YMMV / Fun Home

  • Adorkable: College-age Alison. Especially her sing-song rambling in the song Changing my Major
    Allison: Joan I feel like Hercules!- Oh GOD that sounds ridiculous.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The cheery, over-the-top song, "Come to the Fun Home," the Bechdel siblings' fake commercial for the funeral home, in which they happily talk about what to do after someone dies.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The musical adaptation for not only being the first mainstream musical with a lesbian protagonist (and a young girl singing about her awareness of her homosexuality), but for taking the Best Musical. Even moreso that Alison Bechdel agreed to the musical adaptation (as opposed to a film adaptation offer) because she underestimated it.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: When Michael Cerveris won the Tony Award for Best Actor for portraying Bruce Bechdel in the musical adaptation, he showed the audience the very tie of the real life Bruce Bechdel given by Christian Bechdel, Alison's brother and Bruce's son.
  • Ear Worm: "Come to the Fun Home" and "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue" in particular will likely get into your head and never leave. Also, "Telephone Wire" and "Changing my Major."
  • First Installment Wins: Bechdel followed up Fun Home with Are You My Mother?, which focuses on her relationship with her mother. While it received positive reception, it did not match the acclaim and recognition of Fun Home.
  • Freud Was Right: Bruce Bechdel collected obelisks.
  • Memetic Mutation: Playing "Come to the Fun Home" right after a character in some movie or show dies, usually when it's wildly inappropriate in context.
  • Tear Jerker: Has its own page.
  • The Woobie: Alison, especially Small Alison in the musical. Helen Bechdel too, her woes gets fleshed out in the musical and the sequel book.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Bruce doesn't come off as the nicest fellow and had sex with underage boys, but his struggles with his sexuality and his growing mania and desperation in "Edges of the World" make it near-impossible not to feel sorry for him.
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