[[caption-width-right:250:Schnookums (cat) and Meat (dog)]]

''Schnookums and Meat'', created by Bill Kopp (of WesternAnimation/EekTheCat fame) for Creator/WaltDisneyTelevisionAnimation, debuted in 1993 as a segment Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Marsupilami}}'' cartoon on Creator/{{CBS}}, before becoming its own half-hour series in 1995. Each episode was composed of three segments:

* ''Schnookums and Meat'': Follows the exploits of a dog and cat pair who live in a home with two faceless owners.
* ''Pith Possum, Super-Dynamic Possum of Tomorrow'': A {{superhero}} spoof, similar to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' but more extreme. Pith and his sidekick Obediah the Wonder Raccon protect Possum City from a variety of bad guys.
* ''Tex Tinstar'': A cowboy who fights alongside his friends to defeat the Wrong Riders. Done in a serial style similar to ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''.

At a time when ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' was doing well on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}, this similar show was made, presumably to try and duplicate its success. The end result lasted one thirteen episode season on WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon, where it seemed even more out-of-place than ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', and eventually rerun on Creator/ToonDisney before fading into obscurity. Only two comics were made out of it in ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' magazine.

To those Disney fans who still remember it, [[BrokenBase the series remains divisive]], some calling it a fun experiment for Disney to make something rather different from their past animated works, while others mock it as being [[FollowTheLeader Disney's poor attempt at cashing in on a competitor's hot property]].
!!This show provides examples of:

* AccidentalMisnaming: The other heroes seem to think that Pith Possum's name is "Super Rat".
* AffablyEvil: The aptly named Polite Coyotes in the Tex Tinstar cartoons. They are impeccably civil at all times, even as they're about to eat you with proper table manners.
%% * AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Meat the dog who is blue.
%% * AmusingInjuries
%% * BalloonBelly
%% * BigEater: Supper Squirrell
* CatsAreMean: Both characters have {{Jerkass}} moments, and neither are particularly bright.
* TheChewToy: Both the titular characters suffer this a lot but Schnookums more so.
%% * ChristmasEpisode
* CreditsGag: The writer and director credits for the "Tex Tinstar" segments are always a joke; for example, "Loathsome Dove" was "written" by Mudhead Puddinfoot and "directed" by Ding-Dong-Daddy-o.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The titles of the ''Pith Possum'' segments.
* DerangedAnimation: Especially for a Disney cartoon!
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Schnookums and Meat's owners are only known as Husband and Wife.
* EyeScream: Played for laughs, but one Schnookums and Meat short is about Schoonkums and Meat playing baseball, and everything that happens, period, causing Meat to get hit in the eye with the baseball."
* ExecutiveMeddling: According to Bill Kopp, Snookums and Meat didn't have Snookums and Meat to begin with. It originally focused only on Tex Tinstar and Pith Possum. Due to a certain cat and dog show that was popular, Snookums and Meat were created on the last minute due to a last minute change in the pitch room because one of the higher ups wanted Nick's money.
* TheFaceless: Schnookums and Meat's owners.
%% * FatBastard: Supper Squirrel
%% * FunnyAnimal
%% * GrossoutShow: ''Tries'' to be this. YMMV on whether it succeeds.
%% * HartmanHips
* HotAsHell: In one episode, Schnookums and Meat arrive at the pearly gate and are told they've been so naughty they're going to go to hell, unless they can do one good deed. They pull it off, and immediately discover that Hell is full of ''really sexy'' devil girls. [[spoiler:They dive into Hell, and it turns out that the sexy devil girls were wearing costumes, and actually look like a couple of really ugly blind dates Schookums and Meat mistreated in the past.]]
%% * HowManyFingers
%% * IdentityAmnesia: Happens to Pith Possum.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The Pith Possum segments.
* InstrumentalThemeTune
* InterspeciesRomance: Pith Possum ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Possum]]) and Doris Deer (Human).
* ListOfTransgressions: When Pith Possum is framed for crimes by a criminal disguised as him.
--> Commissioner: You've robbed eight banks. You're wanted for grand theft duck, selling stolen ducks to a peace officer, attempting to transport stolen weasels across state lines, felony furniture chewing, misdemeanor carpet staining, receiving stolen rabbits, selling stolen rabbits, assault with a frozen rabbit, aggravated slide whistle assault, left an insulting note and a box of chocolates in my office, stolen the city's entire supply of granola bars, blew up the airport, burned down the library and kidnapped the lovely Ms. Doris Deer, ace reporter for a great metropolitan tabloid.
* MickeyMousing: Done in the episode "Weight For Me" where the titular duo become musclebound behemoths, with each of their footsteps punctuated by a dramatic "AH~!" choir.
%% * MissionControl: Commissioner Stress.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Averted first but then played straight in the aforementioned episode "Weight For Me". HilarityEnsues as the titular duo flex so much that they break a mirror, struggle with their severely impaired mobility and Schnookums ends up crushing one of the protein cans, until he hits on the idea to get in the sauna and shrink down just enough that the two can move again. The door ends up getting jammed by a simple mop, which neither of the still-titanic gods can unbar and promptly lose their godly physiques.
* MushroomSamba: "Cabin Fever". When Shnookums develops MeatOVision on Meat, the two finally find food in the form of cocktail weenies (that expired in 1952). Meat suggests they might be unsafe to eat, though they consume them anyway. That's where this trope is taken to NightmareFuel levels.
* NiceHat: Doris's Beret
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Polite Coyotes were modled after Music/TheBeatles.
%% * OverlyLongGag
* OldShame: Often considered this for Disney TV animation. Disney themselves never released the show on VHS or DVD(the only existing way to watch it is through youtube), not a whole lot of merchandise was produced, and people who didn't work on the show who worked with Disney criticized it for being a Ren and Stimpy rip-off.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Little Girl's Horse that Tex is forced to ride for 1 or 2 episodes.
* SpeciesSurname: Averted. Doris ''Deer'' is actually a human.
* StoryArc: Unlike the other segments, ''Tex Tinstar'' actually had a continuing storyline complete with weekly cliffhangers.
* VocalDissonance: [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Shirley Pimple]], a villian in a Pith Possum short, is a little girl with the [[BadassBaritone super-deep voice of]] Creator/BradGarrett.