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: Parodied in this video.
  • 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.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The "Gets Grounded" videos are getting a lot of hate. Even worse is that there are quite literally hundreds of them.
    • The "Gets Executed" videos especially. It bears repeating, a good chunk of the userbase is wishing death on someone. Often all for making fake VHS openings.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Videos about Caillou seem to be the most popular.
  • Memetic Mutation: "You are grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded grounded...". Well, especially after Tumblr discovered the grounded videos.
    • "OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH."
    • It's also quite popular to make Dora misbehave.
  • 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..."
  • 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 it gets something weird. The use of the "Wise guy" 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.
    • Kidaroo's voice. That is all. Especially if the author using the voice cranks its volume to unforgivable levels.
  • Narm Charm: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Said link should not be viewed with a drink in hand, unless you want to clean up your spills after laughing uproariously.
    • Especially in this video when Caillou's teacher walks through- um... above the crowd of people to see what's going on.
    • And in this, the girls escape from school, but four of them look like they're still behind the wall when they're escaping.