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Coop Burtonburger
Coop Image
Coop
Full name

Cooper Burtonburger

First appearance

Let The Games Begin

Played by

Erin Mathews

Last appearance

The Kat Went Back Part 2



Cooper[1] (nicknamed Coop) Burtonburger (possibly with the middle name David or Davies, unsourced) is a boy from the town of Bootsville and the main protagonist of the series. He lives with his father Burt and his younger sister Millie. His normal day is spent trying to save the Earth from the cat invasion while trying to just enjoy himself along the way.

Aliases

Abilities

  • Coop is a talented magician.
  • Coop can use Kat's inventions very well.
  • Coop knows how to play on drums. (Flea Brains and Stall That Jazz)

Healing factor

Coop gets hurt frequently when he fights Kat, but the damage heals faster than humans normally would. Examples include:

  • Beware The Were-Coop has Kat's exploding moonbeam-sucking machine give Coop pink-eye in his left cornea and lose the blue in his eyes. The pink rapidly goes away and his color returns soon after.
    • he is also holding his entire head of hair in his left hand, but he is able to re-attach it
      • alternatively this may mean he is bald and has taken to wearing a wig
    • later in the episode he has black and pink scars on his face, answering affirmatively when Dennis asks if Kat had bit or scratched him. These marks are gone the following morning after a single night's sleep
    • Dennis throws a branch of pussy-willow in through Coop's left nostril and it emerges from his left ear, yet there is no indication of sustained damage to his nasopharynx or Eustachian tube after he sneezes and it breaks into 2 pieces falling out of him
  • 9 to 5 to Oblivion right after he throws Kat off the tower, he is scratched as Kat spreads his skin-flaps to fly back to the top as he says -he we go again- but is unmarked immediately after as he says -back off Kat! I have a toe jam collector-
  • In Strange Kat on a Train an explosion blows him through a roof high above the town and he falls so hard on the lawn that it creates a crater, he not only survives, but is almost immediately able to climb out
    • this explosion was able to shatter the (presumably metal) handle of Burt's bottle-capper
  • In Me Coop, You Kat after Kat splices Coop with a cave-man, Coop eats a pepperoni pizza and the box it's in and a bomb (including of 3 sticks of dynamite) that Kat taped to the bottom. It explodes causing smoke to come out of his ears and Coop only laughs and exclaims "more!" before gnawing on a tree stump.
    • He is later able to bite off a chunk of Dennis' camera without visibly damaging his teeth
    • He weathers a second explosion from a bomb Kat hid under a stump-drum which he said "tickles"
    • Kat launched a boulder larger than Coop which fell on him. Coop is able to stand up soon after (though this left some face-marks) lifting the boulder with his head, and it cracks into pieces. This managed to get him to say "ow".
  • In Fangs for the Memories Dennis pulls Coop's left eyelid up hard enough to stretch higher than the top of Coops hair, yet there is no apparent injury.
  • In Birthday Bashed when Phoebe ties a bunch of balloons to his left wrist, he spends a period of time dangling by one arm. It supports not only his weight (1 second), but also that of:
    1. Fiona (who grabs him by the ankles) for another second
    2. Phoebe (who grabs Fiona around the waist) for another 7 seconds
    3. Harley who grabs Phoebe's with his right arm)
    4. Lorne (who links left hands with his brother)
    5. Dennis (who holds Lorne's left ankle with his left hand)
    6. a mesh bag holding 6 helmets (which Dennis wisely grabs, anticipating danger)
  • There is a scene but before and after the 5-second segment when the entire group is dangling from Coop so the total time he bore all this weight is not known. It was probably longer than the on-screen portions because:
    • it was long enough to travel to a mountain range Kat was at, where the bowling alley was out of sight and the horizontal speed they were floating at was not great
    • they were able to put on the helmets that Dennis brought
    • During the second visible portion they are shown dangling about 7 seconds before Lorne suggests they get rid of things they don't need and begins throwing food out of his pockets.
    • During an angle change after Dennis kicks Kat off the mountain, Lorne switches from holding Harl's left with his left to Lorne using his right hand to hold Harl's left.
    • When Coop comments about bailing gear only useful on a sinking boat (wrong, having less weight pulling your grip is good too) Harl does a 180: Lorne is still holding with his right but now he's holding Harl's right and Harl is using his left hand to hold Phoebe's ankle.

