Unikitty! is a Cartoon Network show featuring the eponymous character from The LEGO Movie. Originally slated for 2018, a Halloween special preview episode was aired in late October 2017, kicking off the show. A second preview episode aired in the middle of November 2017. The third and final preview episode aired in December 2017, before the show's official launch in January 2018. The show has also seen its own LEGO box set distributed.
The show takes place in Unikingdom, a bright and cheery land ruled with an iron marshmallow by Princess Unikitty. As Unikingdom's reigning monarch, it is her royal duty to make sure every single day is the happiest and most creative and fun day ever, a duty she takes very seriously. Helping her in her never-ending quest are her four faithful friends: Puppycorn, her little brother; Dr. Fox, the kingdom scientist; Hawkodile, her royal bodyguard; and Richard, her trusted advisor and castle caretaker. Together, they share Unikitty's mission to keep the people of Unikingdom smiling, and have fun and learn life lessons while doing so.
But not everyone in Unikingdom is a fan of Unikitty, surprisingly enough. In neighbouring Frowntown lives the bullying villain Master Frown, who has his own agenda: Ruin Unikitty's day, by any means necessary.
Instead of Alison Brie reprising her role, Tara Strong voices Unikitty here. Joining her are Grey DeLisle as Puppycorn, Kate Micucci as Dr. Fox, Roger Craig Smith as both Hawkodile and Richard, and the Score Keeper and Eric Bauza as Master Frown. The theme song is performed by BABYMETAL. The show's animation is also provided by Snipple Animation, known for their work on Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! and Bunnicula.
Oooooohhhhhh, what beautiful tro-ohh-opes! They're full of sunshine!
- Absentee Actor:
- Puppycorn so far has only been absent in "Stuck Together".
- There's no Dr. Fox, Hawkodile or Richard in "Dinner Apart-y" and the latter two only make silent cameos in "Lab Cat".
- Actor Allusion:
- This isn't the first time both Tara Strong (English) and Carla Castañeda (Latin American Spanish) voices a unicorn princess.
- And with the episode "Stuck Together", we'll have the second instance of Tara Strong dealing with a talking decapitated head attached to them.
- This isn't the first time Kate Micucci voices an intelligent, glasses-wearing character with a orange color scheme.
- In the same case, she's been on another LEGO project not that long ago.
- This isn't the first time Grey DeLisle voices a character who likes garbage.
- "P.L.O.T. Device" features a scene of Unikitty dressing up like a Ghostbuster. It's another thing Tara Strong has experience with.
- Advertising by Association: It's being advertised as from the creators of Teen Titans Go! and The LEGO Movie. However, of the TTG creators, only Aaron Horvath is present as a staff member.
- Aerith and Bob: The names of our main five are Unikitty, Puppycorn, Dr. Fox, Hawkodile... and Richard.
- An Aesop: While a lot of the episodes are just for fun, a few episodes have lessons attached to them:
- "Spoooooky Game": Competition should never drive a wedge in a close relationship, and winning is not important if you hurt others.
- "Sparkle Matter Matters" and "Too Many Unikitties": Everyone has their own way of being happy.
- "Action Forest": There's a time for action, and there's a time to talk things out, and the same action will not always work per person.
- "Kaiju Kitty": Even if you have something you really, really love, using it in the wrong ways is a big threat to everyone.
- "Fire & Nice" and "Crushing Defeat": Bottling up emotions is a bad thing to do. If something is bothering you, say so.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot:
- Or rather, Crabshoot. "Beach Daze" has Dr. Fox's robot creation Crabatar turn against her own master by imprisoning her in a pinching dungeon.
- This trope is claimed to have happened but it never really did in "Kaiju Kitty", where the main cast blame the Shining MechaKitty Turbo 5 for the destruction it caused when clearly they were the ones controlling the robot.
- In "Film Fest", Richard plays the role of a computer AI that becomes self-aware and declares his intention to destroy the spaceship crew before Dr. Fox simply ejects the entire computer out into space.
- There's also Groove-tron in "Dancer Danger" who's a total Jerkass and beats up Unikitty very brutally, literally breaking her down to pieces, just to prove he's a better dancer. Dr. Fox is proud of him for becoming self-aware rather than horrified that he's yet another malicious robot.
- "Space Mission: Danger", which is a spoof on 2001: A Space Odyssey, has Dave, another AI program invented by Dr. Fox, who locks her out of the escape pod to get back home when she and her friends are lost in space, having fallen in love with Fox but then gets angry and jealous mistakenly assuming she has 3 other boyfriends: Hawkodile, Richard and Puppycorn.
- All-Loving Heroine: In "Bugging Out", Unikitty spares a spider and names it Abigail, believing that everyone deserves love. Near the end, when the spider has her friends wrapped up in web cocoons, even after an intense battle, she still decides to spare Abigail's life.
- Animals Fear Neutering: The prospect of being "chipped, clipped, and snipped" understandably makes Unikitty (disguised as a pet at the time) utterly horrified, and it's what causes her to finally drop the disguise.
- Aesop Amnesia: Unikitty spent the bulk of the movie suppressing her rage before finally admitting there was a time for it at the end. She still struggles with this in "Action Forest" and "Fire and Nice". Then again, it's most likely a complete Alternate Continuity.
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Parodied in the ending of "Kaiju Kitty" when Dr. Fox, who is aware that she's not a medical doctor, tells the viewers to see a real doctor if you have appendix trouble.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Puppycorn and Unikitty head to Frowntown to get Puppycorn's birthday wish back:Puppycorn: This place is the worst!
Unikitty: Yeah everyone's eating alone... and stuck in traffic... and going to the movies by themselves!
- Art Shift:
- From 3D animated in the movie to 2D animated in the series. The opening even has a scene with Lego people animated in the style of the movie (with several variants, such as two astronauts watching the show on a space station, or a brawl breaking out in a wild west saloon).
- In the series specific, the episode "The Zone" turns Puppycorn, Hawkodile, and Richard into 16-bit designs.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Befitting his name, Master Plague has large pupils that take up most of his eyes and a long beak, causing his face to resemble a plague doctor's mask.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In "Growing Pains", Dr. Fox gives Puppycorn an experimental growth taffy that he keeps taking until he grows to giant size. Unikitty takes the taffy herself, and the two of them soon grow beyond Unikingdom.
- Balloon Belly: This happens to Puppycorn a few times.
- In "No Sleep Sleepover", Puppycorn eats a ton of pizzas Unikitty ordered for everyone.
- In the first part of "Unfairgrounds", Puppycorn overeats at a fried food stand.Puppycorn: This is what nightmares taste like! (rolls off) Augh!!!
