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    Bonkers D. Bobcat 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
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Bonkers D. Bobcat is an overly energetic and hyperactive cartoon anthropomorphic bobcat that works in the Toon Division of the Hollywood PD.[6] Once a big name cartoon star for Wackytoons Studios, he was fired due to his show being bumped out of first place in the ratings. He was introduced to law enforcement when he unknowingly saved cartoon celebrity Donald Duck from a park mugger (mostly due to the help of officer Lucky Piquel) and was given full credit for the mugger's capture.
ving crimes when the situation called for it.
  • Break the Cutie: The poor guy has his moments where he reacts badly to how things work in the real world. One good example is in the series premiere, where he loses his job as a cartoon character and his friends go missing.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the Miranda episodes, he's constantly subjected to slapstick injury.
  • Cartoony Tail: In the "Lucky" episodes, it's more like that of a house cat, not an actual bobcat.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He's crazy and inside and outside of Toon Town.
  • Distressed Dude: He quite often gets captured by the bad guys.
  • The Ditz: He's not exactly the smartest person on the show.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Lucky doesn't trust him to drive the police car.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Disney introduced the character by playing his shorts on Raw Toonage.
  • Expy: He's similar to Roger Rabbit due to being an eccentric cartoon character who manages to be a big help in assisting the police in spite of his ditziness.
  • Flanderization: In the Miranda episodes, he became far more of an incompetent Butt-Monkey than in the previous Lucky episodes. Although the Miranda episodes takes place after the Lucky ones, behind the show commentary explains that the Miranda episodes were made before the Lucky ones which explains it.
  • Furry Ear Dissonance: Shaped like golf clubs.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: His usual appearance.
  • I Choose to Stay: At the end of "Gone Bonkers" two-parter, Bonkers was given a chance to go back to show business, instead he decided to remain with the Hollywood Police.
  • Informed Species:
    • Here's what a normal bobcat looks like. Not much resemblance, is there?
    • Also in the Lucky episodes, when Bonkers made a cat noise, he sounded too much like a real house cat. Bobcats in real life don't make real cat noises. Some of them even seem to make really strange sounds/noises, which explains Bonkers' voice.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: His eyes occasionally shown to be blue in the Lucky episodes and his eyes are always blue in the Miranda (and 'Raw Toonage') episodes.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Fawn Deer, although they're both toons. However, he did fall for a human girl in "Love Stuck".
  • Keet: Big time. He's one energetic bobcat.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is 'Bonkers and he's a bit... out of it.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Probably just a pun on "the."
  • Nice Guy: He's honest, humble, innocent, and positive.
  • Panthera Awesome: Played With. He's a bobcat (but see Informed Species above), but he's a zany toon who's only a badass in his occasional Beware the Silly Ones moments.
  • Protagonist Title: His first name is the title of the series and he's the main character.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Lucky and Miranda's Blue. Miranda is more serious and focused on the job than he is.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Bobcats don't often appear in cartoons.
  • Species Surname: He's a bobcat with the surname Bobcat.
  • White Gloves: Like all Toons, Bonkers wears white gloves.

    Lucky Piquel 
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Voiced by: Jim Cummings

Detective Lucky Shirley Piquel is Bonkers' partner from the "Lucky Episodes". He is a slovenly, morbidly obese, street-wise mustachioed man. He is balding, but wears a toupée. Lucky is a serious, hard-boiled detective whose by-the-book nature is at odds with Bonkers' decidedly more maniacal approach to crime solving.
  • Amusing Injuries: Oddly enough, Lucky tends to suffer these. Being human and not a "toon", he's sometimes shown as a Bandage Mummy, with crutches, etc. after suffering slapstick violence.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": In "The Comeback Kid", he has very poor inflection when reading his lines during Chick and Stu's movie-making con.
  • Big Eater: He really enjoys eating.
  • Butt-Monkey: He frequently gets humiliated or injured, most often done to him unintentionally by Bonkers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He sometimes makes remarks about Bonkers' idiocy and quirks.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Lucky Shirley Piquel, which Bonkers thinks is "very pretty". Lucky says it was his father's name.
  • Expy: Of Eddie Valiant, being a jaded human cop who is prejudiced against toons and partnered with a silly cartoon character.
  • Happily Married: Look below 'Throw the dog a bone'.
  • Hidden Depths: In Fall Apart Land, it's revealed that Lucky dreams of creating his own theme park and that he and Fall Apart like hanging out together and looking at pictures of amusement parks from across the country.
  • Ironic Name: Despite his first name being "Lucky", he's the resident Butt-Monkey.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As grumpy and hot-tempered as he can be, Lucky is a good guy who cares about Bonkers, his family, and has a strong sense of justice.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Lucky Piquel, being caught in an explosion.
  • Not So Above It All: He still shows his prejudice against toons when solving the case of Mickey Mouse's disappearance in "I Oughta Be in Toons" and claims to be uninterested in the mouse ears hat he is given by Mickey as a show of gratitude, but after Bonkers leaves, Lucky looks around and then puts the hat on while grinning broadly.
  • Odd Friendship: With Fall Apart, but only in one episode: Fall-Apart Land, where they are shown to have a mutual love for theme parks and a dream of starting their own.
  • Papa Wolf: Do. NOT. Mess. With. His. Daughter. A good example is in the episode "Stand-In Dad", where he is quick to go after the crook of the episode when he tries to steal his daughter's purse.
  • Put on a Bus: In "New Partners On the Block", he is removed from the show when he gets a new job with the FBI and moves away with his family.
  • Stout Strength: While he's overweight, he's still able to endure through a lot of things.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Doesn't Lucky having a beautiful caring wife and a cute sweet daughter, who both love him very much, count?
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Lucky Piquel is overweight (said in the Christmas episode to be fatter than Santa) and balding (but wears a toupée). His wife however is pretty attractive.
  • With My Hands Tied: When Lucky is captured and tied, he is able to write a message for help on a can and kick it out of an open window. He was also able to move around a lot when his legs were tied together.

