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** Inverted with Duke, one of Sarmoti's poker buddies. ''Every single one of his lines'' none-too-subtly implies that he's a flaming homosexual, including passively mentioning that he's attracted to Burt Reynolds or how he secretly wants to be towel-snapped by rowdy high-school boys, and when he says [[BlatantLies he's attracted to Britney Spears]], his mane poofs up (which is established to be his "tell" during poker). Despite this and his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide expressed love of cosmopolitans and cashmere]], the only one who catches on is Sierra, who mutters "[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Supergay]]" when Sarmoti's other friends wonder out loud how someone who [[{{Irony}} understands women as well as Duke]] doesn't have a girlfriend.

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** Inverted with Duke, one of Sarmoti's poker buddies. ''Every single one of his lines'' none-too-subtly implies that he's a flaming homosexual, including passively mentioning that he's attracted to Burt Reynolds or how he secretly wants to be towel-snapped by rowdy high-school boys, expressing a love of cosmopolitans and cashmere and when he says [[BlatantLies he's attracted to Britney Spears]], his mane poofs up (which is established to be his "tell" during poker). Despite this and his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide expressed love of cosmopolitans and cashmere]], the The only one who catches picks up on it is Sierra, who mutters "[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Supergay]]" when Sarmoti's other friends wonder out loud how someone who [[{{Irony}} [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide understands women as well as Duke]] doesn't have a girlfriend.


* BilingualBonus: In the pilot, a frustrated Siegfried shouts to himself "Nein ein schwedischer
akzen!" Translation? "[[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext No, a Swedish accent.]]"

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* BilingualBonus: In the pilot, a frustrated Siegfried shouts to himself "Nein ein schwedischer
schwedischer akzen!" Translation? "[[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext No, a Swedish accent.]]"

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* BilingualBonus: In the pilot, a frustrated Siegfried shouts to himself "Nein ein schwedischer
akzen!" Translation? "[[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext No, a Swedish accent.]]"


%% ZCE * TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey!]]

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%% ZCE * TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey!]]Donkey]] actually makes a guest appearance in one of the episodes as some sort of AnimatedActor. We kid you not!


* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey!]]

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%% ZCE * TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey!]]



* ChekovsGun: Sarmoti scratching his chin when he lies is set up to be his poker tell in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend." [[spoiler:Averted, however, in that it's ''not'' his tell, he's just that good of a hustler]].

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: Sarmoti scratching his chin when he lies is set up to be his poker tell in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend." [[spoiler:Averted, however, in that it's ''not'' his tell, he's just that good of a hustler]].



* DomCom: [[AC:But [[RecycledInSpace Furry]]!]]

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%% ZCE * DomCom: [[AC:But [[RecycledInSpace Furry]]!]]


* ArrangedMarriage: Larry and Kate apparently had one. They do genuinely love one another though.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Larry Nelson and Kate apparently had one. They do genuinely love one another though.Foo-Lin.



* AssShove: Sarmoti hides his poker winnings in the rectum of the zebra rugs made from his first kill. Unfortunately nobody told [[spoiler: Kevin, the very much alive zebra who'd be standing in for the rug after Kate destroyed it]].

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* AssShove: Sarmoti hides his poker winnings in the rectum of the zebra rugs rug made from his first kill. Unfortunately nobody told [[spoiler: Kevin, the very much alive zebra who'd be standing in for the rug after Kate destroyed it]].



** Hunter, for most of the show, is a wimp who's frequently bullied and picked on by his big sister. Then Sarmoti teaches him self defense and turns him into a monster who almost kills his sparring partner and, later, tortures Snack.

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** Hunter, for most of the show, is a wimp who's frequently bullied and picked on by his big sister. Then Sarmoti teaches him self defense self-defense and turns him into a monster who almost kills his sparring partner and, later, tortures Snack.



* BrutalHonesty: Sarmoti, especially towards Foo Lin.

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* BrutalHonesty: Sarmoti, especially towards Foo Lin.Foo-Lin.



* CatsAreMean: Sierra is quite rebellious and sometimes mean, while Sarmoti is always mean to Larry

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* CatsAreMean: Sierra is quite rebellious and sometimes mean, while Sarmoti is always mean to LarryLarry.



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: both Snack and Sarmoti have tunnel networks at their disposal, since the Secret garden is... [[TheAlcatraz rather hard to leave at times.]]

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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: both Snack and Sarmoti have tunnel networks at their disposal, since the Secret garden Garden is... [[TheAlcatraz rather hard to leave at times.]]



