Western Animation / Oggy and the Cockroaches

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The slapstick trickster cartoon. You know the drill: some character pulls a mean one on another. The victim retaliates. Both parties get caught up in an escalating spiral of cartoon violence. Hilarity Ensues, until houses are leveled, forests are ravaged, cities are lain waste, and the world goes Kaboom!! Then they start it all over again in the next episode.

This time-honored formula, featured in many Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry shorts, gets a revival in the Gaumont (France's premier film studio) production Oggy and the Cockroaches (Oggy et les Cafards- 1998-1999, 2008, 2013, 2017). Each 7-minute short (there are at least 351 of them) follows the life of the rotund blue cat Oggy, who has the misfortune to share the same house with three cute but exceptionally mischievous roaches: Dee Dee, Marky and Joey. Their sole purpose of existence is to have fun with Oggy by pulling a series of practical jokes. Oggy is sometimes helped by his cousin Jack, a green cat with a knack for mechanics and a short fuse. Factor in a burly neighborhood bulldog named Bob, and you have a great slapstick set-up.

OatC is renowned for its expressive use of mime — the cats may make cat sounds or (rarely) speak in gibberish, but there is no dialog, and written words are kept to a minimum. Without the need for dubbing, the show is able to reach a wide international audience.

A movie detailing the characters' adventures through the ages was released in 2013.


This show contains examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Marky and Joey don't appear in "Happy Campers" and "Safari, So Good", Joey and Dee Dee don't appear in "Hip Hip Hip Hypnoses", Dee Dee and Marky don't appear in "Perpetual Motion" and no cockroaches appear in "The Pumpkin that Pretended to be a Ferrari".
  • Accordion Cat: Occasionally happens.
  • Acrophobic Bird: Running on Rule of Funny, if Oggy is simply chasing the cockroaches, they won't fly to escape him, but if Oggy chases the cockroaches over a cliff, they will fly to laugh at Oggy's peril.
  • Adorkable: Oggy can be this, at times. One example is an episode where he bursts onto a stage with people applauding him, and gets so excited he does a little dance, only to burst into tears when he realizes the whole thing was a hallucination created by Ghost-Cockroaches.
  • Aerith and Bob: There are characters with names like Jack, Joey and... Oggy.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The cast and background characters who are animals have this: The cats; Oggy is blue, Jack is green. The cockroaches; Dee Dee has a blue body and orange head, Marky has a grey body and green head and Joey has a pink body and purple head. Characters such as Olivia and Bob, on the other hand, avert this.
  • Amnesiacs Are Innocent: In "Ugly, Dirty and Good", Joey regresses into a child, forgets Dee Dee and Marky and becomes convinced that Oggy is his father after falling on his head.
  • Amusing Injuries: DEAR LORD, to say that the injuries of the characters are amusing is an understatement. It's like Tom and Jerry taken Up to Eleven.
  • And I Must Scream: Oggy is a victim to this, especially certain things like being trapped in a piece of paper, becoming part of the cockroaches' train track, or turned victim of a voodoo doll made out of clay.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Six words. Real cockroaches have exoskeletons, not endoskeletons.
  • Ass Shove: In "Ugly, Dirty and Good", Oggy rolls a ball over Marky and Dee Dee. It ends up going through a hedge, up Bob's butt and out his mouth.
  • At the Opera Tonight: "A Night at the Opera" features Jack as the headliner of an opera, with Dee Dee attempting to shove his way into the spotlight, all while Oggy attempts to stop him, along with Joey and Marky, from ruining his cousin's night from behind the scenes.
  • Baby Morph Episode: "Back to the Past! (Featuring Olivia)" has a witch putting a curse on Oggy, Bob and Jack for tearing up her hatnote , turning them into children. At the end, though, they do turn back into normal while the cockroaches are turned into children.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: See: Downer Ending
  • Bag of Holding: The bag of dirty clothes in “Oggy's bag”. The inside is humongous to the point of containing a civilization of clothes.
  • Balloon Belly: The cockroaches once filled Oggy's belly with helium, leading Oggy to believe he was pregnant.
  • Bandage Mummy: Happens to cat and cockroach alike sometimes.
