- Take out the papers and the trash,
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor,
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more!
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Yakkity Yak was a short-lived Canadian-Australian show created by Australian animator Mark Gravas and produced by Canada's Studio B Productions and Australia's Kapow Pictures for Nickelodeon and Teletoon.
It was a show about Yakkity, a yak who dreams of becoming a famous comedian, and his friends, an anthropomorphic pineapple named Keo (don't ask why) and a female human named Lemony (and on some occasions, a robot girl named Penelope).
Yakkity Yak provides examples of:
- 15 Minutes of Fame: Considering that the premise involes Yakkity trying to become famous, this tends to happen a lot;
- In "I Want My Yak TV, Yakkity gets huge metal braces for his antlers, and they end up intercepting the sattelite signals, which pretty much turn him into a glorified TV antenna. Everyone begins using Yakkity's brace as a means to watch free TV, which end up causing Yakkity to become famous... until he realizes that everyone was using him for the brace. Everyone ends up abandoning him when the brace gets broken.
- "And That's the Weather" establishes Granny Yak being able to predict the weather by the way her bunions are acting up. Yakkity uses this to become a heavily acclaimed weatherman, who appears borderline psychic to the townsfolk. However, Granny Yak then gets her bunions removed, leading Yakkity and Keo to hatch a Zany Scheme using Prof. Crazyhair's new weather-making machine. Yakkity's 15 minutes promptly end when Granny Yak pours garbage into the weather machine (mistaking it for a garbage can) after Yakkity predicted a nice sunny day.
- "High Fashion Yak". Yakkity is forced by his grandmother to wear a new hat that he clearly hates, and he immediately gives it to Keo, who loves the hat. As a matter of fact, everyone falls in love with the hat, and with the help of Mr. Highpants, Yakkity and Keo end up becoming instant celebrities for starting a new fashion trend. But then, when a man comes into the candy shop wearing an imitation, Highpants declares the fad to be over, and Yakkity and Keo try to come up with a new fashion trend so they can remain popular. They decide to make jumpsuits out of life rafts, and while everyone enjoys that at first, they end up hating it when the rafts started inflating.
- Adobe Flash: Used to create the show's animation.
- Ambiguously Gay: Mr. Highpants, the flamboyant candy store owner Yakkity comes by.
- Amnesia Episode: "Regarding Chuck" is about Chuck Damage getting amnesia after getting hit by Yakkity's scooter.
- Animation Bump: The intro seen before the start of each episode seems more fluid and lively than the rest of the show.
- Artistic License – Biology: The yaks in this show have antlers instead of horns.
- The Ditz: Despite being rivals, Yakkity nor Rondo Jr. aren't really that distinct from each other.
- Election Day Episode: "Election Dysfunction" sees Keo and Lemony running against each other for class president.
- The Faceless: Chuck Damage is never seen without his wrestling mask.
- Fur Is Clothing: Yakkity's fur coat is depicted as a literal fur coat that can be taken off.
- Game Show Appearance: In "The Yak In The Hat", everyone tries to convince Keo to appear on a quiz show because he knows all the answers, but he can't do it because he has extreme stage fright. So Yakkity decides to go on the show instead, wearing a giant hat for Keo to hide in, so he can give him the answers.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Keo's mother was human, while his father is a pineapple (yes, really).
- Hypno Fool: The first episode, "Hypnotic Yak" has Yakkity hypnotizing the whole town into thinking he's funny. This goes well for him, at first, but things take a wrong turn when people start laughing at everything he says.
- Informed Species: As mentioned above, the yaks have antlers instead of horns, making them look way more like moose.
- Kaleidoscope Hair: Not surprisingly, Professor Crazyhair.
- Kids Are Cruel: "As the Worm Turns", "High-Fashion Yak" and "Snow Biz"
- Our Fairies Are Different: Miss Harper is the local librarian.
- Parental Abandonment: Neither Yakkity's parents (he lives with his grandmother and her lodger, Professor Crazyhair) nor Keo's mother ever appears.
- Raised by Grandparents: Yakkity is being raised by his grandmother.
- Scantron Picture: In one episode, Yakkity drew a picture of his face on a Scantron.
- Unmoving Plaid: Professor Crazyhair's hair, except it did move, just... not in the way you'd expect. Must be seen to be believed.
- The Unwitting Comedian: Actually an inversion— Yakkity's main goal in the series is to become a successful comedian, but it doesn't really take off because nobody thinks he's funny.