Oddbods is a Singaporean-British CGI cartoon by One Animation. First released in 2014, the show features the titular characters, seven round-bodied creatures in fuzzy jumpsuits: Fuse, Newt, Pogo, Bubbles, Jeff, Zee and Slick.
The show, which has episode ranging from one minute, three minutes, and seven minutes, features the Oddbods going through the perils of everyday life, which often turns to the comedic due to their personalities.
The show has a large worldwide spread, with various foreign versions of channels like Disney Channel and Boomerang airing the show. It also has its own channel on YouTube, where various compilations of the shorts are released.
Oddbods provides examples of:
- Aerith and Bob: The Oddbods' names are Slick, Fuse, Bubbles, Pogo, Zee, Newt... and Jeff.
- Agitated Item Stomping: If Fuse is angry with something, expect it to be destroyed by him smashing it and stepping on it multiple times.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: All of the Oddbods, regardless of gender, have very thick eyebrows that appear to be stitched onto their jumpsuits. The girls have slightly thinner and pointed eyebrows, but still relatively thick.
- Cephalothorax: The Oddbods are simply rounded bodies that act as their faces as well, with their jumpsuits having a hole cut out of them.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Each Oddbod has their own color scheme to differentiate them: Fuse is red, Newt is Pink, Pogo is blue, Bubbles is yellow, Jeff is purple, Zee is green, and Slick is orange. All the background Oddbods, meanwhile, are grey.
- Ensemble Cast: All seven Oddbods have equal billing, even if they dont all appear in a single episode.
- Faceless Masses: Non-main character Oddbods are simply grey jumpsuited ones with no identifying antenna, with the only difference being eyelashes on the girl ones.
- Fountain of Youth: The episodes "Bubble Trouble" and "The Oddfather" feature one of Bubbles' inventions, an age ray, going haywire, and turning Oddbods into babies. "Bubble Trouble" has it happen to just Bubbles, with Jeff trying to reverse the effects, and "The Oddfather" has all but Fuse affected, forcing him to be the one to fix them back.
- Four-Fingered Hands: All of the Oddbods have stubby four fingers. The paw pads on their jumpsuits suggests two toes as well.
- Grossout Show: Surprisingly prevalent in the one-minute episodes, which deal with some gross topics, such as disgusting eating habits and bodily fluids.
- Limited Wardrobe: The Oddbods wardrobes all consist of the same jumpsuits. The episode Strictly No Dancing lampshades this, showing that Bubbles has multiple ones hanging in her closet.
- Morphic Resonance: Oddbods transformed into werewolves keep their jumpsuits, only with sprouted ears on them. Their tails also resemble the former antenna they had.
- Rule of Seven: There are seven main Oddbods, cited as a reference to the seven dwarfs.
- Same Clothes, Different Year: No matter the age, the Oddbods are seen in the same jumpsuits with the same colors and antenna markers, albeit shorter in height.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Newt and Bubbles are just as likely to get hit with pratfalls as the guys.
- Speaking Simlish: None of the Oddbods speak a language, rather they speak gibberish and various exclamations that gives an idea of what is going on.
- Strong Family Resemblance: The episode "Our Son Slick" introduces Slick's dad, who looks almost exactly like him, down to the same jumpsuit with antenna design. The only difference is a lack of freckles and an added mustache, tie, and pair of glasses..
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Female Oddbods have a thin eyelash layer on their eyelids that matches their jumpsuits color.
- Three Shorts: The Oddbods Show, which is what normally airs on the networks, is made up of three of the seven minute episodes to make up a 21 minute run time.
- Two Girls to a Team: Newt and Bubbles are the only female Oddbods of the group.