T.U.F.F. Puppy

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T.U.F.F. Puppy
TUFF Puppy Logo.png
Genre Action comedy
Adventure
Slapstick
Format Animated series
Created by Butch Hartman
Written by Butch Hartman
Ray DeLaurentis
Will Schifrin
Kevin Sullivan
Scott Fellows
Joanna Lewis
Kevin Arrieta
Kristine Songco
Directed by Ken Bruce
Michelle Bryan
Gary Conrad
John McIntyre
Voices of Jerry Trainor
Grey DeLisle
Daran Norris
Jeff Bennett
Matthew Taylor
Theme music composer Adam Schlesinger
Butch Hartman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 60 (46 aired) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Butch Hartman
Producer(s) Deirdre Brenner
George Goodchild
Dave Thomas
Ray DeLaurentis
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Billionfold Inc.
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Distributor MTV Networks
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Nicktoons
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (Season 1)
720p (HDTV) (Season 2/Ep. 1 to Ep. 5)
1080p (HDTV) (Season 2/ Ep. 6-present)
Original run October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Fairly OddParents
Danny Phantom
External links
Website

T.U.F.F. Puppy is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It premiered on October 2, 2010 on Nickelodeon along with Planet Sheen. T.U.F.F. Puppy is Butch Hartman's third animated series for Nickelodeon, after The Fairly OddParents (2001–present) and Danny Phantom (2004–2007).

In early 2011, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on December 10, 2011. The third season then premiered on August 7, 2013. All three seasons contain 20 episodes.

Plot[edit]

The series' main character is a dim-witted but determined dog named Dudley Puppy who works as a spy for an organization called T.U.F.F. (short for Turbo Undercover Fighting Force).[1] His partner is a cat named Kitty Katswell.[2] Other helpers are The Chief and Keswick. The series takes place in a fictional city called Petropolis, which is populated by anthropomorphic animals. As a member of T.U.F.F., Dudley Puppy would help Kitty Katswell protect Petropolis from various villains like Verminious Snaptrap, the Chameleon, and Birdbrain.

Characters[edit]

Protagonists[edit]

T.U.F.F.[edit]

The main characters of T.U.F.F. Puppy. From left to right: Kitty Katswell, Keswick, The Chief, and Dudley Puppy.

Short for Turbo Undercover Fighting Force, T.U.F.F. is an organization that protects Petropolis from the villains that cause trouble for it.

