Web Animation: Shut Up Cartoons
Shut Up! Cartoons is an all-animation channel on YouTube, created by the duo Smosh. The line-up thus far is:
- Do's and Don'ts: A series where a narrator gives wildly inappropriate advice to young children on a variety of topics.
- Pubertina: A series which depicts the life of an angst-ridden 11-year-old girl going through puberty.
- Zombies vs. Ninjas: A series which depicts the ongoing battle between a group of five ninjas and an endless array of zombies. An Aesop is usually alluded to, and then subverted.
- Krogzilla: A series which follows the misadventures of the titular character Krogzilla, a formerly 200 foot sea monster trying to live like a human by getting a job.
- Snowjacked: A series about a man named Derf who is helping a woman named Layta find her "Snowjacked" family.
- Nature Break: A series about a Nature Documentary hosted by Dr. Michael W. Hollingsworth.
- Weasel Town: A series about a pair of friends named Dipster and Haunches that constantly get into trouble.
- Oishi High School Battle: A series about Oishi Kawaii, a demon slayer from space who goes to high school on earth.
- Samurai Daycare: An incompetent samurai in training tries very hard to run a day care.
- Politicats: An epic political battle begins, involving Martian cats, evil cat councils and sneezing yaks
- Planets: The Anthropomorphic Personification of the nine planets try to get along while dealing with outer space menaces.
- Really Freaking Embarrassing: Really embarrassing stories from real people....Ok they're actors.
- Icons of Teens: The fictional icons of your childhood tell their teen years.
- Teleporting Fat Guy: Robbie, the teleporting fat guy with his talking cyborg badger, tries to travel through time to stop Bart Reynolds from taking over the universe. Basically Teleporting Fat Guy's OriginEpisodes.
- Sub 3: A special pizza delivery service, and a blatant Expy to Speed Racer.
- With Zombies: The Zombie Apocalypse has finally happened...except the zombies are acting like normal people
- Paper Cut Outs: Famous scenes and trailers done through paper cut outs
- Life's A Zoo: Take 7 contestants, lock them in a mansion, jam in elements of all your favorite reality shows then watch the fur and feathers fly as this bunch battle for 15 minutes of reality fame. Unlike most of the shows, it actually existed before the network started and was a cartoon beforehand
- Smosh Babies: The cast of Smosh as infants
- Just Shut Up!: A live-action show done in the style of a dysfunctional Sat AM kids' show, featuring clips from the other "Shut Up Cartoons" and a mock interview per episode with a YouTube personality
- Munroe: From the creators of Idols of Teen, comes a super spy named Munroe, who is really bad as a super spy.
- Otaku Taco Truck: The wacky adventures of Swiss and his friends as they try and run a taco stand.
- Alfred and Poe: A sitcom cartoon starring a toucan named Alfred and a turtle named Poe.
Tropes relating to each series:
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Do's and Dont's
- Abusive Parents: LaBarbecue's dad, who apparently threatened to send him to an orphanage if he didn't become a rapper.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Susie once said she wants to marry Jimmy. Jimmy is evil. Do the math.
- Big Eater: Susie.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: While creating their own church, the kids decide they need their own equivalent to Hell. Jimmy suggests forcing sinners to watch all of Jean-Claude-Van Damme's movies while Van Damme himself punches them in the back of the head.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: In the season finale Twice
- Emo Kid: Gregory.
- Negative Continuity.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The kids as "the Codekeepers" in "Cults."
- Real Men Wear Pink: In "Gangs", Jimmy meets two other prisoners at juvenile hall who act like typical hardcore bad boys. However, they also gossip about fellow prisoners like teenage girls, and give Jimmy the nickname, "Unicorn."
- Handicapped Badass: Clifford and his friends. See the trope below.
- Humongous Mecha: The Mechtards.
- Hollywood Acid: Susie and Jimmy originally consider using this to dispose of Henry's body. The Narrator, however, correctly states that Lye is a stronger solvent.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: In the season finale, Jimmy's actions end up arousing the wrath of Satan himself. Of Course, the whole earth is destroyed, but Satan is only angry at Jimmy.Guess what that means.
- Karmic Death: Jimmy is killed by the zombified Goth kid he threw off For the Evulz
- Karma Houdini: Jimmy. Until "Ritualistic Sacrifice"
- Once again averted in "Zombie Apocalypse"
- The Sociopath: Jimmy.
