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Western Animation: Team Umizoomi
Geo, Bot, and Milli

Team Umizoomi is a computer-animated Edutainment Show, with a focus on teaching beginning math concepts to preschool children. The main characters — Milli, Geo, and Bot — are three miniature heroes who live in a statue in Umi City. They help (real) children with their dilemmas, all of which require solving various counting, addition, and geometric challenges to do so. The viewer is addressed as their "UmiFriend" and incorporated into their adventures.

As superheroes, each team member has their own unique powers: Geo can create any object by assembling the appropriate geometric shapes from his belt, Milli has prehensile ponytails and can project patterns, and Bot is a multipurpose Do-Anything Robot. They typically travel around town in their orange self-driving UmiCar.

The show premiered on Nickelodeon in 2010.


Tropes:

  • Aesop Amnesia: Dump Truck in The Great Shape Race
  • Adorkable: DoorMouse. Just watch "DoorMouse in Space" and you'll figure out why.
    • Bot can also qualify.
  • Animesque: Team Umizoomi is influenced by Korean culture.
  • Beach Episode: The first involving rescuing a Blue Mermaid. The second involving returning a shark car to its owner.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Subverted with Silly Bear.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Milli, Geo and Bot have these.
  • Breather Episode: "Robo-Tools", "The Sunshine Fairy", and "Little Panda Joe" are the breather episodes of Season 4, which introduced the TroubleMakers into this season.
    • "The Sunshine Fairy" is a Double Subversion. The episode had a antagonist, but this antagonist was a gnome name Grog.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Subverted. The Shape Bandit only took Geo's shape belt, but not his powers.
  • Cartoon Cheese: DoorMouse's usual lunch is a wheel of cheese.
    • "CHEESY!"
  • Catchphrase:
    • Milli: "Pattern Power!" and "Milli Measure!"
    • Geo: "Super Shapes!"
    • Bot: Lots, including "Yoinks-A-Doinks!","Great Gigabytes!", and "Jumping JPEGs!"
    • The Villians Have Catchprases as well:
      • "Bup-Be-Ah-Bah-Bah-Bah!" (Squiddy)
      • "Ha Ha Ha Ha!" (Zilch)
      • "Toodely-Doo" (Shape Bandit)
      • "Trouble you later!" and "Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble Ray!" (The Troublemakers)
  • Cats Are Mean: The Shape Bandit is very clever and tricky, but not mean.
  • Captain Colorbeard: Squarebeard The Pirate
  • Cheeky Mouth: Some of the characters will have this.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Milli (Pink/Red), Geo (Blue), and Bot (Green).
  • City of Adventure: Umi City has its fair share of adventure with a Shape Bandit, a pair of TroubleMakers, a bunch of races, and, of course, the Team saving the day with math powers.
  • Code Name: DoorMouse. That's all.
  • Compressed Hair: With her helmet on, Milli's ponytails are quite thin and ribbon-like (see Magic Hair for justification). With her helmet off, They are full and luscious without any signs of helmet hair.
  • Continuity Nod: In "The Great Umi Car Rescue", Milli mentions Umi Car winning the Umi City Race.
  • Conspicuous CG: Half of the characters and props are made in CGI. Some of these characters blend in pretty well, some stick out like a sore thumb.
  • Cool Car: UmiCar!
  • Cool Helmet: Milli and Geo
  • A Day In The Lime Light: Milli in "Milli Saves The Day"
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Somewhat. It's usually whenever the Team faces a villain.
    • Averted with the Troublemakers.
  • Disappeared Dad / Missing Mom: Milli and Geo's parents are nowhere to be seen.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Almost any song in this show will have certain elements of this that relate to the song.
  • Distressed Dudes: Geo and Bot in "Milli Saves The Day"
    • Bot in "Crazy Skates"
    • DoorMouse in DoorMouse in Space
    • The Incredible Presto in both "The Incredible Presto" and "Presto's Magic House"
  • Do-Anything Robot: Bot.
  • Domino Mask: The Shape Bandit
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In "The Big Boat Race", the tones used for "Milli Measure" and "Pattern Power" are switched.
    • Throughout most of Season 1, UmiCar was an inanimate car.