  • Dudley Puppy (voiced by Jerry Trainor) - The main protagonist of the series. He is the very heart and soul of T.U.F.F. even though he's an idiotic, airheaded, hyperactive and loud white and black, mixed-breed dog who usually wears nothing more than a shirt. Despite his lack of common sense he has been proven to be exceedingly clever (i.e. tricking the Chameleon into morphing into a mouse so that Agent Jumbo would jump on him out of fear). Dudley was first discovered by T.U.F.F. when he followed his recently acquired chew toy into D.O.O.M.'s headquarters where he unknowingly defeated Francisco, Bad Dog, and Leather Teddy at the time when Kitty Katswell was pursuing Verminious Snaptrap. Keswick's DNA analysis shows that Dudley is the "perfect mix of every breed of dog known to man." Since each breed of dog has a special trait (like a beagle's appearance, a Bloodhound's sensitive nose, a Greyhound's speed, German Shepherd's brave heart, the fighting abilities of a Chinese Fighting Dog, the buff chest and arms of an Alaskan Malamute, the French-speaking of a French Poodle, the leaping abilities of a Springer. etc.), Dudley's overall natural skills makes him a formidable agent and he is made Kitty Katswell's partner. It was also revealed in the first episode that Dudley had "a dash of billy goat" which Keswick couldn't explain. Dudley also has bad habits of being gluttonous and childish. Despite this eccentric personality, his bravery and advanced natural physical skills are an asset to T.U.F.F. in times of need and he can be pretty sensible when needed. He usually comes up with clever plans to stop his enemies, and he becomes more and more noble as time goes by. His catchphrase is "Hi gee gee," and he often says it whenever he's ready to jet out of the area. In "Thunder Dog", he's shown to be afraid of thunder, but quickly overcomes it with Kitty's help. In the same episode, it is revealed he's afraid of the dentist. However, the only fear of Dudley's that hasn't been disproven is a fear of bugs, which was revealed in "Candy Cane-ine". A running gag consists of the fact he reads poorly and cannot spell or write. However, there have been many times that Dudley has demonstrated that he has these abilities. Butch Hartman has confirmed that Kitty and Dudley will be a couple in later episodes. In the episode "Snap Dad", it's revealed that Dudley's mother is still dating; the whereabouts of Dudley's father have not been revealed.
  • Kitty Katswell (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - A female cat who is one of T.U.F.F.'s best agents. She is also Dudley's partner and best friend. Skilled in various fighting styles and use of firearms, is short tempered, and easily startled, Kitty Katswell is a force to be reckoned with. A few episodes mention that her birthdays as a child have been horrendous, she spent eight years in Secret Agent College, and has a sister who is in jail. Being a cat, she naturally fought with Dudley (who is a dog) when he first joined the agency (usually in a childish manner). However, as episodes progress, she becomes more affectionate to Dudley as he presents his courage, skill, nobility, and respect for her and T.U.F.F. more often. Later they stop fighting and become heartfelt friends. She wears a black spy suit over her white turtle neck, white boots, a white hairband, and white gloves (unless she is wearing a disguise). She sometimes, yet rarely, gives into her animal instincts like chasing mice and birds, clawing things, and leaving dead mice on doorsteps.
  • The Chief (voiced by Daran Norris) - A tough and strict but good-natured flea who runs T.U.F.F. headquarters. Subsequently, he's Dudley's employer and (although he's usually getting angry at Dudley and yelling at him) he seems to be somewhat proud of him as an agent. In "Internal Affairs," it's revealed that his real name is Herbert Dumbrowski and he used to be T.U.F.F.'s top field agent until he retired and became (or was most-likely awarded) the chief of T.U.F.F. The episode also revealed that he has a bionic foot, has short term memory loss, and uses a toupée (all due to his aging).
  • Keswick (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - The primary inventor and scientist of T.U.F.F. HQ, although whatever he invents is somewhat worthless due to the fact that it shoots acid, is too dangerous, or is just downright unpredictable. Many of his ray guns have weird results, to which he responds with frustration towards himself. Usually, when he speaks, he has a stutter (similar to Porky Pig, Professor Frink from The Simpsons, or Jimmy Valmer from South Park) like "Welcome to Car-ez-ja-toon Network!". Dudley is somewhat close to him although Dudley finds him and his random abilities odd, making him curious about his species. Oddly enough, Keswick's species is simply "Keswick." Subsequently, it's shown that he has gills, webbed feet, looks like a labradoodle or a prairie dog, and has the ability to lay eggs. In "Pup Daddy", it's shown that he goes through animal phases. In "The Doomies", it's shown that he's not on good terms with his parents and in "Dog Dish", it's revealed that he has a brother-in-law named Stan. This confirms he has a sister. In "Love Bird", it is known that his mom didn't like him dating because relationships are a lot of work and that the girl will lose her girlish figure. In "Crusin' for a Brusin'", it is shown that he cannot sing well. It is also revealed in "Thunder Dog" that he is exceedingly afraid of girls.
  • T.U.F.F. Troopers - The foot soldiers of T.U.F.F. who resemble older versions of Dudley.

Also in T.U.F.F. are various personnel that appear as background characters whether as agents, office workers, and/or scientists. Some of the minor members of T.U.F.F. that have been identified or mentioned include:

  • Agent Amoeba - A microscopic T.U.F.F. Agent who the Chief mentioned to have helped him start Spackle and Grout Day in "Lie Like a Dog."
  • Agent Bacon - A pig T.U.F.F. Agent that is seen in "Super Duper Crime Busters." It is implied that he has a hobby of knitting.
  • Agent Bossy (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - A cow T.U.F.F. Agent that is seen in "Mall Rat" and "The Wrong Stuff." She tends to surf the internet to find meat that would be insensitive to her.
  • Agent Bull - A cattle T.U.F.F. Agent that is seen in "Happy Howl-O-Ween." He is based on the stereotype that bulls get angry when they see the color red.
  • Agent Goldfish (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - A T.U.F.F. Agent who only appeared in "Thunder Dog" so far. She has a fear of toilets.
  • Agent Groundhog (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A T.U.F.F. Agent who first made a cameo in "Hot Dog." He resides under an office printer and is the one who tells about the end of winter.
  • Agent Guinea Pig - A T.U.F.F. Agent who only appeared in "Candy Cane-Ine" so far. He was seen running on a hamster wheel.
  • Agent Hammerhead - A hammerhead shark T.U.F.F. Agent who was first seen in "Puppy Unplugged."
  • Agent Jumbo (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - An elephant T.U.F.F. Agent who has a fear of mice which would result in her jumping up when she sees them and accidentally crushing anyone.
  • Agent Kid - A goat T.U.F.F. Agent who was first seen in "Pup Daddy." He is known to eat cans including the ones that are in the recycling bin.
  • Agent Moby (voiced by Matthew William Taylor) - A whale T.U.F.F. agent who appeared in "A Doomed Christmas." Like Agent Jumbo, Agent Moby also has a tendency to accidentally crush the Chief.
  • Agent Nutz (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A squirrel T.U.F.F. agent who would always freak out about something completely random and blast it with his laser.
  • Agent Scarecrow - A T.U.F.F. agent that is not based on any animal. So far, he has only been seen in "Mom-A-Geddon."
  • Agent Seabiscuit (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A horse T.U.F.F. agent who first appeared in "The Dog Who Cried Fish". He is shown to be offended when somebody claimed that they can "eat like a horse".
  • Agent Sea Cucumber - A T.U.F.F. agent that appeared in "Acting T.U.F.F."
  • Agent Skunk - A T.U.F.F. agent that appeared in "T.U.F.F. Choices" where he is adverse to being waken up.
  • George Looney - A loon that works as a janitor at T.U.F.F. and a descendant of Petropolis' founder Daniel Boone Looney. George Looney has so far been only seen in "Legal Beagle." His name may be a reference to George Clooney.
  • Scary Jimmy (voiced by Matthew William Taylor) - A cattle that works as a janitor at T.U.F.F. He is a very suspicious and strange person. Scary Jimmy is implied to be somewhat of a shut-in, mentally unstable, paranoid and potentially harmful. He has stated that he can memorize the backs of people's heads.

Citizens of Petropolis[edit]

  • Peg Puppy (voiced by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph) - Peg is Dudley's over-protective mother. She once dated Snaptrap and the Chameleon. In "Mom-A-Geddon", she disapproves of Dudley's occupation, but after seeing him in action, allows him to keep his job. She thinks that Kitty is Dudley's secretary, and never gets her name right. She usually bothers Dudley when he's home. In "Snap Dad", she's shown to not have her husband after Dudley's father married her which means she's either divorced or widowed.
  • Little Chipmunk Girl (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - An unnamed, anthropomorphic young chipmunk who was used basically as a running gag throughout the episode "Mall Rat." She is depicted as being adorably innocent and sweet and her main purpose throughout the episode was to tug at Dudley's shirt after every time Kitty thwarted one of Snaptrap's unusual acts of kindness towards the townspeople and ask why Kitty performed the action that destroyed Snaptrap's most recent contribution. She also made an appearance in "Bored of Education" where members T.U.F.F appeared at an elementary school during "Career Day" in hopes of influencing the pupils to one day join either side. She appeared as a student at the school who was poorly influenced by the Chameleon (along with all of the other students) to grow up to perform acts of villainy, and she was included to be used for the same gag that had been done in the episode "Mall Rat."
  • Mrs. Katswell (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - Mrs. Katswell is Kitty's mother who first appeared in a flashback in "Operation: Happy Birthday." She somewhat resembles and even sounds like her daughter. In the episode "Diary of a Mad Cat", the Chameleon disguises himself as Kitty's mom and reveals that Kitty has a sister who is a criminal.
  • Mayor Teddy Bear (voiced by Matthew Taylor) - A bear who is the Mayor of Petropolis and had preceded the previously unnamed mayor that was seen in "Iron Mutt."
  • Rodger (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Rodger is Dudley's friend. He was only shown once in "Mall Rat" for the punchline of a joke.
  • Eric (voiced by Daran Norris) - A buff cat who delivers the water to T.U.F.F. Kitty has a crush on him.
  • Bob Barky (voiced by Daran Norris) - A dog game show host who hosts various game shows in Petropolis. He is a parody of Bob Barker.
  • Phil (voiced by Matthew Taylor) - Phil is a bulldog who is Dudley's friend. He is never shown, but is described with something gross related to a wart or boil. His first appearance was in "Lie Like a Dog" where he is shown to live near the bus station and is implied by Dudley to have wealthy parents. In "Puppy Unplugged," Dudley revealed that Phil is married yet his wife hasn't been seen yet.
  • Mr. Wong (voiced by Matthew Taylor) - A duck who is the owner of "Wong's Chinese Buffet."

