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''Get Fuzzy'' is a newspaper comic written and drawn by Darby Conley, that chronicles the day to day (mis)adventures of a Siamese cat named Bucky, a Labrador-Shar Pei cross named Satchel and their owner/roommate, Rob Wilco.

The three live in an apartment in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, where Satchel has his own room, while Bucky takes a towel closet (he has not only complained about it, but seceded from the United States). Many of the jokes revolve around the mean-natured Bucky taking advantage of Satchel's naïveté, driving Rob crazy, and {{incredibly lame pun}}s.

Seems to have become a [[SundayStrip Sunday-only strip]] as of 2013, with only reruns running on weekdays, although no official statement has ever been made about this. [[WordOfDante According to Stephan Pastis,]] Conley has been taking several breaks from the strip due to "personal reasons".

!!'''This comic contains examples of:'''

* AbortedArc
** Bucky was once blackmailed by the chimpmunkfia but by the next week the arc was completely forgotten. About a year later he got into debt with cat mafia who sent one of their AffablyEvil goons to threaten him into paying. Bucky left with Satchel to buy them off with a blank check and Satchel's sprained arm (Bucky had offered to have Satchel win the money in a fight against two dogs, but Rob intervened) but we never found out what happened. The next week it was mentioned once and never spoken of again.
** A few comics had Satchel finally [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2002/11/19 putting Bucky]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2002/11/20 in his place.]] For a short time Bucky was terrified of saying or doing anything to upset Satchel. After about a week it's just dropped and never really brought up again.
** Early strips had Rob having a crush on a new neighbor who only had eyes for Bucky. The character and the story were quickly dropped.
%%* TheAce
%%** Fungo.
%%** Bucky ''thinks'' he's one.
%%* AchillesPowerCord: In the [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2013/02/26#mutable_891486 strip for February 26, 2013]].
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: In the strip for [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/be9076709a390130392c001dd8b71c47 May 18th 2013]], Bucky tries to build up an immunity to poison by eating spiders.
* AffablyEvil: Whitey. He may be a mafia hitcat, but he's also very polite and friendly
* AirVentPassageway: Bucky tried to take this route once in an attempt to get to his ferret nemesis. He got lost.
* AlliterativeName: Mac Manc [=McManx=], sometimes called M3.
* AllLovingHero: Chubby Huggs. He loves everyone. He even hugs his pillow every morning to thank it for being so soft. Bucky is terrified of him.
* AppealToObscurity: A variation in [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2018/02/04 this]] strip. Satchel tells Bucky that in Alaska they use [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_Malamute Malamutes]] to protect themselves against [[Franchise/StarWars Wampas]]. When Bucky tells Satchel that Wampas don't exist, Satchel merely states that that shows how tough Malamutes are.
* AprilFoolsDay: Joined ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' and ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' for a [[http://blog.old-castle.org/~edgar/archives/ft050401.gif gag]] [[http://blog.old-castle.org/~edgar/archives/pearls2005036620401.gif involving]] [[http://blog.old-castle.org/~edgar/archives/getfuzzy2005036620401.gif a Ouija board]] in 2005.
* ArtEvolution:
** The main characters looked a lot more realistic in the early comics. [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/1999/09/10 Just compare this comic]] to any current one. Bucky doesn't even look like the same character.
** Not just the characters, but take a look at the comic as a whole; the comic up till about 2005 had a much cleaner, neater, and more detailed look to both the writing and illustration, though from 2005 to today, it looks considerably rougher and a little more simplistic.
* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Rob's mother tries to make her cat go vegetarian. Portrayed fairly accurately aside from the fact that the cat's still alive, as she is in obvious distress over the situation, even begging Rob to kill her.
* AscendedMeme: The strip had been compared to ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} since it started. At one point in the comic Bucky gets a Garfield book and immediately notes how their lives are so similar.
* AsTheGoodBookSays
** In one strip, Rob tries to get Bucky to treat Satchel better by quoting him one of Jesus' sayings from the Gospel According to Matthew; Bucky thinks he's quoting some random guy named Matthew. Bucky also assumes the chapter/verse were the time of day Matthew said it. (It was ''TheGoldenRule'', Matthew 7:12).
** Rob once told Bucky that "he [Bucky] would have to swear on the good book" (or something to that effect). Bucky leaves, and then stands on ''Richard Scarry's Best Rainy Day Book'' and says every bad word he can think of.
* AsideGlance: Rob does this from time to time after some of Bucky's more nonsensical comments.
%%* BadassPacifist: Chubby Huggs.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
** Every once in a while Satchel gets ''angry''. One time he picked Bucky up and threw him out of the room, another time in a heated argument over Bucky wanting a 2-volume phone book when Satchel only got him a 1-volume phone book, Satchel obliges by ''tearing the phone book in half''.
** Could also overlap with "Beware the Dim Ones", because Satchel has been known to do things, with the best of intentions, that nonetheless culminate in seriously tweaking out and/or injuring Bucky. For example, see a recent arc when Bucky, who had already had problems with Satchel's red-green colorblindness, used a granny smith apple for his threat level system, prompting Satchel to throw him out the window for his own safety. The landing broke Bucky's arm.
** Perhaps the best example of this is when Bucky casually makes a rude remark about one of Satchel's friends. Satchel ''flips out, grabs Bucky and loudly and angrily threatens him'' before storming off, leaving Bucky ''visibly terrified''. It's [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2002/11/19 as awesome]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2002/11/20 as it sounds.]]
** Bucky is waiting to have his fang re-attached and Satchel comments they're in the same animal hospital that bandaged his arm. Bucky asked if it hurt, and Satchel goes on to happily describe it as one of the most painful experiences of his life, leaving Bucky worried and shaking. While it could have Satchel not realizing he was scaring Bucky, remember that Satchel was ''heavily'' sedated while his arm was worked on, and even said he felt good when Rob first saw him.
* BilingualBonus: Within the same language. Bucky's cousin from Manchester, Mac Manc [=McManx=], speaks in Mancusian dialect and is largely unintelligible to the rest of the cast.
-->"Cracking dinner medals."[[note]]Rob's messy eating has left stains all over his shirt and Mac is complimenting him on them[[/note]]
* BlackBestFriend: Rob's pal Joe Doman, although he's not seen much these days since [[PutOnABus relocating to France]].
%%* BoisterousWeakling: Bucky
* BoxAndStickTrap: In the [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2013/06/10#mutable_944028 June 10th, 2013 strip]] Rob and Satchel team up to lure Bucky into a blanket-covered cage in order to take him to his annual veterinarian checkup.
%%* BrandX
%%* CampStraight: Satchel. Often doubles as AmbiguouslyGay.
* CanadaEh: Satchel is Canadian.
* CatsAreMean
** Bucky could be the TropeNamer.
** Mac Manc [=McManx=] and Foodar play with this in that they aren't as nice as [[AllLovingHero Chubby]], but they're pretty harmless, especially compared to [[JerkAss Bucky]].
** In one strip, Rob is debating the appeal of cats with Bucky, and asks Bucky which of his friends people (who aren't cats) seem to like best. Bucky rattles off a list, which Rob points out consists entirely of personable, easygoing cats, and states that everyone's favorite cats are the ones that act like dogs.
* CloudCuckooLander: Bucky spent the entire December 2010 run of strips expounding his theory that Franchise/TheMuppets are UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era Soviet experiments.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: During an early 2012 series of strips where Bucky tried presenting his greatest idea to Rob and Satchel, the "Buckcord" (which is actually a fork with an electric cord taped to it), Rob tries telling Bucky that forks and electricity do not mix. Naturally, Bucky then tells Rob that he came up with a [[SarcasmMode safe]] way for kids to handle the Buckcord, by presenting a child-safe outlet to stick the Buckcord into, which actually turns out to be [[WhatAnIdiot a toaster]].
%%* CompanionCube: Smacky and Ms. Pretty, to Bucky.
* ConeOfShame: Used a few times. Even referred to as "the cone of shame".
* ContinuityNod
** As the comic went on, fewer references to [[NoodleIncident noodle incidents]] were made and instead the characters refer to past events.
** Rob's glasses still show up. Sometimes he's actually wearing them because he doesn't have his contacts, other times they're just lying around.
** For a many number of years, Satchel wore a watch, and it was even a plot-point in a 2002 story arc in which he injures his paw when chasing a bicycle, thus breaking his watch, which upsets him greatly. Over time, however, Satchel's watch eventually just disappeared, something that did not go unnoticed by loyal readers - in fact, when fans began questioning Satchel's watch (or lack thereof), ''that'' was brought up in a strip, where Rob casually remarks to Satchel noticing he never wears his watch anymore.
* CrunchTastic[=/=]PerfectlyCromulentWord: Bucky comes up with these on a regular basis, with "groovitude" being a recurring favorite of his. And don't forget "Dinnerfy" and "Eatification".
%%** Groovitude isn't a word. It's a state of mind.
* CurseCutShort
** There have been several variations of "Son of a...", including being interrupted by another character.
** In one strip, Bucky and Satchel keep having a laugh over Rob's high school year book photo, with his messy hair, large glasses, braces, and acne.
--->'''Bucky:''' So, were you voted, "Most likely to remain chickless"?\\
'''Rob:''' Dude, I'm about to be voted, "Most likely to kick your--\\
'''Satchel:''' [[StealthPun Ass]]uredly, that is the skinniest leather tie I have ever seen!
* DeadpanSnarker: Rob most of the time. Satchel seems to be slowly becoming one of these, probably because of Rob's influence.
* DeliveryNotDesired: Satchel writes a letter to Ray Charles, thanking him for this music, because listening to it makes him happy. Rob then takes Satchel to the edge of a cliff overlooking water for him to mail it by folding it into a paper plane and sending it into the air.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Bucky steals Satchel's yogurt and and promises to give it back only if he can make an anagram of the sentence "Satchel Pooch is an awful and annoying dog". Satchel simply rearranges it to "Satchel Pooch is an annoying and awful dog" forcing Bucky to concede.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Rob grounds Bucky for...[[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2010/02/21 making a bad pun]].
* DogsAreDumb: Poor Satchel. He's so dumb [[UpToEleven he doesn't know what a loser is]], so when Bucky makes [[Series/{{Glee}} the L sign]] he thinks he's being called a [[strike: unicorn]] "losercorn".
* DrinkOrder
** Rob is partial to Corsendonk.
** In earlier strips, Bucky constantly drank Pow soda, but always insisted he be given a little umbrella in it.
* DropInCharacter: [=McManx=] keeps popping up. He seems to think he lives with Rob; even when he does get back to England, it's only for a visit.
* [[BurnTheWitch Dunk The Witch]]: Bucky uses this on Satchel half to bully him and half to give him a much-needed bath.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** The focus of the comic is centered more around Rob in the early days, with a greater emphasis on his human friends, either visiting him and interacting with the pets and even following Rob to work where he tends to hear about his pets' crazy exploits over telephone. Almost all incidental characters now are animal friends of Bucky or Satchel and scenes of Rob at work are never seen anymore, with a good portion of the action in storylines following the exploits Bucky and/or Satchel get into while Rob is away.
** Lesser example: During the first 2 years, Rob almost always wore glasses, and it was implied he was BlindWithoutEm.
* EskimosArentReal: Bucky tries to tell Satchel that Hawaii is a myth perpetrated by the Liberal Media. He also claims that Harry Potter is fictional because it contains fictional elements, namely owls, trains, and England.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Monkeys are an obsession (and would-be TrademarkFavoriteFood) for Bucky.
* EvilLaugh: Bucky's is more of a "disturbing smirk" ("KEH!").
%%* EvilTastesGood: Parodied
* ExtremeOmnivore: Satchel admits he'll eat pretty much anything, and at one point is tricked into eating a pillow. Bucky would like to think of himself as an Extreme ''Carnivore'', mostly to spite his vegetarian owner.
%%* FiveManBand: Only temporarily in one story arc, but....
%%** TheHero: Bucky Katt
%%** TheLancer: Mac Manc [=Mcmanx=]
%%** TheSmartGuy: Shakespug
%%** TheBigGuy: Foodar
%%** TheChick: Satchel Pooch
%%** TheHeart: Chubby Huggs
* FlippingTheBird: Bucky does this to an expert on valuables... somehow.
* FunnyAnimal: Almost every animal that appears is a mix between this and TalkingAnimal.
* FunnyForeigner: Bucky's cousin Mac Manc [=Mcmanx=] is one of these.
* FunWithAcronyms
** '''C'''anines '''A'''gainst '''T'''raffic; '''A'''tlantic '''R'''esearch of '''S'''upernatural '''E'''ntities; '''I'''ntelligence '''D'''epartment, '''I'''nstitute '''O'''f '''T'''he '''I'''nternational '''C'''athood.