* FantasticRacism: Sartomi is shown to be prejudiced towards turkeys in "The Thanksgiving Episode."

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* FantasticRacism: Sartomi Sarmoti is shown to be prejudiced towards turkeys in "The Thanksgiving Episode."



** Likewise, Mr. Right, Foo Lin's pet cat, usually walks on all fours, but the lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other cats usually walk on two legs.

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** Likewise, Mr. Right, Foo Lin's Foo-Lin's pet cat, usually walks on all fours, but the lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other cats usually walk on two legs.



* HighOnCatnip: An entire episode centers around Larry and Kate's assumptions that their daughter is smoking catnip. They end up accidentally ingesting it themselves, and rather... pot-like effects take hold.

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* HighOnCatnip: An entire episode centers around Larry and Kate's assumptions that their daughter is smoking taking catnip. They end up accidentally ingesting it themselves, and rather... pot-like effects take hold.



** And there's a couple references to Kate or the other female cats having eight nipples, despite appearing to have humanoid breasts (and real lions only having four nipples).

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** And there's a couple of references to Kate or the other female cats having eight nipples, despite appearing to have humanoid breasts (and real lions only having four nipples).



* PandaingToTheAudience: Kate's friend Foo Lin and her date, Nelson from the MissingEpisode, [[SubvertedTrope NOT depicted as token Asian neighbors.]]

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* PandaingToTheAudience: Kate's friend Foo Lin Foo-Lin and her date, Nelson from the MissingEpisode, [[SubvertedTrope NOT depicted as token Asian neighbors.]]



* PinocchioNose: Discussed in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend," when Sarmoti teaches Sierra about how to spot a poker player's "tell" (ie, some involuntary tic they have when they're lying or have a good hand, such as twirling a whisker or sticking their tongue out). He then takes it a step further by [[spoiler:tricking his own granddaughter into thinking that his tell is scratching his chin when he lies just so he can hustle her]].

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* PinocchioNose: Discussed in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend," when Sarmoti teaches Sierra about how to spot a poker player's "tell" (ie, (i.e., some involuntary tic they have when they're lying or have a good hand, such as twirling a whisker or sticking their tongue out). He then takes it a step further by [[spoiler:tricking his own granddaughter into thinking that his tell is scratching his chin when he lies just so he can hustle her]].



* StrawFeminist: Averted with Lily from the unaired episode "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie." While her methods are somewhat odd, her goal is clearly to help women feel more self-sufficient and not to belittle men. She's perfectly nice (if a little condescending) to Larry and also clearly disturbed by Foo Lin's misandrist statements. The unfinished episode on the DVD even has a b-plot of her helping Sarmoti get InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, all while having the utmost patience with him.

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* StrawFeminist: Averted with Lily from the unaired episode "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie." While her methods are somewhat odd, her goal is clearly to help women feel more self-sufficient and not to belittle men. She's perfectly nice (if a little condescending) to Larry and also clearly disturbed by Foo Lin's Foo-Lin's misandrist statements. The unfinished episode on the DVD even has a b-plot of her helping Sarmoti get InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, all while having the utmost patience with him.



** The antelope who bullies Hunter compares him to Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion.

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** The antelope gazelle who bullies Hunter compares him to Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion.



* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Some of the female animals, like Foo Lin the panda and the female antelope, wear bows on their heads.

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Some of the female animals, like Foo Lin Foo-Lin the panda and the female antelope, gazelle, wear bows on their heads.



--> '''Foo Lin''': "Why are you [[JiveTurkey talking like a black man from 1991]]?"

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--> '''Foo Lin''': '''Foo-Lin''': "Why are you [[JiveTurkey talking like a black man from 1991]]?"



** Inverted with Duke, one of Sarmoti's poker buddies. ''Every single one of his lines'' none-too-subtly implies that he's a flaming homosexual, including passively mentioning that he's attracted to Burt Reynolds or how he secretly wants to be towel-snapped by rowdy high-school boys, and when he says [[BlatantLies he's attracted to Britney Spears]], his mane poofs up (which is established to be his "tell" during poker). Despite this and his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide expressed love of cosmopolitans and cashmere]], the only one who catches on is Sierra, who mutters "[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Supergay]]" when Sarmoti's other friend's wonder out loud how someone who [[{{Irony}} understands women as well as Duke]] doesn't have a girlfriend.

