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The series follows the titular Juniper "June" Lee, your average Chinese-American teenager who lives in [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Orchid Bay City]], dealing with the usual problems of an annoying younger brother, crushes, and protecting [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the balance between the realms of humans and magic]]. Oh, right, June also happens to be heir to the secret family title of "[[TheChosenOne Te Xuan Ze]]". This grants her the ability to see the members of a society of monsters [[InvisibleToNormals living invisibly among humans]], has super-strength and agility, and the responsibility of keeping the peace among said monsters and maintaining the {{Masquerade}} when necessary. Fortunately, she has the help of her kindly grandmother (the former Te Xuan Ze), a snarky talking pug named Monroe, and her plucky kid brother Ray-Ray.

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The series follows the titular Juniper "June" Lee, your average Chinese-American teenager who lives in [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Orchid Bay City]], dealing with the usual problems of an annoying younger brother, crushes, and protecting [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the balance between the realms of humans and magic]]. Oh, right, June also happens to be heir to the secret family title of "[[TheChosenOne Te Xuan Ze]]". This not only grants her the ability to see the members of a society of monsters [[InvisibleToNormals living invisibly among humans]], has as well as super-strength and agility, and but also the responsibility of keeping the peace among said monsters and maintaining the {{Masquerade}} when necessary. Fortunately, she has the help of her kindly grandmother (the former Te Xuan Ze), a snarky talking pug named Monroe, and her plucky kid brother Ray-Ray.


The series follows the titular Juniper "June" Lee, your average Chinese-American teenager who lives in [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Orchid Bay City]], dealing with the usual problems of an annoying younger brother, crushes, and protecting [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the balance between the realms of humans and magic]]. Oh, right, June also happens to be heir to the secret family title of "Te Xuan Ze". Basically, that means she has the ability to see the members of a society of monsters living invisibly among humans, has super-strength and agility, and the responsibility of keeping the peace among said monsters and maintaining the {{Masquerade}} when necessary. Fortunately, she has the help of her kindly grandmother (the former Te Xuan Ze), a snarky talking pug named Monroe, and her plucky kid brother Ray-Ray.

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The series follows the titular Juniper "June" Lee, your average Chinese-American teenager who lives in [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Orchid Bay City]], dealing with the usual problems of an annoying younger brother, crushes, and protecting [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the balance between the realms of humans and magic]]. Oh, right, June also happens to be heir to the secret family title of "Te "[[TheChosenOne Te Xuan Ze". Basically, that means she has Ze]]". This grants her the ability to see the members of a society of monsters [[InvisibleToNormals living invisibly among humans, humans]], has super-strength and agility, and the responsibility of keeping the peace among said monsters and maintaining the {{Masquerade}} when necessary. Fortunately, she has the help of her kindly grandmother (the former Te Xuan Ze), a snarky talking pug named Monroe, and her plucky kid brother Ray-Ray.


* MulticoloredHair: The pink streak running down June's otherwise raven hair. It originally was a SkunkStripe, and it's justified because it's the mark of her powers as a Te Xuan Ze.

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* MulticoloredHair: The pink streak running down June's otherwise raven hair. It originally was hair, which is actually a SkunkStripe, and it's justified because it's SkunkStripe that she dyes. Justified in-universe as the physical mark of her powers as a Te Xuan Ze.


* WhamEpisode: "Dog Show Afternoon" becomes this at the end where it's revealed that the Te Xuan Ze is physically incapable of ever leaving Orchid Bay until they have a descendant that can take their place. Poor June looks so heartbroken when Ah-Mah tells her the bad news.

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* WeirdnessMagnet: Orchid Bay City, naturally. Strangely enough, this effects ''June herself'', as stated below.
* WhamEpisode: "Dog Show Afternoon" becomes this at the end end, where it's revealed that the Te Xuan Ze is physically incapable of ever leaving Orchid Bay until they have a descendant that can take their place. Poor June looks so heartbroken when Ah-Mah tells her the bad news.


A Creator/CartoonNetwork original series created by Creator/JuddWinick, cartoonist (who created the comic strip ''Frumpy The Clown'' and the comic book ''Barry Ween Boy Genius'') and alumnus of ''Series/TheRealWorld''. It ran from 2005 to 2007, with a total of three seasons.

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A ''The Life and Times of Juniper Lee'' is a Creator/CartoonNetwork original series created by cartoonist Creator/JuddWinick, cartoonist (who created the comic strip ''Frumpy The Clown'' and the comic book ''Barry Ween Boy Genius'') and an alumnus of ''Series/TheRealWorld''. It The series ran for forty episodes from 2005 to 2007, with a total over the course of three seasons.



