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'''''Grossology''''' (2006-2009) is a cartoon series about a BrotherSisterTeam, Ty and Abby, who solve all the {{Squick}}-related problems in their town (within the confines of TV-Y7, of course). Based loosely on a series of books by the same name.
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!!''Grossology'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AdultsAreUseless: Especially in Fartor's case. His older brother farted in his face every day for fifteen years until he mutated into a methane reliant fart monster. Why didn't his parents do anything all that time?
* AdultFear: Yes Ty and Abby are very good at their job as Grossologists. But the majority of their opponents are adults [[WouldHurtAChild who pull no punches]] and both siblings have been kidnapped at least once each with Ty's kidnapping by Fartor outright involving BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* AlphaBitch: Paige Logan.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Abby asks Far-Ty one when it looks like he and Fartor are [[NearVillainVictory about to win]], [[spoiler: causing him to realize that Fartor was mostly using him for his geography skills]]:
--> '''Abby:''' [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre If I'm so much better than you, then why did Fartor kidnap you instead of me?]]
* AteTheSpoon: Pink-Eye's BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce eats a hole in the floorboards.
* TheBadGuyWins: Sort of. [[spoiler:Fartor, Insectiva and Sloppy Joe get happy endings near the end of season 2, but not at the expense of anyone else.]]
* BalloonBelly: Ty and Lab Rat in "Sloppy Joe To Go".
** Basso Profundo turns out to be just as skinny as he used to be, and the only reason he looked fat was because he had so much gas in him, which he lost over the course of his BurpingContest with the Archer siblings' dad.
* BeardOfEvil: Lance Boil
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted so many times with Abby.
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: Pink-Eye attempts to torture Lance Boil by force feeding 10 bottles of this stuff. It fails because Boil has replaced his stomach with an artificial digestive system.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: The French Canadian version of "Fartzilla" was heavily censored to remove flashbacks of Fartor getting farted on by his older brother as a child.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Ty and Abby Archer, obviously.
* BrownNote: Lance Boil uses one in "When You Gotta Go" to make everyone crap their pants. [[spoiler:Ty and Abby wear a special device that make them immune to its effects. The downside is the devices make it look as though they are wearing diapers.]]
** Fartor's entire plan.
* BurpingContest: Between the Archer siblings' dad and Basso Profundo.
* TheCatfish: "Squirm" centers around trying to catch one of these.
* CompressedVice: In "Stinko" Lab Rat is suddenly a germophobe and bromidrophobe.
* CoolPet: Hermes, who is cute and incredibly smart, even serving as Lab Rat's assistant on occasion.
* CreepyChild: The Director's nephew in "Night of the Living Roadkill". He just stands there staring creepily and not talking.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In "Sloppy Joe To Go" Sloppy Joe starts a successful fast food franchise, but all he cares about is creating more garbage for him to steal.
* {{Edutainment}}: The entire show was to educate the viewers about the grosser side of life, with topics ranging from flatulence to vomiting, with the latter's focus episode also having a small amount of info about water purification.
* EnemyMine: Abby and Insectiva once reluctantly teamed up against a carnivorous plant-themed villain.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Sloppy Joe may be a villain, but he loves Christmas and helps Abby and Ty take down Lance Boil in "Let Them Eat Fruit Cake".
* EveryoneHasStandards: At the end of the Valentine's Day episode, Abby and Ty set Sloppy Joe and Insectiva up to meet up with each other for a date so they can capture them, but upon seeing how happy they are together decide to just leave them alone.
* EvilAlbino: Sloppy Joe (when cleaned up).
* {{Expy}}: Any ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fan might see Labrat as a taller, skinnier version of Wade.
** To say nothing of Abby as a junior-high version of Kim...who digs the gross stuff.
* FanGirl: Abby was VK's fan. So much a fan that she refused to believe that VK was the culprit despite seeming evidence. Only when VK admits everything does she get over her fangirl-ness and stop him good.
* {{Fartillery}}: Fartor's main fight style consists of this.
* FieryRedhead: Abby is a downplayed example but she's generally more high energy and prone to jumping to conclusions than [[BrainyBrunette her brother]].
