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[[caption-width-right:250: He's the newest cartoon star! Well, he tries to be, at least.]]
Conroy Cat is a {{webcomic}} and later WebAnimation series by Alex Dudley. Dedicated to animation fans, '''''The Cartoon Chronicles of Conroy Cat''''' is about the titular character doing odd jobs to get his name out and try to become famous in [[ToonTown Cartoon Land]]. Most of the strips feature characters from other animation works, such as ComicBooks, {{Anime}}, and lots of WesternAnimation. There have also been "toon training" sessions, in which Doggy D. Dachshund, a toon based on old black and white animation toons and one of the few recurring characters, teaches Conroy how to harness the power of the "funny bone" to create all the gags that you see in cartoons. It often [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] [[AnimationTropes the common gags and devices of animation]]. It ended in 2011.

Doggy also has his own series of shorts called '''''Toons These Days''''', where he rants about modern day animated shows. It initially ended as of December 29th, 2012, until Dudley decided to start a second season with two segments per episode: Doggy's usual ranting and Conroy giving a more analyzing review. Halfway through the season, the two segments split into two separate shows under the same "Toons These Days" title.

The whole body of work can be seen [[http://www.dtoons.com/conroy/ here]]. Conroy Cat shorts and ''Toons These Days'' shorts can be seen on Alex Dudley's Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/user/AADudley channel]], Website/{{Newgrounds}} [[http://doodley.newgrounds.com/ page]], BlipTv [[http://blip.tv/dtoons page]], and Website/DeviantArt [[http://doodley.deviantart.com/ account]], the latter being where he showcases all his toon ideas, including his WebAnimation series, ''KassandraGoddessOfAwesome'', currently on hiatus indefinitely. ''Conroy Cat'' and ''Kassandra: Goddess of Awesome'' cartoons are now on BatteryPOP ([[http://www.batterypop.com/ here]]), a cross-platform kids' media website where cartoons, {{music}} and other such {{works}} can be viewed and voted up, with things that "pop" receiving more funding.
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!! ''The Cartoon Chronicles of Conroy Cat'' provides examples of the following {{trope}}s:
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Conroy and Doggy, and sometimes whatever other other {{toon}} is the guest for the day. {{Lampshaded}} [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/11/doggy-exposed/ here]].
* AllThereInTheManual: [[http://doodley.deviantart.com/art/Ask-Doggy-how-s-it-going-in-Cartoon-Land-222083017 This]] Journal post that allowed viewers to speak with Doggy reveals a few things about Cartoon Land. Among one of those things is that Toons come into being at the Sea of Scraps. While bad toon ideas sink to the bottom, ones with potential float and get picked up by a ferry to Cartoon Land where they have to earn their place as a cartoon star.
* AlliterativeName:
** Conroy Cat. The comic's title is alliterative accordingly.
** Doggy D. Dachshund.
* AmusingInjuries: They happen. It ''is'' a comic about cartoons.
* AnimatedActors: The comic takes place in a world where all toons are actors, and Conroy's many jobs involve working behind-the-scenes of several cartoon series.
* AnimeHair: [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/02/the-baffled-barber/ When Conroy gets a job as a barber]], his first customer is [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Moto]].
* AsideGlance: Doggy does it [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/02/cougar-attack/ here]].
* AuthorAppeal: Dudley admits to being a big ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fan when starting the ''Bag-'Em-Alls'' arc.
* BehindTheBlack: Conroy learns about this gag in [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/11/conroy-pulls-a-houdini/ this strip]].
* BetterThanABareBulb: When it comes to almost anything relating to cartoons.
* BrainBleach: Conroy sees Doggy [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal "naked"]] and says that he'll "take up that sale on brain bleach."
* BreakingTheFourthWall: And [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/09/the-4th-wall/ here]]
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/03/blackout/ It got]] [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/03/blackout-part-two/ lampshaded, too.]]
* CarnivoreConfusion: [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2012/05/conroy-cat-cartoon-cashier/ One cartoon]] {{lampshaded}} [[RockosModernLife Heffer's]] cannibalistic behavior.
* CreatingLife: [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2008/12/12152008/ In the very first strip, no less.]]
* CutawayGag: {{Parodied}} [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/09/do-you-remember-the-time/ here.]]
* DuelingMovies: Acknowledged InUniverse when [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/07/a-sticky-dilemna/ this strip]] lampshaded the timing of the release of the last ''Film/HarryPotter'' movie and the new ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' movie.
* {{Foil}}: Conroy Cat and Doggy D. Dachshund were highly designed to contrast each other. Conroy is a modernly-designed young {{toon}} with an optimistic view on all cartoons, whereas Doggy is an InkblotCartoonStyle JadedWashout with a pessimistic, critical view on today's toons.
* GamingWebcomics: {{Defied}} [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/11/we-went-there/ by Doggy when Conroy takes notice to]] ''VideoGame/SonicColors''. He goes so far as to liken it to [[Creator/CartoonNetwork an animation channel]] [[NetworkDecay airing]] LiveActionTV.
* GenreShift: In late 2011, Dudley started doing animated shorts with the characters.