Antagonists[edit]

  • Verminious Snaptrap (voiced by Matthew Taylor) - An evil and stupid rat and leader of the Diabolical Order of Mayhem (D.O.O.M), Snaptrap serves as the one the three main antagonists (besides The Chameleon and Birdbrain who Snaptrap tends to collaborate with on occasions) and the main antagonist of the series. Ironically, despite being a rat, he is allergic to cheese which causes him to swell up. Like his nemesis Dudley Puppy, he is hyperactive, immature, and airheaded. However, unlike Dudley, he doesn't show intellectual potential. He is often easily frustrated when his fellow D.O.O.M. members do something foolish. A running gag is Snaptrap throwing Larry, Dudley, Kitty, or others into his shark tank (which never actually kills any of them). In "Operation: Happy Birthday", it's revealed that he still lives with his mother. Later on in "Dog Dish", it's revealed that his mother buys all of Snaptrap's evil gadgets. That same episode shows that he has a blog, and that he uses his gadgets for incredibly stupid plans such as sneaking into movie theaters. Although, on some occasions, he has shown to be able to do true evil, such as launching the entire town into the sun (as seen in "Mall Rat" when he faked his reform). After most defeats, he shouts "I will now plot my revenge!" In "Forget Me Mutt", it's shown that he's verbally abused by his mother. In "Mind Trap," he's shown to go dumpster diving for food.
  • The Chameleon (voiced by Daran Norris impersonating Peter Lorre) - An evil and stupid chameleon in a molecular transformation suit, which allows him to shapeshift into virtually any disguise or inanimate object. He serves as the one the three main antagonists of the series where some episodes have him collaborating with Verminious Snaptrap and Birdbrain. In "Doom-mates", his name is pronounced "The Cham-a-leon" as a running gag he wanted to get revenge on Kitty Katswell by blowing her up nine times but Dudley heroically thwarted his evil plan, thus saving her. He talks like Peter Lorre and eats any bug he sees, a trait used against him several times. His relationship with D.O.O.M. seems rather strained, since he tends to work separately from the others and once planned to trick them and T.U.F.F. to destroy each other. He said he wanted to go to D.O.O.M.'s weekly ice cream socials, but he was never invited. As a running gag, he often tries to wear some type of eyewear only to have his eyes go around or through them. He can sometimes be very random when disguised (For example, in "Internal Affairs" he tells the soldiers "semper fi" and "remember the Alamo"). Oddly, whenever the story has him using a disguise for a long time as a major plot point, his voice is never disguised, despite him being able to disguise it during the short disguises in other episodes. Another oddity is that Dudley can never tell when the Chameleon is disguised or what he is disguised as, despite him having the sharp nose of a bloodhound (possibly the Chameleon can disguise his smell, too). If the Chameleon is splashed with liquid while in disguise, his suit will short circuit and he will be forced to return to normal. Also, his suit is wired into his brain and if it's removed, he will have no choice but return to his normal form.
  • Bird Brain (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - Bird Brain is an evil blue-bottomed booby genius who can't fly with his wings-something he forgets! He serves as one of the three main antagonists of the series where he would occasionally collaborate with Verminious Snaptrap and The Chameleon. His voice is similar to Ted Knight's character Ted Baxter from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Despite his species name's origin which is from the Spanish word "bobo" or "stupid", he is Petropolis' most competent villain. Bird Brain seems to be quite intelligent and capable at his job. Like Snaptrap, he is very easily frustrated by his foolish comrades. In "Thunder Dog" it is revealed that he is prematurely bald. In "A Doomed Christmas," it is revealed that although he looks old he is only 23. In "Hush Puppy," it is revealed that he lost his hair at a young age due to stress.

