So Bad Its Good / Western Animation

"They stylized down the characters, which is ok—I actually used to watch the cartoons to figure out what not to do—how not to time, how not to handle the different levels of cels, don't cut that corner because it's gonna be too obvious, 'cause the corners they cut were unbelievable."
— Animator Frank Gladstone on the 1960's made-for-tv Al Brodax Popeye cartoons

Even Western Animation has its hilarious bummers.
  • A Kitten Named Bow, which was very obviously dubbed for English-speaking audiences due to completely non-existent lip sync. Characters tend to point out the obvious, especially in the first cartoon; they go out of their way to explain what is happening on-screen, even when they're not supposed to speak. The dialogue only consists of slow line delivery and "Bow wow!" But the horrible dubbing somehow makes it entertaining, albeit for all the wrong reasons.
  • The Batman Beyond episode "Out of the Past" is arguably one of the darkest and most depressing in the series... but it starts out with one of the most ridiculously-goofy examples of Stylistic Suck in a cartoon. Complete with a lampshade from Bruce.
    Bruce: You hate me, don't you?
  • The Beatles. There's a lot of Off-Model, especially with John Lennon. Ringo's the incompetent, bumbling Butt-Monkey, and John sounds American. None of the voice actors are played by actual Beatles, no matter what the credits may tell you. The cartoon feels wrong, and that is why it rules.
    • It's also the reason the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein ordered the cartoons never be shown in England, even though Apple—the group's corporate entity—now owns them.
    • In fact, George Harrison used the phrase "so bad it's good" almost verbatim when discussing the show in an interview.
    Harrison: I always kind of liked them. They were so bad or silly they were good, if you know what I mean. And I think the passage of time might make them more fun now.
  • Beverly Hills Teens: It's the embodiment of every cheesy thing about the 80's, has no idea of what target audience it wants to appeal to, every episode is packed with clichés, and most characters tend to be one-dimensional (but kind of likable). Still it manages to somehow be very charming, and is quite funny when watched with the right mindset.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers. A show about an earth spirit who gives five teenagers mystical rings that gives (four of) them badass Elemental Powers (and the fifth one gets, uh, something else) should make for some quality entertainment, right? Instead we get preachy aesops about environmentalism and why white Americans suck. We also get idiotic villains who pollute the earth just for the sake of polluting it half the time and when the heroes combine their rings' power, we get a green-mullet-headed, blue-skinned superhero who spouts terrible puns every other second. A deep, rich source of Narm. But this ludicrous premise and execution has made it the reason to watch and has created many forum-based memes. Plus, in addition to using real guns and real drugs and real death, it remains the only children's cartoon in history to have an episode about AIDS.
    "AIDS is the best thing to come along since the black plague!"
    "NO WAY! AIDS stinks!"
    • Linka. If she's not your type, you can always laugh at the combination of tsundere and Strawman Political.
    • The fact that Ma-Ti technically has the best superpower of the five but still manages to be the most useless is simultaneously frustrating and hilarious.
    • And there's a part where Adolf Hitler manages to weaken Captain Planet by staring at him because his hatred acts as a form of pollution, which Captain Planet is weak to. Yes, this actually happens.
    • One of the few actually-good parts of the series was the decent soundtrack. The credits theme starts to veer into so-bad-it's-good-ness by being cheesy but catchy, and even the opening title sequence did a pretty good job of establishing the series in a tasteful, even somewhat dignified manner. Then season 6 changed the intro to this. It consists of scary green goblin lips atonally "singing" a bizarre rap song which calls Captain Planet a "Mega Mac Daddy of Ecology" backed up with comedy wah-wah saxophones, one-key-at-a-time piano playing and what sounds like a morse code machine. It's ironic that this gloriously terrible intro was introduced late in the series when the show's animation improved.
  • The two animated Chick Tracts adaptations by 3D animation outfit Littleshots: the Chick Brand™ Easy Evangelism and dubious Biblical accuracy of "The Sissy" and the Shaggy Dog-shooting "Tiny Shoes". The combination of already SBIG nature of the source material, CGI that makes Boys of Valor look like Big Hero 6 and zero-budget sound and voice acting form a hypnotically bad whole. Both are available in their entirety on YouTube, in addition to reviews by The Bible Reloaded (available here and here).
  • Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos. Hilarious, at least the opening. But it has So Bad It's Good Moments with the zany fight scenes, horrible acting, and Super Ninja's (oh no, he's a ninja, and he's super?!) effeminate voice. Here are some of the "best" moments.
  • Clang Invasion. The animation is rather limited, its humor is just unnecessarily random, and episodes often fall into a lot of cliches. At least it did not discourage some people to form a following of the series, especially with its likable characters.
  • Dennis the Menace has an in-universe example. In "The Price of Stardom", Dennis becomes the prop man for a Heidi-esque play starring Margaret and Mr. Wilson. During the performance, Dennis turns on a giant fan, has Mr. Wilson dress in a swimsuit for a costume change, drops a bag of fake snow on Margaret and opens a trap door that Mr. Wilson happens to be standing on at the time. The audience laughs throughout the entire performance and cheers when the play ends.
  • The Mel-O-Toons shorts from the early 1960s are yet another unholy union of low budget animation and voiceover. Like the Paul Bunyan and David and Goliath shorts. Just try to keep a straight face as you learn all kinds of amazing things about Paul Bunyan that they didn't teach you in grade school. When watching the latter, pay particular attention to Goliath's booming voice, frightening battle stance and grisly death.
  • The entire premise of the animated series The Mighty Ducks. The series was about a group of hockey-playing, crime-fighting anthropomorphic alien ducks from a hockey-obsessed planet called "Puckworld" in another dimension. Despite the utterly ridiculous set-up, though, the series is surprisingly much, much better than it sounds. Unfortunately, no one seemed willing to give it much of a chance, and it was cancelled after only one season.
  • Ladies and gentleman, The Mighty Hercules. Voice acting to make Resident Evil proud, a shoestring budget, and some serious Ho Yay make this one so unforgettably bad that just about anyone will enjoy it. Just try and watch an episode without peeing yourself in laughter. Here's one; go for it, you know you want to.
  • Mission Hill has an In-Universe example in the episode "Plan 9 From Mission Hill". It turns out Wally made a Sci-Fi movie years ago that starred Gus, was full of plot holes, lousy special effects, and had a hat for a flying saucer. He has made every effort to make sure it is never seen by anyone until an old revival theater gets a hold of it and the movie gains legions of followers for how entertaining it is.
  • There is a Mr. T. animated series. It features the T-man delivering live-action segments at the beginning and end. It's spectacularly Anvilicious... and the opening credits feature T. spinning a crocodile over his head. Consult The Agony Booth for more information.
  • The Monster High movies are full of this trope. The plots are silly, the characters are vague, the humor is incredibly cheesy, they're full of anvilicious "accepting others" aesops...but they're just so goofy and fun it's nearly impossible to hate them.
  • Mutilator: Hero of the Wasteland is an early 90s animation project in two parts. It is horrible in every way imaginable: the art looks like something out of Liquid Television that didn't age well with perspective and anatomical issues up the hole, the sound is poorly mixed (with voices barely audible), and the plot is even worse: a man with a mechanical arm kills things in the wasteland. Yet somehow, the combination of these poor elements is nothing short of hilarious today. A cursory look through the YouTube comments reveals a general attitude that this was too good to last.
    • Imagine, if you will, Rob Liefeld's drawing used as a starting point, and then animated by the same people who made the Philips CD-i Zelda games, on a shoestring budget, while everyone involved was high as a kite, and you'll get close to understanding the animation style.
  • My Life Me is this to some, due to the combination of its animesque yet poorly animated Adobe Flash look, cramming in every anime and Slice of Life trope known to man, and the existence of Mr. Towes.
  • NFL RushZone: Guardians of the Core. It reaches The Room levels of this. The animation sucks, the characters are either dull, or blatant stereotypes, and the plot is a muddled mess. But, it's so awful it becomes very entertaining, and fun to riff on. Oh and the main character, Ish (yes, that is his actual name) looks like Michael Jackson, which is how it gained the nickname "MJ FOOTBALL".
    • The second season kicks this up a notch with the presense of Wild Card.
