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5th May '16 5:47:37 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* TheMakeover: Sagwa got this, as shown in the first episode, as a result of falling face-first into a pot of ink. She is shown again with her original look in "Sagwa's Lucky Bat".
5th May '16 5:30:07 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** All the cats catch and eat fish, including Sagwa's family. Yet Sagwa and her grandfather are apparently "relations" of catfish!



** All the cats catch and eat fish, including Sagwa's family. Yet Sagwa and her grandfather are apparently "relations" of catfish!



** Originally, Fu-Fu's catchphrase was "Jai-jen, my friend!", but this was phased out after the episode "Fu-fu's Full Moon Flight".



* EverybodyLaughsEnding: "Sagwa, Fu-Fu and the Whistling Pigeon" and "Tough Guy Dongwa".

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* EverybodyLaughsEnding: "Sagwa, Fu-Fu and the Whistling Pigeon" and "Tough Guy Dongwa".Quite common.



* GoodParents: Mama and Baba Miao. While they have a tendency to be strict at times and even occasionally overly critical, for the most part they are wise, caring, loving and understanding.



** Most of the alleycats aside from Wing Wing, Jet-Jet, Hun-Hun, and Lik-Lik.
** Also, Mama and Baba Miao, and Nai-Nai and Yeh-Yeh are this.

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** Most of the alleycats aside from Fam, Wing Wing, Jet-Jet, Hun-Hun, and Lik-Lik.
** Also, Mama and Baba Miao, and Also Nai-Nai and Yeh-Yeh are this.this. Mama and Baba Miao's names are revealed in "The Name Game", however.



* RingAroundTheCollar: Brutally invoked with Sagwa; an episode showing her without her collar puts her heavily into UncannyValley.

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* RingAroundTheCollar: Brutally invoked with Sagwa; an episode showing her without her collar puts her heavily into UncannyValley. Averted with Dongwa earlier in an episode showing him without his collar though.


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* WhiteVoidRoom: In "What About You?"
** Dongwa imagines Sheegwa in this at the beginning of the story in "Sick Day" (she tells him to think up something more clever).
3rd May '16 5:05:12 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* AnimalAthleteLoophole: The Foolish Magistrate tried to enter his cats into a caligraphy contest. The judge admitted there was no rule against cats entering the contest but the rule limiting the number of entrants to one per province forced him to pick one of the cats.

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* AnimalAthleteLoophole: The In the LostEpisode "The Competition", the Foolish Magistrate tried to enter his cats into a caligraphy contest. The judge admitted there was no rule against cats entering the contest but the rule limiting the number of entrants to one per province forced him to pick one of the cats.



** The Master of Nothing, a teacher hired for the Magistrate's daughters. All three of them are upset at how they've constantly messed up at each of their courses (learning how to cook, play music, and make pots). The Master teaches them by deliberately doing each lesson wrong, such as trying to play a lute with his feet. This prompts the daughters to show him the correct way to do it, and therefore teach themselves in the process, just as the Master of Nothing planned.

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** In another LostEpisode, The Master of Nothing, a teacher hired for the Magistrate's daughters. All three of them are upset at how they've constantly messed up at each of their courses (learning how to cook, play music, and make pots). The Master teaches them by deliberately doing each lesson wrong, such as trying to play a lute with his feet. This prompts the daughters to show him the correct way to do it, and therefore teach themselves in the process, just as the Master of Nothing planned.
26th Apr '16 12:52:07 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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A Creator/{{PBS}} series set in 19th century China about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the title says]], a cat named Sagwa. It was based on a children's book called ''The Chinese Siamese Cat'' (later renamed for the series) by Creator/AmyTan. Sagwa and her family live in the palace of an [[NoNameGiven unnamed magistrate]] and serve as his scribes, being able to write with their tails. The show taught children quite a bit about Chinese culture, legends, and even [[GratuitousForeignLanguage language]]. Sadly for the fans, it lasted only from September 2001 to February 2003.

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A Creator/{{PBS}} series set in 19th century China about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the title says]], a cat named Sagwa. It was based on a children's book called ''The Chinese Siamese Cat'' (later renamed for the series) by Creator/AmyTan. Sagwa and her family live in the palace of an [[NoNameGiven unnamed magistrate]] and serve as his scribes, being able to write with their tails. The show taught children quite a bit about Chinese culture, legends, and even [[GratuitousForeignLanguage language]]. Sadly for the fans, it lasted only from September 2001 to February 2003.
2003. Now has a recap page in the works.



