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Paradise PD is an adult animated sitcom released on Netflix on August 31, 2018. It was created by the team behind, and is largely a Spiritual Successor to, Brickleberry: Roger Black and Waco O'Guin.

The show follows 18-year-old rookie cadet, Kevin Crawford, joining a small-town police department called Paradise P.D. and its crew of bad cops. Not bad like no-nonsense or cool. Bad like shitty. The shortcomings of these cops range from corruption, incompetence, to dabbling in crime themselves.

Kevin's hot-headed father and chief of police, Randall was against his son becoming a cop, after a time, when a 5-year-old Kevin accidentally shot him in the testicles, causing a chain reaction of events, where Randall would lose testosterone, fell emasculated, and try to feel like a man again by being a hateful, misogynistic dick to his wife, Karen, who later divorced him and went on to become the mayor. As mayor, Karen gave Kevin a job at Paradise P.D. out of love for her son and spite for her ex, (mostly the latter) and thus begins the premise of Paradise P.D.

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The rest of the cops at Paradise P.D., which make up the main cast are morbidly obese man-child, Dusty Marlow, quick-to-violence queen of police brutality, Gina Jabowski, bisexual 175-year-old racist, Stanley Hopson, Wiccan piccolo-playing black guy, Gerald Fitzgerald, and drug-addicted drug dog, Bullet.

The overarching storyline of the first season focuses on the police force trying to crack a drug bust, where a fancy new drug called argyle meth is sweeping the streets of Paradise, all originating from an unknown crime boss, known only as "The Kingpin". However, Kevin seems to be the only one who actually cares about solving the case, as while his father blows it off as unimportant, he sees it as being deeper than it may seem.

The main/major cast is as follows:

  • Dana Snyder as Stanley Hopson, Dusty Marlow, and Thester Carbomb IV
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  • Cedric Yarbrough as Gerald Fitzgerald
  • David Herman as Kevin Crawford and Hobo Cop
  • Tom Kenny as Chief Randall Crawford and Dr. Funtlichter
  • Sarah Chalke as Gina Jabowski
  • Kyle Kinane as Bullet
  • Grey Griffin as Mayor Karen Crawford
  • Waco O'Guin as Robby
  • Roger Black as Delbert
  • John DiMaggio as Chief Dean Hancock
  • Lance Reddick as Agent Clappers

From the moment it was first advertised, people expected Paradise P.D. to be a carbon copy of Black and O'Guin's first show, Brickleberry. However, when the show aired, they got ... exactly that but this time, the show was more serialized, telling an overarching story, which spanned the entire season, making for much bolder and enticing television. Not only that, but characters were more well-rounded and had more prominent redeeming qualities. Unlike Brickleberry, which seized every opportunity to ruin a heartwarming moment in favor of a cheesy joke that made Steve an incompetent, unlikeable idiot, Paradise P.D., while still making him a bit of a flawed dim-wit, gave its main character more credibility and worked to make him, as well as the other main characters, more likable and heroic people, who the audience would actually sympathize with, relate to, and root for.

To many people's surprise, Paradise P.D. did exceptionally well in ratings and quickly became Netflix's fifth smash-hit adult animated series, following BoJack Horseman, F is for Family, Big Mouth, and Disenchantment and got picked up for another season, which, although intended to air in 2019, due to production mishaps, went through a bit of a delay, before it finally aired in March of 2020, (mere days before the effects of the coronavirus really took its course worldwide). The second season did so well, that three days after its release, it warranted a third season, which aired on March 12th, 2021.

This show provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Randall and Karen have verbally and psychologically abused Kevin all throughout his childhood, profanely insulting him, shunning him from family gatherings, and blaming his very existence for their divorce.
    Randall: I thought of a middle name for our son; Kevin I Should Have Pulled Out Crawford.
    Kevin: Or Kevin I Wish I'd Swallowed Crawford.
  • Acceptable Political Targets: Both left and right-wing news media, with Fox News host Tucker Carlson copping the most memorable jabs. "Black & Blue" is a shining example of how the show rips into both sides; both spectrums of the Strawman News Media are shown to be manipulative for their own sake at the price of dividing the populace on their opinion towards the police. Also, they're completely stumped as to how to demonize Dusty, Fitz, and Gina pretending to be a smorgasbord of Acceptable and (In-Universe) Unacceptable Targets simultaneouslynamely .
  • Acceptable Targets:
    • Though not quite to the extent of Brickleberry, they still make fun of any race, religion, and sexual orientation that comes into question.
    • Lower-class Americans are all portrayed as aimless drug addicts whose penchant for bestiality has spawned an entire race of dolphin-people.
    • As the token black guy, Fitz is a surrogate for the black jokes, being a stereotypical, jive-talking thug who owns a pit bull and acts like he was raised in the hood.
    • Conversely, Fitz spouts out plenty of cracks about white people, which is also an acceptable target.
      Fitz: I don't do pranks, Ikea, or cargo shorts. That's all white people shit. [gets a text] Oh, shit! Michael Bublé's playing in concert! Who wants to see some Bublé?
    • Dusty is an extremely offensive fat stereotype, being a cartoonishly obese man who eats tons of junk food and has several real-life medical symptoms (like diabetes, heart attacks, and even retinopathy) just because of his weight.
    • Old people are all senile and sexual deviants.
    • Female-on-male sexual harassment is played for laughs with Gina and Dusty and in the workplace, Dusty's complaints to HR are not taken as seriously as the typical male-on-female variant.
  • Accidentally Accurate: Karen got mad at Dusty for drinking the entire chocolate fountain from her casino buffet and Dusty lied that the chocolate fountain was actually robbed by a "buffet bandit". Later in the episode, a masked marauder ran by, with some stolen sausage links, known only as "The Buffet Bandit".
    Dusty: The buffet bandit? But I thought I made that up.
  • Action Dress Rip: Before defeating some villains in one episode, Gina rips her wedding dress.
