Peg + Cat features a young girl named Peg along with her feline companion named Cat. Together, they explore numerous colorful settings and introduce children to basic math concepts with music. The show made its PBS Kids debut on October 7, 2013.
Tropes featured in Peg + Cat
A Cat Named Cat: And a pig called Pig, little chicken named Little Chicken, a group of teens called The Teenagers (or, The Teens, for short) and many other examples.
Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: In "The Tree Problem," when Cat is stuck in a tree (see Cat Up a Tree below), Peg opens up a present that she received, hoping for something that might save Cat and finds a giant coloring book and a kaleidoscope. Deciding that she can stack them up to reach Cat, she asks Cat if he's thinking what she's thinking and Cat quickly replies "No."
Babysitting Episode: "The Baby Problem" has Peg and Cat babysitting Baby Fox for Mrs. Sheep. Soon after, he little tyke gets into trouble by building and climbing a very tall contraption.
Brainy Baby: The said baby fox had built the contraption tower.
The Klutz: Cat indirectly helps Peg by tripping over objects. However, his blunders are not always beneficial to the situation.
Large Ham: Peg is just as boisterous as most young girls. She has at least one freak out per episode.
The Mentor: Peg and Cat often turn to Ramone if they're stuck with an issue at hand. Interestingly, Ramone appears to be a few years older than the protagonist rather than being an adult.
The Musical: The whole show features singing, from a ditty for solving problems to a tune just for the episode.
Nice Hat: Peg has a wool hat that she is rarely seen without. In "The Mega Mall Problem, she is (briefly) willing to let her neighbor dress her up in a pink dress with frills, pink shoes and pink bow, but insists that "The hat stays."
Non-Human Sidekick: Cat is always found with Peg but occasionally Richard the alien or the Pig tags along to help.
Non-Nude Bathing: The "Bathroom" segments showcase that Peg bathes in her swimsuit.
Once per Episode: When whatever problem starts to overwhelm Peg, she starts "totally freaking out." It takes Cat holding up both hands toward her in a warding-off pose to get Peg to realize that she needs to count backwards from 5 to calm down.
The "Problem Solved" song is typically sung twice an episode, once for a relatively small problem and a second time with the main problem of the episode.
In "The Mega Mall Problem," when Peg complains about not being able to see to dance because she's wearing a zebra mask, Cat goes Yoda on her: "Your eyes can play tricks on you. Trust them, do not." (Though, technically, "Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them." was actually Ben Kenobi's line in the original film.)
Suspiciously Specific Denial: In "Another Tree Problem," the reason that Peg wants to borrow Ramone's giraffes is not because Cat is stuck in a tree again. No, absolutely not.