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  • Nailed to the Wagon: In the episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap", Kaeloo hides all of Quack Quack's yogurt so he can't eat it for one hour. Unfortunately, he undergoes "yogurt withdrawal", and then he hallucinates his friends as giant yogurts and tries to cannibalize them.
  • Nap-Inducing Speak: A Running Gag on the show is for someone to give a really long speech or lecture, and for one or more of the audience members to fall asleep.
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  • Narrator: Episode 139 featured a narrator, who the cast found so annoying that Stumpy got Mr. Cat to shoot him with a bazooka at the end of the episode.
  • Natural Spotlight: A Running Gag in "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel" is that a person, or the Gruel itself, gets illuminated by light from the sky whenever someone says "Wholly Gruel".
  • Neck Lift: Bad Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat Once an Episode.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: In one episode, Mr. Cat and Stumpy are playing soccer and will win the game if they can just score one goal. They put all their strength into one kick and kick the ball at the same time. The ball goes so fast it catches fire... and goes just to the side of the goalpost.
  • Negate Your Own Sacrifice: The indestructible Quack Quack has "sacrificed" himself several times for his friends' safety.
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  • Negative Continuity: Several characters have been decapitated, blown up, launched into orbit, driven to madness, turned into zombies, trapped in alternate dimensions or different time periods... Heck, the world even blew up once! Yet everything is always back to normal in the next episode.
  • Never My Fault:
    • In the episode "Let's Play Golf", Stumpy says something to Kaeloo shortly before she hits a golf ball. When Kaeloo fails to hit the ball, rather than admit her bad golf skills, she accuses Stumpy of making her lose her concentration by talking. Stumpy even lampshades this by saying that she's just blaming him for her own mistakes.
    • In Episode 131, Mr. Cat's bullying of Quack Quack leads to Kaeloo hitting him, which was quite justified. Instead of accepting that it was his fault for instigating the fight, Mr. Cat spends the rest of the episode refusing to talk to Kaeloo or make eye contact with her, because he thinks it was her fault.
  • Newhart Phone Call:
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    • Whenever Ursula is talking on the phone with Stumpy, this happens so that the audience doesn't see her.
    • In "Let's Play Time Travel", when Mr. Cat calls the time machine company so that he can order a time machine, only he can be heard speaking coherently while the person on the other end of the line can only be heard as sped-up gibberish.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Depending on the episode, the characters, especially Kaeloo and Mr. Cat, tend to have new jobs if the plot requires them to. One episode even lampshades this; after holding several different jobs through the episode, Kaeloo, as a police officer, arrests Stumpy and Quack Quack for robbing a bank, and then tells them that if they need an attorney for their court hearing, she'll be there to do that for them too.
  • New Neighbours as the Plot Demands: How Pretty and Eugly were introduced. Stumpy asks who they are, and Kaeloo is surprised that he doesn't know that they're their neighbors.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Stumpy tries to play a game with a bunch of figurines called "ninja terrorists".
  • No Fourth Wall: The characters speak directly to the audience and are fully aware of the fact that they're in a cartoon.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Once an Episode, Bad Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat as punishment for whatever evil things he did through the episode.
  • Noir Episode: "Let's Play Detectives".
  • Non-Fatal Explosions: Stuff blows up in every episode, yet nobody dies (usually).
  • Non Sequitur: In one episode, Stumpy develops an obsession with vampires, and Kaeloo decides to give him psychotherapy to deal with it. Lying on the Freudian Couch, Stumpy explains how he's been having recurring nightmares about... being eaten by a "were-dumpster". Kaeloo even lampshades how that has nothing to do with vampires.
  • Nonverbal Miscommunication: Sometimes happens with Quack Quack.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • In the Season 1 finale, Stumpy remarks that Mr. Cat seems to know a lot about funerals. Mr. Cat replies, in a sad tone of voice, that he knows "a little too much" about them.
    • In one episode, Pretty mentions that some girl dared to disagree with her about something. Rather than say exactly what she did to the girl, she simply ends the story by saying "That poor girl..."
    • In Episode 94, Kaeloo mentions something about Stumpy being kicked out of art class at school. She doesn't say why, and the incident is never brought up again.
  • No Party Like a Donner Party:
    • Quack Quack tries to cannibalize Kaeloo and Stumpy in "Let's Play Trap-Trap" after undergoing "yogurt withdrawal" and hallucinating them as giant yogurts. Mr. Cat manages to rescue them, but not before Quack Quack eats half of Kaeloo's brain.
    • In Episode 61, Stumpy tries to eat Kaeloo after being stranded on an island. He can later be seen gnawing on Eugly's ear.
  • Not a Game: Practically everything that happens on the show is treated as a game by everyone except Olaf, who winds up using this line very often.
  • Not a Mask:
    • In Episode 65, Mr. Cat wears a disguise as Pretty. Kaeloo thinks that the real Pretty is Mr. Cat disguised as Pretty and tries to pull her face off until she sees the real Mr. Cat somewhere else.
    • Happens to Pretty again in Episode 83, this time with Stumpy thinking she's Ursula in disguise.
  • Not Hyperbole: In one episode, Mr. Cat threatened to kill Kaeloo and Stumpy if they touched him... while holding a knife to Kaeloo's throat and a bazooka to Stumpy's head.
  • Not Me This Time: Some episodes have people accuse Mr. Cat of being the villain when in reality he has nothing to do with whatever happened.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Mr. Cat always pretends he can't be bothered to play games with the others, but when they don't invite him to join them, he gets really, really mad.
    • In one episode, Mr. Cat opens a restaurant that is clearly designed to be a Take That! at McDonald's. When the food gives Pretty multiple organ failure, everybody starts protesting the restaurant, so he offers them free toys with their food. Everybody except Kaeloo rushes off to get toys while she looks on in disapproval, but when a toy lands near her feet she plays with it after making sure nobody is looking.
  • Not-So-Innocent Whistle: Stumpy does this whenever he's done something stupid or screwed something up and someone demands to know who did it.
  • Number Two for Brains: This trope comes into play whenever Stumpy is working under Mr. Cat.
  • Oblivious to Love: Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are both unaware of the fact that the other is attracted to them.
  • Obfuscating Disability: In Episode 128, while trying various methods to trick people into giving him money, Stumpy tries faking being crippled. Since the show has a Minimalist Cast, everyone already knows each other, and Kaeloo tells right away that he's faking. She pays him anyway because it was such a good act it would have seemed believable to anyone else.
  • Ocular Gushers: Everyone cries this way, most of the time.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Kaeloo and Mr. Cat. One is kind, friendly, cheerful and idealistic, and the other is grouchy, rude, lazy and sarcastic, yet they're still very close friends.
    • Stumpy and Quack Quack are best friends. Stumpy sucks at everything, is a complete idiot and is usually a jerkass to his friends because of the way they treat him. Quack Quack, on the other hand, is a Nice Guy despite the bad treatment he receives, he is extremely talented at everything and is a "genius".
  • Oedipus Complex: Mr. Cat apparently had one towards his mother, which he almost got over with some therapy.
  • Offhand Backhand: Quack Quack does this to Mr. Cat in "Let's Play Prince Charming" after the latter pushes his Berserk Button.
  • Official Couple:
    • Quack Quack and Eugly.
    • Stumpy and Ursula.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Mr. Cat is insanely capable of doing this, even without one of his cat flaps. In one episode, Mr. Cat and Stumpy are inside a closed room (and Mr. Cat is tied to a chair). Stumpy exits the room and closes the door to find Kaeloo and Quack Quack outside. By the time Stumpy and Kaeloo have spoken one or two lines, Mr. Cat has not only untied himself, but somehow gotten out of the room and stolen the car.
    • In another episode, Kaeloo is teaching Stumpy how to use a fireman's pole. She puts the pole just next to a cliff, jumps off the cliff and uses the pole to slide down while Stumpy watches from the cliff. Suddenly, Kaeloo appears behind him and pushes him off.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Mr. Cat usually does this when Bad Kaeloo is about to beat him up, or even when Kaeloo gets mad without transforming.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!:
    • In the Halloween Episode, this is everyone's reaction to Stumpy's stupid zombie impression (which involves dancing like in Thriller).
    • In one of the earlier episodes, Mr. Cat invents a machine which hurts Quack Quack, prompting Kaeloo to say:
    Kaeloo: Mr. Cat, if this is another one of your mean-spirited, two-bit inventionsnote ...
    • In Episode 110, Kaeloo and Quack Quack drag Stumpy to a psychotherapist, and he starts screaming that he doesn't want to go the the psychotherapist's office "again".
  • Once an Episode:
    • Kaeloo Hulking Out.
    • Mr. Cat torturing Quack Quack with some weapon.
    • Kaeloo yelling "MISTER CAAAAAAAT!" (or "STUMPYYYYYYY!" or "PRETTYYYY!").
  • One-Hit Wonder: In one episode from Season 2, Kaeloo, Quack Quack, Mr. Cat, Eugly and Pretty form their own rock band and make up a song that becomes very popular. The group winds up quitting the music business because at their second concert, which was also going to play the same song, the fans cheer so loudly that they (and Stumpy, who was backstage) all go deaf.
  • Only in It for the Money: In "Let's Play Spies", Mr. Cat assures Kaeloo that he wouldn't have betrayed her if not for the fact that he badly needed the money.
  • Only One Name: Everyone except Mr. Cat. Even in his case, his first name is not revealed.
  • Only Sane Woman: Eugly fills in this role. Kaeloo is a Cloud Cuckoolander who has no idea what's going on around her, Quack Quack is addicted to yogurt, Mr. Cat is Ax-Crazy, Pretty is a Stalker with a Crush who's also obsessed with beauty, Olaf wants to Take Over the World, and Stumpy is... Well, Stumpy. When Eugly is absent from an episode, the role is usually shifted to Kaeloo or Mr. Cat.
  • Only the Pure of Heart:
    • In "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel", Kaeloo says that only the pure of heart can get the Gruel.
    • In Episode 105, it's stated that only people with pure hearts should activate the switch. The person who does wind up activating it is anything but pure of heart - it's an angry Stumpy, out to get revenge on his friends.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Mr. Cat's voice actor sometimes slips back into his Australian accent, which results in Mr. Cat having a weird accent that sounds like a mix between American and Australian at times.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Mr. Cat shoots the door to Olaf's lair open in Episode 104.
  • Open the Door and See All the People: Parodied in one episode where Stumpy opens the door and a crowd of random people start throwing things at him for no reason at all. He then asks why they are there.
  • Opposites Attract: Kind, friendly, cheerful Kaeloo and sarcastic, grouchy, rude Mr. Cat have crushes on each other, but they aren't aware that the feeling is mutual.
