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Chris: We crammed more cartoons into a half hour than anyone else.
Will: That was our promise, right?
Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb, show co-creators, on KaBlam, from Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons

KaBlam! is an animated anthology show designed to show off more animated shows (mostly failed pilots and experimental pieces), and the first spin-off of All That.

Running only a half-hour, it crammed in four two-to-five minute programs per episode as well as various miscellaneous animated short series that would come and go. It spawned two spinoffs, Action League Now (which was the centerpiece of KaBlam! throughout its run) and Angela Anaconda. It was masterminded by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the creators of The Adventures of Pete & Pete (McRobb also wrote for Nick's original Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show), as well as Robert Mittenthal, who co-created Nickelodeon's incarnation of Double Dare.

It aired on Nickelodeon from 1996-2000, with many episodes left unaired, even when the show reran on Nicktoons TV (a Nickelodeon spin-off that airs any old or failed Nicktoons series).


It was hosted by Henry and June, who resided inside a comic book (which was more notable earlier on; season four toned down most of the comic book references except for "turning the page") in which they frequently broke the fourth wall, mocked cartoon cliches, and got into their own adventures.

Common shorts on the show included:

These appeared in almost every episode, with the exception of Life with Loopy which suffered frequent Schedule Slippage in season one, and Sniz and Fondue when creator Mike Brandon left Nickelodeon in the middle of season three.

Other recurring shorts were:

  • Surprising Shorts, which had no recurring characters or plot or art style but seemed to be the overarching title given for a series of one-off cartoons. It appeared occasionally during the first two seasons.
    • There were some one-off cartoons that did not fall under the Surprising Shorts title, but were presented as their own entities.
  • The Off-Beats, a traditionally-animated series created by Mo Willems of Sheep in the Big City and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, about a group of unpopular kids (plus a talking dog) who don't fit in with the mean-spirited and snooty Populars. But when the Populars pick on the Off-Beats, guess who gets the last laugh 90% of the time? Occasionally replaced Life with Loopy or Sniz and Fondue during the first two seasons. Although it was considered one of KaBlam!'s best shorts, it was the first of the regulars to end because of Willem's creating Sheep in the Big City for Cartoon Network.
  • Race Rabbit, which was a live-action show about a rabbit who races.
  • JetCat, about a girl with a cat-themed superhero alter ego. It, along with Race Rabbit, replaced Sniz and Fondue when it left and stayed for the rest of the series.
  • The Brother Tiki, about two alien explorers (who look like tiki idols) that get stranded on Earth after their ship is mistaken for a barbecue grill and destroyed. Filmed with puppetry and some bits of stop-motion.

The show has a strong cult following among fans of '90s Nickelodeon, and is currently being considered for TeenNick's The 90's Are All That block, although Nick would have to spend a ton of money for rights from the creators of the shorts in order for the show to air (The only parts of the show Nickelodeon flat out owns are the Henry & June and ALN material). On August 27th, 2016, Kablam! was revealed to air on television for the first time in 10 years on Teen Nick's block, NickSplat celebrating 25 years of Nicktoons.

All episodes can now be viewed legally on Mark Marek's official site, and eight episodes can be streamed on VRV.

Note: Action League Now and Angela Anaconda have their own pages. Any related tropes should be listed there.

This show features examples of:

