|What type of animal is Chowder? |
According to C. H. Greenblatt, the creator of the series, Chowder is a bear-cat-rabbit hybrid. Panini is also a bear-cat-rabbit hybrid, despite the fact that they both have a different physical appearance.
|What’s the deal with the show’s inconsistency? |
Since the series is a comedy series, continuity is often forsaken in favor of comedy. For example, in “Burple Nurples”, Marzipan City was all that existed in Chowder’s universe, and it was being held up by a giant man. However, in “Grubble Gum”, the world was round and people could exit Marzipan City freely. Several episodes have also ended in a manner that prevented any continuity, though other episodes ignored those endings and focused on their own plots.
|In “The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin”, why does Shnitzel’s voice sound different? |
“The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin” was the pilot episode of the series. Originally, Kevin Michael Richardson was hired to provide Shnitzel’s voice, and since this episode was the pilot episode, he did his job. However, once Cartoon Network green-lit the series, Kevin Michael Richardson was no longer available, so John DiMaggio was hired instead; John DiMaggio provided Shnitzel’s voice for every other episode in the series.
|Why does Gorgonzola have a candle on his head? |
Gorgonzola is an apprentice candle holder; he doesn’t get paid, and he’s forced to carry the candle on his head all day. It is for this reason that Gorgonzola resents Chowder, as he knows that Chowder has a better job than him, though he refuses to admit this fact to anybody.
|Where are Chowder’s parents? |
There hasn’t been any information about Chowder’s parents. He lives at Mung Daal Catering; Mung Daal and Truffles treat him like their child, but he isn't related to them at all. Panini is in a similar situation, as she seems to live with Ms. Endive; where their parents are, or what happened to them, remains to be seen. It is possible that apprentices are sent to live with their masters, though that's merely speculation at this point.
|What’s up with all the odd names? |
Most characters in Chowder are named after a type of food. Most objects in Chowder are named after their real world counterpart, albeit with a few changes. For example, in Chowder’s universe, “butter” is “blutter”, and “watermelon” is “wa-wa melon”. There are some exceptions to this, especially when it comes to condiments, though most things have changed names.
|Why do the patterns on their clothes constantly move? |
C. H. Greenblatt, the creator of the series, disliked the flat look of many other Cartoon Network shows. In hopes of having Chowder appear more vibrant, he decided to give it a tactile and textual feel by having the patterns on the characters’ clothes shift as they walk around. This is done for most clothes in the series, including those for minor characters.
|What are the strange markings that appear on Shnitzel’s body? |
According to C.H. Greenblatt, the creator of the series, those markings are scratches and other such blemishes that Shnitzel has accumulated over the years. Working at Mung Daal Catering is a dangerous job, and even though he’s a rock monster, he still takes some wear and tear whenever he gets banged up.