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''Charlie Chalk'' (1988-1989) was a short lived British children's television series by the same guys who made ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Bertha}}''.

Charlie Chalk is an amicable circus clown who nods off on a fishing trip and ends up marooned on the [[DesertIsland mysterious island]] of "Merrytwit". Not to worry though, as the island's inhabitants are a [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits colourful and friendly]] bunch. It isn't long before Charlie gets settled and starts to learn the ways of the strange and exotic locale, often applying his own circus tricks to get him through the day.

!!Tropes which ''Charlie Chalk'' provides examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The show name and protagonist.
* AmusingInjuries: Resident ButtMonkey Lewis T Duck is always being trampled or squashed by Arnold (The Elephant).
* BambooTechnology: Everything is apparently constructed from flotsam and jetsam, leading to ramshackle buildings and machinery. Charlie's house is the exception, carefully made with pristine white planks.
* BerserkButton: Lewis, after being irritated enough by Arnold.
%%* BuriedTreasure: With a fairly meagre pay off inside (though the islanders are delighted).
* ClownCarBase: Most of the houses are tiny, yet characters still fit in them. Interior shots suggest that buildings are ''BiggerOnTheInside''.
* CoolShip: The good ship ''Buttercup''. Though it is shipwrecked it is where Captain Mildred lives and is an easy to find landmark on Merrywit.
%%* GentleGiant: Bert the monster.
* GoingNative: The sheer amount of resources collected through beach combing makes the adaptation to island life a fairly comfortable one.
* HatOfAuthority: It's shown in ''Mildred's Day Off'' that whoever wears her hat is in charge. Mildred swaps hats with Edward to go on a picnic and everyone does what Edward orders them to without question. At first anyway.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lewis.
%%* JungleJapes: With pink palm trees.
%%* TheKlutz: Arnold.
%%* LazyBum: Edward.
* LetMeGetThisStraight: Charlie saids this before asking Trader Jones about how the Coconut Harvest works. Where the islanders help him gather the coconuts and in return are able to get them from Trader Jones' store.
* MeaningfulName: "Lewis T duck", "Arnold the Elephant" and "Litterbug".
* MisplacedWildlife: Uncertain. Though gorillas and elephants shouldn't really be found on a desert island, they are sentient and we are talking about an island with pink trees. It is not unlikely that they migrated to Merrytwit in similar circumstances to Charlie.
* NoFourthWall: Charlie talks to the audience almost endlessly. Talks to himself at least as much.
* NonIronicClown: Charlie Chalk himself. With shades of StageMagician thrown in.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: They're Welsh and they have propeller beanies and look like grannies.
* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: Charlie never pulls out a rabbit from his hat, but he can produce things like cups of tea or tables. And it doesn't have to be his own hat.
* {{Robinsonade}}: Subverted; life on the fairly populous Merrytwit turns out to be very easy from the get go.
* RuleOfThree: In Merrytwit, wishing for something three times will summon a hover fairy to grant your wish.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Captain Mildred, and later Mary the Hover Fairy, are the only women on the island.
* StandardizedLeader: Captain Mildred is treated as the de facto leader of Merrytwit.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Poor Lewis having to put up with Arnold's perpetual clumsiness.