Western Animation / Kaeloo

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Kaeloo (not to be confused with Caillou) is a French CGI cartoon written by Rémi Chapotot and Jean-François Henry and produced by Cube Creative. The series, which is a Deconstructive Parody of children's shows, follows the adventure of a group of Funny Animals living in Smileyland, a Crapsaccharine World available exclusively to kids, as they play various games, like baseball, tea party or satanic rock band. While the premise may sound childish, the games usually end up being taken so seriously by the group of "friends" that injuries, huge explosions, and all sorts of weird, crazy, and not very kid-friendly stuff end up happening quite often.

The main cast is made up of:

As of the second season, the show added a few secondary characters to the cast who are introduced as the main four's neighbors:

The show began as a 3-minute short film in 2007, which caught the attention of producer Cube Creative, resulting in an entire season being broadcasted on Canal+ in 2010, a second season following in 2012 and a third season slated for release in September 2017. Since then, it has been met with praise from both audiences and critics, and received several awards and nominations. It was notably complimented on its ability to entertain both children and adults.


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  • 0% Approval Rating: Everyone hates Pretty. Even Kaeloo doesn't like her, which is saying something.
  • Abnormal Ammo: Apart from missiles, Mr. Cat also launches various things from his bazooka such as books, sheep, and people who were dumb enough to mess with him.
  • Accidental Hero: Stumpy in Episode 104. He manages to accidentally take control of Olaf's Mecha-Mooks, which leads to him being able to break into the lair, free his friends and blow up the building.
  • Accidental Kiss: In Episode 83, Stumpy is kicked into the air by a sheep, causing him to land face first on Eugly with their lips touching.
  • Accidental Pun: Mr. Cat makes one in "Let's Play Scaredy Cat".
    Mr. Cat (to Stumpy): We already told you, your zombie impression bites!
  • The Ace:
    • Quack Quack is extremely talented and wins almost all games, he's an amazing athlete and he's smart (at least when it comes to academics).
    • While Mr. Cat is not as talented as Quack Quack, he's still good at almost everything, an amazing athlete, and a genius.
  • Acid Pool: Mr. Cat dunks Quack Quack in an acid tub in the episode "Let's Play Prince Charming".
  • Acme Products: The unnamed online store the cast buy their stuff from sells everything from Love Potion to dangerous weapons.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Quack Quack gets this in "Let's Play Tennis" since he is a much better tennis player than the others.
  • Acting Your Intellectual Age: Mr. Cat, the smartest cast member, has the intellect of an adult, and acts like one too despite being a kid. In addition, Episode 97 shows that he has apparently "lost his inner child".
  • Addiction Displacement: Parodied; Mr. Cat says he curbed his addiction to carrotsnote  by developing an addiction to tormenting Quack Quack. He tries to justify this by saying that at least this way, he's not ruining his own health.
  • Adult Fear: In Episode 94, the gang are roleplaying as usual. This time, Mr. Cat is the principal of a school, Quack Quack is a student at said school, and Kaeloo is Quack Quack's mother. Halfway through the episode, Kaeloo gets a call from Mr. Cat saying that Quack Quack died. Kaeloo rushes over to the school, only to find Quack Quack alive, just injured. Mr. Cat then explains to Kaeloo that if he said a child was injured, the child's parents probably wouldn't show up.
  • Aerith and Bob: Olaf is the only character with a normal name.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Kaeloo learns that Cheaters Never Prosper in "Let's Play Golf". By the time Episode 95 rolls around, she's forgotten all about it.
  • Affectionate Nickname: In "Let's Play House" and "Let's Play Babysitting", Mr. Cat gives Kaeloo the nickname "coochy-coo".
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: In "Let's Play Art Class", when Mr. Cat finds out that Stumpy is a brilliant artist and that he plans to auction his art, he asks him to sign a contract that gives 95% of the profits to Mr. Cat. Subverted in that they never managed to sell any of the art.
  • Afraid of Doctors: Quack Quack is terrified of them, as a result of being experimented on by scientists.
  • Afraid of Needles: Stumpy faints when he sees one in "Let's Play Spies".
  • Agony of the Feet:
    • In Episode 101, Kaeloo distracts Stumpy when he's trying to lift weights, and he drops the weight on his foot.
    • In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Stumpy's feet catch fire.
  • Air Guitar: Stumpy and Olaf do this in Episode 72 to Jimi Hendrix's music.
  • All-CGI Cartoon
  • Alcohol Hic:
    • Mr. Cat does this whenever he gets drunk.
    • Kaeloo and Stumpy does this in Episode 97 when Mr. Cat's Reality Warping gets them drunk.
  • Alleged Lookalikes: In one episode, Kaeloo mentions that Pretty and Eugly resemble each other. Pretty is not amused.
  • All Germans Are Nazis: When asked to speak German, Mr. Cat leaves and returns with a Nazi costume before he starts.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Kaeloo and Pretty once got into a huge fight over one.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Kaeloo and Pretty both like Mr. Cat.
  • All Just a Dream: The events of " Let's Play Astronauts" turn out to be a dream Stumpy had, which he was narrating to Kaeloo.
  • All-Loving Hero: Kaeloo loves everything, be it living or non-living.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • Pretty has a crush on Mr. Cat. The feeling is far from mutual.
    • Kaeloo and Mr. Cat seem to have a constant Unrequited Love Switcheroo going on. Who's crushing on whom depends on the episode.
  • All Men Are Perverts: As evidenced by "Let's Play at Reading Books", Mr. Cat and Quack Quack are both perverts. Stumpy has also shown an extremely perverted side at times.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Olaf's backstory is that he was kicked out of the place he lived by the other emperor penguins for marrying an ice cube.
  • Alpha Bitch: Pretty.
  • Alternate Universe:
  • Always Identical Twins: Averted with Pretty and Eugly, who are fraternal twins.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Pretty and Eugly are pink rabbits and Olaf is a blue emperor penguin. Averted with the main four, however, since they are colored like real animals.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Everyone on the show has one. Or more.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Kaeloo, in-universe, especially in season 2. She repeatedly eludes the question (or flees when asked during a Truth or dare game). She usually insists she's part of the girls, along with Pretty and Eugly. Bad Kaeloo, on the other hand, is shown hitting on Eugly once... note  but Bad Kaeloo also forcibly kissed Mr. Cat once. It was eventually confirmed by the official Facebook page that she is a Hermaphrodite.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Stumpy. As of later episodes, he's been leaning towards the antagonistic side.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Stumpy has a girlfriend named Ursula and likes girls in general, but he seemed to have fallen in love with Quack Quack in the episode "Let's Play Hot-Cold" and has admitted to liking crossdressing.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The end of "Let's Play Trap-Trap". Did Quack Quack find the yogurts Kaeloo hid or was he just hallucinating?
  • Amusing Injuries: The show basically revolves around this trope.
  • An Ass-Kicking Christmas: Episodes 103 and 104, a Multi-Part Episode, revolve around Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat saving Quack Quack after Olaf kidnaps him to use his powers in a machine to Take Over the World.
  • And This Is For...: A variant is used in one episode. Kaeloo forces Quack Quack to eat "org-yurt", a food which tastes absolutely disgusting but is good for the environment. When Quack Quack wastes it, she angrily transforms and force-feeds him org-yurt while yelling for each one.
    Bad Kaeloo: One org-yurt for the rainforest! One org-yurt for the Siberian tiger! And one org-yurt for butt-naked Indians!
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Once an Episode, Mr. Cat tortures Quack Quack in order to make Kaeloo angry.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: In the pilot, Bad Kaeloo had a vocal sac. This was fixed in later episodes.
  • Animals Not to Scale: The frog is about a head taller than Stumpy the squirrel and slightly taller than Mr. Cat. Quack-Quack, who is a duckling, is in in turn half a head taller than Kaeloo. In the Making Of video, it's shown that Mr. Cat and Stumpy are actually reasonably sized for a domestic cat and a squirrel. To make things weirder, Kaeloo is often described as being little. Pretty, a rabbit, is roughly the same size as the others, Eugly, also a rabbit, is twice the size of the others, and to top it all off, a Running Gag on the show is to note that Olaf, an emperor penguin, is the shortest of them all.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Mr. Cat is Smileyland's resident jerk who is extremely snarky, Stumpy the squirrel is hyperactive and not very bright, Kaeloo the frog seems to be in constant bliss and is smotheringly "friendly", and Eugly the rabbit is extremely kind. Subverted with Quack-Quack, Bad Kaeloo and Pretty as Quack-Quack is a diaper-wearing genius incapable of speech, Bad Kaeloo is a monstrous she-toad with little obvious intelligence and a horrific mean streak, and Pretty is an Alpha Bitch who is mean to everyone for no reason.
  • Animation Bump: The Pilot looks nothing like the rest of the series.
    • The animation gets noticeably better from Season 2 onwards.
  • Animesque
  • Annoying Arrows: Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Pretty get impaled by arrows in one episode, but they don't take it as anything more than a minor inconvenience.
  • The Anticipator: Stumpy becomes one in Episode 72 since his Sudden Intelligence allows him to use probability-based math sums to predict the future.
  • Anti-Hero: Kaeloo. Despite being a good person as well as her All-Loving Hero personality, she seems to have a dark aspect of Hulking Out.
  • Anti-Role Model: Episode 55 had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack tell the viewers about avoiding household hazards by doing the things they said not to onscreen (such as messing with chemicals and sticking their fingers into electric sockets) and suffering.
  • Anti-Villain: Stumpy. In some cases, he's actually a Villain Protagonist.
  • Appendage Assimilation: In "Let's Play Peace Man", Quack Quack pulls a new head out of a suitcase and attaches it to his body after Mr. Cat blows off the old one with a bazooka.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat don't believe in magic despite living on a planet that runs on it.
  • Are We There Yet?: When Kaeloo forces Stumpy, who has acrophobia, to take a plane trip, he asks her this question as soon as the plane takes off.
  • Art Shift:
  • Ascended to Carnivorism: Quack Quack attempts to cannibalize Kaeloo and Stumpy in "Let's Play Trap-Trap".
    • Stumpy also attempts to eat Kaeloo in Episode 61.
    • Eugly's favorite food is mutton.
  • Ash Face: Quite common, as the cast own weapons and explosives.
  • Aside Glance:
    • In Episode 105, Mr. Cat has an Imagine Spot of himself being massaged by several clones of Kaeloo. The real Kaeloo, standing next to him, gives an annoyed look to the audience as all she can see is Mr. Cat blushing and drooling.
    • Mr. Cat does this in almost any instance where Kaeloo, Stumpy and/or Quack Quack does something he finds stupid.
  • Asshole Victim: It's usually hard to feel sorry for Mr. Cat when bad things happen to him.
  • Ass Kicks You: In Episode 76, Kaeloo gets annoyed with Stumpy and uses her butt to push him into a ditch.
  • Assurance Backfire: One episode had Kaeloo start crying about how she always turns into a monster. Mr. Cat, in an attempt to reassure her, says everyone likes her for her "brutal, simple-minded" self. Cue more tears.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Episode 65 ends with Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack chasing Mr. Cat with weapons and trying to beat him up.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Mr. Cat and Stumpy temporarily turn themselves into giants in Episode 102 in order to fight off Bad Kaeloo.
