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  • 0% Approval Rating: Everyone hates Pretty. Even Kaeloo doesn't like her, which is saying something.
  • Abandon Ship: In a pirate-themed role playing episode, Mr. Cat and Pretty are on a ship, and Eugly is a giant kraken. Eugly raises a fist to sink the ship. Mr. Cat refuses to abandon the ship initially when she asks him to... but bails at the last second and jumps off, leaving Pretty on board.
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  • Abhorrent Admirer: Pretty to Mr. Cat. Unlike most examples of this trope, she's not physically ugly, but she's an obnoxious Alpha Bitch and Stalker with a Crush who only likes him for his looks and doesn't care about him at all.
  • Abnormal Ammo: Apart from missiles, Mr. Cat also launches various things from his bazooka such as books, sheep, and people who were dumb enough to mess with him.
  • Accidental Hero: Stumpy in Episode 104. He manages to accidentally take control of Olaf's Mecha-Mooks, which leads to him being able to break into the lair, free his friends and blow up the building.
  • Accidental Kiss: In Episode 83, Stumpy is kicked into the air by a sheep, causing him to land face first on Eugly with their lips touching.
  • Accidental Pun:
    Mr. Cat (to Stumpy): We already told you, your zombie impression bites!
    • "Let's Play at Reading Books" has an example at the beginning. Quack Quack slams a book in Mr. Cat's face by accident, causing him pain. When Mr. Cat tries to say his Catchphrase "Meow", it comes out as "Me..... OW".
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  • Acid Pool: Mr. Cat dunks Quack Quack in an acid tub in the episode "Let's Play Prince Charming".
  • Acme Products: The unnamed online store the cast buy their stuff from sells everything from Love Potion to dangerous weapons.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Quack Quack gets this in "Let's Play Tennis" since he is a much better tennis player than the others.
  • Acronym and Abbreviation Overload: In one episode, Stumpy tries to get a girlfriend by talking to random girls online. When one girl replies to his message, she uses a lot of acronyms like ROFL and BWL, which confuses him so much he ends up rejecting her.
  • Acting Your Intellectual Age: Mr. Cat, the smartest cast member, has the intellect of an adult, and acts like one too despite being a kid. In addition, Episode 97 shows that he has apparently "lost his inner child".
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  • Adaptation Name Change: In the pilot episode, Kaeloo's name was "Kaelou", which was changed to "Kaeloo" for the show. In addition, Stumpy was not given a Dub Name Change in the pilot, retaining his French name "Moignon".
  • Addiction Displacement: Parodied; Mr. Cat says he curbed his addiction to carrotsnote  by developing an addiction to tormenting Quack Quack. He tries to justify this by saying that at least this way, he's not ruining his own health.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Kaeloo's name is the Japanese word for "frog", making her a frog named "Frog".
  • Adult Fear: In Episode 94, the gang are roleplaying as usual. This time, Mr. Cat is the principal of a school, Quack Quack is a student at said school, and Kaeloo is Quack Quack's mother. Halfway through the episode, Kaeloo gets a call from Mr. Cat saying that Quack Quack died. Kaeloo rushes over to the school, only to find Quack Quack alive, just injured. Mr. Cat then explains to Kaeloo that if he said a child was injured, the child's parents probably wouldn't bother to show up.
  • Aerith and Bob: We have a character named "Olaf", a normal name, and characters with unusual names like "Stumpy" and "Quack Quack".
  • Aesop Amnesia: Kaeloo learns that Cheaters Never Prosper in "Let's Play Golf". By the time Episode 95 rolls around, she's forgotten all about it.
  • Affectionate Nickname: In "Let's Play House" and "Let's Play Babysitting", Mr. Cat gives Kaeloo the nickname "coochy-coo".
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: In "Let's Play Art Class", when Mr. Cat finds out that Stumpy is a brilliant artist and that he plans to auction his art, he asks him to sign a contract that gives 95% of the profits to Mr. Cat. Subverted in that they never manage to sell any of the art, an therefore never make any money for Mr. Cat to swindle.
  • Afraid of Doctors: Quack Quack is terrified of them, as a result of being experimented on by scientists.
  • Afraid of Needles: Stumpy is afraid of needles, and faints when he sees one in "Let's Play Spies". Kaeloo manages to use this to her advantage in one episode to get him to stop Playing Sick by threatening to give him injections to make him "get better".
  • Agitated Item Stomping:
    • In Episode 82, when Pretty gets fed up with Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack, she throws her smartphone on the ground and stomps on it repeatedly. Somehow, it doesn't break.
    • In Episode 113, Stumpy loses a video game. He throws his console on the floor and stomps on it as though it was the console's fault he lost.
  • Agony of the Feet:
    • In Episode 101, Kaeloo distracts Stumpy when he's trying to lift weights, and he drops the weight on his foot.
    • In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Stumpy's feet catch fire.
  • Air Guitar: Stumpy and Olaf do this in Episode 72 to Jimi Hendrix's music.
  • Alcohol Hic:
    • Mr. Cat does this whenever he gets drunk.
    • Kaeloo and Stumpy does this in Episode 97 when Mr. Cat's Reality Warping gets them drunk.
  • Alien Abduction: Happens to Stumpy in Episode 98. The aliens abduct him from the couch he's sitting on and examine some acorns he happened to have with him. Turns out it was All Just a Dream ... Or Was It a Dream?
  • All Animals Are Dogs: In one episode, Mr. Cat tries to "tame" Bad Kaeloo (who is a toad), who starts wagging her "tail" and panting like a dog.
  • All-CGI Cartoon
  • Alleged Lookalikes: In one episode, Kaeloo mentions that fraternal twins Pretty and Eugly resemble each other. Pretty is not amused.
  • All Germans Are Nazis: When asked to speak German, Mr. Cat leaves and returns with a Nazi costume before he starts.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Kaeloo and Pretty once got into a huge fight over one. It turns out they like unicorns better. In addition, it's suggested in the same episode that literally all girls, everywhere, love ponies.
    Stumpy: Is that supposed to be cool? Must be a girl thing.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Kaeloo and Pretty both have crushes on Mr. Cat, the show's Big Bad.
  • All Just a Dream: The events of " Let's Play Astronauts" turn out to be a dream Stumpy had, which he was narrating to Kaeloo.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • Pretty has a crush on Mr. Cat. The feeling is far from mutual; Mr. Cat loathes Pretty with every fiber of his being and wishes that she would die.
    • Kaeloo and Mr. Cat seem to have a constant Unrequited Love Switcheroo going on. Who's crushing on whom depends on the episode. When one makes advances, the other backs away, seemingly disgusted.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Stumpy, Quack Quack, and especially Mr. Cat have shown themselves to be very perverted.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Olaf's backstory is that he was kicked out of the place he lived by the other emperor penguins for marrying an ice cube.
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  • Always Identical Twins: Averted with Pretty and Eugly, who are fraternal twins.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Pretty and Eugly are pink rabbits and Olaf is a blue emperor penguin. Averted with the main four, however, since they are colored like real animals.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Everyone on the show has one. Or more. Kaeloo's tendency to transform when she is angry makes it seem like she has some sort of split personality (which Mr. Cat actually pointed out in "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses"), Stumpy has a Tourette's syndrome-esque tic where he spouts gibberish and his neck spasms erratically when he doesn't understand something and is said to be mentally handicapped, Quack Quack seems to be some kind of idiot savant and is speech-impaired, Mr. Cat has very obvious antisocial and sadomasochistic tendencies and is extremely prone to Troubling Unchildlike Behavior, all of which is implied to be caused by his Dysfunctional Family... and those are only the main four characters and their most obvious issues.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Kaeloo, in-universe, especially in later seasons. She repeatedly eludes the question (or flees when asked during a Truth or dare game). She usually insists she's part of the girls, along with Pretty and Eugly. Bad Kaeloo, on the other hand, is shown hitting on Eugly once... note , but Bad Kaeloo also forcibly kissed Mr. Cat once. It was eventually confirmed by the official Facebook page that she is a Hermaphrodite.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Stumpy. As of later episodes, he's been leaning towards the antagonistic side, and showing perverted tendencies too.
  • Ambiguously Bi:
    • Stumpy has a girlfriend named Ursula and likes girls in general, but he seemed to have fallen in love with Quack Quack in the episode "Let's Play Hot-Cold" and has admitted to liking crossdressing.
    • Mr. Cat, since his crush Kaeloo has an Ambiguous Gender.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • The end of "Let's Play Trap-Trap". Did Quack Quack find the yogurts Kaeloo hid or was he just hallucinating?
    • In Episode 138, Mr. Cat attempts to diagnose Stumpy with dyspraxia, although Kaeloo keeps insisting that Stumpy is just lazy. It's not really clear whether Mr. Cat actually believes that Stumpy has dyspraxia, or he's just pretending to believe so just to piss off Kaeloo.
  • Amusing Injuries: The show basically revolves around this trope.
  • An Ass-Kicking Christmas: Episodes 103 and 104, a Multi-Part Episode, revolve around Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat saving Quack Quack after Olaf kidnaps him to use his powers in a machine to Take Over the World.
  • And This Is for...: A variant is used in one episode. Kaeloo forces Quack Quack to eat "org-yurt", a food which tastes absolutely disgusting but is good for the environment. When Quack Quack wastes it, she angrily transforms and force-feeds him org-yurt while yelling for each one.
    Bad Kaeloo: One org-yurt for the rainforest! One org-yurt for the Siberian tiger! And one org-yurt for butt-naked Indians!
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Once an Episode, Mr. Cat tortures Quack Quack in order to make Kaeloo angry.
  • Anger Born of Worry: In Episode 100, Kaeloo voluntarily gets put in a Lotus-Eater Machine which she never wants to leave. When her friends decide to get her to stop, they find out that she has undergone Sanity Slippage. Mr. Cat starts angrily screaming at her to stop using the machine because he's worried for her safety.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: In the pilot, Bad Kaeloo had a vocal sac. This was fixed in later episodes.
  • Animals Not to Scale: The frog is about a head taller than Stumpy the squirrel and slightly taller than Mr. Cat. Quack-Quack, who is a duckling, is in in turn half a head taller than Kaeloo. In the Making Of video, it's shown that Mr. Cat and Stumpy are actually reasonably sized for a domestic cat and a squirrel. To make things weirder, Kaeloo is often described as being little. Pretty, a rabbit, is roughly the same size as the others, Eugly, also a rabbit, is twice the size of the others, and to top it all off, a Running Gag on the show is to note that Olaf, an emperor penguin, is the shortest of them all.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Mr. Cat is Smileyland's resident jerk who is extremely snarky, Stumpy the squirrel is hyperactive and not very bright, Kaeloo the frog seems to be in constant bliss and is smotheringly "friendly", and Eugly the rabbit is extremely kind. Subverted with Quack-Quack, Bad Kaeloo and Pretty as Quack-Quack is a diaper-wearing genius incapable of speech, Bad Kaeloo is a monstrous she-toad with little obvious intelligence and a horrific mean streak, and Pretty is an Alpha Bitch who is mean to everyone for no reason.
  • Animation Bump: The Pilot looks nothing like the rest of the series.
    • The animation gets noticeably better from Season 2 onwards.
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  • Annoying Arrows: Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Pretty get impaled by arrows in one episode, but they don't take it as anything more than a minor inconvenience.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: A slight variant is used in Episode 105. The episode had the main four use a machine to extract the bad thoughts in their head, which are then personified as miniature versions of themselves. For example, one of Mr. Cat's thoughts, which represents greed, is portrayed as a miniature version of himself holding stacks of cash and yelling about how nobody can touch any of it.
  • The Anticipator: Stumpy becomes one in Episode 72 since his Sudden Intelligence allows him to use probability-based math sums to predict the future.
  • Anti-Role Model: Episode 55 had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack tell the viewers about avoiding household hazards by doing the things they said not to onscreen (such as messing with chemicals and sticking their fingers into electric sockets) and suffering.
  • Appendage Assimilation: In "Let's Play Peace Man", Quack Quack pulls a new head out of a suitcase and attaches it to his body after Mr. Cat blows off the old one with a bazooka.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat don't believe in magic despite living on a planet that runs on it.
  • Are We There Yet?: When Kaeloo forces Stumpy, who has acrophobia, to take a plane trip, he asks her this question as soon as the plane takes off.
  • Argumentum Ad Nauseam: In one episode, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat get into a debate and Quack Quack must decide who the winner is. Each time Kaeloo says something, Mr. Cat simply replies "Liar". Quack Quack ends up actually taking this into consideration and deciding Mr. Cat to be the winner.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: After Kaeloo teaches Stumpy martial arts, he manages to beat Mr. Cat in a fight and briefly becomes very arrogant. The problem quickly fixes itself when he tries to attack Quack Quack, who manages to easily defeat him.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • In Episode 12, when the gang are discussing what a TV news channel needs, Mr. Cat suggests "blood, pathos, suffering... and a blonde".
    • In Episode 133, Pretty gives Kaeloo the reasons why nobody likes her: she talks to flowers, she doesn't earn money, and she wears woollen scarves.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", Kaeloo gets mad at Stumpy for not packing all the important things they needed for a camping trip: the tent, the sleeping bags, the flashlights, and the book of campfire songs.
    • In one episode, Stumpy wants to become a vampire, so Kaeloo explains to him the various downsides of being a vampire, such as that he has to sleep in a coffin, he'll be destroyed if he goes out in the sun, and that he won't be able to post selfies online anymore since vampires can't be seen in photos.
    • In Episode 72, Stumpy is turned into a genius and reveals his plans for the future: build a bomb capable of destroying the planet, Take Over the World, and change the show's name from "Kaeloo" to "Stumpy".
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  • Ascended to Carnivorism:
  • Ash Face: Quite common, as the cast own weapons and explosives.
  • Aside Glance:
    • In Episode 105, Mr. Cat has an Imagine Spot of himself being massaged by several clones of Kaeloo. The real Kaeloo, standing next to him, gives an annoyed look to the audience as all she can see is Mr. Cat blushing and drooling.
    • Mr. Cat does this in almost any instance where Kaeloo, Stumpy and/or Quack Quack does something he finds stupid.
  • Ass Kicks You:
    • In Episode 76, Kaeloo gets annoyed with Stumpy and uses her butt to push him into a ditch.
    • Kaeloo once does this to Pretty in an attempt to get her away from Mr. Cat.
  • Ass Shove:
    • In the episode "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", Kaeloo sets up a fun game of treasure hunt for Stumpy and Quack Quack with the promise of a "surprise" at the end. Mr. Cat changes the clues to make the game so they get injured. At the end, Kaeloo gives them the "surprise" she had promised, and it turns out to be a photo of herself. Stumpy decides to shove it up his ass just to spite her, but she stops him before he does.
    • In another episode, Stumpy sticks a pencil up his butt because he thinks it's funny. To his chagrin, nobody else finds it amusing.
  • Assurance Backfire: One episode had Kaeloo start crying about how she always turns into a monster. Mr. Cat, in an attempt to reassure her, says everyone likes her for her "brutal, primitive-minded" self. Cue more tears.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Episode 65 ends with Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack chasing Mr. Cat with weapons and trying to beat him up.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Mr. Cat and Stumpy temporarily turn themselves into giants in Episode 102 in order to fight off Bad Kaeloo.
  • Attack Reflector: In "Let's Play Superpowers", Quack Quack reflects all of Stumpy's attacks with his superpowers.
  • Attack the Tail: Happens to Mr. Cat a lot. In one episode, he actually gets a bookshelf dropped on it.
  • Attempted Rape: In "Let's Play Baby-Sitting", Kaeloo tries to seduce Mr. Cat in order to get him to have sex with her so that they can have a baby. Mr. Cat ends up getting seduced so well that he actually tries to rape her, but she manages to push him off.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In Episode 60, when trying to gain access to a girls-only nightclub, Stumpy puts on a wig and knocks on the door. The bouncer immediately falls for him.
  • Attractiveness Discrimination: Taken Up to Eleven in an episode where Stumpy, Mr. Cat, Pretty and Eugly enter a cooking competition judged by Olaf. Olaf eliminates Eugly from the contest just for being ugly.
  • Audible Gleam: In "Let's Play Air Pockets", Mr. Cat smiles and his mouth shows a twinkle, complete with an audible gleam.
  • Audience Surrogate: If anything happens that the audience can't understand, Stumpy or Mr. Cat will ask Kaeloo what's going on.
  • Author Powers: One of the comics 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.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: After his I.Q. is increased in Episode 72, Stumpy manages to analyze everything around him and predict the future.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Mr. Cat explains how this works to Pretty in Episode 60 by showing her what would happen if he married her. It ends with Mr. Cat sitting on the couch watching soccer and yelling at her to get some beer, and in addition she has to share her money with him so he can pay off his loans.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The main four do have their moments.
  • Ax-Crazy: Mr. Cat and, to a lesser extent, Stumpy. On some occasions, Mr. Cat even gets an actual ax.
  • Babies Ever After: Stumpy tries to invoke this trope by setting Kaeloo and Mr. Cat up on a date so they could fall in love and have babies, which he could babysit to make money. It fails, because the date turns out to be a complete disaster.
  • Babysitter from Hell: Stumpy winds up being one to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Baby-Sitting".
  • Babysitting Episode: "Let's Play Babysitting", where Stumpy tries to babysit Quack Quack, who doesn't want or need a babysitter.
  • Baby Talk:
    • Mr. Cat uses this when talking to a miniature version of Kaeloo in Episode 105.
    • In Episode 93, Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat when they are acting as a firefighter and stranded kitten respectively.
  • Back from the Dead: Occasionally happens when Stumpy dies, for example in " Let's Play Art Class" when Quack Quack makes Stumpy a new head after he blows his old one off with a bazooka.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat do this in the rap music video at the end of "Let's Play Streetball".
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Stumpy's idea of Playing Sick is to lie on a bed and yell "I'm suffering!" over and over again.
  • Bad Impressionists: In Episode 65, Kaeloo and Quack Quack's impressions of Mr. Cat are terrible. Quack Quack performs a magic trick to transform a sheep into a chainsaw (which is not something Mr. Cat would do), and Kaeloo uses a Finger Gun while yelling that she's evil. Averted with Stumpy's impression, which was very accurate (but embarrassing)note .
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Stumpy winds up as one of these in "Let's Play Babysitting".
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • In the pilot (and its remake, "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light"), Stumpy needs to beat Quack Quack to the finish line. He sees a pair of roller skates and a chainsaw nearby and gets an idea... putting the chainsaw on the ground, sitting on its handle and letting it drag him along the ground, rather than use the skates. It actually works.
    • In one episode, Olaf captures Kaeloo and Mr. Cat and tells them to prepare to suffer... and starts singing.
    • In Episode 85, Stumpy and Quack Quack, both having a Potty Emergency, reach the bathroom at the same time. Stumpy says that there is "one final solution" and they both raise their fists... to play Rock–Paper–Scissors.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Market Vendors", Mr. Cat and Stumpy rob a supermarket, and Mr. Cat threatens to shoot anyone who moves. Kaeloo starts waving her arms and yelling for help. Gunshots are heard. It's then revealed that Mr. Cat shot Quack Quack, not Kaeloo.
    • In "Let's Play Gangster Poker", Mr. Cat says he has a surprise for Quack Quack, and leaves some yogurt on the table in front of him. Quack Quack reaches out for the yogurt, and then Mr. Cat whacks him on the head with a baseball bat and yells "Surprise!"
  • Ballet Episode: Episode 67 is about the cast putting on a ballet for Olga's birthday. The ballet fails in the most epic way possible.
  • Balloon Belly: Happens to Quack Quack when he eats too much yogurt.
  • Ballroom Blitz: The Valentine's Day party in Episode 83 ends up being a total disaster, mostly thanks to Mr. Cat.
  • Bar Slide: In "Let's Play Cowboys and Indians", Kaeloo and Quack Quack visit Stumpy's bar and order a soda and a yogurt respectively, both of which Stumpy slides across the countertop. Kaeloo catches her drink just fine, but Mr. Cat shoots Quack Quack's yogurt before he can catch it.
  • Baseball Episode: Episode 95, where Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat play baseball against Quack Quack, Olaf and Serguei.
  • Bathroom Break-Out: In Episode 53, Stumpy claims that he has to go to the bathroom, and he slips out of the front door to bury evidence of a crime.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: All the characters can breathe in space.
  • Batman Gambit:
    • In the episode "Let's Play House", Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat are Playing House, with Kaeloo as the mother, Mr. Cat as the father, and the other two as the kids. Mr. Cat, however, just wants to watch sports on TV instead of playing. First, when Kaeloo annoys the "kids" so much that they decide to run away from home, he does nothing about it and makes them even more annoyed so they leave. Then, after they leave, he says he wants to have sex with Kaeloo, who gets creeped out and leaves. As soon as all this is over, he turns the TV on to watch some sports. However, his plan fails since by the time he gets rid of them, his game is over.
    • In Episode 134, there are two consecutive Batman Gambits. Stumpy gets clones of himself and the clones annoy everyone, Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat make a plan to get rid of the clones. They claim that a package came in the mail for the real Stumpy, and only the real Stumpy can get it. All the Stumpy start fighting over who gets it. The original Stumpy opens a Portal Door to another dimension and lies that Ursula is on the other side. The clones run through and then Stumpy shuts the door, trapping them there forever.
    • In Episode 144, Quack Quack pulls one off. The plot of the episode is that Quack Quack and Stumpy are racing racecars. Due to unfair circumstances, Stumpy's car gets totaled and he can't make it to the finish line, but Quack Quack helps him push the car to the end and Stumpy wins, making Quack Quack look like a wonderful person in the eyes of his peers. Then, it's revealed that he told his girlfriend to bet a huge sum of money on Stumpy winning and he lost the game on purpose so that they could win lots of money and go on vacation.
  • Batter Up!: Stumpy, Mr. Cat and Pretty will not hesitate to use baseball bats on anyone who annoys them.
  • Beach Episode: Episode 80, which had the main four and the bunny twins go to the beach. Stumpy tries to get better at beach volleyball and Pretty tries to seduce Mr. Cat, with the usual results.
  • Beard of Evil: Parodied in "Let's Play Spies", where Kaeloo gives Quack Quack (who is playing the villain) a fake beard to make himself look evil.
  • Bear Hug: Bad Kaeloo gives one to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat in "Let's Play Spies". Their heads explode.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Mr. Cat and Pretty, both of whom are apparently very attractive but also very selfish and cruel.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • In Episode 77, after Kaeloo's Heroic Sacrifice, a tearful Stumpy wishes he could have sacrificed himself instead. Suddenly, they swap places and he is left on the exploding planet. He survives, somehow.
    • In "Let’s Play Scaredy Cat", Mr. Cat says he loves scary stuff. About an hour later, he’s fighting off hordes of zombies by himself in a dark forest late at night.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • It's heavily implied that the main reason Stumpy loves Ursula more than anyone else is that she accepts him despite all his flaws, while his other friends constantly make fun of and bully him.
    • It's also suggested that one of the main reasons Mr. Cat is relatively nicer to Kaeloo than anyone else and spares her from some of the more vicious things he does is that she shows him a lot of kindness.
  • Bedmate Reveal: In Episode 106, Kaeloo holds a garage sale and Mr. Cat buys everything. Later, she wakes up to find Mr. Cat lying next to her in bed. Turns out he bought too much stuff at the sale and now there's no space in his room for him to sleep, so he decided to break into her room and sleep there instead.
  • Beehive Hairdo: Both Kaeloo and Quack Quack own a wig with this type of hairstyle. They wear the wigs in some episodes which involve roleplaying games.
  • "Begone" Bribe: Stumpy invokes this in Episode 128 by playing music horribly and threatening to continue playing if Kaeloo doesn't give him some money. Kaeloo initially refuses, but eventually decides to give it to him.
  • Behavioral Conditioning: When Stumpy and Quack Quack get addicted to carrots which have the same effect as cigars, Mr. Cat attempts to cure them by whacking them on the head with a frying pan each time they took a bite out of the carrots. It fails because they're so addicted that they continue to eat the carrots regardless of the pain.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension:
  • Berserk Button:
  • Beta Couple: The second season of the show introduced a new character, Eugly, who became Quack Quack's girlfriend almost instantly. Kaeloo and Mr. Cat, on the other hand, have an extremely complicated relationship with each other, though Word of God has suggested that they will be an Official Couple for sure by the end of the series.
  • Be the Ball: A few episodes end with Bad Kaeloo beating Mr. Cat into the shape of a ball and then using him to play soccer, tennis, etc.
    • Bad Kaeloo does this to Quack Quack in Episode 115 and plays tennis with him. Mr. Cat is the racket.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: In Episode 77, Stumpy decides to hang himself rather than get killed as the planet is destroyed. He fails, as usual.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Given the fact that Kaeloo can turn into a huge monster when angered...
  • Beware the Silly Ones: At the end of Episode 105, Stumpy manages to almost erase the rest of the cast from existence, and then even though he spares them, he tricks them into thinking they've been forgiven and then takes over the animation studio making the show.
  • Beyond the Impossible: A lot of people Mr. Cat knows are capable of doing insane things, like a guy who somehow swallowed 12 miles of sausage without swallowing and a guy who stuffs chickpeas with gloves.
  • Be Yourself: In Episode 133, Kaeloo is not invited to a party everyone else was invited to because they all thought she was weird. Mr. Cat tells her not to worry about being labeled and tells her that all she needs to do is be herself, and she goes back to the party and spreads the same message to everyone else. The episode ends with everyone, Kaeloo included, throwing another party and "being themselves" there.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Any time a fight happens that's not very important to the plot, one of these is used instead of the fight being shown in detail.
  • Big Brother Bully: The main reason Mr. Cat ran away from home was that he suffered constant abuse from his two older brothers, who were jealous of him for being their mother's favorite child.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Stumpy's sister may or may not existnote , but he does not like hearing her be insulted.
  • Big Red Button: Olaf's lair has one of these on the control panel, which Stumpy pushes.
  • Big Word Shout: Once an Episode, "MISTER CAAAAAT!" (or occasionally, "STUMPYYYYYYYY!").
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: A variant happens in the episode "Let's Play Catch the Mailman". Stumpy receives a huge stack of mail, and everything he picks up is either a bill or an advertisement until he reaches the end of the stack and finds an actual letter.
  • Billions of Buttons: The control panel for the machines in Olaf's lair. Since Stumpy doesn't know which one, he presses all of them - including the Big Red Button which will destroy the building.
  • Birds of a Feather: Quack Quack and Eugly. They're both The Unintelligible, they're both much nicer than everybody else on the show and they both get horribly abused by the rest of the cast.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Even on Quack Quack's birthday, Mr. Cat won't stop bullying him.
  • Bishie Sparkle: In some episodes, Pretty sees her (unrequited) crush Mr. Cat in a cloud of sparkles when she looks at him.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kaeloo can sometimes come off as one of these, most notably in " Let's Play Courtroom Drama". While she deliberately tries her hardest to appear "nice", when she gets annoyed, she slips up and ends up doing things like insulting Stumpy for his stupidity or yelling at people who don't deserve it. Sometimes, it's even taken to the point where Mr. Cat is legitimately nicer than Kaeloo.
  • Bizarro Universe: The episode "Let's Play Astronauts" had the main four go to an alternate universe through a black hole in space. There, Kaeloo's transformation works in reverse, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat (known as Meow Meow and Mr. Duck) had each other's personalities and traits, and Stumpy was a genius who loved science and hated comic books. It turns out that Stumpy dreamed this all up.
  • Black Comedy: Used quite a lot.
  • Black Comedy Animal Cruelty:
    • The series has Mr. Cat, an anthropomorphic cat, abuse non-anthropomorphic sheep by kicking them, setting them on fire and attacking them with weapons. Fortunately, the sheep in question are Made of Iron and able to survive all of this.
    • Pretty threatening to put her pet unicorn to sleep and shooting a horse in the head is also Played for Laughsnote 
    • One episode had Stumpy play a new game where people get into cars with bleating sheep, and the object of the game is to see how long you can stand the bleating before going berserk and beating the tar out of the sheep.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy:
    • Played for Laughs in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel", where Kaeloo puts in a pair of fully black contact lenses and can't see anything because of them.
    • Played completely straight when she undergoes Sanity Slippage in Episode 100.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: Happens whenever Mr. Cat throws a knife, no matter how far the target is. If it hits a vertical surface (or a character), it hits at exactly 90 degrees. If it hits a horizontal one like the ground, it sticks either at 90 or 45 degrees.
  • Blah Blah Blah:
    • In "Let's Play House", Stumpy hears Kaeloo's speech like this.
    • Stumpy himself uses this while singing the Happy Birthday song in one episode.
  • Bland-Name Product:
    • Fakebook, the characters' favorite social network.
    • McDaube, a Take That! at McDonald's.
    • Gogol Maps, a parody of Google Mapsnote .
    • The popular game "Me-Me-Nopoly" is clearly a parody of Monopoly.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • Half the words that come out of Mr. Cat's mouth fit this trope. For example, when Kaeloo sees him holding a mallet:
    Kaeloo: What's that in your hand?
    Mr. Cat: It's a wart. I should really see a skin doctor.
    • In Episode 135, Kaeloo is exercising and she tells Stumpy that she's trying to work on her quadriceps. It's made abundantly clear that she's actually working on her glutes to get a bigger butt.
    • In one episode, Kaeloo, Stumpy, and Quack Quack are all waitstaff at a restaurant, and they're each determined to be better than the other two. When Olaf comes to their restaurant, Quack Quack goes to his table and takes his order, but Stumpy runs up, kicks Quack Quack into the air and sends him flying, and screams "FIRST!" despite clearly not having gotten there first.
  • Blind Shoulder Toss: Stumpy does this once with a lighter. Some random guy from offscreen yells that he is on fire.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Even if there are knives and chainsaws involved, not a single drop of blood is shed onscreen.
  • Blunt "Yes": In "Let's Play Teachers", of the "Blunt No" variant:
    Stumpy: Have you been listening to what I said here or what?!
    Kaeloo: No.
  • Body Pocket: In "Let's Play Gangster Poker", Kaeloo turns her "pockets" inside out to prove to Mr. Cat that she really doesn't have money.
  • Body Sled: Kaeloo uses Quack Quack as a sled in Episode 105.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: Parodied in Episode 75. When Quack Quack leaves Smileyland, Mr. Cat decides to attack Stumpy instead. The moment he pulls out a chainsaw, he gets struck by lightning. Stumpy joyfully exclaims "God exists!" and then he is also struck by lightning and changes his mind.
  • Book Burning:
    • Bad Kaeloo does this to a pile of dirty magazines and comic books in Episode 4.
    • In "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", Mr. Cat, who is too lazy to go look for actual firewood, burns Stumpy's comic books to start a campfire.
  • Boring Insult: Kaeloo is on the receiving end of this in a letter from someone claiming to be a fan of the show in "Let's Play Catch the Mailman". It turns out that the letter was written by Mr. Cat.
  • Born Unlucky: For Stumpy, every day is a bad day.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase:
    • In "Let's Play Golf", Kaeloo borrows one of Stumpy's myriad catchphrases:
    • Mr. Cat uses Pretty's catchphrase when greeting Stumpy and Quack Quack in Episode 91.
    • In one of the season 3 episodes, a Hurricane of Puns from Mr. Cat causes Kaeloo to say "Mr. Cat... I hate your guts".
  • Bottomless Pit: In an episode where Kaeloo convinces the rest of the main four to play a game where Your Mind Makes It Real, Mr. Cat pushes Quack Quack on the ground and says it's a bottomless pit. It affects Quack Quack as though it really was a bottomless pit. Somehow, despite it being a bottomless pit, it was full of aligators.
  • Brand X: The soda brand the cast drink is called "Slurp".
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Done indirectly in "Let's Play Market Vendors" when Kaeloo is selling apples:
    Quack Quack: Quack.
    Kaeloo: I'm sorry, sir, we don't sell yogurt. We only sell apples!
    Quack Quack: Quack.
    Kaeloo: No, not even apple yogurt.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: In "Let's Play Grown-Ups", Kaeloo tells the others about things grown-ups have to deal with: taxes, bills, and divorces.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Mr. Cat frequently speaks to the audience. The other characters also often refer to the fact that they are in a cartoon, and reference the script, animation quality and other things.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • Happens to Rich Bitch Pretty in many episodes, usually due to Kaeloo and Mr. Cat teaming up to set up a scenario for it to occur.
    • In Episode 26, Kaeloo herself gets a taste of this. She receives a letter in the mail, and just before she opens it, Stumpy asks what it is. Kaeloo says that it's probably a letter from an admirer or fan of the show, and explains to Stumpy in a condescending tone of voice that the reason she gets one and he doesn't is that she's the main character of the show and the show is named after her. She then proceeds to open the letter, and it turns out to be a hate letter criticizing her for being "boring". And to rub salt in the wound, the letter also says that Stumpy (and the rest of the cast) is better than her.
  • Breath Weapon: Bad Kaeloo can send people flying in the air by breathing out blasts of air.
  • Brick Joke:
    • At the start of the theme song, Mr. Cat crushes a flower with a mallet causing Kaeloo to get angry. At the end of the song, she finds him and beats him up for it.
    • In the middle of the episode "Let's Play Golf", Kaeloo mentions something about pennyloafers coming back in style. At the end of the episode, Mr. Cat asks her if pennyloafers are really coming back in style.
    • Near the beginning of the episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap", during a game of Trap-Trap, Mr. Cat asks if he can team up with Kaeloo for the game. Kaeloo happily hugs him and tells him it was very nice of him to want her on his team. Later in the episode, Kaeloo gets angry at Mr. Cat and is about to beat him up as usual, and he asks her if she can hug him again.
    • In Episode 107, Stumpy and Quack Quack are trying to break into a bank to get their stuff back and start packing the things they will need, Stumpy packs a pair of swim trunks and says they're "for the alibi". When they get caught later in the episode, Stumpy holds up the swim trunks and claims that he'd lost it inside the bank and just found it. Nobody believes them and they get arrested.
    • In "Let's Play Ecologists", at the beginning, Kaeloo tries teaching Stumpy how to recycle stuff, and Stumpy remarks "This recycling business is a nightmare!" When things descend into chaos as a result of Kaeloo taking the Green Aesop too far, Stumpy tells Mr. Cat "I told you recycling was a nightmare!"
  • Brief Accent Imitation:
    • Mr. Cat does a horrible attempt at speaking with an Italian accent in "Let's Play Circuses". When asked why, he admits that he has no idea.
    • Kaeloo does an equally horrible job at speaking with a British accent in "Let's Play Spies".
  • Broke Episode: The trope is Playedfor Laughs in Episode 138, where Stumpy is broke and needs to raise money to buy a comic book. Since he's just a kid, he doesn't need to worry about food or shelter.
  • Brown Note: Mr. Cat apparently came up with a story that is so disgusting that anyone who hears it except Mr. Cat himself and Stumpy will immediately throw up.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Pretty, being the Alpha Bitch, has no qualms with telling people to their faces what is wrong with them.
    • Kaeloo, to the extent that Mr. Cat has to give her lessons on how to tell lies so she doesn't lose all her friends in Episode 136. For example, she tells Stumpy that a drawing he made is ugly, and when Pretty shows Kaeloo a new bag she bought, Kaeloo tells her she hates the bag.
  • Bubblegum Popping: Happens to Kaeloo in the Baseball Episode.
  • Bubble Pipe: Stumpy uses one in Episode 71 when acting as a detective.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Stumpy, Mr. Cat and Pretty anger Kaeloo all the time despite the fact that they are fully aware that she can transform into a giant monster who can beat them all up.
  • Bungled Suicide: A Running Gag on the show is to have this happen to Stumpy.
  • Bunny Ears Picture Prank: In Episode 95, when both the baseball teams get their pictures taken, Kaeloo does this to Stumpy (who is on her team).
  • Burning Rubber:
    • In "Let's Play at Reading Books", Quack Quack does this with a motorized kick-scooter.
    • In Episode 74, Mr. Cat and Stumpy kick a soccer ball in the same direction at the same time with a lot of force, causing the ball to go super fast and leave a trail of flames behind it. It goes just to the side of the goal.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Whenever it goes pitch dark, the only things visible are eyes and teeth.
  • Calling Your Attacks: In the episode "Let's Play Super Powers", the characters pretend to be Mr. Coolskin characters and call the names of their attacks when they use them.
  • Calling Your Bathroom Breaks: Kaeloo tells the audience that she has to pee in one episode before walking offscreen.
  • Came from the Sky: The episode "Let's Play the Thing From Outer Space" involved the main four finding an object from space which fell out of the sky.
  • Camera Abuse:
    • At the end of Episode 74, Mr. Cat kicks Quack Quack towards the camera and this ends the episode.
    • At Stumpy's request, Mr. Cat shoots the camera out with a bazooka in Episode 139 in order to stop the annoying narrator, who is also the one filming the episode.
  • Camp Gay: For the first ten episodes of the English dub, Kaeloo was accidentally dubbed as a male. Her personality fits this trope very well, as she's very touchy-feely, effeminate and has a lisp.
  • Camping Episode: "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", where the main four go camping and play a game of treasure hunt. The trip is disastrous; Stumpy unpacked all their supplies so he would have room for all his comic books, and Mr. Cat ruins the game of treasure hunt as well.
  • The Can Kicked Him:
    • When Stumpy tries to clean a toilet in one episode, a tentacle monster emerges from it and attacks him.
    • When the gang are playing Cluedo, Stumpy theorizes that Lady Carrot (Pretty) was murdered when someone dropped a toilet on her head.
  • Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Mr. Cat says he finds Kaeloo annoying and talkative, and tells her to leave (or at least stop talking), yet he tried his best to stop her from leaving Smileyland in "CourtroomEpisode Let's Play Courtroom Drama", even if doing so meant confessing to a crime he had previously claimed to be innocent of.
  • Captain Obvious: In one episode where Kaeloo, Mr. Cat and the rest of the cast are sitting in a library:
    Kaeloo: This is a library.
    Mr. Cat (deadpan): I hadn't noticed.
  • Captain Ersatz: One of Stumpy's favorite superheroes is Ratman, who is a stand-in for Batman. He has a sidekick named Robquack (Robin as a Funny Animal duck) and a butler, and uses gadgets such as a grappling gun. His costume is also very similar to Batman's.
  • Cargo Ship: In-universe, Olaf is "married" to an ice cube.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Mr. Cat has expressed a desire to eat Stumpy and Quack Quack on more than one occasion.
  • Cartoon Juggling: The "shower" type is used in "Let's Play Circuses" when Stumpy juggles chainsaws.
