Western Animation / Skatoony


A British children's game show on Cartoon Network in which real child contestants compete against animated characters to win a prize. A North American remake is planned featuring animated players, live action kids competing against them, and, oh yeah, about half the cast of Total Drama.

Now has a Work-In-Progress Characters page.

Main characters:

  • Chudd Chudders - The bespeckled and diminutive Game Show Host. His Catch-Phrase is "Has anyone seen my glasses?"
  • The Earl - Chudd's cool, Tom Jones-like co-host. He's there mostly to look cool.
  • Tony Eagle Eyes (UK)/ Charles La Puck (Canada) - Chudd and Earl's money-hungry boss.

This show provides examples of:

  • Bowdlerise: The North American version of the episode where they go to a dystopian future cut the part where Chudd tries what he thinks is gruel but turns out to be some guy's ear wax collection.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: The two losers of each round before the final are ejected from the quiz block into something gross or dangerous, even if they're currently in another universe or era in time and the quiz block is the only way to get back.
  • The Dividual: The Super Smile Gang are treated as one contestant and share the same square. The same applies to Katie and Sadie in the NA version.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: One game is called "Draw What You Hear, And Shout Out When You Know What You've Drawn!"
  • Executive Meddling: Tony/Charles does a lot of it in-universe.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Izzy displays this trait here in her appearances, despite not doing so in her own show. In her first appearance, during a game of DangerBox, she happily drank a smoothie made from fish eyes (which she apparently makes all the time at home), and swallowed a live squid whole (however she puked him up after eating oatmeal cookies). In her second appearance, she found the smell coming from a living garbage can to be delicious and ate some of his garbage.
  • Gainaxing: Chudd's female dinosaur disguise in "Dinosaur". Oddly, in the UK the Non-Mammal Mammaries only bounced when he jumped, which was about twice, but in NA they bounced with every movement he made.
  • Gasshole: One of the toon contestants is a kid known by the nickname "Burp", and for good reason. He doesn't even speak, he communicates entirely by burping, and his sister had to translate for him.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • Skatoony is one of the few shows to literally get crap past the radar. There's a whole round call "Hoo Flung Dung".
    • In "Invasion", we have the Earl bathing in a bathtub full of jello. You don't want to know what got in the jello.
  • Gross-Out Show: One round is nothing but working out what a giant monkey's poop resembles.
  • Lifelines: Earl's Halfway Deal. Halfway through the final round, Earl will offer to give the contestant some points in exchange for time off the clock. However, if the contestant is really good and only has 1 or 2 points to go before winning, Earl won't bother offering the deal.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: All the voices are done by just two guys (specifically, This guy and this guy), often resulting in Talking To Yourself.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: One member of the audience is a Scottish kangaroo. Lampshaded in the episode in the La Puck Zoo.
    Chudd: Don't worry Dale, we'll soon have you back home to Australia.
    Dale: I'm from Scotland! What makes you assume I'm from Australia? Oh, it's just because I'm a kangaroo, and we're... indigenous to Australia... oh, I see your logic.
  • Moral Guardians: Tony/Charles' grandmother in-universe, even objecting to T-Bone appearing naked even though he has no skin.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Chudd Chudders and The Earl are based on Ronnie Corbett and Tom Jones respectively.
    • Princess Nebula is based on Paris Hilton.
    • Goldie Pops is a family friendly parody of Amy Winehouse.
  • No Smoking: Tony has a sausage in place of a cigar.
  • Repetitive Name: Chudd Chudders and Fernando Fernando Fernando.
    Fernando: So good they named me three times!
  • Special Guest:
    • Total Drama characters appear as contestants and audience members in the North American version.
    • Jimmy Two-Shoes characters joined the cast in the third season.
  • Speed Round: The Skatoony Quiz Champ Challenge (the final round)
  • Stock Footage: The NA episodes are edited versions of the UK episodes. The side plots are the same and all that's changed is the voices, the contestants, the questions, and Tony is replaced with Charles. All singing by Earl is taken from the UK version.
  • Studio Audience: They're all toons as well.
  • Sweet Tooth: The Easter Bunny is constantly eating chocolate, has rotting teeth and is in a perpetual sugar high.