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While some works love Playing with a Trope and others are so lacking in self-awareness that they play everything painfully straight,note  there are some gems that take delight in their tropes and then exaggerate them. This is especially common in Reconstructions, where all the narrative conventions that made the genre fun are present in full (and generally goofy) force, or parody works, usually of the affectionate variety, where the whole point is to laugh at as many tropes as humanly possible.

So, the grizzled veteran will jump on a grenade. The Kid Hero will find that last bit of Heroic Willpower to fight off The Virus and vanquish the newly freed Big Bad once and for all. The seven Runes of Borax will be gathered when the planets are aligned to free the Greater-Scope Villain who will inevitably turn on the evil overlord.

In short, works that are deemed Troperiffic apologize for absolutely nothing and just have fun with every convention or tried idea and taking it to places never thought possible. MST3K Mantra will sometimes be a requirement to enjoy the work because, without it, Troperiffic works can come off as confusing. Then again, a good Troperiffic work will be fairly obvious about it in some way.

Note that one person's Troperiffic is another person's Cliché Storm, although most Troperiffic works have a certain level of Lampshade Hanging, sarcasm, or underlying love for the genre the work exists in. That, and Rule of Cool in copious amounts.

Compare Serial Escalation, Exaggerated Trope. A work that is verifiably like this can be said to be Trope Overdosed. See also ReferencedBy.TV Tropes for actual references towards the site. Not to be confused with Stripperiffic.


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  • Happy Heroes has the benefit of being equal parts a sci-fi and comedy series, and thus employing a lot of tropes related to both genres. Besides that, though, it will throw tropes from other genres into the mix sometimes (such as the Supermen entering a fantasy world, complete with a wizard as an Arc Villain, in Season 8). Besides that, it will also get laughs out of viewers by spoofing or lampshading whatever it sees fit, with at least one episode going as far as to lampoon how simplistic the characters' lip movements are.


    Comic Books 
  • The extremely detailed world of American Flagg! is a 20 Minutes into the Future Cyberpunk Crapsack World full of sex, violence, drugs, and references to just about anything and everything.
  • Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis sets up its High Fantasy premise very much like an RPG, with Arthur getting powers he doesn't understand from a mysterious mentor after his 'hometown' was destroyed, but his father may still be alive. He proves himself by fighting some low-level enemies that gains, him an ally, he meets the former ruler of a vast kingdom who asks for his help, challenges a rival early, and nearly has a Hopeless Boss Fight before a Heroic Second Wind. The second half of the series shifted genres to more traditional superhero fare, which had its own set of related tropes, acting like the second half of an RPG that shifts to science fiction.
  • Pretty much inevitable in Astro City, given the vast number of characters, events, locations, and throwaway references are used in the series, which is all fodder for deconstruction and reconstruction. The series is extremely casual with troperiffic topics, such as Earth being the only portal between the realms of the warring Frigions and Thermeons, or using a Time Crash Crisis Crossover as a background reference. Check out how extensive the main works page (and its various sub-pages) is.
  • Gold Digger takes tropes from a half-dozen genres, superheroes, SF, fantasy, martial arts flicks, Indiana Jones-style adventure movies, and mixes them all together.
  • Invincible seems to flip back and forth between this and Subversion of the superhero genre.
  • Nextwave. To borrow from Word of God:
    It's an absolute distillation of the superhero genre. No plot lines, characters, emotions, nothing whatsoever. It's people posing in the street for no good reason. It is people getting kicked, and then exploding.Warren Ellis
  • PS238 takes every last superhero-related trope in existence (and a few unrelated, just for good measure), deconstructs them, reconstructs them, plays them straight (though rarely) and averts them. Next thing you know, they're dancing on the tables, wearing lampshades and chugging Frothy Mugs of Water. And it does it all while taking place in a public school.
  • Spawn uses many tropes from horror fiction, focusing on Religious Horror with some Cosmic Horror mixed into it.
  • Top 10 takes the Astro City concept to an absurdist extreme with a city literally populated by nothing but superheroes, allowing for every trope of the genre to develop and take center stage.
