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"And thus began the adventures of Rémi le Radis!"

"There are two kinds of people... Those who act for the common good, and those who act in their own interests. Those who obey the rules, and those who set their own. Those who see the glass half-empty, and those who see the glass much too big. What about me? Well... I'm a radish."
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Les Aventures de Rémi le Radis ("The Adventures of Rémi the Radish") is a French webseries created by Noru-Da (nowadays known as Darts) in 2013 for the VoxMakers website. It revolves around the adventures of Rémi, a charm representing a basketball-playing radish, and his companion Esteban, a Spanish-speaking pink plastic toy.

The series is notable for three things. Firstly, it features figures, toys, food, and common household objects as its characters; they're not animated or moving around as they speak, they are merely being dubbed over as they're being filmed, with the occasional movement when someone attacks or gets something thrown at them. Secondly, the episodes are completely out of order, with the first episode labeled as "Episode 47", then the following as "Episode 21", and so on; the proper viewing order is indicated not by the episode numbers, but by the numbers on the video thumbnails. Finally, if you haven't figured it out already, the series is filled to the brim with Surreal Humor.

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A sub-series, Rémi le Radis VS Le Monde ("Rémi the Radish VS the World"), has Rémi and Esteban discuss, parody, or encounter the characters of various franchises. Three episodes have been released : "Rémi VS Star Wars", "Rémi VS The Legend of Zelda", and "Rémi VS Ace Attorney". Those were supposed to pave the way for a second season of the series, but those plans were cancelled when Noru-Da decided to quit making videos.

There are also several bonus episodes available, including a mini-series titled Rémi le Radis Lite focusing on side-characters, a trailer for a non-existent movie, a fake ending labeled as "Episode 486", a side-episode showing Fish Rider's side of the series' events, and a few bloopers.

The entire series is available in order in this playlist, whereas the VS Le Monde spin-off is available in this one.

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    Viewing order 
  • Episode 47 - La Porte des Esprits ("The Door of Spirits")
  • Episode 21 - Perdus en Slovénie ("Lost in Slovenia")
  • Episode 9 - Lola et Aymeric ("Lola and Aymeric")
  • Episode 79 - Full Metal Salami ("Full Metal Salami")
  • Episode 84 - Bali et Balo sur un Bateau ("Bali and Balo on a Boat")
  • Episode 13 - La Loi du Heki ("The Law of Heki")
  • Episode 99 - Catégorie B ("Category B")
  • Episode 56 - Le Radeau de Pocahontas ("The Raft of Pocahontas")
  • Episode 81 - Les Douze Travaux ("The Twelve Tasks")
  • Episode 51 - Le Masque d'Ambrosia ("The Mask of Ambrosia")
  • Episode 26 - La Chambre 215 ("Room 215")
  • Episode 18 - Francis et sa Chèvre ("Francis and his Goat")
  • Episode 2 - Banana Spleen ("Banana Spleen")
  • Episode 93 - Pacific Rémi ("Pacific Rémi")
  • Episode 35 - La Revanche des Suppositoires ("Revenge of the Suppositories")
  • Episode 53 - Grand Theft Macaroni ("Grand Theft Macaroni")
  • Episode 07 - Cam-Cam s'en mêle ! ("Cam-Cam joins the fray!")
  • Episode 16 - Le Collectionneur de Tampons ("The Stamp Collector")
  • Episode 95 - La Fiancée d'Esteban ("Esteban's Fiancee")
  • Episode 1 - Le Voleur d'Aubergines ("The Eggplant Thief")
  • Episode 64 - Saumonado ("Saumonado")
  • Episode...?? - Qu'est-ce qu'on rigole ! ("We're having a great time!")
  • Episode 57 - Pierre Feuille Culotte ("Rock Paper Panties")
  • Episode 100 - Où es-tu, Archibald ? ("Where are you, Archibald?")
  • Final Episode - Part 1
  • Final Episode - Part 2


Tropes present in Rémi le Radis:

  • Affectionate Parody: "Rémi le Radis VS Ace Attorney" features a murder trial in the style of the Ace Attorney series, which pokes fun at a lot of the series clichés. It reprises a lot of story tropes, such as the victim leaving a Dying Clue that gets misinterpreted, a corrupted prosecutor that turns out to be the culprit, a Surprise Witness saving the day at the last minute, or the autopsy report getting updated in the middle of the trial. It also references the habit that many players have of presenting evidence at random until they find the one that works, and lampshades both the fact that the judge is willing to disregard everything that's already been proven in the event of a Game Over, and that the justice system is very heavily skewed in favor of the accusation.
    Rémi: Why should I be the one proving it? Shouldn't you be the one to prove they couldn't know each other?
    Judge: I'm sorry Mister Radis, but that's not how our judiciary system works. The defense has to prove everything, while the accusation can just emit baseless hypotheses and snicker like an idiot.
    Paul: (snicker)

  • All There in the Manual: The Dugtrio figure from Episode 47 and the Lugia figure from Episode 26 are respectively called Professor Taquenaki and Darby the Gentleman, but you wouldn't know that just by watching the episode, as those names are only mentioned in their respective blurbs.

