Oscar And Friends is a New Zealand Stop Motion Animated series by Cameron Chittock.
Oscar is a young boy who lives with his parents. He lives an average life with them, except for the occasional adventure he has with his other friends. There's Doris, a pink anthropomorphic female hippo, and Bugsy, a little green man with his eyes on stalks.
Sometimes he's joined in his adventures with Doris and Buggsy by Rosie, a female friend who can also see and interact with Doris and Bugsy.
The series was produced in Wellington, and ran from December 30th, 1995, to January 20th, 1996.
Oscar and Tropes:
- Anthropomorphic Food: The chocolate factory in "Chocolate Meltdown" is staffed by living chocolate figures.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: In "A Dog's Life", while mowing the lawn, Bugsy starts muttering about the phrase "It's a Dog's life.", and then wishes that he was a dog. A gnome (Oscar's family's garden gnome come to life) overhears him and then grants his wish by turning Bugsy into a dog. Bugsy enjoys it at first, but changes his tune when he's made to eat actual dog food.
- Bugsy has "Holy Macaroni!" whenever there is trouble.
- Doris has "Choice!" when she's excited.
- Cyclops: The aliens Oscar, Doris, and Bugsy interact with all have one eye.
- Eye Beams: The gnome in "A Dog's Life" uses these to turn Bugsy into a dog.
- Eye on a Stalk: Bugsy's eyes are on stalks on top of his head.
- Genie in a Bottle: Doris is one in "The Magic Carpet".
- Guest-Star Party Member: Rosie serves as this anytime she joins the team.
- Magic Carpet: In the titular episode "The Magic Carpet", Oscar's first wish to Doris is that the carpet he's sitting on be a magic flying carpet. That's what it becomes.
- Man-Eating Plant: In one episode, Oscar, Doris, and Bugsy are in a greenhouse full of giant man-eating plants.
- Pink Is Feminine: Doris is pink. That's the only feminine thing about her.
- ¡Three Amigos!: Oscar, Doris, and Bugsy. Sometimes it becomes a Gender-Equal Ensemble when Rosie joins them.
- Protagonist and Friends: The title of the show, naturally.
- Rock Monster: One episode had Oscar, Doris, and Bugsy save a race of one-eyed mole people from enslavement by a giant one-eyed rock monster by feeding him rubies, which turn him into solid stone.
- Stop Motion: Of the Claymation variety.
- Time Machine: In the titular episode, Doris and Bugsy give Oscar a magic clock that can let him travel through time by moving the hands on its face. Doris, using a drill, spins the hands so much they end up ten million years in the past.
- Time-Travel Episode: "The Time Machine" where Doris, Bugsy, and Oscar end up ten million years in the past.