  • Battle Discretion Shot: A signature element of the style. All the major violence happens off screen and the audience only sees the results.
  • Beach Episode: Some episodes, like “Beachcombers” for example.
  • Behind a Stick: At one point in "Hide and Sick" (and its remastering "Bless you Oggy!"), the blue cat conceals himself behind a skinny lamp.
  • Belly Dancer: Three are conjured by a genie in "3 Wishes and You're Out".
  • Big Ball of Violence: Often seen with Bob the Dog and Oggy.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Oggy's house is a PRARDIS - Purple Roof and Relative Dimensions in Space.
  • Birthday Episode: Oggy's in "Happy Birthday", Joey's in "Let's Party Guys!", Jack's in "Airship House".
  • Bizarrchitecture: It is not unusual for characters to run down a hallway or stairs and then run back the other way only for it to be much longer and winding.
  • Blind Mistake: The whole episode "A Bird of Ill Omen" is built on this trope. A turkey hunter with glasses keeps mistaking many things he sees for turkeys, immediately shooting them. The main victim of this is Oggy, who not only is mistaken for a turkey, the turkey hunter also keeps mistaking a turkey for Oggy.
    • This also turns out to be the case for Oggy's driving instructor from "A Tip for the Road".
  • Break the Cutie: A giant one for Oggy in "So Lonely", when he misses the cockroaches, and "Black And White", when everything turns....black and white.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Reconstructed. Episodes like "Oggy's Double" show that Oggy is very aware of this show and its popularity around his own world. This eventually becomes a plot point in "From Mumbai with Love" where he actually uses the show's popularity to his advantage.
  • Bull Seeing Red: Dee Dee brings a cow then a bull home in "Milk Diet". Naturally, when Oggy does some laundry, the first thing he pulls out is a red shirt...
  • The Bus Came Back: Stanley, who only appeared as a One-Shot Character in "The Outsider", makes a cameo appearance in "Living Carrots".
    • The Tooth Fairy, who also appeared as a One-Shot Character in "Tooth Good to be True", makes a cameo appearance in "Chatter Box". Coincidentally, both characters happen to be mice.
  • Callback: The box of chocolates that appeared in the first episode is shown again in the end of the episode "Mission Oggy"
  • The Cameo: In Buddy Parrot, when Oggy and the titular parrot reach a hospital, you can see Sharko and Marina sitting on one of the chairsnote .
  • Camping Episode: Oggy and Jack brave the wilderness in both "Happy Campers" and "Into the Wild". Oggy, Olivia then Bob rough it in "(Un)Happy Camper". Naturally, the cockroaches tag along in all three episodes.
  • Cartoon Bug-Sprayer: Jack uses one in "Cloning Around".
  • Cartoony Eyes: The cockroaches have non-white scleras. Marky's are reddish-pink, Dee Dee's are green, and Joey has one reddish-pink, one yellow. One that really stands out is Elvis, the main cockroaches' cousin, who has pink scleras paired with blue pupils.
  • Casino Episode: An episode aptly named "Casino" has Jack dragging Oggy to one when he receives a huge cheque.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Oggy wakes up from one wherein the cockroaches torment him in "So Lonely".
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Monica. She made a brief cameo in the Season 4 episode, "Oggy Is Getting Married".
  • Circus Episode: "Fame & Glory", wherein Jack sets up a circus for Oggy after the latter finds he can't afford the real thing.
  • Coat Full of Contraband: Parodied by the cockroaches with their chests painted and wearing watch-less trenchcoats in "Black and White".
  • Cockroach Popsicle: Not exactly with ice, but in "Oggy Van Winkle", Oggy discovers a gun that can freeze people, which he uses on the cockroaches. When the cockroaches are thawed out by a passing poodle, they find themselves in the future, where Oggy and Jack have become elderly. Later, at the end, they use it on Oggy and Jack, who then wake up even further into the future, where the cockroaches are old too.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Squashing characters; check. Blowing up characters; check. Messing with characters' minds; check.
  • Companion Cube: Taken literally in The Cube, in which Oggy finds a strange box outside his home and develops an unhealthy obsession with it for most of the episode.