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** Inverted with Duke, one of Sarmoti's poker buddies. ''Every single one of his lines'' none-too-subtly implies that he's a flaming homosexual, including passively mentioning that he's attracted to Burt Reynolds or how he secretly wants to be towel-snapped by rowdy high-school boys, and when he says [[BlatantLies he's attracted to Britney Spears]], his mane poofs up (which is established to be his "tell" during poker). Despite this and his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide expressed love of cosmopolitans and cashmere]], the only one who catches on is Sierra, who mutters "[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Supergay]]" when Sarmoti's other friend's friends wonder out loud how someone who [[{{Irony}} understands women as well as Duke]] doesn't have a girlfriend.

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* PinocchioNose: Discussed in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend," when Sarmoti teaches Sierra about how to spot a poker player's "tell" (ie, some involuntary tic they have when they're lying or have a good hand, such as twirling a whisker or sticking their tongue out). He then takes it a step further by [[spoiler:tricking his own granddaughter into thinking that his tell is scratching his chin when he lies just so he can hustle her]].


* BumblingDad: {{Downplayed|Trope}} with Larry. While he can still be iffy on the intelligent side, is somewhat immature and makes plenty of stupid decision on impulse, he's nowhere near as idiotic as other bumbling dads and is shown to be just a capable (and sometimes equally as ''in''capable) and loving a parent as Kate.

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* BumblingDad: {{Downplayed|Trope}} with Larry. While he He can still be iffy on the intelligent side, is somewhat immature and immature, makes plenty of stupid decision on impulse, he's impulse and is ''very'' uncool in the eyes of his kids, but is nowhere near as idiotic as other bumbling dads and is shown to be just a capable (and sometimes equally as ''in''capable) and loving a parent as Kate.Kate. Some episodes have him be downright authoritarian.



* CallingTheOldManOut: Sierra and Sarmoti in one episode and with Barbara Streisand and a lobster in another episode.
** Sarmoti gets one once every other episode, usually from Kate.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Sierra Both Larry and Sarmoti are subjected to this by their respective daughters in one episode and with Barbara Streisand and a lobster in another episode.
** Sarmoti gets one once every other episode, usually from Kate.
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* ChekovsGun: Sarmoti scratching his chin when he lies is set up to be his poker tell in "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend." [[spoiler:Averted, however, in that it's ''not'' his tell, he's just that good of a hustler]].



* FiveSecondForeshadowing: In "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend," after a guilt ridden Sarmoti gives Sierra her boyfriend's money back when he sees how much losing it makes her cry, she walks away from him glumly, then clenches her fist and shuts her eyes tightly as if trying not to cry any more. [[spoiler:She was doing a victorious fist-pump after successfully hustling him]].



* FurryBaldness: Sarmoti's mane doesn't cover the top of his head and is even shown wearing a toupee in the pilot.

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* FurryBaldness: Sarmoti's mane doesn't cover the top of his head and is even head. He's shown wearing a toupee hair piece in the pilot.pilot and it's [[spoiler:his getting it knocked off during the show which results in Siegfried and Roy deciding to retire him]].

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* AllCGICartoon: Boasted itself as being the first prime time animated show to be computer animated, and with the same quality CGI as Dreamworks' feature films at the time.


** Subverted with Duke, one of Sarmoti's poker buddies. ''Every single one of his lines'' none-too-subtly implies that he's a flaming homosexual, including passively mentioning that he's attracted to Burt Reynolds or how he secretly wants to be towel-snapped by rowdy high-school boys, and when he says [[BlatantLies he's attracted to Britney Spears]], his mane poofs up (which is established to be his "tell" during poker). Despite this and his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide expressed love of cosmopolitans and cashmere]], the only one who catches on is Sierra, who mutters "[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Supergay]]" when Sarmoti's other friend's wonder out loud how someone who [[{{Irony}} understands women as well as Duke]] doesn't have a girlfriend.

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** Subverted Inverted with Duke, one of Sarmoti's poker buddies. ''Every single one of his lines'' none-too-subtly implies that he's a flaming homosexual, including passively mentioning that he's attracted to Burt Reynolds or how he secretly wants to be towel-snapped by rowdy high-school boys, and when he says [[BlatantLies he's attracted to Britney Spears]], his mane poofs up (which is established to be his "tell" during poker). Despite this and his [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide expressed love of cosmopolitans and cashmere]], the only one who catches on is Sierra, who mutters "[[CoughSnarkCough *cough*Supergay]]" when Sarmoti's other friend's wonder out loud how someone who [[{{Irony}} understands women as well as Duke]] doesn't have a girlfriend.


