YMMV: Fritz the Cat
- Adaptation Displacement: The film Fritz the Cat (which was a More Popular Spin-off) and its lesser-known sequel, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat. The animated adaptation was primarily famous for being X-rated. Many, perhaps most, assume it was created by Ralph Bakshi.
- All Adult Animation Is South Park: The Ur-Example. While it was by no means the first adult animated film, it was the first to receive an X rating, and to market itself based on this fact.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The ending of the movie. Fritz concludes that he should stick to having sex with everyone he can and let the world take care of itself.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: At one point, a college girl asks why an actor like James Earl Jones always has to play black characters. Three or four decades later, we have Michael Clarke Duncan playing The Kingpin, Samuel L. Jackson playing Nick Fury, and Laurence Fishburne playing Perry White.
- Jones's most famous roles post this film being the voices of Darth Vader and Mufasa.
- And not only that, but that scene of the three girls talking to a crow about African-American rights and the plight of the black man in America will probably make a Tumblr user either roll on the floor laughing or utterly cringe in disgust at how familiar the exchange is (in regards to Afro-Americans and pretty much any other non-white, able-bodied heterosexual group).
- Seinfeld Is Unfunny: With yiff so readily accessible on the internet and adult-oriented animated TV shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, and South Park, the film is hardly as shocking as it was back when it was first released. Bakshi even agrees with this sentiment:
"Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat."
- Well-animated Yiff in a major motion picture is still pretty hard to come by, however.
- Sequelitis: The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat was written and directed by Robert Taylor, without the involvement of Ralph Bakshi or R. Crumb. However, producer Steve Krantz and actor Skip Hinnant worked on both films.
- Spoof Aesop: Look at the Family-Unfriendly Aesop entry.
- Tearjerker: The death of Duke the Crow, the only male character to care about Fritz's well being being shot by a stray bullet
- This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Subverted. Oddly enough, even though Fritz is shown more directly partaking in drug use, the comic is far less surreal than Felix the Cat.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: The comic is an early example, although Crumb's graphic novel Oggie and the Beanstalk was more directly an example of this, as it was mistakenly stocked as a children's book by some stores early on in its distribution. Some distributors confused the film and its sequel for children's films. Supposedly, the sequel was even aired on Showtime Family, despite its X rating.