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-->''I'm Muzzy. Big Muzzy.''

'''Muzzy in Gondoland''' is an animated film created by Creator/TheBBC in 1986 for the purpose of teaching English to young children. It stars a green furry metal-eating alien called Muzzy, who lands his spaceship in Gondoland, a country mainly inhabited by PettingZooPeople (of the {{Dogface}} variety). He gets arrested for eating parking meters, and in the jail he meets and befriends Bob the Gardener, who is imprisoned by the King of Gondoland for trying to elope with his daughter, Princess Sylvia. Meanwhile, the King's evil scientist Corvax, after failing at making Princess Sylvia fall in love with him, uses his computer to create a copy of her -- just to mess it up and accidentally create lots of copies of her. It's up to Muzzy and Bob to escape from prison and clean up the mess.

The main plot is interrupted through and through by short segments featuring a human called Norman. These segments are usually for explaining or showing other examples of the language and grammar used in the scene they follow.

Three years later, a sequel called ''Muzzy Comes Back'' was released. The film's plot focused on Corvax and his BumblingSidekick, Thimbo, kidnapping Bob and Sylvia's daughter Amanda.

Since the main purpose of the movies is language education for beginners in an entertaining way, they have very simple grammar. Spanish, German, French and Italian versions are also available. Both films were released on TV in series format as well, split up to 20 episodes.
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!!Contains examples of:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Some of Sylvia's copies are different sizes from her. When Norman lists them, one of the fat Sylvia copies giggles and pounces Norman, almost crushing him.
* [[AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal Accesory-Wearing Cartoon Alien]]: Muzzy's formal attire [[spoiler: which he wears during Bob and Sylvia's wedding]] consists of a top hat and a bowtie.
* AdaptationExpansion: Muzzy's family has been shown in neither of the two cartoons, but gets introduced in, perhaps, extremely big amounts inside the activity books.
* AdiposeRex: Averted with the King; played straight with the Queen.
-->''I'm fat. I'm fat. I'm fat. I'm fat.''(This part is removed in the recent CGI remake, in which the Queen was also slimmed down a bit, due to complaints from teachers and parents.)
* AdultFear: The royal family is truly scared when Amanda gets kidnapped. Worse, the kidnapper is a man who wants to [[{{Squick}} make her his wife and queen]].
* AIIsACrapshoot: After Corvax gets upset and smashes his computer, it begins creating lots of copies of Sylvia [[spoiler: and then traps the King inside itself]].
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: In a movie that ''teaches'' English.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: While most of the dognose cast have skin colours ranging from white to dark brown, Muzzy and Corvax have green skin. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Muzzy's case, him being an alien; in Corvax's case it's probably just an emphasis on his ugliness.
* AmusingInjuries: Corvax breaks his very long nose when Sylvia slams the door on him as he chases her.
* ArtShift: Between the main plot and the Norman sequences, the latter looking like chalkboard drawings.
* BaldOfEvil: Corvax has no hair.
* BigEater: Both Muzzy and the Queen. The former eats clocks.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Muzzy and Bob on the good side, Corvax and Thimbo on the bad side. The roles are inverted in the latter, as Corvax is a lot smarter than Thimbo.
* BillionsOfButtons: Corvax's computer.
* BlackCloak: Corvax always wears a long black robe.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: In some versions, the words "stupid" and "idiot" (the most offensive words used) are dubbed over - rather clumsily - with "silly".
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the beginning of both films, all characters [[FourthWallGreeting greet the audience]] and introduce themselves. And in the end, they all say goodbye.
* BumblingSidekick: Thimbo to Corvax.
* BullyBulldog: Thimbo looks like a bulldog, and at least tries to act tough and bad. He's actually a subversion, though, since he's a MinionWithAnFInEvil.
* CatsAreMean: Subverted with Corvax's RightHandCat, who belongs to the villain, but is rather nice herself. Played straight in one of the Norman sketches, where he buys a large and rather violent cat for his wife.
* CharacterTitle
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: The Queen and the King fit perfectly: she's short and obese, while he's tall and athletic.
* ClownCar: Corvax's helicopter isn't particularly big, but a whole military troop can jump out of it to catch Bob.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In the sequel, Corvax sets a trap that catches the King by the foot, turning him upside-down to reveal his royal underpants under his robe.
* CoolBike: Bob's motorbike.
* [[AerithAndBob Corvax and Bob]]: Normal names for Bob and the royal family, exotic fantasy names for Muzzy and the villains. Justified in Muzzy's case being an alien and all.
* DerangedAnimation
* DisguisedInDrag: In the sequel, Corvax and Thimbo disguise themselves as Amanda's grandmother and mother, respectively. Even though it's [[PaperThinDisguise paper-thin]], it's good enough to fool one truck driver.
