Critical Dissonance: Just before the show premiered on PBS, some critics gave it bad reviews dismissing it as William Bennett's attempt to teach kids "incredibly preachy values" and to "outsmart The Simpsons in prime time ratings", since they consider the fact that he hates television. However, when the show premiered, it has gotten very good ratings, but then again, some critics still aren't impressed with it.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Annie tells Zack that "No kid gets paid $15 an hour!". While they are too young to hold a job, in 2014 Seattle did vote to raise the minimum wage to $15.
Idiot Plot: The "Pied Piper" episode - Annie could have simply spoke to her mom and asked if she could have painted the fence and furniture another day while she goes to the party she was invited to (or done it earlier).
Periphery Demographic: Despite being targeted at families with children between the ages of two and nine, the series is enjoyed by many preteens, teenagers and young adults, particularly those who grew up with it.