YMMV: Clifford the Big Red Dog

  • Base Breaker: The movie, which has a villain that tried to and succeeded in taking Clifford away from Emily Elizabeth, and an large heaping dose of Mood Whiplash thanks to Jody Gray's contribution that is an extremely depressing soundtrack. Part of the fanbase loved the emotional roller coaster. Part of the fanbase (which wanted a happy romp around Birdwell Island and nothing more) thinks it sucked because of being put through emotional roller coaster.
  • Blessed with Suck: Clifford. Think about it, he is literally as big as a house and has to spend the rest of his life outdoors and no longer sleep in a nice, warm house with Emily.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song to the cartoon series.
    • A lot of the background music could also fall in this category.
  • First Installment Wins: You'd be hard pressed to find anybody who watched or even remembers there being a spinoff. The fact that it was put on a once-a-week time slot probably did not help.
  • Fridge Horror: A lot of people had this when considering the results of Clifford marking his territory. Thank goodness for the Nobody Poops trope.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One episode has Emily Elizabeth recalling that on a Picture Day, her bangs were too short. Grey DeLisle voiced another character who sliced her own bangs off during her Villainous Breakdown.
  • Mary Sue: Whenever one of the human characters needs a lesson in The Power of Friendship, Emily Elizabeth is the one to drop the anvil. There is exactly one episode in the series' sixty-five episode run (which consists of 130 seperate stories) in which Emily Elizabeth is the one at fault: the one in which she neglects cleaning her room.
    • Clifford himself is more often than not a Marty Stu.
  • Mind Screw: Everyone in the movie has normal eyes. It's just creepy-looking.
  • Tear Jerker: "Friends Forever", where a young T-Bone has to deal with the fact that his friend, Hamburger, is moving away. Their goodbye is sad enough as is, even if you didn't grow up watching their voice actors.