  • Actor Allusion: Agent Clappers, played by Lance Reddick, is an obvious expy of Reddick's other character, Cedric Daniels from The Wire, which they reference to in a "…But He Sounds Handsome" joke in "The Father, The Son, and The Holy Post-It Note".
    Clappers: What do you mean, you don't know about The Wire? It was the best show ever.
    Kevin: Eh, it's no Bones.
    Clappers: Well, nothing's Bones, Kevin. It's a goddamned masterpiece! At least give it until Season 2, Episode 12. That's when Lt. Daniels takes his shirt off. You'll be like 'how can a man be so skinny and so ripped at the same time?' If that don't take your dong dumplings to the disco, I don't know what will.
  • Adam Westing: Agent Clappers, as mentioned above, is basically Lance Reddick doing this.
  • Advertising by Association: The trailer clearly states that it's "...from the twisted minds that brought you Brickleberry".
  • Aerith and Bob: Every mutant's name describes their mutation, (i.e. Arm Head, Mr. Pussbubble, Eyeball Head, etc.) except for their leader, who goes by the regular (albeit uncommon) person's name, Clovis.
  • Affably Evil: Agent Clappers being a member of The Legion of Dooooom and doing things like, selling drugs, arresting innocent cops, and killing an FBI agent who was fractions of a second from retirement, is unarguably evil. However, we learn in the Season 2 finale, that he's being forced to do this because if he doesn't, his boss will his family ... portrait.
  • Agent Scully: Randall is this, whenever Kevin claims to have made a break in the argyle meth case, usually brushing off Kevin's suspicions as mere paranoia.
    Randall: What are you, a conspiracy nut? Next, you'll be telling me you're one of those round-Earthers!
  • The Alcoholic: Randall is this on occasion, as getting drunk is the only way he can perform a homosexual act. note 
    • Alcoholic Parent: Both of Kevin's parents. Karen's alcoholism was epitomized in "Blind Drunk" when she broke the law just to score some moonshine from Robby and Delbert. She also got blackout drunk in "Flip the Vote", when she lost the 2020 election. And as for Randall, well, see "The Alcoholic" above.
  • Always Gets His Man: As one of the only cops to take her job seriously, Gina never lets any of her criminals slip away.
  • Amoral Attorney: Gina's law attorney, Handsy Grebovitz, law officer of Goose'em and Grope'em; A sexual harassment lawyer who defends sex offenders that he knows are guilty.
  • An Aesop: Many episodes have one of these, even if the characters don't actually learn them.
    • "Black and Blue" has one that basically all news have an agenda and twist any given story to fit it. Also, post-traumatic stress disorder isn't a made-up mental illness and should be taken seriously.
    • The Aesop for "Karla", Family comes first. Karen learns to put the needs of her son before her mayoral campaign, and risk winning the re-election in favor of keeping Kevin away from his abusive girlfriend.
    • "Meet the Jabowskis" is kind of the inverse of the previous Aesop. Gina learns to favor her career as a law-abiding police officer, over reconnecting with her long-lost family of criminals.
    • In "Parent Trap", Dusty learns that Thanksgiving parades and Indian football mascots aren't really as offensive as he made them out to be before, as most Native Americans don't even care about that.
    • In "Paradise Found", Kevin learns that sometimes, admitting the bitter truth is a better choice to make than living out a blissful lie.
    • In "Tucker Carlson is a Huge Dick", Randall learns to treat women with respect and give Gina equal pay. Also, Karen learns to be more supportive of other women and learns that feminism is about letting women be who they want to be, instead of acting like one specific woman's personal opinion of an "ideal feminist".
    • In "Who Ate Wally's Waffles", Robby learns to not be such a dick to his adopted brother and Delbert learns that even though his "adoption" by Robby's parents was literal child abduction, he'd still rather live with a loving family of kidnappers than in the abusive child-sweatshop he was stolen from.
    • In "Paradise PD Meets Brickleberry", Woody learns to stop hating on his cousin for something he did a long time ago and put that nasty grudge to rest once and for all.
    • The Legion of Dooooom sings a song in "Operation: D.D." that teaches Hopson and Gina that sexual harassment is wrong.
    • In "Fallout", Randall learns to be a nicer father to Kevin/husband to Karen.
    • The spoof aesop of "Ice Ice Babies" is that every horrible thing you do isn't your fault. It's the fault of the rides, games, and attractions at carnivals. So, the next time you sexually assault someone, have sex with a cat, or (allegedly) murder your wife, blame it on a house of mirrors or a whack-a-mole game.
    • "Trigger Warnings" has a political Aesop about gun control. As Kevin told Randall, gun control advocates aren't campaigning to take his guns away. They're just campaigning for things like stricter background checks or not giving guns to crazy people.
    • In "Showdown at the O-bese Corral", Randall learns that big is beautiful and to not discriminate against fat people, in what is clearly a metaphor for homophobia.
    • In "Blimp City", Randall learns to not run away from his marital problems and instead talk with his wife directly if he has any problems or concerns with how they're preparing for their upcoming baby.
    • In "What Happens in Twatemala", Bullet learns the hard way, that gambling is a dangerous addiction that can lead to you losing all your money and belongings.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Randall and Karen learn at the end of several episodes to be better parents to Kevin. However, they almost always immediately forget this by the next episode, sometimes even seconds later in the same episode.
  • Animated Shock Comedy: The show relies heavily on crude and sexual humor, with a smattering of excessive violence (though, on this show, the excessive violence is just as apparent as the crude, sexual humor — at least in season 2). This was to be expected since Roger Black and Waco O'Guin worked on Brickleberry).
  • Anti-Humor: Prop-Cop. The only character who laughs at his jokes is Fitz and he's just pretending to avoid suspicion.
  • Arc Number: 143 shows up in several episodes of the as a recurring easter egg. note 
  • Arc Villain: There's one every season.
