''Rude Dog and the Dweebs'' is a [[TheEighties 1980s]] SaturdayMorningCartoon on Creator/{{CBS}} about a group of misfit mutts and their misadventures, along with their self-proclaimed leader of the pack, a punky pooch by the name of Rude Dog.

Rude Dog initially was the mascot of a surf-themed line of merchandise developed by Sun Sportswear. The cartoon soon followed, featuring Rude Dog as the owner of a delivery company housed in an automotive garage. After rescuing a gang of gawky canines from the back of the dog catcher's van, he endearingly takes it upon himself to take them under his wing and teach them to be hip. This group, to whom Rude Dog referred as the Dweebs, consists of Barney, Kibble, Winston, Reggie, Tweek, Caboose and Satch. The show produced only 26 episodes.

It premiered on CBS on September 14, 1989 and had a run to December 7, 1989, replaced by the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' cartoon. Six months later, ''Rude Dog'' returned to CBS to run its course to September 6, 1990. It was faring well ratings-wise but was dropped because it was assumed that kids were mistaking Rude Dog for Budweiser beer's "party animal," Spuds [=McKenzie=].
!!This series contains examples of:
* TheAce: Rude Dog
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife
* AnimatedAdaptation
* AngryGuardDog: Rot. Yet he qualifies more as dimwitted than angry
* BeYourself: AnAesop of the episode where Tweek falls in love with a Great Dane, and perhaps one for the series in general
* BreakingTheFourthWall: As he is narrating the series, Rude Dog will sometimes speak directly to the viewer, usually when commenting upon something weird or stupid The Dweebs do.
* ButtMonkey: The Dweebs are subjected to this, even by Rude Dog himself.
* CatchPhrase: "Hey Dudes! Get Rude."
* CatsAreMean: Seymour
* CoolCar: Rude Dog's pink Cadillac
* CoolGarage: Serves as the hub of the series
* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: More prevalent in the merchandising line. Shirts would depict Rude Dog's slogans promoting his trademark [[RuleOfCool "Rude"]] behavior against school and the like.
* CoolShades
* DiabolicalDogcatcher: Serves as a major antagonist in the series when Seymour's not around and has a NonstandardCharacterDesign compared to the other human characters seen in the series
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Rude Dog's black and pink eyes with upright chevron-shaped pupils
* EyesAlwaysShut: Winston has these, fitting with his prim and proper nature.
* FaceYourFears: In one episode, Caboose overcomes his fear of trains when he rushes to save Tweek from being captured aboard a runaway caboose.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Rude Dog's eyes and ears.
* FarmBoy: Barney
* InformedAttribute: Rude Dog isn't actually very rude. He might just barely qualify as a DeadpanSnarker.
* InsistentTerminology: The Dweebs. ''Everyone'' calls them that. One could be forgiven for thinking it's a slang term for their species.
* InterspeciesRomance: Barney apparently courted a pig back on the farm.
* JewishComplaining: Kibble
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Reggie
* LimitedAnimation: Well, it is an '80s cartoon.
* LoserArchetype: The Dweebs
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Reggie sounds like Creator/JackNicholson. Or at least the way people talk when they imitate Jack Nicholson.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Rude Dogs Drive Pink Cadillacs]]
* RebelLeader
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Winston sometimes delves into this, being a proper British dog after all. Naturally, this just confuses the other Dweebs.
* SurferDude
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Kibble
* TotallyRadical
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Any frame of this show could be used as a picture in a history book captioned "[[TheEighties The 1980s]]".
* WholePlotReference: "War of the Dweebs" does a spin on the ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' hoax when Winston and the other Dweebs are led to believe that the world is being attacked by slimy aliens. That Rude Dog and Tweek try to surprise them by dressing as aliens doesn't help.