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The 7D is a 2014 Disney XD original animated series. The series follows the adventures of the 7D, the seven dwarfs of Snow White. They live in the land of Jollywood, ruled by Queen Delightful, and are often set against Grim and Hildy Gloom, two villains who wish to take over the kingdom by stealing the magic jewels in the 7D's mines.

The show was cancelled after two seasons and ended in 2016.

The 7D provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Several of the witches that the 7D visit to get them to lift the frog spell in "The 7 Frogs". And they all seem to be hot for Frog!Grumpy.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Hildy seems to have a habit of forgetting the dwarves' names, such as referring to Sleepy as "Derpy" and Grumpy as "Gumbo".
  • Actor Allusion: In "Fairest in the Land" Magic Mirror hosts the Jolly Awards. Whoopi Goldberg herself has hosted a number of award shows.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The dwarves' relationships with each other are expanded upon in this series.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The Glooms do this frequently. The only time it sticks is when they attack Jollywood with an army of geese.
  • Always Someone Better: Snazzy Shazam, a witch who was better at everything Hildy did at school.
  • And a Diet Coke: Inverted in "Jollybells" when Queen Delightful orders a grande low-fat cocoa with extra whipped cream.
  • Animation Bump:
    • With a dash of Executive Meddling. The pilot episode was made in Flash, but Disney execs weren't impressed, so the rest of the series is traditionally animated.
    • The animation is much smoother in Season 2.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre", Grumpy insists that there are no such things as ogres, despite dealing with other magical beings on a daily basis. He's proven wrong eventually, though.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Grumpy is more concerned about the kissy noises Grim and Hildy made at Queen Delightful then the fact that they caused an eternal winter in the pilot.
    Queen Delightful: I know, right?
  • Art Evolution: The inking got finer in the drawings as the series went on.
  • Artistic License – Animal Care: Queen Delightful regularly feeds Sir Yipsalot pickles. In real life, eating too many pickles can be bad for dogs due to the high sodium content.
  • Artistic License – Physics: In "Chicken Soup for the Troll", Queen Delightful's Yodel-Lady Flu carries her into the air, and Bashful, trying to hold her down, is carried up with her. In a shot where Doc reaches her to feed her the soup, she's somersaulting about the air. Bashful is hanging onto the fishing pole right where he is, but he should be flailing about madly through the air behind her.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever:
    • Grim accidentally turns Grumpy into a giant in "Welcome To The Neighbourhood".
    • Hildy turns herself into a giant in "The Great Glitterpillar", which also features a giant gem-eating caterpillar.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The 7D are like this as five-year-olds in "What Are You, Five?".
  • Baby Morph Episode: Downplayed. In the episode "What are you Five?", Hildy turned the 7D into five-year-olds.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy:
    • Strangely averted with Grim's pig Peaches. Her design features visible teats.
    • Played straight in "The 8th D" where Grim's bare chest lacks visible nipples.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Lord Starchbottom.
  • Berserk Button: You do not want to come between Queen Delightful and her dog Sir Yipsalot.
    Queen Delightful: You can be naughty with me, you can be naughty with my kingdom, but you CAN NOT BE NAUGHTY WITH MY DOG!
  • Bewitched Amphibians:
    • Grim accidentally transforms himself into a frog in "For the Love of Cheese". The spell can be cured with a kiss from Hildy, but she's too grossed out to do it.
    • The plot of "7 Frogs" is that everyone in Jollywood finds themselves suddenly turned into a frog - even the Glooms.
  • Big Eater:
    • Goldilocks.
    • Dopey, as well. In this video, his favorite meal is "Whatever you're eating."
    • Gizelle, Grumpy's goat. If she hears about food being prepared, she'll be at her owner's side in the blink of an eye.
    • Grumpy himself, even when cheese isn't involved, as shown in "Knight School" and "Bummer Vacation".
  • Big "NO!": Sneezy does this in "Goldilocks and the 7D" when Goldilocks shines her shoes with his prized hanky collection.
    • Happy, with Grim's voice, does this into Echo Canyon in "Whose Voice Is It Anyway?" when Queen Delightful walks right off the edge of the canyon. This is how he loses Grim's voice and gets his own back.
  • Big "YES!": Grim (with Happy's voice) does this into Echo Canyon in "Whose Voice Is It Anyway?". As a result of this and Happy's Big "NO!", Happy gets his own voice back and Grim and Hildy get theirs swapped.
  • Blond, Brunet, Redhead: 6 of the 7D, which consist of Doc and Happy (Blonds), Grumpy, Dopey and Sneezy (Brunets), and Bashful (Redhead)
    • Wynken (Blond), Blynken (Brunet) and Nod (Redhead) from "In Yer Dreams, Pal".
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In "Grim the Dragon", when the Bing Bong Bell is rung:
    Happy: The Queen needs us!
    Bashful: Hey, that's my line...!
    Happy: To the castle!
  • Brain Bleach: Grumpy's reaction to Happy in his tooth fairy disguise.
    Grumpy: Now that I've seen it, I can't unsee it.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In "Surprise!" Hildy attempts to make some friends so they can come to her party, but every person she tries to befriend runs away. Eventually she's reduced to asking a cow and interprets its moo as a maybe. In the end, the cow does come to the party.
    • The "What's salve?" joke in "Sir Yipsalot and the Mutt".
  • Bumbling Henchmen Duo: Grim and Hildy are a pair of incompetent villains who also happen to be a couple.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Grumpy is often the butt of many a joke.
