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Western Animation: Foofur

Foofur was an animated series created by Hanna-Barbera that debuted on NBC in 1986.

The series followed the titular character, a skinny blue dog who lived in the house of his late owner, along with his canine friends: his niece Rocki; Louis, a bulldog; Annabell, a sheepdog and Louis's mate; Fritz-Carlos, a tiny mustachioed dog with a French accent; Hazel, a cocker spaniel and Fritz-Carlos's mate; Dolly, a basset hound; Burt, a wolfhound, and Fencer, the only cat of the group. They all worked together to keep their beloved home from being sold by the real estate agent Mrs. Escrow, and her pet Chihuahua, Pepe, who constantly tries to expose Foofur's pals, without any success.

Tropes:

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Foofur has blue fur, which is unusual for a dog of his breed, while his niece Rocki has blue-purple fur.
  • Ass in a Lion Skin: The episode "The Dog's Meow" had Louis get hypnotized into thinking he's a cat, courtesy of a professional hypnotist on TV.
  • Blinding Bangs: Annabell has these.
  • Bully Bulldog: Louis would be a subversion.
  • Cats Are Mean: Averted with Fencer, but played straight with the neighborhood alley cats that always antagonize Foofur and the gang.
  • Enemy Mine: The episode "Pepe's Pet Peeve" had Foofur and the others team up with Pepe in order to help him get rid of a so-called monstrous dog named Killer that Mrs. Escrow brought home. Killer actually turns out to be a Big Friendly Dog.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Pepe is always unsuccessful in trying to expose Foofur and his friends to his mistress.
  • Five Dog Band:
  • Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better: While Foofur and the rest of the gang mostly walk around on all fours like real dogs do, the only ones who are most often seen walking on two legs are Rocki, Fencer, and Fritz-Carlos.
  • Gratuitous French: Fritz-Carlos.
  • Informed Species: Louis is supposed to be a bulldog, but while his face and ears are like those of a real bulldog, his big bulky body would suggest otherwise.
  • Ironic Name: Killer, the dog that Mrs. Escrow brings home and whom Pepe fears, is actually a good-natured St. Bernard who just wants to play.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Louis again.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Fencer always thinks that he is a master at karate, yet he is always at the mercy of the rat trio that constantly bully him.
  • Napoleon Complex: Pepe, who is always a nuisance to Foofur and the others.
  • Neat Freak: Hazel was this in "A Clean Sweep".
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Mel and Harvey, the two dog catchers who are regular foes of the gang.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Fritz-Carlos and Hazel, respectively.
  • You Dirty Rat: The rat trio that constantly accost Fencer.

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alternative title(s): Foofur
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