- In "Cheerleading", Puppycorn eats two whole pizzas in his role call, resulting in him quickly growing one of these
- Batman Can Breathe in Space:
- Averted in "Wishing Well"; when the rogue wish coins strap Dr. Fox to a rocket and prepare to launch her into space, she declares that she can't breathe there. When she rides a rocket into space in "Brain Trust", she also briefly begins suffocating before she activates her helmet.
- Played straight in Dr. Fox's movie in "Film Fest" when she jettisons Unikitty, Puppycorn, and Hawkodile out into space following them being mutated from alien exposure, though that might have had the justification of being part of a movie.
- Also played straight in "Growing Pains" when Unikitty and Puppycorn grow too large for Unikingdom. When they're stuck floating in space after returning to normal size, Puppycorn questions how they're breathing.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: The premise of "Wishing Well" when the wish coins retaliate against the citizens and try to kill the citizens in the most ironic ways possible by granting their wishes with a lethal twist. The coins gave Unikitty a purposely fragile, unusable scooter hoping she would die from an accident while riding it.
- Big Bad:
- Master Frown is the major one in the series, he is against the happiness of others. However, some episodes have solo major threats.
- The Score Creeper, in the "Spoooooky Game" Halloween early sneak preview debut episode.
- Bigger on the Inside: When Dr. Fox tries to clean out the fridge, she finds that there's an entire ecosystem of mutated leftovers inside.
- Big Fancy Castle: Unikitty's castle is a large one that looks her, with two giant windows for eyes, a spire for a horn, and a fountain that constantly flows into the moat inside of its mouth.
- Birthday Episode: "Birthday Blowout" is about Puppycorn's birthday party, which Master Frown makes a mess of when Unikitty invites him and then steals Puppycorn's candle in an attempt to deny him his birthday wish.
- Bittersweet Ending: This is an ongoing tradition of the show. Usually our heroes finally accomplish getting out of a problem they were stuck with for most of the episode, but at the end they're either in another bad situation, still didn't resolve all their problems yet, or only a fraction of the main cast get a good ending (often times Richard gets a sad ending, everyone else gets a good one).
- Black Bead Eyes: A good chunk of the background citizens have simple dots for eyes. However, there is variation between the designs, such as size, highlight amounts, and eyelash amounts.
- Black Comedy Burst: A surprising amount of them pop up, mostly related to Dr. Fox. Her casual reaction to Body Horror (such as waking up without legs and replacing them with spider legs) and apparently horrific Mengele-like offscreen experiments suggest that she's the creepiest of the protagonists.
- Blinding Bangs: Hawkodile had his hair like this before he got his shades. Master Misery has them in the present.
- Body Horror: The ending of Dr. Fox's story in "Scary Tales" has her candy monster eating her and the two fusing together. She then eats her own arm.
- In The Unikingdom Awards another screw up by Dr. Fox causes everything but her skeleton to become invisible.
- Bowdlerise: The version that airs on Cartoon Network UK censors scenes of Unikitty's rage that were deemed too intense for younger viewers. In the instance of the episode "Sparkle Matter Matters", a scene was cut because Puppycorn (accidentally) stabbed Unikitty in the eye to make her mad, an action of which is considered "imitable behavior". This has the unfortunate drawback of creating a huge plot hole, as it causes her sadness to create anger-based sparkle matter out of nowhere, which drives the rest of the plot. In the original cut of the episode, she gets angry because of her eye being stabbed, which causes her sad sparkle matter to switch into the angry type. An edit of the same scene for the Australian broadcast still cuts out Unikitty's eye being stabbed, but keeps in Puppycorn coming up to her and tripping before cutting to Dr. Fox, so at least what made her angry is still implied there.
- Brick Joke:
- In "Kaiju Kitty", Craig (the moose farmer) falls into the docking bay of the robot because it was made on top of her farm she was working in, and is seen clinging onto dear life as the robot rises up with her on the head of the robot. Near the end of the episode, it is revealed she's been on top of the robot for months and has seen the entire chaotic mess that the robot has caused the town.
- In "Little Prince Puppycorn", when Unikitty, Dr. Fox and Hawkodile tell Puppycorn that as Unikitty's brother, he is prince, Puppycorn mentions that he thought he came from space and was left there by alien parents; the episode closes with green aliens that look like Puppycorn, mentioning that their prince will return to them... someday.
- Broken Record: In "Kitchen Chaos", Richard's record of "The History of the Paperclip" gets hit by a piece of rubble, causing it to repeat the lines "farther and farther" ad nauseum. This would later corrupt to only "fart" over and over when he tries to fix it with another piece of rubble.
- Built With LEGO: Like the movie it was based on, the characters are built with LEGO bricks. However, in a variation, the show is designed in 2D, yet still has the blocky LEGO design, to the point that Richard is simply a 1x3 LEGO brick.
- Bullying a Dragon: Master Frown often does this to Unikitty. Even if Unikitty can pose a formidable threat to him, Frown still claims it's worth it.
- Happens in the show's opening sequence when Master Frown sticks his tongue out at Unikitty.
- This also serves as the premise of "Fire and Nice".
- Cannot Spit It Out: In "Crushing Defeat", Hawkodile has a lot of trouble dealing with his feelings for Doctor Fox, let alone admitting them.
- Canon Foreigner: Everyone except Unikitty herself was created for the show.
- The Caper: In "Tasty Heist", Unikitty plans a heist of the ice cream sandwiches that Richard has locked away for after dinner.
- Captain Ersatz: The Score Creeper (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) of the "Spoooooky Game" episode sounds remarkably similar to Skeletor, He-man's arch-nemesis.
- Card-Carrying Villain: The Doom Lords, whose goal is to spread suffering any way they can.
- Carnivore Confusion: In "Fire and Nice", a citizen claims she had a dog as a pet. But on the other hand Puppycorn is royalty?
- Cats Are Mean: Inverted, Unikitty is overly lenient and a pushover to everybody. But when you make her angry, she'll act up like a dragon.
- Cat Smile: Unikitty, naturally.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Parody: Unikitty and the Ice Pop Factory, although it all turns out to be a bust at the end with Unikitty and her friends being arrested, leaving Richard the only one able to visit the factory. And the factory itself? Its an ordinary, boring factory, although Richard doesnt seem to mind it one bit.
- The Chew Toy: Master Frown who acts like a total jerk and often gets into trouble. It's no mistake that we're meant to laugh at his pain.
- In Election Day, Unikitty becomes this when everyone in the kingdom begins siding with Frown. Even Puppycorn begins covering himself with his merch.
- Chronic Pet Killer: The group seems to be one of these due to the fact they have a Hall of Lost Pets. Heck, they're also Chronic Furniture Destroyers as revealed by the furniture graveyard at the end of the episode "Chair".
