YMMV / Drawn Together

  • Acceptable Hard Luck Targets:
    • The mockery of Toot's weight issues is absolutely ruthless.
      • This has been lampshaded a few times. She's been described as things like "the same joke over and over" and "a one-dimensional fat joke".
    • The show does live by 'anything or nothing is acceptable to mock', and is pretty ruthless with all of it.
  • Acceptable Religious Targets: Clara's extreme devotion to Christianity is often used to make her a villain. The show could never decide if she was Catholic (she used rosaries) or Protestant (she listens to Kirk Cameron and believes in the rapture doctrine). Sometimes Jewish as well, like most of the characters (she considers some deeds a Mitzvah).
    • As the creators were Jewish, there are a ton of Jewish jokes, and a movie character who's sole purpose is Israel jokes.
    • One episode lampooned Hinduism, which is a rare target.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Even though Clara became very Flanderized in the later episodes of the show, it was still surprisingly sad when her arms were chopped off and she was killed in the movie.
  • Anvilicious: The movie tries really hard to argue the point that there can be a Grossout Show without it having to delivery a heavy-handed Aesop at the end just to justify the Vulgar Humor. Ironically, for trying to put down Toilet Humor shows that try to be too preachy, they are really preachy about this particular message ... and it's really hard to tell were trying to be ironic on purpose about it.
  • Awesome Music: Black Chick's Tongue, a parody of your typical Disney love ballad which manages to sound legitimately lovely. Thanks to Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Jess Harnell's vocals.
  • Base Breaker: Captain Hero. He essentially became the main character midway through season 2. Sure enough, he also became the most divisive character as a result.
  • Better on DVD: Much like Family Guy, this show's DVD version has raunchier scenes and lines and extended footage that had to be cut for time, content, and/or legal reasons, and, in a lot of fans' eyes, is worlds better than what Comedy Central (and, in some countries, MTVnote ) airs.
  • Cargo Ship: Foxxy and her Funyuns.
  • Crack Pairing: The show made a point of pairing every single character in every possible combination over the course of the show. Don't believe it? Pick two characters. Any two. Over the course of the show, these two will kiss, sleep together, have a relationship, or be teased to Hell and back.
  • Creator's Pet: Even fans of the character admit that Captain Hero is used way too much. Apparently the reason the creators used him so much was because they realized Captain Hero had no morals, no sense of restraint, and was a complete idiot, meaning they could literally make him do anything they wanted, and it would never be out of character for him.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Sometimes more than that.
    • One promo described them as "not just crossing the line, but throwing up all over it".
  • Cult Classic: This show has a very large cult following, especially on internet forums. Fans will often have entire conversations with each other using nothing but quotes from the show.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Xandir. He may be the most sympathetic member of the cast, but that doesn't say much considering who he lives with.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ling-Ling receives the least screen time of anyone in the cast, but is one of the most popular characters. Put that way, these two things are probably related.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Most fans really don't like The Movie.
  • Foe Yay: With Captain Hero and Scroto.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Captain Hero's necrophilia could be seen as a deconstruction of Death Is Cheap, which is a frequent trope in the superhero genre.
    • Toot, the 20's sex symbol, has hairy legs as part of her many Fan Disservice qualities. Women didn't typically start shaving until the 1930's.
    • Xandir isn't actually a straight-played video game character (no Pun intended), but is based on cartoons from the late 80's that were loosely based on video games (like The Legend of Zelda or The Super Mario Bros. Super Show) which were typically a lot more campy and homoerotic in hindsight.
  • Fridge Logic: Godzilla's cameo in which he accuses Ling-Ling of being a "Twinkie". He for some reason, is in the same studio Ling-Ling was giving his speech in. Another one: How the hell can he throw those paper cups with a literal handful of said paper cups and a tree with a sign? Not to mention, having an Improbable Aiming Skills to throw them at him?
    • And how the hell does Godzilla manage to give anyone crap about becoming American after 'Zilla?
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In one episode, Bill Cosby appears and mourns over the remains of a pudding reservoir. He then laments that without the pudding, he's just another "unemployed sexual predator." With rape allegations being directed towards him in 2014, the joke doesn't seem as funny as it once was.
    • The allegations have been around for ages and people in the business were aware of them... presumably the joke is exactly as intended, whether fans knew it or not.
  • Genius Bonus: A subplot involves Toot yearning for the arrival of the Wienermobile. The climax of this plot mimics the Ray Bradbury story "All Summer in a Day" when Toot is locked in the closet and misses her opportunity.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: One episode has a Black Rhinoceros make an impassioned plea for people to change their ways before it becomes extinct.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Princess Clara insisting gay marriage will lead to Nazis riding dinosaurs. Now we have Dinosaur D-Day.
    • Presumably, Clara wears purple because no other Disney princess was known for wearing purple. As of Tangled, Rapunzel takes that spot.
    • Remember the episode where M----- Mouse killed cartoon stereotypes for being politically incorrect? Well, three decades earlier, Terry Tsurugi was doing the same thing to similar live-action stereotypes for being hired guns to "those very nice people".
    • Also, do you remember the parody of The Empire Strikes Back at first with M----- Mouse, as well as Princess Clara dressing up as Queen Amidala in Wooldoor Sockbat's Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable? Well...
    • The character of Spanky is a lot more funny now that cheap, crude Flash-animated cartoons are popular.