* {{Flashback}}: In "New Recruits" Abby and Ty reminisce about how they first became Grossologists, as well as Lance Boil's origin.
* GadgeteerGenius: Labrat, who builds and maintains most, if not all, of Abby and Ty's equipment.
* {{Gasshole}}: Fartor and Basso Profondo, with fart and belch motifs respectively.
* GirlPosse: Paige's sidegirls serve as this to her AlphaBitch.
* GirlsWithMoustaches: Abby (and ''many'' other women) grows a beard after being subjected to an overdose of testosterone by Freddy Folicle in "Hirsute Yourself".
* GrapplingHookPistol: One of the functions of the goop shooter.
* TheGrinch: Abby and Lance Boil in "Let Them Eat Fruit Cake". Abby gets over it. Notably, Sloppy Joe is an inversion.
* GrossOutShow: The word "gross" is ''right there'' in the name.
* [[HonestJohnsDealership Honest John's Dealership]]: Professor Skinner. Though he's more [[GeniusDitz inept]] than immoral.
* HowWeGotHere: Used in "Vertigo a Go-Go", opening with the protagonists in the middle of a mess and then flashing back to explain what led up to it.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: This is ultimately the driving force behind Roger Pink-Eye's villany. He wants to be friends with Abby and Ty because they share his passions for gross things, but he feels left out and mistreated by them.
* ImprovisedParachute: In "Hirsute Yourself", Abby uses her giant beard (ItMakesSenseInContext) as a parachute.
* InMediasRes: The origin episode didn't come until season 2.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne:
-->'''Paige:''' I came for a party and no creepy, weirdo, Goth loser is going to stop me!
-->'''Darko Crevasse:''' Oh, come on. I may be, as you say, 'creepy', but Goth? That's just insulting!
* IWasQuiteALooker: A flashback to Lance Boil's origin shows he was tall and handsome before he was mutated.
** Flashbacks to Insectiva's childhood show she was once quite adorable. And so was her sister, Arachnidia.
* JerkJock: VK would count. He plans to give everyone athlete's foot so that he could be the best basketball player ever.
** There's also the unnamed jocks who bully Chester in "Kid Rot".
* TheLabRat: [[MeaningfulName Lab Rat]] is this, spending all of his time in the lab working on gadgets and experiments.
* LeeroyJenkins: Ty is the most common offender but Abby's not completely immune.
* LimitedSocialCircle: Subverted. Ty and Abby don't seem to have friends of their own. In "The Perfect Stink", their parents [[LampshadeHanging point out]] how their kids never bring any of their classmates home. The only friends they've ever meet are Naomi, Andy and Lab Rat.
* LogoJoke: At the end of the credits the Creator/{{Nelvana}} logo gets [[CoveredInGunge covered in goop]].
* MakeThemRot: Kid Rot can rot all organic materials.
* MayContainEvil: Averted with Sloppy Joe's fast food chain. It's perfectly normal fast food, and he never intended to do anything evil this time. Instead his plan was to serve people such large portions that they end up throwing most of it away, giving him plenty of garbage to play around in all to himself. Of course, when said garbage stash goes critical and explodes, covering the city in garbage, he decides that's even better than his original plan.
* {{Meganekko}}: Petunia Archer (Season 2) and Naomi are both shy-natured girls who are treated as quite pretty, glasses and all.
* MiracleGroMonster: Slitherbuddies from "Fangs A Lot". Adorable little things that suddenly shoot up in size when the temperature goes out of whack.
* ModestyTowel: Abby and her mom wear these in "Spa Insectiva".
* MoreThanMindControl: Ty's transformation into Far-Ty. While being forced to breathe methane until his body adapted to it did most of the work, he was still being driven by the desire to be seen as superior to Abby[[note]]After a number of incidents in the two-parter where she'd unintentionally one-upped him[[/note]]. [[spoiler: Abby telling him YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre is what finally brings him back to the side of good.]]
* {{Nephewism}}: In "Night of the Living Roadkill" the Director is shown to have a nephew. [[spoiler:Though since this episode turned out to be AllJustADream and he never shows up in any other episodes he might not really exist.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Darko Crevasse is based on Music/OzzyOsbourne.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Inverted in one episode when Mrs. Archer invites Insectiva over for dinner, not realising she's a supervillain.