  • Wonder Woman (1987): The "Journey to Space" arc is only six issues long but does its best to fit in every trope possible relating to The Empire, the Standard Sci-Fi Fleet, Slave Liberation, Mars and Venus Gender Contrast and a bunch of Alien Tropes, along with a handful of Star Wars shout outs.

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  • David Eddings' Belgariad. An intensely derivative work treading over ground walked by fantasy novels since time immemorial and still managing to be an enjoyable read. And his Elenium uses a lot of the same tropes as The Belgariad, but is often considered by fans to be even better.
  • Craig Shaw Gardner's Cineverse Cycle is a hilarious homage to and parody of B-movies in general and consequently loaded with every trope you could possibly imagine and then some, from Fun with Subtitles to Non-Human Sidekick to Reset Button.
  • The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander, are gleefully full of Older Than Print tropes from Welsh myth. And they're still awesome. Although he does take a few liberties for purposes of fiction — for instance, converting Arawn to an Evil Dark Lord. In Alexander's essay "The Grammar of Story," he references several tropes by name, including the MacGuffin, Chekhov's Gun, and Hoist by His Own Petard.
  • Codex Alera is a High Fantasy series in which a plucky underdog Farm Boy from a backwater of the imperiled kingdom undergoing a succession crisis becomes a sword-wielding badass and saves the world, making friends of ancient enemies as he goes. And he's the heir to the throne and consequently has the most powerful magic of... well, pretty much anyone. Yet the setting is such an unusual twist on Medieval European Fantasy and Tavi is so brilliant and insane that you probably won't even notice the fact that so many elements of the story are old fantasy clichés."
  • The Dresden Files loves to cram in as many tropes as possible, give them the Deconstructor Fleet treatment, occasionally reconstruct them, and then turn them loose, with Harry's terrible jokes providing a backdrop to the resulting insanity.
  • The entire Enchanted Forest Chronicles is full of references, subversions, deconstructions, and parodies of various fairy tale and fantasy tropes, with nearly every character highly Genre Savvy.
  • The First Dwarf King takes a bunch of age-old fantasy tropes, a bunch of age-old sci-fi tropes, reconstructs them, and shamelessly plays them for all they're worth.
  • Eric Berne's Games People Play, which was essentially a collection of tropes of human interaction. Berne gave them games memorable titles such as "Now I've got you, you son of a bitch," "Wooden leg," "Yes, but...," and "Let's You and Him Fight."
  • Harry Potter. Mostly because it was such a lengthy series, but contains just about every type of character you can imagine.
  • Because it's a 200 page book with far, far more tropes than that to cover, Help! My Story Has the Mary-Sue Disease uses three or four tropes per example, relying on the sheer recognizability of the tropes to make it's explanations of highly theoretical issues in fiction easy to follow.
  • John Moore's Heroics for Beginners is a send up of all the swashbuckling and RPG clichés that ever were. In fact, the whole premise of the novel is about a Prince who goes off to fight the Big Bad to win the hand of the Princess with the help of "The Handbook of Practical Heroics" (which is essentially a user's guide to Genre Savvy). The Evil Overlord, He Who Must Be Named, makes it disturbingly obvious that the writer has read the Evil Overlord List. His ventilation ducts ARE too small to crawl through. From the back cover:
    When a seemingly crazy, poorly dressed soothsayer tells you not to let a magical talisman fall into the wrong hands, take him or her seriously. DO NOT laugh it off and leave said talisman simply lying around on a side table; you might as well just end the world yourself.The Handbook of Practical Heroics, p. 134
  • The Hunger Games: Invoked in the games, where the tributes try to appeal to the Capitol and potential sponsors by playing according to recognizable and interesting archetypes.
  • Any Kim Newman novel. From the Anno Dracula series, about an Alternate History where Dracula won, to the Demon Download novels, in which Elvis Presley fights Eldritch Abominations with a Cyborg heroine.
