YMMV: Rocket Power

  • Acceptable Targets: Tourists.
  • Awesome Music: The intro. Seriously, it made you actually want go outside, and do all the things the characters did on the show.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The one episode which had a UFO abducting a whale...behind the back of a news reporter.
    • Which was rather amusing because the news reporter was stalling for an expected story and at that moment was commenting that nothing noteworthy was going on.
      • At the beginning of "Welcome to the Club", a small grey bird is heard trumpeting like an elephant.
      • Judging by the color of its plumage, it may have been a mockingbird doing what it does best (mimicking). Doesn't make it any less random, though.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In "Radical New Equipment", Twister makes a remark about a group of handicapped snowboarders that leaves the rest of the crew in shock.
    Twister: Squid, don't worry. You're not the lamest snowboarder on this mountain anymore.
    Reggie: Twister, harsh!
    Otto: That's not cool, man!
    Sam: I can't believe you said that, dude!
  • Ear Worm: "Vegemite, Vegemite, we spread it on everything, it always tastes just right, Vegemite, Vegemite, Yum Yum morning, noon, and night!"
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The episode where Squid makes friends with an antisocial computer geek—don't hang out with them, they have no life!
    • This is especially bizarre; because Sammy acted just like Oliver when he was first introduced. But to give the show a bit of credit, the crew accepts Oliver and find something he's good at: Keeping score and time.
  • Jerkass Sue: Otto, a completely rude and egotistical snot who constantly gets excused due to his supreme extreme sports abilities.
    • Actually, his Jerkass tendencies are heavily acknowledged. In fact, they are a major part of his character.
    • Similarly Reggie sometimes gets a free pass for being rather self righteous and catty. Even more ironic due to her being the character most likely to call out Otto.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Lars in the episode "Falsely Alarmed". It's no secret the guy is a complete douchebag, Pet the Dog moment(s) aside, but really, he got a week of community service for something he didn't do. He was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Memetic Mutation: As the ancient Hawaiians used to say...
    • Forum threads asking posters to recount where they were and what they were doing, national-disaster style, "when the Squid totally beefed it".
    • You could take a SHORTCUT!
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guys: Otto has always taken extreme sports seriously, but this gets taken Up to Eleven when he tries to become a professional athlete just after his 11th birthday.
  • Strawman Has a Point: One early episode has the city council ban stuff like bike-riding, skateboarding, rollerblading, etc on the pier. While it's pretty obvious that they're Straw-Moral Guardians and Merv is clearly exaggerating his injury, they actually do have a point that it can be dangerous due to how crowded it is. (And in fact, it should be common sense to not skate around crowded areas with loads of foot-traffic.)
  • Snark Bait: For any actual skateboarders (or hell, pretty much anyone who grew up in the late 90s-early 2000s), mostly due it representing the height of the late 90s "xtreme revolution", the massive amounts of Narm that inherently comes with that, and the squid totally beefing it.