  • Action Mom: Loopy finds out her mom is a secret agent.
  • Adobe Flash: Henry and June were animated this way.
  • Aerith and Bob: Prometheus and Bob.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: In the Henry and June shorts, some crowd scenes show people with purple, green, or blue skin, as well as the usual flesh tones.
  • Animated Actors: Henry and June occasionally appear to be this, especially in the later episodes.
  • Animated Adaptation: The Jetcat shorts were based on the comic book of the same name.
  • Animated Anthology: It had three-to-four recurring sketches each week.
  • Anime Hair: Henry
  • Ancient Astronauts: Promethus of Prometheus and Bob
  • Art Evolution: Compare the picture of Henry and June above with this image from the first season.
    • The animation for Sniz & Fondue also was cleaned up in season two, but that was because they got a new overseas animation department.
    • Life with Loopy also improved after the pilot, "Goldfish Heaven". In the episode, Loopy's hair beads were 2-dimensional (like her head) rather than 3-dimensional, everyone had more square-er shoulders, and Larry had a longer neck. Not to mention the backgrounds were more basic, and the stop-motion was a bit more rough.
  • Award Show: "Resistance Is Futile"
  • Big Bad: The Boolies from Race Rabbit.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Much fun was had at the expense of "the network" by way of moronic, meddlesome network executive Mr. Stockdale, along with some other gags, such as this one while trying to stop the lazy Mr. Foot from getting fired.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Henry's mom, Sniz and Fondue (and most of the others in the short), and everyone in The Off-Beats
  • Blind Without 'Em: Betty-Ann of The Off-Beats without her glasses.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In the episode, "Art + Science = Fun", after seeing the first part of the "Danger Society" episode of Action League Now, Henry worries about the Action League losing to the Danger Society.
    Henry: "They're dead meat! They're toast! They're dead meat on toast!"
  • Bullet Seed: Henry and June do this with watermelon seeds in the pilot episode.
  • Butt-Monkey: Henry. June has her moments of this too, namely in later episodes where the two had to tussle with other characters messing with them like The Mayor.
  • Camera Abuse: Some notable examples:
    • In "The Best of Both Worlds", June attempts to get into the real world by running right at the screen. She ends up smashing against it.
    • Later in the same episode, Henry and June get into a catapult to launch themselves into the real world. They just end up smashing against the screen - and actually crack the glass.
    • In "Won't Stick to Most Dental Work!", June's attempt to make the show more "intimate" involves singing a song while swinging from a series of horizontal bars. She doesn't get very far before smashing into the screen.
    • Several Prometheus and Bob episodes end this way, such as Prometheus' ship crashing into the screen, and a mammoth blowing its trunk so loud it cracks the glass. There are several instances of Prometheus himself deliberately throwing something at the camera (the remote in "Laundry", a rock in "Furniture", a softball in "Softball", etc).
  • Cartoon Creature: It's never been confirmed what Sniz & Fondue are. Lampshaded by Henry in "Tastes Like Paper".
    Henry: And speaking of creatures, here are those two fuzzy... what the heck are they, anyway?
  • Censored for Comedy: One episode had Henry being bleeped randomly as a practical joke.
  • Charity Motivation Song: In "Hurts So Good", Henry and June host a telethon to raise money for more staples for the comic book they turn. The episode ends with a parody of these types of telethon songs.
  • Cheerful Child: Loopy.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Snuppa and Bianca, roommates of Sniz and Fondue, were removed from the main cast of the short after "Great Infestations". Ironically, Snuppa and Bianca were the stars of the original Sniz and Fondue pilot, "Psyched For Snuppa"
  • Circling Birdies: One episode has Henry seeing birds when he gets a ton of bricks dropped on him, and the birds escape from the circle and turns the page when June nicely asks them to do the ladder. Henry again sees stars and hears jingling chimes when he gets clonked on the head with a microphone. Henry yet again hears birds and sees stars after getting clonked on the head with an anvil when June demonstrates the sound editing process and adds the birds sound effect. June sees stars and hears birds in The Best of Both Worlds! when she runs smack into the screen. June sees circling comets and Henry sees birds when they dizzy themselves to death when doing a secret handshake. Sometimes just spinning whirls are used.
  • Constantly Curious: Loopy.
