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''Eek! The Cat'' is a American/Canadian animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp, that ran from September 12, 1992, to August 8, 1997 on Creator/FoxKids. It was retitled ''Eek! Stravaganza'' in 1994.

The series mainly revolves around an [[ThePollyanna optimistic]] purple housecat named Eek, whose motto is "it never hurts to help". This generally turns out to be untrue, as this attitude generally gets him into trouble, from which much of the humor of the show is derived. Other characters include Eek's human family, who don't understand animal language; Sharky the Sharkdog, who is irritated by Eek's oblivious enthusiasm for everything and chases him at the drop of a hat; and Eek's girlfriend, Annabelle, a rather big cat whom Eek loves and Sharky protects.

The show later added two different segments. The first of these was ''The Terrible Thunderlizards'', which focused on a trio of dinosaurs trying to destroy a pair of oblivious cavemen, Bill and Scooter, while also fighting an evil tribe of skeletal dinosaurs called the Thugasaurs. The second was ''Klutter'', which was about a bunch of neighborhood kids and their living pile of junk and clothing. ''Klutter'' was produced by Creator/FilmRoman, with some of the creative team from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' behind it (including David Silverman as the boy's dad), as opposed to ''Eek!'' and ''Thunderlizards'', which were produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}}.

!!''Eek! The Cat'' provides examples of:

%%* TheAhnold: '''Doc Tari''' of The Terrible Thunderlizards.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Eek has purple fur, his girlfriend Annabelle has pink fur, and Sharky is gray.
%%* AmazonianBeauty: Platinum
%%* AmusingInjuries
* AnalogyBackfire: Eek tries to cheer some people up by saying they're like a nearby campfire, but the campfire is going out.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: One of the very last episodes focused entirely on Sharky. Eek had almost no speaking parts.
* AngryGuardDog: Sharky the sharkdog, Eek's nemesis. It's a literal shark/dog hybrid.
* AnimatedActors: In one episode, Eek discovers his girlfriend is voiced by a burly, overweight tattooed man, and himself by a little old lady.
* ArtEvolution: By the final season, humans were drawn much more realistically (the exceptions being the human characters who were introduced in the earlier seasons).
* AttentionWhore: Annabelle had moments of this. Especially in "[=HawaiiEek=] 5-0".
* BigBad: Zoltar essentially serves as one for the Eek segments: constantly trying to destroy the Earth (often using Annabelle as a battery), only to be foiled by Eek and crew. However, he was only a recurring threat and wasn't seen much. The Thunderlizards, meanwhile, had the Thugasaur's leader Thugo.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Eek sees Annabelle as this the few times he actually notices her size (the rest of the time, he's genuinely confused when people tell him she's fat).
* BigEater: The reason for Annabelle's weight isn't exactly kept secret, though it doesn't come up more than once an episode, on average.
* BilingualBonus: If the French tape she's listening to in episode 103 is anything to go by - the mom's language lesson tapes have her supposedly learning nonsensical expressions in a given language that have no relation to the even more nonsensical English translation the tape provides for what she just mispronounced (e.g. French - "Much my hat" - English - "the rats have eaten the car")
%%* BlackBeadEyes: Some human characters, especially JB.
%%* ButtMonkey: Eek himself.
%%** Sharky in the later episodes
%%** And Bill in the TTL segments.
%%* CaptainErsatz: The [[Franchise/CareBears Squishy Bears]].
* CardCarryingVillain: Thugo, the leader of the skeletal Thugasaurs, prides himself on being an exemplary villain. He's constantly hatching up evil schemes to destroy the dinosaurs, dresses in a black hood, and does an EvilLaugh every other episode.
* TheCassandra: Piggy the Penguin. Given how he's based off the ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' character of the same name, it's definitely appropriate.
* CastAsAMask: [[spoiler:Zoltar (Brad Garret)]] in two different episodes. The first time, ''Eek Vs. The Flying Saucers'', his disguised voice was provided by Jaid Barrymore ([[Creator/DrewBarrymore Drew's mom]]). The second time, ''Eekscalibur'', his disguised voice was provided by Cam Clarke.