  • Orphaned Etymology: The cast mention people like Britney Spears, shows like House and places like Hawaii... all while living on Planet Smileyland, not Earth.
    • In one episode, Stumpy actually says that the cast went on vacation to Australia!
  • Ostrich Head Hiding: Quack Quack does this when playing hide and seek in Episode 70. Despite being a duck and not an ostrich. It works on Kaeloo, Alternate Universe!Stumpy and Alternate Universe!Quack Quack.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: In the episode "Let's Play Astronauts", the main four go to an Alternate Universe where Kaeloo's transformation happens in reverse, Mr. Cat and Quack Quack have each other's personalities and Stumpy is a genius. While Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat hit it off with the other counterparts, Stumpy's math-loving, comic-book hating Insufferable Genius counterpart annoys him to no end.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Stumpy has 36 sisters and is therefore the only boy in a family with 37 kids.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • For whatever reason, Pretty is nice to the others in Episode 57, where she treats Kaeloo like her best friend and treats Stumpy like an actual person.
    • Kaeloo cheats at golf in "Let's Play Golf", manipulates Mr. Cat's emotions and shows no remorse for it in "Let's Play Courtroom Drama", and sets up a rigged game show for Mr. Cat to participate in where he would suffer even if he won in Episode 58.
    • The normally intelligent Mr. Cat does unbelievably stupid things in episodes like "Let's Play Circuses" and Episode 106.
    • In "Let's Play Golf", Kaeloo cheats, Quack Quack gets mad at Mr. Cat instead of forgiving him, the normally intelligent Mr. Cat thinks that the planet isn't round, and the idiot Stumpy is the only one who doesn't fall for Kaeloo's trick.
    • Episode 133 has Stumpy and Quack Quack act like elitist snobs, Pretty show remorse for being mean to Kaeloo and Mr. Cat being very, very nice to Kaeloo.
    • Kaeloo normally tries to portray herself as pure and innocent, but in Episode 141, while on a parody of The Voice, she ends up wearing a revealing outfit and performing a sexually suggestive dance because she thinks it'll help her win.
    • In Episode 105, Eugly, who is normally one of the nicest characters in the show, is seen laughing at Kaeloo when she gets insulted by Olaf.
    • In Episode 144, both Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are out of character. Quack Quack gets possessed by a demon, with visible effects; he now has horns, demon wings and tattoos. Mr. Cat is completely oblivious to the fact that something is wrong, and Kaeloo starts to realize that something is different, when normally it would be the other way around. Other strange things include Kaeloo yelling "YOU LOST!" at Stumpy and laughing when she beats him, while normally she would console him about it, and Mr. Cat is nice to everyone and keeps yelling about how delicious sausages are.
    • In Episode 147, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are nice to each other and to Stumpy, when usually they would spend the episode fighting each other and bullying Stumpy.
  • Pain-Powered Leap:
    • Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play Figurines" when Stumpy pokes a voodoo doll of him with a sharp object.
    • Kaeloo does this in Episode 77 after she is hit on the rear by a tiny, burning meteorite.
  • Painting the Frost on Windows: The cast have complete control over the weather, the time of day, and pretty much their whole environment.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Stumpy is denied access to a girls-only nightclub by a bouncer, so he returns in a wig claiming to be a girl. This fools the bouncer despite him having seen Stumpy literally a few seconds earlier.
  • Paranormal Episode: The episode "Let's Play Paranormal Stuff" has the main four hold a séance to contact spirits. Quack Quack winds up possessed.
  • Parental Abandonment: One of Mr. Cat's Multiple-Choice Past backstories had a particularly cruel example where shortly after he was born, he was tied up in a sack and thrown into a river to drown. Fortunately, he was saved by a salmon and raised by her.
  • Parental Favoritism: Mr. Cat was apparently his mother's favorite child, to the chagrin of his two older brothers.
  • Parental Incest: Mr. Cat mentions having developed an oedipus complex at some point in his life and having fallen in love with his mother.
  • Parental Neglect: Depending on the episode, Stumpy may or may not be a victim of this.
  • Parental Substitute: Kaeloo is one to Quack Quack, who lost his parents before he was even hatched from his egg.
  • Parody Episode: Episode 69 is a parody of Dora the Explorer.
  • Parody Magic Spell: Subverted in "Let's Play Happy Rotter", an episode parodying Harry Potter. Kaeloo says that there are lots of spells ending in "us" and "or", but they turn out to be legitimate-sounding magic spells instead of English words with suffixes.
  • Parody Names: One of Kaeloo's favorite book series is "Happy Rotter", a story in which a young wizard named Happy Rotter (Harry Potter) and his friends "Red" (Ron) and "Morpione"note  (Hermione) who go to a wizard school and face off against the evil dark wizard "Voldemob" (Voldemort), who murdered Happy's parents when he was a baby.
  • Patchwork Kids: Quack Quack's Imagine Spot of Kaeloo and Mr. Cat's children in "Let's Play Babysitting" depicts orange, whiskered tadpoles.
    • Discussed in Episode 148. Stumpy and Mr. Cat wonder what kind of babies Quack Quack (a duck) and Eugly (a rabbit) would have if they got married. They then imagine the results to be freaky hybrids with duck bills and rabbit teeth.
  • People Jars: Olaf has these in his lair. He freezes Kaeloo and Mr. Cat alive and puts them inside in the second season finale.
  • Percussive Therapy:
    • In Episode 105, when Mr. Cat gets angry at Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack, he goes around kicking sheep and smashing trees with golf clubs in order to calm himself down.
    • When Stumpy suffers a misfortune due to a certain object, like losing a video game or his laptop not picking up the Wifi signal, his reaction is to smash the video game console or laptop into pieces in anger.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: Stumpy frequently invents his own words, like "tentacools", and insists that they are real words.
    Kaeloo: Don't you mean "tentacles"?
    Stumpy: No, I mean "tentacools".
  • Perpetual Poverty: The main four. Lampshaded by Mr. Cat when he finds out that Quack Quack has no money and asks how the heck he pays for all the yogurt he eats.
  • Perp Sweating: Mr. Cat does this to Quack Quack the duck while trying to get him to confess to a crime he obviously didn't commit. In order to be more cruel, he turns up the lights so much that they actually burn Quack Quack, and then he decides to slam him on the head with a book each time he claims to not be guilty.
  • Personality Swap: In one episode, Stumpy and Quack Quack get their hands on some animation software and decide to take over the episode. The first thing they do is swap Kaeloo and Mr. Cat's personalities, making Mr. Cat kind, cheerful and friendly, and Kaeloo rude, grouchy, sarcastic and lazy.
  • Perverted Drooling: Mr. Cat does this when having a daydream where he is being massaged by numerous clones of Kaeloo.
  • Piano Drop: Invoked in one episode, where Stumpy tries to prove that he's the show's comic relief by dropping a piano on his own head.
  • Pilot: The show started out as a three-minute short for Annecy 2007, which turned out to be so popular it was turned into a show.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Quack Quack and Stumpy can either be innocent children or perverts depending on the episode.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Stumpy gives one to the rest of the main four in the climax of Episode 105.
    Stumpy: I love you a lot, guys... you know that, right?
  • Playing House: In the episode "Let's Play House".
  • Playing Sick: Stumpy does this in Episode 138 in order to avoid cleaning his incredibly messy room. Kaeloo immediately sees through the ruse, but Stumpy refuses to admit he's faking. Kaeloo ends up using the fact that Stumpy is Afraid of Needles against him by saying that if he's sick, he must need injections, and she brings in a tray full of them. Stumpy claims to have gotten better and cleans the whole room within seconds.
  • Please Wake Up: In Episode 125, Quack Quack is shot with a bazooka and killed. Kaeloo desperately begs him to wake up and thinks the whole thing is a joke, but soon realizes that he is indeed dead. Later in the episode, we find out that he was faking it as part of a Batman Gambit.
  • Pokémon Speak: Quack Quack can only say his name, "Quack".
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Pretty and Eugly. The former is a Rich Bitch who treats others horribly while Eugly is more Spoiled Sweet and tends to be nice to people.
  • Police Brutality: Mr. Cat as a police officer in "Let's Play Cops and Robbers" is extremely harsh towards Quack Quack and repeatedly hits him for not confessing to a crime Quack Quack insists he had nothing to do with.
  • Politeness Judo: When Mr. Cat and Stumpy are vying for the last chair in a game of musical chairs, Mr. Cat says "after you" and offers the chair to Stumpy. Stumpy says "no, after you", and Mr. Cat accepts. Stumpy loses the game.
  • Polluted Wasteland: When Mr. Cat successfully takes over Smileyland in " Let's Play Me-Me-Nopoly", he takes steps to ensure that Smileyland turns into a polluted wasteland. Fortunately, Kaeloo is able to stop him.
  • "Pop!" Goes the Human:
    • Happens to Mr. Cat in one episode when he swells up after having an allergic reaction.
    • Happens to Stumpy in the Beach Episode. He incorrectly uses muscle-growth steroids, winds up getting inflated instead of getting muscular, and pops when trying to hit a volleyball.
  • Popular Is Dumb: Inverted. Mr. Cat and Pretty are apparently quite popular and well-liked by their peers and they're significantly smarter than the rest of the cast. Characters like Kaeloo and Stumpy, who are total morons, are perceived as weird and annoying.
  • Portal Door: There are literally doors to other dimensions.
  • Potty Emergency: Stumpy has one in Episode 85, but the bathroom is occupied. He then tries going in the bushes, but is stopped by Kaeloo. He finally solves it by stealing Kaeloo's hat and using it to do his business offscreen. And then Kaeloo, unaware of what just happened, puts the hat on her head.
  • Power Perversion Potential: In Episode 123, Kaeloo temporarily turns herself, Stumpy and Quack Quack into invisible ghosts who can phase through objects. Stumpy tries to use these powers to watch Pretty taking a bath, but Kaeloo stops him before he sees anything.
  • The Precarious Ledge: Played for Laughs. Stumpy is asked to walk across a thin beam and balance. He's absolutely terrified... but the beam is on the ground, with his own stupidity leading him to believe that it is "too high".
  • Precision F-Strike: Stumpy yells the F word when he sees an enormous restaurant bill in Episode 64.
  • Price on Their Head: In Episode 88, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat find Wanted Posters with their names and rewards: 5000 dollars for Mr. Cat, 6500 dollars for Quack Quack, and... 33 cents for Stumpy.
  • Primal Fear: Stumpy is revealed to be afraid of the dark. He gets over it by the end of the episode, but unfortunately, thanks to Mr. Cat, Kaeloo winds up becoming scared of the dark.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Pretty, Eugly and Olaf appear in the theme song from Season 2 onwards.
  • Protagonist Title: Named after Kaeloo, the protagonist.