Kat to the Future Part 2 is an exception where future-Coop's damage remains and helps with telling him apart from the unmarked past version of himself.

  • In The Kat Went Back Part 1 when Dennis hits him in the head with a metal-spaded shovel, instead of caving in Coop's skull, the shovel deforms to take on the silhouette of his head. As this includes his hair, he may use strong hair spray in addition to having a strong skeleton.

Age

A season 1 episode refers to him and Dennis as two 10-year-olds but they may have aged a year or two in the course of the series.

In 9 to 5 to Oblivion Burt finds a good citizenship award that Coop won in 3rd grade, when he was probably around 8.

Appearance

He has blue eyes with black eyebrows that somehow manage to rise overtop of his hair, which is short in the back but has some poofy height to it. Dennis once lamented that Coop's hair is the only reason he is the taller of them.

According to Millie upon correcting the tone of crayon chosen by Burt in Amazing Feet Of Strength, Coop's brown hair is "autumn chestnut, not burnt ?(alker/ulcur?)"

His favourite outfit is a red orange-striped shirt and blue pants

For bed he wears a blue set of pajamas. He has also been seen wearing a purple robe and white slippers.

He is the only, member of the Burtonberger family not depicted wearing glasses (unless Kat counts)

He has three freckles on his toes. (Kat to the Future Part 1 and 2)

Background

Kid vs Kat Coop Burtonburger and Kat

Coop and Kat at Intro

Coop likes to spend his free time with his skateboard. He is also into skateboarding, soccer, and just hanging out with his friends (particularly Dennis, Lorne, Harley and Fiona ). All of this changes when he is then forced to try to defend the Earth from Kat's schemes.

School

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Coop in the future.

Coop attends school with his friend Dennis and is a capable student with grades that tend to both rise and fall depending on situations at home. He does try to study and finish his homework quickly due to having to fend off Kat  and avoid getting into trouble.

Home

Coop's life at home usually involves a confrontation with Millie or Mr. Kat. This lead to the construction of a Tree-Fort in the backyard, in order for Coop to put some distance between them. Though there are times where everyone can appear to get along, such moments of peace are typically short lived.

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Coop is happy

Family and Friends

Burt

Coop and Burt get along very well, as they have a strong relationship based on similar interests and Burt's own understanding of what life as an 11 year old boy is like. Coop is shown to care deeply for his dad and has followed his directions almost every time.

Millie

"You know what they say, keep your friends close, your enemies closer and your little sisters even closer then that." - Coop

Coop's younger sister Millie regards her brother as somewhat of a nuisance, blaming him for anything and everything she can. While there are moments the two siblings can get along, they are few and far between.Milie thinks that Kat is the important part of the family due to the fact Kat is supposed to be cared by the whole family.

Dennis

Coop's best friend Dennis is one of his few allies against the combined forces of Kat, Millie and Old Lady Munson. Like Coop, Dennis also knows Kat's true identity, and together he and Coop try their best to foil the alien's "evil schemes".

Since they were young, Coop and Dennis have done everything together. They enjoy the same hobbies and interests and are both big fans of Captain Blasteroid.

Fiona

Coop has had a crush on Fiona since they first met, and it seems that she has a crush on him as well, seeing as she admits her like for Coop in Kat of Diamonds.

Aunt Beatrix

" This could mean only one thing. We're going to visit weird Aunt Beatrix!" -Coop

Coop probably does not like Aunt Beatrix. Her trailer creeps him out, she seems a bit odd to him and, based on his reactions, he seems to have been at her place a lot. 
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Kat's Girlfriend

"I don't believe it, a talking kat..., and she's Russian!?" -Coop

Coop dosen't like Kat's Girlfriend that much because he doesn't trust her. She also dislikes him for constantly foiling their plans, and for subsequently almost getting Kat sent to the litter mines, but she was still more willing to work together with him than Kat was during The Kat Went Back 2.

