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Greeny Phatom is a... bizarre MS Paint web cartoon, created by animator "Robert Stainton" in 2008. The show incorporates Surreal Humor, Limited Animation, and limited voice acting, and it boasts many episodes over its long run.

The show centers around the hard-to-decipher adventures of Little Guy, Dr. Beanson, and company. Little Guy and friends often find themselves face-to-face with petty tribulations, such as not being able to buy a toy they want or a dinner party gone bad. Also, Santed Sailor, a regular character who operates the Beach Park, serves as the main antagonist of the show.

There are a variety of spin-offs and copies, including Gree City and World of Jake. The show has been parodied by SMB Madman (The Greeny Phatom Show) and SiIvaGunner. This show even inspired the characters of felipebross, a former Scratch celebrity.

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The earlier episodes can be found here, while the later episodes can be found here.

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Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment is in full effect thanks to the show's... erm... reputation.


Greeny Phatom provides examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: There have been episodes focusing on more obscure characters such as Dr. PBS and Gree Guy, the main protagonist of the above-listed spin-off series.
  • Affectionate Parody: "Rejected Greeny Phatom" is a parody of the MAD segment "Rejected Toy Story 3 Characters".
  • Anachronism Stew: Some of the "older" episodes were set to have premiered in the 1980s or 1990s, but it only takes a cursory glance to see that this is obviously not true. Some episodes even employed sepia, black and white, and VCR effects from Windows Movie Maker to convince people that the episodes actually were that old!
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  • Anti-Hero: Little Guy sometimes acts like a jerk to his friends, and occasionally kills them if they disagree with him. Despite his bossy nature, he does come through for his friends and does nice things for them, like throwing loud, raucous parties.
  • Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: Little Guy asks this question to Little Guy 2 in The Movie, although using the "thinking" variation.
  • Art Shift: The characters, depending on how they are drawn, although quite marginally. For instance, in the show, Little Guy is drawn as pretty much a glorified stick figure with a basketball-like head, round torso, and thin black arms and legs. Certain episodes and spin-offs try to draw the characters in a more detailed fashion.
    • One thing that constantly varies: Sometimes the character's bodies are drawn as three stacked balls, and sometimes they're drawn as a rectangle.
  • Author Appeal: Logos (chiefly vanity plates and their ilk) and references to children's series (c.f. Little Guy declaring himself the king of 123 Greeny Phatom - though most of them are directed towards Bananas in Pajamas).
  • Battle Discretion Shot: When there's a fight, the show sometimes cuts to text saying the fight is censored.
  • Berserk Button: Little Guy flips out whenever Doctor sings a Russian song.
  • Big Bad:
    • Santed Sailor is considered to be the show's villain, but only because he operates an amusement park that Little Guy hates. He occasionally has evil schemes in place, like he somehow did in The Movie, but they are never shown to be put into action.
    • Dr. Beanclownson is a villain in the spinoff Dr. Beanson.
  • Blatant Lies: Mostly by Robert Stainton himself regarding the show. To name a few:
    • Many episodes are claimed to be produced by various companies (most notably Sony Wonder, Children's Television Workshop/Sesame Workshop, and Cinar), featuring their logos at the beginning of episodes (and bizarrely referencing them throughout the series).note 
    • He claims that the show premiered on TV in 1995, when in reality not only did the show first appear on the internet around 2009, it could for a multitude of reasons never even remotely see the light of day on TV.
    • He has made trailers advertising DVDs of the show, when really there aren't any. That doesn't stop the show's fans from making their own homemade DVDs, however.
    • To see more of them, all you really need to do is check out the wiki.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Several episodes begin with a character (usually Little Guy) acknowledging the viewer and introducing themselves.
