YMMV / Sidekick

  • Cult Classic: It managed to receive a decent cult following in spite of the backlash it got for its mean-spirited jokes and toilet humor.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: People are either appalled by the mean-spirited jokes on the show or just become indifferent towards them. It doesn't help when nearly everyone is cruel towards Eric or Kitty and even Eric has a nasty streak now and then.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mandy Struction.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Eric/Kitty and Eric/Mandy.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Eric or Kitty at times, when they aren't full-on woobies.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Eric has been paired with Vana, Kitty, Mandy and even Trevor, believe it or not.
  • Love It or Hate It: The mean-spirited jokes don't help.
  • Moe: Look at the designs. They look quite cute.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Trevor, partly because he seems to be nothing more than a bottomless resource for fart jokes and disturbing gross humor. Also partly because he bullies Eric and the others sometimes (and KNOWS it too) despite calling Eric his friend; making him look like a Jerkass who makes the audience wonder why the gang still hangs out with him. Not to mention Trevor's rather disgusting interest for his own nose...
    • Vana herself for treating Eric like crap most of the time.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Between Eric/Kitty, Eric/Vana and Eric/Mandy.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Why is there no effort to find Maxum-Man?
    • The show itself has been called this by detractors, with plenty of people admitting to liking the show's technological aesthetic, romances between the characters, and superhero stuff, but being turned off from them owing to the show's reliance on toilet humor and blatant cruelty. Plenty of fans hope for a reboot that would better utilize said aspects while downplaying the hated aspects.
  • The Woobie: Eric. He has no parents, Maxum Man abandoned him, and everyone in town beats him up (to the point where they made a holiday about it). He isn't even allowed to see his true love, Mandy Struction. You can really sense the writers' sadistic tendencies toward him and Kitty.


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