Baman Piderman is a Web Animation by Alex Butera and Lindsay Small, featured on Mondo Media. It follows the lives of Baman, Piderman, and several others who inhabit a white, empty landscape while having surreal adventures. New episodes are sometimes featured on Attack of the Show!.Baman and Piderman are basically crudely-drawn Batman and Spider-Man knock-offs with weight gain and toddler-like intelligence. They live in separate houses, with Baman coming over to Piderman's house in nearly every episode. Their two friends, Pumkin and Tuba, live in Piderman and Baman's houses, respectively. Later episodes introduce characters like Dese Guys (off-color versions of Baman and Piderman with deeper voices who live in Piderman's basement), Baman's boss (a giant, yellow cat-like thing that comes and goes as it pleases), and Squib (a mass of green tentacles that acts like a Tsundere towards Pumkin). The show is mostly absurd humor wrapped around occasional hints at a much darker subtext... that usually turns out to be more absurd humor. Unfortunately, the series was Cut Short, with "Play Da Concert"being the final episode.
This series provides examples of:
Acrofatic: The leads are pretty hefty, but at least Baman runs (or rolls) fast. Piderman can walk on walls.
Art Evolution: The first couple of episodes featured art that was a bit more crude than it is now. Piderman gains more weight over the course of the series, his head becomes more triangular, and his eyes go from vaguely resembling Spiderman's mask to elongated elipses. At the beginning, he actually looks like Spiderman.
Bizarrchitecture: Baman is able to drive his house using a ship's steering wheel. It has no wheels, tracks, or any other plausible way of moving.
Piderman's house is two stories, but the top story has at least five stories worth of stairs up to it.
There's a floor under that one that can only be accessed through a trap door in Pumkin's bedroom, and the only exit is through a hallway too long to exist inside the house that leads to a laundry chute to the basement.
Continuity Porn: Virtually everything that happens has lingering effects and consequences, even the smallest of things, and the show retains pretty much perfect continuity.
For example, since Make da Cards Piderman's door has been shattered from when Baman came inside.
There have been tracks in the dirt where Baman drove his house ever since Pwactice the Counting.
Looks like Baman's living with Piderman now, since his house got destroyed by that giant snowflake.
Piderman's spider always has only 5 legs, both the one on his chest and on his back.
When Piderman is writing a letter to Baman and is finished, he drops a pen into his leg and his leg absorbs it. In the first episode of season 2, he ejects the same pen from his hand and writes with it.
The cereal that turns you green makes a reappearance in Happy Winter Friends (Part 2).
The ghost that appears at the end of "Weirdy Feeling" came out of Baman's wish wand when Red Squib broke it in "Play Da Song".
When Pumkin walks past the spooky mirror that shows everyone's skeletons in "Ghost Night", his skull resembles the face that the Dese Guys carved into him at the end of "Guess da Number".
Evil Counterpart: Dese Guys. They differ in that they are colored differently, and their costumes are switched except for the masks. The mask shows who they're the counterpart for. More mischievous than evil though.
Funny Background Event: In "Frow Da Party", Tuba is seen near the beginning jumping into the pie-pizza-portal-thing, and later one of the doors in the background of Piderman's house mysteriously has a new sticky note attached to it in every shot.
Hostile Show Takeover: Dese Guys want to sing their theme song instead of the shows in the beginning of "Weirdy Feeling."
Hypocritical Humor: After Squib tears up Pumkin's Feets Day card, Baman complains that Squib doesn't do anything, that he's just fat and lazy and sits at the house all day. Cue Pumkin motioning towards both Baman and Piderman who have both fallen asleep on the floor, with their fat bellies sticking up in the air.
Hell Is That Noise: Piderman feels this way about Pumkin's screaming in Hab Da Sleepover. invoked
Leitmotif: Sometimes when Dese Guys are nearby/appear a faint creepy Drone Of Dread can be heard in the background. It's the only real instance of music in the series aside from the Christmas specials and Feets Day song.
There's one that plays during Squib's interactions with Pumkin.
Mundane Utility: Piderman has the same abilities as Spider-Man, such as walking on walls and the ability to shoot webs out of his wrists. He uses these for unnecessary purposes, such as grabbing small objects or dragging himself along the ground instead of walking.