Juniper Lee (June for short) is a Chinese-American girl who also happens to be heir to the title of ''Te Xuan Ze''. Basically, that means she has the ability to see the members of a society of monsters living invisibly among humans, low-level super-strength and agility, and the responsibility of keeping the peace among said monsters and maintaining the {{Masquerade}} when necessary.

As is always the case, being the Te Xuan Ze comes with all the other headaches and responsibilities of being a pre-teen girl. Fortunately, she has the help of her kindly grandmother (the former Te Xuan Ze), a snarky talking pug named Monroe, and her plucky kid brother Ray-Ray.

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The series follows the titular Juniper Lee (June for short) is a "June" Lee, your average Chinese-American girl teenager who lives in [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Orchid Bay City]], dealing with the usual problems of an annoying younger brother, crushes, and protecting [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers the balance between the realms of humans and magic]]. Oh, right, June also happens to be heir to the secret family title of ''Te "Te Xuan Ze''. Ze". Basically, that means she has the ability to see the members of a society of monsters living invisibly among humans, low-level has super-strength and agility, and the responsibility of keeping the peace among said monsters and maintaining the {{Masquerade}} when necessary.

As is always the case, being the Te Xuan Ze comes with all the other headaches and responsibilities of being a pre-teen girl.
necessary. Fortunately, she has the help of her kindly grandmother (the former Te Xuan Ze), a snarky talking pug named Monroe, and her plucky kid brother Ray-Ray.

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Strangely enough, a similar premise of an urban Chinese-American teenager as TheChosenOne protector of a hidden world of magic existed in the concurrently-running Creator/DisneyChannel show ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''.


-->'''Monroe:''' I hate to break this to you, lad, but you never do. You're like [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]].

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-->'''Monroe:''' I hate to break this to you, lad, but you never do. You're like [[{{Peanuts}} [[Franchise/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]].


* ComicBookAdaptation: Comic stories based on this show were featured in the earlier issues of ''Cartoon Network Action Pack''.



%%* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: in ''O Brother, What Art Thou?'', a giant is revealed to be much smaller than what would be usually ecpected of giants.

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%%* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: in ''O Brother, What Art Thou?'', a giant is revealed to be much smaller than what would be usually ecpected expected of giants.



* GrandFinale: Subverted. The final episode ''Every Witch Way But Loose'' has the overall feel of one, but the final shot features [[spoiler: Jody discovering June's powers after watching her leap from rooftop to rooftop]]. It seems the writers were uncertain if the show would continue and thus crafted the Season 3 finale to work as a serviceable finale, while also including the final scene as a way of setting up Season 4. [[CutShort Unfortunately, the show was cancelled]].

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* GrandFinale: Subverted. The final episode ''Every Witch Way But Loose'' has the overall feel of one, wrapping up the series, but the final shot features [[spoiler: Jody discovering June's powers after watching her leap from rooftop to rooftop]]. It seems the writers were uncertain if the show would continue and thus crafted the Season 3 finale to work as a serviceable finale, while also including the final scene as a way of setting up Season 4. [[CutShort Unfortunately, the show was cancelled]].a potential fourth season.


* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Lila is a smart, young girl sasquatch. By contrast, adult male sasquatches are incredibly dim (if harmless).



* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Lila is a smart, young girl sasquatch. By contrast, adult male sasquatches are incredibly dim (if harmless).

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* ShoeSizeAngst: Although never a true inconvenience, Lila's giant feet don't allow her to wear anything that's not open-toed. This makes sense, since she's actually a [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti sasquatch]].


* SchoolPlay: Played with in "Magic Takes a Holiday", in which June goes to Drama Camp and is cast as Jack in a RockOpera [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations adaptation]] of ''JackAndTheBeanstalk'' directed by Ophelia.

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* SchoolPlay: Played with in "Magic Takes a Holiday", in which June goes to Drama Camp and is cast as Jack in a RockOpera [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations adaptation]] of ''JackAndTheBeanstalk'' ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' directed by Ophelia.


** When bidding farewell to the Batoot at the end of "Not in My Backyard", Ray Ray says, "[[ETTheExtraTerrestrial Be good]]."

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** When bidding farewell to the Batoot at the end of "Not in My Backyard", Ray Ray says, "[[ETTheExtraTerrestrial "[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial Be good]]."


* AllPartOfTheShow: In ''It Takes A Pillage'' June, Ray Ray and Monroe hijack a tour boat to chase after their viking possessed friends. June manages to convince the tourist that the chase, bombardment and sinking of their ship is part of the tour.

