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"Be friendly, alright?"
—The show's tagline.

Hey, Papyrus! (or also known as Undertale In Name Only: The Anime) is a fan-made anime based of Undertale. It tells the story of what happens several years after the game's True Pacifist ending.

After an unknown mishap involving air travel, Papyrus, Sans and Undyne end up crashing into a rather "remote" island when they're supposed to enjoy their proper vacation. The island is referred to as such because the people living there, despite the good living conditions for a small village, have never heard of monsters (except for the village elder, who is never believed). After the crash, the three monsters are separated from each other, with Papyrus ending up meeting a young girl named Aoi Tanaka (dub name: Tammy), who lives only with her mother (her dad is never seen in this show) and manages a small kindergarten. After befriending her, the two begin to have (mostly) wacky adventures.

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Basically, it's Undertale meets Pokémon with a dash of Stitch!.

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  • Adaptational Badass: In this show, Papyrus is strong enough to fight against monsters multiple times his own size. Heck, he can even finish off several monsters solo! Isn't The Power of Friendship great?
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Sans doesn't showcase his powers that much in this show. Even if he does, it's for mundane reasons, like picking up a book from a shelf.
    • Undyne even more so, as she rarely ever fights. The best she can do is assisting Sans for a Combination Attack for a single episode.
  • Alliterative Name: One new monster (a dormouse-cat hybrid) is named Adora Adelina.
  • All Just a Dream: One episode has Papyrus chasing an attractive-looking female skeleton, only for her exposed face to be of the main villain, Master Morita. It ends with this trope.
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  • Barbaric Bully: Tanaka's rival, Kinoshita, has shades of this. Since Tanaka is left defending herself when she's at the school (in season 3 onwards), she becomes an easy picking for Kinoshita. She particularly likes to start fights and frame innocent students.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Napstablook, who looks like one, makes a few appearances in this show.
  • Big Bad: In the early seasons, Geary is this. Later seasons reveal that he's The Dragon to the villain monster Master Morita, who is the real Big Bad of this anime.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The troublesome monsters that show up every episode are actually this, being controlled by the Big Bad until Tanaka and Papyrus snap them out of it.
  • Chocolate-Frosted Sugar Bombs: A sugar-based monster uses magic to turn all kids' snacks into these.
  • Combination Attack: In the final battle, Sans uses his Blasters in tandem with Undyne's spears to render Helvetica immobile once he's weakened by Papyrus's comeback strike.
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  • The Chosen One: The village elder sees Tanaka as this since she manages to befriend a monster (Papyrus). He believes that with the duo around, they can stop the troublesome monsters that have recently popped up.
  • Coin-on-a-String Trick: Kinoshita likes to do this when it comes to vending machines.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Tardas is a blob monster that looks and behaves like this.
  • Dead Pet Sketch: One episode has a village child playing with his friend's pet hamster only for it to end up missing when he's not looking. Said child, in panic, searches for a replacement. He ends up picking up a lookalike that turns into that episode's Monster of the Week, as said lookalike turns into a gigantic beast at night. The (real) lost hamster somehow comes back in the end of the episode.
  • Declarative Finger: Tanaka's mom often talks with this gesture.
  • Disappearing Box: Papyrus once volunteered for this magic trick. The magic performer is actually a monster who wants to fight Papyrus without anyone else interfering. The Disappearing Box trick he performed ends up teleporting Papyrus into the magician monster's alternate world.
  • Dumb and Drummer: One episode features a monster duo named after this trope! Both monsters cause trouble by treating almost anything as percussion instruments. Ironically, the one named Dumb is actually quite intelligent. He just follows along his dim-witted partner in order to hide his association with Master Morita and try to make the humans think that they cause trouble just because. Though, since they appear in a later season episode, long after Tanaka and company learned about the presence of Master Morita, Dumb's idea end up not working well.
  • Flanderization: Papyrus becomes more Manchild-ish the further the show progresses. It gets to a point where almost all his dialogue are either gibberish with some mixed English/Japanese words or end up sounding like "You No Take Candle".
  • Flashback Stares: Often happens in this anime whenever there's a flashback going on.
  • Little Green Men: They're a type of monster in this show.
  • Mega Meal Challenge: One episode has Tanaka and company competing in one. It's actually a trap by Geary in order to weaken Papyrus, Sans and Undyne so that Master Morita can easily capture them.
  • Monster of the Week: Each episode usually has at least one brainwashed monster causing trouble in the village (or town in the later seasons).
  • Oral Fixation: One kindergarten student is always seen with a lollipop in his mouth.
  • Original Character: Many new human and monster characters are made just for this anime.
  • Pie-Eyed: Icky the Cryptiguana monster has eyes like this. After all, his appearance is a throwback to 20's and 30's cartoons.
  • The Power of Friendship: The recurring theme of this anime.
  • Prank Call: Lailai is a monster who can use its own body to contact other people's phones. All the calls are this, even after it's befriended by Tanaka.
  • Quicksand Sucks: One monster uses this as a form of attack.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: One episode's Monster of the Week turns out to be Sans in a disguise, who decided to mess with Tanaka after she tasked him to take care of her house when everyone but Sans is going for a picnic.
  • Shrink Ray: Shrinker is this in monster form. His first strike involves shrinking Papyrus when no one else is around. Ends up being defeated from the inside.
  • Slurpasaur: A lizard-like monster is named after this trope. It glues random junk to its body to make itself look threatening. It can also increase or decrease its size.
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