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Western Animation / Funny Face

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The show that counts as two servings of fruit! note 
Funny Face was an attempt to create an animated franchise in 2009. Its characters are the mascots of the Funny Face drink mix, sold from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Despite the fact that the cartoon never came to be, a collection of one minute shorts was created for the franchise,which can be seen here.

Not to be confused with the 1950s musical starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, or a 1971 sitcom on CBS starring Sandy Duncan.

This show provides examples of:

  • Amusing Injuries: Most of the characters are squashed, beaten up, or suffer pratfalls through the episodes.
  • Animated Adaptation: An attempt of one, based on the advertising campaign. While the show never came to be, the shorts were released online as a pitch, along with a revival of the characters via advertising for flavored dried cranberries.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Soft spoken Freckle Face Strawberry can lay down a nasty beating when upset, as shown through a punching bag clown.
  • Black Dude Dies First: The watermelon, though it doesn't last.
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  • Canon Foreigner: Top Banana and Bad Apple were not in the drink mix franchise, being created for the show.
  • The Comically Serious: Top Banana, who thinks he's above the others, thus causing him to be used as the butt of jokes in the end.
  • The Ditz: Goofy Grape and Lefty Lemon.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Averted, the six-shooters that Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry owns contains real bullets.
  • Floating Limbs: An extreme version; the characters don't even have hands or feet. Anything they are holding or using simply floats beside them.
  • Gender Flip: Choo Choo Cherry and Freckle Face Strawberry were male in the original product line.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Captain Black Cherry blew steam out of his body after getting angry with Freckle Face Strawberry in "Daydream Crashers" for ruining his daydream.
  • The Hyena: Jolly Ollie Orange.
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  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: While not an actual wipe, each vignette ends with a purple splat of "fruit juice" covering the screen.
  • In a World…: Goofy Grape purposefully uses this, along with a Don LaFontaine impression, in the episode "Drip Drip Drip". The others are irritated by it, thanks to it cutting into their concentration.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Bad Apple.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The main cast has ten characters alone.
  • Musical Episode: The episode "Big Musical" has both Lefty Lemon and Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry singing their redtion of "Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows".
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry emulates John Wayne.
  • No Indoor Voice: Loud Mouth Lime.
  • Now Which One Was That Voice?: No voice actors were credited for the shorts. Though the only possible actors involved are Joey D'Auria (Captain Black Cherry and Loud Mouth Lime), Phil Lollar (Top Banana, Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry, the Pinapple Newscaster in "The Fly 1" and ) Nathan Carlson (Lefty Lemon and Goofy Grape) Susan Balboni (Choo Choo Cherry) and Danny Katiana (Jolly Ollie Orange and Bad Apple)
  • The Pig-Pen: Bad Apple. He's rotten brown and is a target for fruit flies.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Top Banana.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Captain Black Cherry.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Characters get squished, eaten, chopped, and cored, only to turn up completely fine the next episode.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Choo Choo Cherry and Freckle Face Strawberry, respectively.
  • Two Girls to a Team: In the main cast of ten, there are only two girls.
  • Unfortunate Ingredients: The original drink contained cyclamate.
  • Voice Changeling: Goofy Grape is a master at impressions, from various sounds like a train or a bird, to different voices, including a Don LaFontaine impression.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Top Banana's terrified of monkeys. Doesn't help that Choo Choo Cherry has a pet ape...


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