* AwesomeMusic
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpsxfEU-4Is The theme song by Tom Jones]]. It's even more awesome in its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gtyGF4zKA8 full version.]]
** That's actually the Music/FlamingLips performing, with Tom Jones doing the vocals.
** Not to mention the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYcg6LWad4c episode]] "In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock", guest-starring freaking '''Music/{{Megadeth}}''' performing "Back in the Day". Not only that, they gave Dave a '''laser guitar'''. Dodgers practically speaks for the viewers throughout the final few minutes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr0Lm_Q-oj8 The Martian Queen singing "Blues in the Night"]].
* CriticalResearchFailure: The Green Lantern crossover uses Green Lantern Corps. members that would've been active in the 20th/21st centuries...even though the episode is still meant to take place in the '''24 1/2''' century. Either the ''entire'' Corps. was stuck in a time warp, or WritersCannotDoMath. (Or possibly RuleOfCool.)
* CultClassic: Is considered by many purist WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes fans as one of the ''only'' good post-Termite Terrace uses of the characters and a sadly unrecognized example of exactly ''how'' to modernize them. Having Creator/PaulDini onboard certainly helped.
* DesignatedVillain: Melvin. The episode where he appeared suggested people should hate him for opening a rival restaurant next to I.M. Neighborly's and take Neighborly's customers away by offering them free sodas and also suggested it was okay for Dodgers and Neighborly for sabotaging Melvin's in a way that, in real life, would get them arrested for not only damaging private property but also endangering the lives of everyone inside.
* EvilIsSexy: The Martian Queen got a lot of attention because of how curvaceous she was and always wearing revealing clothes.
* FoeYay:
** Dodgers and the Martian Commander. The episode "Enemy Yours" goes out of its way to make them act like disgruntled lovers, what with Dodgers panicking when he finds out that Marvin has other archenemies and Marvin making excuses to his current archenemy as if Dodgers is some PsychoExGirlfriend who is trying to sabotage their current relationship.
** Canon example: Dodgers and the Martian Queen. Seriously, the woman veers between wanting to destroy him and wanting to marry him. However, it seems a bit one-sided, as when confronted with the Queen's feelings, Dodgers usually either exploits them to his own advantage, or outright rebuffs them. If he manages to remember that they were ever engaged in the first place. When they really ''did'' get married, he had no problem with it, until Marvin tricked him into leaving her. When Dodgers found out he was duped, he seemed pretty mad. Even after I.Q. High reveals to her that Dodgers is an idiot she still finds herself strangely attracted to him.
* GeniusBonus: When there's a throwaway joke about ''Busby Berkeley'', you know you're in for a lot of these.
--> '''Space Cadet:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall Don't worry, kids.]] I have no idea who that is either.
* HilariousInHindsight: There are plenty of jokes that became a lot funnier a few years later.
** Dodgers' crossover with Franchise/GreenLantern has a short appearance of a [[Franchise/MortalKombat Raiden]]-like figure among the Green Lantern Corps. Fast-foward to 2008 and we have ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.
** Another episode, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mkau7gd3BA Menace of Maninsuit]]", which parodied Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and few popular [[TheSeventies '70s]] {{Anime}} has Dodgers and Cadet piloting [[HumongousMecha giant robots]], clearly modeled after ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', that could turn into a giant gun and a giant fist. And then we got ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', in which Mazinger actually turns into a giant fist.
** And now we have another bit of "The Green Loontern" to make us chuckle retroactively, as Dodgers tells Sinestro to "forget the pony" he'd been requesting. Then you remember who was voicing [[Creator/JohnDeLancie Sinestro]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic what role he would later get many accolades for]] (not [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]).
*** To say nothing of Sinestro going up against a purple-skinned character voiced by a Creator/TaraStrong.
** In "The Green Loontern," Dodgers' "Oath" (which he makes up on the spot) starts out with "In blackest day and brightest night," which seems to be just a humorous reversal of the normal script. A few years later, this is how the Sinestro Corps' oath starts.
** In one episode, Dodgers comments on EYSC's upcoming engagement that wives start out "sweet and innocent", and then "You wake up in an empty house handcuffed to a radiator." A few years later, this is exactly what happens to [[Series/DoctorWho the Eleventh Doctor on his first outing.]]
** That Martian spring in "Duck Codgers" doesn't seem so farfetched now that liquid water was discovered on Mars in 2015.
** In "Samurai Quack" (a parody of [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Samurai Jack]]), Duck Dodgers starts attacking random robots with his sword, slicing and dicing them with his sword. Then he sees a human who yells out that he isn't a robot. Dodgers abruptly stops and says this line. Even funnier that the particular human was voiced by Creator/GenndyTartakovsky.
--> '''Duck Dodgers''': You're lucky I didn't cut you to ribbons.
--> '''Human''': Not with a Y-7 rating you won't.
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*** Could qualify as a FunnyAneurysmMoment as of the 2017 revival, where [[spoiler:Jack does slay a human for the first time thinking she was another one of Aku's robots, earning it a TV-14-V rating.]]
*** And it doesn't end there. During the fight between Dodgers and Achoo, Achoo says the line: "Become my apprentice, samurai!...It is your destiny! Join me [[WeCanRuleTogether and we will rule the galaxy as father and son!]]". It may have been a hilarious reference to the iconic LukeIAmYourFather scene of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', but come Season 5, it ends up almost accurately describing the crucial plot twist of the penultimate episode: [[spoiler:hint: to make it accurate, the subject is not the titular samurai, and change "son" to its opposite gender]].
* SeasonalRot: The third season was made even though the show was originally intended to end after season two. As a result, the status quo was abruptly restored in the season three premiere by having the Martian Queen call off her marriage to Commander X2 due to still having feelings for Dodgers and revoking Mars' peace treaty with Earth when Dodgers continues to reject her advances. To make things more aggravating, the last episode was basically a faux-documentary with various characters being interviewed about their feelings about Duck Dodgers rather than a proper GrandFinale.
* {{Squick}}: Long John Silver and Dodgers eating space parasites as part of a contest. The parasites are spiky, slimy, acidic and are ''swallowed alive''.
* WhatAnIdiot: In the episode "[[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Fudd]]", the Fudd brainwashes pretty much everybody outside of Dodgers, Cadet, and Marvin, all for his master plan of ''the invasion of the SUN.'' Then again, this IS ElmerFudd we're talking about.
* TheWoobie: Dodgers in "The Love of a Father".
* {{Woolseyism}}: The Mexican Spanish dub, ''big time'', as that dub includes craploads of Mexican slang, memes, and cultural references that doesn't exist in the original English version, much for the chagrin of non-Mexican viewers from other Latin American countries.
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