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* YouFailPhysicsForever: ''Frankenstien Doesn't Plant Petunias'' has the kids making shaped bubbles, including stars and cubes. Soap bubbles are spherical no matter what, because surface tension draws them into the tightest possible grouping of molecules-a sphere.

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* YouFailPhysicsForever: ArtisticLicensePhysics: ''Frankenstien Doesn't Plant Petunias'' has the kids making shaped bubbles, including stars and cubes. Soap bubbles are spherical no matter what, because surface tension draws them into the tightest possible grouping of molecules-a sphere.

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* VampireEpisode: the books "Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots", "Dracula Doesn't Drink Lemonade", "Dracula Doesn't Rock and Roll", "Dracula Doesn't Play Kickball", "Vampires DO Hunt Marshmallows", "Vampire Trouble", and "Vampire Baby".


* AesopAmnesia: The characters take turns between believing a character is supernatural, considering it unlikely, and teasing their friends for considering it, depending on the book. This becomes particularly [[{{Egregious}} egregious]] when a character who was convinced their science teacher was a sea monster in the last book sneers at their friend for thinking the cashier at a restaurant is a mummy in the next.

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* AesopAmnesia: The characters take turns between believing a character is supernatural, considering it unlikely, and teasing their friends for considering it, depending on the book. This becomes particularly [[{{Egregious}} [[JustForFun/{{Egregious}} egregious]] when a character who was convinced their science teacher was a sea monster in the last book sneers at their friend for thinking the cashier at a restaurant is a mummy in the next.


* AlienInvasion: What the kids believe Ms. Zonk's plan is. [[spoiler:Turns out she's stealing the world's color to take to her own planet.]]
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Ms. Zonk speaks perfect, albeit broken, English.

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* AlienInvasion: What the kids believe Ms. Zonk's Zork's plan is. [[spoiler:Turns out she's stealing the world's color to take to her own planet.]]
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Ms. Zonk Zork speaks perfect, albeit broken, English.



* BizarreAlienBiology: Ms. Zonk drains color by touching it.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Ms. Zonk Zork drains color by touching it.



* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Ms. Zonk doesn't pick up on any slang whatsoever.

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* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Ms. Zonk Zork doesn't pick up on any slang whatsoever.



* HumanAliens: Ms. Zonk, modeled after the fabled Nordic Aliens, with white hair and ivory skin.

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* HumanAliens: Ms. Zonk, Zork, modeled after the fabled Nordic Aliens, with white hair and ivory skin.skin.
** Mr. Sparks and Nurse Redding also apply, but have implied alien features "antennae and green skin, respectively."



* MysticalWhiteHair: Ms. Zonk, although it turns blonde towards the end of the book.
* NonFatalExplosions: When Ms. Zonk's "kiln" (implied to be a spaceship) blows up, it's explicitly stated that she was not hurt, even though her house is so heavily damaged that she has to move away.

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* MysticalWhiteHair: Ms. Zonk, Zork, although it turns blonde towards the end of the book.
* NonFatalExplosions: When Ms. Zonk's Zork's "kiln" (implied to be a spaceship) blows up, it's explicitly stated that she was not hurt, even though her house is so heavily damaged that she has to move away.



** [[AlienTropes Our Aliens Are Different]]: Ms. Zonk is a [[HumanAliens Nordic Alien]], and comes from a planet with no color, but is able to absorb color through touch. Her spaceship stores this color, and it's inferred that she will take the color back to her home planet.

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** [[AlienTropes Our Aliens Are Different]]: Ms. Zonk Zork is a [[HumanAliens Nordic Alien]], and comes from a planet with no color, but is able to absorb color through touch. Her spaceship stores this color, and it's inferred that she will take the color back to her home planet. Mr. Sparks is an alien from the planet Liron, who seeks candy to fuel his spaceship.

