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Sublo and Tangy Mustard is a web animated series created by Aaron Long (director on Bojack Horseman), first released in 2015. The series focuses on two guys who work as costumed fast food mascots at Subpar. The two are never seen without their costumes, even when they're elsewhere and not at work.

Other characters include co-worker Katy and their manager Dick Wubhamer.

You can watch the series on YouTube and on Newgrounds.

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  • Basement-Dweller: Tangy Mustard lives with his parents according to episode 8.
  • Burger Fool: The titular main characters work at a sandwich shop called Subpar. They don't seem to mind too much, although Katy clearly has contempt for it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Katy.
  • Call-Back: Katy has a rash on the side of her face in episode 11 due to the main duo gluing her face to the counter in a previous episode.
    • The same episode also has Tangy Mustard remembering the events from Katy's birthday party in episode 4.
  • Canada, Eh?: In episode 9, there's a billboard that says Subpar serves "Canada's Favourite Sandwiches". It was later confirmed in episode 11 that the series takes place in Toronto, where the creator is from.
  • Dance Off: Happens in episode 9.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: Parodied in the first episode.
  • The Faceless: We never see what Tangy Mustard looks like without his costume. We can see Sublo's face through the porthole, though.
  • Giftedly Bad: Katy values herself as an artist, but her work leaves a lot to be desired, to the point that her paintings were placed in a children's art exhibit because the organizer thought they were done by a child. Another episode had her painting of the mascots mistaken as penises by an angry mom.
    Tangy Mustard: (seeing Katy's painting) Well, now we know why you're working at Subpar.
    Katy: Shut up.
    Sublo: I actually really like it.
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  • Groin Attack: Sublo gets kicked in the crotch by a little boy in episode 6.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: When confronted by the rival mascots.
    Sublo: We don't even care about our food!
    Chick-Chick: Or your dancing, clearly.
    Tangy Mustard: Yo, what did this boy just say!? (Sublo restrains him from attacking.)
  • Lost in Character: The main duo. Justified because their boss makes them.
    • Chick-Chick and Frynapper, the costumed mascots for the rival chain Chick-O-Shack, are especially this.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Subpar" indicates what their sandwiches are like.
  • Never Bareheaded: Discussed when the duo sees Katy without the hat she wears at work.
    Sublo: Is it just me or does she look really weird without the hat?
    Tangy Mustard: I know! I always assumed she was bald.
  • No Name Given: We never know the main characters' real names.
  • Retraux: The very first episode starts with a 20-year old commercial for Subpar recorded on a VHS tape, complete with fake scan lines, semi-blurry image quality, and muffled sound.
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  • Pet the Dog: Wubhamer gives the duo a ride home after they get kicked out of Katy's party.
  • The Rival: Chick-Chick and Frynapper, from the rival restaurant Chick-O-Shack.
  • Serious Business: Wubhamer is very insistent that the main duo never take off their costumes, even when they're not at work. He even spies on them to make sure (see below).
  • Sinister Surveillance: One episode reveals that Wubhamer spies on his employees through the the periscope on Sublo's costume.
  • The Stoner: Sublo's roommate, Tito, seems to be one.
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