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: In Episode 62, Mr. Cat sets up a wrestling match and goes up against Quack Quack. He almost wins, but Eugly beats the tar out of him for hurting Quack Quack, and she wins instead.
  • Puberty Superpower: In "Let's Play Goodbye, Mr. Cat", Mr. Cat and Stumpy get invisibility powers after hitting puberty. Subverted though as it turns out that they haven't actually hit puberty, they've just temporarily contracted a disease with symptoms similar to puberty, such as acne.
  • Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat: Stumpy tries to do this in "Let's Play Magicians". It fails because he thought magic was real and didn't have a trick prepared.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Mr. Cat can attach and detach his body parts. The same applies to Quack Quack.
  • Punched Across the Room: Happens to the unfortunate victims of the wrath of Serguei, Bad Kaeloo or Mr. Cat. Sometimes they may also get kicked across the room.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Mr. Cat (and Stumpy on occasions) will try to use these on Kaeloo. Whether it works on her or not depends on the episode.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: The characters wear these once every few episodes for a variety of reasons. It's usually Kaeloo and Mr. Cat, but others have done it too.
  • Put Their Heads Together: Bad Kaeloo does this to Stumpy and Mr. Cat in Episode 69.
  • Pyrrhic Victory:
    • In Episode 58, Mr. Cat goes on a game show hosted by Kaeloo. The final question in "What is Smileyland's number one rule?" He answers with "have fun", which turns out to be correct. Unfortunately, the others' idea of "fun" is tying him to a board and tormenting him.
    • In "What if We Played at Riding Ponies?", Stumpy and Quack Quack have a horse race against each other. Mr. Cat, who bet 6000 dollars on Stumpy winning, interferes with the race so Stumpy wins. Stumpy is quite happy until he remembers that he bet all of his money on Quack Quack winning and is now broke.
    • In Episode 112, it turns out that Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat made a bet to see who could make Kaeloo get mad enough to beat them up first. No matter who won, winning the net would have made him get a severe beating. Mr. Cat ends up winning and as a result is beaten so much that he nearly loses consciousness.
    • In Episode 85, ** In Episode 85, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat have a debate over whether violently beating people up is a good thing or not. Kaeloo thinks violence is unnecessary, but Mr. Cat thinks they're fun. Mr. Cat wins the debate (by bribing Quack Quack, who was the judge, with yogurt), but since his argument was that violence is a good thing, she promptly punishes him with a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown so bad he can't even move for a while.
  • Questioning Title?: The episode "What if We Played at Riding Ponies?"
  • Quicksand Sucks: One episode had Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Pretty try to find the ancient tomb of a pharaoh hidden in a desert. On their journey, Stumpy falls into a pit of quicksand and starts sinking. Of course, this being a show like Kaeloo, nobody cares. At least until he reminds them that he has their bag of supplies with him, after which they panic and rescue him.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Mr. Cat (and occasionally Stumpy) will push Kaeloo past this point Once an Episode.
  • Raised by Wolves: Mr. Cat was apparently raised by a salmon who saved him after his horribly abusive family tried to drown him as a newborn kitten.
  • Reality Ensues: Almost every time something unrealistically nice is about to happen on this Sadist Show, it will be cut short. For example, one episode has Stumpy try to get a girlfriend on Fakebook (parody of Facebook), with no luck. When he finally does meet a potential match, the person asks for his bank account details (which he gives out) and said person steals all his money. In another episode, when the resident Alpha Bitch Pretty reveals Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat's embarrassing secrets on live TV, they decide to just sue her for slandering them. And in Episode 133, we find out that Kaeloo's bizarre quirks, such as Talking to Plants, and her annoying behavior, has driven away all of her friends except Mr. Cat.
  • Reality Warper: Stumpy and Quack Quack gain this ability after finding animation software and using it to control the episode.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: When things are about to get dangerous, Smileyland's sky, which is usually orange, turns red.
  • Red Shirt: Those poor singing flowers can never expect to make it past the end of the episode.
  • Rejected Apology: In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Kaeloo sets up an incredibly lame game show and forces her friends to participate. When Mr. Cat makes a few changes to the show to make it more interesting and fun, Kaeloo gets mad and beats him up severely. After the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, she apologizes. Unlike most episodes, Mr. Cat coldly refuses to accept her apology, tells her to leave, and walks away without even looking at her.
  • Relationship Sabotage:
  • Removable Steering Wheel: In "Let's Play Driver's License", Quack Quack takes a driving test with Mr. Cat as the driving instructor. After tickling Quack Quack and flashing light in his eyes, Mr. Cat finally rips off the steering wheel and somehow escapes the car as Quack Quack drives off a cliff.
  • Repeating so the Audience Can Hear: Done with Quack Quack.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In Episode 100, Kaeloo, after undergoing Sanity Slippage, grows three flowers and gives them similar names to her friends and treating them the same way as she would treat her friends.
  • Reset Button: See Negative Continuity above.
  • Riddle of the Sphinx: Parodied in "Let's Play Prince Charming" with Mr. Cat dressed as a sphinx:
    Mr. Cat: I have two arms in the morning, four ears in the afternoon and seven tentacles in the evening. What am I?
  • Riddling Sphinx: The cast come across one when they reach the pharaoh's tomb in Episode 81.
  • Right Behind Me: In Episode 91, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack decide to re-dub some earlier episodes of the show because they thought they were badly written. They then start making the re-dubs insulting, and when they start arguing about what insulting way they can re-dub videos of Mr. Cat, they find out that he's standing right behind them looking more annoyed than usual.
  • Ring Ring Crunch: In one episode, Mr. Cat smashes his alarm clock with a mallet when it rings.
  • Rise of Zitboy: Mr. Cat gets a horrible outbreak of acne in Episode 34. Kaeloo assumes that this is because he's hit puberty. It turns out that he'd just contracted a disease which makes the person get a temporary outbreak of acne.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: Episode 85 starts with Stumpy playing against Quack Quack, and later Mr. Cat, to see who got to use the bathroom first. Naturally, Stumpy loses both times.
  • Rogues Gallery: In the first season, Mr. Cat was the only villain, but from Season 2 onwards, the villain can be Mr. Cat, Pretty, Olaf or even Stumpy.
  • Royal "We": Olaf, who considers himself "emperor of the world", uses "we" to refer to himself quite often, though sometimes he uses "I".
  • Running Gag: The show has a whole lot of these.
    • The "Stumpy’s sister" gag, which involves Stumpy’s sister being mentioned before somebody remembers he doesn’t have onenote .
    • Objects falling on Stumpy's head.
    • Stumpy dressing as a girl.
    • Somebody mistaking Olaf, who is an emperor penguin, for an auk.
    • Mr. Cat making three statements, with the third one being completely irrelevant to the other two.
  • Kaeloo being Driven to Madness by Mr. Cat and/or Stumpy's antics.
  • Sadistic Game Show: In Episode 58, Mr. Cat goes on a game show hosted by Kaeloo to prove that he is always right about everything by answering a bunch of difficult questions; Kaeloo rigs the game show to make him lose by inviting Stumpy to participate as his partner. During the show, Mr. Cat is consistently tortured, and by the time the final challenge is over, he almost passes out. He wins, but it's a Pyrrhic Victory.
  • Sadist Show: Every single character on the show is put through an immense amount of emotional and physical suffering purely for the sake of the audience's amusement.
  • Sanity Slippage: Kaeloo has lost her sanity several times, most notably in Episode 100, but because of Negative Continuity (except in the aforementioned episode) she is back to normal by the next episode. In the case of that particular episode, her friends had to work to restore her sanity.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Mr. Cat is an intelligent, snarky and cynical guy who is constantly dragged into games by Kaeloo, an excitable, optimistic and imaginative girl.
  • Saw a Woman in Half: Mr. Cat picks Quack Quack to perform this trick on in "Let's Play Magicians", and he also sticks a bunch of knives into him. Naturally, it's not really a trick.
  • Saw It in a Movie Once: In the rare event that Stumpy actually does something smart, it's probably because he saw it in a movie.
  • Say My Name: The Once an Episode "MISTER CAAAAAAT!"
    • Parodied in "Let's Play Gangster Poker", when he yells "Kaeloo!" back to her.
  • Scare 'em Straight: Parodied in Episode 96, when Stumpy and Quack Quack get addicted to eating carrots which have the same effect as tobacco. Kaeloo decides to pull a scare 'em straight by lying to them that they'll turn into rabbits if they keep eating them. She also points out that Stumpy must have already begun turning into one because he has buckteeth, and ignoring the fact that Stumpy has always had buckteeth, the two boys decide to give up carrots for good. And then they get addicted to something else.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: In Episode 70, using Portal Doors. At one point, Stumpy's counterpart from an Alternate Universe also joins in.
  • Scooby Stack: In Episode 135, the main four are all called to the show's director's office. Feeling nervous, they all poke their heads through the door at the same time, creating a Scooby Stack.
  • Scream Discretion Shot: In "Let's Play Scaredy Cat", Quack Quack does something scary with his face offscreen. The scene cuts to Mr. Cat hearing Kaeloo and Stumpy's screams.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Stumpy sounds just like a girl when he screams. It's even more noticeable in the French dub.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Kaeloo has the tendency to do this. If anyone tries to question her behavior during a game, they'll get a response along the lines of "It's my game, and I'll do whatever I want!".
  • Sdrawkcab Name: The main four's code names in "Let's Play Spies" are their own names backwards: Kaeloo is Ooleak, Stumpy is Ypmuts, Quack Quack is Kcauq Kcauq and Mr. Cat is Tac Retsim.
  • Sdrawkcab Speech: In "Let's Play Paranormal Stuff", Kaeloo manages to get a spirit to communicate with them through Quack Quack. Its speech is incomprehensible at first, and when Stumpy asks why he can't understand it, Kaeloo explains that spirits always speak backwards and asks the director of the cartoon to play the snippet of dialogue backwards so that they can hear what it's saying. The dialogue, when reversed, says "I am the great spirit of yogurts".
  • Security Cling:
    • Kaeloo normally clings to Mr. Cat when she's scared.
    • In Episode 81, Stumpy jumps into Pretty's arms after Kaeloo says there might be rattlesnakes (which he is terrified of) in the desert they're walking in. Pretty proceeds to throw him on the ground and wipe her feet on him.
  • Self-Deprecation: Mr. Cat takes quite a few digs at the show. For example, in one episode, Stumpy proposes that they create a TV show with the same premise as the actual show they are on, and Mr. Cat says nobody in their right mind would want to watch "crap like that".
  • Sentry Gun: The entrance to several villain lairs is laced with these. Or worse, bazookas.
