Trivia / CatDog

  • Actor Allusion: Cat often refers to Winslow as a "blue rodent."
  • Adored by the Network: It was at first, in the beginning, it was one of the few cable cartoons at the time to be given more than the standard 13-episodes per season, which even surprised creator Peter Hannan... however, see Screwed by the Network below.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Peter Hannan wrote and recorded the theme song on a whim in his bedroom in the midst of pitching the show as a series of shorts. It turned out to be the show's biggest selling point when the people at Nick couldn't get it out of their heads and, realizing they had a hit on their hands, expanded it to a full series.
  • Dream Team: Jim Cummings and Tom Kenny in the lead roles. As the latter's character might say, it just doesn't get any better than that!
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The full version of the theme song, with two additional verses and a harmonica solo. Nickelodeon aired it as a music video exactly once.
  • Screwed by the Network: Nickelodeon, for whatever reason, decided to just up and pull the plug on the series while the final season was still in its initial run, and as a result, several episodes from the end of the final season were never aired on Nick; they were, however, lated seen when the show aired on the Nicktoons Network.
  • Short Run in Peru: The finale didn't air until 2005, after it had been shown in other countries.
  • What Could Have Been: It was originally going to be a series of two minute-shorts, until when the theme song was made and seasons were ordered in response.
    • One early sketch had CatDog as a two headed superhero.
  • Talking to Himself: Mervis and Dunglap were both voiced by John Kassir.
  • Teasing Creator: Peter Hannan tends to give very roundabout answers to the infamous "bathroom" question. In the book "Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons!" his explanation is that they simply don't... even though several episodes clearly indicate that they do.
  • Word of God: The creators stated that the purpose of the show is to "really play off of kids' sympathies" by portraying the characters experiencing "the worst of the worlds."
    • One of the crew members, Ray Pointer, was caricatured as a magician called "The Amazing Ray" in "CatDog Divided." He considered it an insult, and the character never appeared again.

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