** Possibly lampshaded in one strip, when Joe wore a shirt with '''A.C.R.O.N.Y.M''' printed across it.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Thanksgiving turkey, Easter bunny, Valentine's Day beaver...
--->'''Rob:''' ...Wait, Valentine's Day ''what??''
** There's one arc where Bucky tries to trick Satchel into sewing soccer balls for him. Rob angrily finds out, but Bucky tries to calm him down by giving him the soccer ball catalog. The name? Katt's Balls.
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2013/03/13 March 13, 2013]]. Rob tells Bucky that he's talking out of (his ass).
** One strip had Bucky using a [[BrandX knock-off]] Super-Soaker. The toy was labeled "La Super Doucher."
** When Cousin Willie returns home from his tour of duty in Iraq, his reaction to Dunkin Donuts no longer making crullers, "Really? How the hell long was I over there?" is left completely uncensored.
** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2016/01/04 this strip]] Satche uses the Swedish swear "jävlar," which is as bad by Swedish standards as "shit" is by American ones.
** Bucky: Hey, Tiger Woods doesn't wash his own balls."
* GoshDangItToHeck: Taken to odd lengths at times. While "Holy cow!" is a fairly common expression, things like "What the cow?!" or "Oh my cow!" aren't. Bucky tends to use ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} in these cases.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Bucky tries this with a ''plastic'' bottle, with predictable results.
* GroinAttack: The [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2013/04/21#mutable_924143 strip for April 21st, 2013]]. Satchel accidentally hits Rob in the groin while practicing swatting mosquitos with his eyes closed.
* HaHaHaNo: In the [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/6e161630fece01301a50001dd8b71c47 strip for 9-27-13]], Satchel does this when Bucky asks if his attempt to look like a superhero is a success.
* HiddenDepths: Bucky found Satchel's crushed watch in the sewer and fixed it. Anyone who's ever had to fix a watch (or pay for someone else to do it) knows that this can be '''extremely''' difficult.
* HighOnCatnip: Several examples. The effects differ from strip to strip. Sometimes Bucky acts hyper and other times he acts like a stereotypical stoner.
* {{Hipster}}: Bucky sure sounds like one in [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2011/12/26 this]] strip.
* HollywoodNewEngland: Mostly averted, aside from occasional references to Rob's Red Sox fandom.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** At one point Bucky takes an old coonskin cap of Rob's and converts it into a vest.
--->'''Rob:''' I know you like that coonskin thing, but it just seems kind of morbid, you know...wearing the skin of another animal...\\
'''Bucky:''' And that's different from your leather jacket ''how''?\\
'''Rob:''' ''Well'', it... see... when ''I''... um... [[GoToYourRoom Go to your closet]].
** In an early strip, Rob drives past a [[BrandX McDoodle's]], of which both Satchel and Bucky remark they're hungry, but Rob insists they're going home; Satchel and Bucky repeat that they would like Howdy Meals, but Rob isn't having it.
--->'''Rob:''' No! ''No!'' You guys are ''so'' immature! I wanna go home! ''I wanna go home!!''
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The collection and treasury books take their titles from the dialogue of any particular strip that's featured in the book.
* ImprovisedCross:
** In a story arc from 2002, Bucky crawls into the air conditioning vent and can't get himself out, so he starts demanding Satchel to help him out; at first, Satchel assumes the voice he's hearing is God, since it came from above, but when Bucky says it's not God, Satchel then assumes it's Satan, then tries to rebuke him by holding two pencils in the shape of a cross.
** Averted in a much earlier strip from 1999, in which Satchel completes his wood project, which seems to bear resemblance to a cross of some kind, even Rob remarks that he didn't know Satchel was religious.
--->'''Satchel:''' What does making a spice rack have to do with me being religious?\\
'''Rob:''' Oh! Um. No reason.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Bucky spouts this constantly. In fact, the strip is largely based around some hairbrained plan or idea of his.
* InstantWristwatch: Averted, as Satchel frequently wore a wristwatch early in the strip [[{{Irony}} despite not knowing how to tell time]].
* InTheBlood: According to Bucky's cousin Mac, the entire family shares Bucky's feelings toward monkeys.
%%* ITasteDelicious
%%* JerkAss: Bucky
* JiveTurkey: Oreo, Satchel's love interest, suddenly starts talking like this at one point later in the comic's run, even to Satchel's confusion.