  • Broken Record: In "Why Little Guy Hated Clouds", Little Guy tells the clouds, "hands off of the sun" multiple times until the clouds finally listen.
  • Cartoon Creature: It's never made clear as to what species the characters are.
  • Catchphrase: Dr. Beanson, at the start of an episode, has this rather amusing one (and its variations):
    Dr. Beanson: Hello! I'm Dr. Beanson, the one of a kind soldier that brings you this message.
  • Christmas Episode: "Macedonia's Christmas Poem" is about Little Guy celebrating Christmas.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Most of the characters.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: One of the show's staples. Little Guy is known to get angry at other characters for minor actions, and has even threatened to kill characters.
  • Enemy Mine: Little Guy and Gree Guy team up at times.
  • Evil Counterpart: Several characters have their own (i.e., Gree Guy is considered to be this for Little Guy).
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Many episode titles, such as "Pube Beanson goes to Showbiz Pizza Place".
  • The Face of the Sun: In "Why Little Guy Hated Clouds", Little Guy looks at a sun with a baby face.
  • Felony Misdemeanor:
    • Apparently, in the world of Greeny Phatom, you can be arrested for deleting somebody's Super Smash Bros. game data.
    • In The Movie, Little Guy and his clone actually team up to have Dr. Beanson jailed just for stealing a toy from Toys 'R' Us.
  • Filler: The show is chock-full of it. Most notably, the "Sing Along Songs with Doctor" segment.
  • Gainax Ending: Many episodes have strange endings that don't really wrap up the story.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: In some episodes, the Bananas in Pyjamas theme plays in multiple different languages.
  • Gratuitous Russian: Whenever Dr. Beanson "sings" one of his Russian songs.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Little Guy goes into an abusive rage whenever anyone dares to go against him.
  • Hero of Another Story: Gree Guy in Gree City, aside from being an antagonist in this show.
    • Also, Geo Guy in Geo's World.
  • Hulking Out: Little Guy will sometimes turn into a giant mouse if he's angry enough.
  • Limited Animation: The art style is shown in still frames.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The show allegedly has lots of characters, but they more or less act like one another, and some are scarcely ever seen.
  • Massively Multiplayer Crossover: The show has had crossover episodes with its spin-offs in the past.
  • Medium Blending: The show often uses animated characters drawn on top of photographs.
  • The Movie: Yep, and it's feature-length!
    • On a side note, GoAnimate: The Movie is an almost shot for shot ripoff of this film, just with different characters and slight dialogue changes. But the best part is that most people, although they consider both films terrible, actually prefer GoAnimate: The Movie due to it actually having animation (well, kinda animation, but at least it moves) and a style easier to look at.
  • No Antagonist: Many episodes, even those with Santed Sailor, as he often has no evil plan to act on. When he does, it's more often than not a Poke the Poodle scenario.
  • No Ending: It's common for episodes to have endings that seem abrupt or strange.
  • No Fourth Wall: This series breaks the fourth wall on several occasions:
    • Many episodes begin with Little Guy or Dr. Beanson greeting the audience.
    • The characters talk about upcoming seasons of the show multiple times throughout the series.
    • In the episode "Take One", Green Bob introduces himself as "the new Greeny Phatom character in the universe."
  • Non-Indicative Name: Just what does "Greeny Phatom" even mean? The title is kind of reminiscent of a similarly named "phantom".
    • Also, some of the episode titles. To name some JUST from the fake DVD trailers:
      • To Normal or Not to Normal
      • The Logo and the Pizza
      • A Twisted World of Sony Wonder
      • The Dial Diary at the Mirmus Fate (what is a "Mirmus Fate", anyway?)
      • Little Guy and Friends to the Beanstalk (did they mean "go to"?)
      • The New Room in the Block
      • Have You Seen the Sony Wonder Logo?
      • The Shippy Video of Death ("shippy" seems to be a word used in the show, mostly by Santed Sailor, though what it means is unclear)
      • Play It Again, Logo
      • Little Guy Maid the Mind of Darn It Cicus (even considering that "maid" might actually be "made," and "Cicus" may be "Circus," it still doesn't make sense)
