Western Animation / Rekkit Rabbit
is a French Saturday Morning cartoon from the same stable of creators that came up with Totally Spies!
, Team Galaxy
and Monster Buster Club
Rekkit Rabbit is about Jay Shmufton, your typical 7th Grade 12-year-old who goes to a middle school in the suburbs with his mom and stepdad. In the first episode of the series Jay accidentally summons a giant 10-foot tall magic rabbit called Rekkit, who soon became his best friend
. Rekkit Rabbit ran away from his job as a magician's assistant in Chakabrak, and crashed into Jay's world and life. Rekkit is supernatural and magical, and can basically do anything, except he's not very adept at sorcery and this usually causes problems.
Alongside his friends SK, Wally and Bean
, the kids usually run amok.
It airs on Disney XD
Rekkit Rabbit provides examples of the following tropes:
- All Trolls Are Different: They look like giant pickles with beards, wearing Jamaican hatwear and ... they're all taxidrivers.
- Amicable Exes: Probably this trope because Jay's dad doesn't actually show nor does he get mentioned.
- A Boy and His X: A Boy and his 10 foot tall magical, talking rabbit.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Rekkit Rabbit.
- Always Identical Twins: Evita and Marisa
- Art Imitates Art: Dogs playing Poker.
- Aside Comment: Rekkit pulls these sometimes.
- Bad Boss: Yoshini. Rekkit's former master that he fled to Earth from. Yoshini is quite the abusive jerkass and is determined to get his slave back, employing various other magical creatures to do his dirty work for him.
- Baleful Polymorph: In "Barmy Bracelet Boffo" when Henrietta tries to use Rekkit's magical bracelets to clean the gutters without having to climb up a high ladder, she accidentally turns herself into a goose, Lorne into a jack-in-the-box and Jay into a garden gnome.
- Big Eater: Unfortunately Rekkit is often prone to "sleep-eating", where he literally sleep walks through town inhaling everything in sight.
- Bigger on the Inside: Rekkit's internal anatomy is ginormous, its easy to get lost inside him if accidentally swallowed up as Jay discovers. There some all-round bizarre things going on inside of his big supernatural friend.
- Bottomless Pits: Mirror land.
- Boyish Short Hair: S.K. has this with sidetails.
- Clothes Make the Superman: In an episode where Lorne and Jay are trying to bond at a comic con, they get costumes made by Rekkit through magic. This ensues.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Henrietta and Lorne have some weird interests.
- Conspicuous Consumption: After Rekkit becomes the new mascot for a toilet paper company, Henrietta and Lorne start making frivolous purchases, including a jukebox/juice dispenser.
- Coordinated Clothes: Evita and Marisa will often wear the same clothes.
- Disco Dan: Jay's stepdad, Lorne.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Rekkit can't swim, and he instantly believes all water is evil, and steals it. ALL of it.
- The Ditz: Rekkit and sometimes Henrietta.
- The Dreaded: Poor Rekkit is terrified of simply thinking of his former-master Yoshini, and being abducted back to Chakabrak to resume an eternity of servitude again.
- Entitled to Have You: Evita and Marisa feel Rekkit should be their friend instead of Jay's.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Yoshini
- Face Your Fears: In "Barmy Bracelet Boffo" Henrietta is forced to get over her fear of heights when she has to fly in her goose form.
- Failed a Spot Check: In "Boo Booyah" after Booyah switches bodies with Jay he goes to Jay's room to search for Jay's magic wand, unaware that Jay's wand is right behind him in the back pocket of Jay's pants. Henrietta also fails to notice the wand when "Jay" asks her where it is and she suggests it might be in his room.
- Fantastically Indifferent: People around town — but especially Jay's parents — will generally be unfazed by magical things happening around them unless they pose a threat.
- Fantastic Racism: Rabbits on Chakabrak aren't allowed to perform magic by themselves.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Twins Evita and Marisa do this sometimes.
- First-Name Basis: Jay and Rekkit both call Jay's step-dad Lorne by his first name, even though they both call Henrietta "Mom".
- Flat Character: Bill gets very little characterization beyond being a rival for SK's affections, even in the episode that focuses on him.
- Genre Blind: In "The Tortoise and the Harebrained" Rekkit is in a car race with his old idol, a tortoise, who is helping the twins. Before they can reach the finish line, the tortoise decides to arrogantly stop to drink tea and savor the moment. The twins ask him if he's ever heard the tale of the tortoise and the hare and point out he's doing exactly what the hare was doing. He says he does know the tale, but the lesson he took from it is the tortoise always wins no matter what.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: In "Invisibob" at one point Jay's invisible pet dragon Bob is implied to have goosed Henrietta off-screen, complete with honking sound.
