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From Left: Maz, Guy, and Kelly.

"You Go Girl!"

SheZow is about 12-year-old Guy Hamdon and his adventures after finding and putting on his deceased Aunt Agnes' super powered ring, inheriting her Super Hero alter ego, SheZow. Unable to take it off, he must now fight crime whether he wants to or not. In a dress. At least he doesn't have to go it alone, getting help from his best friend, Maz, who acts as his sidekick (with differing alter egos for each episode) while Guy's sister Kelly helps from the "She-lair" with Sheila the Supercomputer. Guy must also keep his identity secret from his policeman father, who has always thought SheZow was an arrogant show-off (due in part to SheZow's popularity; she has comic books and fan clubs!).

The series was originally a short on Disney’s Shorty McShorts' Shorts which premiered on May 4, 2007.

Despite (or because of) various anti-LGBT groups protesting the premiere (although the show does not address issues of transgenderness or homosexuality), the show received high ratings when it ran on the Hub Network, according to creator Obie-Scott Wade's Twitter account. Despite this, the series didn't get picked up for a second season, not so much due to rating but more that Hasbro was having financial issues at the time and ultimately sold network rights back to Discovery Inc. who in turn re-branded the channel to "Discovery Family" and started phasing out any non-animal related series, with SheZow becoming one of the casualties.

This cartoon includes examples of:

  • Ambiguous Gender: SheZap sounds male, but is referred to as a she. Though considering their origins SheZap might not even have a gender.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Mocktopus. He speaks with a stereotypically gay voice & he does the stereotypical limp wrist (if his fins even have wrists.)
  • Animated Tattoo: Tattoozala can bring to life the wild creature tattoos on his skin by intoning the word "incubate".
  • Ascended Fangirl: Kelly is the head of the SheZow Fan Club. She ends up as SheZow's mentor, though she would much rather become the real thing.
  • Amphibious Automobile: The SheHicle can transform into a submarine.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Manny Ken is a gigantic animated shop mannequin.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: SheZap in his/her debut episode, which leads to a very important lesson from Kelly.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted royally. Beside the obvious, of course, SheZow's archenemy Tara's signature attack is blowing huge balls of sticky mucus out of her nose and throwing them.
  • Big "NO!": Textbook sample in the first episode.
  • Boomerang Brush Comeback: Comedic version happens to Guy's SheZow in the testing of the Boomerang Brush.
  • Blessed with Suck: All of Tara's powers are disgusting. Which might have something to do with why she never became the media darling she thought she deserved to be, regardless of the good works she actually did.
  • Bookshelf Dominoes: In "She Phat", SheZow's super-heavy footsteps cause this to happen to the shelves full of delicate china in the delicate china warehouse.
  • Brain in a Jar: Megamonkey owns one. Despite the brain being alive and conscious, he only uses it as a holder for the bathroom key.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: When asked whether her go-go boots are made of leather or vinyl, SheZow (who's having the answers fed through by Sheila) answers with "linyl".
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Guess what the "S" stands for...
  • But Thou Must!: There's a rule that says that SheZow can't back down from a superpower contest, as proven in "Glamageddon", Kelly seems to be impressed by that and tells Guy to "Say hello to GLAMAGEDDON-GEDDON-GEDDON!".
  • By the Power of Grayskull!:
    • Guy can voluntarily transform by saying the magic words "You go girl!", then change back by saying "She-yeah!"
    • Similarly, Gal's transformation call into DudePow is "Sock it to me, broseph!", and changes back into normal with "He-yeah!"
  • Calling Your Attacks: SheZow, Tara, and BrouHaHa do this, naming their attacks as they use them.
  • Camp: The show is the modern equivalent to Batman. From using "she" as a prefix for everything, to very goofy villains, to a 60s style costume.
  • Captain Obvious: This is what Boxter calls his assistant, Officer Wackerman.
  • Censored Title: "SheZow Happens!" was retitled "You Go Girl!" on some American TV guides, but the title card stayed the same when it aired.
