* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: One comment on Youtube suggests [[LegendOfZelda The Legend of Lunk]] skit represents the reaction when you play an RPG for hours on end, Die, then realize your save was hours ago, and have to replay everything.
* {{Anvilicious}}: [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2169/ This strip]] manages to be that and the usual horrible C&H wrongness at the same time.
** And [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2012/ this one]].
** And [[GayAesop this]] [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/3224/ one]].
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Big In Japan]]: [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1341/ Not a straight example, but a rather literal one.]]
* BrokenBase: [=S01E03=] of The Cyanide and Happiness Show, partially because of the Family Guy-esque Bible joke, and partially for being too mean-spirited and unfunny.
** Around the time the shorts became a weekly occurrence as opposed to a once-in-a-blue-moon treat, they caused this. Several people feel they aren't up to the quality of the older shorts.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Almost the entire premise of the strip. [[http://explosm.net/comics/3682/ This]] is probably the finest example though.
* EarWorm:
** The music used for the ending credits on the animated shorts.
** The theme in Junk Mail.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Two big ones: Zombie Jesus, and the Purple-Shirted Eye stabber. The Conga Man is a good contender too.
** And now the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPY6lAX9RvM Barbershop]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrsdD2LTWUE Quartet!]]
** El Reverso has become one in the show.
** Star-Spangled Bastard qualifies as well.
* FridgeHorror: [[http://explosm.net/comics/3646/ This.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: They released [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/3010/ a comic]] featuring a school shooting about a week before the Sandy Hook, Connecticut shooting.
* HoYay: [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1546/ here]].
* MagnificentBastard: The dad in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRBknYAaEOo this short]].
* MagnumOpus: As far as the shorts go, either ''Waiting for the Bus'' for being arguably their best attempt at drama (barring the [[GainaxEnding abruptly weird ending]]), or ''The Man Who Could Sit Anywhere'' in terms of pure comedy.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/conga CONGA]]!
** The clip of the king clapping in Episode 11 of the show has become fairly popular. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=s2NQCzJuFH8&x-yt-cl=84503534 Someone even made a 1-hour version of it!]]
* {{Narm}}: [[http://explosm.net/comics/2017/ This]] strip from a Depressing Comic Week would have been a lot more effective at being, well, depressing, had there been no dialogue in the last panel, which instead comes off as {{Wangst}}.
* NauseaFuel: [[http://explosm.net/comics/3156/ C'mon Man!]]
* TheScrappy: Among the strip's authors, Matt appeared to be the least popular and many considered his comics to be less funny than those of the others. This status seems to have been changed once he stopped making them, though, with quite a few people proclaiming their sadness at seeing him go.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2012/ Here]] and [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2014/ here]].
** [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2590/ Here too]], dropping the anvil that no matter how famous you are, pedophilia is still [[ValuesDissonance unacceptable]] behaviour.
** [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2169/ This strip]] about bad parenting.
** [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/3004/ This strip]] about excessive pampering of children.
** [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2868/ This strip]] is about double standards.
** [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/3647/ This strip]] about showing off items too much.
* {{Squick}}: Lots of it.
* {{Tear Jerker}}: Waiting for the Bus is pretty emotional.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: During the ''[[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1005/ Drug Experimentation Week]]'', where all the stickmen were under the influence of a different drug on each strip.
* TheWoobie: Charles' girlfriend as well as everyone in the Depressing Comics series.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Kx5arCFI8&feature=sub Sad Larry.]]
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