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* AllPartOfTheShow: In ''It Takes A Pillage'' June, Ray Ray and Monroe hijack a tour boat to chase after their viking possessed friends. June manages to convince the tourist that the chase, bombardment and sinking of their ship is all part of the a history tour.



* BrickJoke: In the ColdOpen of "Not in My Backyard", Ray Ray lets loose some monkeys, who then free an oversized chicken. This is then forgot about until near the end of the episode, when June and Ray Ray fly on said chicken en route to defeating the episode's BigBad.

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* BrickJoke: In the ColdOpen of "Not in My Backyard", Ray Ray lets loose some monkeys, who then free an oversized over-sized chicken. This is then forgot about until near the end of the episode, when June and Ray Ray fly on said chicken en route to defeating the episode's BigBad.



%%* DotingGrandparent: Jasmine Lee to both June and Ray Ray.

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%%* * DotingGrandparent: Jasmine Lee to both June and Ray Ray.



%%* ExpectingSomeoneTaller

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%%* ExpectingSomeoneTallerExpectingSomeoneTaller: in ''O Brother, What Art Thou?'', a giant is revealed to be much smaller than what would be usually ecpected of giants.



** In "Enter Sandman", each door leading into a person's dreams has that person's name on it. One unentered door is labeled "Judd".

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** In "Enter Sandman", each door leading into a person's dreams has that person's name on it. One unentered door is labeled labelled "Judd".



%%* GuardingThePortal

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%%* GuardingThePortal* GuardingThePortal: June is guardian of Orchid Bay's nexus of the world of magic, [[TheMasquerade The Magical Veil]] and [[spoiler: power of the elders]].



* MineralMacGuffin: The three [[CosmicKeystone Touchstones]] of the finale episode are this.

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* MineralMacGuffin: The three [[CosmicKeystone Touchstones]] of the featured in [[spoiler:the finale episode are this.this]].



* MulticoloredHair: The pink streak running down June's otherwise raven hair. It originally was a SkunkStripe, and it's justified because it's the mark of her powers as Te Xuan Ze.

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* MulticoloredHair: The pink streak running down June's otherwise raven hair. It originally was a SkunkStripe, and it's justified because it's the mark of her powers as a Te Xuan Ze.



* OneSteveLimit: Subverted. There are two characters named "Michael". One of them is the protagonist's father and the other is a monster. So far, there's no episode featuring both Michaels.

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* OneSteveLimit: Subverted. There are two characters named "Michael". One of them is the protagonist's father and the other is a monster.monster film-maker. So far, there's no episode featuring both Michaels.



--> '''June''': I mean, there is no question that Marcus is a ninth-degree babe with the great hair and the cute smile, but that doesn't change the fact that he's standing right behind me, right?

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--> '''June''': I mean, there is no question that Marcus is a ninth-degree babe with the great hair hair... and the cute smile, smile... but that doesn't change the fact that he's standing right behind me, right?



** The episode with the tarbok weed problem also had her TemptingFate and Monroe cautioning her against that.

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** The episode with the tarbok Tarabok weed problem also had her TemptingFate and Monroe cautioning her against that.that. Cue problems left and right.



** Also, the turtle in "Little Big Mah" [[spoiler: that was used to defeat the villain.]] The energy-syphoning Darnock demon sucked up all those turtle years but where did the turtle itself go? Not to mention, it wasn't even a random turtle, but one that Ray Ray was supposed to return to a friend during the episode. It's never mentioned again.

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** Also, the turtle in "Little Big Mah" [[spoiler: that was used to defeat the villain.]] The energy-syphoning Darnock demon sucked up all those turtle years but where did the turtle itself go? Not to mention, it wasn't even a random turtle, but one that Ray Ray was supposed to return to loaning from a friend during the episode. It's It and the demon are never mentioned again.again, but by the looks of it seem to be one entity now but it is left unclear.



-->'''Juniper:''' (After an exposition talk by Monroe) Are you scottish?

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-->'''Juniper:''' (After an exposition talk by Monroe) Are you scottish?Scottish?



%%* YouJustRuinedTheShot: "Star Quality"

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%%* YouJustRuinedTheShot: "Star Quality"Quality" - June interrupts a fake monster nature reality show being filmed.



** Ironically enough, Ophelia actually '''''does''''' play ''that exact role'' in a later episode, "There's No Mitzva Like Snow-mitzvah," at Jody's sister's Barmitzva play, where all three of June's friends have roles and costumes they had in the dream.

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** Ironically enough, Ophelia actually '''''does''''' play ''that exact role'' in a much later episode, "There's No Mitzva Mitzvah Like Snow-mitzvah," Snow-Mitzvah," at Jody's sister's Barmitzva Bat Mitzvah play, where all three of June's friends have roles and costumes they had in the dream.

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