* EnsembleDarkhorse: Liz may be horrid to Eric, but loads find her funny!
* MagicFranchiseWord: P. P.'s is arseburger.
* NightmareFuel: How many watchers had [[SarcasmMode fond memories]] of watching Eric's stress vain strangle him when they were young?
** The donkey falling apart in Pony as if it was made of LEGO.
* PeripheryDemographic: This cartoon has been watched by children, even though it wasn't really for kids.
* VillainSue: The Perfects.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Yes, it's a cartoon, yes, it was made in Britain, and yes, the first series was brought to you by [[{{Rugrats}} Kl]][[RocketPower as]][[SantoBugito ky]]-[[AllGrownUp C]][[AsToldByGinger su]][[TheWildThornberrys po]]. But this show occasionally uses British profanity (i.e.: "arse"). And there's an episode that's all about sex. Oh, and Eric [[NightmareFuel always getting strangled by his stress vain]].
* TheWoobie: For a father character, you can't help but feel sorry for Eric.
** Claire too, considering '''EVERYTHING''' makes her ill.