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Motu Patlu, also known as The Adventures of Motu Patlu, is an Indian All-CGI Cartoon that is an Animated Adaptation of the comic from the Lotpot magazine. The original series had Limited Animation, but Cosmos-Maya rebooted it in 2012 with updated graphics. Most tropes on this page are about the reboot due to it being far more popular than the original.

The series concerns two friends named Motu and Patlu, who live in a fictional city called Furfuri Nagar. Motu causes problems and gets into funny situations, and Patlu always has to help him. Their friends include Chaiwala, who makes Motu's favorite samosas, Dr. Jhatka and his assistant Ghasitaram, who create experimental gadgets for Motu and Patlu, and Inspector Chingum, who tries to catch criminals. The Big Bad is John the Don, who tries to harm Motu and Patlu with the aid of his henchmen Number One and Number Two. Motu and Patlu always find a way to foil his plans.

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In India, Motu Patlu airs on Nickelodeon India and Rishtey. It is one of the most popular children's shows there; it has had several television movies along with a theatrical film titled Motu Patlu: King of Kings. Outside of India, Motu Patlu can be watched mostlynote  with English subtitles on the official YouTube channel Wow Kidz.

A Spin-Off titled Inspector Chingum premiered on May 4, 2018 on Amazon Prime Video in India.

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  • Ageless Birthday Episode: Motu's age is never specified in "Motu Ka Birthday".
  • Alien Episode: Several.
    • "Motu Patlu aur Lalchi Alien" is about pot-shaped aliens coming to steal some stones from Furfuri Nagar. One of them stays behind to steal more stuff, and Motu and Patlu suspect John the Don's behind it.
    • In "Golden Alien", some aliens land in Furfuri Nagar requesting people who are yellow to work for them in a goldmine. John abuses this to his liking by painting everyone yellow in an attempt to get them all taken away by the aliens.
    • Yet another episode, "Chor Aliens", is about a pair of aliens, one light blue and one light green, going around Furfuri Nagar and stealing stuff.
    • "Denture Alien" shows what happens when an alien with dentures is directed to Motu and Patlu while searching for food to eat.
    • "Glass Man Alien" introduces the Glass Man Alien, who can turn anything into glass.
  • Aliens Speaking English: The aliens in "Antriksh Yatra" can speak Hindi perfectly.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: The series is made entirely with 3D graphics.
  • All Just a Dream: The episode "Angry Clouds" is all just a dream Motu was having.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Appu, the elephant Motu and Patlu try to save from a ring master in "Gulabi Hathi", has light purple skin.
  • Amnesia Episode: In "Memory Loss", Motu loses his memory after hurting himself on the head, and the others help him to remember who he is.
  • Animated Adaptation: From the original comics.
  • Animorphism:
    • The ray Dr. Jhatka invents in "Animal Converting Gadget" can turn people into animals and vice versa.
    • In "Motu the Monkey Man", an experiment by Dr. Jhatka goes wrong and turns Motu into an anthropomorphic monkey.
  • Antagonist Title: Used for the first episode, "John Banega Don", where the antagonist is John the Don.
  • Anthropomorphic Food:
    • The episode "Onions" is about John the Don finding a strange camera left behind by aliens. Instead of taking pictures, the camera turns people into anthropomorphic onions when used.
    • The magical tree woman in the episode "Jadoogami Ka Seb" grows sentient apples with arms and legs.
  • Art Evolution: The animation has greatly improved and become much more fluid when compared to the very old series. The animation has also slightly improved over the past few years.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In "Big John", John finds a way to make himself huge and uses his new size to do none other than wreak havoc on Furfuri Nagar.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: A lot of Dr. Jhatka's inventions fall into this category. While they sound cool or even awesome on paper, in practice they get people in trouble more often than not.
  • Baleful Polymorph: In "Onions", if the alien camera is used on people, it turns them into anthropomorphic onions, thus putting them in danger of being eaten.
  • Banana Peel: At the beginning of "John Banega Don", Patlu reads a newspaper as he is walking and slips over a banana peel on the ground.
  • Baseball Episode: A cricket episode, actually, in the appropriately-named episode "Cricket League", where Motu and Patlu start their own cricket league.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: In "Antriksh Yatra", Motu and Patlu are sent into space through a rocket Dr. Jhatka has made. They can still breathe perfectly fine despite not wearing spacesuits.
