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YMMV: Sofia the First
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lucinda the Witch is incredibly popular among the Periphery Demographic.
  • Incest Yay Shipping/Toy Ship: Sofia tends to be shipped with ether James or Amber.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Just the idea of summoning past Disney Princesses may seem familiar to some.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Amber in the pilot movie.
    • Cedric in the TV show. Really doesn't help that Sofia is the only one who treats him with respect.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Sofia, when she's not being shipped with her step-siblings, ships like Sofia/Lucinda, Sofia/Viviane, Sofia/Cedric, Sofia/Desmond and Sofia/Zander are all popular. It helps that Sofia is very kind and affectionate with pretty much everyone.
  • Les Yay Shipping: Most of Sofia's popular ships are this, but Ruby/Jade and Jade/Lucinda are popular as well.
  • Periphery Demographic: This show is popular with adults and teenagers whom like its clever writing, music, and the cameos by older Disney Princesses.
    • Some foreign Disney channels even took notice of this and placed it not only on the Disney Junior block, but outside of it. In Spain, the show is sandwiched between Violetta and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Marathons containing the show are frequently run outside of Disney Junior, one such example being "Una Noche Bella", which aired the Belle episode of Sofia and Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World during the evening. France's Disney Channel also ran episodes on weeknights for a short time during summer 2014.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Many of the older set viewers admit it's a good cartoon, but could reach better levels if the writers didn't hold back so much.
  • Stop Helping Me!: When Sofia went hiking with her fellow buttercup scouts, King Roland was afraid she'd get hurt and ordered Baileywick to go along. Baileywick insisted in doing things for her, which made her lose several chances of earning merit badges. And she was just one away from winning a sunflower pin.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song:
    • "Rise and Shine" sounds very similar to "When Will My Life Begin" from Tangled on some notes.
    • The end of "A Little Bit of Food" has a few notes that sounds like the beginning of a Wheel of Fortune puzzle. Make of that what you will...
  • Uncanny Valley: The character designs can look a bit creepy at times.
    • In particular, the ones that try to look more realistic than stylized and cartoony... such as Meg and Peg in "The Buttercups".
    • The wishing well in "When You Wish Upon a Well" has a creepy robotic face and its calm, soothing voice makes it even worse.
  • What an Idiot: Sure, Cedric, give Sofia a spell that will make everyone go to sleep in the ballroom while you're in there as well. What could possibly go wrong?
    • Also counts as Didn't Think This Through.
    • Even knowing the amulet curses users as punishment for bad deeds, Cedric isn't worried about it happening to him if he ever gets it.

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