* DisneyAcidSequence: The song ''AEIOU I love you'', starting as a motorbike ride; then the bike suddenly flies in the air, over a rainbow, among the stars; then background fades and we see that the motorbike is still on the road, with Bob and Sylvia imagining the flight.
* {{Dogfaces}}: Most of Gondoland's population, except for the green goblinoid Corvax, and possibly the King, who looks like an anthropomorphic lion (although he may be a Dogface with mane-like hair).
* EducationalSong: Many songs. Because it's an educational film, it's no surprise.
* EdutainmentShow: A balanced mix of adventure and teaching the language.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Not exactly at the end, but after [[spoiler:Corvax is beaten by Bob and taken away]], all the main characters give a hearty laughter.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The King and the Queen. Unofficial sources refer to them as King Nigel and Queen [[GenderBlenderName Ezra]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: The main female character is Princess Sylvia. Her daughter Amanda, also a princess, joins the cast in the sequel.
* EvilChancellor: Corvax. He manipulates the king into arresting Bob.
* EvilSorcerer: Corvax again, thanks to his MagicalComputer.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Muzzy, but it would be more fair to say that this trope is in fact inverted: the food that we consider normal is definitely going to be yucky for him. What he's all about are clocks (and maybe a couple of chip boards for a dessert).
* FamilyThemeNaming: In the activity books, everyone in Muzzy's family has a name that starts with "M", except for his sister [[OddNameOut Lizzy]].
* FangsAreEvil: Corvax has sharp, pointy teeth.
* FedToTheBeast: Corvax has this fate in mind for Bob when he orders the prison guard to put him in cell No. 19. He knows they are holding an alien monster in there. Fortunately for Bob, the alien is an intelligent and polite GentleGiant who has no intentions to hurt him.
* FishOutOfWater: Muzzy initially finds it very difficult to get around in Gondoland, where most people panic upon seeing him, and machines are not considered food. It results in him getting thrown to jail.
* {{Flashback}}: "The Big Muzzy Story", which explains how Muzzy ended up in jail.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Corvax's computer shows its ability to create numerous copies of the same thing in a very early scene when it pelts Corvax's RightHandCat with thousands of plums. This gag becomes a ChekhovsGag when the computer creates lots of copies of Sylvia.
* FourFingeredHands: The characters are usually drawn with four fingers, but close-ups of their hands show that they have five fingers. Also, Norman shows six fingers on one hand for the sake of one short gag.
* FourthWallGreeting: Every main character greets the audience in the beginning and say goodbye in the end of both films.
* FourthWallObserver: Norman talks a lot to the audience.
* FriendshipSong: "We Are Bob And Muzzy" is this for the show.
* FurryConfusion: While the main characters are PettingZooPeople (although their species is unclear -- the King looks like a lion and Thimbo is a bulldog, the Queen, Sylvia and Bob are generic dognoses), Corvax (who looks like a green goblin) owns a [[TalkingAnimal talking]] [[NonHumanSidekick cat]].
* GagNose: Corvax sports a very long one. Doubles as a SinisterSchnoz.
* GeniusBruiser: Muzzy. While being a GentleGiant, he is also very skillful with computers [[spoiler:which helps him stop Corvax's malfunctioning computer and get rid of Sylvia's clones.]]
* GentleGiant: Muzzy is gigantic and monstrous, but is a polite, soft-spoken NiceGuy.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Corvax tries to create a copy of Sylvia for himself. Turns out she was copied along with her attitude toward him. Then, an accident causes more copies to be created.
* GreenAndMean: Corvax has green skin. Averted with Muzzy, who has green skin and fur, but is a GentleGiant.
* HeroicFireRescue: When the characters' most basic traits are introduced, Bob says "I'm brave", which is then demonstrated by him running into a burning house and rescuing a baby.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The King and the Queen completely trust Corvax in the beginning.
* InformedAttractiveness: Princess Sylvia is called beautiful by several characters (including herself). She's a skinny dognose with no TertiarySexualCharacteristics other than her golden hair and mini-dress.
* IResembleThatRemark: Corvax tells Thimbo to stop arguing with him, leading to the following:
-->'''Thimbo:''' I'm not arguing!
-->'''Corvax:''' Yes you are!
-->'''Thimbo:''' No I'm not!
-->'''Corvax:''' Yes you are!
-->'''Thimbo:''' No I'm not!
* KingOfBeasts: The King looks like an anthropomorphic lion; but as his family members are generic dognoses, he might as well be considered a dognose with mane-like hair.
* LeanAndMean: Corvax.
* LetsDuet: Both ''AIEOU I Love You'', a typical [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], and ''We Are Bob And Muzzy", a FriendshipSong about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Muzzy and Bob]].
* LoveTriangle: Boby, Sylvia and Corvax. Bob and Corvax both love Sylvia, but she clearly loves Bob and hates Corvax.