  • Conspicuous CG: A major trait in earlier seasons, but by Season 4, it has mostly vanished.
  • Country Cousin: The cockroaches' cousin comes to visit in "Roachy Redneck". He's a farmer with a disgusting food palate, and, much to the disdain of his cousins, manages to get on the good side of Oggy.
  • Crossover Punchline:
    • Night Watchmen has Oggy and the cockroaches falling into acid and turned into slime, and they enter a washing machine, which turns them into clothing, animals, then aliens... except that the "aliens" are clearly the titular characters of Space Goofs.
  • Cut-and-Paste Suburb: Oggy and company live in such a suburb. Oggy's house's roof is a different color. This becomes a problem in "Little Tom Oggy" when Oggy and Dee Dee get lost in the neighborhood.
  • Depending on the Writer: In each episode, it will be determined if Oggy (and sometimes Jack) or the Cockroaches wins in the episode they are starring (though sometimes, they both can lose).
    • Also it depends on the episode which character is the bigger jerkass if at all.
    • In the comics, the ratio is heavily skewed towards the Cockroaches.
  • Diet Episode:
    • Oggy in "Oggy's Diet". He wants to lose weight to make catching the cockroaches easier.
    • Dee Dee in "Dee Dee's Diet". In his case, it's to avoid being caught.
  • Downer Ending: Any episode where only the Cockroaches win in the end can be this.
    • Episodes where no one wins can also be this.
  • Dramatic Gun Cock: In "Barbecue", the cockroaches do this with peashooters.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Oggy ends up with one in "Soldier For A Day."
  • Dripping Disturbance: In the third comic book, Oggy tries to find the source of dripping but has no luck due to it being inside his pillowcase; the roaches drip water into a cup every so often!
  • Driving Test: The car is destroyed, but Oggy gets a pass. The instructor has bad eyesight.
  • Drunk with Power: Jack in "The Dictator" and Dee Dee in "Oggy VS Super Roach".
  • Dumb Dodo Bird: One follows Oggy home in the episode "Oggy and the Dodo Bird" .
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: At the end of “Soldier For A Day”.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • In “Life's A Beach”, Jack uses Oggy's house and pool for his business without Oggy's consent. After being beaten by almost every customer, the guards, Bob and Jack, he allies with the cockroaches, bribing them into messing with Jack's business.
    • In "The Dictator", Jack takes over Oggy's house and turns him and the cockroaches into slaves. They work together to bring Jack down.
  • Episode Title Card: Every episode.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: They apparently work for Santa Claus.
  • Exposed Animal Bellybutton: Oggy and Bob.
  • Exposition Diagram: Appears on a black board in several episodes, when the cockroaches plan on trapping Oggy or when Jack wants to ensnare the cockroaches. A notable case occurs in the episode "Don't Rock the Cradle", in which Oggy babysits. A very enthusiastic Joey sets up a plan to keep a baby as a hostage in order to get a ransom from Oggy but the two other cockroaches seems to have trouble understanding the diagram. It happens a second time in the episode.
  • Eye Pop: Which is usually followed by Amusing Injuries.
  • Eyedscreen: When Jack laughs at an injured martial arts master in "To Serve and Protect", the latter growls and the screen narrows over his face. Cue No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Eyepatch of Power: As a pirate, Jack has one.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Dee Dee gets a close up view of Oggy's Bizzarchitechture insides in the episode "Globopolis" where it soon turns out Oggy is operated by tiny ghost-clones.
  • Fartillery: Frequently. Especially when someone eats something which could explode, like oil or bombs.
  • Flatline: Parodied in "Face Off". While Jack is looking at Oggy's messed-up face, the monitor flatlines. However, it starts beeping again until an Expy of Pac-Man eats the lines. This is followed by brief Pong gameplay. Apparently, Joey was behind the monitor strangeness the whole time.
  • For the Evulz: When the cockroaches aren't trying to get food or some other object of interest from Oggy or Jack, they're just messing with them for fun. But sometimes, it can be vice-versa.
