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Web Animation: Shaggy Dog Stories
A series of wacky YouTube videos, Shaggy Dog Stories follows the exploits of talking poos, orange elephants, talking dinosaurs, evil bananas, and more. They can be found here.


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  • Aborted Arc: The Afro multi-parter has gone without any updates since August (although whether this is intentional is unknown).
  • Absurdity Ascendant
  • All There in the Script: Not in the script, as such, but occasionally certain characters are only named in the credits.
  • Arranged Marriage: Dusty tries to arrange one for Charlene... only to suddenly realize that she's underage.
  • Art Evolution: Has occurred over the course of the videos, most notably with Dusty, Charlene, and 100% Grape (who, oddly, devolves; while his appearance in Episode 0 is now his standard one, in Episode 2 he's pretty badly drawn and in Episode 3, he's just a floating head).
  • Call Back: Episode 13, Deja Poo, is basically a remade Episode 1... but soon goes off the rails when Ninjas attack.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Episode XVI, Succession of the Bum Witches Part I, is far more plot-orientated than the other episodes.
  • Christmas Special: A Very Dusty Christmas
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Fred, who played an important role in the 1st episode, hasn't appeared since (bar a brief appearance in Episode 7).
  • Clip Show: Episodes XI is some weird combination of this and Previously On, having no plot whatsoever.
  • Cliffhanger Copout: Happens quite a bit, with some episodes ending with a cliffhanger only for everything to return to normal next episode.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: Practically every character in the series appears in the opening titles for A Very Dusty Christmas.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: The ant-possessed Food Inspector, conquerer of the world, is eventually defeated when Daddy Long-Legs chokes him with cash. Also, Fred seems to have a machine dedicated entirely to punishing daughters.
  • Credits Jukebox: Generally, the credits theme is Theme from a Summer Place, but on occasion it has also been Yankee Doodle, Do You Know the Muffin Man, Yakety Sax, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
  • Deus ex Machina: By the end of Episode 2, Cinderella, 100% Grape, and the boy named Sam are all dead... only to be resurrected by the Magic Lady in the final scene at the insistence of Cinderella's ghost.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Not only is the art weirder in the first four episodes, but Dusty is a lot more irresponsible and Charlene acts a lot younger.
  • Foreign Queasine: Mario's ant-filled pizzas and the deadly Fairy Bread.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Afro Lady's Operation FUSHI (Fudge Under Sicilian Homework Invasion). Also, Fred's PYDM (Punish-Your-Daughter-Machine).
  • G-Rated Sex: Episode 12 reveals that 100% was born after an incident inside a jumping castle.
  • I Know You Know I Know: Employed in Barbie and Ken's confrontation in Barbie's War.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Half-used; after Scand E. Louse's proposal of marriage to Fleatis is turned down, and although Scand himself isn't driven to evil, his father, Daddy Long-Legs, kidnaps Fleatis and forces her to marry the Louse.
  • Missing Mom: Charlene appears to lack a mother entirely.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: 'Justinian Beaver'
  • Oddball in the Series: While not exactly odd, none of the characters from Episodes V & X have ever appeared again.
  • Origins Episode: Episode 12 reveals 100%'s past.
  • Pre Titles Sequence: Occurs in Triumph of the Afro-Lady Part II and A Very Dusty Christmas.
  • Previously On: Appears at the beginning of Triumph of the Afro Lady Part II, and also makes up the entirety of the oddball Episode XI.
  • Standalone Episode: While a new viewer can generally start on any given episode without confusion, Episode 5 is entirely disconnected, featuring an entirely new cast (which is never seen again).
  • Superpowered Evil Side: ARLENE, QUEEN OF FECES!!!
  • What Happened to the Mouse: After Cinderella's death in Episode 3, 100% appears and sets out on a quest to retrieve his owner's ashes... only to totally disappear from the story.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: The Ugly Old Hag has been seen running pet stores, trap stores, video rental stores, and stalls selling genuine Italian cuisine.
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