"On a tiny little island in the ocean called Pacific There's a mixed up group of creatures who are really quite horrific Stitched together with whatever crap was found or could be grabbed Reinvented in the bowels of a lab..."
A Canadian animated television series created by Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott for Nelvana and Teletoon. It can be seen on Qubo and on the Cartoon Network website in the United States, Disney XD in Mexico, Brazil & Spain, Nickelodeon in Sweden and Norway, ABC3 in Australia, Nicktoons in UK & Ireland, and Teletoon in Canada.Once upon a time, there once lived a Mad Scientist who spent his weary days on a secluded island in the middle of the Pacific. To occupy his time, he creates biological abominations that stood against all notions of sanity and common sense. But sadly, it was only a matter of time until the judicial system caught whiff of the whole situation and arrested him for crimes against nature and "good taste". With their master forever gone from their lives, the mutants, with only limited knowledge of the outside world and their customs, are left to construct a civilization of their own. Of course, this leads to ensuing hilarity.See the character sheet for more.Not to be confused withSplice.Check out the episode guide.
A Day in the Limelight: Princess Pony Apehands in "No Play for Princess" and "Fairly Odd Princesses"; Smarty Smarts in "Outsmartered" and "Come to the Dork Side"; Joe in "Two Arms Joe", "Stompabout", "There Will Be Stomp", and "Same Difference"; Patricia in "Honorary Freak", "Marzipan Meadows and the Kingdom of Adventure", and "Living Hellp"; Compuhorse in "Cube Whacked"; Fuzzy in "Fuzzy's Great Journey" and "Sgt. Snuggums"; The Wunny Sharbit in "My Fair Sharkbunny"; Octocat in "Octocataclysm" and "Of Masters and Minions"; and Lord Wingus Eternum in "One-Joe Wingus".
Aesop Amnesia: Most Peri and Entrée cartoons involve one of them gaining some form of power or popularity the other does not have, the other one gets jealous and at the end they decide that it is more important to just be friends... again.
And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Parodied with the "Knowing is Growing" shorts, which deals with incredibly common problems and misconceptions, such as samurai pet care, time travel, and even snorting up antelopes. We all know you've done the last one sometime in your life.
Animal Gender Bender: Entrée, who is a male yet has a pair of udders (which he also uses as feet... Wait, what?!).
He also lays eggs, which confounds the issue further.
Art Shift: A very discreet example. Any episodes that gives Lord Wingus Eternum a speaking role give him a more detailed look (i.e: more frayed hair, longer beak, and eyes in a half-lidded expression).
The source picture for this page shows how Wingus looks when he's silent/just there. And when he speaks...◊
The animation briefly switches over to stop-motion in the beginning of "Poosh and the Quest for the Blargy Parble".
Ass Shove: Fuzzy accidentally crawls up Entrée's ass in "Brothers in Farms".
Brick Joke: In "Gordon", Entree replaces a car's engine with the brain of one of Smarty Smarts' robots, and then puts a sandwich in place of the brain. The episode then ends with a trailer for a horror movie about "The Robot with a Sandwich for a Brain!". Later in "Honorary Freak", Entree steals Smarty Smarts' brain scanning machine and replaces it with a sandwich, prompting Smarty Smarts to ask "Again? Who keeps doing that?"
"The Couch Hates Me".
The boxers Peri and Entree stole from the Doctor's lab in "Stomach On Stike". Entree told Peri the boxers didn't fit him, and was interrupted before he could tell him the whereabouts of it. About a minute later, when Entree's stomach climbs out of his body, it barfs out the muffins Entree was trying to digest, and a pair of boxers.
Companion Cube: The coconut and tire from "Stupid Means Never Having to Say "I'm Sorry"", and Helen the pancake from "Helen".
Compressed Vice: Impressively subverted with Peri's bowling skills. They form the plot of the first episode, then are never mentioned again. Then, they finally come back at the very end of the very last episode, where Peri tries to get the mythical Blargy Parble from a robot, but loses in direct combat, but the robot, due to its robotic pride, challenges Peri to a bowling game, which Peri wins, thus allowing him to get the Blargy Parble.
Continuity Nod / Call Back: Despite Negative Continuity being in full effect (especially when the episode ends with the island being destroyed), some things remain the same for one episode to another. For example, Entrée's udder teets still have the same names from episode to episode (although which one is which may vary).
Convection Schmonvection: The episode "Livin' La Vida Lava". The entire town ends up using lava as if it were a public utility.
And in "Bowled Over", Peri pulls a bowling ball out of the top of a volcano.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the episode "Pink", Peri wakes up one day and finds out that he has turned the color pink (instead of his usual orange), and Entrée does not want to be his friend anymore because of this. The metaphor is heightened by the fact that Entrée thinks that being around Peri will turn him pink, and indeed has a nightmare in which this happens.
