* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAvnY0pQNU The intro theme]].
* GeniusBonus:
** The contrast between military captain Miles Standish and his intellectual best friend John Alden is a big point in ''The Courtship of Miles Standish''. The episode doesn't really go into that but their counterparts are the modern teenage equivalents: Joe the basketball star and David the science whiz.
** In the "Purloined Letter" episode, the unnamed King and Queen of France are made to look like Louis Philippe I and Maria Amalia, who were the King and Queen of France at the time the story was written. Later, the man causing a disturbance in the street is given dialogue which is mostly unintelligible, but enough of it can be heard to establish him as a fanatical Bonapartist. Neither of these details were present in the original short story[[note]]In fact, the short story never even establishes for sure that it was the Queen who was blackmailed. The blackmailed party is only identified as a female member of the royal family.[[/note]], but were evidently added for the benefit of ''Wishbone'' fans who are familiar with 19th century French politics.
* NarmCharm: The concept of a well-read doggie dreaming and imagining himself as the hero of various stories and novels is bizarre, but at the same time impossible to be indifferent to.
* PeripheryDemographic: A lot of teenagers and adults enjoyed the show and still do.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/AmyAcker appears in a few episodes, playing a different role each time.
* {{Squick}}: Many episodes, such as ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' and ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' featured the titular canine playing a heroic lead together with a human, female love interest. This lead to many, many scenes of attractive young actresses behaving in a romantic and cuddly manner to [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy a freakin' dog]]!