A short-lived Cartoon Network animated series, Squirrel Boy was created by Everett Peck (best known for Duckman). Airing for three seasons and 58 11-minute episodes (2006-2008), the series followed the adventures of the ordinary 9 year-old boy, Andy Johnson and his anthropomorphic pet squirrel/best friend, Rodney, who is loaded with get-rich-quick schemes. While the show received decent reception from critics, it is better known for its large Periphery Hatedom which may have even led to its swift cancellation. The reasons for why are somewhat mysterious and probably better better ignored.No relation to Squirrel Girl.
This show has:
- Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?:"Maybe. Are you thinking there's an untapped market for edible socks?"
- All Just a Dream: "The Rod Squad' episode was actually just a dream he had after he passed out eating several boxes of cinnamon buns which the family needed for an event... a problem he attempted to solve in his dream.
- Bandito: Salty Mike becomes one in "Gumfight at the S'Okay Corral".
- Bee Afraid: In one episode it's shown that Leon's favorite flavor of cake is wasp nest.
- Black Comedy Rape: Ranger Stu tied Leon's legs in order to put him on his head.
- Cowboy Episode: "Gumfight at the S'Okay Corral"
- Curse Cut Short: Was it a curse? (When "three" sees "fun" walking down the street, three grabs fun's face and—"
- I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin: Mr's Flatbottom's lemonade in "Flatbottom's Up".
- I'll Take Two Beers Too: In "Ice Cream Anti-Social", Rodney orders two sludgies, and Andy says he'll have the same.
- My Future Self and Me: "The Grim Cheaper" (although technically this is just an Imagine Spot that gets way out of hand).
- No Ending: Some episodes ended without anything really being resolved.
- Railing Kill: Happens to the crazy cat in "Gumfight at the S'Okay Corral".
- Rambling Old Man Monologue: Rodney's grandfather has a habit of delivering these.
- Shout-Out: To both Dungeons & Dragons and Sherlock Holmes. In episodes with the exterminator, Rodney is always mistaken to be a "Giant Sumatran Wall Rat".
- Tongue on the Flagpole: In "The Grim Cheaper", imaginary future Andy (It Makes Sense in Context) gets his tongue stuck on an icicle during the sled chase through the deep frozen house (which also makes sense in context).