* AlasPoorScrappy: Watching Elmyra cry is either this or the MostAnnoyingSound.
* {{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.
* CreatorsPet: Elmyra. Despite being utterly despised by the fans, the shows writers ''loved'' her for whatever reason, to the point where not only does she have a disproportionate amount of episodes featuring her, one of which had her harassing the show's EnsembleDarkhorse [[note]]as said below though, this was likely a WriterRevolt and a TakeThat at said darkhorse's popularity[[/note]], and even [[WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain hijacked a popular show at the time, which resulted in it being buried into the ground]], a fact said show's creator made ''very'' apparent he was [[WriterRevolt NOT]] happy about.
* CrossoverShip: There's a surprising amount of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] X Fifi art and {{Fan Fic}}s on the net. One could argue that there's more of it than Fifi X Hamton, Fifi's ''canon pairing''.
* DesignatedMonkey: Fifi, despite being the show's EnsembleDarkhorse, to the point some theorized she got this status thanks to how popular with the fans she was, what with the writers not being afraid to issue {{Take That}}s to the show's more obsessive fans. Still, even if she didn't get this status due to being popular and the writers pulling a WriterRevolt at it, there's still the fact that her shorts often ended with her in tears where the object she was chasing got away, while Pepe was usually along the lines of "Eh, there are other fish in the sea" when Penelope got away, and the infamous episode where she got captured by the CreatorsPet, and it's still easy to see why she gets this status regardless.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Fifi La Fume. Her predecessor may have been a BaseBreaker, but Fifi is one of the main things people remember about this show, a fact that the writers [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on occasion. With how much the show use to pick on it's more ''obsessive'' fans, it's theorized her status as this is part of the reason she became the show's DesignatedMonkey.
** Lampshaded in "Night Ghoulery".
--> '''World's Biggest Fan''': And when is Fifi going to get her own series?
** Furrball is also one of the more popular ones too, in no small part thanks to being part of the FanPreferredCouple with Fifi, and being a general [[TheWoobie woobie]].
* FanPreferredCouple: In canon, Fifi and Hamton are in a relationship. Looking at fanon, you would hardly know this, as most usually pair Fifi up with Furrball, and to a far lesser extent, Calamity. Reasons for this vary, but the common reasons seem to be because Fifi and Hamton fell victim to PairTheSpares, being the third odd one out of their respective power trios, and not having anywhere ''near'' as much relationship screen time as Buster and Babs, or even Plucky and Shirley. Similarly, TTA didn't have a Penelope [[note]]The name of the cat Pepe usually chased in his shorts[[/note]] {{Expy}}, and both Furrball and Calamity filled that role for Fifi ''once'', so fans quickly latched on to it. As said, Furrball is generally more popular thanks to being a cat like Penelope, but Calamity is still more common than Hamton is.
* 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.
* GeniusBonus: Only older viewers or those big on pop culture trivia will know what Hamton's referencing in "Kon Ducki" when he says, [[NonSequiturThud "I'll take Charley Weaver to block!"]] This is a reference to Cliff Arquette, a regular on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' who appeared in character as Charley Weaver, a character he played on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' and other shows of the era.
* 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]]).
** In ''Hollywood Plucky'', a shark spat out Plucky citing he is a vegetarian. Cue Bruce from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''.
** A bunny named Buster? [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Doesn't THAT sound familiar?]]
* JerkSue: Elmyra. Granted she doesn't know that what she's doing is wrong, but she rarely experiences any karma for it.
* MemeticSexGodess: Fifi.
* OneSceneWonder: Julie Bruin. She is memorable for [[{{Gainaxing}} perhaps unwholesome]] reasons, as well as being a spoof of her voice actor, Julie Brown.
* 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:
** Elmyra. Nobody liked her [[UncannyValley appearance]], [[MostAnnoyingSound voice]], personality and especially the way she treated the more well-liked characters. But apparently, somebody on the writing staff [[CreatorsPet couldn't get enough of her]], deliberately giving her more screen time than [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] Fifi LaFume (sometimes even having Elmyra abuse her) out of spite and, years later, shoehorning her into ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' at [[WriterRevolt the objection of everyone involved]].
** 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.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: A strange example in that everything that this show laid the groundwork for (lush animation, orchestral score, sophisticated writing) would be done twice as well with StevenSpielberg's next cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. ''TTA'', while it had plenty of [[ParentalBonus jokes for grown ups]], was still, first and foremost, a children's show and is considered to be tame compared to it's successor.
* TakeThatScrappy: Elmyra getting chased by zombies in "Night of the Living Pets."
* 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 English-speaking countries, 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).
* UncannyValley: Elmira. Unlike the other 'toons, she's the only one who's the opposite gender of her basis character, ElmerFudd, and is quite obviously just Elmer, only smaller, in a dress and with hair.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: In "Prom-ise Her Anything", Montana Max is being legitimately stalked by Elmyra, who wants him to go to the prom with her. He does not have feelings for her, and does not even want to go to the dance. But because Max is the DesignatedVillain he is shown as being in the wrong for rejecting Elmyra.
* 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. Now a days, it's considered one of the very few ''true'' successors to the Looney Tunes shorts of old, and still has a quite a big fandom that's trying to get new episodes being made again.
* 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.
*** It arguably gets worse when you realize that [[RealitySubtext the writers often abused her because they hated how popular she was]].