YMMV / Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid

  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Also in "Bosko's Picture Show", there is a short scene of Adolf Hitler (in what is now considered the first time he's been caricatured in a Warner Bros. cartoon) chasing a caricature of Jimmy Durante with an axe. Although Durante was Catholic, not Jewish, it still stood that his most prominent (and thus, most comically exaggerated) feature was his large nose, which is associated with Jews.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The newspaper Bosko reads in "Bosko's Mechanical Man" is called the Daily Bugle.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Buddy is universally disliked by fans of the series, with both the character and his cartoons seen as a bland as wheat replacement for the fairly fun Bosko cartoons.
  • Seasonal Rot: The later Bosko cartoons got a lot blander and had much less frequent, tamer gags than the earlier Bosko shorts, in spite of the animation getting more polished. The Happy Harmonies Bosko shorts are likewise considered inferior to the earlier shorts, mainly for their cloying, sluggishly paced nature and weak gags, despite their exquisite artwork.
  • Take That, Scrappy!:
    • Bosko (and Buddy) shorts were run alongside other Looney Tunes shorts on Nickelodeon for a time. At some point they removed them and ADVERTISED IT, with an ad that went like: "See all your favorite characters! Bugs Bunny! Daffy Duck! Yosemite Sam! Porky Pig! ...and no Bosko! Sorry, Bosko!" This accompanied a short animation of Bosko in a closing Iris Out. No Bosko (or Buddy) cartoons were ever shown again.
    • Buddy's return in Animaniacs got him an entire episode that gave him this treatment.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • The MGM shorts featuring him due to his redesign as a black human boy.
    • The early Looney Tunes entires gave him a stereotypical Southern drawl, but later shorts gave him a higher Mickey Mouse-esque voice.