Daily Archives: August 5, 2015

N. Harmonik’s Favourite 5 – 5 Favourite (Wacky) Oggy and the Cockroaches Episodes

Time to give my dear friend another break! It’s for his own good and I need to rectify something. Last time, I only focused on the cutest episodes. But Oggy and the Cockroaches is primarily about slapstickery, wanton chaos! What kind of fan would I be if I didn’t showcase the zaniest episodes?! So, without further ado…

1: The Ghost Hunter

Oggy’s viewing of a late-night horror film is interrupted by the roaches trying to scare him. Apparently, the only thing their species isn’t immune to is getting smashed by a frying pan several times while hiding in a roasted chicken because that’s what actually kills them! Although Oggy has the decency to give those ornery insects a proper burial, that isn’t enough to stop them from coming back as ghosts. Naturally (er, so to speak), the trio gets to haunting our hapless cat through illusions, reality warping or both. At one point, they even make copies of themselves and yell “Boo” at Oggy… while he’s dancing on an illusory stage. *ba-dum-ching!* Unable to take anymore (and perhaps afraid that an attempted exorcism will only incite their wrath), Oggy retrieves the cockroaches’ bodies and resurrects them using a spell book. Surprisingly grateful (maybe they missed being able to eat), Dee Dee, Marky and Joey call a temporary truce and watch the now-laughable horror movie with Oggy… Only for remnants of the enchantment to bring the movie monsters to life!

2: A Night At The Opera

Did you know cockroaches can sing? Well, Dee Dee certainly can! One evening, the insect approaches Jack, who’s about to perform as a tenor in a production of “Carmen”, with the offer of becoming his partner. Egotistical as ever, Jack simply trashes Dee Dee and his offer. So his brothers basically tell Dee Dee that, if he can’t join them, beat them! Thus Dee Dee makes like a puny Phantom of the Opera and wreaks havoc on Jack’s act. Instead of a chandelier, he drops various props that ultimately knock both Oggy and Jack out of the theatre and into a bank which gets them arrested. To add insult to injury, the jailed cats have to watch the roach’s performance because the police are viewing it on TV and they enjoy it so much, they sing along!

3: Hide and Sick

What’s better than a punny title? A punny title that describes the plot! Oggy comes down with a cold so his cousin goes out and buys some medicine. Unfortunately, Oggy hates needles even more than being ill so he continually conceals himself by using camouflage; have you ever seen a character disguise themself as a stair runner? What’s more, the titular cat’s sneezes have the force of a hurricane; hence, whenever Jack gets close enough, he and his serum are sent flying. Thanks to Finagle’s Law, the syringe (which increases in size each time Jack buys a new one) invariably ends up getting injected into Bob through his posterior. A few beatdowns later, Oggy is seemingly cured whereas Jack contracts the cold. With the tables turned, Oggy gleefully tries to cure Jack and the cockroaches (who had been taking a backseat to most of the antics throughout the episode) get in on the act!

Speaking of backseats…

4: Abandoned Cockroaches

The two cats decide to take a long drive to the coast for a bit of sun, sand and surf. The three cockroaches have the audacity to sit in the back of the car and expect Jack and Oggy to be okay with that! Then Oggy gives his cousin an idea: Why throw Dee Dee, Marky and Joey out now when you can throw them out many kilometres from home? And so the gang are allowed to tag along. Amazingly, the roaches are, for the most part, well-behaved. It’s the felines’ desire to get away from them that causes the majority of the mayhem! Oggy and Jack’s efforts to separate themselves from Dee Dee, Marky and Joey become increasingly desperate and ridiculous (especially in light of the latter’s relative lack of pranks), culminating in them getting themselves lost in a forest. By episode’s end, the cockroaches are sunbathing and girlwatching while the cats are scrounging for grubs.

5: Mind the Giant

One night while rummaging through a trash can, Marky uncovers a bag of tree seeds and chooses to keep them for himself. The next morning, after gorging on them, the tallest roach and his brothers are astonished to find that he’s gotten even taller! The drawbacks soon become clear to Oggy, Joey and Dee Dee as Marky’s increase in size leads to an increase in appetite; he hogs all the food the roaches snatch, usually while pounding them in the process. It isn’t long before he’s as big as Oggy and Bob and taking their vittles too. When the luckless feline goes broke from providing for the now-gigantic cockroach, (…Well, would you refuse to feed someone who’s bigger than your house?), Marky heads into the nearby city to steal a meal or twelve. The ensuing robbery lands Marky in prison (I’m guessing he realized his largeness couldn’t protect him from guns). Luckily, the bag of seeds had been discovered by Oggy, Dee Dee and Joey so they have a solution: bonsai seeds! One gulp later, Marky shrinks back to his normal size… then shrinks some more! Upon seeing that their brother is now only waist-high, Dee Dee and Joey go from joyful to vengeful and begin chasing Marky as Oggy guffaws, having apparently planned that.

And there you have it! If you wanna watch more episodes (Wait, did I say “If?”), there is now an official channel on YouTube! Sure, finding OatC episodes on that website is extremely easy but the ones that the official channel uploads twice a week have the audio properly aligned with the visuals and are HD, uncut and uncensored! …Well, except for the episode “(Un)Happy Camper”; after a hullaballoo in which a kid spotted the image of a topless, female human inside the camping trailer, Xilam replaced it with an image of the campground. Did you know most European cartoons are a bit more liberal with children’s content than America ones are?

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