    • Lord Starchbottom likewise is so, being often the unfortunate victim of many of the 7D's services to the Queen. So much, that Starch dreads it everytime the Queen uses the Bing Bong bell to call the dwarfs. His frustration also comes from being upstaged, since the Queen always calls for the dwarfs' help before giving him a chance to handle the task at hand. This backfires on him the one time he does convince the Queen to give him a chance to handle the task first, and it turns out the task of the day was to clean out the moat.
  • Cassandra Truth: In "Take Me To Your Grumpy", no one believes Grumpy when he sees a giant carrot-shaped spaceship that landed outside their house.
  • Casting Gag:
    • Bill Farmer voices Doc and Sir Yipsalot, who are, respectively, a slightly scatterbrained person and a dog, much like his own characters Goofy and Pluto.
    • Jimmy Weldon plays a talking duck. However, the voice is not the Donald Duck-esque voice Weldon is famous for using on Yakky Doodle and Webster Webfoot. Instead, it's a rather good imitation of Daffy Duck.
  • The Cat Came Back: In "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof" Hildy tries to get rid of a white cat that Grim got her instead of a black one, but no matter how she tries to get rid of it it manages to find its way back. Subverted when it turns out Grim had gotten several cats.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Doc's is "Hickory Dickory Me!"
      • When he was five years old, his catchphrase was "Evidently..."
    • Grumpy's is "For the love of cheese!"
    • Bashful's is "Floom!"
      • Whenever the Bing Bong Bell is rung, he says, "The Queen needs us!"
    • Hildy's is "I want it, I want it, I want it!"
    • Sleepy's is "Winkers!"
    • Happy's is "Whoopty doopty schmoodily-doo!"
      • Whenever the Bing Bong Bell is rung, he says, "To the castle!"
    • Sneezy's is "Beezers!"
    • Queen Delightful's is "Yaysies!"
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander:
    • Queen Delightful is quite a character who can at least be described as having a delightfully silly personality.
      Hildy: There's something wrong with you. (In response to Queen Delightful spontaneously jumping and twirling in mid-air while yodeling.)
    • Dopey also counts. Mostly because of his Reality Warping.
    • Doc is not all there sometimes.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • In "Surprise!" Hildy demands Grim throw her a surprise party, completely missing the point of a surprise party.
    • In "The 8th D" Hildy drops several hints that she wants Grim to get her an elephant. None of these hints sink in and he needs to have the Crystal Ball spell it out for him.
  • Compressed Hair: In "Funniest Hair Day" it's revealed Grumpy is hiding miles of hair under his hat, and so is Queen Delightful.
  • Confession Cam: They do this in almost every episode, even the main antagonists.
  • Continuity Nod: In "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof" when Dopey finds the kittens he remembers Grumpy telling him he can't bring home any more animals in "The 8th D".
  • Cool Crown: Queen Delightful's crown which not only serves as a perch for her parrot, but whose jewels also light up like an emergency siren when she enters one of her "tizzies".
  • Crazy-Prepared: Doc in "The Long Long Winter" packed several things for the dwarfs' journey up the mountain just in case the need arrived. These include a chicken detector, some cake mix, and a entire sled which he got Grumpy to carry.
  • Creepy Child: Sally from "Buckets", an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette with an oversized cranium.
  • Crocodile Tears: In "Grim the Genius" after Grim usurps the throne from Hildy, Hildy tries this to get his sympathy, immediately followed by her peeking through her hands to see if he's buying it. He's not.
  • Crystal Ball: The Glooms have one that provides them with information, and the occasional joke.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Buckets.
  • Cute Witch: Hildy and her rival Snazzy Shazam. Also applies to Ginorma (an ice witch) from the episode Game of Grumpy, Nini the Nice from the episode Hildy the Good, and the other pageant contestants from Hildyrella.
  • Cutesy Name Town: Jollywood.
  • Day in the Limelight:
    • "The Big Bash" focuses on Bashful who accidentally becomes a masked vigilante.
    • "Sleepytime" focuses on Sleepy ironically being the only one awake, aside from Sir Yipsalot, to save Jollywood from a sleeping spell cast by the Glooms.
    • "The Very Important Thingy" focuses on Doc trying to get a quiet moment to himself so he can think about what to invent for Queen Delightful.
  • Decomposite Character: The Evil Queen from the original Disney movie seems to have been split into three separate characters for the show. Her Wicked Witch aspect and her name Grimhilde from early publicity materials of the original movie are given to Grim and Hildy Gloom. Hildy in particular has the Evil Queen's penchant of being extremely jealous of others. The original queen's role as an actual monarch and possessing the Magic Mirror though are given to Queen Delightful who appears to be also combined with some aspects of Snow White.
  • Delayed Reaction: In "Fairest in the Land" after seeing Queen Delightful's "makeover" Starchbottom takes an elevator down to the castle basement before screaming.
  • Derailed Train of Thought: In "Sir Yipsalot and the Mutt", the 7D go off on a completely irrelevant tangent, almost bordering into Wiki Walk territory, twice throughout the length of the episode (with Happy, of all people, being the one to bring them back on track with an "And now, back to our story," or "Goodnight, everybody!").
    Grumpy: I had an itch like that once. Needed to get some salve for it.
    Bashful: What's a salve?
    Grumpy: Oh, it's an ointment, a lotion, emollient, a cream, a balm, a liniment.
    Sleepy: (sees Dopey eating a sandwich) That'd taste better on ciabatta.
    Bashful: What's ciabatta?
    Sleepy: Oh, it's a bread, a bun, a roll, you know, like your wheat, your rye, sourdough, pumpernickel...
    Bashful: What's pumpernickel?
    Starchbottom: It's a game you play with cards, like Go Fish, Crazy 8's, Canasta...
    Grumpy: No, that's pinochle.
    Queen Delightful: No, pinochle is a puppet boy who came to life one day!
    Grumpy: That's Pinocchio. And he never needed salve. Wooden boys don't itch.
    Bashful: What's a salve?
    Grumpy: (facepalm)
    Happy: And now, back to our story!
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage:
    • The iconic "Heigh-Ho" serves as the 7D's catchphrase throughout the show.
    • The ringing sound used for the Bing-Bong Bell are basically a chiming rendition of the opening theme.
  • Distaff Counterpart: At the end of "The Very Important Thingy" it's revealed the 7D have female counterparts in the next kingdom over. They serve a king who also has a rather odd-looking crown (although he doesn't look like Queen Delightful otherwise).
  • Distinguishing Mark: Both the Glooms have a beauty mark. For distinction, Hildy's on her left cheek while Grim's on his right.
  • The Ditz: Queen Delightful is rather sweet but generally naive and Literal-Minded.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Grandpa Happy.
  • Driven by Envy: Alot of the Glooms' schemes are driven by Hildy being jealous of others' good fortunes or accomplishments.
  • Easy Evangelism: In "Grampa Grumpy and the Ogre" they get the ogre to stop stealing by explaining to him that stealing is bad, which he apparently didn't know.
  • Endless Winter: Grim and Hildy casts this spell on Jollywood in the pilot.
  • Epic Fail: In "Buckets" when Starchbottom tries to copy Dopey's rabbit out of a hat trick he instead pulls out a lion.
  • Episode Title Card: Each episode has one, which usually features one of the characters saying the title from inside a circle. Generally it's one of the 7D (other than Dopey, natch - although he does join Happy for "The Long, Long Winter" and "Abraca-Dopey"), but in "Cat On A Hot Grim Roof" Hildy does it. And then there's "Surprise", which seems to give the job to Grumpy but has the other six suddenly popping up to shout "SURPRISE!"
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Johnny Sage in "What Are You, Five?" may enjoy helping bad guys to celebrate their victory, but he hates any kind of cruelty to children, and calls Hildy out for yelling at the five-year-old 7D and upsetting them.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In "Fairest in the Land", after Hildy's plan to turn Queen Delightful ugly to win the Fairest in the Land award fails, the Magic Mirror has to explain the concept of inner beauty to her.
  • Exact Words: In "Bathtub Bashful," it's revealed that Bashful can sing...but only if he's in the shower. (as in, "The minute the shower curtain is drawn, Bashful's singing is terrible.") Except it turns out he really can sing out of the shower.
  • Expy:
    • Some have compared Hildy and Grim to Jessie and James for their similar hair colors, personalities and penchant for Paper Thin Disguises.
    • In "Hildy the Good", Good!Hildy is straight-up Glinda.
    • Pomp the Trumpeter from "Surely You Jest" is basically Snow White if she was a herald.
  • Eye Pop: In "Welcome to the Neighborhood" this is Hildy's reaction to seeing Grumpy after Grim accidentally super-sizes him.
    • The other six do this on seeing Grim as a spider.
  • Facepalm: Grumpy does this a lot, usually when Happy says something he finds idiotic.
  • Fairy Tale Free-for-All: Many fairy tale characters from different fairy tales pop up; the tales themselves are played humorously.
  • Find the Cure!: "Giggleberries" has Grumpy, Dopey and Gizelle finding a cure for Giggleberries, the I-Got-The-Blues Berries, after the other dwarves eat too many. Not so much a cure as bringing the effects to their extreme opposite, but that's only if it's an overdose.
    • "Chicken Soup for the Troll" has the 7D finding Jollywood Jane's stolen chicken soup to cure Queen Delightful's Yodel-Lady Flu.
  • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: In "Grim the Genius" Grim turns himself smart in order to impress Hildy but ends up being a jerk to her, making her want the old Grim back. In the end, he returns to his usual dumb self.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Bashful in "The Big Bash".
    • Dopey is a Fluffy Tamer more often: he can tame dragons and glitterpillars, among other creatures.
  • Forceful Kiss:
    • In "For the Love of Cheese", Frog!Grim had to resort to forcing a kiss on Hildy in the end because she wouldn't get the hint that the cure was True Love's Kiss.
    • In "7 Frogs", after the first two witches they question tricked Grumpy into kissing them, Grumpy forced a kiss on the third witch assuming she wanted the same thing.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Lampshaded whenever Sleepy gives Sneezy a "high-four".
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: This series features a lot of characters who are parodies of the fairy tales they originated from.
  • Fun Personified:
    • Queen Delightful.
    • Dopey.
    • Happy. So much.
  • Gag Nose: All of the 7D (except for Bashful who has a little button nose), Lord Starchbottom and Grim.
  • Gender Flip: The Magic Mirror, now voiced by Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Generation Xerox: "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre" introduces the original 7D, founding fathers of Jollywood and the grandfathers of the current 7D, each of which have the same name and personality as their grandson.
  • Giant Spider: Grim is turned into one in "Itsy Bitsy Spider Hunters".
  • The Glomp: Mime!Happy affectionately tackles Grumpy in "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yeti".