  • The Chooser of the One: The ring chooses its wearer.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: Happens thrice in "Super Sidekick".
  • Combat Stilettos: SheZow has these as part of her costume - unfortunately for Guy, the ablity to run around in high heels without falling over is NOT a part of SheZow's powerset.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: After getting defeated by SheZap in the episode she's introduced, Kelly reminds Guy that none of that would've happened if he took a manicure.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: According to SheZow legend: "Whovever shall wear-eth the ring shall forever bear the responsibility of SheZow!" In Short, SheZow's Glamazon Power Ring can't come off, which also leads to Guy's Big "NO!" moment.
  • Corporate-Sponsored Superhero: Aside from the comics and merch, Guy tries to go for direct sponsorship by FizzBurp but all the junk food messes with his she-tabolism.
  • Create Your Own Villain: SheZap is created this way by Guy rejecting a manicure, breaking a fingernail on a fireman's ladder, then spitting the piece of the fingernail away which ends up in a toxic waste container.
  • Crossdresser: Not intentional on Guy's part - the ring just requires the wearer (regardless of gender) to wear the female-tailored superhero costume.
  • Crossdressing Voices: As SheZow, Guy often speaks in a high-pitched voice, save for some moments in which he speaks in a normal tone.
  • Crying a River: In one episode, Guy Hamdon's sister Kelly takes him to see a chick flick. It's so intense that he briefly floods the theatre.
  • Crystal Prison: SheZap shrinks Guy and traps him inside a Glam Rock in "SheZap is Whack".
  • Cut Short: The series just stops after the initial 26-episode run, giving the impression that the series was intended to continue past the first season. Indeed, Word of God says the show was initially greenlit by the Hub Network for a second season, only for the network to change their minds a month later.
    • The later comic book only lasted one issue.
  • Darker and Edgier: Inspired by fellow superhero Caped Koala, SheZow tries to make the jump to Graphic Novels in "Black Is The New Pink", but it just ends up screwing up her powers. Then, the Caped Koala turns out to be a big fan of SheZow's comics!
  • Deal with the Devil: In "She Pal", SheZow makes a deal with SheZap to throw off a nosy reporter. Immediately subverted when they both double-cross each other, throw the whole thing out the window, and just go at it.
  • Demonic Dummy: BrouHaHa appears to be one of these, though he doesn't bother even pretending to be inanimate.
  • Deranged Park Ranger: A park ranger at Big Tick National Park keeps a Sasquatch called SheQuatch under his thumb and coerces her into scaring visitors.
  • Description Cut: At the beginning of "Mr. Nice Guy" Maz states that he's never seen Guy cry. Cut to him at the theatre with Kelly and is showing legitimate emotional impact from the film.
  • Did You Get a New Haircut?: In "SheZap is Whack", Guy's evil clone takes his place as SheZow. Despite SheZap wearing a different coloured costume from SheZow, Maz and Kelly both ask if she has done something with her hair (which, much like the costume, is identical to SheZow's in everything but coloration).
  • Disguised in Drag: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. The public believes him to be the previous SheZow, despite his obviously being much younger. Either she was very small, or some magic effect prevents recognition.
  • Distaff Counterpart: A girl named Gal from an Alternate Dimension is able to transform into DudePow, a male superhero with virtually identical powers and gadgets. Said alternate universe also has a female version of Maz, named Mayzie, Gal's brother is also named Kelly, and Dudley is DudePow's Supercomputer.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The plot of "Momnesia" can easily be interpreted as a mom finding out her son is gay/transgender.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: She-verted HARD. Oh, I get it! She-verted! Clever.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: Guy uses this against his dad in "Makin' Bank".
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Said word for word by none other than Kelly after Guy remarks that "I'm a dude" in "SheZow Happens".
  • Edible Ammunition: Candy Rapper throws candy rocks that combust into a burst of sparks.
  • Evil Former Friend: Tara was Agnes' sidekick before the latter became famous and the former faded into obscurity.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: In "S.I.C.K. Day", Señor Yo-Yo flings his Killer Yo-Yo at SheZow's head, who dodges with a "Ha! Missed Me!" Yo-Yo then yanks on the string and the yoyo whizzes back and whacks her in the back of the head.
