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[[caption-width-right:350: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, 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 Gaumont (France's premier film studio) production ''Oggy and the Cockroaches'' (''Oggy et les Cafards''- 1998-1999, 2008, 2013). Each 7-minute short (there are 351 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 for 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.

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!!This show contains examples of:

* AbsenteeActor: Marky and Joey don't appear in "Happy Campers" and "Safari, So Good", Joey and Dee Dee don't appear in "Hip Hip Hip Hypnoses", Dee Dee and Marky don't appear in "Perpetual Motion" and no cockroaches appear in "The Pumpkin that Pretended to be a Ferrari".
* [[AccordionMan Accordion Cat]]
* AcrophobicBird: Running on RuleOfFunny, if Oggy is simply chasing the cockroaches, they won't fly to escape him, but if Oggy chases the cockroaches over a cliff, they will fly to laugh at Oggy's peril.
* AerithAndBob: There are characters with names like Jack, Joey and... Oggy.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The cast and background characters who are animals have this: The cats; Oggy is blue, Jack is green. The cockroaches; Dee Dee has a blue body and orange head, Marky has a grey body and green head and Joey has a pink body and purple head. Characters such as Olivia and Bob, on the other hand, avert this.
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: In "Ugly, Dirty and Good", Joey regresses into a child, forgets Dee Dee and Marky and becomes convinced that Oggy is his father after falling on his head.
* AmusingInjuries: '''DEAR LORD''', to say that the injuries of the characters are amusing is an understatement. It's like TomAndJerry taken UpToEleven.
* AndIMustScream: Oggy is a victim to this, especially certain things like being trapped in a piece of paper, becoming part of the cockroaches' train track, or turned victim of a [[ItMakesSenseInContext voodoo doll made out of clay]].
** Occasionally, Jack too, especially in "Jack in a Box" and "Oggy's Puzzled".
* AnnoyingLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-yLEaSofg The cockroaches]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Six words. '''''Real cockroaches have exoskeletons, not endoskeletons.'''''
* AscendedExtra: Bob, by Season 4, where he shows up even more frequently than the last three seasons.
* AtTheOperaTonight: "A Night at the Opera" features Jack as the headliner of an opera, with Dee Dee attempting to shove his way into the spotlight, all while Oggy attempts to stop him, along with Joey and Marky, from ruining his cousin's night from behind the scenes.
* BagOfHolding: The bag of dirty clothes in “Oggy's bag”. The inside is humongous to the point of containing a civilization of clothes.
* BalloonBelly: The cockroaches once filled Oggy's belly with helium, leading [[ViewerGenderConfusion Oggy to believe he was pregnant.]]
* BandageMummy: Happens to cat and cockroach alike sometimes.
* BattleDiscretionShot: Pretty much the TropeCodifier. All the major violence happens off screen and the audience only sees the results.
* BeachEpisode: Some episodes, like “Beachoombers” for example.
* BellyDancer: Three are conjured by a genie in "3 Wishes and You're Out".
* 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.
* BirthdayEpisode: Oggy's in "Happy Birthday", Joey's in "Let's Party Guys!".
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: It is not unusual for characters to run down a hallway or stairs and then run back the other way only for it to be much longer and winding.
* BlindMistake: The whole episode "A Bird of Ill Omen" is built on this trope. A turkey hunter with glasses keeps mistaking many things he sees for turkeys, immediately shooting them. The main victim of this is Oggy, who not only is mistaken for a turkey, the turkey hunter also keeps mistaking a turkey for Oggy.
** This also turns out to be the case for [[spoiler:Oggy's driving instructor from "A Tip for the Road".]]
* BreakTheCutie: A ''giant'' one for Oggy in "So Lonely", when he misses the cockroaches, and "Black And White", when [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin everything turns....black and white]].
* BullSeeingRed: Dee Dee brings a cow then a bull home in "Milk Diet". Naturally, when Oggy does some laundry, the first thing he pulls out is a red shirt...
