* {{Anvilicious}}: Given its era, the show often tried to give {{A|nAesop}}esops, which often as not wound up {{Anvilicious}}. [[GreenAesop Pro-environment aesops]] were common ("Whale's Tales", the Toxic Revenger shorts, etc.). There was also an episode about why meat-eating is bad that leaned towards parody with an end-cap gag that involves the characters declaring their new-found adherence to vegetarianism and tucking into a veggie tray, only to have the vegetables scream in horror and run away, and an episode about the fur industry that was played a bit more straight. "One Beer" openly parodied these Aesops.
** "One Beer" reportedly angered a number of parents and censors who believed the episode, which was designed to poke fun at moral of the story episodes, was in fact making fun of drunk driving. As a result of these complaints it was pulled from syndication for some time, at least until it appeared on the season three DVD set and aired uncut and uncensored on TheHub, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network (Latin America).
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: This was the first cartoon in ''ages'' to use a fully orchestrated score for every episode, just like in the good ol' days.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Fifi La Fume (much like her predecessor, WesternAnimation/PepeLePew).
** Lampshaded in "Night Ghoulery".
--> '''World's Biggest Fan''': And when is Fifi going to get her own series?
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the two 1994 prime-time specials, WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain make cameo appearances: both of them in scenes prominently featuring Elmyra, shown as being among Elmyra's caged pets in the Spring Break special, and in the Night Ghoulery special. Four years later, [[WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain Pinky, The Brain, and Elmyra would be together as part of a show that no one likes or wants to remember]] (and what's worse is that it got a DVD release).
** In one episode, Max claims, "There are laws to protect the rich, you know!" Then when you look at how some of the richest corporations and biggest banks have gotten away with some of the greatest financial fraud in history in recent years and it's as if he's right.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** "Fields of Honey" featured Babs upset that she doesn't have a female role model for her in the Looney Tunes universe. [[Film/SpaceJam Fast forward to 1996, and you have Lola Bunny]], who was created to be a [[AffirmativeActionGirl female character made to be a role model for girls]] ([[BaseBreaker for better or worse]]).
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Averted; the NES, SNES, SegaGenesis, and Gameboy games were fairly decent efforts. Specifically, "Buster Busts Loose" for the Super Nintendo is considered by many to be an example of a good licensed game. It should come as no surprise, since the game was developed and produced by Konami. The PS2 game by Creator/{{Treasure}} is also decent, but was sadly never officially released and can only be played on a emulator, and the GBA game by them is also good, and [[NintendoHard challenging]].
** Played straight with the later games by Warthog and Terraglyph, however, such as "Plucky's Big Adventure" and "The Great Beanstalk".
* TheScrappy: A meta, non-character example would be Creator/KennedyCartoons, one of the studios that produced animation for the series. They actually got ''fired'' because their [[OffModel animation was not up to par]], and fans still brand the Kennedy-animated episodes of ''TTA'' as bad episodes animation-wise. Not that it doesn't have its fans, however. Kennedy Cartoons is still slightly better than Creator/EncoreCartoons.
** Elmyra, for obvious reasons. Even moreso after ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain''.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Voice acting-wise, this is what happened with the voices of the LooneyTunes' characters in the Venezuelan Spanish dub, since it was the first time they were voiced by non-Mexican voice actors. The controversy was ''so bad'', that WB decided to exclude anything related from them from being dubbed in Venezuelan Spanish and dubbing them in Mexico since then, regardless how much they have to pay for the dub.[[note]]Dubbing in Mexico is normally more expensive than dubbing in South American countries, due of the quality of Mexican dubs.[[/note]]
** Voice acting-wise in America, there are those who feel that the show went downhill when John Kassir voiced Buster Bunny after Charlie Adler quit (even though the episodes Kassir was in were the last new ones to be made before ''Animaniacs'' premiered).
* UnfortunateImplications: "Happy Birthday, Hamton" in "Playtime Toons" featured a fictional virtual reality video game called "Tutor Shooter" where, if you shot enough teachers, you got a free hall pass. These days, with news of gun violence in schools and complaints that video games have become more violent (especially the ''GrandTheftAuto'' series), that game would be in terrible taste.
** The infamous ''One Beer'' segment mentioned above was pulled from syndication due to complaints that it poked fun at alcoholism and driving while intoxicated (it was actually designed to be a parody of the VerySpecialEpisode that had heavy-handed morals in it).
* VindicatedByHistory: This show was often overlooked in favor of the other WB cartoons back in its time. It even got unfavorable reviews because it was a watered-down version of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons (though not as much as ''TheLooneyTunesShow'') Despite this, the show was popular at the time, scoring a surprisingly large number of fans in the college set, but when it was discontinued and replaced with ''Animaniacs'' the latter series came to overshadow it, causing it to disappear into obscurity for a time...until cable channels and [=DVDs=] brought it back to prominence.
* TheWoobie: Furrball, who alternates between being homeless and one of Elmyra's pets. There are times where he's Mary Melody's pet.
** Also Fifi, who lives in a junkyard and is usually lonely and upset because of all the boys running from her.