* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome: T-Bone and Cleo arguably have more adventures, character development and quirks than Clifford. Clifford pretty much serves as a voice of reason and that's pretty much it.
** He takes a more active role in his puppy days.
* EarWorm: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwIyKOCrd8&feature=fvst theme song to the cartoon series]].
* MarySue: Emily Elizabeth could be the TropeCodifier. Whenever one of the human characters needs a lesson in ThePowerOfFriendship, she is the one to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped drop the anvil]]. There is exactly ''one'' episode in the series' sixty-eight episode run in which Emily Elizabeth is the one at fault: the one in which [[FelonyMisdemeanor she neglects cleaning her room]].
* TearJerker: "Friends Forever", where a young T-Bone has to deal with the fact that his friend, Hamburger, is moving away. Their goodbye is sad enough as is, even if you didn't grow up watching their [[KenanAndKel voice]] [[Series/AllThat actors.]]