  • Content Warnings: Being one of the first Nick shows (along with Are You Afraid of the Dark? [which warned viewers of its scary content] and reruns of The Ren & Stimpy Show [which warned viewers of its gross-out humor and cartoonish slapstick]) to be given a TV-Y7 rating when the ratings were introduced in 1997 (the rest were TV-Y and TV-G [the TV-G rating was mostly for the Nick at Nite line-up, which had a lot of old, family-friendly sitcoms], or not rated like game shows and The Kids Choice Awards), a parent warning was shown at the beginning to remind parents of very young children that the show had silly slapstick violence that sometimes went too far. By 1998, they got rid of those.
    Announcer: Sometimes on Kablam! Everything goes Kablam! That's why it's been rated TV-Y7 (In Canada, It's C8).
  • Curtains Match the Window: Post Season 1, both Henry and June are drawn with eye colors the same shade as their hair - particularly noticeable, as they are usually not drawn with pupils.
  • Dance Party Ending: In the end of the 2nd season episode Hurts So Good, Henry and June lead sings The Staples Song with Loopy from Life with Loopy, Prometheus from Prometheus and Bob, The cast of Action League Now!, and Sniz and Fondue.
  • Dancing Theme: And a different dance for each season.
  • Deranged Animation: A good amount of the shorts.
    • Special mention goes to "Randall Flan's Incredible Big Top".
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: June usually picks on and beats Henry.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Sheep made his first appearance in the Off-Beats short "Statistics". Sheep's girlfriend Swanky the poodle also made her first appearance in "Paddleball Record".
  • Face Palm: September does this in the Off-Beats episode "Paddleball Record," with both hands/forepaws.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: In Race Rabbit, the Boolies repeatedly tried to catch Race and stuff him, but they never succeeded.
  • Five-Episode Pilot: Three, actually. Two were televised, one wasn't (it was just to show Nickelodeon what the idea of the show is like)
  • Flanderization: Henry started off the series relatively normal. It was only until after the first season that he became the unfunny Butt-Monkey.
    • Some episodes made June a victim of this, as she usually is just a bit of a prankster with an attitude problem, but in some episodes, she's a bossy brat. Depends on the writer, probably. It starts to end in the final season.
  • Forgotten Birthday: In "More Happiness Than Allowed By Law". Henry and June are celebrating their birthdays, and June got Henry a really cool remote-controlled car. Guess what Henry got her? Nothing? Yep. She spends the rest of the episode making his life hell until the end, where he makes up for it by giving her a mood ring, and when she puts it on, the color goes from blue for "Sad" to green for "Happy". Until he makes a remark about how expensive it was, and it changes to orange for "annoyed", and then goes to red... Luckily for his sake, June admits to being self-centered and forgives him, and they wish each other a happy birthday.
  • Framing Device: The Henry and June segments—a particularly odd choice, seeing as there's no reason for them to be watching animated shorts while living in a comic book. It makes sense when you find out McRobb and Viscardi's original pitch was for a live-action comic book. They 'take you inside and turn the pages' so all the shorts are actually comics in the book as well. Their segments serve a similar purpose to The Cryptkeeper's in his comic.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Some of the wider shots in the Henry and June segments (particularly coming out of a short or the opening) show upcoming 'panels' that reveal the next short or an upcoming exchange.
  • Furry Confusion: In the short "Anemia and Iodine", Anemia and her brother Dropsy are both anthropomorphic cats. The focus of the short is Anemia and her friend Iodine trying give ghost cat it's last meal. Said ghost cat is a pet cat.
  • Grossout Show: Life with Loopy on a few occasions. And some Henry and June shorts.
  • Homicide Machines: Loopy made one (unknowing it was evil) to be her "friend".
  • Horrible Camping Trip: In The KaBlair! Witch Project, Henry, June, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Foot, Henry's mom, and Jimmy McGee go on a company camping trip. Almost immediately, Mr. Foot freaks out after they hear a roaring bear and escapes in the camper, leaving everyone else stranded. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: One episode, "Tastes Like Paper", had The Mayor, from Action League Now!, taking over as director of research to torment Henry & June. And he did it because he wanted to turn the page. When Henry & June bust in on him, he comments: "You were expecting, maybe, Warren Littlefield?" At the end of the episode, H&J get revenge by trampling him with a marching band he hired (which had trampled Henry & June earlier). This was the only time a character from the skits interacted with Henry & June.
