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1%%²%%²%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.²%%²%%²[[quoteright:288:]]²An early 1980s AnimatedSeries by Creator/HannaBarbera, based on a group of animal characters from Hallmark greeting cards. In the ''Shirt Tales'' cartoon, the animal heroes had their base of operations in an [[BiggerOnTheInside old oak tree]] in the aptly named Oak Tree Park. The title came from the fact the message on their shirts changed constantly - usually reflecting what they were thinking or feeling at the moment.²----²!!This series provides examples of:²* AffirmativeActionGirl: Kip Kangaroo.²* AgelessBirthdayEpisode: "Sunrise Surprise"[[note]]One of two book-and-record sets based on the show.[[/note]] is about Pammy's birthday.²* AlliterativeName: The only exceptions are Digger Mole and Bogey Orangutan.²* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Kip is the youngest, smallest, and [[SixthRanger newest member]] of the Shirt Tales.²* DemotedToExtra: Rick, in the second season. He's even absent from a few episodes. ²* ExpressiveShirt²* FiveManBand²* ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics: First season only.²* FriendToAllLivingThings²* GangOfCritters²* {{Half Dressed Cartoon Animal}}s²* HopeSpot: In "Digger's Three Wishes," when Digger finally has enough of the genie that's been manipulating him, he and his friends invoke the power of their magical shirts ... only to have the genie zap the shirts away. ²* JackassGenie: The genie in "Digger's Three Wishes" is a magical con artist.²* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: Kip Kangaroo.²* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Fred Travalena's Bogey Orangutan was a voice caricature of Creator/HumphreyBogart, "schweetheart".²* OvertOperative: Possible subversion. No one is supposed to know who the Shirt Tales really are, let alone that they are five (later six) talking animals. The mere fact that they '''are''' talking animals is the perfect cover since most humans would assume that the Shirt Tales were also humans. So, they aren't as "overt" as the trope would imply.²* PandaingToTheAudience: Pammy Panda.²* SecretIdentity: A major point of the first season, but mostly downplayed in the second.²* SixthRanger: Kip Kangaroo, who is added to the team in second season.²* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Pammy is the only female member of the Shirt Tales, until Kip joins in the second season.²* ThemeTuneRollCall: Both seasons, but especially the second:²-->"Pammy! Rick! Digger! Tyg! Kip! and Bogey! ''The Shirt Tales''!"²* VerbalTic: Bogey again, "schweetheart". It's also not the only he does, "Sam".²* VillainSong: "Concrete Paradise" in "A Song Saves the Park".[[note]]The other book-and-record set.[[/note]]²* WeHelpTheHelpless²* WestCoastTeam: The Western Shirt Tales from the episode "Moving Time" consisted of a prairie dog, a fox, a skunk and an owl.²* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: A non-Christmas example in "Save the Park"; features a character named "[[MeaningfulName Ebenezer Grunge]]".²----


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