- Clip Show: "Memory Amok", where Puppycorn sees Unikitty dancing with a mannequin that has a watermelon for a head, and she falls into the garbage and her tail falls off, which prompts her to take Puppycorn down to Dr. Fox's lab so they can sort through his memories with Dr. Fox, Hawkodile, Richard and Unikitty reminiscing, and Unikitty plans to remove the embarrassing and unpleasant ones, only to realize Puppycorn's brain needs good and bad memories to fully function.
- Cloudcuckooland: Just like Cloud Cuckoo Land in the movie, Unikingdom is overly bright and colorful, with a variety of wacky inhabitants.
- Cloudcuckoolander: All of the main cast save for Richard, particularly Puppycorn.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Dr. Fox, Hawkodile, and Richard all have shades of this, considering how their princess and prince are a pair of hyperactive, over-reactive, easily distracted unicorn-pets.
- Cute Little Fang: Unikitty and Puppycorn both have these.
- Color Failure: Unikitty goes white with fear in "Sparkle Matter Matters" when a giant star of the titular sparkle matter from Richard comes crashing down on her and the others.
- Comically Missing the Point: Unikitty and Puppycorn often do this. One example was when she and Hawkodile got stranded on a raft at sea and getting hungry, Hawkodile suggests they catch fish. She invites the fish up to the raft and has a dance party with them. In "Little Prince Puppycorn", when the main cast try to inform Puppycorn he is royalty because his sister is princess and that makes him what? Puppycorn responds "A dog!"
- Companion Cube: In "Rock Friend", it's revealed that Puppycorn's only friend is "Rock Guy", a regular, undecorated rock.
- Competition Freak: Unikitty is shown to be this in both "Spoooooky Game" and "Hide 'N' Seek", being determined to win no matter what.
- Couch Gag: Every few episodes the part of the intro that involves LEGO figurines gets changed out. So far this has included:
- Two female astronauts in their space station watching the satellite playing the show going by as one exclaims "Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?".
- Two male astronauts fixing up the satellite in order to get the signal. This one has actually had two variants, one where there is a sting of music playing during the talking, and one without.
- A cop chasing down a robber, but the two stop in front of the TV store as their favorite show is coming on, with the robber doubling back to join them.
- Mrs. Scratchen-Post gathering her cats so they can all watch the show together.
- A saloon scene also has two different variants. One focuses on the pianist who is playing terribly resulting in boos and tomatoes thrown at him until a TV pops out of the piano to start the episode. The other starts with a focus on the pianist once again, but then shifts to an outlaw who walks in saying to stop playing the music... Because his favorite show is on.
- A man is outside the store with the TV about to watch the show when the satellite falls from the sky still airing the cartoon on its screen.
- A woman walking by the TV shop on her way to work but then taking out her cell phone to say she quits due to the show starting.
- Courtroom Episode: Parodied in the episode "Kitty Court", featuring Master Frown up against the Unikingdom's brand of justice after an auto accident.
- Quite a number of Courtroom Antics occur, with Unikitty's entrance consisting of dance party music with bright colored strobe lights, a disco ball and confetti to get the crowd hyped up; spinning the Judge Wheel to determine who presides over the trial (it turns out to be Puppycorn), the court taking a brief recess (at the playground), Unikitty "serving justice (juice smoothies)" to the courtroom, and Unikitty acting as Frown's lawyer and defendant who cross-examines herself on the witness stand when Brock walks out on him. In the end, Master Frown rewinds the evidence DVD a bit too far, and the footage shows that Frown had deliberately put himself right behind Unikitty's car to make it look like an accident, with Frown going to the Unikingdom jail, and Unikitty's friends joining him because they were guilty of being his friend.
- Cross-Popping Veins: The y-shaped variant is sometimes used as a component for anger-based sparkle matter.
- Crossover: In "Batkitty", Unikitty finds Batman's batsuit in her laundry, and she believes that she's Batman, so she goes to Frowntown and enters Master Frown's lair to stop him from pelting Frowntown with rotten eggs, which prompts Frown and Brock to start respectively cosplaying as the Joker and Harley Quinn. Later, Unikitty is joined by Puppycorn, Dr. Fox and Hawkodile as Robin, Lady Robinnote , and Nightwing, with Richard acting as Alfred. After foiling Frown's plot to release a giant rotten egg by hatching it into a bird, Batman commends Unikitty's efforts and asks that she returns his batsuit, which she does.
- Crush Blush: Hawkodile has one around Dr. Fox in "Crushing Defeat", along with hearts popping up around him, which he attempts to beat into submission in embarrassment after she leaves.
- Cunning Like a Fox: Dr. Fox is a smart scientist.
- Cyborg: Dr. Fox becomes one in "Kaiju Kitty" to link herself to Shining Mecha Kitty Turbo V's systems, now having N. Gin-esque plating on the right side of her head with an optic lens that shifts from green to red; four wire ports on the sides of her head with two ports connected to the mech and the other two connected to each other, providing an unknown purpose; a robotic right arm; and having moments of speaking in Machine Monotone. She's back to normal during The Stinger.Dr. Fox: I don't even know where the robot ends, AND I BEGIN.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In "Action Forest", Eagleator subverts this. He pretends to accept Hawkodile's apology after the battle, joining him in a hug, but in reality, he's just using the closeness to pull in another attack. Even when dangling off a cliff, Hawkodile attempts another offer, but Eagleator flies off, still vowing revenge.
- Dem Bones: At the end of "Time Capsule", the gang finally get out of the time capsule 100 years in the future and are now skeletons.
- Description Cut: In "Too Many Unikitties", Unikitty, realizing everyone else is stressed out, decides to see Dr. Fox because she's always so cool/calm under pressure. Cut to Dr. Fox running around in a panic because of a reactor leak in her lab.
- Did You Get a New Haircut?: In "Crushing Defeat", Unikitty notices something different about Hawkodile, who is shrinking due to the weight of having a crush literally crushing his body down. She automatically thinks it's a haircut, but Dr. Fox is quick to notice the direness of the situation.
- Does Not Like Spam: The main cast, especially Unikitty, dislikes cauliflower.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Puppycorn is a good example, especially in his own limelight episode "Little Prince Puppycorn" when he was granted leadership of the kingdom but he had some very bad ideas in mind such as abolishing money in favor of hi-fives and feeding everyone pizzas for every meal leaving the citizens broke and obese.
- The Dog Bites Back: The bird Master Frown threw a water balloon at in "Stuck Together". After Master Frown's head is separated from his body, the bird proceeds to swallow his body and fly away with it.