* CatchPhrase: "It never hurts to help!" and "Kumbaya!"
** Also, "Oh gosh, it hurts!!" and "Get 'em off! GET 'EM OFF!!"
** "...Holly, Acorn, Steven Jr, Gunther, and my wife Suuuuusan."
** From Bill of the "Thunderlizards": "When will the hurting stop..?"
*** Bill also occasionally has "Are you happy now, Scooter? Are you happy now?"
** "Why is it always me?! Why is it always me?!"
** Squatt: "Blast 'em all and let the archaeologists sort 'em out!"
** Kutter, to Squatt when asked if something bad is about to happen to them: "This would fit NICELY in the BAD THINGS CATEGORY!"
* CatsAreMean: If this site had such a thing as a ''Most Triumphant Aversion'', Eek would be it for this trope. He is extremely kind to everyone, even those who are actively trying to mangle him.
* CatsHaveNineLives: In at least one episode Eek is shown to have a tally card for his nine lives.
* CharacterDevelopment: Sharky. In Season 1, he's your standard mean dog. Starting in Season 2, the writers slowly give him more depth until he becomes one of the most sympathetic and interesting characters in the series. He keeps his mean-streak, but he eventually gets to the point where he pretty much won't show it unless provoked.
* ChickMagnet:
** For some reason, Eek constantly has a plethora of gorgeous babes making it known that they want him. Eek however always makes sure to tell them that he already has a girlfriend, which is sweet in his devotion but disturbing for the girls who can't believe he'd prefer someone like Annabelle over them. One tries to kill her, since [[IfICantHaveYou if she can't have Eek,]] no one will.
** Pierre seems more popular with the little girls than the other Squishy Bears, maybe because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Annabelle doesn't take kindly to other girls trying to steal her boyfriend.
* TheComicallySerious: Bill the Caveman in the ''Terrible Thunderlizards'' shorts.
* CowardlyLion: Eek. This trope must be the reason for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his name]].
** Brave Elmo the Elk, who's anything but brave.
* CrossOver: The end of "Eek Space 9" had Mulder and Scully from ''Series/TheXFiles'' (also a Creator/{{Fox}} series) showing up having witness a flying saucer plough right into their FBI building, which makes Scully "believe". For added hilarity, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson voice themselves.
** Averted for all the segments in the show proper: Unlike ''Garfield & Friends'', Eek and the Thunderlizards only encountered each other during the intro for ''Eek! Stravaganza'', and never actually crossed-over into each other's segments; ''Klutter'' didn't last long enough for them to even be part of the main intro, instead getting its' own.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Bill.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Sasha from season one. In her first scene, she proudly proclaims that she has a heart of ice and proceeds to pop some poor kid's balloon. When she meets Eek, his kidness (and [[InterspeciesRomance apparent sex appeal]]) manage to melt that so-called icy heart.
%%* DemBones: The Thugasaurs.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Most of the time, Eek is the only one who finds Annabelle attractive, but other times the world treats her as if she's a radiant beauty.
%%* TheDevilIsALoser: Fido in ''Eek Goes To The Hotspot''
* DumbDinos: The Thunderlizards, especially Squatt, aren't too bright.
* DynamiteCandle: Eek's owners keep dynamite next to their candles and it almost causes an explosion during a blackout. Fortunately, the lights come back when the mother is about to light a stick of dynamite. [[TooDumbToLive She remains oblivious to what she was about to do]].
* ElvisHasLeftThePlanet / ElvisLives: One episode involving alien abduction featured a brief shot of Elvis amongst the specimens. Another one speculates that he had a shrink-ray-related accident some years ago.
** The latter involving him having EasyAmnesia, regaining his memory and ''then'' getting abducted by aliens.
** Also, a slightly more subtle gag from the HalloweenEpisode, when Eek befriends a group of ghosts. At the end when the ghosts are leaving to return to the spirit world, Eek bids them goodbye and asks, "Say 'Hi' to Elvis for me." Cue all of the ghosts muttering in confusion as none of them have ever met or heard of Elvis.
* EnemyMine: Occasionally Eek and Sharky have worked together for one reason or another.