  • The 1868 French novel/prose poem Les Chants de Maldoror is one of the earliest examples in literature of this, gobbling up as it does every last romantic cliche about Byronic heroes and turning them well past eleven.
  • The Lord of the Rings by default is troperiffic, when is the Trope Maker and Trope Codifier for all of modern western Fantasy. There is almost no western fantasy work that is not inspired even indirectly by everything Tolkien has created. Despite all the accusations of being cliché that have been leveled at Tolkien because of the copycat works inspired by Lotr, his work stood the test of time with two trilogies, cartoons and a show to help carry further this legacy.
  • Garth Nix's Old Kingdom books are rife with tropes but make them all work.
  • John Barnes's One for the Morning Glory, where all the characters have Medium Awareness that they are in a Fairy Tale, so that tropes are invoked, lampshaded, and even relied on — but not excessively, since they don't know for certain what their roles are.
  • The Princess Bride is the Trope Namer for no fewer than ten tropes. It's a parody/deconstruction of many romance/swashbuckling tropes, but it's done so affectionately and with so much humour that not enjoying it is practically inconceivable.
  • Runebinder is swamped with typical YA fantasy/sci-fi tropes: The Chosen One, the Love Triangle, Angst, Hunter of Monsters, After the End, protagonist superpowers, Aerith and Bob, a prophecy, scheming higher-ups manipulating the hero....and it's all 100% intentional. The author noted how heteronormative the genre was while the stories featuring gay protagonists were realistic coming out stories, so wanted to make a fantasy book for gay teens where they'd be treated the same as their straight peers.
  • Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible gleefully describes a street-leveling superbattle involving a world-threatening Mad Scientist with tons of tricks up his sleeves facing down a normal human with an animal on the chest of his uniform, a lightning-summoning fairy, a bipedal tiger, and a flying invulnerable woman, started when the Mad Scientist was just trying to drink some coffee. Almost perfectly invincible flying man with heat-beam eyes saves a lovely reporter from constant kidnapping by a villain intimately tied into his past, dies and has a massive funeral, or rather, fakes it for a very short time, and always saves the world. The bad guy defeats the good guys and ties them up in Death Traps. Famous heroes sacrifice themselves to save the planet from warring aliens, while villains never die and always escape, or go to Cardboard Prison. No one finds these events strange or unbelievable. Very shocking in a book where said Mad Scientist wonders why he doesn't find a career that'd make money rather than involve him being beaten up by powered heroes, and the bipedal tiger is known to have back problems.
  • Stardust takes every fairytale trope Neil Gaiman could think of and exaggerates them.
  • Rudyard Kipling's "The Three-Decker" is a defense of (not to say exultation in) the Troperific three-volume novel.
  • Every Simon R. Green series ever. The characters are walking tropes, complete with their catchphrase and taglines which they often introduce themselves or others with. John Taylor, in particular, often tells people, "It's John Taylor and Suzie Shotgun, otherwise known as "Oh God it's her, run!""
  • A Song of Ice and Fire is known for being a Deconstructor Fleet Juggernaut that uses real historical events at its base, and combines them with Fractured Fairy Tale and as many fantasy and medieval tropes as possible. The franchise can even be considered a modern Trope Codifier for Dark Fantasy.
  • Pick a Terry Pratchett novel. Any Terry Pratchett novel. The man seems to have a fetish for tropes, as his novels consist entirely of deconstructing, reconstructing, parodying, averting, subverting, and inverting various tropes of all shapes and sizes. Coupled with his decisively British humor, it makes for consistently entertaining literature.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. unashamedly plays with every trope in the book in pursuit of the Rule of Cool and Rule of Funny. Even Dead Horse Tropes.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a show based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so naturally it indexes superhero tropes as well as Adventure tropes, Comedy tropes, Drama tropes etc.
