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Western Animation / Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown

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Left to right: Mayor Croco, Matilda and Skippy.

Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown is an Australian animated series created by Yoram Gross of Blinky Bill fame. Set in and around a fictionalised Australian town, the series differs from the original live-action Skippy series, as it is animated and is set in a World of Funny Animals. For example, Skippy is a kangaroo who wears a baseball cap (and is also male this time).

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, voiced by Jamie Oxenbould, is a young park ranger who resides in Bushtown. He always happens to get in the way of Mayor Croco, his greedy wife Suka, his pack of goons, and his frequent get-rich schemes which often endanger the town.


Skippy: Adventures in Tropetown:

  • Disguised in Drag: Pos in one episode. He REALLY hates it.
  • Every Episode Ending: Skippy does his trademark thumbs up pose and utters, "Beauty!". The only episode not to have this is "The Sound of Suka".
  • Gender Flip: The original live-action Skippy was female.
  • Hartman Hips: Skippy and Matilda have these. (Justified, on account of their being kangaroos)
  • Karma Houdini: How the heck Croco manages to keep his job as mayor despite committing blatant crimes is never explained.
  • Male Gaze: How many people are being attracted by Matilda Roo on account of her curves, especially her tail poking out of her jeans?
  • The Not-Love Interest: Matilda is Skippy's closest friend and ally, yet there's no Ship Tease between them at all.
  • Off-Model: The premiere episode has some very glaring instances of Suka (or her arm) being placed in the wrong area, revealing the cut-off lines when the animations happen.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Skippy sometimes uses these to great effect, including a fake doctor, to fulfill some goal.
  • Southern Gentlemen: Skippy pretends to be one in one episode to trick Croco into handing over an associate's old ferry the crocodile was intent on destroying.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Croco, as Skippy saves his life in the first episode and he becomes a Jerkass mayor.