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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, 2017). Each 7-minute short (there are at least 351 of them) follows the life of the rotund blue cat Oggy, who has the misfortune to share the same house with three cute but exceptionally mischievous 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.

''[=OatC=]'' 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.

A [[WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroachesTheMovie movie]] detailing the characters' adventures through the ages was released in 2013.

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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".
* AbsurdlyLongStairway: The staircase in Oggy's house usually appears to be not just long but full of twists and turns.
* [[AccordionMan Accordion Cat]]: Occasionally happens.
* 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.
* {{Adorkable}}: Oggy can be this, at times. One example is an episode where he bursts onto a stage with people applauding him, and gets so excited he does a little dance, only to burst into tears when he realizes the whole thing was [[ItMakesSenseInContext a hallucination created by Ghost-]][[BackFromTheDead Cockroaches]].
* 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 WesternAnimation/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".
** A lot of the Cockroaches' [[LaserGuidedKarma punishments tend to end up like this]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Six words. '''''Real cockroaches have exoskeletons, not endoskeletons.'''''
* AssShove: In "Ugly, Dirty and Good", Oggy rolls a ball over Marky and Dee Dee. It ends up going through a hedge, up Bob's butt and out his mouth.
* 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.
* BabyMorphEpisode: "Back to the Past! (Featuring Olivia)" has a witch putting a curse on Oggy, Bob and Jack for tearing up her hat[[note]]They didn't do that though. It was the cockroaches, who put the blame on them[[/note]], turning them into children. [[spoiler:At the end, though, they ''do'' turn back into normal while the cockroaches are turned into children.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: See: DownerEnding
* 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: A signature element of the style. All the major violence happens off screen and the audience only sees the results.
* BeachEpisode: Some episodes, like “Beachcombers” for example.
* BehindAStick: At one point in "Hide and Sick" (and its remastering "Bless you Oggy!"), the blue cat conceals himself behind a skinny lamp.
* BellyDancer: Three are conjured by a genie in "3 Wishes and You're Out".
* BigBallOfViolence: Often seen with Bob the Dog and Oggy.
* 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!", Jack's in "Airship House".
* {{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".]]
* BottleEpisode: UpToEleven, there's a plethora of episodes only taking place in Oggy's household (and sometimes his yard).
* 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]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: {{Reconstructed}}. Episodes like "Oggy's Double" show that Oggy is very aware of this show and its popularity around his own world. This eventually becomes a plot point in "From Mumbai with Love" where he actually uses the show's popularity to his advantage.
* 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...
* TheBusCameBack: Stanley, who only appeared as a OneShotCharacter in "The Outsider", makes a [[TheCameo cameo]] appearance in "Living Carrots".
** The Tooth Fairy, who also appeared as a OneShotCharacter in "Tooth Good to be True", makes a [[TheCameo cameo]] appearance in "Chatter Box". Coincidentally, both characters happen to be mice.
* {{Callback}}: The box of chocolates that appeared in the first episode is shown again in the end of the episode "Mission Oggy"
* 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]].
* CampingEpisode: Oggy and Jack brave the wilderness in both "Happy Campers" and "Into the Wild". Oggy, Olivia then Bob rough it in "(Un)Happy Camper". Naturally, the cockroaches tag along in all three episodes.
* 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.
* CasinoEpisode: An episode aptly named "Casino" has Jack dragging Oggy to one when he receives a huge cheque.
* CatapultNightmare: Oggy wakes up from one wherein the cockroaches torment him in "So Lonely".
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Monica. She [[TheBusCameBack made a brief cameo]] in the Season 4 episode, [[spoiler:"Oggy Is Getting Married"]].
* CircusEpisode: "Fame & Glory", wherein Jack sets up a circus for Oggy after the latter finds he can't afford the real thing.
* 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.
* 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.
** In the comics, the ratio is heavily skewed towards the Cockroaches.
* 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.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Sometimes, the cockroaches will utterly ruin Oggy's day because he messed with them, even accidentally.
** When Olivia unknowingly drenches Lady K in "Wake Up, My Lovely", the humiliated roach gets Dee Dee, Marky and Joey to trick the cat into eating a poisoned apple, putting her in an enchanted sleep.
* DownerEnding: Any episode where only the [[KarmaHoudini Cockroaches]] win in the end can be this.
** Episodes where ''no one wins'' can also be this.
* DramaticGunCock: In "Barbecue", the cockroaches do this with ''peashooters''.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Oggy ends up with one in "Soldier For A Day."
* DrippingDisturbance: In the third comic book, Oggy tries to find the source of dripping but has no luck due to it being inside his pillowcase; the roaches drip water into a cup every so often!