- Grande Dame: Henrietta's mother Greta.
- Group Hug: The heavily emotional Rekkit is super-enthusiastic and super-clingy. Expect these to happen a lot.
- Happily Married: Henrietta and Lorne.
- Hartman Hips: Henrietta and her mother.
- Heavy Voice: Jay and Rekkit in "Muscle Bound" after the second time they expand their muscles.
- I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: In "Cool Fool" Rekkit hides the identity of the girl Jay wants to ask to the dance by only giving her initials. The girl being S.K.
- It's Fake Fur, It's Fine: Henrietta once wore a white fur coat to a job interview, making sure to mention that the fur was fake.
- Jive Turkey: Lorne again. The giant afro might've given it away.
- Lethal Chef: Henrietta. Rekkit is only one who likes her cooking.
- She gets it from her mother.
- Henrietta can't even use a rolling pin correctly. Instead of rolling dough flat, she hits it repeatedly with the rolling pin like it's a hammer.
- She can't even cook a frozen pizza without Lorne's help.
- Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: As is the case with Jay over the course of the series, Rekkit's fun-loving nature, goofball humor, and wacky hijinks gradually rubs off on him.
- Marry Them All: In one episode Evita and Marisa talk about both of them getting married to Rekkit.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: In "A Dog is a Rabbit's Best Friend" Jay is turned into a dog and is disturbed when he starts having feelings for his grandmother's pet dog.
- Mr. Muffykins: Jay's grandmother owns one of these. Jay as a bunny is terrified of it.
- Motivation on a Stick
- Neat Freak: Greta won't let anyone in her mansion unless they're properly groomed and dressed up. Not even her own grandson.
- No Infantile Amnesia: In "Baby Makes Four" Henrietta turns into a baby after using a magic youth cream. At the end, after she turns back to normal, she implies she remembers everything that was happening while she was a baby.
- Nosy Neighbor: Evita and Marisa
- Now Which One Was That Voice?: The credits just list the voice actors, with nothing saying who voices who.
- Off-Model: In "Carpet Ninjas", Henrietta's legs are drawn much scrawnier than normal when she's wearing lederhosen.
- One of the Kids: Henrietta and Lorne have moments of this.
- The One with...: One episode is called "The One Where Bill Gets Rekkit for a While".
- Only Known by Their Nickname: S.K., full name Sarah Kingbury.
- Open-Minded Parent: Both Henrietta and Lorne, to surprising levels, though they still set some boundaries.
- Parental Abandonment: Jay's dad doesn't show in the series. Lorne is Jay's stepdad, but he's black and you might've guessed he couldn't be the very white Jay's real dad.
- Picked Last: In "Crayfish Boy", when one girl drops out of the volleyball game over a broken finger nail, the coach looks over his options out of the benched players; a small wimpy kid clutching a teddy bear, a dog, a toaster and then Jay. The coach briefly reconsiders the toaster before picking Jay.
- Portal Picture: Rekkit can turn paintings into these.
- Primal Fear: In "Barmy Bracelet Boffo" it's shown Henrietta has a fear of heights when she struggles to climb a ladder, chickening out after a few steps.
- Screw Yourself: Rekkit's ex-girlfriend Blaggit is his Distaff Counterpart.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Henrietta and Lorne
- Single-Minded Twins
- Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism: A type 5, Rekkit hangs out with Jay and is for all intents and purposes a person.
- Spell My Name with an "S": There is some confusion over whether the main family's name is Shmufton or Schmufton.
- Spoiled Brat: Evita and Marisa's dad is rich and they're used to getting everything they want.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots.
- Trickster Twins: Evita and Marisa, usually coming up with schemes to steal Rekkit away from Jay.
- True Companions: The Shmuftons treat Rekkit like part of the family and he treats them in kind, even calling Henrietta "Mom".
- Trust Password: In "Boo Booyah" Jay in Booyah's body attempts to prove to his mom that he is Jay by telling her he once ran down the street in his underwear when he was three. This fails to convince her because everyone knows that due to them writing about in their Christmas letter that year.
- Weight Taller: In "Muscle Bound" Jay and Rekkit both get a couple of feet taller as they put on muscle.
- Weirdness Censor: In "Boo Booyah" after Booyah switches bodies with Jay, Henrietta fails to notice anything strange about "Jay's" behavior, even when he addresses her by her full name.
- You Need A Breathmint: Lorne winds up with "Bad breath" powers when at a comic con, courtesy of Rekkit.
- Youthful Freckles: Jay and his mom both have these.