YMMV / Dragon Tales

  • Accidental Innuendo: Just check out this little gem from "Goodbye Little Caterpoozle":
    Ord: You kissed a caterpoozle!
    Wheezie: It's no worse than kissing a brother! (kisses Zak on the cheek)
    Zak: Eww, sister germs!
  • Base-Breaking Character: Fans either find Ord to be lovable, or are annoyed by his constant whining.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The reason all the songs on the show are available over two CDs. Additionally, the music played by Quetzal for the freeze dance game in "Tails, You Lose." Relaxing, majestic, and beautiful. It's helped by the fact all the songs were composed and several of them were sung by Joey Levine of Ohio Express fame. (He's also responsible for many well-known advertisement jingles).
  • Designated Villain: Cyrus isn't really doing anything wrong. He's doing what nature intended for him to do and the gang is messing with nature by preventing him from eating eggs, which is what he's SUPPOSED to do; however, he does commit one outright villainous act when he steals Emmy's detective kit.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A slightly Mexican-looking setting, and a white object that if used transports its users into a colorful, surreal world populated by dragons. You do the math.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song like woah, and many of the Dragon Tunes. If you have a young relative who likes this show, you WILL get at least one stuck in your head.
  • Fanfic Fuel: What happens to Dragon Land when Max and Emmy grow up?
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: This show was huge in Canada when it premiered, and was so popular that many fans wrote to CBC about adding an additional after-school timeslot for the show. Also, while Zack and Wheezie are the most popular characters in the United States, Cassie is the most popular character in Canada.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Idiot Plot: As stated on Broken Aesop on the main page, the entire plot of "Bad Share Day" is only kept in motion because not one person in the entire cast ever thinks to just draw more crayons. It's implied to some degree that everything the crayon makes is only temporary, but it's never made completely clear and the fact that the crayon draws an army of himself to clean up a mess just makes it all the more ridiculous.
  • Moment of Awesome: Each of the dragons gets one in "A Crown For Princess Kadoodle."
  • MST3K Mantra: It's just best not to question some of the more, erm, biological aspects of Zak and Wheezie.
  • Periphery Demographic: Enough to garner a 5.8 score on IMDb.
  • Popular with Furries: It has a niche and is a Gateway Series for dragon fans.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Enrique especially since his debut was pretty much the exact same storyline as the pilot episode. Many fans felt his presence unneeded. He sure misses his abuelita and Colombia...
    • Wheezie could also be this for some viewers, mainly due to the fact that she never shuts up.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Most of the time. Although minor quarrels do crop up from time to time.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Mr. Pop comes off this way in "Wheezie's Last Laugh," since he steals Wheezie's laugh. Most viewers, particularly those in the Periphery Demographic, find Wheezie's laugh very grating (it goes hee hee hee, ha ha, snort snort!) , so most end up rooting for Mr. Pop instead. This is saying something because he is supposed to be a villain.
  • The Woobie:
    • Due to all the little abuse Zak regularly takes, it's hard to not want to reach out and give him a hug or a cuddle.
    • Cassie too, given how easily she gets upset and how hard it is for her to speak up. She's also the nicest dragon in the show, tied with Quetzal (which admittedly is not saying much since most Dragonland citizens are friendly), so even on the very, VERY rare occasions where she's acting selfishly (jealousy over little brother Finn, for example, or getting worried that a new dragon will take Emmy's friendship away), her reasons are realistic enough that the viewer doesn't lose sympathy. And easy to want to give her a big gigantic hug.
    • Ord is one of the most relatable characters of the show, because of how nervous he is much of the time.