* ButtMonkey: Olivia's likely the only character who ''isn't'' a Butt Monkey.
* TheCameo: In ''Buddy Parrot'', when Oggy and the titular parrot reach a hospital, you can see [[WesternAnimation/ZigAndSharko Sharko and Marina]] sitting on one of the chairs[[note]]There's also a similar mermaid and shark in ''Oggy and the Mermaid'', but still[[/note]].
* 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.
* CartoonBugSprayer: Jack uses one in "Cloning Around".
* CartoonyEyes: The cockroaches have non-white scleras. Marky's are reddish-pink, Dee Dee's are green, and Joey has one reddish-pink, one yellow. One that really stands out is Elvis, the main cockroaches' cousin, who has pink scleras paired with blue pupils.
* CatapultNightmare: Oggy has one in "So Lonely".
* 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. In the later seasons, the mad part was dropped.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Monica. She [[TheBusCameBack made a brief cameo]] in the Season 4 episode, [[spoiler:"Oggy Is Getting Married"]].
* CoatFullOfContraband: Parodied by the cockroaches with their chests painted and wearing watch-less trenchcoats in "Black and White".
* [[HumanPopsicle Cockroach Popsicle]]: Not exactly with ice, but in "Oggy Van Winkle", Oggy discovers a gun that can freeze people, which he uses on the cockroaches. When the cockroaches are thawed out by a passing poodle, they find themselves in the future, where Oggy and Jack have become elderly. [[spoiler: Later, at the end, they use it on Oggy and Jack, who then wake up [[ToTheFutureAndBeyond even further into the future]], where the cockroaches are old too.]]
* ComedicSociopathy: Squashing characters; check. Blowing up characters; check. Messing with characters' minds; check.
* CompanionCube: Taken literally in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Cube]], in which Oggy finds a strange box outside his home and develops an unhealthy obsession with it for most of the episode.
* ConspicuousCG: A major trait in earlier seasons, but by Season 4 it has mostly vanished.
* CountryCousin: The cockroaches' cousin comes to visit in "Roachy Redneck". He's a farmer with a disgusting food palate, and, much to the disdain of his cousins, manages to get on the good side of Oggy.
* CrankyNeighbor: Bob. A running gag in the cartoon is either Bob or his house getting damaged by Oggy and the cockroaches and the dog hitting the former afterwards.
* CrazyPrepared: Jack sometimes.
* CreepyCockroach: Duh.
* CrossoverPunchline:
** ''Night Watchmen'' has Oggy and the cockroaches falling into acid and turned into slime, and they enter a washing machine, which turns them into clothing, animals, then aliens... except that the "aliens" are clearly the titular characters of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs''.
* CutAndPasteSuburb: Oggy and company live in such a suburb. Oggy's house's roof is a different color. This becomes a problem in "Little Tom Oggy" when Oggy and Dee Dee get lost in the neighborhood.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In 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.
* DietEpisode:
** Oggy in "Oggy's Diet". He wants to lose weight to make catching the cockroaches easier.
** Dee Dee in "Dee Dee's Diet". In his case, it's to avoid being caught.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Oggy ends up with one in "Soldier For A Day."
* DrivingTest: The car is destroyed, [[spoiler:but Oggy gets a pass. The instructor is blind.]]
* DrunkWithPower: Jack in "The Dictator" and Dee Dee in "Oggy VS Super Roach".
* EarthShatteringKaboom: At the end of “Soldier For A Day”.
* EnemyMine:
** In “Life's A Beach”, Jack uses Oggy's house and pool for his business without Oggy's consent. After being beaten by almost every customer, the guards, Bob and Jack, he allies with the cockroaches, bribing them into messing with Jack's business.
** In "The Dictator", Jack takes over Oggy's house and turns him and the cockroaches into slaves. They work together to bring Jack down.
