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"Hello! This is Stampy, and welcome to another Minecraft Let's Play video, and another video inside of Stampy's Lovely World!"
Stampy's Lovely World is a series on the YouTube channel of Stampylongnose, as well as his most well-known and popular series. Episodes 1-31 were unavailable on his channel for years due to the fact that they were not child-friendly. However, Stampy has reuploaded them under the title Lovely World Classic with things like the swearing edited out.

A spin-off series, Stampy's Funland, involves Stampy playing minigames against his Helpers, sometimes current and occasionally former; and the world tour of Stampy's "Lovelier" World features a revamped and improved version of the original Lovely World.

The first episode, "Welcome to Stampy's Lovely World", was initially uploaded on May 19th, 2012. In 2023, Stampy announced that the series will conclude later that year; the finale, Episode 823, "Thanks For Watching", was uploaded on October 21st. The episode playlist of the series can be found here.


The Lovely World series contains examples of the following tropes:

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  • Abandoned Area: There are lots of abandoned locations in this series.
    • Stampy's first shelter, initially, which was used as a temporary home when staying his first night in his Minecraft world. Eventually, William Beaver repurposed it in 2015, and it became his new home.
    • Stampy's first house, the first proper house Stampy built, was used once before he built his current home. Then he built the museum around it, effectively turning it into an artifact.
    • The Funland house that Stampy built as a base for Stampy's Funland builds, only to stop using it once he built too far away.
    • SOS Island, an island Longbow built after walking the plank in "Ship Shape". This was built over with new land by the time Stampy built his art gallery.
    • The water room, wheat room, dirt room, and cobblestone room. Stampy never uses those rooms, effectively making them abandoned.
  • Abnormal Ammo: The SS Stumpy has snowball cannons, to reflect the Lovely World residents' more peaceful nature.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Several minigames and shops are named this way.
  • Aerith and Bob: You got names like 'Stampy', 'Veeva Dash', and 'Fizzy', and then ones like 'William'. In Stampy's case, at least, he's using his screen-name and not his real name (though there have been allusions to his real-life name in the series), and this would presumably apply to most of the Helpers as well.
  • After the End/Zombie Apocalypse: One of the scary movies watched in the 2017 Halloween Episode, Block of the Dead, takes place in such a setting.
  • Aliens Steal Cattle: Cows could be found on top of buildings up to the episodes leading up to Episode 110, "Lunar Friends". Stampy theorizes that the tractor beam of the Lunar Friends' UFO wasn't strong enough to lift them up, which was how they ended up on top of buildings all over the place.
  • Alien Episode: Whenever the Lunar Friends are involved in an episode, it automatically turns into this.
  • All Myths Are True: If you ask about childhood story elements, they seem to be around every corner in the Lovely World. Santa Claus? He stops by every Christmas and one of his reindeer is one of Stampy's close friends. The Easter Bunny? He drops by every year or so to hold an Easter egg hunt. The Tooth Fairy? She operates a dentist's office downtown. Extraterrestrial life? Stampy befriended them once and now they show up every once in a while. Hell itself? Yep, that exists too.note 
  • Alliterative Title: Stampy is oddly fond of this. 112 of the titles of the first 400 episodes alone have alliterative titles.note  Stampy lampshades this in Episode 678, "Dangerous Day".
    Stampy: (explaining that the episode's adventures are too dangerous to have a dog accompany him) That's right. That's right, we're having a dangerous day. (laughs) Oh, that sounds like one of the titl– is that the title of this video? Is it called "Dangerous Day"? That's– that's the sort of title I would give, I like the alliteration.
  • Alternate Universe: An In-Universe example. In Episode 658, "Mirror World", HitTheTarget sends Stampy to one of his Lovely World and sends its equivalent of Stampy back to the original SLW. The alternate Lovely World replaces the Love Garden with the 'Potato Garden', exchanges the lava in the mob trap/grinder with water, gives the wolf pack different names, and is complete with alternate Helpers — Gillian Capybara, Peggy Reindeer and Dizzy Narwhal.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: The hostile mobs, or as Stampy prefers to call them, googlies. They attack all players, both heroic and villainous.
  • Animal Motifs: Several characters have this — Stampy Cat, Lee Bear, iBallisticSquid, Sqaishey Quack (though they have to use a chicken skin instead of a duck one due to version complications), William Beaver, Polly Reindeer, Fizzy Elephant...
  • And I Must Scream/Enslaved Tongue: In Episode 526, "Saving The World", Hit The Target takes control of Stampy's voice, making it so that Stampy has to say whatever HTT thinks without being able to speak for himself.
  • Amazing Technicolor World: The Lovely World is built to be bright and colourful. Even though there are buildings made out of varieties of stone and wood, Stampy almost always ends up incorporating a splash of colour to the design so that the building doesn't appear dull. Just try looking out over the Lovely World from a high place at night. It's stunning.
  • Ambiguous Situation: In the finale, Veeva Dash is revealed to have been sending notes to Stampy warning him of the Hit the Target attacks for years. However, her exact motivations for doing this, or how she truly felt about her alliance to Hit the Target was during this period, is unclear.
  • Amusement Park: Stampy's Funland is meant to be an amusement park, but it eventually ended up turning into a mini-game hub a year after its debut. Despite this, the wacky design of the entrance added to it before the end of the series reaffirms the idea of it being an amusement park.
  • And the Adventure Continues: The finale has Stampy and his friends leave Lovely World to explore new lands and make more memories.
  • Animal Espionage: Hit The Target's parrot serves at this up until Episode 624, "Helpless".
  • Anti-Air: A particularly horrifying example in Episode 541, "I Lost", where Stampy gets ambushed in his personal civilian helicopter with the use of one of these in cannon form by HTT, who uses this to shoot him down.
  • April Fools' Day: Between 2014 and 2017, Stampy released an April Fools' prank episode every year.
  • Arc Symbol: Many attacks by Hit The Target — or encounters involving him, in one case — is foreshadowed by motifs and items leading up to the attack.
  • Wither skulls, which are used to build Withers, and splash potions of poison/harming are a recurring motif between Episode 344, "I See You" and Episode 355, "Friends and Foes", showing that Veeva Dash has more malicious intentions than helping Stampy build the Lovely World, as well as symbolizing corruption/destruction.
  • The "laser satellite" sometimes makes cameos in the sky in episodes leading up to Episode 455, "Revenge", symbolizing the upcoming destruction which was bound to follow in its wake.
  • From Episode 612, "Mystery Parrot", the red parrot symbolizes espionage up until Episode 624, "Helpless", when this is revealed.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Delivered by Stampy in Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion", to Hit The Target.
    Stampy: You may have taken over the world, but have you really won? Like, are you actually happy now, Hit The Target?
  • Artifact Title: The "Funland" part of "Stampy's Funland" is supposed to refer to the location in the traditional theme park context, in the sense that it's full of rides and sideshow games typical of a real theme park. The inclusion of Minigames from 'Shear Fun' onward made this name completely irrelevant, since it no longer matched the concept of a "Funland".
  • Artistic License – Engineering: The runway of the airport is short to the point that the plane would realistically be unable to take off and land on it, a fact which is gleefully lampshaded on the fan wiki, and even Stampy remarked during the area's construction in Episode 539, "Helicopter", that the runway was relatively small compared with one in real life.
  • Artistic License – Geography: During the Christmas specials "North Pole" (Episode 367) and "Santa's Surprise" (Episode 686), the North Pole is depicted to have normal sunsets and sunrises, but in actuality, the sun only rises and sets once a year in a place so far north — sunrise is around the spring equinox, while sunset is around the autumn equinox, therefore all the Christmas specials which involve visiting the North Pole should realistically take place entirely at night.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: In Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", Stampy travels back in time so he can eat the most delicious cake, and ends up travelling 5 million years backwards and running into a pack of dinosaurs... although the time he traveled to was in the Pliocene, when (non-avian) dinosaurs have been long extinct.
  • An Asskicking Christmas: Whenever HTT decides to attack on the Christmas Episode. So far, this has happened in Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue", Episode 580, "Uninvited Guests" and Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion".
    • Saving Christmas: Adding to the above episodes, Episode 154, "Saving Santa", involves Santa crashing his sleigh and Stampy has to heal him. This also happens in Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue", but is overshadowed by the recovery of Lee Bear.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Stampy admits that the You Again Cloning Contraption is this in Episode 707, "Collecting History"; having a cloning machine in what's essentially the equivalent to his basement is amazing, and it is legitimately useful for duplicating building materials or food, but the fact that Hit The Target's used it for his own evil schemes twice means that it's really done more harm than good.
  • Back for the Finale: The finale has Stampy bring every friend he's ever made with him as they leave Lovely World. This includes characters who hadn't been seen or acknowledged for dozens or even hundreds of episodes, like Fred the Friendly Enderman, Lucky Cat, and Holly and Jolly.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Barnaby, in Episode 500, Memories, because of rewinding.
    • Also, any player who dies can come back, because respawning is possible in Stampy's Lovely World. This becomes a plot point in Episode 658, "Mirror World", where Stampy has to die in order to respawn back in his Lovely World, after being forcibly swapped with an Alternate Universe version of himself.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • Episode 541, "I Lost", ends with HitTheTarget's first victory after trapping Stampy in an inescapable situation with Barnaby as bait, but it's quickly mitigated in the following episode, "Hero Helpers", where the Helpers break Stampy out and save Barnaby.
    • Downplayed in "Thanks for Watching", the final episode of the series, where HitTheTarget finally succeeds in forcing Stampy to give up his Lovely World and leave it forever. Hit the Target gets what he's always wanted, but since Stampy is content with leaving and brings every friend he's made with him (including Veeva Dash, who abandons Hit the Target), it's made clear that ruling a barren world full of structures that other people built is a rather miserable win.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash has no qualms with hurting animals they employ in their evil plans, most notably seen with their abandonment of Secret. On the contrary, Stampy and most of his Helpers are far more likely to adopt non-hostile mobs, or at least treat them kindly — though this doesn't stop them from occasionally indulging in Black Comedy Animal Cruelty.
  • Ballroom Blitz: Hit the Target and Veeva Dash become the eponymous gate-crashers of the party at Fizzy Fun in Episode 472, "Gate Crashers".
  • Bank Robbery:
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Nobody who has visited the moon has had any difficulty breathing or used a spacesuit. Stampy tries to justify this by explaining he's good at holding his breath, but that doesn't explain how the others are able to walk around just fine — and as mentioned on the main page for this trope, holding your breath could actually rupture your lung, making things worse.
  • Batman Gambit: The key to winning at the minigame 'Corridors' is to use one of these.
  • Battle Discretion Shot: In Episode 670, "Hacked", where Stampy, who provides the viewpoint, stays out of the battle of the episode due to him trying to defy being The Load in the fight, having lost his permissions.
  • Bears Are Bad News: In Episode 472, "Gate Crashers", it is revealed that HTT and Veeva Dash keep a polar bear and her cub in their fortress as guards, exploiting the Mama Bear trope.
  • Beneath the Earth: In Episode 380, "All Mine", Stampy, William and Polly spend the entire episode exploring a large and elaborate cave system under the Funland and collecting resources from it.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: From "Friends And Foes" onward, the series' antagonists function as this, consisting of HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash forming schemes together. It turns into more of a Big Bad Ensemble from "Helpless" and onward after Stampy convinces Veeva Dash to change because the Grand Finale reveals that she had been sending warnings regarding HitTheTarget on a regular basis from that point forth.
  • Big Damn Heroes: This regularly occurs throughout episodes involving HitTheTarget and his nefarious schemes.
    • In Episode 92, "The First Cake", future Stampy from Episode 100 ("Cat to the Future") arrives Just in Time to distract Hit The Target from Ep92!Stampy.
    • In Episode 124, "Sinking Feeling", "the Kraken"note  shows up to help Stampy and Lee in the naval battle against HitTheTarget.
    • In Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue", the Lunar Friends save Stampy, Lee Bear and Barnaby from Hit The Target.
    • In Episode 291, "Egg Hunt", the Easter Bunny stops Hit The Target from blowing up the Hotel of Dreams.
    • In Episode 355, "Friends and Foes", William Beaver shows up to help Stampy defeat the Wither that Veeva Dash and Hit The Target spawned.
    • In Episode 418, "I Can't Win", the Wolf Pack chases Hit The Target away in a Zerg Rush.
    • In Episode 438, "Coffee Cup", Fizzy Elephant throws cookies around, causing the otherwise-invisible Hit The Target and/or Veeva Dash to pick up the cookies, giving Stampy the chance to aim and shoot arrows at them.
    • In Episode 526, "Saving the World", Fizzy distracts Hit The Target long enough for the rest of the Minecraft Helpers to arrive in time to help Stampy chase Hit The Target away.
    • In Episode 542, "Hero Helpers", William, Polly and Fizzy break into Hit The Target and Veeva Dash's fortress to rescue Stampy.
    • In Episode 580, "Uninvited Guests", Polly-bot arrives Just in Time to scare the Evil Duo into running away.
  • Birthday Episode: Fizzy set one up for Stampy in his debut episode, Episode 393, "Fizzy Elephant". Subverted by the fact that he did a Celebration Miscalculation and got the date wrongnote , but they have the party anyway.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
    • Episode 320, "Sleepy Stampy", ends with one. Stampy manages to escape from one of HitTheTarget's traps, but Barnaby got dognapped in the chaos.
    • Episode 339, "Bye Bear", ends with Lee permanently leaving the SLW, but only after one last day of playing minigames in the Funland, and leaving his secret cake recipe behind for Stampy.
    • Episode 700, "Tragic Day", as the Spoiler Title suggests, is bitter in that Bengy and Corey get killed in battle (Fluffy was also presumed dead but was later revealed to have survived, but still) during the episode, but is also sweet in that Stampy adopts a new dog, Secret, at the end of the episode and celebrates his 700th episode of the series with his Helpers.
    • Episode 760, "Impossible Choice", also gets one. Barnaby is cured from being poisoned by Veeva Dash, but as part of the deal made for this to happen, Stampy relinquishes claim over the Funland to HTT. He resolves to make it work at the end of the episode.
    • Episode 823, "Thanks For Watching", ends the entire series on a bittersweet note. HTT finally takes over the Lovely World, but Stampy realizes that the World itself isn't what's important, it's the people in it and the memories they've made. Him, the Helpers, and all of the other inhabitants leave together, and are joined by Veeva Dash, who's revealed to have been trying to warn Stampy about the post-hiatus HTT attacks and properly redeems herself by leaving HTT's side.
