"Dear Mom and Dad I'm doin' fine,
You guys are on my mind.
You asked me what I wanted to be,
And now I think the answer's plain to see...
I wanna be famous!"A popular Canadian animated series produced by Fresh TV, the creators of 6teen. The show is about 22 teens who sign up to star on a reality show similar to Survivor called Total Drama where they are divided into teams and given challenges every three or so days; whenever a team loses a challenge they have to vote one of their members off the show, after a handfull of contestants from either opposite team are eliminated (in a combined total between both teams), the teams merge and the remaining contestants compete as individuals and engage in a free-for-all where it's every man (and woman) for themselves. The last contestant standing wins C$100,000. However from "Total Drama Drama Drama Drama Island" and Action onwards the prize money has been changed to C$1,000,000.The first season takes place at Camp Wawanakwa, a campsite located on an island in an unspecified area in Muskoka, Ontario.Since the show incorporates New Season, New Name, the second season was called Total Drama Action and lowers the contestant count to 14 (that is until Courtney joined in as a late entry, for legal reasons, increasing the number to 15) and takes place on an abandoned film lot somewhere in Toronto.The third season, Total Drama World Tour, has 15 old contestants and 3 new ones, (Alejandro, Sierra, and "Blaineley" (As a late entry, albiet by accident in an aftermath episode)) for a total of 18, travelling to different locations all around the world. The season's Working Title was Total Drama: The Musical, meaning of course that the season was filled to the brim with musical numbers, and Once per Episode the contestants have to break into song when prompted, coming up with lyrics on the fly, or be automatically eliminated. When the season title was changed to World Tour however, the Musical number concept was kept for the season.The fourth season, Total Drama Revenge of the Island, features an all new cast of 13 contestants and takes place at a now radioactive Camp Wawanakwa. Originally slated to air in 2011, but was delayed due to an earthquake in Tohoku Japan.Seasons five and six are aired as two halves of one big fifth season, the first half (which is the fifth season), Total Drama All-Stars not only contains 14 returning fan-favorites from Island, Action, World Tour, and Revenge of the Island, but also has a Heroes vs. Villians setup. Like last season it takes place at Camp Wawanakwa, the only difference is it's been cleaned up since the end of Revenge of the Island and is toxic waste free once more, and Chris, who was arrested by the RCMP at the end of said season, has been granted parole. At the end of All-Stars, the show is renewed for a 6th season (which is the second half of the season), known as Total Drama Pahkitew Island, with new contestants, and a new Island (given that after said renewal Camp Wawanakwa has sunk).Due to the nature of the show, all of the main characters are rather obvious and blatant stereotypes of reality show contestants and teenagers in general (such as the goth girl, the party-obsessed guy, the over-eager kid, etc.), and they are mostly Played for Laughs.
Tropes found in the series:
Statler: Who do you think will leave first, Waldorf?
Waldorf: It's more hope than thought, but I think I will!