!![[WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers The Series]]
* CanonFodder: Loads of it; for example, Gadget's past and the fate of her father has never been explored.
** And what about what happened between Monterey Jack and Gadget's father? Or what Monterey Jack was doing before he met the Rangers (and how exactly he got those "cheese attacks," because they don't seem to me to be something he got from his parents [both of whom appeared during the show's run]).
*** The cheese attacks can be explained by RuleOfFunny.
* ContestedSequel: Any official comics. [[Comicbook/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Those released by Boom! Comics in particular]], for unlike every other official CDRR release, they came almost two decades after the last official story, and they came after the fandom and its FanFiction culture had been established.
* CrazyAwesome: Dale's plans make him just this.
* DieForOurShip: Poor Sparky. While he isn't usually outright ''hated'', because he gets a ShipTease with Gadget in the episode he appears in his existence has been known to make quite a few [=Chip/Gadget=] or [=Dale/Gadget=] shippers uncomfortable.
%%* DracoInLeatherPants: Lahwhinie.
* EarWorm:
** It's a Disney Afternoon show, so naturally the theme song will get stuck in your head.
** The Fat Cat Stomp from "Adventures in Squirrelsitting".
** The Coo-Koo Cola jingle in "The Case of the Cola Cult".
** Even some of the background music.
** The extraordinarily catchy "The Best of Everything" from the pilot.
** The NES Game's entire soundtrack. Zone J is particularly memorable.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Gadget. Disney was honestly surprised with her popularity. Though [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom they shouldn't have been]].
** Foxglove the Bat, despite appearing in only one episode, has an ''enormous'' cult following, even getting her own (fan-made) website for a time!
* EvilIsSexy: Lahwhinie, although she is basically the EvilTwin to Gadget. Also Desiree D'Allure.
* FanficFuel: Most prominently, the scenes in "To the Rescue, Part 3" when Monty and Gadget talk about Geegaw, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers, and the end of "Good Times, Bat Times" which leaves the Dale/Foxglove pairing unresolved.
* {{Fanon}}: Chip ''Maplewood'' and Dale ''Oakmont'' was coined by Michael Demcio in ''Rhyme and Reason''; it's been used by pretty much every fanfic writer ever since.
** To lesser degrees, there are more examples such as Gadget's coffee addiction or Tammy as a nurse.
*** There's also the death of Gadget's mother (who went unmentioned in the series, and has been given many different names) and father (who was only mentioned in the pilot). There's been countless theories created by the fandom, but pretty much everyone agrees that Gadget's mother died well before Geegaw.
** When Lahwhinie appears in FanFic, she's related to Gadget (usually her [[LongLostRelative long lost twin sister]]) more often than not.
*** Tammy as a nurse may have [[AscendedFanon become canon]], depending on how canonical one views the BOOM! comics.
* FanPreferredCouple: The [[ShipToShipCombat one great debate]] is not about whom Gadget shall be together with. It is about whether ("pro") or not ("anti") Gadget shall be together with Chip. No matter whom she'd end up with, if anyone, if not with Chip. The majority of fans, by the way, seems to be in favor of Chip/Gadget. Also, Dale/Foxglove. More obvious, but less debated.
** Interesting side fact: Prior to the premiere of "Good Times, Bat Times", Dale and Gadget were the major FanPreferredCouple.
** You'll notice not many people ship Gadget with the OneShotCharacter Sparky, a lab rat and basically Gadget's equivalent to Dale's Foxglove; a one episode ShipTease. This is basically the pairing pros and antis can both agree to dislike.
* {{Ficdom}}: A few fans declared that they're bigger fans of the FanFic than of the show itself.
* GeniusBonus: Monterey Jack is obsessed with cheese. Monterey Jack is also the name for a blend of cheese from Monterey, California. This leads to a little bit of FridgeLogic when you consider that he's Australian, but named after a cheese from California.
** FridgeBrilliance: Both of Monty's parents (Camembert Kate and Cheddarhead Charlie) are travelers and adventurers. Maybe they were in Monterey, California once and named him then.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Judging from the fanart from that particular country, a sizable portion of the ''Rescue Ranger'' fandom comes from Russia. A slightly disturbing subset of Russian Rangers fandom literally ''worships'' Gadget. [[http://www.odditycentral.com/news/russian-cult-worships-female-cartoon-character.html No, this is not a joke.]]