  • I Will Show You X: Snuppa and Bianca make Sniz and Fondue fight for an action figure they both want. When the two decide to share the action figure instead, this exchange happens.
    Bianca: That's it?
    Snuppa: This is hardly an interesting climax.
    [Sniz and Fondue glare angrily at them]
    Fondue: "Interesting climax"? We'll show you an interesting climax.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Variations on advertising slogans (with a few exceptions). Ostensibly the ad from the back of the comic (as the name appeared after Henry and June closed the book and before the credits).
  • Ink-Suit Actor:
    • Dawn looks very much like her voice actress, Julia Mcilvaine (who also voices June).
    • Played with a bit with Henry, as Noah Segan, his voice actor, dyed his hair green for a little while after Kablam! premiered.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune: Besides the theme song, some segment themes were instrumentals:
    • "Sniz & Fondue": Both the first season theme (a stock piece called "Toys For Boys") and the second through third season themes.
    • "Life With Loopy"
    • "The Louie and Louie Show"
  • Lampshade Hanging: Henry and June LOVE doing this.
  • Last Note Nightmare: The ending theme to "Action League Now."
  • Lethal Chef: June was actually kicked out of her "Firelog Girls" troop because she's such a terrible cook.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Every single character on the show. Larry of Life with Loopy actually had two regular outfits.
  • Literal-Minded: Loopy.
  • Loony Fan: One episode had to do with a fan visiting the set of the show, and constantly annoying Henry and June due to his huge obsession with them. He wears Henry's outfit, June's sweatshirt, and even has his hair blue dyed to match June's hair (either that or it's natural). June constantly refers to him as "Weird Ryan from school", meaning the duo already knew him. The obsessed June fans covered in Even the Girls Want Her could also apply.
  • Mama Bear: Henry's mother Lois. Jimmy McGee suffer her wrath after mocking Henry too much.
  • Meadow Run: Happened with Henry and June.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Prometheus is an alien attempting to educate a primitive human, and is named after the Greek Titan who gave fire to mankind.
    • Jetcat flies like a jet and fights like a cat.
    • Gabby McShoutsalot, the race commentator in Race Rabbit, is both gabby and shouts a lot. Likewise, the Boolies are bullies.
  • Medium Awareness: Henry and June know very well that they are cartoon characters.
  • Medium Blending:
    • Life with Loopy, with two recurring characters being paper-bag puppets and live-action footage occasionally being used.
    • Also in the episode when Henry and June become live-action. And when they became popsicle-stick puppets.
    • "The Adventures of Patch Head" featured live action actors superimposed over drawn backgrounds.
    • "The Brothes Tiki" has scenes filmed with puppetry and scenes filmed with stop-motion animation.
  • Meganekko: Betty Anne Bongo in The Off-Beats.
  • Milestone Celebration: In-Universe. One episode begins by announcing a ton of guest stars for the show's 100th episode, until it turns out that the show hadn't reached its 100th episode yet.
  • Movie Theater Episode: In the Sniz and Fondue episode, "Celluloid Sins", when the two title characters go to the movie theater, Sniz takes up "plexing", wherein he sees movies without paying or being caught, even going as far as to become a superhero called the "Multi-Plexer". Fondue unwillingly takes the blame for Sniz's actions, until Sniz sees a movie that shows him the error of his ways.
  • Multiple Demographic Appeal
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Henry and June watch as a stage hand adds a staple to the comicbook complete with drum roll and instant replay.
  • Music Video: Occasionally ones from They Might Be Giants, amongst others, using a mixture of live-action and animation.
  • The Musical: Henry and June once advertised KaBlam! The Musical in season three... it doesn't exist.
  • My Beloved Smother: Henry's mother.
  • Network Red-Headed Stepchild: Even during its airtime this anthology show was thrown around the schedule with little promotion or was put in unfavorable timeslots. Once the show was cancelled, Nickelodeon acted as though it had never existed, neglecting to even mention or feature the show in a Thanksgiving promotion showcasing every Nicktoon, the Continuity Cavalcade-laden Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots, or even The 90's Are All That before the block was rebranded as NickSplat. This is all the more glaring as KaBlam is one of the network's biggest Cult Classics. It took more than ten years before it finally was acknowledged and announced to be given airtime on The Splat for the 25th anniversary of the Nicktoons brand.
