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Simsala Grimm is a 1999-2000 German cartoon, following the adventures of two creatures: Yoyo and Doc Croc, who transport themselves to fairy tales on a magic book, speak with fairy tale characters, and give them advice.

In 2010 the series was continued with 26 new episodes, which took another fairy tales aside from the Grimm Brothers tales.


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  • Adorkable: Both Yoyo and Doc Croc qualify in their own ways: Yoyo because of his cheerful and childlike attitude and Doc Croc because of his stutter and social awkwardness
  • Artifact Title: The third season let go of doing only Grimm fairy tales.
  • Badass Adorable: Yoyo is more than happy to stare down wild pigs and wolves. He can also be a case of Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass.
  • Break the Cutie: Yoyo when he breaks down in tears in the "Singing Soaring Lark" episode.
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  • Cartoon Creature: It's unclear just what kind of animal Yoyo is. He looks like a tailless fox mixed with a weasel. In the first two seasons, he doesn't have ears, yet he has weasel-like ears in the third season.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Yoyo. Doc Croc has his moments, but Yoyo is probably the most prominent snarker in the show.
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole: Doc Croc says he is a virtuoso, but he never is seen playing any musical instrument. This wasn't the case in the original German version, because he is instead a private learner.
  • Happy Harlequin Hat: Yoyo, though his hat is pure red and combined with a poncho-like garment.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yoyo. As cocky and sarcastic and as hot-blooded as he is, he's a very caring and kind-hearted character.
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  • Nice Hat: Both Yoyo and Doc Croc are known for their hats.
  • Smooch of Victory: Little Red Riding Hood twice gives one to Yoyo and Doc Croc for saving her and her grandmother from the Wolf's stomach.

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