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: There is one of twigs sticking out of Dragon!Grim's rear in "Grim the Dragon".
  • Hand Gagging: Happy does this to Grumpy in "Water Ya Doin' Dopey" after Grumpy almost reveals an embarrassing secret about the two of them.
  • Happily Married: Hildy and Grim are happily married to one another. They just happen to be villains and Sickeningly Sweethearts though. Grim even loves Hildy in spite of him being a Henpecked Husband.
  • Head Pet: Squire Peckington, Queen Delightful's parrot who is often seen atop her on a perch within her crown.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Subverted in "Nicely Done and the 7D". The dwarfs appear to fall for the smoking hot Maid Marzipan, but they're interested more in her marzipan.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "Hildy the Good", Hildy fakes one to get close to the Queen. She actually feels herself turning good and she hates it and resists it.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": In "Free Teensy":
    Grim: The little fish seems to have grown a tad, mousie-kins.
    Hildy: That will make it easier to reach into his mouth and pull out my ring.
    Grim: While I watch?
    Hildy: While you do.
    Grim: I do do?
    Hildy: You do do.
    Grim: (laughing) I made you say "doo-doo".
  • Henpecked Husband: Grim is often at the beck and call of Hildy's whims.
  • The High Queen: Queen Delightful is the most beautiful and delightful queen of Jollywood who cares for her subjects.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": In "New Shoe", the old woman who lives in a shoe is literally named Old Woman. Initially, her name suits her as she is an old woman but after a day at the spa with Queen Delightful, it becomes hilariously non-indictive as She Cleans Up Nicely.
  • Hot Witch: Hildy Gloom.
  • House Amnesia: A variation in "Knick Knack Paddy Whack" when Doc and Sneezy are disguised as pizza delivery men.
    Doc: Now take your pizzas and go home.
    Hildy: I am home!
  • How We Got Here: "Buckets" and "Doing The 7D Dance".
  • Hurricane of Puns: Happy delivers one in "The Enchanted Shoes" after Grumpy and Cobby explain how they saved everyone and broke the Glooms' latest spell.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In "Goldilocks and the 7D", the Three Bears visit Queen Delightful to tell her about Goldilocks overstaying her welcome at their home and by the end of the episode they still haven't left Queen Delightful's home, much to her exasperation.
  • I Call It "Vera": In "Lets Get Organ-ized" Queen Delightful names her pipe organ Debbie after misunderstanding what Doc meant by "Just name it."
  • Idea Bulb: Often used with a candle or lantern in place of a lightbulb, as they haven't been invented yet.
  • Identical Grandson: The 7D's grandpas from "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre" basically look like older versions of them.
  • Idiot Ball: In "The Queen's Quest" the Magic Mirror fails to see through Grim's Paper-Thin Disguise despite supposedly being all-knowing.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: In "The 8th D", Dopey keeps bringing animals home. After being told not to do it anymore, he finds a baby elephant, and decides to disguise it and bring it home.
  • Impact Silhouette: In "Gnome Alone", both Grim and Hildy get their faces imprinted on the 7D's pantry doors, thanks to a sleepwalking Sleepy.
    • In "Buckets", Happy and Grumpy make one in the mansion wall after they see the ghost girl.
  • In Medias Res: "Buckets" begins with the 7D and Starchy escaping a haunted castle with loads of buckets, then we are shown what happened.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Grim and Hildy.
  • Ink-Suit Actor:
    • The Magic Mirror and Not-So-Magic Mirror's facial features are based on that of their voice actors.
    • With her pink and purple hair and goth-like appearance, Hildy bears a passing resemblance to her voice actor, Kelly Osbourne.
  • Irony:
    • In "Sleepytime", Sleepy is the one who has to save everyone from a sleeping spell.
    • In "Goldilocks and the 7D", Sleepy is the only one who didn't sleep a wink after Goldilocks forces him to share a bench downstairs with four of the other dwarfs due to their loud snoring. It didn't help, either, that they were all piled right on top of Sleepy.
  • Jail Bake: In "Nicely Done and the 7D", Grumpy and Sleepy send a key baked in marzipan to Dopey and the Really Nice Guys, who are imprisoned in the Sheriff of Plottingham's dungeon, so they can break out.
  • Just Whistle: Queen Delightful rings the bing-bong bell whenever she needs the 7D's help.
  • Karma Houdini: In "Goldilocks and the 7D" the 7D successfully kick Goldilocks out of the house, but she just moves on to a new set of victims.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: A dwarf version of Hello Nurse appears in "Grim the Dragon".note 
  • Literal Metaphor: In "Hildy the Good" the Glooms make it literally rain cats and dogs.
  • Literal-Minded: Queen Delightful
  • Left Hanging: With the show's cancellation, the subplot involving the Legion of Doom below was left with no conclusion.
  • Left the Background Music On: In "The Littlest Giants", the montage of the 7D searching for the giant is accompanied by guitar music. It turns out that music was coming from Happy.
    Grumpy: Knock it off, Happy! We're trying to be sneaky, for cryin' out loud!
  • Legion of Doom: In "The Enchanted Forest Ranger" it is shown that the episode's title character is part of a group of foes that the 7D previously faced like Lord Grudgemunger, Snazzy Shazam and Finder Keepers.
  • Lost Voice Plot: "Whose Voice Is It Anyway" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti", both centered around Happy losing his voice.
  • Love Potion: In "For the Love of Cheese", Grumpy comes in possession of a magic gem that makes everyone fall in love with whoever holds it.
