Oggy and the Cockroaches
Oggy and the Cockroaches (known as Oggy et les Cafards in French, often referred to as Oggy) is really a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company.
The show focuses on Oggy, an anthropomorphic blue cat, who’d would rather spend his days contentedly watching tv and eating – otherwise for the three roaches in the household: Joey, Dee Dee and Marky (named after members of the punk group Ramones). The trio appears to enjoy making Oggy’s life miserable, that involves mischief ranging from (generally) plundering his refrigerator to such awkward such things as hijacking the train Oggy just boarded. Oggy usually finds creatures accompanying him towards the end from the episode, for example crabs, clams, a horse, a really technologically advanced child, a puppy, and an octopus. However, it’s not always Oggy who wins.
The cartoon depends on slapstick humour, much like its “ancestor”, Tom and Jerry, only amplifying the level of extremities up a notch. While traditional slapstick cartoon characters prefer dropping anvils and pianos on every other, this show sometimes uses buses or submarines. Despite these, however, most gags are often accessible and enjoyable for younger viewers. Since dialogue is kept low, the humour is entirely visual.