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[[caption-width-right:300:From left to right: Gordon, Mr. Blik, and Waffle riding in a car-turned-spaceship to get some moon rocks for a barbecue pit. And THEN it gets weird!]]

Old Mrs. Cramdilly had three cats, all from the same mother, whom she loved very much. So, when she died, [[PetHeir she gave them her house, her fortune, and her butler, Hovis.]] Now, they spend their days hanging out in their awesome house, drinking root beer, and facing off against anything from the vastness of space to a zombie horde to those jerks next door.

Yeah, we know, it's [[WidgetSeries that kind of show]].

It's a loose [[LighterAndSofter lighthearted]] adaption of one of DougTenNapel's earlier works, a comic named ''ComicBook/{{Gear}}''. Catscratch was a [[Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} Nicktoon]] made in 2005, and the 21st overall. Although the show had its decent ratings, [[ShortRunners it only lasted for a season]], but that season was stretched out over two years. It then got a short run on Nicktoons Network before being cancelled again. Since then, it's lain forgotten among the other castaway shows of Nickelodeon.

The three cats are best described as thus:
* '''Mr. Blik''': The de facto leader. Greedy, self-serving, and envious. Basically, a SmallNameBigEgo in cat form.
* '''Gordon Quid''': An inexplicably Scottish cat, who has a huge crush on Human Kimberly, the girl next door with a unicorn obsession.
* '''Waffle''': A goofy cat who's fascinated by everything. And we mean everything. Though his favorite things would be the word Splee and his pet newts, lead by Gomez.

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!!This series has examples of