  • Serenade Your Lover: In one episode, Stumpy decides to ask Kaeloo to teach him how to attract girls, since she herself is a girl and probably knows what to do. She tries to teach him by making him dress as a girl and sit on a bench, so he will understand what a girl feels like. She then starts trying to serenade him with a song, pretending to be a boy, but he cuts her short because she's an awful singer and a Dreadful Musician.
  • Series Fauxnale: "Let's Play Bye Bye, Yoghurt" was intended to be the series finale, but the show was renewed for another season.
  • Serious Business: The characters take the games they play Once an Episode very, very seriously. Kaeloo once lampshades this with a quote:
    Kaeloo (to Stumpy): Be serious, we're playing here!
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Mr. Cat has the tendency to do this sometimes. Of course, nobody understands what he's talking about, since he's Surrounded by Idiots, so he ends up having to explain it in simpler terms.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: In Episode 75, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat go back in time to the series pilot to prevent Quack Quack from ever getting addicted to yogurt. Unfortunately, Stumpy ignores a warning from Mr. Cat not to mess with the past, and he tells his past self everything about the future. When the gang return to the present, they find out that Stumpy is now the king of Smileyland.
  • Severed Head Sports: Happens a lot with Quack Quack's head. For example, in Episode 74, Mr. Cat kicks a soccer ball towards Quack Quack, the goalie, who blocks it. He then activates the bomb he had hidden inside the soccer ball, so Quack Quack's head is blown off, and Stumpy plays soccer with the head.
  • Sexy Cat Person: Ursula, if Kaeloo, Mr. Cat and especially Stumpy are anything to go by. Mr. Cat himself is this in Kaeloo's and Pretty's eyes.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story:
    • Episode 94 revolves around Kaeloo trying to teach Stumpy and Quack Quack how difficult a parent's life is by role-playing for an entire day with them as her kids and her as their mom. She then spends the entire day going through all sorts of horrible things, like getting her car towed by Mr. Cat, getting stuck in traffic behind Mr. Cat and getting yelled at by her Mean Boss (also played by Mr. Cat). Finally, at the end of the day, Stumpy and Quack Quack have learned practically nothing because Kaeloo dropped them off at school in the morning, so they didn't get to watch what happened to her.
    • In Episode 83, Mr. Cat tries to ruin Kaeloo's Valentine's Day party as part of an elaborate scheme to get her to be his date. He successfully ruins the party by messing things up for all the other characters, but at this point Kaeloo is so mad by how things went down that she punches him instead of kissing him. So not only did Mr. Cat get his heart broken, everyone else went through a lot of suffering for nothing.
    • A minor example in the beginning of the episode "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light". Kaeloo tries to help Quack Quack open a container of yogurt. After she tries various methods to open it, she finally whacks it on the bottom, and the yogurt flies out and splatters all over a nearby rock.
  • "Shaggy Frog" Story: Kaeloo giving a speech about equality in the style of "I Had A Dream":
    Kaeloo: I had a dream last night! And I dreamt that... that... that's funny, I can't remember my dream.
  • Shaking the Rump: Kaeloo's "booty dance".
  • Shameful Strip: In the episode "Let's Play Simon Says", the main four play Simon Says. When Mr. Cat plays "Simon", he forces everyone to do horrible things, and the last thing he does is force Quack Quack to take off his underwear. It turns out that Quack Quack is wearing a diaper underneath, which Mr. Cat laughs at once he gets the courage to actually look. Quack Quack, humiliated, lets out a Skyward Scream.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Nobody's sure where Kaeloo gets her extra mass from when she transforms.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: The "He is not my boyfriend" variant. Stumpy asks Kaeloo to make babies with Mr. Cat, and Kaeloo responds with this:
    Kaeloo: Mr. Cat is not my lover!
  • Shell-Shock Silence: When the gang put on a concert in one episode, their fans' cheering renders them deaf. A ringing sound is heard to the audience. At the end of the episode, Olaf tries to talk to Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack, only to get a loud "WHAT DID YOU SAY?" in response since they've gone deaf.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The Italian dub, the Hindi dub, the Serbian dub and the first 10 episodes of the English dub turned Kaeloo male.
  • Shipper on Deck: Stumpy ships Kaeloo/Mr. Cat very, very hard. He even sets up a date for them in "Let's Play Babysitting".
  • Shockingly Expensive Bill: In Episode 64, Stumpy has to pay for a meal that he bought at Mr. Cat's new fast food restaurant. He takes one look at the bill and drops an F bomb.
  • Shoot Everything That Moves: The basis of Mr. Cat's game of "Hide 'n Hunt" is that he gives the others each two clones of themselves, he counts to a hundred as they try to hide in a labyrinth, and then he "shoots everything that moves".
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: Invoked in one episode where Stumpy, the second shortest of all the show's characters, is granted Sudden Intelligence and starts wearing glasses.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Averted. The characters (or at least Stumpy) do go to school, but just not onscreen.
  • Shower Scene: In Episode 134, Kaeloo is shown taking a showernote . It lasts for a few seconds before several clones of Stumpy flush all the toilets they can find and the water runs out, forcing her to cut her shower short.
  • The Show Must Go Wrong: The ballet the cast put on in Episode 67 goes horribly wrong, destroying the set and injuring them.
  • The Shrink: Jean Guillaume varies between the different types. On occasions he is very helpful to Kaeloo and gives her good advice. However, he's useless as a psychotherapist to Mr. Cat, and instead just has lengthy conversations with him and at one point they even make fun of Kaeloo.
  • Sick Episode: The episode "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses" had Stumpy fall sick and ask Kaeloo and Mr. Cat to help him. Of course, they callously ignore him and focus on giving medical treatment to Quack Quack, who is perfectly fine.
  • Silent Treatment:
    • Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat in Episode 105 until he's finally able to prove that the real villain of the episode is not him, it's Stumpy.
    • In Episode 108, Kaeloo tries to give Mr. Cat the silent treatment. This time, it doesn't work because she doesn't actually want to stop talking to her best friend, and mere seconds after declaring that she will never speak to him again, she starts crying and then continues talking to him as if nothing happened.
    • In Episode 131, Kaeloo beats Mr. Cat up, and he spends the rest of the episode refusing to talk to her or even look at her because he's still mad at her.
  • Silly Walk: Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play Hot-Cold" while teaching Stumpy how to impress girls.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: What can be heard of Eugly's voice sounds deep and manlynote , but her singing voice is beautiful and feminine.
  • Skepticism Failure: Every time Mr. Cat is skeptical about the existence of something such as aliens or ghosts, they turn out to be real and the cast encounter them within the span of that same episode.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • In the episode "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light", during a game of Red Light, Green Light, Mr. Cat fires a missile from a bazooka, and Quack Quack just stands in the path of the missile instead of running away like Kaeloo and Stumpy, because the rules of the game dictate that he shouldn't move.
    • "Let's Play TV News" suggests that Mr. Cat would prefer getting beaten up by Bad Kaeloo to losing TV ratings.
    • In the episode "Let's Play Market Vendors", Stumpy offers various gifts to anyone who is willing to buy apples from him, such as a magic hat with himself inside, and even a car, but he doesn't want to give away is his collection of comic books.
    • In "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", the main four go camping. Kaeloo checks the supply pack and realizes that the sleeping bags, flashlights and all other necessary equipment is gone. Stumpy reveals that he unpacked everything because there wasn't enough room to pack his comic books.
    • In Episode 77, Pretty is upset when she hears that the world will be destroyed... because she doesn't know what to wear for the explosion.
    • In Episode 98, Stumpy is sitting on the couch playing video games when aliens drag him into their spaceship using a tractor beam. He starts to panic, not because he's being abducted by aliens, but because he forgot to save his video game score.
    • In Episode 102, Mr. Cat and Stumpy beat up Kaeloo and turn Quack Quack into an Eldritch Abomination. Kaeloo sees what they did to Quack Quack and is horrified... because during the chaos, she was reading a book and lost her page.
    • In Episode 105, when the planet gets destroyed, Stumpy rejoices because he doesn't have to go to school anymore. And then he finally panics, because he realizes that there's no phone signal and he can't contact his girlfriend.
    • In one episode, Kaeloo must make a choice between using her Super Strength to either beat up Mr. Cat for being a pervert towards her, or save Stumpy and Quack Quack, who are trapped in a burning building. She chooses the first option.
    • In Guess Who?, Quack Quack does a cool trick but refuses to teach Stumpy how to do it. Later in the episode,Mr. Cat sets Quack Quack on fire For the Evulz. Stumpy refuses to help Quack Quack put the fire out until he teaches him the trick, because learning a new trick is clearly more important than saving your friend who is on fire.
    • When there is a power outage, the fridge stops working. Quack Quack is worried that the food inside might get spoiled. What does he do? He builds a machine to generate electricity, but he needs something to put in the machine that is a good conductor of electricity. What does he use as a conductor? His good friend, Stumpy. It's perfectly fine to electrocute your friend as long as your food doesn't rot.
  • Skyward Scream:
    • Stumpy does one in "Let's Play Hot-Cold" when he realizes he can't impress Ursula.
    Stumpy: URSULAAAAA!
    • Quack Quack does one in "Let's Play Simon Says" after everyone finds out that he wears a diaper under his underwear.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Since it's a Sadist Show, the girls (Kaeloo, Pretty and Eugly) are subject to an almost equal amount of abuse as the boys.
  • Slap Yourself Awake: In an episode where Kaeloo is trying to stay up all night, Mr. Cat suggests that she slaps herself in the face repeatedly so the pain can keep her awake. While Kaeloo dismisses this idea at first, she ends up using it anyway when nothing else works.
  • Slasher Smile: Mr. Cat does this almost Once an Episode.
  • Sleep Cute: In an episode where the main four spend the night camping in the forest, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat fall asleep next to each other and end up snuggling.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Stumpy starts wearing glasses after becoming a genius in Episode 72, and he stops wearing them after becoming stupid again.
  • Smash to Black: Happens Once an Episode, usually just after Bad Kaeloo beats Mr. Cat up.
  • Smooch of Victory: In Episode 136, Stumpy saves Pretty from some aliens and she rewards him with a kiss on the lips.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Kaeloo is the only female character in the show's first season.
  • Snap Back: See Negative Continuity above.
  • Sneeze of Doom: Stumpy's sneezes in "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses".
  • Sniff Sniff Nom: In Episode 105, Kaeloo finds a strange white liquid on the ground. She sniffs it, and then she dips a finger in it and licks it, and she finds out that it's yogurt.
  • Social Media Before Reason: In Episode 61, Pretty decides to post pictures of herself crying over the main four being stranded on an island, rather than, as her sister points out, rescuing them.
  • Someone's Touching My Butt: Invoked when Mr. Cat takes the opportunity to grab Kaeloo's butt during a Group Hug between the main four. She then tries to beat him up.
