Western Animation: Pet Alien
Pet Alien (2005) is an All-CGI Cartoon cartoon that follows the life of young man Tommy Cadle and his alien houseguests Dinko, Extreme Omnivore Gumpers, Deadpan Snarker Swanky, Cloud Cuckoolander Flip and Team Pet Scruffy. A total of 22 episodes were produced, though a number of them were left unaired in the original broadcast.
This show provides examples of:
- Achievements in Ignorance: One possible explanation for the Mind Screw below, as Swanky called Dinko and Gumpers nincompoops for it.
- Butt Monkey: Tommy, Granville, and Swanky
- Canis Latinicus
- The Cat Came Back: It's impossible to get rid of Gabby. One time Dinko and Gumpers clearly locked Gabby in a box but later when the box was opened Swanky was somehow in there instead even though he was nowhere in sight when Gabby was put in the box.
- Catch Phrase: Swanky has "nincompoops" and Granville has "this is all your fault Tommy Cadle"
- Eating Shoes: Gumper eats everything, including shoes.
- Eureka Moment / Genius Ditz: Gumpers can come up some good ideas sometimes. He just has to really strain his brain to do it.
- Fiction Isn't Fair
- Girlish Pigtails: Gabby
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Jess Harnell, Candi Milo and Charlie Adler
- Idiosyncratic Wipes
- Meganekko: Gabby
- Mistaken Nationality: Despite being obviously English, Granville is often mistaken for being Norwegian.
- Rant Inducing Slight: Dinko does not like being called by the wrong name, in 'the thing that took tommy's brain' Dinko lets off an absolutely terrific rant after being called 'thinko' by the amnesiac Tommy.
- Real After All: Some episodes ended like this. Like the one where the aliens thought balloons were other aliens.
- Rich Bitch: Melba
- The Scapegoat: Characters would always blame Tommy for things that obviously weren't his fault.
- Square/Cube Law: In an episode where Tommy becomes giant size, he's much slower and tires out much more quickly.
- Stalker with a Crush: Gabby for Tommy.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Swanky
- Weirdness Censor: No one realises Tommy's friends are aliens even though they don't wear disguises. They just call them his friends or his "things".