Oggy and the Cockroaches (known as Oggy et les Cafards in French, also known as Oggy) is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company.
The show focuses on Oggy, an anthropomorphic blue cat, who would prefer to spend his days contentedly watching television and eating — otherwise for the three roaches inherited: Joey, Dee Dee and Marky (named after members of the punk group Ramones). The trio appears to enjoy making Oggy’s life miserable, which involves mischief which range from (in most cases) plundering his refrigerator to such awkward such things as hijacking the train Oggy just boarded. Oggy usually finds creatures accompanying him to the end of the episode, such as crabs, clams, a horse, a really technologically advanced child, a puppy, as well as 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 to a minimum, the humour is entirely visual.