  • Bee Afraid: In "John the Bee Man", John obtains a special light which, when flashed on anyone, causes bees to start chasing after them.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist is John the Don, who always tries (and fails) to harm Motu and Patlu.
  • Big Ball of Violence: In "John Banega Don", Motu and Patlu create a big cloud of dust as they attack Number 1 and Number 2 to retrieve the bag of 10 crore from them.
  • Big Eater: Motu loves to eat lots of samosas.
  • The Big Race: In "Patlu Ki Race", Patlu enters a running competition. Naturally, John the Don tries to keep him from winning the race.
  • Birthday Episode:
    • Motu's birthday is celebrated in "Motu Ka Birthday".
    • John invites everyone to his birthday in "John Ka Birthday".
  • The Boxing Episode: The episode "Boxing Competition" is about Boxer challenging Motu to a boxing match.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Motu and Patlu's superhero costumes in "Super Duper Man" have an M and a P on them, respectively.
  • Bull Seeing Red: In "Bull Power", Dr. Jhatka creates a drink that causes whoever consumes it to become as powerful as a bull. Ghasitaram suggests he give the drink to Patlu, who starts to chase anything he sees that is colored red after drinking it.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: In "Scooter Race", Dr. Jhatka turns off the lights in his workshop, leaving Motu and Patlu's eyes as the only visible objects.
  • Captain Obvious:
    • The YouTube songs feel the need to point out that they're "Available Worldwide!" They're normal YouTube videos, why wouldn't they be?
    • In "Motu Ke Sawaal", Motu watches a TV show where the host says that one's knowledge will increase if they ask questions. Isn't it the whole point of asking questions to get an answer to increase your knowledge about something?
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • Chingum has a few. "Why fear, when Chingum is here!", "It is impossible to escape from Chingum's plans, impossible!", "Stop! Stop in the name of the law!"
    • Motu often reminds Patlu that "My brain doesn't function on an empty stomach!"
    • Dr. Jhatka often exclaims "I swear on my patients!"
    • John the Don's catchphrase is "John banega Don" ("John will become the Don").
  • Character Name and the Noun Phrase: Certain episodes have titles following this naming format. Usually these are named "Motu Patlu aur [x]" (with "aur" meaning "and" in Hindi).
  • Christmas Songs: Some of the YouTube songs are Christmas songs, like "Jingle Bells".
  • Clear My Name: In "Motu Patlu in Jail", John gets Motu and Patlu thrown in prison. Naturally, they try to prove themselves innocent.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: The portable AC device Dr. Jhatka invents in "Motu the AC" gets stuck to Motu, and he has to find a way to get himself unstuck.
  • Clip Show: The YouTube channel uploads compilations of clips from older episodes.
  • Coconut Meets Cranium: Inspector Chingum can shoot his gun and make coconuts fall down on people, usually himself.
  • Cool Teacher: Chotu in the "D se Dab" commercial, where he's a school teacher who teaches everyone how to dab.
  • Confronting Your Imposter: In one episode, Motu disguises as the person Dr. Daniel, only for him to meet the real Dr. Daniel.
  • Cranial Eruption: In "John Banega Don", Patlu throws the bag of 10 crore over a wall. Inspector Chingam is on the other side of the wall and is hit by the bag, giving him a bump on his head.
  • Cumulonemesis: In "Angry Clouds", the Rain God, an anthropomorphic cloud, comes after Motu for insulting him.
  • Delayed "Oh, Crap!": In "Snow Man", Dr. Jhatka traps the snowman in his lab and increases the temperature to try to melt him. The snowman escapes, sneaks up behind Motu, and asks if he's dead yet. Motu responds by explaining that he'll surely be done for now... and then he turns around and realizes who asked him that question.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: The baby dinosaur in "Baby Dinosaur" has little wings and the ability to breathe fire.
  • Disguised in Drag: In "Angry Clouds", Patlu dresses up Motu as a woman in an attempt to keep the Rain God from recognizing him.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In "Angry Clouds", several townspeople notice and get distracted by Motu while he is Disguised in Drag.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Some airings include a "don't try this at home" disclaimer during scenes that could be considered violent.
  • "Double, Double" Title:
    • The episode "Khazana khazana".
    • The episode "Kabaddi Kabaddi".
