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Kaeloo is a comic book series based on the cartoon of the same name.

The first issue, titled Let's Play... was released in July 2018.

Kaeloo contains examples of:

  • Author Powers: One of the stories had Stumpy talking about how great the Mr. Coolskin comics are when suddenly, a giant fist crushes him. Kaeloo and Mr. Cat explain that it's the fist of the editor, who doesn't want other comic books endorsed in a comic about the Kaeloo series.
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  • Bait-and-Switch: The second story starts with Stumpy, Quack Quack, and Mr. Cat walking around as zombies and heading towards Kaeloo, hinting that the story is going to be about a zombie apocalypse. Instead, it turns out that they just woke up, and they were heading towards Kaeloo because she was making breakfast for them.
  • Behind the Black: Mr. Cat replaces himself with a cardboard cutout and nobody notices, yet from the position they were standing in they should have been able to see that it was just cardboard.
  • Call-Back: During the Hopscotch story, when Kaeloo suggests a game of hopscotch, Stumpy reminds her that the main four have already played that.
  • Continuity Nod: When the main four are sent to Hell, Mr. Cat starts singing On the Way to Hell.
  • Curse Cut Short: Stumpy calls a video game he keeps losing a "jeu de m-". If he had finished the sentence, it would be "jeu de merde" (shitty game).
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  • Dragged Off to Hell: Mr. Cat attempts to have this happen to Quack Quack like he did in Let’s Play Hopscotch, but ends up accidentally making it happen to all of the main four, himself included.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Quack Quack gives Mr. Cat a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown because the latter ate some of his yogurt.
  • Genie in a Bottle: The main four find a genie in a lamp who offers them wishes. Stumpy wishes to be turned into a girl and it’s suggested that Mr. Cat is going to wish for Quack Quack to be horribly injured.
  • A Hell of a Time: Subverted. The main four get sent to Hell and at first it actually seems fun until they realize that every fun activity they could think of has a fair bit of chain yanking attached to it.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Kaeloo is running around pretending to be an airplane, Stumpy is yelling at his video game, and Quack Quack is counting his yogurts out loud. To get some peace and quiet, Mr. Cat gets them out of the way by telling Kaeloo there’s a landing strip for dragonflies nearby, informing Stumpy that his sister is searching for him and advising him to hide, and putting remote controlled wheels on the fridge and making it run away so Quack Quack will chase it. Moments later, Kaeloo is running around pretending to be a dragonfly, Stumpy is yelling at Mr. Cat for having lied to him, and Quack Quack is trying to lasso the fridge like a cowboy.
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  • Medium Awareness: The characters are fully aware that they’re in a comic book.
  • Must Have Caffeine: After waking up in the morning and going to the breakfast table, an exhausted Mr. Cat asks Kaeloo for some coffee.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Mr. Cat gets the main four Dragged Off to Hell and Kaeloo develops severe depression, which horrifies him because she can’t transform anymore, and also because, well, she’s depressed.
  • No Fourth Wall: Much like the animated series, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat speak to the audience.
  • Not a Morning Person: Stumpy, Quack Quack, and Mr. Cat.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Some of the arrows that point to the characters, like the one that says “modest” while pointing to Mr. Cat while he brags to the audience about his “superior intellect and incredible talent”.
  • Skewed Priorities: When there is a power outage, the fridge stops working. Quack Quack is worried that the yogurt inside might get spoiled. What does he do? He builds a machine to generate electricity, but he needs something to put in the machine that is a good conductor of electricity. What does he use as a conductor? His good friend, Stumpy. It's perfectly fine to electrocute your friend as long as your food doesn't rot.
  • Stripped to the Bone: Kaeloo tells Stumpy and Quack Quack to take a bath and when they disagree, she reminds them of all the dirt, dust, sweat, dead skin, microbes, etc. that could remain on their bodies if they don’t. They get freaked out and scrub themselves so vigorously that only their skeletons remain.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Mr. Cat ends up accidentally getting the main four sent to Hell. At first, it seems fun; Kaeloo gets to play games all the time, Stumpy gets the full collection of Mr. Coolskin comics, Quack Quack gets an infinite supply of yogurt containers, and Mr. Cat is free to do as he pleases. Almost immediately, they find out that there's a catch to everything: the games they can play don't have rules, and as Kaeloo notes, there really is no point of playing games without rules. Stumpy's comic books disintegrate the moment he touches them. Quack Quack's yogurt containers are empty. And since Kaeloo can't have fun anymore, she's too depressed to get mad at Mr. Cat, which makes him upset too.
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