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Max Overacts is about a precocious [[strike:eight]] nine-year old boy who believes the world is a stage, and that he is the star. The series blends humor and drama, all shown with beautiful, expressive art.

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Max Overacts ''Max Overacts'' is about a precocious [[strike:eight]] nine-year old nine-year-old boy who believes the world is a stage, and that he is the star. The series blends humor and drama, all shown with beautiful, expressive art.


* ABoyAndHisX: Max and his ventriloquist dummy, Curio.


* XMeetsY: It's ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]].


* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn, who is pretty much oblivious to it]] Plus Klaus for Becky, who keeps him at arms-length - although she DOES invite him my to Science Camp Open Day, Carefully averted with Ronny and Racine, who are slightly older - twelve and thirteen, so regard themselves as more "adult" but actually act like two kids, and Racine has no figure at all. Inverted and ends as a ''TearJerker'' with Max's unthinking rejection by the somewhat older Genevieve. Oh, the whole damn thing, really. It's hilarious.

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* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn, who is pretty much oblivious to it]] Plus Klaus for Becky, who keeps him at arms-length - although she DOES invite him my to Science Camp Open Day, Day. Carefully averted with Ronny and Racine, Racine who are slightly older - older, twelve and thirteen, so regard themselves as more "adult" but actually act like two kids, and Racine has no figure at all.kids. Inverted and ends as a ''TearJerker'' with Max's unthinking rejection by the somewhat older Genevieve. Oh, the whole damn thing, really. It's hilarious.



* {{Ventriloquism}}: Max frequently interacts with various puppets, most notably Curio but also Moonchild

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* {{Ventriloquism}}: Max frequently interacts with various puppets, most notably Curio but also MoonchildMoonchild and Bear



* XMeetsY: It's ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]]. Inverted with Moonchild, who (unlike Curio) never appears except as a puppet

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* XMeetsY: It's ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]]. Inverted with Moonchild, who (unlike Curio) never appears except as a puppet


* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn.]] Plus Klaus for Becky. Carefully averted with Ronny and Racine, who are slightly older - twelve and thirteen, so regard themselves as more "adult" but actually act like two kids, and Racine has no figure at all. Inverted and ends as a ''TearJerker'' with Max's unthinking rejection by the somewhat older Genevieve. Oh, the whole damn thing, really.

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* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn.]] Auryn, who is pretty much oblivious to it]] Plus Klaus for Becky. Becky, who keeps him at arms-length - although she DOES invite him my to Science Camp Open Day, Carefully averted with Ronny and Racine, who are slightly older - twelve and thirteen, so regard themselves as more "adult" but actually act like two kids, and Racine has no figure at all. Inverted and ends as a ''TearJerker'' with Max's unthinking rejection by the somewhat older Genevieve. Oh, the whole damn thing, really. It's hilarious.


* BreakingTheFourthWall : Max's mother, on occasion. Played with in that Moonchild, as voiced by Max, LeansOnTheFourthWall in-universe

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* BreakingTheFourthWall : Max's mother, on occasion. Played with in that Moonchild, as voiced by Max, LeansOnTheFourthWall pretty much wears a lampshade as a hat, LeaningOnTheFourthWall in-universe

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* BreakingTheFourthWall : Max's mother, on occasion. Played with in that Moonchild, as voiced by Max, LeansOnTheFourthWall in-universe


* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn.]] Plus Klaus for Becky.

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* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn.]] Plus Klaus for Becky. Carefully averted with Ronny and Racine, who are slightly older - twelve and thirteen, so regard themselves as more "adult" but actually act like two kids, and Racine has no figure at all. Inverted and ends as a ''TearJerker'' with Max's unthinking rejection by the somewhat older Genevieve. Oh, the whole damn thing, really.



* {{Ventriloquism}}: Max frequently interacts with various puppets, most notably Curio.

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* {{Ventriloquism}}: Max frequently interacts with various puppets, most notably Curio.Curio but also Moonchild



* XMeetsY: It's ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]].