  • Ambiguous Species: Lampshaded by Rémi in Episode 486, where upon finding the Chest of Truths, he declares that it contains the answers to every mystery, including the greatest one of all: which animal Esteban is.
    Esteban: According to a recent study, people think I'm a hippopotamus.

  • Anachronic Order: The first Rémi le Radis episode released was episode 47, followed by episode 21, then episodes 9, 79, 84, and so on. They are intended to be watched in release order, as indicated by the numbers on each episode's thumbnail. It becomes a Justified Trope when it's revealed that the Big Bad used a Time Divider so that events would happen out of order, but the characters would remember them as if they happened in order.

  • Attack Its Weak Point:
    • Esteban managed to find the weak point of the villain from Episode 47; it turned out to be located a few feet away from him.
    • Ganon in "VS The Legend of Zelda" has a weak point on his back, which makes him explode instantly when Link plunges his sword into it.

  • Bat Deduction: Rémi's reasoning to discover who killed Rodolphe involved replacing each letter in his dying message with the corresponding number, adding them up word by word, ordering them in ascending order, swapping two of them, and heating it up for three minutes, which resulted in a delicious chocolate cake. Inside the cake was the same adhesive tape roller that was found at the bottom of the pool and in Karine's underwear drawer, making the identity of the culprit obvious.

  • Battle Rapping: Patrick the Seal and Arthur the Hard Drive engaged in a rap battle in order to determine who between them was the most evil. Of course, since Arthur was programmed to be incapable of being evil, he had a hard time holding his own.
    Arthur: Hello. I am Arthur, and I'm a hard drive. I'm much stronger than you, because I have a lot of bytes. Yes. It is me. I am very mean. And I like being mean. And... And... (the music stops) No, no, this is too much for me, I can't keep going.

  • Bigger Bad: Sirius, towards both Master Crow and Bram.

  • Big WHAT: A big ¿QUÉ? from Esteban when Rémi announces to him that he'll be the one defending him in court.

  • Book-Ends:
    • The last words of Rémi in the final episode reprise the speech from the initial teaser for the series.
    • The closing scene of the final episode is the same as the opening scene of the first episode, although with Rum Bottle replacing Rémi.

  • Brick Joke: Esteban spent an entire episode ordering a pizza, only for the delivery man to mistakenly bring him a packet of vanilla sugar instead at the end. Ten episodes later, the very same delivery man comes back to deliver a copy of Pokémon Y to another character... except the game's box does not contain the cartridge, but Esteban's pizza.

  • Calvinball: Robotic Rock-Paper-Scissors features about 48 different moves, and explaining the broad strokes of its different rules and combinations took a little over three weeks. From what's seen of screen, the Statue of Liberty emancipates the scissors, the USB cable connects the chocolate fritter, and the TV remote destroys the manga. The latter move was used by the Techno-Cyclops during its duel against Rémi, but Rémi revealed he had placed a trap card inside the manga, which turned out to be a Fire-type Pokémon — and fire is super effective against TV remotes.

  • Captain Obvious: Esteban is prone to this:
    • "It is very cold in the Temple of Cold."
    • Commenting on Fish Rider: "The girl is naked".
    • When Bram asks if Rémi and he know what the Door of Spirits is, his answer is "Yes! It's a door!".

  • Censor Box: Because the Fish Rider figure is nude, the lower part of her body is covered by a black censor box every time she appears on screen. In the penultimate episode, she reveals that there is a laser rifle hidden behind it.

  • Embarrassing Initials: Phillipe Queraldo got mocked his whole life for having the initials "PQ", which is French slang for "toilet paper"note . After going through the trouble of officially changing his name, he is now called "Phillipe Deralquo", not realizing that teh situation actually got worse due to "PD" being French slang for "faggot"note .

  • Foreshadowing:
    • The first episode, Episode 47, is titled "The Door of Spirits". While this has nothing to do with the episode itself, the Door of Spirits actually becomes a pivotal plot point in the final episode.
    • During his battle against Rémi, Rum Bottle exclaims "You need more than some ridiculous parlor trick to defeat me!". This is actually a subtle hint regarding his later fate of becoming the Black Knight, whose catchphrase sounds very similar.

