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The group of sixnote . And don't ask about the host...he's just air.note 
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ONEnote  (yes, that's actually what it's called), is yet another object show created by Cheesy Hfj (the same guy who made the joke show called Battle for Circle) and premiered on June 11th, 2020. It has a group of objects competing for the chance of a wish for anything their hearts desire.

However, things get complicated because this isn't a typical contest, the objects came from different parallel universes. All suddenly and forcibly teleported to the Plane (a non-descriptive grass field which spreads vastly over god-knows-where) by Airy, an invisible host lackluster in both personality and ideas, in order to compete against their will in his ill-prepared, simple competition. Right now, the majority of the contestants want to go home but Airy won't let them leave, not even from the competition grounds, unless they are eliminated or when the contest is over.

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The show originally started out with an economy-sized cast of six before Airy keep adding more and more contestants every episode until there are 18 players as of current. note 

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This cartoon provides examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Moldy, Whippy Creamy, and Subway Seat, as well as all of the fourth team, in "La Salle D'attente".
  • A Day in the Limelight: Moldy gets a major focus in "Rhetorical Molds".
  • A Dog Named "Dog": An interesting aversion of this trope for the first batch of contestants since they do have human names but the host gave them nicknames based on what objects they happen to be. However, the host plays it straight as Airy is literally just air.
    • Not only that but the idea of this is conversed and deconstructed. The contestants point out that the idea of objects being named what they are reduces them to just objects and not beings with their own feelings and personalities.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Airy, who is already a common example of this trope, has a penchant for giving the contestants self-explanatory names and adding the unnecessary "-y" suffix for some.
    • When assigning the first batch of names, Airy gave the scented candle (Amelia) and the moldy bread (Charlotte) contestant the monikers of 'Scenty' and 'Moldy' respectively. They were less than pleased with it.
    • For the second batch, there's Bassy but the whipped cream container takes this trope a notch by having the ridiculous-sounding "Whippy Creamy."
    • The third batch breaks the trend with Abstracty and Texty already having these names before the show instead of Airy naming them.
  • Adult Fear: Tomato, a nearly-one-year-old baby, got straight up abducted from his nap by the host to compete in his gameshow. How is Tomato's mother gonna react when her child is missing?
  • Alternate Universe: The first batch of contestants live in a Planet of Hats where the objects are basically the humans whereas the second batch is part of a separate and secretive race living in another world alongside humans. The third batch, unlike the first two, has each individual coming from an assortment of bizarre universes that Airy is unsure of (Basically, they're what the OSC called joke characters).
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Yup, it's that kind of show.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: The contestants who are this are Airline Food, Moldy, Tomato and Whippy Creamy.
  • Anyone Can Die:
  • Audience Participation: At first, it would seem that the viewers would get to vote on who gets eliminated. However, it's actually Implied, as Stone reveals that the votes are all faked and really it's the creator's decision to remove players and not the viewers.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Tomato, who's not only the youngest but also an 11-month-old baby.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • La Salle D'attente, a sort-of afterlife for the dead contestants until Airy respawns them, translates to "The Waiting Room" in French. Doubles as a Meaningful Name.
    • Liam's full name, revealed in ONE 9, is Liam Plecak. Plecak is the Polish word for Backpack. Again, this doubles as a Meaningful Name.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: "La Salle D'attente" lets everyone know that things are going to turn creepy.
  • Company Cross References: One of the third batch contestants is Circle, another contestant from Cheesy Hfj's other object show Battle for Circle. Doubles as a Brick Joke since Circle was last seen in Battle For Circle running away from the other circles when he mysteriously vanished offscreen. Cut to more than a year later and we found out Airy is the reason for Circle's disappearance, teleporting him while still being chased.
  • Debut Queue: The first three episodes debuts the contestants in batches of six.
  • Downer Ending: The season 1 finale. Backpack finally gets eliminated, but it was too late for him to be. By the time he was teleported back, the apartment he lived in was put on for lease, meaning he had nowhere to live in. Not only that, but he was missing for so long he was presumed dead. Now all he has left is Stone's notes from episode 4, one of them containing Soda Bottle's address.
  • Endless Daytime: Airy does a 12-hour challenge cycle and even during that it will always be noon in the Plane.
  • Everyone Meets Everyone:
  • Foil: The batches of contestants. They are stuck in the same situation where the host teleports them unexpectedly for his competition show, whether they like it or not, and cannot leave until it is over.
  • Foreshadowing: Done in The Stinger of "Freefall," as it shows a whipped cream container suddenly disappearing from a store shelf. The container turns out to be Whippy Creamy in a Early-Bird Cameo.
    • 'Quelqu'un perit', found in ONE 6's video description is another example of this trope - it means 'someone died/ dies' in French and we see both either explicitly or implicitly.
  • Guest Fighter: Circle With a Mole from Battle for Circle.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Basically how Airy named the first two batches of contestants.
  • Minimalist Cast: Some objects shows have seemingly endless numbers of contestants, but this show originally didn't start out with that many players. It had stood proud at 6 contestants and an invisible host until 6 more joined the roster in episode two.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Airline Food has white eyes while Subway Seat is a variation with yellow eyes.
  • Objectshifting: It's common knowledge for the second batch contestants to shift into inanimate mode (concealing their faces and limbs), akin to the appliances in The Brave Little Toaster, so the humans in their world would remain unaware about their existence.
  • The Place: The sixth episode is titled "La Salle D'attente" and is the debut of the location of the same name.
  • Placid Plane of Ankle-Deep Water: La Salle D'attente is this.
  • Second Episode Introduction: One-half of the cast didn't make their debut until the second episode.
  • Short-Runner: The show is confirmed to run for 18 episodes spanning across two seasons.
  • Shout-Out: Episode 9 is titled "Scatterbrain", and the video description says "As dead as leaves.". Not only that, but the visuals of the episode seem to line up with the lyrics, and the thumbnail resembles the cover.
  • Teleportation: The host has this and uses it to abduct the contestants from their lives so he can make them compete in his gameshow.
  • Tempting Fate: The Stinger of "Starting Over" has Backpack comfort Scenty that the competition will end soon due to the rate at which the competition is going.note  Cue Airy getting into a unknown accident next episode and leaving the remaining contestants alone for seven months.
  • The Unreveal: In "Freefall", Soda Bottle cuts off Airy before the latter could say what the acronym for ONE stands for.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Tomato, who was the first out in "Just Tripped."
  • Wham Shot: The end of "Walls". Stone is eliminated, despite the episode still not being over yet. Then he draws a letter on each sticky note he has before they start dissapearing. These sticky notes form the message of "VOTES ARE FAKE YOU HAVE NO CONTROL".
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The Plane, the textbook example of the type of setting in Object Shows. Subverted once it's revealed in "The Plug Dream" that it's essentially just a huge ball of grass with a plug at the bottom.
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