Western Animation / The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

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The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat is an updated 1990's take on the classic Felix the Cat series, being an attempt to return the series back to its roots after decades of using the 1950s Joe Oriolo portrayal of Felix.

The series is very kooky, surreal and fast paced-as a whole, owing a lot to cartoons from The Silent Age of Animation and The Golden Age of Animation, especially the surreal works of Max and Dave Fleischer.

Unfortunately, the series lasted only 21 episodesnote , and for years only a few of the series' episodes have been available on VHS and DVD until the November 2013 release of the complete box set, and even then, you're still screwed because the set was released in Germany and region-locked. Originally aired from 1995-1997 on CBS' Saturday morning block in America. Other countries have aired this show on overseas cable channels (mostly any Nickelodeon or Viacom-based kids' network).

Tropes This Series Provides Examples Of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: In "The Punderground", the king of the island Mirthless outlaws puns, but repeals the law when Felix tricks him into making a pun and he realizes that puns aren't so bad.
  • Airplane Arms: Felix goofing off at the end of "Felix in Nightdrop Land".
  • All Deserts Have Cacti: And since Everything Talks, they might end up hitting on you.
  • All Just a Dream: "Gross Ghost" ends with the revelation that Felix and Roscoe dreamed the whole episode.
  • All Men Are Perverts: In "Step Right Up", Peking Duck tries to get Felix distracted from his magic bag of tricks using balloon animals. He doesn't get his attention until he makes a balloon shaped like a curvaceous woman.
  • Ambiguously Gay: The sphinx in "Petrified Cheese". He speaks with a lisp and even describes his replacement nose as "fabulous".
  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Parodied at the end of "Black Magic Bag".
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The jail in "The Punderground".
    "I robbed twenty-seven banks and thirty-two gas stations."
    "I stole seventy-three cars and ninety-one million dollars in gold and jewels."
    "Uh, I made a pun."
  • Ascended Extra: Poindexter went from having a brief cameo appearance in Season 1's "News Blues" to a recurring character in Season 2.
  • Awesome Backpack / Bag of Holding: The "bag of tricks".
  • Balloon Belly: Felix gets one after drinking the flood in "Noah's Nightclub". He returns to normal after a trip to the men's room.
  • Bankruptcy Barrel: In "Mars Needs Felix", Felix at one point accidentally removes the hide of a cow, exposing her underwear. The cow then covers herself by putting on a barrel.
  • A Boy and His X: A boylike cat and his empathic Bag of Holding.
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: In "Star Trash", Felix's talking mailbox does this for him.
  • Body Horror: Felix going through several stages of devolution in "Space Time Twister".
  • Born Lucky: Bet-A-Billion Bill, whose entire life is fixated on gambling because he never loses. And then this all turns upside down once Felix crosses his path...
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Very often, jokes will involve characters pointing out that they are in a cartoon or using that fact to their advantage, like when Felix borrows white-out from the episode's animator in "Middle-Aged Felix".
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Felix's tail can turn into a mallet and smash things, unfortunately for his noisy sentient alarm clock.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Sheba.
  • The Bus Came Back: When Season 2 shifted to make the series more in vogue with the Joe Oriolo Felix the Cat cartoons, several characters from it were brought back. The Professor and Rock Bottom, two major characters from the original Tv Felix cartoons, return for the episode "Attack of the Robot Rat". Pointdexter, the professors nephew, also started making recurring appearances, and the Master Cylinder returns for one episode.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Scenes taking place in the dark always depict the characters' eyes as the only thing visible.
  • Call Back: In "The Extraterrestrial Robot", Felix sends Master Cylinder packing by turning his Magic Bag into a can opener and threatening him with him. Long time fans of the Trans-Lux cartoons will recognize this as a reference to "Felix and the Mid-Evil Ages", where Felix scared off Professor's metal horse by turning his bag into a can opener.
  • Canon Welding: The series combines the style of the original Felix shorts (with the bizarre, surreal atmosphere and Felix's mischievous jokester personality) and several of the characters and props from 1950s series (such as Poindexter and the bag of tricks).
  • Captain Obvious: Poindexter, as shown in "Star Trash".
    Felix: Vacuum and dump!
    Poindexter: It appears to be a vacuum and dump control.
    Felix: We need to get a better genius.
  • Carnivore Confusion: During the "Meat Song" in "Guardian Idiot", the demon butcher is seen serving pork to a family of pigs.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Ratzenheimmer!"