** One episode of the Thunderlizards revealed why they were in jail before being tapped as expendable agents to wipe out humanity: during a mission, they were stranded in hostile terrain and ended up working with a Thugasaur to survive and escape. Though they succeeded, General Galapagos spotted them with the Thugasaur and had them arrested, falsely accused of treason, and thrown into prison until the series proper began.
*** Bill and Scooter will occasionally help out the Thunderlizards when they aren't being hunted down by them, such as the time they helped to save the President's daughter.
* EpunymousTitle
** IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Most of the episode titles are parodies of famous movie titles with the Eek's name somehow worked into them.
*** Oddly, the episode titles sometimes have NOTHING to do with the episode itself. Despite being named after ''Mystic Pizza'', ''[=MystEek=] Pizza'' has nothing in common with the movie (indeed, even the pizza that kicks the plot off loses relevance after the first five minutes).
* ExposedAnimalBellybutton
* {{Expy}}: Eek looks ridiculously similar to ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, as some would say. The main difference between him and the pasta-loving cat is Eek is far kinder and more idealistic- and purple.
** Given that the three Terrible Thunderlizards are already [[Series/TheATeam a group of falsly accused special forces]], it's not hard to guess who Creator/MrT Rex is supposed to be, even before he starts dropping the word 'Fool' twice per sentence.
* EvilLawyerJoke: The MusicalEpisode ends with the villains [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_zRjzIwYbY releasing the lawyers]], who only back down when they meet Sharky, who's "just as awful as them".
%%* FatCat / FatIdiot: Eek.
%%** Annabelle.
%%* FreudianExcuse: Sharky attempts one in "Shark Doggy Dog."
* FurryConfusion: Eek is a pet cat, and lives with a human family. Anabelle however has her own house ''and'' her own pet dog. The two witch cats wear clothes and have their own castle.
* FurryEarDissonance: Eek has ears that are shaped like golf clubs.
%%* GagSeries
* TheGhost: Annabelle's owner is only heard in her debut episode after she's unloaded from her cat carrier saying "Welcome to your new home, Annabelle". The owner afterwards is rarely, if ever mentioned, leaving some to believe that she's an intelligent animal that owns her own home. At the very least, a later episode confirms that ''she'' is Sharky's actual owner, so it's very possible that she was retconned into one.
* {{Golem}}: Klutter, a living pile of clothes and mess that featured in it's own segment during the last season of the show.
%%* {{Gonk}}: Eek's human family, as well as some other humans.
* GrandFinale: "The Island of Dr. Meow". Has almost every regular character in it. Eek is implied to have married Annabelle and [[spoiler:become President (Annabelle is the First Lady)]]. Subverted due to 1. the episode being about Sharky, not Eek (who barely appears in it at all), and 2. It not being the actual final episode. Seriously though, this would have been the logical place to end it.
** An earlier episode from the same season, "[=MystEEK=] Pizza", had a good number of appearances by the various [[MauveShirt mauve shirts]] of the series (including Zoltar and Elvis) and was sort of a final curtain call for them.
%%* GrumpyBear: Pierre of the Squishy Bearz.
%%** Bill.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Scooter is a perfectly nice, friendly guy, even if he does unintentionally cause harm to those around him (notably Bill).
%%* HartmanHips: Andrea Heap from ''Klutter''.
* HiddenDepths: Sharky after the writers moved him beyond just being the mean dog.
* HotScientist: During a SciFi parody, Elmo must choose between the plan of an Einstein-looking super-genius, or the plan of the [[FanService Bambi twins]], who had gotten a B+ in physics.
* HotLibrarian: From ''Klutter'': Andrea Heap, hot library ''employee''. (Plus, voiced by Kathy Ireland.)
* ImAHumanitarian: [[FurryConfusion Technical example]]: Annabelle is made the queen of some bizarre-looking savages on an island out in the middle of nowhere. Problem was that, "In order for the queen to become a goddess, she must be cooked and then eaten by the king."
** "I like girls."
%%* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Alice from "Fatal Eektraction."
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Bill gets shrunk at the end of "The Yawn of Man".
* InstrumentalThemeTune: ''Eek! The Cat'' (the only word in the tune is "Eek!"), as well as ''Klutter''.