  • Gambit Pileup: The battle between Rémi and Rum Bottle qualifies. Rum Bottle anticipated that Esteban would throw a second potato, and protected himself with a Moroccan cookbook. Rémi, however, anticipated it, and slipped a pizzeria leaflet inside it, the powers of gastronomy and junk food thus canceling each other. Rum Bottle revealed he anticipated it by hiding a wooden apple-shaped box inside the flier, which Rémi anticipated by placing a bottle of nail polish inside it, which Rum Bottle anticipated by replacing the nail polish with ketchup... Ultimately subverted when Rémi revealed that he had, in fact, not anticipated anything, and just improvised at random the whole time. This actually worked, because Rum Bottle then found himself unable to predict what he would do next.
    Rémi: I anticipated that you'd anticipate this move!
    Rum Bottle: Good! Because I anticipated that you'd anticipate that I'd anticipate this move!
    Rémi: Oh yes? And did you anticipate that I had anticipated that you'd anticipate that I'd anticipate that you'd anticipate this move?
    Rum Bottle: Of course! And to be safe, I even anticipated that you'd anticipate that!

  • Ironic Echo: Sirius claims that he did not "kill" the Ariantes, but rather just "changed their life". Later, when Sirius is about to die and refuses to believe how easily he is going to be killed, Rémi tells him that he won't "kill" him, merely "change his life".

  • Lampshade Hanging: In "Rémi VS The Legend of Zelda", Rémi and Esteban want to purchase a vase to put a flower in it. Rémi points out to the vendor that the vases he's selling won't do because they are too small compared to said flower, to which the vendor answers that indeed, the proportions in the series are kind of all over the place.

  • Luck-Based Mission: Hubert, the third Celestial Guardian, challenged Rémi, Esteban and Rum Bottle to the ancestral trial of Dice Throwing. In order to win, they had to roll a four in three tries or less; rolling a six killed whoever threw the dice, rolling a two killed one of their allies, and rolling a three killed Hubert himself.

  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase:
    • The Black Knight: "You need more than [Noodle Incident] to kill me!"
    • Professor Moustache : "What? You're saying that [previously-made statement]?"

  • Multiple-Choice Past: The Final Episode reveals an alternate version of Rum Bottle's death, in which he actually emerged victorious from the Dice Throwing trial, but later fell victim to his own curiosity. Although Rémi assumes that the first version of the event was a lie by the Bigger Bad, the latter suggests the possibility that both versions are simultaneously correct.

  • Never Trust a Title: None of the episodes titles have anything to do with what actually happen in them. The sole exception is Episode 1, which actually is about an eggplant thief as the title suggests.
    • The title of the first episode released, Episode 47, actually acts as a bit of foreshadowing, as the Door of Spirits that it mentions actually ends up being a major plot point of the final episode.
    • The title of Episode 95 mentions Esteban's fiancee, which actually does end up becoming a plot point in "Rémi le Radis VS Ace Attorney". Unlike the previous example however, this is likely just a coincidence rather than an intentional act of foreshadowing.

  • New Powers as the Plot Demands:
    • Esteban sometimes displays powers and abilities that he had never demonstrated before, yet other characters usually act as if those had been well-established already. Said abilities include an unseen "secret technique", telepathic powers, potato-throwing skills, and black magic summonings.
    • Lampshaded by Sirius when Rémi and the Black Knight fuse together.
      Sirius: What? Where did that come from? This is completely stupid!
      Rémi: It's stupid... but that's how we do things!

  • Noodle Incident: Every time the Black Knight shows up, other characters mention previous events during which they believed him to have died. Said events include a potato avalanche, drowning inside a tub of mayonnaise, and a 250 meters high fall. None of these are ever seen on-screen.
    • USB Connector got the same treatment, with Rémi mentioning that he believed him to be dead after having been devoured by the supermarket's piranhas.

  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Professor Moustache describes himself as "an archaeologist, a speleologist, an anthropologist, and incidentally, a huge nerd".

  • Previously On…: Every episode begins with a recap of the previous episode. Even though said episodes don't actually exist.

  • Real Trailer, Fake Movie: There is a trailer for a non-existent movie telling the story of how Rémi and Esteban met during an alien zombie invasion, back when the former was a professional basketball player and the latter a special UNIT agent. It is set to release on February 31st, 2014.

  • Rule of Three: In order to open the Portal of Shadows, one must reunite either the three Artifacts of Chaos (the Statue of Osiris, the Medaillon of Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, and the Packet of Smecta) or the three Artifacts of Order (the Cigarette Case, the Expired Collyrium, and the Amazons' Nail Clippers).

