YMMV / Around the World with Willy Fog

  • Americans Hate Tingle: Never made it to America despite popularity everywhere else (at least sister show Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds was aired on the USA Network).
  • Ear Worm: Most of the songs, themes and leitmotifs. Another shining example of how the 80s = awesome theme songs. Double points for being so in several languages.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • It was enormously popular in the UK.
    • It still is immensely popular in the Czech Republic. It keeps appearing approximately once a year. New generations of children fall in love with the show, and adults watch it with nostalgia goggles. It helps that the voice cast is made of famous respectable actors.
    • Also in Hungary, especially after the public service station M2 got re-branded as a kids' channel and started airing the series again. It's mostly remembered for the same reasons as in the Czech Republic, and people often bring it up when talking about "those good old cartoon shows".
  • Long Runner: In the UK by accident. The show was designed for syndication and meant to be shown one episode a day. CBBC showed one episode a week, meaning it stretched out the series for an entire year. By the end of it, presenter Andy Crane and the CBBC held a competition to celebrate the end. Just thankful they were rid of it.
  • Memetic Mutation: In Spain there is a slang idiom made after this show: "ˇTienes más peligro que Willy Fog con el abono transporte!". Which roughly translates to: "You're more dangerous than Willy Fog with a public transport pass!"