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1%%²%%²%%²%%²%% Zero-Context Examples are not allowed.²%% Please add context before uncommenting any examples.²%%²%%²%%²%%²²[[quoteright:250:]]²->''"I'm a Kennedy. I'm not accustomed to tragedy!"''²-->-- '''JFK'''²²->''"If there's one thing Mahatma Gandhi stands for, it's revenge!"''²-->-- '''Gandhi'''²²''Clone High'' (2002–2003) is an animated Creator/{{MTV}} show parodying the TeenDrama, especially the VerySpecialEpisode. (The American broadcast added "U.S.A." to the title.) It was created by [[Creator/PhilLordAndChrisMiller Phil Lord, Chris Miller]], and [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Bill Lawrence.]]²²The plot is pretty straightforward, being outlined at the beginning of every episode by the ExpositoryThemeTune. Way, way back in the [[TheEighties 1980s]], secret government employees dug up famous guys and ladies and made amusing genetic copies. Now the clones are sexy teens, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment now]]. They're gonna make it if they try. Loving, learning, sharing, judging. Time to laugh and shiver and cry. A time to watch Clone High.²²A MythArc is implied, wherein the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Secret Board of Shadowy Figures]] that created the clones check up on the progress toward conditioning them into a super-strong and super-intelligent army. However, little progress is ever made in that, or in Principal Scudworth's plan of creating a clone-based amusement park called "Cloney Island", as the series was canceled in the US after less than a season. The rest of the season aired in Canada (home of the series' lead animation studio), and the out-of-print DVD was only released in the Canadian market.²²[[AC: The large list of historical figure clones includes:]]²* ''Abe Lincoln'', the clumsy, lanky, [[DoggedNiceGuy nice-guy]] protagonist who is smitten with Cleopatra and constantly suffers [[ButtMonkey physical abuse]] as he tries to live up to the original UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's legacy. Ironically, he's portrayed as deeply indecisive.²* ''Gandhi'', Abe's best friend, who cracked under the pressure of living up to the original UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi's legacy and [[CloudCuckooLander devolved]] into [[PluckyComicRelief a wild party animal]].²* ''Joan of Arc'', an {{angst}}y {{goth}} clone of the original UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc, who is desperately in love with her best friend Abe, and can't seem to ever make him realize said infatuation.²* ''JFK'', the cocky JerkJock who macks on all the hot clone girls at school, and has a skewed perspective of the original UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy as a "macho, womanizing stud who conquered the MOON!" Made even more hilarious by the fact that his foster parents are a male gay couple. Almost never referred to by any name other than his initials.²* ''Cleopatra'', the sexy, seductive horndog who fulfills the role of AlphaBitch. Clone of UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII (69-30 BC).²* A plethora of minor characters useful for one-shot jokes and TwentyFourHourPartyPeople scenes, including UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/{{Nostradamus}} (1503-1566), UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat ("Or should I say Catherine the So-So"), UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, the Brontë Sisters ([[Creator/CharlotteBronte Charlotte]], [[Creator/EmilyBronte Emily]], [[Creator/AnneBronte Anne]]), Fedor Jeftichew (Jojo the Dogfaced Boy, 1868-1904), and countless others²* Also includes MadScientist Principal Cinnamon J. Scudworth, his mechanical yet sensitive servant Mr. Butlertron, [[Series/MrBelvedere who calls everyone 'Wesley']], and [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness The Secret Board of Shadowy Figures]].²²A lot of the humor comes from off-hand or irreverent historical references (like the scene where the clone of Music/BuddyHolly invites Abe to ride on a broken-down plane along with Music/RitchieValens, Music/TheBigBopper, Music/JimCroce, Stevie Ray Vaughan and half of Music/LynyrdSkynyrd... all of whom had their real life counterparts die in plane crashes).²²In 2016, shortly after the launch of MTV Classic, MTV finally began airing the complete series for the channel's first few months.²²Now with a [[Recap/CloneHigh recap page]]!²²You can also vote for your favorite episode [[ HERE!]]²²[[AC: ...Wesley.]]²----²!!As a show with a premise based on parody, it mocks quite a few tropes:²²* AdultsDressedAsChildren: Scudworth & Butlertron in the pilot²--> '''Scudworth:''' Raise the roof! RAISE IT! \²'''Butlertron:''' Where are my bitches?²* AffablyEvil: The Board of Shadowy Figures, particularly its leader (voiced by co-creator Bill Lawrence). He always speaks in a calm voice when talking to Scudworth and retains a dry sense of humor throughout the dinner in episode 4. This still does not eclipse the fact that he strongly considers killing Scudworth and maintaining strong control over the clones, whom he regards as little more than objects, rather than humans, to serve as a super army for future purposes. In spite of this, he and the other members try their best to assure the clones can live in a peaceful environment and have as normal a teenage life as possible.²* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: "The Pusher," who deals... raisins.²--> '''Abe:''' Hm. I don't really feel anything... Well, I have a strong constitution, so I don't really'''''[[GilliganCut I CAN TASTE THE SUN!!!]]'''''²%% * AlcoholicParent: Cleo's foster mom.²%% * AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Cleo, only Cleo. Cleo Cleo Cleo Cleo Cleo.²%% * AllLoveIsUnrequited: Especially in the finale.²* AmbiguouslyBi: After JFK's initial worries, he adapts to the prospect of being gay pretty quickly. Cleo, too, doesn't seem too put out about almost having sex with Joan.²%% * AndAnotherThing: JFK in the pilot, as a variant on his trademark [[DontExplainTheJoke explaining the joke]].²* AnimalAthleteLoophole: ²** Lincoln directs a film called ''It Takes a Hero'', using LoopholeAbuse to say that "Ain't no rule that says a giraffe can't play football."²** Inverted for the purpose of a YouGoGirl moment by Clone High's actual sports team, which explicitly prohibits "girls and animals" from playing on the team (considering it's supposed to be boys' basketball). A lot of those players have fine [[PaperThinDisguise moustaches]]...²* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: JFK does the 1-person variant a lot.²** The penultimate episode has this right before its many makeover montages.²---> '''Cleo:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?²---> '''Joan (tired) / Cleo (excited):''' [[DeadpanSnarker Suicide]]! / Makeover!²** Also Mr. Butlertron has been programmed to be pondering what Scudworth is pondering.²* ArtStyleDissonance: It's rated TV-14 and has a fair amount of crass humor to match, despite looking more like a Cartoon Network show from the early 2000s.²* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Gandhi and Tom Green, the latter to more of an extreme than Gandhi. Tom's speech about ADD is ultimately derailed by ''a plastic bag''.²-->"Wanna go shave a dog?"²* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: When Abe and JFK are running for student body president, JFK puts out an attack ad against Abe. First the ad claims Abe is a liar because his answer to what his age is was different to what it was a year before and then footage of Abe eating spaghetti is very poorly edited to make it look like he's eating a baby.²%% * AVerySpecialEpisode: Every single one.²%% * BareYourMidriff: Joan of Arc. Even in the winter.²* BackForTheFinale: All the celebrity guests that appeared throughout the series reappear in the finale. It's implied that they were somehow involved with the Board Of Shadowy Figures and their ultimate plan for the clones. What that plan was, we will probably never know...²* BadMoodRetreat: Parodied in episode 2: after an emotional argument, Joan and Abe have a SadTimesMontage, where they both end up walking to their "thinking docks" at the local pond, so they can stare into the water sadly. Then a different camera angle shows that their docks are right next to each other, five feet apart. ²%% * BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Mocked in the finale, along with UnnecessaryMakeover.²%% * BeautifulAllAlong: Joan.²%% * BeautyIsBad: Oh, JFK...²%% * BetaCouple: Gandhi and Marie Curie near the end of the show.²* BettyAndVeronica: Joan (Betty) and Cleo (Veronica) for Abe (Archie), in one of the most obvious and evident parodies of this classic LoveTriangle. JFK takes the role of Reggie. So much so that JFK [[ShoutOut refers to Joan as a "Betty" in the season finale]], saying that he likes that she acts this way (as opposed to making herself up as "a slutty whore").²* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Abe and Joan confess their love the minute they get frozen along with everyone else. But then Scudworth does include the Board of Shadowy Figures who were going to use them as super soldiers]].²* BlackComedy: Much of the show's humor comes from its facetious treatment of issues usually presented seriously on teen dramas (e.g. drug abuse, discrimination, death). Not to mention the gore.²* BlandNameProduct: The "Unspecified Rodent-Themed Amusement Park", where Abe goes to visit the animatronic Lincoln in order to gain some advice.²* BlendedFamilyDrama: Joan learns that her adopted grandfather has been dating the adoptive mother of her mortal nemesis Cleo, and then a storm destroys her house, forcing her and her grandfather to move in with Cleo and her mother. She's not thrilled about it, to say the least.²* BlindSeer: Parodied with Toots, who ''thinks'' he's perceptive and insightful despite his blindness. Sometimes he shows surprisingly clear insight, but most of the time he stumbles around like WesternAnimation/MrMagoo.²* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler: The (more or less, see CutShort) resolution of the series LoveTriangle, with Abe realizing he has feelings for Joan (and the other way around) only to discover she and JFK in bed together, just as the freezer is turned on]].