to Lex Luthor's red kryptonite collar.
  • Synchro-Vox: What little gets shown of the 2014 Ninja Turtles movie shows the Turtles with a human mouth (Davor's, according to the commentary).
  • Talking with Signs:
    • Abe holds up a sign reading, "!?" after entering a domain with monsters dancing in lederhosen.
    • After getting beaten up by Hulk, Loki holds up a sign asking, "Seriously?"
  • Take That:
    • The JLA episode ends with a jab at their movie languishing in Development Hell: After the League fails to help the girl, Stan tells them, "Don't worry. You'll get it right someday." Then he visits a theater decorated with ads for upcoming movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    • The Days of Future Past episode spends a lot of time criticizing how different the Sentinels and the mutants' costumes look in the movie compared to the comic.
    • The Oxygen Destroyer that Dr. Serizawa tries to throw at Godzilla instead gets flung at Roland Emmerich, who becomes Stripped to the Bone as a result. Consider it Emmerich's just desserts for directing the panned Godzilla (1998).
    • The entire second TMNT short was a Take That to Michael Bay and his reboot film.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The alien female in the Star Trek short wears bows and a bra. Her husband wears a tank top and hat.
  • Thanksgiving Episode: Captain America's episode becomes this after Nick Fury shows Cap a calendar dated 2012. The two of them notice the word "Thanksgiving" and a drawing of turkey on the current date, so Fury gathers Hawkeye and Black Widow to have dinner with them.
  • Threatening Shark:
    • Robin gets eaten by one in the Batman and Joker episode. He escapes with some shark repellent.
    • The third Superman episode has Lex Luthor dangle Lois over a pool of sharks, which Superman drops her into after becoming exposed to Red Kryptonite.
  • Toad Licking: The Professor X of 1973 had a bad habit of this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the climax of the episode Batman and Joker, Robin turns into Nightwing. However, he turns out to still be just as silly as ever.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Venom loves ice cream.
  • Treasure Map: Deadpool follows one to a temple on an island that has a big black X on it.
  • Twitchy Eye:
    • Rick Grimes develops one at the end of the Walking Dead short, while tightly hugging Lori after the defeat of the zombies and Shane.
    • Watching the 2014 Ninja Turtles movie causes Michelangelo to develop this.
  • Underwear of Power: Snatch Superman's red briefs and he'll lose the will to fight.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Thanos got turned into a chicken at the end of episode #18, but returned back to normal by episode #34.
  • Unknown Rival: Sort of, Thor is camping out with Loki, but isn't even aware that Loki spends the whole day trying to kill him.
  • Unique Pilot Title Sequence: Disassembled begins with simply the text, "Disassembled By Junaid Chundrigar" displayed over heroes' weapons and emblems, and with different music than the following Bad Days episodes. Also, when Stan Lee re-posted the video on World of Heroes, he added a live-action introduction starring himself.
  • Unusual Chapter Numbers: Disassembled bears the number zero because it was originally just considered a self-contained short with the same premise and animators. It didn't officially become a Bad Days episode until some time during season two.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Both J. Jonah Jameson and Doc Ock are shopping for groceries at the same time as Spider-Man.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: Neither Venom, Vulture, nor Doc Ock do anything evil. Venom seems too dumb to be evil, Vulture too old, and Ock, when confronted with Spider-Man, merely glares at him menacingly and grabs some fruit with his claw to eat.
  • Visual Pun: Days of Future Past has Kitty Pryde phase out of a closet. At the time, Kitty's second movie actress, Ellen Page, had just recently revealed herself as a lesbian.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: At the end of the Iron Man episode. Subverted immediately after. All over Nick Fury.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot:
    • After Toad watches Cyclops help Jean Grey put on some sunscreen, he tries to copy him by throwing up on Mystique, then rubbing the barf on her back.
    • Tony does a lot of throwing up in his second short.
  • invokedWangst: Played for Laughs in Man of Steel. Superman gets so torn up about not having his red briefs that he grows a Beard of Sorrow, ignores disasters attacking Metropolis, and calls up Lois Lane while crying so hard he fills up the phone booth.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Stan Lee. Lampshaded in episode 18, when Thanos summons him.
    Stan Lee: Ah hell. Not again.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The people of Metropolis, with help from Stan Lee, chew out Superman for his wonton destruction of the city.
    Stan Lee: Hey! Stop destroying everything! C'mon, act like a damn hero!
    (removes Red Kryptonite neckband)
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Ghost Rider owns a different store whenever he shows up.
  • Woman Scorned:
    • After Rogue catches Gambit flirting with Emma Frost, she steals his powers and energy, then turns her cup into an explosive, which she throws at Emma.
    • Wasp repeatedly zaps an ant that she suspects Ant-Man cheated on her with. After she finds out that they had a baby, she attacks Ant-Man as well.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Gamora and Drax wield a sword and knives, respectively, while waiting to attack Thanos, but after an impatient Gamora slices the bathroom stall open, Drax drops the knives and Batista Bombs Thanos instead.note 
  • You Didn't See That: As Namor searches the closets of Baxter Building, he comes across Doctor Doom hidden inside. Doom stares at him blankly and silently shuts the door.
  • You Don't Look Like You:
    • Disassembled shows a Bruce Banner resembling Mark Ruffalo, the second actor to portray him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Later appearances make Banner look more like in the original comics.
    • Godzilla underwent a drastic redesign in between episodes #23 and #29, making him look more faithful to the Japanese movies.
    • The Guardians of the Galaxy boast different appearances in episodes #12 and #34. In the commentary for episode #34, Junaid explains that the newer designs proved easier to draw in motion.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: How Hellboy seems to react to the thought of flushing himself down an old lady's toilet to fight monsters.

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