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''Schnookums and Meat'', created by Bill Kopp (of EekTheCat fame), is what happens when {{Disney}} tries to FollowTheLeader.

The series debuted in 1995. At a time when ''RenAndStimpy'' was doing well on {{Nickelodeon}}, this show was made to try and duplicate its success. The end result was an allegedly wacky series. Each episode was composed of three segments:

* '''Schnookums and Meat''': Follows the exploits of a dog and cat pair who live in a home with two faceless owners.
* '''Pith Possum, Super-Dynamic Possum of Tomorrow''': A {{superhero}} spoof, similar to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' but more extreme. Pith and his sidekick Obediah the Wonder Raccon protect Possum City from a variety of bad guys.
* '''Tex Tinstar''': A cowboy who fights alongside his friends to defeat the Wrong Riders. Done in a serial style similar to ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.

The show aired on Creator/{{CBS}}, where it lasted one season of thirteen episodes. It was later rerun on TheDisneyAfternoon, where it seemed even more out-of-place than ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', and eventually on ToonDisney. Only two comics were made out of it in ''DisneyAdventures'' magazine.
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!!This show provides examples of:

* AccidentalMisnaming: The other heroes seem to think that Pith Possum's name is "Super Rat".
* AffablyEvil: The aptly named Polite Coyotes in the Tex Tinstar cartoons. They are impeccably civil at all times, even as they're about to eat you with proper table manners.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Meat the dog.
* AmusingInjuries
* BalloonBelly
* BigEater: Supper Squirrell
* CatsAreMean/DogsAreDumb: Played with. Both characters have {{Jerkass}} moments, and neither are particularly bright.
* ChristmasEpisode
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The titles of the ''Pith Possum'' segments.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Schnookums and Meat's owners are only known as Husband and Wife.
* TheFaceless: Schnookums and Meat's owners.
* FatBastard: Supper Squirrell
* FollowTheLeader: As mentioned, this aired at a time when ''RenAndStimpy'' was at its height.
* FunnyAnimal
* GrossoutShow
* HartmanHips
* HotScoop: Doris Deer, Pith Possum's equivalent to Lois Lane.
* HowManyFingers
* IdentityAmnesia: Happens to Pith Possum.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The Pith Possum segments.
* InterspeciesRomance: Pith Possum ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Possum]]) and Doris Deer (Human).
* ListofTransgressions: When Pith Possum is framed for crimes by a criminal disguised as him.
--> Commissioner: You've robbed eight banks. You're wanted for grand theft duck, selling stolen ducks to a peace officer, attempting to transport stolen weasels across state lines, felony furniture chewing, misdemeanor carpet staining, receiving stolen rabbits, selling stolen rabbits, assault with a frozen rabbit, aggravated slide whistle assault, left an insulting note and a box of chocolates in my office, stolen the city's entire supply of granola bars, blew up the airport, burned down the library and kidnapped the lovely Ms. Doris Deer, ace reporter for a great metropolitan tabloid.
* MickeyMousing: Done in the episode "Weight For Me" where the titular duo become musclebound behemoths, with each of their footsteps punctuated by a dramatic "AH~!" choir.
* MissionControl: Commissioner Stress.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Averted first but then played straight in the aforementioned episode "Weight For Me". HilarityEnsues as the titular duo flex so much that they break a mirror, struggle with their severely impaired mobility and Schnookums ends up crushing one of the protein cans, until he hits on the idea to get in the sauna and shrink down just enough that the two can move again. The door ends up getting jammed by a simple mop, which neither of the still-titanic gods can unbar and promptly lose their godly physiques.
* MushroomSamba: "Cabin Fever". When Shnookums develops MeatOVision on Meat, the two finally find food in the form of cocktail weenies (that expired in 1952). Meat suggests they might be unsafe to eat, though they consume them anyway. That's where this trope is taken to NightmareFuel levels.
* NiceHat: Doris's Beret
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Polite Coyotes were modled after Music/TheBeatles.
* OverlyLongGag
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Little Girl's Horse that Tex is forced to ride for 1 or 2 episodes.
* SpeciesSurname: Averted. Doris ''Deer'' is actually a human.
* StoryArc: Unlike the other segments, ''Tex Tinstar'' actually had a continuing storyline complete with weekly cliffhangers.
* VocalDissonance: [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Shirley Pimple]], a villian in a Pith Possum short, is a little girl with the [[BadassBaritone super-deep voice of]] BradGarrett.
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