Being Ian is an Canadian animated series about a boy named Ian Kelley who dreams about making his own movies. His father owns a piano and organ shop called Kelley's Keyboards. He gets picked on by his older brothers. Produced by Nelvana, the show airs on Qubo's Night Owl block. It was created by voice actor Ian James Corlett.
Career Resurrection: In-universe example; Dirk Octane was a former action star who had became such a has been that he was working at Tiffany's party. While attending the party, Ian (who is a huge fan of Octane) revealed that he that he had to shave his head due to having lice and was made fun of. Defending Ian, Octane revealed that he too was bald. This move resurrected his career.
Funny Foreigner: Odbald, the Dutch guy who works at Ian's dad's store. There's also Ian's Polish and Scottish grandmothers.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: In the episode "What's Comb Over You", Ian's mom (who gets tripped up by Ian) falls flat on her face into a magazine titled "Organ Grinder". Not only that, but in the back is a picture of piano keys as well as a few kiss marks and "1-900 Hot Keys". To top it all off she reads an article in the magazine called "How to change your G-String" (while also holding the magazine side ways in mid-air), then giving it a questionable look, gasping, and backing away nervously whilst looking at the screen. Think about this one carefully.
Giftedly Bad: Sandi doesn't know that she is a horrible singer.
Only Sane Man: Sandi and Tyrone. This is especially the case for the former in the episode where Korey gets trapped on a stuck escalator and she's the only one to point out he can just walk up the steps.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Unlike Korey, Kyle is actually pretty smart, but he plays dumb to fit in with his friends.
Sweet Polly Oliver: The principal tasks Ian with finding someone to compete in a boxing match with a rival school. The school's only good boxer turns out to be Sandi, but the principal won't let a girl compete. Cue this.