- A Dog Named "Dog": This applies to all 5 main characters. Unikitty, Puppycorn, Hawkodile, and Dr. Fox's names all describe what kind of animal or animal-hybrid they are. Richard is the full name of "Rick", which rhymes with brick.
- Downer Ending: Parodied in "Chair", where Unikitty finds an old, beat-up recliner chair and brings it into the castle against Richard's objections, with Dr. Fox attempting to crush it using an artificial butt robot, Hawkodile learning the backflip, and Puppycorn doing a number of extreme stunts and sports with the chair, with each of them being impressed by the chair's apparent resiliency and awesomeness...until Richard comes in and sits down on the chair which breaks into pieces and the episode ends with them holding a funeral for the broken chair.
- Also in "Beach Daze" doubling as The Bad Guy Wins when Crabatar imprisons Unikitty and her friends in the pinching dungeon and seizes the Perfect Spot for herself.
- The Dragon: Brock.... sort of.
- Dumb Muscle: Hawkodile is a subversion. While no means a genius, he's surprisingly cunning and deductive, paired with his strength.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Unikitty and Puppycorn didn't get along very well as brother and sister in the pilot episode, but because they agreed at the end to stop fighting so much, it's likely that the pilot episode's events is what made the two get along so well afterwards.
- Unikitty seemed a lot more selfish and competitive in the pilot episode, when later episodes show her as compassionate and caring towards everyone.
- Easy Evangelism: All it takes is free stuff to get almost everyone in the Unikingdom falling for Master Frown in Election Day.
- Epic Fail: The montage of Puppycorn trying to make friends in "Rock Friend".
- Everybody Cries: In the episode "Hide n' Seek", Richard seemingly falls off a cliff, causing a tearful Unikitty, Dr. Fox, Puppycorn, and Hawkodile to throw a funeral in his honor. The latter three are so overwhelmed with grief that they end up blowing their noses on the same handkerchief.
- Evil Counterpart: Brock to Richard, and Eagleator to Hawkodile.
- Despite being Master Frown's sidekick, Brock is actually quite friendly to Unikitty and her friends.
- Exact Words: In "Rock Friend", Puppycorn takes Unikitty's suggestion to "make a friend" literally, as he steals body parts from all of his friends to cobble together Friend Guy.
- Excited Show Title!: The title ends in an exclamation point, fitting Unikitty's energy.
- Expressive Accessory: Unikitty's blush marks on her cheeks turn into various shapes when she has emotions fit for them.
- Extreme Omnivore: Puppycorn has a tendency to eat inedible things, like garbage, dirt, and toys, as he is a dog.
- Eye Scream:
- In "Sparkle Matter Matters", Puppycorn trips and gets his horn in Unikitty's eye. It causes her to go "angry kitty" and start producing angry sparkle matter instead of sad sparkle matter. This scene is censored in the UK release of the episode.
- Master Frown, while stuck inside a snowman, gets a carrot lodged into his eye in "No Day Like Snow Day".
- Dr. Fox making an eyelash wish in "Wishing Well".
- In "Kitty Court", Unikitty calls her cloud car as a witness to the trial. It breaks through the wall of the courthouse and blinds Master Frown with its high beam.
- Soon after, she calls the Sun as a witness, inflicting similar (and much more intense) pain on everyone present!
- In "Tooth Trouble", when the Tooth Fairy unleashes an army of sentient teeth on the gang, she reunites Puppycorn with the baby tooth he lost earlier. He reminds it of all the things they ate together, only for it to lodge itself in his eye.
- In "Cheerleading", when Master Frown tries to lift Brock during cheerleading practice, his eye bulges out, followed by his head popping off.
- A twofer in Master Frown's backstory in "Trapped in the Tower": after dropping his lollipop on a power strip, it activated a spotlight that blinded a hang glider pilot, who then crashed into his birthday cake, splattering it into the eyes of the partygoers.
- Fading Away: In "P.L.O.T. Device 2: Beyond the Bored Dome", Puppycorn, Dr. Fox, Hawkodile, and even Unikitty herself all fade away body-part-by-body-part after Richard sets the new P.L.O.T. Device to its Overdrive setting.
- Falling-in-Love Montage: Unikitty and the arm chair have one in the episode "Chair".
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Attempted in "Big Pup, Little Problems", when Dr. Fox shrinks the gang to cure Dinosaur Guy of his stomach ache. Unfortunately, they end up too far away, and are waylaid when Puppycorn mistakes them for toys.
- Female Feline, Male Mutt: Unikitty and Puppycorn, respectively.
- Flat World: Unikingdom and Frowntown are depicted as being the top and bottom sides of this.
- Formerly Fat: In "Wishing Well", a flashback to Dr. Fox's childhood reveals she was very chubby as a little girl, with a double chin as well.
- Frankenstein's Monster: In "Rock Friend", Puppycorn takes Unikitty's suggestion to "make" a friend literally and uses her tail, Hawkodile's arms, Dr. Fox's legs, and half of Richard to build Friend Guy. Later, Puppycorn makes Friend Guy grow huge by piling civilians and parts of Unikingdom on him.
- The Freakshow: In "Spoooooky Game", one of the challenges in the board game is a midway arcade. Hawkodile ignores this to figure out what's going on with the game in itself, and finds a freakshow, filled with mutated players that had lost the game. Thanks to doing this snooping, Hawkodile loses the game, and is mutated into a freak himself.
- Friendly Enemy: Brock, even as Master Frown's assistant and roommate, holds no ill will to Unikitty, and acts chill and friendly with her, much to the annoyance of Master Frown.
- Funny Background Event: In "Too Many Unikitties", Dr. Fox brings up a virtual incarnation of herself on her computer screen. When Unikitty starts moving about, the virtual Dr. Fox actually follows her movements and reacts to what she does, including making an Oh, Crap! face when Unikitty puts the Happy Horn on the real Dr. Fox.
- Fusion Dance: Done between Unikitty and Hawkodile in the "Super Love" music video to fight a particularly huge demon.
- Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul:
- The episode "Sparkle Matter Matters" has Richard being subjected to a serum that forces him to be overly happy. It wrecks his body and causes damage to his surroundings, thanks to bad materials in the serum causing his sparkle matter to come out in gigantic chunks of increasing size.
- "Too Many Unikitties" has Dr. Fox inventing the Happy Horn, which makes one as happy as Unikitty. Unikitty puts it on all her friends, but soon finds out that everyone acting like her leads to a lot of problems, like Hawkodile not keeping away intruders, or Fox not being able to stop a reactor meltdown.
- Gone Horribly Right: In "Sparkle Matter Matters", the serum that induces Richard to be happy does it to such an extreme that the sparkle matter he produces is giant and sticky. Later, when using a second serum to try and get him back to normal, it ends up going too far and causing giant scorpion sparkle matter and such to manifest.
