- Alas, Poor Scrappy: An in-universe example with Model Robot. After becoming increasingly more hostile to him throughout the show, Coiffio finally orders him to self-destruct. Which he does, taking Coiffio's entire ship with him.
Coiffio: Oh...now I miss him.
- Best Known for the Fanservice: Brenda. The way she seems to have more fanart than the others gives the vibe that she's mostly what the show is remembered for.
- Bizarro Episode: However you define "sense" for this show, "Woke Up Drunk" makes none of it. It's suddenly a sketch comedy-parody involving the characters, where Gerald's father is apparantly a bear, his mother is one of the topless women from The Stinger of episode 3 wearing nothing but an apron, Young Man's bear companion dies after shooting Space Ghost and his ghost is a student at Gerald's school (which is also filled with palette swaps of him that have hair) with Coiffio as their teacher, an executive randomly shows up saying "Fund it" at points, there's a segment just focused on Brenda lying down with her ass in the air on a rotating platform, and among other things, it ends with three policemen appearing to have simulated sex with each other. The main plot is only briefly cut to. [adult swim]'s website describes this as an electronic transmission that interrupts Gerald's quest, but that doesn't explain the sketches themselves.
- Unless you are able to see past the anime plot and get that it's a Show Within a Show: In the first episode, the opening title card identifies it as a Space Ghost episode, and in the middle of the episode there is a cutaway to him in a live-action environment trying to get up before passing out again. Space Ghost "returns" in the season finale, but that scene takes place chronologically before the scene in the first episode. Space Ghost Coast to Coast has just been canceled (the last episode was aired months before the Perfect Hair Forever pilot) because the network execs are more interested in producing shows that have broad(er) appeal within their target demographic. Space Ghost shows up drunk (probably woke up drunk...), gets laughed out by the execs when he tries to ask for more work. He gets shot and chased by the bear (real or imaginary) and ends up outside, passed out. Episodes 1-5 are his inebriated dream, influenced by all the anime that filled up the [adult swim] schedule (back when it still used to show anime). By episode 6, his dream becomes a nightmarish medley of all the shows that are funded instead of his.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: Watch it. You'll find one. Or ten.
- And they'll probably all involve Uncle Grandfather.
- Ensemble Darkhorse:
- Action Hotdog. "Do the lalalalala!"
- Brenda has more fanart on Deviantart than anyone else from the show, although she doesn't have as much screen time as characters like Gerald or Uncle Grandfather and has zero (English) lines. Her outfit design probably helped contribute to that.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- Memetic Mutation:
- "Fund it."
- Also the title.
- "I HAVE SEX WITH DOGS, WHAT'S UP WITH THAT??"
- Tear Jerker: Even a Widget Series can have sad moments, even if they are Played for Laughs.
"IT'S SUPER UNFAIR THAT I'M NOT ACCEPTED BY YOU ALL!!!"
- Gerald telling the Comedy Tree to sit out of the race in episode 6 because of his enormous helmet and "also, you're just a tree," causing him to bawl loudly and uncontrollably.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Parodied. Gerald is walking through a forest and comes across a group of crucified clowns.
- Lampshaded in the second-to-last episode: "These cats and hot dog buns were not symbolic of ANYTHING, and this was all just a big, anime mind*EFF*."