  • Attack Reflector: In "Let's Play Superpowers", Quack Quack reflects all of Stumpy's attacks with his superpowers.
  • Attack the Tail: Happens to Mr. Cat a lot. In one episode, he actually gets a bookshelf dropped on it.
  • Attempted Rape: Happens not once, but twice. And they say this is a kids' show.
  • Attention Whore: Mr. Cat. It goes so far that in one episode he asks Bad Kaeloo to beat him up so he can be on television.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In Episode 60, when trying to gain access to a girls-only nightclub, Stumpy puts on a wig and knocks on the door. The bouncer immediately falls for him.
  • Audience Surrogate: If anything happens that the audience can't understand, Stumpy or Mr. Cat will ask Kaeloo what's going on.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: After his I.Q. is increased in Episode 72, Stumpy manages to analyze everything around him and predict the future.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Mr. Cat explains how this works to Pretty in Episode 60 by showing her what would happen if he married her. It ends with Mr. Cat sitting on the couch watching soccer and yelling at her to get some beer, and in addition she has to share her money with him so he can pay off his loans.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The main four do have their moments.
  • Ax-Crazy: Mr. Cat and, to a lesser extent, Stumpy.
  • Babies Ever After: Stumpy tries to invoke this trope by setting Kaeloo and Mr. Cat up on a date so they could fall in love and have babies, which he could babysit to make money. It fails, because the date turns out to be a complete disaster.
  • Babysitter from Hell: Stumpy winds up being one to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Baby-Sitting".
  • Babysitting Episode: "Let's Play Babysitting", where Stumpy tries to babysit Quack Quack, who doesn't want or need a babysitter.
  • Baby Talk:
    • Mr. Cat uses this when talking to a miniature version of Kaeloo in Episode 105.
    • In Episode 93, Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat when they are acting as a firefighter and stranded kitten respectively.
  • Back from the Dead: Occasionally happens when Stumpy dies, for example in " Let's Play Art Class" when Quack Quack makes Stumpy a new head after he blows his old one off with a bazooka.]]
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat do this in the rap music video at the end of "Let's Play Streetball".
  • Bad Impressionists: In Episode 65, Kaeloo and Quack Quack's impressions of Mr. Cat are terrible. Quack Quack performs a magic trick to transform a sheep into a chainsaw (which is not something Mr. Cat would do), and Kaeloo uses a Finger Gun while yelling that she's evil. Averted with Stumpy's impression, which was very accurate (but embarrassing)note .
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Stumpy winds up as one of these in "Let's Play Babysitting".
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • In the pilot (and its remake, "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light"), Stumpy needs to beat Quack Quack to the finish line. He sees a pair of roller skates and a chainsaw nearby and gets an idea... putting the chainsaw on the ground, sitting on its handle and letting it drag him along the ground, rather than use the skates. It actually works.
    • In one episode, Olaf captures Kaeloo and Mr. Cat and tells them to prepare to suffer... and starts singing.
    • In Episode 85, Stumpy and Quack Quack, both having a Potty Emergency, reach the bathroom at the same time. Stumpy says that there is "one final solution" and they both raise their fists... to play Rock-Paper-Scissors.
  • Ballet Episode: Episode 67 is about the cast putting on a ballet for Olga's birthday. The ballet fails in the most epic way possible.
  • Balloon Belly: Happens to Quack Quack when he eats too much yogurt.
  • Ballroom Blitz: The Valentine's Day party in Episode 83 ends up being a total disaster.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Eugly's outfit shows her stomach, since she's far too fat for her shirt to fit properly.
  • Baseball Episode: Episode 95, where Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat play baseball against Quack Quack, Olaf and Serguei.
  • Bathroom Break-Out: In Episode 53, Stumpy claims that he has to go to the bathroom, and he slips out of the front door to bury evidence of a crime.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: The main four can all breathe in space.
  • Batter Up!: Stumpy, Mr. Cat and Pretty will not hesitate to use baseball bats on anyone who annoys them.
  • Beard of Evil: Parodied in "Let's Play Spies", where Kaeloo gives Quack Quack (who is playing the villain) a fake beard to make himself look evil.
  • Bear Hug: Bad Kaeloo gives one to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat in "Let's Play Spies". Their heads explode.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • In Episode 77, after Kaeloo's Heroic Sacrifice, a tearful Stumpy wishes he could have sacrificed himself instead. Suddenly, they swap places and he is left on the exploding planet. He survives, somehow.
    • In "Let’s Play Scaredy Cat", Mr. Cat says he loves scary stuff. About half an hour later, he’s fighting off hordes of zombies by himself in a dark forest late at night.
  • "Begone" Bribe: Stumpy invokes this in Episode 128 by playing music horribly and threatening to continue playing if Kaeloo doesn't give him some money. Kaeloo initially refuses, but eventually decides to give it to him.
  • Behavioral Conditioning: When Stumpy and Quack Quack get addicted to carrots which have the same effect as cigars, Mr. Cat attempts to cure them by whacking them on the head with a frying pan each time they took a bite out of the carrots. It fails because they're so addicted that they continue to eat the carrots regardless of the pain.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: The relationship between Kaeloo and Mr. Cat can sometimes veer into this territory.
  • Berserk Button: Kaeloo has several of these: stepping on flowers, hurting Quack Quack, swearing, food wastage, and being called "Priscilla".
  • Be the Ball: A few episodes end with Bad Kaeloo beating Mr. Cat into the shape of a ball and then using him to play soccer, tennis, etc.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: In Episode 77, Stumpy decides to hang himself rather than get killed as the planet is destroyed. He fails, as usual.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Given the fact that Kaeloo can turn into a huge monster when angered...
  • Beware the Silly Ones: At the end of Episode 105, Stumpy manages to almost erase the rest of the cast from existence, and then even though he spares them, he tricks them into thinking they've been forgiven and then takes over the animation studio making the show.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Stumpy.
    Stumpy: I'll be the bad guy! I can be really bad! Bad to the bone!
  • Big Ball of Violence: Any time a fight happens that's not very important to the plot.
  • Big Brother Bully: The main reason Mr. Cat ran away from home was that he suffered constant abuse from his two older brothers.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Stumpy's sister may or may not existnote , but he does not like hearing her be insulted.
  • Big Eater:
    • Quack Quack, when it comes to yogurt. Exploited by Stumpy in "Let's Play Super-Powers" when he gets Quack Quack to eat 712 pots of yogurt to win a contest.
    • Stumpy himself eats quite a lot, and a Running Gag is to have him get hungry and/or eat a lot of food.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Olaf has much larger eyebrows than the rest of the cast.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Female example with Pretty and Eugly.
  • Big Red Button: Olaf's lair has one of these on the control panel, which Stumpy pushes.
  • Big Word Shout: Once an Episode, "MISTER CAAAAAT!" (or occasionally, "STUMPYYYYYYYY!").
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: A variant happens in the episode "Let's Play Catch the Mailman". Stumpy receives a huge stack of mail, and everything he picks up is either a bill or an advertisement until he reaches the end of the stack and finds an actual letter.
  • Billions of Buttons: The control panel for the machines in Olaf's lair. Since Stumpy doesn't know which one, he presses all of them - including the Big Red Button which will destroy the building.
  • Birds of a Feather: Quack Quack and Eugly. They're both The Unintelligible, they're both much nicer than everybody else on the show and they both get horribly abused by the rest of the cast.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kaeloo can sometimes come off as one of these, most notably in " Let's Play Courtroom Drama".
  • Bizarro Universe: The episode "Let's Play Astronauts" had the main four go to an alternate universe through a black hole in space. There, Kaeloo's transformation works in reverse, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat (known as Meow Meow and Mr. Duck) had each other's personalities and traits, and Stumpy was a genius who loved physics and hated comic books. It turns out that Stumpy dreamed this all up.
  • Black Comedy: Used quite a lot.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy:
    • Played for Laughs in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel", where Kaeloo puts in a pair of fully black contact lenses and can't see anything because of them.
    • Played completely straight when she undergoes Sanity Slippage in Episode 100.
  • Blah Blah Blah:
    • In "Let's Play House", Stumpy hears Kaeloo's speech like this.
    • Stumpy himself uses this while singing the Happy Birthday song in one episode.
  • Bland-Name Product:
  • Blinding Bangs: Eugly's Furry Female Mane covers her eyes.
  • Blind Shoulder Toss: Stumpy does this once with a lighter. Some random guy from offscreen yells that he is on fire.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Even if there are knives and chainsaws involved, not a single drop of blood is shed onscreen.
  • Blunt "Yes": In "Let's Play Teachers", of the "Blunt No" variant:
    Stumpy: Have you been listening to what I said here or what?!
    Kaeloo: No.
  • Body Pocket: In "Let's Play Gangster Poker", Kaeloo turns her "pockets" inside out to prove to Mr. Cat that she really doesn't have money.
  • Body Sled: Kaeloo uses Quack Quack as a sled in Episode 105.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: Parodied in Episode 75. When Quack Quack leaves Smileyland, Mr. Cat decides to attack Stumpy instead. The moment he pulls out a chainsaw, he gets struck by lightning. Stumpy joyfully exclaims "God exists!" and then he is also struck by lightning and changes his mind.
  • Book Burning:
    • Bad Kaeloo does this to a pile of dirty magazines and comic books in Episode 4.
    • In "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", Mr. Cat, who is too lazy to go look for actual firewood, burns Stumpy's comic books to start a campfire.
  • Book Dumb: Stumpy. He believes that his favorite superhero discovered America, and he can't even recite the alphabet beyond the letter "B".
  • Boring Insult: Kaeloo is on the receiving end of this in a letter from someone claiming to be a fan of the show in "Let's Play Catch the Mailman". It turns out that the letter was written by Mr. Cat.
  • Born Unlucky: For Stumpy, every day is a bad day.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase:
    • In "Let's Play Golf", Kaeloo borrows one of Stumpy's myriad catchphrases:
    • Mr. Cat uses Pretty's catchphrase when greeting Stumpy and Quack Quack in Episode 91.
  • Bottomless Pit: In an episode where Kaeloo convinces the rest of the main four to play a game where Your Mind Makes It Real, Mr. Cat pushes Quack Quackon the ground and says it's a bottomless pit. It affects Quack Quack as though it really was a bottomless pit.
  • Brand X: The soda brand the cast drink is called "Slurp".
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Done indirectly in "Let's Play Market Vendors" when Kaeloo is selling apples:
    Quack Quack: Quack.
    Kaeloo: I'm sorry, sir, we don't sell yogurt. We only sell apples!
    Quack Quack: Quack.
    Kaeloo: No, not even apple yogurt.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: In "Let's Play Grown-Ups", Kaeloo tells the others about things grown-ups have to deal with: taxes, bills, and divorces.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Mr. Cat frequently speaks to the audience. The other characters also often refer to the fact that they are in a cartoon.
  • Break the Haughty: Happens to Rich Bitch Pretty in many episodes, usually due to Kaeloo and Mr. Cat teaming up to set up a scenario for it to occur.
