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An obscure Canadian-American cartoon series from Creator/CineGroupe, based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'' by Betty and Michael Paraskevas (creators of ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast''), ''The Kids from Room 402'' is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as the title suggests, the problematic and mischievous students at Room 402. Their teacher is Gracie Graves. The series aired in the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.

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An ''The Kids From Room 402'' is an obscure Canadian-American cartoon series from Creator/CineGroupe, Creator/CineGroupe and Creator/SabanEntertainment (both of whom had cooperated on other shows like ''WesternAnimation/BadDog'' and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy''). Created for [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]] and Creator/{{Teletoon}}, the show is based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'' 402'', which was written by the mother-son team of Betty and Michael Paraskevas (creators (the creators of ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast''), ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast'' and ''WesternAnimation/MarvinTheTapDancingHorse'').

''The Kids from Room 402'' is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as exactly what the title suggests, suggests - the problematic and mischievous elementary school students at of Room 402. Their teacher is 402, who are taught by Miss Gracie Graves. Quite possibly the only teacher in the entire school capable of controlling the eponymous children, Miss Graves serves as an interlocutor for the dozen or so kids she taught as they deal with various problems, conflicts, and injustices both internal and external.

The series aired in ran for 2 seasons with 52 episodes debuting between 1999 and 2001. Unusually for a Canadian production, most of the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} voice cast was American. Also of interest is that ''every'' episode of the show was written together by 2 people: Lesa Kite and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.Cindy Begel.


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An obscure Canadian-American cartoon series from Creator/CineGroupe, based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'' by Betty and Michael Paraskevas (creators of ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast''), is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as the title suggests, the problematic and mischievous students at Room 402. Their teacher is Gracie Graves. The series aired in the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.

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An obscure Canadian-American cartoon series from Creator/CineGroupe, based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'' by Betty and Michael Paraskevas (creators of ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast''), ''The Kids from Room 402'' is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as the title suggests, the problematic and mischievous students at Room 402. Their teacher is Gracie Graves. The series aired in the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.


An obscure Canadian-French cartoon series from Creator/CineGroupe, based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'', is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as the title suggests, the problematic and mischievous students at Room 402. Their teacher is Gracie Graves. The series aired in the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.

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An obscure Canadian-French Canadian-American cartoon series from Creator/CineGroupe, based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'', 402'' by Betty and Michael Paraskevas (creators of ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast''), is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as the title suggests, the problematic and mischievous students at Room 402. Their teacher is Gracie Graves. The series aired in the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.


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-->'''Arthur(over all the other screaming students without raising his voice):''' 71.

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* CatchPhrase: Jesse tends to say "Ay, chihuahua!" whenever he's surprised.


An obscure Canadian-French cartoon series, based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'', is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as the title suggests, the problematic and mischievous students at Room 402. Their teacher is Gracie Graves. The series aired in the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.

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An obscure Canadian-French cartoon series, series from Creator/CineGroupe, based on the children's book ''Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402'', is about schoolchildren and the school they attend. The main characters are, as the title suggests, the problematic and mischievous students at Room 402. Their teacher is Gracie Graves. The series aired in the United States on [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], in Canada on Creator/{{Teletoon}} and in Latin America and Europe on Fox Kids/Jetix.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Polly looks rather nice in her old fashioned Lithuanian outfit to the point where Sanjay (who was forced by her mother to be her dancing partner at a school play) calls her "a vision of beauty" and develops a crush on her, right after the play ends he asks Polly to be his wife for once his parents arrange his marriage when he is eighteen but Polly rejects him, rudely critisizes his performance and leaves with Sanjay following after her.


** Nancy promised not to tell anyone Jordan is wealthy. However, she didn't promise not to tell she (Nancy) has a wealthy friend.
** Three girls decided to dress like a celebrity known for, among other things, wearing a bell as a pendant. Not liking that, Mr. Besser threatened to make all students wear uniforms if he ever heard any of those bells again. The girls then stuffed their bells with socks so Mr. Besser wouldn't "hear" them. The loophole worked until one of the socks fell and he heard a bell. He then made good on his threat.