  • Bizarrchitecture: The world is full of it. To start off, we have Stampy's Cool House, which has a whole tower above it, among other things.
  • Bizarro Universe/Level in Reverse: The Alternate Lovely World is this to Stampy in Episode 658, "Mirror World", as everything is familiar to him but is alien at the same time, to the point that the mirroring made him feel a bit sick.
  • Black Comedy Pet Death:
    • Fizzy kills William's pet chicken in Episode 651, "Fizzy's Crime"... in the episode where they were building a courthouse. Naturally, Stampy orders Fizzy to be placed on trial for murder the moment they finish construction.
    • While the 'pet' stage was never officially reached, Fizzy does also kill Bernie, an endermite Polly and William were planning on adopting, in Episode 693, "RIP Bernie".
  • Black Market: Played for Laughs in Episode 101, "Chubby Kitty", where Stampy resorts to attempt a trade of this sort with Finnball in order to eat cake during the Diet Episode.
  • Body Horror: In Episode 708, "Where Is Your Face?", William's body glitches out due to issues with the RTX shading — first, he gains a second head, then his face disappears, his right arm goes straight through his torso, and he gains a second torso attached to the first. He's thankfully better by the end of the video.
  • Bookcase Passage:
    • In the library of Stampy's House, there is a secret passageway behind his fireplace which leads to his treasure vault of diamonds and gold. Stampy has also added a failsafe escape route in the vault in case anyone traps him inside, as both the old and new generations of Helpers have demonstrated.
    • HitTheTarget also had one in his house which connected to an underground lair, where he imprisoned Stampy's dogs after kidnapping them. Stampy discovers this in Episode 92, "The First Cake".
  • Bowdlerise: The first 31 episodes are re-uploaded eight years after their initial release under the title Lovely World Classic, with the swearing edited out.
  • Bow and Sword in Accord: Both Stampy and Hit The Target wield both a sword and archery equipment. However, the former possesses an enchanted diamond sword and the latter uses a stone sword (sometimes plain diamond but rarely).
  • Brains and Brawn: Veeva Dash is the brains to Hit the Target's brawn. Most of Hit the Target's tactics rely on brute force, while Veeva Dash is a skilled machinist and potion maker. After the two joined forces, the plans to take over the world noticeably became more technologically advanced.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In Episode 47, "Ship Shape", after being forced to Walk the Plank, Longbow builds an underground house under 'SOS Island', which is then accidentally revisited in Episode 229, "Vault of Treasure", during the construction of the 'Piggy Bank'. Sadly, the house had to be destroyed to make room for the vault, and the town expansion eventually covered up the island.
    • In Episode 320, "Sleepy Stampy", Stampy eats a cake infused with a sleeping potion, and warns Lee Bear not to touch the slice he hadn't eaten. At the end of Episode 355, "Friends and Foes", William Beaver eats the last slice before Stampy could warn him and falls asleep.
    • In Episode 624, "Helpless", Fizzy spends the entire first part of the video stealing blocks from Stampy's house. When Stampy finally gets out of Hit The Target's trap and saves his dogs, the Helpers join up with him, and Fizzy throws even more blocks he's stolen out of his inventory.
  • Butt-Monkey: In Episode 250, "Disco Domain", the occupant of the 'Water Wonderland' room of the Hotel of Dreams is regarded as this.
    Stampy: The only problem is if you're in the room next door [to the 'Disco Domain' room], it's actually gonna be really rubbish if you're in the 'Water Wonderland', 'cause underneath you, you've got all the animals [in the 'Amazing Animals' room] being noisy, then next door you have the 'Disco Domain' [with the flashing lights and the music].
  • The Caligula: In a case of Vile Villain, Saccharine Show, HitTheTarget is the Determinator variety of tyrant, who is willing to plot elaborate schemes and occasionally brute-force his way through Stampy's efforts to make a Sugar Bowl by imposing his lust for power on others, only caring for his own ends and thinking the means justify them.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": The rose (now the poppy) was referred to as "Lovely Jubbly Love-Love Petals" and the dandelion was called the "sunkiss" flower. Sheep were also called "woolies" back in the day, with cows and pigs being referred to as "moo moos" and "piggy wigs", respectively.
  • Capture the Flag: The minigame 'Flower Power' is based on this. 'Spleef Chief' also has similar themes, but is combined with the popular Minecraft game 'Spleef' instead of PVP.
  • A Cat in a Gang of Dogs: Stampy himself, most predominantly, though Mittens is tamed in 2013 and Lucky Cat in 2018. The three of them are the only cat characters amongst Stampy's large group of pet dogs.
  • Caught on Tape: Part of Stampy's evidence in favour of ruling Fizzy guilty of his crimes in his trial during Episode 653, "Trial", is that the entire thing was caught on Lovely World episode footage two episodes previously. The episode then proceeds to do a Flashback Cut to show the footage.
  • Celebration Miscalculation: Fizzy sets up a birthday party for Stampy in his debut Episode 393, "Fizzy Elephant", which was released in March. Stampy's birthday is in December, so he naturally comments on this in the episode, but decides to have the party anyway.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
    • In Episode 124, HitTheTarget was forced to Walk the Plank, which was portrayed in a fairly positive way and was celebrated in the episode as it signified his defeat. He ended up surviving and proceeded to build an elaborate underwater base for future scheming, which comes into play in his next attack about four months later in Episode 165, "Ocean Adventure".
    • Doubles as foreshadowing in this case. In Episode 316, "Alligator", Amy ate an apple which Stampy gave her and fell asleep, assumed at the time to be from exhaustion. Two episodes later, in Episode 318, "Investigator", Lee ate a pie (also given to him by Stampy) and also fell asleep, which was also written off to be from exhaustion. And finally, in Episode 320, "Sleepy Stampy", Stampy eats a mysterious cake and falls asleep, which is clearly stated in the episode to be the result of Slipping a Mickey.
    • The Rewind Gags leading up to Episode 500, "Memories", turn out to be very important to the plot behind the episode in question as they're controlled by Veeva Dash, but becomes a Chekhov's Gag when Stampy is able to learn to exploit the rewinds himself.
    • The sudden mutings via Remote Mind Vocalizers starting from Episode 513, "Cart Count" become very important in Episode 526, "Saving the World", since Hit The Target and Veeva Dash are, once again behind those.
  • Character Blog: The New Helpers — William, Polly, and Fizzy — and Veeva Dash all have official Twitter accounts that were active in the 2015-17 era and provide some behind-the-scenes and backstory information for both of them.
  • Cheesy Moon: In the universe of the SLW, this is very much the case, as Stampy discovers. Apples made from lunar cheesenote  become a plot point in a couple of episodes as well.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang:
    • In Episode 16, "My Lovely Tower", Stampy discovers Hit The Target's secret underground base and has suspicions that HTT is plotting against him. By Episode 42, "Unexpected Drama", Hit The Target starts an attack on the Lovely World, and Stampy ends up blowing up his castle after defeating him, but never destroyed the underground portions of the fortress. In Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue", the underground part of the fortress was re-used by Hit The Target as his base of operations after kidnapping Lee Bear.
    • The World's Tastiest Cake was the catalyst for Stampy's time-travelling shenanigans in Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", then was made again in Episode 110, "Lunar Friends", to give to the Lunar Friends to power their UFO back to the Moon.
    • The You Again Cloning Contraption is a major example. It was first used in Episode 179, "Cloning Contraption", to clone another Stampy Cat to help with the building of the 'Soggy Sandwich' restaurant. Then it's used again in Episode 184, "Clone Calamity", where HitTheTarget makes a Clone Army and attacks Stampy and Lee using it, and Lee also clones himself to help with the fighting. All the known clones at the time died in the episode, and Stampy breaks the button which would enable the machine to work, though it's replaced at a later point in time. Later in Episode 356, "William Beaver", William got curious and decided to clone himself with the machine, once again to help with construction. Finally, in Episode 700, "Tragic Day", HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash recycle the past plan and decide to clone an army of dogs large enough to Zerg Rush Stampy and his own wolf pack, which proved to be disastrous on both sides, considering that the villainous duo still lost the battle and two of Stampy's own dogs died in the crossfire (and one more was mistaken for dead), which prompted Stampy to destroy the machine once and for all.
    • In Episode 255, Lee Bear supposedly leaves a cookie for Stampy after going on vacation, which Stampy gifts to Santa for Christmas. After it turns out that Lee was kidnapped by Hit The Target all along, it was subsequently discovered that the cookie was poisoned, and Santa got poisoned as a result.
  • Chekhov's Gunman:
    • Several Minecraft Helpers are given shout-outs in the Love Garden before they officially appear, such as Lee Bear and Sqaishey.
    • Starting from Episode 612, "Mystery Parrot", a red parrot starts appearing all over the SLW. It turns out to be a Voice Changeling crucial to HTT's next plan.
  • Christmas Episode: Excluding the hiatus, this happens once a year, usually in the form of an episode preparing for Christmas and the next celebrating it.
    • 2012: Episode 45, "Christmas Day".
    • 2013: Episode 153, "Frosty Long Nose" and Episode 154, "Saving Santa".
    • 2014: Episode 260, "Building Snowmen" and Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue".
    • 2015: Episode 366, "Christmas Traditions" and Episode 367, "North Pole".
    • 2016: Episode 473, "Feeling Festive" and Episode 474, "Christmas in Space".
    • 2017: Episode 578, "Snow Home" and Episode 580, "Uninvited Guests".
    • 2018: "Merry Christmas", a short video made during the hiatus.
    • 2020: Episode 685, "Frosty 'Longer' Nose" and Episode 686, "Santa's Surprise".
    • 2021: Episode 732, "Snowman Party" and Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion".note 
    • 2022: Episode 780, "In His Castle" and Episode 781, "Christmas Truce?".
  • Christmas Town: The North Pole, Santa's place of residence and where Polly Reindeer hails from. Stampy visits this place in Episode 367, "North Pole" and Episode 686, "Santa's Surprise".
  • Circus Episode: In Episode 144, "The Big Show", the characters put up a circus act as part of the week-long 500K Subscribers Special.
  • City of Gold: Very, very much downplayed; the floor of the Clay Oven Pizzeria is made of iron ore blocks.
  • City on the Water:
    • Many of the expansions of the Town are constructed over the sea between the start of the Town and the borders of the Funland, to the point that reclamation has caused the Town and the Funland to eventually link up. Tragically, Spring the dog also ended up drowning in the sea under the Police Station because of this.
    • Parts of the Funland are also built over a frozen lake.
  • Cliffhanger: Episode 541, "I Lost", ends with this.
  • Clip Show:
    • The non-canonical episode "Stampy Vs Hit The Target – The Story So Far" gives a brief recap on every Hit The Target attack up to Episode 658, "Mirror World" using this format.
    • Episode 701, "Remembering", ends with a montage of Stampy's memories of Fluffy, Bengy, and Corey, his then-recently deceased (or presumed deceased, in one case) dogs.
  • Clock Tower: Though the clock part is purely aesthetic, the Clock Tower stands as a landmark of the Lovely World to this day and is one of the tallest structures in the entire SLW, at 110 blocks tall.note  It houses the Tick Tock Clock Shop at the base and the Tea Time Tea Shop near the top, and the top of the clock tower is said to be the best lookout spot across the town. It took Stampy and his Helpers seven episodes (Episodes 319-325), two kidnappings, numerous deaths and a vertical parkour race to build the entire thing, and even after construction, several climatic moments in the series have taken place on the clock tower.
  • Clone Army: In Episode 184, "Clone Calamity", HitTheTarget tries to use this tactic to distract Stampy and Lee. This concept is recycled in Episode 700, "Tragic Day", where he and Veeva Dash clone dogs in the dozens to Zerg Rush Stampy.
  • Color Motif:
    • Stampy often builds things in orange and white, as that is the colour of his Minecraft skin, and by extension the colour of his Lovely World's flag.
    • HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash have taken red and black as their colours, which is lampshaded in Episode 418, "I Can't Win".
  • The Colored Cross: Averted. The Caring Cat Clinic, the hospital in his world, uses the signature red cross design on the front entrance, rather than an alternate color.
  • Construction Is Awesome: A majority of the Lovely World episodes are spent building. It pays off.
  • Contemplation Location: The Inspiration Room in Stampy's House served as this to him, to think of new build ideas. He notes in Episode 600, "Town Tour", that he no longer uses it as the room was supposed to contain all the blocks one could have in Minecraft, and since its construction... a lot of blocks have been added to the game. He spends Episode 742, "Something Inspiring", adding an extension to the room which is a lot less cumbersome and actually more inspiring.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: The structures and whatnot that are left over from Hit the Target attacks are all removed fairly quickly... from the main Lovely World, that is. Any structures from previous attacks near Hit the Target's base are pretty much never removed unless they have to be. As such, any trip to the fortress is jampacked with references to previous episodes, such as Stampy's destroyed helicopter, or the pillars from Episode 683 "Darkness".
  • Continuity Nod: In Episode 702, "Can Beavers Swim?" (released in late May 2021), Stampy reveals that he rediscovered HitTheTarget's underwater base from Episode 165, "Ocean Adventure" (released in early February 2014) while preparing for a space to build his next minigame.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: The jails in the Playful Popo Station are playrooms, where the detainees are trapped inside to play non-stop until their sentence is up.
  • Cool Boat:
    • The SS Stumpy. HitTheTarget also eventually builds one — which Stampy notes as an impressive build before realizing it was HTT's, which naturally results in a naval battle in Episode 124, "Sinking Feeling".
    • Much later into the series, between Episodes 746 and 747, Stampy also builds a luxury yacht at his 'dock' next to the SS Stumpy... and he adds a fully-functioning bowling alley inside it due to Rule of Funny.
  • Cool House:
    • Stampy's House is a Big Fancy House made of oak wood and sandstone, and there is a large tower with water streams connecting the house with the farm and the lake, which is also home to his not-so-Secret Base. It also has an underground Nether portal and if Wonder Quest was anything to go by, there is also a portal to the world of Wonderberg in the basement. It also happens to be the largest house in the neighbourhood, especially when most of his Helpers either sleep at his house, especially in earlier episodes, or have far more humble abodes, e.g. Polly's stable.
    • In the North Pole, though, Polly's stable is also significantly larger in size when compared with everyone else's, and even has a balcony for her to sunbathe at the North Pole. It's used to demonstrate her building skills and talent.
