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[[caption-width:400:And you think escargots are gross...[[note]]From the left, [[FatCat Oggy]]. On the right, top to bottom: [[TheCasanova Marky]], [[BigEater Dee Dee]] and [[TheSmartGuy Joey]][[/note]]]]


The slapstick trickster cartoon. You know the drill: some character pulls a mean one on another. The victim retaliates. Both parties get caught up in an escalating spiral of cartoon violence. HilarityEnsues, until houses are leveled down, forests are ravaged, cities are lain waste, and the world goes ''Kaboom!!''. Then they start it all over again in the next episode.

This time-honored formula, featured in many ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts, gets a revival in the French production ''Oggy and the Cockroaches'' (''Oggy et les Cafards''- 1998-1999, 2008, 2013). Each 7-minute short (there are 195 of them) follows the life of the blue rotund cat Oggy, who has the misfortune to share the same house with three cute but naughty roaches: Dee Dee, Marky and Joey. Their sole purpose of existence is to have fun with Oggy by pulling a series of practical jokes. Oggy is sometimes helped by his cousin Jack, a green cat with a knack in mechanics and a short fuse. Factor in a burly neighborhood bulldog named Bob, and you have a great slapstick set-up.

''Oggy'' is renowned for its expressive use of mime -- the cats may make cat sounds or (rarely) speak in gibberish, but there is no dialog, and written words are kept to a minimum. Without the need for dubbing, the show is able to reach a wide international audience.

[[Characters/OggyAndTheCockroaches The Characters page]].

[[WMG/OggyAndTheCockroaches The WMG page]].

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!!This show contains examples of:

* AbsenteeActor: Joey and Marky doesn't appear in "Happy Campers".
* AccordionMan: actually ''accordion cat''.
* {{Adorkable}}: Oggy
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The cast and background characters who are animals have this: The cats; Oggy is blue, Jack is green. The cockroaches; while having purple bodies, Joey also has a purple face, Dee Dee's is orange and Marky's is green. Character such as Olivia and Bob, on the other hand, averts this.
* AmusingInjuries: '''DEAR LORD''', to say that the injuries of the characters are amusing is an understatement. This is Tom And Jerry UpToEleven, and by ''GOD'', is that saying something.
* AndIMustScream: Oggy is victim to this, especially anytime certain things like being trapped in a piece of paper, becoming part of the cockroaches' train track, or being turned victim of a [[ItMakesSenseInContext voodoo made out of clay clay]]. Occasionally, Jack too, especially in "Jack in a Box" and "Oggy's Puzzled".
* AngryGuardDog: Bob.
* AnnoyingLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-yLEaSofg The cockroaches]].
* AscendedExtra: Bob, by Season 4, where he shows up even more frequently than the last three seasons.
* BalloonBelly: The cockroaches once filled Oggy's belly with helium, making [[ViewerGenderConfusion Oggy to believe he was pregnant.]]
* BattleDiscretionShot: Pretty much the TropeCodifier. All the major violence happens off screen and the audience only sees the results.
* BigBallOfViolence: Often seen with Bob the Dog and Oggy.
* BigEater: Dee Dee the cockroach. Also an ExtremeOmnivore. Oggy also shares this trope.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Oggy's house is a [[Series/DoctorWho PRARDIS]] - Purple Roof and Relative Dimensions in Space.
* ButtMonkey: Oggy and Jack, and the Cockroaches themselves.
* CampStraight: Oggy
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: "So Lonely" has Oggy sealing the cockroaches in a metal can, thus finally ridding himself of them. Eventually, he finds that his life is boring without their pranks.
* CatsAreMean: This is mostly for Jack, although Oggy is no saint either.
** Olivia is probably the only one who averts this trope.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Jack, in earlier seasons, was more of a MadScientist than the tough type he is today. The later seasons the mad part was dropped.
* ComedicSociopathy: And ''how!''
* CrazyPrepared: Jack sometimes.
* CreepyCockroach: The cockroaches themselves.
* CulturalCrossReference: A person in a SpongeBob costume appeared briefly in one episode. Another has Oggy hiding in the mailbox and popping out to receive the mail in a similar manner to Spongebob in "Chocolate with Nuts".
* DerangedAnimation
* DependingOnTheWriter: On each episode, it will be determined if Oggy (and sometimes Jack) or the Cockroaches wins in the episode they are starring (though sometimes, they ''both'' can lose).
** Also it depends on the episode which character is the bigger {{jerkass}} if at all.
* DrivingTest: The car is destroyed, but Oggy gets a pass. [[spoiler: The instructor is blind.]]
* DrunkWithPower: Jack in "The Dictator"
* ExposedAnimalBellybutton: Oggy and Bob.
* {{Expy}}: The meaty doctor from "Face Off" seem to be similar to Wall from ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: Dee Dee gets a close up view of Oggy's Bizzarchitechture insides in the episode 'Globopolis' where it soon turns out [[GhostInTheMachine Oggy is operated by tiny ghost-clones]].
* FatCat: Oggy, of course, being a BigEater and lazy.
* ForTheEvulz: When the cockroaches aren't trying to get food or some other object of interest from Oggy or Jack they're just messing with them for fun. But sometimes, it can be vice-versa.
* FurryConfusion: Watch "The Neighbor's Cat".
* FurIsClothing: Quite so in many episodes.
* {{Gonk}}: Many of the "human" characters in the show. Though by later seasons, this becomes a DownplayedTrope.
* GagNose: Oggy and Jack have big red nose. There are other characters who may also have big noses too.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Implied in-universe in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etC1aI7cot4&list=PL1D80F73F293107E5 this]] video.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/OggyAndTheCockroaches Want to know how much? Look here~]]
* GratuitousSpanish: The "El Salsafiore" record.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Many female human characters are shown to be this. Also, the nurses in "Face Off".
* InterspeciesRomance: Oggy once had a very pretty human girlfriend [[spoiler: who has a crush on one of the roaches. Oggy of course was jealous]]
** In one episode Jack gets married to a poodle.
* {{Jerkass}}: All of the characters share this trope.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Bob the bulldog has a French-horn theme, while Jack is often accompanied by electric guitar. The cockroaches have their theme tune, harpsichord, or both. Oggy shares his theme tune with the show's opening.
* ManChild: Oggy, and how!
* MeatOVision: One of the cockroaches gets a snootful of mushroom spores and sees Jack as a giant roast chicken. And tries to eat his leg.
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon
* MismatchedEyes: Joey, though on certain episodes, [[OffModel he may end up being drawn with matching eyes.]]
* MusicalThemeNaming: The cockroaches [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed are all named after members]] of TheRamones.
** So, where's Johnny?
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in "For Real", when Oggy and Joey becomes zapped after Joey throws Oggy's Iphone, causing the two to be turned into a realistic cat and a realistic roach. [[spoiler: Later, it happens to Jack, Dee Dee, Marky, and Bob during the successful attempt to change Oggy and Joey's appearance back to normal. Bob's appearance, well, [[OhCrap it's quite become threatening.]]]]
* ParodyOfEvolution: Happens in the intro of TheMovie.
* PutOnABus: Monica, as of season 3.
* RecurringCharacter: Bob, Monica, Pink-nose Cop, The Penguin and (as of season 4) Olivia.
* RingerPloy: Oggy uses this on Joey when he finds a lookalike of him[[labelnote:*]]The lookalike has a white tip on his tail, unlike Oggy[[/labelnote]] walking by.
* SadistShow
* SantaClaus: As a ''giant godlike anthropomorphic Christmas stocking'' in "Green Peace", [[spoiler:which makes it all the more funny when he accidentally trips over a tree stump and destroys the last standing Christmas tree in a forest.]] He appears again with the traditional appearance in "Santa Oggy", where he got injured thanks to the cockroaches, and Oggy helps him to deliver the presents.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: {{Subverted}} in "Caviar On The House!", where Oggy chases the cockroaches into a door in a hallway full of them, then the scene changes.
* ScrewySquirrel: The three roaches, to the extreme.
* {{Slapstick}}: Hoo, boy!
* SphereEyes
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry,'' carrying over many tropes into an entirely new generation.
* SquashedFlat: It happens quite a lot. Mostly happens to the cockroaches (except in one episode where Oggy kills them. Of course, [[BackFromTheDead they got better by the end of the episode thanks to Oggy.]]).
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Ping-nose Cop and The Inspector from "The Fugitive".
* TarotMotifs: After breaking a mirror on Friday the 13th, Oggy draws three ''different'' Deaths and a ''Nuke''.
* ThreateningShark: One appears in the episode "Scuba Diving".
* ToothyBird: The peguin and the bird Oggy rode on in the pizza episode.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Oggy's sister Monica looks just like him, except for some TertiarySexualCharacteristics.
** This is averted with Jack, who is Oggy's cousin yet doesn't even have the same [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair fur color]].
* YourHeadAsplode: Happened to Joey [[ItMakesSenseInContext when he finds Oggy on the moon]] in ''Oggy's Double''.
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