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The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs (1998-1999) was an animated television series which lasted for 22 episodes spread over 2 seasons, and aired on Fox Kids. According to the show, dogs are just as effective with their hands and are much smarter than humans are. All dogs are members of a spy agency that does good.

The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs provides examples of:

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  • Absentee Actor: Not all of agents appear in every episode, Ralph and Mitzy have been absent in a few episodes e.g. Ralph was absent in both Charlie and Automutt.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Agent Mitzy is pink.
  • Animal Superheroes: See directly below.
  • Badass Adorable: The protagonists are cute little dogs, but they are also highly-trained spies.
  • But Not Too Evil: The worst thing that Catastrophe does is reversibly turn dogs into cats.
  • Cats Are Mean: A cyborg cat named Catastrophe is the Big Bad.
  • Cone of Shame: It is revealed that the device was designed by dogs themselves - it is used by the communication teams for voice amplification.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: One of the twin girls in "Porkzilla" is, unlike her sibling, never shown with footwear.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Jim Cummings really goes all out in his portrayal of Catastrophe.
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  • G-Rated Drug: Catnip is (obviously) this for cats.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Dog Zero, the leader of the Spy Dogs, always has his face either obscured or pixelated.
  • Hidden Supplies: Everything in most homes with a dog is actually a hugely expensive piece of spy equipment.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Because they use water bowl communicators as toilets.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the episode "DNA", Cat-Ralph tells Cat-Mitzy that she really needs to control the cat impulse to take a bath in public, ignoring that dogs are also prone to licking themselves outdoors.


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