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** Nancy promised not to tell anyone Jordan is wealthy. However, she didn't promise not to tell that she (Nancy) has a wealthy friend.
** Three girls decided to dress like a celebrity known for, among other things, wearing a bell as a pendant. Not liking that, Mr. Besser threatened to make all students wear uniforms punish them if he ever heard any of those bells again. The girls then stuffed their bells with socks so Mr. Besser wouldn't "hear" them. The loophole worked until one of the socks fell and he heard a bell. He then made good on his threat.threat, only that he made ''all'' the students wear school uniforms.



* FatIdiot: Besser, some focus is brought up on his belly and he is usually and idiot.

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* FatIdiot: Besser, some focus is brought up on his belly and he is usually and an idiot.



* GoldDigger: Mr. Besser and, as it seems, every other man who ever married his (ex) wife.

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* GoldDigger: Mr. Besser and, as it seems, every other man who ever married Vinny's aunt, his (ex) wife.



** Mrs. Bellanchof got away with lying to a judge in order to get the custody of her daughter Melanie, winning an award by submitting Mrs. Graves' lesson plan as her own, and using her position as teacher to make Melanie win a cheerleading contest. Without any consequences (although Melanie dislikes and often criticizes her).

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** Mrs. Bellanchof got away with lying to a judge in order to get the custody of her daughter Melanie, winning an award by submitting Mrs. Graves' lesson plan as her own, and using her position as teacher to make Melanie win a cheerleading contest. Without any consequences (although Melanie dislikes and often criticizes her).her), with the closest thing she gets to consequences are her daughter deceiving her into thinking she gets invitations from her classmates in order to escape her mother's punishments, being rude to her and openly favoring her father over her, the last two leading to her mother throwing a fit.



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Polly.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Polly.Polly, especially when she wants Nancy to hang out with her.



* WouldHitAGirl: No one wants to throw a dodgeball at Penny because she is practically a saint, but when it's Polly's turn to play everyone including boys throw it.

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* WouldHitAGirl: No one wants to throw a dodgeball at Penny because she is practically a saint, but when it's Polly's turn to play everyone everyone, including boys throw it.the boys, hit her.


* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Polly [=McShane=].


* BerserkButton: Do NOT insult Polly's spoons, breathe on them, or touch them without gloves unless you want to be endlessly screamed at.


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* BerserkButton: Do NOT insult Polly's spoons, breathe on them, or touch them without gloves unless you want to be endlessly screamed at.

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* AttentionWhore: Nancy. Almost every episode focused on her is about her trying to impress her friends by bragging about something or trying to ape something popular, usually with hilariously embarrassing results.
** Jesse probably also counts to a lesser extent. When he's not cheating at schoolwork, he's telling BlatantLies to everyone in and out of school to make himself look cool. He tends to fail even more miserably than Nancy.


** There may only be an exception with a potential DoubleEntendre joke in the episode "Bing, Bing, Bing, and a Shot" where in the doctor's office, Jesse and Mrs. Myerson briefly interact and he misunderstands what she is telling him. Jesse was on his underwear, and uses a newspaper to cover himself where Mrs. Myerson enters the office, then she starts talking probably about something in the newspaper, but due to the way she points at Jesse, he thinks she was talking about a certain part of his body, in a way that could be considered InnocentInnuendo, or even GettingCrapPastTheRadar. (She was actually talking about a mole.)

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** There may only be an exception with a potential DoubleEntendre joke in the episode "Bing, Bing, Bing, and a Shot" where in the doctor's office, Jesse and Mrs. Myerson briefly interact and he misunderstands what she is telling him. Jesse was on his underwear, and uses a newspaper to cover himself where Mrs. Myerson enters the office, then she starts talking probably about something in the newspaper, but due to the way she points at Jesse, he thinks she was talking about a certain part of his body, in a way that could be considered InnocentInnuendo, or even GettingCrapPastTheRadar.InnocentInnuendo. (She was actually talking about a mole.)



