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Just who is that? Crawford the cat; a little green cat in a red cravat. Up with the sun doing stuff that is fun. He's that! Crawford the cat! So put out the welcome mat, 'cause here comes Crawford the cat!
— theme tune

Crawford's Corner is a series of cartoons on a website called about a green cat called Crawford that are meant to teach kids etiquette.

It was developed as a series without any negative behavior, and was originally designed to be a TV show, but there weren't enough episodes.

Crawford's Corner provides examples of

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Crawford wears a red bow tie.
  • An Aesop: The whole series is meant to teach kids to be polite.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Crawford is a green cat.
  • Broken Aesop: In "Crawford Washes His Hands", the narrator tells Crawford not to waste water by leaving the tap dripping, and yet he takes the time to make Crawford guess what he has to do, instead of saving time by simply telling him, thereby letting more water drip.
  • The Compliance Game: In "Crawford Puts on His Coat", Crawford encourages the viewer to put on their coat by framing it as a dance involving laying the coat on the ground and putting it on sleeves-first.
  • Disease-Prevention Aesop:
    • In "Crawford is a Sneezer Pleaser", Crawford has a cold and he and Harriet teach the audience to throw tissues away, wash their hands, and cover their noses and mouths when coughing and sneezing if they get a cold.
    • In "Crawford Washes His Hands", Crawford washes his hands after gardening and the importance of washing hands is discussed.
  • Diurnal Nocturnal Animal: Crawford is awake all day and asleep all night, unlike real cats, who sleep sixteen hours per day and when they sleep is completely random.
  • Funny Animal: The main characters are anthropomorphic animals.
  • Green Aesop: Downplayed in "Crawford Washes His Hands", which has a brief moment of the narrator reminding Crawford not to waste water by leaving the tap dripping.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • Harriet the hare wears a skirt but no top.
    • In the winter, Crawford wears a coat, a hat, his tie, and no pants.
  • Illness Blanket: Crawford sits under a blanket when he has a cold in "Crawford is a 'Sneezer Pleaser'".
  • Narrator: The series is narrated by an offscreen male voice.
  • Mind Screw: Crawford once wonders if viruses can catch colds.
  • Moniker As Enticement:
    • In "Crawford is a Sneezer Pleaser", the term 'sneezer pleaser' refers to someone who, when afflicted with a cold, covers their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, washes their hands, and disposes of their used tissues.
    • In "Crawford is a Good Nighter", a "good nighter" is someone with a proper bedtime routine.
  • Monstrous Germs: Averted, but Crawford once implies that germs might be able to talk.
    Crawford: "I wonder if cold germs catch colds. We could ask them, but then again, we probably won't be able to hear their tiny voices."
  • Sick Episode: In "Crawford is a Sneezer Pleaser", Crawford gets a cold.
  • Soup Is Medicine: In "Crawford is a Sneezer Pleaser", it's mentioned that Crawford and Harriet give each other soup if one has a cold.
  • Speak in Unison: In "Crawford is a Sneezer Pleaser", Crawford and Harriet say, "Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze" twice, both times in unison.
  • Theme Tune: The skits have a theme tune introducing Crawford.