  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Shaving Foam Tower has a self-destruct button, which Rémi and Esteban activate by accident as they leave the place.

  • Something Completely Different: Episode 2 does not begin with a recap of Episode 1, but instead with "Previously On… The Adventures of Gregory the Slice of Soft Bread!".

  • Stuff Blowing Up: Happens Once per Episode. It not happening was actually one of the hints that indicated Episode 486 to be a fake episode.

  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Bram interrupts the Celestial Guardians reunion just as one of them accidentally killed another member. When he asks Moroccan Slipper what he's hiding, Moroccan Slipper answers that "there's no corpse".

  • They Killed Kenny Again: Every time the Black Knight shows up, other characters exclaim that they thought he had died in a previous episode, which he usually responds with little more explanation than "You need more than that to kill me!".
    Rémi: The Black Knight? I thought you died in the Aubervilliers Canyon!
    The Black Knight: You need more than a simple potato avalanche to kill me!

  • The Unfought: Despite acting as the Big Bad of his respective story arc, Master Crow was never fought by Rémi and Esteban, who declined to battle him because it would have made the episode too long. He was blown up soon after when they accidentally triggered Shave Foam Tower's self-destruct button.

  • Un-Installment: Out of the alleged 100 episodes of the series, only 24 actually exist (not including the final two-parter, or any of the bonus episodes), leaving a total of 76 non-existent episodes. The most that's ever seen of said episodes are "Previously On…" segments, or even just a title mention.
    • Adding episodes that are mentioned either through "See..." footnotes or "Next Episode" endcards, there is a total of 44 named episodes.List of non-existent named episodes 
    • This leaves 41 episodes for which absolutely nothing is known, as they are never referenced either by title or through "Previously On…" segments.
    • Episode...?? names "La Mort de Rémi le Radis" ("The Death of Rémi the Radish") as the following episode. Needless to say, said episode doesn't exist either.

  • The Unintelligible: Pica Sot can only communicate by saying the letters L, G, H, and A, which makes it very difficult for the other Celestial Guardians to understand what he's attempting to say.
    Pica Sot: A. G. H. A. G. A. L. A. G.
    Pedro: Err... A... Aghagalag?
    Moroccan Slipper: I don't get it.
    Pica Sot: L. G. L. G. L. G. L. G. L. G. L. G. L. G. L. G. (beat) A.
    Pedro: Right, let's just mark him present.
    • Although Moroccan Slipper appears to have just as much trouble understanding Pica Sot as the other Guardians in the episode itself, he does seem able to do so during the credits, which may make it a case of Intelligible Unintelligible.

  • Verbal Tic: Oxoloto ends all of his sentences with a short rhyming laughter, her her.
    Oxoloto: Thank you for watching this video, ho ho! If you liked it, you can share it on social media, ha ha! And of course, don't forget to subscribe to the channel in order not to miss the next video, ho ho! You can find a special episode right now in the Magic Box, hox hox! No, "hox hox" sounds way too weird. Err... Can't we change the name of the Magic Box to a different rhyme? Like, uh... the Magic Boxo, ho ho!

  • Wham Episode:
    • Episode 1, aka the twentieth episode. It reveals the existence of the Time Divider, which allows Sirius to make events happen out of order while other characters remember them as if they did happen in order. It thus explains why the episodes are in Anachronic Order, which the viewer is likely to have attributed to Rule of Funny by this point, but now turns out to be a crucial part of the overall plot.
    • Episode...??, the twenty-third episode. It reveals that Sirius not only rescued Rum Bottle from death, but manipulated into committing a Face–Heel Turn, becoming the Black Knight in the process.

  • Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Discussed in Episode 1, when Fish Rider tries to give back the stolen eggplant to Rémi and Esteban:
    Rémi: Err... It's... a coffee capsule?
    Fish Rider: Of course not, it's an eggplant. The eggplant that this guy stole. I got it back, take it.
    Esteban: But it looks a lot like a coffee capsule.
    Fish Rider: Of course it's a coffee capsule, but it's purple, it looks like an eggplant, so it is an eggplant. Try to use your imagination a little.

  • You Have Failed Me:
    • After Master Crow fails to capture Karine and learn about the Artifacts, he begs Sirius to let him try again. Cue flesh-slicing sound.
    • Esteban is willing to forgive Pedro and to accept him as a friend after defeating him in a churro-eating contest, but Pedro tells him that sadly, Bram already killed him. Right after saying so, he dies in an explosion.


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