Timon and Pumbaa is a cartoon starring Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog from the Disney franchise The Lion King. The show first aired on CBS from 1995 to 1999. It has been rerunning on various Disney channels ever since. Instead of the realistic style of the movie, it goes for Surreal Humor.
First, in "Cooked Goose", Cheetato and Cheetata get this, and can't run away from the hyenas.
In Brazil Nuts, we see a fat Timon, who uses strange words like "yay big", "baby" and "flant it", things Timon wouldn't say in his normal form (although he has actually said "baby" in his normal form). He even stuffs a dollar bill in Ralph the snake's eye.
In Washington Applesauce, Timon and Pumbaa decide to eat the giant worm that was ruining the apple festival, so they become fat and gigantic.
In "Island of Manhood", Timon drinks a bug soda and gains a mild balloon belly. (This was in order to earn a "Burp" badge as part of the test in the episode.)
Bears Are Bad News: Smoulder, who would threaten to hurt the duo if they anger him. He can be nice at times, though.
Berserk Button: Back from the Lion King is Pumbaa's famous "THEY CALL ME MR PIG" berserk button when two cheetahs in "Gabon with the Wind" refer to him as a pig. Needless to say, it sucks to be those cheetahs.
Bitter Sweet Ending: "Zazu's Off-By-One Day". Zazu is working as Gopher's pathetic assistant, but reasons, "It's a living."
Hammer Space In "Luck to be A Meerkat", Pumbaa has a lot of things in his belly when Timon wants to find a place to store the "lucky marble".
In "Island of Manhood", one of the things Timon must do to pass the manhood test is carry a backpack with a ton of things on top of it.
Her Code Name Was Mary Sue: In "Wide Awake In Wonderland", Timon becomes so frustrated with a warthog fairytale book that puts meerkats in a negative light, so he makes up a story about a handsome, brave, and smart meerkat king who singlehandly defeats every warthog villain and gets rewarded for it. Pumbaa responds to the story by falling asleep.
Incredibly Lame Pun: Happens in Brazil Nuts when Timon makes a pun about how long it is taking to get ants, and claims they "must be after the uncles, too!" He finds that nobody heard the pun, but Pumbaa runs in to warn about Ralph and Eddie eating them.
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: In "Pirates of Pumbzance", Pumbaa wants to be this type of pirate, under the impression that that's what real pirates are like. Whenever the captain tries to do any actual piracy, Pumbaa stops him.
Also the "stupidest, purplest" pirate crew.
And the time they tried to save Speedy by breaking into a couple's stateroom and pretending to be pirates to scare them. It turns out the wife had kind of a pirate fetish, right down to donning scanty pirate wench garb and demanding to be taken hostage—and she was really upset to learn that they were frauds.
Running Gag: In "Shopping Mauled", Timon keeps reminding Pumbaa how much bad luck Irwin has caused them in the past, resulting in a clip from "Frantic Atlantic" where Pumbaa is hit by a boating anchor.
Too Dumb to Fool: Many attempts to appeal to Pumbaa's ego go this way, as he can;t understand how he'd ever want to outshine Timon.
The hyenas in a short with two Smug Snake cheetahs, continually foiling the cheetahs' plan to eat a wildebeest. Finally the cheetahs resort to telling each hyena individually to go on a Wild Goose Chase, only for all three to follow the directions to the letter and all end up at the same point, thus realizing they've been had and going for revenge.
Too Good to Last: Averted, as the show is generally believed to have gone downhill after the firt two seasons, so the cancellation is regarded to have been for the best.
Uncancelled: Was brought back n 1999 after a few years of not having new episodes produced, but with a new set of writers and a new director.
The Unintelligible: Ed, who communicates with gibbering howls, growls, and stock sound effects.
Visual Pun: In Brazil Nuts, Eddie the snake claimed he got horseradish for Ralph, but all he got was a horse and a radish. Ralph gets mad, later causing him to strap the horse and the radish to a rocket.
Your Size May Vary: Timon sometimes suffers from this, but generally (probably for reasons of convenience), he is much larger in the series than he is in the movies. Still small enough to ride on Pumbaa's head with no problem, but large enough that he can physically interact with the larger Pumbaa and other large animals more effectively.
Zany Scheme: Timon, well into the dozens. Even when Pumbaa offers a much simpler plan.