* TheNudifier: Kid Rot can dissolve anything organic with a single touch, including clothing.
* OfficialCouple: Sloppy Joe and Insectiva as of the Valentine's Day episode.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Paul "Lab Rat" Squirfenherder. His name is rarely, if ever, mentioned on screen.
* ThePigpen: Sloppy Joe is absolutely ''covered'' in filth and all of his plans involve either muck or garbage in massive amounts.
* PoliceAreUseless: Frequently. For example, in "When You Gotta Go", they were taken out of commission due to diarrhea attacks.
* PrecociousCrush: Abby had one on pre-mutation Lance Boil before he turned out to be evil.
* PrehensileHair: Freddy Folicle is able to use his hair in this manner during his focus episode.
* PrematurelyBald: Freddy Folicle's plot involved stealing people's hair, one of his victims of course being Abby.
* PuppeteerParasite: Chester has been taken over by one. A variant in that the parasite in question is ''not'' an alien, but something he accidentally created in a lab experiment. It also gives him a [[MakeThemRot rotting touch.]]
* RapunzelHair: Abby's hair is not only incredibly long, but very large and is often somewhat distracting.
* RedHerring: In "Let Them Eat Fruit Cake" when Sloppy Joe got a job as a mall Santa and started giving away fruit cake, Abby suspected it was part of an evil plot. It was, but not Joe's. Lance Boil was contaminating the fruit cake without his knowledge.
* RobotDog: Sniffer [=McGross=]. Serves as one.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: After being defeated and contained, Abby's evil part-rat clone turned from mostly-human-looking to a giant rat.
* RoguesGallery: Generally Ty and Abby face off against at least one of their recurring villains and in later episodes, when new villains show up, they tend to have a connection to previously appearing villains.
* RunningGag: Labrat not wanting to go outside, as well as the Director being in ''entirely'' the wrong profession.
* ShoutOut: One of the episodes is titled [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain "Pinkeye And the Brain"]].
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Sibling Protective Instinct]]: Abby and Ty may give each other a hard time but at the end of the day, they have each other's backs and messing with one Archer sibling is a good way to have the other beat you down ''hard''.
* StickySituation: Ty and Abby frequently end up facing walls of goop that sticks to their feet and requires some effort to move through.
* StockFootage: Abby and Ty's LockAndLoadMontage before each mission.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Chester's lab accident has left him with an alter ego in the form of Kid Rot, a dark skinned, black eyed and insane individual who exists only to rot the world.
* SweetTooth: Gary Gumdrop
** There are also some small hints that Ty's a closet sweets fiend who doesn't indulge often for health reasons.
* TeenSuperspy: Abby and Ty serve as this trope.
* {{Terraforming}}: Fartor is a non-planet example. His brother gave him Dutch ovens so often that oxygen became poisonous to him.
** In his final episode, Fartor attempted to terraform Earth so he could survive there without his suit. [[spoiler:He ends up accidentally terraforming the Moon and decides to live there.]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: VK, he doesn't even care if anyone finds it annoying.
* TomboyishPonytail: Abby fittingly has this as her interests tend to be things that involve being active and may or may not involve getting messy.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: Happens to Professor Skinner in "Fangs A Lot".
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Ty and Abby's parents look like them. To the point that it's kinda creepy.
* VillainSong: One definite one sung by Lance Boil and there is song by usual villain Sloppy Joe about how he loves Christmas.
* TheVoiceless: Apart from some laughing and other sounds, Paige's friends don't talk.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Frequently.
** Speaking of, the lack of VomitIndiscretionShot in a GrossOutShow is, one assumes, a Y7-rating related issue. Which didn't stop the show doing an episode revolving around a puking spree (including Abbey puking for canonically the first time in her life), which made the Discretion thematically somewhat unfortunate.
* WalkingWasteland: Kid Rot. Anything organic that he touches immediately starts to rot.
* WeirdnessCensor: When Abby was replaced by an evil part-rat clone of herself no-one noticed the fangs or pale skin.
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