* AnimationAgeGhetto: Averted. This show was just as popular with adults as it was with kids.
* AwesomeEgo: The Cheese, who doesn't even pretend to be humble and repeatedly declares himself to be the show's best character.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: The Cheese is either loved for his [[MemeticMutation memetic]] CatchPhrase and being a MetaGuy or hated for being a FlatCharacter and CreatorsPet.
* CreatorsPet: Both Sal Ami and Mr. Cheese quickly became one.
* EarWorm: WACKY DELLY, yeah! WACKY DELLY, yeah! Sandwiches are good!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Mayonnaise, as detailed below under TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
* FandomBerserkButton[=/=]FanonDiscontinuity: NEVER, I repeat, NEVER bring up season 2 when discussing this show!
* HilariousInHindsight: This wouldn't be the only time [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants a yellow, polygonal character with holes in him would take]] Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants by storm]].
* JumpingTheShark: Many fans agree that the show took a ''sharp'' drop in quality starting with season 2, when the show's creator, Ralph Bighead, gave himself more creative control. The show didn't last long after that.
* MartyStu: The Cheese for being the best character in the show.
* MemeticMutation:
** "I am the cheese! I am the best character on the show! I am better than both the salami and the baloney combined!"
** "I HATE BALONEY!"
* MyRealDaddy: Though Ralph Bighead created the show, fans generally consider Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt to be responsible for the show's initial success and popularity.
* NightmareFuel: Sal Ami eating Mr. Cheese, despite being PlayedForLaughs, can be quite unsettling to a younger viewer.
* SecondSeasonDownfall: See "JumpingTheShark" above.
* SoBadItsGood: Why the show was so successful.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: After creator Ralph Bighead tried to run the show himself, which led to it's cancellation.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: The 10 minutes of mayonnaise episode was hailed as a [[Creator/AndyWarhol Warholian tribute]].