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Encyclopedia > 2 Stupid Dogs
2 Stupid Dogs (1993)
Format Animated television series
Created by Donovan Cook
Starring Brad Garrett
Mark Schiff
Jess Harnell
Jim Cummings
Tony Jay
among several guest voices.
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 36 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel TBS Superstation
Original run September 11, 1993January 21, 1995
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

2 Stupid Dogs is an American animated television series created by Donovan Cook and produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons that originally ran from September 11, 1993 to January 21, 1995 on TBS Superstation. After it was canceled, reruns continued to air on Cartoon Network until June 14, 2003 and currently airs on Boomerang. The main segments of the show featured two dogs, both of whom were referred to as "Big Dog" and "Little Dog." The big dog was voiced by Brad Garrett, and the little dog was voiced by Mark Schiff. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... http://www. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Donovan Cook is an American animator and cartoonist, and probably most well-known for the short-lived animated television series 2 Stupid Dogs and Nightmare Ned, both of which he created. ... Brad Garrett (born Brad H. Gerstenfeld[1] on April 14, 1960) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American actor and comedian known for his roles on the television sitcoms Everybody Loves Raymond and Til Death. ... Mark Schiff (born in Bronx, New York City, New York) is a voice actor. ... Jess Q. Harnell (born December 23, 1963 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA), is an American voice actor, best known for portraying Wakko Warner and Walter Wolf on Animaniacs. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... Tony Jay (February 2, 1933 - August 13, 2006) was an English/American actor. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is a list of episodes for the canceled show 2 Stupid Dogs. 2 Stupid Dogs was aired from September 18, 1993 to January 21, 1995, totaling 39 episodes. ... TBS Superstation is a popular American cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Donovan Cook is an American animator and cartoonist, and probably most well-known for the short-lived animated television series 2 Stupid Dogs and Nightmare Ned, both of which he created. ... Cartoon Network Studios, the successor to Hanna-Barbera Studios, is an American animated cartoon production company following in the footsteps of Hanna-Barbera, creators of animated television and motion picture releases for over forty years. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... TBS Superstation is a popular American cable TV network that shows sports and variety programming. ... Rerun van Pelt is the name of Linus and Lucys younger brother in the comic strip Peanuts. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the wooden implement. ... Brad Garrett (born Brad H. Gerstenfeld[1] on April 14, 1960) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American actor and comedian known for his roles on the television sitcoms Everybody Loves Raymond and Til Death. ... Mark Schiff (born in Bronx, New York City, New York) is a voice actor. ...

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Plot

2 Stupid Dogs was about a big dog and a little dog and their everyday strange misadventures, with an animation style that was unusual (at the time); it was a very flat, simplistic style similar to early Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the 1950s and 1960s, with early 1990s humor and sensibility. It also did not have a series structure, similar to many humorous cartoons and sitcoms. The show did not follow a continuous storyline—what happens in one episode has little to no effect on another. Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


Episodes

Main article: List of 2 Stupid Dogs episodes

This is a list of episodes for the canceled show 2 Stupid Dogs. 2 Stupid Dogs was aired from September 18, 1993 to January 21, 1995, totaling 39 episodes. ...

