Although the character of Bonkers D. Bobcat was originally conceived as the star of his own show, he ended up debuting in a theatrically released short called "Pedal to the Metal" and and also appeared in a series of segments on "Raw Toonage" prior to the debut of his own show. He costarred with Jitters, Grumbles and Fawn Deer.
Darkwing Duck (also voiced by Jim Cummings) makes a brief appearance in one episode in Bonkers' dream.
The show premiered on the Disney Channel with Miranda as Bonker's partner and the supporting cast of Jitters, Fawn Deer, Grumbles and the Sergeant. When the show was moved to network, however, Bonkers' partner was Lucky Piquel, the character design and overall "look" of the show had become much darker and the supporting cast was Fallapart Rabbit, Toots the Horn and Chief Kanifky. Miranda makes a brief appearance behind a desk in one of these episodes and a reference is made to Bonkers having a blonde woman as a partner in another. Finally, after several episodes ran, Lucky left, Miranda became Bonkers' partner and they began running the Disney Channel episodes.
Contrary to popular belief, this TV series was never intended to be a spin off of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. However the series does share the idea of humans co-existing with toons as shown in Roger Rabbit, despite that the Bonkers series was entirely animated with no live action.
HIDDEN MICKEY: Bonkers wears a Mickey Mouse watch.
The Three Big Pigs say, "At 9:43 every Tuesday morning, you can find the Mean Old Wolf at the doughnut stand at the corner of Magnolia and Lankershim, reading the paper and eating a danish". Magnolia and Lankershim do indeed intersect in North Hollywood. And while the doughnut stand is a copy of Randy's Donuts near LAX (with its famous doughnut sign), the southeast corner of Magnolia and Lankershim (as specified by the pigs) is a Starbucks. And yes, they do serve danish. Ironically, not only was the Starbucks not there during the run of the show (they broke ground in 1998), but a Big Donut Drive-In similar to Randy's Donuts really did exist in North Hollywood at one time... on the south-*west* corner of Magnolia and *Laurel Canyon*, now home to a Bank of America. (For extra irony, that Big Donut was long gone by the time Bonkers aired.)