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Carl Squared is a Canadian animated series targeting youths of all ages. 'This show explores what would happen if a teen had a clone. The concept of the cartoon is a mix of biological studies and a normal teen life.
Carl Crashman is a lazy 14-year-old who is good at only one thing: slacking. One day, he had a rough day and he was tired of doing things he hated all the time. While blogging on the Internet, he complained about his life. Hearing his request for a clone, an online cloning company sent Carl an exact clone of himself in a box. Carl named him Carl Squared or simply C2. Even if C2 looked like him, talked like him, and walked like him, C2 was more ambitious, hard working and charming, much to Carl's advantage. Since C2 arrived, Carl has been relaxing a lot more. However, C2 really always does something opposite to what Carl wants. Carl decided to keep C2 a secret from everyone else, except his best friend, Jamie James.
The series originally lasted for three seasons (2005–07). A fourth season was added in 2010–11 for a total of 65 episodes.
The show provides examples of:
- Black Best Friend: Jamie James
- Burger Fool: Buccaneer Burger
- Cloning Blues: C2 contains 5% DNA from Car's dog Rex.
- The Ditz: C2
- Egg Sitting
- Expository Theme Tune
- Goth: Chloe Crashman.
- Granola Girl: Skye
- Groupie Brigade: "Spotlight on Carl"
- I've Got an X and I'm Not Afraid to Use It: A security guard trying to get Carl and Jamie to stop playing a video game demo at an electronics store.
- Perky Goth: Chloe's boyfriend, Damien. One of the few male examples of this trope.
- Sadist Teacher: Mr Agar
- Scary Librarian: Miss Dickens from the episode "Carl's Techno-Jinx". She crash tackles and handcuffs offenders, she puts Carl's library card through a blender and drinks it, and C2 is convinced that she put a curse on him.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Carl and Chloe
- The Slacker: Carl
- Soapbox Sadie: Skye
- Stalker with a Crush: Lorna
- The Talk: Carl's parents decide to give him the talk at the end of "Carl's Techno-Jinx", complete with helpful educational video.