T.U.F.F. Puppy is an 2010 American Nickelodeon animated television series created by Butch Hartman, who also did Bunsen is a Beast (after T.U.F.F. Puppy ended), The Fairly OddParents, and Danny Phantom. The series ran on Nickelodeon from October 2, 2010 to August 9, 2013 before being moved to the Nicktoons Network. It ran on Nicktoons from October 20, 2013 to April 4, 2015. As of whole, it ran for 3 Seasons.
Why It Rocks
- The action scenes are incredible!
- The show was made by the same guy who made The Fairly OddParents, Butch Hartman.
- The characters are pretty likable.
- Dudley Puppy himself is pretty funny.
- Excellent voice acting. Jerry Trainor and Grey DeLisle did a very good job on voicing Dudley and Kitty Katswell.
- The theme song of the show is catchy, but mostly amazing at the same time.
- The animation is actually well done.
- Hilarious running gags and clever jokes.
- The music score is great.
- It was one of the Modern Nickelodeon cartoons that wasn't at all terrible. And that's saying a lot since Nickelodeon had been having quite a record lately.
- Tons of memorable episodes like Great Scott, Puff Puppy, T.U.F.F. Break Up (series finale).
- The concept is a great one.
- Very intimidating main antagonists, such as Venimous Snaptrap, The Chameleon, Bird Brain and others.
- The ratings were really high.
- The last episode of the show, T.U.F.F. Break Up, was a good sendoff to the series.
- "Sob Story" was a pretty infamous episode of the series for how annoying and it is, and it also felt like "The City of Frownsville" from the original Powerpuff Girls series because of it's dreaded synopsis. Plus, it's message is if you cry, you get what you want. We get that it's meant to be part of dumb comedy, but that doesn't excuse anything.
- There are some moments where the humor can get a little carried away and repetitive. Like when Kitty gets injured by Dudley so much, that it seems rather pitiful than funny.
- It was never explained why it was cancelled in 2015.
- Possibly because it was moved to Nicktoons in 2013, and saw a massive decline in ratings.
- Dudley can be pretty annoying at times.
- Some parts of the entire show can be very cliche & showing little to no identity at times, like Dudley having no intelligence with his childishly happy-go-lucky nature when he's needed because of the "stupid dog" cliche since CatDog.
Following the show's premiere, the series received mixed reviews.
Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the series 2 out of 5 stars; criticizing the “iffy messages” the show sends to kids and the frequent use of name calling, but adding, “Kitty’s attractive appearance and overly emotional response to Dudley’s successes are memorable.”
The series has a massive fanbase and is considered to be one of the most underrated Nicktoons of all-time.
The show recieved positive reception on Google as it holds a 93%, which translates to a 4.65/5.