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Ozzy and Drix (2002-2004) is an animated spinoff from the movie Osmosis Jones. Ozzy is a white blood cell who recently moved to the "City of Hector" (they were still in Frank at the start of the series but a mosquito bite while fighting a virus transferred them to a new body) and now fights cri--uh, illness--with his partner and friend, a pill named Drix. The show is Edutainment, but does so in a way thats not too preachy and keeps the action feel of the the movie. Each episode covers a topic of health and safety such as cavities, flatulence, or nicotine dependency.
Tropes the series has:
- All Animals Are Dogs: Dander, who is, in this case, a dog germ. From an actual dog.
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle
- Bratty Half-Pint: Mayor Spryman is a stuck up punk, though he runs a teenager's body so it's justified. Probably represents Hector's current egoist mentality.
- Brother Chuck: Ellen Patella
- Captain Obvious: A random cop when one of the mayor's political opponents is talking in Hulk Speak.
Cop: (talking to the chief of police) Sir! The serum seems to have impaired Sylvian's intellect!
Chief of Police: Gee, do ya THIIIIIIIIINK?!?!?!
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Mayor Spryman is probably the youngest character in Hector, come to think.
- Body Of Adventure: Hector Cruz
- Cool Car: Backseat
- Compressed Vice: The results of harmful decisions are treated this way.
- Da Chief: Chief Gluteus
- Evil Brit: Nicotine.
- Evil Twin
- Chief Gluteus (Chief)
- The Mole (the flu shot)
- Mayor Spryman (Mayor Phlemming)
- Ellen Patella (Leah)
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Some villains are dispatched in nasty ways. A good example is Scarlet Fever, the first villain, being flown into the spleen and chopped to bits. We even see his remains afterwards.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Sylvian Fisher. Even after he becomes a Hulk-like monster, he keeps it on.
- Gender Bender: Osmosis turning into a female, when he ends up inside a girl's body.
- Insult Backfire: "Yeah, well... you ugly!"
- Interspecies Romance: Maria the white blood cell and Drix the cold pill.
- Lethal Chef: Hector attempting to cook breakfast for himself gives him two tapeworms!
- Those weren't tapeworms- they were a male and female trichonellis spiralis. Tapeworm infestation only saps nutrients and obstructs the GI tract, but Trichinosis attacks the muscles, including cardiac muscle.
- Meganekko: Ellen Patella
- Mister Seahorse: Subverted. Ozzy initially thinks he's pregnant (and is oddly happy about it too), but it turns out the "baby" is actually a parasitic virus that's been injected into him.
- The Mole: Name of an actual character.
- Never Heard That One Before: When Ozzy catches up with Nicotine, we get this exchange.
Ozzy: Hey Nic, didn't you hear? This is a no smoking zone.
Nicotine: Oh yeah, I haven't heard that one a thousand times before.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Metabolica
- One-Winged Angel: Scarlet Fever, the first villain, transforms into a more powerful, muscular form after arriving in Hector, where he can spread more effectively.
- The Other Darrin: Naturally. Chris Rock is replaced by Phil LaMarr as Ozzy, and Jeff Bennett takes over David Hyde Pierce's role as Drix.
- Only Sane Woman: Officer Tyson is the only cell in Christine who dislikes Ozzy, even though he came from Hector.
- The Power of Love: Inspires Hector to quit smoking.
- Recycled: the Series: Clips from the movie are reused, including the runny nose scene, Frank yawning, and Drix dancing in the title sequence.
- The Smurfette Principle: The proportion of characters' gender is justified as most characters are male because Hector is male; during an episode taking place within a girl's body, the reverse is true, and laws, norms, etc. are stereotypically feminine (such as a law against burping).
- Snap Back: The film the series is based on ended with Frank learning to live healthier, as well as Ozzy getting together Leah. By the show's first episode, Leah has vanished and Frank is a slob again. Depressing.
- Space Whale Aesop: Since poor health choices are usually a gradual process, they would usually speed up the consequences of the kid's decisions radically. Leading to episodes with morals such as "If you spend one afternoon eating chips and not exercising, you will get fat and nearly have a heart attack."
- Actually, in that one episode it was implied that Hector's eating habits were gradually becoming poorer, and he'd been a lot lazier than usual. He'd already been slightly tubby when the episode began.
- Spinoff Babies: Sort of? The Movie took place in an older man's body, but the series is moved to a teen's, most likey to be more "kid-friendly."
- And added compatibility with the Very Special Episode. Actually not a bad way to show the negative effects of smoking, allergies, etc on the human body. Or at least far more entertaining than most.
- If you don't push the metaphor too hard, it even makes sense that Ozzy would bring a veteran's knowledge of police work along to benefit the rookies in Hector's body. The immune systems of adults have usually developed a resistance to infections that kids' own defenses haven't yet learned to fight.
- Or even needed to fight, as evidenced in the pilot episode with Scarlet Fever.
- Stupid Boss: Mayor Spryman
- Chief Gluteus calls him "incompetent" during his reelection.
- Stock Footage: Some clips from the movie can be seen in the show, and it isnt that hard to see it.
- "Aunti Histamine" features the runny nose sequence.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Mayor Spryman, Ozzy saves his ass more often then not and the little jerk can't even give a "thank you".
- He even punished Ozzy, Drix, and Maria for trying to vote for his opponent in the election. He may have done the same for Gluteus for calling him "incompetent".
- Very Special Episode: The smoking episode
- Vile Villain Saccharine Show: Pretty much follows the movie in terms of how dark many of the villains are despite the goofy tone.
- The Wildcats: Hector's school nickname. For once, this trope is used without being abused.