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  • Actor Allusion:
    • There's a wisecracking seagull named Jonathan, who's voiced by Jeff Bennett. This wouldn't be the first time he voiced one a wisecracking seagull in a Disney Junior show. It's not the first time he voiced a character named Jonathan in a Disney cartoon either. He also voiced the titular character of Johnny Bravo.
    • Captain Dog, the pups' favorite dog hero, is an expy of Krypto The Super Dog, Superman's dog. His voice actor, Patrick Warburton, once voiced Superman on The Adventures Of Seinfield And Superman advertisements.
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    • "Puggy-ology" has Bonnie, Bob's archaeologist sister, voiced by Grey DeLisle. This wouldn't be the only time she voiced an explorer of some sort.
    • The season 2 premiere has Tara Strong voicing Bea, a talking horse. She's done this before .
    • In Brazil, A.R.F. has the same voice as Baymax. Both characters are Robot Buddies.
  • Actor-Shared Background: "The Latke Kerfufle" shows that Chloe's family celebrates Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday. Chloe's mother is voiced by Tara Strong, who has a Jewish background.
  • Adored by the Network:
    • The show started with two Fridays with two premieres each. It then got a regular weekday slot not long after.
    • It was renewed for a second season mere months after its premiere.
    • In September 2018, it was renewed for a third season. Keep in mind that the second season hasn't even started yet when the announcement was made.
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  • All-Star Cast: The show boasts an impressive collection of voice actors. We have Isaac Ryan Brown and Sam Lavagnino as Bingo and Rolly, creator Harland Williams as Bob, Jessica DiCicco as Hissy, and Tom Kenny as ARF. The supporting cast includes Jeff Bennett, Tara Strong, Kevin Michael Richardson, Cheri Oteri, Gary Anthony Williams, and more.
  • Casting Gag: The baseball announcer shown in "Take Me Out To The Pug Game" is voiced by Bob Uecker, a real life baseball announcer.
  • Children Voicing Children: Bingo and Rolly are voiced by actual children. Characters like Chloe, Keia, and a bunch of incidental characters are also voiced by child actors.
  • Creator's Oddball: Comedian Harland Williams created this series. While it's not uncommon for comedians to create cartoons (and for said comedians to voice in them), a Disney Junior show is a bit different from the usual fare they're known for, which usually skews at least a bit older.
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  • Dawson Casting: Hissy is implied to be slightly older than the pups, yet Jessica DiCicco is in her mid-30s, as opposed to Bingo and Rolly, who are voiced by actual children.
  • Descended Creator:
    • Harland Williams voices Bob, their owner.
    • The flight attendant in "Bob Loves Mona" is voiced by series writer Jessica Carleton.
  • Dueling Shows: With the smash hit TV Ontario-produced series PAW Patrol, another preschool show involving the adventures of dogs in a city. While Puppy Dog Pals enjoys good ratings and the merchandise sells well, it's nowhere near as big as PAW Patrol is yet.
  • Fake Brit:
    • Jeff Bennett as Crumpet the dog.
    • Tress MacNeille as the Queen Of England.
  • Playing Against Type: Steven Weber typically voices villains like Norman Osborn, Jerk with a Heart of Gold characters like George Stacy, or sarcastic, stoic characters like Alfred Pennyworth. Here, he voices Gary the gecko, who's both nice and laid back.
  • Production Posse: The show reunites several crew members from Pound Puppies (2010). Common crew mebbera includes voice director Alyson Bosch, writers Joe Ansolabhere and Jean Ansolabhere, and voice actors Jessica DiCicco, Alanna Ubach, Jeff Bennett, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle Griffin, and Yvette Nicole Brown.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Sheri Oteri as Esther and Leslie David Baker as Frank.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Jessica DiCicco (Hissy), Tom Kenny (ARF), and Harland Williams (Bob) voice many incidental characters in the series.
    • Jeff Bennett voices Cagey the hamster, Jonathan the seagull, Titus the leopord, Crumpet the royal dog, Chloe's dad, the Narwahl,and Tako.
    • Tress MacNeille voices Bob's mother and the Queen Of England.
    • Grey DeLisle Griffin voices Funny Bunny and Nellie the parrot
    • Tara Strong voices Sunny, Shannon, and Chloe's mom
  • Quarter Hour Short: While the series usually uses the TwoShorts format, some episodes starting in March 2018 have premiered as one short by itself with an opening and closing.
  • Those Two Guys:
    • Bingo and Rolly are voiced by Isaac Ryan Brown and Sam Lavagnino, the respective voices behind Haruna and Blodger on Miles from Tomorrowland.
    • Production example: Dean Batali (the story editor) and Trevor Wall (a supervising director) were previously in their respective positions on Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.
    • ARF is voiced by Tom Kenny, while his wife Jill Talley voices Cupcake.
    • Andy Bean (the musical composer) and Jack McBrayer (voice of Hedgie the hedgehog) worked together on Wander over Yonder
  • Unisex Series, Gendered Merchandise: Because the two leads are boys, much of the merchandise is aimed at boys.
  • Written by Cast Member: The pilot episode, "Hawaii Pug-Oh", was written by Harland Williams, the creator of the show and the voice of Bob.

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