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Pecola is a CG kids' anime.

On the shores of Crescent Bay is a town full of Funny Animals rendered in cube shape, appropriately named "Cube Town." Living there is Pecola, a young penguin that constantly gets into trouble despite his heart of gold. His friends include a nerdy mouse named Little Chu a.k.a. Chewy, a fox named Rudy, and a female penguin named Coco.

The show ran for 26 episodes with 52 segments lasting 11 minutes each.


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  • Adorkable: Pecola, Chewy, and Robbie embody this trope.
  • Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The English version uses a completely different theme song from the Japanese version.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the episode "Golagola", the theme song plays on the TV when Pecola turns it on.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mr. Saruyama can't seem to go one day without his melons rolling away.
  • Catchphrase: "Flappin' flippers!"
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Mayor Papazoni.
  • Deserted Island: One episode has Pecola and his friends stranded on one. They're actually still on the mainland, downshore from Crescent Bay.
  • Eccentric Townsfolk: Every member of Cube Town has one quirk or another.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: In the episode "Constellation Pecola", Dr. Hornbender notices that one of the planets in the solar system has been knocked out of orbit and is headed right towards Cube Town. Cue Pecola spreading Hornbender's warning to the rest of Cube Town, and the townspeople reacting accordingly. However, there is no planet colliding with Cube Town at the end of the episode, as Pecola had rearranged the stars and planets on a rendering of the solar system in Hornbender's lab to look like his face, and the arrangement of the stars only made it look like the planet was knocked out of orbit.
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  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Mr. Saruyama.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Pecola, his grandfather, and Coco.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Rory the mailman.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Steamer will never fix Cactus.
  • Fruit Cart: Mr. Saruyama's melon display, which spills Once an Episode.
    "My melons!" (starts crying)
  • Heavy Sleeper: Mr. Bernard, often to his wife's dismay.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Coco. One episode has her practice singing for Pecola's band, which was assaulting on the ears of everyone in Cube Town. Towards the end of the episode, she strains her voice, causing her to lose it... but it makes her singing beautifully smooth.
  • Invisibility: In one episode, a machine created by Dr. Chu accidentally turns Pecola invisible.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rudy
  • The Klutz: One of the reasons why Pecola gets into trouble.
    • Jabbatt and Bashatt, the two tortoise brothers and Cube Town's local firefighters, seem to cause more property damage than Pecola when they drive their fire truck.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Rudy. It's evident in his catch phrase.
  • Look, a Distraction!: How Mayor Papazoni makes everyone asking him questions look away before using a Secret Underground Passage. They fall for it every time.
  • Nap-Inducing Speak: Mayor Papazoni's speeches are that boring.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: The residents of Cube Town would like that. Unfortunately for them, Pecola is in there with them.
  • Personality Swap: One episode has Coco, Robbie, and Bongo switch personalities with one another when Chewy's cleaning vacuum malfunctions.
  • Precocious Crush: Pecola, Rudy, and Robbie for Steamer.
  • Robot Me: Robo-Pecola.
  • Short-Lived Leadership: One episode features the main character participating in an election for becoming the town's mayor. Due to everyone getting the idea to jokingly vote for him, he ends up winning in a landslide and promptly launches his victory fireworks, much to everyone's horror. After about 30 seconds of utter chaos, Pecola announces he's resigning from his position. Why? Because he got a stomachache from eating all the pudding he filled the town hall with.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: The opening theme is sang a bunch of times, usually from Coco, in "Coco's Concert".
  • Those Two Guys: Jabatt and Bashatt
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The kid characters love pudding, especially Pecola. There's also Mr. Saruyama with melons.
  • Treasure Map: One episode has Pecola and his friends go on a treasure hunt with a map they found. It is the same map that the adults used when they were kids.
  • Tunnel Network: There's one underneath Cube Town. As explained by Mayor Papazoni, generations of Cube Town's mayors have used it to dodge questions.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Often, any help Pecola tries to give.

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