Enemies

Kat

"We all have to make sacrifices to rid the World of evil...Kat evil!" - Coop Burtonburger

Kat has cemented his place in the Burtonburgers Household whether Coop likes it or not. Although sometimes seems that they get along, they still sometimes fight. Coop believes Kat to be pure evil and is desperate for a way to prove both Kat's trudevious intentions. Coop is shown to be able to match up to Kat in a fist fight, first shown in The Allergy despite Kat abilities. Coop also seem to sometime care about Kat, like in Pet Peeved, Kid Vs Kat Vs Christmas Part 1 / Kid Vs Kat Vs Christmas Part 2 and Strange Kat on a Train and he liked how Kat purred and cuddled (even going as far as hugging Kat) around him for saving him from Mr.Cheeks in Turn the Other Cheeks. It is also shown that he enjoy fighting with Kat and is able to work really well with him and they think alike when they team up, like in Just Me and Glue, they both lifted the couch cushion to block the robot fist, and Tickled Pink when they both threw that hunk of metal to save Dennis. It is also shown in Fangs for the Memories that if Coop didn't know that Kat is an alien, he would think that he is cute and they would get along.

  • Coop teamed up with Kat 8 times.
  • Coop has actually helped/saved Kat a total of 3 times.

Nicknames for Kat

Throughout the series, Coop can be heard referring to Kat by many different names, usually out of spite or disrespect. It is also uncommon to hear a name used more than once, as Coop appears to think them up on the spot.

  • Litter box reject
  • Creepy cat
  • Folically-challenged ferret
  • Fuzzless freak
  • Rodent reject
  • Katamaniac
  • Souless feline boogey-cat
  • Cat-beast
  • Bug eyed, hairless creep a'zoid
  • Shaved skunk
  • Overgrown Salamander -Lorne and Harley
  • Katastrophe - Burt Burtonburger.
  • Purple freak
  • Lousy cat - Kat bot
  • Purple couch potato
  • Hairless freak
  • Fish Breath
  • The evil purple one- Fiona
  • Litter Brain
  • Mutant Mole
  • Whiskerless weeinie

Old Lady Munson

"Old Lady...er...I mean Mrs. Munson!" - Coop

Old Lady Munson is Coop's enemy, because she always punishes him by making him do backyard chores in her garden, but she treats Millie nicely and is also Burt's enemy.

Phoebe

"Gahhh, Phoebe!" - Coop

Phoebe is one of Coops biggest frienemy, since she always is sneaking up on Coop and tries to be his girlfriend. She is also a rival of Millie (sometimes) and Fiona. Coop appears to be scared of her.

Mr Cheeks

Coop became enemies with Mr. Cheeks by helping Kat on the episode Turn The Other Cheeks saving him from a black hole, and battles him again in Strange Kat On A Train with the help of Kat, of course.

Kyle Dustin

"Dustin! Grrr!" - Coop

Coop does not like Kyle Dustin because he flirts with Fiona in the episode "Board Kat".

Buck Diamond

Coop became enemies with Animal Protection Officer Buck Diamond in the episode "Bootsville's Most Wanted".

Galleries

Unsorted gallery

Galleries by episode

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4
Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8
Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12
Episode 13 Episode 14 Episode 15 Episode 16
Episode 17 Episode 18 Episode 19 Episode 20
Episode 21 Episode 22 Episode 23 Episode 24
Episode 25 Episode 26 Episode 27 Episode 28
Episode 29 Episode 30 Episode 31 Episode 32
Episode 33 Episode 34 Episode 35 Episode 36
Episode 37 Episode 38 Episode 39 Episode 40
Episode 41 Episode 42 Episode 43 Episode 44
Episode 45 Episode 46 Episode 47 Episode 48
Episode 49 Episode 50 Episode 51 Episode 52
Shorts Season 1 Shorts Season 2    

Trivia

  • Coop and his hero Captain Blastroid have the same initials (C.B).
  • Coop's full name is Cooper Davies Burtonburger. Rob said that Coop's first and middle name came from his favorite singers. Source of quote from Rob is needed.
  • Coop is the favorite character of Rob Boutilier, the creator of Kid Vs Kat.
  • Despite the many hardships with Kat, he sometimes (rarely) cares for Kat, and would actually think Kat was a cute little kitty if he didn't know Kat was really an alien. (Fangs for the Memories).
  • Coop is wanted on Kat Nebula.
  • Coop Burtonburger and his friendship for Dennis Chan is similar to Bart Simpson and his friendship for Milhouse Van Houten in the animated series The Simpsons.

References

  1. first revealed by Burt in episode 13a, confirmed by Coop himself in episode 14a, then incorporated into the title of episode 17a

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