* DrivingTest: The car is destroyed, [[spoiler:but Oggy gets a pass. The instructor has bad eyesight.]]
* DrunkWithPower: Jack in "The Dictator" and Dee Dee in "Oggy VS Super Roach".
* DumbDodoBird: One follows Oggy home in the episode "Oggy and the Dodo Bird" .
* 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.
* {{Eyedscreen}}: When Jack laughs at an injured martial arts master in "To Serve and Protect", the latter growls and the screen narrows over his face. Cue NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
* EyepatchOfPower: As a pirate, Jack has one.
* 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.
* {{Flatline}}: Parodied in "Face Off". While Jack is looking at Oggy's messed-up face, the monitor flatlines. However, it starts beeping again until an Expy of Pac-Man eats the lines. This is followed by brief Pong gameplay. Apparently, Joey was behind the monitor strangeness the whole time.
* 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.
* 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" and "Oggy Has Kittens".
* GagDub: The German version actually had the now deceased comedian Dirk Bach act as narrator which just added to the comedy and helped the children watching to learn the character names.
* 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.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: When "Green Peace", Oggy is visited by these, one telling him to chop down a new Christmas tree every time the roaches destroy one and the other telling him to let the trees be.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: In "The Octopus Masters", Olivia, as a pirate, uses a sword to slice off a fellow pirate's shorts, revealing his heart-patterned underpants.
* 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".
* GrowlingGut:
** Oggy's stomach growls in the episode, "Upside Down".
** Joey's stomach growls in "It's All Under Control".
** And happens to both Oggy and Joey in "Journey to the Center of The Earth".
** Olivia's stomach growled in "Olivia's Pimple".
** Lady K suffers this four times in the episode, "Shoplifting".
* HawaiianShirtedTourist: Bob visits an Asian country as one in "Soldier for a Day".
* 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]].
* HyperDestructiveBouncingBall: In "Bugball", said object causes havoc for cat and cockroaches alike, [[spoiler:eventually growing enormous and bouncing the house and its occupants to the moon!]]
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Many female human characters are shown to be this. Also, the nurses in "Face Off".
* InstitutionalApparel: Joey ends up in a straitjacket after Oggy and his lookalike drive him insane in "Oggy's Double".
* InterspeciesRomance:
** Oggy once had a very pretty human girlfriend [[spoiler:who had a crush on Marky, one of the roaches. Oggy, of course, was jealous.]]
** In "Just Married", Jack gets hitched to a poodle.
** Bob, a bulldog, was briefly one of Oggy's rivals for Olivia's affections.
** In "Marky's Tournament", Jack and Marky compete in a jousting tournament for the hand, er, paw of King Bob's daughter, Princess Bobette, who is a dog.
* IrisOut: Most episodes end like this.
* 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.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: In the “Soldier For A Day”, the cockroaches accidentally destroy the Earth when they fire all torpedoes from a submarine.
* UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation: Debuted in 1998.
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Subverted in "Chatter Box".
* MinimalistCast: ZigZagged. While there are many characters that appear in the show, expect many episodes (Mostly in seasons 1-2) to only feature Oggy, the Cockroaches, Jack and Bob.
* 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!
* MotivationOnAStick:
** Olivia ties up Dee Dee and Marky in order to use them as the motivation for a giant worm in "Journey to the Center of the Earth".
** At one point in "Oggy Goes Green", Marky and Joey tie Dee Dee to a stick of butter and a sausage to a stick so that he'll grease Oggy's path.
** In "Oggy on the Nile", Olivia and Jack use a hunk of meat on a crocodile so as to catch up with a hijacked boat.
* MotorMouth: Dee Dee, Jack and the entire kitchen after eating a “motor mouth snack” in “Chatter Box”.
* MouthCam: We see the inside of Oggy's mouth as he accidentally swallows Dee Dee in "Globulopolis".
* TheMovie: ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroachesTheMovie''
* MrSeahorse: The roaches trick Oggy into thinking he's pregnant by inflating his belly in "Nine Months and Counting".
* MusicalThemeNaming: The cockroaches [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed are all named after members]] of Music/TheRamones.
* NestedMouths: One of the snakes in "The Great Pyramid Mystery" has another snake for a tongue.
* 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.
* OhCrapSmile: Having been rendered immobile by their bodycasts, the roaches attempt this on the cats they've been bugging all episode at the end of "Emergency Room" to no avail.
* OstrichHeadHiding: In "The Hungry Ostrich Empire", Jack brings an ostrich to Oggy's house for him to petsit. It sticks its head into the floorboards whenever someone tries to hurt it.
* ParodyOfEvolution: Happens in a segment in the first comic book.
