* [[WatchItForTheMeme Confound these memes, they drive me to watch!]]
* FountainOfMemes: Dan Backslide, coward-bully-cad-and-thief. AND NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!
* GenreTurningPoint
* GrowingTheBeard: This, along with "The Draft Horse", was a major turning point in Jones's career, when he decided to abandon his {{Disney}}-esque roots in favor of making funny cartoons.
* MemeticMutation: The page quote.
-->'''Dan Backslide''': A runabout... '''I'LL STEAL IT! ''NO-ONE WILL EVER KNOW!'''''
** In an odd example, Dan Backslide's line "Confound those Dover Boys! ... They drive me to drink!" has become half the source for, of all things, a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' meme. Someone took an out-of-context screencap of Twilight Sparkle with what looks like a bottle of liquor, tossed in Dan Backslide's line with "Ponies" replacing "Dover Boys," and just like that, the Dover Boys had made yet another lasting contribution to internet lore. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoxNyfdb_hE Also a YouTube video]].
* WeirdAlEffect: Seriously, would you have heard of the Rover Boys at all except for this 'toon?
* TheWoobie: It's hard not to feel bad for Dan Backslide near the end. Sure, he's a coward-bully-cad-and-thief, but he's [[spoiler: long since given up his dastardly intentions by the time the Dover Boys arrive to beat him senseless, as Dora's already beaten him within an inch of his life.]]
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