²* BloodyHilarious: Quite frequently. Between Geshi chewing animal faces and the invention of the Knork (knife + fork), several episodes turn into bloodbaths at the drop of a hat. ²* BodyHorror: ²** Some clones such as Marie Curie didnt quite get through the cloning process properly. ²** Gandhi's increasingly disturbing appearance during "Election Bluu-galoo", from consuming Xtreme Blu, which is really just pancake batter and blue house paint.²** Geshi, the GESH High mascot, was genetically engineered with a zipper to resemble a mascot costume more. If someone pulls on the zipper, all his organs fall out.²** The creepy talking horse fetus Nostradamus uses to ask girls out on prom dates.²* BowChickaWowWow: One OnTheNext clip showed Joan and Cleo fighting and the narrator saying this.²* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Abe passes by a store selling stoves, pipes, and stovepipe hats (famously worn by the real Abraham Lincoln).²%% * BreakingTheFourthWall: The Narrator enjoys doing this a lot.²%% * BusFullOfInnocents: To up the ante, it's a [[PandaingToTheAudience Bus Full Of Pandas]].²* ButHeSoundsHandsome: [[PaperThinDisguise "John D'Arc"]], to Abe:²--> "Forget Cleo! She's a skanky ho. You should date... Joan of Arc!"²%% * TheCasanova: JFK.²* CameBackWrong: Severe radiation poisoning caused the clone of Marie Curie to come back horribly disfigured.²* {{Catchphrase}}: ²** Toots: "Now I may be blind..."²** Abe: "Dinger!"²* ChekhovsGun: When Joan hears the Voice Of God in ''The Last D Is For Disorder'', [[spoiler: it turns out it's actually broadcasts from a Christian radio station she's been picking up with her retainer that Gandhi dented earlier in the episode.]]²%% * CloneJesus: Though this version is a hispanic carpenting major who pronounces his name Jesús.²* CloningBlues: Several of the clones have adopted wildly different personalities than their clone parent because the pressure to live up to them [or more accurately, TheThemeParkVersion of them] caused minor breakdowns.²* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: Mr. Butlertron was originally named Mr. Belvetron, but they couldn't secure the rights. He still calls everyone Wesley, though.²* ColonCancer: Every episode title has a colon, leading up to "Changes: The Big Prom: The Sex Romp: The Season Finale."²* ContinuityNod: ²** When JFK [[NatureHero summons woodland creatures to help clean up litter]] in "Litter Kills Literally", [[KillerRabbit Geshi]] from "A Shot In the D'Arc" is among the animals that show up. Geshi is also seen hiding in the rafters during a "blink and you'll miss it" moment in the finale.²** In the finale, Skunky Poo and Crabby Cakes from "Plane Crazy" appears in a crowd scene.²* CoughSnarkCough: In the first episode, when Abe admits to the cop that he distributed non-alcoholic beer, the cop coughs while saying "Loser!"²%% * CrucifiedHeroShot: Twice in "Raisin The Stakes", to parody ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.² * CueOClock: Cleo's "Sex O'Clock". She reiterates it just to make sure Abe didn't mishear it as "6 O'Clock"²* CutShort: Aside from and due to MTV bailing out mid-season, the finale (of the season and the series), [[spoiler:in which the Secret Board, having been officially told of Scudworth's plans, attempt to take back the clones at the Winter Prom, leading to the LockedInAFreezer ending]] was a CliffHanger.²%% * DeadAllAlong: Parodied with the trucker in episode 5.²%% * DeadpanSnarker: Joan, as per the {{goth}} stereotype.²%% * DeathCourse: Abe did this for a publicity stunt in episode two.²%% * DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Ponce, who was pro-littering, is killed by stray litter cutting him and suffocating him.]]²* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: ²** Larry Hardcore - "I was into everything: weed, grass, ganja, reefer, marijuana, mary jane, I did it all. I even smoked pot once."²** Later in the same episode: Julius Caesar-"Smoking raisins is like LSD... On acid!" ²** Also, the full name of the school is "Clone High High School".²* DontExplainTheJoke: JFK. ''Constantly.''²** And by "What I Mean", I mean SEXUAL REFERENCE!²--->'''JFK:''' Hey, let's all go swimming... in my pool! And by pool, I mean bathtub... and by swimming, I mean '''SEX'''!²** Other characters are often guilty of this too.²---> '''Cleo:''' Abe, it's sex o'clock. It may have sounded like I said the number six but instead I substituted the more suggestive word... sex!²* DopeSlap: Gandhi gives Abe one in the last episode of the season/series when Abe asks him if Joan would return any feelings Abe might have for her.²* DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime: Spoofed with Snowflake Day:²--> "She's lost her Snowflake Day spirit. Sure as shootin', she's lost it."²* DrillSargentNasty: Eleanor Roosevelt, whose intention for the year is to make the students feel even more insecure about their body’s physique.²%%* DudeWheresMyReward²* EroticEating: Cleo attempts to seduce [[SweetPollyOliver "John D'Arc"]] this way, with a banana, a carton of milk, and some whipped cream. It doesn't work.