YMMV / Gerald McBoing-Boing

  • Adaptation Displacement: The cartoon seems to be more remembered than the original record it was based on.
    • The 2005 cartoon is more likely to be known with younger people than the original cartoon.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: From the 2005 cartoon: Jacob looks kind of like a younger Zach Underwood, doesn't he?
  • Values Dissonance: In the original short, Gerald tearfully tries to tell his father (though sound effects) about the kids bullying him while his father is shaving. His father responds by angrily ordering him to bed. In modern eyes, this comes across as abusive.
  • The Woobie: Gerald.