Rude Dog is a fictional white cartoon dog originally created by artist Brad McMahon while under contract to Sun Sportswear in the 1980s as part of a line of surfing- and skateboarding-related clothing.
To further market the character, Sun also developed a Saturday morning cartoon entitled Rude Dog and the Dweebs. Rude Dog and the Dweebs was as colorful as the clothing it advertised. The punkish pooch himself drives a 1959 pink Cadillac across a backdrop of Beverly Hills imagined in hues of pastel and neon.
Rude Dog (voiced by Rob Paulsen in a Brooklyn accent) runs an auto shop, where he is assisted by the Dweebs, a motley group of mutt minions. The team includes the stuttering Caboose (voiced by Frank Welker), the uptight Winston (voiced by Peter Cullen in a British accent), Reginald AKA Reggie (voiced by Mendi Segal impersonating Jack Nicholson), Barney (voiced by Dave Coulier in a Southern accent), Ditzy Kibble (voiced by Ellen Gerstell), Satch (voiced by Jim Cummings impersonating Ed Wynn), and a friendly Chihuahua named Tweek (voiced by Hank Saroyan). Rude Dog has a girlfriend named Gloria (voiced by Ellen Gerstell).
Their feline foe is the vicious Seymour (voiced by Frank Welker), and joining him in the chase is the ubiquitous dog catcher Herman (voiced by Peter Cullen) and his dimwitted rotweiller assistant Rot (voiced by Frank Welker). Each week, Rude Dog and company balance their auto shop duties with attempts to elude the persistent Seymour, Herman, and Rot.
The show debuted on CBS in 1989 and ran for one season. It also spawned home entertainment releases by Celebrity Home Entertainment through their Just for Kids Home Video label.1 Comment