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-> ''"Gary Andrews was a successful Wall Street attorney. He had money, prestige and power. But in winning the rat race, Gary had gone too far."''
-->-- The narrator, at the start of every episode.

-> ''"[[BigNo No!]] * {{beat}}* '[[TitleDrop Gary the rat]]'... [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Shit.]]"''
-->-- Gary, at the start of every episode. ([[{{Bowdlerize}} Except when he occasionally ends with, "This just sucks."]])

Gary the Rat (2003) was an adult-oriented, animated television series created by Mark & Robb Cullen. It starred KelseyGrammer as an AmoralAttorney named Gary Andrews who, one day, discovered that his ruthless tactics have earned him a KarmicTransformation he's now a [[FunnyAnimal 6-foot-tall anthropomorphic rat]], and now he must preserve his job at the Harrison, Camille, Beckett & Weiss law firm, as well as his life from the local crazed exterminator, Johnny Bugz, who's hellbent on wanting him dead. The series lasted one season of 13 episodes on SpikeTV and was introduced to the world as a small series of {{webisode}}s.
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!!'''Tropes used in this series:'''

* AffectionateParody: "This is Not a Pipe", of the film ''{{Film/Philadelphia}}''.
* AmoralAttorney: Guess who.
* AnimalTalk: Since his transformation, Gary can talk to rodents.
* ArtEvolution: Between the webisodes and the series proper.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Gary.
* TheBaroness: Gary's ex-girlfriend and fellow attorney, Caroline Swanson.
* CartoonCheese: Typically used straight, but it's more often presented in cubes than the classic wedge.
* CatapultNightmare: Introduces every episode.
* ClassReunion: "The Reunion", natch.
* ComingOutStory: Mr. Harrison's son Scott subverts this; Scott believes that his father already knows and disapproves of the lifestyle, but it turns out that Mr. Harrison was clueless the whole time and hates Scott only for being a "no-good slacker deadbeat".
* DeadpanSnarker: Gary, ''par excellence''.
* DigitalDistribution: Now available on the iTunes and Zune stores. [[CaptainObvious Also the webisodes.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that Gary manages to regain his humanity by trying to stop Johnny from being executed, but is killed when the bomb goes off.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[AvertedTrope Except for Gary.]]
* HarmlessVillain: Johnny Bugz, although he's not so harmless to people that ''aren't'' Gary.
* InterspeciesRomance: Johnny has... very strong feelings for his cat, Boots. Boots doesn't seem to reciprocate.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: He's a Harvard graduate, of course.
* JerkAss: '''EVERYONE'''
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: ''Everybody'' important dies in the final episode, thanks to Johnny's explosive... Well, okay, one person survives, but exactly who it is isn't shown before the credits roll. And it's not clear if they survived at all.]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Gary's LimitedWardrobe consists of a large collection of Armani and Valentino suits.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Gary dies trying to save Bugz, despite being able to not be punished for any bad deed he commits.
* NoIndoorVoice: Mr. Harrison.
* OnlySixFaces: Bud and all of his relatives/acquaintances. Points for their names usually being a variation of "Bud", to boot.
* PhraseCatcher: Gary is a "rat bastard".
* RichBitch: A rare male example in Truman Pinksdale.
* RunningGag
** Gary's newfound love of gourmet cheeses, oversized mouse and hamster toys, and rolling around in garbage.
** Gary having unsettlingly frank phone conversations with his mother.
** Bud confusing Gary for a large dog and subsequently being offered $5 to kill himself.
* SlasherSmile: "... So if you even ''try'' to evict me, I will [[SophisticatedAsHell litigate you all]] '''[[SophisticatedAsHell into ANNIHILATION!]]'''"
* StatusQuoIsGod: And how. If anything happens in an episode that threatens to change Gary's life or social standing (a love interest, a chance of promotion, etc.), expect for the source to either be killed in a freak accident or quickly forgotten about. Or both.
* TheStoner: Bud; doubles as a TheDitz.
* TailSlap:Gary's tail is very powerful. Someone accidentally ran over it with a shopping cart except the cart flipped over and slipped all its contents. When he actually directs it at someone, it's gonna hurt.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A six-foot-tall rat-man? It never inspires much more than bemused surprise at best, mild disgust at worst. Same goes for Boots behaving like a human occasionally.
* YouDirtyRat: Guess who.
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