  • Cool Train: Stampy builds one that is powered by steam with his Helpers between Episodes 698 and 699.
  • Courtroom Episode: Episode 653, "Trial", covers Fizzy Elephant's trial for killing William Beaver's pet chicken two episodes earlier.
  • Covers Always Lie: The thumbnail for Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion", shows the Love Garden full of TNT, with the heavy implication that Hit The Target is planning on blowing it up. In the actual episode, the only thing HTT does to the Love Garden is walk through it to get to Stampy's house — what gets blown up is Stampy's bedroom.
  • Creator In-Joke:
    • The train of thought behind the naming of Joe's Arcade.note 
    • The "Days Since Stampy Left Me Here: 131290" sign in Episode 680, "Turny Journey".note 
  • Crop Circles: One had appeared beside the Funland sign and could be seen in the episodes leading up to Episode 110, "Lunar Friends", where Stampy discovers the source of the crop circles.
  • Cross-Referenced Titles: Episode 719, "I Won", references Episode 541, "I Lost".
  • Cue the Sun: Episode 158, "Bouncy Boats", starts with Stampy going up to his 'Music Tower' to watch the sunrise.

    D–K 
  • Damsel in Distress/Distressed Dude: This comes up practically every other episode which involves HitTheTarget.
    • In the episodes leading up to Episode 92, "The First Cake", the entire wolf pack sans Barnaby gets gradually kidnapped.
    • In Episode 162, "Missing Mittens", Mittens the cat gets kidnapped, but is rescued three episodes later in Episode 165, "Ocean Adventure". In the latter episode, Stampy also falls for a cake trap briefly, but he breaks himself out soon after.
    • In Episode 212, "Fight in Flight", Barnaby is kidnapped by hot-air balloon. Previous episodes show that HTT had been trying to kidnap other dogs with the same method for a while.
    • In Episode 255, "Bees and Bears", Lee Bear claims to have gone on vacation, but was discovered to be kidnapped in Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue".
    • In Episode 320, Stampy himself gets in on the action by falling for another cake trap, and ends up getting captured. He escapes but Barnaby had been kidnapped in the chaos. He was only rescued in Episode 338, "Hot Spot".
    • In Episode 386, "Brain Wave", HTT briefly holds Polly hostage but Stampy manages to bluff his way out of the scenario to scare him and Veeva Dash off.
    • In Episode 438, "Coffee Cup", HTT and Veeva Dash briefly get their hands on the entire wolf pack and splashes them all with an invisibility potion to try to get away, but that plan was foiled very soon and all the dogs are recovered quickly.
    • In Episode 472, "Gate Crashers", the Helpers and the dogs all get captured. Stampy has to go Dressing as the Enemy to save them.
    • In Episode 526, "Saving the World", Stampy briefly becomes this before the Helpers show up, though Stampy figures out how to get help even when being all but held hostage by HTT.
    • In the episodic arc 541-542 "I Lost" and "Hero Helpers", respectively), Barnaby is kidnapped and held hostage and Stampy is disarmed and forcibly held captive until the Helpers arrive to free them in a Roaring Rampage of Rescue.
    • In Episode 551, "Parkour Race", Polly Reindeer gets kidnapped and replaced by Polly-Bot, a robotic replica. Stampy tries to save her in Episode 575, "Polly-Bot", and it takes him some quick thinking and Loophole Abuse to convince Polly-Bot to do a Heel–Face Turn.
    • In Episode 624, "Helpless", Stampy gets tricked into a trap but manages to get out.
    • In Episode 670, "Hacked", the entire wolf pack gets kidnapped in the chaos of Stampy visiting the Nether and having his account hacked.
  • Darker and Edgier/Unexpectedly Dark Episode: While by no means dark, the HitTheTarget episodes are far more intense and action-packed than the usual relaxing episodes of Lovely World. In addition, some of HitTheTarget's plans, such as attacking Stampy's dogs, are darker than the usual tone of the series.
    • Even among the HTT attack episodes, Episode 541, "I Lost" is one of the darkest, as it is the only episode where the attack ends with a bad ending.
    • In post-hiatus episodes, the plans get even more climactic when HTT sends a dog army of his own via the cloning machine, leading to two of Stampy's dogs dying, and blows up Stampy's first bedroom so he can replace it with his own design. This is compared to pre-hiatus episodes, where the worst HTT reasonably gets is killing Barnaby in "Memories" and siccing a robot replica of Polly on Stampy, which were more easily rectified, caused less collateral damage, and weren't completely direct attacks on Stampy himself.
  • Darkness Equals Death: Like most other Minecraft worlds, hostile mobs spawn in dark places and especially at night. HTT and Veeva Dash invoke this in Episode 683, "Darkness" to cause a huge number of googlies to spawn in the middle of the day, likely to distract Stampy and/or make them do their dirty work to kill him — which would be a distraction anyway due to respawning mechanisms existing. Thankfully, Stampy is, for once, Genre Savvy enough to figure out their plan and get his dogs to safety before anything drastic happens.
  • Dateless Grave: All the dog graves scattered around the World do not state the birth/taming dates of the dogs or their death dates.
  • Deadly Euphemism: HTT's Drowning Pit in Episode 320, "Sleepy Stampy" had a sign next to it which said, "Pull to eliminate prisoner".
  • The Dead Have Names: The 'Top Paw Dog Assault Course', on top of being a Dog Assault Course, doubly serves as a memorial to remember the deceased dogs of the Lovely World. Each deceased dog's name is listed, along with a symbolic item to represent them and/or their death.
  • Dead Person Conversation: One occurs between Stampy and Hit The Target, who was dead at the time, in Episode 76, "Revelation".
  • Death as Comedy: It happens every so often between the old Helpers — usually involving someone killing someone else, with Stampy trying to act as the mediator between them. The new Helpers — especially Fizzy and his shenanigans — can cause this to occur too, though far less often than their older counterparts.
  • Death is Cheap:
    • This being Minecraft with a respawn mechanism, it is to be expected. Many minigames involving PVP have the players set their spawns before going off into the arena to kill each other.
    • This is exploited in Episode 658, "Mirror World", where Stampy jumps off the Clock Tower in the Alternate Universe of the SLW to return to his spawnpoint in his own Lovely World. The Other Stampy Cat also ends up returning home this way after dying in combat.
  • Deliberately Monochrome:
    • Episodes involving Hit The Target are usually edited to have desaturated footage, instead of the normal bright, colourful, happy episodes, as shorthand that the episode in question is going to be Darker and Edgier and considerably more suspenseful.
    • The nightmare sequences in Episode 351, "Nightmares", are also presented with desaturated footage.
  • Denser and Wackier: From 2016 onward, the premise of Stampy's builds reach increasingly absurd concepts that are decreasingly possible in the universe of Minecraft the series is set in.
  • The Dentist Episode: In Episode 235, "Loose Tooth", Stampy and Lee build the Loose Tooth dentist's office and get dental check-ups.
  • Determinator: Hit the Target has never quite given up on his goals, nor has Stampy given up on defeating him. Until the finale...
  • Deus ex Machina: Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", has Stampy lock Hit the Target in a metal cage, but then the second he turns his back, he straight up just disappears. Stampy even dug the area around him and didn't find anything. No explanation is ever given as to how this happened.
  • Diet Episode: After eating the World's Tastiest Cake, Lee Bear makes Stampy go on a diet, but Stampy manages to win his cake privileges back after beating Lee at the 'Fish Me a Dish' minigame.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • In Episode 117, "Belly Dance", Squid pushes a pig off a cliff (it didn't die, thankfully), so Lee shoots him dead. Stampy lampshades this in the episode.
      Stampy: Lee! Come on! I know he hurt the pig, but that was a bit harsh.
    • In Episode 651, "Fizzy's Crime", Fizzy killed William's pet chicken because it took him much longer than usual to lead the chicken to the building site.
  • Distress Ball: Stampy is handed this in Episode 541, "I Lost", when he decides to try to spy on HitTheTarget in his helicopter and ends up getting shot down with an Anti-Air cannon. However, if this trope were averted, he would have still returned home to a missing Barnaby and would have to launch a rescue mission for him regardless.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In Episode 719, when Stampy inhales the smoke from a Magic Campfire, he loses his memory and acts a bit woozy.
  • Doomed New Clothes: In the episodic arc 678-680, Stampy makes and enchants a new set of armour, and finds a new enchanted diamond chestplate in an End City chest. He loses all of it by falling into the Void.
  • Downer Ending:
  • Dreaming of a White Christmas: The SLW takes place relatively up north (since much of the world used to be a cold taiga, and according to the episodes, is quite close to the North Pole geographically) and usually, there's snow and ice year-round at least somewhere in the World. Snowmen are built every year. It certainly helps that snow doesn't melt as easily in Minecraft as it does in real life.
  • Dream Episode: The 2015 Halloween Episode, "Nightmares" (Episode 351), involves three nightmare sequences.
  • Driven to Suicide:
    • In Episode 42, "Unexpected Drama", HitTheTarget lights his escape tunnel on fire to delay his enemies while they storm his fortress, and ends up burning himself to death in the process.
    • In Episode 658, "Mirror World", Stampy exploits the Death is Cheap mechanic by jumping off the Clock Tower in the Mirror World, in order to respawn in and return to his own Lovely World.
  • Drowning Pit: In Episode 320, "Sleepy Stampy", Hit The Target traps Stampy in an obsidian pit and tries to drown himnote . Stampy manages to breathe using a redstone torch (for context, this is Minecraft, pre-Update Aquatic), and escapes using an empty water bucket in the dispenser.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: The very early episodes of Lovely World are more survival-based than building-based, with some of them not even taking place in the Lovely World. For many of them, Stampy is also alone, without his usual group of Minecraft Helpers. Stampy's personality comes across as being quite different too; he's much quieter and doesn't sound as cheerful. On top of that, he actually swore on a few occasions, as the series was originally aimed at older viewers. He stopped this once he found out that younger viewers were also watching his videos. This is parodied in one of his April Fool's Day specials.
  • Easter Egg:
    • In Episode 670, "Hacked", Stampy's world selection screen after being kicked out of his Lovely World shows a world named 'Building Time Season 2?' and the save screen of the world saying "NO". Ironically, a Christmas special for the series was announced just a couple of days before Christmas, i.e. several weeks after the episode's release.
      • Another one of the worlds on display is one in Creative Mode named 'My Cake Retreat'. To have a whole world made of (judging by the icon of the world) and dedicated to cake...
    • Over three years after Episode 541, "I Lost", in Episode 683, "Darkness", the ruins of Stampy's helicopter shot down by HTT are still left at the base of the fortress. The rubble not being cleared in the months following the attack is somewhat understandable, but it still being there after the hiatus of almost two years is getting kind of ridiculous.
  • Egopolis: Technically, the world's name is Stampy's Lovely World, but the series is usually just referred to as Lovely World.
  • Edible Bludgeon:
    • The minigame 'Broth Brawl' involves knocking people into the "broth" (water) with pieces of food, which includes and is not limited to potatoes, carrots, fish, mushrooms and loaves of bread.
    • In Episode 450, "Fizzylympics", one of the events in the eponymous tournament is knocking competitors into the sea with cookies, much like in 'Broth Brawl'.
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: In the minigame 'Fire and Water', the player on the water side can use a bucket of water to block and extinguish the moves of the fire side.
  • Embarrassing Password: Apparently, Stampy's Minecraft account can be accessed with stampyrules123... according to Episode 670, "Hacked", anyway. Naturally, this is lampshaded in the episode.
  • Epic Ship-on-Ship Action: Episode 124, "Sinking Feeling", involves a naval battle between Stampy and HTT.
  • Escaped Animal Rampage: Several times, farm animals end up escaping their enclosures when transporting them to a different location, and the cast are forced to round them back up. This has become much rarer in later episodes due to the addition of leads to Minecraft.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first thing we learn about Fizzy is that he's an eccentric elephant who loves bright wool, cookies, fireworks, parties, and playing games. He also guesses that a random day is Stampy's birthday for no reason, and gives himself as a present.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Type 3 occurs when Veeva Dash, a trusted Minecraft Helper, betrays Stampy in Episode 355, "Friends and Foes". At the end of the episode, he expresses much shock and disbelief for her betrayal.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash live in a fortress surrounded by lava, and are heavily associated with the Nether, which is basically Minecraft Hell. However, the fortress is also built in/near a cold, snowy biome, making the island Hailfire Peaks territory.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: Hit The Target's second and main fortress is this, being built out of nether brick and themed around Fire and Brimstone Hell.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Episode 703, "Stampy Fails At Redstone", involves... Stampy failing at redstone.
  • Exploring the Evil Lair: Stampy does this during some HTT attacks, as his fortress develops into a more and more dangerous place.
  • Explosion Propulsion: The minigame 'Whale of a Time' exploited this mechanic, using TNT to launch players up into the air (while negating explosion damage using water), allowing them to land in various designated colourful hoops in the lake the minigame was built on. This became averted when an update nerfed the power an explosion propulsion could have, rendering the minigame non-functional and "broken".
  • Extended Disarming: Episode 100, "Cat to the Future" has Stampy forcing Hit the Target to drop all forms of weapons he has, including a sword, a bow and arrows, a shovel, an axe, and a pickaxe. Granted, it's Minecraft, so it doesn't really give the impression of him carrying a ridiculous amount of items, but the scene was no doubt inspired by this trope.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • In Episode 670, "Hacked", Veeva Dash removed all of Stampy's permissions by hacking, but forgot to do the same to his Helpers, who then exploit this to fight off HTT and Veeva Dash in Stampy's place.
    • In Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion", HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash saw Stampy show up at the train fully geared up and armed, but they forgot to make him surrender said gear to them, which Stampy uses against them at the end of the episode.
  • Faux Flame: Due to Hit The Target's death by burning himself alive in Episode 42, "Unexpected Drama", his ghost is surrounded by these — Stampy is able to walk through them without getting hurt.
  • Finale Title Drop: An episode-specific one occurs in Episode 541, "I Lost".
    Stampy: I think that, for the first time ever, in any of my battles against HitTheTarget... I lost. (To Be Continued)
  • Find the Cure!: Episode 760, "Impossible Choice", revolves around this with the confirmation that HitTheTarget is Carrying the Antidote.
  • Fishing Minigame:
    • The 'Fish Me a Dish' minigame is based on this.
