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Western Animation / Dirty Dawg

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Dirty Dawg and Ratso.

Dirty Dawg was yet another Funny Animal cartoon created by Hanna-Barbera. This one was a supporting segment on The Kwicky Koala Show. In this a vagrant dog, Dirty Dawg and his small rat friend live the life on the streets often scamming to get a free meal. They are opposed by Officer Bullhorn who tries to bust them.

This series provides examples of:

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Ratso only wears a hat, neck bandana and gloves.
  • Ageless Birthday Episode: Ratso in "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Zoo".
  • Alliterative Name: Dirty Dawg
  • Big Eater: Both characters have the tendency to be this when they get food, but in their defense they are vagrants so food is not often easy to come by.
  • Friendly Enemy: Bullhorn sometimes ends up not being that bad to Dirty and Ratso.
  • Funny Animal: Both the leads
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  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Dirty and Ratso are always together and up to trouble.
  • Hoboes: Dirty Dawg and Ratso, who frequently seek to improve their fortunes while trying to avoid getting in trouble with Officer Bullhorn.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Dirty's vocal pattern resembles Howard Cosell.
  • Produce Pelting: Invoked in one episode where Dirty gets Ratso to perform in a talent show. Ratso bombs on stage, leading to the audience throwing vegetables at him, which Dirty promptly collects to eat later.
  • Three Shorts: The traditional last of the three on The Kwicky Koala Show
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: The way Dirty spells "dog" as "dawg"