* BizarroEpisode: "How I Spent My Weekend" is told from Elmyra's perspective and animated through her drawings on lined paper. Bizarro just doesn't begin to describe how weird the episode is.
* CreatorsPet: Elmyra, who is basically the reason the show was created.
* CriticalDissonance: In contrast to the hatred the fans have toward the show, it actually got critical acclaim and won various awards, including an Emmy.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: For all the problems with this show, its antagonist Wally Faust left quite an impression in some viewers' eyes. He ''does'' look and talk like an evil ChristopherWalken, after all.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Fans like to pretend that this show doesn't exist.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "A Walk in the Park" has a RunningGag where Brain gets trampled by an oncoming parade at a Disneyland knock-off. Five years after the episode aired, a cast member dressed as Pluto died when he was run over by a parade float in the Magic Kingdom.
* HoYay: Occurs in "Pinky's Dream House", where Pinky acts like a housewife to Brain and even sings a song about how happy they'll be together before Elmyra makes his dream come true.
** Also Elmyra and Vanity White, one-sided on Elmyra's part (Vanity, like most people, can hardly stand her.)
* {{Misblamed}}: For years many viewers believed Creator/KidsWB executive Jamie Kellner to be at fault for the creation of this series. However, during one episode of ''[[Podcast/TalkinToonsWithRobPaulsen Talkin' Toons']]'' with Peter Hastings, it was revealed that the network, despite what the theme song says, did not meddle with the series -- it was, in fact, entirely Steven Spielberg's idea!
* ReplacementScrappy: Rudy Mookich for [[TinyToonAdventures Montana Max]]. Elmyra's most frequently seen pets were now Mr. Pussy-Wussy and Mr. Shellbutt, taking the places of Furrball and Byron Basset (in "The Ravin!", we see that Elmyra has a pet cemetery - maybe she [[FridgeHorror squeezed them to death?]]).
* {{Tearjerker}}: Brain's line near the end of the opening, "I deeply resent this.", can come across as one. Not only does it [[OldShame echo Maurice LaMarche's feelings]] about the ReTool, it's almost as if he knew it was going to flop.
* TheScrappy: This show firmly cemented Elmyra as one the moment it was presented. The show already had Pinky, so there was no need for another idiot to ruin Brain's schemes.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The show might have stood a chance if Wally Faust appeared more frequently. He can be quite the ManipulativeBastard, after all.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** Admit it, the series would have been a lot better with the rest of the Tiny Toons cast instead of the [[ReplacementScrappy replacements]] mentioned above.
** The basic setup of a naive little girl whose pets want to take over the world could make a pretty decent cartoon, if only it had been arrived at organically with a crew that actually wanted to do it. In fact, the show staff had earlier paired Brain up with Mindy from the Mindy and Buttons segment in an episode of Animaniacs. And the result is arguably much funnier than what this series put out.
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