Western Animation / Fred's Head

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From left-to-right: Penelope, Benji, GG, Fred, Fabienne, Anette

Fred's Head (French title Blaise le Blasé or translated Blaise the Jaded) is a Franco-Canadian Flash animated teen show. It's about Deadpan Snarker Fred LeBlanc and his not-so-normal life with his two best friends, Fabienne Ledger and Gregory Gilbert "GG" Pyrowsky. The show takes place in Montreal and revolves around Fred trying to get the girl of his dreams, Anette, while dealing with everyday problems. The show is noteworthy for being about teens and dealing with problems like alcohol and cheating without venturing into Very Special Episode territory, and actually talking about them outright.

The series lasted from January to July 2008, a total of 26 episodes in a single season.

Tropes:

  • All There in the Manual: The official website has some info thats not presented in the show, such as character last name.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Fabienne. Many, many jokes and comments are made about her not being attracted to men, and GG's brother refers to her as "never having a boyfriend," and that he'd know why when he's older.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Panook, which is the subject of interest of almost every student at Saint-Judes. Getting a girlfriend hasn't helped.
  • Gainaxing: The school psychologist, which isn't pretty.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Well, it is a Canadian show, after all. There's explicit mentions of sex, homosexuality, drugs and alcohol.
    • In the french-Canadian version, the word bitch is actually said at some point during episode 19. It's not unusual to hear this word in television in Quebec, although it's rare to hear it during a show aimed for a younger audience.
    • In One Red Hair Away From Love, Fred is woken up from an erotic dream by his mother. He covers his crotch and turns away from her, clearly embarrassed.
  • Girl of the Week: Poor GG and his quest to find true love. He even sings a song about it at the end of the series.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Fred and GG. While they do have a somewhat strong bond (mostly on GG's part) to the point of questioning (enough to guarantee an entire episode revolving around Mistaken for Gay as mentioned below), they're still clearly interested in girls.
  • Imagine Spot: Fred has several of these an episode. Hence, Fred's Head.
  • I Want Grandkids: GG is a weird and extreme variant. While he does want to have as many kids as possible with whomever he shall marry (playing the trope straight albeit at a much earlier period), he also expected Fred to be in the same situation and tries his best to keep whatever relationship his best friend has to last for the sake of aforementioned grandchildren.
  • Latex Perfection: Fanny is hinted to have become this when she lost all her hair and started wearing wigs. Since there isn't a second season, we don't know for sure.
  • Leitmotif: Whenever Anette shows up.
  • Meaningful Name: In the French version, Soya's last name is Plante ("Green" in the English version), the principal's is Poisson ("fish"), and Jody's is Joliecœur ("Prettyheart").
  • Medium Awareness: Penelope on occasion. If she were smarter, she'd be Genre Savvy.
  • The Noseless: Fabienne, the Hart trio, Soya and Sophie. They're visible only from the side.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The school psychologist is a short blue-skinned woman with a huge forehead. and the science teacher is an armless man who has a small pink monkey that helps him. No one mentions or notices this.
  • Where Da White Women At?: Inverted, it's Penelope who obsesses over her boyfriend. Benji just goes along with it to make her happy. This doesn`t stop Benji from eyeballing a cute blonde near the end of the series.
  • Yandere: Fanny, so much.
    • GG, when it came to getting a pet that would love him unconditionally. He gets two love birds and purposely releases the other one just so he can force the one he has to love only him.

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