These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Uncle Ruckus. He's viewed as either the most awesome character in the series or an Overly-Long Gag that has over stayed his welcome. "The Color Ruckus" has partially redeemed him in the eyes of the latter.
Same goes double for Colonel H. Stinkmeaner.
Broken Base: The fans of the strip and the fans of the show. Mainly because the show is accused of getting the wrong kind of laughs.
Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: The usual opinion on the series amongst people unfamiliar with it is that it's an incredibly racist show that insults white people. If anything, it insults what can be thought of as "black" culture, and usually portrays white people as naive, happy, nonthreatening folk who are simply oblivious to what's happening around them.
Crazy Awesome: Riley's art teacher, a soft-spoken blond man with an afro, who quietly encourages Riley to tag houses. Also, he doesn't really like the police very much.
Growing the Beard: The show doesn't really come into its own until season two, at which point the art and animation quality receive a considerable boost and the idiosyncrasies of the characters and oddball supporting cast members come into the limelight.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Tom Dubois is not supposed to be Barack Obama. Yes, he is a successful, light-skinned black, highly liberal attorney with a bit of a nerdy/loserly side, and looks an awful lot like Obama. But the character was developed a long time before Obama became a national figure. McGruder apparently noticed this and took full advantage of it.
In "Wingmen," Granddad is revealed to have been a Tuskegee Airman and his best friend was a cocky and reckless pilot nickamed Moe "Guns." Aaron Mcgruder would later go on to write the screenplay for the Tuskegee Airmen biopic Red Tails, which also featured a cocky and reckless pilot as one of the characters(another was nicknamed "Ray Gun").
In "Hunger Strike" the BET starts producing animated shows and an employee is shown to be reading a Black Panther comic, both of those became funny when BET developed their own version of Black Panther.
Look at how hurt Grandad acts when Ruckus starts hanging out with Jimmy Rebel. They bicker like an old married couple as it is.
Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy.
Idiot Plot: Purposely done in the "nigga moment" trilogy, though the plot was based on the characters being ignorant rather than just stupid.
Iron Woobie: Huey during the course of "The Passion Of Uncle Ruckus" and "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman". He also counts in general considering the fact that his parents and grandmother are all dead, his grandfather constantly ignores him, his brother is constantly getting into trouble, and he has to deal with the reality that he will probably outlive his grandfather and be responsible for looking out for his younger brother Riley all on his own.
Uncle Ruckus' brothers, Darryl and Darrell who also suffered under their father and grandmother, albeit mentioning that Uncle Ruckus got it the worst, seem to be the most well-adjusted of the family. They also recognise the abuse their own father experienced, and realise while it doesn't really excuse some of his actions, take comfort in the belief that in some twisted way, he was raising them to realise the harshness of the world.
Thugnificent: Y'all send me stupid fuckin' messages online, but won't pay for my damn song? I hate y'all niggas, man. Hey, hey, Thugnificent, is it "Booty butt cheeks" or "Move them butt cheeks"? Nigga, who gives a fuck, it's a song about butt cheeks!
Lamilton's not exactly a child you want to babysit, but he crosses the line when he outright threatens to shoot Riley simply because he doesn't want to hang out with him.
When Ed Wuncler Sr. getting his grandson and his best friend to set bombs in a building just to kill ONE man for the sole purpose of money, despite being rich enough to have connections to the president.
One-Scene Wonder: Even bit characters in this series tend to be rather colorful, to say the least. A good example is Maybelline from "Wingmen", who only appears for about a minute but it ends up being one of the funniest minutes of the show. There's also the Hustler Preacher, who's only appeared in "Return of the King" and "Riley Wuz Here".
Painful Rhyme: "DOOM comes like a vacuum! 'Cuz death sucks and smells like a raccoon, or a baboon!"
Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Many Uncle Ruckus centered episodes didn't do much to develop his character outside of "comic relief bigot". "The Color Ruckus" changed that.
