* AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark: Oh, yeah -- swearing, guns, shit, dicks, explosions, and much more. Website/{{Newgrounds}} was a treasure trove of adolescent irreverence back in the day, and Pico sat firmly at the center.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Gun violence, wrist-slitting, pyromania... in RealLife, all horrific problems. In the world of {{Pico}}, all kinds of CrazyAwesome.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** The original opening to the VideoGame/{{Pico}} sub-site featured a plane crashing into a skyscraper. The modern Pico sub-site [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] that [[TheWarOnTerror awkward imagery]].
** The franchise itself being born out of UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}. Back when [[AxesAtSchool school shootings]] were a rare event, the concept of one kid grabbing another rifle and fighting back might have made for some sort of CatharsisFactor, in much the same way Franchise/{{Godzilla}} helped the Japanese recover from the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki. Fast forward almost two decades later, and school shootings have become a frighteningly common occurrence, making the {{escapism}} Pico offered ''a lot'' harder to enjoy.
* MemeticBadass: Pico. It all started with ''Pico's School'' & just went uphill from there.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The original five flashes were the pinnacle of Flash 3 programming, but are very primitive nowadays, to the point where Tom Fulp had to heavily reedit and rerelease them in 2006 just so that they would run properly on newer computers. That's to say nothing of the gratuitous gore, swearing, and violence, which were edgy in 1999 but can read as very immature and fairly tame by today's standards.
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