  • Foreign Queasine: In "Roachy Redneck", the cockroaches' redneck cousin brings along with him his specialty cheese recipe. It's moldy, has worms crawling in it, and can knock out even his disgusting cousins with one sniff, while he eats it with no problemsnote . It also ends up having very strong plant-growing properties, much to the delight of Oggy.
  • Four Fingered Hand: Lampshaded in "Back to the Past (Featuring Olivia)", wherein an age-reduced Oggy and Bob tried to help out an also age-reduced Jack with a math problem (5+5) in school by silently telling him to count his fingers. Once the other students laughed at Jack's mistake, Oggy and Bob merely shrugged in confusion to each other.
  • Fur Is Clothing: Quite so in many episodes.
  • Furry Confusion: Watch "The Neighbor's Cat" and "Oggy Has Kittens".
  • Gag Dub: The German version actually had the now deceased comedian Dirk Bach act as narrator which just added to the comedy and helped the children watching to learn the character names.
  • Gag Nose: Most of the cats have them. They can even be removed!
  • Gainaxing: The Biker Babe from "Formula 1". Complete with sloshing sounds.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Implied in-universe.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Want to know how much? Look here.
  • Gonk: Many of the human characters in the show. Though by later seasons, this becomes a Downplayed Trope.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: In a "The Octopus Masters", Olivia, as a pirate, uses a sword to slice off a fellow pirate's shorts, revealing his heart-patterned underpants.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: The "El Salsafiore" record.
  • Great Big Library of Everything: Oggy has one in “It's a Long Way Down”.
  • Groin Attack: Oggy in the episodes "The Techno-files", "Going Up", "Welcome to Paris", "Boxing Fever", and "Upside Down". Jack in the episode "Go for it, Jack".
  • Growling Gut:
    • Oggy's stomach growls in the episode, "Upside Down".
    • Joey's stomach growls in "It's All Under Control".
    • And happens to both Oggy and Joey in "Journey to the Center of The Earth".
    • Olivia's stomach growled in "Olivia's Pimple".
    • Lady K suffers this four times in the episode, "Shoplifting".
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Bob visits an Asian country as one in "Soldier for a Day".
  • Heart Beats out of Chest:
    • "Monster From The Mud Lagoon": Oggy's heart pounds beyond his breastbone in terror after hearing the doorbell ring; this is due to him watching a horror film about a monster and he is thinking said monster is ringing the doorbell, but in actuality, it is Jack covered in mud.
    • "Go For It, Jack!": Upon seeing Oggy's sister, Monica, Jack's heart separates into smaller hearts and they all pound beyond his chest.
    • Heart Trampoline Promo: In this Cartoon Network commercial, Oggy is so lovestruck by Olivia that he passes out. His pounding heart is then used as a trampoline by the other characters so that they can catch a glimpse of Olivia!
    • "Olivia": When Olivia rubs Oggy's arm, it causes his heart to pop out all over his body.
    • "Party Pooper": While romantically daydreaming, Oggy's heart pounds once.
    • "Shoplifting!": In a variation, the sight of Lady K makes Joey's chest open up and his heart leap out while attached to a spring.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: In "The Hiccup", Oggy suffers through a bout of them throughout the episode, with the cockroaches using them to their full advantage to mess with Oggy even further. He's cured by the next day, only to suffer from a continuous sneezing fit.
  • Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball: In "Bugball", said object causes havoc for cat and cockroaches alike, eventually growing enormous and bouncing the house and its occupants to the moon!
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Many female human characters are shown to be this. Also, the nurses in "Face Off".
  • Institutional Apparel: Joey ends up in a straitjacket after Oggy and his lookalike drive him insane in "Oggy's Double".
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Oggy once had a very pretty human girlfriend who had a crush on Marky, one of the roaches. Oggy, of course, was jealous.
    • In "Just Married", Jack gets hitched to a poodle.
    • Bob, a bulldog, was briefly one of Oggy's rivals for Olivia's affections.
    • In "Marky's Tournament", Jack and Marky compete in a jousting tournament for the hand, er, paw of King Bob's daughter, Princess Bobette, who is a dog.
  • Iris Out: Most episodes end like this.
  • Kissing Cousins: Jack, Oggy's cousin, is attracted (and has the feeling reciprocated) to Monica, Oggy's twin sister. One episode has them with an infant.
