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From left to right: Slim Doc, Lamput, Fat Doc.

Lamput is a Cartoon Network India animated series created by Vaibhav Kumaresh. It began as a series of 15-second micro-shorts before it was expanded into longer 2-minute and 5-minute episodes. It's one of the few Indian animated series with any international success.

When the creature Lamput escapes from a lab, Slim Doc and Fat Doc try to catch him. Thanks to Lamput's trickery and Voluntary Shapeshifting, the doctors always fail in the end, and Lamput always escapes.


Lamput provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The docs go into a noticeably roomy sewer in one episode to locate Lamput. They think they've caught him in their net, only to realize they've caught a sewer rat instead and have angered it and the other rats.
  • Accidental Hand Hold:
    • One episode has Fat Doc mistake Slim Doc for a woman when Lamput shapeshifts into a long hairdo on his head, and Fat Doc falls in love with "her". The two accidentally hold hands as they walk around a tree, and they roll onto the ground looking at each other romantically until Lamput leaves.
    • In "Date Night", Lamput purposefully makes Fat Doc and his date hold hands while they're not paying attention.
  • Accidental Proposal: In "Date Night", Fat Doc's date is about to be ruined when he hurts Lamput and his date gets angry. Lamput morphs into a wedding ring at the last moment to make it look like Fat Doc is proposing to her. It works, much to Fat Doc's joy.
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  • Alien Episode: The episode "Alien" has Lamput and the docs accidentally find their way into a spaceship that an alien was trying to repair.
  • All There in the Script: As no dialogue is spoken in this show, the names "Fat Doc" and "Slim Doc" are only known through supporting materials such as the various international Cartoon Network websites (including the one for Southeast Asia, which instead calls them "Shades Doc" and "Skinny Doc" for some reason).
  • Alliterative Title: The episodes "Diet Doc" and "Doc Dog".
  • Ambulance Cut: In "Gym", Lamput makes the docs trip by setting up the treadmills they're on to go faster than they can run. The docs are sent flying to the other side of the room, and the scene cuts to an ambulance that is just arriving at the gym. The docs are brought into the gym in wheelchairs and with an impressive display of muscles from all that running.
  • Animorphism: At the end of "Invisible Necklace", the magician whom the docs stole the invisibility necklace from finds them, takes the necklace back from them, and uses it to transform them and Lamput into bunnies. This, of course, does not stop the docs from going to chase Lamput when he hops off, as per usual.
  • Bag of Kidnapping: In "Houdini", this one of the methods the docs use to catch Lamput. Lamput morphs into a pair of scissors and cuts his way out of the bag.
  • Balloonacy: In one episode, Slim Doc attempts to trade a big balloon for a smaller one a kid is holding, which is actually Lamput in disguise. Lamput inflates himself bigger, making the kid decline the offer and causing Slim Doc to return with a balloon that's so big that it makes him float into the air.
  • Banana Peel: In "The Chase", Lamput morphs into a banana peel and makes Fat Doc and Slim Doc slip into some trash cans.
  • Beat: In "Fracture", Lamput goes off free and the docs chase him about a beat later.
  • Big Ball of Violence: One episode has Fat Doc scour a patch of carrots on a farm to find Lamput. The farm's owner attacks Fat Doc for picking his carrots without permission, producing a cloud of smoke that obscures the two from sight.
  • Bilingual Bonus: One of Fat Doc's lines of gibberish in "Martial Art" is accompanied by Chinese subtitles. The line means, "We're talking nonsense."
  • Bindle Stick: In "Dr. Lamput", Fat Doc and Slim Doc grab bindle sticks and carry them with them when they leave the lab after reporting they still don't have Lamput.
  • Binocular Shot: A brief one appears in "The Chase" when the docs see Lamput through their binoculars.
  • Bland-Name Product: In "Diet Doc", Fat Doc gets fit and tries to avoid fried chicken since it'll ruin his diet, but Lamput manages to distract him into visiting a fried chicken restaurant anyway. The restaurant he visits is called "MFC", a reference to the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) chain of fast food restaurants.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Fat Doc needs to wear glasses to see clearly. Lamput uses this to his advantage in one episode by repeatedly taking off Fat Doc's glasses and putting them back on to distract him.
  • The Boxing Episode: In the episode "Boxing", the docs chase Lamput into a boxing arena. Lamput morphs into a pair of boxing gloves around Slim Doc's hands, dragging him into a boxing match with a much stronger boxer.