Snaptrap's henchmen or D.O.O.M[edit]

    • Larry (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A shrew that is Verminious Snaptrap's dimwitted brother-in-law (Larry's married to Snaptrap's sister) and one of his henchmen. Larry often infuriates Snaptrap by talking back to him or doing something stupid which results in him either getting blasted by a laser or thrown into the shark tank. In "Doom and Gloom," the recent abuse from Snaptrap and him not listening to Larry's advice not to tell T.U.F.F. of his plans causes Larry to splinter off from Snaptrap and forms G.L.O.O.M. (short for Genius Larry's Order of Mayhem) with Ollie and Francisco where Larry operated under the alias of Murray. While planning a plot to turn off Petropolis' power and cover the whole city in fog emitted from a fog machine, Larry had G.L.O.O.M's temporary headquarters in the sewing room owned by Snaptrap's mom. With help from Snaptrap, Dudley and Kitty were able to stop Larry's plot and get Larry, Ollie, and Francisco back onto D.O.O.M.
    • Ollie (voiced by Jeff Bennett in a British accent) - A sensible and smart British opossum. Ollie is Snaptrap's voice of reason whom he often ignores. A recurring gag in the series is that Ollie is the one who accidentally gives Snaptrap something cheese related either forgetting about his boss's cheese allergy or Snaptrap idiotically forgetting it himself. Another gag involving him is that Ollie is the one who gives Snaptrap the ideas for his evil plans due to a misunderstanding that Snaptrap has already come up with a plan only to reveal it's just something he likes to do (i.e. in "Iron Mutt", he thinks that Snaptrap has planned to trap the principal of the local high school and impersonate her due to the large mousetrap and the dress he's wearing which Snaptrap quickly covers up by saying that was his plan).
    • Francisco (voiced by Daran Norris in a Chicago accent) - An alligator who is the only Snaptrap's henchman who seems to take villainy seriously. In "Dog Dish", he kept trying to convince Snaptrap to use the invisibility helmet for more evil deed than sneaking into the movies.
    • Bad Dog (voiced by Jeff Bennett in the first appearance, Daran Norris in later appearances) - A pit bull and one of Snaptrap's henchmen. He is often seen with a black torn sleeveless shirt with a skull on it (similar to Punisher's T-shirt). Bad Dog is often paired up with Leather Teddy.
    • Leather Teddy (voiced by Eric Bauza) - A leather clad blue bear and one of Snaptrap's henchmen that wears an eyepatch (though the first episode shows that he still has an eye under the eyepatch). He wields bear traps on chains for weapons. Leather Teddy's outfit gives him the appearance of a biker. He is often paired up with Bad Dog
    • The Mole (voiced by Matthew Taylor) - A mole agent who is Snaptrap's master of infiltration.
    • Skunk (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A skunk who is one of Snaptrap's henchmen So far, he has only appeared in "Cruisin' with a Bruisin."