* SlapSlapKiss: A literal example happens in "The Lost Tale": Sarmoti takes Lilly's invitation to come into her house for tea as flirting and kisses her on the mouth, for which she slaps him across the face. Then ''[[NotSoAboveItAll she]]'' [[NotSoAboveItAll kisses]] ''[[NotSoAboveItAll him]]'' and he slaps ''her''. Then they start passionately making out.

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* SlapSlapKiss: A literal example happens in "The Lost Tale": Sarmoti takes Lilly's invitation to come into her house for tea as flirting and kisses her on the mouth, for which she slaps him across the face. Then ''[[NotSoAboveItAll she]]'' [[NotSoAboveItAll kisses]] ''[[NotSoAboveItAll him]]'' and he slaps ''her''. Then they [[RuleOfThree slap each other simultaneously]]. [[CoitusEnsues Then they start passionately making out.out]].

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** Larry's friend is a gopher named Snack, as he could easily be one at any minute.

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* FlirtatiousSmackOnTheAss: Sarmoti gives this to a female co-star named Ginger in the pilot. "The Lost Tale" includes a CallBack to this when Lilly gives one to him as a sign that she's humbled him.


* SlapSlapKiss: A literal example happens in "The Lost Tale": Sarmoti takes Lilly's invitation to come into her house for tea as flirting and kisses her on the mouth, for which she slaps him across the face. Then ''[[NotSoAboveItAll she]]'' [[NotSoAboveItAll kisses]] ''[[NotSoAboveItAll him]]'' and he slaps ''her''. Then they start passionately making out.



* WomenAreWiser: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While Kate is more mature than Larry, they're on par with each other in terms of parenting capability, and she makes plenty of embarrassing mistakes on her own. Most of the other women in the Secret Garden tend to be shallow or gullible. Even character like Sierra and Lilly who play this trope straight only do so because they're technically wiser than ''everybody.''

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* WomenAreWiser: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While Kate is more mature than Larry, they're on par with each other in terms of parenting capability, and she makes plenty of embarrassing mistakes on her own. Most of the other women in the Secret Garden tend to be shallow or gullible. Even character like Sierra and Lilly who play this trope straight only do so because they're technically wiser than ''everybody.'''' And even the unfinished episode shows that even Lilly has her moments of ignorance.


The series was heavily hyped during the Olympics before it premiered, and featured [[InkSuitActor loads of celebrities in regular and cameo roles]]. Dreamworks had high hopes for it, but before the premiere, Roy was attacked by one of his tigers, putting a pall on the proceedings. The duo insisted that TheShowMustGoOn.

However, the series was a flop anyhow for several reasons. For one, it was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind, even if he and Siegfried enjoyed it. Many airings were repeatedly interrupted by updates on the 2004 presidential election, and by that point, there had been such a glut of advertising that [[HypeAversion audiences were sick of it]]; it didn't help that, despite the show [[AnimationAgeGhetto being meant for adults]], it was promoted as being "From the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''", which landed it in hot water with MoralGuardians. Plus, the series was too expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over 9 months to complete[[note]]To compare, an average episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' costs ''half'' of that and production is three months shorter.[[/note]]. Some episodes never aired in the U.S. (with one that was never finished being animated), though the entire series was released on [=DVD=].

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The series was heavily hyped during the Olympics before it premiered, and featured [[InkSuitActor loads of celebrities in regular and cameo roles]]. Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] had high hopes for it, but before the premiere, Roy was attacked by one of his tigers, putting a pall on the proceedings. The duo insisted that TheShowMustGoOn.

However, the series was a flop anyhow for several reasons. For one, it was very uncomfortable to watch the show with [[RealitySubtext Roy's recent mauling]] in mind, even if he and Siegfried enjoyed it. Many airings were repeatedly interrupted by updates on the 2004 presidential election, and by that point, there had been such a glut of advertising that [[HypeAversion audiences were sick of it]]; it didn't help that, despite the show [[AnimationAgeGhetto being meant for adults]], it was promoted as being "From the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''", which landed it in hot water with MoralGuardians. Plus, the series was too expensive and time-consuming, with each episode costing over 1.5 million dollars to make and over 9 nine months to complete[[note]]To compare, an average episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' costs ''half'' of that and production is three months shorter.[[/note]]. Some episodes never aired in the U.S. (with one that was never finished being animated), though the entire series was released on [=DVD=].



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