* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Several blogs, not the least of which is TheComicsCurmudgeon, reinterpret Marmaduke as either a psychotic, [[EatsBabies baby-eating]] killer or a politically oriented dog or some other variation.
** Some fans also jokingly speculate that Marmaduke's owner Phil is actually UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
** [[http://www.29-95.com/time-suck/comic/marmaduke-explained-07-14-10 Marmaduke is an avenging angel.]]
* ClicheStorm: The movie is made up of this. Lets see, Marmaduke moves to a new town and finds out the dog park works like high school with everyone in there own cliches, check. Marmaduke falls in love with the popular girl and doesn't realize his female friend loves him, check. Marmaduke becomes popular and abandons his friends, check. The other dogs figure out Marmaduke lied and abandon him, check. Meanwhile the dad is going through his own plot about how he should [[WhenYouComingHomeDad work so much and he needs to spend more time with his family.]] And this doesn't even cover all of it.
* MemeticMolester: Marmaduke.
* SnarkBait: [[http://www.29-95.com/time-suck/comic-strip/marmaduke-explained Marmaduke Explained]] ([[http://marmadukeexplained.blogspot.com/ archive of pre-April 2009 columns]]).
** ''TheOnion'': "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/some-old-man-still-churning-out-marmaduke,2406/ Some Old Man Still Churning Out Marmaduke]]"