  • The A-Team. Part of the appeal is knowing, blow by blow, how each episode will play out before you watch it. There will be a scene where B.A. throws a guy over a car. Murdock will act silly and tick B.A. off. Face will fall in love with every remotely attractive woman he sees. It's just fun. And lots of machine guns will get fired, but no one will get shot. The Big Bad's car will ramp off another vehicle, fly twisting sideways over a ground camera, and crash on its roof. The Big Bad and his Mooks will crawl out, uninjured, and surrender. The basic formula stays the same, but the writers switch up the specifics. Take Murdock, for instance: he'll act crazy of course, but how? Will he decide he's a cab-driving superhero? Pretend he's Captain Ahab? Act like an artsy filmmaker? Psychoanalyze a bunch of pecans while switching between a German accent and just plain German? ...And yeah, he did all of those things.
  • Burn Notice embraces a wide variety of tropes and proceeds to use, subvert, deconstruct, avert, and in general play with all of them. Sometimes the show follows a pretty clean formula for the individual stories, and unfortunately that is its main flaw. But in the narration, there are more than a dozen quotes you could use to describe an individual trope that are so specific you know they did it on purpose.
  • Chuck seems to tend towards this, with many tropes played straight, though often for laughs. It's predictable, but humorously so. Someone sets a trip wire to stop Thanksgiving thieves at the Buy More? A bad guy will trip over it before the end of the episode.
  • Community. Abed is a troper. He invokes tropes, finding the worlds of TV and movies much more interesting. Even beyond Abed, the show has happily thrown itself into parodies and homages to practically every genre of fiction (and non-fiction) on the planet. Never mind that they use this very wiki for research!
  • Danger 5 essentially takes every '60s TV, action or pulp fiction cliche it can get its hands on, and plays it dead straight, parodies it, or makes it as absurdly over-the-top as possible.
    • The second series applies this same approach to '80s b-movies. Kung fu, video games, slasher movies, high school movies, Cannon Films, Jaws knockoffs, big hair... it's all here!
  • Degrassi. Just look at its page. It's basically explored every possible angle of the Teen Drama, not to mention being the successor of the shows that created the genre in the first place, and is now a certified Long Runner.
  • Doctor Who is a show about a time travelling alien who fights other aliens in different times and places. It has used every science-fiction trope in the books, and even named some of them. Notable that in its 50 year run, it's not only used most sci-fi tropes, but also ones belonging to fantasy, historical fiction, horror and comedy. And that's not even touching on things like character tropes.
  • Drake & Josh covers a lot of tropes that are prevalent in traditional multi-camera sitcoms.
  • Everybody Hates Chris did this with Race Tropes.
  • Farscape. Just look at how its main page had to be subdivided into separate ones. And then it takes the tropes and twists them into funny shapes like so many balloon animals, even playing with a trope it was the Trope Codifier for in the episode in which it was codified and named!
  • Glee, in that it relies heavily on plot clichés and a very large amount of character tropes. It's quite predictable, but never completely in the way you'd expect.
  • Human Target takes action move tropes and exaggerates them, resulting in one of the most awesome action shows on TV.
  • iCarly and its use of various Kid Com staples.
  • Merlin is this from season 1 to the beginning of season 3. Then, plots start becoming more complicated and less predictable, and less tropes played straight are involved, as most of the episodes feature twists and tropes merely subverted or deconstructed.
  • Think of a movie genre, any movie genre. Think of a trope that applies to it. All odds point to Mystery Science Theater 3000 having already mocked it.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Naturally, as it is an Affectionate Parody of the middle/high school comedy genre, and runs on Rule of Funny.
  • Once Upon a Time: Writers from Lost and Buffy got their hands on Disney fairy tales and stranded them in a small town in Maine straight out of Stephen King.
  • Power Rangers RPM is wonderfully aware of inherent unavoidable silliness of Power Rangers, healthily lampshades it, and reconstructs it. Want proof? Head on over to the entry for the series at your own peril.
  • Remote Control, the MTV TV trivia Game Show that revolved around a TV junkie-turned-game-show-host and parodied just about every game show in existence and then some, naturally played with as many Tropes as it could get its hands on.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the episode "Our Man Bashir." It features not only every Star Trek trope, but every James Bond trope as well.