    • (acknowledging the increasing surreality of the situation) "This is too stupid!"
  • Classically Trained Extra: The two worms that Felix is trying to catch and feed to Slimo in "Shell Shock".
    "We're not worms, I tell you! We're actors!"
  • Comically Missing the Point: In "The Maltese Milkshake", when the fat man is revealed to really be Felix's overweight secretary, she admits that she sneezes in Felix's coffee. Felix states that he was shocked by this because he always thought his secretary spat in his coffee.
  • Conspicuous CG: In one part of the opening.
    Felix: Computer animation. Big deal!
  • Continuity Nod: "Big Deal" animation studio from "The Sludge King" makes a brief reappearance in "Phony Phelix".
  • Chaotic Stupid: The Bermuda Triangle.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Peking Duck only got one mention in "Dueling Whiskers", but is otherwise absent in Season 2.
  • Cluster Bleep Bomb: "Black Magic Bag" begins with Roscoe being held hostage by the moon. When Felix asks Roscoe what he did to get the moon so angry, Roscoe answers that he told the moon "his face looked (lengthy bleep censor)".
  • Covert Pervert: Sheba when she spots the NY Giants players in the locker room in "Forever Rafter". She expresses her delight at seeing the players in their altogether.
  • Crying Indian: Appears alongside with Woodsy Owl and Smokey the Bear in the Green Aesop parody.
  • Denser and Wackier: The show is much more comedic and surreal than the Joe Oriolo era Felix cartoons.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The old man who wanted a meatball in "Five Minutwe Meatball" tended to reiterate this several times per sentence.
  • Deranged Animation: Oh yeah.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "The Punderground", Felix is thrown in a dungeon on a sentence of a thousand years because he made a pun.
  • The Ditz:
    • Roscoe isn't all that bright. The visual gags of his brain sleeping or kicking him in the head while he's thinking in "The Sludge King" are pretty telling.
    • The Bermuda Triangle in "Manhattan Triangle" is a big guffawing moron.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When the magic bag gets stolen in "Viva Lost Wages", Felix acts as if he's lost his wife. (Complete with angst about having to sleep alone, a wallet full of romantic photos of Felix and the bag together, and the line, "I never should have taken it for granted!")
  • Double Take: Felix does this in "Black Magic Bag" after Roscoe flies by with his hand stuck in a knockoff magic bag and they casually say "hi" to each other.
  • Dream Sequence: Felix deliberately initiates one in "The Maltese Milkshake" by looking for a way to get knocked out, in a probable Shout-Out to The Great Piggy Bank Robbery.
  • Dream Weaver: Jeepers Creepers (a parody of Freddy Krueger). Actually, according to this universe's physics, pretty much everyone has this ability—just jump into the thought balloon of a dreaming person (or out of your own dream balloon and into theirs).
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Master Cylinder can be seen on the back of a book Felix reads in "Nightmare on Oak Street" before making a full appearance in "The Extraterrestrial Robot".
  • Easily Forgiven: In "Shocking Story", a worn-out lightning bolt low on power stays in Felix's house and eats all of Felix's (sentient) appliances, except for the TV, while Felix is out shopping. When Felix gets back, he simply hits the lightning bolt until it coughs everything up. Felix's TV is less than thrilled.
    "That's all he's gonna get is a whooping? TENANT MEETING! RIGHT NOW!"
  • Easy Impersonation: Mostly averted in "Phony Phelix". Oscar obviously looks different from Felix because he's taller, thinner, has a huge blue nose, and is missing a tail. Everyone sees through the deception except for Roscoe. Then again, Roscoe's not very bright.
  • Empathic Weapon: The bag of tricks.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: "Surreal Estate".
  • Everything Talks: Literally. Borders on Nightmare Fuel in one particular episode.
  • Evil Laugh: Felix likes to end episodes with a vaguely evil variant.
  • Expospeak Gag: From the episode "Star Trash".
    Poindexter: It appears, Mr Felix, that an extraterrestrial expedition has designated our planetary body as a locale for jettisonable waste materials…Mr. Felix?
    Felix: (playing a video game on Poindexter's computer) Huh?
    Poindexter: Aliens are using Earth as a trash can!
  • Fat Bastard: Rat Masterson from "Felix's Gold Score" is very heavyset and he tries to kill Felix for ruining his drink, even when Felix offers to buy him a new one.
  • Failure Is the Only Option/Did Not Get the Girl: Any attempt of Felix to gain Candy's or any other girl's affection is doomed to failure, even in dreams.
