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YMMV: Hobgoblins
  • Designated Hero: Oh let's see. Kevin's an ineffectual, whiny idiot, Amy spends the majority of her screentime complaining about Kevin's aforementioned uselessness, Daphne's a whore, Nick's a sex-obsessed Jerk Jock, and Kyle's a perv. And yes, they're our "heroes".
  • Ear Worm: Although the film is terrible, Kiss Kicker (or Fish Picker, according to Mike and the Bots) is actually pretty catchy.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Club Scum MC played by Daran Norris and Dennis are probably the only likable and funny characters in the movie.
  • Ham and Cheese: Daran Norris is abut the only truly funny thing in the movie, due to his bizarre mannerisms as the Club Scum MC.
    • Thankfully this movie didn't immediately kill his career, either. He went on to do a lot of voice acting roles afterwards.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Daran Norris making out with the waitress named Pixie, after knowing he want on to play Cosmo.
    • Servo's "No life after drama club" riff on Daran Norris' emcee in the MST3K version becomes this once you're aware that Norris was the only one in the movie to have a respectable career after being in it.
    • The "decyphering" of the "Kiss Kicker 99" reveal that the first verse is "Why work for something when you can steal it?". Considering this movie's status as a low grade Gremlins ripoff, it's quite appropriate.
    • One MST3K fan wrote a one-act play about a supposed sequel, then a real sequel was made.
  • Narm: It's in abundance, but the moment that really stands out is the infamous rake fight.
  • Retroactive Recognition: This was his first film role ever, but Daran Norris would go on to achieve a successful career - becoming Cosmo, Dick Daring, J. Jonah Jameson, Knock Out, and many more.
  • The Scrappy: Most of the cast, especially Kevin and his circle of friends. Kevin is essentially a Scrappy Hero with his constant mewling and whining. For his loser friends, Daphne and Kyle especially stand out for their Scrappyness.
  • Special Effects Failure: The Hobgoblins were basically stuffed animals. Only one was an actual puppet that could have its mouth opened and closed with a hand inside it.
  • Squick
  • Snark Bait
  • So Bad, It's Good: Given that it's essentially a 90-minute porn flick with no porn, this is about the best the movie can hope for.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot and Character: Clearly, the movie would have been much better if Dennis, the irreverent music lover, were the hero. This is probably because no matter how stupid his friends are, there's no way they'd be as annoying as Kevin and his pals.
  • Ugly Cute: The Hobgoblins (Tom: '...Frankie, Sniffles, Bounce-Bounce & The Claw!').

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