-->'''Oreo:''' Aw, come on, Satchmo, this ain't cool, yo!\\
'''Satchel:''' Um... wait, what isn't? Um... "yo"?\\
'''Oreo:''' Bringin' the hydrophobe (Bucky), yo!
%%* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Bucky again.
* LighterAndSofter: Parodied with Bucky's "Napworks" film studio concept.
* LimitedWardrobe
** Surprisingly averted. Rob is shown in a variety of T-shirts, including one reading "[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 6x9=42]]" and another from "[[StealthPun Lowe Tech]]."
** There's also the "Rugby > Football" shirt.
%%* LiteralMinded: Pets in general seem to have trouble with this.
%%* {{Malaproper}}: Bucky and Satchel again.
* MathematiciansAnswer
-->'''Rob:''' So... you got a name?\\
'''Dog:''' Of course.\\
'''Rob:''' Can you '''tell''' me your name?\\
'''Dog:''' Yes, I can.\\
'''Satchel:''' Be more specific.\\
'''Rob:''' '''What''' is your name?\\
'''Dog:''' Ibid Q. Muttly.
* MixedAncestry: Satchel. His parents are a purebred Shar Pei and a Labrador, and he doesn't understand why he can't be a showdog.
* MomentKiller: Bucky invokes this at the end of an early story arc, in which Rob's first girlfriend, Kellie, comes over for dinner (which Bucky ruins, between Satchel using the steak that Rob was going to cook for his eye since Bucky punched him, to a flu-infected Bucky sneezing all over the dinner Satchel prepared for them), and at the end of the evening, Rob tries to apologize for all the mishaps, all the while Bucky stands in the doorway, watching them.
-->'''Bucky:''' So, are you two gonna smooch, or am I wasting my time?
* MundaneFantastic: It's a world where cats and dogs (and some other pets) can talk, but aren't ''quite'' as intelligent as humans. Sometimes this becomes a plot point, but most of the time it's just background noise.
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Everyone thinks the spy Bucky hired is invoking this, but his name really is Bob Jimbob.
* NegativeContinuity:
** In the story arc where Satchel injures his arm in trying to chase a bicycle, and ends up losing his watch, Bucky actually finds and fixes the watch, of which Rob actually mentions to Satchel. Much, much later that same year, when it's Christmas, Satchel is surprised to see Bucky's present to him is his old watch. ''Maybe'' it's justified, Satchel was under a lot of stress and probably forgot about Bucky finding and fixing it.
** Rob only said Bucky had been "finding and fixing watches," he never said it was Satchel's. Satchel either didn't understand what Rob was talking about and didn't ask, or he just assumed Rob was talking about some other watch.
%%* NiceGuy: Satchel
* NoodleIncident: Occasional references to past Bucky misdeeds such as the "hockey stick incident" and the "baseball game incident".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: One story arc involved Bucky suing Fungo, and taking him to see Judge Judy. Needless to say, Judge Judy was ''not'' impressed with Bucky's case (or lack thereof as far as she was concerned).
* NoFlowInCGI: A rare comic strip example: Darby Conley crossed Satchel with a Labrador to avoid having to draw so many wrinkles than if he were a pure-bred Shar-Pei.
* OneSceneTwoMonologues: most commonly between Bucky and Satchel, typically leading to a series of non-sequiturs
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: When the strip began, Rob was always shown wearing these. They were phased out over time with it being explicitly stated that he switched to contacts. They still appear every now and then, although not always as opaque.
%%* PetTheDog: Smacky, for Bucky.
* PhraseCatcher: Bucky tries to invent a catch phrase for himself, and tries to get Satchel to be his PhraseCatcher, because "when you're Übergroovy, people say [your catch phrase] for you".
* PunnyName: Rob's brother, Roger Wilco.
%%* PurpleEyes: Bucky.
* RealityEnsues: Rob's mom tries to make her cat go [[VegetarianCarnivore vegetarian]]. Said cat is miserable and unhealthy as a result.
* RealMenWearPink: Bucky owns a doll which he named "Miss Pretty"
* RetconningTheWiki: [[CatsAreMean Bucky]] edits {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} to say that he won Wimbledon and that his "album" went "fourple platinum", as well as that he beat up [[SitcomArchNemesis Fungo]]
* RidiculouslyLongPhoneHold: Invoked in a 2005 story arc, in which Rob attempts to get in touch with [[BrandX Dull Computer]] customer support. At one point during his call, he's placed on hold for hours -- so many hours, in fact, that he can't make dinner, and has Satchel order pizza for the night. Meanwhile, at Dull Computers, a few customer service reps boast about their personal records of keeping customers on hold, ranging from three hours to five hours, to one guy who ''still'' has a customer on hold as they speak.
