Why do people call this show mean spirited?

Why do people call this show mean spirited? I thought Avatar: The Last Airbender was more mean spirited, because that show got pretty dark at times

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it was too mean spirited

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like that term, but it is weird that almost everyone in the town antagonizes then besides their bird neighbor. Even the "friend" characters turn on them constantly at the drop of a hat. I can't think of many other shows like that.
    Even Ed Edd and Eddy, which depicted the trio as assholes that have wronged pretty much everyone in the culdesac, still had a decent number of characters who were neutral with them.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You know how some people will get up[set over certain episodes of Tom & Jerry or Spongebob because Tom/Squidward wasn't doing anything hostile but managed to catch the abuse of the world anyway? With Catdog that was most episodes, and sometimes it was even one half being the asshole to the other.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because sometimes life is full of unfairness and malevolence. What are you going to do? Let it crush you, or face it, and try to become better and stronger, strong enough to face life despite it, or even because of it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      which would be fine if catdog was somewhat gratifying to watch, but nearly everyone was a miserable dick and they weren’t endearing or funny enough to make up for that. so why should the audience care what happens to these people.
      Seems like the writers really liked the frank grimes episode of the simpsons but the point of it completely flew over their heads

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How drive car?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better than Spongebob

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basically, a lot of toons where the characters' ultimate goal is just trying to survive the day like the Edboys from EENE or Catdog or Squidward from Spongebob elicit sympathy cause they normally set the bar so incredibly low yet they're still challenged by the world for the crime of existing. It's not like they NEVER deserve it whenever they scheme to fuck with other people for profit or laughs, but considering Catdog outright have several people who want to drive them out of town just for walking down the street, they tend to view it as "mean" when that's just the tone of the show. Hell, it's in the theme song, people can't say they were warned about how "alone in the world is a little catdog".

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It just bugged me how Dog was too oblivious to have Cat's back most of the time (often enjoying things like the Greaser's or Rancid Rabbit's torture) and Cat had to learn not to exploit his brother like every other episode.
    If the whole world is against them at least let them have each other. I think that's why I liked the movie more than the show, they were actually working together towards a singular goal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It just bugged me how Dog was too oblivious to have Cat's back most of the time (often enjoying things like the Greaser's or Rancid Rabbit's torture) and Cat had to learn not to exploit his brother like every other episode.
      This is something that always annoys me about a number of shows. One character keeps getting the other into horrible situations against their will, but the moment the other character does the same, or even just rightfully calls them out, the show treats it like we're supposed to sympathize with the first character, and I usually don't. I'd say it would bring up the question of why Cat and Dog stay together, but they're literally stuck together, so eh.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is one of the most overhated shows out there and I will never understand people's weird little vendetta against it. Aside from those executives' extremely comical amount of faith in it, there's really not all that much wrong with it. Yes, their life sucks and everyone is an asshole - that's the point. That's the tone of the show, it's like watching Always Sunny and complaining about how they're all assholes to each other. It's because it was written to be like that, because that's the style of comedy they were going for.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not particularly good at making it funny though.
      In fact some episodes made their torment seem downright scary to me, like the episode where cat is losing intelligence and is consciously aware of it, or the episode where they get locked in a hot box with no water.
      Ren and Stimpy was also about two little assholes that no one liked, but their torment was often just depicted as slapstick, not prolonged torture.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wasn’t SpongeBob S4-S9 just CatDog?

        Key difference is ren and squidward (at least sometimes anyway) they brought a lot of it onto themselves by being smug jerky instigators, now yes cat can be a greedy asshoke too but wasn’t one constantly. most of the time he just wanted to be left alone or have fun with his bro and damn near everyone else shits on him for that while they don’t mind or even like dog.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn’t SpongeBob S4-S9 just CatDog?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Last Airbender was more mean spirited, because that show got pretty dark at times
    Enterbots are mentally ill

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the real issue is the writters not realising they created the most likeable character on the show, but kept assuming people was going to side with everyone else (dog) and shit on him.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it is. Although this scene is hilarious though. Dog insulting the Greasers through the toy at the red light and Cat freaking out begging for the light to change. Sometimes the comedy worked.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just dumb amerishit

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was as if the writers didn't know how to be funny so they just made every element of the show bitter and cruel instead. It was unwatchable. Dog was also annoying.

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