    • Season 1 = Terry Two-Toes
    • Season 2 = Gerald Fitzgerald
    • Season 3 = Clovis
  • Artificial Human: Delbert is revealed to have been artificially created by Disney, like many of their other child stars, and had once starred in a half-assed tweencom called Wall-Eyed Wally before being kidnapped in 1998. He was originally designed to be their next big star, but the scientist dropped him when he picked him out of the vat, damaging him and giving him his defective eyes, so they just stuck him on Disney Channel.
  • As Himself: Brian Hanby is a regular guest star, playing a storage unit owner named Brian.
    • Erik Bleaman stars as himself in "Paradise Found".
    • Gary Dell'Abate as himself in "PARAD-ISIS".
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Dusty gets distracted by a butterfly while working as a crossing guard and causes a massive four-lane collision.
  • Auto Erotica: The entire plot to episode 4. Grey Griffin plays the voice of the car in her Azula voice, upping the hilarity.
  • Authority in Name Only: Well if the phrase "No one wants to be a cop anymore" doesn't sell this idea, what will?
  • Babies Make Everything Better: In Season 3, Karen and Randall decide to try having another baby, thinking it will help save their rocky marriage and their seasonal story arc for the first half of the season is about Karen trying to get pregnant, while the second half of the season is about Randall and Karen preparing for their upcoming baby now that the latter is pregnant.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Kevin is this in Season 1, due to his newness and being younger than everyone else by a longshot.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Thester does this when portraying his many characters and yet most of the time, people fall for it.
    • Also done with Agent Clappers in Season 3, where he played literally every single one of his characters (Loquacious, Clippers, Cloppers, and Pepe Cabana) by just acting like his normal self.
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: More like Incompetent Cop, Super-Incompetent Cop. Any cop who isn't a criminal themselves is hopelessly ineffective. The only one who actually gets things done is Gina, and that's because she's barking mad.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: This was ultimately the ending of Season 2, with The Chicago Kingpin succeeding in nuking the entire city of Paradise into a giant pizza.
  • Bad Liar: Kevin was this in "Blind Drunk", when he told Gina he had a Canadian girlfriend named "Maple Moose Hockey Beaver Syrup" who you can't meet because she died.
  • Bad Santa: The Season 1 finale reveals that Santa Claus is one of the higher-ups in the meth ring, though not the Kingpin himself.
  • Badass Boast: Fitz made a lot of these, when he was The Kingpin.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: Kevin asks Karen why women all hate him. Karen tells him that he needs to understand that all women are different - and so they probably all hate him for different reasons!
  • Bait-and-Switch Credits: The opening credits show everyone on Paradise P.D. as violent and ready for action, though this is only true for Gina, Randall, Bullet, and Fitz.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Hopson was aboard the Titanic and he pushed off a female passenger to get a lifeboat reserved for him.
  • Berserk Button: Gina will snap like a firecracker and go off on anyone who commits even the most harmless of felonies.
  • Beta Couple: Fitz and The Dolphin Queen.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The cops of Paradise PD.
  • Big Eater: Dusty eats impossibly large masses of food in small amounts of time, such as consuming enough food to feed an entire town for 40 years in just one day.
  • Big Red Devil: Satan appears as one at the end of "Dungeons & Dragnet."
  • Bitter Sweet Ending: In the Season 1 finale, Randall and Karen get back together and Dusty manages to kill Santa Claus, who was the one who created Argyle Meth. But then Dusty gets imprisoned under false charges of being the Kingpin (since no one believes his Santa Claus story) and gets locked in with Two Toes' mother, who wants to kill him, and Gina can't bring him back. Kevin believes to have closed the case, despite noticing some inconsistencies, but it is revealed that Fitz is the real kingpin (having faked being in a coma and killed off the other members of the task force) and he plans to kill Kevin next.
  • Black Comedy: Very dark, can rely on a lot of jokes with pedophilia, incest, rape and gore all within a single episode!
  • Blackmail: Dusty tells Fitz to help him cut work and go to the carnival or else he'll call up the mutant army that wants him dead and tell them where he is.
    Fitz: You're resorting to blackmail?
    Dusty: Yes. I'm resorting to a black male to help me.
  • Bland-Name Product: Although the show usually features the actual brand, they still have a few of these.
    • Possum Pete's is Chuck E. Cheese
    • The Dark Web Headquarters is the Google Headquarters
    • Pizzarut is Pizza Hut
    • Frank and Son's Doughnuts is Dunkin' Donuts
  • Blatant Lies: So many.
  • Blond, Brunette, Raven: Kevin, Dusty, and Fitz.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Kevin vomits blood as a symptom of repressed guilt. To boot, he also bleeds from his eyes, nose, and ears.
    • Ronald MethDonald vomits blood all over the children as a symptom of the meth he smokes.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: This show is much more graphically violent and bloodier than Brickleberry ever would be.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After he got beaten up in one episode, some blood came out of Dracula's mouth (though it's a non-lethal example).
  • Body in a Breadbox: Fitz's old partner from Chicago was chopped up into little pieces, all of which were put in random cans of Chef Boyardee ravioli and shipped out to grocery stores all across the state of Illinois.
    Fitz: That's not beef ravioli! That's ''Keith'' ravioli!
  • Body Horror: The inbred dolphin/human hybrids that live in the sewers.
    • Chief Randall's anal fistula which became sentient after being exposed to the radiation from the nuclear explosion in the season 2 finale, and ends up turning into a second head.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Preacher Paul and his husband are homophobic Christians, who try to have their gay son, Lyle, reprogrammed.
    Lyle: Yay, girl, yaaaaay!
    Paul: Dammit! There that little queer goes, again!
    Paul's Husband: Oh, Paul! Why are you so mean to our son?
    Paul: Not so loud, sugar britches.
    • Handicop has an irrational hatred of Scotts, whom he confuses for Puerto Ricans until he's told otherwise. After he miraculously gains the ability to move and speak, he has a distinct Scottish accent.
