Characters / CatDog

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Cat

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Voiced by: Jim Cummings
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Occasionally portrayed as this towards Shriek.
  • Butt Monkey: Attracts a lot of pain, sometimes due to Dog's carelessness.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Bee-yoo-tee-ful!"
    • "It just doesn't get any better than this!"
    • "Terr-riffic" (sarcastically)
    • "MY BODY MY BODY MY BODYYYYAAAGH!!!"
    • A deep-voiced "Ohhh MOMMA" when he's feeling greedy.
  • Cats Are Mean: Sometimes. On occasion, he's downright cruel.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: And how! He gets it from his dad.
  • The Chew Toy: Poor guy can't seem to catch a break.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Just like Dog, he's a Cat named Cat.
  • Greed: His obsession with money and material possession can go a little too far sometimes.
  • Happily Adopted: The big movie about finding their long lost parents, they find out in the end that the parents that raised them as kids had adopted them. And were also a talking frog and a sasquatch. They never find out who their biological parents are, but are content to reunite with the ones that cared for them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be mean at times, but he does care about his brother.
  • Like Father, Like Son
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He can be greedy, and cross the line into villainy, but most of the time he is the hero.
  • Neat Freak: In contrast to Dog.
  • No Respect Guy: He isn't very well liked in his town.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Cat quite often has an inflated opinion of himself.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He's even attached to one!
  • This Loser Is You
  • Trademark Favorite Food: White fish chub. And fish in general. Perhaps best illustrated when he and Dog go to Rancid's all you can eat buffet and Cat expresses irritation at Dog's Crazy Consumption...until Rancid brings out a tray of sushi and Cat proceeds to go ballistic.
    Cat: Fishy...fishy...FISH!!!!! (scarfs down as much sushi as he can)
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has aquaphobia which makes him afraid of water. This is best shown when he's at the beach and the others challenge him to ride a big wave, in which he claims he only likes the big waves that are at least thirty feet high.

Dog

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny
  • Adorkable: Has shades of it. So does his mother.
  • Berserk Button: Let's just say that stealing his bones from his bone cellar is a suicidal idea and leave it at that.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Cat once learned the hard way not to actually make Dog angry.
  • Big Eater: His appetite appears to be limitless.
  • Catchphrase: "Hi-ho diggedy!!" Dog even calls it his catchphrase! He gets it from his mom.
  • Break the Cutie: Dog is much more of a Woobie than most people realize. He's been laughed at by the entire town of Nearberg for being a failure hero (Dog The Mighty), worked to the point of hypothermia in a sled dog race (Mush Dog Mush), almost sold off as a freak show attraction by his own brother after contacting a disease (Dog's Strange Condition), bullied by mailmen while in a depressed state (Fistful Of Mail), driven to the brink of paranoia (Safety Dog), spent an entire episode thinking he was allergic to his own brother (Sneezy Dog) and has been cheated and lied to several times by his own brother. He also came dangerously close to crossing the Despair Event Horizon in the Great Parents Mystery special.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He is easily distracted by balls, garbage trucks, bones, food, and his overactive imagination.
  • The Cutie: So very much. It often goes hand in hand with his goofiness.
  • The Ditz: Is often brainless, needing Cat to do everything for him.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Literally.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: In fact, a good portion of the dogs on the show are portrayed this way.
  • Dumb Blond: Dog doesn't normally have hair however a flashback to The '70s has him with blond hair.
  • Dumb Is Good: Usually is the more reasonable one if Cat is being a major Jerkass in the episode.
  • The Fool: Dog frequently causes multiple catastrophes and Amusing Injuries though more often than not fate is on his side and leaves him unscathed (and then punishes Cat twice as hard for the both of them).
  • Genius Ditz: He's actually shown to be quite the Supreme Chef in the Ingrid Twins' debut episode.
  • Happily Adopted: The big movie about finding their long lost parents, they find out in the end that the parents that raised them as kids had adopted them. And were also a talking frog and a sasquatch. They never find out who their biological parents are, but are content to reunite with the ones that cared for them.
  • Idiot Houdini: Dog is a hyperactive dimwit that causes chaos with his canine tendencies. It is usually Cat that suffers the consequences for it however.
  • Jerkass Ball: Sometimes acts more insensitive than usual.
  • Keet
  • Lethally Stupid: Has caused a lot of destruction just because he didn't know any better.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like Mother Like Son
  • Man Child: Very immature... not that he shouldn't be, considering he's a dog, but combined with his ability to speak he qualifies as this trope.
  • The Millstone: Dog is usually the one who gets the pair into trouble.
  • The Pig Pen: Almost never cleans up after himself.
  • Ping-Pong Na´vetÚ: Somehow Dog is smart enough to know the ethics against cheating and doing schoolwork but not to realize that dragging his conjoined twin across the street may cause slight physical harm.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Some of the things he does could have gotten them killed.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bones, moldy meat, and garbage.

