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Western Animation: Peg + Cat

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.
  • 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.
  • Catch Phrase: Ramone will usually show up, do something to help out, and mention off-handedly, "I do what I can."
  • Cat Up a Tree: In a pair of episodes, Cat gets stuck in a tree which become the main problem of both episodes. Later on, an episode called titled "Yet Another Tree Problem" showcases the same trope.
  • Couch Gag: Every episodes intro has Cat doing something related to the episode's topic while Peg sings the theme song. The background often changes a bit to reflect the episode's theme as well.
  • A Girl and Her Cat
  • Genki Girl: Peg often announces and solves problems with pep.
  • Gentle Giants: The giant couple who offer to have lunch with practically everyone!
  • Good Luck Charm: Peg always keeps a sparkly marble (among other things) in her hat and occasionally gives it a quick toss before solving a difficult problem.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: "The _______ Problem"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out / Parental Bonus: In "The Big Gig Problem", Ramone demonstrates subtracting 1 from 11 (and that this is like counting backwards) on an amplifier that goes up to 11.
  • Tomboy: Peg doesn't like to wear dresses and is often willing to be part of the action or getting dirty.
  • Trying Not to Cry: Although he is prone to crying, Richard often remarks this when he's attempting to prevent waterworks caused by problems.
  • Totally Radical: The Teens who often sprinkle their language with "totally" and other hip terms.
  • Vague Age: The Pirates are roughly Peg's size, and tend to act like children who don't yet fully grasp concepts like "sharing" or "personal property"... but two of them have visible stubble.
  • The Voice: At first played straight with Peg's mom whose voice checked in during the bathroom segments, but then "The Birthday Problem" showcases the mother fully.

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