  • Magic Mirror: The female Magic Mirror which is owned by Queen Delightful. In "Mirror, Mirror", it's shown there are other Magic Mirrors.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly every character
  • Medium Blending: A running gag within the show is the occurrence of live-action flames and explosions in various episodes:
    • In "Welcome to the Neighborhood", the dragon that guards the Rock of Sages breath fire to drive the Glooms away.
    • In "Grim the Dragon", another dragon scares the villagers with flames. Hildy attempt the same by turning Grim into a dragon.
    • In "The Rock of Sages" and "Take Your Pet to Lunch Day", the fire heating the Glooms' cauldron.
    • In "The Family Pickles", the explosion of the pickler machine and the flames that come out of a Gerkin family member's ears.
    • In "Chicken Soup For the Troll", the fire in the pot containing Jollywood Jane's chicken soup.
    • In "Take Me to Your Grumpy", the explosion from a spaceship that crash landed on the Gloom's backyard.
    • In "Hop to It, Dopey", the bonfire in the 7D's camp.
    • In "The 7D and the Beast", the flames cooking the candied apple syrup.
    • In "Shapeshifter", an explosion that follows Agent Bash.
    • The episode "Mirror, Mirror" has some other live-action scenes, like Bashful encountering a strange dancing man in the chicken suit and Sneezy almost being buried by the avalanche.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Arguably, Grim.
  • Mister Muffykins: Sir Yipsalot.
  • Morphic Resonance: Whenever the Glooms transform themselves into different forms, they often retain certain characteristics such as their individual color schemes.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: In "Grim the Dragon", Happy sings a lullaby to put the mother dragon to sleep so the dwarves can rescue Grim.
    • Lampshaded in "Knight School" where Sir Burgess of Meredith demonstrates to Bashful another way to defeat a dragon. The latter later on plays the lute to prevent two dragons from burning down the castle.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The theme song starts with the 7D saying "Heigh-Ho!" in the same way as their original counterparts.
    • In "Welcome to the Neighborhood" the dwarfs are shown eating their soup very sloppily, similar to how they were shown eating soup in the deleted song "Music in your Soup."
    • In "Sir Yipsalot and the Goose", Sneezy and Dopey pull a Totem Pole Trench like they did in the movie when they disguise themselves as Queen Delightful, though their positions are reversed. Also when Sir Yipsalot escapes the Glooms' cottage, his trek through the forest resembles Snow White's own nightmarish escapade.
    • Grim and Hildy derive their names from Grimhilde the Evil Queen, whose name was given in early publicity materials of the original movie.
    • Grumpy having a pet goat in the show is similar to a deleted line from the "Silly Song". The deleted line sung by Doc mentioned them once having a pet billy goat.
    • In "Let's Get Organ-ised", Doc's howdy-do machine says "Howdy do?", and Grumpy responds "How do you do what?", just as the original Grumpy did when Snow White asked him.
    • In "For the Love of Cheese", the Big Book of Spells has a recipe that illustrates the poisoned apple complete with the skull-like design made by the drippings when it is poisoned.
    • "Knick Knack Paddy Whack" has the dwarfs marching along and whistling like their original counterparts.
    • In "When Pigs Fly" , when the dwarfs pop their heads up behind a hill, it is similar to the part in Snow White, when they pop up their heads behind the beds when first meeting Snow White.
    • In "Goldilocks and the 7D", Happy suggests that Goldilocks spend the night in one of their beds to hide from the three bears, just like the suggestion made to Snow White in the original film. Unlike Snow White, Goldilocks doesn't raise an objection and since she's three times as big as them, she takes up several of the bottom bunks. As a result, the 7D spend the night downstairs, as in the film.
    • Also in "Goldilocks and the 7D", Goldilocks guilt trips the 7D into staying in their cottage in a similar way to Snow White in a deleted scene.
      • Here's a comparison:
    Snow White: Don't let me break up your happy home. I'll go.
    Grumpy: Good riddance!
    Snow White: I'm not afraid of the dark woods at night... and the goblins.

    Goldilocks: Weeelll... I guess I best be going! Even though it's all dark and scary outside and there are mean old bears lookin' for me.
    • The beginning of "Which Witch is Which?" has some of the dwarfs mining for Night Light Stones in a similar fashion to the dwarfs at the beginning of "Heigh-Ho".
    • The entirety of "Hop To It, Dopey!" is a reference to the Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia. Dopey was originally the lead role in Sorcerer's Apprentice, until it was decided that Mickey should be in it instead. The episode has Dopey in the lead role, obtaining a wizard's hat, and being unable to undo the destruction he's causing, similar to the Fantasia segment.
    • The episode "Bedknobs and Gloomsticks" is a reference the bed building sequence deleted from Snow White. The episode follows the deleted scene very closely with a few minor differences: In the deleted segment Doc was the one supervising, not Sleepy, Grumpy helped draw out where the animals should cut the wood for the bed, and Dopey cut off pieces of the dwarfs' shirts, not their underwear (although Dopey does use the rest of the dwarfs' clothes for the quilt, too, leaving them naked and wearing barrels). Otherwise, the episode followed the sequence to a T.
    • The ending of "7D and The Beast" with a shady old woman giving Queen Delightful poisoned apples, is one big reference to the ending of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with the Queen disguised as an old woman giving Snow White the poisoned apple.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: The Glooms' plan in "Hildy the Good" would have succeeded had Grim not imprisoned Lord Starchbottom in the walls of the mines, allowing the 7D to find him and learn what happened.