  • Brief Accent Imitation:
    • Mr. Cat does a horrible attempt at speaking with an Italian accent in "Let's Play Circuses". When asked why, he admits that he has no idea.
    • Kaeloo does an equally horrible job at speaking with a British accent in "Let's Play Spies".
  • Broken Aesop: In one episode, Kaeloo wants to teach Stumpy that a parent's job is not easy so that he will have more respect for his mother. Kaeloo then spends the whole episode showing Stumpy all the difficulties parents have in their lives, and she asks him what he learned from all that. He says he learned that it's a good idea not to have kids.
  • Brown Note: Mr. Cat apparently came up with a story that is so disgusting that anyone who hears it except Mr. Cat himself and Stumpy will immediately throw up.
  • Brutal Honesty: Pretty, being the Alpha Bitch, has no qualms with telling people to their faces what is wrong with them.
  • Bubblegum Popping: Happens to Kaeloo in the Baseball Episode.
  • Bubble Pipe:
    • Mr. Cat owns one of these.
    • Stumpy uses one in Episode 71 when acting as a detective.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Stumpy, Mr. Cat and Pretty anger Kaeloo all the time despite the fact that they are fully aware that she can transform into a giant monster who can beat them all up.
  • Bungled Suicide: A Running Gag on the show is to have this happen to Stumpy.
  • Burning Rubber:
    • In "Let's Play at Reading Books", Quack Quack does this with a motorized kick-scooter.
    • In Episode 74, Mr. Cat and Stumpy kick a soccer ball in the same direction at the same time with a lot of force, causing the ball to go super fast and leave a trail of flames behind it. It goes just to the side of the goal.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Whenever it goes pitch dark, the only things visible are eyes and teeth.
  • Calling Your Bathroom Breaks: Kaeloo tells the audience that she has to pee in one episode before walking offscreen.
  • Camera Fiend: Pretty is one with her smartphone camera.
  • Camp Gay: For the first ten episodes of the English dub, Kaeloo was accidentally dubbed as a male. Her personality fits this trope very well.
  • Camping Episode: "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", where the main four go camping and play a game of treasure hunt. The trip is disastrous; Stumpy unpacked all their supplies so he would have room for all his comic books, and Mr. Cat ruins the game of treasure hunt as well.
  • The Can Kicked Him:
    • When Stumpy tries to clean a toilet in one episode, a tentacle monster emerges from it and attacks him.
    • When the gang are playing Cluedo, Stumpy theorizes that Lady Carrot (Pretty) was murdered when someone dropped a toilet on her head.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Mr. Cat says he finds Kaeloo annoying and talkative, and tells her to leave (or at least stop talking), yet he tried his best to stop her from leaving Smileyland in "[[CourtroomEpisode Let's Play Courtroom Drama", even if doing so meant confessing to a crime he had previously claimed to be innocent of.]]
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Mr. Cat takes being called "evil, sadistic, cruel, egoistic and psychopathic" as a compliment.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Mr. Cat has expressed a desire to eat Stumpy and Quack Quack on more than one occasion.
  • Cargo Ship: In-universe, Olaf is "married" to an ice cube.
  • Cassandra Truth: Stumpy's claims of being abducted by aliens are true, but nobody believes him. Subverted though as the whole episode, including the part where they don't believe anything he says, turns out to be in Stumpy's imagination.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: The main four do this a lot.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • Stumpy has many, the most common being “That’s nuts!”, “Cooooool!”, and “I hate your guts!”.
    • Whenever somebody states a fact to Mr. Cat that he finds unbelievable or annoying, he'll respond with "What do you mean, [insert statement here]?!"
  • Cats Are Mean: And Mr. Cat is the worst.
  • Cats Are Superior: Mr. Cat is really the only smart person on the show; the other "smart" characters on the show are Ditzy Geniuses.
  • Cats Hate Water: Averted. Mr. Cat seems to find the idea of a bath to be relaxing.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: This statement apparently holds true for Mr. Cat.
  • Cerebus Call Back: Episode 105 shows flashbacks to several episodes where Stumpy was abused or made fun of by his friends. Those episodes are funny to watch by themselves, but not when you see the poor kid remembering them with tears in his eyes and the other three rralizing just how cruel they've been.
  • Chair Reveal: Olaf does this when revealing to Quack Quack that he was the one who kidnapped him in Episode 103. Since the chair is much larger than Olaf, he fails to impress. Especially when he tries getting down.
  • Chainsaw Good: Mr. Cat and Stumpy both use chainsaws to destroy everything they can.
  • Change the Uncomfortable Subject: In "Let's Play Baby-Sitting", Mr. Cat reads random articles from the newspaper to Kaeloo when she asks him if they can talk (the topic of the conversation being himself).
  • Character Blog: The show's official Facebook page, where Kaeloo, and sometimes the other characters, regularly post stuff.
  • Character Tic: Stumpy has a Tourette's style tic, where his neck spasms while he yells gibberish which sounds like "SKBLBLBL!".
  • Character Title: Named after Kaeloo.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In some episodes, like "Let's Play Golf", people who cheat get punished. Other episodes, not so much.
  • Cheerful Child: Kaeloo.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • In one episode, the cast read a book series parodying Harry Potter, and Quack Quack goes into Troubled Fetal Position any time the main character's parents' death is mentionednote . Later in the episode, Kaeloo transforms and needs to beat up Mr. Cat, but he makes himself look just like Quack Quack using a magic spell so she won't know who to beat up. She mentions the parents' death and the real Quack Quack assumes Troubled Fetal Position.
    • In the Halloween Episode, Mr. Cat comes up with a terrifying and disgusting scary story, but circumstances keep preventing him from telling it. By the end of the episode, there's a bunch of zombies who have risen from the grave, Kaeloo and Quack Quack have been turned into zombies, and Stumpy is being absolutely no help whatsoever. To solve the problem, Mr. Cat tells them his story as they surround him. The storynote  is apparently so disgusting that everyone throws up. Kaeloo and Quack Quack revert back to normal and the other zombies die.
  • Chess with Death: Parodied in Episode 92, when Stumpy challenges the Grim Reaper to a rap battle. It turns out that the Reaper is there for Adele the flower's soul, so he blatantly ignores Stumpy.
  • Christmas Episode: Episode 69, Episodes 103 and 104 (Multi-Part Episode), and Episode 105.
  • Circus Episode: The episode "Let's Play Circuses" had the gang set up their own circus.
  • Clark Kenting: Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama" to become his own lawyer.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Both Kaeloo and Pretty behave this way towards Mr. Cat.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Kaeloo and Stumpy.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Kaeloo to Stumpy, even though she herself is a Cloudcuckoolander.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Mr. Cat drops one in "Let's Play Peace, Man!". While the audience hears it like it's been bleeped out, Kaeloo and Quack Quack's horrified reactions suggest that they heard every word he said.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Everyone displays signs of this except Quack Quack and Eugly.
  • Comet of Doom: Smileyland almost gets hit by one in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel", and actually does get hit by one in Episode 77.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • As part of an Overly Long Gag in the episode "Let's Play Golf". Kaeloo attempts to explain the rules of golf to Stumpy and Quack Quack. First, she says that the object of the game is to put the ball in the hole. Stumpy picks up the ball, runs to the hole and puts it in. Kaeloo then tells him that he was supposed to put it in with the club, so he takes the club and drops it down the hole with the ball. Kaeloo tells him that he was supposed to hit the ball with the club, so he goes to the hole with the ball in it and starts violently shoving the club down the hole to "hit" the ball.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light", when Quack Quack is having trouble opening a yogurt container, Stumpy suggests using a chainsaw. Kaeloo tells him that chainsaws are for cutting trees, and then she proceeds to open the yogurt in a strategic manner and tell Stumpy to "use his head". Stumpy misunderstands this as "use your head to cut trees", so he runs headlong into a tree.
    • In Episode 93, when Stumpy and Quack Quack are undergoing training to become firefighters, one of the exercises involves rescuing Mr. Cat from the second floor of a building with fake flames. Stumpy tries using Quack Quack as a battering ram to open the building's door, so Kaeloo tells them to use the ladder to get to the window where Mr. Cat is standing. They climb the ladder, and Stumpy tries using Quack Quack as a battering ram to break the window sill.
  • Comical Overreacting:
    • Stumpy's reaction to anything not worth caring about. In the event he should be overreacting, he stays perfectly calm.
    • Mr. Cat's reaction to losing a whisker:
    Mr. Cat: AAAAAH! OH NO! I'm deformed!
  • Companion Cube: Olga, literally.
  • Compelling Voice: Quack Quack develops one in Episode 97 after accidentally swallowing a spoon. It works on everyone except Mr. Cat.
  • Consummate Liar: Everyone believes almost everything Mr. Cat says. Though this may be a result of their own stupidity.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: In Episode 105, Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat see a bunch of screens depicting almost every time in the show so far where they abused or made fun of Stumpy.
  • Continuity Nod: Despite the huge amount of Negative Continuity, there is some continuity. In some episodes, the characters even bring in televisions and play clips from other episodes.
  • Contrived Clumsiness: In "Let's Play Musical Chairs", Stumpy sticks out a leg and trips Kaeloo.
  • Control Freak: Kaeloo can sometimes be a bit too controlling of her friends.
  • Cool Car: The main four own several of these.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Episode 72 reveals that Stumpy is literally a cosmic plaything.
  • Cosplay: Several episodes have Stumpy cosplay as comic book hero Mr. Coolskin.
  • Counter Zany: How Kaeloo gets Mr. Cat to admit to being guilty in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama".
  • Counting Sheep: Parodied during a math lesson when Stumpy tries to prove that he's good at math.
    Stumpy: One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four sheep...
    Stumpy falls asleep.
  • Courtroom Episode:
    • The episode "Let's Play Courtroom Drama", where Mr. Cat is taken to court for attacking Quack Quack with a chainsaw. Kaeloo acts as Quack Quack's lawyer, and Stumpy is the judge. Kaeloo pulls off a Wounded Gazelle Gambit to get Mr. Cat to confess that it was him.
    • Episode 113 has Kaeloo take Stumpy to court for "mistreating" his objects, with Quack Quack as the judge and Mr. Cat as Stumpy's lawyer. Mr. Cat hoists Kaeloo by her own petard and Stumpy winds up winning.
  • Covered in Gunge: In "Let's Play Market Vendors", Quack Quack blows a huge bubble out of yogurt, which pops and leaves Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat covered in yogurt.
  • Cowboy Episode: "Let's Play Cowboys and Indians" and Episode 88.
  • Cranium Chase: Happens to Quack Quack quite often.
  • Crapsaccharine World: Smileyland.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: If Mr. Cat thinks you're trying to "steal" Kaeloo from him (even though they're not in a relationship), beware.
  • Crossdresser: Stumpy dresses like a girl in several episodes and has admitted to liking it.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: When the characters are angry, this may happen to them.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Parodied. One episode had Mr. Cat go around doing horrible things to Stumpy and Quack Quack, and claims that he is "being cruel to be kind" despite literally not having any reason to do so.
