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Strong is the new cute.
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Porkchop 'n Flatscreen! (aka PCFS) is a comedy/action cartoon series created by Emezie Okorafor. It centers on the too-serious Ninja Girl Mai and her best friend, the overweight ditz Ayane Shiun, as they attend the Maximus Institute of Texas and deal with the bizarre school antics that occur there. With pretty-boy angel Bobby Sykes, resident Alpha Bitch Mina Kim and her posse, the local gang known as the Krunky Punks, and the out-of-this-world Mouse, this won't be easy.

Oh, and there's almost no spoken dialogue.

Episodes can be found on Emezie's YouTube channel.

Now has a spin-off series called "Chubby Mermaid", the premise of which has Ayane making a fanfic where she's a mermaid.

There is now a character page under construction.


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This cartoon provides examples of:

  • Absolute Cleavage: Mai's default way to wear her shirts. Not that she had a prominent cleavage to show, though.
  • Accidental Kiss:
    • Mai delivers one to Bobby, which gets caught on her cellphone camera. Then she accidentally sends the picture to Ayane's phone. Hilarity Ensues.
    • The Stinger of Episode Five has Ayane running lips-first into Halloway who she mistakes for Bobby.
  • Accidental Pervert: In Episode 3, Bobby, Nutt and Blade get a good view of the underneath of Mouse's skirt when she accidentally conks her own head with a baseball bat and collapses, legs spread. Embarrassed Nutt and Blade are quick to close Mouse's legs and blame (a chained and thus immobile) Bobby for being a pervert.
  • Acrofatic: Ayane tries to be this at a couple of points, but her clumsiness and weight tend to make it not work out.
    • She does it better in Episode 8.
  • Action Girl: Who female in the series isn't one?
    • After all: Strong is the new cute.
  • Acup Angst: Mai isn't too found of her "peas".
  • Aerith and Bob: The series mixes at least Japanese names (Mai, Ayane) and Western names (Bobby, Morrigan), possibly also Korean names (Mina Kim). And then there is a girl named Mouse.
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  • All Love Is Unrequited: Ayane crushes hard on Bobby, who in turn has a crush on Mina.
  • All There in the Manual: A few characters are not named in the show but rather in the Youtube comments or the Deviant ART account of Emezie. Same applies to the more accurate backgrounds of a few characters.
  • Alpha Bitch: Mina Kim, who bullies other students with the aid of her posse, the Bangers. note  Later episodes reveal there is more to her than just that (although it doesn't change her basic nature).
  • Ambiguously Brown: Mouse might be a bit more complicated case than she initially appears. With her dark skin tone, curly hair and full lips, she appears to be black. However, her Superpowered Evil Side wears clothes that resemble ancient Native South American clothing, and her hair might be either straight or on dreadlocks. Then again, we might have a Hispanic ninja...
  • Angels Pose: Mina and two of the Bangers strike this after being sent to detention.
  • Animal Motifs:
    • Mouse is a mouse.
    • Mina is a cat. She is shown curled to sleep like one, and upon attacking someone she may even yowl like a cat. She also occasionally sprouts cat whiskers.
    • Mrs. Angela Rose a.k.a. Biker Momma has ladybug tattoos and a ladybug-patterned bike. She is even referred as a ladybug in the symbol dialogue. That doesn't make her any less badass.
  • Anime Hair: Most characters have relatively normal hair, but there are also a few unique ones.
    • Ayane has natural purple hair. This is because of her family's bloodline curse.
    • Nutt's white straight-up hair is rather memorable, too.
    • Halloway has rather Sephiroth-esque bangs. And equally Sephiroth-eque silver long hair.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Ayane delivers one to Mai upon seeing the photo of Mai and Bobby kissing (accidentally).
  • Author Appeal: The name of the game is equal opportunity: plenty of focus go to rear ends and chests of both genders, groin attacks to any of the main characters happen at least once an episode, and jiggle physics is rampant whenever anyone moves, male or female.
  • Bear Hug / And Call Him "George"!: Ayane uses a very loving (and tight) bear hug on Mai to get her to leave her shurikens outside the school. It worked. Almost. (Mai had a few spare ones inside her jacket.)