    • The 'Flying Fish' sushi restaurant relies on fishing and redstone to get the food to the table, and the Employee of the Month minigame is based around fishing as well.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing:
    • Episode 212, "Fight in Flight": Before the unarmed gentlemen's duel on the bridge, Stampy tells HTT to throw his sword off the edge of his hot-air balloon, but neglects to tell him to throw off his bow as well. Naturally, HTT tries to cheat during the duel using his bow and arrows.
    • Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue": For Christmas, Stampy receives a present from "greeny long head" — an arrow, and the one from "slippery blue face" is a piece of TNT. The third present — wrapped in red and black and "from an old friend" — has Hit The Target hiding in it.
    • Episode 375, "Evil Plan": The buttons of the teleporter have been changed from stone to wood, as one can see when Stampy first enters it, signifying that it has been hacked. About ten seconds later, once he has activated the teleporter... it most certainly does not transport him to where he needs to go, to say the least.
    • Episode 541, "I Lost": Veeva Dash makes a brief cameo at about the 7:05 mark as she is sneaking into the Doghouse while Stampy is flying over his house. Later in the episode, Stampy noticed something weird had been built on HTT's fortress in his helicopter, who then shoots him and his helicopter down with said weird thing, i.e. an Anti-Air cannon.
    • Episode 575, "Polly-Bot": In the middle of the episodenote , the sound of glass breaking can be heard, and the only glass in the vicinity of the build site are the glass window panels on the ceiling. About 30 seconds later, lava starts dropping down from the ceiling, signifying the start of Hit The Target and Veeva Dash's next plan.
    • Episode 670, "Hacked": Stampy receives a message that someone else was able to access his account, which he ignores. About 15 seconds later, he loses all of his permissions to interact with his Lovely World.
  • Flanderization: At first, Duncan was known as the grumpy, moody dog of the pack. After he gained his crush on Mittens, this personality became less and less shown, until it eventually became nonexistent. His distinguishing trait nowadays is being Mittens' boyfriend.
  • Flashback-Montage Realization: During the events of Episode 719, "I Won", Stampy has one of these when eating the cake to regain his memories after being surrounded by the amnesia-inducing campfires in the basement of HTT's castle, reflecting on pretty much every notable event in the series involving cake up to that point.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Tying in with the Spoiler Title, Episode 541 was titled "I Lost". You do the math from there.
  • Foreshadowing: Before HitTheTarget attacks, there are often signs such as arrows on the ground and the dogs being upset, which Stampy sometimes lampshades.
    • In Episode 612, "Mystery Parrot", Stampy finds a parrot and tries to tame it, but it wouldn't accept any seeds and it wasn't any of his Helpers' either, so he writes it off as bugged. It turns out that the parrot belonged to HitTheTarget, who Stampy likely forgot was in his World.
    • In Episode 683, "Darkness", Stampy comments on the nether brick towers built all over his town (which he had first noticed the other day) about five seconds before the mechanism behind the towers got activated to cover up the sky.
    • Other than in the episodes themselves, supplementary material — the Twitter accounts of the newer Helpers and Veeva Dash — often provide Worldbuilding for what goes on in the Lovely World behind the scenes and hints towards upcoming episodes.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode:
    • Every episode where HitTheTarget attacks, which tend to rudely interrupt Stampy's plans for a happy, fun episode.
    • The Christmas preparation videos also fall into this category; Stampy and his Helpers make snowmen in front of the balcony, decorate the Clubhouse, and build the Christmas tree.
    • Episodes 300 ("Everything"), 301 ("Everything Else"), 600 ("Town Tour") and 601 ("Funland Tour") are all extraordinarily long, the latter three all passing the one-hour mark in length, because Stampy celebrates the 300th and 600th episodes of the series, respectively, by touring the World. He also mentions planning to make these tour episodes for the 900th episode special, which ultimately never comes to pass as the series ultimately ends at Episode 823.
    • Episode 380, "All Mine", is a mining episode where Stampy and his Helpers gather resources from a vast underground cave system.
    • The arc of Episodes 678 to 680 ("Dangerous Day", "Enderman Horde" and "Turny Journey", respectively) involve him deviating from the episodic norm of building or playing minigames to fight the Ender Dragon and retrieve Elytra wings.
  • Found Footage Films: What Is This? from Episode 564, "Scary Movies", is this, and features a Surfer Dude named Brick vlogging his journey to find Stampy.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: The Love Garden and the Helpers' social media accounts function as this.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: At the 34:36 mark of the 34:38-minute finale, Veeva Dash is seen following Stampy and his friends out of the World, just as the fade-to-black begins, implying she decided to leave HitTheTarget after all.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Stampy and his Minecraft Helpers all share this, and all the minigame competitions function as a way for them to duke it out. Outside of the minigame arenas, they are quite close and function well as a team, both in building and in battle.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Stampy's boat dealership is called "B.O.A.T", which stands for 'Buoyant Oblong All-Terrain Transports'.
    • In Episode 748, "Splendid Shipyard", Stampy names the yacht he spent the two previous episodes constructing the 'Yacht of Amazing Courage and Historic Triumphs', officially shortened as "Y.A.C.H.T".
    Stampy: So there we go, my yacht is called... "YACHT". (laughs)
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In the last ten or so seconds of Episode 528, "Fire and Water", Sqaishey (who hadn't been seen in the series for at least a hundred episodes) makes a brief cameo playing in a duck pond in the distance as Stampy waves goodbye to the audience.
    • When Stampy is kicked out of the game in Episode 670, "Hacked", besides the Lovely World, numerous different joke worlds and their screen images can be seen.
      My Cake Retreat (image is an endless landscape of cakes)
      Master redstone builds (image is some baseline redstone contraption with smiley faces built in the background)
      Building Time season 2? (image is wool written out to spell a giant "NO")
      Too many turtles! (image is a bunch of turtles in a pond)
  • Furry Confusion: Stampy refers to himself as a cat, but has a pet cat called Mittens. Justified as he is just wearing a Minecraft skin that looks like a cat.
  • Futureshadowing: In Episode 92, "The First Cake", Stampy sees a future Stampy save himself from Hit The Target, which becomes one of the conflicts in Episode 100, "Cat to the Future".
  • Games of the Elderly: Discussed in Episode 629, "BINGO!".
    Stampy: I'm looking forward to this! Because we spent so long building this thing and I know... I know... like, Bingo is the thing that your nan plays on weekends, I get it — it might not seem like the most exciting thing, butbut it's cool that it works in Minecraft and I have kind of twisted and changed the– the rules a little bit, ju– just to play around with things.
  • Get Back to the Future: The main plotline surrounding Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", revolves around this trope.
  • Ghost Pirate: The protagonist of the 'Headless Ghost' story from Episode 657, "Terror Trio".
  • Grand Finale: Episode 823, "Thanks For Watching", serves as this, with Stampy evacuating the World with his friends and leaving it to HitTheTarget as a Meaningless Villain Victory.
  • Grayscale of Evil: Dizzy Narwhal from the Alternate SLW (which is Ambiguously Evil) prefers to use a greyscale of colours, while his counterpart, Fizzy, has a bright colour scheme.
  • Gray Rain of Depression:
    • In Episode 320, "Sleepy Stampy", it is raining as Stampy escapes from HTT's captivity and discovers that Barnaby got dognapped, though he manages to keep an optimistic tone for the outro.
    • Stampy gets the opportunity to both lampshade and converse about this in Episode 748, "Splendid Shipyard":
      Stampy: (while talking about his upcoming 10-year anniversary episode) And to mark the occasion, it's just started to rain. Wow, really!? It's not a sad thing, it's meant to be a happy thing — this is meant to be like the movies where it only rains when it's sad!
    • In Episode 760, "Impossible Choice", a thunderstorm starts during the time between Stampy going down to the underground Love Garden to give his customary fan shout-out, finding out Barnaby has been poisoned by HTT, and going back to the surface level. It's even more egregious in that it was a perfectly sunny day at the very start of the episode, and a very loud thunderclap is heard three minutes later. It's later justified in that a Weather-Control Machine to cause the thunderstorm is involved in HTT's plan, or more specifically, Stampy's stolen Weather-Control Machine.
  • Greasy Spoon: According to Episode 101, "Chubby Kitty", the 'Kitty Kitchen' built for the 'Fish Me a Dish' minigame is said to be styled like "an old American diner".
  • Grim Up North: According to the directions on the laser satellite in Episode 455, "Revenge", HTT's fortress is to the northwest of the bulk of the SLW, but this is proven otherwise in the world in actuality (unless, of course, the sun rises in the west in the SLW), where their world are actually in the southeast of the world upon closer inspection.
  • Hailfire Peaks: The villains' main fortress is located in a cold biome surrounded by an icy ocean. The fire part is from the lava moat surrounding the fortress. Veeva Dash complains about this.
    Veeva Dash: (tweeting) The castle is boiling hot and surrounded by ice. I am either melting or freezing here! We have to move once this world is ours.
  • Halloween Episode: These have occurred mostly once a year, which usually invoke the Rule of Three as spooky stories are told.
    • 2013: Episode 133, "Pumpkin Party".
    • 2014: Episode 243, "Ghost Stories".
    • 2015: Episode 351, "Nightmares".
    • 2016: Episode 458, "Secret Stories".
    • 2017: Episode 564, "Scary Movies".
    • 2018: Episode 657, "Terror Trio".
    • 2020: Episode 670, "Hacked", which was released on Halloween but nothing particularly Halloween-related happens other than visiting the Nether... until HTT decided to attack.
  • Haunted House: 'Googlies Manor' in the Funland serves as this.
  • Heart of Happiness: The Love Garden, the place where Stampy gives his shout-outs, is represented with a pink heart created by Crimson Azoth in the "White Chocolate Paradise" episode.
  • Hellish Copter: In Episode 539, "Helicopter", Stampy builds a personal helicopter. Two episodes later, he crashes it. It was not an accident. Let's just leave it at that.
  • Heroic Dog/Noble Wolf: Stampy's entire wolf/dog pack. Notably demonstrated in Episode 418, "I Can't Win", in which the entire pack chases HitTheTarget away. Also demonstrated in Episode 438, when the dogs/wolves teleport to Stampy to warn him that HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash are up to some other nefarious plan again.
  • High-Altitude Battle: The Climax of Episode 212, "Fight in Flight", involves Stampy facing HTT off in a gentleman's duel high above the town.
  • Holiday Ceasefire: In the 2017 Christmas Episode, Hit The Target and Veeva Dash show up at Stampy's Clubhouse for the holiday. Quickly subverted after Stampy discovers that they are robotic replicas and the real ones were out to kidnap the dogs during the holiday season.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: Several times, HTT attacks on special occasion days. The specials involving HTT attacks will be listed below:
    • Hundredth Episodes: Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", Episode 400, "Horsing Around", Episode 500, "Memories", Episode 700, "Tragic Day", and Episode 800, "Fight To Forgive"
    • Christmas: Episode 261, "Christmas Rescue", Episode 580, "Uninvited Guests", and Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion"
    • Easter: Episode 291, "Egg Hunt"
    • Halloween: Episode 670, "Hacked"
  • Horse Archer: Most of the battle throughout Episode 400, "Horsing Around" is Type 1 — fought on horseback using bows and arrows in a chase. It doesn't work out as well as one would expect, with one of the main reasons being that neither of the combatants involved are used to this type of fighting.
  • Hostage Situation:
    • Hit The Target and Veeva Dash delve into this territory very often, usually with Barnaby or the rest of the Wolf Pack or the Helpers. For example, in Episode 386, "Brain Wave", they use Polly Reindeer as a hostage — if Stampy attacks them, they would hurt Polly. Stampy successfully gets them out of the situation without anyone getting hurt by using some very good acting skills. Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion" takes this up to eleven by holding all of the dogs, all of the Helpers and Stampy hostage through copious amounts of TNT, though they eventually manage to turn the tables again.
    • Stampy attempts this once in Episode 438, "Coffee Cup", holding Veeva Dash hostage in an attempt to trade her for the dogs. Hit The Target refuses to do so, and he and Veeva flee using invisibility potions.
  • House Fire:
    • In Episode 338, "Hot Spot", HitTheTarget sets Stampy's Cool House on fire.
    • In Episode 455, "Revenge", HitTheTarget uses his laser satellite to destroy Polly's house just after its construction is completed, causing an explosion and a fire in the remains of her house.
  • Human Chess: 'Ambush' is basically Chess and Battleship with human players as pieces to navigate the board.
  • Human Popsicle: In Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", Stampy freezes himself in ice to return to the present day. It doesn't work out as well as he had planned, but he still managed to get back to a time close enough to the present to time-travel there via time machine.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Practically half the buildings in the Town have a pun based on their names and sometimes even designs, if not Added Alliterative Appeal or Rhymes on a Dime.
  • Identity Amnesia: When Stampy falls into a pit filled to the brim with soul campfires, his amnesia is so severe he doesn't even remember who he is.
  • Impossible Theft: In Episode 670, "Hacked", William Beaver manages to steal HitTheTarget's netherite armour off of him in a battle... while he is wearing it. How this is done is not elaborated on or explored.
  • Indy Escape: Stampy is forced to pull this off in Episode 418, "I Can't Win", after trying to fight a HitTheTarget who has full enchanted diamond armour and Status Buff potions continuously splashed onto him by Veeva Dash.
  • Inherently Funny Words: "Spruce", or should we rather say, "spurr-ruce"?
  • Internal Homage: The entire 'It's a Lovely World After All' ride serves as this.
  • Interspecies Romance: Implied. His cat Mittens has had ship tease with his dog Duncan, but nothing has been outright confirmed beyond the occasional teasing.
  • Invisibility: This is the basis of HTT and Veeva Dash's plan to kidnap the dogs in Episode 438, "Coffee Cup", and the episodes leading up to it.
  • In-Character Commentaries: The non-canonical Recap Episode "Stampy Vs Hit The Target – The Story So Far" functions as this.
  • In-Series Nickname: Stampy calls the Minecraft mobs "googlies".
  • Irony:
  • Island Help Message: Played for Laughs. Longbow makes one on a small island near the SS Stumpy after he's forced to walk the plank in Episode 47, "Ship Shape". It stayed there even after Stampy saved him, and eventually the island was named 'SOS Island' because of the message.
  • It Tastes Like Feet: Early attempts made by Stampy to bake his own breakfast cake resulted in cakes that tasted like (among other things) dog fur, doorknobs, fish, and soggy newspapers.