  • Dub Name Change: The Sinhalese dub is titled Sutin Matin and the characters' names are changed to match.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: In "Samosa Vending Machine", Motu gets very distressed by the vending machine not giving him a samosa. After he helps capture John when he tries to steal the money from the machine, however, the machine happily gives Motu some samosas as a reward.
  • Eating Solves Everything: Sometimes, Motu will eat samosas which will make him stronger and help him fight his enemies.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Boxer, a recurring character, is only known by his affinity for boxing.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs:
    • In "Baby Dinosaur", Patlu finds a dinosaur egg.
    • In "Motu Patlu Vs Dinosaur", Motu accidentally brings a dinosaur statue to life with one of Dr. Jhatka's inventions.
  • Exact Words:
    • At the beginning of the episode "Water Problem", Motu is about to eat some samosas as per usual when Patlu reminds him that the doctor has warned him not to eat outside foods due to a stomach problem. Motu eats the samosas given to him anyway... but he takes the shells off of them and only eats the insides. He explains to Chaiwala that he can't have outside foods, so he's eating inside foods instead.
    • In "Robot of Furfuri Nagar", the contestants of the robot competition are asked to read the robots' manuals, as "whoever drinks up the information in this manual tonight and digests it really well, only he will be able to win the competition". Motu complies by turning his manual into a soup and literally drinking it.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • The episode "Cricket League" is about... a cricket league by Motu and Patlu.
    • "Denture Alien" is about an alien with dentures.
    • "Time Machine" does indeed involve a time machine. More specifically, Dr. Jhatka invents a time machine and Motu and Patlu use it to go to the Stone Age.
  • Expository Theme Tune: "Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi" explains who Motu and Patlu are, how they get along, and what they do.
  • Extendable Arms: Characters' arms will occasionally stretch to cartoonish lengths to grab stuff. For example, in "Super Duper Man", Dr. Jhatka's arm stretches when he grabs the patient whose teeth he was taking care of.
  • Eye Pop: In "Bahroopiye Patakhey", Inspector Chingum's eyes pop when he notices the fire cracker in a nearby trash can.
  • Fat and Skinny: Motu and Patlu, respectively. Their names are even the Hindi words for "fat" and "skinny" respectively.
  • Fire-Breathing Diner: In "Baby Dinosaur", Patlu makes a plate of samosas laced with chili to keep Motu from cooking the dinosaur egg. Motu eats one of the samosas and breathes fire as a result of its spiciness.
  • Firing Day: In "Reporter", Motu takes on the job of a press reporter. His task is to go out and "cover" the story of the stray dogs. He thinks this means to cover the dogs with blankets. This misunderstanding leads to Motu getting fired on the first day of his job.
  • Fleeting Demographic: Often falls into this, with many people enjoying it when they're younger and growing up to dislike it.
  • Flying Car: Dr. Jhatka invents a flying car in "Pilot Training" that functions similarly to a plane.
  • Follow Your Nose: At the beginning of "John Banega Don", Motu picks up the scent of samosas and floats into the air as he follows it.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In the episode "Soul Change", Ghasitaram tricks Motu and Patlu into entering a body-swapping machine made by Dr. Jhatka. The two confuse Chaiwala when they go to his samosa stand and he assumes that Patlu is eating samosas while Motu is reading the paper - the exact opposite of what they would normally do.
  • The Full Name Adventures: The Adventures of Motu Patlu, the show's full title.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Dr. Jhatka makes tons of unique scientific inventions for Motu and Patlu to use, though his inventions sometimes lead to trouble.
  • Gag Sub: Most of the English-subbed episodes are done by Wow Kidz and are of average quality. However, a few episodes have received fanmade gag subtitles that are nothing like the original Hindi version. These were submitted to Wow Kidz and put up on the official channel. The only one still remaining is "Khazana khazana". The rest were removed.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The classic series episode "Motu Patlu aur Ramghad ke Sholay" contains a surprising amount of bloodshed.
  • Gratuitous English: English words are used in the titles of episodes and within the episodes themselves. An example of this is the "D se Dab" commercial which uses English words to describe how to be cool.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: In "Pilot Training", Motu runs off the flying car and into the air to grab his mango from a bird that has taken it. Motu does not realize he's in midair until the bird motions toward the ground to indicate this, and he falls only after realizing this.
  • Green Aesop: At the end of "Snow Man", Patlu tells viewers not to do anything that may cause global warming, or otherwise it'll somehow create something to attack you, similar to the snowman who attacks Motu, Patlu, and others over the course of the episode.
