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Oprah Makes Cartoons, or OMC, is an Affectionate Parody Stylistic Suck web-series about Ben 10, created by YouTube user DrOprah62 (generally known as Oprah). It follows Ben shortly after the events of Omniverse, when he is 17. Originally, it tried to stick mostly to characters, events, and the tone established in the other shows, just done crappily. It quickly devolved into a nonsensical mess of out-there characters, both real and fictional. In the story, Ben and Rook have broken up, and Ben instead teams up with Barack Obama and Ferrick Wyatt, the latter of whom makes a new Omnitrix that turns Ben's shirt purple. Other main characters include Baumann, the grumpy storekeeper from OV, Gaben, the creator of Valve Software and the universe, Vilgax, Ben's former archvillain and new friend, Giorgio, an ancient astronaut theorist, and JK Simmons, an Oscar-winning swaggy actor. Bad villains, terrible writing and stupid aliens abound. The show is in its fifth season, and after a rocky start is now on a steady bi-weekly release schedule.

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A sequel, Oprah Makes Cartoons Forever After, was announced in 2015 and will air in June 2015. It continues the plot of OMC a month after the finale, and will be much more arc-based than the original.

A spinoff comic series titled The Adventures of Obama was launched on July 5, 2013. It focuses mainly on Obama, though the other main characters have appeared.

It can be viewed here.

Oprah is friends with the creators of Stick 10, and the series frequently reference each other (and occasionally cross over)