  • Brainy Brunette: Patty Mae is a pretty smart cookie with light brown hair.
  • Breather Episode: Several mid-season episodes will take a break from the current season's overarching plot to focus on some more self-contained stories, though these are often criticized as being "filler".
    Hopson: Are we really doing a Dukes of Hazzard parody?
    Dusty: It was bound to happen. Do you know how many episodes we have to fill up this season?
  • Brick Joke: Literally in "Black & Blue", where Dusty mentioned his abusive mother and was later pelted on the head by a brick thrown by her.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Discussed. According to Frank, Jesus once pooped himself in fear.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Delbert and his sister in "Task Force".
  • Buffet Buffoonery: In "Karla", Dusty mentions he's had some arguments with staff at Red Lobster over All-You-Can-Eat.
  • Buried Alive: Hopson got this at the end of "Task Force" when Dusty thought he had died.
  • But Not Too Black: Dr. Funtlichter is apparently a Nigerian native, who had his skin bleached to look like an extremely pale Caucasian, so that he could get accepted into Trump University.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Randall is the show's main Chew Toy.
    • Kevin as well per his stupidity.
  • Camp Gay: Anton is a super stereotypical flamboyant homosexual.
  • Canada, Eh?: Kevin takes Gina to Canada in "Blind Drunk" an it's full of every Canadian stereotype known to man.
  • Cassandra Truth: Hobo-Cop is the only one who realizes that the Chief's sentient anal fistula has taken over his body in the season 3 finale, and keeps trying to warn everyone, only to be ignored.
  • Catchphrase: Even though it's more of a single word, Gina's catchphrase is "Twatwaffle".
    Ethel: You won't beat me, Twatwaffle!
    Gina: How dare you use my catchphrase!?
  • Celebrity Paradox: Paradise PD supposedly exists as a TV show in the universe of Paradise PD, suggested by how Dr. Kuzniak recognized Randall as "Netflix Woody" upon meeting him.
  • Characterization Marches On: Robby and Delbert were just kind of those two guys for the first couple seasons of the show, sort of being put into several different situations, playing several different roles. However, by Season 3, the writers finally established them as the co-rulers of their own rinky-dink country called Twatemala, who have a heterosexual life partner running gag between them.
    • Waco and Roger have even suggested their characters are somewhat of author avatars and that they know their characters all too well, as they act pretty much the same way they would in their respective situations.
  • Chickification: Parodied in "Tucker Carlson is a Huge Dick", when Karen took the badass action girl, Gina Jabowski, and toned her violence down to help turn her into a poised and dainty little dame, despite her job literally being about her busting criminals and beating the shit out of wrathful, badass scumbags, who always have potential to kill her if she doesn't exhibit the greatest extreme of dominance over them they've ever seen. Karen's reason for doing this? Public reception. She just wanted to give Paradise PD some good publicity by making sure their female cop would have a kind, friendly, and traditionally feminine appeal to the citizens of their city.
  • Childhood Brain Damage: The reason for Gina's Ax-Crazy behavior, rage issues and her weird attraction to Dusty is because she has a bullet lodged in her brain from being used as a human shield by her own father as a child, and spending the next 11 years in a coma.
  • Christmas Episode: "Christmas in Paradise"
    • To a lesser degree, "PARAD-ISIS", which supposedly takes place shortly after Christmas, judging by the wreckage of The Clappers' house.
  • Chubby Chaser: Gina is super-into morbidly obese Dusty, and encourages him to eat more so he'll maintain or better yet expand his girth. In episode 8, Joe Biden also stalks Dusty and wants to screw him.
  • Circus Episode: "Task Force" has Kevin and his task force investigate undercover at the Happy Trail Circus for an alleged argyle meth trade going on there.
  • Civilized Animal: Bullet talks and behaves very much like a person, but he's technically the force's drug-sniffing dog and sleeps in a dog house. He's also bitter because he was taken from his parents as a child and sold like property.
  • Cliffhanger: Season 1 ends with Dusty in prison after falsely being convicted of being The Kingpin and Fitz in a coma except he's been faking it. He's the real Kingpin, the mastermind behind the Argyle Meth conspiracy, the killer of the anti-Kingpin taskforce, and intends to make Kevin his next victim.
    • Season 2 The Kingpin is revealed to be a split personality Fritz developed due to mental trauma when he was a cop in Chicago. His plan to destroy Paradise by turning it into a giant, radioactive pizza with stolen nukes succeeds, forcing everyone to hide in the sewers.
    • Season 3 ends with a giant mutated Dobby destroying the rebuilt Paradise in a rampage, killing Hobson and eating Fritz, Bullet and Kevin. Fed up with their incompetence, Karen fires Randall and dissolves the police force.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: It's on Netflix and is rated TV-MA. This trope was to be expected.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Dr. Johann tortures Bullet Casino Royale style by tying him to a bottomless chair and beating his testicles with a cheddar biscuit medieval flail so hard it could break bricks.
    Bullet: Eh, don't sweat it. It only hurts more than anything imaginable.
  • Comical Translation: When Randall is trying to figure out Dobby's language. Apparently different inflections of "Dobby Dobby" mean different things. One particular instance led to Dobby stripping naked and windmilling his penis, which led to Randall writing down: Joe Biden.
  • The Conspiracy: Every season has one, led by their arc villain.
    • Season 1 = The argyle meth corporaton.
    • Season 2 = The Legion of Dooooom
    • Season 3 = The mutant army
  • Continuity Nod: Being a more story-driven show than its predecessor, Paradise PD has plenty of callbacks to previous episodes.
  • Cop Killer: Agent Clappers killed Agent Dunfore in the line of duty.
    • Then of course, there's attempted cop killers like Fitz and The Legion of Dooooom who have a vendetta to roast some pig.
  • Courtroom Antics: Dusty does some Hee Haw style comedy in "Black & Blue".
