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* BroughtDownToNormal: In "Not Ghoulty", Casper is tried in a ghost court for unghostly conduct (i.e. saving a baby from a burning building) and the judge removes his ghostly abilities until he scares someone again. This does not work out in Casper's favor, as his newfound friends, unaware of his powers being lost, get mad at him when he keeps screwing up good deeds he was a natural at before (i.e. a shopkeeper asks Casper to phase through a locked door to open it, but Casper can't, so he accidentally smashes through the shop window to unlock it). Fortunately, Casper turns the tables on the other ghosts--[[HorrifyingTheHorror he poses as a Ghost Exterminator and scares the crap of them]], [[LoopholeAbuse restoring his powers.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: In "Not Ghoulty", Casper is tried in a ghost court for unghostly conduct (i.e. saving a baby from a burning building) and the judge removes his ghostly abilities until he scares someone again. This does not work out in Casper's favor, as his newfound friends, unaware of his powers being lost, get mad at him when he keeps screwing up good deeds he was a natural at before (i.e. a shopkeeper asks Casper to phase through a locked door to open it, but Casper can't, so he accidentally smashes through the shop window to unlock it). Fortunately, Casper turns the tables on the other ghosts--[[HorrifyingTheHorror he poses as a Ghost Exterminator and scares the crap out of them]], [[LoopholeAbuse restoring his powers.]]


* CaptainErsatz: Casper has inspired more than a few knockoff comics featuring friendly ghosts as the lead character, including Timmy the Timid Ghost, Marvel's Homer the Happy Ghost, and Fawcett's downright plagiaristic Spunky the Smiling Spook, who has the ''exact'' same design as Casper.

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* CaptainErsatz: Casper has inspired more than a few knockoff comics featuring friendly ghosts as the lead character, including Creator/CharltonComics' Timmy the Timid Ghost, Marvel's Atlas Comic's Homer the Happy Ghost, and Fawcett's downright plagiaristic Spunky the Smiling Spook, who has the ''exact'' same design as Casper.

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* CaptainErsatz: Casper has inspired more than a few knockoff comics featuring friendly ghosts as the lead character, including Timmy the Timid Ghost, Marvel's Homer the Happy Ghost, and Fawcett's downright plagiaristic Spunky the Smiling Spook, who has the ''exact'' same design as Casper.


* NoNudityTaboo: In ''Casper and the Spectrals''' ending, Hot Stuff doesn't care about being naked in public, even with Wendy looking at him. The little rascal even was surprised everyone was looking at him.


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* ShamelessFanserviceGuy: In ''Casper and the Spectrals''' ending, Hot Stuff doesn't care about being naked in public, even with Wendy looking at him. The little rascal even was surprised everyone was looking at him.

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[[caption-width-right:344:[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic One ghostie you should definitely giggle at.]]]]


* FreakyFridayFlip: In Hot Stuff and Casper # 1 Casper, Wendy and Hot Stuff switch bodies due ta malfunction of Wendy's magic wand.

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* FreakyFridayFlip: In Hot Stuff and Casper # 1 Casper, Wendy and Hot Stuff switch switched bodies due ta to a malfunction of Wendy's magic wand.


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* HornedHumanoid: The devils in the comics are a perfect example of this trope.

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* FreakyFridayFlip: In Hot Stuff and Casper # 1 Casper, Wendy and Hot Stuff switch bodies due ta malfunction of Wendy's magic wand.


Casper's television debut was on the Creator/{{ABC}} AnimatedAnthology series ''Matty's Funday Funnies'', sponsored by Creator/{{Mattel}} Toys. The Casper shorts were syndicated during the 1962/63 season, after which they returned to ABC, accompanied by new supporting segments, in ''The New Casper Cartoon Show''. In 1979, Creator/HannaBarbera produced ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels'' for Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings, with the voices of Creator/JulieMcWhirter as Casper and Creator/JohnStephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries (''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper''), an AllCGICartoon (''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool: The Series''), and a series of live-action/CGI films (starting with [[Film/{{Casper}} a feature]]); one of the direct-to-video movies, ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy'', launched the career of Music/HilaryDuff.

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Casper's television debut was on the Creator/{{ABC}} AnimatedAnthology series ''Matty's Funday Funnies'', sponsored by Creator/{{Mattel}} Toys. The Casper shorts were syndicated during the 1962/63 season, after which they returned to ABC, accompanied by new supporting segments, in ''The New Casper Cartoon Show''. In 1979, Creator/HannaBarbera produced ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels'' for Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings, with the voices of Creator/JulieMcWhirter as Casper and Creator/JohnStephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries (''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper''), an AllCGICartoon (''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool: The Series''), and a series of live-action/CGI films (starting with [[Film/{{Casper}} a feature]]); one of the direct-to-video movies, ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy'', launched the career of Music/HilaryDuff.Music/HilaryDuff and another, ''Film/CasperASpiritedBeginning'' that introduces the BigBad Kibosh.


[[caption-width-right:344:[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic One ghostie you should definitely giggle at.]]]]

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* BirthdayEpisode: "Casper's Birthday Party" has Casper going out to find people to invite to his birthday party. After failing at every chance due to people being afraid, Casper returns to find that the other ghosts have prepared a surprise party for him. Instead of "Happy Birthday", they sing Casper's theme song.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Casper may be "The Friendliest Ghost You Know", but he can be the opposite if pushed enough. In one short, the Ghostly Trio force feed him some "Mean Pills" which should make him the opposite. Turning into a literal devil-child, Casper tortures his uncles with destructive pranks, sending them fleeing. After they leave, Casper reveals to the audience that he avoided taking the pills and was just doing that to teach them a lesson.


The ghosts in the Casper stories look like they do because they are all [[BedsheetGhost cartoon caricatures of burial shrouds]], a [[AluminumChristmasTrees once-common way of burying the dead]].

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The canonical reason ghosts in the Casper stories look like were designed as they do are, is because they are all [[BedsheetGhost cartoon caricatures of burial shrouds]], a [[AluminumChristmasTrees once-common way of burying the dead]].

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheresGoodBoosTonight'' starts with a bunch of ghosts rising out of their graves, [[spoiler: and at the end a dead fox comes back as a ghost.]]


* CostumeEvolution: In "Casper and the Spetrals" Wendy and Hot Stuff's outfits were totally redesigned, Wendy doesn't wear her pijama-like red robe, instaed she is more of a modern goth witch, and Hot Stuff changed his classic asbestos diaper for a punk outfit.



* CostumeEvolution: In "Casper and the Spetrals" Wendy and Hot Stuff's outfits were totally redesigned, Wendy doesn't wear her pijama-like red robe, instaed she is more of a modern goth witch, and Hot Stuff changed his classic asbestos diaper for a punk outfit.

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