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Left to right: Reed, Kiki, Marina, Shout, Bo Monkey, and Twist. Not pictured: Commissioner Goldstar.
Fresh Beat Band of Spies is a children's TV series that premiered on Nickelodeon in June 2015. It is an Animated Adaptation of 2009's The Fresh Beat Band. It follows the adventures of the band members, who are now working as undercover spies when they aren't making music. Each member has a special talent that helps them solve mysteries, as they outwit and defeat the bad guys who perpetrate the crimes. They are joined by their sidekick, Bo Monkey.


The series has examples of the following tropes:

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  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Marina is blonde with green eyes here, while Kiki has purple eyes and pink highlights in her hair.
  • Band Toon
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Squee Z. Dumpkins.
  • Catchphrase: Most characters have them.
    • "Shoutstanding!" - Shout
    • "Brainstorm!" - Marina
    • "Good work, Fresh Beats." - Commissioner Goldstar
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Spooky Spooks from "Ghost of Rock".
  • Every Episode Ending: The Commissioner thanks the Fresh Beats at the end of every episode.
  • Gadget Watches: The spies' watches are communication devices, and haven't been shown to tell time yet.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: The four members of the band.
  • Imposter-Exposing Test: Happens at the end of "Fake Fresh Beats."
  • Meaningful Name: Commissioner Goldstar wears a gold star on his shirt.
  • Only One Name: The band members' last names haven't been revealed. The only main character whose last name is mentioned is Commissioner Goldstar, whose first name is never actually stated.
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  • Silly Simian: The comic relief potential is why they added Bo Monkey to the cast!
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Gadget guy Reed wears glasses.
  • Recurring Villain: Von Winnerchamp and Captain Arrrgh return regularly.
  • Running Gag: Reed popping out of various objects, followed by the Fresh Beats yelling "Reed!" Also, Bo Monkey hopping away on Twist's "Double Pogo to Go-Go."
  • Spy Fiction: The entire show is spy-themed.
  • The Team: Consisting of Twist, Kiki, Shout, Marina, Bo Monkey, Reed and Commissioner Goldstar.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: “You’re on a mission with Twist and Shout! Kiki and Marina spy it up to work it out! Bounce with our sidekick, Bo!”

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