    • Made even more hillarious by a real spy (Garak) accompanying Bashir in the holoprogram and lampshading how ridiculous the James Bond elements are. Also, Garak's attempts to be a real spy in the simulation don't work because it's specifically designed to be Spy Fiction of the Tuxedo and Martini variety.
  • Supernatural invokes all the Did We Just X Cthulhu tropes.


    Tabletop Games 
  • Cleopatra's Caboose, a tongue-in-cheek European-style board game that throws in just about every cliched Euro-game theme or mechanic the designer could think of: trains, ancient Egypt, bidding, building, special powers, resource management, limited actions...
  • As implied at the top of the page, Dungeons & Dragons campaigns can get like this. Really, the game is designed so that an enterprising DM can run a fantasy campaign based around just about any model: versatility is the game's greatest strength. The 4th Edition DM's book actually encourages it:
    Don't be afraid to steal ideas from books, movies, and other sources for your personal use. The DM's job is to entertain, not to be original.
  • "Exalted is a game where one of your main antagonists is Death, Creator of the Underworld. Except there's several of him, probably six or seven. Oh, and he's got 13 dread henchmen, one of whom was probably you at some point in time. Also, Hell has a personal grudge against you this time. Did I mention Magical America regularly trains and sends ninjas out for you personally? Ninjas specially trained in *** -kicking? Which, if they won't work, they keep giant robotic suits of armor on reserve for. Oh, and the Transformers have united under Omicron, and are invading. The Jedi have corrupted Heaven and usurped your rightful place as the Masters of Everything. Your ex-wife just dropped by, and she's a two thousand year old shape-changing man-eating monster now, interested in maybe going on a date next Thursday. Your best friend from your last life and while growing up now seeks to cover all the lands of Middle Earth in darkness, if he can just find this damn ring. And your God has the world's biggest crack habit, and needs some serious rehab." — Darius Solluman
  • Genius: The Transgression, a fan-made line of the New World of Darkness, is filled to the brim with science-fiction tropes and treats the Applied Phlebotinum tropes as blueprints.
  • Grave Robbers from Outer Space, a card game about making low-budget genre movies that both mocks and glorifies the numerous cliches and archetypes of a variety of genres.
  • GURPS Cliffhangers: The GM is urged to avoid subtlety and use every pulp fiction cliche he can think of because a game based on pulp fiction should have cliches.
  • Monsterpocalypse uses every trope used in a Kaiju setting.
  • Rocket Age exists in a similar genre to Space 1889 and so has a LOT of the same tropes, although how it is all put together makes it feel very different, being early 20th century pulp sci-fi as opposed to Vernian sci-fi and has a distinctly different attitude to how the aliens are portrayed. Being set in 1938, it is also full of Those Wacky Nazis, Dirty Commies and Raygun Gothic tropes.
  • Space 1889 Given that the game is recreating Victorian style science fiction, it contains most of the tropes from those stories. The slogan is: “Role-Playing In A More Civilized Time. Everything Jules Verne should have written. Everything H. G. Wells could have written. Everything A. Conan Doyle thought of, but never published because it was too fantastic.” Since it is set in Victorian Era, it takes many of the tropes associated with that era.
  • Strike Legion is so derivative it digs right out the bottom of Cliché Storm and becomes this. A MST.
  • Warhammer 40,000 takes every sci-fi trope and cliché imaginable, paints it black, pumps it full of a cocktail of every drug known to man, sets it on fire, sends it off into space screaming WAAAGH! and waving a chainsaw sword. As an example, Space Marines are recruited with an extreme form of The Spartan Way which only one in every hundred aspirants survive, given years of insanely dangerous training and religious indoctrination to turn them into utterly fearless, pitiless fanatics. They're equipped with gigantic millenia-old suits of Powered Armour and spend their days fighting unkillable zombie robots, gigantic flaming-head sex demons and the like. This is what one faction does with one trope as background for its basic troops choice. And they have Chainswords.
    • For an example of the sheer number of tropes 40k uses, take a Wiki Walk through the various Darker and Edgier tropes, and take a shot for every quotes page that has a Warhammer 40,000 section. You will be totally smashed by the time you're done.