²%% * EuphemismBuster: Kennedy constantly makes euphemisms and constantly ruins them because of his need to brag constantly.²* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Way, way back in the 1980s secret government employees dug up famous guys and ladies and made amusing genetic copies..."²* EyeScream: Scudworth stabs John Stamos in the eye with the prom king crown in the finale.²%% * EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Cleo's Drunk Foster Mom.²* FacialHorror: In ''Snowflake Day'', Abe keeps getting gruesomely injured in his face and mouth. First he is forced by Napoleon to eat a glass he dropped on the floor during his shift at the dish pit at TGI Chili's, then accidentally cuts his cheek open with the knork (a combined knife and fork he and Gandhi invented) when eating with it, then gets even MORE injured when he loses control of a motorized version of said utensil, and finally, when he eats a weenie tot that Joan hid a razorblade in during a fit of anti-holiday pique.²* FakeHigh: Happens twice, with parody {{Very Special Episode}}s:²** First, when Abe buys non-alcoholic beer for the WildTeenParty:²--->'''Cleo:''' This might be the beer talking--²--->'''Abe:''' I doubt it.²--->'''Cleo:''' It's just, I always saw you as this honest guy, but now I'm seeing you as a cool guy who just ''happens'' to be honest.²** Also happens in the episode "Raisin the Stakes," which is about teens going wild and hippie after smoking... raisins.²%% * FatIdiot: Genghis Khan, so very much.²* LeFilmArtistique: ²** Joan's entry in the film festival. Heavy on the TrueArtIsIncomprehensible part.²** Let's not forget [[FreudWasRight Sigmund Freud subsequently down in front hopping up and down singing 'Haw-haw-haw-haw-haw, you love A-Abe, you love A-Abe!']]²%% * FiveManBand:²%% ** TheHero: Abe²%% ** TheLancer: Gandhi²%% ** TheSmartGuy: Joan²%% ** TheBigGuy: JFK²%% ** TheChick: Cleo²%% * FlawedPrototype: [[MeaningfulName Mr Sheepman.]]²%% * ForgottenFallenFriend: Ponce De Leon, who is never mentioned after his episode (or before for that matter).²* FreezeFrameBonus:²** Several in "Raisin the Stakes."²*** During the opening [=MGM=] logo parody, a still of the school mascot appears with a phonograph saying "[[UrbanLegendOfZelda LET'S GO TO]] [[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon THE DARKSIDE!]]"²*** During the PTA scene when Scudworth gets up to talk to the parents, a blink-and-you-miss-it drawing of him surrounded by little hearts flashes onscreen with the words, [[ "Scudworth is your favorite character!"]]²*** Right before that, in the scene where Abe and Cleo are talking on the roof, they are naked (pasties over the boobs, nothing else censorable visible) for a frame.²*** During the hippie song, after JFK sings "Sign my cast for me," the words "I BURIED PONCE" flash onscreen.²*** While Joan is singing, there's a one-frame image of her as a nun superimposed over her normal look.²*** At the very end of the episode, the words "FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RAISINS, VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY" appear.²** In the season finale, when [[spoiler:Abe enters the freezer to find Joan in bed with JFK. Just before Joan pulls the sheet up over her chest, "Nice try" can be seen written on her breasts, replacing any naughty bits]].²* FreudWasRight: Parodied in-universe when UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud's clone is the only one who picks up on the subtext of [[LeFilmArtistique Joan's film]].²* FreudianSlip: {{Subverted|Trope}} with Cleo's "sex o'clock", she points out that it was not a slip of "six o'clock", and that she really did mean to say "''sex'' o'clock".²* FunnyBackgroundEvent: At least OnceAnEpisode, there's a dolphin somewhere in the scene. Sometimes shows up in the foreground.²* GagPenis: UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan; when walking in the men's locker room, he is accompanied by a sound resembling a boulder dragging across the floor. Joan's face is incredulous.²* GirlOnGirlIsHot: ²** Cleo's first reaction to finding out John was Joan was to gag at the thought that she was trying to make out with Joan, then she smirked and said "Hot."²** Also, the CatFight between the two of them. JFK and Gandhi are very interested.²* GoofyPrintUnderwear Pink heart boxers are seen off of Gandhi in the pilot and on a cop during the parody of ''Series/TheBennyHillShow''.²* GRatedDrug: Sleep deprivation.²** Also, ''raisins.''²* HamToHamCombat: Principal Scudworth and Butlertron when they're having one of their... uh... [[HeterosexualLifePartner domestic squabbles.]] Complete with soap opera-esque piano in the background.²%% * HappilyAdopted: All the clones have foster parents, and they're aware of it. Of course, sometimes it's questionable as to how happy they are.²%% * HahvahdYahdInMYCah: JFK, naturally.²* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: During JFK's brief sexuality crisis when he finds himself attracted to [[PaperThinDisguise "John D'Arc"]], he goes to ridiculous extents to affirm his hetereosexuality. And when he finds out it was Joan all along, his relief is palpable.