For the next five days I’m going to discuss My Top 5 Favorite Nicktoons. Now this isn’t a list of ’90s Nickelodeon was great and being blinded by nostalgia. I have recently watched all these Nicktoons as an adult and still get entertainment value from them.
To jog your memory CatDog is all about the adventures of Cat and Dog, who share the same body, are best friends and brothers and have very different personalities.
Many elements of this show cause me to really enjoy it. A lot of episodes involve, Rancid Rabbit in a myriad of jobs like police officer, prison guard, mayor and even an Egyptian pharoah. He hates CatDog and will go out of his way to punish them or force them to work for him. He also takes advantage of CatDog quite often. I just love how he would appear in so many episodes with a new job each time and it made me wonder what he’ll be doing next.
The Greaser Dogs (Cliff, Shriek and Lube) also were interesting characters. They aren’t so bad when separated and seem somewhat decent. Most of the time though they are your typical playground bullies and beat up CatDog over being a two-headed freak. Cat gets most of the beatings though since they kinda like Dog a little bit since he is a fellow canine. The Greasers make the show more entertaining and cause most of CatDog’s problems which leads to many great episodes.
Winslow, the mouse, lives in CatDog’s house in a hole in the wall. He is almost always sneaky and underhanded with CatDog. He gets Cat into trouble quite often leading to them not getting along very well. In the end though he helps CatDog out more often than not. The things he says and does cause him to be a great addition to the show.
The final element I like about this show is that it depicts both Cat and Dog acting like normal cats and dogs like Dog chasing cars and garbage trucks and Cat being a clean freak and afraid of water. Both Cat and Dog cause a lot of their own problems though due to their conflicting personalities.
The show is really an ensemble show and every character adds to it in some way. It also helps when a show has great plots.
Places to watch it: TeenNick and streaming on Amazon for free when you sign up for Amazon Prime.