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[[caption-width-right:200: "Behold your lord and master... me!"]]

One mild but demonstrative beating for the terrible pun later, we must admit that squirrels are indeed creatures that, for some reason or another, tend to easily elicit wild reactions from people.

Some people find them amusing -- maybe because they appear to be such little [[TheDitz ditzes]] when they're in motion, or because "squirrel" is an [[InherentlyFunnyWords Inherently Funny Word]]. For other folks, squirrels are evil pests that are the bane of human existence, with [[http://www.anti-squirrel.com/proof.html an entire webpage]] dedicated to explaining why.

Because of their often amusing or annoying nature, squirrels are often included (mostly in Western works) to either lighten up the mood or drive people crazy, though more of their appearances are for humor than annoyance.

Whatever you do, don't let them get their paws on caffeine.



* ''[[KodomoNoOmocha Kodocha]]'''s Maro-chan, though he's irregularly referred to as a chipmunk in some English versions. Slightly inverted because he himself is pretty tame; the zany aspect is that he lives in the ever-stranger headdresses Sana's mother comes up with. While she's wearing them.
** In the manga, the writer discusses her pet squirrel and how he's the exact opposite of Maro-chan.
* In ''Mobile Police Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', Episode 4 'Journey to Demon Mountain' pits the Patlabour Team and their HumongousMecha against a {{Kaiju}} created by a shady medical lab hidden in the forest. The huge creature is tremendously agile, and in the very best ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''-style, never fully seen. At the end, the team is eagerly arguing about whether it was a giant bear, rat, black panda, cat, mole or grendel (whatever that is)... but from the viewer's perspective, it was almost certainly a giant mutant squirrel. And true to type, it did indeed manage to drive both the team's pilots crazy (not a very long drive, granted).
* Inspector Fumimaro Ayanokouji from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has a really cute pet squirrel, which he carries ''everywhere'' in his breastpocket.
* Subverted on ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'': A group of squirrels are part-time employees to a Tree Kangaroo and they sort out his coffee beans for roasting. They take their work seriously but also love a good game of volleyball on their breaks.
* In ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', Fuu has a pet flying squirrel, Momo, who usually just accompanies her but occasionally will act as a source of comic relief, like when he gets into a fight with [[BloodKnight Mugen.]]
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' Happosai occasionally wears a costume (kigurumi) of a flying squirrel. This outfit allows him to glide, if not actually fly. Useful for underwear theft and other reprehensible activities.
* In ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', there's a flying squirrel Sweetspet called Honey. There's also a chipmunk Jewelpet named Titana, which behaves like a stereotypical squirrel (speedy and hyperactive).

* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse features ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, a hero who has many powers borrowed from squirrels, as well as the ability to command them to do her bidding. This may seem useless, but [[LethalJokeCharacter she's also one of the few heroes who has racked up wins against some of Marvel's biggest villains]]... including Doctor Doom. Yes, '''THAT''' [[BigBad Doctor Doom]]. No lie.
* One of the GreenLanternCorps Members was Ch'p, a squirrel-like alien.
* The Talbot family, originally from Merry Old England, who runs the general store in ''ComicBook/SunnyvilleStories''.

* A squirrel is the catalyst for the gag in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCrrnC8P1lk this Bridgestone tire commercial]].
* Commercials for the now-discontinued "Clusters" cereal had a mischievous squirrel trying to steal the cereal from the person trying to eat it.
* "Who am I? What am I? Why'd I cut my hair, I look like a squirrel." Johnson's Baby Powder commercial from the 70's.
* EDS had an ad about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z2_kKAe9y0&feature=related Running of the Squirrels]]
* Sprite did a commercial as part of their "Image is everything" slogan in TheNineties, pointing out that Squirrels are loved and rats are hated, solely because squirrels have cute tails.
* The animated squirrels in the original ads for the PSP, though in this case, it's probably their creators who are nuts:
--> '''Squirrel 1''': Hey! Come on outside!
--> '''Squirrel 2''': I can't! I'm playing NUT!
--> '''Squirrel 1''': But there's ''portable'' nut!
--> '''Squirrel 2''': WHAAAAT?!?
--> '''Squirrel 1''': Yeah! It's like a nut, you can play with outside!
--> '''Announcer''' ''(deadpan)'': The PSP. It's like a nut you can play with outside.
* A series of Nestle ads featured squirrels going, well, nuts from chocolate with nuts. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2UxxMUZ4E Here's the man with squirrels for hands]].
* A series of Russian social ads against alcohol abuse is built around the pun "squirrel"--"delirium tremens".[[note]]Squirrel is "belka" or "belochka", delirium tremens is "belaya goryachka" often contracted to "belka" or "belochka".[[/note]] Rated PG-14 for disturbing imagery. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSdyrwIObNE In part 1 (translated)]] the "squirrel" tells how he visited a drunk who was chasing spiders, hunted and roasted some imaginary critters, then tried to murder his wife. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJLYgb8eROk In parts 2 and 3]] the drunk met his friend's ghost and [[RebelliousSpirit joined street protests]].