* EpisodeTitleCard: Every episode.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: They apparently work for SantaClaus.
* ExposedAnimalBellybutton: Oggy and Bob.
* ExpositionDiagram: Appears on a black board in several episodes, when the cockroaches plan on trapping Oggy or when Jack wants to ensnare the cockroaches. A notable case occurs in the episode "Don't Rock the Cradle", in which Oggy babysits. A very enthusiastic Joey sets up a plan to keep a baby as a hostage in order to get a ransom from Oggy but the two other cockroaches seems to have trouble understanding the diagram. It happens a second time in the episode.
* EyePop: Which is usually followed by AmusingInjuries.
* 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]].
* {{Fartillery}}: Frequently. Especially when someone eats something which could explode, like oil or bombs.
* 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.
* ForeignQueasine: In "Roachy Redneck", the cockroaches' [[CountryCousin redneck cousin]] brings along with him his specialty cheese recipe. It's moldy, has worms crawling in it, and can knock out even his disgusting cousins with one sniff, while he eats it with no problems[[note]]TruthInTelevision: There is a French cheese that's notorious for being wormy and smelling terrible. It's called the casu marzu and it's a delicacy in Corsica[[/note]]. It also ends up having very strong plant-growing properties, much to the delight of Oggy.
* FountainOfYouth: "Back to the Past" features Oggy, Jack, and Bob accidentally facing the wrath of a witch and turned into elementary school-aged kids, with Olivia and Joey forced to track the witch down to reverse the spell, while Dee Dee and Marky watch over the three. [[spoiler:In the end, the same thing ends up happening to Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky.]]
* FourFingeredHand: Lampshaded in "Back to the Past (Featuring Olivia)", wherein an age-reduced Oggy and Bob tried to help out an also age-reduced Jack with a math problem (5+5) in school by silently telling him to count his fingers. Once the other students laughed at Jack's mistake, Oggy and Bob merely shrugged in confusion to each other.
* FurIsClothing: Quite so in many episodes.
* FurryConfusion: Watch "The Neighbor's Cat".
* GagNose: Most of the cats have them. They can even be removed!
* {{Gainaxing}}: The BikerBabe from "Formula 1". Complete with sloshing sounds.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Implied in-universe.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/OggyAndTheCockroaches Want to know how much? Look here.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Many of the "human" characters in the show. Though by later seasons, this becomes a DownplayedTrope.
* GratuitousSpanish: The "El Salsafiore" record.
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: Oggy has one in “It's a Long Way Down”.
* GroinAttack: Oggy in the episodes 'The Techno-files', 'Going Up',' Welcome to Paris', 'Boxing Fever', and 'Upside Down'. Jack in the episode 'Go for it, Jack'.
* HeartBeatsOutOfChest:
** "Monster From The Mud Lagoon": Oggy's heart pounds beyond his breastbone in terror after hearing the doorbell ring; this is due to him watching a horror film about a monster and he is thinking said monster is ringing the doorbell, but in actuality, it is Jack covered in mud.
** "Go For It, Jack!": Upon seeing Oggy's sister, Monica, Jack's heart separates into smaller hearts and they all pound beyond his chest.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVrQCNcaaMg Heart Trampoline Promo]]: In this Cartoon Network commercial, Oggy is so lovestruck by Olivia that he passes out. His pounding heart is then used as a trampoline by the other characters so that they can catch a glimpse of Olivia!
** "Olivia": When Olivia rubs Oggy's arm, it causes his heart to pop out all over his body.
** "Party Pooper": While romantically daydreaming, Oggy's heart pounds once.
** "Shoplifting!": In a variation, the sight of Lady K makes Joey's chest open up and his heart leap out while attached to a spring.
* HiccupHijinks: In "The Hiccup", Oggy suffers through a bout of them throughout the episode, with the cockroaches using them to their full advantage to mess with Oggy even further. He's cured by the next day, only to [[HereWeGoAgain suffer from a continuous sneezing fit]].