    • In a couple of episodes, including the first one, Ling-Ling Mega Evolves.
    • Xandir bares a rather striking resemblance to Tenderhoof from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. It becomes even more funnier, considering that Tara Strong also works on that show, and the character she voices (Twilight Sparkle) eventually became a princess.
    • Rich Moore directed an episode of this show and went on to direct Wreck-It Ralph, which has a similar universe to this show, in that it has popular characters interacting with fictional popular characters. However, the difference, besides the fact that Wreck-It Ralph is a lot more family friendly, is that Drawn Together has popular cartoon characters interacting with fictional popular cartoon characters while Wreck-It Ralph has popular video game characters interacting with fictional popular video game characters. However, what's also funny is that Sarah Silverman and Adam Carolla were both in the movie and the show (Sarah guest starred in several episodes while Adam was a series regular).
    • One episode has Captain Hero snapping necks as his answer to all his problems. After Man of Steel, this is just hilarious.
  • Ho Yay:
    • After a certain point the show replaces the occasional homoerotic subtext with blatant homoerotic text.
    • Lampshaded when the housemates work out a plan to seduce a gunman.
      Foxxy Love: Is there anyone out there who didn't think that this would go gay?
    • In another episode, Captain Hero explains that the cast has a drinking game consisting of watching the show and taking drinks every time something gay happens. They're utterly trashed within minutes.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Toot, at least when she isn't receiving a Gross-Up Close-Up
    • Lampshaded in one episode where after yet another ruthless fat joke she screams "I'm not even that fat! I'm slightly overweight!"
  • Jerkass Woobie: Toot deliberately sets out to be "the bitch", after believing she can't be the sex symbol, but tends to suffer the most of the entire cast. She becomes more sympathetic as the series goes along.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Probably because Everyone Is Bi.
  • Love It or Hate It: Some fans love the ridiculous humor that really pushes the limits, while others state that as the reason why they hate the show.
  • Memetic Mutation: Just when you thought racism couldn't get any more racismer!
    • Soon I'll have more arms than the wackiest god in all of India!
  • Misaimed Fandom: The episode "Xandir and Tim, Sitting in a Tree" revolved around Hero creating an alternate identity named Tim, and in that character, having an affair with Xandir. Xandir/Hero shippers took the episode to mean that Captain Hero was secretly in love with Xandir, even though the episode's writer stated in an online forum that the point of Hero's masquerade was merely to get sex from Xandir without having to face any consequences.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Actually played with on the show a few times.
    • Case in point, Wooldoor implanting false memories of Foxxy getting sexually assaulted when she was a little girl, which leads her down a Roaring Rampage of Revenge as she mercilessly slaughters the people she thinks were responsible save one. When a horrified Foxxy asks why Wooldoor would do something like that, he casually says psychiatrists implant false memories all the time to make people feel better about how horrible they are. He then makes Foxxy think she's a chicken to get out of any retribution, which then cuts to a song about how false and implanted memories are great.
  • Nausea Fuel: A particular example happens in the episode Dirty Pranking No. 2, which focused on a habit Spanky has of defecating on pizza and showing it to the deliveryman.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Wooldor's transformation in Drawn Together Babies.
    • This scene!
  • The Scrappy: Played with in the episode "Lost in Parking Space, Part 2". In a parody of Hostel, mall patrons are able to torture various hated cartoon characters, including Daria (for some reason) and, the king of all irritating cartoon characters, Scrappy Doo.
    • Clara as of Season 2 became this after flanderization into a religious extremist.
  • Seasonal Rot: To some fans, season three, due to Comedy Central stalling on airing episodes and the show going too far with its gross-out humor.
  • Squick: So, so much.
  • Tear Jerker: Popeye's death in "The Lemon-AIDS Walk".
    • Clara and Wooldoor's deaths in the movie.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: With the exception of Captain Hero and the superhero genre, pretty much every character after the first season rarely had any reference to their original cartoon genres (Clara being a Disney Princess, Foxxxy being based on 60's Mystery Cartoons, Xandir being a Video Game character, etc.). It would show up occasionally, but there just seems like so much wasted potential.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The idea of a Big Brother style reality show that featured Expies of famous cartoon, video game, comic book, and anime/manga characters (and one who was an expy of Web Animation in general). We could have gotten to see each character react to the others in unique ways, resulting in Deconstruction and Reconstruction of many animation and reality television tropes (kind of like what The Amazing World of Gumball does now, only replace "reality television tropes" with "family/kids sitcom tropes"). Sadly, because most people believe that American animation can never be anything more than wacky kids' shows or crude adult satire, what we got was your typical, Family Guy-esque Black Comedy that crosses the line every minute on the minute.
  • Ugly Cute: Wooldoor and Spanky.
  • Uncanny Valley: The way the characters are animated in Flash.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Xandir isn't much liked by the other characters, but he is a popular character amongst fans.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: It was several episodes before Ling-Ling was identified as male; many viewers assumed he was female.
  • The Woobie:
    • Excludie, the ninth housemate who is excluded from everything. Fanfiction often casts Xandir in this role.
    • Ling-Ling. Especially in the movie when he pines for Xandir but can't have him.
  • Woolseyism: The Latin American dub brings funny new names for the characters (Puerquísimo Chancho, Morocha Amorocha, Mueble O'Algo) and a more over-the-top dub and general feeling which enhances the series.

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