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    Home / College Guide / The Itchy & Scratchy Show
     Posted on Monday, February 12 @ 00:00:04 PST

    | No edit summary | No edit summary |Line 338: |Line 338: | {{Incomplete}} | {{Incomplete}} | {{scroll| | {{scroll| |? | * {{UL|Eating Dinner}} | * {{UL|The Bart Simpson Show}} | * {{UL|The Bart Simpson Show}} | * {{UL|Simpson Xmas}} | * {{UL|Simpson Xmas}} Latest revision as of 00:48, 12 February 2024 The Itchy & Scratchy Show is an animated TV show (and a segment of The Krusty the Clown Show)) on Channel 6. The show involves an anthropomorphic mouse named Itchy killing an anthropomorphic hapless cat named Scratchy. There is only one episode where Scratchy kills Itchy. The show contains extreme scenes of graphic violence, which is more bloody and gruesome in a cute way, unlike Tom and Jerry and Spy VS Spy, which only contained mild slapstick violence (although the latter uses occasional gore under the penmanship of Peter Kuper). Most of the time, each Itchy & Scratchy episode is based on some kind of theme that the Simpsons episode is being aired as. For example, The Itchy & Scratchy episode DiePod Slaylist, shows Scratchy listening to a MyPod when Itchy turns the volume to extreme levels to make Scratchys eyes explode, this is related with Lisa owning a MyPod. History Chester Lampwick invented Itchy in the year 1919 and owns the rights to that character.

    Lampwick was also known as the father of cartoon violence. Roger Meyers, Sr. (1899–1979) plagiarized Itchy and established Itchy and Scratchy Studios in 1921. Originally Itchy was called Itchy the Lucky Mouse (a parody of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit). [[1]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-The_Day_the_Violence_Died-1 He starred in his first cartoon made by Lampwick, Manhattan Madness. Scratchy starred in his first cartoon in 1928, entitled That Happy Cat. The film, which is about fourteen seconds of animation showing the cat walking and whistling, then stopping and tipping his hat, did very poorly. It is unknown who created Scratchy, but it likely he was plagiarized by Meyers Sr. in the same way that Itchy was. Later that year, Itchy and Scratchy starred in their first cartoon together entitled Steamboat Itchy, a parody of Disneys Steamboat Willie featuring Mickey Mouse. Along with the cartoon shorts, Itchy and Scratchy were featured in a wartime radio series, [[2]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-2 at least two films - Pinitchio and Scratchtasia, [[3]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Itchy_&_Scratchy_Land-3 and television commercials for Laramie Cigarettes. [[4]]https://simpsons.

    fandom.com#cite_note-4 An X-rated Itchy & Scratchy titled Itchy & Scratchy meet Fritz The Cat was created during the 1970s. According to Comic Book Guy, only bootleg copies are available because of its frank depiction of sex and narcotic consumption. [[1]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-The_Day_the_Violence_Died-1 At one point, additional characters were added to the pair on a show titled Itchy & Scratchy and Friends Hour: Uncle Ant, Disgruntled Goat, Flatulent Fox, Ku Klux Klam, Manic Mailman, Dinner Dog and Rich Uncle Skeleton. These characters parodied the addition of superfluous, two-dimensional characters to TV shows in an effort to draw viewer interest. [[3]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Itchy_&_Scratchy_Land-3 Itchy and Scratchy Studios was run by Roger Meyers, Jr. (born 26 January, 1936), the son of the cartoons creator. Itchy and Scratchy Studios was bankrupted after being sued by Lampwick for $800 billion, but was saved after receiving a large cash settlement from the government over its use of Mr. ZIP. [[1]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-The_Day_the_Violence_Died-1 The Itchy and Scratchy Show aired as a segment on The Krusty the Clown Show, though it moved to the Gabbo show during the latters short-lived run.

    [[5]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-5 The show underwent a non-violent retooling following a protest campaign led by Marge Simpson, but after Marge was later discredited, it returned to its original violent format. [[6]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-6 The show has spawned an Academy Award-winning film adaptation, [[7]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-7 amusement parks), [[3]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Itchy_&_Scratchy_Land-3 and a musical. [[8]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-8 The show was animated in South Korea. June Bellamy (a takeoff on the late voice actress June Foray) voices both Itchy and Scratchy. [[9]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-ReferenceA-9 In 1995, the company renamed the studio to Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Studios via their Krustylu studio lot. In the episode Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy, the show was briefly changed to an all girl show to pander to the girl viewers. This of course was rivaled with hate from the former male audience it had and started an all out gender war between the BRA and the BR, each trying to destroy each others episodes. Poochie Poochie was a dog character added to the Itchy & Scratchy lineup. According to the shows plot, the producers believed the cartoons were getting stale, and needed a new character to reinvigorate the show, despite the objections of one of the shows writers, who at the risk of sounding pretentious, felt that Itchy and Scratchy comprised a dramaturgical dyad.

    Homer Simpson gets the job of voicing Poochie, who is introduced in the Itchy & Scratchy cartoon, The Beagle Has Landed. A product of marketing department thinking, Poochie was near-universally despised, and was killed off in his second appearance, to the joy of Bart, Lisa and every other person in Springfield, despite Homers objections. In spite of this, Poochie has made a few appearances in future episodes, being possibly revived and also changing everyone elses minds. [[9]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-ReferenceA-9 Characters Main Itchy(voiced by June Bellamyin series canon; Dan Castellanetain reality) - The main villain of the show. He is an anthropomorphic mouse, who is constantly attacking his character pairing, Scratchy. Itchy always instigates the conflicts and almost always kills Scratchy. Scratchy(voiced by June Bellamyin series canon; Harry Shearerin reality) - One of the main two characters of the show. He is an anthropomorphic cat, who is repeatedly killed by Itchy. The series quickly established Scratchy as a friendly and demure innocent who trusts Itchy who he views as a friend. Scratchy almost always meets a very bloody, gruesome fate at the hands of Itchy. Poochie(voiced by Homer Simpsonin the series canon; Dan Castellanetain reality) - A new character added into the series.

    Poochie is a very young, hip, laid-back beagle, who is supposed to entertain a younger demographic and bring life back to the show again. However, Poochie ended up being very annoying to the audience as he detracted from the violence, who would be removed and killed off permanently, shortly after his introduction. Recurring Mrs. Scratchy- Scratchys wife who is also repeatedly persecuted by Itchy. Scratchy Jr.- Scratchys son who shares his fathers tendency to be one of Itchys victims. - Itchies. [[10]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-The_Ten-Per-Cent_Solution-10- Generic evil blue mice that look and act identically to Itchy but come in various shapes and sizes. They relentlessly try to kill Scratchy and any other cats around, and often kill other animals too. - Scratchies/Cats - Generic friendly black cats that come in all shapes and sizes. Like Scratchy they are sociable and forgiving, the Itchy mice ruthlessly persecute them. Episodes Theme Song The opening theme is short and simple, and is sung by high-pitched chipmunk-like voices. The lyrics: They fight! And bite! They fight and bite and fight! Fight, fight, fight! Bite, bite, bite! The Itchy and Scratchy Show! The closing theme is much the same, only at a soft tempo and lyrics in the past tense, being sung by a female chorus and accompanied by a soft piano: [[11]]https://simpsons.

    fandom.com#cite_note-11 They fought! And bit! They fought and fought and bit! Fought, fought, fought! Bit, bit, bit! It was The Itchy and Scratchy Show! In Itchy & Scratchy & Marge, the theme song is changed after Marge complaining about the cartoon being too violent. It is in a similar format to the closing theme, but at a faster tempo. The Lyrics: They love! and share! They share and love and share! Love, Love, Love! Share, share, share! The Itchy and Scratchy Show! In The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show, the theme song is mostly the same with the addition of Poochie. They fight and bite! And bark! They fight and bite and fight! And bark! Fight, bite, bark! Woof, woof, woof! The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show! In Yellow Subterfuge The Jamacian version of Itchy and scratchy (itchem and scratchem blow) has a theme song where itchy and scratchy are rastafarians. They Smoke and toke They smoke and toke and smoke Smoke Smoke Smoke Toke Toke Toke The Itchem and scratchem Blow! In some episodes, if either the television is turned on with one 1 of the main characters or everybody switches the channel, the lyrics are shortened to: The Itchy and Scratchy Show! End Credits Assistant to Mr.

    Itchy Assistant to Mr. Scratchy Scratchys Wardrobe Provided by Botany 500 For a transcript of this episode send $25 to this station Assistant Director Storyboard Supervisor Kevin OBrien Storyboard Storyboard Assistant Character Design Supervisor Character Designers Scott Alberts Sean Applegate Background Design Supervisor Background Designers John Krause Maria Mariotti Color Design Supervisor Kim Taylor Color Designers Karen Bauer Andrew Brandou Paul Fetler Adriana Galvez Brian Mark Background Producer Adriana Galvez Ink & Paint Supervisor Phyllis Craig Painters Casey Clayton Belle Norman Animation Checkers Merie Weson Jackie Banks Animation Camera Patrick Buchanan Robert Ingram Ted Bemiller Assistant Film Editor Lee Harting Track Reader Broughton-Winicki Character Layout Artists Tibor Belay Mark Ervin Eric Keyes Jeff LaFlamme Istvan Majores John Mathot Dan Povenmire Sondra S. Roy William Tucker Background Layout Artists John M. Berman Sarah Frost Background Clean-Up Jefferson R. Weekley Animation Timing George Chialtas Adam Kijhlman Lip Sync Kent Holaday Production Managers Miles Lewis Horst Barbara J. Cordova Post Production Corrdinator Anglea Ousey Production Associates Raymond M.