  • It's a Small Ride: Stampy builds a ride called 'It's a Lovely World' in the Funland, filled with statues of his friends.
  • Jackass Genie: In his 2014 Halloween special, Stampy tells the story of an evil pig who transforms into a zombie pigman by night called Mr. Porkchop. He was originally a human pig shepherd who was trying to raise the largest pig in order to win a competition. A witch offers to grant his wish for a pig larger than every other in exchange for all his other pigs. When he agrees, she just turns him into a Pigman and takes all his pigs.
  • Jump Scare: The climax of the short movie What Is This? in Episode 564, "Scary Movies", features this from an enderman.
  • Kangaroo Court: Heavily played with in relation to the Courtroom Episode mini-arc. Stampy jokes that he would be a corrupt judge in Episode 651, "Fizzy's Crime", because minor crimes which directly affect him would be seen as more severe to him than major crimes which didn't directly affect him. During the trial itself in Episode 653, "Trial", the trope is subverted as Polly Reindeer serves as the judge instead. Then it is zigzagged as Stampy acts as part of the jury and points out that the entire thing was caught on camera, the same thing that he said as William Beaver's lawyer. Ultimately, it is averted as... well, like Stampy said, the entire thing was caught on footage and viewed by thousands of people.
  • Kill the Lights: Hit The Target and Veeva Dash attempt this as part of their evil plans in Episode 683, "Darkness", by covering up the entire sky to block out the sunlight over the SLW. However, they didn't account for the many street lights and torches scattered all over the world, which manage to make the plan less effective than it would have been if the town wasn't so well-lit.

    L–R 
  • Lame Pun Reaction:
    • In Episode 342, "Optician", When Amy hears that Stampy is naming the optician they were building in the episode 'iC', which involves three puns in its name, she immediately digs into the ground and jumps in the hole. Stampy first interprets her as needing water to stop herself from drying up, since she ultimately dug into some water that had been covered up.
      Stampy: And there is three puns with this word and uh, with this title.
      Amy: (digs a hole into the ground to hide in it)
      Stampy: Well, it's a goo– no, it's a good pun, Amy! It's a good pun!
      • Then when Stampy explains the punnote , Amy jumps into the hole again.
    • In Episode 747, "Luxury Yacht", when Stampy recognizes that he made an Accidental Pun after breaking a hole in the yacht's hull ("There's a hole in my hull!"), he tells William that he probably wouldn't want to be inside the "boat full of bad puns", and William just up and leaves.
  • Landmarking the Hidden Base: Stampy's secret base is located underwater in the lake under his Big Fancy House that his town revolves around.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler:
    • An extreme case of this is the Face–Heel Turn of Hit The Target, which happened in Episode 42 of over 800.
    • The prominence of the new Helpers mean that their eventual appearances all become this, especially for William Beaver, who first showed up in the middle of a Wither fight. At the same time, it also means that Veeva Dash's true allegiance is also this.
    • Episode 542, "Hero Helpers", starts with Stampy doing his intro in HitTheTarget's castle rather than in his bedroom, and he blatantly spoils the ending of the previous episode in the first minute or so.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the finale, Stampy makes multiple comments that (although making sense in-universe) are clearly Stampy discussing his own life and audience. The most notable one being when Stampy is leaving the Lovely World and reflects that "in a way, we've both grown up in this place" — technically, in-universe, the "we" is himself and Hit the Target, but it's sweetly made clear that the "we" is actually Stampy and his audience.
  • Leaving Food for Santa: Stampy does this every year, with a cookie and milk for Santanote  and apples for the reindeer.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: In Episode 212, "Fight in Flight", Stampy throws down the gauntlet to challenge Hit The Target to an unarmed gentleman's duel above the town. Subverted when Hit The Target pulls out his bow and tries to cheat.
  • Lighthouse Point: A lighthouse was constructed near the spawn of the world in the early episodes. Stampy visits it occasionally, and it even becomes crucial to the plot in Episode 386, "Brain Wave".
  • Logic Bomb: Downplayed. In Episode 683, "Darkness", Stampy accidentally uses this to break the control panel of the machine which was used to cover the world in darkness. He pressed to "close all" when the world was already "closed", causing the machine to glitch and malfunction, and thus open most of the sky covering. Stampy lampshades this, naturally.
    Stampy: I think I broke it! I tried closing it when it was closed and it– it kind of... opened it? I guess two negatives do make a positive, and look at my [now bright and sunny] world now!
  • Long-Runners: For a Minecraft series, it definitely classifies as one, running from not long after the release of Minecraft on the Xbox 360 in 2012 to 2023. Even after the Console/Legacy Console edition of Minecraft was discontinued, Stampy goes on to put the world on Bedrock Edition on the PC so as to continue the series and keep his Love Garden (which had so many signs it lagged the game).
    • It's so old that Stampy repeatedly stated that he couldn't fight the Ender Dragon in his Lovely World because the world was first generated when the Ender Dragon wasn't even added to the Console version yet, and had to rely on Christmas presents delivered by Santa to get new materials for building like jungle wood. This is finally overturned once he switches versions and can receive regular updates, and proceeds to defeat the Ender Dragon at last in the Lovely World in Episode 679, "Enderman Horde".
    • By the end of the series, the Lovely World is on the Trails & Tales update (1.20) and has lived long enough to see cherry wood being used in builds. It's a true testament to the its longevity, considering at the very start of the series, the Hunger bar hadn't even been implemented in Console edition yet.
    • In case you want another testament to the series' length and stable presence, it ending was considered notable enough for the BBC to make an article about it.
  • Look Behind You: Stampy invokes this against William in Episode 450, "Fizzylympics", by telling him there was a zombie behind him, in order to distract him for long enough to knock him into the sea for the minigame they were playing. To be fair, there was a zombie behind him, just not close enough to pose a threat. Stampy lampshades this, naturally.
    Stampy: (laughs) I can't believe the "Look Behind You" trick actually worked. (laughs some more)
  • Loophole Abuse: Stampy weaponizes this trope against Polly-bot in the episode of the same name, telling it that its programming is contradictory, as it can't get his dogs away from him while also pretending to be the real Polly, and Stampy also states that cannot let Stampy hurt its creators, but he points out that it doesn't mean it can't hurt them.
  • Loss of Identity: The blue Magic Campfires cause memory loss, and being surrounded by them can cause someone to lose even the memories of their own name and identity. Fortunately, memory triggers are available to reverse this...
  • Lost Pet Grievance: This happens a lot in older episodes, especially since Stampy's dogs had a tendency to die from a variety of reasons. It happens again briefly in Episode 500, "Memories", after Hit The Target kills Barnaby, and at the end of Episode 700, "Tragic Day". Episode 701, "Remembering", is made for this purpose.
  • Lured into a Trap:
    • In Episode 355, "Friends and Foes", Veeva Dash leads Stampy to HTT's fortress, only to give HTT the last wither skull he needs to summon the Wither on Stampy.
    • In Episode 624, "Helpless", Stampy's dogs go missing and he tracks down barking in a building near HTT's fortress, only to fall into a trap involving a Voice Changeling parrot. The dogs were hidden behind the Doghouse all along.
  • Match-Three Game: The minigame 'Swapsies' is based on Connect 3.
  • Meaningful Name: Stampy's snowman 'Frosty Long Nose'... indeed has a very long nose.
  • Meaningful Rename: The entire Alternate Lovely World has different names when compared with the original Lovely World, which helps establish how alien the Alternate Lovely World is to Stampy (and by extension, the viewers) — the dogs have completely different names, the Helpers have names and in two cases, even species similar yet different to their original SLW counterparts, even the shops have different names.note 
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: Implied with Hit the Target's victory in the final episode. As Stampy surrenders his Lovely World to Target, he warns owning it will never bring him as much joy as it brought Stampy and his Helpers building it and making memories. After the montage of Stampy gathering up all his Helpers and animal friends to head off, and the final shot of Veeva Dash catching up with them, it becomes increasingly clear (but not outright stated or shown) that Hit the Target being completely alone and having a totally barren world all to himself isn't a very satisfying win.
  • Metal Detector Puzzle: The 'Bury Berry' minigames function as this.
  • Memorial Statue: In Episode 701, "Remembering", Stampy builds three memorial statues for Fluffy, Bengy, and Corey, who died (or in Fluffy's case, was presumed dead) in the previous video. Unlike most examples of this trope, the statues are based off of their collars rather than the dogs themselves.
  • Minigame: The Funland is primarily filled with these, though there are also a few rides. There also used to be Employee of the Month minigame tournaments for shops and some which were played as part of the Morning Routine.
  • Mini-Golf Episode: There are a few episodes spent at the 'Golf Course', which works much like mini-golf with Minecraftian limitations. Examples include Episode 43, "Lovely Day for Golf", Episode 146, "Fellow Feline", and Episode 218, "Spot of Golf".
  • Mixed Animal Species Team: Usually team minigames involve this whenever teams are required, as Lovely World residents (former or current) comprise of practically every other type of animal in existence.
  • Mockumentary: Beyond the Blocks: Far From Lovely (from Episode 564, "Scary Movies") serves as this and discusses some of the hauntings in the Lovely World.
  • Multiple Demographic Appeal: As a result of the series being family-friendly from "Crazy Golf Course" onward (at least not immediately), the tension and conflict alongside Stampy's open-minded creativity is something that everyone can watch and admire, including people who are in their 30s and above like 2023 Stampy.
  • Mundane Made Awesome:
    • Oh, the humble lead, used to harness animals and drag them where you want them to go... said animals including the villain's horse, therefore incapacitating the villain temporarily.
    • The creation of many of the builds can also be attributed to this trope — even placing the final block in a build can become as dramatic as a vertical parkour race up the build, and the minigame 'Risk It' is based around eating chorus fruit, of all mundane things.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: After his Minecraft hiatus, Stampy has missed out on several game updates, and spends many of his post-hiatus episodes building out of materials added during the updates, like using variations of warped and crimson stem for the minigame 'Fromple Domple', and constructing a blacksmith with of campfires and blackstone just so he can 'sell' like stonecutters and grindstones. He also takes a bell from the village above the stronghold in Episode 678, "Dangerous Day", purely because he hadn't seen one before.
  • Museum of the Strange and Unusual: The museum Stampy and the Helpers start building in Episode 705, "Chaos And Cake", definitely fits this trope. Some of the items located in it include Hit The Target's throne from his underwater base, an F1 racing car, a giraffe made out of fences, a solid diamond block, the Ender Dragon's egg and head, and half of the former Cloning Contraption.
  • Morning Routine: In this series, Stampy eats a cake for breakfast (usually), adds someone to the Love Garden, chooses a dog. Some earlier episodes also involve a small minigame.
    • Even this manages to be a plot point in Episode 658, "Mirror World", where he invokes this in the middle of the night to summon the Helpers of his alternate self for help.
      Stampy: (as a distorted version of the intro jingle plays in the background and the episode title is written in mirror writing) Hello! This is Stampy, and welcome to another Minecraft Let's Play video, and another video inside of... this... (laughs) weird mirror world where everything is in a different place and– oh!
  • Movie-Theater Episode: Episode 431, "Film Premiere" and the Halloween Episode "Scary Movies" (Episode 564) all primarily take place in the Movie Magic cinema.
  • Moving-Away Ending: The finale has Stampy surrender Lovely World to Hit the Target, agreeing to never return. While it initially seems bleak, it's a more bittersweet ending as Stampy brings every friend he's made along the way (including Veeva Dash) with him as they go on to make new memories and venture into unexplored lands.
  • Multi-Part Episode: The episodic arc 541-542, "I Lost" and "Hero Helpers", is the most notable example of this in the series.
  • My Local: The Crazy Cow Milk Bar is described to be like an "old, traditional English pub", but it serves milk instead of alcohol. It even looks like an old, traditional pub, with the only weird thing in its design being the "crazy cow" face on the front of the bar.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight: Or more accurately, Never Bring a Bow to a Fist Fight. During an unarmed gentlemen's duel in the climax of Episode 212, "Fight in Flight", Hit The Target pulls out a bow in the middle of the fight, only to be knocked off the impromptu floating bridge between their respective hot-air balloons by Stampy. Justified in this particular scenario as it takes time to nock an arrow, even in Minecraft.
  • Never Recycle Your Schemes: Zigzagged. While several of HitTheTarget's schemes are relatively one-off in terms of how they are carried out — e.g. outright assault, sabotage, and invisibility potions, some recycle concepts used in previous attempts.
    • Both Episodes 184, "Clone Calamity" and 700, "Tragic Day" make use of the You Again Cloning Contraption in Stampy's Secret Base, and the battles that occurred in the episodes as a result of using armies of clones end up getting someone killed permanently.
    • Both Episodes 261, "Christmas Rescue" and 575, "Polly-Bot" rely on kidnapping a trusted Helper (the latter coupled with a robotic impostor to lower suspicion).
    • Both Episodes 291, "Egg Hunt" and 455, "Revenge" involve Stuff Blowing Up. Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion" also utilizes this in addition to a mass Hostage Situation.
    • Both Episodes 418, "I Can't Win" and 670, "Hacked" have HTT getting a set of Armor of Invincibility.
    • From what we can see over the years, taking hostages always seems to work, whether it be a dog, a Helper, or Stampy's control over his own vocal cords.
  • The Night That Never Ends: Episode 683, "Darkness", features HitTheTarget's plan to cover up all daylight to induce a night-like effect on the Lovely World, to facilitate mob-spawning as a massive distraction for Stampy and his Helpers. Fortunately, at least to a limited extent, the main parts of the Lovely World (both the Town and the Funland) are fairly well-lit with streetlights and torches.
  • Nightmare Sequence:
  • Noodle Incident: According to "Quack If You Wanna", Sqaishey's 100,000 milestone celebration song where Stampy is a guest star in, in the Lovely World, he didn't want to share his cakes with his friends and tried hiding them all away, and when his friends — likely including Sqaishey — found out, he ate all the cakes, confusing his friends. This is not established to have happened in any Lovely World or Feather Adventures episode thus far.
  • Not Quite Flight: The 'Swoop!' minigame is based around this, with the use of Elytra wings.
  • Not the Intended Use: Stampy utilizes this a lot in his builds — by using Minecraft items and mechanisms in all sorts of unconventional ways.
    • Even back in his oldest videos, Stampy seems to support this. For example, in Episode 8, "Inconvenient Death", he shows off his storage room, which had chestsnote  in the floor for both practicality and a decorative floor pattern.
      Stampy: […] Think about using materials that aren't really designed for what they are meant to do, you know, do something with… furnaces or something to make things look pretty.
    • In the 'Cake Collector' minigame, a trident enchanted with loyalty is used for an in-game mechanic — to collect cakes on the floor while trying to avoid picking the trident back up after throwing it.
    • In Episode 670, "Hacked", Stampy uses beds — which are Made of Explodium in the Nether — to help him find ancient debris to find netherite. Though to be fair to him, this one is a common use of beds by Minecraft players in general, and isn't just a "Stampy" thing.
    • Immediately following "Hacked", Stampy's first instinct on discovering the Lodestone, a block used to alter the direction a compass is pointing to, is to use it as the basis of the third iteration of the 'Bury Berry' minigame.
  • No OSHA Compliance:
    • The water stream in Stampy's house connecting the top of the 'Music Tower', the brewing room, the storage rooms and the nether portal isn't exactly safe, as demonstrated by the fact that Chicken the dog drowned there while it was under construction in Episode 49, "Troubles Brewing". Finnball lampshades this in the honeymoon episode of Finnball's Kingdom, where he takes a visit to the Lovely World with his wife.
      Finnball: I'm surprised Health and Safety hasn't looked at this elevator.
    • Aside from the above: the lava room under his house is directly under the entrance path, his terraformed land is completely open underneath, his former mob trap design was absolutely hazardous, his boat dodgems game only has one layer of glass to contain the water, the underground of his Tree Train is a wood tunnel that can collapse in on itself at any moment, the Creeper Coaster has a room filled with real lava (resulting in Tikka's Accidental Suicide via teleportation when Stampy tested it the first time), the Helter Skelter has no barriers for the track wrapping around it (additionally the immense height with little to hold onto during construction resulted in Cedric's death), his Raindrops ride has absolutely no actual guide from the highest point in his world to the rainbow (something that has resulted in death multiple times), the Soggy Sandwich has nothing to hold it up over the water, his hotel has a giant gaping hole for rain to pour into, the peak of his clock tower has no railings, the Fall For It mini-game (based on the Dropper trend) kills any player that fails to land into the water (which is an unintended part of the game as it's not a PVP game where death is part of the players' goal), his Sky High restaurant is entirely glass, the Nice Cream Ice Cream Parlor is literally a hollow artificial iceberg with an entrance, the entrance to his theme park (Stampy's Funland) is a magnificent drop from a great height into only a small pool of water, his builds are mostly wool/wood, and he performs unethical experiments in his secret base. Some of these designs are, at the very least, justifiable with the Minecraft setting, but still…
    • HitTheTarget is not any better regarding his second fortress onward, considering he has it surrounded with a lava moat that is quite easy to fall into. Of course, it's not meant to be safe, considering he's trying to stop Stampy from entering it, but he isn't that considerate for the safety of those living in it either.
  • Ocular Gushers: In the minigame 'Bouncy Boats', the frog on the losing team's side would cry at the end of the game, producing copious amounts of 'tears'. This is because the dispensers with water buckets function as the eyes of the frog, and when activated, a large stream of water is produced.
  • Officially Shortened Title: The titles of the pre-hiatus episodes are in the format of "Minecraft Xbox – (episode title) [episode number]". Starting from Episode 659, Back to Business, the "Xbox" part was dropped, which is justified because the series is no longer on (Legacy) Console edition but Bedrock.
  • Official Couple:
    • Stampy used to be in a relationship with Melanie Candy, but they had an Offscreen Breakup. In the re-uploads of the early Lovely World episodes, the portion with Stampy adding her to the Love Garden, for one, was cut out to avoid confusion with his current relationship. His aforementioned current relationship with Sqaishey, however, is not shown onscreen in the Lovely World series, even if it is teased and eventually outright mentioned multiple times throughout other series and social media.
    • Conversely, HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash serve as the opposing Battle Couple, although their relationship is never explicitly stated in the series (being only hinted at in "Gate Crashers") and only confirmed on Veeva Dash's Twitter page.
  • Off with His Head!: The Headless Ghost Pirate received this treatment in his backstory, according to the 'Headless Ghost' story in Episode 657, "Terror Trio". The reasoning behind it?
    Stampy: (narrating) He sneezed without shutting his eyes, which I am sure you already know, causes your head to explode.
  • Oh, Crap!: In Episode 724, "Fire And Explosions", this was pretty much Stampy's reaction to Fizzy setting off many blocks of TNT he placed around the old Mob Trap using a target block and his crossbow, mainly because it caused much more damage to the buildings surrounding the old Mob Trap than the Mob Trap itself. And that it almost killed him.
  • One Nation Under Copyright: Implied. The Lovely Inc. skyscraper basically takes every aspect of the Lovely World into account, even down to the video editing, and Stampy has stated a few times that the corporation is the one making everything in the world. This requires a bit of retcon since it only debuted five years after the series began, in 2017.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: The minigame 'Ambush' is more often known as "the Ding Dong Game", since moves made in the game when the players hear ding–dong sounds.
  • Only Shop in Town: Stampy's town consists of only one building where residents can buy a certain product each, including only having one airport and train station, which is logically impossible because transportation sectors need two locations to stop at. There are no duplicates for any of said shops or transport sectors. However, the Tree Train has more than one stop, and that's about it.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping:
    • Stampy, an Englishman, slips up several times when voice-acting for Surfer Dude Brick in the short movie What Is This? from Episode 564, "Scary Movies".
    • In Episode 800, Stampy does an old man impression for most of the video, but there are a few times when he slips into his natural voice.
  • Open Secret: Many things "secret" In-Universe are not so much for the audience. What really takes the cake is the "secret" base, which was supposed to be secret to avoid HitTheTarget in case he attacks, something he forgot about over the course of the series. Actually, HTT knew about the base the whole time, and he uses it to clone a dog army in "Tragic Day" so he can sic it on Stampy, which finally prompts Stampy to remove the Cloning Contraption after keeping it there since 2014.
  • Opposites Attract: The representations of the sun/day and moon/night (Sol and Mani, respectively), in the story 'Sol and Mani' from the Halloween Episode "Terror Trio" (Episode 657) are this.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: The 'Stewpendus' restaurant is primarily built out of shades of orange and blue/cyan concrete and glazed terracotta.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different:
    • The ghost of Hit The Target could be seen remaining over where he died in Episode 42, "Unexpected Drama". After the Nightmare Sequence in Episode 62, "Lovely Waterfall", his Vengeful Ghost could be seen throughout the episodes leading up to their next encounter in Episode 76, "Revelation".
    • On a more light-hearted note, in Episode 102, "Kitty Kitchen", Oreo the dog could be seen in the skies above smiling down on the Funland as he was being mourned.
    • According to the Halloween Episode 243, "Ghost Stories", Stampy's dead dogs would rise from their graves every night to dance in the Clubhouse.
  • Parental Bonus: Mainly in the older episodes.
    • The Clubhouse in Stampy's house used to have a pole on a stage "holding up the ceiling"... hmm...note  It has long been removed, but still.
    • And then there is this quote from Episode 137, "Naughty Helpers"...
      Stampy: I was actually uh– speaking to Lee before we started the video, and he was saying about, ah– he was quite scared about growing the melon, so I told him that he should grow a pear.
  • Le Parkour:
    • One of the security mechanisms for the bank is a parkour course.
    • The race up the Clock Tower in Episode 325, "Clock Climb" involves several different types of parkour, including ladder parkour and water bucket parkour.
    • As a matter of fact, there are a good several minigames, temporary (Employee of the Month minigames and ones which were part of the Morning Routine) or otherwise (Funland minigames), which have parkour as a key component. Most notably, the minigame 'Jump In' is a parkour racing game.
    • This is a plot point in Episode 375, "Evil Plan", where one of HTT and Veeva Dash's traps involve parkour as the only escape route from the lava pouring down from the ceiling to flood the room.
  • The Place: Many episodes are named after the build of the episode. Heck, even the series is called Stampy's Lovely World, the name of the world where most of the action occurs.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Stampy gives one to Fizzy in Episode 653, "Trial".
  • Poison and Cure Gambit: The plot of Episode 760, "Impossible Choice", revolves around this. In Episode 749, "Ten Years Later...", Barnaby was poisoned, and HitTheTarget uses the antidote to save Barnaby's life as leverage for the eponymous Lovely World, forcing Stampy into the titular Sadistic Choice between his beloved dog's life and being able to set foot in the community he's been building for over a decade. Stampy manages to haggle it down to just the Funland, though, and later episodes have him engaging in Passive-Aggressive Kombat against the villains to get his minigame paradise back.
  • Poison Is Evil: Downplayed. While Stampy and his Helpers use splash potions of poison in certain minigames for non-malevolent purposes, HTT and Veeva Dash use it with the intentional purpose of harming others, even actively Tampering with Food and Drink several times with it.
  • Police Are Useless: On two levels. In August 2014, Stampy builds an official police station known as the Playful Po Po Station, which he uses to imprison two pigs robbing the bank just behind it... without a trial because there isn't a courtroom, and the court in question would only be created four years later. Despite this, he also knows that HitTheTarget is a threat to his world, but doesn't apply anything to his antagonism on legal grounds, nor tries to actually imprison him, though prior evidence would suggest it'd be useless anyway. He also only uses the police station for that one story arc and never uses it again, barring when Ester stole his cake. To make matters worse, the police station in question is actually inferior since it's designed to be playful since it's a positive take on real police, which also means it lacks security, or a necessary number of cells (two exactly), meaning it's highly ineffectual.
  • The Power of Friendship: A common theme in the series is teamwork and cooperation, most emphasized in Stampy always having Helpers in every one of his episodes, and even trying to invite them for the smallest projects. HitTheTarget plays the role of The Caligula who defies this, as he is a misanthropic power-hungry tyrant who despises friendship and only works for himself. The message stated multiple times over, even at the end, is that Stampy appreciates the experiences he has in the World because of his loyal friends and not because of materialistic desire, unlike HTT, who is nothing but materialistic.
  • The Power of the Sun: The mind-control antenna set up by Veeva Dash doesn't work at night, according to Episode 386, "Brain Wave", as HTT and Veeva Dash came out of the mind-control trance which they were put into — via hacking — at moonrise. Stampy theorizes that the machine might be solar-powered because of this.
  • Production Foreshadowing: A variation, as it takes place in Sqaishey's series rather than Stampy's, but since they're partners in both content creation and real life, it might as well be this trope. During Stampy's guest appearance in Feather Adventures Episode 309, "Forest Fight!!!", he discovered a mechanism involving gates which allows players to 'swim' on land, and confirms in the episode that he had a stroke of inspiration. He eventually utilizes this in the Lovely World in the form of the minigame 'Ground Control'. Sqaishey even lampshades this in the episode.
    Sqaishey: Oh, is this the start of Stampy coming up with a new minigame? I feel that it is. I-I need your help on it if you wanna make it in Feather Adventures.
    Stampy: (enthusiastically crouching and uncrouching in affirmation)
    Sqaishey: (half-laughing) Yes, definitely, he's definitely thinking [up] something.
  • Pungeon Master: Stampy himself is this, with a tendency to give half the buildings in his Town a Punny Name. In Episode 49, "Troubles Brewing", he even added someone to the Love Garden for a very punny comment they made.
    • This goes to the point that Stampy originally names the court house the 'Court House' but ended up challenging Polly Reindeer to come up with a better name. Its name is now the 'Court of Paw'.note 
    • It is implied that the Other Stampy from Episode 658, "Mirror World" is this too, judging by what he named the buildings in the Mirror World.
  • Purple Is Powerful: The 'Fancy Pants' restaurant is decorated with purple flags and carpets and has a dress code of purple trousers. Why purple? Because purple symbolizes wealth and power, of course!
  • Quirky Town: This applies to the entire world sans the corner controlled by HitTheTarget, especially since a good chunk of the population are quite odd as well. For one, the animal population far outnumbers the human population, and the Town is filled with bizarrchitecture.
  • Racing Minigame:
    • The Funland has many of these (usually in the form of "first to get an item or a certain amount of items"), each of them with their own twists. The straightest examples are 'Crystal Rapids' (with boats), the 'Top Paw Dog Assault Course' (which records the amount of time a dog needs to complete the course, while being guided by their owner), 'Water Rush' (which works a lot like Wipeout if you're not the Shark), 'Tumble Tower' (using trapdoors), and 'Maze Master' (in an "invisible maze").
    • Stampy also used to have races to the Doghouse at the beginning of the episode with his Helpers, usually Lee.
  • Rainbow Pimp Gear: The "Rainbow Robes" outfit from 'Stampy's Overwear' consists of a diamond helmet, an iron chestplate, golden leggings and leather boots. In Episode 184, "Clone Calamity", Stampy goes into battle wearing these.
  • Really Dead Montage: One plays for Bengy, Corey, and Fluffy at the end of Episode 701, "Remembering". Except Fluffy wasn't actually dead, as it turns out.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Hit The Target gives Stampy one in Episode 526, "Saving the World". Stampy gives one back in Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion".
  • Recap Episode: The non-canonical episode "Stampy Vs Hit The Target – The Story So Far" gives a brief recap on every Hit The Target attack up to Episode 658, "Mirror World", utilizing a Clip Show format.
  • Recycled In Space: The minigames 'Bury Berry 2: In Space' and 'Bury Berry 3: Back to Berries' are this to the original 'Bury Berry'. All three games involve hiding "berries" underground then racing to track the opponent's "berries" down.
  • Recycled Title: Due to how long the series has been going on for, it's understandable that there are a few slip-ups in terms of episode naming.
    • Both Episodes 132 and 396 are titled "Sushi Restaurant".
    • Both Episodes 152 and 210 are titled "Fun and Games".
    • Both Episodes 298 and 577 are titled "Fast Food".
  • Regained Memories Sequence: One occurs when Stampy's memories of eating cake get brought through the fog of the Magic Campfires in Episode 719, "I Won".
  • Rescue Arc/Roaring Rampage of Rescue: The premise behind Episode 542, "Hero Helpers".
  • Revisiting the Roots: Stampy spends the majority of the post-hiatus episodes redesigning or finishing old builds up to his current standard, while simultaneously adding in leftover ideas he had prepared but didn't add beforehand. Eventually, this leads into the Grand Finale.