  • Crush Filter: When someone looks at their crush, they will see him/her in a pink, fluffy cloud-filled background.
  • Cry Cute: Depending on the episode, Kaeloo's crying can either be this or Inelegant Blubbering.
  • Cry Laughing: Kaeloo does this in Episode 67 when she realizes that Eugly is now the lead ballerina in her dance performance.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Stumpy turns out to be right about Smileyland's sheep being aliens. Not that anyone else believes him.
  • Cuddle Bug: Kaeloo likes to give hugs to her friends (especially Mr. Cat).
  • Curse Cut Short: When Mr. Cat is singing a rap song with words ending in "uck":
    Mr. Cat:I really couldn't give a f-
    Kaeloo: MISTER CAAAAAAT!
  • Cute and Psycho: Kaeloo is a cute frog who loses her sanity semi-often.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Mr. Cat has these, being a cat.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Mr. Cat (of all people) gets this in Episode 105 when he sees miniature versions of Kaeloo.
  • Cutting the Knot: Mr. Cat bypasses the barrier in Episode 105 by blasting it open with a bazooka.
  • Dance Party Ending: Happens in a Season 3 episode, to the disappointment of Mr. Cat and Stumpy, who were expecting a fight scene ending.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Heavily implied with Mr. Cat, but for now most of it is a Noodle Incident.
    • Olaf also has one: he was exiled by other penguins for marrying an ice cube. Said ice cube then started to melt.
    • Quack Quack’s is that his parents were killed before his egg even hatched, and he was subsequently found and experimented on by scientists.
  • Date Rape Averted: In "Let's Play Babysitting", Kaeloo and Mr. Cat go on a date. He gets a little carried away and tries to force himself onto her, but she transforms and beats him up.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Some of the characters have died several timesnote , only to be fine by the time the next episode rolls around. In fact, in Episode 58, Mr. Cat hangs himself, only to be fine by the very next scene.
  • Death Seeker: Stumpy becomes one in Episode 92, since he wants to know what Heaven is like.
  • Deal with the Devil: Stumpy makes one in " Let's Play Figurines" to get voodoo powers and become a witch doctor and in Episode 89 to get the talent to write a song for Ursula.
  • Deconstructive Parody: Of children's shows. It has the main character, Kaeloo, behave like a children's show character (by doing things like putting emphasis on being nice, make believe, etc.), and everyone else act like normal people would around such a person (one episode had Mr. Cat go so far as to ask whether she smoked weed).
  • Defrosting Ice King: Mr. Cat is a lot nicer to the other main characters in later episodes.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Mr. Cat puts on this ruse sometimes. Whether it works or not depends on the episode.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: At the beginning of "Let's Play Detectives", everything is black and white except for the red lipstick ans high heels Stumpy is wearing (he's dressed as a girl).
  • Depending on the Writer:
  • The Diaper Change: In "Let's Play Babysitting", Stumpy says he has to change Quack Quack's diaper in order to be done with his babysitting practice. Quack Quack initially refuses, but he winds up feeling so sorry for Stumpy that he relents and allows him to do it. Stumpy being Stumpy, he winds up putting the diaper on Quack Quack's head.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Occasionally, Mr. Cat will attempt to flirt with Bad Kaeloo when she appears. Of course, asking to be kissed, cuddled or fed by an angry monster is not a good idea.
  • Dirty Kid: Stumpy, Quack Quack, Mr. Cat and Pretty have all shown signs of this, especially Mr. Cat.
  • Disaster Dominoes:
    • In "Let's Play Bye Bye, Yoghurt", Stumpy invokes this trope when he needs to be put in danger by throwing a pebble and saying his luck should take care of the rest. Sure enough, a chain reaction takes place and he is almost crushed to death by a giant boulder.
    • It happens again in Episode 92, where a yogurt container rolls into an apple tree causing an apple to fall an so on... this eventually causes a barrage of sharp weapons to fly towards Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat, almost killing them.
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: Everyone has these.
  • Disguised in Drag: Stumpy does this in Episode 60 to gain access to a girls-only nightclub.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Mr. Cat threatens to attack people with weapons (and sometimes actually does) for even the smallest things.
    • In Episode 55, Olaf blows a hairdryer in Kaeloo's eyes, and she starts screaming. Mr. Cat attempts to avenge Kaeloo... by trying to shoot Olaf with a bazooka.
    • In Episode 82, Pretty starts a fashion line and refuses to let Kaeloo be a model, and she insults the way she looks. Kaeloo's response? Teaming up with Mr. Cat to get Pretty humiliated on the news.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Kaeloo is almost always in constant bliss, completely unaware of the chaos around her.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Invoked by Stumpy's baseball teamnote  in the Baseball Episode, where they get Eugly to stand next to the baseball field when Quack Quack (who is playing for the opposite team) is playing. Quack Quack gets distracted and misses the ball each time.
  • Ditzy Genius:
    • Quack Quack is brilliant when it comes to math and science, but he can't even tell that a picture of himself with Stumpy's head taped onto it isn't a picture of Stumpy.
    • Olaf. He's built his own robot, an army of Mecha-Mooks, and turned Stumpy into a cyborg, but he's otherwise a complete idiot.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Olaf's robot, Serguei.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Bad Kaeloo has Super Strength, but she often forgets about it. In "Let's Play Spies", she gives a Bear Hug to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat. Their heads explode.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: In Episode 104, Olaf urges Stumpy not to touch the Big Red Button. Naturally, Stumpy touches it anyway. The building blows up, but everyone escapes except Olaf.
  • Dope Slap: Pretty often does this to Stumpy when he does something stupid.
  • Doppelgänger Attack:
    • Stumpy does this in "Let's Play Super-Powers", but Quack Quack destroys the clones.
    • Stumpy does it again in Episode 63, when fighting Mr. Cat. This time, it actually works.
  • Double Entendre: In one episode, Stumpy claims to have been absucted by aliens who then proceeded to examine his nuts. He's talking about acorns, but Kaeloo's reaction makes it clear she thought he was talking about the other kind of "nuts".
  • The Drag-Along: Mr. Cat is usually reluctant to participate in the others' activities (or so he claims). This results in them having to beg him, bribe him or force him to join in.
  • Dragged into Drag: Stumpy is often forced to dress up as a girl to play a female role in a game while the others play males. He even lampshades the fact that Kaeloo is female (sort of), and could play these roles herself.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Happens to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Hopscotch", thanks to Mr. Cat.
  • The Dreaded Pretend Tea Party: Mr. Cat and Stumpy make it very clear that they don't want to be at Kaeloo's tea party in "Let's Play Tea Party". Things get even worse when they realize that there's no actual food at the party, and they're supposed to imagine the food.
  • Driven to Madness: Happens to poor Kaeloo a lot, with Mr. Cat and Stumpy being the usual culprits. The Reset Button ensures that she's fine by the next episode.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Stumpy, to the extent that Bad Kaeloo finds smashing Mr. Cat into a car and allowing Stumpy to drive a better punishment than strangling or punching him.
  • Drop-In Character: Pretty, Eugly and Olaf normally just show up and join the main four in whatever they're doing despite usually having no reason to be there in the first place.
  • Droste Image: In "Let's Play Paranormal Stuff", Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat find a Portal Door to the inside of Quack Quack's head. When they open it, this trope occurs since they're standing right in front of Quack Quack.
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole: For the first 10 episodes of the English dub, Kaeloo was referred to as male, but the 11th episode had a joke which involved her being female. From this episode on, the error was fixed, and she was referred to as a female. However, the already dubbed episodes were not fixed.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original French dub, Stumpy is called Moignon, Quack Quack is called Coin Coin and Mr. Cat is called Monsieur Chat.
  • Dumb Is Good: Dumb characters like Kaeloo and Stumpy are much nicer than smart ones like Mr. Cat. Though this starts to get subverted as Stumpy gets more and more antagonistic.
  • Dumb Muscle: Bad Kaeloo has large muscles but little intelligence.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Mr. Cat does this to Kaeloo in Episode 77. She thinks he's joking.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Played for Laughs in Let's Play House. Played miserably straight with Mr. Cat's real family, though.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Kaeloo is obsessed with being perfect, nice and cute, Stumpy is a moron who sucks at everything, Quack Quack is essentially a drug addict, Mr. Cat is an Ax-Crazy psychopath, Pretty is obsessed with beauty and fashion to the extent that it's tha main focus of her life, and Olaf wants to Take Over the World.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The pilot. He animation looks nothing like what we see in the show, the characters' voices are different (Kaeloo sounds like a boy) and Bad Kaeloo had a vocal sac.
  • Ears as Hair: Pretty ties her hair up in a bow, as opposed to her sister's Furry Female Mane.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: In Episode 72, Stumpy, who has been turned into a genius, plans to Take Over the World by building a bomb that could destroy the planet.
  • Eat the Camera: Stumpy does it in Episode 77 when he panics and runs around screaming.
  • E = MC Hammer: The cast have a board full of equations, which they use for everything from planning a wedding to teaching math. Don't ask how they use the same board for everything.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Mr. Cat refers to Kaeloo as "Priscilla" for most of the episode "Let's Play Air Pockets". For some reason, she finds it very embarrassing.
  • Emotional Bruiser: Eugly will burst into tears at the slightest insult.
  • The End Is Nigh: In "Let's Play Ecologists", Stumpy hears about air pollution harming people, and he panics and starts to hyperventilate. He then assumes that his inability to breathe properly is because of air pollution, and he runs around yelling "We're all going to die! The end is nigh!".
  • Enfant Terrible: Mr. Cat is less than 13 years old. He's also a weapon-toting psychopath who probably wouldn't think twice before killing someone.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Mr. Cat. Unfortunately, he's also Surrounded by Idiots.
  • Epic Fail:
  • Episode on a Plane: "Let's Play Air Pockets", where Stumpy and Quack Quack go on a plane piloted by Mr. Cat, with Kaeloo as an air hostess. Mr. Cat jumps out of the plane using the only parachute they had and leaves them to die.
  • Equippable Ally: The others use Quack Quack as a weapon to fire objects ranging from yogurt to missiles.
  • Escape Artist: Mr. Cat. In one episode, he is tied to a chair inside a closed room. Stumpy leaves the room and closes the door. By the time Stumpy has said a few words, Mr. Cat has somehow untied himself, escaped the room and stolen the car.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Olaf.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Seems to be the case for the perpetually unlucky Stumpy. Lampshaded in the Season 1 finale.
  • Evil Chancellor: Mr. Cat to Stumpy in Episode 90.
  • Evil Genius: Mr. Cat and Olaf.
  • Evil Is Hammy: One of the main reasons that nobody except Stumpy and Quack Quack takes olaf seriously is his incredible hamminess.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Mr. Cat has a deep, adult-like voice despite being less than 13 years old.
  • Exact Words:
    • In "Let's Play Goodbye, Mr. Cat", Kaeloo says that Mr. Cat will disappear. Near the end, he does - he's completely invisible, but alive and kicking.
