YMMV / The Big Comfy Couch

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment/Moment of Awesome: In "Pants on Fire", a conversation between Loonette and Major Bedhead escalates into this.
  • Ear Worm:
    • The theme song.
    • The Foley Dollhouse theme song will stay stuck in your head for a good hour or so.
  • Hide Your Pregnancy: Averted; Loonette's clown suit was baggy enough to hide the fact that her actress Alyson Court was pregnant in her last season.
  • Memetic Mutation: The "Liar Liar" song has gained popularity over the years due to how bizarrely hilarious (and awesome!) it is, and for how it comes out of nowhere in the context of the episode (and the clip, even).
  • Paranoia Fuel: Hey kids, if you don't eat your vegetables, they'll come back to haunt you in your sleep and yell at you!
  • Replacement Scrappy: Ramona Gilmour-Darling. When replacing a dearly-loved actor for a main character, it's almost inevitable, unfortunately.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: A scene that has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially as sexual assault is becoming more and more of a public issue, is one of Loonette asking Molly if shed like her to tickle her. Molly refuses, despite having liked it before. Loonette accepts it and tells the audience its her body, so its her choice. When shared, there's usually some caption about how this is just as important for adults as it is for children.
  • Special Effects Failure: A lot of episodes, given the show's relatively low budget, but it happened a lot in the final 2 seasons the most.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The episode "Full of Life" where Loonette befriends a caterpillar and the caterpillar later dies and Granny Garbonzo sings a song about death. Major Bedhead even cries.
    • Any time Molly is sad; notably in episodes where Loonette accidentally hurts her feelings (which, unfortunately, happens frequently). These include:
      • "Ping Pong Polka": Forgetting to read Molly a story
      • "Babs in Toyland": Bringing home another doll named Babs, causing Molly to become jealous.
      • "This Little Piggy": Becoming greedy with her piggy bank (and especially her lucky "looney") and carelessly leaving Molly tangled in her basketball net, as she goes to visit Granny.
      • "Sticks and Stones": Calling her a clumsy clown, then accidentally upsetting her more when she tries to apologize.
      • Perhaps, the topper of the above examples: in "Time for Molly", Loonette spends most of the episode having a "me-parade" and is COMPLETELY unaware when Molly tries to get her attention. You just want to give the poor doll a big hug.
    • In "Snug as a Bug", when Loonette compares herself in the blanket to being a caterpillar in a cocoon, she pretends to be a butterfly coming out. This makes Molly worried that Loonette would literally fly away and leave her. Thankfully, Loonette reassures her otherwise and comforts her with a soothing version of the "Hush Little Baby" lullaby.
    • In the Thanksgiving Episode, "Feast of the Fools", Loonette starts to miss her Auntie Macassar, who is always traveling. She is near tears when she points out the extra plate that Granny Garbanzo put out (which was supposed to symbolize those who couldn't be at the celebration, as well as those clowns who are less fortunate). The solemn tone in Loonette's voice is just genuinely HEARTBREAKING. Thankfully, it turns into a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, when Auntie Macassar herself makes a surprise appearance (through a package by Major Bedhead). The hug she and Loonette share especially brings out the happy tears; even Loonette almost sounds overwhelmed with emotion.
      Loonette: Auntie Macassar's not here. If she was she'd be sitting in that place. I really miss her.
      Wobbly: We know you miss Auntie Macassar. We do too.
    • The Season 6 finale which marks Alyson Court's last episode as Loonette. While it's treated like a regular episode, Loonette thanking the audience for coming with a last "Toodles" (and telling Molly that she's the coolest) makes it a bit sad.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: A lot of fans were not happy with Alyson Court being replaced with Ramona Gilmour-Darling.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Compared to the other Molly dolls used throughout the show, the original one used for seasons 1 and 2 can come off as this to some viewers.
    • Some of the merchandise. The show is about clowns, fair enough. But then they had to make a Loonette doll that looked like this, and adding salt to the wound, put in a voice chip as well. Wonder how many kids were scared stiff when they received one.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Loonette can come off as this whenever she accidentally hurts Molly's feelings (which, unfortunately, happens frequently).
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