* CultClassic: Despite only thirteen episodes, the series has a notable fandom in the years since. Neil Patrick Harris was even brought back for ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions''.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Christina wants to be Spider-Man's girlfriend. ''[[StalkerWithACrush Very badly]]''. Creator/TaraStrong, who provided her voice, is now playing Mary-Jane in the new ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' cartoon. Made even more hilarious considering Mary-Jane ''isn't'' Peter's girlfriend in said cartoon.
** Peter once says to Harry, "Help me, Harry won Kenobi. You're my only hope." Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, who voiced Obi-Wan Kenobi in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', would voice Harry on ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
** Peter's design looks a lot like Creator/AndrewGarfield, who plays Peter in the ''[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]]'' movies years after this was made.
* NightmareFuel: The Lizard himself is full of this. The Gaines Twins, with their malicious behavior and their Mind Rape powers.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Some took note of the Lizard talking in his appearance on the show. While the comics have portrayed him as a savage beast, this wasn't the first time he had ever spoken. His very first appearance in TheSixties and his appearances in the ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1981'' cartoon and ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', for example.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A lot of fans had a dislike of the show merely because most of the villains were {{Canon Foreigner}}s. Of course, given that a fair amount of these villains were rather uninspired [[{{Expy}} expies]] of popular canon villains, they may have a point. They also seriously ''despised'' MTV's stupid stupid guidelines like not allowing any "old people" on the show preventing EnsembleDarkhorse J.Jonah Jameson for making too many appearance and Aunt May, one of the most important people in Peter's life and a very iconic and popular member of Spider-Man's supporting cast, from appearing at all.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The show had vast potential to be the best Spider-Man series on the air, due to the fact that it was on a network with fewer censorship guidelines and featured a mature cast and could play with mature themes, not to mention its animation style. What resulted instead was standard MTV fare, largely because of executive constraints.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Creator/KeithCarradine as Jonah, trying desperately to emulate Creator/JKSimmons's take on the character. This bit of casting was seen as particularly strange, as [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Ed Asner]] was in the recurring cast as an anti-Spider-Man cop.

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