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Shut Up! Cartoons is an all-animation channel on YouTube, created by the duo SMOSH. The line-up thus far is:

  • Do's and Don'ts: A series where a narrator gives wildly inappropriate advice to young children on a variety of topics.
  • Pubertina: A series which depicts the life of an angst-ridden 11-year-old girl going through puberty.
  • Zombies vs. Ninjas: A series which depicts the ongoing battle between a group of five ninjas and an endless array of zombies. An Aesop is usually alluded to, and then subverted.
  • Krogzilla: A series which follows the misadventures of the titular character Krogzilla, a formerly 200 foot sea monster trying to live like a human by getting a job.
  • Snowjacked: A series about a man named Derf who is helping a woman named Layta find her "Snowjacked" family.
  • Nature Break: A series about a Nature Documentary hosted by Dr. Michael W. Hollingsworth.
  • Weasel Town: A series about a pair of friends named Dipster and Haunches that constantly get into trouble.
  • Oishi High School Battle: A series about Oishi Kawaii, a demon slayer from space who goes to high school on earth.
  • Samurai Daycare: An incompetent samurai in training tries very hard to run a day care.
  • Politicats: An epic political battle begins, involving Martian cats, evil cat councils and sneezing yaks.
  • Planets: The Anthropomorphic Personification of the nine planets try to get along while dealing with outer space menaces.
  • Oishi Origins: A miniseries featuring Oishi and her dad before they settled in Glendale and Oishi went to school.
  • Really Freaking Embarrassing: Really embarrassing stories from real people....Ok they're actors. Created by Peter Hannan of CatDog fame.
  • Icons of Teen: The fictional icons of your childhood tell their teen years.
  • Teleporting Fat Guy: Robbie, the teleporting fat guy with his talking cyborg badger, tries to travel through time to stop Bart Reynolds from taking over the universe. Basically Teleporting Fat Guy's Origins Episodes.
  • Sub 3: A special pizza delivery service, and a blatant Expy to Speed Racer.
  • With Zombies: The Zombie Apocalypse has finally happened...except the zombies are acting like normal people.
  • Paper Cuts: Famous scenes and trailers done through paper cut outs.
  • Life's a Zoo: Take 7 animal contestants, lock them in a mansion, jam in elements of all your favorite reality shows, and then watch the fur and feathers fly as this bunch battle for 15 minutes of reality fame. Unlike all the other shows, this one actually existed before the channel started, having originally aired in 2008 on the Canadian animation network Teletoon as part of its Detour block.
  • Smosh Babies: The cast of Smosh as infants in a daycare.
  • Just Shut Up!: A live-action show done in the style of a dysfunctional SatAM kids' show, featuring clips from the other "Shut Up Cartoons" and a mock interview per episode with a YouTube personality
  • Munroe: From the creators of Icons of Teen, comes a super spy named Munroe, who is really bad as a super spy.
  • Otaku Taco Truck: The wacky adventures of Swiss and his friends as they try and run a taco stand.
  • Alfred and Poe: A sitcom cartoon starring a toucan named Alfred and a turtle named Poe.
  • Super Smosh: A new series featuring Ian and Anthony becoming super heroes.

