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"On a tiny little island in the ocean called Pacific
There's a mixed up group of creatures who are really quite horrific
Stitched together with whatever crap was found or could be grabbed
Reinvented in the bowels of a lab"
— The first lines of the show's Expository Theme Tune

Once upon a time, there lived a Mad Scientist who spent his weary days on a secluded tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To occupy his time, he created mutants, Mix-and-Match Critters, and other biological abominations that stood against all notions of sanity and common sense. But it was only a matter of time until the judicial system caught whiff of the whole situation and arrested him for his crimes against nature and "good taste". With their master forever gone from their lives, the genetic hybrids and oddities he made, with only limited knowledge of the outside world and its customs, are left to form a society of their own. Of course, Hilarity Ensues.

Spliced is a crazy Canadian animated television series from Nelvana that was created by cartoon writers Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott (who had previously also developed Grossology for television). Inspired by H. G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau and the Zany Cartoons of decades past, the series is headed by two best friends, the naïve optimist Peri (a failed experiment of The Doctor with a genetic makeup unknown even to himself) and the self-centered gourmand Entree (a walking amalgamation of cow, pig, chicken, and shrimp made to be the perfect food animal). While neither of the two are especially bright (Entree moreso than Peri), they do find plenty of shared misadventures around the setting of Keepaway Island lead to all manner of insane occurrences and wacky mishaps.

As every bit as bizarre as the things that happen around Keepaway Island however is Peri and Entree's ensemble of co-stars. Thse include: Two-Legs Joe, the ill-tempered front half of a rhinoceros who acts as "mayor" for the mutants; Patricia, a platypus who also happens to be the most normal creature on the island; Mister Smarty Smarts, a chimpanzee-dolphin and self-declared brainiac with dreams of island domination (usually accompanied by his henchmutant Octocat); Fuzzy Snuggums, a Ridiculously Cute whatsit whose love of exploring is only matched by his terrible luck, and Princess Pony Apehands, a hulking brute with the body and strength of King Kong and the head and mindset of My Little Pony. Oh, and there's also a super-genius computer-horse who moves and talks like Stephan Hawking, a literal Killer Rabbit with More Teeth than the Osmond Family that sometimes tries to eat the other characters, swineapples, whale-squirrels, an active volcano, and plenty of leftover bits of killer tech from the Doctor's lab, among other strangeness. One thing's for certain though. With a cast of creatures as deranged as the scientist who created them living on island that can be called anything except ordinary, you can only imagine how madcap things can get.

The series saw broad international distribution throughout 2009, running on Qubo in the United States, Disney XD in Latin America and Spain, Nickelodeon in Scandinavia, ABC3 in Australia, and Nicktoons in the British Isles, among other places. In fact, the show would not arrive in its native Canada until April 2010, where it aired on Teletoon. However, it was canceled after a single season of 26 episodes, despite getting some very good ratings in its home country. Nonetheless, the show is fondly remembered by a decent number of people, even if it remains one of Nelvana's more obscure creations.

And no, this is not an Animated Adaptation of the sci-fi horror film Splice, even if they do both feature genetically-engineered hybrid freaks of nature.

Compare to Disney's The Wuzzles, another short-lived animated series about Mix-and-Match Critters.

Spliced provides examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: The show is primarily about Peri and Entree, but many episodes feature the supporting cast in starring roles. These are typically labelled as "A ____ Cartoon".
    • Princess Pony Apehands is actually the first character to receive them, these being "No Play for Princess" and "Fairly Odd Princesses". She quickly fell Out of Focus afterwards however.
    • Mister Smarty Smarts gets "Outsmartered" and "Come to the Dork Side". Additionally, two episodes labelled as "A Mister Smarty Smarts Cartoon" actually focus primarily on his henchmutant Octocat, these being "Octocataclysm" and "Of Masters and Minions".
    • Two-Legs Joe is the star in "Two-Arms Joe", "Stompabout", "There Will Be Stomp", and "Same Difference" (although he shares the last one with Smarty Smarts). Additionally, "One-Joe Wingus", while labelled as "A Two-Legs Joe Cartoon", is focused on Lord Wingus Eternum, the bird on his rump.
    • Patricia is the main character of "Honorary Freak", "Marzipan Meadows and the Kingdom of Adventure", and "Living Hellp".
