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[[caption-width:400:And you think escargots are gross...[[note]]From the left, [[FatCat Oggy]]. On the right, top to bottom: [[TheCasanova Marky]], [[BigEater Dee Dee]] and [[TheSmartGuy Joey]][[/note]]]]

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. HilarityEnsues, 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 ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' 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). Each 7-minute short (there are 195 of them) follows the life of the blue rotund cat Oggy, who has the misfortune to share the same house with three cute but naughty 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.

''Oggy'' 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.

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!!This show contains examples of:

* AbsenteeActor: 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".
* [[AccordionMan Accordion Cat]]
* AcrophobicBird: Running on RuleOfFunny, 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.
* AerithAndBob: There are characters with names like Jack, Joey and... Oggy.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: 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.
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: 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.
* AmusingInjuries
* AndIMustScream: Oggy is 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 [[ItMakesSenseInContext voodoo doll made out of clay]]. Occasionally, Jack too, especially in "Jack in a Box" and "Oggy's Puzzled".
* AngryGuardDog: Bob.
* AnnoyingLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-yLEaSofg The cockroaches]].
* AscendedExtra: Bob, by Season 4, where he shows up even more frequently than the last three seasons.
* AtTheOperaTonight: "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.
* BalloonBelly: The cockroaches once filled Oggy's belly with helium, leading [[ViewerGenderConfusion Oggy to believe he was pregnant.]]
* BattleDiscretionShot: Pretty much the TropeCodifier. All the major violence happens off screen and the audience only sees the results.
* BellyDancer: Three are conjured by a genie in "3 Wishes and You're Out".
* BigBallOfViolence: Often seen with Bob the Dog and Oggy.
* BigEater: Dee Dee the cockroach. Also an ExtremeOmnivore. Oggy also shares this trope.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Oggy's house is a [[Series/DoctorWho PRARDIS]] - Purple Roof and Relative Dimensions in Space.
* BirthdayEpisode: Oggy's in "Happy Birthday", Joey's in "Let's Party Guys!".
* BlindMistake: 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 [[spoiler:Oggy's driving instructor from "A Tip for the Road".]]
* BreakTheCutie: A ''giant'' one for Oggy in "So Lonely", when he misses the cockroaches, and "Black And White", when [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin everything turns....black and white]].
* ButtMonkey: Olivia's likely the only character who ''isn't'' a Butt Monkey.
* CampStraight: Oggy
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: "So Lonely" has Oggy sealing the cockroaches in a metal can, thus finally ridding himself of them. Eventually, he finds that his life is boring without their pranks.
* CartoonBugSprayer: Jack uses one in "Cloning Around".
* CartoonyEyes: 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.
* CatsAreMean: This is mostly for Jack, although Oggy is no saint either.
** Olivia is probably the only one who averts this trope.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Jack, in earlier seasons, was more of a MadScientist than the tough type he is today. In the later seasons, the mad part was dropped.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Monica.
** She [[TheBusCameBack made a brief cameo]] in the Season 4 episode, [[spoiler:"Oggy Is Getting Married"]].
* CoatFullOfContraband: Parodied by the cockroaches with their chests painted and wearing watch-less trenchcoats in "Black and White".
* [[HumanPopsicle 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. [[spoiler: Later, at the end, they use it on Oggy and Jack, who then wake up [[ToTheFutureAndBeyond even further into the future]], where the cockroaches are old too.]]
* ComedicSociopathy: And ''how!''
* CountryCousin: 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.
* CrazyPrepared: Jack sometimes.
* CreepyCockroach: Duh.
* CrossoverPunchline: ''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 ''SpaceGoofs''.
* CutAndPasteSuburb: 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.
* DependingOnTheWriter: 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.
* DietEpisode: "Oggy's Diet" and "Dee Dee's Diet". In Oggy's episode, it was so he could catch the cockroaches easier; for Dee Dee, it was so he could avoid being caught. Dee Dee actually managed to shed the pounds...only to gain them back in the end.
* DrivingTest: The car is destroyed, [[spoiler:but Oggy gets a pass. The instructor is blind.]]
* DrunkWithPower: Jack in "The Dictator" and Dee Dee in "Oggy VS Super Roach".
* EpisodeTitleCard: Every episode.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: They apparently work for SantaClaus.
* ExposedAnimalBellybutton: Oggy and Bob.
* EyePop
* FantasticVoyagePlot: Dee Dee gets a close up view of Oggy's Bizzarchitechture insides in the episode 'Globopolis' where it soon turns out [[GhostInTheMachine Oggy is operated by tiny ghost-clones]].
* ForTheEvulz: 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.
* ForeignQueasine: In "Roachy Redneck", the cockroaches' [[CountryCousin 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 problems. It also ends up having very strong plant-growing properties, much to the delight of Oggy.
* FountainOfYouth: "Back to the Past" features Oggy, Jack, and Bob accidentally facing the wrath of a witch and turned into elementary school-aged kids, with Olivia and Joey forced to track the witch down to reverse the spell, while Dee Dee and Marky watch over the three. [[spoiler: In the end, the same thing ends up happening to Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky.]]
* FourFingeredHand: 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.
* FurIsClothing: Quite so in many episodes.
* FurryConfusion: Watch "The Neighbor's Cat".
* GagNose: Most of the cats have them. They can even be removed!