  • Burning Rubber: In "Arm Wrestling", the docs' boss arrives at the sight arm wrestling matches on his motorcycle, which he rides fast enough that it leaves a trail of flames behind it.
  • Call-Back: Several quick clips from earlier episodes showing the docs catching Lamput play in quick succession at the beginning of "Fracture". All the times they caught him ultimately culminated in him fracturing a bone in his skeleton.
  • Catapult Nightmare: In "Meet the Shrink", the docs have a dream where they're struggling to keep up with Lamput and jolt into an upright position when they wake up.
  • Catapult to Glory: In the episode "Hilltop", Lamput escapes from the docs by stretching his arms around some nearby trees and catapulting himself back to the hilltop where he was relaxing before the docs appeared.
  • Catching Some Z's: In a couple of the Season 3 episodes, sleeping characters have a trail of Z's near them.
  • Character in the Logo: Lamput is in the show's logo. Specifically, he's the "T" in the word "Lamput".
  • Chased Off into the Sunset: The episode "Fracture" ends with the docs chasing Lamput.
  • Childhood Friends: The episode "Origins" reveals Fat Doc and Slim Doc have been friends since they were young students at lab school. Even then, though, Slim Doc was originally quite mean to Fat Doc and it took a little while for them to make friends with each other.
  • Circling Birdies: In "Alien", when the alien accidentally destroys the control panel of his ship, it goes flying right up into space and bounces off of several planets. All of the planets except for Saturn get a visible ring of circling stars around them upon being hit, the joke being that Saturn already had a ring.
  • Coincidental Accidental Disguise: In "Dr. Lamput", Lamput is covered in gray paint and is dragged to the docs' laboratory, being mistaken for one of the docs himself. This works out quite well for Lamput, who pretends to be one of them and even becomes the #1 doc in the lab.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: In "Diet Doc", as Fat Doc is driving, he tries not to let nearby fast food restaurants ruin his diet. Lamput, in a move that only he would have seen coming, abuses this to his advantage by shapeshifting into a chicken drumstick. Sure enough, Fat Doc finds himself unable to resist some fried chicken seconds later.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: In one episode taking place at a dance club, Lamput pretends to be an outfit on Fat Doc and the clothes grab the attention of women who think it looks cool. The episode ends with Lamput escaping while Fat Doc is in the middle of dancing, revealing his underwear.
  • Company Cross References: In "Super Docs", Slim Doc mixes up his bag of clothes with someone else's at the laundromat. When he gets home, he and Fat Doc use the superhero outfits they find in the bag Slim Doc did bring with him to go after Lamput; Slim Doc wears a blue outfit with a red cape and triangle-shaped Chest Insignia clearly meant to be Superman's costume, and Fat Doc dons a black costume with little pointy ears at the top and a yellow belt, meant to be iconic getup of Batman (both franchises are owned by DC Comics, itself owned by Warner Media who also owns Lamput's broadcast channel Cartoon Network India).
  • Cranial Eruption: In the episode "Flicker", Fat Doc hits Slim Doc on the head with the gun containing the color-changing serum when the latter accidentally squirts the former's eyes with it. The resulting bump on Slim Doc's head constantly changes color due to being hit with the serum.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: In "Martial Art", Lamput briefly gets a cross-popping vein on his face as he gets angry at the docs for destroying his popcorn.
  • Crush Blush: Fat Doc blushes in one episode as he is admiring a woman he sees who is actually Slim Doc with Lamput on his head morphed into the shape of long hair.
  • Crying Critters: In "Age Remote", Lamput and the docs are fighting over a remote the latter duo invented that can increase or decrease the age of any living thing. They keep firing it off in different directions, and one of the shots hits an egg in a bird's nest. The egg turns into a full-grown bird that flies away, and the bird's parent can be seen shedding a tear as it witnesses its child leaving.
  • Dartboard of Hate:
    • In "The Split", after the docs get in a fight, Fat Doc has used pictures of Slim Doc as dartboards, and the darts are there when the inside of his house is shown.
    • In "Dr. Lamput", the docs' laboratory has a dartboard of Lamput that the workers shoot darts at with toy guns.
  • Delayed Reaction: In "Fracture", it takes a few seconds before the docs realize that they let Lamput get away.
  • Delicious Distraction: In "Dr. Lamput", Lamput is posing as one of the many docs at the lab and, when he sees the others are coming up with a plan to catch him, proposes his own plan - just set up a trail of candy for Lamput to follow that leads to a jar to imprison him in.