* AllLovingHero: Waffle. A giant cat-hating dog? Waffle makes friends with it.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Blik is often upstaged by SixthRanger Katilda, who moves into the neighborhood later in the show. She's as good a leader as him, slightly more conniving, and has a much better (and saner) attitude toward things in general.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Human Kimberly.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Is Hovis a good example? What about Champsly?
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering:
--> '''Mr. Blik:''' Look! (points to moon rocks)
--> '''Waffle:''' A finger!
* BadAss: Gordon
* BadassAdorable: Arguably, Katilda
* BalloonBelly: The cats in the Root Beer Episode
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: In the pilot.
* BearsAreBadNews: In the show's intro, Mr. Blik gets eaten by a bear. Who turns out to be a recurring character. Who causes trouble for the cats in most cases.
* {{Blackmail}} The episode "Blik Mail". Blik is very uncomfortable with his brothers knowing of his doll, Commodore Nougat.
* BigFancyHouse: The mansion.
* BigEater: Gordon
* BodyHorror: Gordon, when suffering from allergies.
* BrickJoke: A particularly well done example. In the pilot, Gordon tries to convince Blik to not enter a barbecue contest by telling him an old Scottish tale that involves the Duke Irk Splee trading his heart to a seal woman for moon rocks to make perfect barbecue ribs (and it gets even sillier). Waffle's interpretation of the {{Aesop}} is to never trust a seal woman. in the 14th episode, Gordon turns the attacking Banshee to stone using a falsetto voice (look, just roll with it), and the Banshee statue cracks open to reveal [[spoiler:...a seal woman]].
* BrokeEpisode: Waffle once spent the entire fortune on valuable vases so he could play with the bubble wrap. This forces the cats to go work in the mall. Luckily, they return the vases with the receipts at the end of the episode.
* BrownNote: Gordon's 'Song of the Sea'. It's not too damaging to living matter, but it cracks walls, breaks glass bottles, turns banshees to stone, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking rips beards off]].
* ButtMonkey: Hovis.
** Mr. Blik is this as well as TheChewToy, being a [[TheJinx black cat]].
* CannotSpitItOut: Gordon with Kimberly. Later [[spoiler: Mr. Blik with Katilda, and vice versa]]
* CatchPhrase:
** Waffle: Splee!
** Blik: Yeah!
** Gordon: Great Gopher!
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: There's a secret door in the mansion that houses an impossible world. Naturally, Waffle's the king of this land.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Waffle. He'd eat donuts right off of donut trees and likes smelling flowers painted on shirts.
* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: Gordon has a violent allergic reaction to broccoli (that doesn't actually debilitate him in any way), which coincidentally makes him look exactly like the monster from a movie his brothers were watching. Later, Gordon has a different reaction to chocolate, which makes him looks like another monster from a comic book his brothers were reading.
* ComicTrio: Mr. Blik is the schemer, Waffle is stupid, Gordon is powerless
* CompositeCharacter: The ''Catscratch'' version of Gordon could arguably be called this for The ''Gear'' version (personality and coloring) and Simon (physique and eating habits).
* CoolCar: Gear and the Chumpy Chumps' car
* CoolPet: Waffle's newts.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: When Waffle has to drive Gear in a race against the Chumpy Chump Boys due to height regulations, he's at first completely useless. Then, his pet newt Gomez ends up on the Chumpy Chumps car. He then becomes a ridiculously good DrivesLikeCrazy driver, who can even ''steer with his tail''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hovis. So very much Hovis
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The Kraken.
* DeusExMachina: Double subverted in the pilot. By an absurd series of events, Blik ends up at the barbecue with a plate of nicely baked ribs in time for them to be judged. But, [[spoiler: they were cooked in rocket flames so they taste like rocket fuel. But, Blik still 'won' the Worst Baked Ribs ribbon, so it all ends happily]]
* TheDitz: Waffle when he's at his worst.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Make fools out of an "Exclusive" Country Club.
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Michelle The Mammoth
* {{Expy}}: Mr. Blik is basically similar to [[SquirrelBoy Rodeny J. Squrriel]]. Katilda is the equivlant to [[MrDriller Anna Hottenmeyer]]. Hovis is the [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Poopsmith]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Spoofed by Waffle, when he is convinced that he's become evil and goes on to build a [[SupervillainLair castle lair]] next door, spoofing a crapload of villain cliches along the way.
* FeudingFamilies: The Chumpy Chump brothers and the cats.
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Blik.
** TheLancer: Gordon.
** TheBigGuy: Waffle.
** TheSmartGuy: Hovis.
** TheChick: Human Kimberly.
** SixthRanger: Katilda.
** TeamPet: Gomez and the other newts.
* FreudianTrio: Waffle's Ego, Blik's Id, Gordon's superego.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Waffle. Besides being able to speak Newtuguese, Waffle has befriended pretty much every animal on the show. Except bees. And of course the bear.
* FunnyForeigner: Gordon
* FurryConfusion: A quick joke in one episode involves the cats getting a job in a pet shop (Furry Confusion as it stands) and Mr. Blik encountering a non-anthropomorphic kitten. [[LampshadeHanging He wonders aloud what the heck it even IS]] before simply tossing it aside and walking away.
* GeekyTurnOn: Mr. Blik once temporarily fell in love with Kimberly after she insults him.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Pronounce the word, and you'll get it.
-->'''Blik:''' Hovis, from now on, you will call us ''cats-tronauts''.
-->'''Hovis:''' That sounds painful.
** In one episode, Waffle took a magazine quiz that told him he was a dog, so he started acting like one. He semi-offscreen 'humps' Hovis' leg.
** Not to mention an ''entire episode'' about Gordon wanting a larger ''tail'' after being laughed at by the neighbors.
*** ''Female'' neighbors, to be specific. And he was significantly comforted when his crush said she liked it.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: [[spoiler: Kraken's mom.]]
* HalloweenEpisode
* HugeSchoolgirl: One of Kimberly's 9-year-old friends is inexplicably a giant.
* InNameOnly: Taken UpToEleven, since even the ''name'' itself changed.
* InterspeciesRomance: Gordon & Human Kimberly, it's one-sided on Gordon's part.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: "In the name of the Highland Quid clan, feel my sting!"
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Splee
* ItRunsInTheFamily: The Highland Quid clan is quite fond of beards. Yes, even the women. ''Yes'', even the babies.
* [[ItTastesLikeFeet It Tastes Like Rocket Fuel]]
* KillerRabbit: The last episode had a duck that Gordon feared from his childhood. The other two ignore his fears until it's proven that the duck is actually a competent fighter.
* LargeHam: Mr. Blik
