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Western Animation / The Secret Files of The Spy Dogs

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The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs (1998-1999) was an animated television series which lasted for 22 episodes 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:

  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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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