[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* The heroes of ''FanFic/AttackOfGiygas'' is constantly tailed by a group of squirrels. The known squirrels is the leader Not Sheldon, TheSmartGuy Jefferson, the [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} space-obsessed]] Andrew, and Joey.
* In FanFic/AGrowingAffection, Hinata has a squirrel summoning jutsu. Three-foot long black squirrels, except for Sol, an albino. She is an outcast because of her coloring and Hinata's preferred familiar.
* ''Fanfic/KnowledgeIsPower'': Not least because it's ''Voldemort'', thanks to [[spoiler:Lord Potter substituting a squirrel bone]] in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire resurrection spell]].

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* Hammy from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''.
* Scrat from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' is a sabretoothed squirrel.
* Twitchy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}''.
* Though not a direct example, the dogs from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' are-- SQUIRREL!-- very easily distracted.
* Squirrels appear as recurring animals in various Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies such as ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', and especially ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.
* Grayson in ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob'' often speaks in non-sequitur and seems to be out of touch with the rest of the world. The rest of the squirrely cast in the movie averts it.
* ''[[Creator/AlexanderPushkin The Tale of Tsar Saltan]]'' has a nameless magic squirrel that cracks nuts with golden shells and emerald kernels and occasionally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=b3TQevs14CE#t=1608 sings and dances]].

[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
* Pip (technically a chipmunk) from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.
* In ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', Clark accidentally brings a squirrel into the house with the new Christmas tree, causing a wild chase scene when it is discovered.
** ''SQUIRREL!!!''
* In one scene in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum 2'', the action-figure-sized Octavius must battle a fearsomely large creature... which, of course, turns out to be a normal-sized squirrel. [[spoiler:He wins, and rides the squirrel into the museum.]]

* The black squirrels of Mirkwood Forest in ''Literature/TheHobbit''.
* The book ''TheFireWithin'', supposedly about dragons, has more to do with squirrels.
* The {{Redwall}} series features several squirrel characters.
* Subverted in the second ''WildCards'' book, ''Aces High''. A homeless woman who has the power to communicate with woodland creatures orders hundreds of squirrels to run under the wheels of a car on a mountain road, causing the car to skid out of control on their carcasses and crash -- all so that she could get revenge on the car's driver.
* In ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', the factory has a room full of trained squirrels shelling walnuts, because Mr. Wonka trusts only squirrels to extract the walnuts in one piece. Veruca Salt decides she wants one of these squirrels. The squirrels decide Veruca is a bad nut (because she has a HollowSoundingHead) and toss her down the garbage chute where bad nuts go. (Her parents go next!)
* Averted with Cheeter, the squirrel familiar of Owen the druid from ''[[RogerZelazny A Night In The Lonesome October]]''. Probably the grumpiest and most blunt-spoken of the familiars, mostly because he was drafted into the job.
* Subverted in ''Literature/YoungWizards''. Doggie Heaven, a place Ponch created, Since Ponch, a dog, created it, the squirrels there were likewise created to be chased. In the eighth book, a squirrel is even the personification of a trail for Ponch.
* Patterwig in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian''. He is a chatterbox.

* The Squirrel Nut Zippers.
* Music/RayStevens' song 'Mississippi Squirrel Revival'. A squirrel livens up a stereotypical Southern Baptist church service. The narrator tells of bringing a squirrel to show to his buddy Hugh. HilarityEnsues when [[spoiler:it runs up the leg of Harv Newlan's coveralls]], then escapes to [[spoiler:run up under a HolierThanThou church lady's dress]], resulting in a CorruptChurch doing a really big HeelFaceTurn.
* A recording act copycat to Ross Bagdasarian's Chipmunks were . . . Music/TheNuttySquirrels. However, they specialized in {{Jazz}} for most of their career.

