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* RealityEnsues: The villain in one episode wants to go back to the surface from Sealab... but he has to be in a pressure chamber. Otherwise, he will get the bends, a real threat throughout the series.


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* WeaksauceWeakness: The villain in one episode wants to go back to the surface from Sealab... but he has to be in a pressure chamber. Otherwise, he will get the bends, a real threat throughout the series.


* BrokenAesop: The focus of "Lost" involves Gail trying to train a dolphin, but eventually has to let go of him because he bolengs in the wild... despite a fully-trained seal being the TeamPet.

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* BrokenAesop: The focus of "Lost" involves Gail trying to train a dolphin, but eventually has to let go of him because he bolengs belongs in the wild... despite a fully-trained seal being the TeamPet.


* AllAnimalsAreDogs: As Hal said, "basking sharks are like the puppies of the ocean."
* ColorCodedCharacters: As listed below the wet suit the characters wear are color coded by position.
* DistressedDamsel / DistressedDude: Bobby and Salli need to be rescued in the pilot
* DrivenToMadness: Due to green fever, a minor character tries to sabotage Sealab

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* AdultFear: Bobby and Sally get lost at sea at least twice, including "Deep Threat" and "The Capture".
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: As Hal said, "basking sharks are like the puppies of the ocean."
" Most of the animals [[AvertedTrope Avert]] this trope, though.
* BrokenAesop: The focus of "Lost" involves Gail trying to train a dolphin, but eventually has to let go of him because he bolengs in the wild... despite a fully-trained seal being the TeamPet.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The dolphin Gail befriended in "Lost" never appears again... unless you think that one of the unnamed dolphins that appear in "The Shark Lover" could be the one Gail befriended.
* ColorCodedCharacters: As listed below below, the wet suit suits the characters wear are color coded by position.
* DistressedDamsel / DistressedDude: Bobby and Salli Sally need to be rescued in the pilot
pilot.
* DrivenToMadness: Due to green fever, a minor character tries to sabotage SealabSealab.
* EdutainmentShow: Despite the science fiction lab, the episodes teach a lot of real-life marine biology.



* GreenAesop: More often than not.

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* GreenAesop: More often than not. "The Capture" plays with this trope, being that Bobby and Sally want to free animals from cages, though the cages are meant to bring those animals to zoos, which benefits the episode explains.



* ILoveNuclearPower: ...[[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. "Deep Threat" involves the harms of nuclear waste, but "Collision of the Aqiarius" involves the dangers of a submarine's nuclear reactor while not denouncing its use outright.



* RealityEnsues: The villain in one episode wants to go back to the surface from Sealab... but he has to be in a pressure chamber. Otherwise, he will get the bends, a real threat throughout the series.



* TeamPet: Sealab has a pet seal and an orca.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There are clearly lots of workers in Sealab but outside of the primary cast most only get shown in one episode to never be mentioned again.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There are clearly lots of workers in Sealab but outside of the primary cast most only get shown in one episode to never be mentioned again. The same thing happens with the dolphin Gail rescued in "Lost".

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* TitleByYear: 2020 is said by the OpeningNarration as the year it's set in:
--> This is the year two thousand and twenty.


* TheLeader: This trope actually takes a realistic approach to this trope. Dr. Paul Williams is the head scientist of Sealab and if often the one to lead the science decisions. Captain Murphy is the head of security, when there is trouble in Sealab Murphy takes charge of that part of the operation. Williams and Murphy throughout the series regularly ask for one another's advice for issues as one would in real life mission.

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* TheLeader: This trope The show actually takes a realistic approach to this trope. Dr. Paul Williams is the head scientist of Sealab and if often the one to lead the science decisions. Captain Murphy is the head of security, when there is trouble in Sealab Murphy takes charge of that part of the operation. Williams and Murphy throughout the series regularly ask for one another's advice for issues as one would in real life mission.


* LimitedWardrobe: Since the show takes place in an undersea base, it's sort of a JustifiedTrope. Every one wears a diving suit (orange for scientist, blue for other job, yellow for student)
** Slightly subverted when each characters get a helmet when they go diving.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Since the show takes place in an undersea base, it's sort of a JustifiedTrope. Every one wears a diving suit (orange for scientist, blue for other job, yellow for student)
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student). Slightly subverted when each characters get character gets a helmet when they go diving.

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* TheLeader: This trope actually takes a realistic approach to this trope. Dr. Paul Williams is the head scientist of Sealab and if often the one to lead the science decisions. Captain Murphy is the head of security, when there is trouble in Sealab Murphy takes charge of that part of the operation. Williams and Murphy throughout the series regularly ask for one another's advice for issues as one would in real life mission.


The show wasn't well remembered except for occasional early morning repeats on Creator/CartoonNetwork, before the burgeoning program block Creator/AdultSwim [[GagDub parodied]] it as ''{{WesternAnimation/Sealab 2021}}''.

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The show wasn't well remembered except for occasional early morning repeats on Creator/CartoonNetwork, before the burgeoning [[UsefulNotes/BlockProgramming program block block]] Creator/AdultSwim [[GagDub parodied]] it as ''{{WesternAnimation/Sealab 2021}}''.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In "Collision of the Aquarius", while the Sealab crew plan to cut their way into the eponymous submarine's nuclear reactor room from the bottom, the sub's captain, Glenn, tries to break into the reactor himself through the hatch, doubting that Sealab would make it in time. Captain Murphy knows that this is dangerous, since there is a possibility that the reactor's automatic carbon control system won't work, resulting in Glenn attempting to insert the carbon rods by hand without shielding, meaning he would risk radiation poisoning. Glenn only gives up on his folly when he sees Sealab successfully able to get into the reactor room first.


* AtlantisIsBoring: This is said to one of the main problems of the series.
** To people who did watch the show, the core cast is sometimes criticized as not being as interesting as they could have been.


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* HollywoodScience: Mostly averted, in a lot of the plots stay fairly accurate.


** Slightly subverted when each characters get a helmet when they so diving.

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** Slightly subverted when each characters get a helmet when they so go diving.



* RisingWaterRisingTension: In "Green Fever", a red alert is signaled after a supply ship\'s concrete mooring, cast off during a hurricane, unwittingly strikes Sealab's control dome and splits a major section of the shell, causing it to start flooding.

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* RisingWaterRisingTension: In "Green Fever", a red alert is signaled after a supply ship\'s ship's concrete mooring, cast off during a hurricane, unwittingly strikes Sealab's control dome and splits a major section of the shell, causing it to start flooding.

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* RisingWaterRisingTension: In "Green Fever", a red alert is signaled after a supply ship\'s concrete mooring, cast off during a hurricane, unwittingly strikes Sealab's control dome and splits a major section of the shell, causing it to start flooding.


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The show wasn't well remembered except for occasional early morning repeats on Creator/CartoonNetwork, before the burgeoning program block Creator/AdultSwim took it in BroadStrokes to create ''{{WesternAnimation/Sealab 2021}}''.

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The show wasn't well remembered except for occasional early morning repeats on Creator/CartoonNetwork, before the burgeoning program block Creator/AdultSwim took [[GagDub parodied]] it in BroadStrokes to create as ''{{WesternAnimation/Sealab 2021}}''.

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