History WesternAnimation / CowAndChicken

20th Apr '17 6:50:24 PM Golondrina
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** ShownTheirWork: According to RobPaulsen's ''Talkin Toons Live'' special with David Feiss (the creator of this show) and Creator/CharlieAdler, Feiss actually knows Spanish (his first wife was originally from Spain), so all the Spanish Supercow speaks is accurate, including a line that has a vulgar double meaning, as it has the verb "coger" in it, which is notorious for a lot of mistranslations in Spanish-speaking countries [[note]]as not all Spanish dialects are alike. The Spanish spoken in a place like Venezuela is different than what you hear in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Spain[[/note]]. In European Spanish, "coger" means "to pick up." In Mexican, Chilean, and Argentinian Spanish, it means "to have sex with" (usually translated as "fuck").

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** ShownTheirWork: According to RobPaulsen's ''Talkin Toons Live'' Creator/RobPaulsen's ''Podcast/TalkinToonsWithRobPaulsen'' special with David Feiss (the creator of this show) and Creator/CharlieAdler, Feiss actually knows Spanish (his first wife was originally from Spain), so all the Spanish Supercow speaks is accurate, including a line that has a vulgar double meaning, as it has the verb "coger" in it, which is notorious for a lot of mistranslations in Spanish-speaking countries [[note]]as not all Spanish dialects are alike. The Spanish spoken in a place like Venezuela is different than what you hear in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Spain[[/note]]. In European Spanish, "coger" means "to pick up." In Mexican, Chilean, and Argentinian Spanish, it means "to have sex with" (usually translated as "fuck").
13th Apr '17 5:34:50 PM NWolfman
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* SongParody: In "The Legend Of Sailcat," Flem's Dad sing the kids a folk tale in the style of the classic country song "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky." He even [[BriefAccentImitation briefly imitates]] Music/JohnnyCash.
11th Apr '17 7:01:49 PM NWolfman
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* InherentlyFunnyWord: "Weenie." Sausages and frankfurters are only ever referred to as such, for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar obviously juvenile reasons]].

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* InherentlyFunnyWord: InherentlyFunnyWord
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"Weenie." Sausages and frankfurters are only ever referred to as such, for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar obviously juvenile reasons]].reasons]].
** "Grandma."
18th Feb '17 5:59:49 AM NWolfman
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* ADayInTheLimelight: "Factory Follies," a stand-alone cartoon starring the Red Guy as a tyrannical factory boss. Subverted in the end in that [[spoiler: Cow and Chicken were bound and gagged the whole time.]]

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* ADayInTheLimelight: ADayInTheLimelight
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"Factory Follies," a stand-alone cartoon starring the Red Guy as a tyrannical factory boss. Subverted in the end in that [[spoiler: Cow and Chicken were bound and gagged the whole time.]]]]
** "Lost As Sea" is one for [[ThoseTwoGuys Flem and Earl]]. Cow appears in flashbacks but doesn't have any lines, and Chicken doesn't appear at all.
18th Feb '17 5:33:51 AM NWolfman
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* Creator/HannaBarbera

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* Creator/HannaBarberaCreator/HannaBarbera: The second-to-last show to be produced by the studio, the final one being ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.


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* NoIndoorVoice: Subverted with The Red Guy, who's voice osculates between this and TranquilFury. Similarly, Mom and Dad, while they don't speak in screams, rarely speak gently.


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* WorldOfHam: Literally and figuratively. Not only is there an abundance of melodramatic acting, with [[NoIndoorVoice characters randomly screaming for no reason]], but meat byproducts are a running theme.
18th Feb '17 5:26:28 AM NWolfman
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* ArtEvolution: While the show was always pretty well animated (for a crudely animated show made on the heels of ''Ren and Stimpy'''s popularity in the early 1990s), as the series progressed the color palette became richer and the line work was stronger. Compare the look of Season 1 and the look of Season 4 and you'll see the difference.
** Both Season 3 and 4 are very consistent, Season 2 is like a transition season: the first handful of episodes look like a slightly improved version of Season 1, while the rest of the season better resembles the following two.

