!! For the [[Anime/GhostStories anime series]]:
* AcceptableTargets: It would be easier to list targets that ''aren't'' acceptable in Creator/{{ADV|Films}}'s GagDub.
* AnimationAgeGhetto: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSvRc7pNbI Ignored completely]] in the ADV dub.
* BrokenBase: Some love the ADV dub for its irreverent humor and excellent voice acting, while others despise it for its utter disregard of the original script.
* ClicheStorm: ''Every'' horror cliché gets used at some point in this series. This is naturally lampshaded in the ADV dub.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The ADV dub, especially the things [[TheFundamentalist Momoko]] says.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Amanojaku is the greatest character in the entire series. How could you go wrong with a DeadpanSnarker ghost cat?
** Momoko and her ridiculous fundamentalism.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** In episode 3, Amanojaku jokes that the school play will be the first "R-Rated bloodbath in an elementary school." Unfortunately, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting would occur in 2012.
** The scene in episode 7 where Satsuki asks her compact mirror who's the prettiest girl around and Amanojaku answers with Creator/LindsayLohan. Today, this response would be considered incredibly ironic; it wasn't back in 2005.
** The joke with Reiichirou and the Merry Mary doll becomes a lot less funny when you learn that his voice actor, Creator/IllichGuardiola, was arrested in 2014 for sexual assaulting a 16 year old student of his.[[note]]The case is fairly messy. Since the legal age of consent in Texas is 17, he took her across state lines to marry her. However, the girl and her parents refused to cooperate with the cops and prosecutors had to drop the charges due to a lack of evidence.[[/note]]
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: [[Funny/GhostStories Has its own page]].
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Very few people in Japan know this anime even exists, but the ADV dub made it a cult hit in North America.
* GrowingTheBeard: The ADV dub is okay early on, as it actually stays fairly close to the original script for the first two episodes. While it becomes a bit looser in episodes 3 and 4, episode 5 is where they really start to improvise and where the dub hits its stride.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Episode 2 features a ghost haunting the school bathrooms and sucks people in through the very toilets they use never to be seen again. [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Sound familar]]?
** The ADV dub turns Amanojaku into an expy of Salem when he possesses Kaya's body, who has mismatched eyes. ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaSecretsOfATeenageWitch'' would later feature Salem having the same mismatched eyes.
** The ADV dub's RunningGag about Christian Slater's career becomes this after his CareerResurrection in ''Series/MrRobot''.
** In episode 19 of the ADV dub, one of the lines is "Please stay tuned for probably ''the'' hottest homosexual newscaster on the planet... my friend, Anderson Cooper." This came out six years before Cooper publicly outed himself.
** [[Series/{{Supernatural}} A missing parent leaves a journal of supernatural information to two children]].
* MemeticMolester: Babasare. Seriously what is the reason of her appearing ''only'' to children?
* MisBlamed: ADV occasionally catches flak for the personality and context changes featured in their dub. In actuality, ADV was told to do whatever it took to make the series sell, which they did.
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** Keiichirou's voice in the ADV dub, hands down. Though, considering a lot of his dialogue consists exclusively of random babbling, this was obviously intentional.
** Invoked for a gag in one episode wherein Satsuki yells at her brother and her dad, making her voice raise several pitches:
--> "And I thought her mother's voice grated on my nerves."
* {{Narm}}:
** Episode 2 is about people ''getting sucked into the spirit world through the toilet''. Obviously, the ADV dub thought it was just as unintentionally funny.
** Satsuki's father at one point holds the cursed doll, only for it to give a close-up of him holding it ''face first to his crotch''. Of course, the ADV dub makes fun of it.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus concerning the original Japanese version, and part of the reason it didn't catch on. Even the high quality voice cast couldn't save it.
* SpecialEffectFailure: In episode 7, Satsuki and Hajime are animated to run down the hall... except the hall is not moving, so they are literally running in place. [[LampshadeHanging Naturally, the ADV dub makes fun of it]].
* SubbingVersusDubbing: Regardless what you think about the ADV dub, the Spanish dub not only is a literal straight dub, but [[SoOkayItsAverage also a relatively mediocre one]] due to the [[DubNameChange changed names]] and wooden performances.[[note]]Although that was because in Argentinian Spanish, it's very difficult to pronounce some Japanese words and names, compared with other Spanish dialects.[[/note]]
* ValuesDissonance: Despite still having a ''lot'' of funny moments, the ADV dub has some jokes that are very cringeworthy today:
** The punchline for a lot of jokes involving Leo is that he's Jewish.
** The RunningGag about Kayako dressing like a lesbian, especially using "dyke" to describe it, and all the jokes about people being gay as the punchlines. In the '90s and '00s, this was ''very'' common, but good luck doing this and getting a laugh these days.
** "These pajamas are ''gay''!" Try calling something "gay" these days and expect a laugh.
** "Think of a big black man chasing you!" was still rather [[{{Pun}} racy]] at the time, but it wouldn't fly today.

!! For the ''Literature/GhostStories'' books by SeananMcGuire:
* EarWorm: Given the songs the chapters are all named for, there's an actual pop music soundtrack that might get into a reader's head.
* GeniusBonus: Apple the Routewitch Queen's origin can be derived from hints within the story with some digging. It's not pretty.