Norton and Tupu.Tupu
, 2004-2005) is a French/Canadian animated series by Xilam about a girl who lives in Central Park. She is friends with the Mayor's son, Norton Gordon, and has a pet squirrel, Whatsup. She is constantly chased by the park caretaker, Shoobz, who lives with his mom.
Tupu provides examples of the following tropes:
- All Crimes Are Equal: Shoobz seems to treat any infraction in his park as a severe offense, and has no problems yelling at children when they commit it.
- Bare Your Midriff: Tupu always has her belly button showing.
- Cone of Shame: Dandruff the bulldog wears one permanently.
- Does Not Like Shoes/Earthy Barefoot Character: Due to the fact of her being a Squirrel Girl, Tupu virtually never wears shoes, except when it's really cold outside.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Shoobz' dog, Dandruff/Pellicule.
- Drives Like Crazy: Mrs. Divot, Norton's chauffeur.
- Everything's Nuttier With Squirrels: Whatsup/Crapule
- Feral Child: Tupu. Although she's a lot more civil than other examples.
- Fiery Redhead: Tupu
- Friend to All Living Things: Tupu is friends with all the animals in Central Park.
- Genki Girl: Tupu, again.
- Heterosexual Life Partner: Tupu and Norton never show feelings for each other above friendship. Although, it doesn't stop a Ship Tease moment happening every so often.
- Inspector Javert: Shoobz
- My Beloved Smother: Shoobz still lives with his mom, and she has him wrapped around her thumb.
- Only Sane Man: Norton
- Rapunzel Hair: Tupu's hair reaches her ankles and seems to get offended when someone suggests she cut it.
- Redheaded Hero: Tupu, yet again.
- Social Services Does Not Exist: How else could a series of a jungle girl that lives in the Zoo work?
- Spoiled Sweet: Despite being the mayor's son, Norton is a nice kid.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No-one besides Shoobz seems to notice a barefoot young girl that lives in the zoo.
- Wild Hair: Tupu has this.
- Youthful Freckles: Tupu has them too.