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Wayne is a YouTube Original series that debuted on January 16 2019.

The show follows Wayne, a 16-year-old misunderstood loner with a vigilante complex who learns from his dying father about a shit-hot 79' Trans-Am that was meant to be his, and sets off from Boston to Florida to retrieve it with his new friend Del in tow.

In November 2020 it started streaming on Amazon Prime and got cancelled after one season.


This series contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: Del's father.
  • Action Girl: Del
  • Agony of the Feet: When attempting to liberate Wayne from Lee Murray, the over-zealous groundskeeper of a golf course, Del throws a running chainsaw at Lee, with the blade landing on his foot and cutting into it.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In the first season finale while driving a badly wounded Wayne away from the police station, Del is about to confess her love to Wayne when he interrupts her and says it first.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Wayne's signature ball-peen hammer used to belong to his father.
  • Anti-Hero: Wayne himself solves problems by violence and is extremely pragmatic.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's clear that neither Wayne nor Del are quite right in the head, but no attempts are made to peg either with a concrete diagnosis.
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  • Apathetic Teacher: Subverted with principal Cole. He is on the verge of not caring about his students and even admits to hating some of them. However, he still tries to help Wayne and goes after him when Wayne runs away to Florida.
  • Ax-Crazy: Wayne may seem like this but he uses his violent acts for good.
  • Batter Up!: People get a great deal of mileage out of aluminum baseball bats throughout the series.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sgt. Gellar is a big believer in second chances, and treats many with respect who certainly do not act worthy of it. However, he is very tatted up underneath those Tommy Bahama shirts, and if you give him a reason he'll be forced to demonstrate the fighting skills he picked up in a Thailand prison.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the second episode, after the golf course caretaker takes wayne prisoner for trespassing on the green, Del busts into the maintenance shed where's he tied up and menaces the caretaker and his Vegan Satanist girlfriend with a chainsaw.
  • Black Comedy
  • Chainsaw Good: Turns out Del is a self-taught chainsaw wielding badass thanks to her dad leaving firewood cutting duties to her.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Wayne is perpetually compelled to intervene whenever he perceives an injustice.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Wayne has no qualms about utilizing foreign objects or resorting to biting in order to win a fight.
  • Cool Car: Wayne's primary goal is to retrieve his father's 79' Trans-Am from the asshole who his mother ran off with.
  • Cool Bike: After a fashion. Wayne's beat up old two stroke road bike may not be the hottest set of wheels, but it still manages to be pretty cool.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: This probably has more swear words than any show outside HBO.
  • Cloudcuckooland: Pretty much everyone on the show is some degree of crazy.
  • Cut Short: The show was not renewed for a second season, leaving much of the story unresolved.
  • A Death in the Limelight: S1E5 "Del" introduces us to Donna, Del's previously unseen mother. Her death is what crosses the Luccetti household past their Despair Event Horizon and drives Del's father to become an abusive parent.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Wayne McCullough, Sr's death in the pilot serves as the catalyst for the series' events. Noone seems to have a bad word to say about him and every one is really sorry that he got sick.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Wayne says that coffee is the worst thing he's ever drank.
  • Driven to Suicide Del jumps into a pool with her clothes on and sits at the bottom after discovering that her mom died in a freak accident.
  • Drop the Hammer: Wayne carries a ball-peen hammer in his pocket.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Del is quick to tell Wayne that her name isn't short for anything. Turns out her given name is actually Delilah.
  • Five-Finger Fillet: Wayne gets challenged to a game by the golf course groundskeeper's Vegan Satanist girlfriend. He has an interesting interpretation of doing what she does faster and better.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Sgt. Gellar sports this look as civilian attire while travelling to Florida.
  • High-Pressure Blood: Del, in a psychotic break, causes this at a school blood drive by stabbing blood packs with a pencil and ripping tubes out of people's arms.
  • It Runs in the Family: Principal Cole pleads with Wayne to not throw away his life solving other people's problems like his father, Wayne Sr., did.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wayne definitely isn’t the nicest kid to be around but he stays sticking up for the helpless.
  • Missing Mom: Both Wayne and Del are victims of this.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Del is very attractive and spends a lot of episodes 3 and 5 in a bikini.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If Del wasn’t such a “thoughtful bitch” by sending a happy birthday text to her twin moronic brothers, they would have grown a backbone and beat up their father. They were clearly tired of being pushed around and mocked by their father and their shared birthday was giving them motivation to stand-up for themselves. Once she sent that text, they cooled off and went right back to following their father. It would have stopped them from catching up to Wayne and Del in the last episode.
  • Phrase Catcher: "What the fuck, Wayne!?"
  • Police Are Useless: Subverted with Sgt. Gellar. At first it looks like he is a clueless cop who will blow off the case. However, we then find out that he is a very skilled investigator who was being distracted by a potential cancer diagnosis. Once he finds out that he does not have cancer, he tries to make up for his previous inaction. He figures out that Cole's dog was poisoned and then uses his vacation time to go after Wayne because he does not want Wayne to ruin his life.
  • Southies: Most of the characters.
  • Title Drop: Each episode's title is taken from a line of dialog in that episode.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Del's father wasn't always a Jerkass if the flashback has shown.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Officer Jay has a particular love for soup, even hosting a live-streaming internet show called "Cop-A-Soup."
  • Window Pain: The series opens with Wayne chucking a hunk of ice through a guy's window.


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