²-->Goodbye, ''Series/WillAndGrace''. Hello, ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.²%% * HighSchoolAU²%% * HighSchoolSweethearts: Parodied.²* HistoricalHilarity²** What's that on the roof of The Grassy Knoll? [[spoiler:Oh look, it's the reconstruction of John F. Kennedy's assassination]]. Which seems to be a theme of the restaurant, considering what's inside. When Abe can't figure out what would stop him from wanting to be President, perfectly framed in the shot is a painting depicting a highly exaggerated version of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.²** Before dying, Poncey discusses mortality with JFK, remarking that there is no real FountainOfYouth. The real Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer. Guess what he was searching for.²** Cleopatra's oral fixation in the show mirrors the same some historians claim of her.²** When all basketball players with fake mustaches are ordered off the court, one of the players seen leaving is [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]].²* HiddenDepths: The troglodyte clone of Genghis Khan who can barely walk upright turns out to have an amazing singing voice when he sings Schubert's ''Ave Maria'' at Ponce's funeral.²%% * ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: ²%% ** Raisins.²%% ** And even more ludicrous (if that's possible): Sleep deprivation²* IHaveNoSon: Gandhi's stereotypically Jewish foster dad says this after Gandhi says he wants to be a trucker.²%% * ILikeMyXLikeILikeMyY: Gandhi likes his humping like he likes his martinis: ''dry''.²* ImStandingRightHere:²-->'''Scudworth:''' Little do they know I have my own plans for these clones. Plans that don't include these shadowy figures at all. Hehehehehehe...\²'''Shadowy Figure Guy:''' You're talking in a normal, indoor speaking voice.²%%* ImpactSilhouette²* InkSuitActor: The guest stars who don't play themselves usually wind up as this (such as Creator/JackBlack's character). Joan lampshades this with Music/MandyMoore's character by constantly asking her if she is really Mandy Moore, although it seems to be purposely inconsistent whether the character is supposed to be Mandy Moore having randomly become a hobo, or a hobo who just is identical to Mandy Moore. The credits lampshade this, by giving Mandy Moore a special guest credit as "herself?"²%% * InsigniaRipOffRitual: With the insignia on Abe's basketball jacket.²* InsistentTerminology: Ashley Parker Angel From O-Town.²* IronicEcho: ²** JFK during a road race against Abe. His convenient forgetfulness of his family's bad karma finally bites him.²--->'''JFK''': [[TemptingFate "Nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys!"]]²** Abe mentioning that he's afraid of running for student body ''president'' somehow.[[note]]He says so with a plainly visible background painting of Abraham Lincoln being shot by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theater.[[/note]]²%% * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy²%% * {{Jerkass}}: JKK.²%% * JerkJock: JFK.²%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JFK has his moments, the last episode in particular.²* JesusWasWayCool: The Jesus clone is a pretty nice guy, [[MythologyGag if a bit clumsy with a nail-gun]].²* KillerRabbit: Geshi, the genetically engineered mascot for G.E.S.H high school, looks like an odd but cuddly creature, but is actually a vicious predator when left on its own.²%% * LadyDrunk: Cleo's Drunk Foster Mom.²%% * LamarckWasRight: Subverting this is the basis for most of the characters.²%% * LameRhymeDodge²%% * LarynxDissonance: [[strike:Joan of Arc]] John D'Arc.²* LiteralMinded:²--> '''Mr. Butlertron:''' What would the real Joan of Arc have done?²--> '''Joan:''' She would have listened to her heart. And then she would've gotten burned at the stake. [nervous laugh] But what are the odds of that happening again?²--> '''Mr. Butlertron:''' [[DontAnswerThat 38%.]]²* LocalHangout: The Grassy Knoll.²* LockedInAFreezer: [[spoiler:With literally ''everyone'' who had appeared beforehand (except Scudworth and Butlertron) in the Season Finale. Although it's not quite an example of this trope...]]²* LogicBomb: Parodied and averted in one fell swoop by Mr. Butlertron on Scangrade²--> '''Butlertron:''' Before you kill me, I have one request: can you answer a multiple choice question?²--> '''Scangrade:''' I'm Scangrade. I grade tests for a living. Ask me your question!²--> '''Butlertron:''' Are you a) handsome, b) smart, c) scrap metal, or d) all of the above?²--> '''Scangrade:''' That's easy. I'm a) and b), but not c), so I can't be all of the above. can't fill in two ovals! [[BigNo NOOOOO!]] (explodes)²--> '''Butlertron:''' The answer was c). [[PrecisionFStrike You f***wad.]]²%% * LongLostUncleAesop: Ponce de Leon.²* LoopholeAbuse: ²** Subverted with the rule that "no girls or animals can play on the boys teams".²** Exaggerated with Abe's film: "There's nothing in the rules that says a giraffe can't play football."