    • Fuzzy Snuggums has "Fuzzy's Great Journey" and "Sgt. Snuggums"
    • Additionally, there are episodes that use the "A Peri & Entree Cartoon" label all regular episodes use, but are actually primarily focused on more minor secondary characters. The first is "Cube Whacked", which is focused on Compuhorse, and the second is "My Fair Sharkbunny", which puts the Wunny Sharbit in the spotlight (even giving it the ability to speak just for the episode, thanks to a Translator Collar).
  • Advertised Extra: Princess Pony Apehands is presented as a major character with the rest of the main cast but rarely did anything.
  • All Just a Dream: The episode Mo' Mayo Mo' Problems, which then turned into a Dream Within a Dream.
  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Parodied with the "Knowing is Growing" shorts, which deals with incredibly common problems and misconceptions, such as samurai pet care, time travel, and even snorting antelopes up your nose. We all know you've done the last one sometime in your life.
  • "Anger Is Healthy" Aesop: In the episode "Stompabout", Two-Legs Joe loses his temper over Peri and Entrée accidentally causing a whirrel to destroy half the town and ends up wrecking the other half chasing the duo, with Joe resigning as mayor and leaving when Patricia and the townsfolk call him out on it. While in his self-imposed exile, Lord Wingus Eternum discusses with Joe that the latter has had anger management issues since he was a kid, that a mayor does not need a temper to do his job evidenced by Peri and Entrée voluntarily cleaning up without Joe being around to yell at them to do so, and that there would be potentially disastrous consequences if Joe chooses to either just stay angry all the time or never get angry again (Joe becomes a tyrant with giant robot legs and sinks the island in the former situation and everyone is enslaved by Fuzzy Snuggums in the latter, despite Wingus admitting to having made both of them up and Joe getting sidetracked by how cool his future self's robot legs were). In the end, Joe comes to the conclusion that he should keep his anger in moderation instead of going to one extreme or the other, demonstrated when he lets himself get angry just enough to be able to chase the destructive whirrel pack out of town that were later summoned by Peri and Entrée out of the idea that more of them would help fix everything that was destroyed by the first one.
    Patricia: (after Joe chases the whirrels out) That was amazing! but how'd you learn to control your temper like that?
    Joe: Let's just say a little bird told me.
    (Peri, Entrée, and Patricia laugh despite not understanding what Joe means)
    Joe: At least he tried to. But he was wrong, and I had to figure it out for myself. But I really wish I had those robot legs!
    Peri: (confused) Robot legs??
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Entree. He is a male yet has a pair of udders. He also lays eggs and has a rooster comb, which confounds the issue further.
  • Art Shift
    • A very discreet example. Any episodes that gives Lord Wingus Eternum a speaking role give him a more detailed look (i.e: more frayed hair, longer beak, and eyes in a half-lidded expression). The source picture for this page shows how Wingus looks when he's silent/just there. And when he speaks...
    • The animation briefly switches over to stop-motion in the beginning of "Poosh and the Quest for the Blargy Parble".
  • Ass Shove: Fuzzy accidentally crawls up Entree's ass in "Brothers in Farms".
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Mister Smarty Smarts and Octocat's relationship, which is thoroughly shown in the episodes "Octocataclysm", and "Of Masters and Minions".
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: Yeti show up to wreak havoc on the island whenever it gets cold enough to snow. They're apparently aliens as their second appearance shows them leaving in an iceberg spaceship.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: In "Promises, Promises", Entrée tries to eat one of Patricia's swine-apple pies, but Patricia tries to keep it away from him. Entrée gets around this by eating Patricia along with the pie.
  • Body Horror: Often, but having your spine sucked viciously from your body by a baby robot comes to mind as a particularly nasty one.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs
    Joe: Do I smell monkey on fire?
    Patricia: No, smells more like charred dolphin.
    (Smarty-Smarts jumps in wearing lava pants)
    Patricia: What do you know? We were both right.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall
    • Peri in "Bowled Over": "But when I realized I was narrating, I knew it was time to take a break." He even tries to speak to Entree in his Inner Monologue before correcting himself.
    • Several of the Idiosyncratic Wipes address the audience.
