* AssPull: PlayedForLaughs. Poochie is [[ShooOutTheNewGuy sloppily killed off]] in one cartoon, with a crude movement of cels and stuck on note saying he died on the way to his home planet. Everyone hated Poochie so much they didn't care, they ''erupted in applause''.
* DesignatedMonkey: In a parody of standard cat and mouse cartoons, Scratchy is brutalised just because.
* DudeNotFunny: Often from Marge, though there are episodes that touch a nerve with even Bart and Lisa, albeit usually connected with some dilemma they are undergoing at the time.
* HumorDissonance: Comparing the Simpsons' laughter with the viewer, of course (though ComedicSociopathy always helps in this case).
* IronWoobie: Scratchy
* JerkSue: Parodied and exaggerated. Not only does no one else in the cartoons mind Itchy brutalising Scratchy (and sometimes others) but it's very incarnation of ''God'' sides with him and helps kill Scratchy and sends him to suffer in hell.
* NightmareFuel: [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Some of the things]] done to Scratchy are simply disturbing and not funny at all.
* PeripheryDemographic: InUniverse, the show is absolutely ''adored'' by hipster students and nerdy, adult fanboys.
* TheScrappy: Poochie.