YMMV / Horrid Henry

  • Awesome Music: The theme song is pretty cool.
  • Base-Breaking Character
    • Horrid Henry himself. Some like him for his over-the-top mischief and see him a Jerkass Woobie at certain points, while others find him a bad influence due to how he treats everyone, including Perfect Peter.
    • Perfect Peter. Either you'll feel bad for him for what Henry puts him through or find him an annoying tattletale and goody-two-shoes who likes to see Henry get punished, even when Henry does nothing to deserve it.
    • Henry's parents also count. On one side they're considered relatable people due to having an extremely misbehaved son; the other side, they're seen as Abusive Parents who give all the credit to Peter and neglect Henry when he hasn't even done anything wrong yet.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Henry suddenly turning into a creature when Peter does something to him for no given reason. This could be seen as him attempting to do something to Peter and this is how he visualises it.
  • Bizarro Episode: Episodes such as Horrid Henry's Dinosaur Daynote  are like this.
    • Horrid Henry: Who's Who?, where Henry switches all the kids' nicknames and this somehow causes them to switch their personality traits too.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Mum has her boss over for dinner, and Henry tries to be horrid as usual. Surprisingly her boss thinks this is amusing - since he knows all of the tricks that Henry attempts to pull on him, even eating spicy food that makes Henry run into the bathroom screaming.
  • Designated Hero: Henry treats his family, his teachers and most of his classmates rudely and carelessly, as his aliterative name implies.
  • Designated Villain: Peter on occasion. He does tell tales a lot, true, but he's sometimes treated as the bad guy even when he has a good reason for ratting out Henry.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Both Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter gets this treatment.
  • Ho Yay: In the episode 'Horrid Henry's Favorite Day' Henry enters himself into a 'best brothers' contest to win a new computer game. Instead of being nice to his brother Peter, Henry dresses Ralph up as Peter and they stage pictures of Henry being nice to Peter. In one of the pictures Henry kisses Ralph on the cheek. And in the final picture after the kiss Henry is shown smiling implying he might have liked kissing Ralph. Sadly Ralph is shown being freaked out in the final picture and after they finish taking pictures for the contest, Ralph wipes Henry's kiss off. Henry, happy to have kissed Ralph on the cheek in addition to getting the pictures he needed for the contest, is oblivious to Ralph's feelings.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Henry. He may be horrid, rude and careless, but he is clearly The Un-Favourite. And it's quite clear that Peter is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who likes getting him in trouble.
  • Moe: Perfect Peter, whenever he's not being a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing or seen as The Scrappy.
  • Most Annoying Sound: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
    • His highly exaggerated screechy British accent also counts.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!"
  • Tearjerker: It may've been a Imagine Spot but the one in Horrid Henry's Hike where he imagines what might happen if mutated chickens ate him involves Henry's family carrying his coffin with (Presumably) Ms. Battle Axe, Moody Margeret and Rude Ralph following and crying about how stupid they were for not listening to Henry and Mom vowing not to eat an omelette ever again as a result.
    • The episode "Where's Fluffy" can be upsetting to anyone who ever lost a pet.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: From Series 3, the show and its animation worsens and Henry is losing his character. In one episode, where Henry turns into a dinosaur (for nearly the entire episode), after saving a woman's pet from a tree, Henry has decided to become the opposite of what his name implies, which is him watching "Happy Hippos" with his brother.
    • Many fans weren't happy about the fact Beefy Bert's voice changing from a low sounding voice to a higher pitched one in Series 2.


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