  • Klatchian Coffee: "Shake, Oggy, Shake" has Oggy accidentally drinking a super brewed coffee (courtesy of the cockroaches pouring tons of grounds in his espresso press). He ends up a jittery hyperactive mess throughout the episode, and it doesn't help that it's chores day.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Everyone falls into this trope at some point, especially Jack.
  • Left the Background Music On: Inverted in "It's a Hard Day's Noise". When Oggy is chasing the cockroaches, the four of them stop when they become aware there's no chase music so Oggy proceeds to take a CD from his collection, put it in his stereo, and the chase continues.
  • Leitmotif: Bob the bulldog has a French-horn theme, while Jack is often accompanied by a slightly foreboding song. The cockroaches have their theme tune, harpsichord, or both. Oggy shares his theme tune with the show's opening.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything:
    • "Oggy VS Super Roach" has Dee Dee getting struck by lightning and having his strength increased. At the end, it happens to Marky, Joey and Oggy as well.
    • In "Walls Have Ears", a lightning strike gives Oggy the ability to pass through anything.
    • In "For Real!", power plant electricity gives Oggy and Joey real-life bodies.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: Though humans still seem to be the dominant species.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: This happens to Jack after getting covered in cement in "Beware of Destruction". Oggy has to put him back together, and then it's just a matter of Jack "shaking off" the cement layer once he gets wet. In the first comic book, Oggy somehow ends up in pieces when the cockroaches shatter a mirror while his reflection's in it. They then start putting him back together like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
  • Losing Your Head: Oggy from gets this after repeatedly opening and shutting a door in "It's a Hard Day's Noise".
  • Love Floats: Oggy and Olivia's first meeting has the former doing this, much to the cockroaches' confusion.
  • Lustful Melt: A kiss from or even the sight of Olivia can make Oggy do this.
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: The show sometimes has moments like this such as in the episode "Up To No Good", an otherwise straightforward episode where Oggy has to climb a mountain that grows out of his yard. At some point in that episode, he encounters a disco-dancing yeti that lives in a broken cable car (which seems to be much bigger on the inside). It becomes even more nonsensical when you consider that there's a rope that connects the cable car and a nearby city as if it's been there for a long time despite the fact that the mountain has just formed at the beginning of that episode.
  • Meat-O-Vision: One of the cockroaches gets a snootful of mushroom spores and sees Jack as a giant roast chicken. And tries to eat his leg.
  • Medium Blending: Frequently.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: In the “Soldier For A Day”, the cockroaches accidentally destroy the Earth when they fire all torpedoes from a submarine.
  • The Millennium Age of Animation: Debuted in 1998.
  • Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: Subverted in "Chatter Box".
  • Minimalist Cast: Zig-Zagged. While there are many characters that appear in the show, expect many episodes (Mostly in seasons 1-2) to only feature Oggy, the Cockroaches, Jack and Bob.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In "Oggy is Getting Married (Featuring Olivia)", Oggy shows Jack the ring with which he intends to use to propose to Olivia, causing a nearby woman and boy to assume that he's proposing to him!
  • Motivation on a Stick:
    • Olivia ties up Dee Dee and Marky in order to use them as the motivation for a giant worm in "Journey to the Center of the Earth".
    • At one point in "Oggy Goes Green", Marky and Joey tie Dee Dee to a stick of butter and a sausage to a stick so that he'll grease Oggy's path.
    • In "Oggy on the Nile", Olivia and Jack use a hunk of meat on a crocodile so as to catch up with a hijacked boat.
  • Motor Mouth: Dee Dee, Jack and the entire kitchen after eating a “motor mouth snack” in “Chatter Box”.
  • Mouth Cam: We see the inside of Oggy's mouth as he accidentally swallows Dee Dee in "Globulopolis".
  • The Movie: Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie
  • Mr Seahorse: The roaches trick Oggy into thinking he's pregnant by inflating his belly in "Nine Months and Counting".
  • Musical Theme Naming: The cockroaches are all named after members of The Ramones.
  • Nested Mouths: One of the snakes in "The Great Pyramid Mystery" has another snake for a tongue.
