YMMV: Sofia the First

  • Broken Base: The Curse of Princess Ivy, not so much the special which is generally liked but its ending because the special focuses on Amber and has her gain Character Development, but at the end she forgets everything after jumping in front of a spell aimed at Sofia. Meaning all of her character development is undone, and since she forgets about the amulet's powers its possible this will all happen again. Plus the show ends on showing us something both Sofia and the audience already knew, that as bad and selfish as Amber can be sometimes, she is still a good person and awesome sister.
  • Canon Discontinuity: The color of the Jiggly Wiggly Pudding changes each time it appears. It was pink in "Let The Good Times Troll", and yellow in "The Curse of Princess Ivy".
    • Fridge Brilliance: The different colors could mean it's a different flavor (pink=strawberry and yellow=lemon). They just don't say so because it's not necessary.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lucinda the Witch is incredibly popular among the Periphery Demographic.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Sofia the First is popular in Spain with people of all ages, airing outside of Disney Junior sometimes along with Violetta and My Little Pony, as well as in Japan, where it got some pieces of merchandise that have not come to America, with the most noteworthy being a set of Gashapon toys.
  • Growing the Beard: The second season greatly expands the show, with further recurring characters, guest stars, and villains.
  • Incest Yay Shipping/Toy Ship: Sofia tends to be shipped with ether James or Amber.
    • Taking scenes of Sofia and Amber out of context has become a pretty popular kind of Meme, such as Amber and Sofia sleeping together in "The Baker King" or Amber starring at Sofia all night in "Princess Ivy".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Just the idea of summoning past Disney Princesses may seem familiar to some.
  • Ho Yay: James/Zandar is now a growing ship.
  • May-December Romance: Sofia/Cedric.
  • 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.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some fans only see the episodes with Disney Princess cameos.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Sofia, when she's not being shipped with her step-siblings, ships like Sofia/Lucinda, Sofia/Vivienne, Sofia/Cedric, Sofia/Desmond, Sofia/Hildegard, and Sofia/Zandar 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.
    • In Clover Time it's implied that Mia and Robin live together.
    • Amber seems somewhat hurt when Hildegard hugs Sofia in The Princess Stays In The Picture, as she "never hugs me like that."
  • Periphery Demographic: This show is popular with adults and teenagers who like its clever writing, music, and the cameos by older Disney Princesses and increasing number of big-name guest stars.
    • 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.
  • Precocious Crush: Sofia is affectionate toward pretty much everyone, but the ruby heart she made for Cedric does sort of stand out in terms of things that could be interpreted as romantic.
  • 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. That said, the consensus is that it has been getting better in the second season.
  • 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...
  • They Wasted A Perfectly Good Title: "Sofia The Second" isn't quite as clever a title as "Sofia The Worst" (especially since Sofia's self-created Evil Twin actually says it in the episode! Oh, What Could Have Been...).
  • 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.