YMMV / The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: No one resembles Gaston like Brom Bones (although Gaston is far more of a jerk than Brom Bones).
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Mr. Toad after he's thrown in jail.
    • Brom Bones, seeing that he's the only one character in "Sleepy Hollow" who actually suffers some damages and injures. Not only that, despite his bully tendencies, his Establishing Character Moment and seeing how Ichabod only wanted to marry Katrina for money and free food, show that Brom Bones has some fairly good qualities that make you feel some sympathy for him.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some people watch the film solely for the Sleepy Hollow half.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Ichabod's encounter with the Headless Horseman is one of the all-time classic examples.
    • All the buildup to that is arguably even more of a gold-mine of terror—as a certain master once said, "There is no terror in the bang—only in the anticipation of it."
    • The sight of a tree that looks like the Headless Horseman is coming at Ichabod.
  • Signature Scene: The Headless Horseman, preceded by the build-up to his appearance.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The public's reaction to the film at the time, though it became more somewhat popular as time went on.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The part where Toad, locked in his prison cell, silently cries blaming himself for the trouble he's got into it and vowing to never let his manias get the best of him again.
    • During the Halloween party, Brom sees the only other person who's not dancing is Tilda, the short chubby lady who usually follows after Ichabod. She's sitting by herself, clearly dejected that she doesn't have a dance partner, but looks hopeful when she sees Brom looking at her. Brom responds by cringing in disgust, and Tilda looks incredibly hurt.
  • Values Dissonance: The Ichabod storyline is more than a little sexist. Women are either manipulative teases or complete dolts. Even if this takes place in the 18th or 19th century...
    • One might be caught off guard by Brom pouring huge mugs of beer for all his friends and their dogs. No Bowdlerization or Frothy Mugs of Water here!
      • Also, Toad and his friend toast "To the New Year!" with a pink beverage in cocktail glasses that is clearly liquor.
    • One student also draws a caricature of Ichabod Crane - and you can see him about to smack the student with a stick (only the sight of the student's overflowing lunch basket stops him). To a viewer who was born after the 1970s, this would seem surprising - though this was standard behaviour for teachers at the time. (Even when it was animated!)