So Cool It's Awesome: Especially if you get all the inside jokes. Also, the fact that the season 3 premiere got over a million viewers.
Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: As that page mentions, the entire series exists largely to drop the anvils on the black community that apathy to your lot in life is a self-fulfilling prophecy and about how society is allegedly structured to disadvantage members of certain groups, usually focusing on the black community, but occasionally others.
Huey: "What the hell is wrong with you people?! Every famous nigga that gets arrested is not Nelson Mandela! Yes, the government conspires to put a lot of innocent black men in jail on fallacious charges, but R. Kelly is NOT one of those men. We all know the nigga can sing, but what happened to standards? What happened to bare minimums? You a fan of R.Kelly? You wanna help R. Kelly? Then get some counselling for R. Kelly! Introduce him to some older women! Hide his camcorder! But don't pretend like the man is a hero! ...and STOP THE DAMN DANCING! ACT LIKE YOU'VE GOT SOME GOD DAMN SENSE, PEOPLE! DAMN! Done playin' around here...
Huey: Granddad, look what you did to the community. Granddad: It's not that bad. Huey: Not that bad? This place used to sit between a coffee shop and a day spa. Now there's a liquor store and a damn Foot Locker. This food is destructive. Granddad: This food is your culture! Huey: Then the culture is destructive!
The end of "Riley Wuz Hear", which is actually an in-universe example as well.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: While both the show and the strip have always been critically acclaimed, there are numerous shifts that have caused division in the fanbase.
Although the strip didn't become widely known until it started regularly doing political commentary, there are some fans who feel that the shift to politics was detrimental to the strip. Those fans feel that originally, the appeal of the strip was it's large cast of characters and most of the humor was derived from their interactions. They say that when the strip changed, the cast was reduced to just Huey and Caesar, and a lot of the strips boiled down to just Huey watching the news.
The differences between the strip and the show cause arguments due to the social commentary being more indirect and not as frequent, along with several changes to the personalites of the characters.
Finally, some fans hold the first season higher than the rest of the series, due to the show becoming Denser And Wackier, the social commentary taking a backseat to more general plots, and Huey being Demoted to Extra and losing a lot of his passion in general.
Jazmine/Huey. Subverted in that Huey doesn't know or care. This may be one of the few childish traits that Huey has, and possibly justified considering that Huey's only 10 years old. In the cartoon, there is much subtler teasing, but the relationship is less childish.
Also Riley/Cindy though to a lesser extent than Jazmine/Huey.
Unfortunate Implications: While much of the show is intended as to disparage modern black culture for its negative attitudes and disinterest in bettering one's condition, to some the show can come off as disparaging black people - for example, the concept of the "Nigga Moment".
Win The Crowd: Subverted; the season two episodes involving BET were supposed to be this to angry fans who were pissed off at the tonal change in adapting the strip to animation, but Adult Swim pussied out and banned them.
This runs in the family, as her father Tom also frequently qualifies for this.
Luna has suffered every type of abuse possible, and just as she makes Heel-Face Turn for tormenting the Freemans, her friend Nicole unintentionally convinces her to blow herself up with the same grenade she threatened to use earlier when she was with Tom and Robert (who were tied up at the time).
Leonard, poor guy works non-stop at Wendy's to pay for Thugnificent's mansion.
Woolseyism: For obvious reasons, most of the humor was adapted in many foreign-dubbed versions:
The Mexican Spanish dub has a weird approach on this: While they avoided the Animation Age Ghetto by keeping the original profanity intact (and sometimes even adding extra profanity), on the other hand and due to an unexpected limitation of the Spanish language, the slur Nigger is translated as Negro (literally "Black" as both "Black color" or "Black people"). Normally the word Negro is not an insult by default in Mexico and many Spanish-speaking countries, and it's only an insult when you add an adjetive on it. It's not the same saying in Spanish "Eres un Negro" (You're a Black guy) than saying "Eres un Maldito Negro" (You're a Damn Black guy, who is the closest thing to saying Nigger in Spanish. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn't.