  • Hat of Power: The episode "Alien Hat" features a hat that allows the wearer to get whatever they desire.
  • Holiday Episode: There are episodes where the characters celebrate Holi and Diwali.
  • Human Cannonball: Not a human cannonball, exactly. In "Ants Attack", one of the attacks the ants use on Motu and Patlu is to shoot some of the other ants at them through cannons.
  • Humanity Ensues: The ray Dr. Jhatka invents in "Animal Converting Gadget" can turn animals into people and vice versa.
  • Idea Bulb: Whenever Patlu gets an idea, a light bulb usually shows up near his head.
  • Identical Stranger: "Duplicate Patlu" is about Motu and Patlu accompanying Dr. Jhatka to a hill station. A man named Taklu who looks exactly like Patlu lives there. Cue obligatory confusion over which one is which.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: The Clip Show "Inspector Chingam & His coconut Diaries" features a transition where a bunch of coconuts cover the screen.
  • Impact Silhouette: In "Time Machine", Motu and Patlu create holes that are shaped like them when they run through giant leaves.
  • Inconsistent Dub: The English sub isn't consistent with its own episode titles. One example would be the episode revolving around soccer, which is "Motu Patlu Ka Ball Game" in the thumbnail and "Motu Patlu Ball Game" in the upload title.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: "Chote Chote Motu Patlu" has Motu and Patlu accidentally get shrunk by a shrinking machine made by Dr. Jhatka.
  • Inflating Body Gag: In "Scooter Race", Dr. Jhatka accidentally inserts the pump for his scooter tires into Motu's mouth, causing Motu's body to inflate to the point that he floats in the air.
  • Ingesting Knowledge: In "Robot of Furfuri Nagar", Motu tries to learn his robot's instructions by turning the manual into a soup and ingesting it.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: The movie Motu Patlu in Dragon's World is all about Motu and Patlu's experiences in Dragon's World. Guess what kind of mythical creature they find there?
  • Instrumental Theme Tune: The older animated series has an instrumental opening.
  • Invisibility Ink:
    • The episode "Invisible Oil" is about John using a bottle of invisibility oil on Motu and Patlu.
    • Dr. Cyrus uses an invisibility spray on his assistant in "Mr Gayab".
  • Irony: The plot of "Party Invitation" is triggered by an ironic occurence - Motu hasn't been given an invitation to a party that was made specifically for him.
  • Jackass Genie: In "Motu Patlu Jinn", Motu and Patlu become jinns who work for John the Don. They mess with him primarily by granting his wishes in an Exact Words manner (Jon wishes for a palace and gets an upside-down one since he never specified whether the palace should be right-side up or not, and he also wishes for the lockers from the bank only to get just the lockers themselves without the money since he never specified that they should still have the money in them).
  • Leitmotif: "Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi" is the leitmotif of the two main characters and it often plays in the background when they interact.
  • Licensed Game: Nickelodeon India has made several online games based off of the show. They can be found here.
  • Lie Detector: Dr. Jhatka invents a lie-detecting robot in the episode "Lie Detector Robot".
  • Limited Animation: The original series had cheap, stiff animation. The animation has improved with the 2012 reboot.
  • Living Hat: "Alien Hat" features a living hat that listens to its wearer and gives the wearer whatever power they desire.
  • Living Toys: In "Toys Attack", John the Don steals a box of toy soldiers from Samba the magician. The toy soldiers are sentient and try to help John to defeat Motu and Patlu.
  • Man-Eating Plant: In "Time Machine", a big plant tries to eat Motu. Patlu manages to get the plant to spit him out.
  • Meaningful Name: "Motu" is the Hindi word for "fat" and "Patlu" is the Hindi word for "skinny".
  • Meat-O-Vision: In the episode "Motu Ke Samose", Motu gulps down an entire bottle of medicine made by Dr. Jhatka, causing him to hallucinate samosas everywhere.
  • Medium Blending: The original series mixes CGI characters and backgrounds with live-action footage.
  • Mistaken for Thief: In "Super Duper Man", Motu and Patlu manage to retrieve the bag of money from John the Don but are mistaken for the robbers who stole the money in the first place when Inspector Chingum appears. Naturally, the two set out to catch the real robbers, John the Don and his assistants.
  • Modesty Towel: Inspector Chingum is seen wearing one in "Water Problem". He's trying to take a shower, but he realizes that the water has suddenly gone from Furfuri Nagar and gives up.