In "Stupid Means Never Having To Say I'm Sorry", Peri, in a delusional state while being stranded on a marooned island, befriends a tire who both do quite a questionable act on 6:47:
Peri: I keep telling you Retread! I lead, you FOLLOW!
There's also the title of the episode "Living Hellp" (Yes, it was spelt with two l's and everything)
The title of an episode "Mole-sters in the mist". No joke. That's the title. Try reading the title without the hyphen.
Grossout Show: It's not really as gross as you'd expect it to be, but there has been some instances where you get to see miles of snot, exposed brains, the sounds of stretched limbs slowly tearing apart, and the occasional inside-out bodies.
Entrée: Hey guy, have you seen our red fire truck?
Noodle Incident: In "No Play for Princess", Joe reminds Peri and Entrée about what happened the last time they played Bucket Stick Fruitball. We don't get the specifics, but it apparently involved a flight of planes crashing into a bridge, a car going off a ledge, a giant lizard, and dancing.
Not So Different: In the episode "Same Difference" Two Legs Joe and Mister Smarty Smarts develop a friendship over their mutual dislike of Peri and Entrée (though Mister Smarty Smarts downright despises them, while Joe just finds them annoying).
Off Model: Even though this is usually done intentionally to express the character's emotions in a very creative manner, the animation crew has tendencies to either animate them extensively with brilliant results, or make it look like a four-year-old could've done it. Quite rare for an Adobe Flash show from Canada
Only Sane Man: Patricia, Octocat and, to a lesser extent, Mister Smarty Smarts and Peri.
Organ Autonomy: Entrée once made a bet with his brain, heart and stomach that he could survive a week without them. They went off and had adventures of their own for the week.
Overly-Long Tongue: "Stuck Together" shows Peri to have one so long that he can use it to walk on.
Entrée in "Yetis Don't Care About Nothin".
Pass the Popcorn: Peri and Entrée in "Of Masters And Minions" and the latter alone in "One Joe Wingus".
Pet the Dog: More like pet the Octocat for Mister Smarty Smarts.
Pinball Gag: The episodes "No Play for Princess" and "Same Difference".
Planimal: The Swineapple. It's part pig, part pineapple.
In "Same Difference", one clip in Smarty-Smarts and Joe's montage shows the both of them watching Grossology, which was created by the same people. The Grossology theme can also be heard in the episode "Yetis Don't Care About Nothin"
One of Entrée's udders is the cane wielding Cranky.
There's a Bond-esque laser scene in Of Masters and Minions...only it works.
Same episode, Mr. Smarty holds a radio over his head like in Say Anything....
In Nightmare on Condemned Street, Mr. Smarty can be seen wearing a Suzie Diamond style dress and slinking seductively towards Peri, Entree and Fuzzy in one of the dream visitations. The ensuing flee was quite understandable ( Suzie Diamond is a porn star).
The "Knowing is Growing" segments are rather like those "The More You Know" ones.
Patricia's mother computer acts an awful lot like HAL and/or GLaDOS.
Slow No: Two-Legs Joe does one when Peri uses his bowling ball to fix his house.
Snap Back: In "Walkie-Talkie Spinie-Suckie", basically everyone except Peri, Entree, and Octocat permanently lose their spines in a volcano, "Clones Don't Care 'Bout Nothin' Either" had the entire island engulfed with deformed clones of Peri and Entree, "Sgt. Snuggums" had a overpowered and deranged Octocat bombing the island with Fuzzy's rocket, "Bite, Shuffle, and Moan" had everyone except Peri being infected by zombies, "Two-Arms Joe" had Peri losing his arm and Joe giving him a giant robotic one, "Pork Chop" had Entree getting the ability to walk removed from his brain, "Whirrel Call" had Entree falling to his death and then having his brain fly out of his head and getting crushed by a boulder, and "Mole-sters In the Mist" had the entire shrunken town being enslaved by overgrown mole-sters.
Space Whale Aesop: The Episode "Pink" and, to a lesser extent, the episode "Compu-Peri"
Stock Footage: Used repeatedly, mostly in the form of black-and-white, public domain movie footage.
Straight Man: Patricia usually acts like this for Peri, Entree, and Joe, but Peri fills in whenever she's not around. Also, Octocat acts like this for Smarty-Smarts.
Strange Minds Think Alike: In one episode, when Peri and Entree are about to fall, Peri reminds Entree he has chicken wings, but Entree objects because chickens live underwater. Then, at the end of the episode:
Peri: He'll be fine. He has chicken wings.
Mr. Smarty Smarts: But don't chickens live underwater?
Toothbrush Floor Scrubbing: In "Of Masters and Minions", Mr Smarty-Smarts new robotic minion makes him clean the lair with a toothbrush. He is so scared of her that when the toothbrush breaks, he starts using his tongue.
Torches and Pitchforks: Standard riot supplies on Keepaway Island. They even keep a flaming torch in a 'break glass in case of emergency' style glass case.