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Santo Bugito is a 1995 Saturday-Morning Cartoon produced by Klasky-Csupo (creators of Rugrats) that aired on CBS for only 13 episodes. It is about an insect community living in a town on the Texas-Mexico border and their many problems that come with being insects. Mind you, this show's concept was done a few years before Antz and A Bug's Life, two animated insect movies.

The show was Arlene Klasky's only solo creator credit.

This show contains examples of:

  • Bee Afraid: The first episode features a pair of killer bees that Santo Bugito's residents believe would orchestrate a full-scale attack. It turns out that they and the rest of their hive are just stopping there for a break as they move to the White House, since their town is much too small to be of importance.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Ralph the ladybug is an insectivore, but he chooses not to eat the others at Santo Bugito. In the episode "How to Eat People and Make New Friends", an aphid falsely accuses Ralph of eating his friend and devouring one of his legs.
  • Credits Gag: The credits at the beginning and end of each episode would have some of the cast members' names altered to be insect-themed, such as Mark Mothersbug (Mark Mothersbaugh), Gabor "Big Bug" Csupo, and Arlene "Honey Bee" Klasky.
  • Creepy Cockroach: The episode "Buenos Roaches".
  • Foreign-Language Tirade: Again, from Carmen, when something goes terribly wrong.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Mostly from Carmen de la Antchez, the ant restaurateur.
  • Greek Chorus: The trio of mariachi ants.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Burt and Clem.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Whenever Burt and Clem, The Texan flies, try and speak Spanish.
    "Mi caspa es su caspa." (My dandruff is your dandruff.)
  • Only Sane Man: Carmen, and to an extent, Paco.
  • Poirot Speak: Once again, with Carmen.
  • Short-Runner
  • Verbal Tic: Ralph the ladybug likes to throw in "you know" in each of his sentences, you know.