  • Didn't Think This Through: The episode "Houdini" has the docs come up with various plans to catch Lamput and putting them to good use, only for all of them to fall flat. First, they place a cage over Lamput, who, being a little blob and all, can easily slide through the gaps and escape. Then they lock him in a chest, but he shapeshifts into a key to free himself. After that, they throw him into a sack, and he gets out by morphing into a pair of scissors and cutting through the sack. It's only after they trap him in a jar that they finally have him... but even then the jar doesn't have air holes, so Lamput seemingly dies of suffocation, thus getting the docs arrested for hurting someone. Though Lamput turns out perfectly fine seconds later after he's out of the jar, thankfully.
  • Diet Episode: "Diet Doc" is about Fat Doc getting fit and going on a diet.
  • Dream Intro: "Meet the Shrink" begins with the docs having a dream where they're chasing after Lamput. The two have trouble catching up with him as usual and are distressed enough when they wake up to jolt themselves upright.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: In "Dr. Lamput", this happens accidentally when Lamput gets drenched in gray paint, making him look like one of the scientists going after him. Surely enough, Slim Doc mistakes him for one of the scientists and drags him to the lab, where he runs with the accidental disguise and soon becomes the most popular doc in the lab.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Literally. In "Doc Dog", Fat Doc and Slim Doc train a big dog to go after Lamput, which gets distracted when Lamput disguises himself as a female dog. Then the docs try to get his attention by grabbing his love interest, causing Lamput the "dog" to pretend to cry. The big dog gets angry at the docs for messing with his crush and chases after them for it.
  • Escaped from the Lab: Lamput escaped from a laboratory, and the two docs are trying to capture him so that they can return him to the lab.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Fat Doc and Slim Doc are only known by their profession of being doctors.
  • Expository Theme Tune: The opening, as short as it is, still visually conveys the most important information about the show. You see an orange blob who shapeshifts to avoid being captured by two scientists.
  • Extremely Short Intro Sequence: The intro lasts about 3 seconds before the episode begins.
  • Eye Glasses: Fat Doc's pupils and sclerae are seemingly contained within the lenses of his glasses. Whenever he is not wearing his glasses, his pupils are the only part of his eyes that are visible.
  • Failed a Spot Check: One episode has Fat Doc pop a balloon decoy set up by Lamput, which leads him to believe he's accidentally killed him. Lamput himself appears to give the crying Fat Doc a handkerchief, but Fat Doc fails to notice who gives it to him.
  • Fainting: Slim Doc faints upon seeing a muscular Fat Doc in "Diet Doc".
  • False Camera Effects: The montage in the beginning of "Fracture" uses film grain.
  • Fat and Skinny: Slim Doc is thin and Fat Doc is fat, and they work together to try to catch Lamput.
  • Feud Episode: "The Split" is about Fat Doc and Slim Doc getting into a tiff after they unintentionally hurt each other trying to catch Lamput, with the two going their separate ways and ignoring each other as Lamput tries to get them to make up. When Lamput annoys them too much, they unite once more to go after him.
  • Flowers of Romance:
    • In one episode, Lamput morphs into a flower while he is held by Slim Doc, who is standing right next to a pretty woman. The woman thinks Slim Doc is offering the flower out of an affection for her and accepts the gift.
    • In "Date Night", Lamput morphs into a bouquet of flowers again, this time to help Fat Doc impress a woman he's gone out for a romantic dinner with.
  • Flying Saucer: Lamput and the scientists find themselves in one in "Alien".
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider: Lamput meets one in "Lamput and the Spider". It has trouble making its own web and Lamput helps by improvising one himself, and the spider later defends Lamput (who has gone to sleep) from a swarm of mosquitos who want to suck his blood.
  • Gasp!: In "Fracture", the docs gasp after they realize they let Lamput go off free.
  • Giant Spider: Among Lamput's transformations in "Shape Shift" is a giant spider. The docs turn into a fly swatter afterwards to squash him.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: In "Airport", one of the items in the docs' suitcase is a pair of underwear with a heart-pattern print on them.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: One of Fat Doc's lines of gibberish in "Martial Art" is accompanied by Chinese subtitles.
  • Gray Rain of Depression: In "The Split", it starts to rain after Fat Doc and Slim Doc decide to leave each other as a result of their feud. There's also sad music playing in the background as this is happening.