  • The Exit Is That Way: In "S.I.C.K. Day", Mega Monkey sends the candidates to join S.I.C.K. (Fun with Acronyms Society of Incredible Callous Kriminals) off to capture She-Zow. They march out of the boardroom through a door only for Mega Monkey to announce "That's the bathroom". They turn around and leave via exit (Candy Rapper steals a towel on the way).
  • Expository Theme Song: And how! It lists his origin, powers, weakness, equipment, allies, and villains in just 60 seconds.
  • Far East: In the episode "Fortune Kooky", SheZow faces an otherwise Chinese-themed villain who is also the number one employer of ninja.
  • The '50s: The time of Anges Monroe, the previous SheZow.
  • The Flapper: The costume of Flora Hamdon's SheZow.
  • Flintstone Theming: There are She-puns, He-puns, Ice-puns, Fire-puns, even shaving puns.
  • Flying Car: The SheHicle has a flight mode, as explained in the show's Expository Theme Song:
    SheHicle revs with power supreme
    Becoming a plane and a submarine.
  • Forgot to Mind Their Head: In "Glamageddon", Guy is working on the engine of the Shehicle when he tells Shelia that he intends to blow off Tara's challenge. When Sheila tells him that he cannot, he jerks his up up in shock and slams it into the Shehicle's bonnet.
  • For the Evulz: Appears to be SheZap's motivation.
  • Fountain of Youth: In the episode Babysitter, some anti-ageing cream does this to Kelly, Maz and later Tara.
  • Free-Range Children: Our heroes get to go to far-off places thanks to the Shehicle.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • S.I.C.K. stands for "The Society of Incredibly Callous Kriminals".
    • Tara also forms a supervillain group called The "Get Rid Of SheZow Society".
    • The heroes get in on it too with the "Super Hero Action Guild".
  • Gender Bender: Surprisingly averted, although there were a number of people who were/are confused on whether the ring caused Guy to become female when transformed as SheZow.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "Shut The Front Door!" is used to avoid swearing.
  • Half-Identical Twins or Always Identical Twins: Thoroughly averted. Guy and Kelly look sort of alike, but if it wasn't for the occasional Sibling Seniority Squabble, you'd think Kelly was a couple of years older.
  • Harmless Freezing: Played completely straight in "Coldfinger".
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": From "In She-D" as the Pushy Pirate Posse are robbing a store selling baby booties:
    Sheila: There are still three pushy pirates inside the bootie store!
    Maz: Ha ha, you said 'booty'!
  • He Man Woman Haters: The members of X-Selsior won't allow SheZow to join them because of her "girliness".
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The Blooper Reel of the episode "Family Tree", which ironically was not a clip that came after the aforementioned episode.
  • Historical Character Confusion: Maz doesn't even come close in "Mr. Nice Guy":
    Maz: You're like that famous psychoanalyst: Dr. Jekyll!
    SheZow: You mean Dr. Freud.
    Maz: Yeah, her.
  • Home Base: The She-Lair, located under his aunt's (now his family's) house, with a secret exit to the sea.
  • Hot Blade: SheZap's curling iron sword.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Practically half of the jokes involve some She-related pun.
  • Identical Great-Grandmother: On seeing Flora Hamdon, Maz remarks that she looks like Kelly.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: Guy in "Makin' Bank" after breaking a rule, which goes along with being unable to transform into SheZow and loss of superpowers.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Kelly and Maz become the victims of a literal anti-aging cream. The solution? Tear the "anti" part of the label off and it becomes "aging cream"! Voila!
  • Invisibility: SheZow can do this with her vanishing cream.
  • Kevlard: SheZow temporarily develops this power when she becomes overweight in "She Phat"; being able to bounce Señor Yo-Yo's yo-yos off her fat.
  • Killer Yo-Yo: The primary weapon of Señor Yo-Yo.
