Oscar is Captain Tangent's parrot. When Captain Tangent found 'the treasure of old Nobeard,' Oscar was suddenly able to talk. Oscar helps him in his crimes, but at times seems to have more common sense than his boss (and is equally irritated by his tangents.). Also, like most parrots, he is unable to resist crackers. He is found to be good with a sword (or at least a wooden one, as seen in the episode "Captain Tangent Returns".