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    Do's and Don'ts 
  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: The backgrounds are crude 3D models.
  • Abusive Parents: LaBarbeque's dad, who apparently threatened to send him to an orphanage if he didn't become a rapper.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Susie once said she wants to marry Jimmy. Jimmy is evil. Do the math.
  • Big Brother Bully: Clyde's brother, Clifford.
  • Big Eater: Susie. Overlaps with Fat Idiot since she's probably the dumbest one of the kids.
  • The Bully: Clifford is revealed to be one in "Bullying". He ended up in his brain damaged state after getting ran over by a school bus... which, for some reason, was driven by Gregory.
  • Camp Gay: Esteban
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: While creating their own church, the kids decide they need their own equivalent to Hell. Jimmy suggests forcing sinners to watch all of Jean-Claude-Van Damme's movies while Van Damme himself punches them in the back of the head.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: In the season finale. Twice.
  • Emo Kid: Gregory.
  • The Ghost:
    • Henry in the first episode, "Hiding a Body", where he gets killed playing Russian Roulette and Jimmy, Susie, and Gregory must find a way to depose his corpse. Said corpse never appears once onscreen, and Henry is never mentioned again afterwards.
    • The kids also mention having parents, even though they're never seen onscreen either.
  • Handicapped Badass: Clifford and his friends. See the trope below.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Mechtards.
  • Hollywood Acid: Susie and Jimmy originally consider using hydrofluoric acid to dispose of Henry's body. The Narrator, however, correctly states that Lye is a stronger solvent.
  • Kick The Son Of A Bitch: In the season finale, Jimmy's actions end up arousing the wrath of Satan himself. Of Course, the whole earth is destroyed, but Satan is only angry at Jimmy.Guess what that means.
  • Karmic Death: Jimmy is killed by the zombified Goth kid he threw off For the Evulz.
  • Karma Houdini: Jimmy. Until "Ritualistic Sacrifice"
    • Once again averted in "Zombie Apocalypse"
  • Negative Continuity: It's likely somebody will die or end up in a whole different location for the sake of the plot, but by the next episode, they're alive and back in their original neighborhood.
  • Only Six Faces: Most of the kids have the same face shapes and structures.
  • The Power of Friendship: Subverted. In "Deserted Island", Susie suggests that she and Jimmy could survive being stranded on an island through the power of friendship, only for the narrator to tell her that it's not a real thing.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The kids as "the Codekeepers" in "Cults".
  • Real Men Wear Pink: In "Gangs", Jimmy meets two other prisoners at juvenile hall who act like typical hardcore bad boys. However, they also gossip about fellow prisoners like teenage girls, and give Jimmy the nickname "Unicorn".
  • The Sociopath: Jimmy. Out of all the kids, he's the one who causes the most trouble (except maybe Susie, but her case is more out of stupidity rather than malice).
  • There Are No Adults: Averted but in a downplayed manner. Adults do appear on the show from time to time, but very rarely and very briefly.
  • Token Minority: LaBarbeque is the only minority among the main kids.
  • Villain Protagonist: The kids end up like this from time to time, especially Jimmy.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The kids start one unintentionally in the second season finale, leading to everyone dying.


