YMMV / Play School

  • Accidental Innuendo: The theme song of the Australian version has one line that goes Open wide, come inside. Many Australian parents actually find the line amusing. It does come up from time to time in friendly banter, but use it to insult the show...
  • Bishōnen: Jeremy Scrivener. (Australian version.)
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: The famous outtake from the UK version of Fred Harris acting like The Prima Donna and screaming "Amateurs! I'm expected to work with amateurs!" ... at Big Ted the teddy bear, who was refusing to sit properly without falling down.
  • Ear Worm (the theme tune)
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Until 1999, the format remained basically the same with 3 windows, 2 different clocks (each with their own theme music) and 2 presenters who, for the majority of the time, would act like they were playing with you, and no-one else. Since 1999, the format has been changed to reflect a more modernized Australia, with both the clocks and three windows option put in storage, and replaced with more computerised equivalents. (The Windows rotating prop that was mentioned at the top was briefly replaced by an animation that showed what Window would be the one that they would be going through.
    • When the UK version was cancelled, it was replaced with a very similar show called Playbus. Not similar enough for some parents, though.
  • The Scrappy: Hamble in the UK version was hated by both the presenters and the general public. It got to the point where she was even being kicked across the room by disgruntled cast members, which might explain why the Australian version (who had her on loan from the UK) had to retire her some 15 years ago - seeing as she was "beyond repair".
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: In The Ning Nang Nong.
    • Apparently, the UK version sometimes was. In the BBC documentary Tales of Television Centre, Johnny Ball mentioned that he was the only presenter on one Christmas special who wasn't high as a kite.