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Doris Deer is a star reporter for the Weekly World Horsefeather, a newspaper company in Possum City, and Pith Possum's girlfriend. She is always the damsel-in-distress of The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show. Doris is always being captured and facing danger with some of Pith Possum's greatest enemies, such as Dr. Paul Bunion and Ralph Bear and Al Dog. She is voiced by April Winchell.
No one knows for sure why a human like Doris lives in a city populated by animals, but she is usually found working for the Weekly World Horsefeather news agency. When Mr. Kane calls Doris to get a scoop about a crime taking place, she goes out into the city to search for her top story. Sometimes, she is met up with Peter Possum, who has a never-ending crush on her.
Unfortunately Doris usually finds herself in danger, just before Pith Possum comes to her rescue just in the nick of time (and gets reluctantly kissed).
However, whenever Doris and Peter meet, she is usually frustrated by Peter's nerdy behavior. But, on one occasion, Peter did manage to go out on a date with Doris to the Gilded Turnip, an elegant restaurant in Possum City. After he keeps slipping away from dinner to fight crime as Pith Possum too many times, Doris dumps him for Pith, much to Peter's sadness. It is unknown what happened to Doris Deer after "Shnookums and Meat" ended.
Although Doris Deer had been inspired by Lois Lane from Superman, animation critics argued that the creators of "Shnookums and Meat" plagiarized her design off of Hello Nurse from Animaniacs.
After The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show was unfortunately cancelled (because of its Ren & Stimpy-type humor), a few people who watched the show doubted the fact if Peter Possum and Doris Deer had gotten married.