YMMV / Danger Mouse

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Danger Moth is one of the most popular characters of the 2015 series despite having so little screentime.
  • Fan Fic Fuel: A throwaway script gag in "The Duckula Show" regarding the vegetarian vampire's attempts to work in a date with Jeopardy Mouse inspired one fanfiction author to run with the idea of the two having a will they/won't they relationship. In a Continuity Nod to the "Duckula Show" episode, Jeopardy in one fanfic reveals she loves Duckula under the belief that he wrote this admission of love into the script. She's livid when he admits that he had written something completely different, and non-romantic, into the script instead and that she said this under her own power.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: The Squawkencluck/Penfold 'ship. Most fics don't really have them embrace their feelings for one another, instead choosing to build a relationship between the two more slowly and allowing their interactions in the show to guide where they take them next.
    • Danger Mouse/Danger Moth and Danger Moth/Squawckencluck fanfics are quite popular with some fanfic authors.
  • Genius Bonus: In the 2015 episode "Greenfinger", the "Welsh Space Plant" closes the show by singing a triumphant song. Welshians in the audience will recognize it as the traditional Welsh song "Men of Harlech" sung in Welsh.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Known under the title Dare Dare Motus, this series was popular in France in the time. Subverted in that nowadays, you'll be hard pressed to find people who remember about it.
    • Highly debatable. It's still extremely well-known even among people who've never really watched it.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the original series episode "The Wild, Wild Goose Chase", Baron Greenback gets the best of DM and Penfold at the end by sending them on a Wild Goose Chase. DM's response upon realising it? He flushes several shades of red with rage and shouts "I...HATE...THAT...TOAD!!!".
    • The 2016 episode "Hail Hydrant" shares some parallels with the "Hydra Cap" controversy. Though it first aired a month afterwards, the episode would have been made long before.
  • Ho Yay: This exchange from "All Fall Down":
    Mac The Fork (on phone to Dudley Poyson) Listen, Dudley...how do ye feel about bein' mah partner?
    Dudley: (laughs giddily) Are you proposing marriage?
    • To say nothing of Danger Mouse's passport listing Penfold as his spouse in the new series.
  • Macekre: For once from English into something else. The series was dubbed into Gaelic for Scottish audiences (population of Scotland approx 5.5 million, number of Gaelic speakers somewhere between 10,000 and 50,000) and the result is rightly regarded as an abomination. For a start, ITV changed the title character's name and theme tune. (He was given the rather generic Scottish name of "Donnie Murdo", because why would "Cunnart Luch" have "DM" on his chest?)
  • Moe: The reboot gives off quite a few:
  • Ship Teasing: While not seen all that much in the first season of the reboot, the second season has begun to sow seeds for more personal relationships from the leads and their supporting cast, this has even extended to giving Penfold a recurring love interest with hollywood actress Scarlett Johamster.
    • Jeopardy Mouse longs for DM's company when the pair lead separate lives stranded on an alien planet, and one of the captives on the planet is a Shipper on Deck for the pair. In another episode, Jeopardy invites both DM and Penfold to America to spend thanksgiving dinner with her..and gets slightly emotional when she explains to them how much she values their friendship (of course, DM gets the wrong end of the stick and thinks she's talking about people in her life other than himself and Penfold)
      • The episode "Day of the Derek" reveals Danger Mouse and Penfold's future descendants will marry.
      • Seemingly aware of the online fanbase for Squawkencluck and Penfold, the show has developed more of a personal bond between the two of them in the second season. So far Squawk has teased him, hugged him, Penfold's made her laugh, and in "There's Something About Scarlett", she was being a pal to him and telling him how to handle a woman on a date.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Some are not happy about the 2015 series lowering DM's intelligence and succumbing to the Positive Discrimination route by introducing two female protagonists who are for the most part smarter and more competent than him.
    • Although this may be less a case of dumbing down and simply a case of Technology Marches On- as an agent who was active in the early 1980's and about twenty years out of step even then would naturally be clueless about innovations such as advanced security systems and digital tablets, while the younger, more tech-savvy next generation would be far more familiar with such things.note 
    • Likewise, the fame-hungry Count Duckula (Christmas Special cameo notwithstanding.) might suffer exactly the same sort of Culture Shock upon re-awaking in 2016 and finding that YouTube has superseded "telly" and social media has replaced the newspaper. note 
    • Danger Mouse's reduced intelligence aside, Baron Greenback is an evil German all-of-a-sudden, and is now known as Baron Silas "von" Greenback.note 


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