Characters / Cow and Chicken

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     Cow 

Cow

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"Fairy princess!"

Click here to see her as a Super-Cow 
"Supercow, al rescate!"

Voiced by: Charlie Adler (English), Teiyū Ichiryūsai (Japanese), Javier Rivero (LA), Gloria Roig (Spain), David Kruger (French)

     Chicken 

Chicken

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"Mom! Dad! Cow's acting stupid and I can't watch TV!"
Voiced by: Charlie Adler (English), Takumi Yamazaki (Japanese), Yamil Atala (LA), César Martínez (Spain), Emmanuel Jacomy (French)

     The Red Guy 

The Red Guy

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"Hello, it's me..."
Voiced by: Charlie Adler (English), Katsumi Suzuki (Japanese), Ricardo Hill (LA), David Sánchez Guinot (Spain), Michel Mella (French)

  • Abusive Parents: As seen in the Professor Longhorn Steer episode, Red's mother feeds him gruel and keeps challenging him to fight her like a man much to Red's displeasure.
  • Affably Evil: Despite being the devil, he's rather a mischievous and jerkish troublemaker instead of evil, but he can also be polite, friendly and even helpful.
  • Anti-Villain: In later episodes.
  • Badass Teacher: In The Karate Chic, he was a karate teacher.
  • Bad Boss: In Factory Follies where he treats his workers like mules.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may be a silly buttwalking nudist, but he can also be quite dangerous when angered and has nearly killed Cow and Chicken more than once.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing the show has to this.
  • Big Red Devil: In the pilot, he is outright acknowledged to be the Devil. In the actual series, this was de-emphasized and he was referred to only as "the red guy". In the Cartoon Network IDW comics, this role is bumped back up significantly as he attempts to trick Chicken into selling his soul.
  • Breakout Character: He was the only character to be a regular on both Cow and Chicken and I Am Weasel.
  • Catchphrase: "Hello, it's me, (insert name of disguise persona here)."
  • The Devil Is a Loser: He's not very smart. Plus, he's a devil.
  • Dub Name Change: In the brazilian dub, he is known as Bum de Fora, possible a bowdlerization of the expression "Bunda de Fora" (Naked Butt), which is meaninful considering a running gag related to him. See Naked People Are Funny below.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Not only is he the most antagonistic character on the show, but he's the hammiest.
  • Flaming Devil: Oh, he's very camp.
  • Freudian Excuse: Parodied and Implied.
    The Red Guy: It all started when I was about... nine. I was just a boy, I didn't know...pants were required at school. WHO WOULDA GUESSED?!
  • Jerkass: He spends most of his time harassing Cow and Chicken and tormenting their loved ones.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In Factory Follies he appears to have a change of heart, even thinking he should treat his workers better, only to continue being as abusive as before.
  • Large Ham: Good luck naming 1 episode where he didn't scream at the top of his lungs.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He almost always gets his comeuppance at the end of each episode.
  • No Indoor Voice: How many sentences can you count where he hasn't yelled at least once?
  • Naked People Are Funny: A Running Gag in that he is naked and constantly emphasizes his big red butt. Even when disguised in a costume, he is usually still pantless.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He once got thrown into lava... and started enjoying it seconds after screaming in agony.
  • Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: In spades. Considering he's a jack-of-all-trades, he can pull any kind of role of either gender... and not only that, whenever he plays a female, he clearly has a bust.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Lots and lots of them, to the point that the opening theme shows dozens of Red Guys, each dressed in a different costume.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: His demeanor most of the time is this.
  • Punny Name: Most of his aliases have some allusion to his bare butt, such as "Mrs. Barederriere".
  • Satan: In the pilot episode (and only the pilot episode).
    • He seems to have returned to this role in the comics.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Does this all the time.
  • Super Strength: Shown several times, such as in "Whose Supercow?", when he tries to lure Supercow out by pretending to be crushed by a piece of kryptonite several times his size. When it doesn't work, he just picks the thing up and throws it away.
    • Also shown in "Boneless Kite", the episode where he dresses up as a pilot and gets into a tug-a-war with a small tribe...using Boneless Chicken. If Cow and Chicken didn't help the tribe, he might've won, considering how much they struggled against him.
  • The Sociopath: Many of his behaviors in the series denote him as this from his lack of empathy over his brutal pranks and bullying to his various psychotic outbursts.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Many of his failures are his own fault.
    • Just look at "Comet!", where he mistakes a golf ball on a string for a comet, even though the side facing his telescope clearly had Dad's ball written on it! However, so did everyone except for Chicken...
  • Villainous Breakdown: Near the end of "I Scream Man", he gives off one of the funniest breakdowns in the history of breakdowns due being heckled by the main characters (and a random pig) over ice cream.
    Red: AAAAAHHHH!!!!! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!! I don't have any ice cream! Not one, so! EVER! (Hangs near the side of the cop, then switches to a calm, quiet voice) I don't even like ice cream, (switches back to Large Ham mode) OR KIDS! It says "Eye Screem" on my truck, not "Ice Cream"! Get it? 'cause I SCREAM!!! Look at me. (screams while spinning in circles) SCREAMING IS MY HOBBYYYYYY!!!!!!.
    Policeman: (hits Red with a sausage) It's the padded cell for you, scream man!