    Dusty: Your honor, this is gunna be an open and shut case. (opens and closes his briefcase) Now, I would like to present my briefs. (takes out his underwear)
    Judge: Order in the court!
    Dusty: Yes, I'll have a large cheeseburger and extra fries, please.
  • Cowboy Cop: Gina violates several police rules. She shoots unarmed people, beats confessions out of suspects, and uses excessive force on minor felons. Not to mention her history of causing crimes herself such as armed robberies and sexual assault on co-workers.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Dusty is a male example, his apartment is full of cats and he's months behind on his rent because he spends all his money buying luxury stuff for them such as indoor jacuzzis, flying drones, plasma TVs, braces, etc.
  • Crime Time Soap: The show is just as much about the personal lives of the cast as it is about the crimes they solve.
  • Crippling Castration: Kevin accidentally shot Randall's balls off when he was five years old. As a result, Randall adopted an ultra-macho and aggressive persona to compensate for the side effects of the injury.
  • Crossover: Episode 7 of Season 2 crosses over with the creator's previous show, Brickleberry, where it's revealed that Woody and Chief Randall are cousins.
  • Crying Indian: While he believes he is part Native American, Dusty provides an example of this.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: Bullet accidentally opens a flame thrower on a gas station owner, who was just giving him the keys to the bathroom.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Pat Robertson jerks off to pictures of Jesus Christ.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Bullet has this with Buster, when he has a dream about going to Dog Heaven to see his deceased friend.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Karen.
    Kevin: How come no girl wants to go out with me?
    Karen: Because you cried when Iron Man died?
    Kevin: I loved him 3000.
  • Demoted to Extra: Thester got this in Season 3.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Judge Judge Judge Judge.
    Judge: Yes, that's right. My name is Jude Judge Judge Judge. My parents thought it'd be funny to make my first and middle name "Judge" when I already had the last name, "Judge". Yeah, my parents were crackheads. So, I became a court judge to have them put away but that only added another "Judge" to my name, so now my name is Judge Judge Judge Judge. Can we just get this started?
  • Descent into Addiction: In "Karla", Randall gets unknowingly addicted to heroin (which Bullet hid) because Dusty mistook it for flour to make fried chicken that Randall ate. Even Bullet, who is a hopelessly huge junkie, thinks Randall has a problem.
  • Detective Mole: Agent Clappers of the FBI. His slowness to solve the houndstooth meth case was on account of him being part of the houndstooth meth, case.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: The Season 3 finale ended with Gina making a full recovery from her brain surgery and losing the bullet that was making her violent, Karen rebuilding the entire city of Paradise even better than before, Fitz defeating the mutant mafia by de-mutating them and returning them to normal, forgiving Bullet for being the true father of his child, and Agent Clappers reuniting with his family. Everything ended perfectly for everyone and it was all wrapped up with Kevin and Gina's beautiful wedding ... which was crashed by ISIS, who all planned to blow the entire case apart and the only way to defeat them was for Kevin to shoot Gina in the head again and turn her into a violent psychopath. ISIS also indirectly caused the awakening of giant Dobby, who smashed the entire city of Paradise into burning rubble, seconds after it was rebuild, and by extension, all of the cops to get fired from their jobs.
  • Dirty Old Man: Hopson takes this up to eleven, who's clearly elderly and he frequently discusses his sexual encounters with celebrities from the 1940s-50s and frequently engages in depraved shit like creating gloryholes for sale and general public indecency.
  • Driving Question: Who is the kingpin behind the operation of Argyle Meth?
  • Elder Abuse: Hopson gets abused a lot all because Randall tries to get rid of him for being too old to be a cop but won't retire Hopson because he refuses to pay his pension. Also Randall could most definitely get in legal trouble if he outright fired Hopson just for being old.
    • In episode 2, Hancock glues Hopson to the police station's ceiling.
    • In episode 3, Randall sends him to a retirement home where it turns out it's a Soylent Green-esque human cryogenic farm being used by Red Lobster where they slowly turn elderly people into delicious seafood meals by injecting sea creature DNA into them! After Hopson escaped from there by some miracle but still mildly mutated with lobster and scallop parts, Randall still insisted Hopson go back to that home! Hopson uses his new gigantic lobster arm to change Randall's mind.
    • In episode 7, Hopson gets hit by a truck and dies, but he gets refused access to Heaven by Jesus Christ because he failed to defecate in a water slide before dying, so Jesus pushed him back to earth - where his body has been sealed in a coffin by fat oaf Dusty who refuses to dig back up Hopson complaining he's hungry and wants Arby's, so then Hopson dies of oxygen deprivation and went back to Heaven and from there you get the idea of the vicious circle Hopson is trapped in.
    • In episode 8, Randall chains him to a log in a forest and Hopson gets deprived of food and water only escaping by stripping off his clothes (even leaving his glasses behind) and getting back to the police station stark naked.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs:
    • Carbortion Rex
    • In the final episode of season 3 Randall may or may not have saved the dinosaurs.
  • Exact Words: Hobson told Dusty to beat up the biggest inmate in the (womens) prison he's incarcerated in to make the other prisoners respect him. Problem is, Dusty is the biggest prisoner, so he ends up beating himself up with a cafeteria tray.
    • Another Hobson example, he sets up Fitz with a partner for a threesome with him and his dolphin wife in season 3 to help spice up their sex life. He assures Fitz that she's nothing like what Hobson is usually into, in other words, she's young, athletic and not a dude. He's right, she's all of those things, but she also happens to be another dolphin, not a human which he didn't specify.
  • Face Palm: Randall does one in the pilot episode as he sulks over the fact all of his cops are very poorly trained to fight crime (or in Gina's case, overly violent and brutal).
  • Fan Disservice: So much of it. There's mutilated genitals, naked old people and the only porn anyone can access is the kind that their mothers have been in.