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: There are a few instances of this.
** In one episode, called "Squeezed Out", after her trip to Florida, Nancy asks the girls if they want to see her tan lines, even though we never see it happen.
** In another episode, we hear Polly tell Nancy that she needs to be present somewhere to help hold her dress down while she does cartwheels. We never see cartwheels take place.
** In the episode "Bing, Bing, Bing, and a Shot", we manage to see Jesse in his underwear, and his mother embarrasses him in front of Mrs. Myerson during that. Mrs. Myerson also says a few things to him during that scene that may be this, if not InnocentInnuendo.
** In the episode "Over the River and Through the Swamp", Vinnie asks the pregnant music teacher where babies come from (just to annoy or embarrass her), but she just gets a blank stare, sighs nervously, and continues as if that didn't happen. Moments later, she goes into labor, causing most of the kids to run off the classroom nervously, but Vinnie just says enthusiastically: "So we're now really going to learn where babies come from!". But that doesn't happen, as the teacher is sent to the hospital and Miss Graves announces the birth of the music teacher's daughter the next day. When Vinnie raises his hand to ask Miss Graves about that question, she straightly tells Vinnie that if he continues to ask that, she will call the principal.
*** However, there is an ''entire episode'' which can be considered this, since its main plot involves the class watching a film about puberty and reproduction called "Your Body Is Changing", although nothing graphic is shown, it's still a topic that [[WesternAnimation/{{AsToldbyGinger}} almost]] no cartoon targeted at children ever addresses. Within said episode, some dialogues also count as this, among them:
** Jesse brags to his friends that he already knows everything about reproduction since he was 3 and that his parents are now the ones who have questions. These are all {{Blatant Lies}}.
** Nancy tells Jesse that she does know about the topic of the film, after reading a book she found in the back of a closet. However, she refuses to tell anything to Jesse because it makes her feel uncomfortable to say that stuff out loud.
** Freddie (the class nerd) thinks he has seen the film and starts describing it to the other boys: "It was about a kid named Kevin, who was around 12, and who one morning, woke up in bed and looked under his covers, and he saw...''({{Beat}}, as the other boys gasp in excitement'')...that his toes were all wet and instead of skin, he had scales!" Vinnie promptly corrects him (the movie Freddie had seen was called ''Kevin goes to Mars'') and tells him that it isn't the way their bodies will change. During the actual film, both Freddie and his father seem embarrassed by it, covering their ears at certain points, and when Freddie tells his dad that he has questions, he quickly says "Go tell your mother, she's a doctor!".
** The film is shown separately to boys and girls, in different classrooms, and accompanied by their fathers/mothers and Mr. Besser/Nurse Pitts respectively, but Jesse's father couldn't come so his amazingly embarrassing mother accompanies him instead, and at one point, when the film (off-screen) shows the figure of a female body, she covers Jesse's eyes, preventing him from seeing most of the film. Also, it is hinted that Mr. Besser doesn't know much about the topic of the film, as he thanks Jesse's mother for explaining something about females which we don't hear. At the end of the episode, Jesse convinces Nurse Pitts to give him a pamphlet about the topic of the film, but his mother discovers this and decides to have an amazingly embarrassing talk with Jesse (which we also don't see/hear).