  • Brick Joke
    • In "Gordon", Entree replaces a car's engine with the brain of one of Smarty Smarts' robots, and then puts a sandwich in place of the brain. The episode then ends with a trailer for a horror movie about "The Robot with a Sandwich for a Brain!". Later in "Honorary Freak", Entree steals Smarty Smarts' brain scanning machine and replaces it with a sandwich, prompting Smarty Smarts to ask "Again? Who keeps doing that?"
    • The boxers Peri and Entree stole from the Doctor's lab in "Stomach On Stike". Entree told Peri the boxers didn't fit him, and was interrupted before he could tell him the whereabouts of it. About a minute later, when Entree's stomach climbs out of his body, it barfs out the muffins Entree was trying to digest, and a pair of boxers.
  • Brown Note: Lord Wingus Eternum is more of a Name You Are Comfortable With, as his real name would "begin with a dawn, end with the moon, and ravage your mind like a nightmare".
  • Buffy Speak: "Look, a thingy thing thing!"
  • Bunny Ears Picture Prank: The opening sequence has a Freeze-Frame Bonus of the Doctor who created the mutants smiling and wearing a lei as he does the "bunny ears" gesture on Entree.
  • Calculator Spelling: In the short "The Adventures of Compuhorse and Calcupony", Calcupony is only able to speak in words that the numbers on calculators make upside down.
    Calcupony: HELLO!
    Calcupony: IGLOO!
    Calcupony: GOGGLES!
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • Two-legs Joe. THUNDER STOMP! TELEPORT STOMP!! QUANTUM STOMP!!! REGURGA-STOMP!!!! The intermission wipes even lampshaded about this and noted on how absurd it could get.
    • Smarty-Smarts when he had his Mechanical Stomping Legs. "RAINBOW FISHY STOMP!!!"
  • The Can Kicked Him: In "Pink", a mole-ster pretending to be Entree's conscience (It Makes Sense in Context) hits Entree over the head with a toilet hard enough to shatter the toilet.
  • Catchphrase: Fuzzy's "Huzzah!" and "Expedition note!", Joe's exclamations of "Horns above!" and "Sweet mercy!", and Entree's "May-O-NAAAAAAISE!"
  • City on the Water: It's shown that the entire island is completely artificial. The volcano has a finite supply of lava and the whole thing can be driven around the oceans with great speed.
  • Company Cross References:
    • In "Same Difference", one clip in Smarty-Smarts and Joe's montage shows the both of them watching Grossology, which was created by the same people, and by extension the same company (Nelvana, in this case).
    • In "Come to the Dork Side", Peri and Entree watch another Nelvana cartoon, Di-Gata Defenders, at the end of the episode on Mister Smarty Smarts' movie theater screen.
  • Compressed Vice:
    • Subverted with Peri's bowling skills. They form the plot of the first episode, then are never mentioned again. Then, they finally come back at the very end of the very last episode, where Peri tries to get the mythical Blargy Parble from a robot, but loses in direct combat, but the robot, due to its robotic pride, challenges Peri to a bowling game, which Peri wins, thus allowing him to get the Blargy Parble.
    • Played straight in a number of episodes that give Entree some flaw that's never mentioned before or after. Lampshaded in "Juice":
    Entree: But then I won't be popular! And that's all I've ever wanted, since yesterday!
  • Continuity Nod / Call-Back: Despite Negative Continuity being in full effect (especially when the episode ends with the island being destroyed), some things remain the same for one episode to another. For example, Entree's udder teats still have the same names from episode to episode (although which one is which may vary).
  • Convection, Schmonvection
    • The episode "Livin' La Vida Lava". The entire town ends up using lava as if it were a public utility.
    • And in "Bowled Over", Peri pulls a bowling ball out of the top of a volcano.
  • Covered in Kisses: Two-legs Joe, thanks to Entree's heart in "Stomach on Strike".
  • Creating Life Is Unforeseen: Played for Laughs in the episode "Bowled Over". Peri makes a sandwich, which then randomly grows insect-like legs and wings and begins attacking people. Later, he attempts to fix Patricia's car, but he ends up giving it sentience instead. Also in the episode "Living Hellp", Entree attempts to microwave a microwave, which results in the microwave coming to life and attacking him.
  • Cross-Referenced Titles: The episodes "Yetis Don't Care About Nothin'" and "Clones Don't Care 'Bout Nothin' Either".
  • Cryptic Background Reference: The Blargy Parble, which we never get to see.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Entree and Peri. The former can fly, teleport, mind-control people, and summon sea creatures to do his bidding. The latter can shapeshift, detach his limbs, and turn people into his slaves with butterfly wings.