  • Nice Hat: Fondue's chef hat.
  • The Nudifier: The clothes-eating moths in The Little Freaks, a one-shot short, and when Henry accidentally used vanishing ink to do his and June's laundry.
  • Odd Friendship: Henry and June oh so very much.
  • One-Shot Character: A few of the skits only appeared once on the show:
    • "The Louie and Louie Show": Created by Gary Baseman, who would later find more success in Teacher's Pet. Traditional animation.
    • "Anemia and Iodine": Created by Krystine Kryttre and Robert Scull. The latter's involvement means this short has a similar visual feel to Rocko's Modern Life. Traditional animation.
    • "Randall Flan's Incredible Big Top": By Mike de Seve and Brian Mulroney. Traditional animation.
    • "The Girl With Her Head Coming Off": By Emily Hubley. Traditional animation. They also aired as Nickelodeon interstitials.
    • "The Shizzagee". Animated in CG, and the only short to be in this style.
    • "Dave, Son of Hercules": By Crank! It! Out!, the same studio that animated the "Henry & June" wraparounds. Traditional animation.
    • "Emmett Freedy": By Tom Megalis, independent filmmaker whose work has also been seen in Cartoon Sushi. Animated in Stop-motion.
    • "Garbage Boy": By Stephen Kroninger. 2.5D animation
    • "Fuzzball": By Kevin Dougherty. Traditional animation.
    • "The Little Freaks": By 23D Films. Traditional animation.
    • "The Untalkative Bunny": By Graham Falk. Traditional animation. The same short was also featured on Cartoon Sushi.
    • "Stewy the Dog Boy": By Dennis Messner. Traditional animation. It was a pilot for a series that never got produced due to it being too similar to Disney's then-announced Teacher's Pet.
    • Plus a few music videos: "Hockey Monkey", "Pizza Rocket", "Dr. Worm" and "Why Does the Sun Shine?" (The former two are performed by Jimminy Kroekel and the latter by They Might Be Giants) All traditional animation.
  • Opening Narration: "The Off-Beats", "Action League Now!" and "Prometheus & Bob".
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: The KaBlammy for best acting while impersonating an egg went to Loopy from "Life with Loopy" and the award for best supporting monkey went to "Prometheus and Bob."
  • Overused Running Gag: Henry gets hurt in every episode...and is not afraid to lampshade it.
  • Parental Bonus: The two leads being named Henry and June, June's "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky!", and more (what did you expect, it's from Nickelodeon).
  • Playful Otter: Averted with Ed the Educational Otter.
  • Potty Dance: Loopy does this due to Larry being in the bathroom too long... he's recently gotten muscular, and is admiring himself.
  • Potty Emergency: June gets one in "Won't Crack or Peel!", and Henry gets one in "Timeless!".
  • Potty Failure: Henry and June are astronauts in spacesuits in one episode. Henry commented that he needed to use the bathroom and June asks why he doesn't just do what she did: use her spacesuit like a real astronaut. June runs off embarrassed when Henry informs her that they aren't wearing real spacesuits, merely cheap Halloween costumes.
    Henry: I think June just went where no cartoon character has gone before. In her pants!
    • In one short, Fondue is addicted to Solitaire on the computer. He comments that he needs to tinkle, but continues to play. He soon notes he no longer has to go.
  • Puppet Shows: "The Brothers Tiki" and some parts of "Life With Loopy".
  • Rapunzel Hair: One of the girls on The Off-Beats, aptly named "Rapunzel", has very long hair.
  • Readings Blew Up the Scale: The KaBlam Instant Response Meter blew up after viewers watched "A Day In The Life Of Mr. Foot".
  • Real Song Theme Tune: "2-Tone Army" by The Toasters. The tune for "Skaternity" by the same band was for the ending, with another song of theirs, "Everything You Said has been a Lie" in season two onwards.
  • Real World Episode: Henry and June once entered a door leading to the "Real World", and went live-action for a short time (played by real (and uncredited) kids, but lip-syncing so the voice actors could do their lines, to avoid viewer confusion), until they realized "real world pain".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The KaBlam hosts, Henry and June, fit this. June is the red to Henry's blue.
  • Restaurant-Owning Episode: In "Won't Stick to Most Dental Work!", Henry leaves the show after a feud with June, and opens his own restaurant called Henry's House of KaBoom!. The restaurant is a massive success, but without a replacement co-host, June's career on KaBlam! begins to plummet. When June shows Henry a montage of the good times they had together, the two realize how much they miss each other, and Henry returns to the show.