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The voice Creator/JimCummings uses when he plays Monterey Jack's father Cheddarhead Charlie on the episode "Parental Discretion Retired" is actually the voice Cummings used to play Monterey Jack after Creator/PeterCullen left the show. "Parental Discretion Retired" was one of the early episodes that had Monterey Jack voiced by Peter Cullen.
** In "A Wolf in Cheap Clothing", Jim Cummings voices a Tasmanian devil. A couple of years later, Cummings would become the voice for ''the'' [[WesternAnimation/TazMania Tasmanian Devil]] (as in, the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character)
** Monterey Jack talked a lot like [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin]] already before the latter was even known outside Australia.
** And then there's "A Chorus Crime" which features [[HappyFeet large quantities of penguins tap-dancing on the ice]].
** In the episode "A Lad in a Lamp", the genie is voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta. The episode predated Disney/{{Aladdin}} by three years and is funny because Dan Castellaneta would become TheOtherDarrin for the Genie in the Aladdin animated series due to Creator/RobinWilliams having a dispute with Disney.
* HoYay: Dale during the [[DisguisedInDrag drag act]] in ''Adventures of Squirrelsitting''. He's clearly enjoying his disguise and is flirty with both Chip, Monthy and even [[FoeYay Fat Cat]].
-->'''Monthy''': I'm sorry, pallies. But Gagdet needs some cover.
--> '''Dale''': No problem! (winks and rotates his shoulder)
%%* IronWoobie: Tom from the episode "Robocat".
* JustHereForGodzilla:
** Some viewers want just watch Gadget.
** And then there are the episodes "Adventures in Squirrelsitting" and "Good Times, Bat Times" where even more people are here for Tammy and Foxglove respectively.
* MoralEventHorizon: Fat Cat crosses it in 'Adventures in Squirrelsitting' when he threatens to drop Tammy and Bink to their deaths if he doesn't get the Maltese Mouse and even when he gets what he wants he drops them. Thankfully, Chip and Dale are there to save them.
* MostAnnoyingSound: For some Chip's high-pitched voice. Also Professor Nimnul's crazy laugh.
* OneSceneWonder:
** Foxglove from "Good Times, Bat Times". Foxglove has an entire website devoted to her (and now dedicated to her voice actress, the late Deborah Walley).
** Tammy and Bink from "Adventures in Squirrelsitting".
** Queenie from "Risky Beesness".
** Sparky from "Does Pavlov Ring a Bell?"
** Geegaw Hackwrench from "To the Rescue, Part 3" isn't even really a character, he is only ever shown on a picture. Yet, despite his unknown fate and total personal absence, he is quite popular in the fandom.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Chip and Dale tend to be more memorable and beloved for their heroic roles in the show than their [[BaseBreakeringCharacter rather polarising tenure]] as Donald and Pluto's foes in the ClassicDisneyShorts.
* {{Shipping}}: Chip/Gadget, Dale/Foxglove, et al. If there's even one hint of a ship in the series, someone's supported it somewhere in the fandom.
* ShipToShipCombat: The debate over the Chip/Gadget ship led to two flame wars known as the Ranger Wars (one in 1997 and the other in 1998), and it will probably never be settled.
* UglyCute:
** Zipper's pretty cute for a bug.
** Foxglove still manages to be ''very'' cute, without being a HumanoidFemaleAnimal.
* TheWoobie:
** Gadget can have amazing Woobie appeal when she loses confidence in her piloting or inventing skills, such as in "To the Rescue" and "The Case of the Cola Cult".
** Dale also counts considering how much he's made fun of, and is hurt in the process.

!![[VideoGame/ChipNDaleRescueRangers The Games]]
* AnticlimaxBoss: While the first game as a whole isn't too hard, a number of the bosses (including [[BigBad Fat Cat]]) barely move at all, and are highly predtaictable.
* EvenBetterSequel: The second game isn't as well known due to being released so late in the [=NES's=], but it improved on the first in nearly every way possible, from graphics, to gameplay, to having a story that would not be out of place in a multi-part TV episode.
* GameBreaker: In the second game, proper use of the fastball special makes most bosses incredibly easy.
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Both games are held in high regard as classic co-op platformers.
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