  • Demoted to Extra: Princess Pony Ape Hands had two episodes of her own early in the show but after that, she was lucky if she got to speak.
  • Deranged Animation: If a lot of what has been written on this page hasn't tipped you off already, this show is insane.
  • Did You Die?: A variation is used in the episode One Joe Wingus:
    Wingus: I was offered a choice. Remove you [Two Legs Joe], or be banished.
    Entree: So what'cha do? Did you pull'em off?
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the episode "Pink", Peri wakes up one day and finds out that he has turned the color pink (instead of his usual orange), and Entree does not want to be his friend anymore because of this. The metaphor is heightened by the fact that Entree thinks that being around Peri will turn him pink, and indeed has a nightmare in which this happens.
  • Egopolis: The town on the island has this for the Doctor to an extent.
  • Epic Fail: Peri tries to paint Two-Legs' house and it catches on fire.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Parodied and combined with Cargo Ship in "Helen", where Patricia admires the title pancake, and eats "her".
  • Threatening Shark and Killer Rabbit: The Wunny Sharbit is part-rabbit, part-shark, part-chainsaw, all killer.
  • Eye Scream
    • In both of the first two episodes, Entree gets a foreign object in the eye: a wrench in "Bowled Over" and a book in "Stuck Together".
    • Also the chair that holds their eyes open. Interestingly though, while meant to be a torture device, Peri applies the holders to himself, thinking they're for convenience.
      Peri: "This is great! I hate it when I blink during movies."
  • Fanservice Extra: One background character is a fish-headed mutant with a very curvy body.
  • Foreshadowing: When Joe claims Lord Wingus is just the bird that hangs out on his butt in Stompabout, Lord Wingus replies that maybe Joe is the one hanging out on Wingus's feet. The episode One Joe Wingus reveals that this is exactly the case.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Occurs between Entree and a whirrel he named Ed in the episode "Whirrel Call".
  • Fur Is Clothing: In "Bowled Over", Peri pulls back his fur to reveal a tattoo.
  • Genetic Abomination: The whole cast is made up of these, being Mix-and-Match Critters like a cat-caterpillar, a monkey-dolphin, a cat-octopus, a gorilla-pony, etc.
  • Genius Serum: In "Outsmartered", Smarty Smarts builds a machine to turn everyone on Keep Away Island as smart as he is, only for it to work too well and make him seem dumber by comparison. After a failed attempt to reverse the process, Smarty Smarts goes back in time to stop himself from building the machine in the first place.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "Outsmartered", as mentioned above, Smarty Smarts is fed up with the other mutants' stupidity, and builds a machine to increase everybody else's intelligence. Now everybody is smarter than him, and his ego cannot take it.
  • Gonky Femme: Princess Pony Apehands is indeed, a pony crossed with a gorilla, and while she acts like a young girl most of the time, can become very aggressive when annoyed.
  • Grossout Show: It's not really as gross as you'd expect it to be, but there has been some instances where you get to see miles of snot, exposed brains, the sounds of stretched limbs slowly tearing apart, and the occasional inside-out bodies.
  • The Hat Makes the Man: In "Follow Your Dreamworms", Entree snatches Joe's top hat and replaces it with a flowery sunhat. Joe's normally angry voice immediately becomes much more girly and singsong.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: The show's main running gag, which is often accompanied with random sound effects for laughs.
  • Impact Silhouette: Several times. How Joe found out who stole his pretzel-maker. Invoked when the hole Entree cuts open with a laser sword is shaped just like himself.
  • In Medias Res: "Octocataclysm." Lampshaded when Peri tries to explain the concept to Entree.
  • Instant Expert: Peri and Entree find a learning helmet that lets them instantly download and master a large number of skills, with a recurring side effect.
  • Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: In "Stuck Together", Peri thinks his purpose is to be best friends with Entree. This works out decently for the two at first, but eventually Peri takes a turn for the creepy and starts following Entree wherever he goes, frustrating him to the point that he uses one of the doctor's inventions to merge them together and teach him a lesson about not stalking him.
  • It Tastes Like Feet: Entree says this after attempting to eat Two-legs Joe.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: Entrée is often an idiotic Fat Bastard to everyone around him, to the point where even his best friend Peri barely tolerates him. A lot of his stunts and schemes end in severe humiliation and slapstick.
