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Shnookums

The first of the two title characters, who in typical cartoon fashion, chase and antagonize each other, occasionally working together in certain circumstances. Shnookums is a slightly smarter orange cat.

Meat

The second title character, who chases Shnookums mostly, is a large blue dog who is very dumb.

Pith Possum

The main character of the second segment. A mutated Possum superhero; who coincidentally, really sucks at his job, but manages to get by through determination, and help from his sidekick. his civilian name is Peter Possum.

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  • Alliterative Name: Both his hero and civilian name.
  • Butt-Monkey: To the point that it nearly subverts his competency as a hero, with the implication as to be the reason why he's treated as a joke in the hero community. To put into perspective, one episode has him beaten up by three groups of nameless robbers.
  • Determinator: Usually, as he goes into the fray despite his real lacking of skills.
  • Expy: A double expy, He's pretty much a less skilled and less competent Darkwing Duck, who is pretty much an expy of Batman.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Doris Deer, who suffers a case of Loves My Alter Ego.
  • No Respect Guy: He's HATED the superhero convention because he's a comparative joke to everyone else. They deliberately tossed his name tag in the garbage for crying out loud.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Subverted, his civilian outfit is actually fairly different, as it extends to his confidence, posture and voice, but still, while there is a distinct possibility there are other possums, no other character in the show who looks like him.
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Obadiah:

A raccoon who is Pith's sidekick, very competent, to the point that one could argue, that he's the actual hero of the city.

  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: one episode points out that Pith would be even more useless, because Obadiah knows how all the machines work and which buttons to press.

Doris Deer

A human reporter and boss of Peter Possum at the local newspaper who tosses herself into danger for her stories. She's very rude to Peter, which is at odds with her adoration with Pith Possum.

  • Alliterative Name
  • The Ditz: she knocked Pith into a grinder at one point, an often gets into Did Not Think This Through when going after stories. She also thinks black eyes are a sympotom of an illness.
  • Expy: of Lois Lane
  • Hypocrite: views Peter as an embarrassing idiot Abhorrent Admirer who is beneath her, but in reality, is less capable than him, is Pith Possum's Abhorrent Admirer who is beneath him, and is pretty stupid/careless in her own right.
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  • Loves My Alter Ego: Though considering how much Peter exudes confidence as Pith in comparison to the nervous wreck Peter, its a bit more understandable.
  • Pet the Dog: At one point Where the main character is repeatedly beaten and is clearly driven to exhaustion by switching between identities, she asks is he's alright with fair amount of concern.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: she's been dunked into a tank of man eating alligators, and is chewed up pretty good before Pith saves her.
  • Species Surname: Subverted; despite having Deer as her last name, Doris is human.
  • Token Human

Dr. Paul Bunion

The most recurring villain in the series, a Frenchman lumberjack who builds tree robots to send out on destructive errands.

  • Bamboo Technology: his robots are made out of trees and logs.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a friggin French lumberjack villain who builds Bamboo Technology robots and loves to shake his finger at people in dramatic angles, but his plans involved ruining the homes of the city's civilians, and holding a whole convention of superheroes hostage with a ... thing(?).
  • Milking the Giant Cow: especially when he monologs, expect him to point and wave/shake his hands a lot.
  • Reality Ensues: Works in his favor, awful criminals being released on technicalities is a sad and occasional Truth in Television.

Tex Tinstar

The hero of the third segment, a lawman who protected the town of Bonehead, and defeated the evil Wrongo and his gang. That is until Wrongo returned, and cost Tinstar his job as the sheriff, driving the hero to pursue the Wrong Riders and reclaim his good name.