    • Flashback in Episode 2 explains that Mai doesn't like hugs in general. Instead, Ayane likes them. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't destroy Mina's yaoi book.
    • Don't knock over the local biker gang's motorbikes.
    • Don't break Morrigan's sunglasses.
  • Big Breast Pride: Every endowed female character (= a great part of the cast) takes pride of their rack, and they also often mercilessly taunt those with smaller sizes.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Appears every now and then.
  • Blackmail: The first half of Episode 2 is Mai blackmailing Bobby (with a photo of his exposed wings) into dating Ayane.
  • Blow You Away: Mouse's Superpowered Evil Side has this as her main ability, backed up with martial arts.
  • Breast Attack: Mai delivers one to Mina in Episode 2.
  • Brick Joke: Every now and then. See Accidental Pervert for an example.
  • Bully Hunter:
    • Mai protects Ayane from bullies.
    • Kit Hart protects Bobby from anyone she finds bully.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the Halloween special, Scorpion. Poor dude just can't enjoy his ice cream...
  • Cartoon Bomb: Mai's default weapon, spiced with a text saying "Boo!"
  • Censor Box: Used for comedic effect to hide the nipples of Mai's modest (=perfectly flat) breasts and occasional bird-flipping. Also employed for other kinds of censoring.
  • Clothing Damage:
    • Bobby's wings frequently destroy his own shirt whenever they emerge.
    • Mina is commonly on the end of this, both in her fights and in other situations. See Naked People Are Funny for what this leads to in one case.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Mouse, who has a habit of popping up unexpectedly in the oddest places.
  • Cool Bike: There is a biker gang with those. It's advisable not to knock them over. Their leader, Mrs. Angela "Biker Momma" Rose has one with a ladybug pattern!
  • Cool Board: Mina has one. Mai eventually borrows it. And breaks it.
  • Crush Blush: Ayane upon seeing Bobby.
  • Damsel in Distress: Nutt kidnaps Ayane to lure Bobby to fight with him and his gang. Mai arrives instead. At first.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Episode 3 shows off just how strange Mouse is, while also giving Blade (one of the Krunky Punks) some more characterization.
    • Episode 4 focuses on Mina, showing what lies behind the Alpha Bitch personality she displays in public.
  • Death Glare: Bobby delivers one at Ayane who had barfed onto him upon colliding with a table.
  • The Ditz: Ayane doesn't think ahead, and is often clumsy.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: A technique of Ayane's. The clones are made of water.
  • Driventosuicide: When Mi Na Kim tries to fall off a bridge, but this is prevented by a notification from her phone.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: Happens to Mouse, of all people. She panics and tries to smash it with a baseball bat, which then flies out of her hands, conks her on the head, and lets loose her Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Epic Fail: When Mina slips and falls off the bridge, Bobby just stands in one place and stretches out his arms, not even close enough to reach her. This leads to one of the few spoken lines of the cartoon. "Great Job!"
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: In the first episode, Mina gives a mocking curtsy to Mai's equally mocking hand clap midst their battle. The curtsy is performed with a camouflage-patterned miniskirt.
  • Faceless Masses: Unimportant background characters are typically represented faceless and grey.
  • Foe Yay: According to cheat sheet of Episode 2, Mina can ship Bobby/Nutt.
  • Funny Afro: Mouse and Mrs. Angela Rose have one, usually tamed by hair ties (Mouse) or head scarf (Angela). Mouse even bonds with Angela by showing her afro.
  • Girl Posse: Mina has one. They also act mooks in the PCFS video game.
  • The Glomp: Ayane does those every now and then.
  • Going Commando: In the pilot of the spin-off series "Chubby Mermaid" during a fight scene it is revealed that Ayane doesn't wear underwear but a leaf covering her crotch.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Light purple (bordering pink) is a girly Ayane's re-occurring theme color, and also her hair color as her ninja alter ego. Even her kunais are purple!
  • Green Thumb: The Stinger of Episode 7 shows Halloway putting together trees together, after having cut them down.
    Halloway: *gets hit by a falling apple* >:( "I said I was sorry!"
  • Groin Attack: Both genders get this. A tactic especially favored by Mina. (And herself a frequent target of that). Besides, if you know Emezie's work, this is par for the course.