  • Kill Sat: Octocat controls one.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In one episode, when Peri and Entree are trapped between the volcano and the Monster of the Week, we get:
    Peri: This happens to us a lot.
  • Lazy Bum:
    • Entree. Highlighted in "Roots" where he becomes so lazy that he starts to turn into a tree.
    • Deconstructed with the Slouch Potato (part potato, part sloth, all lazy), who's even lazier than Entree could ever hope to be. He ends up getting eaten by the Wunny Sharbit offscreen because he was waiting for someone else to run away for him.
  • Lost Love Montage: Mr Smarty-Smart's experiences on after Octo-Cat leaves him "Of Masters and Minions". Of course, all of the scenes involve him and Octo-Cat attempting to conquer Keepaway Island.
  • Lustful Melt: Patricia in "Amazon", when she first sees Eduardo.
  • Makeover Montage: Wunny Sharbit gets one.
    Wunny: "Oh dude...please no."
  • Medium Blending: Happens in several episodes, including "Pork Chop", "Bowled Over", "No Play for Princess", "Two Arms Joe", and "Poosh and the Quest for the Blargy Parble".
  • Mirror Character: In the episode "Same Difference" Two Legs Joe and Mister Smarty Smarts develop a friendship over their mutual dislike of Peri and Entree (though Mister Smarty Smarts downright despises them, while Joe just finds them annoying).
  • "Mission: Impossible" Cable Drop: Entree performs one while stealing Joe's hat in the episode "Follow Your Dreamworms".
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Pretty much all of the main cast.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: The Wunny Sharbit. It is part shark and chainsaw, after all.
  • Mundane Fantastic: It's a show about an island full of talking mutant Mix-and-Match Critters created by a Mad Scientist. This is treated as entirely normal.
  • Negative Continuity: The show features many drastic predicaments impossible to get out of, but all will go back to normal by the next episode.
  • Noodle Incident: In "No Play for Princess", Joe reminds Peri and Entree about what happened the last time they played Bucket Stick Fruitball. We don't get the specifics, but it apparently involved a flight of planes crashing into a bridge, a car going off a ledge, a giant lizard, and dancing.
  • Organ Autonomy: Entree once made a bet with his brain, heart and stomach that he could survive a week without them. They went off and had adventures of their own for the week.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Peri is usually shown as an extremely kind person who only causes destruction because he's dumb and easily manipulated. However, in "Sgt. Snuggums" he's shown taking sadistic pleasure in Fuzzy getting seriously injured.
  • Overly-Long Tongue
    • "Stuck Together" shows Peri to have one so long that he can use it to walk on.
    • Entree has a very long tongue in "Yetis Don't Care About Nothin".
  • Pet the Dog: More like pet the Octocat for Mister Smarty Smarts.
  • Planimal: The Swineapple. It's part pig, part pineapple.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "My name is Peri and I! AM! A BOWLER!"
  • Recycled In Space: It's kinda like SpongeBob SquarePants or The Ren & Stimpy Show (the creators admitted to being heavily inspired by the latter) but set on an island full of Mix-and-Match Critters.
  • Relax-o-Vision: Used in the episode "Pork Chop", where Entree goes apeshit on everybody after obtaining Kung-Fu powers.
    Narrator: To avoid damage to young minds, we've been ordered to replace this fight scene with happy puppies!
  • Rule of Funny: The show operates almost entirely on this.
  • Sanity Ball: Passed between Peri and Patricia, mainly, though almost everyone except Entree gets a turn with it.
  • Shout-Out: The general concept of the series is meant to be one to The Island of Doctor Moreau, but the show also has plenty of more specific examples.
    • How Entree sees the Wunny Sharbit in the episode "Cleaning Up" wears a Goaltender mask. Interestingly, that depiction of Wunny is in the theme song, despite it not actually existing.
    • In the episode "Nightmare On Condemned Street" Entree says "I have the power!" Peri says the same line in "Bowled Over".
    • In "Nightmare On Condemned Street" Entree says "Do or do not."
    • In "Come to the Dork Side", Mr. Smarty Smarts tries to get Peri to join his cause, by strapping him to an electrical chair, forcing him to watch violent scenes, preventing him from blinking, and washing his brain with shampoo. It doesn't work.