  • Archnemesis: Wrongo.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's fairly unfortunate, but he keeps a stiff upper lip with only occasional groaning (like when his horse was stolen, and he had to ride a tiny pony with an attraction to him. Its actually the reason the townspeople in episode 2 fire him. he actually tries to explain, but they won't let him explain anything and punish him humiliatingly.
  • The Hero
  • Informed Ability: despite his build-up as the hero and a gunslinger, he doesn't particularly succeed in actually being one from what we've seen. he's easily tricked, and mostly is just escaping from Wrongo's attempts at killing him and his friends.
  • Nice Guy: Even when he gets an Abhorrent Admirer mini-horse, he takes good care of it, adorably feeding it from a dropper and allowing it to sleep in his belly after is playfully nips him under his covers.

Chief

Tex's smelly sidekick (possibly prospector) who runs around in his footy pajamas. He smells awful, and follows Tex to reclaim Bonehead's safe.

Mr. Percy Lacedaisy

A bank examiner who gets caught up in the story as a living plot device when the Wrong Riders kidnap him for the safe's combination. suffers the most out of the episodes.

  • Butt-Monkey: Up there with Squidward and Whisper, he's taken the blow of an explosion near point-blank, being used as a bat, being latched to a cactus, being dragged to-and-fro be the heroes and villains alike, punched through a stagecoach, and stuffed into an anthill, among other things.
  • Dirty Coward: offers Wrongo the girl riding with him so he won't harm him.
  • Living Macguffin: the only reason he's important is that he knows the safe code, otherwise he's pretty much, just there.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Manages to get some time to relax, after some of his abuse, where he reads a comic book.

Floyd the Rattlesnake

A pink and blue rattlesnake with a jewish accent who tells groan-worthy jokes, it a tool used by Tex occasionally, and travels around with him.

  • Ambiguously Jewish: complete with Oh God, with the Verbing!
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The show makes it a point to remind the audience, that no matter how goofy he is, he is still a poisonous animal, so he actually does have the capacity to harm somebody if he felt like it.
  • Butt-Monkey: his first appearance has him being stepped on.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: his defining trait is that he's severely unfunny, to the point that the cartoon has phoned in laughter when he speaks, just to emphasize.

Wrongo

A threatening outlaw and archenemy of Tex, he was defeated by the lawman a while ago but eventually came back for revenge, ruining his enemies' good name and stealing The town of Bonehead's safe. much of the saga is spent with the heroes chasing after him and his "Wrong Riders" while they make plans to crack the safe open.

  • A Father to His Men: a Literal version with Clem, who he reads bedtime stories to when they're about to got to sleep. aside from that, he actually treats his men well enough.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He delights in using the slapstick and bizarreness of his universe against his enemies, imagine typical slapstick hero abilities applied to a bad guy.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Complexity Addiction: His first attempt to kill Tex is a complicated Rube Goldberg Device that somehow ends with whats left of Tinstar being mailed overseas to Tunisia. It succeed, But Tex and his partner survive anyway. This of course baffles Wrongo, and he spends the rest of the series trying to kill him with comparatively more simple means.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Disney's answer to the trope, despite him lacking the traditional look and mixing it with a bit of The Dreaded to make him a more serious threat.
  • Hellish Horse: his ride, though, it seems less like a horse and more like a literal demon with a horse-like shape.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: He somehow makes reading a bedtime story threatening.
  • Obviously Evil: Red eyes, a hunched look, crooked yellow teeth, and a deep threatening voice.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Compared to Shnookum And Meat's other villains, he's far more of a menacing figure, with far more victories. notice how almost all of his fights and traps have ended with the main character beaten, and/or nearly killed (and escaping through cartoon logic and dumb luck).

Ian

Wrongo's right hand man, a grubby, short guy in a sombrero who speaks like a gentleman.

  • The Dragon: to Wrongo
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick
  • Shout-Out: to 60's Batman of all things. One episode had a cowboy villain named Shame, who eventually got a man dressed as a Mexican desperado with a British accent as a flunky, similar to Ian's portrayal.

Clem

Wrongo's muscle. a giant dumb mute, that really all there is to Clem.

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