''Kenny the Shark'' (2003-2005) is an animated series about Katarina "Kat" Cassidy, a girl who adopts a tiger shark as a pet.

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!!Tropes include:
* TwentiesBobHaircut: Kat's mom Grace's hair.
* {{Adorkable}}: Kat.
* AllForNothing: Kat says these exact words in "Will Work For Chum" when her dad admits he was joking about throwing Kenny back to the ocean, making them find a job to pay for his food bills.
* {{Alpha Bitch}}es: Three of them. All named Phoebe.
* AnimalTalk: Kenny, Marty, and other animals.
* ArtEvolution: The second season has the characters with less sharp edges and smoother animation.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Badly battered shark, actually, in "Watching Karl".
* {{Beatnik}}: Though not actually one, Grace seems to dress in a similar fashion
** In "I Love the Nightlife", Kenny and Kat goes to a poetry club where a beatnik speaks while Kenny plays the bongos.
* BigBrotherInstinct[=/=][[PapaWolf Papa Shark]]: Messing with Kat, especially if Kenny is present, is a ''bad'' idea. Case in point: in "Whaling on Kenny" which features Kenny's "friendship" with Buster the orca, Buster had spent the entire episode bullying the frankly ''terrified'' Kenny. When Kat shows up and Buster knocks her to the ground, Kenny ''flips'' and launches into a speech that's half NotAfraidOfYouAnymore and half TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* BigEater: Kenny non stop. His eating habits become a problem for Kat's parents, as one episode was about finding a job to pay for his food bills. He and Kat settle for a mascot job for the local hockey team, where it turns out they aren't paid with money but with all the hot dogs he can eat. He's not fired for causing panic, but because he ate all of the hot dogs.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Phoebes. Though the "redhead" has brown-haired which is almost dark red.
* ButtMonkey: Kat's father Peter tends to be the victim of a lot of mishaps, usually caused by Kenny.
-->'''Peter''': I hate that shark.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In season 2, Kat is a bit more assertive and prone to snarking.
* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: When Kat decides to go vegetarian, she asked Kenny to go vegetarian with her, and because Kenny is a carnivore by nature, it is [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere extremely difficult for him]].
* DisappearedDad[=/=]MissingMom: True to how sharks behave, Kenny never met his birth parents. It sometimes makes him depressed. And also the reason he became close to a baby shark he and Kat encountered in "Kenny the Dad".
* DiscoDan: Peter loves the 70s', they were his "glory days". Grace hates that decade, and is glad they can't go the 70's party since Peter's disco suit got ruined by Kenny (which Peter thinks was caused by moths).
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Kat's parents wear sandals. Though Kat switches between sandals and shoes, but often wears sandals.
* [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: Subverted. While Kenny does cause a bit of trouble, he usually has good intentions when causing it. Played straight with his hammerhead friend, Dan. Peter though believes this.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: A variant. In "Whaling on Kenny", Kat has set up a friendship with Buster the orca for Kenny [[spoiler: which, unknown to her, has lead Buster bullying Kenny badly]]; about halfway through the segment, Oscar finds her in the library where she's researching activities for the 2 to do together. After she offers to let him help, Oscar picks up one of her books, pages through it briefly and asks if Kat knew that orcas eat tiger sharks. Kat responds nonchalantly at first but then lets out a BigWhat before grabbing the book to confirm the statement. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone She's...less than happy to find out what she's gotten Kenny into.]]
* FeudEpisode: "Ball of Contention"
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Girl and Her Shark]]
* GranolaGuy: Peter. In "Shark Shrunk", Kat believes its to please his "hippie left-wing father".
** GranolaGirl: Kat arguably, since she decides to become a vegetarian like her dad.
* HulkSpeak: Mulch the great white shark from "Mr. Popularity" speaks this way. Lampshaded by Kenny.
-->'''Mulch''': Mulch eat kids!
-->'''Kenny''': "Mulch eat kids. Mulch eat kids." Mulch has really gotta work on his vocabulary. Use your words!
* IdiotBall: Kat in "Whaling on Kenny". Kat had previously (since "Whaling on Kenny" was in Season 2) established as being a near expert on sharks, especially tiger sharks. ''Why'' was it a shocking revelation that orcas eat them?
** In another episode, a pet trainer who repeatedly mistreated her students (especially Kenny) brought in a seal as a new pupil. When Kenny (who [[TrademarkFavoriteFood eats seals]]) naturally goes berserk, the trainer begins berating Kenny just in time to be caught by Kat who's disturbed by the treatment Kenny's receiving and ''appalled'' when she finds out about the seal, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calling the trainer out on her stupidity]]. Fortunately [[HeelFaceTurn the trainer is willing to listen]].
* ImAHumanitarian: Averted, Kenny doesn't try to eat people. Certain circumstances come close to playing it straight, whether they get on his nerves or if they happen to smell like a seal.
-->'''Peter''': Boy, for a fearless predator, he's pretty chicken.
-->'''Kenny''': You're lucky I don't like the taste of balding vegetarians.
* InterspeciesFriendship: Kenny, a tiger shark, and Marty, a dog.
* LimitedSocialCircle: The only human Kat hangs out with is a boy named Oscar.
* MamaBear: Kat towards Kenny and her mother towards both her children.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Peter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with the three {{Alpha Bitch}}es named Phoebe.
* PoorCommunicationKills: In "Shark Shrunk", Kat tries to be a therapist to analyze Kenny, she deduces that he has a fear of abandonment and afraid no likes him. However, Kenny misinterprets that nobody really doesn't like him.
* ShoutOut:
** ''[[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Finding Nimoy]]''
** The white disco suit Kenny wears (which belonged to Peter) is similar to Creator/JohnTravolta's in ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''.
* ShownTheirWork: A lot of shark facts are thrown in the series, and a lot of myths about them are broken as well.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Kat understands Kenny and vice-versa, and so do every other sharks. Its ambiguous that she can understand Marty and other kinds of animals.
* SpoiledBrat: Burton Plushtoy III
* StrawVegetarian: After Kat decides to become a vegetarian, she tries to get Kenny to become one. But she eventually realizes she shouldn't force him to do something he doesn't want to (or in his case, ''can't'') do.
* TailfinWalking: Guess who.
* TokenTrio: The Phoebes: The blonde Caucasian, the African-American, and the Latina.
* TooDumbToLive: In "Mr. Popularity", the Phoebes bought a shark as a pet, after seeing a cute shark movie.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As seals are the natural prey of tiger sharks, Kenny goes crazy trying to eat them. Fortunately, Kat able to feed his craving with Seal Pops, Popsicles that are somehow FDA approved with seal meat. He also develops a love of Sushi.
* UncattyResemblance: Marty looks like his owner. Or is it vice-versa?
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Because he's a fish, Kenny has a fear of cats despite being much bigger than them.
* YouthfulFreckles: Kat
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