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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 episodes 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.
  • Character in the Logo: The show's logo features the letters in the colors of, and with the antenna of, the main seven characters.
  • 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.
    • Their homes, and to a lesser extent their vehicles, follow the same color coding. The only exception is Jeff. His stuff is all white, in keeping with the ultra-modern design scheme.
  • Disney Death: Happens with Slick in "Robobuddy". He seems dead, until he opens his eyes...
  • Ensemble Cast: All seven Oddbods have equal billing, even if they don’t 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.
  • Last-Second Photo Failure: The seven-minute episode openings are a Couch Gag of the Oddbods assembling for a photo, with unsucessful results.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son:
    • As seen in "Our Son Slick", Slick's father is a strict and proper man, in contrast to his party animal son. He eventually learns to loosen up like Slick, but it turns out his wife, Slick's mom, is even more strict.
    • In "The Really Odd Parents", Jeff's parents are enthusiastic and very tacky in appearance, in contrast to their straight-laced son.
  • 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. "Our Son Slick" shows that Jeff has dozens of the same purple jumpsuit.
  • Morphic Resonance: Oddbods transformed into werewolves keep their jumpsuits, only with sprouted ears on them. Their tails also resemble the former antenna they had.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The Pink Girl Newt and the Blue Boy Pogo are often paired up.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The one-minute episode “Dance Off” has Pogo dancing the Gangnam Style, only to be tackled twice in annoyance.
    • ”Perfect Night’s Squeak” is a setup of Tom and Jerry cartoons.
  • 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. It turns out his mom looks about the same, only with lipstick and a sunhat.
    • "The Really Odd Parents" features Jeff's parents, who wear the same jumpsuit design as their son, with the addition of Hawaiian shirts, his mom wearing a head bandanna and glasses, and his dad having a mustache.
    • "Uncle Zee" shows Zee's sister, niece and nephew. All three have Zee's green jumpsuit design. The only differences are little girl is wearing a martial arts gi, the boy is wearing a hat, and Zee's sister has eyeliner, like other females in the show.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Female Oddbods have a thin eyelash layer on their eyelids that matches their jumpsuit’s 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.
  • Umbrellas Are Lightning Rods: This is how one argument about who gets an umbrella ends, just as they found a compromise that could've kept them both dry.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Jeff is the most obvious example, he has a fancy house with many works of art. But nearly the entire cast could apply, since Pogo (of all people) is the only person shown to hold a consistent job with his ice cream truck.
  • Vehicle-Based Characterization: Each of the main seven Oddbods have a vehicle that supports their personalities:
    • Scientific and nerdy Bubbles has a customized rover loaded with a variety of gadgets.
    • Hot-headed and masculine Fuse has a large monster truck with a grille decal that matches his fire tattoo.
    • Tidy and fastidious Jeff has a modern smart car in a bland color.
    • Girly and sweet Newt has a pink, flower-printed auto-rickshaw.
    • Prank-happy and noisy Pogo has an ice cream truck, which also doubles as his career.
    • Cool and socially-conscious Slick has a custom paint job sports car.
    • Lazy and sloppy Zee has a tractor.