  • Robot Me: One early episode featured a mechanical double of June. While it looked just like the real thing, it didn't have any emotion, avoiding being a Ridiculously Human Robot.
  • Running Gag: Mr. Foot throwing people Henry and June don't like into the trunks of cars, to do who knows what with. One episode implies he takes them to the dump.
  • Samus Is a Girl:
    • Fuzzball, a one-shot character, often dressed and acted like a boy.
      Fuzzball: And by the way, flapjack, I'm not a boy! It's a FASHION STATEMENT!
    • Quite a few fans who watched this show have had this reaction to finding out June was a girl.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Dawn's about as deep as a kiddie pool. Her episode ends with her admirer Henry realizing this, and deciding that she's not worth it.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Straight Man Henry and ditzy June in season one.
  • Say My Name: In "Harold's Glow-In-The-Dark Brand Butter", the last H&J segment features June shilling the titular butter. Henry is less than pleased, and when he sees her wearing a Harold's Butter uniform, he snaps and lets out a hilariously angry-sounding cry of "JUUUUUUUUUUNE!!!".
    • He also does in the episode where he gets a bad haircut, June "fixes" it, and he discovers her handiwork.
  • Scare Chord: Happens a lot in Life with Loopy, even in the short's theme. But then again, this IS Life with Loopy...
  • Scout-Out: June is a former Girl Scou- uh, Logfire Girl.
  • Series Mascot: Henry and June, which is fitting as they're the hosts. They were even the mascots of Nickelodeon at one point.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: June.
  • Ship Tease: June did not seem to like it when Henry fell for Dawn. Neither did the Henry and June shippers. There's also some intros where Henry and June do the tango along with the scene where they reunite after Henry briefly left the show in Won’t Stick To Most Dental Work.
  • Short Tank: June. She will wear a dress for formal occasions, although it's stated that she doesn't enjoy it.
  • Shout-Out: June, despite her age, seems to be a fan of Beavis and Butt-Head, according to a season two episode.
    • And in a Season 1 episode, she appears to be a Jimi Hendrix fan. Before being launched skyward in a chair (it doesn't work out very well), she says "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky!" while Hendrix-style music plays and her eyes light up in psychedelic colors.
    • June's trademark outfit slightly resembles one of the many outfits worn by Stormer, not to mention sharing the same eye and hair color.
  • Show Within a Show: Within a show, even. Life With Loopy's Charlie Chicken Show
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Loopy and Larry. Loopy is crazy and adventurous, while Larry is shy and intelligent.
  • Ska: The main BGM in the Henry and June shorts.
    • All of the Ska in the series was provided by early 3rd wave ska band, The Toasters, who were billed in the credits as "Moon Ska stompers."
      • The episode "Kablam, James Kablam" features an intern character who dresses in an outfit appropriate for a ska concert, including a t-shirt that says "ska" on it.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: June with Henry.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Even with Henry taking the worst in punishment, June gets kicked around here and there too. This is even more noticeable in shorts like Action League Now! or Angela Anaconda.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Henry, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Foot.......poor, poor June.
    • Action League Now! had seven (or eight depending on Justice (the dog)'s gender that episode) main male characters: The Flesh, Stinky Diver, Meltman, The Chief, The Mayor, and Bill The Lab Guy. Girls? Thundergirl. There was also the lab guy's daughter, but she was annoying and was taken out.
    • Life With Loopy was the most gender neutral short (Although it had a female protagonist). It had 2 main females (Loopy and her mom) and 2 main males (Larry and his dad). The other characters were minor/one shot characters.
    • Even worse in Sniz and Fondue; the only main female was Bianca!
    • Averted in The Off-Beats, however, where Betty Ann Bongo is the leader of the Off-Beats and Tina is the leader of The Populars.
    • The Nostalgia Chick's review of this trope mentioned that the only Nicktoons with female protagonists were The Wild Thornberrys, As Told by Ginger, and My Life as a Teenage Robot, except for Kablam!, which had three and a half (June, Loopy, Thundergirl, the "half" could either be Bianca because she doesn't appear in every S&F short, or Jetcat, because she's not in every episode).
