Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
Dog is a stylized Bull Terrier created by artist Brad McMahon in
1986. The character was contracted to Sun
Sportswear to be featured on a line of surfing and skateboarding-related
clothing containing angular designs and vibrant colors. The name “Rude” was
chosen as a nod to the rude
boy subculture of ska that
was prevalent at the time. Along with the apparel, Rude Dog was expanded into
merchandise such as lunch
As part of the marketing, Sun commissioned an animated series from Marvel Productions.
Rude Dog addresses Tweek, Kibble, Barney, Satch, Winston and Reggie.
The show focused on Rude Dog (Rob
Paulsen), aka R.D., who owned a delivery service out of an auto garage and
drove around in a pink 1959 Cadillac. He hung around with a motley crew of dim-witted
dogs known as the Dweebs. The Dweebs were rescued by R.D. from the dog catcher,
and he took it upon himself to try and teach them to be hip. They consisted of
stuttering dachshund Caboose (Frank Welker) who was afraid of trans and often
made train sounds; uptight bulldog Winston (Peter Cullen using an English
accent) who believed himself of high culture; smooth and vain fox terrier
Reginald (Mendi Segal, impersonating Jack Nicholson); great Dane
Barney (Dave Coulier using a southern accent); Chinese crested mix Ditzy Kibble
(Ellen Gerstell); beagle Satch (Jim Cummings, impersonating Ed Wynn); and easily-frightened
chihuahua Tweek (Hank Saroyan). R.D. also had a girlfriend, Gloria (Gerstell),
a famous poodle who drove a 1953 Corvette. They often found themselves having
to deal with vicious cat Seymour (Welker), dog catcher Herman (Cullen), and
Herman’s dimwitted rottweiler assistant, Rott (also Welker).
The show performed well for the
network, but there was growing concern that the kids watching would confuse
Rude Dog for Budweiser’s Spuds
MacKenzie and be inclined to drink beer. CBS removed the show after its run
and replaced it with reruns of Dungeons & Dragons. Rude Dog eventually
returned in June of 1990 and kept running until the new fall schedule in
Home Entertainment released some episodes onto VHS in 45,
and 120-minute formats, as well as on laser
as part of their “Just for Kids Mini-Features” line. Some of the tapes were
released with a special pink
and blue color scheme, as opposed to being regular black. In
View Video released 70-minute VHS
compilations in the United Kingdom. Polyband
handled the release of the tapes
in Germany. In 2007, Jetix
released three two-episode
compilation DVDs in the United Kingdom. As of 2016, the
rights to Rude Dog had been reclaimed by McMahon and launched a new website
with new merchandise.
Mr. Kitty? / The Fish Who Went Moo” (9/16/89) – R.D. takes the Dweebs to the
zoo to inspire them to stand up to Seymour, which puts them in the sights of
Herman and Rott. / R.D. allows the Dweebs to get a pet goldfish, but Barney
brings home a cow instead.
Dog on the Beach / Dweeb-illac Dilemma” (9/23/89) – Herman lures the Dweebs
into a trap with the promise of a beach talent show. / Reggie goes to clean the
Cadillac and ends up losing a hubcap.
Dweebs Aloud / Ding-a-Ling Kitty” (9/30/89) – R.D. takes the Dweebs to the
museum where they try to fight their boredom. / Seymour hits his head and begins
thinking he’s a dog, joining the Dweebs.
of the Dweebs / Dweebs in Space” (10/7/89) – Winston accidentally tunes the TV
to a movie that makes the Dweebs think the Earth is being invaded. / Reggie
tries to take Satch’s place when he gets a chance to go into space, and Seymour
has plans to foul up the trip for them.
on Dweeb Street / Dweebsy Kind’a Love” (10/14/89) – R.D. decides it’s time to
cure Caboose of his fear of trains. / The Dweebs try to help Tweek attract the
dog next door.
of the Dweeb / Dumbell Dweeb” (10/21/89) – The Dweebs set out to help Kibble
earn her Pup Scout merit badges on a camping trip. / The Dweebs try to restore
Satch’s confidence after he botches a quiz show.
There’s a Dweeb in My Soup! / Boardwalk Boss” (10/28/89) – The Dweebs crash
R.D.’s date with Gloria. / R.D. takes the Dweebs to a carnival where Herman and
Rot try to capture them.
Kibble or Not to Kibble / Dweebsday Afternoon” (11/4/89) – Kibble decides to
change herself in order to impress other girl dogs. / NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
/ Surprise, You’re Itch!” (11/11/89) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
It to Tweek / Polly Wanna Dweeb?” (11/18/89) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
Family TreeRot / Pretty Dweebs All in a Row” (11/25/89) – A mistake by Satch
leads Winston to think he’s related to Rot. / NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
Hiccuping Bandit / Dweeb Your Manners” (12/2/89) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
the 14th, Part Dweeb / Home Sweet Dweeb” (12/16/89) – NO SYNOPSIS
AVAILABLE. / Herman tricks Barney, Tweek and Caboose into carrying a tracking
device to lead him to the Dweebs.