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