Rude Dog

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Rude Dog
First appearance 1986
Created by Brad McMahon
Voiced by Rob Paulsen
Information
Species Dog
Occupation Mechanic
Nationality American

Rude Dog is a fictional white cartoon dog originally created by artist Brad McMahon while under contract to Sun Sportswear in the 1980s as part of a line of surfing- and skateboarding-related clothing.

Sun Sportswear Projects[edit]

The character was a stylized version of a Bull Terrier, and the name "Rude" had the dual purpose of glorifying uncalled-for deportment and referring to the Rude boy subculture of Ska that was popular at the time. The majority of the clothing used angular artwork and neon colors, in keeping with the fashion trend shared by Quiksilver, Vision Street Wear, PCH, and many others.

Rude Dog and the Dweebs[edit]

Rude Dog and the Dweebs
Written by Kayte Kuch
Hank Saroyan
Sheryl Scarborough
Voices of Rob Paulsen
Dave Coulier
Peter Cullen
Jim Cummings
Ellen Gerstell
Hank Saroyan
Mendi Segal
Frank Welker
Theme music composer Hank Saroyan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Margaret Loesch
Joe Taritero
Producer(s) Hank Saroyan
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Marvel Productions
Just for Kids
Sun
Broadcast
Original channel CBS (USA)
CBBC, TCC and Nickelodeon (UK)
Original airing 16 September 1989

To further market the character, Sun also developed a Saturday morning cartoon entitled Rude Dog and the Dweebs. Rude Dog and the Dweebs was as colorful as the clothing it advertised. The punkish pooch himself drives a 1959 pink Cadillac across a backdrop of Beverly Hills imagined in hues of pastel and neon.

Rude Dog (voiced by Rob Paulsen in a Brooklyn accent) runs an auto shop, where he is assisted by the Dweebs, a motley group of mutt minions. The team includes the stuttering Caboose (voiced by Frank Welker), the uptight Winston (voiced by Peter Cullen in an English accent), Reginald AKA Reggie (voiced by Mendi Segal impersonating Jack Nicholson), Barney (voiced by Dave Coulier in a Southern accent), Ditzy Kibble (voiced by Ellen Gerstell), Satch (voiced by Jim Cummings impersonating Ed Wynn), and a friendly Chihuahua named Tweek (voiced by Hank Saroyan). Rude Dog has a girlfriend named Gloria (voiced by Ellen Gerstell).

Their feline foe is the vicious Seymour (also voiced by Frank Welker), and joining him in the chase is the ubiquitous dog catcher Herman (also voiced by Peter Cullen) and his dimwitted rottweiler assistant Rot (also voiced by Frank Welker). Each week, Rude Dog and company balance their auto shop duties with attempts to elude the persistent Seymour, Herman, and Rot.

The show debuted on CBS in 1989 and ran for one season. It also spawned home entertainment releases by Celebrity Home Entertainment through their Just for Kids Home Video label.

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