  • Spin-Off: Action League Now!, Angela Anaconda, the Off-beats holiday specials, The Life With Loopy special and the very short lived The Henry and June Show.
    • The show itself is a spin-off of All That.
    • A one-shot short, Stewy the Dog Boy WAS going to become a Nicktoon, but it was shelved when Disney's Teacher's Pet premiered.
      • Speaking of spin offs, did you know that Sniz & Fondue was a spin off of the short cartoon "Psyched For Snuppa"?
  • Spy Catsuit: Loopy's mom wears one.
  • Squeaky Eyes: Henry, June, Sniz, Fondue, and the Off-Beats.
  • Stock Footage: The season one episodes sometimes re-used old clips from the Henry and June shorts, but re-doing the lip syncing so it could match the episode's lines.
  • Stop Motion: Action League Now!, Prometheus and Bob, and Life with Loopy.
  • Stylistic Suck: Henry and June depending on who you ask.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: When it's not terrifying.
  • Take That!:
    • Weird Ryan is probably one to over obsessive fans (which weren't well known when the show was on)
    • Mr. Stockdale seems to be one of Nickelodeon themselves!
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics:
    • Loopy (and her mom) are the only major characters with eyelashes.
    • In some episodes, June would usually make a cute face showing her eyelashes (which aren't usually seen, as this is only shown during her "cute act"). Usually her eyelashes are never shown (either due to the art style, or just to show her tomboyish nature), but she's cute enough without them.
  • They Might Be Giants: Did two music videos; "Why Does the Sun Shine?" and "Doctor Worm".
  • Thickline Animation: Henry and June, Depending on the Artist, along with the Off-Beats.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly one-shot Dawn and tough-talking tomboyish main character June.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Dear god, June. In Season 3, she becomes a lot more snarky, indifferent and, while nowhere near villainous, borderline sociopathic. However, she becomes a much nicer person in Season 4.
  • Truncated Theme Tune: Starting in season 3, the show intro was shortened a bit. Some of the segments also got shorter intros; "Action League Now!" skipped the character introductions and went straight into "Today's episode...", and "Prometheus & Bob" re-worded its narration to a shorter version.
  • Tsundere: June.
  • Unmoving Plaid: Tommy from "The Off-Beats" was the inspiration for starting the trope page in the first place. The cartoon did that with several other materials, too. September disguises himself as "the President," complete with wig with unmoving hair texture.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Slightly averted, as in the "Kablammy Awards" episode, June pulls the envelope (it says who won) out of the top part of her dress. However, since she's ten (and flat) it didn't get anything past the radar (unlike SOME stuff).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Henry and June.
  • Vocal Evolution: All the kids in The Off-Beats had lower voices in season two. This also happened with Loopy and Larry of Life with Loopy and more recognizably, Henry and June. Unlike most shows with kid voice actors, they were (thankfully) never replaced.
  • Wheel o' Feet: Henry & June demonstrate this as "the bongo run".
  • Voiceover Translation: The Russian airings uses it.
  • Who Names Their Kid Loopy?
    • Like Fondue is any better off. Or Sniz.
      • Fondue is actually his last name. Know what his first name is? Squeaky.
    • One of the Boolies from Race Rabbit is named Zit (his brother's name is the far more normal Winston).
  • With Friends Like These...: Henry and June define this trope.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Mr. Foot never hurts June, except for one time offscreen in "Timeless." Henry, however, is fair game all the time. Although, this might be less from Foot having a code against harming girls and more that he loaths Henry more.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: An in-universe example; when Henry opens his own restaurant in "Won't Stick to Most Dental Work!", he mentions in his letter to June that her lawyers wouldn't let him use the KaBlam! name, hence why he had to name his restaurant "Henry's House of KaBoom!".
  • You're Just Jealous: Henry says this to June when he thought Dawn liked him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue (Or Green) hair: Henry, June, Sniz, and Loopy.
  • Your Costume Needs Work: The episode "In It To Win It" has June meeting with a group of fans of hers who are dressed up like her, right down to the hair. But when she tries to interview them, they naturally don't believe she's the real June, mock her for her "lousy" costume and imitation, and get rather angry when she keeps insisting that she is the real June.

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