- G-Rated Drug:
- In "Sparkle Matter Matters", Unikitty and Dr. Fox collect sparkle matter from FeeBee by giving her flowers to rub in her face. She's later seen looking like a drug addict, wide-eyed with pollen on her face and eagerly wanting more flowers. Unikitty and Dr. Fox hesitate but give FeeBee more flowers anyway.
- In "Kitty Court", Unikitty snorts a briefcase full of scented stickers that stick to her face. A briefcase she gives herself in order to bribe herself.
- In "Too Many Unikitties", the rest of the main cast get Happy Horns that make them all think and act just like Unikitty to the point that it's clearly visible the Happy Horns are very much like psychedelic drugs.
- In "Super Amazing Raft Adventure", Unikitty and Hawkodile are starving and after Unikitty throws away all the fish she invited for a dance party on the raft, they eat moldy cheese which has side effects similar to LSD and psychedelic mushrooms.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Master Doom, being Master Frown's boss is this by virtue.
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Both Hawkodile and Eagleator, when they were younger and in training, had hair. Hawkodile had long hair with Blinding Bangs and a headband, while Eagleator had a mullet that covered his head spikes.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: In "Rock Friend", Puppycorn takes one half of Richard to build a new friend. He doesn't seem to notice. Later in "Dunklecorn", Hawkodile accidentally snaps him in half after confusing him for a rock (a Running Gag throughout that episode).
- Heart Trauma: When Hawkodile represses his crush for Dr. Fox in "Crushing Defeat", the pink love hearts keep crushing down on him, and he gets shorter with each passing moment that he tries to hide his feelings.
- He Was Right There All Along: At the end of "Hide 'N' Seek", Richard reveals to Unikitty that he was in the castle all along, complete with flashbacks to show him as part of the background.
- Hollywood Hacking: Parodied in "Action Forest"; Dr. Fox's action hero persona is "The Cyber Hacker" and she declares "I'll hack into his defenses!"
- Human Snowman: This accidentally happens to Master Frown in "No Day Like Snow Day".
- Humiliation Conga: One happens to Unikitty in "Pet Pet" during her efforts to disguise herself as the lost pet.
- Humongous Mecha: "Kaiju Kitty" features the gang piloting a Voltron-style mech. Despite Richard's objection that it should only be used for real emergencies, the rest of the gang think that the mech is so cool that they refuse to leave it and live in it for several months, which takes a toll on them: Hawkodile's arms atrophy from lack of exercise, Dr. Fox becomes cybernetically linked to the mech's systems, and Puppycorn is delirious from being awake for 36 days straight.
- Hurricane of Puns: Master Frown turns into a Pungeon Master in "Dinner Apart-y" when he gets into a Food Fight with Unikitty and Puppycorn:Master Frown: "Peas" show yourselves out! [He shoots sliced ham at them] Sorry, that was a little hammy! How about you "dill" with it?!
[Frown fires a pickle at them]
Puppycorn: These puns are really bad!
Frown: What? My puns are great! "Donut" take me lightly!
Unkitty [gets hit by donuts]: Puns, they hurt!
Frown [hits Puppycorn with tacos]: "Taco"-bout a weak defense!
Puppycorn: No more!
- I Have This Friend...: Hawkodile uses this to express his hidden feelings for Dr. Fox in "Crushing Defeat":Dr. Fox: If you don't tell your crush immediately, you could crush away into absolutely nothing!
Hawkodile: What if I can't? What if she doesn't want to listen?
Dr. Fox: Hmm... Oh, I know! How about you practice on me?
Dr. Fox: Come on, Hawkodile, just pretend I'm your crush and tell me how you feel.
Hawkodile [stammering]: Uh, I don't know... how? How do I begin to tell you that beneath my massive chest, there's a raging battle of emotion? You take my breath away like a flying bicycle kick to the solar plexus. My deadly little mushroom cloud, you've exploded my heart and rebuilt me into something new. You and me, together, we make a great team.
- I'm Melting!: This happens to Dr. Fox's clones in "Perfect Moment."
- It Came from the Fridge: In "Kitchen Chaos", Dr. Fox's attempts at a "leftover preservation" test with a laser beam ends up starting up the food growth cells, turning the food into tentacled piles of mold. Thanks to shoving them back into the fridge, the mold creatures mutate into their own habitat in the fridge, attacking Dr. Fox when she heads into it to clean it. Dr. Fox's effort to kill the living green mold becomes a throwback to the classic Alien movies.
- Insane Troll Logic: In "Election Day", when Unikitty and Master Frown's votes tie up, Richard states that the rules say whoever voted first gets to be princess. This turns out to be Ted Butter, who begins ruling the kingdom with an iron wing.
- In-Series Nickname: Richard is often called simply "Rick" or "Rich".
- Ironic Echo: In episode 14, Unikitty cries over the mere thought of getting chipped, clipped and snipped and that she doesn't want to be a pet. But she's a cat!
- Jerkass: There's a few:
- Master Frown who's purpose in life is to cause misery and make people frown by acting as a petty jerk. He's apparently very poor at his job, even more than Master Papercuts, and possibly makes him more of a jerk to prove himself.
- Eagleator was this once his true colors shown. He felt that he deserved his sensei's sunglasses and beat up everyone in the dojo to prove it. Hawkodile was forced to beat his best friend and Eagleator has held this grudge ever since.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Featured in "Too Many Unikittys", where Unikitty puts her trademark blue horn on her friends so they could be like her all the time.
- Kaiju: A giant monster features in the episode "Kaiju Kitty".
- Kansas City Shuffle: Zigzagged and parodied in "Tasty Heist", where Richard is serving cauliflower stew with rainbow ice cream sandwiches after dinner. Unikitty enlists the help of Dr. Fox, Hawkodile, and Puppycorn to break into the vault to get the ice cream sandwiches, until the end when they find out that they're fakes made of papier-maché, and Richard does a Chair Reveal where he anticipated their heist attempt and hired Puppycorn as The Mole for the setup... and then Puppycorn and Unikitty do a couple more chair reveals where Puppycorn informed Richard of their plan so he could tunnel into the garage and get what they think are the real treats... only for them to discover that those treats were decoys as well, with Richard anticipating a series of double-crosses, so he took the real ice cream treats and made a getaway in the helicopter... only to discover that the real ice cream sandwiches melted, so he offers to take them out for ice cream.
- Keet: Puppycorn, in similar ways of his sister being a Genki Girl.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Dr. Fox's outfit.