- Villain Protagonist: The kids end up like this from time to time, especially Jimmy.
- Zombie Apocalypse: The kids start one unintentionally in the second season finale, leading to Kill Them All
- Dear Negative Reader: The creator of Pubertina seems to have acknowledged that people don't like the show, and has added a link in the episodes that says, "Click if you don't like Pubertina!" (You can see it at 3:02 in this video here.) It redirects to an ear-grating video of Pubertina crying and sobbing in a 12 minute loop.
- No Periods, Period: Oh so blatantly averted.
- Pacing Problems: One of the many problems with the shorts. Characters ramble and talk over each other so often before quickly taking a Plot Detour, that it's often difficult to follow without getting confused.
- Sorry, I'm Gay: Andrew in the appropriately named "Valentines Gay"
- Stalker with a Crush: Debs certainly seems this way in "Debs' Secret." Pubertina herself as well in the episodes about her crush on Andrew.
- Straight Gay: Debs
Zombies vs. Ninjas
- Cluster F-Bomb: Tanzy lets out an epic one in "Haterz Gonna Hate", when the zombie-haters ignore her attempts to get them to accept her and the other ninjas.
- Five-Man Band:
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja
- Not So Above It All: Tanzy often explodes when things don't go her way.
- Only Sane Man: Chris and Bartleby.
- Take That: Common topic with the survivor of the week.
- Zombie Apocalypse
- Big NO: Dipster does this in episode one when he finds out that his friend Sean died. Not because he died, but because he doesn't want to go to the funeral.
- I Know Jeet Kune Do: The President of Hamburgers uses this in episode 3 and proves it.
- The Straight Man: Haunches.
- The Tooth Hurts: The plot of "The Dentist".
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Invoked in "Presidential Burger", where Haunches is angry that his favorite burger has been given a secret ingredientnote that he doesn't like.
Oishi High School Battle
- Art Evolution: The second season has improved the overall designs of the characters to make them fit better with their live action background.
- Artistic License – Geography: N'Gnarloth 29 is being described as Dutch, which is actually a race native to the Netherlands.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: When you think about how paperthin the disguise of N'Gnarloth 29 is. Then this trope could actually be invoked by N'Gnarloth 29 herself.
- Blatant Lies: N'Gnarloth 29 is definitely not a demon
- Boobs of Steel: Oishi, to the point where it's lampshaded by the fact that one of her special attacks is a laser coming from her cleavage.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has pink hair and pink eyes.
- Deranged Animation: Oishi's boyfriend turns into an eye and splits himself briefly during the dance off.
- Disproportionate Retribution: In "Career Day", Oishi's response to her teacher dating her father is to trap her teacher in a sphere that constantly blows up, killing her in the process, and re-creating itself to start the whole process over again.
- Expository Theme Tune: Provided by popular electro-pop/crunckcore group Blood on the Dance Floor (who get an animated cameo in the theme song no less).
- Flanderization: Oishi's father, Ryuzu. He started off in the series as a somewhat competent former demon slayer trying to make ends meet with some odd jobs. From Season 2 onwards, he turned into the Oishi High School Battle equivalent of Randy Marsh.
- Gainaxing: Happens constantly to Oishi.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Oishi smiles while her ex-boyfriend devours the resident Jerk Jock, spraying her and everyone else in the guy's blood.
- Jerk Jock: One tries to court Oishi. In the end, Oishi's alien ex-boyfriend eats him.
- Killer Rabbit / Ridiculously Cute Critter: Noodle the "dog".
- Literal-Minded: Oishi tends to take almost everything literally. Unfortunately for everyone else, everything was as literal as she thinks...
- Medium Blending: Season 1 mixed live action and animation where Oishi, her dad, Noodles, and various demons were all animated, while the setting and other humans were all live action.
- Obviously Evil: N'Gnarloth 29 is in every way a demon, not that anyone (except Oishi) stops her from being a substitute teacher.
- Roger Rabbit Effect
- Sugar Apocalypse: Kittentopia get destroyed, and its inhabitants get massacred by a giant head monster, when Raiuzu was slacking in his post.
- Villain Protagonist: Oishi can qualify as this, due to some of her actions.