    • Likewise, in "What Are You, Five?" the Glooms would've had Jollywood and the 7D stuck as toddlers had they not transported them to where Queen Delightful was, and as a result wouldn't have gotten motivated by Queen Delightful to finally fight back.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Grandpa Grumpy's voice and nose are based on Jimmy Durante.
  • Noodle Incident: In "Bathtub Bashful", Bashful has been let down by Doc three times: once involving being scared by a box of kittens, passing out after being hypnotized by a gem, and falling while Doc is practicing semaphore. No other information is given about these events.
    • Grumpy almost spills a secret shared between himself and Happy after he accidentally drinks from the Fountain of Truth. Happy isn't eager for anyone else to find out.
  • No Indoor Voice: The barista in "Smarty Tooth". Justified because she's a banshee.
    • The King of the Echoes.
  • Not Actually the Ultimate Question: This shows up in "Bathtub Bashful".
    Starchy: Your Majesty, tell them why we're here.
    Delightful: Why are we here? Does anyone really know? I mean, what's the meaning of life?
  • Not Me This Time: In "The 7 Frogs" after everyone in Jollywood is turned into frogs it's assumed the Glooms are behind it, but turns out they have also been turned into frogs. It turns out it was Princess Prettyhead who cast the spell in order to get the 7D to undo the frog spell cast on her. Subverted when it turns out Hildy was the one who turned Princess Prettyhead into a frog in the first place.
  • Oh, Crap!: In "The Rock Of Sages," Hildy and Grim use a volcano-making spell sent by Grim's aunt to finally succeed in taking over Jollywood. The Oh, Crap! element is when they discover they don't know how to stop the volcano... and see Too Dumb to Live.
  • Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List: In "The Jollywood Jam" Lord Starchbottom accidentally gives Queen Delightful his grocery list instead of her speech.
  • Older Than They Look: Grandmommers Whimsical doesn't look like a great-great-great grandmother.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: At the end of "Fairest in the Land" when Hildy is turned into an ugly monster Grim is uncharacteristically mean to her.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: In addition to the titular characters, Jollywood is populated by dwarfs. As for the characters themselves, they were given even more divergent designs to differentiate them more easily from one another.
  • Our Ogres Are Hungrier: The ogre in "Grandpa Grumpy and the Ogre" is dumb and has a habit of taking things that don't belong to him, but is otherwise friendly. He also likes candy corn.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • In "The Big Bash", all it takes for Bashful to become completely unrecognizable is having the top part of his hat torn off and him accidentally donning Grumpy's red long johns like a cape.
    • In "The Enchanted Shoes", Grumpy and Cobby successfully passed themselves off as goblins by simply wearing Cobby's pointy shoes over their ears.
    • Alot of the Glooms' disguises when not transformed simply have them donning different clothes with their usual color schemes. They even make no effort to disguise their voices. (The one time Queen Delightful recognised Grim's voice was in "Whose Voice is it Anyway"... but since she was blindfolded, it was really Happy speaking to her, since his voice got swapped with Grim's.)
    • In "The 8th D", Dopey disguises a baby elephant as a dwarf, which fools the others. Grim, who is looking for the elephant, notices there's an extra dwarf and deduces that one of them is the elephant in disguise, only he can't tell which one, even as one of them is much bigger and has a trunk.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Happy is often seen with a smile on his face. He's capable of not smiling, but he never gets angry because he doesn't like the sensation and is afraid of hurting anyone's feelings if he snaps.
  • Pie in the Face: Queen Delightful starts a pie fight in "Sneezin' Season".
    • In "Free Teensy", Happy runs a stand where people pelt him with pies. He gets hit with normal-sized pies, and then smashed with a giant one.
  • Pocket Dimension: The Bing-Bong Bell appears to come from one, as seen in "The Littlest Giants".
  • The Pollyanna: Happy (who might as well be called "Perky") is often optimistic and usually looks on the fun side of things even when things go bad.
    Happy: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (happily enjoying flying through the air after being catapulted by the Glooms.)
    • Queen Delightful, who might as well be called his human female counterpart.
  • Poor Communication Kills: In "Hop To It, Dopey", it's rumored that the Sorcerer eats dwarf. It turns out he actually eats dwarf tomatoes.
  • Power Crystal: Grim and Hildy's plans revolve around stealing the magic diamonds in the dwarfs' mines.
  • Prince and Pauper: An accidental example occurs in "Sir Yipsalot and the Mutt".
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes:
    • When she is not shouting at Grim to do something for her, Hildy does this instead along with acting cutesy in order to get him to do things.
    • Dopey happens to be quite good at this as well.
  • Quicksand Sucks: Bashful blunders into quicksand in "Whose Voice Is It Anyway". Fortunately, the 7D save him offscreen.
  • Rain of Something Unusual: Grim once posed as a troll that literally made it rain cats and dogs.
  • Raised by Wolves: Grumpy's goat Gizelle was raised by bloodhounds. And Dopey was raised by Gizelle.
  • Redhead In Green: Bashful has ginger hair and wears green. Cobby the Irish cobbler is also a redhead in green, making him look more like a leprechaun than a dwarf. Also Lord Starchbottom.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax/Scarecrow Solution: In "The Littlest Giants", the Glooms build a mechanical giant to scare away the citizens of Jollywood, especially the Queen. The 7D scare them off with a giant of their own, a hot-air balloon shaped like Grumpy.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl:
    • Bashful has a high voice, so when he screams it's even higher.