  • Flipping the Bird: Randall flips off Agent Clappers in "The Father, The Son And The Post-it Note".
  • Forgot to Feed the Monster: Bullet was supposed to feed Dusty's cats while he was in prison between seasons. Let's just say his apartment is currently mostly occupied by cat skeletons (and one massive cat who survived by eating the others).
  • Freudian Excuse: Randall loves guns so much because using one is the only way he can get an erection after his balls were blown off. The same with every other member of the NRA, right down to the lack of testicles.
  • Gorn: Expect to see all sorts of horrific injuries. Kevin getting his face torn off, reattached and secreting pus being a stand-out examples. Kevin's task force are all killed off in a horrific manner.
  • Going Cold Turkey: Once Dusty shuts down his chicken truck, Randall has to go through heroin withdrawal at the rehab clinic (which has been changed to Fried Chicken Rehab to cater to Dusty's former clients). Cut to Randall lying on a filthy mattress, screaming, vomiting and shitting himself as he detoxes.
    • Gina has to stop going out with Rosie after one too many dates causes medical issues. It's hard to stop when a ban on robes forces every fat person in town to go naked.
  • Groin Attack: Episode 1 has a young Kevin accidentally shoot his dad, Chief Randall, in the balls. Twice. This traumatic injury ruined Chief’s sex life, caused his wife to leave him note , and required him to take testosterone patches to keep his masculinity in check.
  • Heel Realization: Not long after Kevin calls them out for being terrible parents while watching Kevin and Gerald's thoughts thanks to the mind device, Karen and Randall accidentally switch over to Kevin's mind, where they see a memory of themselves blaming Kevin for their divorce. Talking about how much they wish he was never born and only arguing with each other about who should take him ''because neither of them wanted to do it. They realize Kevin was right. They were bad parents.
  • Hidden Villain: The Kingpin, behind the operation of distribution of Argyle Meth in the city. Fitz turns out to be him.
  • Human Trafficking: Dusty's fried chicken is so good you'll sell your kids to slavery!
  • Hypocrite: In "Dungeons & Dragnet", Preacher Paul leading a mob against D&D thinking it turns players gay (like his son) is shocked to see the Devil (and by extension, everything else in Christianity) is real. Also, he's gay and his spouse calls him out.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In "Ass on the Line", Bullet objects to Kevin dressing as a dog, comparing it to blackface. Fitz immediately points out that Bullet had dressed in blackface the past Halloween, but Bullet is 1/32nd Pitbull, a "black" dog, so it's okay.
  • I Banged Your Mom: Hancock to Randall. Heck, he married Randall's mom! And thanks to Kevin, a pornographic video of Hancock and Randall's mom got out to the public in episode 7.
  • I Thought Everyone Could Do That: Gina didn't talk about her lack of memories before adulthood or the hole in the back of her head because she thought that was normal for everyone.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Red Lobster gets angry that Dusty's Chicken Truck managed to destroy their business within a matter of days (because Dusty's chicken has heroin in it) and wanting to win back their customers, Red Lobster orders Dusty to give them the recipe for the chicken. When Dusty refuses, they whack Bullet in the testicles with a cheddar biscuit. Then again, the cheddar biscuit might not have worked if they tried it on Dusty himself because his body fat could deflect it.
  • Immune to Bullets: Dusty is so fat that no bullets of any caliber can get through his layers of fat, instead getting stuck in his fifth fat layer until he sneezes, causing them to go flying every which where.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Karen's mom has a crush on Hopson, not realizing that he's gay. Although they get married in "Blimp City" when he learns that she's rich. In the next episode, he filed a divorce when he spend all the money and to participate in an orgy.
  • Ironic Name: While the town is named Paradise, it's afflicted by a budget crisis and has a high volume of drug crime activity.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: Bullet does one of these in the opening credits. It's possible he's just hallucinating that he can do that as he does this right outside the drug examination room.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Quite a bit in episode 9 in regards to this show basically being a Spiritual Successor to Brickleberry. Kevin even slips up and refers to Fitz as Denzel.
  • Logic Bomb: Dusty, Fitz and Gina in "Black and Blue" create a fake news story so contradictory that its breaking news. As in it makes it impossible for the anchors to say anything, makes the robot anchors fry their circuits and literally breaks the news.
    Hannity: "It would appear that a black trump supporter has mounted a muslim transsexual NRA supporter while she's performing an abortion on a pro life, pro gay nazi?"
  • Lost Food Grievance: In episode 9, Dusty has this and cries when he sees some guy throw away a half-eaten cheeseburger.
  • The Magic Poker Equation: A variation applied to Dungeons & Dragons, which is presented not as a game of tactics and probability, but as a contest in how often you can roll a 20. Semi-justified in that the players are said to be using a special technique for rolling to get the die to stop on the right number - but in the actual game, that'd be less a mark of a great player and more a mark of a great dirty cheater.
  • The Mole: The ending of episode one reveals that the head of the Argyle Meth operation is among the Paradise PD officers. The season finale reveals that it's Fitz.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: In episode 8, Delbert invokes this because he wants to be the one to screw his own sister!
  • N-Word Privileges: For some bizarre reason, one of Hopson's lifelong dreams had been to call Mike Tyson "the N-word", and makes Dusty do it for him at a book signing. Dusty thought the N-word in question was "nincompoop", but Tyson didn't like being called that either.
  • Nepotism: Kevin joined the police force not because he qualified and it was always his life's dream, but because his mom is the mayor.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • Dolphin Lundgren combines this with Visual Pun.
    • One episode features a Stephen Hawking-esque cop at the academy who claims to hate Puerto Ricans, but it turns out he was confusing them with Scottish people. When he briefly gets his ability to talk and move back just before he's killed, he turns out to be Scottish himself.
  • No Fourth Wall: "Paradise PD Meets Brickleberry" has a ton of Take That, Us moments aimed at the latter's expense.
