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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: June to the extreme, and also, Pikachu to quite a huge extent.
    • Arguably Elmo.
    • Ironically, even the non-original characters aren't safe from it. RM, for example, though was modeled after the real RM, is essentially an Alternate Character Interpretation of himself, with many behaviors interpreted as extremely camp, his close friendship with RM's Friend and RM's Friend's Twin interpreted as a stalker's crush, his high intelligence interpreted as pure genius, his skill as a Pokemon Trainer interpreted as being unbeatable, and his possession anxiety over his hat taken to the logical extreme.
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  • Ass Pull: This upcoming exchange between the Recess gang in "Castles and Candy", where they're playing a Dungeons & Dragons-esque RPG, but with CandyLand instead.
    T.J.: You and your friends are walking towards Lord Licorice's castle. What do you do to prevent him from seeing you and putting you in his dungeon?
    Mikey: We use the invisible spray!
    T.J.: Invisible spray? Where the whomp did the invisible spray come from!?
    Spinelli: From our backpacks!
    T.J.: Since when do we have backpacks!?
    Gus: We always had backpacks!
    Vince: Yeah, if you were going to be walking in some place you didn't know for a long time, wouldn't you bring a backpack?
    Gretchen: I have to agree; he does have a point.
    T.J.: Alright fine. We take the invisible spray that came out of nowhere out of our backpacks which appeared out of nowhere and spray it on.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: There's pretty big one every so often usually involving Caramelldansen, What Is Love, Party Night, or Hare Hare Yukai.
    • The ENTIRE pilot episode. None of it made any sense, the characters and their personalities were completely off...
      • Justified, it was a holiday special.
      • Also justified because it was, well, the first episode. The writers had no idea what they were doing and what the other one was thinking.
      • Also in the pilot, let's not forget RM randomly getting every power in Super Smash Bros. Brawl...
  • Cargo Ship: According to Brock, RM and his DSi.
    • In that case, RM is quite unfaithful, since he's cheating on his DSi with his 3DS.
    • Possibly Dora and Mexico. Seriously.
    • The relationship between Buzz Lightyear and Miss Grotke probably counts, since Buzz is a toy.
  • Crossover Ship: RM and May
    • Also Ash has shown affection towards RM's Friend.
    • And Brock and Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket.
  • Die for Our Ship: Dawn and Henry. Also, RM is shipped with Sailor Pikachu by Ash.
  • Dry Docked Ship: Ash and Dawn, Ash and May, and Rudy and Penny. Although Ash has implied that he's cheating on Misty with Dawn...
    • In "May's Big Break", it's CONFIRMED he's cheating on Misty with Dawn. And he's cheating on both of them with RM's Friend, though RM's Friend is too oblivious to notice.
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  • Dude, Not Funny!: RM felt this about the punchline of the entire episode "Not All Ramen" (which revolved around May putting cocaine in it), which contributed in it being removed. Several other episodes were removed for offensive jokes that would up too important to edit out.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Among the creators of the fanfic, Barney's Japanese cousin, Baka.
    • Also among the creators of the fanfic, Barney Frank (which begs the question of why he's so Out of Focus nowadays).
  • Ho Yay: Between Barney and Baloney. Also, Rudy and Snap.
    • Ash shows affection towards RM's Friend on several occasions, most notably in the first episode, where Misty mentions that it will never work in the English dub.
    • Roger has a huge crush on Doug.
    • To the extreme between RM and RM's Friend, as well as between RM and RM's Friend's Twin.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Ash.
  • Les Yay: Possibly Sailor Pikachu and June.
    • Though this is thought of by the other household members. June is dating Henry.
  • Memetic Mutation: Uses many internet memes.
  • Moe: Sailor Pikachu
    • Possibly also RM's Friend, at least according to Ash. And some might say RM's Other Friend, too. And although RM fits some guidelines of a moe, only some.
  • Narm: Whenever something bad happens to Barney, he's still smiling. Even if he's on fire, or zombified, or terrified.
    • Same goes for Barbie, which makes for quite an amusing fist fight between the two of them in one episode.
  • Nausea Fuel:
  • Nightmare Fuel: In one episode, Barney is set on fire AND HE'S STILL SMILING.
    • Also, when Brock is cleaning the gutters using acid in one episode, Fan Boy And Chum Chum are in the gutters. The acid dissolves them NOT EVEN LEAVING BONES.
    • In the first episode/Christmas special, RM's Friend says that he only stopped reading his manga and came inside when he realized that the snow had completely covered him and obscured his view of his manga. I shudder to think of how long it would take for him to realize that June broke both of his arms and both of his legs.
    • RM does the Moar Krabs face in the first Halloween special.
  • Ron the Death Eater: JUNE.
    • Pikachu to the extreme.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: A scrapped episode idea where due to criticism about the show being too dark, the characters make it more like ChalkZone.
  • The Woobie: Ash, Henry, Doug, and T.J.

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