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YMMV: Brickleberry
  • Bile Fascination
  • 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).
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Well, it's definitely aiming for that, but many a critic has criticized it for crossing the line thrice.
  • 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  are considered some of the better episodes.
  • Nausea Fuel: 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.
  • Serial Numbers Filed Off: Has been compared unfavorably to Family Guy in its later seasons in terms of its dark, often sociopathic sense of humor and the fact that both shows have animals that can talk (Brian the dog and Malloy the Bear). Its art style has been compared to Seth MacFarlane's, even though it looks nothing like it.
  • 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.

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