  • Fantastic Aesop: "Black Magic Bag" ends with Felix delivering a PSA-style announcement to the audience to "make sure this never happens again":
    "So remember, kids, if someone offers you a magic bag, just tell 'em, 'No, thanks! I'm savin' up my money for an edible wig!' And that's one to grow on!"
  • Fantastically Indifferent: How Felix answers the phone in "Nightmare on Oak Street".
    Felix: (bored monotone) "Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat..."
  • For the Evulz: Peeking Duck doesn't have any motivation for his misdeeds other than to be a dick for the sake of it.
  • Gainax Ending: "Noah's Nightclub" ends with Felix and the other characters turning out to be bath toys owned by a little girl.
  • The Gambling Addict: Felix meets one named Billy in "Bet A Billion Bill". Billy lost his luck because of this, since Felix is a black cat that crossed his path. Billy even begged Felix to "uncross" his path. Which Felix did. Felix, however, kept crossing Billy's path, eventually sending him to the poorhouse. Later on in "Viva Lost Wages", Billy steals Felix's magic bag, hoping it'll restore his luck. Billy has been winning bets since then, which made him the (probably) only person who managed to steal the bag and use it. Felix eventually confronted Billy, who had a security guard throw Felix away. Felix then challenged Billy for a bet with the bag at stake. Felix then picked two dice and told Billy he could get any number he wants from them. Billy then called "13". Felix protested the biggest number he could get was "12" but Billy insisted with "13". Felix soon had an idea: he got the dot from the exclamation mark that came with the idea and added it to the six-dot face of one of the die, turning it into a seven-dot face and then threw the dice, obtaining "13". As soon as Billy lost the bag, he lost his new fortune.
  • Genre Savvy: As always, Felix frequently uses the surreality of his animated universe to his advantage. In one episode, he uses a remote to go back in time by rewinding the episode to a point when he could have watched a CGI version of the cartoon he's in and seen the ending, thus understanding how to get out of his difficulty. (If you had a hard time following that, you're clearly not savvy enough to inhabit this particular universe.)
  • Genre Throwback: The series as a whole is one big love letter after the next to classic cartoons.
  • Gesundheit: In "Felix in Psychedelicland":
    Sheba: Whoa. Escher!
    Felix: Gesundheit.
  • G-Rated Mental Illness: The Talkative Loon asylum-escapee frog.
  • Group Hug: Felix with Slimo the Slug and the two worms at the end of "Shell Shock". And note that it's a really weird place for a group hug, since Slimo is about to eat the worms.
    Felix: Aww! Hugs all around, ya slobs!
  • Hall of Mirrors: Peking Duck and his sumo chicken sidekicks chase Felix through one of these in "Step Right Up".
  • Halloween Episode: "Order of the Black Cats" takes place during Halloween.
  • Here We Go Again:
    • The episode "Order of the Cats" has Felix accidentally get involved with a cult of people dressed as black cats. After he ends up crowned their king, he later encounters a bunch of kings trying to recruit him to their organization.
    • In "Five Minute Meatball", Felix succeeds in delivering the meatball to the elderly couple before the five minutes are up, but then has to go back and deliver the woman a meatball when she decides she needs one, too.
  • Hostile Show Takeover:
    • "The Fuzzy Bunny Show" is centered on Felix getting fired by his network and immediately being replaced by a new cutesy pie preschooler cartoon, the eponymous Fuzzy Bunny Show.
    • In "Phony Felix", a very obvious Felix impersonator named Oscar kidnaps Felix and tries to take over his show just so he can be the cartoon star he had failed to be in the past.
  • Hulk Speak: Peking Duck's minion One-Ton speaks in incomplete sentences and refers to himself in third person in "The Big Hunt".
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: A noticeable tic in Shamus H. Gold's speech pattern. And then there's this:
    Duck: Step right up! See human oddities! The unusually inclined! The normality...challenged!
    Felix: Oh boy, freaks!
  • Hurricane of Puns: The episode "The Punderground" is about an island where puns are illegal and La Résistance is full of punsters.
  • I Am Not Weasel: In "Black Magic Bag", Felix is mistaken by a woman for a squirrel and a raccoon.
  • I Call Her "Vera": In "Viva Lost Wages", we find out that Felix calls the magic bag "Baggie".
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Several examples in "The Punderground".
  • Jive Turkey: Sheba.
  • Killed Off for Real: The two worms get eaten by Slimo at the end of "Shell Shock".