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* ArtEvolution: While the show The show's animation was always pretty well animated (for a crudely animated show made on the heels of ''Ren and Stimpy'''s popularity in the early 1990s), as the series progressed the color palette became richer and the line work was stronger. Compare the look of Season 1 and the look of Season 4 and you'll see the difference.
** Both Season 3 and 4 are very
mostly consistent, Season 2 is like a transition season: but the first handful of episodes look like a slightly improved version of Season 1, while evolution was definitely noticeable. The pilot was much more crudely drawn but the rest animation was also more fluid, as David Feis animated it by himself, and had a darker palette. When it went to series, the drawings and color models (and some of the season better resembles humor) were cleaned up and over the following two.course of the series got tighter and richer, respectively, all while still retaining it's inherently "ugly" look.
18th Feb '17 5:20:42 AM NWolfman
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* InstantWristwatch: Cow does so in ''Duck, Duck, Chicken'', and Chicken does in ''Cow's pie''.

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* InherentlyFunnyWord: "Weenie." Sausages and frankfurters are only ever referred to as such, for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar obviously juvenile reasons]].
* InstantWristwatch: Cow does so in ''Duck, Duck, Chicken'', and Chicken does in ''Cow's pie''. One episode [[LampshadeHanging takes this trope to the extreme]] and has the Red Guy pull up the ''flesh on his arm'' to check his wrist watch.


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** Everyone in the show also has a thing for weenies.
18th Feb '17 5:14:48 AM NWolfman
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* LargeHam: The Red Guy

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* LargeHam: The Red GuyGuy. [[ChewingTheScenery All the scenery he eats]] goes straight to his butt.



* PantyShot: Good lord, it'd be easier to list scenes and episodes that ''don't'' have characters showing off their underwear, either from short skirts, tight shorts or just not wearing any trousers at all (everyone seems to prefer "tighty whitey" briefs, by the way). Parodied in "Child Star, when Cow wears a pair of panties on her udder.



* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Parodied on "The Cow with Four Eyes."

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* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Parodied on "The Cow with Four Eyes."Eyes": Cow actually needs hers, and they somehow make her more intelligent. Chicken, jealous of her popularity, gets glasses despite not needing them and somehow becomes stupider.


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* RuleOfFunny: As with all great cartoons, any leaps in logic, disregard for the laws of nature or just plain, anarchistic nonsense exist only because the writers think it's funny.


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* SuddenlyShouting: A RunningGag is characters speaking in normal or otherwise subdued voices and randomly screaming for emphasis. Dad and The Red Guy are particularly fond of this.
15th Feb '17 3:55:16 PM NWolfman
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_butt Pork butts]] are an actual meal, although they don't resemble a human buttocks as they do in the show. In fact, it's a part of a pig's ''shoulder'', rather than it's rump.
22nd Jan '17 3:17:08 PM Xtifr
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** ShownTheirWork: According to RobPaulsen's ''Talkin Toons Live'' special with David Feiss (the creator of this show) and CharlieAdler, Feiss actually knows Spanish (his first wife was originally from Spain), so all the Spanish Supercow speaks is accurate, including a line that has a vulgar double meaning, as it has the verb "coger" in it, which is notorious for a lot of mistranslations in Spanish-speaking countries [[note]]as not all Spanish dialects are alike. The Spanish spoken in a place like Venezuela is different than what you hear in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Spain[[/note]]. In European Spanish, "coger" means "to pick up." In Mexican, Chilean, and Argentinian Spanish, it means "to have sex with" (usually translated as "fuck").

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** ShownTheirWork: According to RobPaulsen's ''Talkin Toons Live'' special with David Feiss (the creator of this show) and CharlieAdler, Creator/CharlieAdler, Feiss actually knows Spanish (his first wife was originally from Spain), so all the Spanish Supercow speaks is accurate, including a line that has a vulgar double meaning, as it has the verb "coger" in it, which is notorious for a lot of mistranslations in Spanish-speaking countries [[note]]as not all Spanish dialects are alike. The Spanish spoken in a place like Venezuela is different than what you hear in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Spain[[/note]]. In European Spanish, "coger" means "to pick up." In Mexican, Chilean, and Argentinian Spanish, it means "to have sex with" (usually translated as "fuck").
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