Back at the Barnyard is a show from Nickelodeon. It started on October 8, 2007, and ended in June 2010. Based off the 2006 movie Barnyard which features the same characters though the series seems to ignore the events of the movie (and replaces one of them) for its own continuity. Created and animated by the same people as Jimmy Neutron, and the 25th member of the popular Nicktoons brand.The story centers around Otis, the cow in charge of running the barn, though something of an Ensemble Cast provides enough chaos to keep a steady stream of entertainment flowing through 2 seasons of 52 episodes. Otis regularly deals with scams gone awry originating from his friends or (more commonly) himself. Other instances have him functioning throughout the human world incognito or dealing with the supposedly psychotic lady next door to the barn who knows they can talk and wants to expose them to the outside world.Nickelodeon apparently didn't think the show was doing good enough for their standards, so they dropped it to Nicktoons Network during its run, where the remainder of the episodes were broadcast. While the show was getting good reviews, it never really became that popular, but it's safe to say that this show gave it its best.
Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: One of the three French Canadian crows wears a red hat, another one of the three crows wears a blue neckerchief, Bessie wears a cow tag on her left ear, and Abbie wears earrings and a purple bow in her braided hair.
Bifauxnen: Otis is rumored to be this because of his large udder.
Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Bigfoot is a recurring character in the show. He is a celebrity with a hit single called "No Fear Bigfoot", dated Jessica Allspice, and became mayor with a landslide victory (though he lost the position after going into a rage from flash photography). He can also fly.
The way Freddy admits to his parents that Peck - whom he just saved from becoming their meal - is his best friend, and his parents' reaction from this, obviously parallels word for word someone admitting to his parents that he's homosexual and introducing his partner to them.
What makes that one even funnier is the fact that Freddy's voice actor is gay.
Enemy Mine: Otis and Mrs. Beady in "Cowman: The Uddered Avenger".
Latex Perfection: The jewel robbers in "Chain Gang" disguise themselves this way wearing full-head rubber farm animal masks that happen to resemble Otis, Chicken, Freddy and Peck (and thus cause said main characters to be falsely arrested), though at the end the impostors are unmasked by Otis to reveal four old ladies.
Secret Ingredient: At the end of "Chez Pig", all of the barnyard animals ask Pig for the secret ingredient of his grandma's Truffle Pies, Pig finally gives in but when he reveals the secret ingredient, a duck shows up and quacks, completely drowning out what Pig said. However, the other animals are heard exclaiming in disgust, implying that the secret ingredient was actually disgusting.