  • Rewind Gag: The episodes leading up to Episode 500, "Memories", feature this. This becomes a plot point in the episode, as their occurrence was invoked by Veeva Dash and HTT, where Stampy learns to exploit the rewinds as a Reset Button to try different plans to stop the machine.
  • Right Under Their Noses:
    • In Epiosode 575, "Polly-Bot", Stampy manages to hide temporarily from Hit The Target, Veeva Dash and Polly-Bot by hiding in the pond in front of the Flying Fish sushi restaurant. The pond is right next to the path, only about three blocks deep and has crystal clear water. They walk right past him without detecting him.note 
    • On the flip side, in Episode 624, "Helpless", Stampy's dogs go missing yet again, and Stampy spends the entire episode trying to track them down. They were hidden behind the Doghouse.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Alongside Added Alliterative Appeal, Stampy uses this to name many of his shops and minigames, and at least once, he uses both. For example, in the Funland alone, there are the 'Helter Skelter', 'Fish Me a Dish', 'Flower Power', 'Bury Berry', 'Snow Throw', 'Doggy Hockey', 'Douse the House' and 'Rule the Duel', all built within the first 300 episodes. The first one, at least, has the excuse of being based on a real-life type of attraction... not so much for everything else.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Stampy goes on one in Episode 500, "Memories", after Hit The Target kills Barnaby.
  • Rule of Cool: Part of the reasoning behind some of the designs of some of Stampy's constructions, e.g. minigames.
  • Running Gag:
    • Whenever Stampy adds Santa Claus (who is real in the series) to his Love Garden on Christmas specials, he always spells his name wrong on the signs, claiming to get it right each time. This gets to the point that in the 2018 Christmas short, Santa himself gets so fed up that he goes to the Love Garden to fix the misspelling himself.
    • Also, Stampy making about a dozen crafting tables per episode, which is made funnier by the fact that he made a crafting room in his Cool House, in the early episodes of the series. This goes on to be lampshaded and addressed many times in later episodes, to the point that Flippy was appointed as his crafting table janitor, responsible for clearing up all the crafting tables he made during episodes.
    • It is a Christmas tradition to build the snowman Frosty Long Nose's carrot nose a block longer every year, to the point that Stampy could jump from the nose to his bedroom's balcony by the 2020 special.
    • In older episodes, giraffes built out of fences were scattered throughout the SLW, because they are Stampy's favourite animal. Moose statues built out of oak wood and brown wool were also scattered around for Lee Bear.
    • Also in older episodes, before the Tree Train system was constructed, Stampy's dogs kept running onto the minecart tracks and thus blocking Stampy from leaving the transport stations, meaning it took much longer than necessary to get to the Funland.
    • There was a former one with how Stampy could tell his dogs apart. Each dog had their own trait assigned, but the joke was that every dog had that trait (a red collar, four legs, etc). However, this joke became obsolete after it became possible to dye dogs' collars, which meant the Dog Pack actually can be told apart now.
    • Between Episodes 340 and 366, Stampy continuously tries to bake cakes for breakfast with Lee Bear's secret recipe, but it tastes like something ridiculous every time. He finally gets it right in the Christmas Episode.

    S–Z 
  • Sadistic Choice: Episode 760, "Impossible Choice", is clearly titled in the sense of this trope. The eponymous choice is between Barnaby's life and the Lovely World, both of which are essentially Stampy's heart and soul. Or in other words? Sacrifice his longtime companion's life, or leave the community he'd built from the ground up for a decade and never return. Stampy manages to haggle it down to just the Funland, though.
  • Saving Christmas: Episode 154, "Saving Santa", in which Stampy cures Santa with the Lunar Cheese Apple given to him by his Lunar Friends.
  • Scenery Porn: Whenever Stampy looks out over his World from above, usually at night, and even moreso with ray tracing (essentially shaders) on.
    • Scenery Gorn: In Block of the Dead (in Episode 564, "Scary Movies"), a Zombie Apocalypse film set After the End, there is infamously a shot which pans out to the Lovely World in ruins and on fire (complete with the clock part of the Clock Tower being completely blown off), just before the title appeared onscreen.
  • Secondary Character Title: Among others, the episodes featuring the first appearance of the new Helpers have this — Episode 356, "William Beaver"; Episode 368, "Playful Polly"; and Episode 393, "Fizzy Elephant". Stampy still serves as the main protagonist despite the episode being named after them.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Stampy, in Episode 500, "Memories", multiple times, by exploiting the rewinds.
  • Severely Specialized Store: The shops within Stampy's town specifically sell only one type of product, and even more inconvenient, there's only one shop for each product, with no duplicates elsewhere in his world. A few examples of this include:
    • The 'Crazy Cow Milk Bar' sells only milk, no pub snacks or any other drinks or anything.
    • 'Harriott's Hats' obviously only sells headwear.
    • The 'Hot Potato' only sells potatoes.
    • The 'Stewpendus' restaurant only serves stew.
    • The '3 Z's' shop only sells beds.
    • The 'Beetroutique' only serves beetroot, while the 'Cookie Crumble' restaurant beneath it is for cookies.
    • 'Now We're Cooking' serves chicken. Just chicken.
    • The 'Big Apple' cafe/restaurant sells only apples and golden apples.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Episode 680, "Turny Journey", ends up becoming one, with Stampy falling into the Void and losing the Elytra that took him three episodes to get.
  • Shaped Like What It Sells:
    • The bakery, Stampy's Hot Buns, is shaped like a cake.
    • The opticians, iC, has its design themed around glasses.
    • The Sounds Good Music Store is shaped like a piano, with a floor piano being sold inside.
    • The apple restaurant, the Big Apple, is shaped like an apple.
    • The Build-a-Bot Shop is shaped like a robot, and it sells parts to make a toy robot.
    • The infrastructure of the candle shop, Candle With Care, is a group of candles bunched together.
  • Shared Universe: Implied. Though nothing is confirmed on the Lovely World end, several series make references to the Lovely World's existence.
    • The honeymoon episode of Finnball's Kingdom takes place in the Lovely World, as Finnball and Lily enter the World through a portal in Stampy's house in the Kingdom. Finnball's Kingdom was also mentioned by name by Squid in Episode 117, "Belly Dance", concerning a glitch which caused all tamed wolves to disappear in console worlds.
    • According to "Quack If You Wanna", Sqaishey's 100,000 subscriber special, the Lovely World and Feather Adventures (Sqaishey's world) are close enough that digging a hole is an effective way to travel between them. In a later milestone celebration song, "FunBot 200,000", Sqaishey mentions that they put two FunBots in Stampy's world, one in Netty's, and one in LongShot's, implying that Feather Adventures takes place in the same universe as Netty's Dreamland, the Lovely World, and whatever LongShot's home world is. This is also helped by the Production Foreshadowing for the 'Ground Control' minigame in a Feather Adventures episode where Stampy makes a guest appearance.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Several of Stampy's pets have names inspired from other popular media.
    • In Episode 14, "Googlies Trap", the 'Room of No Requirement' is constructed above Stampy's bedroom. He even acknowledges in the video that it is a nod to the franchise.
    • Episode 100 is titled "Cat to the Future".
    • In Episode 110, "Lunar Friends", Stampy notes that he should make a leaderboard for the Dog Assault Course, like in Top Gear. He then proceeds to name the building/minigame it takes place in the 'Top Paw Dog Assault Course'.
    • The 'It's a Lovely World After All' ride is outright stated several times to be based on Disney's "it's a small world".
    • During the battle in Episode 184, "Clone Calamity", Stampy has this to comment:
      Stampy: There's so many HitTheTarget clones, it's turned into Clone Wars!
    • The minigame 'Pig Pong' (and eventually 'Pigless Pong') is basically Pong played in Minecraft.
    • The minigame 'Four Candles' is named after the sketch from The Two Ronnies.
    • Several minigames are based on Board Games. For example, the 'Ding Dong Game' (officially known as 'Ambush') is based on Chess and Battleship, and 'Tool Trade' is recognized to be based on board/card games as well. 'Wiggly Worm' is also explicitly stated to be based on Battleship, and 'Fire and Water' is played like a board game.
  • Shown Their Work: The markings on the airport's runway are fairly accurate to real life, down to the arrows pointing the direction of where to take off, which is pointed out in Episode 540, "Airplane".
    Stampy: They do actually have things similar to that in real life, like, all of these markings are based on real markings, including — believe it or not — the arrows. So I kinda couldn't believe this, it was al– it was almost a little bit scary […] the fact that runways actually have arrows to say which way to fly the plane, and I think that if the pilot doesn't know which way to go down the runway, they shouldn't be a pilot at all, but real runways do have arrows to tell you which way to go, and so mine is– is the same; next time you go [on] a plane, look out for them and see if you can spot them.
  • Show Within a Show:
    • The Helpers put on a play in the Theatre in Episode 69, "The Show Must Go On", for Stampy's 4,000 subscribers special.
    • The TV shows on the Telly Box television broadcasting studio also function as this.
    • The stories for the Halloween Episode "Secret Stories" (Episode 458) are shown through plays at the Theatre as well.
    • The films Renna, Block of the Dead, What Is This? and Beyond The Blocks: Far From Lovely are premiered in the Movie Magic cinema.
  • Significant Birth Date:
    • The dogs Chicken and Luna were both born on Christmas Day, albeit in different years (2012 and 2014, respectively).
    • Ester the chicken was born around Easter 2013.
  • "Simon Says" Mini-Game: 'Stampy Says' is just a Simon Says mini-game made to work in default Minecraft. The consequences are much more lethal than simply being eliminated from the round, however, in that a player gets dropped into a magma pool and is forced to walk across the magma to get out and restart.
  • Simple, yet Awesome:
    • Stampy's bedroom has a fairly plain design, even for something first built in 2012, but has since become one of the most iconic and easily recognizable builds in the Minecraft community. Since the original design's destruction by HitTheTarget in Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion", the redesign becomes more elaborate and intricate, though still resembling the original design.
    • This further extends to the rest of Stampy's house — while only made of oak wood and sandstone on the outside (before the bedroom expansion, at least), it has long been one of the most iconic builds in the Minecraft community as well. In Episode 734, "My New Bedroom", Stampy thinks that it looks a bit basic in terms of materials and chalks it up to him being a noob when he built the house, but in his defense at the time, oak wood was the only plank variety in the Console edition back in 2012, so he didn't have much of a choice in the matter anyway.
  • Sleek High Rise Apartment: The penthouse of the Hotel of Dreams is this, with glass windows overlooking the Town of the SLW, and naturally, Stampy is its main occupant.
  • Slice of Life: While all of Stampy's Minecraft series are about casual endeavors between characters within the game, SLW stands out as a particular case, with most of the videos being about building and playing mini-games and general antics between friends, with a HTT attack to ruin everything every 20 or so episodes. The series is primarily about the characters' daily lives in spite of HTT's presence.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: It's quite firmly on the idealistic end of the scale — it places a strong emphasis on friendship, creation, and happiness, and posits it to triumph against malice and bitterness.
  • Slipping a Mickey: A variation. Veeva Dash poisons a cake with a sleeping potion and Hit The Target leaves it out as a trap in Episode 320, "Sleepy Stampy". Judging by the title of the episode, I think we all know where this is going.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Currently, Polly is the only female Helper.
  • Soft Water: Since the series takes place in Minecraft, this is to be expected... and exploited fully in many, many minigames involving falling from high places, including and not limited to 'Whale of a Time' and 'Fall For It'.
  • Space Episode: Episodes 85, "Trip to the Moon" and 474, "Christmas in Space" both involve travelling to the Moon.
  • Spanner in the Works: If the Easter Bunny hadn't set up the annual egg hunt in Episode 291, "Egg Hunt", Stampy would have never realized Hit The Target had kidnapped his dogs (the only reason he went to the Doghouse that episode was because the clue for the next egg hinted it might be there). By the time he would have figured it out (presumably the next episode), Hit The Target would have already been gone with the dogs, and the Hotel of Dreams would most likely be completely destroyed.
  • Spiders Are Scary: There is a dungeon under HitTheTarget's current fortress with a spider spawner. The residents of the fortress proceed to exploit this by using the spiders spawned from the place as guards.
  • Spinning Out of Here: A variation. How Stampy's teleporter works involve him pressing a button to reappear in a different teleporter, i.e. a bit like a lift/elevator. The teleportation motion involves the user spinning in a circle.
  • Spoiler Cover: Most of the episodes involving HitTheTarget attacking would involve him or his plans on the thumbnail, sometimes blurred out and/or in the background, other times... smack in the front.
  • Spoiler Title: Many episodes involving HitTheTarget tend to involve this, complete with Darker and Edgier thumbnails — most notably Episode 541, "I Lost" and Episode 542, "Hero Helpers".
  • Spot the Imposter: The arc spanning Episodes 551 and 575 involves Polly being kidnapped and replaced by 'Polly-bot', a robot version of her.
  • Stable Time Loop: There is one between Episode 92, "The First Cake" and Episode 100, "Cat to the Future".
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: The representations of the sun/day and moon/night (Sol and Mani, respectively), in the story 'Sol and Mani' from the Halloween Episode "Terror Trio" (Episode 657). They usually cannot meet because the presence of one requires the absence of the other.
  • Star Scraper: The tallest buildings in Stampy's world are, in order from the largest: the Raindrops ride, the clock tower, Sky High, and the Lovely Inc. skyscraper. Out of all of them, Raindrops is the tallest build even by comparison to the second tallest building just below it.
  • Starter Villain Stays: The first real antagonist that opposes Stampy throughout the series (besides the default mobs) is HitTheTarget himself during the events of "Unexpected Drama". He remains Stampy's Arch-Enemy and ends up a recurring villain, with Veeva Dash being introduced as his assistant in "Friends And Foes" three years after.
  • Steam Never Dies: Stampy's Cool Train is reportedly powered by steam.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Polly, a reindeer, is constantly seen munching on apples.
  • Stock Animal Name: Polly Reindeer. While her name only rhymes with 'Holly', she remains a reindeer named after something related to Christmas/winter.
  • Story Branching: The Easter specials, sans the first one (Episode 72, "Easter Egg Hunt"), are all interactive, being 'choose your own adventure' type episodes. One notable example is Episode 291, "Egg Hunt", where Hit The Target attacks.
  • Storming the Castle: The Climax of Episode 42, "Unexpected Drama".
  • Strictly Formula: Many episodes play out this way — intro, Morning Routine, building something or playing a minigame, episode ends. HitTheTarget attacks in some episodes, which shakes things up a bit, but most end with the villains escaping or being scared into running away... which makes the episodic arc 541-542 all the more shocking.
