NICKELODEON: 25 YEARS, 25 BUMPERS
14/25 - CATDOG AND THE GARBAGE TRUCK
I wouldn’t recommend watching this one if you have a sensitive stomach. Catdog was a cartoon that arrived in the midst of Nicktoons’ peak. It wasn’t quite the early 90s darling that Doug or Hey Arnold were–it was a bit closer to Spongebob in terms of when it entered the lineup. Many got their first exposure to it on Nickelodeon VHS tapes, or before the Rugrats Movie in theaters.
It had an interesting premise: take two of the most-known voice actors (Tom Kenny voice of Spongebob, for Dog, and Jim Cummings, voice of Goofy’s rival Pete and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for Cat), and set them up to play animal brothers attached at the waist. Add a quirky cast that includes a blue rodent, a greedy green rabbit, a biologist bird, and a group of surly neighborhood dogs, and you have a Nicktoon.
This bumper kind of encapsulates a lot of CatDog’s shtick. Dog, the chaotic well-meaning dude that he is, chases after the garbage truck, with his brother cat not happy about it. Dog manages to devour the entire truck, and who suffers the repercussions? Cat. Hi-ho diggedy.
Stay tuned as we go through some of Nick’s best bumpers to celebrate 25 years of Nicktoons.