* {{Leitmotif}}: Charlotte, a HugeSchoolgirl and one of Kim's friends, has a rather imposing one.
* LethalChef: Again, Mr. Blik.
* LighterAndSofter: ''ComicBook/{{Gear}}'', this series' original source material, is outright GrimDark on its own, let alone when compared to ''Catscratch''.
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: 3 out of 4 animals can talk. And no one ever finds that weird.
* LizLemonJob: Hovis. So very much Hovis
* LovableCoward: Mr. Blik, most of the time.
* MadeOfIron: The cats. In the first couple of episodes, they fall from the height of a skyscraper and from the outer atmosphere.
* ManChild: Waffle
* ManInAKilt: The entire Highland Quid clan.
* MarsNeedsWomen: Gordon loves Human Kimberly, [[CaptainObvious who is human]]. Gordon is a cat that thinks he is Scottish.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Waffle's moon-gravity basketball dunking.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Gear. Considering the first episode had it converted into a spaceship in less than an hour, you learn to expect this. Driving through the Atlantic Ocean, giant drill, whatever is needed, Gear had it.
* NiceHat: The important hat from the first episode.
* NintendoHard: Apparently, ''Spindango Fundulation'' is this. Justified, as it's really [[spoiler: a test made by an alien race to see who would be mighty enough to defeat the other evil alien race.]]
* NightmareSequence: Waffle has a couple when he's temporarily convinced that he's evil.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Hovis normally acts reasonable and GenreSavvy enough, but he tends to make snarky comments whenever he finds a way to throw jabs at Mr. Blik, such as joining the fun of calling him "Mr. Pickles" when his fur turned green.
* OldRetainer: Hovis.
* PaperThinDisguise: The cats once tried to sneak into Kimberly's sleepover to get some root beer (they ran out). The disguises consisted of wigs and dresses. This would actually be half-plausible if they weren't cats.
* PerspectiveMagic: One of the aspects of the world inside the secret door.
* PetHeir: Guess who.
* PowerIncontinence: Blik temporarily gets magnetic powers from static buildup in his fur. As the episode progresses, it slowly grows more powerful and more uncontrollable, to the point that it was dragging large freight ships towards Blik.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent:
--> "101 Signs that You are Evil. ''Sign #1: You are friend of snakes.'' Whew! Good thing you're a newt."\\
''...or newts.''\\
"Aaaaaaaaaaaah!"
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: The explanation for why the cats have so much time to goof off.
* SelectiveMagnetism: Averted big time. When Blik accidentally gets uncontrollable, increasingly stronger magnetic powers, everything starts flying at him, up to giant freight ships.
** Well, technically it's played straight. At that level of magnetism, he would have probably been pulling iron from the ground beneath him.
* [[SpeciesSurname Species Given Name]]: [[SubvertedTrope Human]] [[MemeticMutation Kimberly]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment is]] [[CaptainObvious human.]]
* SphereEyes
* RuleOfFunny: The reason for everything.
* SelkiesAndWereseals: In one episode, the banshee that's haunting the Highland Quid Clan is in fact a selkie (called a "seal woman" in the show) under a curse.
* ServileSnarker: Hovis.
* ShoutOut: The cats ride in a ridiculously awesome car named Gear, a shout out to the inspiration of the show.
* SiblingRivalry: The cats, quite often.
* SmartBall: Waffle occasionally states the definitions of words like fulcrum or gimlet, as if he was a judge at a spelling bee contest.
* SnapBack: Mr. Blik has died on two occasions (first getting eaten by sharks and second getting eaten by [[MakesSenseInContext a giant meteor worm)]] and has come back in the next episode fine.
* SpaceWhale: Wish-Granting Space Kraken, actually. Get it right!
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gordon and Waffle]], in keeping with the LighterAndSofter tone of the show and its [[NegativeContinuity general absence of continuity]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Katilda.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Dear Mrs. Cramdilly used to have a collection of medieval weaponry.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: In-universe example. Due to Gordon stuffing a cutesy diorama in the Earth's core [[RuleOfFunny (again, just roll with it)]], the entire earth becomes this, with Gordon becoming [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Godchu]] without the lightning, Blik becoming a doll, and Waffle becoming a flower. Then, the cuteness collapses on itself and things start turning south...
* TeamChef: Gordon, and a very good one as long as his food's not too...Scottish.
* TelevisuallyTransmittedDisease: Gordon's 'allergies'
* TerribleTrio: The Chumpy Chump Brothers
* TheDitz: Waffle
* TheGrays: [[spoiler:The Halloween episode aliens.]]
* TheJeeves: Hovis
* TheNoseless: Gordon, Waffle, and Mr. Blik all lack one.
* ThisIsMySide: One episode has the house split up between the cats.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the original comic, Mr. Blik (then Mr. Black) was - at the absolute worst - ''somewhat'' impatient and sarcastic. The show turned him into a selfish, hot-headed jerk.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Well, favorite drink. The cats like root beer enough to (1) have an entire vault dedicated to the drink and (2) disguise themselves as girls and sneak into a child's sleepover to get it.
* TransplantedCharacterFic: What ''Catscratch'' is to ''Gear''.
* {{Tsundere}}: Katilda is closest to Type B. She's usually a relatively nice cat (a bit crazy, but nice) but when it comes to [[AbhorrentAdmirer Blik]], things tend to get violent.
* UnclePennybags: All the cats. Well, they don't actually give out money, but they're okay for the most part.
* UndisclosedFunds: The cats are rich. How rich, we don't actually know.
* VaporWare: The DVD.
* VetinariJobSecurity: When Blik temporarily moves out to live with hobos, Waffle and Gordon enjoy time without Blik bossing them around. But, then they realize that Blik, being the bossy de facto leader, was the only one who knew how to do important things like use the remote or use the telephone.
** Or sign Hovis' paychecks.
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
** "Bringin' Down the Mouse" Twice. With Squeakus when he walking to Waffle about to tie him up. Again when Waffle is attacking Gordon after Squeakus tricks him.
** "Slumber Party" with Mr. Blik when he and his brothers begin looking for Root Beer in the store.
* TheWarRoom: Apparently, cats' mansion has one.
* WallOfWeapons: In the finale of the "allergies" episode, there is an entire arsenal of various weapons.
* WorldOfChaos: Again, secret door. The place runs on cartoon physics.
* ZanyScheme: Pretty much any scheme that the cats come up with.
* ZombieApocalypse: Waffle inadvertently causes one of those by grabbing the wrong book on a bookcase. [[spoiler: He then defeats them with FrickinLaserBeams.]]
-->'''Gordon''': Laddie, I said ''blue'' cookbook, ''green'' room. Green cookbook, blue room is... '''The Scottish Book of the Dead!'''
-->'''Waffle''': Oh. That explains the long and mysterious incantation with sour cream.
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