    Miranda Wright 
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Voiced by: Karla DeVito

Miranda Wright is a police officer that works at the same police station that Lucky works at. She is Bonkers' partner from the "Miranda Episodes".
  • Action Girl: A cop who uses her gun and fists to take down bad guys.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: She can fight and is an incredibly sweet person.
  • Cute Bruiser: A tough, beautiful cop.
  • Fair Cop: A very good looking police officer.
  • Foil: To Lucky. Rather than being Bonkers' polar opposite (like Lucky), she limits the flamboyant nature of Bonkers and other Toons without being annoyed by it.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She an Action Girl, but she shown to be more tolerant and far less abrasive than Lucky, with Bonkers and caring towards him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A milder example than most, since she's rarely shown out of her police uniform.
  • Nice Girl: Miranda is a kind and moral person.
  • Punny Name: Miranda Wright.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Shown in "Quibbling Rivalry", where Miranda actually believes in Bonkers' abilities to be a good cop, unlike her sister Shirley who thinks he's a menace and should retire. Fortunately, Shirley eventually comes around and acknowledges Bonkers' heroics.

Supporting Cast

    Fall-Apart Rabbit 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker

Fall Apart Rabbit is Bonkers' clumsy best friend and stunt-double back during Bonkers' Hollywood days, appearing only in the "Lucky Episodes."

    Fawn Deer 
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Voiced by: Nancy Cartwright

Fawn Deer is Bonkers's main love interest and co-star when he was a cartoon star. She mainly appears in "Miranda" episodes.
  • Amazonian Beauty: In one "Raw Toonage" short, she shown to be able to pick up a huge boxed TV set with no problem. Though since it was just a cartoon short they made, it's debatable since cartoons tend to defy the laws of physics anyway.
  • The Cutie: She's a very good-looking and likeable person.
  • Demoted to Extra: After "Raw Toonage", poor Fawn didn't get to appear alot in either the 'Lucky' or 'Miranda' episodes. She only appeared in three 'Miranda' episodes in voiceless cameos.. she only had speaking lines in TWO Lucky episodes. The rest were voiceless cameos as well. It's possible they didn't use her much since her voice actress was expecting at the time.
  • Fur Bikini: She is shown wearing a bikini of animal pelts in the Raw Toonage short "Quest for Firewood".
  • Hair Decorations: Her pink hairbow.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Bonkers makes it quite clear several times that he is attracted to her.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a deer who is loved by Bonkers, a bobcat. Fawn shows that the feelings with Bonkers is mutual, even outside the Raw Toonage shorts.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has a very shapely body and often wears a pink dress that leaves her legs bare and is rather form-fitting.
  • Nice Girl: Fawn is very sweet and passionate as well as friendly and likable. She cares a lot about those close to her, especially Bonkers.
  • Petting Zoo People: Aside from her tail, ears, and other deer-like features, she looks like a human woman.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her bow and dress. Some of her outfits she wore were pink too, though in one 'Lucky' episode, she wore a blue dress.
  • Punny Name: Her first name is a pun on "fawn", which is a term referring to a young deer.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Fawn has romantic feelings for the kind and sweet Bonkers.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She was the only main female character in the "Raw Toonage" shorts.
  • Species Surname: She is a deer with Deer as her surname.

    Grumbles Grizzly 
Voiced by: Rodger Bumpass

A bear who would antagonize Bonkers in some of the Raw Toonage shorts. In the actual show, he's more of a grumpy neighbor.

    Jitters A. Dog 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Bonkers' sidekick in the Raw Toonage shorts.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: He is often shown to be more level-headed, rational, and intelligent than Bonkers.
  • Butt-Monkey: Bonkers often inadvertently causes him to get injured or suffer misfortunes.
  • Depending on the Writer: it varies whether he sees Bonkers as a friend or would rather have nothing to do with him.
  • Happily Married: The Raw Toonage short "Get Me to the Church on Time" has him and Tanya Trunk get married, much to their jubilation. While it may have just been a cartoon Bonkers and friends made and not an event that actually happened, Jitters and Tanya are still shown as a loving couple occasionally in the Miranda Wright episodes.
  • Interspecies Romance: He is sometimes shown as having a relationship with Tanya Trunk, an elephant.
  • Species Surname: He's a dog with Dog as his last name.