  • Something Else Also Rises: When Mr. Cat tries to force himself onto Kaeloo in "Let's Play Babysitting", his tail stiffens and sticks up.
  • Something We Forgot:
    • At the end of Episode 61, after they reach home, Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Eugly realize that Mr. Cat and Pretty are still stranded on the island. The scene cuts to Pretty chasing Mr. Cat around while the latter screams for help.
    • In Episode 67, Stumpy's part in the ballet involves him "flying" by being suspended on a rope. At the end, everyone goes home but forgets to untie him.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep:
    • In "Let's Play Peace Man", Mr. Cat drops what seems to be a Cluster F-Bomb over a microphone, but the microphone keeps malfunctioning. Given Kaeloo and Quack Quack's horrified reactions, it's safe to assume that even if the audience didn't hear anything, they did.
    • When Mr. Cat mentions the name of an alcoholic beverage on Episode 87, it's bleeped out with the sound of a rubber ducky. This was most likely done for laughs since Stumpy then proceeds to say a long string of names of alcoholic drinks and there's no bleep.
  • Space Episode: The episode "Let's Play Astronauts" had the main four go to outer space to find a star so Stumpy could name it after his girlfriend to celebrate their two-week anniversary. The events of the episode turn out to be All Just a Dream.
  • Space Is Noisy: The cast can talk in space and be heard just fine.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: In Episode 60 Kaeloo says this at Pretty and Quack Quack's wedding. Everyone, including the bride and groom themselves, objects to the wedding. This doesn't stop Kaeloo from marrying them off anyway.
  • Speech Impediment: Kaeloo has a lisp. In the French dub, in addition to having a classic lisp, she also pronounces "J" as "Z" and "Ch" as "S".
    Kaeloo: I do not have a lisp!
    Mr. Cat: You're right, it's a total impediment.
  • Spit Take:
    • Mr. Cat does one in "Let's Play Babysitting" when Kaeloo asks him if they can talk.
    • He does it again in Episode 90 when Stumpy says he won a game.
  • Splash of Color: In "Let's Play Detectives", in the Deliberate Monochrome segments, the only color that can be seen besides black and white is red.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: "Let's Play Grown-Ups" suggested that this would be Kaeloo's fate in the future, with Bad Kaeloo becoming the dominant form.
  • Split-Screen Phone Call: In Episode 128, this happens between Kaeloo and Stumpy. When Kaeloo gets annoyed, she steps into the other side of the split, yells at Stumpy in person and then storms off.
  • Spoiler Opening: The opening of the pilot gave away pretty much the whole plot.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The show might as well be called The Mr. Cat Show.
  • Spot the Impostor: See Chekhov's Gun above.
  • Springtime for Hitler: In Episode 90, Kaeloo deliberately tries to lose a game so Stumpy can win, but due to Mr. Cat's interference, Kaeloo winds up winning anyway.
  • Stage Magician: Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat all use top hats and magic wands to put on a magic show in "Let's Play Magicians". Kaeloo manages to pull numerous objects out of a hat while Mr. Cat boos her for perfomring cliched tricks. Stumpy's act fails because he didn't have a trick and thought magic was real. Mr. Cat gets Quack Quack to be his assistant and saws him in half for real.
  • Stalking Is Funny If It Is Female After Male: It would probably be less funny and more creepy if Mr. Cat was the one stalking Pretty.
  • Standing in the Hall: Stumpy tries to get Kaeloo, who is pretending to be a Stern Teacher, to give him this punishment or send him home in "Let's Play Teachers" after he is forced to play a school-themed game. She decides to make him write lines instead.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: In Episode 130, Mr. Cat says that he believes that girls and women should cook and do housework. He puts a bow and an apron on Kaeloo, makes her stand in the kitchen and asks her to cook something while he sits on the couch and watches sports on TV. Kaeloo doesn't take this very well - she winds up Hulking Out and then chasing him around with the frying pan.
  • Stealth Pun:
    • In Episode 18, Kaeloo gets mad at Mr. Cat for robbing a supermarket and winds up Hulking Out. After this, she starts biting him repeatedly offscreen. She's "chewing him out".
    • The non-anthropomorphic sheep who appear in the show believe everything that Mr. Cat tells them. They're not only literal sheep, but they're also "sheep", as in they're easily influenced.
  • Stern Teacher: Kaeloo pretends to be one in "Let's Play Teachers".
  • Still Sucks Thumb:
  • Stock Animal Diet: Kaeloo eats flies and Stumpy's Trademark Favorite Food is nuts.
  • Stock Footage: Kaeloo's Growing Muscles Sequence, which is used Once an Episode.
  • Street Musician: In Episode 128, while trying to raise money to buy himself a new video game, Stumpy plays music while Kaeloo and Quack Quack are on the subway. As one would expect, he's an absolutely Dreadful Musician. Since Kaeloo already gave him money on three separate occasions in that episode, she initially refuses to pay him, but he threatens to keep playing if she doesn't, so she reluctantly gives him more money.
  • Strictly Formula: The first season went mostly like this: Kaeloo suggests a game, Mr. Cat tortures Quack Quack during said game, Kaeloo transforms into a giant monster and beats up Mr. Cat, and Stumpy does something stupid along the way. Lampshaded in the first season finale, which was ironically just before the show stopped being formulaic.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Given the fact that the characters have bazookas, missiles and bombs, this trope happens at least Once an Episode.
  • Stunned Silence: Mr. Cat's response when one of the others does something that can be considered stupid even for their standards is normally to stare at them in complete silence.
  • Stylistic Self-Parody:
  • Stylistic Suck: In Episode 105, Kaeloo introduces all the characters in the style of moving drawings on a sheet of ruled paper, and her drawing of Stumpy is absolutely terrible. Lampshaded by Stumpy himself.
  • Sudden Anatomy:
  • Sudden Downer Ending:
    • In Episode 118, when the Alpha Bitch Pretty posts humiliating pictures of Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat on social networking site "Fakebook", they get revenge on her, and then the fight escalates until the four of them use Disproportionate Retribution to punish her. At the end of the episode, they decide that they were too harsh and go to apologize and give her some presents, but before they can, they find out that she wrote a book revealing all of their embarrassing secrets and already published two million copies. They decide to leave without saying anything and accept that they'll never change her.
    • In Episode 124, Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack play a new game that uses technology which requires an immense amount of concentration. The episode goes well and they have fun together, but at the very end of the episode, since Stumpy doesn't have much in the way of a brain, concentrating proves to be too much for him and he has to go to the hospital, and ends up flatliningnote . Of course, this being Kaeloo, nobody cares, but it still is pretty sad.
    • In Episode 16, the episode has a generally funny plot, but at the end, Mr. Cat, Stumpy and Quack Quack decide that Kaeloo has gone too far and decide to kick her out of Smileyland. The episode ends with Kaeloo's friends kicking her out.
    • A pirate themed two-part episode had Olaf send the main four on a dangerous treasure hunt and promise that he would reward them if they found the treasure. They manage to find the treasure and get back to Olaf alive. Just as it looks like Olaf is about to reward them, Olaf suddenly leaves with both the treasure and the reward, revealing that the main four have been scammed.
  • Sudden Intelligence: Stumpy is given intelligence by a spirit in Episode 72. In the end, the spirit decides that Stumpy isn't funny as a genius, and turns the squirrel back into a moron.
  • Suddenly Bilingual: In Episode 69, a Parody Episode of Dora the Explorer it is revealed that Mr. Cat can speak German.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!:
    • Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play Scaredy Cat" when he finds out that the others are playing his favorite game, "Scaredy Cat", without him.
    Mr. Cat (to Kaeloo): So, I hear you're playing Scaredy Cat without me... WHEN IT'S MY FAVORITE GAME!
    • He also did it in "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor" after finding out that the last challenge of Kaeloo's game consists of avoiding cute little sheep.
    Mr. Cat: *imitating Kaeloo* Nice little sheepie-weepies, hehe... HAVE YOU BEEN SMOKING CANDY WEED?! TELL ME WHERE THE DANGER IS HERE!
    • Olaf does this to Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat when conveying the message that the directors have decided to fire them from the show in Episode 121.
    Olaf: All of you... ARE FIRED!
    • Stumpy does it very very often, almost Once per Episode. For example, in one episode, where he has the flu but Kaeloo and Mr. Cat decide to give a check-up to Quack Quack (who is perfectly fine).
    Stumpy: Could you please speed things up a bit? Because my flu is DRIVING ME NUTS!
  • Suicide as Comedy: A Running Gag is to have Stumpy attempt suicide and fail hilariously.
  • Superhero Episode: "Let's Play Justice Masters".
  • Superpowers For A Day: If anyone gets superpowers, they're likely to lose them by the end of the episode.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: In one episode, Mr. Cat makes a Love Confession to Kaeloo. Unfortunately, she thinks he's making a joke in bad taste. In order to avoid being rejected, or worse, he quickly decides to pretend that it was indeed a joke.
  • Surprise Creepy: The episode "Let's Play Trap-Trap". It starts off with a seemingly normal plot where Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat play a nice game of Trap-Trap, with the beginning being so sweet that Kaeloo even gives Mr. Cat a hug. Then, halfway through the episode, Quack Quack goes insane and tries to cannibalize Kaeloo and Stumpy, and successfully eats half of Kaeloo's brain, leaving her unintelligible, and Mr. Cat has to step in and save the day.
  • Surreal Humor: Of course, it should be expected from a show about Funny Animals living on a planet full of magic. Weird things happen, involving stuff like aliens, weapons, explosions, interdimensional travel, etc.
  • Sweat Drop: Quite common, as it's an animesque show. The one who gets this the most is Mr. Cat.
  • Sweeping Ashes: Happens to Quack Quack twice, courtesy of Mr. Cat's science experiments.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Not only do the alien sheep have weapons for limbs, they can replace them with other weapons.
  • Take Over the World: Olaf's goal in life. Not that he's even remotely close to achieving it.
    • Stumpy somewhat manages to do this by the end of Episode 105.
  • Take That!:
    • Episode 64 had Mr. Cat open up a fast-food restaurant which served actual trash from the dumpster as food. When everybody else starts protesting against this, he offers them toys with their "food". Everyone immediately stops protesting and buys more food for the sake of the toys.
    • In another episode, when Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are playing a game where the object of the game is to make another person laugh, Kaeloo stands on a podium pretending to be a politician, makes a lot of promises and says she will keep all of those promises. Mr. Cat bursts out laughing.
    • In one of the season 1 episodes, Stumpy is selling apples, and his apples are horribly rotten. When Mr. Cat points out that the apples are rotten, Stumpy replies "No, they're organic."
    • In Episode 135, the main four try to make their own episode using figurines of themselves and a video camera. The video turns out poorly made. Mr. Cat says that the episode they made was incomprehensible, "like a Danish movie".
