YMMV / RoboCop: The Series

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: A satirical, high-camp show for children... based on a satirical, blood-drenched series of dark films for adults. The latter's fanbase was predictably miffed.
  • Complete Monster: Felix Weber, from "The Human Factor", was an employee at Omni Consumer Products who was trying to create a hair growth serum using spider venom that could cure baldness. When he was fired for his unauthorized research, he held Detroit hostage with his bombs before being arrested by Alex Murphy's father. Escaping from prison, Felix attempts to bomb various O.C.P buildings, before eventually trying to destroy the entire city, all over being fired and having his research shut down. Even when he is offered money and he is made to believe that the chairman who fired him is being arrested, he refuses to stop.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    Diana: "This service has been brought to you by... RoboCop! Sucker!"
    • The thing that sells the scene? When Diana said RoboCop! Sucker!, the display on the dashboard of the car shows a smiley face wearing Robo's helmet.
  • Dork Age: Part of the Dork Age that started with RoboCop 3 and... never really ended.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: He only gets one line and about five seconds of screen time, but Henry Winkler has a very brief cameo as an actor "getting in touch with his feminine side" on Umberto Ortega's talk show, right before Gadget busts in to break the story about Family Services. (His first and last names are also used for one of the murder victims, though the victim has a different middle name.)
  • Periphery Demographic: Nowadays, even fans who dislike the more comic-book-like plots can at least admit that the satire is relatively sharp and the writing at least above-average.
  • Spoiled by the Format: Frequently, the Mysterious Culprit (the real killer in "Prime Suspect," or the organ thief in "What Money Can't Buy") turns out to be the only remaining guest character who hasn't been either killed already or shown to be guilty of something else.