  • Large Ham: Felix's TV in "Shocking Story" doesn't seem to grasp the concept of an indoor voice and makes a scene over how easy the sentient lightning bolt got off over eating Felix's electrical appliances.
  • Laugh Track: Thrown in to emphasize all the punnage in "The Punderground".
  • Let's Meet the Meat: Just about every object in this show is animated. It doesn't seem disturbing, until one episode had Felix as a meatball deliveryman. And the meatball spoke, and had eyes, and seemed very comfortable in entering a plate full of spaghetti. Also, there's The Meat Song from "Guardian Idiot" may be the single most disturbing example of this trope ever.
  • Living Shadow: Felix's shadow is shown to have a mind of its own. For example they fight over a coin in the beginning of "The Sludge King".
  • Losing Your Head: Felix's head falls off with no ill effects in "Shocking Story".
  • Lustful Melt: When Felix sees Candy for the first time in "The Sludge King", he turns into a puddle of goo.
  • Magic Skirt: In "Felix Breaks The Bank", when Candy is falling quickly, she comes to an abrupt stop for a moment, as a sudden draft up her skirt causes it to billow like a parachute. She manages to keep her skirt from rising any higher, as she looks at the camera and audience, giggles coyly and descends slowly, and safely.
  • Mascot with Attitude: Felix (who, in fact, inspired the trope's inspiration).
  • Meat-O-Vision: At one point in "The Milky Way", Felix hallucinates everyone around him as bottles and cartons of milk while going crazy over the milk shortage.
  • Mind Screw: The show's active ingredient.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Candy Kitty, Roscoe's sister, is a very shapely woman and is occasionally subjected to Male Gaze.
  • Must Have Caffeine / Never Sleep Again: Roscoe in "Nightmare on Oak Street".
  • Mythology Gag:
    • "The Underwater Kingdom" is loosely inspired by the Van Beuren era Felix cartoon "Neptune Nonsense", to the point that the original cartoon is shown on a TV, and is what sets the plot into motion—the villain thinks Felix is using the cartoon to promote fishing at the expense of the fishes lives, even though the cartoon and Felix himself make it clear that he doesn't eat fish.
    • "The Petrified Cheese" ends with Felix the Cat standing there laughing, much like how a lot of episodes of the Trans-Lux television series ended.
  • No Fourth Wall: Felix and the gang are perfectly aware that they're cartoon characters.
  • "Not Wearing Pants" Dream: In "Nightmare on Oak Street", one of the nightmare scenarios Jeepers Creepers uses to torment Felix and Roscoe during his Villain Song has Felix and Roscoe being seen in public in their underwear. Rather odd considering that Felix usually walks around naked anyway.
  • Older Than They Look: Invoked in "Comicalamities" where Felix proudly shows of fone of his original comics from the 1920's. He later expressed shock when Roscoe pointed out that this meant Felix was even older than that.
  • Organ Theft: The hippie ghost in "Felix in Psychedelicland"sings "The flower girl will steal your heart! And your lungs! And possibly your liver, or your spleen, or your colon..." while the flower girl does exactly those things to Felix.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: The episode "The Milky Way" has Felix get so frustrated with a milk shortage that he wishes to be sent to a world where he can get all the dairy products he wants. After his dairy godmother grants his wish, Felix eventually tires of the dairy products and knows it's unhealthy because he's gaining weight from all of it. After the dairy godmother begrudgingly sends Felix back, it appears that Felix dreams the whole thing, but he's then scared off by a milkman offering bottles of milk, who turns out to be the dairy godmother in disguise.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Felix and Sheba.
  • Prehensile Tail: Felix's tails can wrap around stuff.
  • Pie-Eyed: Pretty much everyone. Lampshaded via dialogue in "The Sludge King":
    Felix: What a woman! Eyes like pies...
  • Potty Emergency: Felix invokes this to escape from the titular antagonist of "The Sludge King". He tricks the Sludge King into drinking too much grog and takes the chance to leave with Roscoe when the villain leaves to use the bathroom.
  • Power Perversion Potential: In the episode "Wet Paint", Felix at one point uses the 3-D paint to make an attractive woman for him to make out with.
  • The Prima Donna: Natasha Slinky.
  • Private Eye Monologue: A trademark of Shamus Crow, also used by Felix in "The Maltese Milkshake".
  • Put on a Bus: A lot of the new characters from season 1, such as Peking Duck and Candy, were ordered to be scrapped from the second season due to orders from Don Oriolo, who wanted the focus to be put more on the Joe Oriolo era characters.