    • In another episode, Kaeloo, as a waiter, asks Mr. Cat what he would like to drink. He asks for a “Sound-Effect Bleep with ice” (presumably an alcoholic beverage). Kaeloo says he can’t have a “Sound-Effect Bleep with ice”, so he asks for one without ice.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Mr. Cat spends the entirety of "Let's Play Justice Masters" with these, as a result of him being extremely tired (and unable to rest thanks to Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack's Unwanted Assistance).
  • Extreme Omnivore:
    • Stumpy once tries to eat a table.
    • Alternate Universe!Mr. Cat from Episode 72 is an idiot who eats books.
  • Exploring the Evil Lair: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat do this in Episode 104 when trying to rescue Quack Quack, who has been kidnapped by Olaf.
  • Expressive Ears: Both of Mr. Cat's ears mkve downwards during an Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Expressive Shirt: The designs on Eugly's shirt change to reflect how she feels.
  • Face Fault: This being an animesque show, the characters do it quite often.
  • Face Palm:
    • Mr. Cat does this a lot. In Episode 105, he uses the "pinching the bridge of the nose" variant.
    • Kaeloo herself does this on occasions when Stumpy does something stupid.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: If your name is Stumpy, don't ever expect to succeed at anything.
  • Fainting: One of the animators faints when Stumpy walks up to them at the end of Episode 105 and informs them that he is taking over the show.
  • Fake Interactivity: Parodied in Episode 69, which was a parody of Dora the Explorer. Kaeloo says random words in different languages, asks the viewers to repeat, and stares at the camera with a huge, creepy smile. Stumpy walks by and waves a hand in her face, trying to see if she is okay.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: The show lives and breathes this trope.
  • Fantasy World Map: In Episode 55, Olaf pulls out a map of Smileyland with places such as the Enchanted Forest, Narnia and Wonderland.
  • Fartillery: In Episode 55, Stumpy and Quack Quack try to use this against Olaf. It fails because Olaf doesn't have a nose.
  • Farts on Fire: Bad Kaeloo does this in "Let's Play at Reading Books" to light a pile of skin mags and comic books on fire.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: The reason Kaeloo picks Quack Quack instead of Stumpy to be the hero in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel" is because Quack Quack is wearing a fedora at the time.
  • Fictional Video Game: Mr. Coolskin video games.
  • Finger Gun:
    • Stumpy makes these in "Let's Play Air Pockets" and threatens to shoot everyone unless Kaeloo gives him back a video game she had taken away from him.
    • Kaeloo makes these in Episode 65 when impersonating Mr. Cat.
  • Finger-Tenting: Mr. Cat does this a lot while making evil plans.
  • Fireball Eyeballs: Kaeloo gets these in one episode after Mr. Cat makes fun of her lisp.
  • First Name Ultimatum: In any case where Stumpy annoys Kaeloo to the point of transforming instead of Mr. Cat: "STUMPYYYY...".
  • Fisher King: When Mr. Cat takes over Smileyland, the sky turns red.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat don't believe in magic even though they live on a planet that runs on it.
  • Flower from the Mountaintop: In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", the last challenge in Kaeloo's incredibly lame game show is for Mr. Cat to grab the flower from the mountaintop. The "mountaintop" is really just a rock.
  • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: In Episode 72, Stumpy is granted intelligence by a spirit, but it turns out to be for the worse; he makes rude or brutally honest remarks (such as saying that Mr. Cat's drinking problem will make him obese), he tries to Take Over the World, and he tries to change the show's name from "Kaeloo" to "Stumpy".
  • Food as Bribe: Quack Quack will do almost anything if you offer him yogurt in exchange.
  • Force Feeding:
    • Kaeloo does this to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Ecologists" when he refuses to eat some absolutely disgusting organic yogurt called "org-yurt".
    • Stumpy does this to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Babysitting" by putting a funnel in his mouth and using a baseball bat to push spinach down the funnel. Quack Quack retaliates by shoving the baseball bat and funnel down Stumpy's throat offscreen.
  • Forceful Kiss:
    • Bad Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat once.
    • Stumpy does this to Kaeloo in "Let's Play Treasure Hunt" so he can find out what happens when a person kisses a frog.
  • Foreshadowing: Episode 63 and Episode 72 foreshadowed the events of Episode 105, namely Stumpy becoming evil and taking control of the world.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten:
    • At the end of "Let's Play Golf", Stumpy and Mr. Cat forgive Kaeloo for cheating at golf, but in Episode 57, they reference the incident when trying to prove that she is a cheater.
    • Kaeloo says the trope name almost word-for-word in Episode 105 to Quack Quack.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Everybody except Olaf. Even Quack Quack, who has Feather Fingers, has four fingers. Justified, since they're all animals.
  • Formal Full Array of Cutlery: Kaeloo sets out a bunch of different forks for different dishes in "Let's Play Tea Party".
  • For Science!: Mr. Cat sometimes tortures Quack Quack by conducting scientific experiments on him and claiming that it's for science. (Although sometimes it's out of genuine curiosity and the desire to know more.)
  • Fourth Wall Portrait: When drawing a picture of Stumpy in "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Mr. Cat draws a realistic squirrel.
  • Fractured Fairytale:
    • Stumpy's version of Little Red Riding Hood, as seen in "Let's Play Once Upon a Time".
    • Episode 122, a sequel to "Let's Play Once Upon a Time", had Mr. Cat make every fairy tale in the book more realistic, for example by having Cinderella report her stepmother to the police for abuse.
  • Fragile Flower: Eugly will burst into tears at the slightest insult.
  • Freeze Ray: Olaf owns one of these, and he uses it on Kaeloo and Mr. Cat in Episod 104.
  • Freudian Couch:
    • At the end of "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", Kaeloo lies on a couch and tells Mr. Cat (who is pretending to be a psychologist) about her metamorphosis from tadpole to frog.
    • Stumpy lies on a couch in "Let's Play Astronauts" when narrating a dream he had to Kaeloo.
    • In Episode 86, Mr. Cat visits an actual psychotherapist and lies on a couch.
  • Freudian Excuse: Implied with Mr. Cat. What we have seen of his Dark and Troubled Past involves abusive older brothers, an alcoholic father, the death of one or more loved ones, and an annoying mother who kept screaming. No wonder he’s so evil.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Everyone (except maybe Eugly) absolutely despises the Alpha Bitch Pretty, but they still hang out with her.
  • From Bad to Worse: In "Let's Play Scaredy Cat", Mr. Cat and Kaeloo have to fight a huge army of zombies. Mr. Cat manages to anger Kaeloo enough to transform, but just as she transforms, Kaeloo is bitten and turns into a zombie. In her transformed state.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Pretty does this a lot, and Mr. Cat also does this a few times. A variant is used in Episode 88, where Mr. Cat throws the frying pan at Stumpy to get him to stop singing.
  • Full-Body Disguise: Mr. Cat disguises himself as Bad Kaeloo, and later as Pretty, in Episode 65.
  • Funny Animal: The entire cast.
  • Fun with Homophones: When Kaeloo tells Stumpy that he has to use a tee to play golf, he thinks she said "tea" and asks why he can't have coffee instead.
  • Furry Female Mane: Eugly has one, as opposed to her sister who wears Ears as Hair.
  • Furry Reminder: Happens quite a lot, with the cast being animals.
    • Stumpy eats a lot of acorns.
    • In "Let's Play Cops and Robbers", Kaeloo finds a hole in a yogurt container and concludes that Mr. Cat made it because he's the only one with claws.
    • In "Let's Play Justice Masters" when Mr. Cat decides to take a nap on the couch, he walks around on top of it on all fours and then curls up to sleep.
    • In "Let's Play Figurines", Kaeloo takes one of Mr. Cat's whiskers.
    • In Episode 74, Mr. Cat pounces on a soccer ball and plays with it like a real cat would.
    • In Episode 83, Mr. Cat affectionately rubs his head against Kaeloo.
    • In Episode 87, Olaf slides down a hill like a penguin.
     Tropes G to L 
Stumpy and Mr. Cat discusses strategies on how to defeat their extremely talented opponentsnote .
  • Hulking Out: The titular character goes through this Once an Episode.
  • Hulkspeak: Bad Kaeloo's default way of speaking.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: The female animals shown in men's magazines are bordering on Little Bit Beastly. Even Kaeloo herself, who lacks most forms of Tertiary Sexual Characteristics has some serious junk in the trunk and has a light curve to her hips which is often accentuated in the way she stands. She is also significantly less prone to dropping a Furry Reminder than her male friends. Pretty also seems to have curvy hips as well (but no other curves).
  • Hyperspace Mallet: Where exactly does Mr. Cat keep all those malletsnote ?
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming:
    • Mr. Cat acts like a Jerkass to Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack but when somebody else decides to mess with them, he will not accept it.
    • Pretty is the ONLY one allowed to insult her sister. Notably in one episode where Stumpy insults Eugly, so Pretty punches his lights put, then turns to Eugly and says Stumpy was right.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Happens twice in the same scene in “Let’s Play Scaredy Cat”. Kaeloo, who is walking through a dark forest with Quack Quack and Mr. Cat, sees a door in the forest and screams in fear. Mr. Cat questions why she is scared, and opens the door to see Quack Quack on the other side. He screams. Then, Kaeloo says that he’s going overboard.
    • In "Let's Play Golf", Mr. Cat joins the others in calling Kaeloo a "dirty cheater".
    • In "Let's Play at Reading Books", Stumpy calls Mr. Cat a loser.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Olaf is an emperor penguin, not an auk. Not that anyone cares enough to remember, of course. note 
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Olaf, judging a cooking competition, seems fine with Pretty's dish until one of the live worms she put in it crawls out of his mouth.
  • I Call It "Vera": Mr. Cat named his bazooka "Patience", of all names.
  • Ignoring by Singing: Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat in Episode 105 until she finds out that the real villain of the episode is Stumpy and Mr. Cat was trying to stop him.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode name starts with "Let's Play...".
  • I Just Want to Be You: Stumpy really, really wishes he was Mr. Cat.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: Mr. Cat does this to Kaeloo sometimes, usually followed by kissing her arm.
    • In "Let's Play Tea Party", Quack Quack tries doing this to Kaeloo, but Mr. Cat shoots his head off with a bazooka before he can.
  • Imagine Spot:
    • Quack Quack has one in "Let's Play Babysitting" about what Kaeloo and Mr. Cat's potential offspring would look like: orange tadpoles with whiskers.
    • When Kaeloo tries to talk to her friends about growing up, Mr. Cat briefly imagines a giant Quack Quack crushing him.
  • I Miss Mom: Mr. Cat admits to this after being shot with Truth Serum, combined with crying and thumb-sucking.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Mr. Cat constantly torments Quack Quack by shooting him with bazookas, cutting him in half, etc. and attempts to justify himself by saying that Quack Quack is indestructible.
  • Implausible Deniability: One episode had Mr. Cat say that he would never try to hurt Quack Quack... while chasing the duck with a mallet.
  • Impossible Task: In one episode, Mr. Cat gives Kaeloo the task of transforming without getting angry. Even though she has been seen doing this before, she treats it as though it is not possible. At the end of the episode, Kaeloo gives Mr. Cat the impossible task of going out and coming in at the same time.