  • Hartman Hips: Downplayed, but in certain shots Mai's hips and rear are shown to be girly enough to confirm her actual gender.
  • Helpless Good Side: Subverted, as Mouse's superpowered good side is just as powerful as her evil side... but whose temperament leads her to attempt suicide in response to what the evil side did.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Both Mai and Ayane.
  • Impossible Hour Glass Figure: Quite a few of the women have this, though the most extreme example is Princess Peach of all people!
  • Katanas Are Better: Characters use those every now and then.
  • Kick Chick: Mina's major combat style.
  • Lady and Knight: Ayane invoked this (or more specifically, "princess and knight") to describe the relationship between her and Mai when they were younger. For the most part, it seems to have stuck (in a platonic manner, of course).
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Mai, to the point where she can go around topless in the men's locker room and not draw attention.
  • Lennon Specs: Halloway wears a pair of those.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Ayane is in love with Bobby who is in love with Mina who is in love with Mai who is in love with Ayane...
  • Making a Splash: Ayane has pills that burst out massive amounts of water when broken. Debuted in Episode 2 and again used in Episode 8.
  • Meaningful Name: Ayane's family name, Shiun, can mean "purple" (her family's generic hair color) and "cloud". But it also means "death" and "fate" (the family's curse of dying young).
  • Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: The number of spoken lines can be counted on a person's hands.
  • Mustache Vandalism: In his debut, Nutt is drawing mustache and chest hair for the female figure of women's toilet room door, and similarly breasts, dress and hair for the male figure. Then he switches the "Men" and "Women" signs.
  • My Greatest Failure: On Blade's part, as his sister became ill and died, while he couldn't do anything about it.
  • Mystical Silver Hair: Halloway's Sephiroth-esque hair readily indicates that he isn't your regular classmate.
  • Naked People Are Funny:
    • Mai's "disguise" getting uncovered in the men's locker room, creating a chain of events leading to her running out of there with nothing but a towel, which she soon drops.
    • Mina's short skirt (and, er, everything beneath it) getting destroyed after the garbage can she was in gets hit by a large truck, forcing her to steal Bobby's pants (which don't fit). Since Bobby was already shirtless, this puts him up for this trope as well.
  • Nice Guy: Bobby, despite not genuinely returning Ayane's affections, is kind to her anyway. He also instructs Mai and Ayane in the PCFS video game.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Whenever Mai's (perfectly flat) breasts are exposed, the nipples are censored.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: We don't find out until Ayane's Q&A segment that her name is pronounced "EYE-o-na", not "a-YA-nay".
  • Nose Bleed: Happens especially to Mina often.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Or, as the subtitle puts it: #TWERKDONTWORKONSCORPION
  • Our Angels Are Different: Bobby, who lacks the halo and whose wings can change shape to shield him in combat. He seems to be trying to hide this from most people, a fact that Mai exploits in Episode 2.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Nutt is a devil who can materialize his blood into deathly spikes.
  • Panty Shot: Both highlighted and not highlighted. This universe doesn't know magic skirts.
  • Parasol of Pain: Ayane weaponizes a parasol that also has a katana inside.
  • Playing with Fire:
    • Mouse's superpowered good side has this power, which she attempts to use to kill herself.
    • Also Halloway has this power.
  • Punny Name: The title come from the fact that Ayane is..well chubby ("Porkchop") while Mai has small breasts ("Flatscreen")
  • Red Is Heroic: Bobby. Bright red hair? Check. Ready to jump into danger (and reveal his angel wings) to save a new class mate's life? Check.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: Mai performs that at Mina midst combat. She replies with a proper miniskirt curtsy. And this is followed by revelation of two "Boo!" bombs that Mai had hidden into Mina's shirt.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Sports one in her ninja costume. Her usual school uniform tie mimicks it.
  • Shipper on Deck: Mai naturally tries to hook up Ayane and Bobby, and is not above using blackmail to do it.
