''Kenny the Shark'' (2003-2005) is an animated series about Katarina "Kat" Cassidy, a girl who adopts a tiger shark as a pet.


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* {{Adorkable}}: Kat.
* {{Alpha Bitch}}es: Three of them. All named Phoebe.
* AnimalTalk: Kenny, Marty, and other animals.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Badly battered shark, actually, in "Watching Karl".
* {{Beatnik}}: Though not actually one, Grace seems to dress in a similar fashion
* BigBrotherInstinct/ [[PapaWolf Papa Shark]]: Messing with Kat, especially if Kenny is present, is a ''bad'' idea. Case in point: in "Whaling on Kenny" which features Kenny's "friendship" with Buster the orca, Buster had spent the entire episode bullying the frankly ''terrified'' Kenny. When Kat shows up and Buster knocks her to the ground, Kenny ''flips'' and launches into a speech that's half NotAfraidOfYouAnymore and half TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* BlondesAreEvil: One of the Phoebes.
* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: When Kat decides to go vegetarian, she asked Kenny to go vegetarian with her, and because Kenny is a carnivore by nature, it is [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere extremely difficult for him]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Kat's parents wear sandals. Though Kat switches between sandals and shoes.
* [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: Subverted. While Kenny does cause a bit of trouble, he usually has good intentions when causing it.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: A variant. In "Whaling on Kenny", Kat has set up a friendship with Buster the orca for Kenny [[spoiler: which, unknown to her, has lead Buster bullying Kenny badly]]; about halfway through the segment, Oscar finds her in the library where she's researching activities for the 2 to do together. After she offers to let him help, Oscar picks up one of her books, pages through it briefly and asks if Kat knew that orcas eat tiger sharks. Kat responds nonchalantly at first but then lets out a BigWhat before grabbing the book to confirm the statement. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone She's...less than happy to find out what she's gotten Kenny into.]]
* FeudEpisode: "Ball of Contention"
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl and Her Shark]]
* IdiotBall: Kat in "Whaling on Kenny". Kat had previously (since "Whaling on Kenny" was in Season 2) established as being a near expert on sharks, especially tiger sharks. ''Why'' was it a shocking revelation that orcas eat them?
** In another episode, a pet trainer who repeatedly mistreated her students (especially Kenny) brought in a seal as a new pupil. When Kenny (who [[TrademarkFavoriteFood eats seals]]) naturally goes berserk, the trainer begins berating Kenny just in time to be caught by Kat who's disturbed by the treatment Kenny's receiving and ''appalled'' when she finds out about the seal, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calling the trainer out on her stupidity]]. Fortunately [[HeelFaceTurn the trainer is willing to listen]].
* LimitedSocialCircle
* MamaBear: Kat towards Kenny and her mother towards both her children.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Peter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with the three {{Alpha Bitch}}es named Phoebe.
* ShownTheirWork: A lot of shark facts are thrown in the series, and a lot of myths about them are broken as well.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Kat understands Kenny and vice-versa, and so do every other sharks. Its ambiguous that she can understand Marty and other kinds of animals.
* SpoiledBrat: Burton Plushtoy III
* TailfinWalking: Guess who.
* UncattyResemblance: Marty looks like his owner. Or is it vice-versa?