* 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:
** Upgrading from two-strip Technicolor to three-strip brought out the three-dimensional sets as highlighted in "Somewhere in Dreamland" and "Play Safe" (both 1936).
** 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.
** '''"BETTER PLAY SAFE!!"'''
** 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!]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The theme of "Cobweb Hotel" is a peculiar arrangement of the PopeyeTheSailor theme with custom lyrics, and it's fittingly sung by Popeye's own voice actor, Jack Mercer.
* TearJerker: ''The Song of the Birds''.
** ''Somewhere In Dreamland'' is this mixed with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.