YMMV / Horrid Henry

  • Base-Breaking Character
    • Horrid Henry himself. People like him for his over-the-top mischief and feel sorry for him whenever it comes to Perfect Peter. However, some people think he's a bad influence due to his cruelty towards others, especially 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-shows who likes to see Henry get punished, even when Henry does nothing to deserve it.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Henry suddenly turning into a creature when Peter does something to him for no given reason.
  • 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.
  • 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 ocassion. He's a stuck up brat, true, but he's sometimes treated as the bad guy even when he has a good reason for ratting out Henry
  • Ho Yay: Horrid Henry and Rude Ralph. No really, I'm not kidding.
    • 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 of 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, to an extent. He may be horrid, rude and careless, but he is clearly The Unfavourite. And it's quite clear that Peter is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who likes getting him in trouble.
  • 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.