* GroinAttack: Doggy hates this {{trope}}. After hearing how [[spoiler: WesternAnimation/PussInBoots kept messing up jumping over a spike in the filming of his new movie]], his detest for it increases.
* KamehameHadoken: Conroy does a [[KiAttacks chi blast]] with [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/10/had-ow-ken/ undesirable side effects.]]
* LampshadeHanging: Happens practically every other strip.
* LowerDeckEpisode: A few strips focus entirely on other cartoon characters and do not feature the main characters at all.
* PianoDrop: [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/01/piano-lessons/ In this strip]].
* RecycledInSpace: The comic [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the concept of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/07/ecto-algebra/ in the form of a mathmatical equation]].
* ShoutOut: How the funny bone works is a lot like chakra from Manga/{{Naruto}}. When Conroy [[LampshadeHanging points this out]], he is immediately [[AmusingInjury hit with a cane for it]].
** The Barbershop Conroy briefly works at is called [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Freaky Fred's Hair Salon]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Annie Mae is the closest this strip has to a female main character and she still doesn't appear very often.
* SphereEyes: Conroy.
* SpiritualSuccessor: [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/09/animaniacal/ This strip]] posits that ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'' is one to [[spoiler: ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'']].
* StoryArc: The only major arc the comic had starts [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/03/conroy-uses-charm/ here]].
* SymbolSwearing: It was [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/11/that-thing-with-the-wingding/ lampshaded]].
* TakeThat: [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/08/keeping-up-with-the-sevilles/ "Okay, is anyone here]] ''[[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/08/keeping-up-with-the-sevilles/ not]]'' [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/08/keeping-up-with-the-sevilles/ getting the]] [[LiveActionAdaptation 'live-action' treatment?"]]
** [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2011/06/what-im-doing/ One strip]] has Dudley laying in bed with a headache. When ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' is coming up next, his headache worsens.
** TakeThatScrappy: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] when [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Miko]] gets SquashedFlat [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/12/the-bulkhead-and-the-airhead/ by Bulkhead]].
* ToonPhysics: Conroy learns that toon physics is broken down into two factors: the "Funny Bone" which handles AmusingInjuries and impossible physical feats, and the [[FourthWall 4th wall]].
* ToonTown: Cartoon Land.
* UnexplainedRecovery: In [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/10/the-brat-came-back/ "The Brat Came Back"]].
* UnusualEyebrows: Conroy appears to have only one eyebrow, though he has been drawn with two eyebrows more recently.
* WhiteGloves: Doggy wears them, if only because that's what old toons wear.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Conroy does this in typical cartoon fashion, though it has the [[JustifiedTrope justification]] of Conroy doing odd jobs to support himself in his quest to make it in Cartoon Land.
* WorthIt: Conroy's feelings about [[[[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2012/03/da-lazer-show/ the result of an overcharged Ki Blast]].
!! ''Toons These Days'' provides examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: Doggy's full name has been revealed to be Doggy D. Dachshund, but only in this review show.
* AlterKocker: Doggy has this personality.
* CausticCritic: Doggy. In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFMHwt4qJq8&list=UUgES0Z8huzTIQiq9L_8Tr5Q&index=23 his review of]] WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}, He flat out admits he just likes to complain.
* FauxtivationalPoster: Conroy has one in his bedroom seen in his review segments.
--> '''MOTVIATIONAL POSTER'''\\
Just a simple background prop.
* GrandFinale: The ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2012/12/toons-these-days-spongebob-squarepants/ review]] ends with [[spoiler: Doggy getting the electric chair and Conroy devastated... until Doggy hits him with a cane, as {{toon}}s don't die. He then decides he's ranted enough and leaves to watch "[[MemeticMutation those newfangled cat videos on]] TheInternet".]]
** SeriesFauxnale: Dudley eventually changed his mind, and is now working on a [[http://doodley.deviantart.com/art/Toons-These-Days-Season-2-Poster-400334981 second season]].
* {{Irony}}: In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2013/11/toons-these-days-fairly-oddparents/ review]], Doggy is at a loss when, despite all the reasons to complain about the show, he just cannot bring himself to hate it. Meanwhile, the otherwise optimistic Conroy has no problem saying that, despite a good moment here and there, the show has long overstayed its welcome.
* NoodleIncident: It's never explained as to how and why Doggy got arrested twice.
* PetPeeveTrope: InUniverse: If there's one thing Doggy hates the most about today's cartoons, it's ''[[TotallyRadical Totally Cool Dudes]]''. Ironically, Doggy sheepishly reveals that ''he'' went through a TotallyRadical phase [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2012/11/toons-these-days-the-looney-tunes-show/ in the review of]] ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A minor example: Since Doggy doesn't know anything about VideoGames, Conroy joins in on the ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2012/12/toons-these-days-wreck-it-ralph/ review]].

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