Sitting Ducks is a CGI television series that spawned from the iconic lithograph of the exact same name. It mainly centers around a good-natured duck named Bill, who establishes an unusual friendship with an alligator named Aldo. Said friendship is challenged by both the seperate divisions between ducks and alligators (Ducktown and Swampwood, respectively) and the obvious idea of ducks and alligators being unable to establish any kind of friendship. The two of them end up in the usual Slice of Life affair, dealing with the three slackers next door to Bill, enduring complications that test their friendship, among other hijinks. Originally shown in 2001 in Europe and was later brought to Cartoon Network, as well as ABC in both Australia and Japan. It proved to be a surprisingly successful series in Europe, and is somewhat well-received in the US as well.
Everything Is an Instrument: Becomes the subject of an episode when Ducktown is visited by a famous bongo player who proceeds to run around town "playing" its various odds and ends, much to Bill and Aldo's puzzlement.
Everything's Better with Penguins: Fred, who worked pretty hard to become a naturalized citizen of Ducktown, but who has to live in an apartment with the air conditioning completely turned up. Also his cousin, Gelata.
Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The original 1970s lithograph has three ducks which are in fact sitting on chairs. Averted in the TV series since the ducks are rarely seen sitting down for too long.
Fantastic Racism: Played straight with both the ducks and alligators, since the former are considered prey to the latter.
Raoul and his fellow crows similarly look down on the ducks for being flightless.
The slackers Ed, Oly and Waddle, of the shamelessly self-absorbed, childlike, annoying and simple-minded variety. They repeatedly cause problems and think nothing of it.
Raol is probably worse because he's not simply too self-centered and stupid to realise how annoying he is; he genuinely feels that having the racial ability to fly makes him so superior to the ducks that he can heckle, jeer, mock and empty his bowels upon them whenever he sees fit.
Karma Houdini: Ed, Oly and Waddle in most episodes: generally, at worst, they eventually lose their ill-gotten gains (Aldo took their money away when they sold a fellow duck). For the most part, though, their cheating, lying, mooching, thievery and kidnapping goes unpunished (they once got another duck killed and eaten and faced no repercussions). Raoul benefits from the trope as well, to a lesser extent.
Status Quo Is God: Unfortunately. In a later episode, "Duck Lover!" Aldo's friendship with Bill is found out by the other Alligators, who haze him as a result. To add to his woes, the Ducks in Ducktown have lost all fear of him and are treating his disrespectfully, and even Bill is badmouthing Alligators to his face. In the end, he asserts both his friendship with Bill and his pride as an Alligator, and proceeds to rescue and unnerve Bill by the end. Fair enough. Except that Bill never insulted Alligators before this episode, and in all the ones that proceeded it, Aldo actually wanted the Ducks to lose their fear of him so that he could feel more at home in Ducktown and make more friends. The whole thing was an excuse to put everyone back to square one, and it suffered as a result.