- Lack of Empathy: In "Film Festival", when Richard tries exposing the corruption behind Unikitty and her friends for always taking advantage of him as a servant, everybody (including Unikitty and the main cast) mistake his movie to be a comedy and laugh at him.
- Least Rhymable Word: Brought up in "Lazer Tag" when the Score Creeper attempts to rhyme with "orange".
- Literal Genie: The wish coins, with elements of Jackass Genie, since they're being literal on purpose as revenge for being trapped in a well for years. The good wishes the gang make to stop them are also a bit literal.
- Literal Split Personality: In "Fire and Nice", Unikitty separates her Angry Kitty personality from herself. This leaves her to work Problem Fixy Day without anger, but at the same time, without her anger, she isn't able to express when she's uncomfortable with doing something. At the same time, the two of them are not entirely separated, meaning that all the suppressed anger goes into Angry Kitty, fueling her rage levels.
- Lost Food Grievance: In "Bugging Out", Puppycorn has this reaction to accidentally smashing his stick of butter.
- Made of Explodium: In "Action Forest", Hawkodile makes a slice of cake and a cloud explode. Quickly subverted when nothing happens when he breaks a twig in half.
- Me's a Crowd: In "Late Night Talky Time", Dr. Fox makes four clones of herself to form a band. The end of the episode shows her with even more.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Unikitty is a unicorn-and-cat-hybrid, Puppycorn is a unicorn-and-dog-hybrid, Hawkodile is a hawk-and-crocodile-hybrid, and Eagleator is an eagle-and-alligator-hybrid.
- Averted with Dr. Fox, who is a fox with no other animal features.
- Mundane Wish: In "Birthday Blowout", Puppycorn's birthday wish is for a ball with his name on it (albeit misspelled as "Pupycron" with a backwards N).
- Mushroom Samba: In "Super Amazing Raft Adventure", Unikitty and Hawkodile have this reaction to eating a moldy wedge of cheese.
- Negative Continuity: Things frequently go unfixed by the end of the episode. Parodied at the end of "Rock Friend" when, despite she and her friends missing body parts and the kingdom in total disrepair, Unikitty loudly and insistently proclaims that everything is just fine now.
- Never Going Back to Prison: In "Tooth Trouble", when the gang begin their mission to give people money in exchange for their teeth:Richard: If there's money involved, we're gonna do this by the books. I'm not going to jail again.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "No Day Like Snow Day", Master Frown becomes trapped in Puppycorn's snowman, and experiences the joys of a snow day. He enjoys it so much, he starts to reconsider his villainous ways. Unfortunately, Unikitty and her friends, wanting to spare Puppycorn the pain of watching his snowman friend melt, place him on an ice floe and let him drift out to sea, leaving Master Frown screaming that he will have his revenge.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In "Unfairgrounds Part 1", Master Frown is able to cut down the line of a theme park ride that Unikitty and her friends are waiting for by scaring away all the patrons in line with mean pranks and gigs cutting the wait time from 6 hours to 5 minutes.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Unikitty and Puppycorn are respectively a cat and a dog who have unicorn horns, Hawkodile a cross between a hawk and a crocodile, and Eagleator a cross between an eagle and an alligator.
- Nominal Importance: Averted, every single character, including the random background characters, have a name.
- Non-Nude Bathing: According to "Dinner Apart-y", Master Frown wears his robe while he bathes.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Richard is just a floating, talking brick, compared to his friends, consisting of an optimistic unicorn-and-cat hybrid, a dumb unicorn-and-dog-hybrid, a brave hawk-and-crocodile hybrid, and a smart fox scientist.
- Carrying over from The LEGO Movie, Unikitty's body can change dramatically in ways that should not be possible. The same applies to Puppycorn, having a body similar to his sister's.
- Noodle Incident: "Little Prince Puppycorn" begins during the aftermath of one of these, with Unikitty having done something to anger Unikingdom's citizens and causing them to riot.
- Not Now, We're Too Busy Crying over You: In "Hide 'N' Seek", Unikitty thinks she's accidentally killed Richard and holds a funeral for him with her friends in attendance. Cue Richard himself revealing he's alive and the thing Unikitty "killed" was a cinderblock.
- Not So Different: In "Dinner Apart-y", Puppycorn and Master Frown are both grumpy and reluctant about attending the party Brock is throwing, with Unikitty attending.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Doctor Fox occasionally says that she's not a medical doctor.
- Lampshaded and parodied in The Stinger of "Kaiju Kitty":Richard: Oh, hi. You know, we had a lot of fun today, and we also learned a lot about appendixes.
Dr. Fox: A ruptured appendix is no laughing matter.
Richard: If you ever feel extreme abdominal pain, you should talk to a doctor immediately.
Dr. Fox: A doctor like me, who can then refer you to a different, more suitable doctor, as I am not licensed to practice medicine.
Richard and Dr. Fox: Remember, if your appendix is in trouble, see a doctor on the double.
- Lampshaded and parodied in The Stinger of "Kaiju Kitty":
- No, You: In "Film Fest", after Hawkodile's action film:Richard: Princess, I think the audience has had enough of these mindless feel-good stories.
Hawkodile: You're a mindless feel-good story! (runs off in tears)
- Obfuscating Stupidity:
- In "No Day Like Snow Day", Hawkodile and Richard knew that Master Frown was a Human Snowman the whole time.
- In "Pet Pet", Richard knew that Unikitty had lost Pet Pet and was pretending to be him.
- Ocular Gushers: Unikitty gets these when she's required to be sad and produce negative sparkle matter in "Sparkle Matter Matters".
- In "Dinner Apart-y", Puppycorn starts bawling and his Ocular Gushers are directed blasts of water straight out of his eyes at Unikitty. She uses a potted plant to deflect the spray.
- Odd Name Out:
- Richard is the only member of the protagonists to not be named after any animal species since he's a Lego-brick like creature; he has a standard, ordinary name.
- The Doom Lords: Doom, Frown, Malice, Hazard, Misery, Fear, Pain, Plague... and Papercuts.
- Oh, Crap!: In "Sparkle Matter Matters", Puppycorn lodges his horn in Unikitty's eye and Unikitty bursts into extensive fury while Puppycorn maintains a shocked expression on his face, giving the show this impression.
- Once More, with Clarity!: In "Hide N' Seek", when Richard reveals he was trying to be found, flashbacks to locations that Unikitty passed through that had a shape that resembled Richard now has his face plastered on it, to the point of adding a scene of him blatantly entering the room.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In "Pet Pet", Unikitty has to disguise as the titular pet (who's maybe a fifth her size) when it goes missing. Her pet disguise consists of a pillowcase with drawn-on eyes (which look considerably different than the actual Pet Pet's eyes) and a cut-out for the mouth.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pink Unikitty and blue Puppycorn, but this is an interesting variant of the trope since they have almost the exact same personality.
