Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
YMMV: Clone High
  • Americans Hate Tingle: This show is not terribly popular in India, as Indians dislike the portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi as a shallow, petty individual who easily caves to peer pressure and shallow whims. However, it's wholly justified due to Clone!Gandhi caving under the pressure to be the perfect paragon that the original Gandhi was. This is the main theme of the show.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The way Ponce de Leon dies. It involves lots and lots of litter. And so much blood.
  • Ear Worm: Raisin The Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts, especially "Higher" and "Pusher Man"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Van Gogh. After the first episode he only ever appeared in cameos, but it's not hard to find fanart of him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The caption at the end of the finale: "TO BE CONTINUED...?!"
    • Alternatively, Harsher in Hindsight.
    • Ghandi's second single as a rapper "You're A G Ol' Flag" which is nothing but interjections lazily layered over a pre-existing song, was already timely at the Turn of the Millennium, but wouldn't be out of place with plenty of hackney rap acts of The New Tens.
  • Hollywood Homely: Joan, however some characters do seem to realize she's attractive before her reveal of Beautiful All Along. Heavily inverted with Marie Curie, who is hideous yet no one treats her any differently.
  • Ho Yay: Well, JFK's foster-parents are a gay couple, plus there's JFK's crush on "John Dark". And his best friend forever Ponce in episode 10, complete with break-up and incessant weeping and crawling into the coffin. And then Abe holds him on the Thinking Dock.
    • Most Ho Yay of all, Gandhi's kiss with Abe in the episode "A.D.D.: The Last 'D' is for Disorder". Played for Laughs, but Gandhi still payed him for it, implying he liked it. Or he's stupid.
  • Memetic Mutation: STAMOOOOOOOS!
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Used for a joke
    Smoking raisins is like LSD... on acid!
  • Unacceptable Targets: The show's portrayal of Gandhi has caused an uproar from Indians.
  • Weird Al Effect: Most fans of the show have never seen a single episode of the shows it set out to parody.

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy