YMMV / Nu, Pogodi!

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: A lot of it if you like old-school Italo Disco.
    • And, apparently, if The Other Wiki can be trusted, not-quite-licensed (either from the original artists, or, quite frankly, by the Soviet authorities) music from Western artists such as Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass that came from the production staff's private collections.
  • Designated Hero: The Hare.
  • Ear Worm: The iconic theme song.
  • Foe Yay:
    • Most obvious is when elegantly dressed Wolf comes over to Hare's house with apparently very friendly intentions and a bouquet of roses, and proceeds to open a bottle of cider (rare in the Soviet Union at that time). The fact that Hare is implied to be male but is voiced by an actress known for her extremely high-pitched voice certainly doesn't help.
      • This is somewhat of a case of Values Dissonance: to a Russian viewer, this would just be Wolf sucking up to Hare, not outright courting him. Then again, one must wonder for what purpose Wolf has to suck up to him...
    • What also doesn't help are the lyrics to the songs, most of which about love. Episode 7, for example.
    • In Episode 2, the Wolf and Hare dance the tango, with the Wolf carrying a rose in his teeth. In Episode 19, the Wolf dresses up as a woman to sneak up on the Hare.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In episode 4, the Wolf steals a camera and begins to take "selfies" (close-up photos of himself), each with exaggerated poses and expressions like how they are done in the 2010's.
    • And he was also rocking the pink cap before Timmy Turner did.
    • Zayats looks somewhat like Toy Bonnie from Five Nights at Freddy's 2.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Catch Phrase and, to different extents, most of the (minimalist) dialogue.
  • Nightmare Fuel: During the hi-tech exposition. That hare-like android with an empty smile that kept pointing at itself and the Wolf saying "Wolf - Hare! Wolf - Hare!" was as unsettling as it was annoying. Most of the episode consists of the Wolf trying to get away from it, because it was getting more and more uncomfortable for both him and the viewer. However, when Wolf finally lost his cool and squished the android with a giant hammer, it reforms, T-1000-style, into something much worse.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: A Zig-Zagging Trope for Hare. It's an Averted Trope in homeland Russia, because the hare in question is called/named just the Hare, and the Russian word for "hare" ("Zayats") is masculine by default, implying that the Hare is indeed a boy. Don't ask. He is also wearing shorts. Unfortunately, played straight for Hare for those in other countries who caught the export version as Hare's somewhat high-pitched voice was imitated by the English VA, his engagement in feminine activities were left untouched, and Hare's gender was never really brought up- many didn't really noticed the shorts or assumed him to be a tomboy.
    • The trope is played straight with a lot of other anthropomorphic animals appearing in the series, whose genders are determined mostly through the pants vs. skirt method.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: The Wolf seems like a vaguely sympathetic awkward teenager (or, thanks to his deep chain-smoking voice, a 40-something blue collar down on his luck), whereas the Hare usually comes off as a bratty little kid.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: For many people, the cartoon's version of Alla Pugacheva's Iceberg is much better known than the original.
  • Values Dissonance: One short featured Wolf being captured by a group of African bunnies complete with big lips and tribe outfits.

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