- Poke the Poodle:
- To Master Frown, his idea of "evil" is petty things that would put a damper on Unikitty's day, small things like drinking the rest of someone else's glass of milk or trying to smash Puppycorn's snowman. According to his boss, Master Doom, he's not responsible for anything more and he's at the bottom of the pecking order because of it.
- Master Papercuts, as his name implies, spreads misery by giving people papercuts. Even though he's the butt of jokes for the other Doom Lords, he's still more respected than Master Frown.
- Princesses Rule: Unlike The LEGO Movie where Unikitty said there are no rules or government, Richard's long to-do list for her here implies there are certain responsibilities she needs to do in order to actually rule Unikingdom. Unikitty herself would prefer to just have fun.
- Pubescent Braces: Dr. Fox wore a pair as a young girl, as revealed in a flashback in "Wishing Well". Unikitty is also shown to have had these as a kitten in "Kitty & Hawk".
- Reality Ensues:
- In "Action Forest", Hawkodile is weakened when his shades are removed; thanks to wearing them all the time, he forgot how bright the sun is without them. Wearing a bandanna over his eyes also does nothing, as it impairs his vision entirely.
- In "Kaiju Kitty", when the gang starts living in the mech, Hawkodile stops exercising and his limbs atrophy and become comically noodle-like.
- Puppycorn's new fun rules in "Little Prince Puppycorn" causes serious repercussions in the end. The ongoing fireworks stop people from sleeping, pizza for every meal quickly runs out and causes citizens to gain weight, bouncy houses replacing standard ones blow away in the breeze, replacing money with high-fives as payments causes storekeepers to wreck their hands, and a roller coaster highway traps people on it, as there are no exit ways.
- Ruptured Appendix: In the episode "Kaiju Kitty", Richard's position on the Shining Mecha Kitty Turbo V robot is the appendix, which according to Dr. Fox, "just sits there and occasionally explodes", much to Richard's annoyance. It ends up turning out to be housing the self destruct mechanism for the mech, saving them during permanent lockdown.
- Sanity Slippage: Unikitty ends up losing it when she can't find Richard in "Hide N' Seek", complete with a conspiracy board, interrogating clocks of all things, and pulling an Exorcist Head.
- Save the Villain: Unikitty frequently finds herself aiding Master Frown in many episodes despite the fact that Frown's always trying to destroy her kingdom and eliminate her. Frown never thanks Unikitty for it, he just exploits her compassion and continues to antagonize her.
- Secret Test: In "License to Punch", Hawkodile has to finish his action license test so he can be an action hero again, or else he'll have his shades taken away. He fails to do the test and defies the Action Police to take his shades away. After effortlessly beating down his attackers, the Action Police gives him his action license again, since fighting them was the actual test.
- Seen It All: The reason Richard rarely moves beyond "fine" is that he's been around a while.
- Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: In "Crushing Defeat", Richard mentions he carries a torch for a brick girl (that looks a lot like him, only with eyelashes and hair), who he has never met or talked to, only seen from the window of the castle, but he insists that "their love is real", much to Hawkodile's annoyance, as he had come to Richard for actual relationship advice.
- She Who Fights Monsters: In "Kaiju Kitty", Unikitty has been having such an awesome time living in the Shining Mecha Kitty Turbo V (and causing destruction to the town in the process) while looking for the monster, it takes a while for her to recognize that the SMKT-V is what has been causing the damage:Unikitty: I don't get it. The whole town's in a panic, but where's the monster?
Beau: There. The monster's right there!
Richard: Don't you see, Princess?
Unikitty: Not now, Richard, we've got to find this monster!
Really Old Edith: I'm so frightened of that big thing in the center of town!
Unikitty: Wait... but we're in the center of town!
Richard: Princess, that's...
Unikitty: Richard! Please, buddy, I'm trying to piece this together! If we're in the center of town here, and the pandemonium is all around us...
Craig: It's you, okay? You, you're the monster!
- Ship Tease: Hawkodile blushes and emits heart-shaped sparkle matter when Dr. Fox waves at him in "Sparkle Matter Matters". This is addressed in the episode "Crushing Defeat".
- Addressed again in the opening scene to "Dancer Danger", where the two of them are scene dancing together, although neither of them comment on it.
- At the booth that Unikitty gets Spoooooky Game from, one of the other items for sale is Journal 3.
- Just about everything in "Kaiju Kitty", to the Humongous Mecha genre. Their mecha resembles both Mazinger Z and the Megazord (and is summoned with a flute), has the distinctive splitscreen and Avengers, Assemble! of Voltron, and at one point flies directly at a missile in a very familiar way.
- Puppycorn also notes that the mecha is "shiny and chrome."
- In "Kitchen Chaos", Dr. Fox's expedition into the suddenly roomy fridge and battles with the mold monsters within are an extended reference to the Aliens franchise, complete with flamethrower, trapped victim, and Dr. Fox yelling, "Get away from me, you fish!" The fridge's environment itself looks like The Upside-Down, complete with mold spores floating in the air.
- Unikitty's hunt for Richard in "Hide 'N' Seek" takes her to "The Farthest Away Place in the World" which resembles Luke Skywalker's island from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. For bonus points, Unikitty is wearing Rey's cloak (as well as a Gandalf-style fake beard and staff, which she quickly loses).
- In "Hide 'N' Seek", the food stand that Q.T. hides in contains only apples and onions. The show would premiere the month after this episode aired.
- In "Film Fest", Unikitty and Puppycorn's film ends with a loose leaf lined paper-drawn image of the words "It's over!".
- Also in "Film Fest", Richard named his movie "A Rick in the Wall" - a tribute to Pink Floyd.
- At the end of "Dancer Danger", Richard says "Groovy" much like how Ash says it in Evil Dead.
- As a Christmas episode, "Top of the Naughty List" becomes a Whole Plot Reference to Die Hard.
- "Batkitty" pays homage to Batman: The Animated Series and The LEGO Movie, with Unikitty as Batman, Frown and Brock respectively cosplaying as the Joker and Harley Quinn. Puppycorn, Dr. Fox and Hawkodile cosplay as Robin, Robin Girlnote and Nightwing, and Richard decides to be Alfred. Will Arnett even voices Unikitty when she's in Batkitty mode and reprises his role as Batman from The LEGO Movie. Master Frown also throws a giant penny at Unikitty, a reference to the one in the Batcave.
- Occasionally the show features a background music track that sounds like the theme to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987).