  • The 1960's made-for-tv Popeye cartoons, produced by Al Brodax, amounts to almost 230 episodes of animation hastily produced on a shoestring budget, and at a breakneck pace of almost two years, and was farmed out to a variety of studios across the earth—and it shows in every episode. They have abysmal animation, countless animation goofs and suffer from inane story ideas, stilted scripts, humor more stale than sawdust bread, and downright boneheaded filmmaking choices—"Popeye and the Giant" stands out as being one of the worst of them, due to its incomprehensible plot (Bluto makes Wimpy grow giant by sneaking grow pills in his burgers so he can sell him to a circus, that backfires so he teams up with the Sea Hag to...deliver the Giant Wimpy as a doorstop baby to Popeye, who cures him with essence of hamburgers), animation that varies between sloppy to just plain bizarre, bloopers that you don't even need to freeze frame to see (such as a plate of burgers inexplicably being suspended on a flat colored background in the middle of nowhere), and some of the worst editing ever committed to a cartoon (the first minute with Popeye walking and Wimpy saying his trademark line have absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the cartoon).
  • An in-universe one happens in Rocko's Modern Life (Wacky Delly of course).
  • Sidekick has known to fans for toilet humour, cruelty to Eric (one of the main characters), the stupidity of the characters except for Kitty and Mandy and some dumb elements of the show. However, it dosen't stop people from liking the show as it was played for laughs, great character designs and romantic relationships between the characters.
  • The 1960s Spider-Man cartoon counts. While the show did have many genuine fans, it also has a large So Bad, It's Good fandom. All the camp of the Adam West Batman show (being as it, like the Batman show, crawled out of the goldmine of So Bad It's Good that was the Silver Age) add to that the most unsuitable voice ever for the guy who plays Spider-Man, low budget animation, and stock footage used over and over again, and it's very difficult for most viewers not to laugh at the hideous result. A monstrosity IN COLOR!
  • Tiny Toon Adventures had an in-universe example when Buster, Babs and Plucky decided to make a non-comedy film. One of the studio's heads actually mentioned the trope. He didn't like it enough to the point of giving them other serious roles but enough to readmit them in comedy.
  • Gene Deitch was quite brilliant in his 1950s stylized modern work; he took the stodgy, flagging Terrytoons in an interesting direction. But when he took on the Tom and Jerry franchise in the early 1960s, it went in a whole weird Eastern European-filtered direction.
  • Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Sabotage. The villain is a demented circus ringmaster, and his dragon is a vicious, snarling midget pirate; they have many Ho Yay moments. The heroes consist of five teenage skateboarders and Distressed Dude Tony Hawk. The storyline is utterly disturbed and often takes a backseat to skateboarding sequences, the subtitles often render dialogue as 'unintelligible', and the animation... is satisfactory. Only because of all this is it worth seeing (with the subtitles on for maximum amusement!).
  • Toxic Crusaders, which ditched the R-rated qualities of The Toxic Avenger and replaced them with hilariously ridiculous dialogue, plots, and animation. Many things made no sense whatsoever: Toxie went to live in the town dump after his mom suggested it, even though she had no problem in later episodes visiting him or boasting that he's her son. He also mentions later that he and his friends need to "pay rent" — to the dump?! All the mutants were called, every single time, "hideously deformed mutants of superhuman size and strength." There were constant ass pulls: when a Mad Scientist creates french fries that turn anyone who eats them into nearsighted, forgetful old people - his own words - it turns out that putting pepper on them turns the mutagen chemicals into bubble gum, which negates the process. There is also a Running Gag in which the Big Bad's main henchperson Psycho will predict, with eerie accuracy, exactly how their plans will be foiled. The Big Bad never listens; once, he tells Psycho to stop spoiling things for him. There's also lampshade-hanging galore.
    Junkyard: Do we have time for a flashback?
    Toxie: Oh sure! It'll probably take Killemoff some time to come up with a new plan to destroy us.
    • After Killemoff loads a giant monster truck on a barge which predictably (Psycho said it would) sinks the whole thing to the bottom of the river:
  • This is what most animated adaptions of video games tend to be.
  • Wild Grinders has awful animation, cliched plots that make no sense, and pretty much should be called teen stereotype TV. It has gotten to the point to where everyone who watches it watches it to laugh at how bad it is.
  • Kung Fu Dino Posse: A Cliché Storm of a Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats cartoon with one-note Stock Dinosaurs for characters...yet it's so enjoyable in how it embraces the clichés of shows with similar formulas.