YMMV / Clone High

  • Americans Hate Tingle: This show is not terribly popular in India, as Indians dislike the portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi as a shallow, petty individual who easily caves to peer pressure and shallow whims. However, it's wholly justified due to Clone!Gandhi caving under the pressure to be the perfect paragon that the original Gandhi was. The main theme of the show is the clones of historical figures trying to be like (or not be like) the originals.
  • 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. Some misunderstandings resulted in that it was about a family-friendly affair in depicting the high school experience with teenaged clones of historical people. How wrong they were.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The way Ponce de Leon dies. It involves lots and lots of litter. And so much blood.
  • 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.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The caption at the end of the finale: "TO BE CONTINUED...?!"
    • Alternatively, Harsher in Hindsight.
    • Ghandi's second single as a rapper "You're A G Ol' Flag" which is nothing but interjections lazily layered over a pre-existing song, was already timely at the Turn of the Millennium, but wouldn't be out of place with plenty of hackneyed rap acts of The New Tens.
  • 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."
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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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