     Mom and Dad 

Mom and Dad

Voiced by: Candi Milo and Dee Bradley Baker (English), Aya Yamakawa and Masayuki Nakata (Japanese), Liza Willert and Genaro Vásquez (LA), Dany Laurent and Cedric Dumont (French)
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Mom: "It's times like these that make me proud to be a woman!" Dad: "Me, too!"

  • Bumbling Dad: Dad is somewhat funny.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Consider the time that they woke their kids up at 3 a.m. to tell them how they met, or how they tried to make their kids scared of the dark.
  • The Faceless: They are only ever seen from the legs down. Parodied to its logical extreme in the pilot episode when it is revealed that Mom and Dad are literally just two pairs of legs with no upper bodies.
    • A common sight gag in the show is any time Mom and Dad have their shadows cast, they stop directly at the waist
  • Standard '50s Father: Though what kind of standard '50s father makes passing references to possibly being a female-to-male transsexual? Or being less of a man than his wife?
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The Wacky Parents to Chicken's and, to some extent, Cow's Serious Child.

     Flem and Earl 

Flem and Earl

Flem Voiced by: Howard Morris (English, primarily), Maurice LaMarche (English, occasionally), Katsumi Suzuki (Japanese), Mario Filio (LA), Aleix Estadella (Spain), Cyril Monge (French)
Earl Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta (English, using a less drunk version of his Barney Gumble voice), Takayuki Okada (Japanese), Genaro Vásquez (LA), Yann Le Madic (French)
  • Fat and Skinny: Flem and Earl, respectively.
  • Gender-Blender Name: In "Dirty Laundry," The Red Guy (as Jeraldo Rearviewa) doctored their birth certificates so their middle names (actually last, since viewers never find out what their last names are) are Beatrice and Jennifer (Earl "Beatrice" and Flem "Jennifer") so they can get arrested for being boys with girl middle names.
  • Interspecies Romance: The two have a crush on Cow.
  • Only One Name: Flem even lampshades it in "Dirty Laundry." ("I don't even have a last name! I'm just Flem!")
  • Those Two Guys: They are always seen together.

     Teacher 

Teacher

Voiced by: Candi Milo (English), Yuko Sato (Japanese)

     Other Characters 

Manure the Bear

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Cow's Toys" in which he, Crabs and Piles leave Cow's room to search for their original owner - Maiden Hong Kong.

Cousin Sow

Voiced by: Pamela Adlon

Boneless Chicken

Voiced by: Charlie Adler (English), Hideki Ogihara (Japanese), Genaro Vásquez (LA), Aleix Estadella (Spain)
  • Deadpan Snarker: So deadpan it's hard to tell whether or not he's joking.
  • Disabled Snarker: He has no bones and a dry wit.
  • Out of Focus: Was a recurring character in the first 2 seasons, but was absent in Season 3 and made a cameo in Season 4.

Snail Boy

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Crabs the Warthog

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

Piles the Beaver

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

The Buffalo Gals

Voiced by: Judy Tenuda, Candi Milo, and various

Professor Longhorn Steer

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Cousin Black Sheep

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Flem's Dad

Voiced by: Michael Stanton

Grandmama

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

Grandpapa

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

Chachi the Chewing Gum Seal

Voiced by: Tom Kenny
  • The Dog Bites Back: When Chicken continues chewing onto him, he starts to beat the living tar out of him.
  • The Eeyore: Is a very pessimistic seal.
  • Jerkass: See Ungrateful Bastard below.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Cow is understandably heartbroken by Chachi, she puts him under the table and runs away crying; while Chachi tries to apologize for yelling at her. Unfortunately, due to being made of gum, he cannot move and tell Cow he's sorry.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Cow congratulates him since she helped him get back at Chicken. However, instead of thanking her, we get this:
    Chachi: "Don't patronize me you freak! I'm sick of your yapping! You're a waste of bones and organs!"

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