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Higglytown Heroes is a Playhouse Disney cartoon set in Higglytown (of course), a town populated by people who resemble nesting dolls.

Our heroes (no pun intended) are four kids, Eubie, Wayne, Twinkle, and Kip, plus Fran the talking squirrel. Once per Episode, the kids find themselves in some kind of troublesome situation that gets fixed by a "hero" working in a specific occupation (such as a doctor, a plumber, etc.).


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This show contains these tropes:

  • Aerith and Bob: Characters named Wayne, Kip, and Fran are alongside characters named Twinkle and Eubie.
  • Alliterative Title
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Mellisa the Magnificent Moose from the episode "Overnight Moose" has antlers. In real life, only bull moose have antlers.
  • Appropriate Animal Attire: Mrs. Cluck, an otherwise normal hen in the episode "Corn to be Wild" wears a two piece swimming outfit when cannonballing into the lake, but is otherwise naked. Fran the squirrel in contrast only wears a swimming cap to cannonball.
  • Art Shift:
    • The kids' thoughts are in 2D Flash animation.
    • The art shifts to notebook doodles whenever Twinkle presents one of her big ideas.
  • Birthday Episode: "Cry Baby Pookie", where the kids prepare a birthday party for Kip's baby sister Pookie, but have to figure out why she's crying after preparing the party.
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  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In "Twinkle Tooth", Twinkle is unable to come up with a convoluted idea on how she could get her loose tooth back from the sink drain, so the others do the honors for her, right down to them saying her catchphrase "Aw, pickles!" when Fran points out the one fatal flaw in their idea - there are no whales in the sink drain.
  • The Cameo: In a blink-and-you-miss-it moment in the episode "Kip Joins the Circus", JoJo and Goliath from JoJo's Circus make cameo appearances in the circus's banners.
  • Catchphrase: Twinkle will react to Fran pointing out the problems in her big ideas with "Aw, pickles!"
  • Christmas Episode: "Twinkle's Wish" takes place around Christmas and has Santa and an elf named Pix trying to save the former's sleigh.
  • Cock-a-Doodle Dawn: In the episodes "Twinkle Tooth" and "Twinkle's Wish", there was a rooster crowing at sunrise off-screen.
  • Crazy-Prepared: As revealed in "All Tire'd Out", Wayne packs a whole bunch of stuff to take to the beach. Even when Kip asks him, Wayne says this:
    Wayne: Kip, when it comes to the sun, you can never be too prepared.
  • Expository Theme Tune: "Here in Higglytown", performed by They Might Be Giants.
    Here in Higglytown
    Things all jump around
    Just like the Higglytown Heroes!
    (Our heroes!)
    They all work together
    Making fun together
    Come see the Higglytown Heroes!
  • Five-Man Band: The main quintet.
  • Genki Boy: Kip. He's super energetic, makes sense, because he always flips around whenever he walks. "Let's go, let's go, let's go!".
  • Large Ham: Kip's dad Fripp can be this sometimes.
  • Matryoshka Object: All of the characters are modeled after nesting dolls.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: In the Halloween Episode, Wayne couldn't decide between dressing as an alien, a clown, and a cowboy, so he goes as all three: an alien-clown-cowboy.
  • Nephewism: Eubie is raised by his Aunt Mellie and Uncle Zooter.
  • Once per Episode:
    • Twinkle will have a big idea about how to solve whatever problem, with the art style shifting from CGI to 2D animation resembling doodles in a notebook for the duration that she is presenting the idea. Her ideas are always unrealistic, and Fran will point out a problem with the idea after Twinkle is done explaining the idea, causing the latter to say "Aw, pickles!" in response.
    • Near the end of the episode, the kids will sing a song saying that they'll need someone special to solve the problem. Cue a person of a specific occupation appearing and acting accordingly, solving the problem for the kids.
  • The Real Heroes: Pretty much the premise of the show. There are no superheroes in this show, but "normal" heroes who are just people working in a certain job are central to the plot.
  • Stock Sound Effect:
    • The Baby Kate cry is heard in the episode "Kip's Sweet Tooth", when the baby tooth was crying during Twinkle's Once per Episode big idea.
    • There's also the classic H-B boing sound effect, which can be heard in the episodes "Mystery at Kip's House", "Eubie's Pink Dots", "Two Bees or Not Two Bees" and "Say Cheese".
  • Talking Animal: Fran the squirrel can speak.
  • That Cloud Looks Like...: This happened in "Missing Grandpop", Eubie looked at the clouds, one looking like Grandpop Crink's truck, and one looking like Grandpop Crink's beard.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: The theme song names, in order, Eubie, Wayne, Twinkle, Kip, and Fran.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Wayne really likes toast.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kip and his parents have dark blue hair.

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