* ScaryShadowFakeout: Bucky Kat, having been warned by a horoscope to "Beware of [[TheGrimReaper the Grim Reaper]]", [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2012/03/28 ends up frightened by some kid in a loose-fitting jacket holding a football flag.]]
* SelfDeprecation: Darby did this in the ''Pearls'' storyline. It depicted him as a lazy, rude slob. In contrast, Stephan Pastis was neat, professional, and polite.
* SeriesContinuityError: A number of elements that were present within the first couple of years of the comic were either phased out or dropped altogether, such as:
** Rob isn't actually a vegetarian at first. He's eaten steak, hamburgers, seafood, and even sampled a meatloaf recipe Satchel made.
** Rob, Bucky, and Satchel appear to live in a house in the suburbs towards the beginning of the comic. This, in and of itself can be considered NegativeContinuity: for the most part, the interior of their residence looks like that of an apartment building in the city, however on the outside looks more like a converted boarding house.
** Rob's treatment of Bucky and Satchel seemed to differ from time to time. In some cases, he regards them as and even refers to them as his "roommates", while other times, he acts like a surrogate father figure to them, though most of the time, he does acknowledge them as his pets, especially when they do animal-like activities, such as Satchel going to playgroups.
* ShoutOut
** The [[http://community-2.webtv.net/Taimm/THERESATOWELDNA4FR/ tribute to Douglas Adams' death]] (about two-thirds of the way down the page).
** Rob's tastes in music, television, sports teams, etc. frequently involve {{Shout Out}}s to same.
** There is a member of the Cat Mafia named Whitey. Whitey is the nickname of James Bulger, a former Irish mobster who operated out of the Boston area.
** [[http://comics.com/get_fuzzy/2011-05-16/ This strip]] references ''VideoGame/ZeroWing''.
** In the [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/3f0e8cb0225d013136f7001dd8b71c47 strip for November 9th 2013]], Bucky is hit on the head by a tomato thrown at him from behind him. He says "It came from...behind", a reference to a line spoken by a Rebel pilot in ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' during the attack on the Death Star. The pilot said "They came from...behind" in reference to attacks by Darth Vader and his Imperial TIE fighter wingmen.
** In one early strip, Rob and Satchel bump into each other in the hallway, while Rob was eating from a jar of peanut butter, and Satchel was eating from a bag of jerky bits.
--->'''Rob:''' Aww man, you got jerky bits in my peanut butter!\\
'''Satchel:''' No, you got peanut butter on my jerky bits!\\
'''Rob:''' Ewwww!\\
'''Satchel:''' Mmm!
** One comic had Satchel using a ''TabletopGames/CandyLand'' board in conjunction with an Ouja widget; and wondering why a ghost would pass through multiple dimensions to tell him "Gumdrop, Gumdrop, Lolly" when Bucky tells him he needs a Ouja board to make the widget work properly.
* SilenceYouFool: Bucky sometimes says this to Satchel.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Bucky's is neighboring ferret Fungo Squiggly.
* TheSlacker: Mac Manc [=Mcmanx=] is likely one of these.
%%* SmallNameBigEgo: Bucky
* SpeciesSurname
** Bucky ''Katt'' and Satchel ''Pooch''.
** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] regarding Mac Manc Mc''Manx'' and the fact that he has a long tail instead of the short ones the Manx are known for. Played straight when Mac explains that his father's last name is [=McManx=], but his mother's maiden name is [=McTabby=].
** In one series of strips, Bucky meets a cat simply named "Cat Cat". He figured he was getting to old to be named "Kitty Kitty".
* StealthInsult: In one strip, Bucky calls himself a "five-tool cat." Rob suggests a "compromise" of calling him "one giant tool", which Bucky agrees to.
* StealthPun: An English bulldog is called King Henry the VIII by the other dogs. Rob asks if they call him that because he's big and he's British. Satchel replies that it's "because he's big and ''he goes for the neck when he's mad.''"