  • Shock and Awe: Both Mina and Principal Morrigan have this power, with the latter's being far stronger.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The episode title to the first two episodes is spoken in a manner almost identical to Naruto.
    • The second episode has a brief skit where Ayane and Mai accidentally dress up as Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask respectively.
    • Mouse is making references to Mickey Mouse, complete with cartoonish mannerisms, ear-like hair and Mickey-ish clothing style.
  • Shuriken Catch: Bobby is able to catch surprise shurikens thrown by Mai midair.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Bobby, who is a green-eyed redhead and Ayane's crush.
  • Sinister Shades: Morrigan has these. In orange. Don't break them or knock them off.
  • Skintone Sclerae: Kit's unique feature.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Mai, Ayane and Mina have all been on the receiving end of many, many, physical gags.
  • Smoke Out: Standard trick in the show. Don't forget it has ninjas!
  • Stalker with a Crush: Ayane, who is smitten enough by Bobby to just to keep a bit too much eye on him. Her major characteristic isn't stalking him though.
  • The Stinger: All episodes have these.
  • Stout Strength: Ayane is considerably plump in all the right places (her breasts, her belly and her ass), but she is very strong; strong enough to knock Mai down from a tree she was hiding in with a single butt bump. She also possesses an Acrofatic agility on par with Sammo Hung!
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Mouse has a nasty one that gets let out after she accidentally hits herself on the head with a baseball bat. Who then proceeds to wipe the floor with the Krunky Punks.
  • Suplex Finisher: In frequent use.
    • Mai pulls one on Mina, while standing upside down on the ceiling.
    • In Episode 2, Ayane tries to pull that on Mai when trying to get her phone back.
    • And in Episode 8, Kit Hart pulls that on Mina.
  • Take a Third Option:
    • Halloway cuts trees to fall onto unconscious Ayane and Mina. Which one Bobby will save? Answer: Both: First Bobby dashes to get Mina to safety, then he dives under the tree falling onto Ayane and sprouts his wings to stop the tree.
    • Mai's response to the viewer question about if she is a girl or a boy: "I'm neither. *rips off her shirt* I'm a woman!!! Check out the glands! I can feed babies!"
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Mai and Ayane.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Mina figures out Mai's true gender when giving her a Groin Attack.
  • Visual Pun: A major part of symbol-language narration.
    • In Episode 2, Ayane freezes when Bobby gives a Death Glare at her. Then, when Bobby announces he wants to date her (secretly due to Mai's blackmailing), her mind (head) is blown.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Upon finding out that Bobby crushes at Mina, Halloway wants to put Bobby and Ayane's relationship into test. He goes rather far in that (even though he then shows he never wants to risk his test subjects' lives, and he even mends the trees he had cut down).
  • "Which Restroom" Dilemma: Zigzagged. In episode 1, Nutt switches the bathroom signs. This causes Mai confusion. Checking in a stall like any normal person resulted in being kicked out of the bathroom. Then, it turns out that Mai is a girl, and brings up the question of what gender bathroom she was trying to enter.
  • White Mask of Doom: Ayane has one — with pretty floral motif.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Kit does.
  • Word Salad Title: The title does seem weird, but it makes sense when you realize it refers to the, er, sizes of the two main characters (Porkchop = Ayane, Flatscreen = Mai).
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Mina, a big one.
    • Neither are Mouse, Angela Rose, or Ayane immune to the sight of hawt guys making out.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Ayane has light purple hair as her ninja alter ego, and she also had that in her debut in short film Chubby Mermaid. However, in her student uniform, she has brown hair. It is not entirely clear which color is her natural one (probably it's light purple, given her flashbacks).
    Emezie: Yeah, purple is her natural hair color, because her bloodline was curse a long time ago. If it weren't for the curse, her hair would be black...but, so far, her hair has always been purple. She dyes it brown (and undyes it) using ninja trickery. *thumbs up*

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