Bird Brain's henchmen[edit]

    • Zippy (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - Zippy is Bird Brain's scatterbrained hummingbird sidekick, who constantly encourages him to fly, despite the fact that his species is incapable of it. Whenever Owl and Bat would say "Who?" and "Where?" respectively, Zippy occasionally adds "Why?" which often infuriates Bird Brain.
    • Owl (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Owl is Bird Brain's more recent henchmen upon being hired by Zippy. He and Bat are both very incompetent where he would often infuriate his boss by saying "Who?" which is the sound an owl makes.
    • Bat (voiced by Daran Norris impersonating Bela Lugosi) - Bat is Bird Brain's more recent henchmen upon them being hired by Zippy. He and Owl are both very incompetent where he would infuriate his boss by saying "Where" in response to the orders given to him. Bat is suggested to be blind (although he occasionally does his job exactly as told implying that he has some vision and he is apparently slightly smarter than Owl). Bird Brain seems to like Bat more because at one point in "Thunder Dog", Bat did his job exactly as he was told without saying his usual "Where?" This surprised Bird Brain while Owl idiotically said his usual "Who?" as Bird Brain threatened to hit Owl with a boulder.
    • Duck (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A duck who is one of Bird Brain's more recent henchmen as seen in "Puppy Unplugged." He can only speak in duck language. Whenever someone says his name, other people "duck" for cover because they think that something is coming right at them. In "Puppy Unplugged, it is revealed that his real name is "Skip" causing everyone to skip around happily.
    • Ewe (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - A female sheep who is one of Bird Brain's more recent henchmen as seen in "Monkey Business."
    • Holy Cow - A cow with black holes on him who is one of Bird Brain's henchmen as seen in "Love Bird." Whenever Bird Brain quotes "holy cow," Holy Cow thinks that Bird Brian is calling him causing Bird Brain to quote "Not you, Holy Cow."
    • Fly - A small purple fly who is one of Bird Brain's henchmen as seen in "Bad Eggs." When Bird Brain says his name, his henchmen start flying around him.
    • Peck Me - A goose who is on bird brain's henchmen in "Barking Tall." When Bird Brain says his name, his henchmen start pecking him.

Other Antagonists[edit]

