Western Animation / Problem Child

Problem Child is an animated series produced by Universal Cartoon Studios, based on the Problem Child films. It ran from 1993 to 1994, on the USA Cartoon Express, and followed the continuing adventures of Junior Healy and his hapless neighbors.

Tropes associated with this series:

  • Art Evolution: The first season was very toony. The second season was semi-realistic.
  • Cartoon Creature: Junior's pet...monkey-lizard thing? Seriously, what was it supposed to be? An alien? Some sort of escaped lab experiment? Just some weird creature? What is it? A mole?
  • Heel–Face Turn: Murph
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Gilbert Gottfried as Peabody.
  • Role Reprisal: Gilbert Gottfried is the only one from the movies to be in this series, voicing Mr Peabody once again.
  • Ship Tease: Junior and Cyndi, since they always stick together.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Betsy and Ross.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: In the episode "Junior & The Clown", Junior finds himself stalked by a clown. He is creeped out, not liking clowns in the first place. The episode reveals that the clown is simply obsessed with his failure to make the boy laugh, and keeps trying to get appreciation for his performance.
  • Youthful Freckles: Junior gains them in the second season.