  • Inappropriate Role Model: Stumpy's role model (besides comic book hero Mr. Coolskin) is, unfortunately, Mr. Cat.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: In "Let's Play Happy Rotter", an episode parodying Harry Potter, Stumpy says the wrong magic spell and shrinks himself.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Depending on the episode, Kaeloo's crying can either be this or Cry Cute.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Kaeloo believes that this is the case for Mr. Cat, and there are several implications that she's absolutely right.
  • Informed Attractiveness: In-universe, Pretty apparently really lives up to her name. Depending on the episode, Mr. Cat can be seen as handome or ugly.
  • Informed Deformity: Apparently, in-universe, Kaeloo is overweight and has cellulite, and Stumpy is hideous.
  • The Ingenue: Depending on the Writer, Kaeloo may either be one of these, or a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who tries too hard to appear as one.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Most of Stumpy's reasoning.
    Stumpy: "Life is magical, life is magical." How many times have I heard that? But if magic doesn't exist... then life itself doesn't exist!
  • Instant Bandages: In the pilot episode, bandages instantly appear on Mr. Cat while he is getting beaten up. Averted in the actual show, where Kaeloo is sometimes shown putting bandages on whoever got hurt.
  • Instant Home Delivery: Anything the characters order immediately falls out of the sky.
  • Instant Wristwatch: The main four have these.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Zigzagged with Quack Quack. Sometimes everyone understands him, sometimes they don't.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Quack Quack, a duck, and Eugly, a rabbit, are an Official Couple.
    • Kaeloo, a frog, and Mr. Cat, a cat, have shown signs of attraction to each other.
    • Pretty, a rabbit, has a crush on Mr. Cat.
  • Interrupted Suicide: In "Let's Play Hot-Cold", Stumpy attempts to hang himself when he realizes he can't impress Ursula, but the others stop him and try to help.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Mr. Cat is one of these, his transformations into random objects usually brought upon by Kaeloo beating the stuffing out of him.
  • I Resemble That Remark!:
    • In "Let's Play Guess Who!", Kaeloo says she doesn't have a double personality... and transforms mid-sentence.
    • In another episode, she yells "I NEVER YELL!" when Mr. Cat says she should stop yelling.
  • Iron Buttmonkey: Stumpy has actually survived being left on an exploding planet.
  • Ironic Fear: Stumpy, a squirrel, is afraid of heights.
  • iSophagus: Parodied. Quack Quack manages to develop an amazing singing voice by accidentally swallowing a spoon of all things.
  • It Always Rains at Funerals: In "Let's Play Bye Bye, Yoghurt", it rains at the funeral.
  • It Amused Me: Unlike Mr. Cat and Olaf who have Freudian Excuses, Stumpy has no reason to torment people other than his own amusement.
  • "I Want" Song: Stumpy sings one in Episode 105, with Stumpy explaining how he wants all the abuse to stop and for people to treat him better.
  • I Was Just Joking: In "Let's Play Detectives", after Kaeloo finds out that Mr. Cat built a cloning machine, she complains that it feels too much like a science fiction episode instead of a detective episode, and sarcastically asks him why he doesn't add some bazookas and lasers. Which turns out to be a bad question to ask someone who owns three of them.
  • Jaw Drop: Kaeloo's reaction to anything she finds shocking, e.g. Stumpy eating a huge pile of food at a really high speed and throwing all the packaging on the ground.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Kaeloo and Bad Kaeloo, a cute gentle frog and a huge, buffed sadistic toad respectively.
  • Jerkass Façade: Mr. Cat has outright confessed to Kaeloo that he has a sensitive and vulnerable side that he hides by being mean.
  • Joker Jury: Inverts the heroic and villainous roles by having Mr. Cat, the villain, be put on trial with the judge (who is none other than Stumpy), the defense attorney (Kaeloo) and the victim (Quack Quack) all wanting him to get punished. Kaeloo wins the case by manipulating Mr. Cat into confessing that he was guilty.
  • Juggling Dangerously: Stumpy does this in "Let's Play Circuses". It goes well until his mother calls him on the phone, having seen this on live TV and wanting to make sure her kid is safe. He neglects the chainsaws in the air and picks up the phone.
  • Just One More Level: Stumpy suffers from a very serious video game addiction, to the extent that when Kaeloo takes his game console away from him in one episode all he can do is crawl on the ground weakly saying "My console...".
  • Kafka Komedy: Almost any time Mr. Cat actually does something nice, he winds up suffering horribly as a result.
  • Karma Houdini: If Mr. Cat and Stumpy pull something off together, Stumpy almost always escapes. Pretty also doesn't receive any punishment for intentionally shooting and killing a horse and bullying Kaeloo in Episode 56, and Quack Quack escapes in "Let’s Play at Reading Books".
  • Kawaiiko: Kaeloo is cute. Oh, and very obsessed with staying that way.
  • Kiss of Life: In Episode 61, Pretty finds Mr. Cat, who has been stranded on an island, and offers to do this. He declines and points out that he's perfectly fine, so she knocks him out with a baseball bat and gives it to nim anyway.
  • Kiss Up the Arm: Mr. Cat does this to Kaeloo in some episodes.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Since Kaeloo is voiced by a man in every dub, she often winds up sounding more like a boy. Her voice is even more boyish in the pilot.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: When Mr. Cat is singing a rap song with words ending in "uck":
    Mr. Cat: I really couldn't give a f-
    Kaeloo: MISTER CAAAAAT!
    Mr. Cat: I meant truck! Firetruck!
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: In Episode 69, which is a parody of Dora the Explorer, the main four teach the viewers to speak in different languages: Kaeloo in English, Mr. Cat in German, Quack Quack in quacks, and Stumpy in Spanish. They decide to teach the phrase "The grass is green."
    Kaeloo: The grass is green!
    Quack Quack: Quack!
    Mr. Cat: Das gras ist grün!
    Stumpy (singing): Tapas, parilla, grilla madre de pizza, en vida, comme cheetah gorilla!
  • Late for School: Stumpy and Quack Quack in Episode 94. Miraculously, Kaeloo manages to drop them off on time, but she winds up being late for work as a result.
  • Latex Perfection: In Episode 65, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack have masks that make them look just like Mr. Cat.
    • Mr. Cat also wears a Full-Body Disguise of Bad Kaeloo, and later of Pretty, both of which look just like the real deal.
  • Laugh Track: Used when the cast make their own sitcom. At one point, it plays when Stumpy walks in through the door (and does nothing else), annoying him.
  • Lean and Mean: Pretty, the thinnest of the three girls in the cast, is also the meanest; she's rude, bratty, selfish and arrogant.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In an episode of the second season, Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Pretty are looking for a magical artifact in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. At one point, they go into a chamber with horizontally suspended ropes. Kaeloo says that if they touch the ropes, it might trigger a trap, so they have to move slowly and carefully. Stumpy picks up a knife and runs through the chamber, cutting them all and triggering the trap. Stumpy escapes the trap, but the other three are impaled by Annoying Arrows and get mad at him.
  • Lethal Chef: Everybody on the show is an absolutely horrible cook.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: Mr. Cat often uses this to either Accentuate the Negative about something or make it seem Better Than It Sounds.
  • Let's Meet the Meat: The yogurts Quack Quack eats are shown to be sentient.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Kaeloo and Stumpy, to the point that she even refers to him as her little brother in one episode.
  • Limited Social Circle: The cast only ever interact with one another. It's implied that Mr. Cat and Pretty have other friends, but these people never appear on the show.
  • Literally Loving Thy Neighbor: Quack Quack and Eugly, who live next door to each other, are an Official Couple.
  • Literal-Minded: Stumpy takes the "prison" in "prison-ball" far too literally in the first episode, "Let's Play Prison-Ball".
  • Locked in the Bathroom: Stumpy locks himself in the bathroom and starts crying in the Musical Episode when Mr. Cat steals the lyrics to a song Stumpy literally had to make a Deal with the Devil to write.
  • Long List:
    • Kaeloo's list of qualities a boy needs to impress a girl, shown in the episode "Let's Play Hot-Cold".
    • Kaeloo's even longer list of Mr. Cat's character flaws takes her an entire day to recite.
  • Losing Your Head: Happens to Quack Quack a lot.
  • Lost Food Grievance: Quack Quack's Berserk Button is anyone destroying yogurt or preventing him from getting it in some way. When this happens, even Mr. Cat isn't safe from his anger.
  • Lots of Luggage: Pretty packs several suitcases in Episode 77 when she is told to bring a strict minimum of stuff.
  • Loud of War: Several episodes have Mr. Cat pull out a megaphone and yell at the top of his lungs at someone he finds annoying.
  • Love at First Sight: Quack Quack and Eugly fell in love as soon as they saw each other.
  • Love Confession: Mr. Cat has done this to Kaeloo on more than one occasion. Sadly, all of them fail because she thinks he's joking.
  • Love Makes You Evil: While he wasn't exactly nice to begin with, it's heavily implied that Mr. Cat wouldn't do so many evil deeds if he didn't have a crush on Bad Kaeloo.
  • Love Martyr: Kaeloo to Mr. Cat, and Mr. Cat to Bad Kaeloo.
     Tropes M to R 
  • MacGyvering: Mr. Cat once built a cloning machine using a pair of toilet plungers, a cardboard box, a wooden board and some wires.
  • Mad Doctor: Mr. Cat in "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses".
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase:
    • If Mr. Cat hears a fact that he finds shocking or annoying, he usually yells "What do you mean, [insert fact here]?!".
    • And then there's Stumpy's "Are you [insert adjective here] or what?!"
  • Mad Love: Pretty just doesn't get the fact that Mr. Cat despises her.
  • The Magazine Rule: There's a magazine called "Oh La La", featuring girls in skimpy outfits.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: This being a Sadist Show that practically runs on Family-Unfriendly Violence, this happens with everyone. For example, in one episode, Stumpy accidentally unleashes a bunch of arrows onto Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Pretty. Rather than scream or show any signs of pain, they just glare at him, annoyed.
  • Mandatory Line: In one or two episodes, Mr. Cat will show up at the very end and start yelling at someone despite not having anything to do with the rest of the plot.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Kaeloo at times, most notably in "Let’s Play Courtroom Drama".
  • Man on Fire: Happens to Stumpy and Quack Quack all too often.
  • Marital Rape License: In "Let's Play House", when the gang are Playing House with Kaeloo as the mother and Mr. Cat as the father, Mr. Cat tries to have sex with her even though she never consented and says he is "exercising his marital rights". Fortunately, she gets up and walks away before he does anything.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Stumpy has 36 sisters. This means that including him, there are 37 kids in his family.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": The main four do this at the end of Episode 76 when they realize that their interference with the past has somehow undone the extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Sometimes it really isn't clear whether Kaeloo likes Mr. Cat back or just sees him as a friend, though there are a lot of hints she has a crush on him.
  • Mature Animal Story: Despite its Funny Animal cast, the show is really quite mature.
