Oggy and also the Cockroaches (referred to as Oggy et les Cafards in French, often referred to as Oggy) is a French animated comedy series made by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company.
The show centers on Oggy, an anthropomorphic blue cat, who’d prefer to spend his days contentedly watching television and eating – if not for the three roaches inherited: Joey, Dee Dee and Marky (named after people in the punk group Ramones). The trio seems to enjoy making Oggy’s life miserable, which involves mischief ranging from (generally) plundering his refrigerator to such awkward such things as hijacking the train Oggy just boarded. Oggy usually finds creatures accompanying him towards the end of the episode, such as crabs, clams, a horse, a really technologically advanced child, a puppy, as well as an octopus. However, it’s not always Oggy who wins.
The cartoon relies on slapstick humour, similar to its “ancestor”, Tom and Jerry, only amplifying the level of extremities up a notch. While traditional slapstick cartoon characters prefer dropping anvils and pianos on every other, this show sometimes uses buses or submarines. Despite these, however, most gags are often accessible and enjoyable for younger viewers. Since dialogue is kept low, the humour is entirely visual.