  • Stuff Blowing Up:
    • As expected in Minecraft, this may happen whenever a creeper shows up. This gets defied if the creeper gets killed before it explodes.
    • Following the first attack by Hit The Target, Stampy and his friends blow up his fortress to signify his defeat in Episode 42, "Unexpected Drama".
    • In Episode 124, "Sinking Feeling", Lee, Stampy and Squid blow up Hit The Target's ship after defeating him.
    • Stampy also eventually blows up the Helpers' Village to make room for an expansion of the Town.
    • Several minigames involve the use of TNT, such as 'Bombs Away'.
    • On a darker note, HTT uses his laser satellite in Episode 455, "Revenge", to blow up Polly's house and Squid's house. Stampy retaliates by hijacking the satellite to blow up HTT's fortress.
    • In Episode 724, "Fire And Explosions", Fizzy blows up the old mob trap. Stampy's only complaint is that Fizzy initially placed TNT on the outskirts of the old build, launching some far enough to destroy the surrounding buildings.
    • Back on a darker note, in Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion", HitTheTarget detonates Stampy's bedroom.
  • Sub Story: Episode 165, "Ocean Adventure", was supposed to be one, but then events took a turn for a worse when the crew find HitTheTarget's underwater base in the process and end up uncovering one of his evil plans.
  • Sugar Bowl: Most episodes are about Stampy and his Helpers building bright, happy, colourful things, or designing and playing fun games, but it sometimes gets Darker and Edgier when HitTheTarget (and later, Veeva Dash) are involved.
  • Surfer Dude: Brick in the short movie What Is This? (in Episode 564, "Scary Movies") is this, complete with the ridiculous accent.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Fizzy's trial in Episode 653, "Trial", ends very quickly once Stampy points out that there is video footage of Fizzy killing William's chicken caught on camera.
  • The Swear Jar: Stampy used to keep a "swear chest" in his house and had to pay a gold ingot every time he cursed, which started because kids were watching his videos. It has since been removed.
  • Sweet Tooth: Sweet foods tend to be the Trademark Favourite Food of many of the heroes.
  • Switching P.O.V.:
    • Episode 542, "Hero Helpers", is one of the only episodes shown in this format, where the Minecraft Helpers receive A Day in the Limelight to show them executing their plan to save Stampy from HTT.
    • Episode 733, "Christmas Invasion", shows several cutaways to HitTheTarget's perspective to see him blow up Stampy's room and redecorate it for himself and Veeva Dash.
  • Take That, Audience!: A cross-reference one to fans of Building Time happens in Episode 670, "Hacked". Stampy gets kicked out of the game, and during that period, numerous other worlds of his can be seen. One of these worlds is titled 'Building Time season 2?', to which the screen for it is a blunt and giant "NO".
  • Talking with Signs: Since all but one of the characters are The Voiceless, they tend to communicate in videos by writing messages on wooden signs.
  • Technicolor Toxin: The poison inflicted on Barnaby in Episode 749 gives off bright acid-green particle effects.note 
  • Tempting Fate:
    • At the end of his 2014 Halloween Episode, after he has finished telling his viewers ghost stories, he tells them that he is completely safe in his world as the camera pans out and reveals Hit The Target just outside his house as Stampy goes to sleep.
    • In Episode 355, "Friends and Foes", after Veeva Dash runs off to Hit The Target's island, Stampy hopes that he wouldn't be around the fortress. Naturally, since he made that comment, HTT was present for the episode to witness his girlfriend betraying Stampy in all her glory.
      Stampy: Luckily it looks like [Hit The Target]'s not here and–
      Hit The Target: (comes down the ladder into the room they are in)
      Stampy: (gasps) He is here!
  • Threatening Shark: In the minigame 'Water Rush', the player operating the obstacle panel in the sushi restaurant usually dresses as a shark, and sets off the obstacles which the "dolphins" have to dodge or risk falling into the water below.
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: In Episode 212, "Fight in Flight", Stampy challenges Hit The Target to an unarmed gentleman's duel above the town.
  • Tie-In Novel: A picture book called Stampy's Lovely Book was released in 2015. Along with details about the then-current Helpers (Sqaishey, Rosie, Finball, etc.) and a few activities such as a word search with Stampy's dogs, it contains a story about the Lunar Friends kidnapping all of the cows in the Lovely World and several comics.
  • Time Out: During Episode 137, "Naughty Helpers", Lee and Finnball started a fight, so Stampy made them sit in opposite corners of the crafting room while he added someone to the Love Garden, and told them to behave. He made Lee stay in his corner longer because Lee shot Finnball dead in the middle of the Love Garden sequence and it popped up in the kill feed.
  • Title of the Dead: The short movie Block of the Dead from Episode 564, "Scary Movies".
  • Title Sequence: Each episode, excluding the earliest ones and a few specials, start in Stampy's bedroom. A title jingle plays and the title is shown on the screen as Stampy walks to his balcony to show his world to the viewers. Then, he greets his Minecraft Helpers of the episode and starts his Morning Routine.
    Stampy: Hellooooooo! This is Stampy, and welcome to a Minecraft Let's Play video, and another video inside of Stampy's Lovely World!
  • Time Rewind Mechanic: Veeva Dash and Hit The Target's Time Rift Manipulator Remote Control from Episode 500, "Memories", is able to pause and rewind time.
  • Time Travel Episode: Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", is precisely this, complete with a Shout-Out title to a film series with time travel as its main premise. It ends with him being Trapped in the Past due to a mishap with the time machine, forcing him to turn into a Feline Popsicle to get back to a time close to the present, and time-travel to the present... but not before saving his past self from HitTheTarget in the process.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: In a Nightmare Sequence in Episode 351, "Nightmares", Stampy dreams that he is Hit The Target, which he notices after switching into third-person view.
  • To Be Continued: Episode 541, "I Lost", ends with this.
  • To Hell and Back: This is done occasionally by Stampy and his Minecraft Helpers, mainly to retrieve resources from the Nether. HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash do this too, though usually for more nefarious purposes.
  • Trademark Favourite Food:
    • Stampy: Cake (obviously).
    • Lee Bear: Also cake.
    • Sqaishey: Pumpkin pie.
    • William Beaver: Carrots.
    • Polly and the other reindeer: Apples.
    • Fizzy Elephant: Cookies.
    • Santa Claus: Cookies. Stampy leaves one out for him every Christmas.
    • Veeva Dash: Baked potatoes.
  • Trapped in the Past: This accidentally happens in Episode 100, "Cat to the Future", due to Stampy being sent back in time to before his time machine was built.
  • Treasure Room: The secret room behind the fireplace in Stampy's library, which even has walls, floor and ceiling made out of gold and lapis lazuli blocks. Also, the treasure vault in the bank, containing gold, diamonds and cake.
  • Trip to the Moon Plot: Episode 85, titled "Trip To The Moon", is about Stampy flying his rocket ship to the moon, and then back to Earth again after setting a flag down to mark his presence.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Stampy offhandedly mentions that his dogs sometimes take after him, e.g. Barnaby being easily distracted, Porky being a Big Eater, etc.
  • Underwater Base: The Secret Base is located in the lake under Stampy's House.
  • Un-Installment: The series starts at Episode 32, "Crazy Golf Course", rather than Episode 1, "Welcome To Stampy's Lovely World". This is justified, as Stampy's constant swearing in the original uploads of the first 31 episodes led him to making them all private for the sake of his audience of children.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight:
    • Many times, HTT and Veeva Dash construct blatantly obvious structures for their evil plans, but Stampy usually doesn't take notice of them until they attack.
    • On a more comedic note, by Episode 700, Stampy is utterly desensitized to the weird shenanigans his Helpers get up to, to the point that he barely acknowledges how strange their antics are whenever he passes them doing such things.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: HTT and Veeva Dash have a tendency to make their escape when odds turn against them, as the main focus is to scare them off and foil their plans, but outright defeating them is less important in comparison.
    • Averted in his first attack in Episode 42, "Unexpected Drama", as Stampy manages to kill him off. It doesn't stop him from coming back, though.
    • Also averted in Episode 500, "Memories", where Stampy goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge after HTT kills Barnaby, though this gets reversed and both are brought Back from the Dead due to the recurring rewinds.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash are usually the ones to initiate attacks, while Stampy is rarely proactive about going on the offense against them. Stampy recognizes this in Episode 701, "Remembering" and makes plans to build a trap in the Doghouse against them (which he does do later on), though still preferring to remain on the defensive.
  • Visual Pun: Many of the shops and minigames are built with this in mind. The 'iC Optician' has ice for windows, for one, and the 'Farmacy' is a pharmacy which is shaped like a barn.
  • The Voiceless: All of Stampy's Minecraft Helpers are silent throughout the video, though Stampy occasionally mentions talking to them beforehand. The villains are also usually voiceless, with the exception being HitTheTarget in a few select instances.
  • Void Between the Worlds: Other than the Void of Minecraft itself, Stampy briefly encounters HitTheTarget there after travelling there by portal, in Episode 658, "Mirror World".
  • Wacky Racing: Many, many examples. Most of Stampy's mini-games are based on racing within the Funland, but he also used to do races to the doghouse until Episode 328, and he adds a crazy twist to the rules every single time, such as the vehicles (pigs, for example) or the obstacles (through the Love Garden heart), and other details.
  • Walk the Plank:
  • Water Is Blue: The 'Water Wonderland' room in the Hotel of Dreams is decorated in blue. The oceans around the SLW also had blue water, but this became subverted as biomes in the SLW changed over the years with Minecraft and the swamps had murky water and coral reefs had turquoise-tinted water.
  • Weather-Control Machine: Stampy builds one in his Secret Base in Episode 756, "Giant Gadget". Naturally, it gets sabotaged four episodes later for HitTheTarget's next evil plan involving Charged Creepers.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Episode 355, "Friends and Foes", permanently alters both the Helper status and the nature of Hit the Target attacks. Veeva Dash's alignment with Hit the Target is revealed, and she plays a part in all subsequent attacks. William Beaver is introduced, and becomes one of the main three Helpers.
    • Episode 700, "Tragic Day", where three (actually two) of Stampy's dogs die in battle, the first time any pet deaths have happened in years.
    • Episode 719, "I Won", has Stampy successfully trap and defeat Hit the Target. Sadly, the victory ends up being temporary, which ultimately undercuts the happy ending of the episode.
  • Wham Line: Surprisingly numerous for a series where (usually) only one person can talk.
    • From Episode 76, "Revelation":
      Hit The Target: It's the evil Stampylongnose!
    • From Episode 526, "Saving The World":
      Stampy (being vocally controlled by Hit The Target): Hello, Stampy. Surprised to see me?
    • From Episode 541, "I Lost":
      Stampy: (in response to the cannon on HitTheTarget's castle firing) No, wait a minute, I've lost control!
    • From Polly's Twitter account:
      Polly (secretly either Polly-Bot, Hit The Target, or Veeva Dash): Everything is as it's supposed to be.
    • From Episode 670, "Hacked":
      On-screen popup: Warning! New sign-in detected for your Minecraft account. If this was you, please ignore this message.
      On-screen popup: You were kicked out of the game.
    • From Episode 700, "Tragic Day":
      Stampy: We're missing Bengy, Fluffy, and Corey.
    • From Episode 719, "I Won":
      Stampy: Fluffy didn't die in the battle! You're still alive!
    • From Episode 749, "Ten Years Later...":
      Hit The Target (via a sign placed by him): One final thing... I killed Gregory!
  • Wham Shot: Since there is only one person speaking under normal circumstances, the Lovely World series heavily relies on these to convey plot twists, though it is usually accompanied by Stampy's narration.
    • Episode 76, "Revelation": Stampy turning around the corner of the Nether fortress and coming face-to-face with Hit The Target.
    • Episode 184, "Clone Calamity": The appearance of the second HitTheTarget clone.
    • Episode 355, "Friends and Foes": Veeva Dash throwing the Wither skull to Hit The Target.
    • Episode 472, "Gate Crashers": HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash entering Fizzy Fun, which Stampy couldn't see in-universe while his vision was obscured by a pumpkin.
    • Episode 575, "Polly-Bot": Polly (actually Polly-Bot) running to HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash outside the 'Fast Food' restaurant.
    • Episode 580, "Uninvited Guests": HitTheTarget-Bot and Veeva Dash-Bot's rocket launchers activating to detonate on the side of the Clock Tower.
    • Episode 700, "Tragic Day": When Stampy enters the Secret Base while following HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash, he finds the place filled with dogs (at least 30), with HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash working near the Cloning Contraption. This is followed by Stampy immediately leaving the way he came.
    • Episode 704, "Corridors": Stampy going to tell Secret to stand up, only for Fluffy to be sitting in her place.
    • Episode 719, "I Won": Veeva Dash running up to the trap Hit The Target is stuck in... and then walking away without letting him out.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Aside from the series obviously taking place in a northern setting, where exactly in the north or even what country is never specified.
  • Wishing Well: One is constructed in the Lovely World in Episode 169, "Wishing Well". It is then used several times throughout the series.
  • World of Funny Animals: Downplayed. About half the cast has an anthropomorphic creature as a skin. The others usually have a more human appearance, e.g. WeeWeeGaming, Chloe and Finnball.
  • World of Pun: Most of the time, if Stampy's various constructs don't involve Rhymes on a Dime or Added Alliterative Appeal, they definitely involve some sort of pun in the design and name. It's very apparent what cc!Stampy's sense of humour consists of.
  • Yellow/Purple Contrast: The exterior design of the 'Fast Food' restaurant consists of yellow and purple concrete.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Cited to be how the Ghost Pirate in Episode 657, "Terror Trio" lost his head... which was caused by him sneezing without shutting his eyes.
  • Zerg Rush:
    • In Episode 418, "I Can't Win", Stampy invokes this with him and all ten of his dogs to try to intimidate Hit The Target wearing enchanted diamond armour and Veeva Dash into backing off with numbers. It works.
    • Later on in Episode 679, "Enderman Horde", practically all the endermen in the End swarm Stampy and William Beaver when they were trying to defeat the Ender Dragon.
    • In Episode 700, "Tragic Day", HitTheTarget and Veeva Dash inflict this on Stampy twice using a Clone Army of dogs.


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A Slight Taste of Doorknobs

Stampy bakes himself a cake for breakfast, but it has a slight taste of doorknobs.

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