YMMV: Encyclopedia Brown
- Alternative Character Interpretation: In the later books, how many of the people who come to Wilford Wiggins's latest scam are actually gullible enough to believe he has something, and how many are there just to see Encyclopedia pop the proverbial bubble?
- Recycled Script: Some of the mysteries also appear in Two-Minute Mysteries by the same author.
- Toy Ship: Encyclopedia and Sally in Fanon. Obviously.
- Unintentional Period Piece: The 1989 TV series has this. An example is Encyclopedia wearing a blazer with the sleeves rolled up; that just practically screams 1980s.