YMMV / Big Nate

  • Bizarro Episode: One Sunday strip has Nate visit a beach, where his bike got stolen by a seagull. Most of the response/comments for this particular strip can be summed up as "...What?"
    • Another one, which is part of the Nate/Trudy strip series, has him walk away, smiling, until he literally starts FLYING. Also may count as a Tear Jerker.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Let's just say that Francis and Teddy comforting Nate about his breakup was not seen as it likely should've been.
  • Fridge Horror: How does Chester treat his family members?
  • Jerkass Woobie: Nate's not a nice person to say the very least, but his friends often treat him like crap, his teacher gives him a terrible grade for making a replica of the coliseum out of blocks, and it just seems that the universe hates him. There are multiple times Nate's just minding his own business and something bad has to happen to him or his friends purposely screw him over for amusement.
  • Uncanny Valley: Gordie looks...odd, to say the least.
  • Squick: Coach John collects kidney stones and loves showing the kids knee surgeries. "And the bone was poking through the skin!!"
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Francis and Teddy were seen as rather ungrateful and insensitive after Nate's breakup, especially after he mentioned it was so he could hang out with them.