* MagicalComputer:
** Corvax's computer can create thousands of exact copies of Sylvia, [[spoiler: trap the King inside itself, and restore him once the correct buttons are pushed]]. In the sequel, he has a device that turns him invisible.
** Muzzy's black box is some kind of tracking device that can find Amanda anywhere and can see what she is doing at the moment.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Muzzy's response to whenever someone asks him why he eats clocks: [[spoiler:"Because I like them."]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Thimbo in the sequel. Even though he calls himself "Thimbo the Terrible", he is very nice to Amanda and fails to follow Corvax's schemes.
* NeverLearnedToRead: Thimbo, to Corvax's annoyance.
* NiceGuy: Bob is brave, friendly and honest, and Muzzy is a polite, helpful GentleGiant.
* NiceHat: Corvax has a few of them. In the first film he wears his yellow trademark hat all the time except for the end. In the second film he wears a chef's hat, a captain's hat and a headscarf (when he is DisguisedInDrag) until he gets reunited with his yellow hat. Look at the expression of his face when he puts it on.
** The old farmer in the sequel [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by saying "He wears funny hats" when describing Corvax.
* NonhumansLackAttributes: Muzzy walks around naked, but he has nothing to cover up anyway (or if he does, it's covered up by his fur).
* ObviouslyEvil: Corvax. Let's see... [[LeanAndMean lean]], [[BaldOfEvil bald]], [[SinisterSchnoz long-nosed]], [[FangsAreEvil sharp-toothed]], [[YellowEyesOfSneakiness yellow-eyed]], [[GreenAndMean green-skinned]] [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblin-like]] person, wearing long [[EvilWearsBlack black]] [[BlackCloak robes]]... yeah, [[SarcasmMode obviously a hero]].
* OhCrap: Corvax and Thimbo react like this when they realize that the royal family is coming for Amanda, and she turned herself invisible with the only invisibility box.
* PepperSneeze: Happens to Thimbo when he looks for ingredients for Corvax's cake.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Sylvia's dress and exercising clothes are pink. Averted with her clones; one wears brown, another wears green, another wears red, another wears yellow ("yellow is for happiness"), another wears blue, and the sixth has a black and white dress.
* RebelliousPrincess: Sylvia attempts to elope with Bob the gardener, against her parents' will.
* ReluctantMonster: Muzzy. People usually run with fright at his sight, and even Bob is scared of him first.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Though it's more about social status than actual wealth, Bob is a simple gardener while Corvax is the King's advisor.
* RightHandCat: Corvax owns a cat, although he is never shown patting it.
* RobeAndWizardHat: Corvax's long black robe and tall yellow hat invoke this design.
* SquaringTheLoveTriangle: Corvax's EvilPlan in the sequel. Since he can't get Sylvia, he kidnaps her daughter Amanda instead, to [[WifeHusbandry raise her as his future wife]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Corvax is obsessed with Sylvia to a creepy level, although he always refers to his feelings as "[[StalkingIsLove love]]". He kisses up to her parents so that he can get an ArrangedMarriage, arrests her boyfriend Bob, chases her around in the palace, and then creates a virtual copy of her with his MagicalComputer (while snickering "Now I got you"). And in the sequel, when he realizes he can't get her, he [[SquaringTheLoveTriangle attempts to kidnap and marry her baby daughter instead]].
* SuddenAnatomy: Most characters are drawn with FourFingeredHands, but they turn five-fingered when a character counts up to five. Also, for the sake of one short gag, Norman's hand turns six-fingered when he counts up to six...
** And in another gag, a party guest grows a third arm when he enthusiastically offers several dishes for Muzzy.
* SupervillainLair: While Corvax is not really a supervillain, in both films he has a massive computer room that serves as his base: in the first it is on the top floor of the palace, and in the second it is hidden in a small house behind some rocks.
* TechnoWizard:
** Corvax from can make exact copies of people and turn himself invisible using his computer.
** Muzzy possesses some alien technology that verges on magic, such as a black box that can track down Amanda (and possibly anyone else) and a self-driving spaceship with a teleporter. He can also immediately fix Corvax's malfunctioning computer.
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Muzzy always introduces himself as: "I'm Muzzy. Big Muzzy."
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Bob is at least one head shorter than Sylvia. Norman is also a bit shorter than his wife. The King is taller but much thinner than his obese wife.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Clocks for Muzzy.
** Norman's favorite food seem to be hamburgers.
* UrsineAliens: Muzzy looks somewhat like a bipedal green bear.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Corvax. This also makes him the OddNameOut, since everyone else in Gondoland have names like Bob, Sylvia or Amanda.
* VillainousCrush: Sylvia for Corvax.
* WifeHusbandry: Corvax's plan with Amanda in the sequel.
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: Corvax, the sneaky EvilChancellor, has yellow eyes, opposed to the white sclerae of the dognose characters.
* YouAllMeetInACell: Muzzy and Bob meet in prison.
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