* {{Gainaxing}}: The BikerBabe from "Formula 1". Complete with sloshing sounds.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Implied in-universe.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/OggyAndTheCockroaches Want to know how much? Look here.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Many of the "human" characters in the show. Though by later seasons, this becomes a DownplayedTrope.
* GratuitousSpanish: The "El Salsafiore" record.
* GroinAttack: 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'.
* HeartBeatsOutOfChest:
** "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.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVrQCNcaaMg 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.
* HiccupHijinks: 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 [[HereWeGoAgain suffer from a continuous sneezing fit]].
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Many female human characters are shown to be this. Also, the nurses in "Face Off".
* InterspeciesRomance: Oggy once had a very pretty human girlfriend [[spoiler: who had a crush on one of the roaches. Oggy, of course, was jealous]]
** In one episode Jack gets married to a poodle.
** One of Oggy's rivals for Olivia's affections is a dog.
* KissingCousins: Jack, Oggy's cousin, is attracted (and has the feeling reciprocated) to Monica, Oggy's twin sister. One episode has them with an infant.
* KlatchianCoffee: "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.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: 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.
* LightningCanDoAnything: "Oggy VS Super Roach" has Dee Dee getting struck by lightning and having his strength increased. [[spoiler:At the end, it happens to Marky, Joey and Oggy as well.]]
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* LiterallyShatteredLives: 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. [[PetTheDog They then start putting him back together like a giant jigsaw puzzle.]]
* LosingYourHead: Oggy from gets this after repeatedly opening and shutting a door in "It's a Hard Day's Noise".
* LustfulMelt: A kiss from or even the sight of Olivia can make Oggy do this.
* MeatOVision: One of the cockroaches gets a snootful of mushroom spores and sees Jack as a giant roast chicken. And tries to eat his leg.
* MediumBlending: Frequently.
* TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation: Debuted in 1998.
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon
* TheMovie: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS_pwSJ8bk0 Seriously.]]
* MusicalThemeNaming: The cockroaches [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed are all named after members]] of TheRamones.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: [[InvokedTrope 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. [[spoiler: 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, [[OhCrap it quite becomes quite threatening.]]]]
* ParodyOfEvolution: Happens in the intro of TheMovie and in a segment in the first comic book.
* PictorialSpeechBubble: Usually done to help the audience understand, especially when they're speaking Simlish.
* PunishmentDetail: In "The Dictator", after slapping Jack's hand, Oggy is relegated to cleaning the entire kitchen with a brush.
* PutOnABus: Monica, [[TheBusCameBack although she came back in one episode of season 4]].
* RecurringCharacter: Bob, Monica, Pink-nose Cop, The Penguin and (as of season 4) Olivia.
* RelaxOVision: 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.
* RingerPloy: Oggy uses this on Joey when he finds a lookalike of him[[labelnote:*]]The lookalike has a white tip on his tail, unlike Oggy[[/labelnote]] walking by.
* RoadRunnerVSCoyote: 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
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Human-sized mice appeared in a sewer in "Little Tom Oggy".
* SadistShow
* SantaClaus: As a ''giant godlike anthropomorphic Christmas stocking'' in "Green Peace", [[spoiler: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.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: {{Subverted}} in "Caviar On The House!", where Oggy chases the cockroaches into a door in a hallway full of them, then the scene changes.
* ScrewySquirrel: The three roaches, to the extreme.
* ShownTheirWork: A subtle example: In the beginning of TheMovie, Oggy evolves from a microbe into a cat. If one looks closely, after he becomes a jellyfish, he evolves into a worm-like thing (Possibly a ''Pikaia''), then into an eel (Possibly an Agnathan fish).
* {{Slapstick}}: Hoo, boy!
* SmellyFeet: 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.
* SpeakingSimlish: How the characters usually verbally communicate.
* SphereEyes
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry,'' carrying over many tropes into an entirely new generation.
* SpoilerTitle: The series finale is called [[spoiler:"Oggy Is Getting Married!"]]
* SquashedFlat: It happens quite a lot. Mostly happens to the cockroaches (except in one episode where Oggy kills them. Of course, [[BackFromTheDead they got better by the end of the episode thanks to Oggy.]]).
* StockAnimalDiet: 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.
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Pink-nose Cop and the inspector from "The Fugitive".
* TarotMotifs: After breaking a mirror on Friday the 13th, Oggy draws three ''different'' Deaths and a ''Nuke''.
* TermiteTrouble: A termite in "Termite-ator" had gigantic metal jaws for false teeth and could reduce anything to splinters in a second. Even electrical appliances.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: Oggy and the cockroaches tend to do this when excited or victorious.
* ThreateningShark: One appears in the episode "Scuba Diving".
* ToothbrushFloorScrubbing: In "Soldier for a Day", Oggy ends up in boot camp and the DrillSergeantNasty points him to the W.C. before handing him a toothbrush. [[ImpossibleTaskInstantlyAccomplished A few seconds later, the outhouse is bright, shiny and temple-like.]] Cleaning up after cockroaches tends to make one pretty good at it.
* ToothyBird
* WikiRule: [[http://oggyandthecockroaches.wikia.com/wiki/Oggy_and_the_Cockroaches_Wiki OatC Wiki]].
* YourHeadAsplode: Happened to Joey [[ItMakesSenseInContext when he finds Oggy on the moon]] in ''Oggy's Double''.
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