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21st Aug '17 8:07:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Team Rocket's Meowth from ''Pokémon'' is another anime example. He grew up as a stray Pokemon in the streets, and as a member of Team Rocket he's the show's biggest ButtMonkey.

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* Team Rocket's Meowth from ''Pokémon'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is another anime example. He grew up as a stray Pokemon in the streets, and as a member of Team Rocket he's the show's biggest ButtMonkey.
15th Jun '17 4:56:13 AM Piterpicher
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* In general, the entire LOLcats phenomenon could be considered a modern incarnation of this trope.

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* In general, the entire LOLcats WebOriginal/LOLcats phenomenon could be considered a modern incarnation of this trope.
2nd Jun '17 4:05:04 AM Redmess
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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that cats, especially tomcats(as [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial females]] aren't [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished a common choice]] for {{slapstick}}), in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.

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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that cats, especially tomcats(as tomcats (as [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial females]] aren't [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished a common choice]] for {{slapstick}}), in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.
24th Mar '17 8:25:36 PM VolcanoWorld
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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/maru-the-cat Maru the Cat]] is a Japanese tomcat who got his fame due to his playful and goofy tricks posted on Website/YouTube. At some point, Maru's [=YouTube=] channel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was the 8th Most Subscribed channel and 11th Most Viewed [=YouTube=] channel of all time]] in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}.

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/maru-the-cat Maru the Cat]] is a Japanese tomcat who got his fame due to his playful and goofy tricks posted on Website/YouTube. At some point, Maru's [=YouTube=] channel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was the 8th Most Subscribed channel and 11th Most Viewed [=YouTube=] channel of all time]] in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. As of 2016, he won a Guinness world record.
16th Jan '17 6:10:49 PM Monsund
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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that cats, especially tomcats, in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.

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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that cats, especially tomcats, tomcats(as [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial females]] aren't [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished a common choice]] for {{slapstick}}), in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.
dignified.

This can be considered partly a result of early cartoons heavily relying on HeroicDog, and NiceMice, thus making the cats the villainous fallguy to make the former look better. FollowTheLeader from shows like ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' is probably another influence.



These cats are often drawn with big, bulbous, clownlike noses that are often red in color.

This trope can apply to any species of cat, including [[PantheraAwesome tigers]], [[KingOfBeasts lions]], and housecats.

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These cats are often may be drawn with big, bulbous, clownlike noses that are often red in color.

This trope can apply to any species of cat, including [[PantheraAwesome tigers]], [[KingOfBeasts lions]], and but usually applies housecats.



* Big the Cat of the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is as buffoonish as they come. The female Blaze is ''much'' more dignified and intelligent (though still falls to the odd SlapstickKnowsNoGender moment).

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* Big the Cat of the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is as buffoonish as they come.come, though he's not one for slapstick. The female Blaze is ''much'' more dignified and intelligent (though still falls to the odd SlapstickKnowsNoGender moment).



* Tom from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.

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* Tom from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' is usually the losing end of the titular rivalry, though a few cartoons have him [[TeamRocketWins win]], and he's temporarily suave in some cartoons. In general, he's still a ButtMonkey.



** [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester]]. Even in cartoons where he's not chasing prey -- there's a well-known one where he's trapped with WesternAnimation/PorkyPig in an abandoned hotel full of murderous mice, and they're the aggressors from start to finish -- he's still portrayed as a buffoon.

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** [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Sylvester]]. Even in cartoons where he's not chasing prey -- there's a well-known one where he's trapped with WesternAnimation/PorkyPig in an abandoned hotel full of murderous mice, and they're the aggressors from start to finish -- he's still portrayed as a buffoon. Sylvester is known for having one of the largest losing streaks along with Wile E. Coyote in classic looney tunes, even losing when he's in the right. Sylvester's only victory was against Porky in one short. He's also died the most out of the cast.



** Penelope Pussycat zigzags as being a rare female version, she's not buffoonish in general, but upon catching WesternAnimation/PepeLePew's sight, she's reduced to a state of panic and often ends up [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender falling into slapstick]] in her franticness.

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** Penelope Pussycat zigzags as being is a rare female version, she's not buffoonish in general, version. Several cartoons show Penelope as clumsily, and luckless from the start, sometimes leading her to take a skunk disguise, but things get worse upon catching WesternAnimation/PepeLePew's sight, she's reduced to a state of panic and often ends up [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender falling into slapstick]] in her franticness.



* Katnip of ''WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'': Scratchy is this, being as he's a Katnip {{Expy}}.

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* Katnip of ''WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip''.
''WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip'' was [[FollowTheLeader made to imitate Tom]]. Unlike Tom, Katnip [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption ''never'']] won against [[InvincibleHero Herman]]. While Herman was intended to be heroic, many viewers [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation considered]] him sadistic in attacking Katnip leading to the creation of Itchy and Scratchy below.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'': Scratchy is this, being as he's a takes the Katnip {{Expy}}.roles to extremes. He's simply a Kind hearted fellow trying to peacefully live his life, and help others, but Itchy, the psychotic mouse, conspires to kill for no reason. Itchy virtually always succeeds in torturing, and killing Scratchy, only in one unseen cartoon did [[TheDogBitesBack Scratchy bite back]].



* Klondike Kat from his segment of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' show is pretty buffoonish as well.

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* Klondike Kat from his segment of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' show is pretty buffoonish as well.well, though unusually he's the good guy against an Evil Mouse.
12th Dec '16 7:14:34 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Nov '16 3:43:27 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Team Rocket's Meowth from ''Anime/Pokémon'' is another anime example. He grew up as a stray Pokemon in the streets, and as a member of Team Rocket he's the show's biggest ButtMonkey.

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* Team Rocket's Meowth from ''Anime/Pokémon'' ''Pokémon'' is another anime example. He grew up as a stray Pokemon in the streets, and as a member of Team Rocket he's the show's biggest ButtMonkey.
15th Nov '16 3:43:01 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Team Rocket's Meowth from ''Anime/Pokemon'' is another anime example. He grew up as a stray Pokemon in the streets, and as a member of Team Rocket he's the show's biggest ButtMonkey.

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* Team Rocket's Meowth from ''Anime/Pokemon'' ''Anime/Pokémon'' is another anime example. He grew up as a stray Pokemon in the streets, and as a member of Team Rocket he's the show's biggest ButtMonkey.
15th Nov '16 3:41:55 PM ElSquibbonator
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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that tomcats in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.

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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that tomcats cats, especially tomcats, in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.



There was a period in animation history when cats were the generic fallguy animal and [[CatsAreMean bad guy]] in cartoons but its starting to become a DeadhorseTrope.

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There was a period in animation history when cats were the generic [[ButtMonkey fallguy animal animal]] and [[CatsAreMean bad guy]] in cartoons but its starting to become a DeadhorseTrope.




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* Team Rocket's Meowth from ''Anime/Pokemon'' is another anime example. He grew up as a stray Pokemon in the streets, and as a member of Team Rocket he's the show's biggest ButtMonkey.




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*In general, the entire LOLcats phenomenon could be considered a modern incarnation of this trope.
29th Oct '16 9:54:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nuka from ''Disney/TheLionKing II: Simba's Pride''. He sets the grass on fire with a burning stick, but he sets the grass surrounding him on fire.

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* Nuka from ''Disney/TheLionKing II: Simba's Pride''.''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. He sets the grass on fire with a burning stick, but he sets the grass surrounding him on fire.
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