* InterspeciesRomance: Besides the number of human and extraterrestrial women (plus one giant female insect) who have thrown themselves at Eek, [[BodyguardCrush Sharky is implied to have a crush on Annabelle]] in one episode. Plus, there's Sharky's long-standing crush on the human woman, Platinum, from his favorite show, ''Patriotic Warriors''.
* InventionalWisdom: Why in the nine hells would a rocket built to go to Jupiter have a switch that allows one to set the course for either Jupiter or the Sun?
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sharky really isn't such a bad guy...
* KillerRabbit: Eek's family finds a cute little bunny on their doorstep and adopt it. Little do they know that it plans to murder them all once Eek's out of the way...
** Sharky The Shark Dog also qualifies, being rather small and cute for an AngryGuardDog.
* LargeHam:
** Annabelle. Whenever she is extremely happy, she cries out "Let heaven and nature sing!"
** [=JB=], Bill, and any other character voiced by Creator/CharlieAdler.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Eek, Annabelle, and Sharky each have one, and each leitmotif was given variations based on whatever genre a particular episode was spoofing.
** Everyone in the Terrible Thunderlizards segments. The Thunderlizards get a sort of rock leitmotif, the cavemen get a happy little jazz piano theme, and Babs gets her own romantic Casio theme.
** Klutter had his own as well, based on his reggae-style theme.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Kinda-sorta example: Static electricity is what somehow brought Klutter to life.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Parodied with Elmo's little brother Timmy. As the seasons go by, these conditions that Timmy needs to get treated for get progressively sillier. At one point Elmo is trying to fund the therapy Timmy needs to recover from the psychologically traumatic experience of seeing Radio/RushLimbaugh's butt.
* LogoJoke: In "The Great Eekscape", Creator/{{Nelvana}}'s polar bear logo makes a cameo on the prison's wall. And in "Eek's Sneek Peek", the Fox Kids logo is shown as the HQ for that network, while outside Nelvana's frost-covered studios, a polar bear is seen roaring similarly to their lgo- the bear then tries to eat the moose animators.
%%* LovableCoward: Eek.
* LukeNounverber: Leek Bottomsitter.
%%* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Babs and Bill.
%%* {{Meganekko}}: Andrea Heap from the ''Klutter'' shorts.
* MegaNeko: Annabelle, mainly due to her weight.
* MindScrew: The ending of "Fatal Eektraction," in which TheReveal is that [[spoiler: Alice is actually Sharkella, Sharky's [[LongLostRelative long lost twin sister]]]]... only for the trio to walk out of the movie commenting on the predictable plot twist, and Alice reveals that she's actually [[spoiler: Sharky's twin ''brother'', before revealing it's a joke.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Biff is the second-in-command of the Thugasaurs, and clearly not cut out for villainy. He'd much rather be picking flowers and hanging out with his comrades than participating in the various evil plans of his boss Thugo.
* MissingStepsPlan: In "The Island of Dr. Meow", one of the titular Doctor's underlings questions how exactly he's gonna TakeOverTheWorld with his MixAndMatchCritters plan (by gene-splicing monkeys and various fruit and veggies together); Dr. Meow kicks his butt in retribution.
%%* MoralityPet: Annabelle is this to Sharky.
* TheMovingExperience: In the pilot, Eek finds out, to his dismay, that his new girlfriend is moving again. After being sad for a short time, he turns the letter over to read "P.S. I'm moving across the street."
* MusicalEpisode: "Quadrapedia", which features a variety of styles ranging from hair metal to operatic - fitting, [[BigBeautifulWoman given Annabelle's stature]].
* MsFanservice: Various attractive girls have popped up throughout the series.
%%* NervousWreck: Eek and Mittens.
* NiceGuy: Eek, who's motto is "It ''never'' hurts to help!", [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished even when it does]].
%%* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: ''[[OncePerEpisode Constantly]].''
%%** Don't you mean "[[RunningGag Consistently]] and [[ButtMonkey repeatedly!]]"?
%%* NoIndoorVoice: [=JB=].