  • Cassandra Truth: Stumpy's claims of being abducted by aliens are true, but nobody believes him.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: The main four do this a lot, since they are put in danger quite often.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Stumpy has many, the most common being "That's nuts!", "Cooooool!", and "I hate your guts!". There's also his Mad Libs Catchphrase, "Are you [adjective] or what?"
    • Whenever somebody states a fact to Mr. Cat that he finds unbelievable or annoying, he'll respond with "What do you mean, [insert statement here]?!"
  • Cats Are Mean: Played straight with Mr. Cat and his family, but averted with Ursula.
  • Cats Are Superior: Mr. Cat is really the only smart person on the show; the other "smart" characters on the show are Ditzy Geniuses.
  • Cats Hate Water: Averted. Mr. Cat seems to find the idea of a bath to be relaxing.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: This statement apparently holds true for Mr. Cat.
  • Cerebus Call Back: Episode 105 shows flashbacks to several episodes where Stumpy was abused or made fun of by his friends. Those episodes are funny to watch by themselves, but not when you see the poor kid remembering them with tears in his eyes and the other three realizing just how cruel they've been.
  • Chair Reveal: Olaf does this when revealing to Quack Quack that he was the one who kidnapped him in Episode 103. Since the chair is much larger than Olaf, he fails to impress. Especially when he tries getting down.
  • Change the Uncomfortable Subject: In "Let's Play Baby-Sitting", Mr. Cat reads random articles from the newspaper to Kaeloo when she asks him if they can talk (the topic of the conversation being himself).
  • Character Blog: The show's official Facebook page, where Kaeloo, and sometimes the other characters, regularly post stuff.
  • Character in the Logo: The logo depicts the characters running on a little planet. The characters, from left to right, are Bad Kaeloo, Mr. Cat, Quack Quack, Stumpy, and normal Kaeloo.
  • Character Tic: Stumpy has a Tourette's style tic, where his neck spasms while he yells gibberish which sounds like "SKBLBLBL!".
  • Character Title: Named after Kaeloo, the show's protagonist.
  • Chased Off into the Sunset: Several episodes have ended with Bad Kaeloo chasing Mr. Cat into the distance with the intention of beating him up.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In some episodes, like "Let's Play Golf", people who cheat get punished. Other episodes, not so much.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • In one episode, the cast read a book series parodying Harry Potter, and Quack Quack goes into Troubled Fetal Position any time the main character's parents' death is mentionednote . Later in the episode, Kaeloo transforms and needs to beat up Mr. Cat, but he makes himself look just like Quack Quack using a magic spell so she won't know who to beat up. She mentions the parents' death and the real Quack Quack assumes Troubled Fetal Position.
    • In the Halloween Episode, Mr. Cat comes up with a terrifying and disgusting scary story, but circumstances keep preventing him from telling it. By the end of the episode, there's a bunch of zombies who have risen from the grave, Kaeloo and Quack Quack have been turned into zombies, and Stumpy is being absolutely no help whatsoever. To solve the problem, Mr. Cat tells them his story as they surround him. The storynote  is apparently so disgusting that everyone throws up. Kaeloo and Quack Quack revert back to normal and the other zombies die.
  • Chess with Death: Parodied in Episode 92, when Stumpy challenges the Grim Reaper to a rap battle. It turns out that the Reaper is there for Adele the flower's soul, not Stumpy's, so he blatantly ignores Stumpy.
  • Chewbacca Defense: In one episode where Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are having a debate where Quack Quack must decide the winner, Mr. Cat's only "argument" is to repeatedly call Kaeloo a liar, which convinces Quack Quack to choose Mr. Cat. Kaeloo even lampshades the fact that his victory made absolutely no sense and he never said anything in defense of the subject he was arguing about.
  • Chippendales Dancers: In an episode parodying weddings and bachelor parties, Kaeloo, Pretty and Eugly go to a bachelorette party where Chippendales Dancers are present. They then rush onstage to grope them offscreen.
  • Christmas Episode: Episode 69, Episodes 103 and 104 (Multi-Part Episode), and Episode 105.
  • Circus Episode: The episode "Let's Play Circuses" had the gang set up their own circus.
  • Clark Kenting: Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama" to become his own lawyer.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Mr. Cat drops one in "Let's Play Peace, Man!". While the audience hears it like it's been bleeped out, Kaeloo and Quack Quack's horrified reactions suggest that they heard every word he said.
  • Collector of the Strange: Stumpy has collections of normal things like comic books and stamps, and some unusual things as well. In one episode, Mr. Cat even manages to trick Stumpy into buying a toilet by claiming that Stumpy has a toilet collection he could add it to. Stumpy, being a complete idiot, believes this and starts a toilet collection.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Everyone displays signs of this except Quack Quack and Eugly.
  • Comedic Spanking:
    • Three clones of Bad Kaeloo do this to three clones of Stumpy at the end of Episode 13 as a punishment for mooning them.
    • At the end of Episode 35, Bad Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat offscreen.
  • Comet of Doom: Smileyland almost gets hit by one in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel", and actually does get hit by one in Episode 77.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • As part of an Overly Long Gag in the episode "Let's Play Golf". Kaeloo attempts to explain the rules of golf to Stumpy and Quack Quack. First, she says that the object of the game is to put the ball in the hole. Stumpy picks up the ball, runs to the hole and puts it in. Kaeloo then tells him that he was supposed to put it in with the club, so he takes the club and drops it down the hole with the ball. Kaeloo tells him that he was supposed to hit the ball with the club, so he goes to the hole with the ball in it and starts violently shoving the club down the hole to "hit" the ball.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light", when Quack Quack is having trouble opening a yogurt container, Stumpy suggests using a chainsaw. Kaeloo tells him that chainsaws are for cutting trees, and then she proceeds to open the yogurt in a strategic manner and tell Stumpy to "use his head". Stumpy misunderstands this as "use your head to cut trees", so he runs headlong into a tree.
    • In Episode 93, when Stumpy and Quack Quack are undergoing training to become firefighters, one of the exercises involves rescuing Mr. Cat from the second floor of a building with fake flames. Stumpy tries using Quack Quack as a battering ram to open the building's door, so Kaeloo tells them to use the ladder to get to the window where Mr. Cat is standing. They climb the ladder, and Stumpy tries using Quack Quack as a battering ram to break the window sill while Mr. Cat gives the audience an Aside Glance.
    • In "Let's Play Simon Says", Kaeloo runs around greeting all the people and non-living objects with "Good day!" By the time she finally meets Mr. Cat, the last person she wanted to greet before leaving, it's nighttime. He calls her an idiot for wasting a whole day saying "good day" to a bunch of non-living objects. Kaeloo realizes that he is right... she should probably be saying "good night" instead!
  • Comical Nap Drool: Nearly everyone does this when they fall asleep.
  • Comical Overreacting:
    • Stumpy's reaction to anything not worth caring about. In the event he should be overreacting, he stays perfectly calm.
    • Mr. Cat's reaction to losing a whisker:
    Mr. Cat: AAAAAH! OH NO! I'm deformed!
  • Companion Cube: Literally - Olaf is "married" to an ice cube he calls Olga.
  • Compelling Voice: Quack Quack develops one in Episode 97 after accidentally swallowing a spoon. It works on everyone except Mr. Cat.
  • Confused Question Mark: In "Let's Play Teachers", several question marks appear next to Kaeloo when she asks Stumpy who Mr. Coolskin is.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: In Episode 105, Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat see a bunch of screens depicting almost every time in the show so far where they abused or made fun of Stumpy.
  • Continuity Nod: Despite the huge amount of Negative Continuity, there is some continuity. In some episodes, the characters even bring in televisions and play clips from other episodes.
  • Contrived Clumsiness: In "Let's Play Musical Chairs", Stumpy sticks out a leg and trips Kaeloo during a game of musical chairs so he can beat her to the last chair.
  • Cool Car: The main four own several of these.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat's friendship is sometimes portrayed as this in Season 3, with Mr. Cat being the "cool kid" who everyone likes and Kaeloo being the "loser". Mr. Cat occasionally gives Kaeloo advice regarding her social life, like how not to lose her friends, in episodes like these.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Episode 72 reveals that Stumpy is literally a cosmic plaything.
  • Cosplay: Several episodes have Stumpy cosplay as comic book hero Mr. Coolskin.
  • Counter Zany: How Kaeloo gets Mr. Cat to admit to being guilty in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama".
  • Counting Sheep: Parodied during a math lesson when Stumpy tries to prove that he's good at math.
    Stumpy: One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four sheep...
    Stumpy falls asleep.
  • Courtroom Episode:
    • The episode "Let's Play Courtroom Drama", where Mr. Cat is taken to court for attacking Quack Quack with a chainsaw. Kaeloo acts as Quack Quack's lawyer, and Stumpy is the judge. Kaeloo pulls off a Wounded Gazelle Gambit to get Mr. Cat to confess that it was him.
    • Episode 113 has Kaeloo take Stumpy to court for "mistreating" his objects, with Quack Quack as the judge and Mr. Cat as Stumpy's lawyer. Mr. Cat hoists Kaeloo by her own petard and Stumpy winds up winning.
  • Covered in Gunge: In "Let's Play Market Vendors", Quack Quack blows a huge bubble out of yogurt, which pops and leaves Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat covered in yogurt.
  • Covert Pervert: Kaeloo tries to project herself as pure and innocent, but also shows a more perverted side, like when she groped Chippendales Dancers at a bachelorette party or her excited reaction to seeing... certain parts of Mr. Cat's anatomy in "Let's Play at Reading Books".
  • Cowboy Episode: "Let's Play Cowboys and Indians" and Episode 88.
  • Cower Power: When the characters are in danger, like being attacked by zombies or Exploring the Evil Lair, Kaeloo winds up hiding behind Mr. Cat.
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": In Episode 101, Stumpy tries to lift a dumbbell off the ground. All he succeeds in doing is cracking his back.
  • Cranium Chase: Happens to Quack Quack quite often.
  • Crapsaccharine World: Smileyland. At first glance, it seems like a nice place; there's singing, dancing flowers, you can control the weather and other things, the place is magic and you can have almost anything by wishing for it. On the other hand, its inhabitants are insane, it's a World of Jerkass and there's an apparent ongoing economic crisis.
  • Crazy-Prepared: In Episode 60, the gang are playing "wedding". Pretty proclaims herself as the bride, and when Kaeloo tries to stop her since the groom is Quack Quack, and therefore the bride should be Eugly, Pretty informs her that she already bought a wedding dress and made sure she lost enough weight to be able to fit into it.
  • Crossdresser: Stumpy dresses like a girl in several episodes and has admitted to liking it.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: When the characters are angry, this may happen to them, since the show has animesque elements in it.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Parodied. One episode had Mr. Cat go around doing horrible things to Stumpy and Quack Quack, and claims that he is "being cruel to be kind" despite literally not having any reason to do so.
  • Crush Blush: In Episode 107, Mr. Cat flirts with Kaeloo, causing both of them to blush.
  • Crush Filter: When someone looks at their crush, they will see him/her in a pink, fluffy cloud-filled background.
  • Cry Cute: Depending on the episode, Kaeloo's crying can either be this or Inelegant Blubbering.
  • Cry Laughing: Kaeloo does this in Episode 67 when she realizes that Eugly is now the lead ballerina in her dance performance.
  • Crying Critters: The Funny Animal characters are sometimes seen crying.
  • Crystal Ball:
    • In Episode 37, Kaeloo uses a crystal ball to contact spirits. It is never revealed whether the ball really works or not, since Kaeloo's "predictions" were events that happen Once an Episode on the show.
    • In Episode 90, Mr. Cat, as a sorcerer, uses a crystal ball to see where Kaeloo is and what she's doing.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Stumpy turns out to be right about Smileyland's sheep being aliens. Not that anyone else believes him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • In Episode 100, Kaeloo, having undergone Sanity Slippage while playing a VR game where she knows how to control everything, prepares to attack her friends; Quack Quack defeats her with just one punch.
    • In another episode, Quack Quack undergoes Demonic Possession and gets superpowers as a result. Mr. Cat goes up against him and defeats him using just a mallet.
  • Curse Cut Short: When Mr. Cat is singing a rap song with words ending in "alls":
    Mr. Cat:He keeps breaking my b-
    Kaeloo: MISTER CAAAAAAT!
  • Cuteness Proximity: Mr. Cat (of all people) gets this in Episode 105 when he sees miniature versions of Kaeloo.
  • Cutting the Knot: Mr. Cat bypasses the barrier in Episode 105 by blasting it open with a bazooka.
  • Dance Party Ending: Happens in a Season 3 episode, to the disappointment of Mr. Cat and Stumpy, who were expecting a fight scene ending.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Heavily implied with Mr. Cat, but for now most of it is a Noodle Incident.
    • Olaf also has one: he was exiled by other penguins for marrying an ice cube. Said ice cube then started to melt.
    • Quack Quack’s is that his parents were killed before his egg even hatched, and he was subsequently found and experimented on by scientists.
  • Date Rape Averted: In "Let's Play Babysitting", Kaeloo and Mr. Cat go on a date. He gets a little carried away and tries to force himself onto her, but she transforms and beats him up.
  • Death Glare:
    • Mr. Cat has managed to give out some pretty terrifying ones to people who bother him, causing the other person to quickly back off.
    • Kaeloo gives one to Stumpy in the tea party episode when he won't stop annoying her. The glare is so scary that Stumpy immediately covers his mouth with both hands and stops talking.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Some of the characters have died several timesnote , only to be fine by the time the next episode rolls around. In fact, in Episode 58, Mr. Cat hangs himself, only to be fine by the very next scene.
  • Death Seeker: Stumpy becomes one in Episode 92, since he wants to know what Heaven is like.
  • Deal with the Devil: Stumpy makes one in " Let's Play Figurines" to get voodoo powers and become a witch doctor and in Episode 89 to get the talent to write a song for Ursula.
  • Deconstructive Parody: Of children's shows. It has the main character, Kaeloo, behave like a children's show character (by doing things like putting emphasis on being nice, make believe, etc.), and everyone else act like normal people would around such a person (one episode had Mr. Cat go so far as to ask whether she smoked weed).
  • Deceptively Human Robot: A variant with a "Deceptively Sheep Robot" which Mr. Cat built to infiltrate a group of sheep. The robot sheep looks almost exactly like a real sheep when stationary, but bleats in a robotic voice and moves in a very robotic manner. Not that anybody realized it, since they're all idiots.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In Episode 148, Stumpy starts to hate Eugly (who until this point was merely an acquaintance) due to a Friend Versus Lover situation, so she asks to play video games with him. When she beats him, he decides that she's cool and wants to befriend her, which she gladly accepts.
  • Delayed Reaction:
    • In Episode 81, Mr. Cat offers to demonstrate the ancient Egyptian technique of removing the brain through the nostrils on Stumpy, but then says he can't because Stumpy probably doesn't have a brain for him to remove. Stumpy concurs that he must be right, and Mr. Cat gets up and leaves. After he leaves, Stumpy finally realizes that he was insulting him.
    • In another episode, Stumpy is granted Sudden Intelligence and starts inventing stuff. Soon, he decides to make a bomb, and as soon as he mentions it, Olaf shows up and demands that Stumpy give him the bomb. Stumpy asks him to pay for it, and Olaf starts looking through a stack of money before realizing that Stumpy is supposed to be The Ditz and asking why he is being so smart.
    • In Episode 65, Kaeloo gets angry at Mr. Cat and starts to look for him. In this episode, everybody has Full Body Disguises of everyone else, so Mr. Cat dresses as Pretty, tells Kaeloo that he went the other way and walks off. Kaeloo thanks him, but only after he's gone does she realize that the voice she heard was clearly Mr. Cat's.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Tennis", Stumpy is sitting in a tennis umpire chair. It takes him several minutes until he realizes that he's very high up... and a few more seconds to remember that he has acrophobia.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Mr. Cat puts on this ruse sometimes. Whether it works or not depends on the episode.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: At the beginning of "Let's Play Detectives", everything is black and white except for the red lipstick ans high heels Stumpy is wearing (he's dressed as a girl).
  • Delicious Distraction: Quack Quack is obsessed with yogurt, which is a G-Rated Drug in this universe, so he can easily be distracted by offering it to him.
  • Demonic Possession: In Episode 37 and Episode 145, Quack Quack gets possessed, the first time by ghosts and the second time by a demon.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Kaeloo can be a Nice Girl or a Manipulative Bitch who tries to project herself as pure and kind but is anything but. Her intelligence varies between episodes as well, ranging from extremely stupid and naïve to somewhat intelligent.
    • Stumpy is either a complete jerkass or is friendly but not very bright.
    • Quack Quack is either the Only Sane Man or a complete idiot. Also, whether or not he forgives Mr. Cat for constantly abusing him depends largely on the episode they're in.
    • Mr. Cat can be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Jerk with a Heart of Jerk, or a Jerkass Woobie. Also, he alternates between being extremely nice to Kaeloo while being a jerk to everyone else, and treating Kaeloo the same way he treats everyone else.
    • Pretty can either treat Kaeloo like a good friend or mercilessly bully her (the latter is used much more often).
  • The Diaper Change: In "Let's Play Babysitting", Stumpy says he has to change Quack Quack's diaper in order to be done with his babysitting practice. Quack Quack initially refuses, but he winds up feeling so sorry for Stumpy that he relents and allows him to do it. Stumpy being Stumpy, he winds up putting the diaper on Quack Quack's head.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • In Episode 93, Quack Quack gets stuck inside a burning building, and Stumpy rushes into the building to save him. By the time he reaches Quack Quack, the flames have spread and both of them are stuck inside together. What makes this especially ridiculous was that they were undergoing firefighter training, and had a fire engine right outside with a hose and ladder which Stumpy could have used.
    • In Episode 134, when Stumpy gets several clones of himself which annoy everyone else, Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat hatch a plan where they claim that Stumpy got a package in the mail from Ursula and only the real Stumpy can sign it, so the original will get rid of the clones. The plan works, but they then realize that they forgot what would happen once Stumpy asked for the package. At the end of the episode, Stumpy punishes Kaeloo and Mr. Cat for tricking him, though Quack Quack gets away.
    • In a Greek mythology-themed episode, Hades steals innocent souls and puts them in Hell for no reason. Zeus demands that Hades release everyone. To spite Zeus, Hades releases literally all the souls, including the ones who deserved to be there.... including their father, Chronus, who wanted to eat his kids. Zeus sees Chronus roaming free and remarks that Hades has been really irresponsible. From inside Chronus' stomach, Hades remarks that Zeus is right.
    • In one episode, Kaeloo gets mad at Mr. Cat and goes on a rant about how she will give him the Silent Treatment; halfway through the rant, she realizes that he's a Living Emotional Crutch to her and it would break her heart if she actually stopped talking to him. She gives up on her idea within mere seconds.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Occasionally, Mr. Cat will attempt to flirt with Bad Kaeloo when she appears. Of course, asking to be kissed, cuddled or fed by an angry monster is not a good idea.
  • Dirty Kid: Most characters count - while Mr. Cat is the most obvious, Quack Quack likes reading dirty magazines, Pretty and even Kaeloo can both be quite perverted towards Mr. Cat and Stumpy also shows his more perverted side from time to time (interestingly, towards both male and female characters).
  • Disaster Dominoes:
    • In "Let's Play Bye Bye, Yoghurt", Stumpy invokes this trope when he needs to be put in danger by throwing a pebble and saying his luck should take care of the rest. Sure enough, a chain reaction takes place and he is almost crushed to death by a giant boulder.
    • It happens again in Episode 92, where a yogurt container rolls into an apple tree causing an apple to fall an so on... this eventually causes a barrage of sharp weapons to fly towards Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat, almost killing them.
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: Everyone has these.
  • Disguised in Drag: Stumpy does this in Episode 60 to gain access to a girls-only nightclub.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Mr. Cat does this all the time. If somebody does something that even slightly annoys him, he'll pull out a weapon and threaten to use it on them.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Ecologists", when the gang finds out that Quack Quack has been eating yogurt from non-environment friendly containers, Mr. Cat suggests tying him up in a sack full of rats and setting it on fire.
    • In Episode 55, Olaf blows a hairdryer in Kaeloo's eyes, causing her to scream in pain. Mr. Cat decides to avenge Kaeloo... by trying to shoot Olaf with a bazooka.
    • In Episode 82, Pretty starts her own fashion line and refuses to accept Kaeloo as a model, and she insults the way she looks. Kaeloo's response? Teaming up with Mr. Cat and getting Pretty humiliated on the news.
    • Downplayed in Episode 134. When Stumpy asks Mr. Cat to play with him, Mr. Cat shoots him in the face with a bazooka, with all the hurt he really gets being Ash Face. Later in the episode, Stumpy clones himself. He and the clones destroy Mr. Cat's car by crashing a bunch of other cars into it (while he's inside the car), drop a fridge on his head, and ruin his vacation to the beach.
    • In Episode 139, Olaf breaks Kaeloo's headphones. Kaeloo responds by Hulking Out, shoving Olaf inside his own robot and throwing him into space.
    • In "Let's Play Figurines", Stumpy asks his friends if he can play with his figurines. They refuse. What does he do to them? He makes a Deal with the Devil, becomes a witch doctor, learns voodoo magic and then uses it to force them to become his slaves.
    • The plot of Episode 118 revolves around the main four having a feud with Pretty where each vengeful act is worse than the one that prompted it. The feud starts when Pretty puts embarrassing pictures of them online. They retaliate by doing the same thing to her, which would have been fine if it wasn't for the fact that Stumpy decided to humiliate her by putting what are implied to be fake photoshopped nudes of her up on the internet where anyone could see them. Then, Pretty goes on TV and reveals a few of their embarrassing secrets to the public. After this, they decide to sue her for "slandering" them, and put her in a Kangaroo Court where she is given a sentence of "community service for life", and in addition, she gets beaten up by Bad Kaeloo. She then writes a tell-all book with all of their embarrassing secrets in it and publishes two million copies of it. At this point, the main four decide that things have gotten out of hand and wisely choose to go home instead of escalating the fight any further.
    • The tea party episode has Mr. Cat try to strangle Stumpy because Stumpy blamed Mr. Cat for something that he did, making him look bad in front of Kaeloo (who he has a crush on).
    • How about the time Kaeloo literally set Mr. Cat on fire for looking at inappropriate pictures in a magazine?
  • Dissonant Serenity: Kaeloo is almost always in constant bliss, completely unaware of the chaos around her.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Invoked by Stumpy's baseball teamnote  in the Baseball Episode, where they get Eugly to stand next to the baseball field when Quack Quack (who is playing for the opposite team) is playing. Quack Quack gets distracted and misses the ball each time.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Olaf's robot, Serguei.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength:
    • Bad Kaeloo has Super Strength, but she often forgets about it. In "Let's Play Spies", she gives a Bear Hug to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat. Their heads explode.
    • In one episode, Eugly gives Stumpy a high-five which sends him flying into the air and crashing into a nearby tree.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • In Episode 108, Stumpy the squirrel decides that he wants to become a cat, and he says he's a "cat trapped in a squirrel's body" and then tries to get surgery to turn himself into a cat.
    • In "Let's Play the Thing from Outer Space", the argument the main four have about keeping the titular thing from outer space in Smileyland or launching it back into space sounds like people in a country arguing about deporting immigrants.
    • In one episode, Bad Kaeloo asks Mr. Cat if she can "buy" him. He agrees, so she starts aggressively cuddling him. The whole thing plays out like a paid BDSM encounter.
  • Domestic Abuse: Mr. Cat was a victim of this; he was constantly yelled at by his mom and beaten up by his older brothers.
  • Don't Go Into the Woods: Kaeloo warns Stumpy not to go into the forest in "Let's Play Scaredy Cat", a Halloween Episode. Stumpy ignores her, finds a cemetery which for whatever reason was inside the forest, and ends up accidentally causing a Zombie Apocalypse by raising the dead.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: In Episode 104, Olaf urges Stumpy not to touch the Big Red Button. Naturally, Stumpy touches it anyway. The building blows up, but everyone escapes except Olaf.
  • Door Dumb: The characters on this show are so stupid that on separate occasions, three different people have managed to get themselves stuck inside a car because they tried to pull the door inwardly instead of opening it outward.
  • The Door Slams You: In one episode, Kaeloo knocks on the door and Pretty goes up to answer it. Before she can open the door, Kaeloo opens it from the outside, slamming it into Pretty's face.
  • Dope Slap: Pretty often does this to Stumpy when he does something stupid.
  • Doppelgänger Attack:
    • Stumpy does this in "Let's Play Super-Powers", but Quack Quack destroys the clones.
    • Stumpy does it again in Episode 63, when fighting Mr. Cat. This time, it actually works.
  • Double Entendre: In one episode, Stumpy claims to have been abducted by aliens who then proceeded to examine his nuts. He's talking about acorns, but Kaeloo's reaction makes it clear she thought he was talking about the other kind of "nuts".
  • Dragged into Drag: Stumpy is often forced to dress up as a girl to play a female role in a game while the others play males. He even lampshades the fact that Kaeloo is female (sort of), and could play these roles herself.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Happens to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Hopscotch", thanks to Mr. Cat.
  • The Dreaded Pretend Tea Party: Mr. Cat and Stumpy make it very clear that they don't want to be at Kaeloo's tea party in "Let's Play Tea Party". Things get even worse when they realize that there's no actual food at the party, and they're supposed to imagine the food.
  • Driven to Madness: Happens to poor Kaeloo a lot, with Mr. Cat and Stumpy being the usual culprits. The Reset Button ensures that she's fine by the next episode.
  • Driven to Suicide:
  • Drives Like Crazy: Stumpy, to the extent that Bad Kaeloo finds smashing Mr. Cat into a car and allowing Stumpy to drive a better punishment than strangling or punching him.
  • Driving Test: Stumpy and Quack Quack try to get their driver's licences in "Let's Play Driver's License". Both of them fail. Stumpy fails not only because he Drives Like Crazy, but because Kaeloo didn't do a very good job of teaching him how to drive. Quack Quack, on the other hand, is able to do everything perfectly well, but his driving instructor is Mr. Cat, who not only gives him negative points for ridiculous reasons, but actively tries to make him fail by doing things like shining a flashlight in his eyes and ripping out the steering wheel, finally causing him to drive off a cliffnote .
  • Dr. Jerk: In "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", Mr. Cat, who went to med school (or at least claims that he did), is trying to teach Kaeloo how to be a doctor. Most of his tips involve being rude and selfish.
    Mr. Cat: Make sure your patient can pay. You're not the Salvation Army.
  • Drop-In Character: Pretty, Eugly and Olaf normally just show up and join the main four in whatever they're doing despite usually having no reason to be there in the first place.
  • Droste Image: In "Let's Play Paranormal Stuff", Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat find a Portal Door to the inside of Quack Quack's head. When they open it, they see themselves and this trope occurs since they're standing right in front of Quack Quack.
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole: For the first 10 episodes of the English dub, Kaeloo was referred to as male, but the 11th episode had a joke which involved her being female. From this episode on, the error was fixed, and she was referred to as a female. However, the already dubbed episodes were not fixed.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original French dub, Stumpy is called Moignon, Quack Quack is called Coin Coin and Mr. Cat is called Monsieur Chat.
  • Dub Personality Change: The original (French) dub of the show has Mr. Cat be a super genius who is right about everything; the English dub makes him seem slightly dumber, for some reason.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!:
    • The trope is discussed when the characters read Sleeping Beauty, with Mr. Cat pointing out that kissing an unconscious person is morally disgusting.
    • In Episode 61, the trope is enforced. Pretty knocks Mr. Cat out cold so that she can kiss him.
    • In one instance, the trope is Playedfor Laughs. Mr. Cat passes out after drinking and Pretty takes the opportunity to kiss him, and then post a picture of this on the internet so people will think they're a couple.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: In one episode, Stumpy gives Kaeloo some "advice" that makes her start crying and curl up in a corner. Stumpy thinks that it may be a psychological problem, and decides to get Mr. Cat to help. Quack Quack points out that that may not be a good idea, since Mr. Cat is a Jerkass, but Stumpy points out that nobody other than Mr. Cat knows anything about psychology. Quack Quack admits that he's right and they get Mr. Cat to help Kaeloo. Even better, it turns out that Mr. Cat was more than willing to help Kaeloo and tried his best to make her feel better.
  • Dumb Is Good: Dumb characters like Kaeloo and Stumpy are much nicer than smart ones like Mr. Cat. Though this starts to get subverted as Stumpy gets more and more antagonistic.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Mr. Cat does this to Kaeloo in Episode 77. She thinks he's joking.
  • Dysfunctional Family:
    • Played for Laughs in Let's Play House, where the main four are Playing House with Kaeloo as the overbearing and strict mother, Mr. Cat as the father who abuses his children and only cares about having sex with Kaeloo, Stumpy as the rude and rebellious son and Quack Quack as the "daughter" who is bossed around by Kaeloo and gets annoyed by her.
    • Played miserably straight with Mr. Cat's real family: An alcoholic father, a stressed out mother, two abusive and cruel children and a third, younger child with severe psychological issues (Mr. Cat).
  • Dysfunction Junction: Kaeloo is obsessed with being perfect, nice and cute, Stumpy is a moron who sucks at everything, Quack Quack is essentially a drug addict, Mr. Cat is an Ax-Crazy psychopath, Pretty is obsessed with beauty and fashion to the extent that it's the main focus of her life, and Olaf wants to Take Over the World.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • The Pilot suffered from this tremendously:
      • The animation is nowhere near that of the rest of the series, and the character designs dangle around the Uncanny Valley.
      • Kaeloo sounds like a grown man instead of a young female and Bad Kaeloo has a vocal sac.
      • Mr. Cat refers to the rest of the cast as "study kids", implying that he thinks that they're annoying because they're nerdy. In the actual show, Mr. Cat is a highly intelligent Child Prodigy who's well-versed in science, math, psychology and engineering.
      • Stumpy wins the game, whereas the actual show has a Running Gag where Stumpy loses at everything.
    • For the first episode, "Let's Play Prison-Ball", Stumpy refuses to be on Mr. Cat's team because Cats Are Mean. Episodes which come a little later in the series have him willingly team up with Mr. Cat to pull off some antagonistic deed, and idolizes him.
    • In the second episode, "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", Mr. Cat was the perfect example of Evil Is Hammy. In later episodes, he's one of the least hammy characters there is on the show.
    • In the earlier episodes, Kaeloo had to translate for Quack Quack, who can only speak in quacks. In later episodes though, everyone else starts to understand him as well.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: In Episode 72, Stumpy, who has been turned into a genius, plans to Take Over the World by building a bomb that could destroy the planet.
  • Easily Impressed: Kaeloo is impressed by anything and everything, no matter how mundane it is. And this is despite the fact that she lives on a planet that runs on magic and has the power of Hulking Out when she gets angry, and on a daily basis deals with weird stuff like aliens, ghosts and interdimensional travel.
  • Eat the Camera: Stumpy does it in Episode 77 when he panics and runs around screaming.
  • Edgy Backwards Chair-Sitting: In "Let's Play Gangster Poker", Mr. Cat sees his friends playing poker completely wrong and decides to teach them, so he drags a chair to the table and sits on it backwards.
  • E = MC Hammer: The cast have a board full of equations, which they use for everything from planning a wedding to teaching math. Don't ask how they use the same board for everything.
  • Eldritch Abomination: In Episode 102, Mr. Cat and Stumpy fuse Quack Quack with a bunch of random objects and creatures and turn him into one of these. Thankfully, he's fine by the next episode.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Mr. Cat refers to Kaeloo as "Priscilla" for most of the episode "Let's Play Air Pockets". For some reason, she finds it very embarrassing.
  • Empathic Environment: In Episode 134, when everyone else is too busy doing their own thing to play with Stumpy, Stumpy becomes upset and then it suddenly starts raining.
  • The End Is Nigh: In "Let's Play Ecologists", Stumpy hears about air pollution harming people, and he panics and starts to hyperventilate. He then assumes that his inability to breathe properly is because of air pollution, and he runs around yelling "We're all going to die! The end is nigh!".
  • The End of the World as We Know It: At the end of Episode 77, the planet gets destroyed by a meteor, but it's back to normal by the next episode. Nobody dies, fortunately, since everyone escapes except Stumpy, who is an Iron Butt Monkey.
  • Enormous Engagement Ring: In Episode 60, Quack Quack buys a wedding ring for Pretty, who he is being forced to marry. Not only is the gem incredibly huge (according to the characters, since the audience can't see it), it's also shiny enough to set someone on fire.
  • Ensemble Cast: Even though the show is named after its protagonist, Kaeloo, all the main four get equal amounts of attention in the show.
  • Epic Fail:
  • Episode on a Plane: "Let's Play Air Pockets", where Stumpy and Quack Quack go on a plane piloted by Mr. Cat, with Kaeloo as an air hostess. Mr. Cat jumps out of the plane using the only parachute they had and leaves them to die.
  • Equippable Ally: The others use Quack Quack as a weapon to fire objects ranging from yogurt to missiles.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Some of the characters get one in the first episode they appear in:
    • Kaeloo remains happy for most of the episode despite all the chaos going on around her.
    • Stumpy takes the term "prison" in "prison-ball" too literallynote .
    • Mr. Cat decides that prison-ball is a fun game because the game involves hitting another person and the other person going to "prison".
    • Pretty the Rich Bitch gets one in her debut episode, where she looks down on the main four for being poor and tries to "dare" Stumpy to buy her expensive stuff during a game of Truth or Dare.
    • The first scene we see with Olaf is him trying to get Mr. Cat to bow down before him while talking about world domination.
  • Establishing Series Moment: The first episode, "Let's Play Prison-Ball", gives one near the end when Mr. Cat pulls out a bazooka and starts shooting spiked dodgeballs at Quack Quack.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Mr. Cat, despite being evil, really loves his mother and will not allow anyone to talk about her in a disrespectful way.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Mr. Cat, Olaf and Prettynote  are evil, but they all have their loved ones: Pretty has her sister, who she regularly abuses but still cares about, Olaf has his "wife" Olga (who is actually a Companion Cube , but he treats her like a real person), and Mr. Cat, ironically enough, has the show's heroes, who are as close as family members to him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Mr. Cat may be a sick and twisted pervert, but when he reads the story of Sleeping Beauty, even he is disgusted by the idea of kissing someone while they're unconscious.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Ursula is apparently so hot that not only Mr. Cat and Stumpy find her attractive, even Kaeloo says she's very beautiful.
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: Stumpy hates math more than any other subject and has difficulty counting higher than the number four.
  • Everyone Can See It: Every single person in Smileyland (yes, even Stumpy) knows that Kaeloo and Mr. Cat have massive crushes on each other except for Kaeloo and Mr. Cat themselves.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Mr. Cat may be a jerk, but even he won't let Kaeloo feel bad about something which wasn't her fault.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap", Quack Quack becomes a crazy cannibal and the only way to cure him is to give him some yogurt. Mr. Cat suggests that Stumpy goes to him to give him the yogurt, but it turns out that even Stumpy isn't dumb enough to confront an insane cannibal, so Mr. Cat is forced to do it himself.
    Stumpy: I may be nuts, but I'm not crazy.
    • Mr. Cat may be extremely perverted, but he draws the line at kissing people who are unconscious.
    • In Episode 72, Stumpy gets Sudden Intelligence and decides to Take Over the World by threatening to destroy the planet with a bomb. Even Mr. Cat is unsettled by the plan.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: One flashback shows Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat being in the same class as little kids, despite the fact that other episodes have stated that Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are older than the other two.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Olaf.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Seems to be the case for the perpetually unlucky Stumpy. Lampshaded in the Season 1 finale.
  • Evil Chancellor: Mr. Cat to Stumpy in Episode 90.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor:
    • Mr. Cat. He takes delight in tormenting other people, even his own best friends, in various ways, ranging from burning Stumpy's comic book collectionnote  to trying to kill people with chainsaws.
    • Olaf. In Episode 121, he tricks Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat into thinking that they've all been fired from the show, causing them great amounts of stress and worry, just so he can get a laugh out of it.
  • Evil Is Hammy:
    • One of the main reasons that nobody except Stumpy and Quack Quack takes Olaf seriously is his incredible hamminess.
    • Mr. Cat was the physical embodiment of this trope in the show's second episode due to Early Installment Weirdness.
  • Evil Laugh: Mr. Cat and Olaf have the tendency to do this.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: Kaeloo has often been shown to be terrified of her Bad Kaeloo side, who has a horrific mean streak and adores violently abusing people.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Mr. Cat has a deep, adult-like voice despite being less than 13 years old. Olaf also has a rather deep voice. The trope is averted with Stumpy and Pretty, whose voices are rather high pitched.
  • Exact Words:
    • In "Let's Play Goodbye, Mr. Cat", Kaeloo says that Mr. Cat will disappear. Near the end, he does - he's completely invisible, but alive and kicking.
    • In another episode, Kaeloo, as a waiter, asks Mr. Cat what he would like to drink. He asks for a "Sound-Effect Bleep with ice" (presumably an alcoholic beverage). Kaeloo says he can’t have a "Sound-Effect Bleep with ice", so he asks for one without ice.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Figurines", Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat refuse to let Stumpy play with their new figurines. Later, they realize that Stumpy has stolen the figurines. When they call him out on it and say he stole them, he says that he borrowed them. Kaeloo says borrowing is when you ask someone before taking their things, but Stumpy points put that he did ask - but they refused.
    • When the gang are playing truth or dare, Pretty "dares" Stumpy to buy her a Prada bag. Kaeloo says that the dare is supposed to be something like "walk using your hands" or "hop on one leg", so Pretty dares Stumpy to buy her a Prada bag while hopping on one leg.
    • In a season 3 episode, Mr. Cat gets angry at a bunch of sheep and decides to throw them all off a cliff. Kaeloo tells him not to throw all the sheep off the cliff, so Mr. Cat throws just one of them off and the rest of them follow the other one and jump off themselves.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Gangster Poker", Mr. Cat tricks Kaeloo into thinking she owes him money. When she points out that nobody has any money, he reminds her that she has a piggy bank, describing it as a "little piggy which rattles when you shake it". Kaeloo gives the piggy bank to Mr. Cat. Mr. Cat opens it and finds out that there really is no money inside... it was rattling because there was a soda can tab inside.
    • When Kaeloo and Mr. Cat get into an argument, Kaeloo goes on a rant about how she will "never talk to Mr. Cat again". Halfway through the rant, she realizes that she wouldn't be very happy if she couldn't talk to him anymore since he's her best friend, and then she decides to mime words to him because technically she wouldn't be "speaking" to him.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Mr. Cat spends the entirety of "Let's Play Justice Masters" with these, as a result of him being extremely stressed and tired (and unable to rest thanks to Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack's Unwanted Assistance).
  • Exiled to the Couch: Olaf begs Kaeloo and her friends to help him plan a birthday party for his wife because if they don't, "I'll have to sleep in the bathtub again."
