- Ensemble Darkhorse: Pepe the Prawn, who appeared in over half the episodes and has wound up playing a major role in most major Muppet works released afterward.
- Just Here for Godzilla: Despite a divided stance on the show's quality, the episodes hosted by Garth Brooks and Prince (back when he changes his name to the unpronounceable symbol) are considered very good, the Prince one even moreso following his death.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Or Hilarious in Hindsight depending on how you look at it. Everyone being upset over Garth Brooks trying to break away from country music mirrors people's reaction when he released a rock album under the persona, Chris Gaines.
- No Yay: Johnny Fiama assures the audience this as he watches Bunsen try various outfits.
Johnny: (singing) Pretty Bunsen, not that I'm into that, Pretty Bunsen.
- Replacement Scrappy: A major criticism of the series was that it largely sidelined the classic cast for new characters, most of whom were rarely, if ever, seen again after the show ended. Easily the biggest victim of this was Clifford, who replaced the iconic Kermit the Frog as the host.
- The Scrappy: Andy and Randy. Fans were just as irritated by them as the other characters.
- Tough Act to Follow: Really, the show was doomed from the start simply because it was banking on the nostalgia of The Muppet Show.
- We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Though not so much a case of "We're still relevant to the times, dammit!" as much a case of "We're still relevant without Jim Henson, dammit!". YMMV on how well the series answered that question.