    • Then there's this little exchange between Kaeloo and Mr. Cat in an episode where they're both doctors in a hospital:
    Mr. Cat (referring to Quack Quack, who is the patient): I'm gonna book him in for surgery, but, before that... (starts throwing papers around) scanners, MRAs, X-rays, colonoscopies, the whole nine yards, muahahahaha!
    Kaeloo: Is all that really necessary, Mr. Cat?
    • In one episode, the characters participate on a parody of The Voice. Kaeloo, who is the only female contestant, decides that the best way to win is to perform a sexually suggestive dance wearing an inappropriate outfit. After watching it, Pretty, who is one of the judges, grabs a mic, faces the camera, and criticizes Kaeloo's performance for how she just portrayed females and says that there's more to girls than that, which is a jab at how many female singers tend to sexualize themselves to get attention.
    • In Episode 68, the gang decide to play rock music. Mr. Cat picks up a microphone and screams into it. No words, just screaming. This is then posted on the internet and becomes an Instant Web Hit.
    • One of the season 3 episodes had a few of the characters compete in an election to become the president of Smileyland. Mr. Cat's campaign is full of lies and fake promises... and he's dressed like President Donald Trump.
    • Episode 138 had Mr. Cat attempt to diagnose Stumpy with dyspraxia even though it's obvious that he doesn't have dyspraxia and is just lazy. The episode is meant to be a satire on psychologists who diagnose normal kids with illnesses and then try to treat them for those illnesses.
    • The episode Art Class was dedicated to making fun of modern art. Highlights include Mr. Cat explaining that you can put any mundane object on a pedestal and call it art, and Stumpy sitting on a toilet, taking a shit and calling it "performance art".
    • Episode 59 calls out judges who are biased and unfair. In this case, Olaf, the judge in a cooking contest, declares Mr. Cat the winner without even tasting his dish just because the dish was something from his homeland, and he also disqualifies Eugly from the competition for "being ugly", which has nothing to do with her ability to cook. The same episode manages to get a shot at new "health" fads by having a scene where Pretty serves up a dish of live earthworms, claiming that they're a new type of health food.
  • Take That, Audience!:
    • In "Let's Play Once Upon a Time", Stumpy suggests making a kids' show about a frog who transforms into a giant monster when she's angry. Mr. Cat's response?
    Mr. Cat: Who in their right mind would watch crap like that?
    • In another episode, the main four make their own TV show and it's clearly a parody of the actual show. It makes no sense to anyone and everyone hates it except Stumpy, the resident moron. Stumpy also mentions that the only reason he liked it was shipping the characters in their show who were supposed to be based on Mr. Cat and Kaeloo, a reference to how many fans ship those two and focus exclusively on their relationship instead of the other aspects of the shownote .
  • Taking the Bullet: Quack Quack jumps in front of a barrage of sharp objects before they can hit and kill the rest of the main four in Episode 92. Mr. Cat calls him a show off.
  • The Talk: Kaeloo tries to give Stumpy the Talk, but he interrupts her with his attempts to not breathe (as Mr. Cat had given him a fake version of the Talk telling him that to make a baby, you had to avoid breathing for two days).
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat have to do this to Stumpy in "Let's Play Hot Cold".
  • Talking to Plants: Kaeloo does this a lot.
    Kaeloo: Hello, Mrs. Flower! How are you today?
  • Talking with Signs: In Episode 132, the non-anthropomorphic sheep, who can't talk, resort to using signboards with pictures on them to communicate with the main cast.
  • Tantrum Throwing: Mr. Cat sometimes does this when he gets really mad. On occasion, it may be accompanied by kicking objects into the air and smashing stuff.
  • Teacher's Pet: Quack Quack becomes one in "Let's Play Teachers", mainly because he's able to answer all the questions asked in class correctly. Stumpy gets so annoyed by this that he actually threatens to beat him up during recess.
  • Tears of Joy: When the cast go exploring outer space, Kaeloo briefly cries with joy when they find another planet that looks just like theirs.
  • Technically Living Zombie: In the show's Halloween Episode, Kaeloo and Quack Quack are turned into zombies after they are bitten by zombies. At the end, they are restored to normal after they throw up.
  • Techno Babble: Mr. Cat does this in "Let's Play TV News" while explaining his latest invention to Kaeloo and Stumpy. Of course, they don't understand, so he shows them a demonstration.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • In "Let's Play Musical Chairs", Stumpy brings all the chairs in Smileyland to life and rounds them up to revolt against people who sit on chairs. Mr. Cat and Quack Quack tell him they don't care since they still have the couch. Cue the couch getting up and running towards Stumpy.
    • In "Let's Play TV News", when Mr. Cat sees Kaeloo crying alone and tries to comfort her, she tells him that she needs to be alone. Just then, Stumpy and Quack Quack run up and join them.
    • In Episode 55, Mr. Cat, who is having a headache, takes an aspirin and lies on the couch saying that with absolute silence he should be fine. As soon as he says that, Stumpy and Quack Quack show up and start making noise.
    • In the first episode, "Let's Play Prison-Ball", the gang are playing prison-ballnote . Stumpy sings "You'll never hit me! You'll never hit me!" and Quack Quack promptly hits him with the ball.
    • In another episode, when Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are searching for Olaf inside a dark building, Olaf gleefully informs them that they'll never find him. Mr. Cat turns on the lights and finds Olaf right next to him.
    • In Episode 3, the main four are playing "Red Light, Green Light", and after repeatedly injuring Quack Quack in various ways, Mr. Cat cheats and wins the first round. Kaeloo says that at least he won't be able to hurt Quack Quack during the second round of the game, but is proven wrong as he is able to hurt Quack Quack even worse than before.
    • In Episode 134, Mr. Cat is driving his car and remarks on how relaxing it is. Just then, Stumpy and several clones of himself, who are angry at Mr. Cat, drive up in several more cars and crash all their cars into his.
    • In Episode 118, Stumpy says he'd "sooner be hit by a car full of sheep" than appear in one of Pretty's photos. The moment he finishes speaking, he gets hit by a car full of sheep, and Pretty takes a picture of this.
    • In Episode 129, everyone tries to stay up late at night to see a shooting star.
    Kaeloo: I can stay up all the way until ten o'clock!
    looks at clock
    Kaeloo: Oh, it's ten o'clock!
    Kaeloo falls asleep
    • In one episode, the characters play "waiter race", a race where everyone dresses up as a waiter and has to carry a tray full of objects while running to the finish line. Inches away from the finish line, she remembers that the race was set up by Mr. Cat and remarks to the audience that it's odd that nothing bad has happened. Immediately, a bunch of traps are sprung, causing Kaeloo to lose her balance and drop the tray, disqualifying her from the race.
  • Tentacle Rope: Happens to Stumpy when he encounters a tentacle monster which emerges from a toilet he was attempting to clean in Episode 64.
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: In Episode 121, Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat are informed that they have been fired from the show and have to take a job interview with Olaf to get their jobs back. In the montage, Kaeloo doesn't know how to answer the questions and randomly uses words in the hopes of making what sounds like an answer, Stumpy repeatedly says that he's the show's funniest character and has random objects drop onto his head from the sky to prove it, Quack Quack uses complex math equations and Mr. Cat resorts to telling Blatant Lies, bribery and using random words. They all get re-hired anyway, because they were never actually fired, it was just a "joke" that Olaf was playing on them.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Averted with Kaeloo, who has no features to distinguish her from the males, while other females are drawn with breasts and/or curves, and eyelashes. Played straight in the games the gang play, where they often use fake mustaches, bows, etc.
  • That Poor Cat: Each time this happens, the cat in question turns out to be Mr. Cat.
  • That's Gotta Hurt: Stumpy says this in "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light" after seeing Quack Quack and Mr. Cat get hurt, the former by a chainsaw and the latter by Bad Kaeloo.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: In some of the episodes, Stumpy's Not So Innocent Whistling is to the tune of the theme song.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: The theme song introduces all the characters, although it has no lyrics. It shows everyone with their names doing something they'd normally be doing (such as Quack Quack eating yogurt and Pretty using her phone).
  • Theme Twin Naming: Inverted with Pretty and Eugly, whose names have opposite meanings.
  • There Are No Adults: Adults (and teenagers) aren't allowed in Smileyland.
  • There Is Only One Bed: In Episode 106, Mr. Cat buys too much stuff at a Garage Sale from Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack, so his bedroom gets too full and he can't get inside. He tries to invoke this trope by breaking into Kaeloo's bedroom and trying to sleep next to her, but it's subverted when she makes him sleep on the couch instead, to his disappointment.
  • Thermometer Gag:
    • Mr. Cat pulls out a giant thermometer and decides to use it on Quack Quack in "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses". He never gets the chance, though, since Kaeloo transforms and Quack Quack takes the opportunity to escape.
    • In another episode, Kaeloo eats a bag of chips which Mr. Cat sold to her as a scam, and they give her a stomach ache. Mr. Cat, who is also pretending to be a doctor as part of another scam, shows up to cure her stomach ache and tries to take her temperature. She punches him before he can actually do it.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: Nobody ever refers to Mr. Cat by his first name.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: See Negative Continuity above.
  • Thicker Than Water: Pretty may be mean to Eugly, but she's even willing to chew out Mr. Cat, her crush, if he insults her sister.
  • Think of the Censors: Kaeloo constantly reminds her friends that they are on TV and are being watched by children, and that the viewers' parents or the censor board might get mad at them.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Mr. Cat's reaction to Kaeloo Hulking Out for the second time in "Let's Play Prison-Ball" is to put on an annoyed facial expression which pretty much says "Do I really need to put up with this?".
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: A mild example. After Kaeloo forcibly kisses Mr. Cat in the episode "Let's Play Peace Man", he sits under a tree and stares into the distance. A few minutes later, he recovers after she asks him if they can do it again.
  • Tightrope Walking: In the Circus Episode, Quack Quack, who is known in-universe for doing things that are Beyond the Impossible, manages to do this without a rope to walk on, by balancing on thin air. The act is called "Tightrope walking without a tightrope".
  • Time Machine: Mr. Cat has one, which he got from a store. The main four use it to travel back and forth in time.
  • Time-Passage Beard: Parodied. Stumpy, who is a kid, somehow grows a gray beard after being stranded on an island for less than a day. So does Kaeloo, who is also a kid... and female.
  • Time-Travel Episode: The episodes "Let's Play Time Travel", Episode 75 and Episode 76note .
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Eugly is nearly twice Quack Quack's size.
  • Tongue Trauma: In Episode 119, Mr. Cat threatens to rip out Stumpy's tongue to prevent him from telling Kaeloo a secret, but settles for just stretching it out as far as it will go and then having a sheep lick it.