  • Pun: Any pun that can somehow have the word "She" in it will be abused.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Guy, when disguised as SheZow.
  • Laser Blade: The Laser Lipstick is Guy's go-to weapon. It can also shoot laser beams. Tara has a Laser Mascara and SheZap has a curling iron that combines this with Hot Blade.
  • Legacy Character: There have been SheZows in the family dating back to the prehistoric era, all empowered by the same ring. (Guy is the first male one, though.)
  • Legion of Doom: S.I.C.K. was intended to be one of these, though it never actually had any members beyond the founder (MegaMonkey), since they all failed the entrance test, that is until "Babysitting Jitters", in which it finally had one, namely Tara, mainly because she passed an entirely different entrance exam, that and/or they both have something in common: They both hold a grudge against SheZow.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: You know SheZow's serious when (s)he says "No more mister nice girl!" or "Time to get SheZow-y with it!"
  • Living Shadow: SheZap can take the form of Guy's shadow.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Jose in the original Disney pilot, combined with Sweet Polly Oliver.
  • Magic Countdown: One appears in "Hot Rocks", along with a number of related tropes.
  • The Merch: Implied In-Universe: Aunt Agnes had a lot of money. SheZow has her own comic book and a huge fanclub. Work from there.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Guy's costume, refitted to suit his younger frame.
  • Monochrome Past: All the time periods visited in "Family Tree" are depicted in black and white, or (in the Old West's case) sepia.
  • Murderous Mannequin: Manny Ken is a gigantic animated shop mannequin.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Uma Thermal to Uma Thurman. She even has a similar hairstyle to Thurman's character in Pulp Fiction.
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: Directly quoted after the Tooth Fairy says she didn't expect SheZow to be a boy.
  • "Not Wearing Pants" Dream: In "Guy and Doll", Baby Scarington traps Guy in a super-nightmare where he has to confront his worst fears. One of them involves turning up at school in his underwear.
  • Ocular Gushers: In "Mr. Nice Guy" Guy gets these watching a chick flick with Kelly that are so strong he briefly floods the theatre.
  • Oh, Crap!: Kelly's expression when she realize who Tara is.
  • Oh My Goddess: Kelly does this on discovering SheZow's Glamazon Power Ring.
  • Older Than They Look: Aunt Agnes was in her seventies at the youngest (and that's assuming she was a teenager when she fought BrouHaHa in 1952) but still appeared youthful, at least when she was SheZow.
  • Once per Episode: Maz comes up with a new sidekick costume.
  • Painful Body Waxing: In "Glamageddon", Droosha is helping SheZow for the Glamageddon showdown against Tara. This includes waxing SheZow's legs, which causes Guy to squeal in pain.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Grilla and Coldfinger does during the heroes fight in "SheZow Meets DudePow"
  • Picture Day: Happens in "Guy & Doll" — Guy's problem for the episode is that he's having a super-nightmare, which means Guy is, according to Aunt Agnes, "floating somewhere between real and not real."
  • Pink Means Feminine: SheZow's costume and equipment are all pink, but it was meant for a woman. See also Weaksauce Weakness.
  • Pinned to the Wall: In "Glamageddon'', Tara uses her Nails of Annihilation to pin SheZow's cape to the wall of the arena where they are fighting.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted. The police can hold their own, SheZow is just faster.
  • Posthumous Character: Anges Monroe — she died offscreen shortly before the series began. The only thing that's left of her are her ashes, which are lampshaded by Kelly.
  • Private Detective: Aside from delivering blows to his/her villians SheZow can also do some She-Tective work.
  • Pronoun Trouble: SheZow is referred to using female pronouns by people who don't know that Guy is SheZow; people who do know will usually say "he", but can also use "she" when referring specifically to the SheZow persona, and sometimes get mixed up.
  • Recursive Crossdressing: SheZow dressed up as an ice-cream man in "Coldfinger".
  • Reset Button: The end of "Momnesia", though in fairness, the title basically tells you to expect it, and besides, it was all worth it to prevent Guy Hamdon's family from going to the moon.