  • Expendable Clone: In Episode 134, Stumpy is granted a wish and gets a bunch of clones of himself. When he needs to get rid of then, he sends them through a Portal Door into another dimension forever, and nobody cares. Even before this, Mr. Cat contemplated killing them because they were annoying and hurting everyone.
  • Exploring the Evil Lair: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat do this in Episode 104 when trying to rescue Quack Quack, who has been kidnapped by Olaf. Mr. Cat walks around with a flashlight while Kaeloo nervously walks behind him, clinging to him.
  • Expressive Ears: Both of Mr. Cat's ears move downwards during an Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Expressive Shirt: The designs on Eugly's shirt change to reflect how she feels. For example, when she's sad, it changes to a picture of a broken heart.
  • Extendable Arms: In Episode 4, Mr. Cat manages to reach all the way across a very long table and tap Quack Quack, who is sitting on the other side, on the shoulder.
  • Extra-Long Episode: Episodes are usually seven minutes long, but Episode 105, titled "Let's Play the Very Special Episode", is 26 minutes long.
  • Extreme Mêlée Revenge: This happens Once an Episode to whoever managed to piss Kaeloo off. She usually comes to regret it once she calms down.
  • Face Fault: This being an animesque show, the characters do it quite often.
  • The Face of the Sun: In "Let's Play Hide 'N' Hunt", the sun is depicted with a happy face.
  • Face Palm:
    • Mr. Cat does this a lot. In Episode 105, he uses the "pinching the bridge of the nose" variant.
    • Kaeloo herself does this on occasions when Stumpy does something stupid.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: If your name is Stumpy, don't ever expect to succeed at anything.
  • Fainting: One of the animators faints when Stumpy walks up to them at the end of Episode 105 and informs them that he is taking over the show.
  • Failure Montage: In Episode 80, a montage is shown of Stumpy losing at beach volleyball. The final scene in the montage makes it look like he's going to finally hit the ball, but he fails that too in an Epic Fail.
  • Failures on Ice: In Episode 105, near the beginning, Kaeloo tries to show Mr. Cat all the fun activities that one can engage in during winter. She tries to show him ice skating, but he can barely move without falling.
  • Fake Interactivity: Parodied in Episode 69, which was a parody of Dora the Explorer. Kaeloo says random words in different languages, asks the viewers to repeat, and stares at the camera with a huge, creepy smile. Stumpy walks by and waves a hand in her face, trying to see if she is okay.
  • Family of Choice: Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat are a group of best friends who see each other as a family, to the extent that even Olaf (who doesn't know them that well) sometimes calls them "the little family". As for their real families, while Stumpy still has his, Quack Quack's family is dead, Mr. Cat's family was abusive so he ran away from home at a young age and nothing is known about Kaeloo's (though her extended family is shown in one episode).
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: This being a show that runs on Family-Unfriendly Violence and where Death Is a Slap on the Wrist, the characters have died in several unpleasant ways such as explosion, decapitation and suicide.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: The show lives and breathes this trope.
  • Fan Disservice: In-universe example. In one episode, Kaeloo goes on a parody of The Voice, and she tries to impress the judges by performing a sexually suggestive dance involving Shaking the Rump while wearing a revealing outfit. The judges are absolutely horrified and disgusted and they kick her off the show.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Mr. Cat is extremely racist by these terms. One episode even had him, while trying to anger everybody else, claim that "cats are a superior race", and he claims to despise ducks and rabbits.
    • In the first episode of the series, Stumpy objects to being teamed up with Mr. Cat for a game because Cats Are Meannote .
    • In Episode 108, this becomes a plot point, with the main four arguing about which species is better. When Mr. Cat points out that cats were worshipped by Egyptians and get 10 million views on internet videos, Stumpy and Quack Quack get decide that they want to to become cats as well and get plastic surgery to look like cats.
  • Fantasy World Map: In Episode 55, Olaf pulls out a map of Smileyland with places such as the Enchanted Forest, Narnia and Wonderland.
  • Fartillery: In Episode 55, Stumpy and Quack Quack try to use this against Olaf. It fails because Olaf doesn't have a nose.
  • Farts on Fire: Bad Kaeloo does this in "Let's Play at Reading Books" to light a pile of skin mags and comic books on fire.
  • Fat and Skinny: The twins Pretty and Eugly, the former of whom is slim (and implied to have an eating disorder) and the latter of whom is obese.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: The reason Kaeloo picks Quack Quack instead of Stumpy to be the hero in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel" is because Quack Quack is wearing a fedora at the time.
  • Fictional Social Network: The characters often use the website "Fakebook", which is an obvious parody of Facebook. In the original French dub, it's called "Face de Bouc" ("Goat Face").
  • Fictional Video Game: Mr. Coolskin video games.
  • Finger Gun:
    • Stumpy makes these in "Let's Play Air Pockets" and threatens to shoot everyone unless Kaeloo gives him back a video game she had taken away from him.
    • Kaeloo makes these in Episode 65 when impersonating Mr. Cat.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Mr. Cat and Stumpy both wear dark purple fingerless gloves.
  • Finger-Tenting: Mr. Cat does this a lot while making evil plans.
  • Fireball Eyeballs: Kaeloo gets these in one episode after Mr. Cat makes fun of her lisp.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap", this happens to Quack Quack several times over the course of the episode since he's being deprived of yogurt by Kaeloo, which is making him angry and slowly driving him insane.
  • First Name Ultimatum: In any case where Stumpy annoys Kaeloo to the point of transforming instead of Mr. Cat: "STUMPYYYY...". The same applies to Pretty.
  • Fisher King: When Mr. Cat takes over Smileyland, the sky turns red.
  • Flashback: In Episode 136, a flashback is shown to Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat at school in the same class as little kids. This is despite the fact that other episodes have established that Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are older than the other two.
  • Flashback Twist: In one episode, Stumpy tells Kaeloo that Mr. Cat forced him to give him all his comic books. When Kaeloo asks how it happened, a flashback is shown where Mr. Cat menacingly approaches Stumpy and demands the comic books... and Stumpy nonchalantly handed him the comic books and said "Okay".
  • Flirtatious Smack on the Ass: Episode 115 has Mr. Cat do this to Kaeloo. She, of course, gets angry and starts yelling at him.
  • Flower from the Mountaintop: In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", the last challenge in Kaeloo's incredibly lame game show is for Mr. Cat to grab the flower from the mountaintop. The "mountaintop" is really just a rock.
  • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: In Episode 72, Stumpy is granted intelligence by a spirit, but it turns out to be for the worse; he makes rude or brutally honest remarks (such as saying that Mr. Cat's drinking problem will make him obese), he tries to Take Over the World, and he tries to change the show's name from "Kaeloo" to "Stumpy".
  • Food as Bribe: Quack Quack will do almost anything if you offer him yogurt in exchange.
  • Force Feeding:
    • Kaeloo does this to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Ecologists" when he refuses to eat some absolutely disgusting organic yogurt called "org-yurt".
    • Stumpy does this to Quack Quack in "Let's Play Babysitting" by putting a funnel in his mouth and using a baseball bat to push spinach down the funnel. Quack Quack retaliates by shoving the baseball bat and funnel down Stumpy's throat offscreen.
  • Force-Field Door: In Episode 105, the door leading to the magical staircase is a force field door. Only the Pure of Heart may pass through it; anyone who isn't pure gets an electric shock.
  • Forceful Kiss:
    • Bad Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat once.
    • Stumpy does this to Kaeloo in "Let's Play Treasure Hunt" so he can find out what happens when a person kisses a frog.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Episode 63 and Episode 72 foreshadowed the events of Episode 105, namely Stumpy becoming evil and taking control of the world.
    • In Episode 121, Olaf informs the main four that they have been fired from the show and must report for a job interview the next day to see if they can be re-hired. At one point in the episode, Mr. Cat questions the logic behind firing them and immediately hiring them again. It turns out that the whole thing was a "prank" by Olaf and the main four never got fired in the first place.
    • The title card for the episode "Let's Play Hopscotch" has flames on it despite the episode seemingly having nothing to do with fire. Near the end of the episode, Mr. Cat successfully constructs a path to Hell, and Quack Quack is Dragged Off to Hell.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Catch the Mailman", Kaeloo gets a letter in the mail from someone claiming to be a fan of the show, and the letter is quite insulting. It is addressed "Dear frog" instead of "Dear Kaeloo", foreshadowing the fact that the letter was written by Mr. Cat, who often refers to Kaeloo as "frog" or "froggy".
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten:
    • At the end of "Let's Play Golf", Stumpy and Mr. Cat forgive Kaeloo for cheating at golf, but in Episode 57, they reference the incident when trying to prove that she is a cheater.
    • Kaeloo says the trope name almost word-for-word in Episode 105 to Quack Quack.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Everybody except Olaf. Even Quack Quack, who has Feather Fingers, has four fingers. Justified, since they're all animals.
  • Formal Full Array of Cutlery: Kaeloo sets out a bunch of different forks for different dishes in "Let's Play Tea Party".
  • For Science!: Mr. Cat sometimes tortures Quack Quack by conducting scientific experiments on him and claiming that it's for science. (Although sometimes it's out of genuine curiosity and the desire to know more.)
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot:
    • In-universe, in the episode "Let's Play Catch the Mailman", Kaeloo gets a letter from a fan of the show criticizing her for being annoying and boringnote . The letter turns out to have been written by Mr. Cat.
    • Parodied in one episode. Mr. Cat says that nobody has ever seen Quack Quack laugh, but nobody is sure if he's right or if they actually have seen him laugh. They tell the audience that true fans should know the answer and that the fans should mail them a letter containing the correct answer.
  • Fourth-Wall Portrait: When drawing a picture of Stumpy in "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Mr. Cat draws a realistic squirrel.
  • Fractured Fairytale:
    • Stumpy's version of Little Red Riding Hood, as seen in "Let's Play Once Upon a Time".
    • Episode 122, a sequel to "Let's Play Once Upon a Time", had Mr. Cat make every fairy tale in the book more realistic, for example by having Cinderella report her stepmother to the police for abuse, or having Prince Philip call a doctor to wake up Sleeping Beauty instead of just kissing her.
  • Frame-Up: Played for Laughs. In Episode 18, Mr. Cat is working as a security guard at a fruit market, and Stumpy steals all the apples and bribes Mr. Cat to keep silent about it. Mr. Cat plants an apple on Quack Quack's (his most hated enemy's) person to frame him for stealing just so he can have an excuse to beat him up.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In a Parody Episode of Harry Potter, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack switch bodies due to using magic spells on each other, but are soon brought back to normal. Unlike most examples, it is not the main focus of the episode, but only happens for one scene.
  • Free Prize at the Bottom: One episode has Stumpy buy a cereal box for the sake of a free hat, and then rip the box to shreds and let all the cereal fall on the ground, taking only the hat.
  • Free-Range Children: None of the characters are more than 13 years old, yet they do random things like going to outer space, fighting aliens, buying weapons, drinking alcohol, etc. and nobody has any problem with it. Though it's somewhat justified since There Are No Adults in Smileyland, and especially in Mr. Cat and Quack Quack's cases since the former is a runaway and the latter is an orphan.
  • Freeze Ray: Olaf owns one of these and he uses it on Kaeloo and Mr. Cat in Episode 104.
  • Freudian Couch:
    • At the end of "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", Kaeloo lies on a couch and tells Mr. Cat (who is pretending to be a psychologist) about her metamorphosis from tadpole to frog.
    • Stumpy lies on a couch in "Let's Play Astronauts" when narrating a dream he had to Kaeloo.
    • In Episode 86, Mr. Cat visits an actual psychotherapist and lies on a couch.
    • Stumpy lies on one in Episode 110 when Kaeloo tries to hold a therapy session for him.
  • Freudian Excuse: Implied with Mr. Cat. What we have seen of his Dark and Troubled Past involves abusive older brothers, an alcoholic father, the death of one or more loved ones, and an annoying mother who kept screaming. No wonder he’s so evil.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: When Mr. Cat is told by his doctor that he is very stressed and he needs to relax a little, Kaeloo tries to help him out by tickling him since she thinks it will make him feel better. It doesn't work.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Everyone (except maybe Eugly) absolutely despises the Alpha Bitch Pretty, but they still hang out with her.
  • Friend Versus Lover:
    • In Episode 134, Stumpy wants to play a board game with Quack Quack, but Quack Quack is on a date with Eugly and therefore ignores Stumpy. Later, Stumpy manages to clone himself and he and the clones tease Quack Quack and Eugly until Eugly runs away crying so they can hang out with Quack Quack.
    • A one-sided example is used as a plot point in Episode 148. Stumpy and Mr. Cat feel that Quack Quack has been spending too much time with Eugly, so they try to ruin their relationship so that they break up. Eugly decides to befriend them in order to make them stop, which works.
  • From Bad to Worse: In "Let's Play Scaredy Cat", Mr. Cat and Kaeloo have to fight a huge army of zombies. Mr. Cat manages to anger Kaeloo enough to transform, but just as she transforms, Kaeloo is bitten and turns into a zombie. In her transformed state.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Pretty does this a lot, and Mr. Cat also does this a few times. A variant is used in Episode 88, where Mr. Cat throws the frying pan at Stumpy to get him to stop singing.
  • Full-Body Disguise: Mr. Cat disguises himself as Bad Kaeloo, and later as Pretty, in Episode 65.
  • Funny Animal: The entire cast is composed of these. Kaeloo is a frog, Stumpy is a squirrel, Quack Quack is a duck, Mr. Cat and Ursula are cats, Pretty and Eugly are rabbits and Olaf is an emperor penguin.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In the episode "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", while Quack Quack escapes, Bad Kaeloo can be seen hitting Mr. Cat over the head repeatedly with a giant thermometer.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Golf", a ball Stumpy hit with his golf club earlier in the episode returns after orbiting the planet and hits him in the head after having orbiting the planet while Mr. Cat tries playing golf.
    • In-universe example. In one episode, whenever Pretty takes a selfie and puts it on the website "Fakebook", Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack, and/or Mr. Cat are doing something embarrassing in the background of the picture. It's later revealed that being the jerkass she is, Pretty did this on purpose to humiliate them.
  • Fun with Homophones: When Kaeloo tells Stumpy that he has to use a tee to play golf, he thinks she said "tea" and asks why he can't have coffee instead.
  • Furry Confusion: All the characters are anthropomorphic animals, but there are several ordinary sheep who also live in Smileyland with them. In Episode 132, Mr. Cat even lampshades this and says that letting the sheep hang out with the characters would be like having Snow White marry the seven dwarves.
  • Furry Reminder: Happens quite a lot, with the cast being animals.
    • Stumpy eats a lot of acorns.
    • In "Let's Play Cops and Robbers", Kaeloo finds a hole in a yogurt container and concludes that Mr. Cat made it because he's the only one with claws.
    • In "Let's Play Simon Says", Kaeloo the frog uses her tongue to snatch Stumpy's game console. Later in the episode, she also mentions wanting money to buy herself a bowl and a ladder.
    • In "Let's Play Justice Masters" when Mr. Cat decides to take a nap on the couch, he walks around on top of it on all fours and then curls up to sleep.
    • In "Let's Play Figurines", Kaeloo takes one of Mr. Cat's whiskers.
    • In Episode 74, Mr. Cat pounces on a soccer ball and plays with it like a real cat would.
    • In Episode 83, Mr. Cat affectionately rubs his head against Kaeloo.
    • In Episode 87, Olaf slides down a hill like a penguin.
    • In Episode 143, Mr. Cat and Ursula can see in the dark because they're cats.
  • Gag Series: The show has plots that switch halfway through the episode, one-off gags that have nothing to do with the rest of the plot of the episode, and barely any continuity between episodes. Sometimes, there isn't even continuity between scenes of the same episode. The main focus is humor.
  • Gale-Force Sound: When Mr. Cat gets angry, he can yell loud enough to blow away a car with Kaeloo and Stumpy sitting in it.
  • Game Show Appearance: In Episode 58, Mr. Cat goes on a game show hosted by Kaeloo to prove that he's right about everything all the time. The game show appears to be rigged so he will lose. He wins, but it's a Pyrrhic Victory.
  • Garage Sale: The second season 3 episode has Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack hold a garage sale with Mr. Cat as their only customer. He initially refuses to buy anything, but Kaeloo uses a psychological trick that convinces him to buy almost everything. After buying so many things, Mr. Cat winds up having his own garage sale - where he tricks them into buying their own stuff back at exorbitant prices.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: In the second season, there are four males (Stumpy, Quack Quack, Mr. Cat and Olaf) and four females (Kaeloonote , Pretty, Eugly and Olga).
  • Gender-Separated Ensemble Episode: Episode 60 has the boys and the girls split up and go to different places. Subverted since Stumpy winds up disguising himself as a girl and joining the girls.
  • Genre Blindness: Kaeloo literally has no idea what will happen if she invites Mr. Cat to play with her, even though it happens all the time.
  • Genre Savvy: In Episode 121, the gang get fired from the show and need to take a job interview with Olaf to get re-hired the whole of which turns out to be a "joke" on Olaf's part. Everyone is stressed except Stumpy, who points out that they are in a comedy show and he's the comic relief, so he'll definitely be re-hired.
  • Gentleman Thief: Kaeloo and Stumpy both dress up as these in Episode 53.
  • Get Rich Quick Scheme: Mr. Cat comes up with several of these. Most of them fail, though a few of them have gone without a hitch.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Has its own page. It's one of the things the show is best known for.
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Apparently, in Smileyland, if your friends play Zumba music, it makes you dance along and become extremely happy and loving. Naturally, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack do this to Mr. Cat in an attempt to make him nicer. He tries his best to resist, but ultimately fails and winds up being forced to be happy.
  • Giftedly Bad: Kaeloo sucks at almost everything, but considers herself to be a very talented person. For example, she draws like a kindergartener but considers herself to be a really good artist.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    • In "Let's Play Babysitting", Kaeloo blatantly tells Stumpy that she is not in love with Mr. Cat right before going on a date with him in the very next scene.
    • In the same episode, Kaeloo mentions that Quack Quack "happily accepted" when Stumpy asked if he could practice baby-sitting with Quack Quack as the baby. The scene cuts to Quack Quack in a tree trying to get away from Stumpy while the latter throws objects at him to get him to come down.
    • In the Halloween Episode, as Stumpy is walking into the forest:
    Kaeloo: If you find a book of magic spells with funny words in it, whatever you do, don't touch it! Is that clear?
    Stumpy: Yeah, whatever.
    (Scene cuts to Stumpy in the forest in front of the book)
    Stumpy: Wow! A book of magic spells with funny words in it that I mustn't touch! (reading from book) Zombie zombie zom, zombie zombie zombie woo!
  • Girlfriend in Canada: Stumpy's girlfriend Ursula is never seen onscreen and he met her online, but he claims she exists. Nobody really believes him until they finally meet her in person, subverting the trope.
  • Girl in the Tower: Invoked in "Let's Play Prince Charming" when Stumpy is Dragged into Drag and forced to sit in a tower so "Prince" Quack Quack can rescue him.
  • Glad I Thought of It: The show has a Running Gag where Stumpy and Quack Quack get stuck in a situation, Quack Quack suggests a plan, and Stumpy pretends that he was the one who thought of it.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: In Episode 143, the gang are stuck in a situation where if all the lights go out, they get attacked by monsters, so they each hold a lightbulb, flashlight or mirror to keep some sort of light with them. Unfortunately, one of the monsters grabs Stumpy's mirror, and since he Screams Like a Little Girl, everyone else's lightbulbs, mirrors, flashlights, etc. get broken.