    • In "Same Difference", one clip in Smarty-Smarts and Joe's montage shows the both of them watching Grossology, which was created by the same people. The Grossology theme can also be heard in the episode "Yetis Don't Care About Nothin"
    • One of Entree's udders is the cane wielding Cranky.
    • The original Donkey Kong games in "Octocataclysm".
    • Pac-Man in "Honorary Freak".
    • To the game Breakout in Cube Whacked.
    • In "Pork Chop" Entree says "A winner is me" from the NES game Pro Wrestling.
    • Peri's Rainbow is to The Red Balloon.
    • Kilroy, the famous graffiti man, appears in Follow your Dreamworms.
    • Mr. Smarty does the head crushing thing in two episodes.
    • Compu-Peri's outfit was very reminiscent of TRON.
    • There's a Bond-esque laser scene in Of Masters and Minions...only it works.
    • Same episode, Mr. Smarty holds a radio over his head like in Say Anything....
    • In Nightmare on Condemned Street, Mr. Smarty can be seen wearing a Suzie Diamond style dress and slinking seductively towards Peri, Entree and Fuzzy in one of the dream visitations. The ensuing flee was quite understandable ( Suzie Diamond is a porn star).
    • The "Knowing is Growing" segments are rather like those "The More You Know" ones.
    • Patricia's mother computer acts an awful lot like HAL and/or GLaDOS.
    • The Count of Pinchy Crabbo is a whole plot reference to The Count of Monte Cristo.
    • The board game Clue appears in a whirrel's intestines as a clue to the Blargy Parble.
    • The title card to the episode One Joe Wingus is a clear shout out to the Pixar short For the Birds.
    • Calcu-Pony makes fun of the ridiculously stupid early generations of My Little Pony.
    • "You got computer in my horse! You got horse in my computer!" from "Two Arms Joe" is a reference to 70's Reese's commercials.
  • Slow-Motion Drop: Entree does this with a mayonnaise jar in "Stuck Together".
  • Slow "NO!": Two-Legs Joe does one when Peri uses his bowling ball to fix his house.
  • Sluggish Sloths: The episode "Roots" has the Slouch Potato, a mutant who is "part potato, part sloth, all lazy", even lazier than Entrée could ever hope to be. However, he ends up getting eaten by the Wunny Sharbit offscreen because he was so lazy he was waiting for someone else to run away for him.
  • Snap Back: Several episodes end in manners that inevitably result in one.
    • In "Walkie-Talkie Spinie-Suckie", basically everyone except Peri, Entree, and Octocat permanently lose their spines in a volcano.
    • "Clones Don't Care 'Bout Nothin' Either" had the entire island engulfed with deformed clones of Peri and Entree.
    • "Sgt. Snuggums" had a overpowered and deranged Octocat bombing the island with Fuzzy's rocket.
    • "Bite, Shuffle, and Moan" had everyone except Peri being infected by zombies.
    • "Two-Arms Joe" had Peri losing his arm and Joe giving him a giant robotic one.
    • "Pork Chop" had Entree getting the ability to walk removed from his brain.
    • "Whirrel Call" had Entree falling to his death and then having his brain fly out of his head and getting crushed by a boulder.
    • "Mole-sters In the Mist" had the entire shrunken town being enslaved by overgrown mole-sters.
  • Space Whale Aesop: The show seems to love this trope.
    • Lampshaded in "Roots": "I promise I'll never be lazy enough to turn into a tree again!"
