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1%%²%%²%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.²%%²%%²[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2lkxhpb.jpg]] ²[[caption-width-right:350:"A talking dog! How absurd."[[note]]From left to right: Bernie and Corneil.[[/note]]]]²²->''"I am a dog. A dog that's incredibly bright\²I can talk, read, and write...\²And surf the net all of the day and all of the night!"''²-->-- '''ExpositoryThemeTune'''²²''Watch My Chops'' (also known as ''Corneil et Bernie'' and ''Corneil & Bernie'' in France and the USA respectively) is an [[AnimatedSeries animated television series]] about [[SmartAnimalAverageHuman Corneil, a highly intelligent dog who can talk, and Bernie, his dimwitted pet-sitter.]] ²²Corneil downplays his intelligence in front of his owners, John and Beth, so he can continue living as their spoilt and pampered pet, but his plans go awry when Bernie discovers that he can talk. [[SecretKeeper Bernie agrees to keep Corneil's secret]], but often takes advantage of knowing about his true nature. Despite this, they become close friends, and Corneil often helps Bernie out with his superior intelligence. ²²''Watch My Chops'' was produced, written and animated by ''Millimages'', a French animation and production studio. The English dub was done at ''The Sound Company Studios'' in London. It aired on France 3 in France, on [[Creator/TheBBC CBBC]] in the UK, and on Creator/{{Nicktoons}} in the USA. Only two seasons were initially produced (they were merged as one season in the UK run) with twenty-six episodes each. ²²The show was Uncanceled in 2014, with the new episodes being created by using Flash animation. While they were dubbed into English, the new episodes have only been shown in France and Australia.²²----²!!''Watch My Chops'' provides examples of:²²* AnimatedSeries²* {{Animesque}}: {{Sweat drop}}s, {{face fault}}s and {{limited animation}} are utilized, though the art style is still unquestionably western.²* {{Blackmail}}²* ButtMonkey: Bernie. Not that he doesn't deserve it sometimes, mind you.²* CatchPhrase:²-->'''Corneil:''' Watch my chops!²* CatsAreMean:²** In one episode, Corneil's owners take in a stray cat that frames Corneil for it's own misdeed. Some alleycats then attack Corneil and Bernie, while the cat escapes.²** Another episode has a cat picking on Corneil, and the [[AnimalJingoism two of them start fighting.]]²* TheCameo: In Who Said That, when Corneil and Bernie go to the animal shelter, you'll notice the elephant from ''WesternAnimation/SixtyFourZooLane'' and ''WesternAnimation/PabloTheLittleRedFox'' behind them. Both shows were also produced by ''Milimages''.²* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Happens to Corneil near the end of the episode "Finders Weepers" where he falls down the stairs (after faking an injury to convince Bernie the watch he found is cursed with bad luck). Thinking he is dead Bernie throws the watch out the window in despair. But afterwards Corneil is revealed to be alive and Bernie couldn't be happier]].²* DogsAreDumb: Completely averted with Corneil who is highly intelligent.²* IdiotHero: Bernie²* IntellectualAnimal: Corneil²* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bernie certainly has his moments of {{JerkAss}}ishness, but he's not so bad really.²* NameAndName: The original French version is called ''Corneil et Bernie'' and the USA version is called ''Corneil & Bernie''.²* RedOniBlueOni: Corneil (blue), Bernie (red)²* ParentalAbandonment: Bernie is being raised by his uncle Rico. The whereabouts of his parents is never mentioned.²* SecretKeeper: Bernie is the only one who knows that Corneil is highly intelligent and able to talk.²* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan²* SmartAnimalAverageHuman: The intelligent talking dog Corneil and his BookDumb but competent dog-sitter Bernie.²* UnmovingPlaid²* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bernie, Uncle Rico, and Beth all have blue hair.²----

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