Abby & Ty Archer work for the Grossology department of the Government and solve crimes too gross for adults.
Did You Know?
Back when the series was in development in 2004, the planned series was somewhat different. Background designer Brad Graham
was originally slated to do the character designs and backgrounds, and even story elements. The character designs looked completely different (except for Lab Rat's pet rat Hermes), and had more of a conventional "abstract" look like most modern kids' cartoons of the time, but many of Graham's elements, including story, remained in the final version. The more diverse Grossology team lineup consisted of Abby and Ty (who were still the main characters, only Abby had pigtails rather than the long trademark ponytail), Nigel Stodding (a British kid fashioned like 1960s secret agent Harry Palmer), Lab Rat (who was a fat white kid, but still had Hermes), and a weirder assortment of kids including Pink Eye (a beatnik boy), Creepy Crawly (a goth girl with spiders), Sloppy Joe (a dirty spud-shaped kid, who ultimately became an adult villain for the series) and Colin Polyp (a bulb-headed kid who may have evolved into the adult villain Dr. Cornelius Colon in the final series). Abby and Ty still went to Ringworm Junior High School (which looked like a more classic-style high school than the more modern one-level one in the series), and the Gag Lab was originally a more complex underground secret base called the Grossotorium (much like in Dexter's Laboratory
(1996)). Abby and Ty did not wear Slime Suits at this point; that was devised upon the success of Pixar's The Incredibles
(2004). See more