  • Not Hyperbole: The Disney Vault isn't just a fanciful term for Disney intellectual property, it's an actual vault at Disneyland where they keep various creations imprisoned.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In episode 7, Hopson orders Dusty to spank a little boy that he despises. Dusty reluctantly does so, and suddenly the boy's father arrives to angrily intervene, claiming "Nobody disciplines my son but me!" then proceeds to give Dusty a spanking himself (both physically and sexually).
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Karen's mother hates Randall.
  • Off with His Head!: Gina beheads the Possum Pizza mascot with just a headbutt (mascot's costume head included!)
  • Old Shame: In-universe, Robbie discovers that the Disney Vault is an actual, physical vault at Disneyland, where Disney keeps all their old racist characters locked away, such as the the blackface centaur Sunflower, Great Big Little Panther, and Nazi Donald Duck. Uncle Remus is in there too, but it's unclear if it's the character or the actor who played him.
  • One-Hit KO: The Dungeons & Dragons attack "Life Drain" one-shots the target.
  • Parental Abandonment: Gina eventually discovers this is what happened to her: her criminal family used her as a human shield while fleeing from Randall by boat decades ago, leading to her amnesia.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: Chief Randall tries to bond with Kevin over some porn, but unfortunately, due to the local church blocking the Internet, the only porn he could get his hands on was a homemade tape of himself and Kevin's mother.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: While effected by Bullet's brownies, Dusty says several made-up words (e.g. "gornblumion").
  • Police Are Useless: Paradise PD is so financially underfunded they're running low on ammunition. It's later established that Gina is pretty much the only competent cop on the force and is the sole reason Paradise hasn't fallen apart. When she briefly quits the force in one episode the rednecks end up taking over the police station due to the sheer incompetence of the other cops (particularly Dusty, who sings inspiration songs to criminals about quitting drugs instead of actually busting them).
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Chief Hancock's pranks against Randall always seem to involve hurting himself far worse than he hurts Randall - for example, he married Randall's mother just to spite him, meaning that he can taunt Randall about it every time they meet at the price of being stuck in a loveless marriage with a much older woman. Neither of the two ever seem to realise that, though, but consider Hancock to have "won" each time.
    • In season 3, Hancock is about to win the award for Best Police Force, which this year includes the award of being immortalized on the side of Mount Paradise as a giant statue. Randall becomes desperate to win the award to avoid having to look at Hancock's smug face for the rest of his life, and barely manages to rally a win (though he ends up in prison due to committing the last crime needed for arrest point himself), only to find out that because Hancock was so ahead on points and they'd already started making his statue, Randall had only told them to change the face, not the body, which he didn't know about. As a result, there's now a giant statue of Randall having anal sex with his own mother on the mountain
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Parodied with Kevins task force, which consists of a failed prop comic, siamese twins and a Stephen Hawking-expy.
  • Rated M for Manly: "Karla" shows that Kevin's interests are this, though he himself is decidedly not.
    Kevin: Carbortion Rex isn't a car monster, mom. He's a car dinosaur. Duh!
    Karen: Everything you're saying right now is vagina-poison.
  • Reduced to Ratburgers: Kevin after his parents kick him out of the house on Thanksgiving. Also, the sewer mutants, since they're forced to subsist on whatever scraps the surface world throws away. Except the Panda Express, that's actually a real restaurant, they'll franchise anywhere.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In season 2, Randall accidentally lets it slip that Bullet is actually the sixth police dog with the same name. When Bullet gets shocked at this, Randall says he hopes nr 7 will be less of a drama queen.
  • Retirony: Agent Clappers retiring old FBI partner in "Big Ball Energy" who keeps going on about all the things he and his handicapped wife (who he is the sole caretaker of) will do once he retires. Immediately lampshaded by one of the PD characters saying "Yeah, he's fucked". Even Dusty can tell it's going to end in tears for him.
  • Restaurant-Owning Episode: Dusty and Bullet open up a fried chicken truck in episode 4.
  • Robosexual: At one point, Kevin gets assigned a high-tech sentient car, and promptly starts a sexual relationship with it.
  • Ruder and Cruder: With the show being on Netflix as opposed to television like Brickleberry was, it can (and does) get away with a lot more raunchy content. The show also doesn't censor "fuck" or other profanities like Brickleberry did on TV.
  • Secret Identity: Tommy Two Toes originally had a double identity as Karen's dentist boyfriend, planning to both make money off meth, and from people losing their teeth to it. And of course, there's the identity of the Kingpin.
  • Self-Plagiarism: If you pay close enough attention, you'll notice that quite a few jokes and gags are recycled from Brickleberry with no subversion or self-awareness.
    • Randall telling Prop Cop "Wow, a new record. Two seconds and I already hate you." upon meeting him is a word-for-word copy of Malloy's insult to another bear in "Squabbits".
    • Panda Express is compared to horse shit, which is the exact same species of feces it was compared to in a Brickleberry gag from "Trip to Mars".
    • In "Flip the Vote", Dusty used a demonic VT headset to possess a horse tell a little girl that her mother sucks cocks in Hell. This same comment was said by Donnie to Ethel in "Aparkalypse".
    • In the crossover with Brickleberry, Dusty lived under an irrational fear his mother gave him, suggesting "Jesus will kill grandma." if he has premarital sex. Connie's mom gave her this same threat in "Miss National Park", saying that Jesus will kill her grandma if she loses the cutie pageant.
  • Slouch of Villainy: The Kingpin (a ruthless kingpin) at least once has briefly slouched in a chair.
  • That Man Is Dead: This gets subverted by Fitz; while he and some dealer say this, this was while the former was having a Split-Personality Takeover.
    Dealer: Ain't you that nonviolent, piccolo-playing, pussy cop?
    Fitz: [...] Yeah, I am, but people change.
  • To Serve Man: Bullet finds out that Red Lobster's stock is made from old people. Not the old people themselves, but rather the seafood is grown on their bodies like parasites.