  • Too Hungryto Be Polite: Stumpy usually isn't very polite, but he'll be even less polite if you set a plate of food in front of him, especially when he's hungry.
  • The Tooth Hurts: Stumpy spends the entirety of Episode 131 with a toothache. At the end, Serguei punches him, sending him flying, and he crashes into a tree, making his front teeth fall out.
  • Toothy Bird: Olaf the penguin has visible teeth; depending on the episode, Quack Quack may have them as well.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Mr. Cat is a horrible influence on Stumpy and often teaches him that doing bad things is a good idea, like annoying a teacher to get kicked out of class or robbing a supermarket. Kaeloo tries her best to stop Stumpy from listening to Mr. Cat, but it usually doesn't work.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Quack Quack has yogurt and Stumpy has nuts. Stumpy also seems to like paninis in the French dub and hot dogs in the English dub.
  • Tradesnark™: "Time Machine Express™", a company that sells time machines.
  • Trampoline Tummy: Mr. Cat isn't fat, but that doesn't stop Bad Kaeloo from doing this to him anyway.
  • Transformation Sequence: Kaeloo goes through one Once an Episode. Oddly, it's been shown that she can turn into Bad Kaeloo near-instantly.
  • Translation: "Yes": A single "quack" from Quack Quack can narrate a story that takes 20 seconds to narrate in English.
  • Translator Buddy: In early episodes, Kaeloo was one to Quack Quack. In later episodes, everyone can understand what he says.
  • Trapped in Another World: Happens to Kaeloo in Episode 70, since Mr. Cat accidentally throws her through the Portal Door after mistaking her for her Alternate Universe counterpart and then smashes the door.
  • Trapped in the Past: Happens to Mr. Cat at the end of Episode 75. The rest of the main four travel back in time to rescue him in Episode 76.
  • Trash of the Titans: Mr. Cat, Quack Quack and especially Stumpy create huge piles of trash.
  • Trope 2000: Subverted in the episode "Let's Play Magicians". Kaeloo buys a magic kit labeled "Magic 2000", but later reveals that the kit actually has 2000 pieces in it.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback:
    • Mr. Cat has given a few of these, but not his entire past at once.
    • Olaf gives one to the others in Episode 104.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Quack Quack assumes this position and starts rocking back and forth whenever somebody mentions the death of fictional character Happy Rotter's parents.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Mr. Cat is a psychopath who owns weapons (and is not afraid to use them), has tried to have sex, is alcoholic, and is less than 13 years old.
  • Trouser Space: Quack Quack can store anything in his underwear (he doesn't wear pants), from baseball bats to apples.
  • True Art Is Angsty: In universe, Mr. Cat explains this to Stumpy, who wants to become an artist, in "Let's Play Art Class". Stumpy decides to blow his own head off with a bazooka to feel pain.
  • True Companions: The main four. They are very close and have even been referred to as a sort of "family" by others.
    • One episode even had them rap about them going to Hell together (Kaeloo for getting angry, Stumpy for being a "phoney", Quack Quack for being greedy and Mr. Cat for obvious reasons).
    Kaeloo [rapping]: Eternity isn't long when you are not alone!
  • Truth Serum: All four main characters get injected with this in "Let's Play Spies".
  • Twinkle In The Sky: If Bad Kaeloo or Serguei throws someone into the air, expect this to happen.
  • Twinkle Smile: In "Let's Play Air Pockets", Mr. Cat smiles and his mouth shows a twinkle, complete with an Audible Gleam.
  • Twitchy Eye: Happens to Mr. Cat a lot, usually when someone does something really dumb.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: Episode 86 had two plots: one where Kaeloo forces Mr. Cat to see a psychotherapist and another where the rest of the cast get into a fight.
  • Understatement: In one episode, Mr. Cat mentions giving Quack Quack a "little" electric shock. When he actually administers it, Quack Quack is reduced to Sweeping Ashes and Kaeloo angrily reminds him that he said it would only be a small one.
  • Unexplained Accent: Olaf has a Russian accent despite being from Smileyland's equivalent of Antarctica.
  • Unexplained Recovery: See Negative Continuity above.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • Mr. Cat in "Let's Play Goodbye, Mr. Cat!". His friends try to help him out and he repays them by beating them all up near the end of the episode.
    • In Episode 92, after Quack Quack saves Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat from being impaled with sharp objects and then crushed to death by jumping in front of them, Mr. Cat's response is to call him a show-off. Yes, really.
    • Stumpy is one to Kaeloo in Episode 128. The plot of the episode revolves around Stumpy using various schemes to trick people into giving him money to buy a video game. Each time he tries something on Kaeloo, she immediately sees through the trick, but gives him money anyway and compliments his creativity in coming upnwith the scheme. In order to get more sympathy from others and therefore more money, Stumpy goes on TV and narrates a completely false story about his life which portrays Kaeloo as a selfish and bossy jerkass.
  • The Unintelligible:
    • Zigzagged with Quack Quack, who speaks entirely in quacks. Sometimes everyone understands him, sometimes they don't.
    • Eugly speaks entirely in whispers, mumbles and sign language.
  • Unishment: In the episode "Let's Play Teachers", Kaeloo warns Stumpy that he will get kicked out of class if he misbehaves. Mr. Cat notes that only a teacher would think that was a punishment, and Stumpy spends the rest of the episode misbehaving so he can get kicked out. It fails because she decides to make him write lines instead.
  • Unperson: Happens to Ursula in Episode 105, but this is thankfully fixed. Also almost happens to Kaeloo, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat in the same episode, thanks to an angry Stumpy wanting payback for the way they always treat him.
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: A Rare Male Example. Mr. Cat hits Stumpy with a baseball bat just for being outside the door when he was in the bathroom and accuses him of voyeurism.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Happens on a regular basis between Kaeloo and Mr. Cat. Who's crushing on whom depends on the episode, and in some instances, the switcheroo happens within the same episode.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: The relationship between Kaeloo and Mr. Cat. It's obvious that the two of them are attracted to each other, and even Stumpy has figured it out.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: If Mr. Cat ever wins anything, the first thing he does is yell "I WON!" and make fun of the loser(s) of the game. An example is in Episode 85 where he wins a debate against Kaeloo (by cheating), and his response is to jump up from the table, throw a mallet at Kaeloo, and run around yelling about how he won.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Once Bad Kaeloo gets mad at Mr. Cat, there's no stopping her, and she will destroy anything standing in her way.
  • Unusual Euphemism: The trope is parodied. In one episode, Mr. Cat offers to take Kaeloo on a dinner date and implies that they can have sex afterwards using a euphemism about "accountants" and "checks". Kaeloo, being naïve and innocent, believes that he's trying to bribe her.
  • Unwanted Assistance: All of Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack's attempts to help Mr. Cat relax in "Let's Play Justice Masters" wind up stressing the poor cat even more.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Stumpy is one in the episode "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel". He finds the titular Wholly Gruel, a magic crayon which can make anything it draws real, and uses it to doodle all over some hieroglyphics in a cave depicting characters who resemble him and his friends. He draws a meteorite about to strike them, and his real friends, meanwhile, almost get hit by an actual meteorite.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Uptight, stuffy Kaeloo and resident bad boy Mr. Cat who couldn't care less about the rules.
  • Use Your Head:
    • In the episode "Let's Play Red Light, Green Light", Stumpy tries to cut a tree by ramming into it with his head. He fails.
    • In Episode 93, when Stumpy and Quack Quack are training to be firefighters, their practice involves "saving" Mr. Cat from a building with fake flames. Stumpy tries to break down the door by using Quack Quack's head as a battering ram. It doesn't work, so Kaeloo tells them to use the ladder to get to the window Mr. Cat is at. Stumpy then tries to smash the windowsill while continuing to use Quack Quack's head as a battering ram instead of just grabbing Mr. Cat, and Mr. Cat does an Aside Glance to the audience.
  • Vague Age: "Let's Play Goodbye Mr. Cat" and "Let's Play Grown Ups" show the main cast to be children, but Mr. Cat sounds and behaves like an adult and Kaeloo is a frog, not a tadpole.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: Episode 83, where the characters have a Valentine's Day party and Mr. Cat tricks Quack Quack into breaking up with Eugly as part of an elaborate scheme to get Kaeloo to kiss him.
  • Vampire Vannabe: Episode 110 revolves around Stumpy wanting to become a vampire. When Quack Quack ends up becoming a vampire, he follows him around being his slave and begging him to bite him so he could also become a vampire. He succeeds in the end, but he steps into the sun seconds later and is reduced to a pile of ash.
  • Vanity License Plate: Any car the main four have will have the letters PTM on its license plate. PTM stands for "Pays Trop Mignon", the name of the place the characters live in the French dub.
  • Villainous Crush: The main antagonist of the show, Mr. Cat, has a massive crush on the protagonist, Kaeloo.
  • Visible Odor: In "Let's Play Ecologists", Kaeloo gives Stumpy a piece of stinky cheese to throw away that has squiggly lines over it to represent its odor.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Mr. Cat is only a preteen, but he sounds like a grown adult.
  • Volleying Insults: In Episode 85, Kaeloo and Mr. Cat are in a debate, and Mr. Cat constantly insults Kaeloo instead of countering her points. Kaeloo finally decides she's had enough and starts insulting him back. The fight keeps escalating, and eventually both of them start speaking Angrish. Stumpy finally steps in and breaks up the fight.
  • Vomit Chain Reaction: When Quack Quack throws up in one episode, Kaeloo sees him and she starts vomiting as well.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Any time somebody vomits, it'll be just offscreen.
  • Voodoo Doll: In the episode "Let's Play Figurines", the main four get figurines of themselves. Stumpy makes a Deal with the Devil to turn them into voodoo dolls so he can inflict pain on anyone who doesn't obey him.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: In Episode 88, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat, who are dangerous bandits in this episode, see "WANTED" posters of themselves with rewards: 5000 dollars for Mr. Cat, 6500 dollars for Quack Quack, and... 33 cents for Stumpy.
  • Was Too Hard on Him: Nearly every time Kaeloo beats someone up, no matter how much they deserved it, she still feels guilty about hurting them. However, Mr. Cat, the most frequent victim of her wrath, often assures her that it was his own fault that she beat him up.
  • Watch Out for That Tree!: The show turned this trope into a Running Gag where someone usually Stumpy, is driving a car and crashes it into a tree.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: In "Let's Play Tennis", Mr. Cat tells Kaeloo and Stumpy to do random things like tango dancing which have nothing to do with tennis in order to make them better tennis players. The trope is subverted as they aren't actually able to do anything at the actual game, obviously.
  • We All Live in America: The English dub is made in Australia, but the characters are supposed to act like Americans. However, they do screw up at times, like saying "rubbish" instead of "trash".
