YMMV / Fish Hooks

  • Awesome Art: Not that the show is normally a slouch in the animation department, but there quite a few fans who preferred the human character designs in "Pool Party Panic". Aside from them managing to avert falling in to the Uncanny Valley and all of them actually looking good if not better, their faces, shape, and personality are honest-to-god faithful to their fish counterparts and beautifully diverse.
  • Cliché Storm: Possibly half the reason the show is considered adequate due to having plots that have been used before. These episodes usually take place in school. For example, you think we would've seen an episode about class pictures, passing a test, forgetting someone's anniversary before?
  • Crazy Awesome: Milo. He is the self-titled party guy, and it shows of how much awesome he can be.
  • Critical Dissonance: The show has not been as well received by critics as some other animated Disney shows, but this show still scored about 3 million viewers on average each new episode. Not to mention the pilot, "Bea Stays In the Picture", scored a huge 4.8 million, which is about more than most episodes of Spongebob Squarepants.
  • Ear Worm:
    • The theme song.
    • Final exam! Final exam! You better get ready for the final exam!
    • Eat Dip! Eat Dip! Eat Dip, Eat Dip, Eat Dip!
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: The Latin American Spanish dub of Fish Hooks has the voices of Milo, Bea, and Oscar singing the theme song. The end of the series finale has the gang sing a variant of the theme song in celebration of their graduation, meaning that the last lines the dub's voice actors recorded were likely the parts of the theme song they first sang.
  • Growing the Beard: The show is better received later on due to more apparent character development and better plots in general.
  • Idiot Plot: There are many, many episodes who have this:
    • "Milo's Magical Shake", and is it ever. Long story short, Milo gets his 1,000th milkshake for free along with 999 shakes he bought previously, names it Emily, and cherishes the moment rather than drinks her. Milo doesn't even consider drinking Emily even when she starts to melt, and his friends even hold an intervention! Of course, Milo was the main character of this one.
    • "Oscar is a Playa": Based on an assumption between Escargot and Oscar, and the truth doesn't come out until the episode is about to end.
    • "Oscar's Secret Admirer": Oscar and Bea discover a note in the former's locker. It was put by Milo, by the way, since he didn't thought that it could be confused for an actual love letter.
    • "Bea Dates Milo": Milo and Bea decide to fake date, and don't do the logical thing until the episode's near end.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Most people were probably introduced to this show from Mr.Warburton's and Maxwell Atoms' involvement as writers and directors respectively.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Brandon Bubbler, the Justin Bieber Expy, before he became an Ascended Extra by Season 3.
    • Shiloh, Milo's Distaff Counterpart who appears in the last 30 seconds of "Guys' Night Out".
    • Also Oscar's brain, which gives him advice on girls and is voiced by The 10th Doctor.
    • "Pool Party Panic" is a One Episode Wonder, featuring the entire show re-imagined with a human cast, a premise that turned out to be popular with the fans.
  • Pair the Spares / Ships That Pass in the Night: With the Oscar x Bea pairing, there tends to be a paring of Milo x Shellsea, despite that both have very little dialogue together, the most being in the sleepover episode, when Milo is Disguised in Drag.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The moments of friendship that the characters have can border on this.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Both fans and haters of the show agree that if the show was focused less on school, and more on the weirdness, it wouldn't be such a indecisive crowd. Needless to say, episodes like "Fish Out of Water" or "Peopleing" are better received than episodes like "Queen Bea" or "Fish Floaters".
    • "Pool Party Panic". A lot of fans preferred the human designs and found the characters of that universe much more interesting.
  • Uncanny Valley: Occasionally the animation becomes quite stiff and jerky for a Disney show, but these examples stand out:
    • The pet shop cat. Dear God.
    • Bea with make-up
    • Occasionally the animation for the humans are very much this.
  • Ugly Cute: Baldwin's Babies looks misshaped, but they're cute in their own right.
  • The Woobie:
    • Clamantha becomes a much more sympathetic character after "Two Clams In Love." It's revealed that all she wants is for someone to love her in a relationship.
    • Albert Glass could also count as one. Being bullied for being nerdy and the youngest character of the class doesn't help.
    • At times, Oscar also qualifies. He is such a nervous wreck, and is implied several times that he has some sort of anxiety disorder.
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