    Zombies vs. Ninjas 
  • Ascended Extra: Dr. Braynes only got three appearances in Season 1. In Season 2, he appeared in every episode (albeit most of the time, his roles were rather brief).
  • All Men Are Perverts:
    • Rogi, who is often seen flirting with the various women that appear throughout the series.
    • Spencer himself, as shown in "BOOKS R DUM," where Spencer, who hates books, only agrees to save the library from being burned down to date its attractive librarian. When the librarian is revealed to be a man in disguise, Spencer decides to leave until he discovers that the books are actually pornographic.
  • Big Bad: Colonel Flunkerton, a patriotic cowboy who is usually the cause of the problems the ninjas face. "Doppelgangrene" revealed that he apparently has no good reason to want the ninjas dead, other than the fact that he simply just doesn't like them.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Tanzy lets out an epic one in "Haterz Gonna Hate", when the ninja-haters ignore her attempts to get them to accept her and the other ninjas.
  • The Ditz: Andre and, to a lesser extent, Rogi.
  • Husky Russkie: Andre speaks with a very thick Russian accent.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Dr. Braynes' reasoning for creating exploding chickens.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Spencer does a lot of misdeeds throughout the series but he always learns his lesson in the end.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In "P.R.-OBLEM," Rogi states that banning ninja face masks, meaning people would be able to see the ninjas' lips moving, would be "an expensive problem for somebody".
  • Ludicrous Gibs: The usual result of a zombie fight.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: Lots of characters engage in this.
  • Monster Clown: Kap'm Krunk.
  • Not So Above It All: Tanzy is depicted as the more sensible one of the group, right next to Chris and Bartleby, but she often explodes when things don't go her way.
  • Only Sane Man: Chris, Bartleby, and Tanzy.
  • Origins Episode: The two-parter series finale shows us that Bartleby (Bio-interfacing Assault & Reconnaissance Troop: Lethal Badass) and the whole ninja gang were actually science experiments created by Dr. Braynes for "Wars-R-Us". It also shows that the zombie apocalypse was caused by a group of people called M.U.N.G ("Merican United National Greatness") who all zombified as a result of literally being Too Dumb to Live. In addition, it's shown that Colonel Flunkerton was a homeless man out on the streets selling falafel, and became rich once the apocalypse broke out as his falafel produced a stench so foal that it literally repealed the zombies.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Tanzy, the only female ninja among the group, wears pink.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Pookachimp, from the episode of the same name, is a very obvious parody of Pikachu.
    • Kap'm Krunk's name is a clear spoof of the cereal moscot Captain Crunch.
  • Stock Footage: The series reuses a lot of its footage, though being an online web show that's animated via stop motion, it's out of necessity.
  • The Quiet One: Chris never talks (Bartleby is actually sentient as revealed in "BEE-EFF-EFFZ").
  • Third-Person Person: Andre speaks almost exclusively in third-person.
  • Take That!:
    • Common topic with the survivor of the week. For example, "Haterz Gonna Hate" featured a group of religious ninja-haters who hate the ninjas since the bible apparently says to note ).
    • Rich people in general are on the receiving end of repeated loathing. Colonel Flunkerton, the series' main villain, is very rich and, as a result, is considered "the greatest human alive," despite it being so obvious that he's a corrupt jerk.
  • Women Are Wiser: Tanzy
  • You No Take Candle: How Andre talks.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: In case the very name didn't tip you off.



    Nature Break 

    Weasel Town 
  • Big "NO!": Dipster does this in episode one when he finds out that his friend Sean died. Not because he died, but because he doesn't want to go to the funeral.
  • I Know Jeet Kune Do: The President of Hamburgers uses this in episode 3 and proves it.
  • The Straight Man: Haunches.
  • The Tooth Hurts: The plot of "The Dentist".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Invoked in "Presidential Burger", where Haunches is angry that his favorite burger has been given a secret ingredientnote  that he doesn't like.

    Oishi High School Battle 
  • Animesque
  • Art Evolution: The second season has improved the overall designs of the characters to make them fit better with their live action background.
  • Artistic License – Geography: N'Gnarloth 29 is being described as Dutch, which is actually a race native to the Netherlands.
    • Hilarious in Hindsight: When you think about how paperthin the disguise of N'Gnarloth 29 is. Then this trope could actually be invoked by N'Gnarloth 29 herself.
  • Blatant Lies: N'Gnarloth 29 is definitely not a demon
  • Boobs of Steel: Oishi, to the point where it's lampshaded by the fact that one of her special attacks is a laser coming from her cleavage.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has pink hair and pink eyes.
  • Deranged Animation: Oishi's boyfriend turns into an eye and splits himself briefly during the dance off.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "Career Day", Oishi's response to her teacher dating her father is to trap her teacher in a sphere that constantly blows up, killing her in the process, and re-creating itself to start the whole process over again.
  • Expository Theme Tune: Provided by popular electro-pop/crunckcore group Blood on the Dance Floor (who get an animated cameo in the theme song no less).
  • Flanderization: Oishi's father, Ryuzu. He started off in the series as a somewhat competent former demon slayer trying to make ends meet with some odd jobs. From Season 2 onwards, he turned into the Oishi High School Battle equivalent of Randy Marsh.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Oishi smiles while her ex-boyfriend devours the resident Jerk Jock, spraying her and everyone else in the guy's blood.
  • Jerk Jock: One tries to court Oishi. In the end, Oishi's alien ex-boyfriend eats him.
  • Killer Rabbit / Ridiculously Cute Critter: Noodle the "dog".
  • Literal-Minded: Oishi tends to take almost everything literally. Unfortunately for everyone else, everything was as literal as she thinks...
  • Medium Blending: Season 1 mixed live action and animation where Oishi, her dad, Noodles, and various demons were all animated, while the setting and other humans were all live action.
  • Obviously Evil: N'Gnarloth 29 is in every way a demon, not that anyone (except Oishi) stops her from being a substitute teacher.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect
  • Sugar Apocalypse: Kittentopia get destroyed, and its inhabitants get massacred by a giant head monster, when Raiuzu was slacking in his post.
  • Villain Protagonist: Oishi can qualify as this, due to some of her actions.
  • What happened to Mucusance?: In "The Crush" Oishi was dating Mucusance. Now the plot of "Sleepover" involes "spin the bottle". So does that mean that Oishi is single now?