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: In a "Thunderlizards" segment, the titular dinosaurs grudgingly remembered this rule when an obnoxious parody/cameo of Mr. T got dragged away by a carnivorous plant. Then one asked, "We don't have to go ''too'' fast, do we?," and they smiled and moseyed.
** Subverted in an episode where Eek, Annabelle and two ape astronauts escape from aliens and land safely on Earth. Eek's the only one that got stuck on the moon, hoping someone will come for him, saying "People won't leave me all alone in the cold darkness of space. Would they?".
* OddNameOut: Hey kids! Get ready for those swell Squishy Bearz: Puffy, Cozy, Wuz Wuz, and...''Pierre''!
* OncePerEpisode: 1) Eek will proclaim that it never hurts to help. 2) [[AmusingInjuries It will then hurt. A lot.]]
%%* OnlySaneMan:
%%** Sharky, for the most part.
%%** Pierre is this in the ShowWithinAShow, ''The Squishy Bears Rainbow of Enchantment Fun Minute''.
%%** Vanna from "Klutter".
* PapaWolf: Sharky is normally an AngryGuardDog in general, but he gets REALLY mad if Annabelle is threatened.
* PaperThinDisguise: In one episode, celebrities the Squishy Bearz are framed for robbery by rats wearing these.
* ParentalBonus: Frequent:
** The parody of ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
** One episode had Eek walking along singing the Music/TalkingHeads' "Life During Wartime".
** Another was an abridged parody of ''Film/TheTerminator''.
** Another was a parody of ''Film/CapeFear''.
** ''Film/TheGraduate'', ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', and ''Film/PulpFiction'' each got a parody episode, too.
** "Way to go, Sharky! You've brightened up the dull city of Mctropolis [[AtomicHate with the light of a thousand suns]]!""
** Eek's namecheck of the Barbi Twins in his speech to Zoltar (see Shout-Out).
** One episode had Eek underwater, where he befriended a squid who sounded like Rain Man ("Yeah. Home good. Definitely yeah.").
* ParodyEpisode: Besides its usual plots, the show had several episodes like this, including a parody of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and ''Film/TheExorcist''.
* PatrickStewartSpeech: Eek really, ''really, '''really''''' loves planet Earth in general.
* PhraseCatcher: Every time Eek shows someone a picture of Annabelle.
-->'''A person''': She's really... fat.
-->'''Eek''': [''genuinely puzzled''] Really?
** Piggy the penguin is also this. "Shut up, Piggy!"
* ThePollyanna: Eek himself, despite his perpetual ButtMonkey status.
** Scooter as well, though he isn't nearly as unlucky.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Subverted to a degree, both the Thunderlizards and Klutter did get to be their own shows briefly before being reincorporated into Eek!Stravangaza (and for a few episodes at the end of the fourth season, replaced Eek! entirely in the show)
* PrisonEpisode: "The Great Eekscape".
* ReroutedFromHeaven: An episode has Eek dying and winding up in the CelestialBureaucracy. This shouldn't have happened in the first place, because Eek hadn't used up all nine of his lives yet. Then, a damned soul asks Eek to hold his rap sheet while he "goes to the bathroom", so Eek winds up getting sent to Hell in his place. However, Eek is so optimistic that the torments of Hell don't affect him at all, and he succeeds at all the Sisyphean tasks the Devil sets for him.
* RuleOfThree: In "Eek vs. the Flying Saucers":
--> '''Mother''': (to whining child) Stop it, stop it, STOP IT!
* RunningGag:
-->'''Random character''': Your girlfriend's... fat.
-->'''Eek''': ''(looks at her photo, confused)'' Really?
** Eek accidentally destroying Sharky's doghouse.
** Eek's owner absently destroying the house by cleaning it while listening to her foreign language tapes
** Elmo's little brother Timmy needing operations done for his long string of ridiculous ailments.
** The continued efforts of scientists Hank and Jib to calibrate the Hubble telescope, only for Eek or something else to hit and ruin it.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Bill the Caveman, thanks to Charlie Adler's amazing vocal range.
