Mr. Bogus was an animated Saturday morning series that aired in the US in 1991. It is based on a series of Belgian Claymation-animated shorts featuring the titular character. These shorts serve as tie-ins to commercial breaks or returns from commercial breaks.The series followed the adventures and misadventures of the eponymous character, Bogus, a tiny yellow-skinned gremlin who lives in the house of Tommy Anybody, a young boy who lives in a suburban neighborhood. Besides his adventures in Tommy's house, Bogus also went on various adventures in his native homeland called Bogusland, in which he came from by use of a bathroom mirror. During these adventures, Bogus was also occasionally joined up by his bratty younger cousin, appropriately named Brattus. Throughout the series, Bogus is best known for his clumsiness, his humongous appetite, and his penchant for doing good deeds.The series was created by Calico Entertainment and Zodiac Entertainment, the same two companies that created Widget The World Watcher.Recap page here.
This series provides examples of the following tropes:
Androcles Lion: A claymation short had Bogus come across a lobster tied up in some ropes on the counter, so he cuts the ropes, allowing the lobster to escape. Unfortunately, when Bogus is about to leave, he winds up getting tangled up in the same ropes that he freed the lobster from. Fortunately for him, the lobster comes back and uses its pincers to free him from the ropes in return.
Angrish: Bogus will very often indulge in this when really angry.
Balloon Belly: Happened several times to Bogus, whenever he ate a lot.
Big Eater: Despite his diminutive size, Bogus can actually pack away foodstuffs that are bigger than he is.
Couch Gag: This show, of all others, actually does not avoid this! During the opening credits, after it gets through the part with Bogus eating the ice cream, it will then segue into a different claymation vignette before being followed by another one after the first one has played out. And after the second vignette has played, it then cuts to Bogus doing his trademark dance, before the "Mr. Bogus" logo comes up at the end.
Cowardly Lion / Lovable Coward: Bogus isn't exactly the bravest one around, but when the chips are down, he will do whatever he can to make everything right again.
Four Temperament Ensemble: In one of the rare cases that Bogus and Brattus get paired up with Ratty and Mole (usually in an Enemy Mine moment), it goes like this: Bogus is Choleric, Brattus is Sanguine, Ratty is Melancholic, and Mole is Phlegmatic.
Hyperaffixation: Due to the fact that he often speaks with a slight Speech Impediment (Not unlike that of a 5-year-old), Bogus will often use the word "mondo" before adding the letter 'o' at the end of a word used after it in his sentences. Examples include, "Mondo coolo", "Mondo safe-o", etc.
Informed Species: A rare non-animal example; given his yellow skin, Bogus does not look very much like an actual Gremlin, and neither does Brattus.