YMMV / Bubsy

YMMV items for the games:

YMMV items for the cartoon:

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: As if a show about Bubsy wasn't enough to turn people away, they also added his equally annoying niece and nephew, and all three constantly torture poor Arnold.
  • Bile Fascination: Pretty much the only reason to watch this. It's suggested that you do so with the aid of The Annotated Series.
  • Colbert Bump: It definitely got a boost after it was riffed by The Annotators.
  • Designated Hero: Bubsy is a self-absorbed Jerkass who frequently treats his sidekick Arnold like an inanimate object (he even mistakes him for a wrench at one point), making it hard to root for him.
  • Drinking Game: Take a drink every time Bubsy says, "What could possibly go wrong?"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Arnold is one by default, due to being the one relatable character in the entire show.
    • Oblivia and Ally Cassandra, mainly for their designs.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The idea of a helmet that can shape reality through the user's imagination would later be used in Can You Imagine That? (and to a lesser extent in Trouble Island).
  • Memetic Mutation: Bubsy's iconic (or infamous...) line from his pilot, "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?". It's become a popular reaction pic and often has the "Po" replaced with "Paw".
  • Most Annoying Sound: "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?". Hell, Bubsy's voice in general is so obnoxious it'll make your ears bleed before the show's over. There's a reason Rob Paulsen considers this pilot an Old Shame.
  • The Scrappy: Bubsy himself, due to his personality and especially his voice.
    • Pretty much everyone except Arnold (the only decent character — who is unfortunately The Chew Toy).
  • Unacceptable Targets: The cartoon considers Arnold's fear of trucks — which resembles PTSD — a source or humor.
  • The Woobie: Arnold, dear god, the one character that hates Bubsy, thus making him relatable, spends the entire episode being the subject of all the slapstick in the form of being tortured by Bubsy's little demon niece and nephew, crashing through a roof, getting beaten over the head, and getting electrocuted. He apparently suffers from some sort of post-traumatic stress due to raging murderous semis who are genocidally killing his race and none of the punishment he receives is warranted to any degree. He deserves absolutely none of it and it makes the show almost cringeworthy to watch this poor character go through such a mess.