YMMV / Danger 5

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Kilroy in "Final Victory".
  • Critical Research Failure: Invoked intentionally. Any country that isn't America is portrayed as inaccurately as possible. For instance, Soviet Russia looks like a monarchy.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Series 2 amps up the dark humor considerably, and beautifully. The last episode ends with Pierre sleeping with a woman. Her husband comes in, shoots them both, then himself. The camera closes in on Pierre's body, making it seem like he's just faking his death and will come back to life... he doesn't.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Pierre appears to be a parody of this. A straighter example would be Mckenzie, Pierre's Lion butler from season 2.
  • Ho Yay: Pierre and Tucker.
    • The US soldiers in "Lizard Soldiers of the Third Reich".
    "Remember we all love you, Pte. Detroit. Like a lover."
    • Jackson takes it even further in series 2.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Hitler to a tee. He managed to get Atlantis on his side, went undercover both in an American high school and the FBI, killed SATAN and made himself immortal.
  • Memetic Mutation: Sensible Chuckle.
    • Oh my god, it's Hitler's dog!
  • Nightmare Fuel: The later episodes of Series 2 manage to be pretty unnerving while still being funny.
  • Seasonal Rot: While series 2 still got very positive reception, it is more or less agreed that it is less entertaining than series 1 due to relying on overdone 80's cliches rather than the relatively untouched 60's ones, an increased reliance on Surreal Humor, and dedicating a large amount of screen time to intentional scrappy Holly.
  • The Scrappy: Parodied with Kilroy. An anthropomorphic dog that spouts stoned surfer jargon and contributes very little, even hindering a mission by stashing his munchies in a submarine compartment where valuable equipment was supposed to be kept. Pierre always laughs at his antics and tells Kilroy he's the best, even though Kilroy's a pretty selfish character. Thankfully he's killed in his debut episode.
    • Parodied again with Holly, a cringe-inducingly obnoxious teenage brat played completely straight who serves only as The Load that the rest of the team need to constantly supervise and with Complete Immortality guaranteeing that she'll never die. All in all this makes the rest of the team hate her guts to the point where they all groan when she's forced to wear the fifth power ring.
  • The Woobie:
    • Tucker. He'd do anything for Claire, but is constantly getting pushed away. When they do finally get married, she's killed and he's left grieving.
    • Jackson is a bit of an Iron Woobie. He's constantly being strung along by Ilsa while she has numerous flings with evil men right in front of him. It gets worse in season 2, where he's constantly plagued with Vietnam flashbacks and ends up getting raped by his archnemesis wearing a mask shaped like Ilsa's face while the real Ilsa laughs at him.
  • Woolseyism: The Japanese dub does this in extremis due of the premise of the show. The most notable one being Hitler sounds helluvah lot like the rendition of Hitler from the German film Downfall or at least how he sounded in the Japanese dub of that film. as Hitler was voiced by the late Chikao Ohtsuka in the dub of that film, and the voice actor for Hitler in the series (Michio Hazama) does a very good imitation of Ohtsuka's voice when voicing Hitler.