Secret Squirrel contains examples of:
- Ear Worm: The opening theme.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: The series' theme song apes the James Bond theme.
- Adaptation Displacement: Is considerably better known than the (fairly) obscure original, especially since it's a source of nostalgia for 90s kids.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: Pretty much all the music. The main theme is only about five seconds long, but it sets the tone for the show, that is: sleek, cool, and awesome.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: One short had a platypus as the bad guy, years later, Phineas and Ferb has Perry the Platypus.
- Shipping: Secret and Penny.
- Nightmare Fuel: The demise of Greg, eaten alive by ants while lamenting that he never got revenge for having his leg eaten the first time.