YMMV / Fred and Barney Meet the Thing

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kelly is actually well liked due to her being emotionally supporting to Benjy and an all around nice girl in contrast to the smug Ronald and the bitchy Betty.
  • Epileptic Trees: For fans who may like the Thing show in itself but not as an adaption of the character, the joke has been made that this "Benjy Grimm" suffered a mental breakdown from the experiment (that was actually an accident that gave him his thing form) and as a result Kelly (and when applicable others) are simply humoring his thinking he is Marvel Comics the Thing.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: In Mexico, the show was actually well liked.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Thing segment's scrawny Benjy Grim would seem hilarious now that the Thing was played by skinny Jamie Bell in Fantastic Four (2015).
  • Squick: Benjy has a crush on the high-school aged Betty Harkness, but he's actually an adult stuck in a teenage body, leading to some (thankfully) never-explored implications.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Admit it, the way the show is titled is practically begging for an actual crossover between The Flintstones and The Thing.


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