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Western Animation / Wandering Wenda

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A 2017 CBC Kids toon based on a 2014 book by Margaret Atwood.

This cartoon provides examples of:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: words using the featured letter are jammed into most sentences
  • All There in the Script: in "The Obnoxious Otters of Ottawa" the female opera singer is not named but end credits call her Olivia Orinoco
  • Alliterative Name: most of each episode's one-shot characters will have them. Recurring character Wesley Woodchuck too. Wenda and Wu do not have last names.
  • Alliterative Title: the series itself and every single episode
  • Author Avatar: The end credits remind us every time "Margaret Atwood as Herself", even though her appearance is limited to a solitary shot they of her handing a letter to Wenda, and they just edit in whatever each letter's episode is. Although there are a few variations of her wearing different hats, some of them are recycled so she doesn't even do unique work each episode.
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  • Big Head Mode: all chars are drawn this way
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: One appears in "The Yarn of the Yukon Yeti".
  • Birthday Episode:
    • in "The Bewildering Balloon Bandit Burglary", it is Wu's birthday.
    • Intrepid Ice Explorers is about getting a birthday present for an Inuit girl named Ila.
  • Canada, Eh?: Wenda quips "impressive eh?" while in Iqualuit after using the gloom to create an igloo with Wordplay
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: It repeatedly happens to Wu.
  • Cross Dressing / Disguised in Drag / Harmless Lady Disguise: in episode D, Wu asks Wes why he is wearing a dress (it is green ans has a nametag saying Debi) and Wes says it is a disguise and he likes the design.
  • Fairy Godmother: She asks Wenda to Make a Wish... and was actually created by Wenda in thee first place because F is the letter of the day.
  • Haunted Hotel: It's the setting of "A Haunted Holiday at the Howling Hog Hotel".
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  • Here There Be Dragons: the episode "The Disco Dragon of Detroit" has a "HERE BE DRAGONS" sign which Wenda opens (thinking it a decoy) to find an actual dragon behind it. The Duchess of Disco emerges from the "HERE BE DRESSING ROOMS" door beside it after asking if they opened the dragon door.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: Wenda and Wu are human, Wes looks like some mind of athro talking beaver.
  • Mind Rape: in Lousy Bit of Luck by changing shove to love, she stops Londoners from defending themselves against an invading monster and forces them to love the creature instead.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Done in "The Warbling Wereworm of Wessex".
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Wenda's Tutu would be a Dangerously Short Skirt otherwise.
  • Quirky Curls: Wenda has orange ones.
  • Reality Warper: Whenever Wenda shouts, "Wordplay will save the day," RUN. She can arbitrarily pick any word pertaining to anything in her vicinity (noun, verb, it doesn't matter) and substitute the letter (or letters, like 'qu' one time) of the day to alter its spelling and manifest whatever the new things she spells is. This can either erase the previous topic from existence or supplement it with the new topic.
  • Sidekick: Wesley and Wu.


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