  • Mayan Doomsday: Episode 77 revolves around the cast panicking about the end of the world sonce the Mayans predicted that the world would end in 24 hours from the time of the start of that episode. Kaeloo herself launches a meteor onto the planet, but thankfully everyone escapes the planet except Stumpy, who also survives the meteor landing.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It is never quite clear whether the events in some of the games they play actually happen or take place only in their imagination. For instance, one episode where they play at being in an airliner makes it repeatedly clear that they are only sitting in chairs on the ground, even when they are supposed to be crashing, yet they flow around when the plane takes off and Mister Cat later jumps with a parachute and falls for some time before hitting the ground. However, in another episode, the same airplane actually leaves the cast stranded on an island.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kaeloo" means frog in Japanese, Stumpy didn’t have hands in the original concept, Quack-Quack can only say quack, Mr. Cat is a cat, Pretty is beautiful, and Eugly is… not so beautiful.
  • Mean Boss:
    • Mr. Cat to Stumpy in Episode 64.
    • Mr. Cat, again, to Kaeloo in Episode 94.
  • Meat-O-Vision: In "Let's Play Trap-Trap", Quack Quack sees Kaeloo and Stumpy as yogurts after not eating any for nearly an hour.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat come across a huge army of these in Episode 104.
  • Medium Awareness: The characters are aware that they are in a cartoon, and occasionally reference it, for instance saying they don't like the current episode. In one case, Kaeloo asks the director to replay a scene backward.
    • It enters Nightmare Fuel territory at the end of Episode 105, where Stumpy breaks into the animation studio and announces to the animators that he will be writing all the episodes from that point on.
  • Megaton Punch: Serguei and Bad Kaeloo have done this several times.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Taken Up to Eleven. One episode revealed that every single person on the show is in need of intensive psychotherapy.
  • Mini-Golf Episode: The episode "Let's Play Golf".
  • Minimalist Cast: In the first season, the main four are the only characters. Afterwards, it's just them, Pretty, Eugly and Olaf. In the rare event that anyone else shows up, they're offscreen for their whole appearance, such as Jean Guillaume the psychotherapist.
  • Mirror Match: Stumpy once tried playing Rock-Paper-Scissors against... his own reflection, who he thought was another squirrel.
  • Mirror Universe:
    • "Let's Play Astronauts" shows us a universe where Kaeloo transforms from a hige hulking monster into a little girl when she gets mad, Stumpy is a math-loving genius, and Mr. Cat and Quack Quack are known as Mr. Duck and Meow Meow, and have each other's personalities.
    • Episode 70 gave us another one where Kaeloo is a Stern Teacher instead of a gentle and fun-loving person, Stumpy, who is an idiot, is smart and Mr. Cat, one of the smartest characters, is a moron.
  • Mischief for Punishment: Mr. Cat tries to make Kaeloo angry on purpose, because he likes it when she transforms.
  • Misfit Mobilization Moment: When the main four stop fighting and actually work together, they can take down anything from an army of angry ghosts to their own Alternate Universe counterparts.
  • Misleading Package Size: In "Let's Play Magicians", Kaeloo receives a giant box with nothing inside but a top hat and magic wand.
  • Misplaced Sorrow: In Episode 81, Stumpy starts drowning in quicksand in the middle of the desert. Everybody panics and pulls him out... because their supplies are in his backpack.
  • Mistaken for an Imposter:
    • In Episode 65, Mr. Cat puts on a Pretty disguise and sneaks past Kaeloo, who is angrily looking for him. Kaeloo then realizes that it was Mr. Cat, so she goes looking for him. She then sees the real Pretty and tries to rip her face off thinking it's a mask.
    • Pretty becomes a victim of this trope again in Epsiode 83. Stumpy is waiting for Ursula to show up to a party, then he suddenly gets the idea that someone at the party is Ursula in disguise, spying on him. He then tries to rip Pretty's face off, again thinking it's a mask.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Hilariously subverted. Kaeloo believes this to be the case for Olaf. He actually is insane and evil, she just doesn't realize it.
  • Mobile Shrubbery: In Episode 68, Stumpy tries to disguise himself as a bush to listen in on a conversation he isn't supposed to hear. The others immediately identify him, but he keeps claiming to be a bush.
  • Modesty Shorts: The bunny twins wear these under their skirts.
  • Mondegreen: When Kaeloo tells Stumpy that if he tried to be peaceful he could win the Nobel Peace Prize, he thinks she said "Frozen Peas Prize" and points out that he eats acorns, not frozen peas.
  • Mooning: Stumpy does this to Kaeloo once in order to anger her because he urgently needs her to transform.
  • Morality Pet: Kaeloo is this to Mr. Cat.
  • Motor Mouth: In one episode, Kaeloo talks so fast that her face turns blue from lack of oxygen.
  • Mr. Fixit: Mr. Cat once repaired a broken time machine.
  • Ms. Imagination: Kaeloo uses her imagination a lot, allowing her to see even the most mundane tasks as fun. Nobody else does this, however, and they think she's weird (one episode had Mr. Cat actually ask if she'd been smoking weed).
  • Ms. Red Ink: Kaeloo is terrible at handling money.
  • Multiarmed Multitasking: Invoked in one episode, where Mr. Cat operates on Quack Quack in a laboratory in order to give him this ability.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Mr. Cat's early childhood. All the choices are horrible, but there are many different ones. For example, one version says that he was tied up in a sack and thrown into a river, then subsequently rescued and raised by a salmon. Another one says he ran away from home to escape from a very abusive family and wound up in Smileyland.
  • Muscle Angst: After being shot with Truth Serum, Mr. Cat confesses that he wishes he had bigger muscles.
  • Musical Episode: Episode 89.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: In one episode, Stumpy tries to start a song, but Mr. Cat throws a frying pan at him to get him to stop.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Kaeloo's general reaction to hurting her friends.
    • Mr. Cat's reaction to finding out that his actions have caused Kaeloo to decide to leave Smileyland in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama".
    • Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat's reaction when they realize what bad friends they've been to Stumpy over the years in Episode 105.
  • Nailed To The Wagon: In the episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap", Kaeloo hides all of Quack Quack's yogurt so he can't eat it for one hour. Unfortunately, he undergoes "yogurt withdrawal", and then he hallucinates his friends as giant yogurts and tries to cannibalize them.
  • Nap-Inducing Speak: A Running Gag on the show is for someone to give a really long speech or lecture, and for one or more of the audience members to fall asleep.
  • The Napoleon: Olaf.
  • Narcissist: Mr. Cat and Pretty find their appearance to be very important to them. Especially the latter, for whom it borders on being an obsession.
  • Natural Spotlight: A Running Gag in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel" is that a person, or the Gruel itself, gets illuminated by light from the sky whenever someone says "Wholly Gruel".
  • Nature Lover: Kaeloo.
  • Neck Lift: Bad Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat Once an Episode.
  • Negate Your Own Sacrifice: The indestructible Quack Quack has "sacrificed" himself several times for his friends' safety.
  • Negative Continuity: Several characters have been decapitated, blown up, launched into orbit, driven to madness, turned into zombies, trapped in alternate dimensions or different time periods... Heck, the world even blew up once! Yet everything is always back to normal in the next episode.
  • Nervous Wreck: Stumpy.
  • New Neighbours as the Plot Demands: How Pretty and Eugly were introduced. Stumpy asks who they are, and Kaeloo is surprised that he doesn't know that they're their neighbors.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted. The terms "die", "death" and "kill" are used on a regular basis.
  • The Nicknamer: Mr. Cat rarely ever calls the others by their real names, opting to use nicknames based on their species or its traits.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Quack Quack, as a result of being the test subject of various science experiments.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Stumpy, as a result of a constant diet of violent horror movies, comic books and video games.
  • No Fourth Wall: The characters speak directly to the audience and are fully aware of the fact that they're in a cartoon.
  • Noir Episode: "Let's Play Detectives".
  • Non-Fatal Explosions: Stuff blows up in every episode, yet nobody dies (usually).
  • Nonverbal Miscommunication: Sometimes happens with Quack Quack.
  • Noodle Incident:
  • In the Season 1 finale, Stumpy remarks that Mr. Cat seems to know a lot about funerals. Mr. Cat replies, in a sad tone of voice, that he knows "a little too much" about them.
    • In one episode, Pretty mentions that some girl dared to disagree with her about something. Rather than say exactly what she did to the girl, she simply ends the story by saying "That poor girl..."
    • In Episode 94, Kaeloo mentions something about Stumpy being kicked out of art class at school. She doesn't say why, and the incident is never brought up again.
  • No Party Like a Donner Party:
    • Quack Quack tries to cannibalize Kaeloo and Stumpy in "Let's Play Trap-Trap" after undergoing "yogurt withdrawal" and hallucinating them as giant yogurts. Mr. Cat manages to rescue them, but not before Quack Quack eats half of Kaeloo's brain.
    • In Episode 61, Stumpy tries to eat Kaeloo after being stranded on an island.
  • The Noseless:
    • Kaeloo has no visible nose, but she can smell just fine.
    • Olaf apparently doesn't even have a nose. In Episode 55, Stumpy and Quack Quack try to attack him with smelly gas, but it doesn't work since he has no nose.
  • Not Hyperbole: In one episode, Mr. Cat threatened to kill Kaeloo and Stumpy if they touched him... while holding a knife to Kaeloo's throat.
  • Not Me This Time: Some episodes have people accuse Mr. Cat of being the villain when in reality he has nothing to do with whatever happened.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Mr. Cat always pretends he can't be bothered to play games with the others, but when they don't invite him to join them, he gets really, really mad.
    • In one episode, Mr. Cat opens a restaurant that is clearly designed to be a Take That! at McDonald's. When the food gives Pretty multiple organ failure, everybody starts protesting the restaurant, so he offers them free toys with their food. Everybody except Kaeloo rushes off to get toys while she looks on in disapproval, but when a toy lands near her feet she plays with it after making sure nobody is looking.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Olaf can be dangerously competent at times, like when he turned Stumpy into a cyborg in Episode 78, and in the second season finale, he actually kidnaps Quack Quack and freezes Kaeloo and Mr. Cat alive.
  • Not-So-Innocent Whistle: Stumpy does this whenever he's done something stupid or screwed something up and someone demands to know who did it.
  • Not So Stoic: On rare occasions, Quack Quack will show actual emotions. This is very rare, however, as in one instance he was perfectly stoic when Kaeloo was about to die.
  • Number Two for Brains: This trope comes into play whenever Stumpy is working under Mr. Cat.
  • Oblivious to Love: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are both unaware of the fact that the other is attracted to them.
  • Ocular Gushers: Everyone cries this way, most of the time.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Kaeloo and Mr. Cat. One is kind, friendly, cheerful and idealistic, and the other is grouchy, rude, lazy and sarcastic, yet they're still very close friends.
    • Stumpy and Quack Quack are best friends. Stumpy sucks at everything, is a complete idiot and is usually a jerkass to his friends because of the way they treat him. Quack Quack, on the other hand, is a Nice Guy despite the bad treatment he receives, he is extremely talented at everything and is a "genius".
  • Offhand Backhand: Quack Quack does this to Mr. Cat in "Let's Play Prince Charming" after the latter pushes his Berserk Button.
