YMMV / Clone High

  • Americans Hate Tingle: The only time the show received any attention in it's original broadcast was when it managed to seriously piss off a number of Indian viewers with it's depiction of Mahatma Gandhi as a shallow, petty non-stop party animal. Granted, most people in India don't take too kindly to any negative depiction of Ghandi, who is still very much beloved in his home country. This led to protests outside of MTV India and Viacom's New York headquarters, convincing MTV to swiftly kill the already failing show.
  • Animation Age Ghetto: When it originally aired in 2002, the show carried a TV-14 rating in the United States, and a 18+ rating in its native Canada. Upon being released on DVD in 2005, the show as branded with a "G" rating on the DVD's sleeve. Someone believed that it was about a family-friendly affair in depicting the high school experience with teenaged clones of historical people. How wrong they were.
  • Awesome Music: The numerous 2000s-era pop punk and emo songs which score every episode, all of which were amazingly retained for the DVD release.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The way Ponce de Leon dies. It involves lots and lots of litter. And so much blood.
    • The whole episode with Ponce is this, except instead of being funny, it's sad.
    • "Nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys!" (car flips over)
    • JFK refusing to work Cleo's kissing booth because he doesn't want to kiss fat girls? Not funny. Cleo telling him that at least she doesn't complain about kissing poor people? Now it's funny.
    • The Spoof Aesop of "ADD (The Last D Is For Disorder)": people will only accept neurological disorder if they're less disgusted with it than homosexuality.
    • At one point, the head of the Board Of Shadowy Figures tells Scudworth that he's "on thin ice. Clone of Karen Carpenter thin!"note 
  • Cult Classic
  • Ear Worm: Raisin The Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts, especially "Higher" and "Pusher Man"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Van Gogh. After the first episode he only ever appeared in cameos, but it's not hard to find fanart of him.
  • Genius Bonus: The show is a lot funnier if you have a strong grasp on history.
    • All five main characters were murdered: Ghandi, JFK and Abraham Lincoln were assassinated by gunshot, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake and Cleopatra was bitten by an asp.
    • In "Plane Crazy; Gate Expectations," Abe tries to get a ride in the alleged plane with Buddy Holly, Richie Vallans, The Big Bopper, Jim Croce, Stevie Ray Vaugn and half of Lynyrd Skynyrd, all of whom died in plane crashes.
    • Ponce muses to Abe and Ghandi that life is short and there's no fountain of youth. Guess what the real Ponce de Leon famously spent his life looking for.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The caption at the end of the finale: "TO BE CONTINUED...?!"
  • Hollywood Homely: Joan, however some characters do seem to realize she's attractive before her reveal of Beautiful All Along. Inverted with Marie Curie, who is hideous yet no one treats her any differently.
  • Ho Yay: Well, JFK's foster-parents are a gay couple, plus there's JFK's crush on "John Dark". And his "best friend forever" Ponce in episode 10, complete with break-up and incessant weeping and crawling into the coffin. And then Abe holds him on the Thinking Dock.
    • Most Ho Yay of all, Gandhi's kiss with Abe in the episode "A.D.D.: The Last 'D' is for Disorder". Played for Laughs, but Gandhi still payed him for it, implying he liked it. Or he's stupid.
  • Memetic Mutation: STAMOOOOOOOS!
    • SAY WHAT?
      • To death, bro.
    • Bite-sized weiners!!
    • TRY AND CATCH ME, BITCH!
      • YOU'VE GOT CRABS, ASS-FACE!
    • Makeover Makeover, Makeover Makeover, Makeover Makeover... MAKEOVER!!
      • *clap clap clap!*
      • "For you and meeeeee."
      • "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
    • Did you see the pool? THEY FLIPPED THE BITCH!
    • ...Wesley.
    • When you eat your sweets/be sure to try/to limit your servings/or you'll DIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!
  • Misaimed Fandom: "Litter Kills.... Literally," which was intended as a scathing attack on dramas that introduce new characters to be killed off for the sake of cheap drama, plays the faux-drama Up to Eleven and ends up being the saddest episode of the whole show.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Pre-Saturday Night Live Will Forte stars as Abe Lincoln.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Used for a joke
    Smoking raisins is like LSD... on acid!
  • Unacceptable Targets: The show's portrayal of Gandhi has caused an uproar from Indians.
  • Vindicated by History: Barely made an impression in it's original run, receiving mediocre views and getting dropped by MTV as soon as the controversy with Ghandi's character came up. It now has an impressive cult following and is considered one of the best shows of The Millennium Age of Animation.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: Most fans of the show have never seen a single episode of the shows it set out to parody.

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