- What happened to Mucusance?: In "The Crush" Oishi was dating Mucusance. Now the plot of "Sleepover" involes "spin the bottle". So does that mean that Oishi is single now?
- X Meets Y: According to the trailer, kinda like Sailor Moon and Scott Pilgrim had an EVIL baby.
- Idiot Hero: Ned
- Gainaxing: A whole segment of intro is multiplied asynchronous breast jiggle.
- Action Girl: The First Lady
- Gainax Ending: The aliens and Mittens robots arrive, then other nations go Oh, Crap, then Laser cats, Cat-thulu and finally ends with a Nightmare Face giant Laser Cat.
- Mind Screw: See Gainax Ending
- Non-Standard Character Design: One of the cat leaders of the major nations has an elongated face for a cat, another has tiny eyes and a human mouth
- Token Minority: The yak and the mouse
- Abhorrent Admirer: Mercury
- Ambiguously Gay: Sol
- Big Bad: The Black Hole
- Big Good: Sol
- The Big Guy: Jupiter
- The Chick: Saturn
- Cool Old Guy: Neptune
- Dark Is Evil: The Black Hole
- The Ditz: Sol
- Eldritch Abomination: Dark Matter, its everywhere and can crush you for no reason at all at anytime
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Uranus
- Gravity Sucks: With the Black Hole
- Insufferable Genius: Uranus
- Jerk Ass: Uranus
- Large and In Charge: Sol
- Meaningful Name: Sol is Spanish and Latin for Sun.
- Perma Stubble: Mars
- The Power of the Sun: Sol obviously
- Serial Killer: Black Hole
- The Smart Guy: Uranus
- Tag Along Kid: Baby Earth
- Team Pet: Pluto
- Token Minority: Venuscz who is implied to be Indian despite having a Spanish name
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: For a show that usually involves planets living normal sitcom lives, the Black Hole shows up and decides to murder Baby Earth. While having your atoms ripped apart is horrible, the fact he chooses to kill what is essentially a toddler downright sickening and is filled with pedophilia undertones (right down to the ice cream truck he drives in).
Really Freaking Embarrassing
- Gross Out Show: And How
Icons of Teen
- Back from the Dead: Batman who killed himself to get Zeus' magic ring.
- Blatant Lies: Master Chief's story reeks of this.
- Cowardly Lion: Dumbledore
- Ineffectual Loner: Han Solo
- Makes Sense In Context: Just about everything in this series can only be made sense if you watch it.
- Mama Bear: The Kangaroo mother
- Mind Screw: In Master Chief's episode, it involves his driving test somehow going to space, a giant pig and the driving teacher's head coming off for no reason
- Off Model: The series with the poorest animation budget so far.
- Reality Warper: Oprah and Kirk's rabbit
- Yandere: The Kangaroo mother
Teleporting Fat Guy
- Affably Evil: Hitler
- Art Shift: The fight with Gengis Khan temporally goes from computer enhanced 2D to an old fashioned video game format.
- Batman Gambit: Pulled twice on Bart in the series, Robbie agreed to swallow his pride to claim Hitler has the best moustache in the world to attract Bart's attention into killing the latter and in the finale, Robbie dueled Bart into a pie eating contest so as he'd remove his power gloves for a second giving Robbie a chance to briefly blind him with his dad and had Oliver shave his moustache off.
- Mustache Of Evil: Bart is trying to recruit all the well known mustache fiends from history.
- Big Bad: Bart Reynolds
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Bart tries to destroy the only other time machine immediately after it's introduced.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oliver
- Defeat Equals Friendship: TFG does to the Sparkle Monster
- The Dragon: Chuck Norris
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Dracula even lampshades it.
- Eldritch Abomination: The Sparkle Monster, it cries rainbows that grow trees.
- Gass Hole: More like laser hole from Oliver
- Gross-Up Close-Up: Dracula's sad attempt to grow a mustache.
- Hero Killer: Hitler briefly kills Oliver for real...who revives the next episode
- Jerk Ass: Oliver and Mario
- Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: The TFG's dad is reduced to ashes, and is still alive
- The Obi-Wan: Shang Wu / Luigi he's even killed by Bart after his introduction
- Odd Name Out: Bart is assisted by Gengis Khan, Hitler...Chuck Norris...and Moneybags?