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** In one episode, called "Squeezed Out", after her trip to Florida, Nancy asks the girls if they want to see her tan lines, even though we never see it happen.
** In another episode, we hear Polly tell Nancy that she needs to be present somewhere to help hold her dress down while she does cartwheels. We never see cartwheels take place.
** In the episode "Bing, Bing, Bing, and a Shot", we manage to see Jesse in his underwear, and his mother embarrasses him in front of Mrs. Myerson during that. Mrs. Myerson also says a few things to him during that scene that may be this, if not InnocentInnuendo.
** In the episode "Over the River and Through the Swamp", Vinnie asks the pregnant music teacher where babies come from (just to annoy or embarrass her), but she just gets a blank stare, sighs nervously, and continues as if that didn't happen. Moments later, she goes into labor, causing most of the kids to run off the classroom nervously, but Vinnie just says enthusiastically: "So we're now really going to learn where babies come from!". But that doesn't happen, as the teacher is sent to the hospital and Miss Graves announces the birth of the music teacher's daughter the next day. When Vinnie raises his hand to ask Miss Graves about that question, she straightly tells Vinnie that if he continues to ask that, she will call the principal.
*** However, there is an ''entire episode'' which can be considered this, since its main plot involves the class watching a film about puberty and reproduction called "Your Body Is Changing", although nothing graphic is shown, it's still a topic that [[WesternAnimation/{{AsToldbyGinger}} almost]] no cartoon targeted at children ever addresses. Within said episode, some dialogues also count as this, among them:
** Jesse brags to his friends that he already knows everything about reproduction since he was 3 and that his parents are now the ones who have questions. These are all {{Blatant Lies}}.
** Nancy tells Jesse that she does know about the topic of the film, after
reading a book she found this in the back of a closet. However, she refuses to tell anything to Jesse because it makes her feel uncomfortable to say that stuff out loud.
** Freddie (the class nerd) thinks he has seen
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** The film is shown separately to boys and girls, in different classrooms, and accompanied by their fathers/mothers and Mr. Besser/Nurse Pitts respectively, but Jesse's father couldn't come so his amazingly embarrassing mother accompanies him instead, and at one point, when
example fits the film (off-screen) shows the figure of a female body, she covers Jesse's eyes, preventing him from seeing most of the film. Also, it is hinted that Mr. Besser doesn't know much about the topic of the film, as he thanks Jesse's mother for explaining something about females which we don't hear. At the end of the episode, Jesse convinces Nurse Pitts to give him a pamphlet about the topic of the film, but his mother discovers this and decides to have an amazingly embarrassing talk with Jesse (which we also don't see/hear).current definition.


-->'''Arthur(over all the other screaming students without raising his voice): 71.

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* InnocentBigot: Happens in episode "Don't know, Don't care, Smells" when the kids have an assignment to write about a different culture and ask classmates to help. For example, Nancy, says "I'm so hungry that I would eat a cow" while having dinner with her classmate's family. They are from India. Polly is even worse by saying China copied Lithuania and isn't worth talking about.

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* InnocentBigot: Happens in episode "Don't know, Don't care, Smells" when the kids have an assignment to write about a different culture and ask classmates to help. For example, Nancy, says "I'm so hungry that I would eat a cow" while having dinner with her classmate's family. They are classmate Sanjay's family who happens to be from India.India where eating beef is a religious taboo. Polly is even worse by saying China copied Lithuania and isn't worth talking about.


* VerySpecialEpisode: ''It Takes Your Breath Away'', deals with Nancy being diagnosed with asthma, and going with a non-professional doctor who gives her a "miracle cure" for it. This leads to Nancy having an asthma attack in front of all her classmates, and afterwards Nancy decides to deal with her asthma after some of the other kids from the class reveal they have also had medical problems, some worse than Nancy's. The doctor, by the way, is actually arrested at the end of the episode and just barely avoids being beaten up by Nancy's mother.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: ''It "It Takes Your Breath Away'', Away", deals with Nancy being diagnosed with asthma, and going with a non-professional doctor who gives her a "miracle cure" for it. This leads to Nancy having an asthma attack in front of all her classmates, and afterwards Nancy decides to deal with her asthma after some of the other kids from the class reveal they have also had medical problems, some worse than Nancy's. The doctor, by the way, is actually arrested at the end of the episode and just barely avoids being beaten up by Nancy's mother.


* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: Jesse and Vinnie once taught a parrot to say rude things as part of a prank. Unfortunately, for them, the parrot heard them using their names while discussing ideas.

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* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: In "The Peep and the Sheep", Jesse and Vinnie once taught a parrot to say rude things as part of a prank. Unfortunately, for them, the parrot heard them using their names while discussing ideas.



* OnceDoneNeverForogtten: Jessie trying to cheat his eye exam get brought up a few times even by Mrs. Graves.

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* OnceDoneNeverForogtten: OnceDoneNeverForgotten: Jessie trying to cheat his eye exam get brought up a few times even by Mrs. Graves.

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