YMMV / TaleSpin

  • Adaptation Displacement: Or what could be product displacement this case. "Home is Where the Heart Is," was featured in the movie version of the pilot, but edited out of the syndicated version (although if you concentrate you can a hear a few notes from it at one point). This causes many people to think it was created for the Disney Afternoon album.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Rebecca an abusive Mean Boss who exploits her ownership of the Sea Duck to get labour from Baloo, or a charitable Extreme Doormat who constantly ensures employment and a living for her incompetent Jerkass friend? Similarly, is Baloo only working at Higher For Hire as a means to buy back the Sea Duck and bail out, or is he a provider and guardian for his surrogate family that only holds onto said vow out of stubborn pride?
  • Awesome Music: Courtesy of Christopher Stone, whose orchestral score manages to be atmospheric, uplifting, energetic, and grand.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Rebecca. To one half of the fanbase she's the most endearing character in the show; to the other half, she's a stuck-up Jerkass. It doesn't help that her behavior varies from one episode to another, Depending on the Writer.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Don Karnage. Seriously, he's the Furry Fandom equivalent of Jack Sparrow!
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: More than a few characters in the show have gained a plausible fanbase. However, Don Karnage may be the most outstanding example, (even gaining his own solo outing in Raw Toonage).
  • Evil Is Sexy: Kitten Kaboodle in "A Star Is Torn."
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The message in "Save the Tiger": Be careful with what you promise. People might exploit the hell out of it.
  • Fanon: Myra's last name, Foxworthy.
  • Foe Yay: Baloo and Plane Jane have plenty of this going on in "Waiders Of The Wost Tweasure".
  • Furry Fandom: Rebecca, Baloo, Don Karnage and several of the Girl of the Week characters have followings.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Whenever Rebecca (voiced by Sally Struthers) goes into a Get Rich Quick Scheme, it's not hard to imagine her saying, "Do you want to make money? Sure, we all do!"
    • The episode involving two crooks named Muffy and BUFFY. In 1990? An excuse for 'uffy' puns. Nowadays, you just keep waiting for the crook to pull out a stake.
  • I Am Not Shazam: "Don" is a Spanish title and form of address.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Colonel Spigot may be a jerk, but considering he combines aspects of Determinator and No Respect Guy to the point where most people don't even remember his name, and that he is constantly mocked about his small size, and the fact that he does everything to please the High Marshall (who constantly insults and threatens him) so that he won't be shot, that definitely puts him under this trope. It's hard not to feel sorry for him sometimes.
    • Even Baloo, who is hardly the most sensitive of bears, tends to put him down a bit - though he obviously regards him as an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain.
    • Also Douglas "Dougie" Benson from the episode "Louie's Last Stand" since he's been constantly harassed and humiliated since he was five years old, which can have unfortunate effects on one as adult, so his excess zeal is somewhat forgivable. His meanness when he thinks he's gotten the upper hand? Not so much. Probably.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Baloo, Don Karnage and even Mad Dog have gotten this.

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