  • Grocery Store Episode: The episode "Superstore" takes place in a supermarket and is about Fat Doc trying to purchase a bottle of fuel, which is Lamput in disguise. Lamput keeps making himself bigger to amp up his price and eventually cause Fat Doc to not have enough money to buy him.
  • Haunted House: The docs go to a haunted house on their search for Lamput in the appropriately-titled episode "Haunted House". Lamput creeps out the docs by making several ominous distractions to keep with the theme of the location, such as making fake walking sounds to make it sound like someone else is in the house with them.
  • Human Snowman: At the end of "Snow", Fat Doc and Slim Doc are each on the top of a snowy hill, with their hills right next to each other. The two decide to roll to the bottom of the hills as snowballs to catch up with Lamput, but when they collide they end up forming a snowman instead. Lamput comes back and places a carrot nose on the snowman's head.
  • Hypno Pendulum:
    • In the episode "Hypnosis", Fat Doc sees a hypnotist use a swinging pocket watch to hypnotize someone in a TV show, and he and Slim Doc use this idea to hypnotize Lamput into doing their bidding.
    • In "Meet the Shrink", the shrink resorts to hypnotizing Lamput, Fat Doc, and Slim Doc via a pocketwatch to deal with the latter two's nightmares about chasing Lamput.
  • Idea Bulb:
    • In "Houdini", a light bulb appears next to Slim Doc when he comes up with an idea on how to capture Lamput.
    • Lamput briefly morphs into a light bulb in "The Chase" when he gets an idea while being chased by the docs.
    • In "Dr. Lamput", Lamput gets a normal idea bulb when he has an idea on what to draw on the chalkboard the scientists are using to map out a plan to capture him.
  • Infernal Background: In "Martial Art", Lamput gets angry at Fat Doc and Slim Doc after his bag of popcorn is destroyed. As he gives a yell at them, both the hero from the martial arts movie the theater room is playing and a bunch of flames appear in the background.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune: The short theme song has no vocals.
  • Jaw Drop: In "Rival Doc", this is Fat Doc and Slim Doc's reaction to the rival doc actually managing to capture Lamput by getting him to climb into his suitcase with minimal effort. The stunned scientists promptly push each other's jaws back into place.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The docs are constantly chasing after Lamput and being a jerk to him, but they still somehow genuinely care about him on occasion. The episode "Fracture" in particular has them outright help Lamput for once when he gets a fracture and can't shapeshift properly.
  • Lampshade Hanging: One of Fat Doc's lines of gibberish in "Martial Art" is accompanied by Chinese subtitles. The line means, "We're talking nonsense." This lampshades how all of their dialogue is Speaking Simlish.
  • The Last Straw: In "Snow", Fat Doc lands on a patch of thin ice while holding one half of Lamput. The added weight of Lamput causes the ice to start cracking, and Fat Doc throw him to the side and tries to convince him against pressing on the cracking ice. After Lamput leaves, a leaf falls onto the ice patch and makes it break completely, causing Fat Doc to fall into the water below.
  • Little Green Men: The alien in the episode "Alien" is a light green, one-eyed alien who owns a Flying Saucer.
  • Logo Joke: One episode has a joke about Lamput hiding in the logo in the intro. Fat Doc tries to find Lamput, but he destroys everything but the creature.
  • Medium Awareness: In "The Split", Lamput's attempts to get the docs to get together again involve him going back and forth to each of them on a split-screen shot. He resorts to getting rid of the line splitting the screen so that the docs are right next to one another.
  • Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: No actual dialogue besides Speaking Simlish.
  • Mistaken for Dog: The plot of "Pup Mix" revolves around Lamput and the docs winding up in an old lady's house, where the lady keeps mistaking all three of them for her dog and treats them as if they were her dog.
  • Mistaken for Exhibit: In "Art Gallery", Fat Doc and Slim Doc, while at an art gallery, are compressed into each other and land in a room full of visitors in this state. The visitors immediately take a liking to their abstract shape and snap pictures of them.
  • Mistaken for Thief: At the beginning of "Origins", Lamput shapeshifts into a crown and hides behind the window of a jewelry store. The docs go into the store and grab him, only for the window glass to break and make the docs look like they just tried to rob that shop. Cue police car.
  • Monochrome Past: The episode "Origins" is a Whole Episode Flashback where the flashback parts are presented in a much more muted color scheme than usual.