  • R.I.T.A. (voiced by Grey DeLisle) - R.I.T.A. is a super-intelligent toaster created by Keswick. She starts out good by stopping Snaptrap and the Chameleon, but when Keswick attempts to unplug her since T.U.F.F. is eco-friendly, R.I.T.A. turned evil and attempted to take over the city. With the help of Keswick's hologram, Dudley makes her to fall to her doom on a cliff and into a lake. Some of her lines and actions suggest her (at least in part) being a parody of the evil computer, 'H.A.L.', from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Snowflake and Slush (voiced by Mary Birdsong and Dave Boat) - Snowflake and Slush are evil rabbit siblings who dress up as vegetables and cheat in events by eliminating and kidnapping the winners. Snowflake is the mastermind of the two, while Slush possesses little to no intelligence, who in his sister's words is "dumber than a box of hair" (she should know, she used to skate with one, and claims it was smarter than him). Despite his immense stupidity, he is very competent with Snowflake's plan and when it is ruined, he is shown to be just as angry at the failure and desperate to escape as Snowflake is.
  • Dr. Rabies and Madame Catastrophe (voiced by Jerry Trainor and Grey DeLisle) - Two villains who resemble Dudley Puppy and Kitty Katswell, except that their evil twins wear eye patches and have goatees on their chins. They only appeared in "The Doomies".
  • Mad Cow #1 - A female cow that was first seen in "The Doomies" attending the Doomies Award Show. She was the first Mad Cow seen before the male one debuted. Her name is a reference to "mad cow disease."
  • Mad Cow #2 - Mad Cow is an angry bull who is a very bad guy. He first appeared in "Snap Dad" trying to escape from jail. Mad Cow's escape was a success at the time when Snaptrap was a T.U.F.F. Agent and dating Peg. He tried to escape Petropolis Prison with D.O.O.M.'s help as seen in "Dog Dish," but he got stopped by Dudley and Kitty. His name is a reference to "mad cow disease."
  • Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse is a horse who is a bad guy and uses chainsaws which is why they call him Crazy Horse (he even whinnies while using chainsaws). He tried to escape Petropolis Prison with Snaptrap's help as seen in "Dog Dish," but he got stopped by Dudley and Kitty. He ends up getting Snaptrap as his cellmate. His name is a reference to the Native American leader Crazy Horse.
  • Wild Turkey - Wild Turkey is a turkey who is a very bad guy. He tried to escape Petropolis Prison with D.O.O.M.'s help as seen in "Dog Dish," but he got stopped by Dudley and Kitty.
  • Kung Pow Chicken - Kung Pow Chicken is a chicken who is a bad guy that is talented in martial arts. He tried to escape Petropolis Prison with D.O.O.M.'s help as seen in "Dog Dish," but he got arrested thanks to Kitty. His name is a pun on Kung Pao Chicken.
  • Jack Rabbit - (voiced by Daran Norris impersonating Sean Connery) - Jack Rabbit is a former elite T.U.F.F. agent and Kitty's former partner who is a parody of James Bond, he had turned evil, attempting to drain secret agents' brains with his organization S.T.U.F.F. (short for Super Turbo Undercover Fighting Force) and sell their secrets to villains along with the building to earn money. Greedy, clever, arrogant, and dishonest, Jack attempted to lure Kitty into a trap so he could steal her information (mostly to get money from Snaptrap), but was defeated by Dudley and Keswick. Judging by a line from Kitty in "The Wrong Stuff", she and Jack were supposedly a couple once. He and Snaptrap are arrested by Dudley and Keswick.
  • The Caped Cod (voiced by Chris Parnell in "The Dog Who Cried Fish", Mick Wingert in later appearances) - The Caped Cod is a crazy fish who thinks he is the ruler of the seven seas, and thinks that Dudley is the king of the surface world and talks to inanimate objects at the bottom of the sea that he thinks are his subjects. He once tried to flood Petropolis but was stopped by Kitty and Dudley and was put in an aquarium for the criminally insane.
  • The Stink Bug (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - Stink Bug is Petropolis' worst smelling villain. He is very rude and cruel to his henchman. Because of his very strong odor Dudley's super sensitive snout made him powerless to stop him until Dudley caught Keswick's cold.
  • Lunch Lady Bug (voiced by Candi Milo) - A ladybug who worked as a lunch lady at Petropolis High School and makes disgusting food that only Dudley likes. It was even mentioned that she received warning letters from the Health Department revolving around her dishes. She tried to destroy everyone at the High School Reunion only to be defeated by Dudley and Kitty. A goof is that she is depicted with eight legs when ladybugs have six legs.
  • F.L.O.P.P. - Short for Fiendish League of Potential Perpetrators, F.L.O.P.P. is a criminal organization that would often do minor criminal activities.
    • Meerkat (voiced by Daran Norris impersonating Paul Lynde) - The eccentric leader of F.L.O.P.P. with a black cowboy hat. In "Bluff Puppy," it is revealed that he is diabetic.
    • Wanna-Bee (voiced by Jerry Trainor in a high-pitch voice) - A bee who is a member of F.L.O.P.P. His name is a play on "wannabe."
    • Escape Goat (voiced by Matthew Taylor impersonating Paul Reubens) - A goat who is a member of F.L.O.P.P. and is an escape artist. His name is a play on "scapegoat."
    • Fiddler Crab - A fiddle-playing crab who is a member of F.L.O.P.P. So far, he has only appeared in "Top Dog."
    • Missing Lynx - A lynx who is mentioned as a member of F.L.O.P.P. as he is "missing as usual." Missing Lynx's name is a play on "missing link."
    • Bluffalo (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A buffalo that is a member of F.L.O.P.P. in "Bluff Puppy." He has a tendency to tell bluffs. Bluffalo is also an old friend of Meerkat.
  • Quacky the Duck (voiced by Matthew Taylor impersonating Bobcat Goldthwait) - Quacky the Duck was originally a kid show host seen in "Kid Stuff". Dudley, Kitty, Chief, and Keswick all watch Quacky's show, but Dudley is his biggest fan and the captain of his unofficial fan club. When his show was cancelled, Quacky wanted to get revenge by blasting the TV Chairman with a nuclear missile with Dudley and Kitty tied to it. He was arrested by Dudley and his show is now in prison where he has Revenge Rabbit show viewers how to get revenge on the jury that convicts anyone. In "Lights, Camera, Quackion", Quacky reveals that he no longer has his TV show anymore.
  • The Sharing Moose (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A moose that is the buff and violent friend of Quacky the Duck. He constantly reminds viewers important stuff like "Not to commit internet fraud" or "never leave town without telling your parole officer or he will hunt you down".