  • Random Events Plot: Basically every episode has Felix go through unlikely events for no explicable reason. One notable case is in the episode "Mars Needs Felix", where he finds an ad offering free food in exchange for traveling the world and ends up on Mars, then has to run from babies trying to eat him.
  • Retool: The second season pushed for much more linear storylines and less emphasis on visual surreal humor compared to Season 1.
  • Riches to Rags: The episode "Bet a Billion Bill" featured a gambler named Billy. He was wealthy and lucky until a black cat (Felix) crossed his path. In "Viva Lost Wages", Billy stole Felix's magic bag and used it as a charm to regain his fortune. Once Felix recovered the bag, it didn't take long before Billy returned to the poorhouse.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: "Star Trash" has a scene of Felix and Poindexter running through different doors in improbable ways while trying to flee the Enterprise crew stand-ins.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • In the first part of "The Fuzzy Bunny Show", the show is (tellingly) referred to as The Not So Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat.
    • In "Battle of the Superbrains", a dog newscaster goes on a rapid tangent on random tidbits. He then ends by reporting that dogs are allowed to say the news on the air like “stupid things, things a child would make up or a hack cartoon writer”.
    • At one point in "The Sludge King", Felix ridicules computer animation. It should be pointed out that the show's opening features CGI.
    • Pretty much the entirety of the episode "Full Screen" decries television as an inferior substitute to real life. The ending even has a baby watching the show call it stupid and decide to go the school instead of watching television.
  • Serenade Your Lover: In "Viva Lost Wages", Felix looks at photos of himself and his bag in various romantic-looking scenes, one of which is the bag on a balcony and Felix beneath, playing a mandolin.
  • Sexophone: Accompanies Natasha Slinky.
  • Shoddy Knockoff Product: The black magic bags mass-produced in "The Black Magic Bag". When some of the materials indentified as being part of the original bag are discovered to be very expensive, they were replaced with cheap ones under the belief the customers would never know. To replace the non-identified materials, they used cheap ones under the belief nobody cared.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Phoney Phelix
      • The Felix impostor singing a small verse of the 1950s Felix theme song. In the same episode, in the fake Felix's flashback, one of the studios he is booted out of is called "Scumco". Also, in order to learn how to be a cartoon character, fake Felix attended an academy named Fleischer.
      • In a TV ad for the Fleischer school, a character is shown plummeting off a cliff, Wile E. Coyote-style.
    • In the two-part episode "The Fuzzy Bunny Show", Felix was mistaken for Garfield once per part.
    • The episode "Nightmare on Oak Street'' features a villain who goes after victims in their dreams and Roscoe drinking tons of coffee to avoid him.
    • "The Maltese Milkshake'' has certain similarities with "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery", including a bit where Felix realizes he has a dream sequence coming up and searches for a way to get knocked out.
    • The episode "Background Details", in which Felix and Roscoe search for a new background, is very reminiscent of "Duck Amuck".
    • The smiling moon used in the series strongly resembles the one in Krazy Kat.
    • The name of cat who kidnapped Felix and goes around impersonated as him in "Phony Phelix" is Oscar. This could be a reference to Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple". It about two opposite roommates, a neat freak named Felix and a slob named Oscar Madison. "Oscar" probably was a perfect name for a Felix the Cat impersonator to the homage of The Odd Couple.
    • "Star Trash" features a parody of the crew of the Starship Enterprise and at one point has Felix and Poindexter encounter a stand-in for Princess Leia, who is informed by Poindexter that she's in the wrong parody.
  • Sidekick: In one episode, Roscoe is referred to as such to Felix.
  • Simpleton Voice: Roscoe; the Bermuda Triangle; Oscar.
  • Souvenir Land: Played with. The carnival Felix goes to in "Step Right Up" is a pretty simple standard carnival, but it does contain a parody of the "Small World" ride.
  • Spaghetti Kiss: Among the romantic photos of Felix and his bag in "Viva Lost Wages".
  • Spoof Green Aesop: "Star Trash".
    Felix: Poindexter, this is horrible! We're prisoners in a cartoon with a moral to it!
  • Stealth Parody: "Phoney Felix" is a none too subtle one of the shows retool in Season 2, where Felix has his show hijacked by an imbecilic imposter who imitates some of the traits of Oriolo Felix, such as saying his "Righty-O!" catchphrase, singing the TV show theme song and using a (shoddy knockoff) of the magic bag of tricks. As mentioned below, much of the staff hated the Joe Oriolo Felix and were not happy about the retool to make the show more in line with that take on the character.