  • Roadside Wave: In "SheZow Happens", Guy is testing out his new superspeed and runs through a puddle, soaking Kelly.
  • The Roaring '20s: The time period that had Flora Hamdon as SheZow.
  • Rogues Gallery: Includes Megamonkey, Coldfinger, Candy Rapper, Tattoozula, etc.
  • Running Gag:
    • Maz's attempts to come up with a workable sidekick identity.
    • Boxter keeps calling SheZow "SheCow".
  • Same Language Dub: In US airings, Guy/SheZow is voiced by Samuel Vincent.
  • Scarecrow Solution: SheZow plays Lucy with help from his vanishing cream in "Black Is The New Pink".
  • Screw Yourself: Maz's opinion on Mayzie. (For that matter, Kelly speculates the same about the rocky meeting between SheZow and DudePow.) Not to mention Kelly's attraction to her alternate counterpart, Kelli.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: Done by Crash Thunder's mom in "Crash Thunder".
  • Secret Identity: Maz (his best friend), Kelly, Sheila, and DudePow are the only people who know about Guy's alter ego. In particular, he must keep it hidden from his father, a policeman who dislikes SheZow for being a "show off".
  • Shout-Out: The show is usually pretty spare with pop cultural references, but "SheZow Meets DudePow" slips in a shout out to The Big Lebowski, of all things. There are also a ton of them, mostly to other superheroes, in the museum scene in "Black is the New Pink".
  • Serious Business: Comic books (or rather, graphic novels) in the episode "Black is the New Pink"
  • Sibling Rivalry: Between Guy and Kelly, enhanced by Guy's possession of the ring. Also, possibly between Boxter and Agnes, if they were in fact siblings, although Boxter wouldn't have realized it.
  • Sickly Green Glow: SheZap's skin glows green to reference his nuclear-powered origin.
  • Sidekick: Maz, who can't stick to one persona every episode.
  • Signed Up for the Dental: In "S.I.C.K. Day", Señor Yo-Yo explains to SheZow that S.I.C.K. is a trade union for supervillains and he really needs to join to get access to health insurance.
  • Something We Forgot: At the end of "Coldfinger", Kelly shows up dripping wet and extremely angry because Guy and Maz had forgotten about her and left her frozen in a block of ice at the convention centre.
  • Space Whale Aesop: Don't steal money from the bank or you'll shrink to oblivion.
  • Spiritual Successor: SheZow was originally a One-Episode Wonder on Shorty McShort's Shorts, which in turn was a kid-friendly adaptation of a mature cartoon by the creator of the show.
  • Something We Forgot: The end of "Coldfinger". A variation on the usual trope in that we skip far enough ahead that the trapped character has escaped, defrosted, and all moist and angry at Guy and Maz, but the implication is that she was there for a while.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Kelly looks a lot like Flora Hamdon.
  • Super-Cute Superpowers: SheZow's powers will not activate if Guy is wearing any colour other than pink. And these powers include the ability to generate hurricane force winds by fluttering his eyelashes.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: SheZow's looks are based off the 70's roughly, so this makes sense.
  • Superpower Lottery: SheZow has the following superpowers:
    • Blow You Away: His/Her Wind Winkers.
    • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Guy's she-latability allows him to know his enemy's next move before they make it. He's also able to take down two villains without throwing a punch by seeing their problems and talking to them about it.
    • In a Single Bound: SheZow initially can only do super leaps, leading to Guy complaining about not being able to fly.
    Kelly Hamdon (After seeing SheZow fall flat on her face when trying to fly): Ding! SheZow can't fly!
    • He finally learns how to fly in the episode, "Transformation Overload".
    • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Sonic Scream is probably SheZow's strongest power, doing anything from breaking every piece of glass in a five-mile radius to destroying really big boogers to being a pinpoint concussive blast.
      • Fartillery: As Guy has demonstrated on several occasions, the Sonic Scream works with burps too.
    • Sizeshifter: Part of SheZow's powerset. Usually limited to making a hand grow for the heavy-handed super she-slap and her eyelashes for the Wind Winkers - but when ill or emotionally unbalanced, SheZow's other body parts seem to grow or shrink in size, too.
