- Anvilicious: There is nothing in the world more anvilicious than this special, except possibly flashing "DRUGS ARE BAD FOR YOU" for half an hour (which might be just as entertaining in a weird way, if not more so). It actually tries to drop multiple anvils at once: the anti-drug one, the one about talking to others if you know someone's on drugs and/or committing crimes because of drugs, and one for the parents about watching your children like hawks for any sign of deviance. While the third is pretty groan-inducing as well, the Corey subplot actually makes the good point that confronting problems like this directly is the best way to keep a family unit healthy, so this one usually gets the fewest complaints.
- Clueless Aesop: Can you take a discussion about drug abuse seriously when it's coming from characters such as Simon, Bugs Bunny, and especially Michelangelo?
- Ear Worm: "Wonderful Ways to Say No", oddly enough.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop:
- Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles chastises Mikey for trying to get his wallet after it's stolen. Bear in mind that not 5 minutes ago, Mikey was chastised for stealing a piggy bank. Stealing is bad, getting your stolen things back is also bad? It could be Hand Waved as Michelangelo getting Mikey to focus on one thing at a time, because as we all know, drugs are more important than money.
- On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver played a portion of Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (as a depiction of how much of an Anti-Drug fervor we were in the 80s and 90s) before mentioning this Family-Unfriendly Aesop:
John Oliver: [Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue] had a clear message to kids: "If you do drugs, all your favorite cartoon characters will show up and talk to you. Is that what you want? Is that what you want?"
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Bugs uses a time machine in the middle of the story. In The Looney Tunes Show, he's a Science Hero who gets involved in a time travel plot.
- Nightmare Fuel: Never mind the overall bizarre tone of the special. There's a truly mind-breaking dream sequence right about when Mikey hits rock-bottom.
- So Bad, It's Good: It's a wasted opportunity for a truly memorable crossover (in the way audiences then were hoping), but it's still amusing watching classic cartoon characters try to tackle a subject like drug abuse.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: An official crossover starring popular characters from The Renaissance Age of Animation and a few from The Golden Age of Animation… As The Nostalgia Critic pointed out, it's too bad this coincided with a preachy special about a teenager with drug problems. And even then, they had to make this a Fake Crossover by having the characters come to life from merchandise items, Toy Story style, rather than admitting the characters were themselves.
- Unfortunate Implications: Slate Magazine discusses this regarding Corey:
Mark Gordon Legan: As our movie starts, a pot crazed brother is stealing from his cute, Aryan-looking sister.
- What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Considering the intent of the special, that's a stupid question to ask. Then again, if you look at it with a cynical eye, then it does feel like someone had to have been on drugs to come up with something this batshit insane. Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks explaining what marijuana on its own is a little mind-bending.