Captain Flamingo! Looking out for little kids in a BIG way!
This Canadian Cartoon is about a young boy named Milo Powell. The series started in 2006. Deciding to take a stand for little kids everywhere, he becomes a superhero and after staring at a lawn flamingo in the backyard, becomes Captain Flamingo. While he has no actual superpowers, he uses a whole bunch of novelty store items, and has help from his best friend, Lizbeth Amanda Zaragoza, who acts as his sidekick and "Bird Brain". Together, they save kids from unusual situations in completely unusual ways.
Adorkable: Both Milo and Lizbeth. In Milo's case, his love for Quantum Vigilante and his kooky yet unique ways of solving problems. In Lizbeth's Case her fangirl worship of Captain Flamingo is downright adorkable.
Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Milo and Lizbeth have these moments on occasion. She may be annoyed at Milo's cluelessness, but it's clear they're close friends and care about each other. Milo's probably too proud to admit his feelings for Lizbeth, though.
Also, Milo and Dishrag, his pet cat. Despite getting on each other's nerves, they do have a nice bond between them.
Backstory: Warrior Monkey has one. In his first appearance, Rutger buys a monkey as a pet, but it doesn't work out and the Captain needs to save him. After taking him back to the pet store, an organ grinder buys him in his second appearance and was forced to perform for kids. He then quits and becomes Captain Flamingo's arch nemesis. Also doubles as a Continuity Nod.
Badly Battered Babysitter: Milo plays this trope straight. Averted with Megan, the actual babysitter, mainly because she's good at what she does.
Bare Your Midriff: Oddly enough, Lizbeth when she's not wearing her usual red dress. For example, there's her Belly Dancer costume she wore for Halloween, in another Halloween themed episode, she dressed like Lara Croft. Also, when they dress up as rappers, she's wearing a belly shirt.
Cats Are Mean: His pet cat, Dishrag, subverts this. Sometimes she's helpful, but other times she's an annoyance.
Chekhov's Gun: Several times due to his "Bird Brain" ideas. Sour candy, his kite he flew in the beginning of one episode, a Christmas Card he wrote to Santa So Lizbeth and her family can get Christmas presents, and several other instances.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Lizbeth, especially if Ruth Ann is involved. No one comes between her and her square shaped boy.
Couch Gag: The ending of each episode has the Captain doing something different during the Narrator's So Once Again, the Day Is Saved moment. Sometimes it's posing with or without the logo, or interacting with the other characters in comical ways.
Crazy-Prepared: Tabitha wants to be this, being the perfectionist she is.
Captain Flamingo as well, given that he has so many novelty items.
In one episode, squirrels steal his backpack, and Lizbeth gives him hers until he gets it back. The everyday items (Pen and marker, for instance) turn out to be surprisingly helpful.
Eureka Moment: His ability to misinterpret Lizbeth's suggestions while thinking with his "Bird Brain" is basically this. Even crazier is that his idea works (Usually).
For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Played straight for the most part in both Halloween episodes. But in Copycat Flamingo, one of the Halloween episodes, the Warrior Monkey poses as him to sabotage Halloween for the kids. He counters this by dressing up as the Warrior Monkey, being kind and friendly to other kids and ruining his plan. Near the end of the episode, Owen Only dresses up as Lizbeth right down to her Belly Dancer costume.
G-Rated Drug: Don't even think about giving Owen-Only anything with sugar. DON'T.
Meaningful Name: Nick Names is a bully who gives kids mean namesthat stick with them for life. Lizbeth, with help from her older sister finds out he was ridiculed with a hurtful name himself after winning a flute concert and was nicknamed "Toot Toot" because he tooted out of both ends (And It's not the flute for the other end).
My Beloved Smother: Owen-Only. His mom goes to ridiculous lengths to protect him. He frequently wears a ridiculous amount of safety gear, his house and especially his room has a security system, he goes to the beach with too much sunscreen more often than not and he even had to wear orthopedic underpants (Which the Captain and Lizbeth had to search through dirty laundry at the pool when it got lost). He can't get a break anywhere.
My Little Phony: Milo, much to his dismay, has promised Lizbeth to go see a movie called "Return to Unicorn Island" in Alley Oops.
Only One Name: With the exception of Max Roderick and Kirsten McBradden, the kids they have to save are only known by their first names.
Only Sane Man: In spite of her obsession with Milo. Lizbeth really comes off as this.
Panty Shot: Kirsten gets a few of these when she's bouncing around on an out of control vacuum cleaner in The Last Stand, and Lizbeth also gets one in the dream sequence during Volunteers For Fears when she and the Captain are trapped in the net. But Ruth-Ann in Ten-Pin Peril wins the prize for "Most Convenient Angle To Get A Panty Shot" when she trips over her ridiculously huge bowling shoes and slides down the alley hitting the pins, with the camera looking right up her dress.
Real Men Wear Pink: Double Subverted. He does wear a pink and blue outfit, but he's not exactly tough. He does manage to save the day, nonetheless.
Rescue Romance: Accidental, but it's the reason why Lizbeth's in love with Milo. When they were babies, she flew off of a swing and Milo coincidentally broke her fall when he fell in the sand while making a sand castle. This was also the first time they met, and she never forgets it to this day.
Reset Button: In one episode, Owen Only gets roller blades that have a turbo feature which he accidentally triggers. After several failed attempts to slow him down and stop him, they grab onto to him, going downhill really fast and going back in time, and Milo jumps out of the wormhole and tells his overprotective mom not to buy the roller blades, which she doesn't.
What Could Have Been: In the demo seen here, Milo's last name would've been Howell, which got passed on to his cousin Wendell. He would also have had glasses and blue hair, and his superhero outfit was completely different, including wearing a flamingo on top of his head instead of him having it being his helmet. Other character designs were also different, and he would also face a teenager named Tervit.