    Samurai Daycare 



    Really Freaking Embarrassing 
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 8 (Phoner Boner) gives one to the narrator, via him being so upset that nobody will tell him an embarrassings story that he decides to tell one of his own.
  • Censor Box: Used whenever a character is fully or partially nude.
  • Deranged Animation: A major complaint people have for the show is how ugly it is.
  • Gashole: The mime in episode 9 (Silent But Deadly) lets out a fart so powerful that it shakes the earth.
  • Gross-Out Show: And How.* No-Dialogue Episode: Aside from a few words said by the narrator and the teenagers, episode 10 (Eat My Shorts!) is just voiceless clips of multiple embarrassing stories with the show's theme song playing in the background.
  • Once an Episode: Each episode starts with the narrator asking passersby for an embarrassing story, and three teenagers insulting him and cursing him out.
  • Potty Failure: The man in episode 4 (Sh!tty Love Story) accidentally soils himself while singing karaoke, as he didn't want to stop singing the song he chose for his girlfriend.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: Whenever the teenagers curse out the narrator.

    Icons of Teen 

    Teleporting Fat Guy 

    Sub 3 
  • Determinator: Sub 3 WILL deliver his pizza in under 3 minutes, even if he's at gunpoint or delivering someone's baby.

    With Zombies 

    Paper Cut Outs 
  • Real Trailer, Fake Movie: Played with, the movies and scenes are from actual films, the designs themselves aren't done in paper cut outs]]