* AnimatedActors: During "What About You?".



* BrutalHonesty: The episode retelling ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes''. Sagwa is told to make a painting of the Magistrate's "new outfit" when she sees nothing. Despite worrying that she'll be kicked out for being deemed foolish, she chooses to draw what she sees: [[FanDisservice that is, him in his underwear.]] Her honesty pays off, though, since the Magistrate deduces that Sagwa can't be foolish as she's one of his smartest cats, and therefore that these clothes must be a sham.

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* BrutalHonesty: [[RecycledPlot The episode retelling ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes''.''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'']]. Sagwa is told to make a painting of the Magistrate's "new outfit" when she sees nothing. Despite worrying that she'll be kicked out for being deemed foolish, she chooses to draw what she sees: [[FanDisservice that is, him in his underwear.]] Her honesty pays off, though, since the Magistrate deduces that Sagwa can't be foolish as she's one of his smartest cats, and therefore that these clothes must be a sham.



* CoolShades: Fu-fu wears these during the episode "Cool Fufu", as part of his "gangster" look after joining the rebel winged flyers.



* TheResenter: Sagwa becomes this for a while in "Princess Sheegwa."

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* TheResenter: Sagwa becomes this for a while in "Princess Sheegwa." Sheegwa" and "Too Close For Comfort".
7th Apr '16 5:41:30 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* BeYourself: This is pretty much the main plot for "All Grown Up". This was also part of the story for both "My Fair Kitty" and "Sister Act".

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* BeYourself: This is A pretty much common theme in the main plot for series, being present in "All Grown Up". This was also part of the story for both Up", "My Fair Kitty" Kitty", "Cool Fufu" and "Sister Act".



* CantGetAwayWithNothing: Brutally invoked in "Sagwa's Good Deed". Sagwa does something beautiful for Fam and his family and is punished for it just because she was late for dinner. (Admittedly, Mama Miao did forgive Sagwa once she found out ''why'' she was late, but she still overreacted to something relatively minor and continued to point out the importance of keeping a promise, as if Sagwa had done something much worse than miss a meal.)

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* CantGetAwayWithNothing: Brutally invoked in "Sagwa's Good Deed". Sagwa does something beautiful for Fam and his family and is punished for it just because she was late for dinner. (Admittedly, Mama Miao did forgive Sagwa once she found out ''why'' she was late, but she still overreacted to something relatively minor and continued to point out the importance of keeping a promise, as if Sagwa had done something much worse than miss a meal.)) Also implied to have been Mama Miao's reaction to Sagwa's honest mistake in "How Sagwa Got Her Colors".



* GreenAesop: "The Birds, the Bees, and the Silkworms", where Tai-Tai banishes some of the creatures which she considers pests (yes, it makes no sense) only to find out later they were important after her banquet was ruined. Fortunately she set things right by undoing the banishment.

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* GreenAesop: "The Birds, the Bees, and the Silkworms", where Silkworms" is pretty {{Anvilicious}} in giving this out. Tai-Tai somehow banishes some of the creatures which she considers pests (yes, it makes no sense) only to find out later they were important after her banquet was ruined. Fortunately she set things right by undoing the banishment.



* TreasureMap:
** "Treasure Hunters", where the Magistrate founded a old map of his ancestor's poems.
** "All Grown Up", where Baba left one that leads to where he hid his old collar.

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* TreasureMap:
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TreasureMap: Used twice, first in "Treasure Hunters", where the Magistrate founded a old map of his ancestor's poems.
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poems, and then in "All Grown Up", where Baba left one that leads to where he hid his old collar.



* WeddingDay: The majority of "Wedding Day Mess", where Tai-Tai's niece is getting married.

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* WeddingDay: The majority of episode "Wedding Day Mess", where Tai-Tai's niece is getting married.



** "How Sagwa Got Her Colors", which explained how Sagwa got her facial markings. In the original book, it was told by a descendant of the Miao family. In the show, it was told by Mama Miao as Sheegwa wanted to hear it.

