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YMMV: Almost Naked Animals

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Does Poodle try to get the Banana Cabana away from Howie because she's evil and spoiled to the point she thinks she deserves everything while Howie deserves nothing? Or is it the fact she knows that Howie is too childish and irresponsible to run a hotel and that nothing good can come of him being manager, to the point where she thinks it is in everyone's best interest if she takes over and hires someone competent?
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Just read the title.
  • Critical Dissonance: Very well-hated shows like this (ranking at 1.9 on TV.com) do not typically get heavy merchandising (including Taco Bell kids' meals), Gemini Award nominations, a third season, or praise from Common Sense Media.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: A G-rated example. Making Octo repeatedly "ink the bed" when he's scared is audacious, but when all the ink stains are in the likeness of the Banana Cabana workers...
  • Ear Worm: "Ay yi yi yi, ya ya ya ya ya ya / Almost naked animals!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Duck. Even haters of the show find him funny.
  • Nausea Fuel: While the series is a Grossout Show, the scene where Howie licks the earwax off the toothbrush or Piggy making gum out of his earwax and belly button lint.
  • Tear Jerker: Seeing Duck cry when Howie loses his lucky retainer
  • Squick: Howie pulls out a glob of earwax as big as his hand and obsesses over giving it to the Ear Wax Elf.
  • Ugly Cute: Pick a character.
  • The Woobie: Octo. Dear lord, Octo.