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** OurGhostsAreDifferent: Eddie's Great-Uncle Jasper is confined to the attic of his widow's house and invisible most of the time, although he can make himself visible briefly, and interact with things like potato chips.
** [[FrankensteinsMonster Our Frankenstein Is Different]]: Frankenstein's Monster gets a SettingUpdate to be alive in the '90s, now going by the name Frank. He is capable of full speech and has a friendly relationship with his creator, who introduces himself as Dr. Victor.
** [[AlienTropes Our Aliens Are Different]]: Ms. Zonk is a [[HumanAliens Nordic Alien]], and comes from a planet with no color, but is able to absorb color through touch. Her spaceship stores this color, and it's inferred that she will take the color back to her home planet.


#''[[HumanAliens Aliens]] Don't [[BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill Wear Braces]]''

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#''[[HumanAliens #''[[FunnyForeigner Aliens]] Don't [[BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill Wear Braces]]''



* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Ms. Zonk doesn't pick up on any slang whatsoever.
-->''Eddie:'' If that's a kiln, I'm a monkey's uncle.
-->''Ms. Zork:'' Do not be silly. You look nothing like a monkey.



* EpilepticFlashingLights: Ms. Zonk's spaceship suffers from this when Howie and Eddie tamper with it.



* FunnyForeigner: Ms. Zork. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane How far away her home is is debatable]].



* KarmaHoudini: Howie and Eddie break into Ms. Zonk's house and tamper with her "kiln" (which they believe is a spaceship, resulting in an explosion that destroys her house. Ms. Zonk moves away and the the boys are never charged for their crimes.



* NonFatalExplosions: When Ms. Zonk's "kiln" (implied to be a spaceship) blows up, it's explicitly stated that she was not hurt, even though her house is so heavily damaged that she has to move away.



* PositiveDiscrimination: Melody is the only black character, and she's also the bravest, most polite, and most reasonable of the group. She is often pitted against Eddie, who is a red-head.

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* PositiveDiscrimination: Melody is the only black character, character in the main cast, and she's also the bravest, most polite, and most reasonable of the group. She is often pitted against Eddie, who is a red-head.


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* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe White-Skinned Space Babe]]: Ms. Zork is quite a looker, particularly in the interior artwork.


#''Aliens Don't Wear Braces''

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#''Aliens #''[[HumanAliens Aliens]] Don't [[BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill Wear Braces''Braces]]''


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* AlienInvasion: What the kids believe Ms. Zonk's plan is. [[spoiler:Turns out she's stealing the world's color to take to her own planet.]]
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Ms. Zonk speaks perfect, albeit broken, English.


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* BizarreAlienBiology: Ms. Zonk drains color by touching it.


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* FlyingSaucer: What Ms. Zonk's race travels in, although she refers to them as [[InsistentTerminology "interplanetary transportation systems"]].


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* HumanAliens: Ms. Zonk, modeled after the fabled Nordic Aliens, with white hair and ivory skin.
** RubberForeheadAliens: Arguable. Eddie immediately notices Ms. Zonk's silver hair, but none of the adults comment on it, so it might not be that notable.


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* MysticalWhiteHair: Ms. Zonk, although it turns blonde towards the end of the book.


#''[[{{Goth}} Ghouls]] Don't Scoop Ice Cream''

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#''[[{{Goth}} #''[[{{EmoTeen}} Ghouls]] Don't Scoop Ice Cream''


* YouFailPhysicsForever: ''Frankenstien Doesn't Plant Petunias'' has the kids making shaped bubbles, including stars and cubes. Soap bubbles are spherical no matter what, because surface tension draws them into the tightest possible grouping of molecules-a shpere.

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* YouFailPhysicsForever: ''Frankenstien Doesn't Plant Petunias'' has the kids making shaped bubbles, including stars and cubes. Soap bubbles are spherical no matter what, because surface tension draws them into the tightest possible grouping of molecules-a shpere.sphere.


#''Gremlins Don't [[ChewBubblegum Chew Bubble Gum]]''

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#''Gremlins #''[[GripingAboutGremlins Gremlins]] Don't [[ChewBubblegum Chew Bubble Gum]]''



#''Gargoyles Don't [[TheDriver Drive School Buses]]''

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#''Gargoyles #''[[OurGargoylesRock Gargoyles]] Don't [[TheDriver Drive School Buses]]''

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* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Mrs. Jeepers is described as having pumpkin orange hair and, of course, those infamous hypnotic green eyes.