Production

2 Stupid Dogs was the beginning of the successful revival of Hanna-Barbera's fortunes, since the studio had not launched a bona fide hit since The Smurfs in 1981. Turner Entertainment president installed MTV and Nickelodeon branding veteran Fred Seibert as the head of production. Seibert's plan to reinvent the studio was to put his faith in the talent community, a first for television animation, and Hanna-Barbera in particular. His first pitch and first series put into production in 1992 was 2 Stupid Dogs, by recent California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduate Donovan Cook. The show was considered by some to be Hanna-Barbera's attempt to cash in on the popularity of Ren and Stimpy, which was at the height of its popularity when 2 Stupid Dogs hit the air. Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi was credited to adding "tidbits of poor taste" to the three Little Red Riding Hood episodes, and a few other Spumco artists also contributed to selected episodes during the course of the show. In law, good faith (in Latin, bona fides) is the mental and moral state of honest, even if objectively unfounded, conviction as to the truth or falsehood of a proposition or body of opinion, or as to the rectitude or depravity of a line of conduct. ... “Smurf” redirects here. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Turner Entertainment Company was established August 4, 1986 to oversee Turner Broadcastings film library after its acquisition of MGM/UA. In addition to the studio, Turner got its library, which included all of MGMs films, Warner Bros. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... Fred Seibert (born 1951) is an entertainment executive who has held leading positions with MTV Networks and Hanna-Barbera. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ... Ren and Stimpy are the eponymous characters of two cartoon television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. ... John Kricfalusi (born Michael John Kricfalusi on September 9, 1955 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada) is an Emmy-nominated Canadian animator, better known as John K. He is creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Ripping Friends animated series, The Goddamn George Liquor Program, the first animated series made using... A depiction by Gustave Doré. Little Red Riding Hood is a famous folktale about a young girls encounter with a wolf. ... Spümcø International is a U.S. cartoon animation studio based in North Hollywood, California. ...


Several artists and directors from the show became the first creators in Seibert's innovative What-A-Cartoon! program; 48 theatrical length, original character cartoons, made expressly for the Cartoon Network, and designed to find the talent and hits of the new generations. 2 Stupid Dogs spawned creators Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack), Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), Miles Thompson, Paul Rudish, and Zac Moncrief. Many of their shorts were imparted with the same strikingly two-dimensional, purposefully cartoony animation style. What-A-Cartoon! (originally known as World Premiere Toons, also known as Cartoon Cartoons), was the mid-1990s animation showcase that appeared on the Cartoon Network. ... Genndy Tartakovsky (Russian: Геннадий Тартаковский (Gennadij Tartakovskij), born January 17, 1970) is an Emmy Award-winning Russian-born American animator. ... Dexters Laboratory (Dexters Lab for short) is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. ... Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. ... Craig McCracken (b. ... The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series about three little girls in kindergarten who have superpowers. ... Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends (sometimes called Fosters for short, and abbreviated as FHIF/FHFIF) is an Emmy Award-Winning American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken, who also created The Powerpuff Girls. ...


Running Gags

Running gags on the series include: Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... An anthropomorphized running gag from the webcomic 1/0. ...

  • Whenever the big dog throws up or coughs something up, it is usually followed by an apparently undigested corn on the cob. Corn also has other appearances elsewhere in other episodes.
  • When the little dog gets excited, a signature tune plays, and he jumps around dancing half-singing an improvised song with a poorly thought rhyme.
  • When the little dog eats something disgusting, he says "This tastes like ca-ca!'. 'Ca-ca', 'caca', 'kaka' is a Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Romanian and Hungarian informal word for excrement.
  • The little dog usually is scared by a cat, and the big dog scares the cat. The little dog and the cat both freeze or faint. The cat (and at times the little dog) makes a girlish scream upon hearing the big dog give an unenthusiastic bark (or simply the word "woof") before freezing in place. The cat will make a sound similar to tapping on glass when it falls.
  • When the little dog is singing and dancing or is on some sort of roll, the big dog instantly changes his mood by simply saying "Where's the food"?
  • A character named Hollywood says "Well, now isn't that cute? BUT IT'S WROOOOONG!" when he corrects someone's (usually Little Dog's) mistakes.
  • In a cartoon where the two dogs travel to an exotic locale or to a spot outside of their hometown, the little dog makes a comment about where they are (the scenery, etc.), then the big dog's first line is usually "Where's the food?"
  • When the little dog is in preparation of performing some type of stunt, or to fulfill one his plans, he will oftentimes state "Ready, steady, go!"
  • The big dog usually asks a question and the little dog often replies,"I don't know...".
  • In any episode featuring Red, when the big dog asks "Where's the food?" while they're in a scenic locale, the little dog will usually reply "Food? I dunno. We're in nature. I guess we'll eat nature stuff. Just look around." He'll then show a few examples of common nature flora that they could eat, to which the big dog objects to. The fourth thing he shows is always a dead squirrel, as he says "This dead squirrel". The big dog then shows a sign of disgust. The little dog then points out a food item sitting on a stump, which turns out to be what Red's delivering to her grandmother.