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  • Aborted Arc: When the series went on its season 2 hiatus, it was in the middle of an arc involving Dr. Phil. After it returned, the arc was concluded through a line in the season 2 finale that had nothing to do with the plot.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The 2014 Christmas special focused on Kai, Marriland, and Evil Shocksquatch, as the rest of the cast was busy with the 2013 special
  • An Arm and a Leg: Eatle shoots off Buamann's arm in Buamann Takes Ogre. The next time Buamann appears, he has a robotic arm.
  • Alternate Universe: In Ferrick 10, Ben visits one where a greedy and selfish Ferrick has the Omnitrix
    • Several alternate universes, including Stick 10, a few from Omniverse, and new ones featuring "x 10", have cameos in the anniversary special
    • Another special episode features many alternate universe Pacoes
  • Arm Cannon: A recurring villain named, appropriately enough, Arm Cannon has one
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  • Art Evolution: As the show has gone on, designs have gotten bigger and more detailed, and the lineart has gotten much cleaner
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: 420420 grows to an enormous size by smoking an entire factory's worth of marijuana in season 3's '420420 and the Weed Factory'
    • The Fairy Godmother makes Gilbert Gottfried grow large and attack Baumannville in 'Something Gilbert This Way Comes'
  • Author Catchphrase
    • "[x], you drive me to drink"
    • "Yes sir sorry sir"
    • "[Wrong alien]? [Wrong alien]? You know what, Omnitrix?"
    • "And that's the end of that chapter!"
    • The Navy Seal Copypasta
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: In 'The New Secret of Chromastone', Obama was flown unprotected to a spaceship in orbit around the Earth.
  • Berserk Button: "Elvis is Alive" reveals that Ben is fine with villains attacking his friends and family, but JK Simmons is off limits.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In Iggy Stardust, Ben's antics finally cause Obama to snap. Obama then gives Ben a very long "The Reason You Suck" Speech, makes him sleep outside and get eaten by scorpions, and throws him out of an airborne helicopter
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Albaydo is Type I
  • Boring, but Practical: Flying Ferret is strictly a utility alien, used only as a flying bus to transport the team. He has no combat use whatsoever
  • Butt-Monkey: Paco and Ferrick are both picked on pretty frequently
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Shellhead, referred to in the original series as a turtle, more closely resembles some kind of planet than any earthly animal
  • Canada, Eh?: Evil Shocksquatch only ever says 'eh'
  • Christmas Episode: 'How Eatle Saved Christmas', although it stops having much to do with Christmas after the first minute or so
    • The follow-up, 'A Gift for Gaben', is considerably more Christmas-themed
  • Combat Tentacles: Squidstrictor's only displayed power, although Word of God states that he can also shoot ink
  • Creator Backlash: Oprah hates the first 25 episodes so much that he made an episode dedicated specifically to retconning them. The reason for this is that during a hiatus, Oprah's writing style and goals for the series changed significantly, and the older stuff no longer reflects what he wants to do with the series
  • Creator's Favorite: Evil Shocksquatch was introduced as a filler villain but Oprah loved him so much that he decided to use him again. Fast-forward a year or so and now he's considered a main character (he even appears in the theme song!)
  • Collector of the Strange: Giorgio collects alien artifacts
  • Cosmic Retcon: The second anniversary special featured Ben going back in time to undo the first 25 episodes. This was implied to have drastic consequences, beginning with Lord Transyl capturing the now-alive Dr. Phil
  • Couch Gag: Starting with episode 28, the intro leaves room for a drawing of a character relevant to the episode that changes each episode
  • Crossdressing Voices: Wildmutt has a female voice
    • Solo, a male voice actor, is the go-to choice for female characters when a text to speech just won't do
  • Crossover: With My Little Pony during the drek era, unfortunately
    • Casual crossovers happen all the time in both eras, including with The Aquabats! Super Show!, Shrek, Garfield, and sister series Stick 10
    • Ben and Kev: 720 Blaze It is a more traditional crossover with another Ben 10 fanfic, Kev 72
  • Deity of Human Origin: Gaben
  • Disability Superpower: Scary Tree is blind, but makes up for it with enhanced hearing and the ability to borrow others' eyesight.
  • DreamWalker: Shrek enters Ben's dream in the season 3 premiere 'I Dream of Eatle' to protect him from Farquaad
  • Elvis Lives: Ben, Ferrick, and JK Simmons discover that Elvis is living in the sewers of Undertown in 'Elvis is Alive'
  • Evil Counterpart: Many of Ben's aliens have these, including Shocksquatch (most notably), Atomix, Water Hazard, Wildmutt, Terraspin, Chromastone, Humungousaur, Heatblast, and Arctiguana. Most have no personality beyond being generically evil, and all are named 'Evil [name of alien]'
  • Evil Twin: Albaydo has appeared in the same role he had in the originals
  • Excited Show Title!: Season 4's 'A Drek's Revenge! Something Frozen This Way Comes?!'
  • Failure Montage: 'The New Secret of Chromastone' has one featuring Ben using several aliens to attack Sugilite, only to be teleported away
  • Fantastically Indifferent: Ferrick and Baumann do this sometimes
  • Fastball Special: Brainstorm does one with a rather annoyed Ferrick in 'EAzmuth'
  • Five-Man Band:
    The Hero - Ben
    The Lancer - Ferrick
    The Smart Guy - Baumann
    The Big Guy - Vilgax/Gaben
    The Heart - Obama
  • Flashback: Done frequently, usually as a way of inserting new characters into Ben's past
  • Glad I Thought of It: Baumann's reaction to Ben's suggestion that he burn Kraab's house down in 'An AMERICAN Ghostfreak in AMERICA'
  • Glass Eye: Farquaad has one, which the S3 finale reveals was gotten sometime between Alien Force and Omniverse.
  • Harmless Villain: Evil Shocksquatch, Ben's most reliably defeatable rival
  • Idiot Hero: Ben
  • Irony: The Thanksgiving Special, which was about Ben fighting communism, was blocked in America on copyright grounds
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Atomix's main attack. He knows several variants, each with their own chant
    • When Chris Chan appeared in TAOO, he used his signature Curse-ye-ha-me-ha
  • Lethal Joke Character: See Weed. He's a big eyeball on a stalk, whose only power is being clumsy...yet he still manages to defeat Prince Charming by destroying a store around him
  • Lizard Folk: Ssserptard, ChamAlien, the Manzardills, and future alien Vamptile. The latter is described as a 'lizardman'
  • Medium Blending: Some characters have live-action heads, and some backgrounds are photographs. This usually happens when Oprah is too lazy to draw a proper design/background.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The many villains named "Evil [one of Ben's aliens]"
  • Nonhumans Lack Attributes: Played straight with some aliens, but others have had graphic depictions of their genitalia
  • Nice Hat: Kai and Marriland have never been seen without their fedoras, and Ferrick always wears a green baseball cap.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Ben stops Sugilite from destroying the Earth by committing genocide against the species he used as crew members.
  • Olympus Mons: Eatle is the most swaggy and powerful alien in existence.
  • Pædo Hunt: Buamann has a 14 year old girlfriend, information Ben uses to get him arrested in Shadow Dancing
  • Remember the New Guy: Ben first met Gaben right before the events of the UA episode Where the Magic Happens, according to Ferrick 10
    • Young Ben has been shown to have access to several sequel aliens, including Pesky Dust, Swampfire, and most notably Eatle, who has never been locked in the Omnitrix but didn't appear until late UA.
    • Ben first met Evil Shocksquatch during the events of Alien Force
    • Farquaad has been Ben's arch enemy since practically the beginning, but he first appeared in this series.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Vilgax
  • Screen Shake: Done very poorly in 'The Greht Propayne Escapehde' to show Alien X being carried by Ferrick.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Khyber wears a large Sonic the Hedgehog skull on his shoulder
  • Stock Scream: The Wilhelm Scream can be heard in 'EAzmuth'
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Good Maltruant to Paradox, who Word of God has stated won't be appearing very frequently
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Obama gives Ben one in Iggy Stardust.
  • The Team Normal: Ben has the Omnitrix, Gaben is a god, Baumann has a superhero alter ego, and Ferrick has demonstrated a mysterious energy blast...and then there was Obama
    • As of season 4, even Kai and Marriland have powers. But still nothing for Obama.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Basically every pre-existing character is subjected to this, except for Gaben and Baumann. Special mention goes to Obama.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In 'Bullfrag vs. Bullfrank', Ben commits terrorist acts in order to get back at an old rival for...impressing some girls Ben was interested in a year ago. This culminates in Ben destroying the Earth, which is totally ignored in the next episode.
  • The Anti-Christ: Farquaad
  • The Xenophile: Giorgio
  • Troll: Kev is so offended that Ben 10 Fanfiction accused him of being one that he and Ben went to their HQ and killed their leader
  • Unsound Effect: Sometimes, when Oprah can't find a suitable sound effect, a Text-to-speech saying the intended effect will be used instead.
    • The Vilgax/Eon Power Hour used a picture of a Skype message saying "Ding dong" for Eon's doorbell
  • Visible Invisibility: ChamAlien, starting with episode 27
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Baumann calls Ben out for killing all of the Incurseans in order to stop their invasion in 'Astrodactyl's Big Adventure'
  • When Trees Attack: Ben and the gang are attacked by a forest of tree-like aliens in 'Rath on Anur Phaetos'. Later in the episode, Ben gains the ability to transform into one of said trees.
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