    • "Cleaning Up": "Have good hygiene or your dirt will take on a life of its own and try to replace you"
    • "Stompabout" has two in-universe examples from Wingus about getting angry. Firstly that if he doesn't learn to control his anger, he'll become a cyborg and sink the island with his robot legs. The second that if he is too determined not to get angry, Fuzzy will become a Super-Soldier and take over the island (the latter became a Chekhov's Gun in "Sgt. Snuggums", which itself was an example: "Don't play pranks on your friends or they'll turn into insane Super Soldiers who see everyone as evil robots that need to be destroyed")
    • "Amazon": "Take proper care of your pets or they'll form their own civilization where you're a wanted criminal"
    • "Juice": "Don't be too determined to be popular or all your friends will turn into juice-obsessed zombies"
    • "Promises, Promises": "Fulfill your promises or your best friend will have his brain stolen by a Mad Scientist in order to power a toaster"
    • "Taste of Friendship": "Don't be jealous of your friends or your mind will be taken over by an evil squid"
    • "Sugar Low": "Don't eat too much sugar or time will stop"
    • "The Mutants Who Cried Monster": "Admit to your mistakes or a giant robot will destroy your hometown"
    • "Livin' La Vida Lava": "Don't use too much power or you'll trigger an ice age in which yetis become the dominant species"
    • "Mo' Mayo, Mo' Problems": "Don't eat too much junk food or the junk food will eat you"
    • "Walkie-Talkie-Spinesuckie": "Think for yourself or a mad scientist will make you suck out all your friends' spines to feed a baby robot and then throw them in the volcano"
    • "Whirrel Call": "Don't be cruel to animals or you'll swap brains with them"
    • "Stomach on Strike": "Live a healthy lifestyle or your organs will become sentient and jump out of your body"
    • "Bite, Shuffle and Moan": "Stay in bed when you're sick or you'll cause a Zombie Apocalypse"
  • Spoof Aesop: The "Knowing is Growing" shorts, which have included aesops like 'don't put antelopes up your nose', 'gravy isn't a vegetable; it's a fruit', and 'don't adopt samurai as pets'.
  • Spoon Bending: Inverted when Entree attempts to twist a utensil, but ends up twisting everything around but it. Peri counts the test as a fail.
  • Stock Footage: Black-and-white, public domain movie footage occasionally makes appearances, often in the form of something the characters watch on a TV screen.
  • Straight Man: Patricia usually acts like this for Peri, Entree, and Joe, but Peri fills in whenever she's not around. Also, Octocat acts like this for Smarty-Smarts.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: In one episode, when Peri and Entree are about to fall, Peri reminds Entree he has chicken wings, but Entree objects because chickens live underwater. Then, at the end of the episode:
    Peri: He'll be fine. He has chicken wings.
    Mr. Smarty Smarts: But don't chickens live underwater?
  • Temporal Duplication: Mr. Smarty Smarts uses a time machine to go back and prevent his past self from creating an intelligence enhancing machine to make all mutants as smart as him. The two eventually play chess against each other only for one to get upset at the results. Cue another Smarty Smarts coming in to prevent a chess move followed by more and more.
  • Time-Freeze Trolling Spree: Inverted and Played for Laughs. When Peri gets a sugar rush he starts moving at Super-Speed so to him it look like everyone is frozen in time. He then spends his time doing good deeds to everyone, thinking they'll be appreciative and throw him a parade, except when he returns to normal time, nobody believes he was the one who did everything.
  • Title Drop: In "Stuck Together", Entree fuses Peri to his body and says, "Oh, you know, I just spliced us together with one of the doctor's machines!"
  • Toothbrush Floor Scrubbing: In "Of Masters and Minions", Mr Smarty-Smarts new robotic minion makes him clean the lair with a toothbrush. He is so scared of her that when the toothbrush breaks, he starts using his tongue.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Standard riot supplies on Keepaway Island. They even keep a flaming torch in a 'break glass in case of emergency' style glass case.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Entree loves mayonaise.
  • Traveling Landmass: Keepaway Island is shown to be a Meaningful Name as one episode shows that it is capable of being driven like giant motorboat across the oceans.
  • Verbed Title: Named for the spliced together animals of the cast.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In a second-hand revelation of this, it turns out the Mad Doctor was quite the avid bowler.
  • Waking Non Sequitur: Entree does it in "Amazon".
    Entree: Hey guy, have you seen our red fire truck?
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In "Compu-Peri" Peri adopts a buppy that he names Pistachio. While playing fetch, Pistachio is eaten by the Wunny Sharbit.
  • We Want Our Idiot Back!: In "Outsmartered", Mister Smarty Smarts builds a machine to make everyone on Keep Away Island as smart as he is. It ends up working too well, and makes everyone smarter than he is while making him look dumb in comparison. After failing to build a machine to make everyone dumb again, Smarty Smarts then uses a time machine to go back in time and stop himself from ever building the first machine that made everyone smarter.
  • Wheel o' Feet: This shows up quite a bit. In Entree's case, Wheel o' Udder Teats.
  • Women Are Wiser: Patricia and Octocat are usually the most sensible members of the cast.


Entree and Ed's Brain Swap

Show: Spliced
Episode: Whirrel Call

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