  • Glass Smack and Slide: In Episode 104, Olaf freezes Kaeloo and Mr. Cat and keeps them in glass People Jars. Stumpy shows up to save them by swinging on a rope, but he ends up smacking face first into the glass and sliding down it.
  • The Glomp: Kaeloo has done this to Mr. Cat on more than one occasion.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Mr. Cat is portrayed with these in the intro for Episode 105.
  • Go Fetch: In one episode, Mr. Cat throws a yogurt in the air and Quack Quack runs to catch it. After he catches it, Mr. Cat activates the bombs he had hidden near the place where he threw the yogurt.
  • Golf Clubbing: Mr. Cat sometimes does this, the usual target being Quack Quack.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "Let's Play Babysitting", Kaeloo attempts to seduce Mr. Cat so they can have sex and she can get pregnant. Let's just say he gets seduced a little too well...
  • Goodbye, Cruel World!: Stumpy says this before most of his suicide attempts.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Any time Mr. Cat swears with no Sound Effect Bleeps.
  • G-Rated Drug: Yogurt, carrots and tomato juice.
  • Gratuitous English: In the French dubnote , the characters frequently use English words like "what" and "stop" instead of the French words.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Olaf interjects random Russian words into his speech.
  • Gratuitous Nazis: In the episode "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel"note , Mr. Cat dresses as a Nazi to look more "evil".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Parodied. When Stumpy is asked to say "the grass is green" in Spanish, his response is anything but that.
    Stumpy (singing): Tapas, parilla, grilla madre de pizza, en vida, comme cheetah gorilla!
  • Great Big Library of Everything: The main four own a library full of books on every topic available, no matter how ridiculous it may seem.
  • Great Escape: The first episode of the series, "Let's Play Prison-Ball", parodies this trope to the extreme when Stumpy gets sent to the "prison" in a game of prison-ball. He first starts yelling how "society's the one to blame", then he gets a map of the prison tattooed on his tummy, and finally he uses a jackhammer to dig his way out. Unfortunately, this happens at the exact time Kaeloo gets mad enough to throw Mr. Cat into the air, and Mr. Cat comes crashing down on top of Stumpy's tunnel, pushing him back in. By the end of the episode, Stumpy is released anyway since it was a game, though the experience makes him hate the game of prison-ball.
  • Green Aesop: Taken to parody levels in Episode 14. Kaeloo tries to convince everyone that if they aren't green, the planet could get destroyed. She ends up forcing Quack Quack to give up his Trademark Favorite Food, yogurt, and makes him eat a substitute called "org-yurt" which is organic and comes in environment-friendly containers, despite the fact that it tastes so bad that he vomits. When he vomits, she punishes him for "wasting food". She also beats up Mr. Cat and Stumpy and throws them in a nearby dumpster just because they dropped a small piece of paper on the ground, and "littering is bad".
  • Green Around the Gills: Almost any time anybody feels nauseous. In Kaeloo's case, since she's already green, her face turns an odd shade of yellowish green.
  • The Grim Reaper: The main four meet him in Episode 92. He's portrayed as a black sheep with a scythe.
  • Groin Attack: In "Let's Play Market Vendors", Stumpy accidentally shoots the lights out with a gun. While trying to find another light switch, he accidentally grabs Mr. Cat's you-know-what, thinking it's a light switch, and pulls on it.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up:
    • In Episode 34, Kaeloo informs Mr. Cat that he has a zit on his face. The audience is then treated to a close-up of the zit on Mr. Cat's face.
    • The same happens with Pretty's zit in Episode 118.
  • Ground-Shattering Landing: Several episodes have at least one character doing this during a fight.
  • Group Hug: Between the main four, in Episode 105.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: Kaeloo's transformation sequence which is played Once an Episode. Most of the attention is drawn to her butt.
  • Growing Up Sucks: The basis of the episode "Let's Play Grown-Ups".
  • Guns Akimbo: Mr. Cat and Stumpy do this in "Let's Play Market Vendors", when they rob the supermarket.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted, as Mr. Cat and Stumpy use weapons and Kaeloo, Pretty and Eugly smash stuff.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper:
    • Mr. Cat will get angry for the slightest of reasons.
    • Pretty actually makes Mr. Cat look patient.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Mr. Cat does this to Quack Quack in several episodes.
  • Halfway Plot Switch:
    • Episode 85 starts with everybody playing Rock–Paper–Scissors to see who gets to use the bathroom first. Halfway through the episode, the plot switches to Kaeloo and Mr. Cat arguing about whether Kaeloo's transformation is a good thing or not.
    • "Let's Play Hot-Cold" starts with Stumpy trying to make himself look tanned and muscular, while Kaeloo tries to find someone to play with. Halfway through, the plot becomes about the others teaching Stumpy how to impress girls.
  • Halloween Episode: "Let's Play Scaredy Cat", an episode where Stumpy raises the dead and causes a zombie apocalypse.
  • Hammered into the Ground: In the episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap", Mr. Cat gets beaten up by Quack Quack and/or Kaeloo offscreen and winds up with his entire body except his head smashed into the ground.
  • Hammerspace: The characters can pull random objects, including actual hammers, from out of thin air.
  • Hammerspace Hair: In "Let's Play Gangster Poker", Mr. Cat dresses up as Jules Winnfield for most of the episode and uses a wig which he uses to store stuff.
  • Hand Behind Head: Kaeloo does this sometimes when she is embarrassed or nervous.
  • Hand Signals:
    • Eugly's method of communication, apart from indistinct mumbling.
    • In an Overly Long Gag in "Let's Play Cops and Robbers", Quack Quack uses these to try to communicate with Stumpy, who has no idea what he's saying.
  • Hanlon's Razor: Stumpy is able to get away with almost anything because everyone knows he's doing it out of sheer stupidity. However, this starts to get subverted in later episodes when he actually starts to do bad things out of malice.
  • Happinessis Mandatory: In Episode 123, Kaeloo takes Stumpy and Quack Quack on a tour to Heaven, where they meet an angel. The angel keeps singing about how in Heaven, there is only peace and harmony and things like that, but the angel seems to be forcing her happiness.
    • In Episode 131, Kaeloo invents a day called "Smile Day" where smiling is mandatory. By the end of the episode, everyone is upset for different reasons and they aren't smiling, so she beats them up offscreen.
  • Happy Dance:
    • Kaeloo's booty dance.
    • In the Baseball Episode, Stumpy does one involving pushing his arms back and forth while walking on the spot. Later in the episode, Kaeloo joins him in doing it.
  • Harmless Electrocution: Nobody on the show ever gets harmed by electrocution (even if it involves being struck by lightning or sticking their fingers in electric sockets).
    • Averted in Episode 72 when Stumpy dies after electrocuting himself and has to be brought back to life by a spirit.
  • Harmless Freezing: Happens to Kaeloo and Mr. Cat in Episode 104, and they are put into People Jars.
  • Harmless Villain: Olaf. All the heroes do is make fun of him. And if they decide that he's getting to be too annoying, they just beat him up.
  • Hate at First Sight: Stumpy and Pretty started hating each other the moment they laid eyes on each other.
    • The climax of Episode 105 suggests that this may only be a part of his Jerkass Façade.
  • Head Desk: Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play Prince Charming" after Quack Quack answers all his questions correctly. Unfortunately, he accidentally bangs it on a button on the desk which gives Quack Quack an electric shock.
  • Heads or Tails?: When Stumpy and Pretty get into an argument, Stumpy pulls out a coin so they can toss it and see who wins. He then says "Heads I win, tails you lose." He wins, obviously, and Pretty tries to attack him.
  • Head-Tiltingly Kinky: Minor example in "Let's Play Happy Rotter". Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack watch a documentary on crepidula, and when one of the crepidula changes sex to mate, they tilt their heads to one side.
  • Heaven Seeker: In Episode 92, Stumpy becomes this when Kaeloo tells him that there are lots of acorns there. He dies at the end by committing suicide, but since suicide is a sin, he gets sent to Hell instead.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: One of Stumpy's video games does this. When it asks Mr. Cat for his name, he angrily yells "Shut up, stupid machine!" From that point on, the game refers to him as though his name is "Shutupstupidmachine".
  • Help Yourself in the Future: The gang go to the past to tell Quack Quack's past self to avoid consuming yogurt (which, in this show, is a G-Rated Drug) so he doesn't end up being addicted to it like he is in the present. Things go horribly wrong when Stumpy tells his past self everything that has happened from then until the present, making him capable of taking over the world since he has partial control over what will happen since he knows everything. Things are back to normal by the end, since the characters decided to avoid altering the timeline after witnessing the consequences.
  • Here We Go Again!:
    • The end of the pilot (and of "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light") had Kaeloo transform all over again with the intention of beating Mr. Cat up.
    • After Stumpy and Quack Quack get over their addiction to carrots, they get addicted to another G-Rated Drug, tomato juice.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: When Stumpy goes on a website to look for a girlfriend, he almost messages a redhead girl on the site, but changes his mind when he finds out that her hair is dyed. note 
  • Heroic Fire Rescue: In Episode 93, Stumpy rushes in to rescue Quack Quack after Mr. Cat sets a building on fire with him trapped inside. Unfortunately, it's only after he gets inside and reaches Quack Quack that he realizes that there's no way to get out. He then remembers that he can still make a birthday wish, so he wishes them to safety.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Kaeloo tries to do this in Episode 77. Stumpy accidentally winds up doing it for her. See Be Careful What You Wish For above.
  • Hidden Depths:
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Mr. Cat, on very rare occasions, will show that he truly does care for his friends. "Let’s Play Bye Bye, Yoghurt" ended with a Pet the Dog moment between him and Quack Quack.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: When Stumpy gets angry enough, he blows steam out of his nose.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Quack Quack the duck. When he was still in an egg, his parents were killed by a hunter. He was subsequently found by scientists and taken to a laboratory where they did weird experiments on him. Then, he moved to Smileyland, where the show takes place. His life there, which is the events of the show, is not much better as his friends just exploit the superpowers he got from the experiments, and Ax-Crazy psychopath Mr. Cat repeatedly kills him, taking advantage of his Nigh-Invulnerability.
  • Hi, Mom!:
    • In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Stumpy isn't sure whether the camera is a webcam or a TV camera, but says hello to his mother anyway.
    • Inverted in "Let's Play Circuses" when Stumpy's mom sees him on TV and calls him on his phone.
  • Hockey Mask and Chainsaw: Mr. Cat uses these in the series' pilot episode when chopping off Quack Quack's arms.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Frequently happens to Mr. Cat. For example, in the episode "Let's Play Cops and Robbers", he gives Stumpy a banana as a weapon. At the end of the episode during a car chase scene with Stumpy pursuing Mr. Cat, Stumpy launches the banana, which gets stuck in Mr. Cat's nose and causes him to lose control of the car. Sometimes it happens with even the most minor things; in one episode, he tries to hit Quack Quack on the head with a mallet, but since he is completely drunk at the time, he winds up hitting himself on the head.
    • In Episode 113, Kaeloo takes Stumpy to court, with Quack Quack as the judge, for "mistreating" objects and convinces the jury that objects have souls and therefore Stumpy should be punished. Mr. Cat, who is Stumpy's lawyer in this episode, decides to use this to his advantage. He decides to call a can of yogurt, which is Quack Quack's Trademark Favorite Food, as a witness, pointing out that if objects have souls, the yogurt counts as a witness. Quack Quack devours the "witness" almost instantly and is taken to jail by Mr. Cat, who is also a police officer in this episode. Kaeloo steps out of the courtroom to talk to some reporters about the incident, and since everyone is gone, Stumpy takes the judge's place and declares himself "not guilty", which apparently works in Smileyland's judicial system.
    • In Episode 138, Kaeloo tells Stumpy to clean his incredibly messy room, and the latter resorts to Playing Sick so he can sit around playing video games instead of cleaning. Kaeloo sees right through this, so she says that if he's sick, he must need medicines... and brings in a truckload of vaccines. Stumpy, who is terribly Afraid of Needles, says that he "got better", and is forced to clean his room.
  • Holding Hands: Mr. Cat and Kaeloo do this in Episode 105.
  • Hollywood Acid: Mr. Cat dunks Quack Quack into a tub full of it in "Let's Play Prince Charming".
  • Hollywood Healing: Bandages fix everything. Even if your head blows up, you should be fine with bandages.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Olaf (except in the Musical Episode).
  • Holy Halo: Mr. Cat puts one on while pretending to be "innocent" in Episode 102.
  • Hood Ornament Hottie: When Stumpy tries to sell apples by giving away free cars with the purchase of an apple, he dresses as a girl and sits on top of the car. Nobody buys the apples anyway.
  • Horrible Camping Trip: The main four's camping trip in "Let's Play Treasure Hunt". First, they find out that Stumpy unpacked all their supplies so he could have room for all his comic books. Then, Kaeloo sets up a game of treasure hunt for Stumpy and Quack Quack to play, but Mr. Cat changes all the clues and dares in the game so Stumpy and Quack Quack are horribly injured.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Kaeloo is the worst at character judgement. She believes that Mr. Cat is nice (unless he really is being nice, in which case she thinks he's being mean), and she thinks Olaf is just a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold when he's actually evil and wants to Take Over the World.
  • Hostile Show Takeover:
    • After Stumpy becomes a genius in Episode 72, he decides to Take Over the World and change the show's name from Kaeloo to Stumpy.
    • At the end of Episode 105, Stumpy breaks into the animation studio making the show and takes over script-writing.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: The episode "Let's Play Babysitting" revolves around Kaeloo, a frog, trying to persuade Mr. Cat, a cat, to have sex with her. It never gets to that stage due to an emotional outburst from Kaeloo's side, but Quack Quack has an Imagine Spot showing the viewers what the resulting babies would have looked like: orange tadpoles with whiskers.
  • How Did That Get in There?: In one episode, Mr. Cat is giving a presentation on vampires with a slideshow to Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack when a picture of Bad Kaeloo shows up as one of the slides.
  • Huddle Shot: Used in the Baseball Episode when Stumpy's teamnote 
Stumpy and Mr. Cat discusses strategies on how to defeat their extremely talented opponentsnote .
  • Hulking Out: The titular character goes through this Once an Episode.
  • Humanlike Hand Anatomy: Everyone except Olaf has Four-Fingered Hands which resemble those of humans, though Quack Quack's arms are flat like wings.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: The female animals shown in men's magazines are bordering on Little Bit Beastly. Even Kaeloo herself, who lacks most forms of Tertiary Sexual Characteristics has some serious junk in the trunk and has a light curve to her hips which is often accentuated in the way she stands. She is also significantly less prone to dropping a Furry Reminder than her male friends. Pretty also seems to have curvy hips as well (but no other curves).
  • Humiliation Conga: In the very second episode of the show, Stumpy gets the flu, eats a poisonous mushroom, gives himself a concussion, and breaks his leg.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Mr. Cat has an arsenal of weapons which he can randomly pull out at any time, which consists mostly of bazookas, guns, chainsaws, knives, mallets and others. Lampshaded in one episode where he says he is carrying a bazooka, a chainsaw and a cluster bomb, while his hands are completely empty.
  • Hyperspace Mallet: Where exactly does Mr. Cat keep all those malletsnote ?
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming:
    • Mr. Cat acts like a Jerkass to Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack but when somebody else decides to mess with them, he will not accept it.
    • Pretty is the ONLY one allowed to insult her sister. Notably in one episode where Stumpy insults Eugly, so Pretty punches his lights put, then turns to Eugly and says Stumpy was right.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Happens twice in the same scene in "Let’s Play Scaredy Cat". Kaeloo, who is walking through a dark forest with Quack Quack and Mr. Cat, sees a door in the forest and screams in fear. Mr. Cat questions why she is scared, and opens the door to see Quack Quack on the other side. He screams. Then, Kaeloo says that he’s going overboard.
    • In "Let's Play Golf", Mr. Cat joins the others in calling Kaeloo a "dirty cheater".
    • In "Let's Play at Reading Books", Stumpy calls Mr. Cat a loser.
    • Stumpy constantly makes fun of Olaf, the shortest character on the show, for being short. Guess who's the second shortest of the cast.
    • There are episodes where Kaeloo accuses Stumpy of being stupid.
    • In Episode 82, the normally hyperactive Kaeloo, who normally spends her time dancing, singing and doing other such generally annoying things, is sitting and playing a board game. She turns around and yells at Stumpy, who is bouncing on a trampoline, for being annoying.
    • In another episode, Stumpy finds out that Kaeloo once farted and blamed him for it. He calls her a "hypocrite"... and then he farts and decides to blame Quack Quack for it.
    • In Episode 108, Kaeloo tells Mr. Cat that he is a "monster". Kaeloo herself is capable of Hulking Out and turning into a monster, and does so Once per Episode. Mr. Cat even calls her out on it.
    • In Episode 81, when Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Pretty are in a desert, Kaeloo warns them that there could be scorpions in the desert. Pretty screams in fear. Stumpy makes fun of her for getting scared, but then Kaeloo mentions that there could also be rattlesnakes. Stumpy screams even louder and starts to panic.
    • In one episode, we get a scene where the trope is used by several different people. Mr. Cat tries to run psychological tests on Stumpy. Quack Quack lampshades the fact that Mr. Cat is an Ax-Crazy psychopath and he himself qualifies for requiring such testing. Kaeloo agrees. Mr. Cat then points out that Quack Quack and Kaeloo need it too.
    • In one episode, Pretty makes fun of Stumpy for having buck teeth. Pretty also has buck teeth.
    • In "Let's Play Art Class", Kaeloo sees that Stumpy has made a painting without following the "rules of art" which she uses while painting and calls his painting "childish scribbles". Stumpy's painting is actually amazing and Kaeloo's painting looks like it was made by a kindergartener.
    • In "Let's Play Gangster Poker", Mr. Cat, the show's biggest jerkass, calls Nice Girl Kaeloo a "she-devil".
    • In Episode 138, when Kaeloo yells at Stumpy, Mr. Cat tells her that she shouldn't be so mean to him. Mr. Cat regularly yells at, insults and even beats up Stumpy.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Olaf is an emperor penguin, not an auk. Not that anyone cares enough to remember, of course. note 
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Olaf, judging a cooking competition, seems fine with Pretty's dish until one of the live worms she put in it crawls out of his mouth.
  • I Call It "Vera": Mr. Cat named his bazooka "Patience", of all names.
  • I Can't Believe I'm Saying This: When Quack Quack does Mr. Cat a favor, Mr. Cat responds with "I never thought I'd be saying this, but thanks, duck-face."
  • "I Can't Look!" Gesture:
    • Invoked and subverted. In "Let's Play Simon Says", Mr. Cat puts Quack Quack in a very humiliating situation and covers his eyes, saying "I can't look..." but then uncovers them and says "Or maybe I can."
    • Played straight in "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", when Kaeloo covers her eyes and says "I can't watch this!" when Mr. Cat tricks Stumpy and Quack Quack into jumping off a cliff.
  • Iconic Item: Mr. Cat's bazooka and Stumpy's video game console.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode name starts with "Let's Play...".
  • If It Tastes Bad, It Must Be Good for You: In "Let's Play Ecologists", Kaeloo buys Quack Quack organic yogurt to replace his regular yogurt because it is supposedly very healthy. Quack Quack vomits as soon as he eats it. Stumpy tries it and has the same reaction, and even Mr. Cat, who has eaten very questionable food before, says it's "revolting". Kaeloo winds up having to force feed the organic yogurt to Quack Quack.