  • Ears as Hair: Subverted. Milli is a non-animal girl, but what appear to be ponytails coming out of her helmet are actually Tape measures.
  • Edutainment Show: With Math!
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: The Purple Monkey
  • Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Inverted with the episode Shark Car, including the character.
  • Evolving Credits: In Season 1, the opening starts with Milli, Geo, and Bot poking out of the grass, jumping over some shoes, and then getting into UmiCar and driving towards the viewers. The Season 2, 3, and 4 opening consists of Bot, Milli, and Geo popping into the screen with the middle and latter without their helmets, then Milli and Geo put on their helmets and the Team jumps.
    • In the former opening, Umi Car is inanimate. In The latter opening, he becomes sentient.
  • Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: The Titular Characters always put on their seat-belts whenever they go inside Umi Car or any land vehicle. The Seat-Belts Disappear at some points of time
    • The Team also puts on life-jackets when they go on anything floating in water.
    • Milli and Geo wear helmets all the time, because you never know when you could go into a dangerous situation with Cool Helmets.
  • Fictional Currency: The Umi Dollars/Umi Cents.
  • Fisher King: Averted. Even when the King of Numbers is trapped in Zilch's tower, Numberland is still a bright and number-y kingdom.
  • Fisher Kingdom: In "Movie Madness", whatever movie Team Umizoomi and/or a Troublemaker enters, they end up dressed appropriately for the movie. (i.e. In the spy movie, Team Umizoomi is wearing spycatsuits, while Little Trouble is dressed entirely in white.)
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Milli and Geo have these. Ironic for Mighty Math Heroes.
    • Though they do grow a 5th one on a few occasions.
    • DoorMouse has the 5 proper fingers.
  • Free-Range Children: Asides from Bot taking care of them, Milli and Geo play this straight.
    • Ditto to the children in Umi City.
  • Freudian Excuse: Almost every bad guy Team Umizoomi has ever encounter has one.
    • Squiddy captured the Blue Mermaid because he was afraid of the dark.
    • Zilch hated numbers because he never learned to count.
    • The Shape Bandit stole shapes just to build a house
    • Grog stole Sunny's Sunshine Power because he didn't like his dark swamp
  • Friendly Rival: Dump Truck to UmiCar
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: DoorMouse.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: "Don't get my circuits wet."
  • Girlish Pigtails: Milli.
  • Hammerspace: In one episode, Geo pulls out a banana from behind his back to show what the Ice Lasers could do to the Team if they weren't careful.
    • Similarly, Bot's various compartments always has whatever item the story needs.
  • Improbable Age: In "Job Well Done", Milli was able to get a job at a sandwich stand and Geo was able to become the newspaper boy.
    • Milli and Geo sit in the front of UmiCar at 6 and/or 5! Probably justified as UmiCar drives itself and avoids dangers appropriately.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Milli and Geo are friendly to Bot and DoorMouse. See Robot Buddy.
  • Large Ham: There are people who had at least a few large ham moments.
    • "Super Shaaaaaaaaapes, you-know-what-I'm-talking-about. Super, Duper Shapes!" (Cue Air Guitar)
    • "Cheese! Come back, cheese! Coming through! CHEESY!"
    • "YOINKS-A-DOINKS!"
    • "BUP-BE-AH-BAH-BAH-BAH!"
    • "TROUBLE RAY!"
  • Lilliputians: Milli and Geo. Bot is a non-human version of this.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Taken a few steps further, they even dive underwater with their clothes on (abet with faceplates and/or flippers). For spacesuit, they still have the faceplates, but their clothes turn white with few hints of color and gloves are added.
    • A possible justification is that their clothes are waterproof Magic Pants.
  • Magic Hair / Prehensile Hair: Milli's hair can grow longer and measure!
  • Magic Skirt: Played Straight and Literally with Milli's dress! No matter witch way Milli flips, turns or moves, Mill's dress is always in place. Her dress also changes colors.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Milli is a Latin prefix for "Thousand", and is often used for measurements.