²* LoveTriangle: Joan/Abe/Cleo and Abe/Cleo/JFK. The end of the show hinted at the beginning of an Abe/Joan/JFK triangle but of course it was canceled before we could find out.²%% * MadonnaWhoreComplex: Joan and Cleo.²* MakeOutPoint: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysonTheTin Teen Sex Cove]]"²%% * TheMakeover: Parodied to hell and back; see UnnecessaryMakeover below²%% * ManlyGay: One of JFK's fathers certainly qualifies.²%% * MakeoverMontage: Spoofed, combined with UnnecessaryMakeover²%% * MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Abe is the king of this trope, unfortunately for Joan.²%% * MediumBlending²%% * MirrorMonologue:²%% ** JFK in the penultimate episode²%% ** Spoofed often by JFK, as they tend to devolve into Mirror Arguments.²* MixedMetaphor: A staple of Abe's speeches.²--> '''Abe:''' You sold us all a bill of goods, and those goods turned out to be bad. Then you sold me up the river.²--> '''Joan:''' That may be, but I sent you up that river with my heart as a paddle!²--> '''Abe:''' But you took that paddle and smacked me in the face, and I wear my heart on my sleeve, so when I wiped my face, I got heart all over it.²%% * MrExposition: Lampshaded relentlessly in episode 6.²* MushroomSamba: When Gandhi smokes raisins in "Raisin the Stakes," he hallucinates some... strange things.²%% * MusicalEpisode: Raisin the Stakes: A RockOpera in Three Acts.²* MyEyesAreLeaking: Parodied. When JFK (seeking guidance) cries in front of Principal Scudworth, Scudworth shrieks and exclaims "Is that water leaking out of your face!?" Could be considered an inversion as well, since Scudworth is the only (naturally born) human among the main characters.²* NameTron: ²** Mr. Butlertron.²** Scangrade was originally going to be called Scantron, but the name was copyrighted.²* NatureVsNurture: A continuous theme is how many of the clones deal with the pressure of living up to, or trying to distance themselves away from, their historical parents.²* NoDressCode: Cleopatra wears a shirt with deep cleavage and a micromini. Also, Joan of Arc has a [[BareYourMidriff belly revealing]] shirt on.²* NoSwastikas:²** Of course, PlayedForLaughs. The insignia of Clone High's rival school, [[PuttingOnTheReich Genetically Engineered Students High]] (GESH), is a parody of the Nazi insignia with a G in the place of the swastika. Nowadays this symbol, thanks to imageboards, is more closely related with GrammarNazi...²** Also, if you look closely, you can see that Hitler's clone has a peace sign on his armband.²%%* NotQuiteStarring²* NotSoInnocentWhistle: [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in "A.D.D.: The Last 'D' is for Disorder":²-->'''Mr. Sheepman:''' Your innocent whistling doesn't fool me. I'm 70 percent sure that farting noise came from you.²%% ** Gandhi, after releasing Geshi into the wild. ²%% * ObliviousToLove: Abe to Cleo, Joan to Abe.²%% * OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: The second episode is titled [[LampshadeHanging Episode 2: Election Blu-Galoo]].²* OncePerEpisode²** "Tonight, on a very special ''Clone High''..."²** A dolphin is either heard or seen.²%% * OpeningNarration: "Tonight, on a very special ''Clone High''..."²* OverlyLongGag: JFK does this occasionally, usually overlapped with DontExplainTheJoke. For example:²-->'''JFK:''' [about a party] I'll see you there. And by will, I mean won't! HAHAHA!²--> ''[leaves]''²--> ''[comes back]''²-->'''JFK:''' Because you're not invited. I, er, uh, wasn't sure if I was clear about that earlier. So, you're not. Invited, that is.²--> ''[leaves]''²--> ''[comes back]''²-->'''JFK:''' TO MY PARTY!²--> ''[leaves]''²--> ''[comes back]''²-->'''JFK:''' Forgot to wash my hands...²* PalsWithJesus: The clones of Jesus and apparently the Buddha attend attend the same classes as everyone else.²* PaperThinDisguise: "John D'Arc" is Joan of Arc, but with the addition of a white tee shirt, backwards cap, and impressive handlebar mustache. Absolutely everyone is fooled. ²%% * PetBabyWildAnimal: Parodied by Gandhi with Geshi.²* PopularSayingBut: When life gives you lemons, you CLONE those lemons and make SUPER LEMONS!²%%* PreviouslyOn²* PrisonRape: [[spoiler: Subverted, the "initiation" the other prisoners were planning for Gandhi in the showers was just a celebratory toss into the air.]]²%% * ProductPlacement: Parodied three times in the space of five minutes in episode 2.²%% * PuttingOnTheReich: [[OpposingSportsTeam GESH]]²%% * RaceForYourLove: Parodied to the point of RunningGag in one episode.²%% * RasputinianDeath: Ponce de Leon's death.²* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Vice Principal Mr Butlertron, who is much beloved by the students and often listens to their problems and offers advice. Compare to the deranged, childish Scudworth and the cold, manipulative Board of Shadowy Figures.²* RearrangeTheSong: ²** A somber version of the theme for "Litter Kills"²** And one for "Snowflake Day", with Christmas bells.²* RememberTheNewGuy: Poncey in "Litter Kills: Literally", had apparently been JFK's best friend and a beloved person, to the rest of the main cast, and was treated like he'd always been there, since the beginning.