  • Ignoring by Singing: Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat in Episode 105 until she finds out that the real villain of the episode is Stumpy and Mr. Cat was trying to stop him.
  • I Have No Son!: Played for Laughs with the Alpha Bitch Pretty, who keeps threatening to disown her twin sister Eugly if she doesn't do what she says. For example, in Episode 131, Pretty is in a bad mood and refuses to allow Eugly to be happy because she herself isn't. Kaeloo asks them to smile for a picture, and Pretty says that if Eugly smiles, she will no longer accept her as her sister.
  • I Have Nothing to Say to That: When Kaeloo suddenly breaks down crying in the middle of a conversation, Stumpy thinks it must be a psychological issue, and suggests asking Mr. Cat to help Kaeloo sort it out. Quack Quack thinks this is a horrible idea, since Mr. Cat is, well, Mr. Cat, eliciting this response from Stumpy:
    Stumpy: Do YOU know anything about psychology?
    Quack Quack: Stares in silence
    Stumpy: No? Exactly.
  • I Have Your Wife: In one episode of Season 1, Mr. Cat takes Quack Quack, to whom Kaeloo is a Parental Substitute, as a hostage so she'll pay him money. It turns out that she doesn't have any because of the ongoing economic crisis. Mr. Cat then threatens to shoot Kaeloo if Quack Quack doesn't pay him, which also fails because Quack Quack doesn't have any money. Mr. Cat is subsequently punished by Kaeloo for what he did.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Kaeloo has a condition where she winds up Hulking Out whenever she gets too angry and does mean and sadistic things to whoever made her angry, which seem to be beyond her conscious control. She doesn't want this "power" and has tried numerous times to get rid of it, but she never can.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Stumpy really, really wishes he was Mr. Cat.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: Mr. Cat does this to Kaeloo sometimes, usually followed by kissing her arm.
    • In "Let's Play Tea Party", Quack Quack tries doing this to Kaeloo, but Mr. Cat shoots his head off with a bazooka before he can.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: Pretty does this in one episode where she goes on a TV show and says "I'd never say..." followed by one of her friends' secrets each time. She's actually doing it on purpose, not because she's stupid.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: The trope is used in an episode where Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are doctors, with Mr. Cat taking Dr. Jerk to a whole new level. When both of them try to "cure" Quack Quack (who isn't even sick), Kaeloo suggests homeopathic cures. Mr. Cat, eager to hurt Quack Quack, asks if she means acupuncture, and she clarifies that she meant to use herbs and flowers, eliciting this response from Mr. Cat:
    Mr. Cat: I'm a doctor, not a florist.
  • Imaginary Friend: Stumpy has many of these.
  • Imagine Spot:
    • Quack Quack has one in "Let's Play Babysitting" about what Kaeloo and Mr. Cat's potential offspring would look like: orange tadpoles with whiskers.
    • When Kaeloo tries to talk to her friends about growing up, Mr. Cat briefly imagines a giant Quack Quack crushing him.
  • I Miss Mom: Mr. Cat admits to this after being shot with Truth Serum in "Let's Play Spies", combined with crying and thumb-sucking.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: In one episode, in every dub except the English dub, Stumpy says he's not Afraid of Needles, then faints at the sight of a needle. Averted in the English dub where he admits that he's scared instead of denying it before passing out.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Mr. Cat constantly torments Quack Quack by shooting him with bazookas, cutting him in half, etc. and attempts to justify himself by saying that Quack Quack is indestructible.
  • Impairment Shot:
  • Implausible Deniability:
    • One episode had Mr. Cat say that he would never try to hurt Quack Quack... while chasing the duck with a mallet.
    • In another episode, Kaeloo and Stumpy both set up market stalls. Kaeloo's is full of fresh apples, and Stumpy's is full of rotten ones. Later, Kaeloo finds all her apples stolen. Stumpy says he swears he didn't steal them, even though the fresh apples are in plain view at his stand.
    • Then there's this line from Kaeloo: "I don't talk with a lithp, Mithter Cat!"
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: The women in men's magazines on the show have extremely narrow waists when compared to the rest of their body proportions.
  • Impossible Task: In one episode, Mr. Cat gives Kaeloo the task of transforming without getting angry. Even though she has been seen doing this before, she treats it as though it is not possible. At the end of the episode, Kaeloo gives Mr. Cat another impossible task as a punishment.
  • Inadvertent Entrance Cue:
    • In Episode 72, Stumpy, who has been given Sudden Intelligence, decides to invent a bomb. When he mentions this, Olaf suddenly shows up and asks who mentioned a bomb.
    • In another episode, Kaeloo decides to play "restaurant" by playing waitress to Quack Quack and Eugly, who are on a date. After Mr. Cat ruins said date, Kaeloo laments and asks who she can play "restaurant" with now that her "customers" are gone. Suddenly, Stumpy shows up with a fork and knife and runs towards the table.
  • Inappropriate Role Model: Stumpy's role model (besides comic book hero Mr. Coolskin) is, unfortunately, Mr. Cat.
  • Incoming Ham:
    • Kaeloo always yells something akin to "Hello, friends/buddies/pals!" while entering the scene in extravagant ways like floating down from the sky with an umbrella, crashing a kick-scooter into the couch or suddenly popping out of a conveniently placed box.
    • In the French dub, Olaf the penguin always yells something which translates to "Bow down before your emperor!" whenever he enters the scene. Nobody ever obeys this, and in some cases Mr. Cat even goes as far as beating him up.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: In "Let's Play Happy Rotter", an episode parodying Harry Potter, Stumpy says the wrong magic spell and shrinks himself.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun: A lot of Kaeloo's games are seen as "boring" by her friends, who would much rather watch TV or play video games.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Depending on the episode, Kaeloo's crying can either be this or Cry Cute.
  • Informed Attractiveness: In-universe, Pretty apparently really lives up to her name. Mr. Cat is also suggested to be very attractive.
  • Informed Deformity: Apparently, in-universe, Kaeloo is overweight and has cellulite, and Stumpy is hideous.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Mr. Cat is an insane psychopath owns a bunch of weapons, and attacks people and objects very violently to the slightest annoyance (or even for no reason at all). Stumpy may be an aversion since he is insane, but not violent. If he is being violent, it's probably in a video game or attacking an object, but not a person.
  • Insane Troll Logic:
    Stumpy: "Life is magical, life is magical." How many times have I heard that? But if magic doesn't exist... then life itself doesn't exist!
    • In one episode, Mr. Cat says that he believes that women must stay in the kitchen and do housework. Kaeloo points out how backward his thought process is, and Mr. Cat says that he has no problem with gay couplesnote  and therefore he can't be thinking backward.
    • Stumpy tries to tan himself in Episode 45 by setting up a bunch of barbecue grills to accelerate global warming and make the planet hotter.
    • In the first episode, during a game of prison-ball, Mr. Cat sets up a basketball hoop to catch the ball in. Kaeloo says that it's cheating, and Mr. Cat explains why it isn't: The game is called "prison-ball", and "all prisoners play basketball".
    • In one episode, the main cast write a sitcom, and in the sitcom, the main characters are harboring an illegal immigrant from Mexico in their home. Their neighbor starts to suspect that they may be harboring a Mexican immigrant because... they had Mexican food for dinner one day.
  • Insistent Terminology: In "Let's Play Gangster Poker", each time somebody says that Stumpy lost the cards, he claims that he just "forgot where he put them".
  • Inspirational Insult: In the episode "Let's Play Catch the Mailman", Kaeloo receives a letter in the mail from someone claiming to be a fan of the show, who says that Stumpy, Quack Quack and especially Mr. Cat are the best characters on the show and that she is annoying, boring, serious and easily offendednote . Kaeloo decides to use this as advice and never get angry again and be calm, easygoing and cool. Of course, she gets angry beyond words at the end of the episode when she finds out that the letter was written not by a fan, but by Mr. Cat himself.
  • Instant Bandages: In the pilot episode, bandages instantly appear on Mr. Cat while he is getting beaten up. Averted in the actual show, where we often see Kaeloo bandage him up after the beating.
  • Instant Home Delivery: Anything the characters order immediately falls out of the sky.
  • Instant Waking Skills: In one episode, Kaeloo has to wake up at 5:30. She proceeds to jump out of bed the moment the alarm clock rings, and somehow even does exercise.
  • Instant Web Hit: In Episode 68, Bad Kaeloo, Quack Quack, Mr. Cat, Pretty and Eugly make a rock song. Someone puts it on the internet and they become incredibly famous overnight.
  • Instant Wristwatch: The main four have these.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Zigzagged with Quack Quack. Sometimes everyone understands him, sometimes they don't.
  • The Internet Is for Cats: Apparently, even though the show is set in a World of Funny Animals, there are still cat videos; even Mr. Cat thinks being a cat is awesome because people on the internet love cats.
  • Interrupted Suicide: In an episode where Stumpy thinks he's not going to be able to impress a girl he likes, he tries to hang himself. Before he can do it, his friends talk him down and offer him advice on how to impress the girl.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Quack Quack, a duck, and Eugly, a rabbit, are an Official Couple.
    • Another Official Couple is Stumpy the squirrel and Ursula the cat.
    • Kaeloo, a frog, and Mr. Cat, a cat, have shown signs of attraction to each other.
    • Pretty, a rabbit, has a crush on Mr. Cat.
  • Introductory Opening Credits: The opening has shots of the main characters.
  • In Vino Veritas: When Mr. Cat drinks alcohol, he tends to drop the Jerkass Façade and be much nicer.
  • Invisibility:
    • This has happened to Mr. Cat in a couple of episodes. Each time, he ended up beating up Kaeloo and Quack Quack,
    • Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack turn themselves into ghosts in Episode 123, rendering them invisible.
  • Invisible Jerkass:
    • Mr. Cat was already a jerk, but in some episodes when he gets turned invisible he's even worse, and he does things like kick Kaeloo and hit Quack Quack with mallets while constantly moving so they can't get back at him.
    • When Stumpy is turned into a ghost in Episode 123, he tries to sneak into the bathroom to watch Pretty take a bath. Kaeloo stops him before he can do it.
  • Involuntary Dance:
    • In Episode 132, Kaeloo forces Mr. Cat to join her and the others in having fun by turning on some Zumba music. He ties himself to a tree in order to escape, but the ropes break and he soon finds himself involuntarily doing Zumba with them.
    • In "Let's Play Super Powers", Kaeloo uses an attack on Mr. Cat that causes him to dance uncontrollably.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Mr. Cat is one of these, his transformations into random objects usually brought upon by Kaeloo beating the stuffing out of him.
  • I Resemble That Remark!:
    • In "Let's Play Guess Who!", Kaeloo says she doesn't have a double personality... and transforms mid-sentence.
    • In another episode, she yells "I NEVER YELL!" when Mr. Cat says she should stop yelling.
    • One episode had the main four go for a job interview. In the waiting room, Mr. Cat (who is calmly reading a book) tells Kaeloo that she seems stressed. She responds by screaming "I HAVE NO REASON TO BE STRESSED!" in an extremely stressed manner and slaps the book out of his hands.
  • Ironic Fear: Stumpy, a squirrel, is afraid of heights.
  • Ironic Name: In one episode, it is revealed that Mr. Cat, a sadistic psychopath with a Hair-Trigger Temper whose favorite hobby is to torture people with weapons, gave his bazooka a name. Its name is "Patience".
  • Irony:
    • "Let's Play Grown Ups" ends with Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack singing a song about what a wonderful friend Mr. Cat is to them. At the moment they're singing this, Mr. Cat is running around looking for a bazooka or other weapon to kill them with.
    • As the series progresses, we learn that Mr. Cat, who despises interacting with people, enjoys being alone, and is rude and snarky to everyone he meets, is popular and well-liked by everyone, while Kaeloo, a friendly extrovert who loves everyone, is generally avoided by people because they think she's weird and annoying.
  • iSophagus: Parodied. Quack Quack manages to develop an amazing singing voice by accidentally swallowing a spoon of all things.
  • It Always Rains at Funerals: In "Let's Play Bye Bye, Yoghurt", it rains at the funeral.
  • It Amused Me: Unlike Mr. Cat and Olaf, who have Freudian Excuses, Stumpy has no reason to torment people other than his own amusement.
  • I Taste Delicious: In one episode, Stumpy gets a job at a fast-food restaurant and starts to smell like fries after working for a long time. He then licks his arm and remarks on how good he tastes.
  • I've Heard of That — What Is It?: In "Let's Play Hopscotch", Stumpy sees Kaeloo drawing on the ground with chalk and asks her what it is. She shows him that it is a game of hopscotch. Stumpy excitedly raves about how much he loves hopscotch, but he has one question: "what's hopscotch"?
  • I Want My Mommy!: In one episode, Stumpy uses a Portal Door to go inside Mr. Cat's brain. Mr. Cat tells him to leave, but he refuses to, so Mr. Cat imagines something disgusting which attacks Stumpy. Stumpy runs out screaming for his mother.
  • "I Want" Song: Stumpy sings one in Episode 105, with Stumpy explaining how he wants all the abuse to stop and for people to treat him better.
  • I Was Just Joking: In "Let's Play Detectives", after Kaeloo finds out that Mr. Cat built a cloning machine, she complains that it feels too much like a science fiction episode instead of a detective episode, and sarcastically asks him why he doesn't add some bazookas and lasers. Which turns out to be a bad question to ask someone who owns three of them.
  • Jaw Drop: Kaeloo's reaction to anything she finds shocking, e.g. Stumpy eating a huge pile of food at a really high speed and throwing all the packaging on the ground.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Kaeloo and Bad Kaeloo, a cute gentle frog and a huge, buffed sadistic toad respectively.
  • Jerkass Façade:
    • Mr. Cat has outright confessed to Kaeloo that he has a sensitive and vulnerable side that he hides by being mean.
    • It's suggested that to some extent, Pretty's meanness stems from a desire to uphold her status as an Alpha Bitch.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Kaeloo tries to tell fairy tales as bedtime stories to Stumpy and Quack Quack in Episode 122, Mr. Cat interrupts each story, takes over the narration, and makes it more realistic (like having Cinderella call CPS, for example). When Kaeloo gets mad at him for "ruining" the stories, he points out that the original versions of the fairy tales would not help Stumpy and Quack Quack learn how to deal with real life problems.
  • Joker Jury:
    • Episode 35 Inverts the heroic and villainous roles by having Mr. Cat, the villain, be put on trial with the judge (who is none other than Stumpy), the defense attorney (Kaeloo) and the victim (Quack Quack) all wanting him to get punished. Kaeloo wins the case by manipulating Mr. Cat into confessing that he was guilty.
    • In Episode 118, the heroic and villainous roles are inverted again. This time, the Alpha Bitch Pretty is pur on trial. Kaeloo, who hates Pretty, is the judge. Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat, who hate Pretty even more than Kaeloo does, are the jury. The lawyer provided to Pretty is a sheep. Not a Funny Animal, an ordinary sheep. Obviously, Pretty is punished.
  • Judicial Wig: The trope is parodied in one episode where Quack Quack is a judge. The wig is made out of toilet paper rolls.
  • Juggling Dangerously: Stumpy does this in "Let's Play Circuses". It goes well until his mother calls him on the phone, having seen this on live TV and wanting to make sure her kid is safe. He neglects the chainsaws in the air and picks up the phone.
  • Just One More Level: Stumpy suffers from a very serious video game addiction, to the extent that when Kaeloo takes his game console away from him in one episode all he can do is crawl on the ground weakly saying "My console...".
  • Kafka Komedy: Almost any time Mr. Cat actually does something nice, he winds up suffering horribly as a result. The same often applies to Kaeloo.
  • Karma Houdini: If Mr. Cat and Stumpy pull something off together, Stumpy almost always escapes. Pretty also doesn't receive any punishment for intentionally shooting and killing a horse and bullying Kaeloo in "What if We Played at Riding Ponies?", and Quack Quack escapes in "Let’s Play at Reading Books" for doing the exact same thing as Mr. Cat. Even Mr. Cat gets away with some things, like selling dumpster trash as food in a restaurant.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty:
    • In Episode 56, the Alpha Bitch Pretty gets away with forcefully taking a horse away from Kaeloo, and shooting a horse with a gun just because she doesn't like it. In Episode 82, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat succeed in getting her humiliated on the news.
    • In Episode 118, Pretty gets away with posting embarrassing pictures of the main four online. She does this again a few episodes later to Kaeloo, but this time, she enters a competetion and finds out that the judge is Kaeloo, who promptly fails her.
    • Whenever Mr. Cat is driving his car, his jerkassery levels increase. Examples of this include deliberately driving at a ridiculously slow speed in order to slow Kaeloo down when she's in a hurry since her car is behind his, or in another episode, ramming his car into Kaeloo's because she's going too slow and he's behind her. In Episode 134, Stumpy, who is angry at Mr. Cat, gets a bunch of clones of himself, who destroy the car... by holding an impromptu demolition derby while Mr. Cat is driving.
  • Kick the Dog: "Let's Play Treasure Hunt" has the main four go camping. Mr. Cat says he will get wood for the fire. It turns out he's too lazy to go get any, so he just sets Stumpy's favorite comic books on fire. Stumpy starts crying, and Mr. Cat callously tells the "spoiled brat" to shut up.
  • Kids Are Cruel: All the characters are children under thirteen, yet most of them are unspeakably cruel, with even the nice ones sometimes being mean. The most prominent examples of this trope are Mr. Cat, who finds any excuse to hurt anyone (especially Quack Quack) in horrible ways, and Pretty, who is rude, snobbish, and looks down on people with less money or who are ugly.
  • Kiss of Life: In Episode 61, Pretty finds Mr. Cat, who has been stranded on an island, and offers to do this. He declines and points out that he's perfectly fine, so she knocks him out with a baseball bat and gives it to him anyway.
  • Kiss Up the Arm: Mr. Cat does this to Kaeloo in some episodes while flirting with her.
  • Klingon Promotion: Discussed in the episode "Let's Play Gangster Poker", where Mr. Cat becomes a gangster and hires Stumpy to work under him. Stumpy tries to formulate a complex plan to kill Mr. cat so he can become the boss instead, though he never gets the chance to carry it out.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Since Kaeloo is voiced by a man in every dub, she often winds up sounding more like a boy. Her voice is even more boyish in the pilot.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: When Mr. Cat is singing a rap song with words ending in "alls":
    Mr. Cat: He keeps breaking my b-
    Kaeloo: MISTER CAAAAAT!
    Mr. Cat: I meant walls!
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: In Episode 69, which is a parody of Dora the Explorer, the main four teach the viewers to speak in different languages: Kaeloo in English, Mr. Cat in German, Quack Quack in quacks, and Stumpy in Spanish. They decide to teach the phrase "The grass is green."
    Kaeloo: The grass is green!
    Quack Quack: Quack!
    Mr. Cat: Das gras ist grün!
    Stumpy (singing): Tapas, parilla, grilla madre de pizza, en vida, comme cheetah gorilla!
  • Late for School: Stumpy and Quack Quack in Episode 94. Miraculously, Kaeloo manages to drop them off on time, but she winds up being late for work as a result.
  • Latex Perfection: In Episode 65, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack have masks that make them look just like Mr. Cat.
    • Mr. Cat also wears a Full-Body Disguise of Bad Kaeloo, and later of Pretty, both of which look just like the real deal.