  • Shared Universe: Season 2 reveals that this show and Brickleberry take place in the same world. Randall and Woody are even revealed to be cousins!
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spiritual Successor: It's basically Brickleberry with cops, with some of the same voice actors like David Herman and Tom Kenny even returning to play similar characters. Season 2 reveals that it takes place in the same universe, and Randall is related to Woody Johnson. Lampshaded in episode 9 when Kevin calls a comatose Fitz "Denzel", the name of Steve's black friend from Brickleberry.
  • Split Personality: In "Black and Blue" Fitz develops this as a result of the media treating him like he was two separate people: one racist cop and one black thug. He not only starts Talking to Themself, but at one point each of the personalities even tries to take the other one hostage.
    • Season 2 reveals that Fritz's evil persona is another split personality calling itself The Kingpin, which performed a full-on Split-Personality Takeover.
  • Spoof Aesop: "Everyone You Know is a Molester", including the guy singing this song.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: In "Meet the Jabowskis", Gina initially believes the word written on the back of her picture - "Bumfuque" (Boom-foo-kay) - to be an African warlord, who's helpful enough to point out it's actually "Bumfuque" (Bum-fuck), a town near Paradise. When she finally goes to the nearby town instead, an African woman barges in on her family reunion declaring her vengeance against the town - Gina quickly sets her straight.
  • Straw Feminist: The terrorist group Gal-Queada, which plans to release a penis-destroying virus via Hooters hot wings sauce. It's revealed that they're not feminists at all, they're Fox News anchors led by right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson who wants to wipe out every other penis in the world so his own inverted penis will be the biggest.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When Dusty gets suspicious of how many times Gina has treated him to the pizza buffet.
    Gina: Yeah like I'd put your health at risk just because it turns me on sexually.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Parodied in season 2 when the cast visits Brickleberry and make fun of how similar most of the characters are.
  • Status Quo Is God: Downplayed in the season 3 premiere. Paradise was destroyed in a nuclear/giant pizza explosion in the season 2 finale, leaving the town in ruins and covered in an enormous pizza... which is promptly eaten by Dusty in less than a day after he emerges from the fallout shelter. However, the town itself has to be rebuilt, which is part of the plot for the first few episodes, and Fritz is still married to the dolphin he married as The Kingpin.
  • Strawman News Media: Both liberal and conservative media turn up in "Black and Blue", mercilessly portraying Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN and their pundits as being ignorant, biased and making rash assumptions by taking verbal statements out of context.
  • Take That!: The show has lots of jabs at stuff ranging from the HBO series Ballers to Samsung.
    • The Season 2 premiere contains a few digs at Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
    • The entirety of "Who Ate Wally's Waffles" has jabs at Disney in general.
    • The Brickleberry crossover makes fun of the comic book continuation of the show and the show itself for essentially being Family Guy in the woods.
    • When Randall was forced to choose which one civilian out of several to save from a burning apartment on fire (they only have resources to save one), one mother holds up her baby signaling she wants the baby to be saved. Randall rejects the baby, rebuking "I'm not Kevin Spacey!"
    • Episode 2 of season 3 takes a shot of the disaster that was the Fyre Festival.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: In episode 9, Gina disgustedly learns that the reason why Dusty's DNA tests claim he is 1/64th Native American is because he routinely consumes sandwiches covered in mucus and semen provided by the Native American cooks he keeps aggravating by complaining they didn't add enough... stuff... to his sandwich.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Gina gets sexually harassed by a Stephen Hawking-like cop the same way she sexually harasses Dusty. And yes, just like Dusty, Gina gets pissed and keeps demanding her "lover" to stop.
  • Teeny Weenie:
    • Kevin has one, much to his embarassment.
    • The otherwise handsome and well-built Chief Hancock has one.
    • Right-wing icon and Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson, much to his great shame and anger to the point that he's been funding a terrorist group of straw feminists to destroy every other penis on Earth.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: The comic book store owner turns out to really enjoy having Gina beat him.
  • The Stoner: Dusty
  • The Unfair Sex: Gina's attitude probably wouldn't get as many laughs if she was a man.
  • Wham Line: A couple Played With examples in the season 1 finale. They reveal Fitz is seemingly The Kingpin, he was working with Santa, and he orchestrated several cops' deaths. However, in the season 2 finale, it's revealed he was experiencing a Split-Personality Takeover at the time.
    Fitz: Yeah, it's me. It worked better than I could've imagined. They think that fat cop is The Kingpin and he took out Kringle for me! Don't get me wrong; St. Nick was good at handling distribution so I could keep my cover. But I was stick of sharing my profits with that bowl full of jelly. And now Paradise is all mine! Me! The Kingpin!
    Fitz: (to a dying Prop Cop) I set you motherfuckers up.
  • Wham Shot:
    • A member of the Paradise PD executing Two Toes and being revealed to be the Kingpin.
    • The newly formed island Delbert and Robby turned into an independent country turns out to be the head of a giant, mutated Dobby.
  • Wimp Fight: Between Kevin and Steve in the Paradise PD Meets Brickleberry crossover.
  • Working with the Ex: Randall and Karen are exes who got divorced, however, she is now his boss, being the mayor of the town.
  • World of Jerkass: There seems to be not a single person in Paradise who isn't astonishingly selfish or screwy in the brain, and most of them are outright malicious and sadistic besides. Randall himself puts profit over principle for the Paradise PD since he only pursues cases that come with pay.
  • Yandere:
    • Gina to Dusty.
    • Joe Biden to Dusty.
    • Handicop (the Stephen Hawking parody) to Gina.
    • Karla, Kevin's new car, goes Axe-Crazy upon noticing that Kevin smells like the inside of his old car.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: "You gotta be fucking kidding me."
  • You Monster!: In one season 3 episode, Crawford says "You monster." to Karen.
  • You're Insane!: Sorta. Fitz once asked The Kingpin, "Are you fucking insane?".

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