      • Monster Jam Will Never Stop Greeny Phatom
      • The Best Sleeping Time With Santed Sailor (do we even want to know?)
      • Walter Made Lemon Yellow
      • Dr Beanson Go Camping
      • Believe It or Not and Little Guy Is Walking on Air
  • Only Sane Man: Dr. Beanson is probably the most level-headed character in the show. He enjoys quiet activities, and calls out Little Guy for his erratic behavior.
  • The Parody: The Greeny Phatom Show, created by a user named SMB Madman, where Little Guy seeks out a womanizing Dr. Beanson to help him talk to girls.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Little Guy really doesn't do much leading for someone who's the king of 123 Greeny Phatom.
  • The Place: The series is named after the fictional city of 123 Greeny Phatom. The spin-offs are named after other locations, such as Geo's World and Gree City.
  • Repetitive Name: In "Rejected Green Bob", a character named Green Green Bob turns everybody else into him.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: In spades.
  • Rule of Fun: This show presents a weird variation of it.
  • Running Gag: "Why Little Guy Hated Clouds" has a running gag where the clouds get in the way of the sun and annoy Little Guy.
  • Self-Deprecation: "Things Gone Wrong" begins with the phrase, "The Following Episode is best enjoyed when not viewed", implying that the episode isn't very enjoyable to watch.
  • Send in the Clones: Almost every character has at least one clone. The show has seen the likes as "Little Guy 2", "Doctor", and "Beanson".
  • Shout-Out: Many, mostly to shows that Robert Stainton is familiar with.
  • Slice of Life: The show mainly revolves around the everyday adventures of Little Guy, Dr. Beanson, and supporting characters, fantasized or otherwise.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Little Guy is the self-proclaimed "king of 123 Greeny Phatom."
  • Spin-Off: This show has a spin off named "Dr. Beanson".
  • Stairway to Heaven: Little Guy goes to Heaven in "Why Little Guy Hated Clouds" and sees the staircase.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Most of the characters' voices are provided by text-to-speech programs like Speakonia.
  • Surreal Humor: Logos (be they actual logos or Vanity Plates) are a key element of the show's formula, including, infamously, its jokes. To give such an example from one of the show's "cancelled episodes":
    Geo Guy: Cough! What in the world is this?
    Little Guy: Um, Sony Wonder Soup.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Most of the characters are voiced by text-to-speech voices.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Characters die in nearly every episode, only to be brought back in the next episode, or even in the next scene.
  • Thinking Out Loud: This is a very common trope throughout the series. Here is an example from the beginning of the episode "Break a Bit":
    Little Guy: Since that the clock tried to woke me up very early, my excellent plan is to call him Red Dr. Beanson, but not just any Red Dr. Beanson, but a Red Dr. Beanson, that a Red Dr. Beanson, will torture Doctor's business and cancel his Russian music videos, and destroys him. And then, I will eat a double cheeseburger after painting, but not just any double cheeseburger, but a double cheeseburger, that a double cheeseburger, has the ingredients flamed grilled beef, cheeses, pickles, and ketchup. After eating double cheeseburgers, I will sing "Bananas in Pyjamas" by New Castle, an Austrian T.V. show for kids. And it was daylight time, we will change it in this country. Finally I will locate a shopping mall that is called Birchwood. This will be located into a message from the inbox. Some soldier gave this bucket to me for being loved so very much.
  • Tyop on the Cover: Yes, it really is called "Greeny Phatom".
  • Uncredited Role: Occurs in "Why Little Guy Hated Clouds". According to Little Guy, the episode was distributed by Sony Wonder, but their logo wasn't shown. invoked
  • The 'Verse: Greeny Phatom and its many spin-offs form the GreenyToons Universe.
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: In the episode "Coke Collar III", after Little Guy beats up Dr., a color bars screen is shown. A few seconds later, there is a Bananas in Pyjamas intro with a "Technical Difficulties" screen.
  • Widget Series: It takes a lot of brainpower to figure out what anything in this show is, let alone any particular plotlines.
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