* AcceptableTargets: The series made numerous and rather venomous {{take that}}s toward YaoiFangirls and the original series's HoYay (to the point of [[GenderFlip turning a character female]] in order to avoid it). However, this eventually lead to many accusations of homophobia against the creators.
* BrokenBase:
** Over Masako's returning to the series with Faulerro. Reception was somewhat mixed. Especially by Vegeta's girlfriend, who attacked Masako on Twitter over his returning.
** NTAM, or Naruto The Abridged Movie. No two reactions will be the same, not everyone thinks it's actually serious or a case of Vegeta being a {{Troll}}, the comment section is a complete war zone, and the quality has been argued as the lowest the series has ever sunk. Doesn't help that [[LittleKuriboh LK's version came out first, provoking comparisons all over the place.]]
** The new voices from NTAS 31 onward. If you've watched ''Shippuden Abridged'' by [=CanadianJutsu=], you'll probably become fans of these episodes. If you haven't, then you'll probably hate them.
* DeaderThanDisco:
** Way back in the early days of [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]], ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'' was perhaps the second most popular series after ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. Some went so far as to say that it was the only other good series aside from YGO, and Little Kuriboh would sometimes guest star and take good natured potshots at it in his own series. Eventually, the creators [=MasakoX=] and [=Vegeta3986=] split up and the series ended. Nowadays, its legacy is almost completely forgotten, and it's overshadowed by several series that have managed to surpass its early popularity. Evidence of this can perhaps be found in how pitifully short its trope page is compared to many other popular web series.
** And then there's the infamous delay for the Abridged Movie which took years to make, [=Vegeta3986=] allowing his girlfriend to be the editor of the movie (with many strange decisions, unfunny jokes, and terrible lip-synch abound), with the real final meta nail in the coffin being that LK's Naruto Abridged Parody of the Abridged Parody becoming even more popular than the original Abridged series. LK making his version of the Naruto movie in a week with phenomenally better lip-synching and jokes didn't help much.
* EarWorm: "I fought the log and the... log won, I fought the log and the... log won!"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Took advantage of Iruka being one in the anime and got him into a running rivalry with Kakashi.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The creators in-show arguments become bitter when you realize one of the reasons [=MasakoX=] quit.
* HarsherInHindsight: All of episode 28. This is where Sasuke (voiced by [=MasakoX=]) ends his friendship with Naruto and Sakura (both of whom are voiced by Vegeta) and leaves. Like the FunnyAneurysmMoment above, it's very bitter when taking the creators into account.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Mickey Mouse takes on the role of the BigBad in the Wave Country Arc (as Gatou). In a fanart contest submission, he explains he dressed up as a 60-year-old man since as a cartoon mouse "how the hell [is he] supposed to scare anybody?". [[EpicMickey Cue a few years later, then...]]
** Naruto is eventually convinced that Idate is SonicTheHedgehog. About three months later, [[Creator/RogerCraigSmith guess whose voice actor is announced to be the new Sonic]]? Which is even funnier because earlier, he mistook him for Franchise/{{Batman}}. Well, it was recently announced that Creator/RogerCraigSmith voiced a young Bruce Wayne in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
** Orochimaru offers Baki a pony in exchange for his services to the Sound, to which Baki replies: "I like the pink one." This episode predated ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by about two years.
* HoYay: With Jiraiya and Orochimaru, surprisingly.
* MemeticMutation:
** "Son of a bitch! GRRRRRRRRRR!"
** "A chicken! I'll name you Clucky!"
** The "Gaara of Funk" sequence that happens whenever Gaara mentions his name is popular.
* TearJerker: Masako's announcement that he will be leaving the series.
* TheScrappy: Sakura in the series.
* ValuesDissonance: This was made back when gay jokes were still kind of socially acceptable.
* YokoOhNo: Vegeta's girlfriend Serstoic is shaping up to be this, if only for being responsible for ''Naruto the Abridged Movie'''s... less than satisfactory editing.