  • Official Couple: Quack Quack and Eugly.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Mr. Cat is insanely capable of doing this, even without one of his cat flaps.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Mr. Cat usually does this when Bad Kaeloo is about to beat him up.
  • Once an Episode:
  • Only in It for the Money: In "Let's Play Spies", Mr. Cat assures Kaeloo that he wouldn't have betrayed her if not for the fact that he badly needed the money.
  • Only One Name: Everyone except Mr. Cat. Even in his case, his first name is not revealed.
  • Only Sane Woman: Eugly fills in this role. Kaeloo is a Cloud Cuckoolander who has no idea what's going on around her, Quack Quack is addicted to yogurt, Mr. Cat is Ax-Crazy, Pretty is a Stalker With a Crush who's also obsessed with beauty, Olaf wants to Take Over the World, and Stumpy is... Well, Stumpy.
  • Only the Pure of Heart:
    • In "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel", Kaeloo says that only the pure of heart can get the Gruel.
    • In Episode 105, it's stated that only people with pure hearts should activate the switch. The person who does wind up activating it is anything but pure of heart - it's an angry Stumpy, out to get revenge on his friends.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Mr. Cat's voice actor sometimes slips back into his Australian accent, which results in Mr. Cat having a weird accent that sounds like a mix between American and Australian at times.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Mr. Cat shoots the door to Olaf's lair open in Episode 104.
  • Open the Door and See All the People: Parodied in one episode where Stumpy opens the door and a crowd of random people start throwing things at him for no reason at all. He then asks why they are there.
  • Opposites Attract: Kind, friendly, cheerful Kaeloo and sarcastic, grouchy, rude Mr. Cat have crushes on each other, but they aren't aware that the feeling is mutual.
  • Orphaned Etymology: The cast mention people like Britney Spears, shows like House and places like Hawaii... all while living on Planet Smileyland.
    • In one episode, Stumpy actually says that the cast went on vacation to Australia!
  • Ostrich Head Hiding: Quack Quack does this when playing hide and seek in Episode 70. Despite being a duck and not an ostrich. It works on Kaeloo, Alternate Universe!Stumpy and Alternate Universe!Quack Quack.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Stumpy has 36 sisters.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • For whatever reason, Pretty is nice to the others in Episode 57, where she treats Kaeloo like her best friend and treats Stumpy like an actual person.
    • Kaeloo cheats at golf in "Let's Play Golf", manipulates Mr. Cat's emotions and shows no remorse for it in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama", and sets up a rigged game show for Mr. Cat to participate in where he would suffer even if he won in Episode 68.
    • The normally intelligent Mr. Cat does unbelievably stupid things in episodes like "Let's Play Circuses" and "Let's Play Catch the Mailman".
  • Pain-Powered Leap:
    • Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play Figurines" when Stumpy pokes a voodoo doll of him with a sharp object.
    • Kaeloo does this in Episode 77 after she is hit on the rear by a tiny, burning meteorite.
  • Painting the Frost on Windows: The cast have complete control over the weather, the time of day, and pretty much their whole enviroment.
  • Paranormal Episode: The episode "Let's Play Paranormal Stuff" has the main four hold a séance to contact spirits. Quack Quack winds up possessed.
  • Parental Favoritism: Mr. Cat was apparently his mother's favorite child, to the chagrin of his two older brothers.
  • Parental Incest: Mr. Cat mentions having developed an oedipus complex at some point in his life.
  • Parental Neglect: Depending on the episode, Stumpy may or may not be a victim of this.
  • Parental Substitute: Kaeloo is one to Quack Quack, who lost his parents before he was even hatchdd from his egg.
  • Parody Episode: Episode 69 is a parody of Dora the Explorer.
  • Parody Magic Spell: Subverted in "Let's Play Happy Rotter", an episode parodying Harry Potter. Kaeloo says that there are lots of spells ending in "us" and "or", but they turn out to be legitimate-sounding magic spells instead of English words with suffixes.
  • Patchwork Kids: Quack Quack's Imagine Spot of Kaeloo and Mr. Cat's children in "Let's Play Babysitting" depicts orange, whiskered tadpoles.
  • People Jars: Olaf has these in his lair. He freezes Kaeloo and Mr. Cat alive and puts them inside in the second season finale.
  • Perpetual Poverty: The main four. Lampshaded by Mr. Cat when he finds out that Quack Quack has no money and asks how the heck he pays for all the yogurt he eats.
  • Personality Swap: In one episode, Stumpy and Quack Quack get their hands on some animation software and decide to take over the episode. The first thing they do is swap Kaeloo and Mr. Cat's personalities, making Mr. Cat kind, cheerful and friendly, and Kaeloo rude, grouchy, sarcastic and lazy.
  • Perverted Drooling: Mr. Cat does this when having a daydream where he is being massaged by numerous clones of Kaeloo.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Quack Quack and Stumpy can either be innocent children or perverts depending on the episode.
  • Playing House: In the episode "Let's Play House".
  • Pokémon Speak: Quack Quack can only say his name, "Quack".
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Pretty and Eugly.
  • Police Brutality: Mr. Cat as a police officer in "Let's Play Cops and Robbers" is extremely harsh towards Quack Quack and repeatedly hits him.
  • Politeness Judo: When Mr. Cat and Stumpy are vying for the last chair in a game of musical chairs, Mr. Cat says "after you" and offers the chair to Stumpy. Stumpy says "no, after you", and Mr. Cat accepts. Stumpy loses the game.
  • Polluted Wasteland: When Mr. Cat successfully takes over Smileyland in " Let's Play Me-Me-Nopoly", he takes steps to ensure that Smileyland turns into a polluted wasteland. Fortunately, Kaeloo is able to stop him.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Stumpy's knowledge of movies has actually proven useful to the cast.
  • Portal Door: There are literally doors to other dimensions.
  • Potty Emergency: Stumpy has one in Episode 85, but the bathroom is occupied. He then tries going in the bushes, but is stopped by Kaeloo. He finally solves it by stealing Kaeloo's hat and using it to do his business offscreen. And then Kaeloo, unaware of what just happened, puts the hat on her head.
  • Prehensile Tail: Mr. Cat has one of these.
  • Price on Their Head: In Episode 88, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat find Wanted Posters with their names and rewards: 5000 dollars for Mr. Cat, 6500 dollars for Quack Quack, and... 33 cents for Stumpy.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Pretty, Eugly and Olaf appear in the theme song from Season 2 onwards.
  • Protagonist Title: Named after Kaeloo, the protagonist.
  • Protectorate: Kaeloo will be absolutely furious if you hurt Quack Quack.
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: In Episode 62, Mr. Cat sets up a wrestling match and goes up against Quack Quack. He almost wins, but Eugly beats the tar out of him for hurting Quack Quack, and she wins instead.
  • Puberty Superpower: In "Let's Play Goodbye, Mr. Cat", Mr. Cat and Stumpy get invisibility powers after hitting puberty. Subverted though as it turns out that they haven't actually hit puberty, they've just temporarily contracted a disease with symptoms similar to puberty, such as acne.
  • Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat: Stumpy tries to do this in "Let's Play Magicians". It fails because he thought magic was real and didn't have a trick prepared.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Mr. Cat can attach and detach his body parts.
  • Punched Across the Room: Happens to the unfortunate victims of the wrath of Serguei, Bad Kaeloo or Mr. Cat. Sometimes they may also get kicked across the room.
  • Put Their Heads Together: Bad Kaeloo does this to Stumpy and Mr. Cat in Episode 69.
  • Pyrrhic Victory:
    • In Episode 58, Mr. Cat goes on a game show hosted by Kaeloo. The final question in "What is Smileyland's number one rule?" He answers with "have fun", which turns out to be correct. Unfortunately, the others' idea of "fun" is tying him to a board and tormenting him.
    • In Episode 56, Stumpy and Quack Quack have a horse race against each other. Mr. Cat, who bet 6000 dollars on Stumpy winning, interferes with the race so Stumpy wins. Stumpy is quite happy until he remembers that he bet all of his money on Quack Quack winning and is now broke.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Mr. Cat (and occasionally Stumpy) will push Kaeloo past this point Once an Episode.
  • Raised by Wolves: Mr. Cat was apparently raised by a salmon who saved him after his horribly abusive family tried to drown him as a newborn kitten.
  • Reality Warper: Stumpy and Quack Quack gain this ability after finding animation software and using it to control the episode.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: When things are about to get dangerous, Smileyland's sky, which is usually orange, turns red.
  • Red Shirt: Those poor singing flowers can never expect to make it past the end of the episode.
  • Relationship Sabotage: In Episode 83, Mr. Cat tricks Quack Quack into breaking up with Eugly by showing him (obviously fake) pictures of her cheating on him with other characters, as part of an elaborate scheme to get Kaeloo to kiss him.
  • Removable Steering Wheel: In "Let's Play Driver's License", Quack Quack takes a driving test with Md. Cat as the driving instructor. After tickling Quack Quack and flashing light in his eyes, Mr. Cat finally rips off the steering wheel and somehow escapes the car as Quack Quack drives off a cliff.
  • Repeating so the Audience Can Hear: Done with Quack Quack.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In Episode 100, Kaeloo, after undergoing Sanity Slippage, grows three flowers and gives them similar names to her friends and treating them the same way as she would treat her friends.
  • Reset Button: See Negative Continuity above.
  • Rich Bitch: Pretty is extremely rich, and will not hesitate to flaunt it. Averted with Eugly, who is sweet and kind despite being rich.
  • Riddle of the Sphinx: Parodied in "Let's Play Prince Charming" with Mr. Cat dressed as a sphinx:
    Mr. Cat: I have two arms in the morning, four ears in the afternoon and seven tentacles in the evening. What am I?
  • Riddling Sphinx: The cast come across one when they reach the pharaoh's tomb in Episode 81.
  • Right Behind Me: In Episode 91, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack decide to re-dub some earlier episodes of the show because they thought they were badly written. They then start making the re-dubs insulting, and when they start arguing about what insulting way they can re-dub videos of Mr. Cat, they find out that he's standing right behind them looking more annoyed than usual.
  • Rise of Zitboy: Mr. Cat gets a horrible outbreak of acne in Episode 34. Kaeloo assumes that this is because he's hit puberty. It turns out that he'd just contracted a disease which makes the person get a temporary outbreak of acne.
  • Robot Master: Olaf.
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors: Episode 85 starts with Stumpy playing against Quack Quack, and later Mr. Cat, to see who got to use the bathroom first. Naturally, Stumpy loses both times.
  • Rogues Gallery: In the first season, Mr. Cat was the only villain, but from Season 2 onwards, the villain can be Mr. Cat, Pretty, Olaf or even Stumpy.
  • Royal "We": Olaf sometimes uses this.
  • Running Gag: The show has a whole lot of these.
    • The "Stumpy’s sister" gag, which involves Stumpy’s sister being mentioned before somebody remembers he doesn’t have onenote .
    • Objects falling on Stumpy's head.
    • Stumpy dressing as a girl.
    • Somebody mistaking Olaf, who is an emperor penguin, for an auk.
    • Mr. Cat making three statements, with the third one being completely irrelevant to the other two.
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