     Supporting Characters 

Winslow

Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

Mervis and Dunglap

Voiced by: John Kassir

Mr. Sunshine

Voiced by: Billy West

Lola Caricola

Voiced by: Nika Futterman

Randolph Grant

Voiced by: Billy West
  • Ambiguously Gay: Overall the mannerisms of this celeb and posh stylish character show hints of being gay and at times he seems to have a thing for Dog, especially in episodes CatDog's End, Dog the Not so Mighty, and Dog Ate It.
  • Catch Phrase: "And I LOVE it!"
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's a dead ringer for Cary Grant.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Granted, he's a relatively amicable one.

The Ingrid Twins

Voiced by: Laraine Newman

     Antagonists 

The Greasers

Voiced by: Tom Kenny (Cliff), Maria Bamford (Shriek), Carlos Alazraqui (Lube)

Rancid Rabbit

Voiced by: Billy West
  • Big Bad: Nearly every episode he's in has him as the main antagonist.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Deteriorates into this as the show went on.
  • Catch Phrase: "Leaping lumbago!" and "What what WHAT!?"
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: It's implied that he actually owns Nearburg.
  • The Ditz: Sometimes.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Seeing CatDog swarmed with psychotic fleas and the flea belt no longer being enough to help them is enough to convince him to give them a flea bath with no apparent ulterior motive.
  • Fat Bastard: Not as chubby as Cliff, but still counts.
  • Jerkass: He's very antagonistic towards CatDog. In one episode, he bans them from a taco restaurant for no reason.
  • Mayor Pain: Since he owns all the jobs including the government positions.
  • Meaningful Name: His name best describes his rancid personality.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Rancid Rabbit.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He has all the jobs. What job he is doing depends on the episode.
  • Pet the Dog: He'll sometimes help out CatDog when it's absolutely necessary. He's not the least but antagonistic in "Flea or Die" (in which he plays a doctor), and at the end of the episode, when the duo show up at his clinic covered in fleas and begging for a flea bath, he freaks out and immediately gives them one without hesitation.
  • Species Surname: Rancid Rabbit.

Eddie the Squirrel

Voiced by: Dwight Schultz

Tallulah Headbank

Voiced by: Maria Bamford

"The Mailman"

    Spoiler Characters 

CatDog's parents

  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: The mom looks like this kind of creature. None of the other characters know what she is, not even her husband.
  • Catch Phrase: Dog got his from the mom.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The dad, which is where Cat gets it. Seeing his father make the same sarcastic remark he makes is what ultimately leads Cat to accept that these two are indeed his parents.
  • Genki Girl: The mom, which is where Dog gets it. They bond almost instantly.
  • Good Parents: They loved CatDog dearly, even though they weren't their biological parents. When they were separated, the two of them spent almost their whole lives searching for their sons.
  • Happily Married
  • Interspecies Adoption: They adopted CatDog when the two of them were babies.
  • Interspecies Romance: The dad's a frog, the mom is a big blue Sasquatch looking thing.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Dog takes after the mom, Cat takes after the dad.
  • Mama Bear and Papa Wolf: To CatDog; they spent years searching for them after they were separated.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing too much about them spoils the Grand Finale.
  • Wham Line: The mom has one when she finally speaks:
    CatDog's Mom: HI HO DIGGETY!
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