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Scary Larry is a cartoon about a Monster Mash band called the Insomniac Babies. The band has Larry as the guitarist, Victoria as the lead singer, Cleo on bass, Frank the drummer, and Carl on keyboard. It is loosly based on the Little Gloomy comic book.


Scary Larry provides examples of:

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Everyone immediately says that the artichoke hands curse isn't real, despite living in a world where the supernatural is common.
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  • Baby Morph Episode
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Carl has the ability to make his nervous system glow and make the rest of his body transparent.
  • Blatant Lies: When Dracula talks to a reporter about turning a cave into a cultural center, he says he'll humanely relocate the bats. He says this in front of city employees with flamethrowers.
  • Bleak Abyss Retirement Home: Some of the residents are so miserable they seize control of a nearby power plant in order to raise awareness of their cause.
  • Blood Oath: Victoria signs a contract in blood.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness
  • Camping Episode
  • Censor Box: One appears when Frank forgets to get dressed.
  • Con Man: A guru moves in and teaches them a philosophy called "inversism" so he take all their money and possessions.
  • Cyclops: Cleo
  • Dirty Cop: When the Insomniac babies run a bar and get harassed by the mob for protection money, they call the police. But the police threaten to punish them for ridiculous infractions unless they give them 50% of their profits.
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  • Distracted by the Sexy: When Victoria tries to hypnotize Frank, he's distracted by her breasts.
  • Dumb and Drummer: Frank the drummer is the biggest and by far the dumbest member of the group.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: The arm belonging to the evil Doctor Poulpos has a "Mom" tattoo.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Frank
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: When Frank kills Carl's rabbit, Simon brings him back to life using some of Frank's life energy. But he also switches their bodies and refuses to switch them back until Victoria agrees to date him.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Victoria
  • Good Luck Charm: Frank buys a good luck charm, but it works by stealing good luck from his friends.
  • Hasa Type: All of Frank's girlfriends are energetic airheads.
  • Magic Music: Carnage can control people's minds through song.
  • Rockabilly: One of their neighbors is an aging zombie who was a rockabilly star.
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  • Rockers Smash Guitars: When Larry and Carnage have a rock contest, one round involves smashing guitars. Carnage, who is rich, smashes several, but Larry, who isn't, refuses to destroy his.
  • Shapeshifting: When Larry gets angry, he vents his anger by transforming into a more beastly wolfman.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Inverted with Cleo. When the evil arm of Doctor Poulpos turns her into an airhead, she starts wearing an eyeglass.
  • What Could Have Been: According to co-creator of the comic series Landry Walker, the primary reason for the changes from the original comic to the TV series was for multiple reasons. One of which was to re-evaluate the characters in a more appropriate and effective matter best suited for TV production; another was due to many TV properties having similar attributes as the original comic series and as such need to make changes to avoid any legal issues.
    • Victoria (whom was the TV series' equivalent of Little Gloomy) was always depicted to have vampire relations in both forms of media. Her name came from when the network declined using her original name due to similarities with Ruby Gloom, and out of choosing between the final name and Gloomy's real name Charlotte, Victoria was chosen as it was perfect for alliteration.
    • Larry's design was originally more close to the original comics as shown in the initial trailer and promotional pictures, before he was redesigned for the final version.
    • Cleo was initially named Mummy in the initial trailer as well.
  • White Sheep: Pelvis is a mob boss's son who wants to become a police officer.
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