    Al Vermin 
Voiced by: Robert Ridgely

A recurring villain in the Miranda Wright episodes who happens to be a toon roach.

    Flaps the Elephant 
Voiced by: Joe Alaskey

An elephant who wants to fly. He's a recurring villain in the Miranda Wright episodes.

    Marilyn Piquel 
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Voiced by: Sherry Lynn

Marilyn Piquel is Lucky's child genius daughter. She is an aspiring artist as well as a script/story writer and has deep connection to toons such as Bonkers, with her favorite toon being TV star Skunky Skunk.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: She is more than capable of taking care of herself and aids her father in a number of his cases often being the words of wisdom or source of knowledge to Lucky.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's is a child genius. Her hair's more of a sandy brown, but close enough.
  • Cheerful Child : She is often very happy.
  • Children Are Innocent: She is just as naive as any other child her age.
  • Expy: Of Velma Dinkley, mainly in that she's an intelligent girl with glasses who occasionally helps solve cases.
  • Glasses Girl: Wears big, round glasses.
  • Hair Decorations: Her headband.
  • Innocent Prodigy: She may be intelligent, but she's still very much a child.
  • Meganekko: Wears big, round glasses and is a major cutie.
  • Nice Girl: Marilyn is a sweet and kind person.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Marilyn most of the time wears sports pants and sneakers, but in "Stand-In Dad", she looked cute in her blue dress and darker blue flats.
  • The Smart Guy
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Although looking like her mom Dyl, aside from her big round glasses and freckled face; she also shares her father's hair color.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Marilyn wears big sneakers and sports pants and always has messy short hair, but in 'Stand-in Dad', she was thrilled to get a new dress from her mom and to get dolled up for her Daddy Daughter day. Later in the episode when she went to Grandpa Arnie's ant show, she brought her purse with her.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: More like "cute". Marilyn is a brainy, tomboyish, ten year old kid, but it's obvious she still gets her looks from her mother.
  • Youthful Freckles: To go with her youthful energy and innocence.

    Dyl Piquel 
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Voiced by: April Winchell

Dilandra "Dyl" Piquel is Lucky's understanding wife who supports her husband and at times encourages their daughter Marilyn.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She had one with Lucky in "Tune Pig" about their anniversary.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a kind, caring mother, wife and friend.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her full name is actually "Dilandra".
  • Mama Bear: In "Imagine That", when Lucky finally confess to Dyl that he (and Bonkers) were destroying their house to get to the toon world and find their daughter, Dyl horrified quickly got a huge mallet towards Lucky—and smashed the wall finding the toon world. It looked more like she was gonna hit Lucky, but considering she doesn't normally get violent with him, it's possible she was just determined to find that toon world and get their daughter back.
  • Pretty in Mink: She has a fur wrap she wore to see her favorite singer in "Tune Pig".
  • Punny Name: Since, people always mistake their last name for "pickle".
  • True Blue Femininity: Her main outfit is blue.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Her husband, Lucky Piquel, is overweight (said in the Christmas episode to be fatter than Santa) and balding (but wears a toupée). Dyl however is pretty attractive.

    Chief Leonard Kanifky 
Voiced by: Earl Boen

Bonkers and Lucky's boss. He's not exactly a bright person, but he does acknowledge the two cops' heroics.
  • Benevolent Boss: Played with. He tends to be very amiable toward Bonkers and Lucky, but he will get mad if their investigations go too slowly and they don't do an efficient job in capturing the episode's criminal.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Kooky and oblivious he may be, even he was outraged by how the normally competent Lucky was easily deceived by the Mickey Mouse impostor in "I Oughta Be in Toons".
  • Happily Married: He is shown in some episodes to have a wife that he loves dearly.
  • Out of Focus: In the Miranda Wright episodes. He still appears in some episodes, but his role is no longer as important to the show.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: He's not really what one would consider a genius. In "Hear No Bonkers, See No Bonkers", he even rehires Lucky Piquel after firing him solely because he forgot who Lucky was after firing him and assuming that Lucky was a different person.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He is revealed to have grandchildren in "Get Wacky", who are shown to look just like him.

    Sergeant Francis Grating 
Voiced by: Ron Perlman

Bonkers and Miranda's boss. He doesn't like Bonkers and is often very short-tempered.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": It is established in "Toon for a Day" that he hates being called by his first name.
  • Jerkass: Not only is he not very nice to Bonkers, but it is implied in "Do Toons Dream of Animated Sheep?" that he regularly dreams of Bonkers being killed and he takes great joy in Shirley Wright's unflattering news reports on Bonkers in "Quibbling Rivalry" because they give him an excuse to fire him.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name is Grating and he is frequently annoyed by Bonkers.
  • Pet the Dog: After he finally hears Bonkers' poem about him in "The 29th Page", he actually appreciates it.

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