  • The Movie: The series has received several television movies along with a theatrical film titled Motu Patlu: King of Kings.
  • Mummy: There is an episode literally titled "Mummy", where Motu and Patlu find an ancient box containing an Egyptian mummy and her mummy dog. Both the mummy and the dog come to life after Motu grabs the mummy's bracelet.
  • Name and Name: Minus the "and". The official Japanese title on Netflix adds in the word "and" in Japanese.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: When Motu receives the conch shell from the alien in "Alien Shankh", the first thing he duplicates with it is a couple of nearby crocodiles. Cue Motu and Patlu being chased down by said crocodiles.
  • Never Trust a Title: The music videos say they're "Available Worldwide!" in their titles, but they're actually blocked in India and neighboring countries.
  • New Job Episode: There's a decent amount of episodes where Motu and/or Patlu take on a certain job, such as being taxi drivers or running a sweets shop. The jobs only last for their respective episodes.
  • New Year Has Come: There is at least one New Year's special which is twice the length of the usual 11-minute stories.
  • No Snack For You: In "Samosa Vending Machine", Motu inserts some money into a samosa vending machine that Chaiwala has set up to do his job while he's attending a wedding. The machine doesn't give him the samosas, instead dropping them right back on the plate contained in it right when it's about to pick them up and drop them into the outside slot. For added kicks, a kid appears and inserts his money into the machine, which not only works for him but scores him a ludicrous amount of the samosas.
  • No Theme Tune:
    • The YouTube channel removes the Theme Tune. Older uploads just cut straight to the episode, but newer uploads replace the theme song with a clip of Motu and Patlu telling the viewer to subscribe to the channel. Possibly justified because those who want to hear the theme song can hear it separately.
    • The very short-lived English dub doesn't have a theme song at all.
  • Nursery Rhymes: Several of these are posted on the official YouTube channel.
  • Officially Shortened Title: Motu Patlu is the shortened version of The Adventures of Motu Patlu.
  • Only One Name: Most characters have only one name, such as Motu, Patlu, etc.
  • Pinball Projectile: At the beginning of "Pilot Training", Motu has a dream where he spills hot tea on himself and ends up moving around on his bed before landing on a soccer ball. The soccer ball is sent bouncing around the walls of his house.
  • The Place: Used for some of the movies, such as Motu Patlu: Octopus World and Motu Patlu: Dragon World.
  • Planet Looters: Some of the aliens from the Alien Episodes attempt to steal objects from Earth, such as the pot-shaped aliens from "Motu Patlu aur Lalchi Alien" who steal stones.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: On YouTube, the Theme Tune is replaced with Motu and Patlu telling the viewer to subscribe to the channel.
  • Power-Up Food: Motu will often become stronger after eating samosas, which can help him fight his enemies and save the day.
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: Motu participates in a wrestling match in "FWWE Fight".
  • Projectile Webbing: In "Super Duper Man", Motu and Patlu have the ability to shoot webs out of their hands as one of their superpowers. The webs aren't very helpful, however, as they're not sticky enough for Motu and Patlu to use them to stick to walls.
  • Pun: In "Reporter", Motu takes on the job of a press reporter. His task is to go out and "cover" the story of the stray dogs. The pun is that Motu thinks this means to cover the dogs with blankets.
  • Real Place Background: The classic series often uses real-life locations for its backgrounds.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: John the Don often speaks in rhyme. His minions, Number 1 and Number 2, often think he is making a poem and say they like it.
  • Robot Me:
    • In "Robot Chingam", Dr. Jhatka invents a robotic version of Inspector Chingum. The robot will behave just like a given person if their hat is placed on it.
    • In "Patlu Robot", John the Don uses a lookalike robot of Patlu to try to get rid of Motu.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Dr. Jhatka and Ghasitaram are introduced in the second episode, "Pilot Training".
  • Send in the Clones:
    • In "Chingam Hi Chingam", Inspector Chingum gets several clones made of himself, to help in stopping crime in Furfuri Nagar.
    • In "Motu Ke Clones", Dr. Jhatka clones Motu to give him help renovating his house.
  • Shipshape Shipwreck: In "Mermaid", there is a shipwreck visible in the background in one scene. The ship is mostly intact and standing upright.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Snowlems: In "Snow Man", global warming causes Furfuri Nagar to become extremely cold and snowy. Dr. Jhatka has a satellite up in the air which is melting the snow, but its ray hits a snowman some children built and brings it to life, causing it to chase down Motu, Patlu, and the others for trying to kill him through the melting satellite.