* 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 had a crush on one of the roaches. Oggy, of course, was jealous.]]
** In one episode Jack gets married to a poodle.
** Bob, a bulldog, was briefly one of Oggy's rivals for Olivia's affections.
* KissingCousins: Jack, Oggy's cousin, is attracted (and has the feeling reciprocated) to Monica, Oggy's twin sister. One episode has them with an infant.
* KlatchianCoffee: "Shake, Oggy, Shake" has Oggy accidentally drinking a super brewed coffee (courtesy of the cockroaches pouring tons of grounds in his espresso press). He ends up a jittery hyperactive mess throughout the episode, and it doesn't help that it's chores day.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Everyone falls into this trope at some point, especially Jack.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Inverted in "It's a Hard Day's Noise". When Oggy is chasing the cockroaches, the four of them stop when they become aware there's no chase music so Oggy proceeds to take a CD from his collection, put it in his stereo, and the chase continues.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Bob the bulldog has a French-horn theme, while Jack is often accompanied by a slightly foreboding song. The cockroaches have their theme tune, harpsichord, or both. Oggy shares his theme tune with the show's opening.
* LightningCanDoAnything
** "Oggy VS Super Roach" has Dee Dee getting struck by lightning and having his strength increased. [[spoiler:At the end, it happens to Marky, Joey and Oggy as well.]]
** In "Walls Have Ears", a lightning strike gives Oggy the ability to pass through anything.
** In "For Real!", power plant electricity gives Oggy and Joey real-life bodies.
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: Though humans still seem to be the dominant species.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: This happens to Jack after getting covered in cement in "Beware of Destruction". Oggy has to put him back together, and then it's just a matter of Jack "shaking off" the cement layer once he gets wet. In the first comic book, Oggy somehow ends up in pieces when the cockroaches shatter a mirror while his reflection's in it. [[PetTheDog They then start putting him back together like a giant jigsaw puzzle.]]
* LosingYourHead: Oggy from gets this after repeatedly opening and shutting a door in "It's a Hard Day's Noise".
* LoveFloats: Oggy and Olivia's first meeting has the former doing this, much to the cockroaches' confusion.
* LustfulMelt: A kiss from or even the sight of Olivia can make Oggy do this.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: The show sometimes has moments like this such as in the episode "Up To No Good", an otherwise straightforward episode where Oggy has to climb a mountain that grows out of his yard. At some point in that episode, he encounters a disco-dancing yeti that lives in a broken cable car (which seems to be much bigger on the inside). It becomes even more nonsensical when you consider that there's a rope that connects the cable car and a nearby city as if it's been there for a long time despite the fact that the mountain has just formed at the beginning of that episode.
* 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.
* MediumBlending: Frequently.
* UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation: Debuted in 1998.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: In the “Soldier For A Day”, the cockroaches accidentally destroy the Earth when they fire all torpedoes from a submarine.
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Subverted in "Chatter Box".
* MistakenForGay: In "Oggy is Getting Married (Featuring Olivia)", Oggy shows Jack the ring with which he intends to use to propose to Olivia, causing a nearby woman and boy to assume that he's proposing to him!
* MotorMouth: Dee Dee, Jack and the entire kitchen after eating a “motor mouth snack” in “Chatter Box”.
* TheMovie: ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroachesTheMovie''
* MusicalThemeNaming: The cockroaches [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed are all named after members]] of Music/TheRamones.
* NonFatalExplosions: Frequently. In some episodes, even the entire house is destroyed but everyone always survives.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in "For Real", when Oggy and Joey get zapped after Joey throws Oggy's iPhone into a generator, 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 quite becomes quite threatening.]]]]
* OcularGushers: Happens often, but it's taken UpToEleven in the episode "Little Tom Oggy". Oggy when he explains to Dee Dee they're lost, and Joey and Marky washing Jack's windshield with this. Jack and Olivia proceed to do the same thing, and by the time Oggy and Dee Dee find their way home, Olivia is trying to calm down a still crying Jack while his tears ''land in buckets''.