  • What Warhammer 40,000 does with sci-fi, Warhammer does with fantasy. Okay, maybe it's not quite as whacked-out, but it's still a pretty awesome mish-mash of every fantasy trope you could care to name. One example is The Empire: A Fantasy Counterpart Culture of the Holy Roman Empire led by a particularly awesome Emperor (who runs around with either the Reikland Runefang or Sigmar's own warhammer, and rides either a dragon or a griffin).


    Theme Parks 
  • The former Disaster! attraction at Universal Studios Florida was altogether a huge tongue-in-cheek parody of the many cliches found in disaster/action movies, with countless of tropes being lampshaded.


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    Web Original 
  • The Best Story Ever, a NaNoWriMo novel in six EXTREME sentences.
  • Cracked
  • Darwin's Soldiers has a spectacular amount of tropes that are played straight, averted or subverted. It probably helps that all three of the main players are tropers. But despite the massive amount of tropes, the story never manages to get corny.
  • Everything by the Duncan Bros. Their hallmark is a short movie of around 5 mins which takes on a given genre and crams in as many tropes and clichés from the genre as possible while still being very funny.
  • In a podcast, the LoadingReadyRun crew have expressed a desire to use every trope in the main TV Tropes directory. Good luck to them.
  • Tropes Are Tools: Neko Sugar Girls is highly Troperiffic, containing several tropes per minute/word. But that's just because it's so short in the first place.
  • Obscurus Lupa is an especially trope saturated show; the show's page examples are a good measure of this.
  • PewDiePie is probably one of the most troperrific Youtubers (let alone gamers) on the site, considering that the games he plays bestow remarkable amounts of genre savviness.
  • RWBY contains anime, martial arts and video game tropes by the absolute truckload, often as a way to promptly subvert, deconstruct, or flesh them out just as quickly as you see them appear. Hardly surprising when you consider the people behind it.
  • Torrian Crawford stated that his goal in Red vs. Blue: Zero was a "a tropey season for the specific goal of just being fun", that was "very aware of how cheesy it is." (although a common criticism of the season is that the plotting and characterization just does a superficial employment of some tropes instead of exploiting them like most examples on this page do)
  • The SCP Foundation is a heartless, ruthless secret organization dedicated to containing (and occasionally destroying) thousands of abnormal objects that variously subvert, deconstruct, or play straight loads of Urban Fantasy and Cosmic Horror Story tropes.
  • The Channel Awesome anniversary specials such as Kickassia and Suburban Knights have as much fun as they can with tropes, usually tropes seen in movies the cast has reviewed in the past.
  • Play-by-Post Game Soul Trigger's lore is a very recognizable mishmash of terms and tropes from a number of big Sci-Fi franchises like Star Wars, Mass Effect, Destiny, and Halo, with some bits and pieces thrown in from others. It was specifically written this way so that new players could quickly adapt to the lore and jump right in to roleplaying.
  • True Capitalist Radio is quite possibly the most trope rich political talk show of all time. This is largely thanks to its energetic and extremely short tempered host whose complicated and strong political views make him a prime target for the colorful Rogues Gallery of trolls that infest the show and attempt to set off one of his countless Berserk Buttons for their enjoyment.
  • Weekend Pussy Hunt has barely over 25 minutes worth of content (probably less if you discount the interactive segments) and never even got finished, yet it is a surprisingly trope-rich cartoon series, thanks in part to its Film Noir narrative.
  • If it's a Superhero Trope, or a gender blending trope, it's probably found somewhere in the Whateley Universe.
    • Some of the authors are Tropers, and will refer to tropes by name. A lot.
  • if you want an independent film with plenty of animal fantasy tropes, with plenty of death tropes, then Wolf Song: The Movie is the film for you. Although most tropes here are Played Straight, it does occasionally play them otherwise and it isn’t always for comedic effect.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time. This entire show is just one big love-letter to cartoons of the 80s and 90s.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball frequently parodies cartoon tropes.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender. Example: it takes Elemental Powers, plays them to the hilt by having the benders use their powers for more than just fancy martial arts. There are a few subversions, notably Azula's interruption of Aang's Avatar transformation and Zuko's subverted Heel–Face Turn at the end of the Season 2 finale. This just makes those trope subversions all the more jarring and awesome.
