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Its a cats and dogs world!!! This show was like so chill...🐶🐱😁👍
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At 4th April of 1998, "CatDog" premiered on Nickelodeon. "CatDog" is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. The series aired on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2005 for four seasons and 68 episodes. Reruns were played on Nicktoons from May 1, 2002 to September 5, 2011 and then on TeenNick as part of The '90s Are All That block since March 2013. The '90s Are All That block was later replaced with The Splat on October 5, 2015.

The Disney Channel may have been around longer, but Nickelodeon back then was new and hip (and importantly, still innocent enough for children to actually watch it), and it was fun for parents to sit down with their little kids on a Saturday and catch entertaining toons and live-action series like Doug, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Clarissa Explains it All, KaBlam!, The Angry Beavers, Family Double Dare, Pete 'n' Pete, Hey! Dude, and CatDog. CatDog may not have been one of the higher-rated or best-loved shows from that list, but it was consistently amusing throughout its 68-episode run.

The premise is fairly...straightforward. Conjoined twin brothers Cat (voice talent of Jim Cummings) and Dog (voice talent of Tom Kenny) are just what their names suggest: a cat and a dog, fused into a hybrid "CatDog," with no rear ends and only opposing front legs for locomotion.

Though they share the same trunk, their personalities are like night and day. Urbane, slightly cruel Cat is always thinking up ways to get Dog to act more like him, while goofball Dog is the pliable stooge who enjoys nothing more than watching TV and chasing garbage trucks...with a screaming Cat scraping along on the sidewalk behind him.

Living in an equally conjoined house of two different styles (a dog bone and a fish), overlooking the city of Nearburg, CatDog spends its/their days either bickering with each other over some disputed activity the other brother doesn't want to do, or dealing with the shenanigans of Winslow T. Oddfellow (voiced talent of Carlos Alazraqui), a smart-mouth Brooklyn mouse who lives in their wall, or the punk gang, the Greaser Dogs: Cliff, Shriek, and Lube (the voice talents of Tom Kenny, Maria Bamford, and Carlos Alazraqui)

Of course, the conception itself of CatDog could get you wondering every time you watched the show. Leaving that obvious consideration aside, you could always watch CatDog and wonder how they did anything together or separately. Just the physical construction of the character provided a certain level of questioning that was enough to keep your attention, even if a particular episode wasn't all that funny.

To the animators' credit, they found endless ways of fudging the physical impossibilities inherent in such a creature (the "rubber hotdog" method, with infinite stretching possibilities, seems to be the most used), and it's quite a lot of fun to concentrate just on the drawings to see how CatDog is positioned in its various activities.

In addition to visual curiosity, the character as conceived (by animator Peter Hannan) is inherently interesting psychologically, too. After all: they're stuck together forever. They have to get along with each other (the show's essentially sweet nature helps here, because they still care about each other, regardless of the ensuing mayhem), but they always want to do something on their own, away from their constant companion.

That's probably why little kids especially liked the underdog CatDog; they can sympathize with a creature not unlike themselves, because they're not able to really spend time alone without a parent or older sibling looking over their shoulder all the time. Most importantly, though, the show achieves its most basic goal: it's funny.

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like and comment if you were born in 2003 lol

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who remebers
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Two of the best 2000 kids shows
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