Reviews: Tuff Puppy

Wasted potential or doomed from the start?

When I saw that Nickelodeon would pick T.U.F.F. Puppy (as I liked The Fairly Oddparents, the earlier episodes at least), I decided to give it a try. A few episodes later I regretted that.

Initially I thought that the show would take the Danny Phantom route (like a balance between slapstick and action). To me the earlier episodes seemed okay, but the later excessive amount of slapstick, coupled with very inane plots (although the earlier episodes had those from time to time) turned me away from it.

Don't get me wrong, I liked T.U.F.F. Puppy at first despite that it was like Get Smart with animals, but (as usual with this kind of shows) then Flanderization kicked in, it suffered lack of Character Development and had way too many characters who seemed interesting, but were wasted by getting little to no screentime. Later I thought that they didn't know how to handle it and let it die a slowly and painful death, or they simply didn't care to begin with, and then I didn't even bother watching it.

To be fair, I think that T.U.F.F. Puppy had a lot of wasted potential; sure, it was dumb at first, but the reasons stated doomed it, maybe from the start. Maybe in a few years (if not right now) it will be forgotten like many other Nickelodeon shows that aren't Sponge Bob Squarepants...


This is one of the most annoying cartoons that I've seen in my whole life.

In every single scene from this series, the characters are either screaming or making some unfunny statement. None of the characters were remotely likable or interesting. For me, the "good guys" from this series were even more irritating than the villains, being very hard for me to care about them. The animation from this series it's pretty bad, with very ugly and unappealing designs, but that's a minor flaw considering how annoying are the characters and how unfunny were every single one of the gags from this series.

T.U.F.F. Puppy is a terrible TV show, without any redeeming value.