- Show Within a Show: The LEGO Movie-esque minifigures watching Unikitty on the TV screen in the intro gives the show this impression. One of them even features Mrs. Scratchen-Post from the film.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Though Richard is the show's key Butt-Monkey, Unikitty and Dr. Fox do get caught in some of the cartoon injuries.
- Snap Back: Various episodes end with the characters physically changed in various ways, which return to normal with the next episode.
- Spikes of Villainy: Masters Malice, Fear, and Pain wear spiked collars.
- Spin-Off: Of The LEGO Movie.
- Spiritual Successor: To Mixels, as the second traditionally animated cartoon for Cartoon Network based on a LEGO theme.
- Spot the Impostor: In "This Spells Trouble", Puppycorn overhears Unikitty, Dr. Fox, Hawkodile and Richard spelling out words to keep a secret from Puppycorn, so he goes to the library and checks out a book of magic spells. After he fails to learn Hawkodile's secret, he uses a spell to disguise himself as Hawkodile, who challenges him to sing a song only the real Hawkodile would know; Puppycorn flubs the lyrics, and runs out of the palace window when he's found out.
- Springtime for Hitler: In "Float On", Master Frown crashes the Unikingdom's parade with his own float, and starts off as a killjoy jerkass who attempts to ruin Parade Day by spreading misery in the form of a sad-looking puppy that brings tears to the crowd's eyes. Hawkodile, Richard, Dr. Fox and Puppycorn attempt to stop it, but fail. Unikitty takes her parade float Up to Eleven (11 miles per hour) to pursue Frown, and when she jumps into Frown's parade float, she admires Frown's parade float when he tells her that he put a great amount of effort to express himself on Self-Expression Parade Day. When Frown's float is proclaimed the best of the parade, Frown gets angry because he wanted to ruin everyone's cheerfulness and the crowd is cheering for his float.
- Stepford Smiler: Unikitty turns into one in "Fire and Nice" when she asks Dr. Fox to remove her angry side, enduring such requests (with Master Frown hiding in the crowd and taking them a step further than intended) as planting blue flowers for Feebee, repairing and rebuilding Cookie Guy's gingerbread house, and rebuilding the bridge to Sssnake, Theodore, and Gizmo's town, with Unikitty carrying them across the gap instead.
- Sugar Bowl: Unikingdom. It's a bright and colorful world ruled by a bright and colorful unicorn cat hybrid.
- Suppressed Rage: Unikitty has Dr. Fox remove her angry side because she thinks it's inconsistent with her happy personality, only for her angry side to get meaner with every frustration, until Master Frown takes over the castle, when Unikitty's rage can stand it no longer and unleashes her wrath on the town.
- Take That!: In "Batkitty", Brock, dressed as Harley Quinn, yells "Unnecessary costume change!", and tears off the classic Harley Quinn costume, changing into the infamous New 52 costume.
- There Are No Police: Unikitty has Hawkodile to stop Master Frown and rampaging monsters whenever they commit crimes or cause destruction, but she doesn't have any form of riot control ("Little Prince Puppycorn") which forces her to almost always give in to the citizens' ignorant and often selfish demands and her legal system as shown in "Kitty Court" turns out to be an absolute joke.
- The Tape Knew You Would Say That: The Database of Probable Disasters.
- Thrown Out the Airlock: In Dr. Fox's movie in "Film Fest", this is her reaction to her crew finding a potentially dangerous alien, then later for the ship's computer (played by Richard) becoming self-aware and Unikitty, Puppycorn, and Hawkodile mutating from alien exposure.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Dr. Fox is the brainy tomboy to Unikitty's slightly ditzy girly girl.
- Too Dumb to Live: In "Lab Cat", Unikitty and Puppycorn keep insisting on staying with Dr. Fox's painful experiments on them in spite of endangering their health. They don't ever stop to think that they could die as a result of Dr. Fox's insatiable quest for knowledge and that ultimately they have to sacrifice their lives just to get a sample of another planet out in space.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: In "Spoooooky Game", the spirit of the game is surprised and put off by how much Unikitty and Puppycorn are enjoying the game instead of being scared.
- Transforming Mecha: Unikitty's cloud car and Master Frown's car can turn into Mini-Mechas.
- Triumphant Reprise: Unikitty offers a more cheerful and kinder version of Master Frown's "Snow Day" song in "No Day Like Snow Day".
- Twist Ending:
- At the end of "Spoooooky Game", Unikitty and Puppycorn win the game together, but all of the participants are still shrunk down on the game board.
- "Beach Daze" ends with the gang finding the Perfect Spot and preventing Master Frown from claiming it, only for Dr. Fox's Crabatar and her legion of crabs to claim it instead.
- Two Girls to a Team: In the team of five, Unikitty and Dr. Fox are the only girls.
- Unlucky Extra: One particular villager, a simple peg-person simply named "Citizen", seems to always be the receiving end of horrible fates, whether being experimented on, absorbed by monsters, or turned into monsters.
- Unrealistic Black Hole: In "Unikitty News!", Dr. Fox accidentally creates one during her science segment. The episode ends with it sucking everyone in.
- The Un-Reveal: In "Unikitty News!", Unikitty keeps hyping up a big story that will supposedly change the viewer's life, but before she could reveal it, the entire cast is sucked up by Dr. Fox's black hole.
- Vague Age: While older than Puppycorn and presumably younger than Hawkodile, Dr. Fox, or Richard, it's unclear whether Unikitty is supposed to be a pre-teen or a rather immature teenager.
- Visual Pun:
- In "Crushing Defeat", whenever Hawkodile tries to repress his secret crush for Dr. Fox, the animated love hearts come pounding down on him, which means that he's experiencing a different, non-coronary type of "heart attack".
- In "Unikitty News!", when Unikitty says that her report will blow your socks clean off, it cuts to Puppycorn wearing socks that fly off like rockets. Near the end, he punches the "Breaking News" sign on the screen and it shatters.
- In "Dinner Apart-y", Master Frown gets into a Food Fight with Unikitty and Puppycorn when he shoots peas at them, making his car-bot a pea shooter.
- Win to Exit: The goal of the episode "Spoooooky Game". The players are sucked into the board game and have to complete it to win. However, only the final winner is safe.
- White Mask of Doom: Master Pain has a classic blue-and-white noh mask for a face, complete with Prophet Eyes.
- Your Head Asplode: In "Lab Cat", Unikitty and Puppycorn are exposed to the vacuum of space while training for the mission to Tasty's Comet, which causes their heads to inflate like balloons until they pop. This is subverted later in the episode, when the two put on their helmets in time.
- Your Mom: In "Dinner Apart-y":Brock: People like small talk.
Frown: Your mom likes small talk!
Brock [gasps in shock]: Ohhh! You leave Mama Brock out of this!