    • Speaks Fluent Animal: Guy spending time outdoors during a camping trip to recharge caused him to talk to animals.
    • Spider-Sense/Psychic Powers: One of Guy's powers is the ability to sense when danger is present, which aside from letting him dodge things like the Trope Namer also automatically transforms him into SheZow. (He changes back when the danger is past.) It's called SheSP. Note this makes SheZow one of the few heroes with more than one way of transforming (as shown in a report on how Guy can transform into SheZow in two different ways), it's also the only power Guy retains when not SheZow.
    • Super-Speed: SheZow can run really fast, however her heels can cause her to trip and fall over, which is one thing that he/she didn't count on.
    • Super-Strength: SheZow can lift anything heavy, making her indestructible.
  • Time Travel: Both MegaMonkey and Guy and Maz in the Shehicle in "Family Tree".
  • Thememobile: The Shehicle. Can also transform into a jet (The She-C-10) and a submarine (The SS She Shell).
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After making Boxter Hamdon a laughingstock to the whole police force in the episode "S.I.C.K. Day", Guy as SheZow decides to fake an injury, and thanks to Candy Rapper setting him off, he found a nearby candy cane he can find and took Candy Rapper down in one blow.
  • Too Fast to Stop: A flaw in SheZow's Super-Speed ability.
  • Toothbrush Floor Scrubbing: In "Guy and Doll", Guy's principal makes him sweep up all of the sawdust in the wood shop with a very scraggly toothbrush.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Maz, as MEAT-eor man gets his tongue on a frozen Kelly Hamdon in "Coldfinger".
  • Trapped in TV Land: In "In She-D", SheZow starts losing her dimensions due to expired vanishing cream. She enters the Buttwipe 3D movie in an attempt to regain them, and then finds she can't leave.
  • Transformation Trinket: SheZow's Glamazon Power Ring, probably also the source of all of Guy's powers. Also counts as a Clingy MacGuffin.
  • Utility Belt: It's called a "Beautility Belt" of all things.
  • Verbal Backspace: Guy almost blurts out his secret many times.
  • Villain Team-Up: Coldfinger and Grilla in the episode "SheZow meets DudePow".
  • Visual Pun: So, so many. When SheZow becomes too arrogant, she literally gets a big head.
    • While suffering from She-latability, Guy's heart literally grows a few sizes.
    • Maz's Sidekick identites.
  • Weaksauce Weakness:
  • Weaponized Headgear: Flora Hamdon, the SheZow of the 1920s, wears a feathered headband that transforms into a whip.
  • Welcome Episode: "SheZow Happens!"
  • What The Front Door, Hero?: SheZow give this to Maz (as MEAT-eor Man) when he remarks on SheZow's Weaksauce Weakness in "Coldfinger".
    SheZow: Not a good idea to tell him my weakness, MEAT-eor Man.
    Maz: (Slurred) Sorry.
  • "Which Restroom?" Dilemma: Happens in a report on SheZow´s SheSP - Guy runs into the ladies' room whole transformed into She-Zow, only to turn back to normal and immediately run out and into the men's room. Guy lampshades it by saying "I hate it when that happens."
  • Where the Front Door is Megadale? — One might assume from the mostly North American accents that Megadale is a moderately sized Canadian metropolis. Word of God says that Guy, Maz and Kelly are all Canadian.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Guy wears a female superhero costume to fight crime and save the day. Although he didn't take it well initially, Guy Hamdon doesn't seem too bothered that SheZow is his superhero alter ego afterwards.
  • The Wild West: The period of time that the Bearded Lady that was mentioned above was SheZow.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Apart from being forced to wear a dress, high heels and really tacky leopard print any time danger rears its head, SheZow has a pretty strict set of over 2000 rules that must be followed. The punishment for, say, stealing a $500 bill (which goes against everything she stands for), is losing her superpowers, and gradually she-rinking down to the size of a molecule. Another rule says SheZow can't back down from a superpower challenge.