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Limbo is a web series (February 2014 — July 2014) voiced, written and animated by Mike Stephenson, better known as "Doctor Randomercam," on youtube.

Created on his Dark Cheese channel, Limbo is an animated series concerning the adventures of a small pink humanoid in limbo- the series starting the instance he is "born,". In his adventures he meets two friends of sorts- a rude and abrasive floating green orb, and a quiet ugly looking grey creature with his mentally challenged sister growing out the back of his head. The series can be described as quite weird, with trippy visuals and odd character desires.

The episodes deal with various topics, such as kangaroo courts, prohibition, religion and immigration. Though the messages of the episode might be hard to spot at first glance. Or second. Or third. Since the characters are not given names, for the sake of convenience, they will be referred to as "The pink guy,", "The grey guy," and so on, until canon names are provided.


The series can be watched for free here. Mike's other works can be found here. Mike has hinted in interviews that he does plan on making a third series.

This show provides examples of:

  • As Himself: Mike himself appears at the end of season one and the start of season two. Pink guy is not happy with him.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: Pink Guy asks what Grey Guy is doing at the start of one episode. Grey Guy's responds “Training,” which is what he is doing, to which pink thing responds “I do ask some stupid questions”.
  • Author Avatar: Meta example. Pink Guy is used as Mike’s avatar on his Dr. Randomercam channel.
  • Awesome Aussie: Nosefish is one of the few characters who are genuinely kind, and aids Pink Guy when the Dark Spirits try to frame him for poisoning wells.
  • Big Bad: The Alpha is this of the first season and is the most powerful antagonist in Limbo. The Dark Spirits are also the general antagonists of the setting.
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  • Big Bad Ensemble: The Alpha, The Dark Spirits, The Green Sheep, The Angels, Simon, Chlamydia and The Mushroom Simon, Chlamydia and The Mushroom are all scheming take over Limbo. The Alpha and the Dark Spirits are the only ones who actually succeed.
  • Big Good: The Holy Spirit and The Great Sponge-Tree qualify.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: Hell is depicted as simply a lake of magma.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: When Pink Guy meets Mike at the end of the first series, Mike tells him to "Cool off with the four letter words," while Pink Guy is engaging in some pissed off ranting.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The general citizens of Limbo all look weird, and the place is pretty drab, but most of them are more strange than outright evil.
  • Dead to Begin With: Pink Guy is implied to have died in his mothers womb before the start of the series, and the first episode starts with him "popping" into existence in Limbo.
    • The same goes for Grey Guy.
  • Eldritch Location: Limbo itself.
    • Box Space is just as bizzare.
  • Kangaroo Court: The Dark Spirits regularly perform this.
  • Meaningful Name: The character who sells the orbs that give people a compelling voice is called Simon. Lampshaded by Pink Guy.
  • Mind Screw: The Alpha.
  • No Fourth Wall: Pink Guy directly addresses the audience at one point and Grey Guy points out the title sequence.
  • No Name Given: Intentional, very few of the characters are given names, and thus they are referred to as pink guy, grey guy, etc. for sake of convenience.
  • Our Souls Are Different: Jebus died because his mother miscarried. The Green Sheep are dead sheep. Yeah these aren't ordinary dead people.
  • Pals with Jesus: Jebus is a close friend of the main cast.
  • Purgatory and Limbo: The entire series takes place in Limbo.
  • The Starscream: The Mushroom The Mushroom is this to The Great Sponge-Tree.

Alternative Title(s): Limbo


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