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 20 October 2, 2010 March 31, 2012
2 December 10, 2011 April 26, 2014
3 August 7, 2013 TBA

Voice cast[edit]

Principal voices[edit]

  • Jerry Trainor - Dudley Puppy, Dr. Rabies, The Mouse Magician, Martin Dumbrowski, Bingo, Wanna-Bee
  • Jeff Bennett - Keswick, Larry, Ollie, Bad Dog (1st Time), Agent Nutz, Owl, General Warthog, Agent Groundhog, Skunk, Sharing Moose, Blitzen, Duck, Al Croaker, Willy Wombat, Bobby, Michael Crane
  • Grey DeLisle - Kitty Katswell, Zippy, Madame Catastrophe, Agent Jumbo, Agent Goldfish, Ewe, Sally Mander, Tammy, Counting Cougar, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rachel O'Foxy, Miss Petropolis, Ida Bromstein, Becky, Charmaine, Mrs. Snaptrap
  • Daran Norris - The Chief, Francisco, The Chameleon, Jack Rabbit, Bad Dog (2nd Time), Wolf Spitzer, Bat, Agent Seabiscuit, President of the Universe, Eric, Bob Barky, Meerkat, Bob, Jude Claw
  • Matthew William Taylor - Verminious Snaptrap, Mole, Quacky the Duck, Santa Claus, Agent Moby, R. Suspect, KIL-R, Robespierre, Mr. Wong, Phil, Dr. Fineberg, Mayor Teddy Bear, Escape Goat, Coach Delvecchio, Mysterious Lester

Additional voices[edit]

Production[edit]

Butch Hartman said that he created the central character and wanted to make a crime-fighting show based on him. Because his previous animated series Danny Phantom already involved superheroes, Hartman decided that he would focus on making Dudley a secret agent. He pitched the series to Nickelodeon as "Get Smart with a dog."[3]

Eric Bauza, (who voices Foop in The Fairly OddParents and Leather Teddy in T.U.F.F. Puppy) was originally chosen to the voice of Dudley Puppy, but the creators didn't feel that he was right for the character and Jerry Trainor was chosen instead.[3]

Reception[edit]

The series premiere of T.U.F.F. Puppy drew 3.6 million viewers.[4]

Since the show's premiere, the series has received mixed to mainly positive reviews, has won two Daytime Emmy and Annie Awards, and has garnered its own cult following.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee Result
2011 Annie Awards Best Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production[5] Fred Gonzales Won
2011 Annie Awards Character Design in a Television Production[5] Ernie Gilbert Won
2011 Annie Awards Character Design in a Television Production[5] Gordon Hammond Nominated
2011 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[5] Kaz Aizawa Won
2012 Annie Awards Character Design in a Television Production[5] Gordon Hammond and Mike Dougherty Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Directing in a Television Production[5] Ken Bruce Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Storyboarding in a Television Production[5] Dave Thomas and Fred Gonzales Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Writing in a Television Production[5] Ray DeLaurentis, William Schifrin, and Kevin Sullivan for episode "Thunder Dog" Nominated
2012 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[5] Ernie Gilbert Won
2012 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition[5] Guy Moon Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[5] Gordon Hammond for episode "Dudley Do-Wrong" Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[5] Guy Moon for episode "Mission: Really Big Mission" Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[5] Jeff Bennett as "Keswick" for episode "Pup Daddy" Nominated
2013 Emmy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program[5] Jerry Trainor as "Dudley Puppy" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iCarly's Jerry Trainor Stars in Nicktoon T.U.F.F. Puppy 2010". Animation World Network. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Reiter, Amy (16 September 2010). "Fall TV preview: Kid-oriented shows There are many new children's series to choose from on Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS and Cartoon Network.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Interview with Butch Hartman". Toon Zone. 29 September 2010. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Gervais, Lisa (21 October 2010). ""Fairly Odd Parents" creator comes home for Macomb Community College speaker series". Macomb Daily. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Awards for T.U.F.F. Puppy". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 

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