  • Non-Fatal Explosions: Frequently. In some episodes, even the entire house is destroyed but everyone always survives.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Invoked in "For Real", when Oggy and Joey get zapped after Joey throws Oggy's iPhone into a generator, causing the two to be turned into a realistic cat and a realistic roach. Later, it happens to Jack, Dee Dee, Marky, and Bob during the successful attempt to change Oggy and Joey's appearance back to normal. Bob's appearance, well, it quite becomes quite threatening.
  • Ocular Gushers: Happens often, but it's taken Up to Eleven in the episode "Little Tom Oggy". Oggy when he explains to Dee Dee they're lost, and Joey and Marky washing Jack's windshield with this. Jack and Olivia proceed to do the same thing, and by the time Oggy and Dee Dee find their way home, Olivia is trying to calm down a still crying Jack while his tears land in buckets.
  • Oh, Crap!: At least once an episode from any of the characters.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Having been rendered immobile by their bodycasts, the roaches attempt this on the cats they've been bugging all episode at the end of "Emergency Room" to no avail.
  • Ostrich Head Hiding: In "The Hungry Ostrich Empire", Jack brings an ostrich to Oggy's house for him to petsit. It sticks its head into the floorboards whenever someone tries to hurt it.
  • Parody of Evolution: Happens in a segment in the first comic book.
  • Picnic Episode: "Picnic Panic" has Oggy, Olivia and Jack going on a picnic, and when the cockroaches become aware of it, Hilarity Ensues.
  • Pictorial Speech Bubble: Usually done to help the audience understand, especially when they're speaking Simlish.
  • Pilot: A three-and-a-half long one which can be viewed on the official channel here. The music, sound effects and animation are all somewhat different from the main series. Parts of the it were re-used for "French Fries" and "Emergency".
  • Potty Emergency: Oggy has one in "Occupied".
  • P.O.V. Cam: A few shots from "Now You See Me, Now You Don't!" are set from Oggy's POV.
  • Primal Fear: Jack has a fear of heights. Becomes a Plot Point in “Sky Diving”.
  • Punishment Detail: In "The Dictator", after slapping Jack's hand, Oggy is relegated to cleaning the entire kitchen with a brush.
  • Put on a Bus: Monica, although she came back in one episode of season 4.
  • Rake Take: In "A Charming Guy", the roaches place a rake in front of a love-struck Oggy when he walks towards Olivia with predictable results.
  • Recurring Character: Bob, Monica, Pink-nose Cop, and (as of season 4) Olivia.
  • Relax-o-Vision: The show does this frequently, even having the characters either move the camera, or put a picture in front of the camera to stop us from seeing the ensuing violence. They do show the result of the violence though.
  • Ringer Ploy: Oggy uses this on Joey when he finds a lookalike of him walking by.
  • Rise of Zitboy: In "Olivia's Pimple", Olivia wakes up with a zit on her forehead and becomes so ashamed, she stays in her bedroom and keeps a pillowcase on her head.
  • Road Runner VS Coyote: While it's clear that the cockroaches are the antagonists of the series, either side of the ongoing fight can be the winner of the fight for the episode, sometimes both sides win, other times neither will, and yet still a third party can end up the winner
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: Human-sized mice appeared in a sewer in "Little Tom Oggy".
  • Running Gag: Oggy's house getting destroyed in some fashion (which doesn't affect much).
  • Sadist Show: The characters love to hurt each other.
  • Santa Claus: As a giant godlike anthropomorphic Christmas stocking in "Green Peace", which makes it all the funnier when he accidentally trips over a tree stump and destroys the last standing Christmas tree in a forest. He appears again with the traditional appearance in "Santa Oggy", where he got injured thanks to the cockroaches, and Oggy helps him to deliver the presents.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: Subverted in "Caviar On The House!", where Oggy chases the cockroaches into a door in a hallway full of them, then the scene changes.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Done by Bob, of all people, in "The Hungry Ostrich Empire"; After the ostrich gets scared by him raising up his fist, it buries its neck into the floor, causing him to look surprised. He tries it again, only for Oggy to imitate the ostrich. Bob is so baffled by this that he simply leaves Oggy's house.
