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Suction Cup Man is a series of animations created by Mike "Piemations" Pitts, who also made Elements of Cringe, Friendship Is Doomsday and the Meet The Amazing series. Episodes 2 and 3 also credit Benjamin "DoubleAAntics" Kahan.

At the time of writing there are three animations (plus one remaster) released, including:

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Suction Cup Man provides examples of:

  • Art Evolution: The first video was inspired by South Park (it's stated right there in the title), and it shows. Later videos develop a more distinctive style, and Mike later did a version of the first episode in the then-current art style.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: When Business Guy asks him how he entered the office during the merch plug after episode 3:
    SCM: I used the front door! How do you think, dumbass? *reveals suction cups*
  • Blunt "Yes": The President's answer to Suction Cup Man asking if North Korea would be stupid enough to attack the US.
  • Catchphrase: "Look at me go" seems to be Suction Cup Man's.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The businessman had his company make an anti-suction cup window cleaner just to prevent Suction Cup Man from being able to climb up the tower.
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  • Death by Cameo: DoubleAAntics voices the guy that ends up sent to hell during SCM's and Satan's banter.
  • Death Is Cheap: It sure is when you're able to climb back to the hell portal you came from with suction cups.
  • Expy: The POTUS and the North Korean leader are slimmer versions of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first episode's art style is a carbon copy of South Park's (which was intentional, but dropped from Episode 2 onwards), and the Man himself was Nigh Invulnerable, to the point that taking a sniper bullet and then plummeting to the ground from a large height didn't faze him in the slightest. Episodes 2 and 3 have him use a parachute and die in a highway accident - though it didn't stick.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Suction Cup Man's name isn't given, so everyone just calls him Suction Cup Man.
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  • Japanese Ranguage: The North Korean leader in "2" can't pronounce Ls in most words.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The "I haven't seen you since last fall" line delivered to Business Guy refers to - on top of the obvious pun - the first episode being released in October the previous year.
  • Not Quite Dead: In "The Suck for America", after the missile crashes into the ground and North Korea Boy sees Suction Cup Man's suction cups still attached but no sight of SCM's body, he briefly thinks he's dead before SCM glides down from a parachute.
  • No, You: Once per Episode someone responds to the protagonist's "fuck you" with something along the lines of "no, fuck you!".
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Suction Cup Man's reaction to the nuclear missile being launched (with him on it) in "The Suck For America". It lasts for as long as he needs to climb up it and disarm it.
    • He also reacts like that when landing in hell in "One Hell of a Climb", and also returns to his usual cocky self relatively quickly. There's also a split-second moment when Satan destroys his guitar, but then he just whips another one and keeps going.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The title character lives and breathes it. Climbing up a North Korean nuclear missile? Taunting the North Korean leader that discovers him? Playing an acoustic guitar while taunting while being horizontally attached to said nuclear missile with naught but suction cups at his feet? Suction Cup Man did that and more.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: The titular character is based on a real guy who was caught climbing Trump Tower with suction cups in 2017. To a lesser extent, "The Suck for America" alludes to the tensions between United States and North Korea.
  • Satan: Suction Cup Man encounters him in Episode 3, after dying in a highway accident. He promptly freaks out... which lasts for about ten seconds before returning back to the usual Trash Talk.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Suction Cup Man.
    Suction Cup Man: My favorite words are the vulgar ones!
  • Spinning Paper: Used to announce DPRK giving up on their nuclear program after the protagonist's sabotage.
  • Tempting Fate: Suction Cup Man in episode 3.
    Suction Cup Man: Fuck the highway! You can't kill Suction Cup Man! Look at me-- (is immediately struck by two different cars, sandwiched between them, and set on fire.)
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: The North Korean leader tries to intimidate Suction Cup Man with one of those. It doesn't work.
  • Wall Crawl: Suction Cup Man's default state.
  • Wall Run: When escaping Hell in "One Hell of a Climb" SCM just runs up the face of a cliff, while using his free hands to play acoustic guitar.
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