²-->'''Julius:''' Oh, Poncey, you are a regular character.²%% * RetroactiveWish: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], and then it ''works''²%% * RhymingWithItself: Parodied with the whole "G-Spot rocks the G-Spot!" thing.²%% * RockBottom: Lampshaded, subverted, combined with RetroactiveWish.²%% * RockOpera: The episode "Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts".²%% * SaltAndPepper: Parodied with Gandhi's film, ''Black and Tan''.²%% * SayMyName: See the article.²%% * SchoolForScheming: Parodied.²* SheCleansUpNicely: Spoofed repeatedly, mostly with Joan, in [[MakeoverMontage "Makeover, Makeover, Makeover:]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Makeover Episode"]]²* ShoutOut:²** All the weapons Scangrade uses are also from ''Series/BattleBots''.²** JFK and Gandhi get into a ''[[Series/TheBennyHillShow Benny Hill]]''-style chase with Cleo and Joan.²** And did we mention [[Series/MrBelvedere Mr. Butlertron]]?²** In the MusicalEpisode "Raisin the Stakes", most of the music [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong takes inspiration from]] ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', and some visuals seem to be lifted from the movie adaptation, as well as ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' and ''Music/TheWall''. Additionally, one recurring acoustic guitar riff seems to be lifted directly from [[Music/{{Animals}} "Dogs"]].²** The segment with Scudworth and Skunky-Poo is a homage to the classic WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons.²** The backstory Joan gives her male alter ego "John D'Arc" is the plot from ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968''.²** One of the background characters is Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy, a [[Film/TeenWolf star basketball player]].²* SingleTargetSexuality: Abe's preference for women is summed up in episode 1: Cleo. Only Cleo.²[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the end though, when he suddenly realized that he's in love with [[spoiler:Joan]]. ²* SleepAesop: In "Sleep of Faith: La Rue D'Awakening", Abe becomes Cleo's new errand boy, but he becomes sleep-deprived, which causes him to make poor decisions until he accept's JFK's challenge to a drag race.²* SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: Even after they become a couple, Abe never actually sleeps with Cleo. Cleo actually tries harder to sleep with Joan (as John D'arc) than she does with Abe, and has no qualms about listing the various guys she's had at least some sexual contact with right to his face.²---> '''Cleo''': Look, Abe... I'd like nothing more than to let you feel me up like you were my dentist... But I care too much about our future together.²* {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}}: Scudworth and all 5 of the clones valiantly try to reach their goals all throughout the series. JFK and Cleo seem to have it made the best, more than most typical 16-year-olds. By the show's end, the angst and lust soon frustrates all of the teenaged characters and the circumstances do not permit them to be resolved. As for Scudworth, his plans to build a theme park island filled with the clones has been "put on ice" so to speak.²* SpecialGuest: ²** Ranging from Tom Green to Music/MarilynManson to, of course, STAMOS himself.²** Manson even gets his own song... about eating healthy!²---> '''Marilyn Manson:''' [[PyramidPower It's the food pyramid, and it's approved by the USDA.]]²** Michael J. Fox, in a one-line cameo as Gandhi's remaining kidney. He got full Special Guest Star credit for it.²* SubliminalSeduction:²** "[[Recap/CloneHighS1E09RaisinTheStakesARockOperaInThreeActs Raisin the Stakes]]" is full of blink-and-you'll-miss-it messages, including:²** As Scudworth gets up to talk at the [=PTA=], a picture flashes on screen with the words, [[ "Scudworth is your favorite character!"]]²** At one point [=JFK=] falls through the roof and gurgles incoherently on the ground. Played backwards, the gibberish turns out to be a message urging viewers to nominate ''Clone High'' for an Emmy. [[ It can be listened to here.]]²** At the very end of the episode, the words "FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RAISINS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY" flash on screen.²** More are mentioned [[ here]].²%%* SpoofAesop²%%* StylisticSelfParody²%%* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial²%% * SweetOnPollyOliver: JFK and Cleo, towards "John D'Arc".²* SweetPollyOliver: With a disguise consisting entirely of a fake handlebar mustache. A similar disguise is also used successfully by a ''dolphin'', a goose and [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]].²* TalkingToThemself: [=JFK=], after making fun of Gandhi, starts arguing with his own reflection (and losing badly) and ends up betting to his reflection that he can turn Gandhi into a ladies man of his own caliber.²* TemptingFate: Many times. [[ConversedTrope Conversed]] and {{Inverted}} in episode 2. Also subverted once: "Don't worry about the storm. I built this house like Noah built his ark. Yep, this house is flood-proof!" Cue lightning strike, setting house on fire.