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From left to right: Pink Panther, Big Nose, the Ant, and the Aardvark.
Pink Panther and Pals is a Spin-Off from The Pink Panther, centered around the titular Pink Panther, Big Nose, his Dog, and Hoarse, with segments of the Ant and the Aardvark launched in 2010.

Tropes common to this series include:

  • The Ace: Panther mostly when episodes show he's more talented than Big Nose.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Hoarse gets this. In the original, he is shown to be mean to Panther whenever he wants to ride him but here, he is more willing to cooperate with Panther.
    • The Strongman reappears but now is friends with Panther. Of course, he was focusing his wrath on Big Nose.
  • Adapted Out: Unlike the original, there are no Inspector Clouseau shorts
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Aardvark when he becomes prey to bigger predators in One Small Step for Ant, Ant-Artic, and Land of the Gi-Ants.
  • Alter Kocker: The Aardvark speaks like this, though minus Yiddish sayings
  • American Accents: The Genie in the "If Ants Were Wishes" short speaks with something a New York inflection
  • Amusing Injuries: True to the original, though mostly to Big Nose and the Aardvark
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Happens in "If Ants Were Wishes" to hilarious results
  • Cartoon Creature: Hoarse, for the most part, as it isn't clear if he's a horse or donkey but its generally settled that he's a horse.
  • Depending on the Writer: In some episodes, Big Nose is married (with or without kids) and, in other episodes, he isn't. Likewise, in some episodes, he's shown to instigate the conflict, whereas in a few he's been shown to have been minding his business.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": The titular Ant and the Aardvark are called what they are.
  • Green Aesop: In Pink Thumb, this is played with some subtly.
  • Here We Go Again!: In Make Pink, Not Warcraft.
  • Horsing Around: This is best seen in Pink On the Hoof, where Hoarse (Pink's Horse) does not want to cooperate and, thus, acts up, until he sees a girl horse.
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  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: If the panther is involved, the word "Pink" will show up.
  • Jerkass: How Big Nose is in some of the shorts.
  • Jive Turkey: How the Ant talks, though this is subtle.
  • Hypocrite: Ant calls out on the Aardvark for cheating just so that he could eat him but he himself cheated as well and made Aardvark go to dangerous places to get honey. Although to be fair, Ant was trying to protect himself from getting eaten.
  • Informed Species: The Aardvark resembles more of a cartoon anteater, than an aardvark (besides his ears). However, this might be slightly justified, as, in the original shorts, he would tell the Ant, "Quit calling me an Aardvark! I'm an Anteater!" Oddly, his prehistoric cousin looks more like an aardvark would.
  • Literal Genie: The episode If Ants Were Wishes (featuring The Ant and the Aardvark).
  • Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: Also true to the original, as, outside of the Aardvark sketches, no one talks.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Tigers don't exist in Africa, they are native to Asia.
  • No Name Given: Like the original, Pink Panther isn't given a name, and neither is Big Nose or his dog. Likewise, the same would occur for the Aardvark and the Ant.
  • Real After All: Pink Panther wakes up from a nightmare where Big Nose's dog rules the Earth. He looks outside and sees everything is normal until he turns his back around to not notice that his neighbor is controlled by the dog implying that the nightmare might be true.
  • Secret Test of Character: The head mailmen has been observing Pink Panther and Big Nose and sees the former as a worthy mailman for being a kind-hearted soul.
  • Shout-Out: In Pinxilated, we see parodies of Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Dance Dance Revolution
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Panther with Big Nose.
  • Sleepwalking: Pink Panther sleepwalks around Big Nose's house.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: In-Universe. Big Nose enforces the law on the beach too far to the point he forbids anyone from having fun on the beach.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: In A Pink and Stormy Night, we see Big Nose's wife, who's who appears to be ten times his size.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Aardvark lampshades his own stupidity especially when the alien's friends were ready to kill him if he ate the small being which he did.
    • Even Aardvark's prehistoric cousin acknowledges this before doing a Screw This, I'm Outta Here! and abandons Aardvark to be beaten up for causing trouble.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Big Nose is more nastier and volatile in this version.
  • Universal Remote Control: In "Remotely Pink", the Pink Panther buys a universal remote after his normal TV remote breaks. It doesn't work on the TV, but it does allow him to control everything else around him.
  • The Un Reveal: In "Enchanted Pinkdom", we're never shown what Pink Riding Hood was taking to his granny. The only thing that's shown is the wand she takes out to turn herself into a fairy.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Much of the show. We know for the main segments take place in the US but we don't know precisely where, though it's presumably New York or California, given some of the environment. Likewise, we don't know where the Ant and the Aardvark takes place besides that it's in Africa, though, given that, in one episode, Ant's species is called a "South African red ant", we can presume that the much of the shorts take place somewhere near South Africa.
  • Your Mom: The Tiger is deeply enraged that Aardvark make an insult about his mother. Not only did the Tiger beat him up but that the former brought his mother to deliver some beatings of her own.


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