* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Lt. Gadget is a JerkAss robotic double of the original Gadget and hides behind a facade of ObfuscatingStupidity in order to get away with all the damage he causes and keep people from finding out the truth. Seriously, just watch the way he acts after every time he causes Nozzaire grief.
* DudeNotFunny: Nozzaire gets horrifically tortured practically every episode, and it's always played for laughs.
* EarWorm: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE7jPSHZDh8 theme song.]]
* FridgeBrilliance: Sometimes the Gadgetinis call Penny "mom." Technically, she is their mother.
* HoYay: Gadget and Nozzaire almost have a Squidward-Spongebob dynamic going on, with Nozzaire constantly hating and fearing Gadget to the point of obsession due to constantly being maimed by his gadgets and Gadget friendly and eager to please towards Nozzaire while being oblivious to his hatred and trying to ignore the constant pain he inflicts on Nozzaire.
* JerkassWoobie: Nozzaire. You ''will'' feel sorry for him whenever Gadget puts him through hell, but at the same time he's an egotisticial jerk with few redeeming qualities.
* InNameOnly: The show is meant as a sequel to InspectorGadget, but is full of {{SeriesContinuityError}}s, completely rewrites some characters, and [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerates others]].
* NightmareFuel: In one episode, M.A.D. Agent Dr. Wacko makes a clone of himself. After arguing with the clone for a bit, he uses his control and tells the clone to go back to the chamber and disintegrate himself. He basically told his clone to COMMIT SUICIDE.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The game is forgettable and FridgeLogic inducing, its biggest redeeming quality being the amounts of humor it induces, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQaAAum2sjc as]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgYdidfcCxw seen]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcZX2h86LJc here]].
* ReplacementScrappy: This is what Fidget and Digit are to some fans.
** Colonel Nozzaire for Chief Quimby.
** The show itself for the original series.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Nozzaire may be a selfish jerk, but his constant gripes that Gadget gets rewarded for "blundering in at the right time" are completely founded.
** And he's not far off the mark when he calls Gadget "a brainless bunch of useless gadgets".
* {{Squick}}: Penny giving the gadgetinis stomachs and Gadget sniffing a baby in "The Ultimate Weapon".
* ToyShip: There were sparks between Penny and William, despite [[FoeYay the minor problem]] that William is Dr. Claw's nephew.
* TheWoobie: Brain's return in "No Brainer" has him convulse at the mere mention of the word "Gadget".