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YMMV: CatDog
  • Awesome Music: The theme song, which is often considered the best part of the show. Even people who hate the show agree that it's good.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Due to being a Sadist Show, this is likely on purpose. Few episodes and the Grand Finale avert this by their endings.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Cat is always the one who suffers the most from his crazy friends/enemies, but especially Dog's dog-like antics. It's even sadder how Dog just watches as his brother is brutally skinned alive several times without doing anything.
  • Ear Worm: Cat-Dog, Cat-Dog! Alone in the world is a little Cat-Dog!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lola.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The third line of the theme song nearly 100% references their adoptive parents.
  • Fridge Horror: How does CatDog go to the bathroom?
    • Some episodes imply there's an anus in the center of their body. Which is still quite unsettling, though considerably less so.
    • Fridge Brilliance: That's roughly where their respective hindquarters would be if they were a regular cat and dog, so it makes sense.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In "Guess Who's Going to Be Dinner!", Cat says of the blue-furred Winslow, "I could make a rodent Ratatouille."
    • "I predict that the trees will speak Japanese." Years later, Sudowoodo was introduced.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Cat, though sometimes he's just The Woobie.
  • Love It or Hate It: Either this show was a good show that never got its due or a crummy show that signaled the beginning of the end for great Nickelodeon programming.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Cliff's biggest Kick the Cat Dog moment has to be in The Great Parent Mystery when he mocked them for not having parents.
  • Memetic Mutation: "How does CatDog go to the bathroom?"
  • Nausea Fuel: It's a Grossout Show. Expect quite a bit.
  • The Scrappy: Winslow and Rancid Rabbit appear to be this, since they almost always ruin CatDog's day - in Winslow's case, mostly because he's a complete dick. For Rancid his recurring appearance and mean attitude is seen to be annoying.
    • Cliff of the Greasers, as well. Shriek is more of a Base Breaker, as she has a few good moments with Dog, and Lube averts this, due to having a few episodes in which he is not an antagonist (and a lot of other instances of being too stupid and ineffectual to be malicious otherwise). Cliff, however, is just a Jerk Ass (though to compensate, he arguably has the most frequent moments as The Chew Toy).
    • There are quite a few fans who hate Lola, some even comparing her to Scrappy-Doo.
    • Eddie the Squirrel. His grating personality and unbelievable arrogance makes him very hard to like.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The Great Parent Mystery. It had a lot of build up to it, and generated some interest into the identity of CatDog's parents. Only it turns out that the big reveal was that we get to see CatDog's adoptive parents. One could imagine a few people being annoyed by this.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The Greasers constant beatings of CatDog, especially Cat reeks of racism and/or general prejudice.
    • That may have been intentional, though.
    • Indeed, one episode implies that they pick on CatDog because they're two-headed.
  • Values Dissonance: One of Winslow's lines directed toward Cat, which goes "How 'bout I sock you right in the pussnote , Puss!note ". They could get away with it in the 90s, but given the term's change in useage over the years, it's a miracle that this line was able to stay in on reairings.

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