    • Lord Starchbottom screams like this all the time.
    • Grumpy does this in "The Littlest Giants" when seeing the gaint.
  • "The Scream" Parody: Dopey does this in "Gnome Alone" when the dwarfs realize Sleepy is missing and the Glooms have been let in.
  • Security Blanket: Bashful's mask-like hat is this to him. If he doesn't have it on like in "Goldilocks and the 7D", he becomes a nervous wreck who frantically searches for something else to cover his exposed face.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Cheerful, enthusiastic, impulsive Happy (sensitive) and wisecracking, tough-talking, no-nonsense Grumpy (manly).
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In "New Shoe", after spending a day at the spa with Queen Delightful, The Old Woman comes back refreshed and beautiful. Her looks makes her several years younger and her name now non-indicative but she still retains her old woman voice.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In "Fairest in the Land", one of the Jollie Award winners featured during Happy's musical montage is essentially a Palette Swap of Queen Elsa.
    • When Dopey disguises an elephant as a dwarf in "The 8th D", the elephant is wearing a red shirt and blue pair of overalls, much like a certain plumber.
    • In "Rock of Sages" the monster summoned from the volcano is a red rock version of Chernabog.
    • Dopey's clothes are the exact same colour as Wakko Warner's.
    • The scene of the 7D mining the sapphires in "Shapeshifter" has a colour palette lifted right out of Breaking Bad.
  • Shrinking Violet: Bashful who is even more bashful than he was in the movie. He's so bashful that he usually hides with his hat sometimes being the only thing visible. His character here however includes being extremely scared than just simple shyness. He retains his romantic bashfulness though as he has a huge crush on Queen Delightful whose her very name being mentioned causes him to faint as shown in "The Big Bash".
  • Shoo the Dog: In "Grim the Dragon", Grumpy develops a brief but sweet attachment to a baby dragon and becomes so taken with it that he cries when he has to send it back to its mother.
  • Sickeningly Sweet:
    • Happy's alternate anniversary song in "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti", which was so saccharine that Hildy took away his voice as punishment.
    • Queen Adorable from "Water Ya Doin'" is so sickeningly sweet that even Happy complained that she was making his teeth hurt.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Grim and Hildy are extremely sickeningly sweethearts who often openly flirt with one another in a very lovey-dovey way. In "The Long Long Winter" particularly, they call each other so many cutesy-wutsey names and make kissy noises so much that the other characters can't help but be disgusted by them. Oh, and then there's their nose-kissing in "Gnome Alone"...
  • Sir Verb-a-Lot: Queen Delightful's pet dog Sir Yipsalot.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Snazzy Shazam to Hildy.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "The Littlest Giants" Queen Delightful considers opening her pickle jar a higher priority than dealing with the giant stomping around town.
  • Sleepwalking: Sleepy not only walks in his sleep. He also talks, trampolines, and eats Grumpy's goat cheese in his sleep.
  • Sleepyhead: Sleepy.
  • The Smart Guy: Doc in this depiction is even more of a smart guy than he was in the movie, being capable of creating various gadgets such as a chicken detector which he modified from a squirrel detector.
  • Squashed Flat:
    • In "Sir Yipsalot and the Goose", when the Glooms attempt to unlock the castle door without disarming the security system, the door falls down and crushes them.
    • In "Free Teensy", Hildy accidentally squashes Grim when she uses her new Transformation Trinket to turn from a hummingbird to a rhino near him.
    • In "The Jollywood Games", Happy is flattened by a giant roll of cheese that he was supposed to dodge.
  • Straight Man: Grumpy tends to be the straight man to the other dwarfs' antics. Lord Starchbottom likewise is the straight man to the Queen.
  • Suddenly Shouting: While Queen Delightful normally talks rather sweet and softly, she occasionally suddenly starts shouting mostly for jokes.
    • Happy does this in "Bathtub Bashful":
    Grumpy: Let's break this to him nice and gentle-like, okay?
    Happy: Sure thing. Hey, Bashful... You get to sing at the Jollypalooza tonight!
  • Surprise Party: In "Surprise!", Lord Starchbottom has to keep Queen Delightful busy while the 7D prepare a surprise party for her. Only the party was really for Starchbottom.
  • That Reminds Me of a Song: Happy often bursts into song with little to no reason, much to the chagrin of Grumpy.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: The opening introduces the 7D.
  • There Was a Door: Parodied. In "The Great Glitterpillar", after the door is opened by the Glitterpillar, Dopey closes the doors so that he and the other 7D can knock it down.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Goldilocks in "Goldilocks and the 7D".
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Lord Starchbottom gets this in "Surprise".
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Lord Starchbottom gets his lip frozen to his trumpet in "The Long, Long Winter".
    • The Ice Witch gets Grumpy frozen to her lip after he tries to kiss her in "7 Frogs".
  • Too Dumb to Live: Seriously, Grim? You thought your aunt sent you a volcano-making spell ("The Rock Of Sages") despite you not having an aunt? How does Hildy put up with you?
  • Took a Level in Badass Adorable: When Bashful became "The Big Bash", he was undeniably this.
  • Totally Radical: The title seems like an attempt at this, even moreso because that's what the dwarfs are referred to in-show. Thankfully, the rest of the show isn't really like this.
    • In "Take Me To Your Grumpy", the planet is invaded by two aliens who talk like surfers.
  • Totem Pole Trench:
    • In "Hildyrella", the 7D sneak into a beauty pageant that Hildy is in after beating up three guys and de cloaking them. After they got inside, they found out that they ended up posing as the judges.
