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YMMV: The Oblongs
  • Adaptation Displacement: Loosely based on a picture book by Angus Oblong, Creepy Susie And 13 Other Tragic Tales For Troubled Children, but the show is more well-known at this point.
  • Anvilicious: Considering that most of the episodes were written by former writers of The Simpsons (particularly Al Jean and Mike Reiss), expect to see a lot of the family-sitcom preachiness (with a hint of dark, twisted humor to keep the treacle from sticking) that was prevalent on The Simpsons, though the biggest message the show keeps hammering home is the fact that American class oppression is alive and well (whether it's the rich screwing over the poor or the popular kids screwing over the unpopular kids).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Creepy Susie.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: When someone you love dies, you can always put them on the rosebushes. They'll make one heck of a fertilizer.
  • Ho Yay: Jared & Blaine.
    Milo: Everyone says you two have sex with each other.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Scottie grossing out the Debbies by defecating on the Klimers' lawn in "Narcoleptic Scottie".
  • Ugly Cute: Beth.
  • The Woobie: Lucky.

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