* HypnoticEyes: Mrs. Jeepers' eyes flash green when she hypnotizes Eddie.



* MindControlEyes: Mrs. Jeepers' eyes flash green when she hypnotizes Eddie. (They also flash green threateningly when she's disciplining the children).


#''[[DumbMuscle Bogeymen]] Don't [[AmericanFootball Play Football]]''

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#''[[DumbMuscle Bogeymen]] Don't [[AmericanFootball [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Play Football]]''


* AesopAmnesia - The characters take turns between believing a character is supernatural, considering it unlikely, and teasing their friends for considering it, depending on the book. This becomes particularly [[{{Egregious}} egregious]] when a character who was convinced their science teacher was a sea monster in the last book sneers at their friend for thinking the cashier at a restaurant is a mummy in the next.

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* AesopAmnesia - AesopAmnesia: The characters take turns between believing a character is supernatural, considering it unlikely, and teasing their friends for considering it, depending on the book. This becomes particularly [[{{Egregious}} egregious]] when a character who was convinced their science teacher was a sea monster in the last book sneers at their friend for thinking the cashier at a restaurant is a mummy in the next.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - Although it may not have stood out in 1990, when ''Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots'' was published, modern vampire mythology often puts them into a sexual context, making one wonder what Mrs. Jeepers did to Eddie in the last chapter.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Although it may not have stood out in 1990, when ''Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots'' was published, modern vampire mythology often puts them into a sexual context, making one wonder what Mrs. Jeepers did to Eddie in the last chapter.



* GirlishPigtails - Melody is always drawn with twintails, sometimes wearing a ponytail or braids within the story.

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* GirlishPigtails - GirlishPigtails: Melody is always drawn with twintails, sometimes wearing a ponytail or braids within the story.



* InformedFlaw - In Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp, Liza is described as "plump" and "chubby" a few times, despite this never being mentioned or seen in any books or pictures.

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* InformedFlaw - InformedFlaw: In Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp, Liza is described as "plump" and "chubby" a few times, despite this never being mentioned or seen in any books or pictures.



* LameComeback - Eddie is prone to these.

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* LameComeback - LameComeback: Eddie is prone to these.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane - The books rarely come to a concrete conclusion over whether someone is or is not the creature the kids think they are.
* MindControlEyes - Mrs. Jeepers' eyes flash green when she hypnotizes Eddie. (They also flash green threateningly when she's disciplining the children).

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane - MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The books rarely come to a concrete conclusion over whether someone is or is not the creature the kids think they are.
* MindControlEyes - MindControlEyes: Mrs. Jeepers' eyes flash green when she hypnotizes Eddie. (They also flash green threateningly when she's disciplining the children).



* PositiveDiscrimination - Melody is the only black character, and she's also the bravest, most polite, and most reasonable of the group. She is often pitted against Eddie, who is a red-head.

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* PositiveDiscrimination - PositiveDiscrimination: Melody is the only black character, and she's also the bravest, most polite, and most reasonable of the group. She is often pitted against Eddie, who is a red-head.



* SealedEvilInACan - Although not evil so much as tricksters, the leprechauns were confined to {{Oireland}} by the vampires.

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* SealedEvilInACan - SealedEvilInACan: Although not evil so much as tricksters, the leprechauns were confined to {{Oireland}} by the vampires.



* SternTeacher - Mrs. Jeepers

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* SternTeacher - SternTeacher: Mrs. Jeepers



* TitleDrop - [[OnceAnEpisode Once a book]].
** It's absent in ''Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp'', however.

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* TitleDrop - TitleDrop: [[OnceAnEpisode Once a book]].
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book]]. Almost - It's absent in ''Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp'', however.though that could be chalked up to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.



* WolfMan - Between the descriptions and the illustrations, Mr. Jenkins is probably something like this.
* YouKnowTheOne - Referring to Mr. Jolly as "SC" feels particularly unnatural after a while.

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* WolfMan - WolfMan: Between the descriptions and the illustrations, Mr. Jenkins is probably something like this.
* YouKnowTheOne - YouKnowTheOne: Referring to Mr. Jolly as "SC" feels particularly unnatural after a while.

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