Danger & Eggs began as a Prime Video animated pilot that debuted in 2015 created by Shadi Petosky and Mike Owens. In 2017, the full series premiered with 13 episodes in its first season released through Amazon Prime exclusive streaming.
The show follows fearless young lass D.D. Danger, the latest in a long line of thrill-seeking daredevils and stuntmen, and her best friend Phillip, a cautious but inventive giant anthropomorphic egg. Phillip is the son of an enormous chicken that inhabits Chickenpaw Park, where he and D.D. spend their days getting into all manner of strange misadventures.
The show is notable for being the first animated series ever (co-)created by a trans person (trans woman Shadi Petosky) and featuring a significant amount of explicit and unambiguous LGBTQ representation in a family-friendly cartoon series with the primary demographic of kids ages 6-11, even more directly than its contemporaries.
Danger & Eggs contains examples of:
- Absurd Phobia: Phillip is deathly afraid of butterflies, as seen in the theme song and 'Pete Peril.'
- Adorkable: Between his regular designation of himself as "interim (insert relevant occupation here)," his literary quotes, and his safety-conscious nature, Phillip is about as nerdy and cute as it gets.
- Ambiguously Gay: Although neither of their orientations are directly addressed throughout the show, D.D. and Phillip's favorite day of the year is Pride.
- Anthropomorphic Food: Phillip is an anthropomorphic egg.
- Career-Ending Injury:
- D.D.'s dad Roy suffered one of these prior to the start of the series — he used to be a stuntman in the vein of Evel Knievel, but spends his days bound to a stretcher.
- Pete Peril ends up going through one of these too in the episode named after him, after his attempt to break Roy's jump distance record at the park goes horribly awry (despite D.D.'s efforts to fix the ramp's angle, which she'd previously messed with but had a change of heart about after talking to Pete).
- Expository Theme Tune: Parodied with the theme song, which has the singer awkwardly stumbling along trying to tell you what the show is about."A kid! An egg! A park! They do stuff! But there's... more to it than that... It's kind of hard to explain!"
- Let's Get Dangerous!: The normally fearful Phillip displays an unexpected degree of bravery and physical prowess when D.D. suffers an asthma attack far away from civilization (and her inhaler).
- Nerdy Inhaler: Subverted. Although D.D. uses an inhaler, she is also "athletically awesome," and capable of performing stunts and other feats of agility.
- Noodle People: As a whole, the series tends to go for a style that resembles this, but Phillip's design is a distinct case in that, save for his gloves, shoes and pads, his limbs are nothing but thin lines.
- Sequel Hook: The (unintentional) final scene of the series has D.D and Phillip discover another talking egg, this time from an Emu.
- Vague Age: Phillip, to the point where even he doesn't actually know how old he is and spends the episode "Broccoli" trying to figure out if he's a kid or an adult.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Specifically, D.D.'s hair is teal colored.