YMMV / Cyberchase

  • Angst? What Angst?: A minor case overall, but Season 10's Scanner, after losing his video game during the first episode via the events of personally stopping Hacker, is pretty darn chill about it. Straight priorities are definitely one thing, but considering how attached to the hip he was to that game throughout most of the episode, one would think he'd be a tad more disappointed at it breaking apart than he was, even with his newly-discovered blessings of physical activity.
  • Broken Base: Starting with Season 9, the show no longer discussing mathematics, focusing on environmental problems. Some fans don't like this change, as the math sections were what made the show unique, though other stated it's not bad, as the show would've either repeat the same issues they tackled before, or go to a harder level of mathematics, which the demographic would get more puzzled (plus, because the kids are still around elementary/middle school age).
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Slider, Creech, and Shari Spotter.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Ledge.
  • Narm: Motherboard being deconstructed in "A Battle of Equals".
    Motherboard: Hacker Alert—-FIND FIND FIND—-I am Motherboard—-FIND FIND
  • Nightmare Fuel: Ledge "Hackerizing" a majority of the cast with Inez being the only hold out. This includes Matt and Jackie who aren't even native to Cyberspace. Inez missed being Hackerized too by luck alone...
    • Motherboard's appearance is this for some due to falling into Uncanny Valley by having two entirely different shaped eyes.
    • The Frog in Trick or Treat also counts. Especially when the group are crawling around looking for it and it appears above their heads bearing a Slasher Smile.
  • Periphery Demographic: It's an Edutainment Show about elementary school math concepts. It has a trope sheet. In fact, a decent amount of high schoolers and college students have admitted they watched it.
    • There was also a formerly-active message board that required members to be over 18.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 9 is this due to no longer discussing mathematics, focusing on environmental problems. Season 10 continues this by having stock edutainment morals. The low-budget flash animation for both seasons is a downgrade for fans as well.
    • Also, "For Real". Harley failed to appear at all and Harry's Character Development was completely undone, but also Bianca returned only to share segments with Harry and have her signature childishness be drastically toned down.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Happily Ever Afterville. Good lord, Happily Ever Afterville.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with a Cybersite called "Helping Hand Land" that mercifully only appeared in "Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green", which was as child-friendly as humanly possible and populated by a Barney expy. Granted, this seems to have been the point, and everything turns green and mean quickly.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: After having several seasons being traditionally animated, switching to Flash seemed very, VERY wrong.
  • Toy Ship: Matt/Inez and Slider/Jackie are the most popular.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Flash seasons of the show are sometimes animated as badly as Johnny Test.
    • The main trio (and to a certain extent Motherboard, Hacker, Buzz and Delete) look very Off Model in the seventh episode of the series, "The Poddleville Case". Justified as it was the pilot, originally produced and aired as a "sneak peek" on WNET-13 (the New York PBS station that produces the series) in March of 2000 before becoming part of the series proper after its debut in 2002.
  • What an Idiot: When the Cybersquad and Dr. Marbles finally retrieve the Encryptor Chip from the ancient pyramid, Hacker sends Buzz and Delete down to steal it. What does Dr. Marbles do? He just stands there as they yank it from his hand.