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Scratchy the Cat
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Black
Occupation: Cartoon character
Relatives: Father: Unnamed
Wife: Mrs. Scratchy
Son: Scratchy, Jr.
First Appearance: "The Bart Simpson Show"
Voiced by: Harry Shearer

Scratchy is a cartoon cat from the show Itchy & Scratchy. Despite usually being depicted as kind in nature, Scratchy is relentlessly attacked Itchy the mouse. In almost every episode, Scratchy is brutally hurt and usually killed by Itchy. Only in a few episodes is Scratchy is not hurt.


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Scratchy's character folder in the Hall of Records on The Simpsons website.

Scratchy's first cartoon, entitled That Happy Cat, was released in 1928. The cartoon starred Scratchy and showed him walking down the street and whistling. The cartoon did poorly and it was not until Scratchy was teamed up with Itchy that the pair really became popular.[1]

Itchy & Scratchy Land is an Itchy and Scratchy theme park. It has parades with robots resembling Itchy and Scratchy which are supposed to be inoffensive and only attack themselves. While on vacation, the Simpsons were attacked by a group of robots, until they used the cameras flashes to short circuit them (the reason flash snaps are not allowed).[2]


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The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]

Scratchy Mascot[edit]

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Scratchy Mascot
Image Cost Unlock method Unlock message
Tapped Out Scratchy Mascot.png Donut Tapped Out.png60 Krustyland
The Krustyest Place on Earth Pt. 9
Tapped Out Scratchy Mascot New Character.png
Action Throws knives up into the air and swallows them when tapped.

Scratchy Balloon[edit]

Scratchy Balloon
Image Cost Sell price Bonus Conformity increase Availability Dimensions - W x D
Tapped Out Scratchy Balloon.png Cash.png1,000 Tapped Out Cross.png ?% Thanksgiving 2012
Thanksgiving 2013
4 x 4

Behind the Laughter[edit]

  • Scratchy is a parody of Tom Cat and Katnip of Herman and Katnip. Tom, and Katnip's position as the usual loser in their feuds has been exaggerated with Scratchy, who is simply a clueless victim who rarely even has thoughts of hurting Itchy. His appearance in Steamboat Itchy references Pete.
  • The LEGO bio of the Scratchy figure claims he wants to eat Itchy, though in the actual shorts Scratchy shows no interest in eating Itchy, and only seems to attack Itchy rarely in self defense. The bio doesn't mention Scratchy's tendency to die. It is likely this is due to LEGO wanting to tone down the characters for lower ages.

Foreign dubs[edit]

Language Voice dubber
Spain flag.png Español Rafael Alonso, Jr.


For a full list of both Scratchy and Itchy appearances within the Simpsons universe, see The Itchy and Scratchy Show.
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