- Robbie even lampshades Moneybags isn't even real
- Only Sane Man: Oliver
- Playing with Fire: Gengis Khan's Firephant
- Quirky Mini Boss Squad: The League of Evil Mustaches to Bart, especially Hitler
- Smug Snake: Moneybags / Tom Sellek
- Team Pet: Oliver
- Tsundere: Robbie badly tries to do this.
- Took a Level in Badass: Robbie does during his training montage
- Our Vampires Are Different: Dracula has a time machine.
- Villain Ball: Bart kills Robbie's father okay he just turned into a pile of dust that's still alive and kidnaps the girl he likes.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Bart Reynolds does this to Hitler
- Determinator: Sub 3 WILL deliver his pizza in under 3 minutes, even if he's at gunpoint or delivering someone's baby.
- After the End
- Ax-Crazy: The dad, gung-ho and talking to pancakes which he refers to as his "dad"
- The mother to a lesser extent
- Bored With Insanity: The zombies go on a rampage of berserk mindlessness till they start acting like normal people again.
- Drives Like Crazy: The mom
- Fantastic Racism: The dad against zombies though for understandable reasons
- Informed Ability: While the dad thinks he's a Badass, his father walked in 3 feet of snow without shoes and his grandfather chopped wood with his bare feet!!!
- Our Zombies Are Different: Obviously
- The Pollyanna: The mother is very optimistic especially with their town being half destroyed and zombies...who have actually become normal again
- Small Name, Big Ego: The dad
- Wrong Genre Savvy: The dad is very prepared to kill zombies...except they got Bored With Insanity
- Zombie Apocalypse: Played straight at first, but gradually is Deconstructed as the show goes on, as the zombies do cause The End of the World as We Know It, but have moved on and now acting like normal people.
Paper Cut Outs
- Real Trailer, Fake Movie: Played with, the movies and scenes are from actual films, the designs themselves aren't done in paper cut outs]]
Life's A Zoo
- Talking Animal: Obviously
Just Shut Up!
- And Now For Something Completely Different: The only fully live-action show on the roster (Oishi High School Battle is live-action characters interacting with animated characters)
- Clip Show: Has elements of this, featuring the other Shut Up Cartoons
- Jerk Ass: Mister Squirrel, to the point where even his animated counterpart is seen peeing on the set, vomiting on himself, and exposing his (blurred) genitals to the viewer.
- Mockumentary: Every so often the show cuts to documentary-style interviews with one of the three hosts.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Both Andy and Mister Squirrel show occasional signs of this.
- Running Gag: During the Once an Episode YouTube celebrity interviews, Andy will always scream "WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!" as one of the last questions.
- Animation Bump: The animation is a slight step up from Idols of Teen being more fluid than the previous production.
- Bald of Evil: Shadowsnake
- Big Bad: MegaShadow
- The Dragon/The Starscream: Shadowsnake is the Number Two and he doesn't like it.
- Healing Factor: MegaShadow has this for some reason.
- Heel-Face Turn: Meat Jack
- The Mole: Munroe's brother turns out to be this, though he was brainwashed.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Munroe kills the scientist allowing MegaShadow to escape.
- You Killed My Father: Munroe does not like Meat Jack for this reason though it was really because his brother was The Mole.
Otako Taco Bus
- Ax-Crazy: Kwala when in a slicing mood.
- Bare Your Midriff: Mari, the call to call the sailors in.
- Big Bad: Mama-So. possibly.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When Chop and Zop is killed, Short Rib vows vengeance on them since they were his brothers or two headed brother...
- Evil Old Folks: Mama-so.
- Gratuitous French: Mari, who has a french accent.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Kwala slices Chop and Zop like they were nothing.
- Hurricane of Puns: The food names aside, Kwala makes some splitting jokes after he kills Chop and Zop.
- Kick the Dog: Short Rib having his minion throw a giant octopus to attack Swiss' group.
- Killed Off for Real: Chop and Zop.
- Multiple Head Case: Chop and Zop, Short Rib's older brother.
- Petting Zoo People: Kwala, the eucalyptus, though he looks more like some sort of dog.
- Also Murtle, the red haired turtle man pedophile.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Kwala when he's in a killing mood.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Short Rib.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Swiss has blue hair.
- Mari has light magenta.