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YMMV: Lady and the Tramp
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Aunt Sarah, especially to people who aren't dog lovers. It's possible she's just prejudiced against dogs and doesn't like them. It's also possible she didn't want to allow any animals near the baby, since she did leave her cats downstairs.
    • The alligator in the zoo. Trying to eat Lady or trying to help remove the muzzle - and simply not realising his mouth was too big.
  • Awesome Art
  • Designated Villain: The dog catcher is perhaps the least evil of the Big Bad Ensemble; his job is to find dogs and put them in his pound to await pickup, but the film generally portrays him as antagonistic for this, particularly when he agrees to have Tramp put to sleep. Also, though she may be particularly harsh towards Lady and the Tramp, Aunt Sarah does what she does out of concern for others, particularly for her cats (who get Lady muzzled with a Wounded Gazelle Gambit) and for Darling's child. Plus, she hates runaways (and also, it would seem, strays), to the point of chaining Lady to the backyard doghouse to teach her a lesson, and around the time she arranges for Tramp's euthanasia, she's only aware of two things as far as the surrounding circumstances were concerned: one, that the child's life was in danger, and two, that two dogs, one of them a stray, were at the scene.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Ethnic Scrappy: The infamous Siamese Cat duo. On top of being, of course, villains, their Ethnic Scrappy status manifests itself in their buck teeth and the annoyingly terrible grammar during their song.
  • Foe Yay: Buster's fixation on Tramp in the sequel, coupled with his hatred of Lady, absolutely smacks of this. Tramp flat out calls it jealousy.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Buster crosses it by leaving Scamp at the mercy of the dogcatcher. With no collar. To get back at his dad.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • All the dogs at the pound (save for Peg and Bull, who appear in one other scene early on).
    • Si and Am, the two Siamese cats Aunt Sarah brings, pretty much only appear in that one scene (You know which one we're talking about) and yet that one scene is one the film's most iconic. They even appear on the covers of a lot of merchandising.
    • Surely, the beaver counts as well, since, despite only appearing once, he still has a fairly significant role, and is very helpful and friendly.
      • It also helps that he was the basis for Gopher.
  • Sequelitis: Arguably averted; the sequel has some decent animation, catchy songs, and yes Chazz Palminteri. It was also helped by having a good deal of source material to draw from.note 
  • Squick:
    • In Scamp's Adventure, Buster (the big bad) tries to win the affections of a Pomeranian named Angel... and so does Scamp. Now, Scamp's obviously a puppy, as is Angel, but Buster is an adult dog. And even if she were older, as a pomeranian, she won't be getting very big...
    • As the entry on the "Honorable Marriage Proposal" page mentioned, it's possible the scene where Lady is being chased by the dogs is caused by her being in heat, as later on she spends a night alone with Tramp, and Jock and Trusty discuss marrying her to preserve her honour.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • The Siamese cats have buck teeth, crooked eyes and speak with bizarre, exotic accents (not to mention improper English, too). Then there's how they ACT... Rather ironic, considering what Siamese cats are like in Real Life.
    • The ethnic stereotypes among the dogs aren't much better.
    • The police officer guarding the entrance to the zoo where Tramp tries to get Lady's muzzle off has an Officer O'Hara characterization, down to his Hair-Trigger Temper and strong Oirish accent.
    • In a case of Artistic License - Animal Care: Anybody who knows anything about taking care of pets will definitely have a problem with the way Lady is treated when Darling is pregnant. You are responsible for her even if you're pregnant. She still has needs that need to be met. Even though she can't exactly play fetch and chase a dog around while carrying a baby inside of her, Darling seems to be too thick to realize that when Lady brings her the ball, all she has to do is take it, throw it, and not move at all.
    • To modern audiences, the way shelters and dog catchers are portrayed isn't exactly great.
    • In the sequel: Buster, an adult dog, trying to woo a puppy. She might be of breeding age but she's still young.
  • Villain Has a Point: Aunt Sarah putting a muzzle on Lady. It's generally not a good idea to allow dogs near newborn children and Aunt Sarah believed Lady was violent and destructive. She was doing what she thought was best for the safety of her nephew.

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