History WesternAnimation / SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat

12th Jan '17 9:05:54 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** In another episode, Sagwa bails on Dongwa to avoid his bossiness, and doesn't notice when she loses her collar. Naturally, she is mistaken for a stray by a young girl living on a house boat, and is taken in and very nearly taken away from her village. Lucky for Sagwa that a fellow kitten from the pier tipped off the others to what happened to Sagwa or else the young girl's family would never have realized this mistake.
23rd Dec '16 10:21:10 AM BlueTangFromPixar
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* BalloonBelly: Fu-Fu gets this in "Luck Be a Bat" after eating too many dumplings.
15th Dec '16 4:28:04 PM BlueTangFromPixar
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* ArtInitiatesLife: In the episode "The Cat and the Wind", Mama tells a story towards the kittens about Ming-Yao, an ancestor who can actually draw things that can come to life. [[spoiler:Mama actually had this sort of power when the three asked if it was true.]]

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* ArtInitiatesLife: In the episode "The Cat and the Wind", Mama tells a story towards the kittens about Ming-Yao, an ancestor who can actually draw things that can come to life. [[spoiler:Mama actually had has this sort of power when as revealed at the three asked if it was true.end of the episode.]]
12th Dec '16 8:02:58 PM BlueTangFromPixar
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* EstoricHappyEnding: "Tea For Two" ends with Dongwa and the sleeve dogs having made a monkey trainer and his monkeys hated by the entire province. But the sight of a tree supposedly means they'll be wanted at the palace again.
12th Dec '16 12:32:05 PM BlueTangFromPixar
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A Creator/{{PBS}} series set in 19th century China about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the title says]], a cat named Sagwa. It is 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. It has a [[PeripheryDemographic pretty good sized demographic]], and teaches 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. Now has a recap page in the works.

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A Creator/{{PBS}} series set in 19th century China about, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the title says]], a cat named Sagwa. It is 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. It While not practicing their calligraphy (or in the case of Fu-Fu the bat, cleaning the cave), they enjoy exploring, playing games, and hanging out in the palace's attic (which the nickname "the clubhouse").

The show
has a [[PeripheryDemographic pretty good sized demographic]], and teaches 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. Now has a recap page in the works.



* AdultsAreUseless: Averted big time with Mama and Baba Miao, who help their children a lot, while also letting them figure things out for themselves.



** In the episode where Dongwa pretends to be hurt, Sagwa comes up with one to prove to Mama that he's faking. [[spoiler: It works.]]



* OpinionChangingDream: In one episode, Dongwa and Baba have a falling out due to Dongwa wanting to practice kung fu more than his scrolls, and even making Sagwa do the work at one point. Baba scolds Dongwa for the deception, but has to come to terms with his own contribution to the conflict when he has a nightmare about his own younger days, where he wanted to play outside but his grandfather insisted on him doing his scrolls. This prompts him to lighten up the next morning, and he compromises: Dongwa must still do the scrolls since writing is an important tradition, but Baba will give Dongwa less scrolls to do so he doesn't have to think of the scrolls as work, and with less work, Dongwa will be able to practice kung fu as well.

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* OpinionChangingDream: In one episode, Dongwa and Baba have a falling out due to Dongwa wanting to practice kung fu more than his scrolls, and even making Sagwa do the work at one point. Baba scolds Dongwa for the deception, but has to come to terms with his own contribution to the conflict when he has a nightmare about his own younger days, where he wanted to play outside but his grandfather insisted on him doing his scrolls. This prompts him to lighten up the next morning, and he compromises: apologize to Dongwa must still do the scrolls since writing is an important tradition, but Baba will give Dongwa and be less scrolls to do so he doesn't have to think of the scrolls as work, and with less work, Dongwa will be able to practice kung fu as well.hard on him.



** Sagwa mentions she just discovered the attic in "Sagwa's Lucky Bat", despite it already appearing in previous episodes. Although that episode may've took place before those episodes.

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** Sagwa mentions she just discovered the attic in "Sagwa's Lucky Bat", despite it already appearing in previous episodes. Although
** It's worth noting
that episode may've took place before those episodes.a similar mistake occured in ''[[Dragon Tales]]'', another show from Seaseme Workshop. It's likely that the episodes weren't aired in the order they were written, leading to continuity errors.


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** "Up, Up and Away" marks the return of the character of Sir Richard.


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* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Sagwa, Sheegwa, and possibly the three daughters.
6th Dec '16 4:59:00 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: In one episode, Sagwa inherits a ceremonial collar passed down to the eldest daughter of each generation, one that is worn and smells off due to age. For this, she is mocked by the alley cats and later by the sleeve dogs, who steal the collar just to spite her when she tries to rid herself of it. Coming to realize its value, she takes it back and promises to always wear it, to which Mama reveals that as an heirloom it's only meant to be worn when the occasion calls for it. As it turns out, if Sagwa had sat still for just a few moments more when Mama tried to explain to her earlier, she could've spared herself a lot of grief.
14th Nov '16 1:49:46 PM cartoonfan945
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** Sagwa mentions she just discovered the attic in "Sagwa's Lucky Bat", despite it already appearing in previous episodes. Although that episode may've took place before those episodes.
30th Sep '16 6:10:23 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In one episode, Tai-Tai decides to keep Fu-Fu as her "lucky bat". She has a HeelRealization later on.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In one episode, Dongwa after insulting Haiyo.
** Brutally inverted in the episode where
Tai-Tai decides to keep Fu-Fu as her "lucky bat". She has a seemingly has HeelRealization later on.that animals should be allowed to live free ([[AesopAmnesia something she'd already learned earlier on) and the moment she sees Fu-Fu again she recaptures him. At the reminder of one of her daughters, she refrains from keeping him; however, now the viewer isn't really able to trust her.


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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: One might assume this about Sagwa and Sheegwa (with Sheegwa being the more girlish looking because of her pink collar), but refreshingly, they're neither tomboys or girly girls.
6th Sep '16 11:30:38 AM Monolaf317
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of the things that make the Magistrate and Tai Tai decide Cook probably has a girlfriend is 'strange noises coming from his room.'

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of the things that make the Magistrate and Tai Tai Tai-Tai decide Cook probably has a girlfriend is 'strange "strange noises coming from his room.'room".



* MultiCharacterTitle: "Sagwa, Fu-fu and the Whistling Pigeon"

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* MultiCharacterTitle: "Sagwa, Fu-fu and the Whistling Pigeon"Pigeon".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In one episode, Tai-Tai decides to keep Fu-Fu as her "lucky bat". She has a HeelRealization later on.
6th Sep '16 6:33:29 AM Monolaf317
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