  • Movie-Theater Episode:
    • The episode "Martial Art" is about Slim Doc and Fat Doc encountering Lamput in a theater while he's watching a martial arts film. He ends up fighting the two docs in the same style as the film.
    • An earlier 15-second episode features the docs watching a film at a movie theater. Lamput surprises them by mimicking the spooky sounds made in the film, causing Fat Doc to scream and get shushed by the other theatergoers.
  • Mundane Utility: In "Super Docs", the first things the docs do after they find superhero costumes is to use their respective abilities to do household things like use the one outfit's magnet shoes to collect and throw away some pieces of paper and use the other costume's laser vision to toast a piece of bread.
  • Musical Episode: One early 15-second episode is a non-dialogue variant where the docs (unintentionally) create a drum solo with some trash cans in their endeavor to catch Lamput. The episode ends with the docs being carried by some people who heard the drumming and loved it.
  • Mustache Vandalism: In "The Split", Slim Doc has scribbled a mustache on Fat Doc in a picture of both of them he has in his house.
  • Near-Villain Victory: One episode has Fat Doc in the laboratory, storing the newly-captured Lamput away in a room that's mostly empty save for the presence of a cardboard box. Lamput hides himself by sticking to Fat Doc's bottom as he walks away, thus narrowly escaping from losing to the docs.
  • Not Now, We're Too Busy Crying over You: Played with. In one episode, Lamput creates a decoy of himself using a balloon that Fat Doc accidentally pops, and he thinks he accidentally killed Lamput and starts crying. Lamput himself shows up to give him a handkerchief to use; Fat Doc is too busy mourning his "death" to notice who gave him the handkerchief.
  • One-Word Title: Lamput is only one word.
  • Opaque Lenses: The thief from the episode "Thief" wears glasses with lenses that completely obscure his eyes.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Lamput, the main character, is orange while Fat Doc and Slim Doc, the villains, are a dark shade of gray-blue.
  • Origins Episode: The Season 3 episode "Origins" has the docs reminisce about how they met when they find a picture of themselves when they were younger in Slim Doc's shirt while stuck in a police car. The flashback reveals several important details about their past and those of others they knew:
    • Slim Doc was quite a bully to Fat Doc when he arrived at the school Fat Doc went to, only making friends with him after an incident where they accidentally ruined a science experiment their teacher was working on. That experiment being ruined is what caused Lamput to form.
    • That round kid Fat Doc and Slim Doc bullied upon making friends with each other? He grew up to be Mr. Moustache, the policeman who makes recurring appearances throughout the series and often tries to arrest or beat up the docs. He's held a grudge on the docs ever since they bullied him as a kid.
  • Paper People: In "Shape Shift", Lamput gets the docs to transform into a flat sheet resembling a crosswalk, getting them walked on by multiple people crossing the street at once. A few seconds later, it skips to nighttime where they shapeshift out of that form, revealing those people left them flattened.
  • Person with the Clothing: Fat Doc is sometimes named Shades Doc. The doc with the shades.
  • Protagonist Title: The show's title refers to the main character, Lamput.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In "Signs", when Mr. Moustache has finally had enough of Fat Doc and Slim Doc disregarding the "no [whatever]" signs they come across one too many times, his eyes turn red.
  • Ring... Ring... CRUNCH: In "Diet Doc", when the alarm clock rings the morning Fat Doc goes to exercise and get fit, he crushes the clock with his fist.
  • Road Runner vs. Coyote: The docs constantly chase after and attempt to catch Lamput, only to fail every time.
  • Sequel Escalation: The expanded element is the length, in this case. Season 1 has 15-second microshorts, season 2 introduces 2-minute episodes, and season 3 introduces 5-minute episodes.
  • Series Goal: The docs' goal is to capture Lamput and return him to the lab.
  • Shape Shifter Showdown: In "Shape Shift", the docs give themselves the ability to shapeshift and do their best to outmatch Lamput in his transformations. A downplayed example as no physical combat is involved.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The episode "Fracture" features a song which sounds extremely similar to "Eye of the Tiger" during the montage where the docs help get the fractured Lamput back into good condition.
    • M. C. Escher is referenced in "Art Gallery", where Fat Doc and Slim Doc chase Lamput into a room of the museum with gravity-defying and logic-bending staircases resembling the artist's famous "Relativity" work.
  • Speaking Simlish: Used in a few episodes as opposed to a real language.
