* CharacterRerailment: This affects Franklin himself in ''Franklin and Friends'' at the start of an episode; right after one that contains a SnapBack or an AesopAmnesia that affected him.
* NightmareFuel: The Gargoyles in the stage show ''Franklin and the Adventures of the Noble Knights'' can be this if you're a four year old, especially if you have front row seats. Glowing eyes may not be scary to older viewers, but for toddlers...
** The 90s computer game "Franklin's Reading World" had a scene where he was in the forest. And the trees looked relatively scary.
* PeripheryDemographic: Parents who have seen the show with their children and enjoyed it; those who have grown up with the series; and a loyal core who appreciates it for any number of reasons.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Despite its target audience, ''Franklin'' and ''Franklin and Friends'' [[AvertedTrope averts]] this for the most part. Occasionally however, some episodes just end up being a bit too sweet.
* TearJerker: Granny's tale of losing her parents and home in a fire in ''Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure'' definitely qualifies. The "I Wonder" song from Franklin and the Green Knight is another example. And one could easily shed a tear for Harriet in ''Franklin's Magic Christmas'' when she breaks down crying after she and Franklin get lost in the woods and Franklin becomes rather angrier than he should. (Though, to Franklin's credit, he realizes quickly that he messed up and he also takes responsibility.)
** "Franklin's Bad Day" really hits hard when you learn why Franklin is upset.
** "Franklin Growing Up Fast" when Bear points out the things Franklin won't be able to do when he's older.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: See the FanDumb entry just above. It's mostly about supposed fans complaining that ''Franklin and Friends'' is in CGI.
* UncannyValley: According to the less charitable fans of the series; ''Franklin and Friends'' is like a detailed ''Animation/{{Ratatoing}}''.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Considering almost no character has any TertiarySexualCharacteristics, and they all have [[{{SpeciesSurname}} Species Surnames]], the only way to really tell what gender a character is sometimes is by their voice. Considering most of the younger male characters are voiced by women, it's hard to tell sometimes.
** Actually, most of the younger male characters were voiced by young boys.
** And before you bring it up, yes, Snail is the biggest offender.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Well, ''Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure'' comes into mind. Lets see here... Granny's home, parents, and items were scorched to oblivion? Granny herself falling terminally ill before her seventieth birthday? [[ShipTease Subtext of a romantic relationship]] between Franklin and Samantha? Snail being treated as an eagle-hatchling snack? (With implications that he would have been devoured if it weren't for Franklin and Samantha to save him) Yeah. This movie seems to be aiming for ''Franklin's'' PeripheryDemographic.
* TheWoobie: If it's possible for an inanimate object to qualify, then how about the treefort? Depending on whether or not you consider ''Franklin and Friends'' an AlternateContinuity, the kids are now on their third treefort. The first one was blown down by a stiff wind in the original series in "Franklin Plays it Safe." A new one was built, and this one (possibly) was knocked down (along with the tree that it was in) by a fierce storm in "Franklin Sees a Storm" on ''Franklin and Friends''. One really begins to wonder just what's up with treeforts in Franklin's world. (As an amusing sidenote, ''Franklin'' / ''Franklin and Friends'' airs on a network called "Treehouse TV" in Canada.)