  • Surreal Humor: Quite a lot of episodes are basically about Felix going through ridiculous and nonsensical events.
  • Talkative Loon: The recurring frog character, an inmate at the "Middle of Nowhere Home for the Hopelessly Looney" who keeps escaping.
  • Take That: "Attack of the Robot Rat" is one to the series itself—it's an rather mean spirited parody of the Joe Oriolo TV Felix cartoons, especially the crude parody of it on TV early in the film. Reportedly, most of the staff who worked on Twisted Tales openly despised the TV Felix cartoons and only begrudgingly added elements of it at the insistence of Don Oriolo, and wrote the episode in retaliation for the season 2 retool putting more emphasis on the style of the Joe Oriolo Felix. And as mentioned above, "Phoney Felix" is a Stealth Parody that sums up the staffs thoughts on the retool.
    • The executive who pitched the idea for eponymous show of "The Fuzzy Bunny Show" is named Donald, an obvious jab at Don Oriolo, then-owner of Felix the Cat, and his retool of the second season.
    • In the Star Trash episode:
    Poindexter: (to Mr. Gleep, the Spock expy) Uh, yeah, hi. Are you from a planet where they have no emotions?
    Mr. Gleep: No, I'm just a bad actor.
    • "Phony Phelix" also makes a jab at modern day animation industry.
    Company executive: (to Oscar after kicking him out of the studio) You don't get a cartoon show these days, unless you have a hit movie or a successful toylike!
    • In "The Golden Whatsist", Felix encounters a TV executive who claimed that the previous scene was violent and kids wouldn’t get the joke. As she said, “We want the show to be edgy, we just need to take the fun out of it.” At the end of the episode, she berates Felix for putting Poindexter in the video game and getting revenge.
    • In "The Punderground", the king of the island Mirthless claims that puns are the lowest form of humor ever. The list he uses to prove his claim shows the names Gallagher and Pauly Shore just above "puns".
  • Thirty Minutes or It's Free: "Five Minute Meatball" had Felix charged with delivering a meatball in 5 minutes or it was free, complete with a continually running timer in the corner of the screen. When he just barely makes it in time, the customer's wife expresses her desire for a meatball of her own, and the countdown clock gives a nasty chuckle as it starts without even letting Felix get back to retrieve the meatball.
  • Tomboy: Sheba is the poster girl of this trope within the show.
  • Toon Physics: The show frequently has characters take advantage of how things work in cartoons, one example being when Peking Duck hid Felix's magic bag of tricks inside One-Ton's dream cloud in "The Big Hunt".
  • Totally Radical: The surfer movie in "Felix in Nightdrop Land".
  • Trapped in TV Land: "Now Playing Felix" and "Felix in Nightdrop Land".
  • Un-Person: Meta-example. The ending credits give both Otto Messmer (the series creator) and Joe Oriolo (who revived the character in the late 50's and kept the series alive from then on) credit as the creator of Felix the Cat, while Pat Sullivan, who owned the studio that made the original cartoons, but had virtually nothing to do with creating the character or drawing the cartoons, and falsely took credit for creating Felix in his lifetime, isn't mentioned at all.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Weirdness is so common in this world that no one bats an eye.
  • Villain Song:
    • The Butcher gets one in "Guardian Idiot". 40 seconds in, if you dare...
    • The titular antagonist of "Bet A Billion Bill" gets a catchy number about his addiction to gambling and how he never loses.
    • Jeepers Creepers gets "I've Got a Lovely Nightmare for You" in "Nightmare on Oak Street".
  • Visual Pun:
    • In "Black Magic Bag", we see the designer of the knockoff bags literally laughing all the way to the bank.
    • The asylum truck in "Felix's Big Splash" has an image of an acorn and a house, or "nuthouse".
    • Felix is seen standing on a soap box in the episode "Full Screen" during his spiel on why television is bad.
  • Waxing Lyrical: In "The Maltese Milkshake" Felix answers the phone by (unenthusiastically) saying, "Felix the cat, the wonderful wonderful cat..." Five minutes later, a dame struts into his office and the Private Eye Monologue states "My heart went pit-a-pat!"
  • We Will Meet Again: "Superfelix" ends with the Elf vowing to get even with Felix.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Felix. Not that he finds any of it really weird.