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The Daily Object Show (acronym TDOS) is a daily competition show about objects. It's made by FusionAnimations whose responsible for Object Invasion, one of the well-known object shows in the object show community, and The Adventures Of Steve.

The show is not kidding when it claims to be "daily" in its title. The episodes are released within a day apart from each other, something unheard of for a good quality, non-joke Object Show, although it helps that the episode's runtime averages around 1 to 2 minutes.note 

That being said, The Daily Object Show has the run-of-the-mill contest show in which the host, Computer, offers the chance to win the grand prize of really good-smelling lotion to the contestants by partaking in challenges. However, the following seasons change the format completely whether it be genre or even medium. This includes its ever-increasing Rogues Gallery and intriguing storylines.


Another thing to note is that TDOS made object show history by being the first to ever finish a second season.note 

Enough chitter-chatter and enjoy the current episodes with this playlist.


The following tropes as provided:

  • A Dog Named "Dog": Objects being named after the very objects they're based off, what a surprise.
  • Advanced Tech 2000: The pat and pending Cloner 3000, Cringe Pill's cloning machine that started the whole mess of evil, overpowered clones.
  • And I Must Scream: If we were to go by Blood Bag's statement, the eliminated contestants are fully conscious while trapped inside Computer's body, unable to talk or move during their time eliminated.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: As per usual for object shows.
  • Antagonist Title: The Cult of Cobalt and Toast have their names in the title for Seasons 2 and 5 respectively. The former also ties with Secondary Character Title.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: See above.note 
  • Armless Biped: Although season 1 notably adverted it, there's no escaping from this trope in an object show as following seasons slowly introduce these guysnote  into the ever-expanding cast. It even expands into inversionnote  and limblessnote  territory.
  • Artifact of Attraction: The bottle of really-good smelling lotion. Laugh all you want but there's a reason why it's the grand prize of TDOS as everyone would go into an absolute frenzy over it after one whiff.
  • Ascended Meme: The Really Good Smelling Lotion paved the way for viewers to recommend their own versions of the lotion in the comments. The Really Bad Smelling Lotion and the Really Neutral Smelling Lotion are two instances that made it onto the show.
  • Audience Participation: The viewers can vote for which contestants up for elimination to be out of the show. However, the voting period usually lasts two hours so it's best to view the episodes real early. Additionally, they can also recommend characters to appear in TDOS as either contestants or extras.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Mid-way though season 3, Skull and their Clone Army are setting up another boss fight Computer and the cast has to face yet again...only for Computer to have none of that and called the cops. Effectively bringing Skull down and sending them to jail in no time flat.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Water Bottle pulled this twice for the first and second season finales by disposing Evil Computer and Evil Blood Bag and saving the cast again from Cobalt Blue's brainwashing. Computer gets one too in "Showdown in the Moonlight", using his quick thinking and the Really Good Smelling Lotion to defeat Cobalt Blue once and for all.
  • Big "NO!": Cringe Pill cries this out in despair in the season one finale when Water Bottle revealed to have a boyfriend.
  • Bookends: The very first episode has Computer introduce the viewers to the season 1 cast and the season two finale ends the same way due to being a Prequel.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In terms of the Arc Villain's motives. Evil Computer and Evil Blood Bag wanted to kill the cast, Blue Cobalt planned to Take Over the World via mind-control, Mysterious Figure and Airplane are Revenge-seekers against Computer and for Toast, she planned to take over the world as revenge on the cast by using mind-control zombies to kill them.
  • Breather Episode: More of Breather Season but it still counts. After three seasons of the cast facing against Arc Villains, "Real Life Battle" has none show up during the relatively normal competition run. Although this doesn't change the status quo of having an antagonist every season since Toast became the following season's Big Bad.
  • Breaking Old Trends: Season 4 is notably the only season so far not to have the "Beautiful Morning" gag, any mention of lotions and a standoff between the cast and the Arc Villain.
    • Season 5 continues the trend of breaking old trends by again no "Beautiful Morning" gag and the last episode isn't titled "Showdown in the [Blank]light".
  • Brick Joke: Water Bottle harshly turns down Cringe Pill as she has revealed to have a boyfriend in the season 1 finale. One year and six seasons later, the boyfriend in question was finally revealed to be Lava Bucket when Card ask him how's his relationship with Water Bottle going.
  • British Brevity: American-made variant. Despite the show going 7 seasons strong, something incredibly unprecedented for an object show, each season lasts about 5 episodes with the episodes' length being 1 to 2 minutes long.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Card's confetti cannon she made in "The Invention of Deception" was used to defeat Evil Computer in the next episode.
