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- Acceptable Targets:
- The British, even though Skarr is a Brit.
- Canada and New Jersey as well. In fact, the Canadian mounties have British mannerisms.
- Even Hector hates Brad Pitt, as he was among a group of candidates for new bodies and he dismissed all of them.
- Adaptation Displacement: Many people forget that this show and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy originated as Grim & Evil. Or to a bigger extent, this show.
- Audience-Alienating Premise: A human brain and stomach attached to a bear wanted to rule the world.
- Awesome Music:
- The theme song is very epic-sounding and is a perfect match for the size of Hector's determination to conquer the world.
- All of the songs from the musical episode are very catchy and well-written.
- Best Known for the Fanservice: Ghastly had a surprising amount.
- Crosses the Line Twice: Or four times.
Skarr: Stick the knife in his back, and twist! TWIST! TWIIIIIIIIIIIST!!!!
- Crossover Ship: Ghastly gets one with Hoss Delgado.
- Evil Is Sexy: A mild mix with Major Doctor Ghastly.
- Fandom Rivalry: There are some fans who debate over whether this show or The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is the better of the two.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans choose to disregard the "Company Halt" segment from Billy & Mandy.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Over 15 years since the show debuted, the brain of the former Patriots player/murderer Aaron Hernandez is kept.
- Memetic Mutation: Ghastly repeatedly pressing the letter Y while yelling "Why?"
- Moral Event Horizon: Cod Commando went beyond the pale when it was revealed that he's the reason Hector is reduced to a Brain in a Jar in the first place.
- Most Wonderful Sound: Hector Con Carne's laugh.
- Nausea Fuel: All the brain injuries to Hector Con Carne can get pretty sickening and hard to watch.
- Older than You Think: Many people believed Skarr came from Billy & Mandy when it turns out he came from this cartoon first.
- Rooting for the Empire: Can be seen by many as the whole point of the show.
- "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: The show has been forgotten with the releases of Despicable Me, Megamind and Suicide Squad, with similar themes.
- So Okay, It's Average: Like many fellow lesser known Cartoon Cartoons, this show is considered to be a pretty decent watch that never quite lived up to its contemporaries. In Evil Con Carne's case, its more popular sister show The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy makes things harder to live up to.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: General Skarr tends to get more attention than the rest of the cast. His use as a Transplant in the sister show The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is a likely factor.
- Tear Jerker: A meta example, but there's the fact that this was the very last of the famous Cartoon Cartoons....ever (well, there was Grim and Evil before it got split up into different shows but still).
- Unintentionally Sympathetic: Hector may be a conceited jerk who wants to conquer the world, but he cared about his body and some of his allies, including Boskov and Ghastly.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Cod Commando is meant to be the show's Hero Antagonist, but he destroyed Hector's body and is not sympathetic towards Hector and his army at all.
- The Woobie: Hector lost his body and begs his army to get it back for him.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" was about Hector and his allies were getting prepared for invading New Zealand as Operation Z-Day but Boskov stayed for hibernation. About nine minutes of the two-part segment consisted of being boring.