* ShoutOut:
** Eek usually receives a character's compliment and then talks by mentioning [[LongList random names and titles non-stop]], i.e. in the episode "Eek vs. the Flying Saucers", when he meets Zoltar at the alien starship, looking pretty sad:
--->'''Eek:''' Why Zoltar, why would you want to destroy such a great planet as Earth? A planet full of wonderful things. I mean we've got rivers and fields and children and Creator/DrSeuss and Creator/WoodyAllen and [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]] and Monet, the [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]], Music/StevieRayVaughn, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], Music/LouisArmstrong, the Barbi Twins and...
** In an episode of ''Thunderlizards'', an astronaut from the present crash landed, thinking he's on an alien planet. Then he believes he's in the Far Future when he saw the [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes ruined Statue of Liberty]] with Eek's head.
** "[[Film/ForrestGump Run, forest! Run!]]" (To a literal forest of trees.)
** One to ''Film/TheGodfather'' of all things in the episode "Halloweek" when [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Eek accidentally causes a trick-or-treater wearing a horse's head to crash into a mobster's bed]].
** Eek, with a small squid on his head, boards a train and enters a berth where Music/TheBeatles see him.
--->'''John:''' Who's that?\\
'''Paul:''' Oh, that's me grandfather.\\
'''George:''' That's not yer grandfather. It's a cat with a squid on 'is 'ead!
%%* SimpletonVoice: Wuz Wuz.
* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: Eek is a FunnyAnimal when he's with his owners, but a PettingZooPerson all the rest of the time.
%%* TheSoCalledCoward: Elmo the elk.
* SouthernBelle: Annabelle. She even gets a GorgeousPeriodDress at the end of her debut episode.
%%* SphereEyes
%%* SpoiledBrat: Wendy Elizabeth and JB.
* TalkingToHerself: Creator/ElizabethDaily in "Quadrapedia" voiced Pam and Polly, the villains of the episode.
* TakeThat: Took a few jabs at Rush Limbaugh over the years, but, with one exception in the final season, not over his politics.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Happens every time Eek gets an AmusingInjury.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Piggy the Penguin and his nameless companion.
* TimeForPlanB: Four criminals stole a statue while [[PaperThinDisguise disguised as the Squishy Bearz]] but had no plan for what to do after that. Since they had no Plan B and couldn't come up with any, they decided to do Plan A backwards: take the statue back with the ''statue'' being disguised.
%%* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Eek and Annabelle.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Despite all the crap he deals with, Eek usually ends up somewhat happy.
%%* TokenGoodTeammate: Piggy to the other penguins.
* TooDumbToLive: The reason the Thunderlizards were sent to wipe out humanity was because mankind is so stupid they were a threat to all other life. In the final "Thunderlizards" episode, they mistake a freeze ray that was developed by the Dinosaur military that the Thunderlizards misplaced for a camera and accidentally caused the ice age that wiped out the Dinosaurs while trying to take a picture with it.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In an episode where he dies and goes to hell (don't worry, he gets better), Eek is just too damn cheery for eternal torment to phaze him.
* TotallyRadical: Bo Diddly Squatt might as well be some sort of misplaced Ninja Turtle.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The giants slugs apparently like to have Bill in their mouths. At one point, there's even a class of this.
%%* TradingBarsForStripes: The Thunderlizards.
* TwoShorts: Starting with the second season. The first season only had half-hour episodes.
* TheUnintelligible: Sharky, as he only "talks" using dog noises. Sometimes, his "dialogue" is translated into English subtitles, [[PlayedForLaughs just for humorous purposes.]]
* VacationEpisode: One "Thunderlizards" segment was about Bill and Scooter actually inventing the concept of a vacation.
* VerbalTic: Scooter says "okay" A LOT. He says "Huh?" just as much.
** Same with Eek and "gee".
-->'''Eek:''' Gee, I sure say "gee" a lot.
** Mittens always says "man".
%%* VillainSong
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: "The Whining Pirates of Tortuga", about a younger Eek's life with pirates.
* WholePlotReference: "Fatal Eektraction" to the [[Film/FatalAttraction almost identical film name]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Eek is really afraid of bugs.
%%* WidgetSeries
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
%%* WildTake
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Ryan Heap from "Klutter" (though sometimes he was mistakenly colored blonde).