* DorkAge: These shorts have their fans, but along with the decline of BettyBoop, they are generally considered to be the start of a downward spiral for Fleischer Studios, and they are considered blatantly inferior to the pre Hays Office Fleischer cartoons, and as a blatant attempt to ape Disney's shorts, with [[TastesLikeDiabetes all the habits that ensue.]]
* EarWorm: "Keep A Goin'", the theme of the Hunky and Spunky shorts. The first one has it with lyrics.
** ''Make Him Yell Uncle'' from ''Ants in the Plants'' can be this to some.
* EvenBetterSequel: "Small Fry" to "Educated Fish". Or at least more well-known.
* GrowingTheBeard: Contested as the shorts may be, but their animation remarkably improved by the end of the series run. Comparing the first Hunky and Spunky short to "A Kick in Time" highlights this upgrade.
* NightmareFuel: ''Cobweb Hotel'' is often considered the scariest of the Fleischer Color Classics.
** The DisneyAcidSequence from ''Small Fry'' can be just as scary as the one from {{Dumbo}}, [[OlderThanTheyThink as a matter of fact it came out 2 years before Dumbo!]]
* TearJerker: ''The Song of the Birds''.
** ''Somewhere In Dreamland'' is this mixed with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.