²%% * TheExitIsThatWay: Abe, walking off a pier.²%% * TheGlassesGottaGo: JFK while making Gandhi over.²%% * TheKhan: "'''STAMOS!'''"²* ThePowerOfLove: Used in the musical episode to try and break down the giant fence their parents are building. Though Cleo points out "Love is just an abstract concept, it can't break down stuff!"²* ThereIsAGod: Joan Of Arc had been trying to stop her film (which contained a declaration of her love for Abe) from being played at the school film festival. When the projection booth catches fire and Edison announces all the films got destroyed, she proclaims there is a God. She then takes it back when Edison announces that Joan's film had not only survived, but had been expanded somehow and was now in widescreen. [[spoiler: Fortunately, her work was [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible so abstract]] that no one suspected it was Joan's love letter to for Sigmund Freud.]]²* ThickLineAnimation: It's often been miscredited to Creator/DaveWasson, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. Though in a roundabout way, this makes sense: Wasson ''did'' do the character designs, but didn't receive credit.²* ThingOMeter: The official voting system for Clone High's student council elections is an applause-o-meter. This is how a ''dog'' became student council president.²%%* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch²* ThisIsMySide: Done horizontally ("Bunk beds, Abe!") for the sole point of creating a hilariously tortured reference to the American Civil War and Reconstruction.²* TonightSomeoneDies: ²** Mocked extensively with Ponce de Leon, so much, in fact, that this doesn't even need to have a spoiler tag.²-->'''Julius Caesar:''' Oh Ponce, you are a ''regular'' character!²** "Tonight, on a very special Clone High, one of the clones you've grown to love will be horribly killed! [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial This is not some cheap-ass stunt]] where we [[RememberTheNewGuy lamely introduce a new character]] just to kill him off! A Clone dies tonight!" As the Narrator talks, the camera cuts to each cast member, but Ponce is cut to more and more often as the speech goes on.²* TotallyRadical: The entire marketing and basic concept behind Xtreme Blu from Episode 2.²%% * TotemPoleTrench: Napoleon and Taft in "A Shot in D'Arc".²%% * TraumaSwing: Joan in the first episode.²%% * TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: In-universe example. Joan tells Abe she loves him by making a highly symbolic and nonsensical movie. Only Sigmund Freud gets the message.²* TruthInTelevision: While sleep deprivation is played for laughs (see GRatedDrug), anyone who's actually had sleep-related problems such as insomnia or apnea will tell you it's actually a pretty serious problem.²* UndiscriminatingAddict: Supposedly recovered drug addict Larry Hardcore boasts that when he was still in the throes of addiction, he would have smoked raisins if he thought they would get him high. ²%%* UnluckyEverydude²%% * UnknownRival: Principal Scudworth, to '''STAMOS!'''²%% * UnusualEuphemism: "DINGER!"²* VerbalTic: Mr. B tends to draw out the last word he says in a long mechanical ''droooooooooo-oooooooone''. Also, his habit of calling everyone "Wesley".²* VerySpecialEpisode: [[{{Parody}} Literally every single episode]]. It's even in the opening '''and''' closing narrations!²* ViewersAreGeniuses: You had to have some knowledge of history to really get some of the jokes.²%% * WhamEpisode: Litter Kills Literally and The Finale.²* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Scuddworth's bastardized British accent (Phil Lord claims that it's him doing a ''very'' bad Jamaican accent).²%% * WhoIsDriving: Parodied in "Homecoming: A Shot In D'Arc": The van is then shown using its blinker and braking before turning at an intersection.²* WhoopiEpiphanySpeech: Subverted with Toots, the blind Jazz player. He'll start a speech that sounds like it'll be the voice of reason in troubled times, but instead decides to let everyone get on with their angry mob.²-->''"Now, I may be blind, but I can see certain things loud and clear. This is a room full of scared people making decisions based on fear and ignorance. Now, when I left the house this evening, I intended to go to Giovanni's Italian Restaurant. I can tell I'm in the wrong place. So, if you'll excuse me, I'll leave and let you get on with your meeting."''²* WildTeenParty: The first episode is about Abe trying to get invited to JFK's party and, later, trying to get beer for it.²%% * WomenAreWiser: Joan and Cleo are more focused on their goals. By contrast, Abe, Gandhi, and JFK are usually idiots.²* XtremeKoolLetterz: X-Stream Blu, an EXTREME new food product which is made of [[spoiler:pancake batter and blue paint. Gandhi nearly kills himself with it.]]²* YouClonedHitler: A clone of Hitler himself was one of the attendants of the student film festival in the episode "Tears of a Clone."²%%* YouGoGirl²%%* YouMeanXmas²----²...''' ''WEEEEESSSLEEEEY'' '''.²----


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