These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Neurotically Yours
Anvilicious: "Suicide Hotline," which was a big anvil drop on Germaine needing to stop crying over her failing career as a poet and move on with her life. Which actually isn't a badidea.
Author Appeal: There are frequent and numerous references to various objects/organs getting shoved up Germaine's bum. Draw your own conclusions.
Broken Base: Fans are already divided amongst the reboot art style. Some like it, others hate it.
Crowning Moment Of Awesome: The most recent episode. Foamy whines about Germaine staying in the house again, saying it "blows more balls than [she] does", to which Germaine replies "Then it must suck to be you, ''bitch''."
Fetish Fuel: Germaine has most certainly not gained weight the way a real person would. The reason for this would appear to be that a real person is not often hit with a spell of the Bigger Boobs Through Witchcraft variety.
Fridge Horror: Foamy apparently had 632 owners over a period of 400 years. He explains that each owner had 10 years to prove themselves worth saving, and those who failed died of their own stupidity or by Foamy having them killed. If each owner had gotten the full ten years, he'd have only had 40 owners. Only four were found worthy of the reboot button, and it's implied that at least a few others made it the full ten years. There's no indication that Foamy ever simply left an owner without killing them which, if true, means that most of Foamy's owners were dead within less than one year.
Which makes one wonder how awful those people would have had to have been for Foamy to not even stick with them for a year, whether he killed them or not. Cynical and irritable as he is, he seems to have a decent amount of patience in the long run, if one observes his relationship with Germaine.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: From the "Ninja Christmas" episodes, Foamy says: "Christmas in Connecticut gives me violent thoughts." This was shortly before the Sandyhook Elementary School shooting.
Hilarious in Hindsight: In "Telekinetic Pornography", Germaine complains about not being hired anywhere and thinks she should just run away and live off the land. In the later season of the series, Germaine does exactly what she wanted to do previously as a way to find herself.
In "Super Cult", Foamy tries to convince Germaine to join a cult run by Satan, but she refuses to do so in order to keep her soul. In "Radio Offer", Germaine is revealed to have sold her soul for money to the devil via radio advertisement just to pay the rent and doesn't care what happens after that.
In "User Agreement", after Germaine installs bloatware on the computer, Foamy comments how the program is over 6GB in size and that video games don't take up that much space. Cut ahead to a few years later where most video games today require more than 6GB of space to install and if it doesn't, it gets bigger when DLC is involved.
"A Missing Element" has Germaine whining about her poetry not having a lasting impact like other famous poets and then thinks she should just have poetry written on her ass and posted on her web site. A few seasons later after Germaine becomes obese, she has poetry written on her back and ass and posts the results on her web site.
Jump the Shark: What fans and critics felt like the newest Germaine story arc was doing to NY. The Move and it's Art Evolution doesn't seem to be helping it's case either.
Lowest Common Denominator: Averted. The series may look like nothing but a girl and her pet squirrel causing wacky hijinks, but the series has a very deep storyline with character development (mostly for Germaine). The series doesn't get in the face of its viewers when it comes to the story elements, but they're still out in the open for the more observant viewer to find and look into. A good chunk of people don't know that there is a story (or they just outright ignore it) and they watch the cartoons just because it has a hot girl with a foul mouthed squirrel.
Misaimed Fandom: The Germaine character. She is a satire of the teenage goth chick stereotype that hates men hitting on her but it is OK for her to flirt and she slowly grows more and more sexual as the series went on while being in denial about it. The fans saw this as "Germaine should be more naked", to which the author responded with making Germaine bald and fat. Fans then either complained about it or liked her even more for being fat, completely missing the point that Germaine is supposed to be a parody of girls that are being hypocritical on their sexuality.
On the other hand, the series was originally suppose to have Germaine as the main character with Foamy as the silly sidekick. When people liked Foamy more and Foamy ended up getting more of a spotlight (and a character revamp), people forgot that Germaine was supposed to be the main character and even complained when some episodes focused on her. The reboot seemed to be trying to put Foamy and Germaine on more equal footing.
Polished Port: The author started to repost his entire series on YouTube with better encoding and in HD resolution in order to make every episode have the best quality possible. The resubmitted episodes under this format also have a new marking for the creator's web site.
Some are saying this about the reboot due to the reboot having Germaine not getting into many wacky hijinx and just randomly bitches about whatever is bothering her while also getting into her sexual fantasies. The episode, "Yorange", has many people wondering where the direction of the reboot is going due to Germaine doing nothing but sucking on a phallic looking banana and moving it in and out of her mouth as if she was giving it an actual blowjob (and said banana actually "climaxes" in her mouth).
Happens again in "The Foamy Cult Oath" which has Foamy having the viewer swear an oath to the Fominian Cult while Germaine is in the background with an acorn attached to her crotch and is jerking it until it squirts. Some fans believe the author has either ran out of ideas or wants to make softcore porn.
Those same horny people are now complaining about the fact post-reboot Germaine has gotten a breast reduction and her nipples are no longer permanently erect. Granted her bust size is a decently big c-cup, and the Gainaxing is still there as well, but try telling that to horny people who only watched the show for her large DD-cup breasts.
Unfortunate Implications: In 2006, a movie entitled "iLLegal Immigrant Special" was uploaded to Newgrounds, and featured Foamy ranting about illegal immigrants and labeling some of them as 'burrito munchers'. It caused a storm of controversy on the site, and it was almost awarded Turd of the Week (given to the lowest rated Flash of the week) before illwillpress deleted it. The episode is on one of the DVDs.
Later, he seems to have tried to make up for it in the episode 'Mexico es muy Buen,' where he says he still doesn't agree with illegal immigration but says he still loves the race as a whole (and the concept of siestas and pinatas. He loves the idea of beating the shit out of something and getting candy for it.) He goes on to point out that when he made the video, people took it as him saying he hates all Mexicans, which he says is not true.
Child Proof Caps, where Pilz-E objected to being called a retard for his mental disorder, only for Germaine to go on a rant about Political Correctness.
Given Foamy is often used as an author mouthpiece for Mathers, some are kinda bothered by his apparent stance regarding things like medication meant for balancing out people with mental disorders. People on medication who say it did wonders for them argue that Mathers' doesn't seem to fully understand that people with ADD or worse might seriously need these kinds of medicines in order to just live what they feel is a well adjusted life, and that his "it makes people boring/uncreative" argument is a load of bull. However it should be noted that perhaps Mathers was instead referring to people who take medication but do not need it, i.e. people who self diagnose and do not really have any serious problems.
What Could Have Been: Germaine's road to recovery where she loses weight and gets a better perspective on life was going to be a lot longer through slow progression, but the author decided to rush it and then initiate the reboot because he got sick of the "struggling artist" theme that the series stuck with for so long and was also tired of people that saw Germaine for sex appeal instead of an actual character who goes through problems everyone could relate to.
The Topical Rants episodes were also going to have their own animations, but due to time constraints, they were scrapped and became just a still image with Foamy's audio playing over them.
The author also had more scripts planned for the Mutie character, but he axed them once he got sick of people complaining at how useless she was or wanting to see her naked.
There was some possibilities of the Foamy series appearing on TV, but the author rejected the offers due to disagreement with the policies that he would have to deal with. Who knows what it would have been like to have Foamy on TV for all to see.