  • Cliffhanger: Currently all the season compilation videos of TDOS have this at the very end.
    • Season 1: And just who was the unseen character that took Cringe Pill's cloning machine? The Daily Dash answers that question to be the Mysterious Figure who's later revealed as Skull in disguise.
    • Season 2: Following up on the previous cliffhanger, we get an additional scene of red lightning reforming Cobalt's ghost which ominously rises into the skies above.
    • Season 3: Not just one but two. Airplane had joined Skull in prison when suddenly the red lightning strikes again. Killing them both and their ghosts ascended to the stormy clouds above. Meanwhile, the Cloner 3000 washed up along a shore where it promptly broke open and an unnamed fuse bomb swallowed the glowing component inside it.
    • Season 4: Toast comes out of the portal, all battered and chewed up. She then swore vengeance onto the "Real Life Battle" cast for leaving her like this.
    • Season 5: Toast's Roaring Rampage of Revenge came to a halt using The Really Neutral Smelling Lotion so all's well that ends well. Wrong. The boss of the shopkeeper who sold the lotion to the season 5 cast is now furious at Computer, thus he unknowingly gained yet another revenge-seeking baddie who is plotting away in the shadows....
  • Consolation Prize: After chucking the grand prize towards the sun to save the cast from Evil Computer and Evil Blood Bag, Water Bottle gets a Jack In The Crack coupon for winning season 1. Needless to say, it didn't have the same impact as the Really Good Smelling Lotion.
  • Cross-Referenced Titles: All season finales so far are named "Showdown in the [Blank]light".note 
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Evil Computer and Evil Blood Bag, under the lotion's influence, had burned to a crisp on the sun while desperately retrieving said lotion.
    • Cobalt Blue one-upped them by being so overwhelmed with the lotion's aroma, he suffered Power Incontinence and exploded into the night sky.
  • Cult: Season two has the titular Cult of Cobalt.
  • Death Mountain: Cobalt Mountain which is not only treacherous for its steep incline, cavernous pits and being guarded around the clock by Cobalt Blue's cult but also said to be cursed by the Ancient Evil himself.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Heated Secrets (Lava Bucket and Diary) appeared in Season 2's "The Night of Purity" as part of the onlooking crowd before properly debuting as contestants in the Season 3 premiere.
  • Evil Doppelgänger:
  • Foregone Conclusion: Computer and Skull's treacherous quest to acquire the Really Good Smelling Lotion from the clutches of the sinister Cobalt Blue and his cult was already known to be succeeded then rendered futile by the viewers. This is because the lotion was already established as the prize in season 1 (which chronologically came after season 2) and that Water Bottle chucked it into the sun in "Showdown In the Sunlight" to save the cast from evil clones (long story).
  • For Want of a Nail: The evil clones of Computer and Blood Bag would have never existed if Scat hadn't tempered with Cringe Pill's cloning machine.
  • Extremely Short Intro Sequence: The episodes' short runtime means the intro has to be even shorter, precisely 6 seconds.
  • Inside a Computer System: Literally speaking in this case as Computer is able to trap the eliminated contestants in the form of small logos on the side of his body until he wishes to release them.
  • Live-Action Adaptation: Real Life Battle takes place in the Real Life dimension called Fusion's house.
  • Minimalist Cast: It currently holds the record for having the least number of main characters in a contest-based object show at 6 (just 1 host and 5 contestants for season 1), beating Earthquake and ONE (initially) which both tied at 7.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: Mysterious Figure was hyped up to the Big Bad for the first half of The Daily Dash as he planned an elaborate attack on the season's cast....Only for Computer to call the cops and went immediately to prison. Not long after, Airplane, who already had beef with Computer for not letting her become a contestant, takes up the mantle by stealing the Really Bad Smelling Lotion in the finale.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Characters that have predominant black-color schemes are paired with white eyes and mouth assets for practicality.note 
  • New Season, New Name: The succeeding seasons after the first one are titled "The Daily Object Show: [Insert Name Here]"note 
  • Police Are Useless: Completely averted as they're absurdly efficient and successfully stopped the season three Big Bad. Twice.
  • Parody: Fusion released a short in October 2021 featuring the season 1 cast competing in the style of Squid Game. In the short, the contestants only played the first two games, Red Light, Green Light and Honeycombs, before Scat was declared the winner.
  • Prequel: Season 2 of TDOS takes place 24 hours before the events of the first episode, "The Death Flood". From there, we follow Computer and Skull on their dangerous quest to find The Really Good Smelling Lotion.
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: It almost parallels the episodes' pace, cramming as many jokes as it could within the incredibly short runtime.
  • Relationship Reveal: Played humourously in the season 1 finale.
[Once Water Bottle was declared the winner of TDOS]
Cringe Pill: Water, M'lady. I shall simp for you—
Water Bottle: I have a boyfriend.note 
Cringe Pill: NOOOOOOOO!!!!!