YMMV / Brace Face

  • Anvilicious: After Sharon became a vegetarian, virtually every other episode featured Sharon shoving animal rights down people's throats and how right she is to do so. In one specific episode, she gets her brother to join a duck conservation group. When she finds out they condone hunting, she goes off on a rampage on how evil it is, even telling off Granola Girl Hannah for saying their justification is that it prevents overpopulation saying that nature would work its way out. By the end of the episode, she gets her brother to tell the people off for supporting hunting.
    • There was of course the standard Free the Frogs episode, although it is mostly anvilicious since the frogs are pre-killed in real life, and Sharon befriending an otherwise bitchy character solely for agreeing with her about the frog.
    • At the end of the episode where Sharon learns to accept Alden as a meat eater she says she can still "work on him" when they're married.
    • Ironically in season three she has to learn to eat meat due to acquiring anemia. It's tempting to say this has something to do with Alicia Silverstone, Sharon's first voice actress and the one plugging the environmentalism, leaving the show in season three.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice:
    • Possibly due to it being female geared, many men mainly remember Braceface for the breast expansion episode.
    • Likewise folks with foot fetishes cite this show as a main attraction for it, since the series really seemed to like lingering on shots of bare or socked feet.
  • Ear Worm: Braceface! My life gets complicated.
  • Girl-Show Ghetto: Somewhat subverted, it is a typical teenage girl show as one would expect. But it does end up tackling some pretty important issues such as relationships (both familial and budding), racism, homosexuality, ethical views and changes within one's body as they make their way through adolescence, which considering the time period this came out (2001), was still rather unheard of in a kid's show. Heck, it's theorized this was the reason Disney dropped the show after the second season due to being scared off by the heavier subject matter when airing it on its parent network. note . Although it's more likely that Disney simply had no interest in a still relatively niche show not produced by them, given that they were cancelling a lot of other shows acquired by their buyout of FOX Family with Beyblade and Power Rangers being the exception likely due to toy sales.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In the episode The Doctor Is In an epidemic goes through the junior high with people convinced they've got the bubonic plague, which was really a contagious yet non-fatal rash (students having thought it was a plague after a lecture on it), the absurdity of the situation came from the idea of 21st Century, First World students thinking they have a Medieval disease that mostly occurs in the poorest of countries after 1900. Flash forward to 2012, where a man in Oregon contracted it after pulling a rat out of his choking cat.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Miami Vices" features Sharon getting drunk after being invited to a party by her father's bandmates. While nothing bad happens other than Sharon getting a hangover after making a fool of herself, it is pointed out that underage drinking is extremely dangerous and Sharon's father, previously very laidback, is very upset with this turn of events.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Sharon's younger brother is voiced by Michael Cera, before he was known in the United States for playing George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development and the title character on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.