  • Wedding Smashers: In Episode 60, the bride, the groom and the guests get into a huge fight and ruin the wedding. Kaeloo, oblivious to the whole fiasco, just marries them off anyway.
  • We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Used in an episode where Mr. Cat is dressed as a Nazi:
    Mr. Cat: Me und mein bazooka have ways of making you talk!
  • Weight Woe: In the Beach Episode, Kaeloo decides to play volleyball because she realizes that she's getting fat; however, the plot becomes so sidetracked by the end of the episode that the audience never finds out if she ever did lose the extra weight.
  • Weird Currency:
    • Parodied in one episode where Mr. Cat is a waiter at a restaurant and Stumpy and Quack Quack eat there. When Stumpy hands him some money, Mr. Cat says that the restaurant only accepts ducks as payment, and he cuts Quack Quack in half and takes one half.
    • In another episode, due to a pun being used, Mr. Cat pays for something using live sheep as currency, and the store somehow accepts this.
  • We Need a Distraction: In one episode where Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat are surrounded by Olaf's Mecha-Mooks, Stumpy mentions how in movies people create distractions to escape from situations like this. Mr. Cat uses a golf club to send Stumpy flying into the distance, and all the Mecha-Mooks follow him away.
  • We Will Meet Again: Olaf frequently says this to whoever foils his plans to Take Over the World.
  • Wham Episode:
    • The second season finale proved that Olaf is a Not-So-Harmless Villain. He actually manages to kidnap Quack Quack and freeze Kaeloo and Mr. Cat alive.
    • Episode 105, the Season 3 premiere, ends with Stumpy taking over the animation studio and deciding to write all the episodes himself.
    • Episode 138 focuses on Stumpy's mental handicap. The audience finds out that to some extent, he's faking it.
  • Wham Line:
    • In the episode "Let's Play Hide 'n Hunt", where Mr. Cat teaches Kaeloo and Stumpy to play Hide 'n Hunt, a variant of Hide and Seek, he explains that they hide, he counts to 100, and then...
    Mr. Cat: And at 100... (pulls out bazooka) I shoot everything that moves.
    • In Episode 116, Stumpy is in the hospital and a girl comes to visit him. The others inquire who she is, and get a shocking response:
    Girl: Nice to meet you. I'm Ursula.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In "What if We Played at Riding Ponies?", Mr. Cat cons Olaf out of 6000 dollars. While he is eventually punished for it, we never find out if he ever returned the money.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Kaeloo's main Berserk Button is people stepping on flowers, even by accident, but she herself has no problems with jumping on and presumably killing a flower that isn't cute.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Super?: In "What if We Played at Riding Ponies?", Pretty and Kaeloo get into a fight over a horse. Suddenly, a unicorn appears out of nowhere, and Kaeloo forgets about the horse and takes the unicorn. Pretty angrily screams and cries until another unicorn shows up, prompting her to shoot the "normal" horse with a gun.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Kaeloo forces her friends to participate on a really lame game show called "Danger Island Survivor". Everyone complains about this, and in the end, Mr. Cat snaps and ends up getting mad at Kaeloo, pointing out how stupid it is. Kaeloo gets really mad and beats him up just for expressing his opinion (which was in fact everyone else's opinion but hers). Stumpy and Quack Quack are both disgusted by her actions, and they and Mr. Cat kick her out of Smileyland (the Reset Button ensures that she's allowed back in by the next episode).
  • When He Smiles: Mr. Cat's default expression is a grumpy frown and when he is smiling, it's either a creepy Slasher Smile or an arrogant and smug smile. That said, when he makes a genuine smile near the end of episode 105, it's absolutely adorable. Also, his smile in Episode 129, when he wakes up to find Kaeloo snuggling with him is a genuine smile that shows that he's touched.
  • Who Even Needs a Brain?:
    • After half of Kaeloo's brain is removed in one episode, the only effect is that she can't talk properly.
    • One episode implied that Stumpy doesn't have a brain.
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough?:
    • Each time Kaeloo or Mr. Cat asks the question, the answer turns out to be Stumpy.
    • One episode had Mr. Cat, Stumpy and Quack Quack scamming people by selling them "lucky underwear". When Kaeloo sees a commercial for it on TV, she laughs and asks who would be dumb enough to fall for that. She then looks around and sees that literally everyone except her is wearing a pair of "lucky underwear".
  • Who Would Want to Watch Us?: At the end of "Let's Play Once Upon A Time" when Stumpy suggests a show about a frog who transforms when angered, Mr. Cat does not seem to like the idea.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!:
    Mr. Cat (yelling): I don't like this episode!
    • The entire plot of Episode 91 revolves around Kaeloo, Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat deciding to re-dub older episodes of the show because they think they were poorly written.
  • Widget Series
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Parodied in one episode where Stumpy shows up dressed like a rapper and starts rapping... in the middle of a basketball game, confusing the others.
  • William Telling: Mr. Cat tries doing this to Quack Quack. He misses the apple and shoots Quack Quack... on purpose.
  • Will They or Won't They?: The relationship between Kaeloo and Mr. Cat. Even the other characters have figured out that they're in love with each other, but they're both oblivious to the fact that the other likes them.
  • Winged Soul Flies Off at Death: In the first season finale, the soul of Yogo the sentient yogurt does this as it rises from its grave. In Episode 92, Adele's soul does this too, before the Grim Reaper steals it.
  • With Friends Like These...: The main four do care for each other, but they sure don't show it that often. (Read: They're the worst friends ever.)
  • Work Off the Debt: Stumpy is forced to do this in Episode 64 after placing a huge order at McDaube.
  • World of Badass: Every single inhabitant of Smileyland is a badass, from the juvenile delinquent with his own weapon arsenal to the seemingly quiet fat ugly girl.
  • World of Funny Animals: Planet Smileyland only has seven inhabitants, but all of them are anthropomorphic animals with no humans in sight.
  • World of Jerkass: While there are already very few characters on this show, over half of them are jerkasses, and even the nice ones sometimes act like complete jerks.
  • A Worldwide Punomenon: The Wholly Gruel/ Holy Grail pun works well in French, too (Le Graal/ Le Greul).
  • Worrying for the Wrong Reason: Quack Quack decides to leave Smileyland thanks to Kaeloo. After he leaves, Kaeloo starts to worry that he might not be safe. Stumpy tells her that the real reason they should be worried is that Mr. Cat seems to be going insane since Quack Quack isn't around to torture, and is now going to kill them.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In the episode "Let's Play Courtroom Drama", Mr. Cat is accused of attacking Quack Quack with a chainsaw, and Kaeloo tries to prove him guilty. Mr. Cat says that it was probably Kaeloo's alternate form, Bad Kaeloo, who is aggressive and does things beyond Kaeloo's conscious control. Kaeloo starts crying and says that she's going to leave Smileyland forever to keep her friends safe, and Mr. Cat, feeling guilty, confesses that it was him all along. Cue an Evil Laugh from Kaeloo.
  • Writing Lines: In one episode, the characters play a make-believe game where Kaeloo is a teacher and everyone else is a student. Stumpy wants to get kicked out of class so he hits Quack Quack with a baseball bat in front of Kaeloo, hoping to get "expelled". Instead, Kaeloo makes Stumpy write "I will never again hit my classmate with a baseball bat" a thousand times.
  • Written-In Absence: In some episodes, Mr. Cat has very minor roles, usually due to being heavily hungover.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain:
    • Happens to Stumpy almost any time something nice is about to happen to him.
    • Happens to Mr. Cat in Episode 57.
    • In Volume 1 of the comics, Mr. Cat ends up accidentally getting the main four sent to Hell. At first, it seems fun; Kaeloo gets to play games all the time, Stumpy gets the full collection of Mr. Coolskin comics, Quack Quack gets an infinite supply of yogurt containers, and Mr. Cat is free to do as he pleases. Almost immediately, they find out that there's a catch to everything: the games they can play don't have rules, and as Kaeloo notes, there really is no point of playing gamed without rules. Stumpy's comic books disintegrate the moment he touches them. Quack Quack's yogurt containers are empty. And since Kaeloo can't have fun anymore, she's too depressed to get mad at Mr. Cat, which makes him upset too.
    • One episode had the main four find a Portal Door leading to a Bizarro Universe. Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack want to go to the other dimension to check it out. Mr. Cat stays home. Just as he becomes happy to have finally gotten some time alone, the Bizarro Universe!main four, who are even more annoying than the normal main four, come to the regular universe and start bothering Mr. Cat.
  • Yawn and Reach: Parodied in one episode where Mr. Cat uses the move to punch Quack Quack in the face.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: In Episode 100, when attempting to persuade Kaeloo to leave the video game, Mr. Cat calls her by her real name.
    • However, he has referred to the others by name on occasion for no reason.
  • You Are Fat: Pretty frequently criticizes Kaeloo and Eugly for their weight (although Kaeloo really isn't that fat).
  • You Can Talk?: Parodied. Kaeloo tells Mr. Cat that her psychotherapist can't talk, then the psychotherapist speaks up to let her know that he can. Kaeloo is shocked, and the doctor reveals that the only reason he never spoke was that Kaeloo is a talkative Motor Mouth and he couldn't get a word in.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: Stumpy in Episode 98. His friends wind up taking him to a doctor/psychotherapist.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: In the episode "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", Bad Kaeloo lifts Mr. Cat by the neck and roars in his face. He then remarks about her breath:
    Mr. Cat (looking in her mouth): Is there a skunk in there or what?
  • Your Cheating Heart: Stumpy frequently flirts with Pretty despite already being in a relationship with Ursula.
  • You're Cute When You're Angry: Mr. Cat says this almost word for word to Kaeloo in the series pilot.
  • Your Head Asplode: Happens to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat after Bad Kaeloo gives them a hug.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: In "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", the challenges are dangerous if you use your imagination. Stumpy's feet catch fire after he steps on "lava", which is just the ground. Exploited by Mr. Cat, who pushes Quack Quack into a "precipice" and says things to fuel his imagination ("It's full of hungry alligators!")
  • Your Mom: Mr. Cat makes a joke about Kaeloo's mother to get her to transform in "Let's Play Scaredy Cat".
    Mr. Cat:Your Mom is so ugly she'd flip put a zombie!
  • You Talk Too Much: Mr. Cat says this to Kaeloo quite a lot, albeit indirectly.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The premise of "Let's Play Scaredy Cat".
  • Zombie Infectee: In "Let's Play Scaredy Cat", Stumpy raises the dead in a cemetery. Soon enough, Quack Quack and Kaeloo are bitten and turned into zombies. While they are infected, their skin turns bluish grey. Mr. Cat finally figures out how to reverse the effects, and turns them back to normal.
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