* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The sadistic nature of the show and the truly unfair ButtMonkey approach to Eric makes the show very painful to sit through, especially considering Eric pretty much never wins anything at the end of each episode. You are pretty much watching a sympathetic man get beaten down again and again with no PetTheDog moments in sight.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Liz may be horrid to Eric, but a lot of people find her funny.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Either a [[BlackComedy darkly humourous]] little show or the most [[SadistShow mean-spirited piece of crap]] ever made. {{WebVideo/The Mysterious Mr Enter}}'s review of the show seems to be pushing many towards the latter.
* MagicFranchiseWord: P. P.'s is arseburger.
* NightmareFuel: How many watchers had [[SarcasmMode fond memories]] of watching Eric's stress vain strangle him when they were young?
** The donkey falling apart in ''Pony'' as if it was made of LEGO.
* PeripheryDemographic: This cartoon has been watched by children, even though it wasn't really for kids.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Yes, it's a cartoon, yes, it was made in Britain, and yes, the first series was brought to you by Klasky-Csupo. But this show occasionally uses British profanity (i.e.: "arse"). And there's an episode that's all about sex. Oh, and Eric [[NightmareFuel always getting strangled by his stress vein]].
** While the first series aired at 10pm in the UK, the second was screened at 6:45pm.
* TheWoobie: For a father character, you can't help but feel sorry for Eric.
** Claire too, considering '''EVERYTHING''' makes her ill.