%%* StoutStrength: Chubby Huggs
* StrawmanPolitical: Bucky is sometimes depicted as a particularly deranged form of Straw Conservative; while he mocks the liberal beliefs of Satchel and Rob, he's never really expressed any political opinions of his own. He did try to vote for Pat Buchanan once, since he was the most "anti-people" choice there was.
* SymbolSwearing
** Satchel learned how to swear from reading comic books; He actually says the names of symbols instead of actual swear words.
** The comics themselves tend to rotate between this, CurseCutShort, and GoshDangItToHeck.
* TakeThat: A few jabs at [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys the French]] in early strips.
** An InUniverse one when Bucky, angry at Rob, walks past him in a Yankees hat. The last panel is Rob's face clearly in outrage.
* TalkingAnimal: In a world where this seems to be a normal thing to humanity. One arc had Bucky call a psychic hotline and once the psychic realized Bucky was a cat [[ItMakesSenseInContext instead of an abused child]], she just lets him know how much the call cost.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Bucky went through such a phase at one point, much to Rob's annoyance.
* TooDumbToLive: Bucky is often the victim of this, due to his {{Pride}} and ignorance. Any idea that he comes up, turns out to be very dangerous and ridiculous.
** Satchel was shown to be this in the first strip, where on a butterfly catching outing with Bucky he snared a [[EpicFail vulture]] and was thrashed by it.
* TookALevelInJerkass: All three of the main characters developed less pleasant personalities as time went on.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood
** Tuna for Bucky. [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Monkeys]] would also be among his favorites, if he could ever succeed in eating one.
** Jerky Bits and later, Fig Newtons (preferably microwaved) for Satchel. He also enjoys canned dog food dumped directly onto the floor.
** Rob gets chocolate sticks from Dunkin' Donuts every Monday and Thursday.
** Similarly, Cousin Willy loves Dunkin's crullers.
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: In one arc, Bucky was faced with the threat of getting killed by another cat, because he lost a bet on a baseball game and didn't have enough money to pay the debt.
* TropaholicsAnonymous
** Rob joins one for [[ButtMonkey Red Sox]] fans.
** Satchel once wanted to join a support group for dogs, so he could surround himself with other likeminded canines. In another strip years later, Satchel actually does join a support group, saying he has a guilty pleasure is eating; his sponsor tells him food isn't a guilty pleasure, to which Bucky (who was tagging along) said that Satchel didn't say ''food''.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Bucky attempted to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this one by making "art" by destroying Rob's things, much to Rob's consternation.
* {{Tuckerization}}
** Rob was named after two childhood friends of Darby Conley, both of whom were conveniently named Rob.
** In-universe, both Bucky and Satchel are said to be named after two baseball greats: Buck O'Neil, and Satchel Paige, respectively.
* TheUnintelligible: A running gag regarding the way Mac talks.
-->'''Rob''': Mac, I'm sorry dude, but I can't understand a word you're saying.\\
'''Mac''': Cheers. I'll write it down and that.\\
'''Rob''': ''"Stuffing your kite..."'' OK, see, I understand each individual word... I don't quite understand the order you seem put them in...\\
'''Mac''': Cracking dinner medals.
* WallOfText: During the Sunday Comics, the amount of words can get very unwieldy.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Satchel's Dad was a search and rescue dog and when the two meet again his dad thinks of his son being a house dog as nothing and browbeats the poor pooch until Satchel's mother comes in and gives the poor boy a hug.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
** Many of the animals in this universe clearly have human-level intelligence, but are kept as pets and livestock, denied the right to vote, given medical treatment involuntarily, and do not get paid for work.
** In one series of strips, Bucky actually joins an activist movement made up of cats protesting against declawing and neutering and advocating for the right to vote. It's strictly PlayedForLaughs; a rally gets cut short due to all the cats freaking out over some megaphone feedback.
* WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: Rob says this, word-for-word, when Bucky destroys his and Satchel's bobble-head figure of Nomar Garciaparra (because Bucky took its seemingly nodding expression as an indication it wanted a fight).
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Copernicus thinks "Satchel" is a stupid name.
* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: An early strip has Rob and Satchel awoken in the middle of the night by a shriek and discovering a terrified Bucky clinging to the living room drapes.
-->'''Satchel''': It... it... it looks... it looks like... like he's seen... seen a... a... seen a ''GHOST!''\\
'''Rob:''' Well, ''duh'', I thought you'd never finish that sentence.