* ActorAllusion: Probably unintentional, but amusing enough--when Skip is hanging from a tree branch in the last episode, Augie remarks, "I always knew he was part monkey." Micky Dolenz--most famous as the drummer for Music/TheMonkees--voiced Skip.
* FollowTheLeader: This show continues on the Meddling Kids train. Originally regarding plot, the show followed the ScoobyDooHoax formula but this was slowly played around with over the course of the season. In some episodes, however, there was no Scooby-Doo Hoax and in the last two, the hoax is back burnered while the main plot of the episode involved Mudsy's past.
** On a unique side, though, the main cast tends to split the usual stock traits that usually would only go to one. April, Skip and Augie each respectively have times of leadership, being smart, cowardice and distress. Mudsy to a lesser extent follows Scooby's lead as the coward who can sometimes be brave. Elmo and Boo themselves tend to act a bit more usual for the silent pets.
* HilariousInHindsight: The dog's name is [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Averted as of 2010; the entire series was released on DVD through Warner Archive.
* OneTrueThreesome: April to be with both her guys.
* RoadTripRomance: Depending on interpretation. Three teens, varying in style, traveling around. Both Skip and Augie both seem to like April, yet the three of them are still going everywhere together? April seems to like both back. Also, when another person comes along, Augie and Skip are either jealous together or interested in the other girl. And if you thought ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' had shipping problems, ''The Funky Phantom'' may have on purpose had a three-way relationship going on.