Trivia / Eek! The Cat

  • Creator Breakdown: The idea for the show came from co-creator Savage Steve Holland's failed experience as a cat owner. All three of his cats died for tragic reasons, with one of them jumping out a 15-story window, another getting carried away by a hawk, and the last one (actually named Eek) drinking antifreeze and passing out in the driveway.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • In one episode, Eek takes the audience backstage and reveals that he and Annabelle are both voiced by people of the opposite gender to their character.
    • In another episode, Valley of the Dogs, Sharky has an internal monologue (done in song) that makes no effort to hide that a woman is providing the voice.
  • Descended Creator: Bill Kopp himself is the voice of Eek, Pierre and Kutter.
    • Also, Savage Steve Holland voiced characters in each segment: Elmo, Doc Tari and Wade Heap.
  • Follow the Leader: To Garfield and Friends, which it was pretty good at following.
  • International Coproduction: Between Savage Studios in the USA and Nelvana in Canada (Film Roman of the US produced the Klutter segments).
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Your best bet for the show is YouTube or, if you taped the show when it first came on in the 1990s or during the reruns on Fox Family, VHS tapes (there was only ever one legit VHS tape of the show released). It's pretty much stuck in the Disney vaults, since they got the show after acquiring Saban/Fox Kids back in 2001 and, while some foreign networks (mainly Jetix before those networks were rebranded) have run the show in recent years, it's not likely to be seen here anytime soon.
    • Most of the first three seasons were released on DVD in the Czech Republic. These DVD's also have English audio.
  • Production Posse: Pretty much everyone (at least animation-wise) from The Critic worked on the Klutter segments.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • According to The Other Wiki, Cozy was voiced by Jaid Barrymore (Drew Barrymore's mother) instead of Elizabeth Daily in his debut episode, Bearz In The Hood.
    • Zig-Zagged with Annabelle. In seasons 1, 2, and 4, she was voiced by Tawny Kitaen. In seasons 3 and 5, she was voiced by Karen Haber.
  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: Due to errors in production, the Thunderlizards segments, intended to debut with the second season of Eek in September 1993, was pushed back to November.
  • Talking to Himself:
  • Unintentional Period Piece: One episode has a joke based on the idea that there's nothing on television on Sunday except golf.
  • What Could Have Been: The original plan was for the Thunderlizards segments to be in place at the start of the second season, then become their own show. Due to the aforementioned production delays, this didn't happen, and instead the show became Eek! and the Terrible Thunderlizards midway through season 2, though sometimes Thunderlizards segments were aired by Fox Kids on their own back to back (with their solo intro). As a result, the segments were kept for the rest of the run, resulting in the change to Eek!Stravaganza in season 3.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Eek! The Cat Wiki.


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