* The internet site {{Fark}} was originally launched as just a funny picture of a squirrel with an amusingly large, er, nutsack. Long after Fark became the site it is today, that squirrel pic has become a running gag and undergone an awful lot of MemeticMutation. Squirrel-related stories and headlines frequently appear on Fark for this reason, and using that pic of the squirrel is a common cliche in the Photoshop contests run on the site.
* Foamy the Squirrel from ''WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours'', pictured above.
* How do you know when a sports blogger's favorite team is doing poorly? [[http://www.battleofcali.com/2009/3/13/796497/kings-gameday-lousy-squirr When he writes blog entries about how much squirrels amuse him]].
* On this very wiki: SquirrelsInMyPants.
** And ScrewySquirrel.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Hammy from ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge'', again.
* Squirrels in ''ComicStrip/{{Mutts}}'' get a kick out of bopping other characters on the head with acorns.

* A squirrel made its way onto the field during game 3 of the 2011 NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals, and was immediately given a nickname (the Rally Squirrel) and a Twitter account. The next day it ran across home plate during the 5th inning, became an instant mascot for Cardinals fans, and was shown nonstop on sports shows for the next few days. The series moved back to Philadelphia for game 5, where ''another'' squirrel made its way onto the field before the game, and took seven men to catch. After beating the Phillies and winning the series, the Cardinals celebrated in the visitors' locker room with a stuffed squirrel the Phillies fans had thrown into the bullpen. The squirrel would go on to get its own mascot, be the focus of a limited print baseball card, and appear on the Cardinals' World Series rings.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' features squirrels on quite a few of their cards. See [[http://magiccards.info/query/cards/3409574.html here]] for examples. You can even make a whole deck revolve around squirrels. A winning move that's banned in certain tournaments is where you kill your opponent by having an infinite number of squirrels magically appear out of a tree continuously.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' got Ratatosk (flying squirrel people living on [[WorldTree Yggdrasil]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}''), Kercpa (normal-sized sentient wild squirrels, from DragonMagazine) in AD&D era. In 3.5, Monster Manual features carnivorous flying squirrels and "Skiurids"--evil squirrel demons that harvest [[strike:nuts]] soul acorns from people.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' had a supplement, 'Illuminati University'. The campus featured squirrels. And vampire squirrels. And mugger squirrels.
* [[Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Mr Welch]] apparently tried to play as a squirrel, which tells a lot in itself.
--> 442. When told to be subtle, playing a foul mouthed chain smoking squirrel is not a good choice.\\
719. A fluffy tail does not add to my comliness if I'm already 1' tall, furry and a squirrel.\\
999. I can't train squirrel mobs to abuse the grapple rules.


* VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} features squirrels who appear to know more than they let on, and [[InsufferableGenius are really smug about it]]; if you use clairvoyance on one, you'll see the squirrels view Razputin as a drooling idiot. You can [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential light them on fire and eat their corpses]].
* An entry in the ''PlanescapeTorment'' bestiary on the Lady of Pain describers one of the many, ''many'' rumours about her true nature as her being [[{{TotemPoleTrench}} "...six giant squirrels with a headdress, robe, and ring of levitation and illusions..."]]
* Pachirisu, the Pikachu wannabe of {{Pokemon}}'s [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl fourth generation]]. In the anime, Dawn catches one that is adorably hyper.
** In the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite fifth gen]], we have Emolga the flying squirrel (also a Pika-clone). Like with Pachi above, Iris gets one in the anime that loves to play cute (via Attract) and [[BigEater feed its face]].
** Sentret is also based on a flying squirrel.
* What game could be nuttier than ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''? Antigravity chocolate, robot haystacks, cavemen gladiators, and a giant singing pile of doo-doo?
* ''VideoGame/{{Allods}}'' has huge carnivorous fire-breathing squirrels.
* In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, one of Sonic's animal friends (the animals that he saved in the 16 & 8 bit games) is [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100327051548/sonic/images/f/f6/Ricky_3.png Ricky]], a Squirrel. Due to him originally being a female named "Sally Acorn", [[ShesAManInJapan outside of Japan]], he was the inspiration for a straightforward incarnation of him in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' and Princess Sally Acorn from the Archie continuity. However she is a Chipmunk-Squirrel crossbreed.
** Ray the Flying Squirrel who appeared a Grand Total of ONCE in the Arcade game.
* The recurring "[[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Mu Mu]]" enemies in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Generally weak early game enemies.
** [[PowerCopying Raging]] Mu/Rhodox in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' allows Gau to use [[OneHitKill Snare]], though.
** Mu (and an UndergroundMonkey variant) in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' have the "L4 Suicide" move, which does [[FixedDamageAttack 31/32]] of the enemy's hp as well as causing [[BalefulPolymorph mini]]... only if the enemy's level is a multiple of four. You can learn it via Enemy Skill, which can prove to be useful in certain encounters.
* [[MsFanservice Makoto Nanaya]] from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
* The squirrel with the balloon on its tail in ''[[VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures Fancy Pants Adventure 3]]'', who wants you to collect balloons from bats so that it can fly.
* In the NES title ''{{VideoGame/Nightshade}}'', the squirrels are secretly (and scarily) well-organized. You can sneak up a squirrel and listen to its anarchist rantings.
* Ratatoskr as portrayed in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' is a little mischievous squirrel who's not only got his way with mouth, but also throws nuts at you. Nuts that can kill you and in various way empower him.

* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
-->'''Grace''': [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-07-13 Well, when in doubt, go squirrel]]... When bored and half-squirrel, only one solution exists: bounce around the house mindlessly!!! <''[[foldercontrol]]

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* Scarlet and her sisters from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt''. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=41 Pip the Penguin encounters Scarlet]]... [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=42 firsthand]]. HilarityEnsues from there.
** Then again, the works of Jolly Jack is comedy gold.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has the North American Grammar Squirrel, who pops up occasionally to correct the characters' grammar.
* Gertrude & Brunhilda in ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' were [[InvoluntaryTransformation turned into squirrel girls]] by [[Myth/NorseMythology Ratatosk]] during the [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Squirrel Wars]] & in the [[CrossoverWars Final Battle]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4935582/ rode giant squirrels into battle]]
* Rachel from ''TroperWorks/StubbleTrouble'', a squirrel whose body is completely shaved except for her bushy tail.
* ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'': "And there he goes...The squirrel......has his game."
* A darkly funny variation occurs in ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'''s "[=AllSquirrel=]", in which all squirrels are part of a larger hive mind.
* Squirrels are the main playthings/prey of the rabbits in ''[[http://thebunnysystem.com/ The Bunny System]]''.
* In Creator/JossWhedon's ''[[http://myspace.com/darkhorsepresents?issuenum=1&storynum=1 Sugarshock]]'', squirrels prove themselves to be the ''only species in the universe'' immune to ThePowerOfRock. This is because
-->Squirrels have NO SOULS!
* In ''Webcomic/MoonCrest24'', Derek considers them food and used to chase after them in the cemetery, a certain squirrel in specific is not amused.
* Orville from ''Webcomic/HodgesPond'' is a subversion. While BookDumb, he's actually fairly level-headed.
* Larry And Daryl from Webcomic/TheWhiteboard gives us a combination of this and ThoseTwoGuys. ''Especially'' Daryl.

* Aquerna from the WhateleyUniverse. An CaptainErsatz of the above-mentioned Squirrel Girl (who ironically also exists in the universe ''as a comic book character'' owned by the setting's incarnation of Marvel). She gets her powers from the ''spirit'' of the Squirrel, which makes her superhumanly acrobatic (though not particularly strong or tough compared to some of the other students) and, yes, lets her talk to squirrels as well; her combat final against one of the tougher, but not brighter school bullies was a defining CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* Nutty the squirrel, from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. His nutty nature comes from a very high sugar consumption.
* Let us never forget Frazzles, the Website/{{Channel101}} squirrel from the Lonely Island's [[http://old.thelonelyisland.com/thebu1.html The 'Bu]]
* Sciurus is a squirrel-powered superhero from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. He's super-humanly agile, can leap long distances, can scale walls with his claws, and has a reaction time that is nothing short of phenomenal.
* Squirrel vs Motorcycle, or [[http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/10/29/neighborhoodHazardorWhyTheCopsWontPatrolBriceStreet.html Why the Cops Won't Patrol Brice Street]]. Yes, Squirrel wins.
* Squirrels are one of the [[PettingZooPeople sentient races]] in ''{{Tasakeru}}''. Their society is modeled on [[{{Wutai}} Feudal Japan]].
* Wiki/SCPFoundation: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2050 SCP-2050 ]], a group of [[TheKnightsTemplar Crusading]] squirrels sent forth by the leader of [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1845 SCP-1845]], [[FantasticFoxes King Eugenio]] to save the land from "infidels" (ordinary rats). Fortunately for the "infidels" the Crusaders are too distracted by [[TheClan their clan's]] in-fighting and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny very short attention-spans]].
* ''[[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/671212/ The Nut Job]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeRqkTNDFRI flash cartoon]] from 2007 about squirrels building HumongousMecha to steal their nuts back from a nut-packing factory. No relation to the [[WesternAnimation/TheNutJob 2014 3D animated film]].
* ''[[http://kroshka-shi.livejournal.com/ Little Shi]]'' (short for "schizophrenia") is an artist's alter ego as a squirrel. Most gags involve her conflicting desires to eat a lot and stay thin, or simple joys and troubles of a graphic artist girl's life. "[[http://kroshka-shi.livejournal.com/83340.html I've had it!]]" "[[http://kroshka-shi.livejournal.com/82785.html Keep calm and be sexy]]". "[[http://kroshka-shi.livejournal.com/76097.html Mirror, mirror on the wall, don't speak!]]" [[http://kroshka-shi.livejournal.com/51236.html Office on Monday.]] "[[http://kroshka-shi.livejournal.com/23548.html A cure for depression: get in a bath, wear pantyhose on your head, put the legs on clotheslines, move slowly -- you're a trolleybus. If you wear skis too -- you're a tram.]]"

* The ending of the Creator/VanBeurenStudios Tom & Jerry short "In the Bag"; Tom got his money bag swapped out with walnuts by the bandit he helped capture, and when he opens the bag in the forest and finds out he's been duped, a bunch of squirrels swarm him!
* There's an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' wherein their elder sister gets [[SquirrelsInMyPants squirrels in her pants]], which leads to a hip-hop music video about it. She even screams "There are squirrels in my pants!" at the appropriate time in the video.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' where Jake Morgendorffer reading the newspaper and cursing the fact that a new law was just passed disallowing the citizens' right to shoot squirrels. As he reads on, he also find that "You can't drown 'em either!?".
* Rocky the Flying Squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' is a subversion of this trope, as he is actually the most level-headed and sensible character in the show.
* ScrewySquirrel, who is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ...you Know]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': The Flying Squirrel ([[CatchPhrase "I like squirrels!"]]) is one of the heroes that The Tick puts through training.
** [[spoiler: And she turns out much like Squirrel Girl. Seriously.]]
* Tammy, Bink, and their mother from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
** Chip and Dale themselves are members of the squirrel family (Sciuridae), so technically could fall under this, at least until chipmunks get a trope of their own.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Sandy Cheeks. Like Rocky, she's often the OnlySaneWoman among the main cast.
* Merlin and Wart become squirrels in the Disney version of ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', and break the heart of a poor little girl squirrel.
* The "Happy Squirrel" tarot card from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Homer is shown in at least two episodes, "Homer Goes to College" and "Maximum Homerdrive", to be easily distracted by squirrels.
* Skippy Squirrel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is a cheerful little fellow. His [[CoolOldLady aunt Slappy]]? Fine with wackiness, as long as it's measured in tons of TNT. Or anvils. She is a very cranky MEAN squirrel.
* {{Squirrel Boy}}.
* Bubbles of WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls can speak to squirrels. In one episode, the girls are even rescued by a squirrel.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' - Kronk is fluent in Squirrel. Squeek sqweeker, squeeken.
** When the movie first came out, ''DisneyAdventures'' magazine had a squirrel translation guide. So many years later, the only thing that really sticks in the mind is "Squeak da da boom" - which means ''there's a wall there''.
* WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel.
* The flying squirrel in ''WesternAnimation/BigBuckBunny'' is terribly nasty.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', squirrels are [[CallASmeerpARabbit depicted as three-eyed, three-legged little creatures]]. Though this classification comes from the Creator/DisneyXD website and not from the show itself, it does fit in with the show's tendency of having its animals look weird.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "The Duke", the B-plot features an angry red squirrel that ''hates'' Jake because Jake never prints the squirrel's letters in his advice column. [[spoiler:He returns in "Princess Potluck" -- ''five seasons later'' -- even angrier and repeatedly shooting arrows at Jake. Apparently Jake ''still'' hasn't printed any of his letters.]]
* Averted with the title character of ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'', who's more of a SuperOCD BadassBookworm.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' has both kinds: Fred is a funny, [[LiteralMinded not very smart]] but nice fellow, and the Red Squirrel is an evil schemer.
* The dexterity, intelligence and resourcefulness of Mr. Nut-Nut, Sparky and the rest of the squirrel helpers on [[Creator/TheHub The Hub's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'' makes them valued and important members of the team.
* [[MeaningfulName Agent Nuts]] in ''TUFFPuppy'', who shoots at his own reflection, thinking it stole his nuts.

* Creator/TheBBC's ''Daylight Robbery'' documentary of the late 80s, which featured as its centerpiece a (wild) squirrel working out how to traverse a fairly fiddly obstacle course in order to obtain the nutty goodness at the other end. So awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY9Yf26J4ZM it spawned a sequel]]. (Original course featured from 1:04.)
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/crasher-squirrel The Scene-stealing Squirrel]].
* And if you're tired of squirrels raiding the bird feeder, there's always the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv9wTYMw5iA "Yankee Flipper"]].