YMMV / Green Eggs and Ham

  • Accidental Aesop: "If you harass someone enough, they'll eventually do what you want them to do just to get you to leave them alone!"
  • Accidental Innuendo: "Could you, would you, with a goat?", "I would not, could not, with a goat!"
    • The animated short is popular for Youtube Poop for this very reason.
      • "In the dark? Here in the dark? Would you, could you, in the dark?", "I would not, could not in the dark!"
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is the Guy-Who-Is-Not-Sam-I-Am reluctant to eat the titular dish based on its appearance/color alone, or is his refusal based on his self-proclaimed dislike of Sam-I-Am and the subsequent desire to not give Sam the satisfaction of having got him to do something?
    • Is Sam-I-Am just someone who wants to share food? Or is he a stalker who won't relent until he gets his way? Is he persistent? Or is he an example of how not to market products?
  • Designated Hero: Sam-I-Am stalks, harasses, and even kidnaps the nameless character because he won't try green eggs and ham. He's vindicated by the end because the nameless character ended up liking them.
  • Fan Nickname: Sam-I'm-Not for the nameless character Sam-I-Am keeps pestering.
  • Memetic Mutation: The animated adaption is frequently used in Youtube Poop, with special mention going to the opening sequence where The Cat in the Hat sings about "EGGS! EGGS!!"
  • Ho Yay: It's possible to see the book as having a gay subtext. Sam-I-Am is offering something at once familiar and yet with an initially-unappealing aspect to it to Sam-I'm-Not ... like same-sex relations. He is convinced that Sam-I'm-Not really, really, deep down inside likes it and he knows this. Sam-I'm-Not resists this doggedly, which has to make Sam-I-Am even more convinced that he understands Sam-I'm-Not better than he himself does.