YMMV / Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

  • Accidental Innuendo: The episode "Monsters Are Real" has Ickis freak out because a human photographs him. What's odd is that he describes it as a human "flashing" him, which takes on rather risque implications when taken out of context.
  • Cargo Ship: Ickis falls for a Judy doll in the episode "Blind Love, Monster Love"
  • Ear Worm: "Ickis and Fungus, he's not a virus"
    • "We're the cutest monsters you've ever seen, we are joyful and jolly and never mean!"
  • Fridge Horror: Throughout the series, there are a few references to the "Era of Disbelief", a period sometime in the forties when humans stopped believing in monsters. If one tracks all the hints, one can work out that this period lasted from 1943-1945 - the period of World War II where the Allies managed to turn back the Axis Powers. Since the show later establishes that bad times for humans are good times for monsters, the implication is that the monsters gorged themselves during the Great Depression and the Holocaust, nearly disappeared as the world economy recovered and the Axis fell, and then recovered thanks to the Red Scare and the Cold War.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: People who've seen this cartoon along with Monsters Inc. might get the idea that both the cartoon and the film have similar plot settings since both involve monsters who need to scare in order to collect energy for their society. Come Monsters University, the setting is even more similar to the cartoon as it involves monsters going to school in order to learn how to scare. Mike and Sulley even fill out roles similar to two of the three main characters of the cartoon. A super studious and hardworking student that relies heavily on books, and another student who is generally lazy but pressured with living up to the family legacy of being the best scarers.
  • Ugly Cute: Ickis. Actually, most of the monsters had this tendency, but in Ickis' case his appearance made it more difficult for him to be taken seriously. At least until he goes bigger...
    • Ickis seem to be this in universe, given Oblina's comment on a photo of him.
    Oblina "This really does not do him justice, he's much uglier."
    • Vlorina in "The Great Race" is adorably Moe and this.
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