Western Animation: The Baskervilles

The Baskervilles is a British/Canadian animated series. It focuses on the Baskerville family who move to Underworld: The Theme Park, "where good is bad and bad is good", run by Nicolas Lucifer III (a.k.a. "The Boss").


The series provides the following tropes:

  • Abhorrent Admirer - Vlad Dracula Jr. to April Baskerville.
  • As You Know - Lampshaded in the first episode.
    Nick Snr.: Well, I'd rather be an old duffer than a megalomaniac yuppie who thinks he's the Devil!
    The Boss: I think that's enough exposition out of you if you don't mind, father.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad - The park's policy.
  • Berserk Button - Don't ask Colin for something in beige.
  • Camp Straight - The Baskervilles' house Colin speaks with an effeminate lisp, but in "Bringing the House Down" he's depressed over a female house breaking up with him.
  • Cultural Rebel - Fangora Dracula is a rebel, which in Underworld means she's a straight-A student, likes playing with dolls and never throws wild parties while her parents are out.
  • Dumb Blond - Darren Baskerville.
  • Fiery Redhead - April Baskerville.
  • Ghostly Glide - Vera Dracula, possibly. Her dress obscures her her feet so it's hard to tell if she's really doing this.
  • Louis Cypher - Subverted. The Boss isn't the Devil, but he's trying to be like him.
  • Mad Scientist - Mr. Mad Scientist.
  • Mind Screw - According to the commercial in the opening, all of the monsters in Underworld are really human actors in costumes, but in the show itself it's hard to tell if they really are actors or it was actually the humans in the commercial that were fake.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond - Darren is an idiot and gets straight zeroes in everything, which makes him a model student by Underworld standards.
  • Only Sane Man - April Baskerville.
  • Police Are Useless
  • Take That - In one episode The Boss considers building another Underworld: The Theme Park in Los Angeles, but decides against it, as that's too evil even for him.
  • Unexplained Accent - Despite their name, the Frankensteins are Scottish. The Draculas are mostly Irish, with the mother being the only Transylvanian.
  • Zettai Ryouiki - Fangora Dracula.

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