Characters: Cow and Chicken

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Voiced by: Charlie Adler


Voiced by: Charlie Adler

The Red Guy

Voiced by: Charlie Adler
  • Abusive Parents: His mom feeds him gruel and keeps challenging him to fight her like a man.
  • Ambiguously Gay
  • Anti-Hero: In later episodes.
  • Big Bad
  • 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.
  • Breakout Character
  • Catchphrase: "Hello, it's me, (insert name of disguise persona here)."
  • 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.
  • Laughably Evil
  • No Indoor Voice
  • 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.
  • Satan: In the pilot episode (and only the pilot episode).
  • 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.
  • 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!


Voiced by: Candi Milo
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • The Faceless: She is 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.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Definitely as detached from reality as her husband.


Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

Flem and Earl

Flem Voiced by: Howard Morris (primarily), Maurice LaMarche (occasionally)
Earl Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta (using his Barney Gumble voice)
  • 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.
  • 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


Voiced by: Candi Milo

     Other Characters 

Manure the Bear

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

Cousin Sow

Voiced by: Pamela Segall-Adlon

Boneless Chicken

Voiced by: Charlie Adler

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


Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker


Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker