Cow and Chicken

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (102)

  • (Chicken sticks his head out the window) Cow: (gasps) That is a good way to lose a beak! Chicken: Ah, shut your pie-hole! (gets hit with sign)

  • Cow: Can you give me a piggyback ride?
    Chicken: No, I won't give you a piggyback ride.
    Cow: I'll tell Mom and Dad you got an F in spelling.

  • Cow: That's it! I'll get a part-time job at the milk farm. I'll make money to buy Crabs the Warthog. Chicken: You think they want your milk? It says the finest cows on Earth. Not Mars!

  • Chicken: Hey, Mr. Hiney! When do I get paid for this gig? Red Guy: Oh, you won't need any money where you're going, little fella.

  • Chicken: (to Cow) Ey, I know you hate bein' ugly but somebody has to make everyone else look good. (Cow wails.)

  • Red Guy: CornCobb Man....There's a lot of sick people in this town.

  • Baboon: (sniffing finger) Why little girl have beard? Bearded Girl: Well my mom was a lady and my dad was a man. Baboon: Hmmm...

  • Red Guy: (after being beat up by Chicken) That wasn't so bad. Superhero: Hey, what happened to our costumes? Someone's going to pay for this! (Superheroes beat up Red Guy.) Red Guy: I take that back. This is real bad.

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Notes (99)

  • This was a test episode.

  • Seth MacFarlane is the Storyboard Supervisor for this episode. He later went on to make the famous adult cartoon Family Guy.

  • In the Spanish version of the show Supercow says her catchphrase "¬°Supercow al rescate!" in English.

  • This is the only time (aside from the 'I Am Weasel' episode 'Who Erased Cow and Chicken?') where we get to see Mom's and Dad's whole bodies and they are no more then just lower bodies.

  • Red Guy's Role: The Devil

  • In 1995, Cartoon Network took a big leap with a new series called "World Premiere Toons". Each week they would air new original short films from newly discovered animators. One of the films was "No Smoking" by David Feiss. "No Smoking" was so different and became such a success, that it was picked up into a series called "Cow and Chicken", in 1997.

  • This episode has, however, been shown several times since on Cartoon Network in the UK, as part of the "What a Cartoon" slot.

  • The last time this episode aired was the week of the "Buffalo Gals/Cow and Chicken Reclining" premiere. This episode has never been seen since then because, in this cartoon, the Red Guy is known as The Devil and Chicken is lured into Hell because he wants to smoke cigarettes.

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Trivia (166)

  • We learn that Cow and Chicken's Mum and Dad and both just legs and a waist in this episode as the camera zooms out and we see there top half has been cut off.

  • We learn that Cow has been refilling the family carton of milk for years.

  • Charlie Adler voices four leading roles in Cow and Chicken. This includes Cow, Chicken, the Red Guy, and I. R. Baboon. This is unusual as one person doesn't normally voice so many main characters. It is similar to how Mel Blanc voiced many characters in the Warner Looney Tunes series.

  • David Feiss first came up with the idea of cow and chicken when he was making a story for his daughter.

  • This epoisode was banned for the smoking.

  • We learn in this episode that Cow and Chicken's favorite dinner is Pork Butts and Taters.

  • In "Field Trip to Folsom Prison", Mom's shoes are black, but in every other episode, they are red.

  • Cow's magazine cover appearances: Cow Boy, Vague, Cud, Ton Beet, Hyde

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Allusions (24)

  • Chicken: I gotta be home by 8:00, or I'm in big trouble! Anyhow, Mom is makin' Pork Butts and Taters. She only makes it on Tuesdays, it's my favorite!-------- This is a small reference to the show's original timeslot: Tuesdays at 8:00 PM.

  • Red Guy placed lime-green-colored crystals on top of himself and asked for Cow's help. The lime-green-colored crystals refer to Kryptonite, Superman's main weakness.

  • "Alive!" (title of the episode) is a parody of the 1993 film Alive about a rugby team who got stranded in the Andes after a plane crash. The survivors had to eat the flesh of the dead passengers.

  • Super Cow is a parody of Superman except Super Cow speaks Spanish.

  • Cow and Chicken made a cameo in IM Weasel, "Power of Odor."

  • The love song that plays when Baboon has his fantasy of him dating the thistle lady is a parody of "Kiss the Girl" from Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989).

  • Game: Immoral Wombat The game played by Chicken in "Squirt the Daisies", Immoral Wombat, is a spoof of Mortal Kombat, a fighting game by Midway that was popular when this episode was made.

  • We learned that the Red Guy's name is "Allen."

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