  • Sick Episode:
    • In "The Patient", Oggy takes care of Jack after he winds up in a frozen pool. At the end, Jack and the roaches have to be nursed back to health by Oggy.
    • Jack tries to give the elusive and sickly Oggy a booster shot in "Hide and Sick".
  • Slapstick: Hoo, boy!
  • Smelly Feet: Both Oggy and Dee Dee have them. Oggy's stench can knock people out and Dee Dee's sock juices are potent enough to dissolve metal.
  • Solar-Powered Magnifying Glass:
    • Accidentally used by Joey in "Saturday Black Fever". As the house had been converted into an oil well, it did not end well.
    • Purposefully used by Joey in "Paper Chase" when an army of paper Oggies showed up.
    • The cockroaches use a bunch of solar panels as a huge one in "Oggy Goes Green".
  • Someone's Touching My Butt: In "Upside Down", when the house ends up Exactly What It Says on the Tin, Oggy nervously maneuvers around the house by keeping his back to the wall, only for a mounted moose's hand-shaped antlers to touch his butt when he passes by it. He slaps it and continues on his way.
  • Something Completely Different: Unlike most examples, this applies not to an episode but to an entire season. Taking a cue from The Movie, the fifth season showcases Oggy and the Cockroaches' conflict throughout history. It is currently unknown whether or not episodes set in modern times will happen.
  • Speaking Simlish: How the characters usually verbally communicate.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Tom and Jerry, carrying over many tropes into an entirely new generation.
  • Spoiler Title: The season 4 finale is called "Oggy Is Getting Married!"
  • Squashed Flat: It happens quite a lot, mostly to the cockroaches (except in one episode where Oggy kills them. Of course, they got better by the end of the episode thanks to Oggy.).
  • Stock Animal Diet: Oggy, despite eating tons of food cats shouldn't be eating, is a big fan of milk (he often heats it on the stove) and fish. He's actually too afraid of mice to even attempt to eat them.
  • Surprisingly Happy Ending: Any episode where Oggy and/or Jack triumph in the end.
    • Episodes where both sides win in the end.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: Pink-nose Cop and the inspector from "The Fugitive".
  • Tarot Motifs: After breaking a mirror on Friday the 13th, Oggy draws three different Deaths and a nuke.
  • Termite Trouble: A termite in "Termite-ator" had gigantic metal jaws for false teeth and could reduce anything to splinters in a second. Even electrical appliances.
  • That Russian Squat Dance: Oggy and the cockroaches tend to do this when excited or victorious.
  • Thermometer Gag:
    • In "The Patient", Oggy has to shove a rectal thermometer into Jack due to him being sick. At the end of the episode, the same thing happens to the Cockroaches; however, the thermometer is much bigger than them!
    • Oggy and Jack take an exam to become police officers in "To Serve and Protect". During the medical portion, examiner Bob takes out a large rectal thermometer, causing Oggy to faint.
  • Threatening Shark: One appears in both "Scuba Diving" and "Oggy and the Mermaid".
  • Toothbrush Floor Scrubbing: In "Soldier for a Day", Oggy ends up in boot camp and the Drill Sergeant Nasty points him to the W.C. before handing him a toothbrush. A few seconds later, the outhouse is bright, shiny and temple-like. Apparently, cleaning up after cockroaches tends to make one pretty good at it.
  • Toothy Bird: Every bird that appears in this show has teeth.
  • Unflinching Walk: After they clear out everyone except Bob from the dog's new high-rise apartment building, the cockroaches blow it up without looking back.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Dee Dee jumped off a plane without a parachute in “Sky Diving”. The last scene of him in the episode was trolling Jack in the air. How he landed is a mystery.
    • Well, cockroaches do have wings, and they can fly, so…
  • Your Head Asplode: Happened to Joey when he finds Oggy on the moon in "Oggy's Double". This scene was cut in some broadcasts.
  • Your Television Hates You: Briefly used in "Docu-Mentally". Oggy flips through the channels and finds the exact same thing: the cockroaches messing with his body.

Alternative Title(s): Oggy And The Cockroaches

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