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Caillou the Grown Up is Black Comedy web series written by Eric Moneypenny and is animated by Venturia Animation Studios as a part of the AOK Ruins Your Childhood series. It is a parody that focuses on the title character of Caillou as an adult, whose inability to grow up whilst dealing with everyday topics such as getting a job, going on dates or his behaviour causes nothing but stress and agony to those around him, particularly his dad.

The show premiered on September 4th, 2018 and has seven episodes so far.


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This show provides examples of:

  • Ambiguous Disorder: The now adult Caillou has the maturity of a child, can't tie his own shoes, and overall is a failure to launch. Much of it seems to be an act that he does to manipulate his parents.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Sure, the canon version of Caillou could be pretty mean, but it was mostly out of ignorance and he was still shown to love his family and would often try to fix his mistakes. Here? He's a complete and utter dick who's fully aware of the pain he causes to others and loves it.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: In "Caillou The Grownup Goes On Vacation", Caillou ends up ruining his parents anniversary dinner and throws a knife in a mans eye after drinking many shots of alcohol from his hotel room's mini fridge.
  • All Just a Dream: In "A Very Special Caillou", Caillou's dad nearly shoots Caillou, before Caillou dies of a heart attack. Just as Caillou's dad begins to celebrate, his alarm goes off and wakes him up.
    Caillou's dad: GODDAMMIT!
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  • Bilingual Bonus: Caillou's has a cousin named Boue which means "mud" in French in keeping with the Theme Naming.
  • Crossover: CAILLOU THE GROWNUP GETS LAID is one with several other of AOK's videos, with the most notable ones being Dora the Grown Up and Adult Arthur.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He's threatened his father many times, including burning his house down and flooding the house... and all because he didn't get what he wanted.
  • Double Standard: Violence, Child on Adult: This trope isn't just averted, but utterly ripped apart. Caillou is rightfully portrayed as in the wrong for mistreating his parents with his selfish and immature behavior.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. Whilst Caillou claims he loves his dad, he's shown on many occasions that he isn't above hurting him, ruining his reputation, setting his house on fire or flooding the house.
  • Eye Scream: "Caillou the Grownup Goes on Vacation" has Caillou anger a father by ruining his kids' sand castles. Caillou blinds the man by throwing sand in his face and later throws a knife into one of his eyes.
  • Facepalm: The theme song ends with Caillou's dad pressing his palm to his face while witnessing Caillou cry after breaking his shoelaces off trying to tie his shoes.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: At the end of almost every video, Caillou threatens the viewer into subscribing to AOK. The narrator does it for him in "Caillou in Quarantine" after he's hit by a car and hospitalized in a full body cast.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: Averted heavily in "A Very Special Caillou", where Caillou dies from a painfully realistic-looking heart attack.... but it turns out to be All Just a Dream.
  • Jerkass: Although Caillou's dad can be a jerk to him, Caillou himself is a spoiled psychotic brat who hurts others for fun and has no remorse for any of his actions.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Caillou's dad is very strict and harsh but he's definitely right about Caillou's behaviour being out of line and most seem to agree.
  • Karma Houdini: Caillou gets away with pretty much anything, either from blackmailing his father or just dumb luck.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Later episodes have this happen to Caillou on a more infrequent basis.
    • In "Caillou the Grownup Gets Laid" he gets in a fight with adult Arthur and Buster after damaging their car and later gets called out by Dora for his awful behavior.
    • Subverted in "A Very Special Episode" where Caillou's death is revealed to be All Just a Dream. Though the episode ends with Daddy chuckling as it's revealed that a gun is hidden in his pants, implying that he might eventually murder Caillou.
    • In "Caillou in Quarantine" he's hit by a car and put in a full body cast.
  • Manchild: Caillou for this web series, obviously. A grown man who still behaves the same way he was when he was 4.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Caillou's mother seems rather oblivious to Caillou's actions, or at least doesn't attempt to call him out on it.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Caillou fits into this perfectly! He still has the maturity of a four-year-old but deep down, he's an extremely manipulative and unpleasant sociopath.
  • Ring Ring Crunch: In "A Very Special Caillou", Caillou's daddy is woken up from a dream where Caillou dies of a heart attack by his buzzing alarm clock, and after yelling "Goddamn it!" he throws the clock across the room where it smashes apart against a wall and lands with a huge dramatic crash.
  • Second-Face Smoke: Rosie blows JUUL vapor at Caillou's face in the first short.
  • The Sociopath: Caillou certainly qualifies as a sociopath, as he's very manipulative, has no regard for the well-being of others, only cares about what he wants and has no problem at all in using threats to get his way.
  • The Un-Favourite: Caillou's parents make it clear that they prefer his sister, Rosie over him. And for very good reasons...
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Boris does start out as understandably jaded with his son, but still diplomatic and reasonable while calling him out for his behavior. However, he becomes increasingly mad and unhinged, and not just because of Caillou.
  • Villain Protagonist: Caillou is a self-centered brat who torments his family with his childish behavior.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In each episode, the narrator (sounding similar to the one on the real show) often describes what`s going on in a cheerful, whimsical and innocent kind of way, even if it involves something really dark or isn`t family friendly (like Caillou threatening his dad or someone getting drunk).
  • You Monster!: The first short has Caillou's dad outright calls his son a monster after Caillou threatens him into getting off his back on getting a job.
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