  • Solid Clouds: In "Ghaseetaram the Cloud Man", Motu and Patlu ride on a solid cloud made by Dr. Jhatka.
  • Something Person: In "Super Duper Man", Motu and Patlu's superhero identities are Motu Man and Patlu Man.
  • Space Whale Aesop: At the end of "Snow Man", Patlu tells viewers not to do anything that may cause global warming, or otherwise it'll somehow create something to attack you.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Japanese title is either モツパトゥル or モトゥとパトルー, and those are different. The latter is more official and used on Netflix.
  • Spin-Off: Inspector Chingum is one.
  • Squashed Flat: In "Car Park", Motu and Patlu are flattened by Boxer's car running over them.
  • Stewed Alive: In "Time Machine", the wild tribe puts Motu and Patlu in a boiling cauldron to cook them.
  • Stock Episode Titles: One episode uses the stock title "The Game".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The only physical feature setting Inspector Chingum apart from his dad is that the latter's facial hair is white from old age.
  • Super Strength: "The Bulk" is about Motu getting injected with a serum that makes him larger and stronger.
  • Superhero Episode: Motu and Patlu become a superhero duo in "Super Duper Man".
  • Surprise Party: Motu's friends try to pull a surprise birthday party for him in "Motu Ka Birthday".
  • Surprisingly Good English: In one episode, the characters speak English with (almost) full sentences.
  • Theme Tune: "Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi" serves as the main theme of the series.
  • Theme Tune Extended: The Theme Tune is only around 30 seconds long when it airs on Nickelodeon India, but a longer version exists on YouTube.
  • Time Machine: Dr. Jhatka invents a time machine in the episode "Time Machine". Motu and Patlu use it and are transported to the Stone Age, where they deal with a wild tribe who tries to eat them.
  • Time-Travel Episode: In "Time Machine", Motu and Patlu use Dr. Jhatka's time machine to go to the Stone Age.
  • Title Theme Drop: The Theme Tune often plays during episodes, usually at the beginning or the ending.
  • Title Theme Tune: The Theme Tune is about the two main characters, so it's only a given that the title would appear several times.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Motu's favorite food is samosas.
  • Transformation Ray: The camera in "Onions" turns people into anthropomorphic onions when used on them.
  • Translated Cover Version: Some dubs translate the Theme Tune, such as the Sinhalese dub changing it to "Sutin Y Matin Ki Jodi".
  • Two Shorts: Uses this format on TV.
  • Unscaled Merfolk: The mermaids in "Mermaid" do not appear to have visible scales on their tailfins.
  • Untranslated Title: Some of the episode titles are in Hindi, and the English-subbed episodes usually don't provide a translation.
  • Vengeful Vending Machine: The vending machine in "Samosa Vending Machine" punches Motu when he hits it trying to get a samosa out of it.
  • Visible Invisibility: In "Diamond Robbery", when John the Don and his assistants use Dr. Jhatka's invisibility stickers, only their outlines are visible.
  • When Trees Attack: In "Time Machine", while Motu and Patlu are in the Stone Age, they are attacked by a big tree with a face.
  • Whole Plot Reference: "Motu Patlu aur Ramghad ke Sholay", an episode of the older animated series, is basically one big reference to the Bollywood film Sholay. An instrumental version of the Sholay song "Mehbooba Mehbooba" even plays in the episode at some point.
  • Win to Exit: In the episode "The Game", Motu accidentally gets he and others trapped in Dr. Jhatka's game, and they have to win the game to get out.
  • Wingding Eyes: In the New Years 2019 commercial, Motu's eyes are hearts.
  • The X of Y: The title of the theatrical film is Motu Patlu: King of Kings.
  • X-Ray Sparks: In "Electric Shoes", when Motu and Patlu get shocked by the electric shoes, their skeletons become visible.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: There is an episode titled "Antz Land".
  • You Are Number 6: John the Don's assistants are Number 1 and Number 2.
  • You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost: In "Angry Clouds", when Motu crashes into a building while riding a bike and trying to escape from the Rain God, Chaiwala asks why he's so scared and wonders if he saw a ghost.

Alternative Title(s): Motu Patlu King Of Kings

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