* PicnicEpisode: "Picnic Panic" has Oggy, Olivia and Jack going on a picnic, and when the cockroaches become aware of it, HilarityEnsues.
* PictorialSpeechBubble: Usually done to help the audience understand, especially when they're speaking Simlish.
* {{Pilot}}: A three-and-a-half long one which can be viewed on the official channel [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJWzJtl7kTI here]]. The music, sound effects and animation are all somewhat different from the main series. Parts of the it were re-used for "French Fries" and "Emergency".
* PottyEmergency: Oggy has one in "Occupied".
* POVCam: A few shots from "Now You See Me, Now You Don't!" are set from Oggy's POV.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Oggy uses his newly-gained invisibility to walk into Olivia's bathroom while she's taking a shower in "Now You See Me, Now You Don't!".
* 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]].
* RakeTake: In "A Charming Guy", the roaches place a rake in front of a love-struck Oggy when he walks towards Olivia with predictable results.
* RecurringCharacter: Bob, Monica, Pink-nose Cop, 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.
* RiseOfZitboy: In "Olivia's Pimple", Olivia wakes up with a zit on her forehead and becomes so ashamed, she stays in her bedroom and keeps a pillowcase on her head.
* 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".
* RunningGag: Oggy's house getting destroyed in some fashion ([[{{Snapback}} which doesn't affect much]]).
* SadistShow: The characters love to hurt each other.
* 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.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Done by Bob, of all people, in "The Hungry Ostrich Empire"; After the ostrich gets scared by him raising up his fist, it buries its neck into the floor, causing him to look surprised. He tries it again, only for Oggy to imitate the ostrich. Bob is so baffled by this that he simply ''leaves Oggy's house''.
* SickEpisode:
** In "The Patient", Oggy takes care of Jack after he winds up in a frozen pool. [[spoiler:At the end, Jack and the roaches have to be nursed back to health by Oggy.]]
** Jack tries to give the elusive and sickly Oggy a booster shot in "Hide and Sick".
* {{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 "Saturday Black Fever". As the house had been converted into an oil well, it did not [[IncrediblyLamePun end well]].
** Purposefully used by Joey in "Paper Chase" when an army of paper Oggies showed up.
** The cockroaches use a bunch of solar panels as a huge one in "Oggy Goes Green".
* SomeonesTouchingMyButt: In "Upside Down", when the house ends up ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, Oggy nervously maneuvers around the house by keeping his back to the wall, only for a mounted moose's hand-shaped antlers to touch his butt when he passes by it. He slaps it and continues on his way.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Unlike most examples, this applies not to an episode but to an entire season. Taking a cue from TheMovie, the fifth season showcases 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.
* 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 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.
* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: Any episode where Oggy and/or Jack triumph in the end.
** Episodes where both sides ''win'' in the end.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Pink-nose Cop and the inspector from "The Fugitive".
* StockSoundEffect:
** Usually, when a character cries, their voice is provided by an uncommon sound of a baby crying.
** There are also some instances of characters literally [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a little girl]], provided by a stock woman scream.
** As of Season 5, the wilhelm scream is occasionally heard.
* SeriesContinuityError: Very likely PlayedForLaughs.
** Oggy and Jack ''both'' have a fear of heights--each of these fears are just shown in two different episodes.[[labelnote:Specifically...]]"High Rise Nightmare" and "The Lighthouse Keeper", respectively.[[/labelnote]]
* 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:
** In "The Patient", Oggy has to shove a rectal thermometer into Jack due to him being sick. At the end of the episode, the same thing happens to [[LaserGuidedKarma the Cockroaches]]; however, the thermometer is much bigger than them!
** Oggy and Jack take an exam to become police officers in "To Serve and Protect". During the medical portion, examiner Bob takes out a large rectal thermometer, causing Oggy to faint.
* 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.]] Apparently, cleaning up after cockroaches tends to make one pretty good at it.
* ToothyBird: Every bird that appears in this show has teeth.
* UnflinchingWalk: After they clear out everyone except Bob from the dog's new high-rise apartment building, the cockroaches blow it up without looking back.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dee Dee jumped off a 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. Granted, cockroaches do have wings, and they ''can'' fly, so…
* XRaySparks: Whenever someone gets electrocuted, expect to see their bones, even if that someone is a cockroach.
* YourHeadAsplode: Happened to Joey [[ItMakesSenseInContext when he finds Oggy on the moon]] in "Oggy's Double". This scene was cut in some broadcasts.
* YourTelevisionHatesYou: Briefly used in "Docu-Mentally". Oggy flips through the channels and finds the exact same thing: the cockroaches messing with his body.
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