    • In "Sir Yipsalot and the Goose", Sneezy and Dopey pose as Queen Delightful in front of the Glooms (as a Mythology Gag to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs).
    • In "Knick-Knack Paddywhack", Dopey and Sleepy distract the Glooms as a salesman. Given that Dopey was the one on top, he could not say what exactly they were selling.
    • In a Christmas special, six of the 7D try to pose as a bear so that Grumpy could get a little elf kid to stop bothering him. They were unable to pull it together, and before they could even come out, the elf ended up saving Grumpy from a real bear.
    • In "Surely, You Jest", Hildy makes another one of her attempts to take over Jollywood when she hears Queen Delightful is hiring a court jester. She has Grim and the Crystal Ball go in dressed as a jester to audition. Everyone laughs at the crystal ball's jokes except for Lord Starchbottom who saw through their disguise, but the others didn't realize until Grim bursts out of the disguise laughing his head off.
    • In "Nicely Done & The 7D", Grumpy and Sleepy disguise themselves as Maid Marzipan to sneak into the sheriff's dungeon and rescue Dopey and the Really Nice Guys. Given that Sleepy is the legs, they almost get caught when he briefly falls asleep.
    Grumpy: My legs seem to have fallen asleep.
    Guard: I can hear them snoring.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pickles for Sir Yipsalot, cheese for Grumpy.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: The moral of "Fairest in the Land". Hildy makes Queen Delightful ugly so that she can win the award for fairest in the land, but the Magic Mirror, who judges the award, gives it to the Queen because of her inner beauty.
  • Truncated Theme Tune: Certain airings shorten the theme song from 42 seconds to 30, to make room for commercials. The credits are shortened as well.
  • Two Girls to a Team: As far as the main cast goes, Queen Delightful and Hildy Gloom are the only recurring female characters.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Grim and Hildy Gloom prove not only to be villains but also Sickeningly Sweethearts.
  • The Unreveal: In "Water You Doin', Dopey", Grumpy accidentally drinks from the Fountain of Truth and very nearly reveals a dirty secret about himself and Happy. Fortunately Happy interrupts him just in time.
  • The Unintelligible: While the original was The Voiceless, Dopey here can only communicate in whistles.
  • Unishment: In "The Delightful Diamond Mystery" Queen Delightful punishes Sir Yipsalot for stealing the diamond by feeding him one and a half pickles before bed instead of the usual two.
  • Unreliable Narrator: "The Rock Of Sages." They don't come much more unreliable than the narrator turning out to be The Chessmaster.
  • Villain Episode: "Cat on a Hot Grim Roof"
  • Villain Song:
    • Hildy sings about her evil plan to scare the queen with spiders in "Spider Fighters".
    • Her song about Gloomy Day in "Jollybells".
    • She gets a song released in between "Water You Doin' Dopey" and "A Sneeze In Time","I'm Not Very Nice".
  • Weird Moon: In the episode "Once In A Purple Moon", in a certain date, the moon can go through different colors which ends up turning the different Dwarves into different beings.
  • Woman Child: Hildy. She is prone to throwing temper tantrums that are very similar to the kind of tantrums you'd expect a little kid to throw.
    • Queen Delightful also fits.
  • The Voiceless: Dopey. Also Happy of all people in the episodes "Whose Voice Is It Anyway?" and "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yeti".
  • Wham Episode: "The Enchanted Forest Ranger" ends with it turning out the forest ranger was an imposter hired by an evil squirrel, who is the leader of a group consisting of almost every villain in the show.
  • What Is This Feeling?: In both "Hildy the Good" and "Jollybells", Hildy realizes she's feeling "good" and reacts with disgust.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…: Every time Queen Delightful has a problem, no matter how minor, she calls the 7D.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • In "Itsy Bitsy Spider Fighters", Lord Starchbottom and Grim Gloom are both hysterically afraid of spiders, even ones that are itsy-bitsy. Grim moreso as he is afraid of his own reflection when he is turned into a spider for a scheme. Also in the same episode, Grim is also afraid of ladybugs.
    • In "For the Love of Cheese", Hildy can't stand slimy icky things like frogs, lizards, and tapioca.
    • Bashful is scared of mimes, but Doc is terrified.
    Doc: You don't understand! I was once stuck in an imaginary box for a week!
    Bashful (weirded out): Okay...
  • Wild Take: Grim does one of these in "Itsy-Bitsy Spider Fighters" when he's first scared by a little spider, who thinks Grim is its mother.
    • Grim does another one in "Delight Me, Delight Me Not" when he sees Queen Delightful as a worm.
    • Bashful does one in "Bathtub Bashful" when he's told he has to sing in public.
  • Xylophone Gag: Attempted by the Glooms, who try to replace Queen Delightful's organ with one that, when a certain note is played, would turn all of Jollywood to stone. They never get to implement their plan, however, due to the 7D accidentally breaking their organ.
  • Yodel Land: Jollywood is depicted as this with its multiple design elements. Best exemplified at the end of "Gnome Alone" where in celebration Queen Delightful starts yodeling and is soon followed in suit by a good number of the kingdom.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Every member of the 7D has been completely redesigned.
  • Younger and Hipper: The majority of the 7D are noticeably younger than their selves from the original movie. Doc, Happy, and Grumpy appear to be middle aged compared to their original geezer selves. Sneezy and Bashful appear to be much more younger than them. Sleepy and Dopey though appear to retain their original ages.


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