* OhCrap: At least once an episode from any of the characters.
* ParodyOfEvolution: Happens in a segment in the first comic book.
* PictorialSpeechBubble: Usually done to help the audience understand, especially when they're speaking Simlish.
* PrimalFear: Jack has a fear of heights. Becomes a PlotPoint in “Sky Diving”.
* PunishmentDetail: In "The Dictator", after slapping Jack's hand, Oggy is relegated to cleaning the entire kitchen with a brush.
* PutOnABus: Monica, [[TheBusCameBack although she came back in one episode of season 4]].
* RecurringCharacter: Bob, Monica, Pink-nose Cop, The Penguin and (as of season 4) Olivia.
* RelaxOVision: The show does this frequently, even having the characters either move the camera, or put a picture in front of the camera to stop us from seeing the ensuing violence. They do show the result of the violence though.
* 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.
* RoadRunnerVSCoyote: While it's clear that the cockroaches are the antagonists of the series, either side of the ongoing fight can be the winner of the fight for the episode, sometimes both sides win, other times neither will, and yet still a third party can end up the winner
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Human-sized mice appeared in a sewer in "Little Tom Oggy".
* SadistShow
* SantaClaus: As a ''giant godlike anthropomorphic Christmas stocking'' in "Green Peace", [[spoiler:which makes it all the funnier 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!
* SmellyFeet: Both Oggy and Dee Dee have them. Oggy's stench can knock people out and Dee Dee's sock juices are potent enough to dissolve metal.
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass:
** Accidentally used by Joey in the episode "Saturday Black Fever". It did not end well.
** The cockroaches use a bunch of solar panels as a huge one in "Oggy Goes Green".
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Unlike most examples, this applies, not to an episode but to an entire season. Taking a cue from TheMovie, the fifth season will showcase Oggy and the Cockroaches' conflict throughout history. It is currently unknown whether or not episodes set in modern times will happen.
* SpeakingSimlish: How the characters usually verbally communicate.
* SphereEyes
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry,'' carrying over many tropes into an entirely new generation.
* SpoilerTitle: The season 4 finale is called [[spoiler:"Oggy Is Getting Married!"]]
* 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.]]).
* StockAnimalDiet: Oggy, despite eating tons of food cats shouldn't be eating, is a big fan of milk (he often heats it on the stove) and fish. He's actually too afraid of mice to even attempt to eat them.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Pink-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''.
* TermiteTrouble: A termite in "Termite-ator" had gigantic metal jaws for false teeth and could reduce anything to splinters in a second. Even electrical appliances.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: Oggy and the cockroaches tend to do this when excited or victorious.
* ThermometerGag: Whenever a character's sick (or thinks they are), this trope is bound to show up.
* ThreateningShark: One appears in both "Scuba Diving" and "Oggy and the Mermaid".
* ToothbrushFloorScrubbing: In "Soldier for a Day", Oggy ends up in boot camp and the DrillSergeantNasty points him to the W.C. before handing him a toothbrush. [[ImpossibleTaskInstantlyAccomplished A few seconds later, the outhouse is bright, shiny and temple-like.]] Cleaning up after cockroaches tends to make one pretty good at it.
* ToothyBird
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dee Dee jumped of the plane without a parachute in “Sky Diving”. The last scene of him in the episode was trolling Jack in the air. How he landed is a mystery.
** Well, cockroaches do have wings, and they ''can'' fly, so …
* WikiRule: [[http://oggyandthecockroaches.wikia.com/wiki/Oggy_and_the_Cockroaches_Wiki OatC Wiki]].
* YourHeadAsplode: Happened to Joey [[ItMakesSenseInContext when he finds Oggy on the moon]] in "Oggy's Double".
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