  • Splash of Color: The clips from earlier episodes shown at the beginning of "Fracture" are all presented in black and white, save for Lamput who is still orange as well as all other objects that were originally orange in those episodes.
  • Split-Screen Phone Call: In "Arm Wrestling", Fat Doc calls the boss of the laboratory on the phone about Lamput posing as a trophy for a arm wrestling competition, with the doc and the boss being on a split screen.
  • Status Quo Is God: "Fracture" has the docs outright help Lamput when he gets a fracture and can't shapeshift properly. Any compassion the docs have for Lamput is gone by the end of the episode and they go back to chasing him.
  • Stock Femur Bone: Lamput morphs into the shape of a stock femur bone in one episode while he is being held by Fat Doc right next to a dog. Predictably, the dog starts to chase after Fat Doc thinking Lamput is a real bone.
  • Superhero Episode: "Super Docs" is about Fat Doc and Slim Doc discovering the latter inadvertently brought superhero clothes home from the laundromat by mistake and using their abilities to aid in their chase after Lamput.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: In "Origins", after Mr. Moustache gets the docs into his car to be arrested, Lamput walks away and whistles what little the show has of a theme song as if nothing happened.
  • Three-Point Landing: In "Martial Art", Lamput lands on both of his legs and an arm after he jumps behind the movie theater screen from the ceiling fan to grab his popcorn.
  • Tickle Torture: In "Martial Art", Lamput tickles Slim Doc's armpit to fend him off as the former is fighting the latter and Fat Doc martial arts-style.
  • Title Theme Drop: The melody of what little there is of a theme song shows up as background music in a few episodes, usually at the end of the episode.
  • Training Montage: Much of "Fracture" is built around the docs training Lamput back into health when he gets a fracture, which is presented as a montage complete with a song that sounds like "Eye of the Tiger" playing in the background.
  • Trapped in a Sinking Car: The episode "Water", which mostly takes place in the docs' car with Lamput in the back, eventually has the car fall into the ocean. The docs are stuck with Lamput as the back of their vehicle fills with water, which a thirsty Lamput is quick to consume; the docs follow suit and the car soon surfaces to the top of the sea, where Lamput and the scientists continue their chase swimming.
  • Trash Can Band: One episode consists almost entirely of the docs banging on trash cans in a music-like rhythm trying to catch Lamput.
  • Treadmill Trauma: In "Gym", Lamput is grabbed by the docs, who are both standing on treadmills. When Lamput turns the treadmills on and then amps up their speed, the docs can't keep up and are flung to the other side of the room.
  • Trip Trap: In one episode, Lamput stretches himself into a shape similar to a rope or tripwire to make Fat Doc trip.
  • Twinkle Smile: One of the 15-second episodes has Fat Doc's mouth twinkling when he smiles as he is walking across a dance floor with some ladies who are impressed by his clothing (which is actually Lamput in disguise).
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Lamput and the docs both transform into T-rexes in "Shape Shift".
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Lamput encounters a monster hiding in a coffin in "Haunted House". He's scared of it, but the docs are too busy searching for him to even notice and be scared as well.
  • Visible Invisibility: Zigzagged. In "Invisible Necklace", the docs steal a special necklace from a magician to turn themselves invisible. As they each take a turn wearing the necklace, they alternate between being visible as white dotted lines and being just plain invisible. When Lamput winds up with the magic item himself, though, he stays more consistently portrayed with white dotted lines.
  • Volumetric Mouth: At the beginning of "Thief", when the thief steals the lady's purse, she screams and her mouth covers her entire face.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting:
    • Lamput can change the shape of his body to escape from the scientists.
    • The scientists themselves create and use a liquid that gives them this same shapeshifting ability in the episode "Shape Shift".
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Several episodes feature Lamput on a wanted poster. In one episode, Lamput writes "REWARD $$$" on the bottom of one of these posters and causes Fat Doc and Slim Doc to fight over who should get the money for turning him in.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: The episode "Origins" consists primarily of a flashback showing how the docs met when they were young.
  • Wingding Eyes:
    • In one episode, Fat Doc's eyes become X's when Slim Doc hits him with a bat, mistaking him for Lamput since he accidentally covered himself in orange paint.
    • In another episode, Lamput's eyes are represented as heart shapes as he is admiring a woman sitting in front of him on the bus.


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Lamput morphs into a flower while he is held by Slim Doc, who is standing right next to a pretty woman. The woman thinks Slim Doc is offering the flower out of an affection for her and accepts the gift.

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