YMMV: GoAnimate

  • Acceptable Targets: Shows made for very young audiences, villains from multiple works of fiction and "bad users", who are YouTube users the GoAnimate community does not approve of.
  • All Animation Is Disney: The focus of many "Warren Cook Gets Grounded" videos.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Rampant, and varying with various users.
    • Caillou is commonly depicted by African Vulture as a spoiled brat with a borderline sociopathic obsession with Chuck E. Cheese's.
  • Base Breaker: Recent changes have caused a fracturing between the free and paid accounts.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Children being executed and condemned to Hell for petty slights? Horrifying. Caillou and Dora being lowered into lava being burned into skeletons still going "wawawawawawawawawa," going to Hell, mocking and grounding the devil (who's a ninja for some reason), and casually escaping Hell? Hilarious.
  • Designated Villain: It's very common for characters to be grounded for absurdly long periods of time even if the mishap they caused was by pure accident, wasn't done out of malice, or even was something beyond their control. In this video for example, Caillou is grounded for no reason whatsoever, and then is grounded again simply because he was having nightmares. Of course, this might have something to do with the show's Periphery Hatedom...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Caillou and Dora the Explorer are far and away the most popular subjects of mockery.
  • Memetic Mutation: "You are grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded for [insert insanely large number here] years". Well, especially after Tumblr discovered grounded videos.
    • "OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH."
    • "That's it!"
    • "ENGAGE ME. ENGAGE ME ENGAGE ME ENGAGE ME ENGAGE ME ENGAGE ME ENGAGE ME ENGAGE ME."
    • It's also quite popular to make Dora misbehave.
    • It's also gained massive recognition amongst Harry Partridge fans due to this video.
    • Many of the preloaded music that comes with GoAnimate.
  • Mondegreen: If someone makes a character say a bunch of "H"es, it may sound like "Jay jay jay jay jay jay jay jay jay".
    • Also, if some makes a character say "Zzzzzz" to mime sleeping, it will go out as "Zee zee zee, zee zee zee..." (looking at you, Sammiechubbychops).
  • Moral Event Horizon: Many of the parents' actions in the "Gets Grounded" videos.
    • The community itself seems to treat making fake VHS openings and watching "baby shows" as some sort of unforgivable sin.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Try to make characters scream by typing "aaaaaaaaaaah" and you'll get something weird. The use of the "Wiseguy" voice for yelling is also very easy to become highly annoying. Or when people make a character repeat a noise for a little too long.
    • Whenever someone re-uses the "sewage" noise over and over and over.
    • ANYONE who uses the alarm sound effect(s) very loudly.
    • Hell, any sound effects or voices cranked up very loudly. This is satirized to death with NotSmirks's videos.
  • Narm: Some find the low-budget text-to-speech voices quite funny:
    • "No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no" becomes this and Overly Long Gag rather quickly.
    • "I feel sick - and when I feel sick my voice changes to ____."
    • Whenever someone tries to make the characters say "Ew", they may instead say "E Double You".
    • Whenever someone types a large amount of consonants, which may lead to someone say "Double You Double You Double You Double You Tee Tee Tee Tee Tee Enn Enn Enn Enn Enn..."
      • Even if you use vowels. "Double You Double You Double You Double You Double Double You Double Double You A A A A A A A A A A A A H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H."
    • The text to speech voices may also be this way - whenever someone is supposed to be angry or sad, they sound exactly the same as when they are happy or neutral.
      • And even better is when people use the "Scary Voice" or "Kidaroo" settings when certain characters are angry.
    • "Teddy's funeral". This video is supposed to be taken seriously...but with all the aforementioned faults included, it's damn near impossible to.
    "WaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAah. WHYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYOLODAD??!!!!!"
    • "Romance" is a piece of background music that normally would be either be romantic-sounding or sad. But thanks to its usage in many videos that ooze Narm, it quickly becomes this.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Caillou re enacts Mortal Kombat. Caillou decides to re enact Mortal Kombat. It seems innocent enough, until Caillou grabs Rosie while she's playing with her dolls, and then it quickly cuts to an actual fatality from Mortal Kombat of somebody's ribcage being realistically snapped to peices, and when Caillou beats up his mom, he stabs her eye out and in a realistic fashion. Also, another fatality of somebody's eye being stabbed out happens.
  • Periphery Demographic: There are two of them! The website is intended for businesses to easily make animations for their company, but the website is more often used by little kids who just want to make their own cartoons...most of said cartoons are about people getting grounded or behavior cards, or poorly-made remakes of HBO/Noggin/Disney Channel sign-off bumpers. Then said cartoons gained their own periphery demographic of older people who find them funny for all the wrong reasons.
    • Then it comes around again, as some of the older ironic GoAnimate fans start making their own GoAnimate videos, and get subscribers and fans from the actual GoAnimate community who don't realize they're being made fun of.
    • And then it comes back around again with users like NotSmirks, who also deconstruct GoAnimate by taking Grounded Video tropes and cranking the weirdness (and audio levels) Up to Eleven, yet gain followings from real GoAnimate users.
  • So Bad, It's Good/Snark Bait: The limited animation and bizarre subject matter have attracted a rather devoted following who love to watch the videos completely ironically.
  • Special Effect Failure: This is more than bound to happen given the limitations of GoAnimate...but sometimes it's hilariously bad.
    • Especially in Caillou Turns School into Chuck E Cheese's, when Miss Martin walks above the crowd of people to see what's going on.
    • In order to make Comedy World characters "kiss" each other, you have to set them to blow raspberries at each other. This produces some...very interesting results.
    • The cars in GoAnimate are only in a profile view. This results in some bizarre shots.
  • Tear Jerker: Eric setting free Latios is this if you can look past the bad animation and deadpan text-to-speech voices. Anyone who has had to set free a wild animal might be sad by that, especially if Latios is one of your favorite Pokémon.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Yes, even GoAnimate has its share of VEoA moments. Exhibit A.