  • The Backyardigans has the characters imagine themselves in all sorts of fantasy scenarios that span a wide variety of genres, leading to single episodes often going through a lot of tropes.
  • While many superhero comics since the end of the Silver Age try to avoid the almost inherent silliness of the genre, Batman: The Brave and the Bold embraces them so hard that it goes back around from "stupid" to spectacular. It also adds the occasional dash of Bronze Age and Modern Day super-hero tropes to keep viewers on their toes.
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command took what could have been a cheap knock-off show and turned it into pure awesome through a combination of Genre Savvy and this trope. Zurg gets extra points for being savvy...most of the time.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes. The show is only two seasons long (52 episodes, each divided in Two Shorts) and fairly obscure (not as well known as Total Drama, but more popular than most Canadian cartoons), yet the page for it is filled with tropes and it's mentioned on dozens of Western Animation categories on trope pages (up there with The Simpsons and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic).
  • Kaeloo is a Deconstructive Parody of children's shows where Kaeloo acts like a normal children's show character and everybody else questions her sanity, and thus it spoofs a lot of tropes, often related to the genre it's focused on.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The two-part pilot draws from nearly every Magical Girl trope in the book. The rest of the series is a Slice of Life comedy with heavy Looney Tunes influences, numerous shout outs that the target demographic might not get, and An Aesop applied at the end of nearly every episode. It's also self-aware enough that it lampshades most of these tropes. Is it any wonder why this show got such a vocal Periphery Demographic?
  • Phineas and Ferb. Their favorite is Better than a Bare Bulb, but judging from the page length, they're no strangers to any trope — almost every single one has been played straight, subverted, double-subverted, inverted, etc.
  • Ready Jet Go! utilizes a lot of common science-fiction, sitcom, and edutainment tropes, as well as general cartoon ones.
  • Regular Show is another, if not bigger love-letter to The '90s' cartoons and even goes as far to have many references to The '80s. Its characters, crazy plots, and overall surreal nature is loved by many a troper.
  • Samurai Jack centers around a Samurai who is raised from birth to defeat a Large Ham Made of Evil Big Bad. Then they're flung into the future, which is a Bad Future Villain World, and has a Series Goal to get back to the past and Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. By the first episode's official airing the page already had dozens of tropes, and it just keeps growing from there.
  • The Simpsons, in spades. Just check out the length of their page. And there's even more than what you can find on their own page. Pick a random trope, any trope. Chances are, there will be an example from The Simpsons there. Or it will even be the page image.
  • South Park has made a mission of spoofing, skewering, twisting, parodying, lampooning, deconstructing, and (often) at the same time abusing and celebrating virtually everything under the sun, especially Tropes.
  • Sym-Bionic Titan is just one huge love letter to the super robot genre and tokusatsu and boy, does it ever show.
  • Teen Titans (2003) is the Trope Codifier for the Animesque western cartoons whose main characters and main villain represent Archetypal Characters found in the superhero genre. It combines as many shonen elements with the superhero genre as possible. Filler episodes are even aware of the Fourth Wall and poke fun at the trope it uses.
  • Both incarnations of Thunder Cats feature a setting that combines fantasy and science fiction, which surprisingly works extremely well.
  • Total Drama, because of its parody of reality show tropes and its numerous teenage stereotypes.
  • The Venture Brothers, being a Deconstructive Parody of around a dozen or so different entertainment genres, from "youth adventure" series like Jonny Quest to Pulp Comics like Doc Savage to the "peace, love, and super-science" culture of The '60s. Just about every trope therein is used, abused, and lampshaded at least once, often whichever is funniest at the time.
  • Wakfu has to split its tropes up into 8 separate pages; and that's not counting those for The Legend of Ogrest.

Alternative Title(s): Troperrific