    Iacovacci Helen Brennick Production Designer I.S. Castman Non Canon Appearances Treehouse of Horror In the Treehouse of Horror IX segment The Terror of Tiny Toon, Bart and Lisa entered their television and were attacked by Itchy & Scratchy. At the end of the story, they broke out of the TV into the real world: Fortunately they were not a threat, as they were the same size as real-world cats and mice. When Scratchy fell in love with Snowball II, much to his dismay, Marge decides to get him neutered to prevent from reproducing And Itchy is put in a hamster cage Future In the future, the show is viewable by a hologram, a 40 year old Bart Simpson watches it and board with it. [[12]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-12 Video games A video game named The Itchy & Scratchy Game was released for Sega Megadrive/Genesis, Game Gear, Super NES and Game Boy. [[13]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-13 Another game, Itchy and Scratchy in Miniature Golf Madness, was released for Game Boy. [[14]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-14 A level of the SNES/Genesis game Barts Nightmare also prominently features Itchy and Scratchy. There was a special unlockable level in the The Simpsons Wrestling where only Itchy and Scratchy are playable.

    The characters of Itchy and Scratchy also appear in The Simpsons Game, featured in the level Grand Theft Scratchy in the form of pimps and hoodlums. The Simpsons Ride The duo have also appeared in the pre-show video for The Simpsons Ride where they host a video called Safety First in which they demonstrate the safety rules that riders must follow before boarding the ride vehicles. Trivia - In real life, and like Happy Tree Friends, the show would be deemed as too violent and gory for children and would be given a TV-14 or TV-MA rating. - As Lisa won the Lil Starmaker contest from A Star is Torn, it is possibly implied that she was animated as a character in an Itchy and Scratchy episode. - In 2DTV, theres a short parody called The Bushy & Saddamy Show, referencing this show. However, unlike that, the short is actually a real short rather than being a fictional show. Behind the Laughter The Itchy and Scratchy Show is a parody of Tom and Jerry which first broadcasted in 1940. Origins The Itchy & Scratchy Show first appeared in Tracey Ullman Show short The Bart Simpson Show, which originally aired November 20, 1988. At this point in the show, both characters were sized to the scale of a real cat and mouse, both characters were feuding and the violence was fairly typical; later on both characters became more anthropomorphic, the conflicts were established to be only Itchys end with Scratchy only ever retaliating in self defense, and the violence being extremely graphic.

    They are based on Tom and Jerry and other cat & mouse cartoons. As a child, series creator Matt Groening and his friends would fantasize about an ultra violent cartoon and how much fun it would be to work on a show like that. [[15]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Groening1-15 The names Itchy and Scratchy were inspired by Pixie and Dixie, who were mice on the cartoon show Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks. [[15]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Groening1-15 The comics Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle and Squeak the Mouse are the only ones to be considered as an apparent inspiration for these characters. David Silverman, a director and producer for The Simpsons, states that the show is based on Herman and Katnip. [[16]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-silverman-interview-16 Development Itchy and Scratchy cartoons are often added when a show needs expanding [[17]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Scully1-17 or when there is an issue that the writers wish to satirize. [[18]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Jean1-18 The shorts are often hard for the writers and take a long time to develop and come up with a title for the short and in the end they do not fill up a large amount of time.

    [[19]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Reiss1-19 Writing the Itchy & Scratchy cartoons is quite often a group effort, with it being pitched out one gag after another. [[20]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Groening3-20 Itchy & Scratchy are a favorite of John Swartzwelder, who has written many of the episodes that center around them and quite often pitches the ideas for the shorts. [[19]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-Reiss1-19 In several episodes centering around the production of The Itchy & Scratchy Show, such as The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show, the shows staff are shown. Almost all of them are caricatures of the actual staff of The Simpsons. In the first scene at the production table the person in the lower right corner, wearing a squid T-shirt, is David X. Cohen. On the left side, the furthest away is Bill Oakley with Josh Weinstein next to him. Next to Weinstein is George Meyer, who is the writer who speaks out and gets fired. The animator shown designing Poochie is supervising director David Silverman. Others who appear include Dan McGrath, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Donick Cary, Ron Hauge, Ned Goldreyer and Mike Scully, who had to be added in later, as the animators didnt have his photo from which to get an accurate likeness.

    Itchy is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and Scratchy is voiced by Harry Shearer. Cultural influence In a 2006 article IGN.com ranked Itchy & Scratchy in tenth position on their list of the Top 25 Simpsons Peripheral Characters, citing that the Itchy & Scratchy Show shines a nice mirror on cartoons, showing just how funny cartoon violence really is. [[21]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-21 In 2007, Vanity Fair named The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show the sixth best episode in the shows history, describing it as a classic satire of network influence, obsessed TV fans, and programs that survive long after the shark has been jumped, the episode is a meta-celebration, a tongue-in-cheek rebuttal to everyone who claimed that the quality of The Simpsons had declined over the years. [[22]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-22 Todd Gilchrist called it a masterpiece, stating it could easily be packaged and sold by itself. [[23]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-23 Comic Book Guys phrase Worst. Episode. Ever was named as a quote that could be used in everyday life, as well as being one of the most popular quotes from the show, by The A.V. Club. [[24]]https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_note-24 Appearances Simpsons short– The Bart Simpson Show Simpsons short– Simpson Xmas Simpsons short– TV Simpsons Episode– Theres No Disgrace Like Home Episode– Krusty Gets Busted Episode– Bart Gets an F THOH– Treehouse of Horror Episode– Itchy & Scratchy & Marge * Episode– Homer vs.

    Lisa and the 8th Commandment Episode– Three Men and a Comic Book (poster) Episode– Stark Raving Dad Episode– When Flanders Failed Episode– Bart the Murderer Episode– Homer Defined Episode– Like Father, Like Clown Episode– Flaming Moes Episode– Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk Episode– Radio Bart Episode– Barts Friend Falls in Love Episode– Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Episode– Homer the Heretic Episode– Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie Episode– Lisas First Word (flashback) Episode– Homers Triple Bypass Episode– Brother from the Same Planet Episode– I Love Lisa Episode– So Its Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show (flashback) Episode– The Front Episode– Whacking Day Episode– Marge in Chains Episode– Krusty Gets Kancelled (poster) Episode– Cape Feare Episode– Homer Goes to College Episode– Boy-Scoutz n the Hood Episode– Deep Space Homer Episode– Burns Heir Episode– Bart of Darkness Episode– Itchy & Scratchy Land Episode– Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily Episode– Bart Sells His Soul Episode– Lisa the Vegetarian Episode– The Day the Violence Died Episode– Bart After Dark Episode– Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)ciouscious) Episode– The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show Episode– In Marge We Trust THOH– Treehouse of Horror IX Episode– Little Girl in the Big Ten Episode– Replaceable You Episode– How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? Episode– The Ten-Per-Cent Solution Episode– Labor Pains Episode– Pay Pal Episode– Every Mans Dream Episode– Trust But Clarify Episode– Bart vs.

    Itchy & Scratchy THOH– Treehouse of Horror XXXI THOH– Treehouse of Horror XXXII - Music video – Do the Bartman) - Citations - ? 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Day the Violence Died ? The Old Man and the Key - ? 3.0 3.1 3.2 Itchy & Scratchy Land https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-4 HOM? https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-5 Krusty Gets Kancelled https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-6 Itchy & Scratchy & Marge https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-7 Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-8 Girls Just Want to Have Sums - ? 9.0 9.1 The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-The_Ten-Per-Cent_Solution_10-0 The Ten-Per-Cent Solution https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-11 Bart the Murderer https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-12 Holidays of Future Passed https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-13 The Itchy and Scratchy Game. IGN.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-22. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-14 Itchy and Scratchy in Miniature Golf Madness. IGN.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-22. - ? 15.0 15.1Groening, Matt. (2002). The Simpsons season 2 DVD commentary for the episode Itchy & Scratchy & Marge [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-silverman-interview_16-0 The David Silverman Interview.

    Retrieved on 2006-09-19. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-Scully1_17-0Scully, Mike. (2006). The Simpsons season 9 DVD commentary for the episode Girly Edition [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-Jean1_18-0Jean, Al. (2002). The Simpsons season 2 DVD commentary for the episode Itchy & Scratchy & Marge [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. - ? 19.0 19.1Reiss, Mike. (2002). The Simpsons season 2 DVD commentary for the episode Itchy & Scratchy & Marge [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-Groening3_20-0Groening, Matt. (2006). The Simpsons season 9 DVD commentary for the episode Girly Edition [DVD]. 20th Century Fox. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-21Eric Goldman, Dan Iverson, Brian Zoromski (2006-09-06). http://tv.ign.com/articles/730/730957p3.html. IGN.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-08. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-22John Orvted. Springfields Best, Vanity Fair,. Retrieved on 2007-07-13. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-23Gilchrist, Todd (2006-09-22). The Simpsons - The Complete Eighth Season. Retrieved on 2007-07-31. https://simpsons.fandom.com#cite_ref-24Bahn, Christopher; Donna Bowman, Josh Modell, Noel Murray, Nathan Rabin, Tasha Robinson, Kyle Ryan, Scott Tobias (2006-04-26).

    Beyond Doh!: Simpsons Quotes For Everyday Use. The A.V. Club. Retrieved on 2007-09-22. | |The Itchy & Scratchy Show |

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