YMMV / Bear in the Big Blue House

  • Ear Worm: The Bear Cha Cha Cha. Just reading the song's name is enough.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Tutter, for certain.
    • Ojo also counts to a smaller extent, due to being the only girl of the group.
  • Fridge Logic: How is it that a group of kids that all or most apparently have no parents never feel a need to talk about that?
  • Memetic Mutation: The now seemingly lost Bear in The Big Brown Poop (as it's name suggests, it's a YouTube Poop), has a purposely done Mondegreen from the Once an Episode closing song: Tomorrow just died Today... (granted though, many of the fans felt this way when the show ended)
  • Moe: Ojo is just plain adorable.
  • Name's the Same: Luna shares her name with an NPC Tapir from Animal Crossing, the protagonist's cat from Sailor Moon, a young witch from Harry Potter and a winged unicorn (that was ironically imprisoned for 1000 years on the moon) from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Some of the Shadow segments can be Grade A nightmare fuel, such as one involving an alligator eating a pair of blue-suede shoes. Utterly bizarre.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Predictably, the UbiSoft games got critically panned, even though they're half-decent titles.
  • She Really Can Sing: Lynne Thigpen as Luna. It's especially poignant if you knew her best as The Chief, who never sang.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Tutter and Pip are Theo Lion. But, you'll only find out if you Google the credits, since Pigeonholed Voice Acting was averted and their voice are at very different pitch levels.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The show occasionally veer towards this with things like the "Dear Grandma" song. It never quite seems to get there, though, possibly because it's just too sincere.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Listen to The Goodbye Song. Then ponder upon the fact that Lynne Thigpen, the VA of Luna, passed away of a cerebral hemorrhage in 2003. After that, wipe those tears off your eyes, listen to Bear's ending speech, and when he ends with a "see you soon", remember that the show has actually been off the air for years.
    • A Beary Bear Christmas has the song where Tutter sings about what it would be like if he was homeless like the dog he had just seen on the streets. Also, according to Word of God, the writer of the song originally intended for the song to be mainly performed by Bear and not Tutter.
    • After Lynne Thigpen died, Noel MacNeal gave a speech at the celebration of her life. Here's an excerpt:
      When Lynne read the part of Luna with me, that was it. She was perfect, all the warmth and comfort and nurturing you'd expect from the moon. [...] She never saw this as just another job. She loved playing Luna and knew how so many children and adults loved Luna. Once on the set of The District, a crew guy found out Lynne was Luna and asked if she'd mind talking to his kid. And of course she didn't. He handed her the phone and I can only imagine the kid's expression knowing that Daddy was on location with the moon.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: There were a number of regular guests that they probably could have developed more or even become regulars, but on the whole they generally stuck with focusing for the most part on the main cast.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Ojo's a girl?
    • Treelo's a boy?
  • The Woobie: Ojo, at times, especially in the episodes "Lost Thing" and "Why Bears Can't Fly"