  • Lame Pun Reaction:
    • In most cases where a character makes a pun, everyone else pulls an annoyed expression and walks away from the person who made the pun.
    • In one of the season 3 episodes, Mr. Cat and Kaeloo are walking down the street and Mr. Cat drops a Hurricane of Puns, to which Kaeloo flatly tells him "I hate your guts."
  • Laugh Track: Used when the cast make their own sitcom. At one point, it plays when Stumpy walks in through the door (and does nothing else), annoying him.
  • Law of Disproportionate Response: Stumpy's reaction to anything is the opposite of what it should be. Being told to take a bath? Big "NO!"! Olaf trying to attack people with a hairdryer (of all things)? Look out, it's a dangerous weapon! Mr. Cat set Quack Quack on fire? "Oh hey, Quack Quack's on fire."]]
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In an episode of the second season, Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Pretty are looking for a magical artifact in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. At one point, they go into a chamber with horizontally suspended ropes. Kaeloo says that if they touch the ropes, it might trigger a trap, so they have to move slowly and carefully. Stumpy picks up a knife and runs through the chamber, cutting them all and triggering the trap. Stumpy escapes the trap, but the other three are impaled by Annoying Arrows and get mad at him.
  • Lethal Chef: Everybody on the show is an absolutely horrible cook.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: Mr. Cat often uses this to either Accentuate the Negative about something or make it seem Better Than It Sounds.
  • Let's Meet the Meat: The yogurts Quack Quack eats are shown to be sentient.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: In one episode, Kaeloo, a hermaphrodite, and Stumpy, a boy, both enter the girls' bathroom. They both find each other there and ask what the other is doing in there. After an awkward silence, both of them silently agree not to ever speak about it again.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Kaeloo and Stumpy, to the point that she even refers to him as her little brother in one episode.
  • Limited Social Circle: The cast only ever interact with one another. It's implied that Mr. Cat and Pretty have other friends, but these people never appear on the show.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: Stumpy does this to Kaeloo in Episode 109 in an attempt to make her angry. While it hurts her, she doesn't get mad because she knew he was trying to anger her.
  • Literally Loving Thy Neighbor: Quack Quack and Eugly, who live next door to each other, are an Official Couple.
  • Literal-Minded:
    • Stumpy takes the "prison" in "prison-ball" far too literally in the first episode, "Let's Play Prison-Ball".
    • In an episode where the main four meet their Mirror Universe counterparts and get into a fight with them, Stumpy throws books at them and yells "Eat books!". Alternate Universe!Mr. Cat, being the opposite of Mr. Cat and therefore a moron instead of a genius, picks up the books he threw and eats them.
  • Locked in the Bathroom: Stumpy locks himself in the bathroom and starts crying in the Musical Episode when Mr. Cat steals the lyrics to a song Stumpy literally had to make a Deal with the Devil to write.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: Stumpy and Ursula have one of these. Ursula occasionally visits, like when Stumpy is in the hospital or when she sees Smileyland submerged in darkness and believes that there's an emergency.
  • Long List:
    • Kaeloo's list of qualities a boy needs to impress a girl, shown in the episode "Let's Play Hot-Cold".
    • Kaeloo's even longer list of Mr. Cat's character flaws takes her an entire day to recite.
  • Look Behind You: In the episode "Let's Play Golf", Kaeloo, who has the power of Hulking Out, plays golf with her friends. Each time it's her turn, she tells everyone to look at something in the distance, e.g. a "flying rhinoceros", and then Hulks Out to hit the ball. Unfortunately for her, her final attempt ends in Stumpy, who is standing behind her, witnessing everything and telling the others.
  • Losing Your Head: Happens to Quack Quack a lot.
  • Lost Food Grievance: Quack Quack's Berserk Button is anyone destroying yogurt or preventing him from getting it in some way. When this happens, even Mr. Cat isn't safe from his anger.
  • Lots of Luggage: Pretty packs several suitcases in Episode 77 when she is told to bring a strict minimum of stuff.
  • Lotus Position: In "Let's Play Catch the Mailman", Kaeloo meditates in this position to keep herself from getting angry about a fan letter she received that called her annoying.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: One episode has Kaeloo play with a virtual reality game where she can't transform as long as she plays. Having wanted to get rid of this power for a very long time, Kaeloo is finally happy and refuses to stop playing the game. Her friends have to rescue her from the game becauze it slowly starts to drive her insane. In a variant of the trope, she is fully aware of what it is, she just doesn't want to leave because she now has what she wanted the most.
  • Loud of War: Several episodes have Mr. Cat pull out a megaphone and yell at the top of his lungs at someone he finds annoying.
  • Love at First Sight: Quack Quack and Eugly fell in love as soon as they saw each other.
  • Love Confession: Mr. Cat has done this to Kaeloo on more than one occasion. Sadly, all of them fail because she thinks he's joking.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Mr. Cat is the smartest of all the characters on the show, but he does some pretty idiotic things to get the attention of his crush Kaeloo.
  • Love Makes You Evil: While he wasn't exactly nice to begin with, it's heavily implied that Mr. Cat wouldn't do so many evil deeds if he didn't have a crush on Bad Kaeloo.
  • Love Potion: In Episode 80, Pretty buys a love potion so she can get Mr. Cat, who absolutely despises her, to fall in love with her. She puts it in a glass and asks Mr. Cat if he is thirsty and wants a drink. Unfortunately, Stumpy, who is extremely thirsty, walks up behind her, snatches the potion and drinks it up. To Pretty's disgust and horror, Stumpy falls in love with her instead of Mr. Cat.
  • MacGyvering: Mr. Cat once built a cloning machine using a pair of toilet plungers, a cardboard box, a wooden board and some wires.
  • Mad Doctor: Mr. Cat in "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses".
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase:
    • If Mr. Cat hears a fact that he finds shocking or annoying, he usually yells "What do you mean, [insert fact here]?!".
    • And then there's Stumpy's "Are you [insert adjective here] or what?!"
  • Mad Love: Pretty just doesn't get the fact that Mr. Cat despises her.
  • The Magazine Rule: There's a magazine called "Oh La La", featuring girls in skimpy outfits.
  • Magical Flutist: In Episode 132, Mr. Cat somehow gets hold of a magic flute and tries to use it to lead a bunch of sheep into a trap so he can barbecue them.
  • Magic Versus Science: Mr. Cat does not believe in magic and always tries to look at things from a scientific point of view. This being a show which has a lot of Surreal Humor, he's proven wrong more often than not.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: This being a Sadist Show that practically runs on Family-Unfriendly Violence, this happens with everyone. For example, in one episode, Stumpy accidentally unleashes a bunch of arrows onto Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Pretty. Rather than scream or show any signs of pain, they just glare at him, annoyed.
  • Make a Wish:
    • In Episode 93, when Stumpy and Quack Quack realize that they don't know when Quack Quack's birthday is, they can call any day his birthday and blow out a candle to make a wish on that day. They decide to use it on the current day. While Quack Quack blows on the candles, Stumpy makes the wish for him and wishes for himself and their other friends to become pole dancers.
    • In Episode 129, Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat try to stay up late so they can see a shooting star and make a wish on it. Kaeloo and Quack Quack fall asleep, Stumpy stays up but is so tired that he wastes his wish on asking for a bed, and Mr. Cat asks for his own bar and several clones of Kaeloo.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Both Bad Kaeloo and Mr. Cat can yell loud enough to send people flying into the air.
  • The Man in the Moon: In "Let's Play Simon Says", the moon is depicted with a sleeping face.
  • Mandatory Line: In one or two episodes, Mr. Cat will show up at the very end and start yelling at someone despite not having anything to do with the rest of the plot. In one episode, it's even lampshaded when his line is him asking how they made a whole episode without him.
  • Man on Fire: Happens to Stumpy and Quack Quack all too often.
  • Marital Rape License: In "Let's Play House", when the gang are Playing House with Kaeloo as the mother and Mr. Cat as the father, Mr. Cat tries to have sex with her even though she never consented and says he is "exercising his marital rights". Fortunately, she gets up and walks away before he does anything.
  • Marriage of Convenience: The show parodies the trope in one episode where Pretty decides to get married - to Quack Quack, who she doesn't even like - just to get the chance to wear a wedding dress. When the others try to call her out on this, she goes on a rant about how much pain she had to endure to lose enough weight to be able to fit into the dress.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings:
    • Stumpy has 36 sisters. This means that including him, there are 37 kids in his family.
    • Exaggerated with Kaeloo's family. She says she has 134,667 siblings! The end of the episode suggests that she may have made it up, though it isn't clear whether or not she did.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": The main four do this at the end of Episode 76 when they realize that their interference with the past has somehow undone the extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Sometimes it really isn't clear whether Kaeloo likes Mr. Cat back or just sees him as a friend, though there are a lot of hints she has a crush on him.
  • Mature Animal Story: Despite its Funny Animal cast, the show is really quite mature.
  • Mayan Doomsday: Episode 77 revolves around the cast panicking about the end of the world sonce the Mayans predicted that the world would end in 24 hours from the time of the start of that episode. Kaeloo herself launches a meteor onto the planet, but thankfully everyone escapes the planet except Stumpy, who also survives the meteor landing.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It is never quite clear whether the events in some of the games they play actually happen or take place only in their imagination. For instance, one episode where they play at being in an airliner makes it repeatedly clear that they are only sitting in chairs on the ground, even when they are supposed to be crashing, yet they flow around when the plane takes off and Mister Cat later jumps with a parachute and falls for some time before hitting the ground. However, in another episode, the same airplane actually leaves the cast stranded on an island.
  • Meadow Run: The show actually managed to subvert the trope in Episode 111 by using the Bait-and-Switch trope. Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are on the beach when they turn their heads in the opposite direction and the viewers assume that they are looking at each other. They are both separately shown running with outstretched arms, leading the viewers to believe that they are running towards each other... and then the camera pans out to reveal that they're both running in the same direction, towards the bathroom.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kaeloo" means frog in Japanese, Stumpy didn’t have hands in the original concept, Quack-Quack can only say quack, Mr. Cat is a cat, Pretty is beautiful, and Eugly is… not so beautiful.
  • Mean Boss:
    • Mr. Cat to Stumpy in Episode 64, when Stumpy is made to Work Off the Debt at a fast food restaurant. He underpays him, mistreats him and yells at him.
    • Mr. Cat, again, to Kaeloo in Episode 94. This time, they are in an office setting, and he accuses her of being a slacker even though she's trying very hard to be a good worker. He fires her near the end of the episode.
  • Meatgrinder Surgery:
    • Stumpy winds up being a victim of this in Episode 78 when Olaf tries to turn him into a cyborg by giving him surgery with no anasthetic using a drill and a chainsaw. Miraculously, he survives it, but his cyborganic implants suck. Fortunately, Negative Continuity has him back to normal by the next episode.
    • Stumpy again winds up being a victim of this when he asks Mr. Cat to help him when he has a toothache. Mr. Cat uses a chainsaw, a jackhammer and other things and somehow turns Stumpy's head into a fire extinguisher. Stumpy is back to normal in a few minutes.
  • Meat-O-Vision: In "Let's Play Trap-Trap", Quack Quack hallucinates Kaeloo and Stumpy as yogurts after not eating any for nearly an hour.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat come across a huge army of these in Episode 104.
  • Medicine Show: A variant. Mr. Cat sells people medication that doesn't actually work for large sums of money through spam advertisements he puts on the internet.
  • Medium Awareness: The characters are aware that they are in a cartoon, and occasionally reference it, for instance saying they don't like the current episode. In one case, Kaeloo asks the director to replay a scene backward.
    • It enters Nightmare Fuel territory at the end of Episode 105, where Stumpy breaks into the animation studio and announces to the animators that he will be writing all the episodes from that point on.
  • Megaton Punch: Serguei and Bad Kaeloo have done this several times.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Taken Up to Eleven. One episode revealed that every single person on the show is in need of intensive psychotherapy.
  • Me's a Crowd:
    • Mr. Cat has the ability to clone himself at random. He also owns a cloning machine, which he invented.
    • In Episode 134, Stumpy is supernaturally granted several clones of himself, which annoy Kaeloo and Mr. Cat. At the end, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat get rid of the clones by claiming that a package in the mail came for Stumpy from Ursula, but only one Stumpy can get it. The original Stumpy opens a Portal Door to another dimension and tells the clones that Ursula is on the other side, and once they run through, he closes the door, trapping them there forever.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: Bad Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: If a character gets put under mind control or hypnosis, their irises shrink and they open their eyes wider.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Inverted in Episode 91. When Stumpy invokes the Personality Swap trope so he can finally be just like Mr. Cat, he gains a pair of cat-like fangs like the ones Mr. Cat has along with his personality.
  • Mini-Golf Episode: The episode "Let's Play Golf".
  • Minimalist Cast: In the first season, the main four are the only characters. Afterwards, it's just them, Pretty, Eugly and Olaf. In the rare event that anyone else shows up, they're offscreen for their whole appearance, such as Jean Guillaume the psychotherapist and Ursula.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Mr. Cat is capable of laughing off the pain of having a bunch of knives stuck in his body, but his reaction to having a whisker pulled off involves screaming and nursing the affected area for a long time.
  • Mirror Match: Stumpy once tried playing Rock–Paper–Scissors against... his own reflection, who he thought was another squirrel.
  • Mirror Universe:
    • "Let's Play Astronauts" shows us a universe where Kaeloo transforms from a hige hulking monster into a little girl when she gets mad, Stumpy is a math-loving genius, and Mr. Cat and Quack Quack are known as Mr. Duck and Meow Meow, and have each other's personalities.
    • Episode 70 gave us another one where Kaeloo is a Stern Teacher instead of a gentle and fun-loving person who transforms from toad to frog (her transformations are also caused by cuddling instead of irritation), Stumpy, who is an idiot, is smart and Mr. Cat, one of the smartest characters, is a moron.
  • Mischief for Punishment:
    • Mr. Cat tries to make Kaeloo angry on purpose, because he likes it when she transforms.
    • Stumpy does this in an episode where Kaeloo forces him to play "school" with her as the teacher and him as one of the students, hoping that he can get kicked out of class.
  • Misfit Mobilization Moment: When the main four stop fighting and actually work together, they can take down anything from an army of angry ghosts to their own Alternate Universe counterparts.
  • Misleading Package Size: In "Let's Play Magicians", Kaeloo receives a giant box with nothing inside but a top hat and magic wand.
  • Misplaced Sorrow: In Episode 81, Stumpy starts drowning in quicksand in the middle of the desert. Everybody panics and pulls him out... because their supplies are in his backpack.
  • Missing Mom: In Episode 142, we see Kaeloo's family, but only her father and siblings are there.
  • Mistaken for an Imposter:
    • In Episode 65, Mr. Cat puts on a Pretty disguise and sneaks past Kaeloo, who is angrily looking for him. Kaeloo then realizes that it was Mr. Cat, so she goes looking for him. She then sees the real Pretty and tries to rip her face off thinking it's a mask.
    • Pretty becomes a victim of this trope again in Epsiode 83. Stumpy is waiting for Ursula to show up to a party, then he suddenly gets the idea that someone at the party is Ursula in disguise, spying on him. He then tries to rip Pretty's face off, again thinking it's a mask.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: In Episode 83, Mr. Cat lies to Quack Quack that Eugly has been cheating on him, making him paranoid; later in the episode, Stumpy accidentally kisses Eugly, and Quack Quack assumes that this means that Mr. Cat was right and that the kiss was deliberate.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Hilariously subverted. Kaeloo believes this to be the case for Olaf. He actually is insane and evil, she just doesn't realize it.
  • Mobile Shrubbery: In Episode 68, Stumpy tries to disguise himself as a bush to listen in on a conversation he isn't supposed to hear. The others immediately identify him, but he keeps claiming to be a bush.
  • Modesty Shorts: The bunny twins wear these under their skirts.
  • Modesty Towel: In one episode, Kaeloo does a painting of Quack Quack wearing no clothes except a leaf covering his crotch. Once she's done, Quack Quack wraps a towel around his waist.
  • Mondegreen: When Kaeloo tells Stumpy that if he tried to be peaceful he could win the Nobel Peace Prize, he thinks she said "Frozen Peas Prize" and points out that he eats acorns, not frozen peas.
  • Mood Whiplash: If anything sad happens, it's certain to be followed by a funny moment.
    Mr. Cat: As a kitten, I was tied up in a sack and thrown into a rushing river. I was saved by a salmon, raised like her own son. Her greatest quality... she couldn't talk at all.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Spies", everybody is injected with Truth Serum. Bad Kaeloo reveals that she considers herself to be ugly, Mr. Cat confesses that he was abused by his family, and Stumpy reveals... that he enjoys dressing as a girl when nobody else is around.
    • In Episode 104, Olaf gives Kaeloo and Mr. Cat a tragic flashback... and is interrupted by the sound of them snoring, having fallen asleep out of boredom.
    • In one episode, Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack, Pretty and Eugly are watching TV. The show they're watching has a wedding scene. Pretty remarks, in admiration, that the actress playing the bride is beautiful. Then, she suddenly turns angry and calls the actress a "bitch" for being prettier than her.
    • In Episode 119, we see Mr. Cat slapping Stumpy in the face using the elastic of a pair of underwear to threaten him into not telling Kaeloo one of Mr. Cat's embarrassing secrets, which is funny until we find out that Mr. Cat's original plan was to murder Stumpy with a chainsaw so he wouldn't be alive to tattle.
  • Mooning: Stumpy does this to Kaeloo once in order to anger her because he urgently needs her to transform.
  • Multi-Part Episode: Episodes 75 and 76 form a two-part episode about time travel.
  • Multiarmed Multitasking: Invoked in one episode, where Mr. Cat operates on Quack Quack in a laboratory in order to give him this ability.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Mr. Cat's early childhood. All the choices are horrible, but there are many different ones. For example, one version says that he was tied up in a sack and thrown into a river, then subsequently rescued and raised by a salmon. Another one says he ran away from home to escape from a very abusive family and wound up in Smileyland.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Every episode is about the characters trying to play a simple game, which culminates in explosions, car chases, and the like.
  • Muscle Angst: After being shot with Truth Serum, Mr. Cat confesses that he wishes he had bigger muscles.
  • Musical Episode: Episode 89.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: In one episode, Stumpy tries to start a song, but Mr. Cat throws a frying pan at him to get him to stop.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Used as a one-scene gag in one episode where Kaeloo gets addicted to coffee, which is never brought up again.
  • Mutually Unequal Relation: In the early episodes, Mr. Cat is well-respected and adored by the rest of the main four, who see him as a good friend, while he sees them as annoying nuisances who ruin his life with their mere presence. This gradually gets toned down, as they start to realize that he has flaws and he comes to see them as close friends.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Kaeloo's general reaction to hurting her friends.
    • Mr. Cat's reaction to finding out that his actions have caused Kaeloo to decide to leave Smileyland in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama".
    • Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat's reaction when they realize what bad friends they've been to Stumpy over the years in Episode 105.
    • Mr. Cat's reaction to realizing that he may have permanently killed Quack Quack in Episode 125, though he doesn't do anything to indicate that he's happy when it turns out that he didn't actually do it.
  • My God, You Are Serious: In Episode 121, Olaf informs the main four that they have been fired. They start laughing, but he then reveals that he was sent by the management, so they realize that they actually have been fired.
  • Mythology Gag: Stumpy's name is a Mythology Gag. In the original concept for the show, he was supposed to have stumps instead of hands.
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