Heathcliff (1980–1984)

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Scruffy Alley cat rules his neighborhood. Rejected monsters drive about doing odd jobs. Clumsy, lovable great dane gets into mischief without meaning to.

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An animated series based on George Gately's daily comic strip. Heathcliff, a bad-tempered cat, gets into various battles and adventures with Spike, the neighborhood bulldog, and with a gang of alley cats led by Heathcliff's rival, Riff-Raff. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Cleo: I wonder where Hector, Wordsworth and Mungo went.
Riff Raff: Beats me. Oh well, at least for a little while they won't be under foot.
Hector: You're stepping on my face!
[Hector, Wordsworth and Mungo are laying on the ground flattened]
Cleo: These guys are like chewing gum on the bottom of your shoe.
Riff Raff: Yeah, I guess we're stuck with them.
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fun, close to home adventures cartoon
15 July 1999 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

"Heathcliff" was my fave animated series growing up. In a time (mid 80s) when we were bombarded by violent, mindless action cartoons like "Transformers," "Gobots," and "Thundercats," it was nice to have a pleasant, laid back show like "Heathcliff." The show mostly consisted of the tubby tabby's daily mischief with the owner of the fish market, the milk man, new neighborhood rivals, and the felines and canines he already knew. Other characters were big, dumb dog Spike, Heathy's babe, Sonja, and his family of Iggy, Grandma and Grandpa. After Heathcliff's story we were treated to the adventures of the Cats and Co. led by Riff Raff. It may sound odd, but I actually preferred their tales more than 'Cliffs. They seemed more inventive and fun. Riff Raff's gang consisted of spindly, wannabe tough guy, Hector, constantly rhyming Wordsworth, and brainless, pudgy, Mungo. Those three were also sometimes featured in Heathcliffs stories as well, but for whatever reason Riff Raff and Heathcliff never appeared in the same story. Guess it was to give each their own seperate time on screen. Hey, cartoon characters can have egos too I guess. But all in all, strong writing (especially for a cartoon) and harmless adventures made this a nice half hour after school.


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