    • Geo's powers related to geometry.
    • Bot is short for "Robot".
  • Medium Blending: The show is computer-animated, but live actors also regularly appear and interact with the characters.
  • Mouse World: Tend to be a subversion since the human will often interact with the team.
  • Mundane Utility: In one episode, Geo uses his shape powers to make snacks.
    • Bot is a living version of this trope when not problem solving.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Door Mouse at first averts this, guarding only doors. But then he starts guarding anything but doors, putting the name in question.
    • He still does guard doors, but only in a few occasions.
  • No Song for the Wicked: Squiddy
  • Odd Name Out: Think about it.
    • "Milli" and "Geo" are Math-Related Names! (millipede, millimeter, millisecond, geometry, geometric)
      • Bonus points for being prefixes!
    • "Bot" is the only non-math related name and non-prefix name!
    • In another way, Milli's name has five letters instead of three (with Geo and Bot), further emphasizing her status as a leader.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Sunny the Sunshine Fairy
  • Our Goblins Are Different: Zilch, if his appearance and ability were of any indication.
    • Grog from The Sunshine Fairy
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: The Blue Mermaid from "Legend of the Blue Mermaid."
    The Blue Mermaid: I love my home, I love my friends and all my friends love me.
  • Premiseville: Umi City. Take a wild guess.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In Haircut Hijinx
  • Red-Headed Hero: Milli
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Bot is able to eat food, swim in the water and cry without being electrocuted (even when he says "Don't get my circuits wet"), and be friendly to people.
  • Robot Buddy: Bot (Duh!)
  • Roger Rabbit Effect
  • Sentient Vehicle: UmiCar is implied to be this.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spell My Name with an S: "Milli" is sometimes spelled as "Millie"
    • DoorMouse has his name spelled as "Door Mouse" and "Dormouse"
  • Spy Catsuit: Subverted in "Movie Madness". The catsuits Milli, Geo, and Bot wear have a design that's no different from what they usually wear. It still carries the black part of the spy catsuit.
  • Theme Music Power-Up:
  • The Noseless: Milli and Geo are Type 1
  • íThree Amigos!: Milli, Geo and Bot. This is a odd case. Both Milli and Geo are sibilings.
  • Unmoving Plaid: Beautifully averted all together.
  • Utility Belt: Geo's Shape belt. It only provides shapes however.
  • Vague Age: Milli is confirmed to be six and quite mature for her age. It's unknown about Bot or Geo.
    • Geo could be the younger brother or twin brother of Milli.
    • Bot is most likely a young adult.
      • And then there's Door Mouse
  • Villain Song: "The Shape Bandit Song"
    The Shape Bandit: "I'm a Shape Bandit. Please understand it. Shape Collecting is what I do."
    • Also The TroubleMakers Theme Song
    The TroubleMakers: Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Double the trouble for you!
  • Tin Can Robot: Bot.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: Milli! Geo! Bot! and You!
  • Where The Hell Is Umi City??? : Umi City might be in America, but with concepts like the Statue of Geometry and Umi dollars, it's hard to tell.
    • In "DoorMouse in Space", the rocket made by Geo leaves California, and later the two rocket ships head somewhere towards Florida or Georgia.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: DoorMouse can go from guarding doors in one episode to lowering bridges in another. He was also a shark catcher and a cowboy.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Milli is only 6, and Geo is no older than her. Yet they can handle responbility, speak perfect english, and don't go into temper tantrums that often. They can also solve problems easily.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Geo.
    • The Blue Mermaid has blue hair as well.
    • Big Trouble
  • You Mean Xmas: Valentine's Day is called "Just Because I Love You Day".

RupertCreator/Nick Jr.Tweenies
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alternative title(s): Team Umizoomi
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