These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Awesome Moments: Steve as a pirate in "Steve the Fearless Pilot" standing up to Woody, rounding up the local rednecks (Bobby, BoDean, and Firecracker Jim) as his crew, and winning over Ethel.
Bile Fascination: Most likely the reason why the show has viewers if it's hated so much and has been renewed for seasons two and three.
Critical Dissonance: Critics destroyed the show but it somehow got a second AND THIRD season (possibly due to Comedy Central's adoration of Daniel Tosh).
Also Dylan P. Gadino of Laugh Spin called Brickleberry "fast-paced and hilarious". Clarke Collis of Entertainment Weekly said that Brickleberry "tends to rise above your average adult-animation fare." And it's got a 7 on IMDB & TV.com. The rowdy reviewer says he can't understand why,and Mr.Enter doesn't like it.
Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: A few reviews have noted that the show tries too hard to offend, and as a result quickly desensitizes you to the brand of humor unless you were already a fan of it. As a result, the episodes get boring.
Dude, Not Funny!: Besides the two tropes above, some of Malloy's comments are simply mean-spirited instead of being mean-spirited and funny.
Genius Bonus: The name of the town's bar is called "Epstein's Bar," a pun on the Epstein-Barr virus, a common virus in humans (one of the most common ones) that has been linked to such diseases as infectious mononucleosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and at least two conditions associated with HIV (hair leukoplakia and central nervous system lymphoma).
Jerk Sue: Malloy dances around the borderline of this and Karma Houdini. He is pretty much going to get away with nearly every rude comment and cruel act done at the expense of others repeatedly without getting any karmic punishment each episode (though see Too Dumb to Live and What an Idiot below). Given it is Daniel Tosh voicing him, it might have been intentional.
Just Here for Godzilla: As bad as other people claim the series is, episodes like the pilot, "Two Weeks Notice," "Squabbits," "Steve's Bald," "Miracle Lake," "Trailer Park," "My Way or the Highway," "Scared Straight," and "My Favorite Bear"note the one with Maurice LaMarche as Steve's favorite kids' show host who turns out to be a hedonistic, manipulative asshole are considered some of the better episodes.
Steve eating a Cheeto covered in mud, coyote snot, and bird shit.
"The Animals Strike Back" is easily one of the more disturbing episodes, where we get to see a winking moose anus of all things.
So Okay, It's Average: The show managed to get a 6.2/10 on IMDB, even though most people have trashed this show for being yet another vulgar adult cartoon trying to be like South Park and Family Guy.
Too Dumb to Live/What an Idiot: In the first episode, Malloy still went inside the redneck rapist's trailer to get his junk food fix, despite that the redneck had proof that he was a sexual predator (duct tape, chloroform, and a court order stating that he stay 50 yards away from children and small animals) and Malloy called him out on it. He didn't even leave the trailer when the guy got suited up in bondage gear and stated that Malloy was going to be stuffed.
The Woobie: Connie showed some shades of this, but becomes this once her past is revealed. Her parents were extremely prejudiced against homosexuals and had her get electroshock therapy by the church. When it didn't work, they simply disowned the poor girl and got a dog as a replacement, then removed her from all their photos.
Of course, other episodes show her to be as much of a Jerkass as everyone else in the show.