Love It or Hate It: One of the most extreme examples in recent television. Series one either received glowing praise to the point of being called a masterpiece that redefines the genre or complete hatred with many calling it inane, plotless garbage that's surreal for the sake of being surreal. Series two received much more unanimous praise, though not nearly to the same level those who enjoyed it gave series one.
Nightmare Fuel: Very apparent in many sketches, which seem more focused on making the viewer uncomfortable than entertained. Toned down quite bit in series 2, but still happens at times.
True Art Is Incomprehensible: Series one was very willing to risk alienating a large chunk of its audience in order to dip into the deepest depths of surrealism
The Woobie: Dondylion (trapped in a small room, underfed, surgically deprived of his penis, and going insane); Roy Circles (lost his wife, banned from family gatherings); Fantasy Man (taunted by chavs and betrayed by his own narrator); Noel himself (okay, so he doesn't actually suffer all that much, but look at him crying over his stolen Fab lolly and tell me you don't want to hug him).