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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}}''.


* AllAnimalsAreDogs: As Hal said "basking sharks are like the puppies of the ocean."

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: As Hal said said, "basking sharks are like the puppies of the ocean."


A short lived Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon, airing in the winter of 1972. The show followed the exploits of the crew of Sealab, an underwater research station devoted to studying, exploring, and protecting underwater marine life. The show had a short run, with only 13 episodes aired (and three left unfinished).

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

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->''"This is the year two thousand and twenty. The place is the Challenger seamount, the top of an underwater mountain, a complex beneath the sea. 250 men, women and children live here, each of them a scientist-pioneer. For this is our last frontier, a hostile environment which may hold the key to tomorrow. Each day these oceanauts meet new challenges, as they build their city beneath the sea. This is Sealab 2020."''
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A short lived Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon, airing in the winter of 1972. The show followed the exploits of the crew of Sealab, an underwater research station devoted to studying, exploring, and protecting underwater marine life. The show had a short run, with only 13 episodes aired (and three left unfinished).

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


** Some of this may be fans of the later ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch. As plots in the original varied to include, needing surgery on a shark, rescuing scientists trapped in the arctic, stopping a hunter from slaying a whale, saving sealab from the rare but real red tide effect, going crazy from being stuck under sea, saving sealab from a quake caused by underwater drilling and to fighting for a probe against a giant squid. YMMV but to some they'd argue aren't boring.


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* 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.
** Some of this may be fans of the later ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch. As plots in the original varied to include, needing surgery on a shark, rescuing scientists trapped in the arctic, stopping a hunter from slaying a whale, saving sealab from the rare but real red tide effect, going crazy from being stuck under sea, saving sealab from a quake caused by underwater drilling and to fighting for a probe against a giant squid. YMMV but to some they'd argue aren't boring.

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* NoNameGiven: A good chunk of the other workers in Sealab.

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