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Scaredy Squirrel is a 2-D animated cartoon series by Nelvana, based (very) loosely on the book series of the same name. To celebrate April Fools' Day on Friday, April 1, 2011, YTV aired a special sneak peek episode of Scaredy Squirrel in Canada. Then on Sunday, April 3, 2011, YTV officially premiered Scaredy Squirrel at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The series premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 9, 2011, at 7 p.m. EDT.

The show's protagonist is a Super OCD squirrel named Scaredy who works in a supermarket. His best friend is a Fat Idiot skunk named Dave.

Tropes used in Scaredy Squirrel include:

 Scaredy: That never happened.

Dave: (pointing to the camera) Uh, we all just SAW that it happened, so...

  • Brick Joke: The "donkey detector" from "From Rodent With Love"
  • Broken Aesop: While the show is usually Aesop-rich, at least one episode (the one with the golden paddle ball) has the characters not learn the lesson obviously set up, with Dave dropping a similar but unrelated aesop, then both lessons forgotten in the next few seconds.
  • Chained Heat: Nestor and Scaredy in "The Tubtastic Tuo"
  • Canada, Eh?
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Dave and sometimes Scaredy.
  • Cool Toy: Parodied in "Snerd Envy", where the toy everyone in town but Scaredy has is completely plain and useless. And then again when Scaredy convinces the rest of the characters that he has an invisible one. They follow him at first until he fesses up... but then wins them back when he has the cool new "Mr. Handy Hand" (just googly eyes placed on his hand). This episode also leads to a subtle Aesop about using your imagination.
  • Companion Cube: Scaredy has a plant named Richard whom he talks to. It might even be his pet.
  • Continuity Nod: In the spy parody episode, he says, "How can you know how to do all these crazy things and yet still pack the eggs on the bottom?" In an earlier episode about the suggestion box, Mildred did indeed pack the eggs on the bottom.
  • Couch Gag: Scaredy always says something different at the end of the Theme Tune.
  • Deranged Animation
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Sally, repeatedly.

 Sally: "I won't let you talk that way to the man I love! coach. Awkward."


 Scaredy: "How am I going to get to the top of that tree?"

Dave: "Maybe you could scamper up the side? You know... like a squirrel?"

Scaredy: "I think you're gonna have to launch me."

  • George Jetson Job Security: Scaredy's gotten fired a few times; but it's more potent among employees such as the donkey and beaver, who get fired by Nestor and his mother on a regular basis, yet show up in the next episodes as if nothing happened.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The juice gag in the Paddleball camp episode.
    • In the episode where Scaredy gets a mess on his "work" uniform, one of the sign that Nester gave him is one where he squats down and shakes his tail feather.
    • This Clip

  Nester: Stick them in your Blow-hole.