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** "How Sagwa Got Her Colors", which explained how Sagwa got her facial markings. In the original book, it was told by a descendant of the Miao family. In family; however, in the show, it was told by Mama Miao as Sheegwa wanted to hear it.
14th Mar '16 11:14:09 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** Sagwa repeatedly calling the shoes the upper-class cats wear "booties".

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** Sagwa repeatedly calling the shoes the upper-class Beijing cats wear "booties"."booties". It doesn't help that nearly ''every'' only synopsis for the episode mentions that detail.



* GreenAesop: "The Birds, the Bees, and the Silkworms", where Tai-Tai banishes some of the creatures which she considers pests, only to find out later they were important after her banquet was ruined. Fortunately she set things right by undoing the banishment.

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* GreenAesop: "The Birds, the Bees, and the Silkworms", where Tai-Tai banishes some of the creatures which she considers pests, pests (yes, it makes no sense) only to find out later they were important after her banquet was ruined. Fortunately she set things right by undoing the banishment.



* IndyEscape: Sagwa, Fu-Fu, and Shei-Hu escaped from a boulder in "Treasure Hunters".

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* IndyEscape: Sagwa, Fu-Fu, and Shei-Hu (one of Sagwa's mice friends) escaped from a boulder in "Treasure Hunters".
13th Mar '16 6:14:46 PM Cakeman
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* OppositesAttract: Tai-Tai and her husband the Magistrate have their share of differences, with the Magistrate being more comical than she is. Unlike the Magistrate, she did not enjoy listening to the cricket Tung and ultimately decided to get rid of him, though she changed her mind when she realized how important he was to him. Fortunately, Tung made his way back.
12th Jan '16 8:56:12 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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** This also happened in "Stinky Tofu", where Sagwa didn't want to hurt Yeh-Yeh's feelings that his breath was stinky after eating the tofu. However, after she told her honest truth towards her grandfather, he understands and states he won't tell any stories after he eats tofu.

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** This also happened in "Stinky Tofu", where Sagwa didn't want to hurt Yeh-Yeh's feelings that his breath was stinky after eating the tofu. However, after she told her honest truth towards her grandfather, he understands and states he won't tell any stories after stories---after he eats tofu.said tofu, of course.



** Tai-Tai goes through this in "Tung The Singing Cricket" and "Lord of the Fleas".



* OnlySaneMan: Usually Sagwa for the animal kingdom and Cook for the humans, though the SanityBall gets tossed around.

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* OnlySaneMan: Usually Sagwa for the animal kingdom and Cook for the humans, though the SanityBall gets tossed around. Dongwa, of all characters, actually catches it in one episode!



* SpoiledSweet: Generally inverted or played straight with the three daughters, who seem to often be indulged and rarely parented. This is particularly interesting since the kittens are, in contrast, constantly disciplined and forced to follow rules.
* ThemeTuneCameo: The theme song is actually sung in the first episode (just without the word "Sagwa").



* TruckDriversGearChange: Happens several times during the singing of the theme song in "How Sagwa Got Her Colors".



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Had a few of these:

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Had The show has a few of these:
7th Jan '16 5:14:33 PM aye_amber
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A Creator/{{PBS}} series set in 19th-century China about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the title says]], a cat named Sagwa. It was based on a children's book called ''The Chinese Siamese Cat'' (later renamed for the series) by Creator/AmyTan. Sagwa and her family live in the palace of an [[NoNameGiven unnamed magistrate]] and serve as his scribes, being able to write with their tails. The show taught children quite a bit about Chinese culture, legends, and even [[GratuitousForeignLanguage language]]. Sadly for the fans, it lasted only from September 2001 to February 2003.

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A Creator/{{PBS}} series set in 19th-century 19th century China about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the title says]], a cat named Sagwa. It was based on a children's book called ''The Chinese Siamese Cat'' (later renamed for the series) by Creator/AmyTan. Sagwa and her family live in the palace of an [[NoNameGiven unnamed magistrate]] and serve as his scribes, being able to write with their tails. The show taught children quite a bit about Chinese culture, legends, and even [[GratuitousForeignLanguage language]]. Sadly for the fans, it lasted only from September 2001 to February 2003.
5th Dec '15 8:59:17 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* ContinuityNod: Oogway the tortoise from "The Tortoise And The Cat" makes a cameo in "The Favorite".


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* TheObiWan: Oogway the tortoise to Sagwa, and Master Wu-Fu to Fu-Fu.
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