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* XMeetsY: It's ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]]. Inverted with Moonchild, who (unlike Curio) never appears except as a puppet


* ClassClown: Max surpasses even [[CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] in his classroom antics, keeping Ms Cheng at her wits end. Sometimes Klaus gets in on the act too.

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* ClassClown: Max surpasses even [[CalvinAndHobbes [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] in his classroom antics, keeping Ms Cheng at her wits end. Sometimes Klaus gets in on the act too.



* XMeetsY: It's ''CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]].

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* XMeetsY: It's ''CalvinAndHobbes'' ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]].


* BatmanGambit: How Janet gets her mom to let her pierce her ears. [[spoiler: she convinces her brother to give his unrequited crush, Andi, a pair of fancy diamond earrings, knowing that Goth girl Andi won't really want them and that Max will go to his sister for present advice. So Jacob gives the earrings to Andi, who gives them to Max who gives them to Janet.]]

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*AnimateBodyParts: Max uses his voice-throwing skills to voice his tastebud's opinions of vegetables.
* BatmanGambit: How Janet gets her mom to let her pierce her ears. [[spoiler: she She convinces her brother to give his unrequited crush, Andi, a pair of fancy diamond earrings, knowing that Goth girl Andi won't really want them and that Max will go to his sister for present advice. So Jacob gives the earrings to Andi, who gives them to Max who gives them to Janet.]]



* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn.]] Plus Klaus for Becky

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*PerkyGoth: Andi. Not a hint of angst, but the whole enchilada of pale makeup, weird hair and piercings.
* PuppyLove: Max and Janet. [[spoiler: And Max towards Auryn.]] Plus Klaus for BeckyBecky.



*StraightGay: Max is a little confused by [[spoiler:Ms. Cheng's]] girlfriend.



* WhamEpisode: During Klaus' birthday party at the zoo [[spoiler: Curio gets trampled on when he accidental falls in a elephant pit]] and after the party [[spoiler:Max finds out the Janet got an role on a tv show and her family just let for Vancouver.]]

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* WhamEpisode: During Klaus' birthday party at the zoo [[spoiler: Curio gets trampled on when he accidental accidentally falls in a elephant pit]] pit]], and after the party [[spoiler:Max finds out the Janet got an role on a tv TV show and her family just let left for Vancouver.]]]]
*XMeetsY: It's ''CalvinAndHobbes'' with extra [[LargeHam ham]].


* BookDumb: Max does not get good grades and is as risk of repeating third grade. Though, it as less to do with school work being difficult and more to do with his boredom of it. Ms Cheng ends up striking a deal with Max that if he maintains a good grade average he can perform play in front of the class once a month.

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* BookDumb: Max does not get good grades and is as at risk of repeating the third grade. Though, it as It has less to do with school work being difficult for him and more to do with his boredom of it. Ms Cheng ends up striking a deal with Max that if he maintains a good grade average he can perform play in front of the class once a month.


* OhCrap: Ms Cheng is mortified when the principal tells her that she's being promoted and will teach fourth grade. Which means another year of Max. Not even a pay makes the promotion any less undeisirable.

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* OhCrap: Ms Cheng is mortified when the principal tells her that she's being promoted and will teach fourth grade. Which means another year of Max. Not even a pay raise makes the promotion any less undeisirable.undesirable.

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* OhCrap: Ms Cheng is mortified when the principal tells her that she's being promoted and will teach fourth grade. Which means another year of Max. Not even a pay makes the promotion any less undeisirable.


* BookDumb: Max does not get good grades and is as risk of repeating third grade. Though, it as less to do with school work being difficult and more to do with his boredom of it. Ms Cheng ends up striking a deal with max that if he maintains a good grade average he can preform play in front of the class once a month.

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* BookDumb: Max does not get good grades and is as risk of repeating third grade. Though, it as less to do with school work being difficult and more to do with his boredom of it. Ms Cheng ends up striking a deal with max Max that if he maintains a good grade average he can preform perform play in front of the class once a month.

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