Smartskalle (literally 'smart skull' or 'wise guy') is a Swedish children's edutainment show, or 'science show for children', as The Other Wiki calls it. It stars Tobbe Blom as the host, along with his Mooks — 'smartskallarna', who are played by Fredrik Lexfors, Daniel Ottosson, Ebba Wallmén, and Alex Kantsjö. They take such concepts as static electricity, Newtons laws, magnetism, various 'parental lies', and a lot of unrelated things, and present them in a way which is both understandable to children and actually pretty funny.
Smartskalle provides examples of these tropes...
- Affectionate Parody: Billy-Bob Joe and Joe-Bob Billy — the two hosts for the sideshow 'The American Way'.
- Catchphrase: Howdy, folks! Billy-Bob Joe here with Joe-Bob Billy, and we're going to show you how to make this article — the American Way!
- Content Warnings:Tobbe: WARNING! The show you are about to see may be offensive to sensitive scientists.
- Glasses Pull: This Once an Episode exchange between Joe-Bob Billy and Billy-Bob Joe.BBJ: X?JBB: Check!BBJ: X?JBB: Check!BBJ: Safety glasses?Both: Check!BBJ: Now it's time to X...JBB: The American Way!
- Gratuitous English: Rampant in 'the American Way'.
- IN SPACE!: A strain of common experiments is seeing if the Smartskallar kan do something relatively mundane...but under water!
- Mad Scientist: Once again, Tobbe Blom. The site lists the fears of the Smartskallar — one of them is 'when Tobbe laughs his crazy laugh'.
- Stuff Blowing Up: The entire premise of the American Way segment, though doesn't happen in Tobbes experiments nearly as much as he'd like.
- Too Dumb to Live: Again, the Smartskallar.