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Characters

The title characters were never named. They were referred to as simply "The Big Dog" and "The Little Dog" in the end credits. It seemed that the big dog is a bit stronger and more clever than the little dog. (The big dog most of the time seemed more aloof and unconcerned about his surroundings than actually stupid). In several episodes the big dog succeeds in playing tricks on the little dog or figuring out the correct way to do something.

  • A big loud, fat man calling himself Mr. H (but credited as "Hollywood"), who likes to point out others' mistakes in a pseudo-alternative way: "Well isn't that cute... BUT IT'S WROOOOOONG!!" ('wrong' is always accompanied by the sound of a foghorn.) The credited name "Hollywood" may be a reference to his numerous appearances in various roles and occupations, including a construction foreman, actor, casino manager, and so forth. Like fellow cartoon network villain Red Guy from Cow and Chicken, he even apears in female roles,though still having a heavy set of facial hair.He is prone to anger and to start screaming ,but faints when he sees but a drop of blood on his finger.
  • The short-sighted Red (voiced by Nancy Cartwright), a Little Red Riding Hood clone (sort of) whose bad eyesight causes many mishaps on the way to her grandmother's house, as well as other adventures (which are always parodies of other fairy tales). She had a habit of loudly exclaiming seemingly random words in her sentences while speaking. An interesting aspect is the Star Wars inspired use of the titles of the two "sequels" to "Red", the first being "Red Strikes Back" (The Empire Strikes Back) and the second being "Return of Red" (Return of the Jedi). In all of the "Red" episodes of 2 Stupid Dogs, "Red" "la-la's" the Tchaikovsky`s 1812 Overture on the way to "Grandma's house".
  • A geeky boy named Kenny Fowler who fell in love with a beautiful girl in his class, but is often misguided by the "doggies!", and is followed by the catch-line "What a fouler!" by the class bully, usually after he faints because of the stress.
  • A pretty girl named Buffy Ziegenhagen, whom Kenny is in love with.
  • A boy named Buzz who is the class bully. He says "What A Fouler!" when Kenny is in trouble or he faints. Usually Buffy hangs out with him. In one episode, his name is revealed by the teacher.
  • A woman named Mrs. Crabface, who is Kenny, Buzz and Buffy's teacher. Her head is never seen. She was absent in one classroom episode.
  • A fat geeky adolescent named Cubby (voiced by Rob Paulsen), usually appearing as a clerk at several stores during the show.
  • A cat, whose appearance causes the little dog to scream "CAAAAAAT!" and run for cover, and the big dog to just simply say "WOOF!", in most cases causing the cat to shriek, and fall over stunned, making the sound of tapping glass when it falls over.
  • In two episodes a family that parodied the Brady Bunch were visited by the dogs (except the boys were blond and the girls were brunette). One of the gags involved the two oldest kids kissing in reference to Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams' (who played brother and sister Marsha and Greg Brady on the series) romantic involvement as teenagers while filming the Brady Bunch.

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2 Stupid Dogs was a US animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons that ran from September 1993 to January 1995 on TBS Superstation.
2 Stupid Dogs was the beginning of the successful revival of Hanna-Barbera's fortunes, since the studio had not launched a bona fide hit since The Smurfs in 1981.
2 Stupid Dogs, similarly, was a cartoon about a stupid dog and another stupid dog, with similar jokes and an animation style that was unusual (at the time), although very different from the animation style of Ren and Stimpy.
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