    Life's A Zoo 

    Smosh Babies 
  • Apathetic Teacher: Mrs. Buttz.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Of the three playground bullies, Lenny is the Big, Melvin is the Thin, and Bruce is the Short.
  • Companion Cube: Ian's Miss-Hugs-A-Lot teddy bear, and to a much lesser extent, Anthony's Froggy doll.
  • The Diaper Change: At the beginning of "Potty Training" this happens to Ian, Hector, Singh, and Isla.
    Hector: Diaper change is like my favorite time of day, man!
  • Daycare Nightmare: The main setting of the series' first three seasons is a run-down daycare center owned by the appropriately-named Mrs. Buttz. Half the time, she is apathetic towards the children of her clients, and the other half the time, she and her dog, Bark-Bark, enforce physical violence on them. In the first season, the playground was rusted-up and guarded by a trio of three-year-old bullies, and in the second season, it was replaced by a parking lot for old people.note  The Daycare's certificate of authenticity is revealed to be expired, and on top of all that, the daycare apparently doesn't have a diaper service, as there is a shed near it that has the sole purpose of storing soiled diapers.
  • First Day of School Episode:
    • The first episode of the series, "The Rise of the Bread Head" focuses on Ian's first day at Mrs. Buttz's daycare, wherein Anthony forces him to get his Froggy doll from the playground, which is guarded by Lenny, Bruce, and Melvin.
    • In the season 4 premiere, "The Honey Dew Balls", the cast start attending Uncle Joe's Kindergarten. During Ian's first day of kindergarten, his diaper gets ripped off by his mom's car door and he has to deal with being naked from the waist down.
  • Grocery Store Episode: In "Lost in the Toy Aisle", Mrs. Hecox takes Ian and Anthony to the Natural Food store, which Ian dislikes at first. He and Anthony soon find out that a toy aisle has just been added to the store, and when Mrs. Hecox refuses to take them to it, they wander off on their own, with the store's security guard trying to stop them along the way. By the time Ian and Anthony get to the toy aisle, they find out there aren't any actual toys in it. As it turns out, the security guard was trying to tell them that the toys all come in the next day.
  • Improbable Weapon User: If you get on Hector's bad side, he will cut you with his pacifier. You'd be surprised at how sharp he's able to get it.
  • Loose Tooth Episode: In "THE TOOTH FAIRY", Anthony knocks his tooth loose after he runs into a gate and pulls it out himself. The kids all try to steal it so that the Tooth Fairy can give them money, but in the end, Bark-Bark eats it and when he craps it out, Anthony has to take it out of the pile.
  • Potty Emergency:
    • In "Extreme Desert Dodgeball", Ian has one after drinking several boxes of juice, having misinterpreted P.E. class as "Pee Class".
    • In "Bathroom Confusion", Anthony, Singh, Ian, Hector, and Isla have one while protesting separate bathrooms for boys and girls. It doesn't end well.
  • Potty Failure:
    • In "Potty Training", after Ian finds out that Anthony is potty-trained, he and his friends exile him to the playground. After getting bullied by Lenny, Bruce, and Melvin, Anthony wets his pants in front of them and Penny, and thus goes back to wearing diapers for the rest of the series.
    • At the end of "Extreme Desert Dodgeball", after Ian and Anthony decide to lose the dodgeball game on purpose just to save their friendship, Ian ends up with a soaked diaper.
    • In "Bathroom Confusion", Anthony, Singh, Hector, Isla and Ian wet themselves until they cause a gigantic puddle with their urine.
  • Searching the Stalls: In "Potty Training", when Ian starts to suspect that Anthony is acting weird, he follows him into the bathroom and and searches each stall for him. When he reaches the last one, he is shocked to find Anthony using the toilet.
  • Show Within a Show: The LePrawn James Show.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Hector can hardly go a sentence without saying "f**kin'" or some other curse word.
  • Spinoff Babies: It's basically a show featuring the Smosh team as babies.
  • Stripping Snag: In "The Honey Dew Balls", when Mrs. Hecox drops Ian and his friends off for their first day of Kindergarten, Ian's diaper gets caught in her car door. Isla tries to tell him about it, but he silences her. When Mrs. Hecox drives away, the car door tears Ian's diaper off, leaving him naked from the waist down for the rest of the episode.
  • Terrible Trio: Lenny, Bruce, and Melvin.
  • Toilet Humor: Given the ages of the main characters, this is to be expected in every episode.
  • Toilet Training Plot: In "Potty Training", Anthony starts using the toilet. When Ian and his friends find out, they exile him to the playground. Towards the end of the episode, Anthony wets his pants in front of Penny, Lenny, Bruce, and Melvin, and goes back to wearing diapers.
  • Verbal Tic: Hector usually adds "Man", "F—king", "sh*t" to his sentences.

    Just Shut Up! 
  • Clip Show: Has elements of this, featuring the other Shut Up Cartoons
  • Jerkass: Mister Squirrel, to the point where even his animated counterpart is seen peeing on the set, vomiting on himself, and exposing his (blurred) genitals to the viewer.
  • Mockumentary: Every so often the show cuts to documentary-style interviews with one of the three hosts.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Both Andy and Mister Squirrel show occasional signs of this.
  • Running Gag: During the Once an Episode YouTube celebrity interviews, Andy will always scream "WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!" as one of the last questions.


    Otaku Taco Truck 

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