Western Animation: Wild West Cowboys Of Moo Mesa aka: Wild West COW Boys Of Moo Mesa
Left to right: The Cowlorado Kid, Marshal Moo Montana, and The Dakota Dude.
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa. A show most young'uns assume is only the product of the drug-addled minds of us that were born in the 1970s and 1980s, but was quite real. It was a Saturday Morning Cartoon that aired on ABC starting in 1992 created by comic artist Ryan Brown (who inked several dozen issues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and designed several figures for the toy lines, which probably explains a few of the themes of the show). The show focused on the exploits of three anthropomorphic cows who were in fact cowboys (har har).See, in the 19th century, a random comet crashed into the Southwestern United States causing a massive transformation among not only the land, but the animals as well, turning them into intelligent versions of themselves that decided to create their own city, Moo Mesa. In this city, they basically acted as humans of the Old West did, and as such, there were good guys and bad guys....the former being the trio of C.O.W. Boys (Marshall Moo Montana, The Cowlarado Kid, and Dakota) and the latter being composed of the city's shady politician Mayor Bulloney, and Sheriff Terribull who took on the alias of the Masked Bull, a criminal mastermind.
Animation Bump: The animation became a lot smoother in the second season.
Anti-Climactic Unmasking: When Shock Holiday was captured and unmasked, the characters witnessing the unmasking were disappointed by the lack of any special features at his face. Then again, it was overshadowed by the previous unmasking of the criminal's impersonator. (Marshall Moo Montana and Sheriff Terribull made a bet over who captures Shock Holiday and agreed the lose would leave Cow Town)
Art Evolution: The series is a lot more detailed in the second season.
Awesome Mc Cool Name: Many characters had these, but Shock Holiday stands out quite a bit in this area.
The Complainer Is Always Wrong: This is averted when Moo and his deputies were suspicious of Jacque Le Beef when he became extremely popular in Cowtown, especially with the ladies. It turns out they were right since he was a con artist that was using a fake name to hide his true identity and cover up his scam.
Cool Big Sis: Bessy for Frank and Beans. Also Lilli to Cody to a certain degree.
Cool Teacher: Sara Sheep, who even has the respect of Dakota Dude.
Courtroom Episode: While no episode had too much, if any, of courtroom time, a good deal of "Bulls of a Feather" was about the good guys keeping the witness safe for Sheriff Terribull's trial and the bad guys trying to either prevent the witness from showing up or make sure the witness' testimony wouldn't be enough to convict Terribull as the Masked Bull.
The Cacklin' Kid uses this as a means to gain sympathy from the judge to keep the picture he has of his mother, although the real reason he wants to keep it is because the back of it has a treasure map to his stolen loot.
Everything Sounds Sexier in French: This is how Jacque Le Beef is able to win over the ladies of Moo Mesa, although it turns out that he's a con artist and his real name is Barney Finklestein who was just using a fake French accent and a disguise to hide his true identity.
Evil Counterpart: Sheriff Terribull and his deputies for Moo Montana and his deputies.
Why even look farther when your main characters are three, manly bulls?
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Lilli and Sadie's fight in the episode "Thoroughly Moo-dern Lilli" involved them tearing apart each others' skimpy dresses and causes Dakota to put his hand over Cody's eyes when he seemed a little too interested.
Greed: Mayor Bulloney and Tom Duggery. In fact, it was Tom Duggery's greed and selfishness of his silver mine that got him trapped inside and eventually killed during a cave in, which caused him to return to the living world as Skull Duggery.
On One Condition: Cowlamity Kate's father, who left Cowtown seven years ago, once wrote a letter that was declared a will naming Cowlamity and her husband as heirs to his gold mine. However, this will won't be valid unless she has a husband by the time her father dies. Mayor Bulloney once tried to have her father declared dead so he could use the lack of a will to claim the mine for the town.
Paper-Thin Disguise: In order to discredit Moo Montana's witness when Sheriff Terribull was taken to the courts for the Masked Bull's crimes, Saddlesore Scorpion and Boothill Buzzard showed up dressed as the Sheriff to see if the witness could tell which one was the real Sheriff Terribull. The witness claimed there were three Sheriff Terribull in the courtroom, thus destroying the prosecution's case.
Passing the Torch: When Moo returns to Miller Glen, Sheriff T-Bone attempts to do this with him and says his old student Moo Montana would be perfect take his place as the new sheriff, but Moo respectfully turns the offer down and suggests that he train Bessy's younger brothers Frank and Beans to be the next sheriffs of Miller Glen instead.