YMMV / Jump Start

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    The Game Series 
  • Ear Worm: Jump, jump, jump start first grade!
  • Guilty Pleasure: Despite being intended for very young children, the games are still surprisingly fun for an adult audience—thanks to their catchy music, bright and colorful graphics, and some surprisingly well-designed minigames (edutainment or not). We won't tell if you won't.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In JumpStart 1st Grade, one of the Reading Caps you can choose depicts a skeleton wearing blue clothing.
  • Idiot Plot: In JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade, the plot gets set into motion by the weasel bully Jimmy Bumples pushing a puppy named Squirt, breaking his scooter. The other characters are then determined to win the upcoming scooter tournament so that they can give the prize, a "totally-tricked out super scooter", to Squirt. Problem? One of the characters, Hopsalot, is a mechanical genius who can create devices that could somehow transform small objects ("powerups") into either complex scooter gadgets or complex (and huge) track obstacles. And yet apparently he can't fix a scooter.
  • Name's the Same: Egregiously, both Leap Frog and Jump Start has a firefly named Edison and a cat named Casey in their character roster.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Glop Monster from the original JumpStart 1st Grade and Old Man Jenkins from the original JumpStart 2nd Grade.

    The Comic Strip 
  • Values Dissonance: Marcy has no problems referring to her adult stepbrothers note - some of whom have barely met her - as "her brothers", as if they grew up together. No one else seems to find it strange in the strip.