Western Animation: The Dirdy Birdy
The Dirdy Birdy (1994) is an animated short created by John R Dilworth, creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog. It features a dimwitted bird name Purdy who falls in love with a cat named Fergurina. The short consists of Purdy trying to win Fergurina's affections (by showing his backside of all things) and getting rejected (and pummeled) in the process.It can be seen here.
- All Love Is Unrequited
- Big Eyes Little Eyes: Fergurina's eyes take up the majority of her head.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Fergurina.
- Cats Are Mean: Fergurina. Though to be fair she was just minding her own business until Purdy showed up.
- Cloudcuckoolander/The Ditz: Purdy is combination of these.
- Determinator: Purdy doesn't give up.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Purdy
- Gonk: Purdy
- Interspecies Romance: Defied
- Kill It with Fire: One of the many ways Fergurina tries to get rid of Purdy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold/Pet the Dog: Fergurina,considering she beat up the Grim Reaper to rescue Purdy from death.
- Mooning: This is Purdy's idea of showing affection.
- Nightmare Face: Purdy and Fergurina both exchange these while laughing.
- Public Domain Soundtrack: The music used for Purdy's theme was used later in SpongeBob SquarePants when they used the tickle belt.