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YMMV: The Groovenians

  • Anvilicious: And how! Basically, what it boils down to is "being a creative person is great, as long as you only do it for art's sake, because making money is for boring greedy people!"
  • Awesome Music: Admittedly, the intro is pretty catchy. It also helps that it's sung by The B-52s.
  • Rooting for the Empire: King Norman, while his song is just as abhorrent as the other, is usually the character people want to win, for two reasons: he makes a good point, and our protagonists are annoying.
    • Also, for a show promoting art and design, King Norman, the Normals, and the demonized Jeepers-denizens have some of the most memorable character designs, which mostly mesh with the show's limited CGI animation.
  • Strawman Has a Point: King Norman's song is about how everything has consequences and people shouldn't be expected to have fun all the time without paying for it. This has the unintentional effect of making him the most sensible and practical character in the cartoon. He also unintentionally points out that in the real world, Jet and Glindy would be considered welfare dependents at best.
  • Uncanny Valley: The bizarre character designs and the bad CGI help settle thing show firmly in the valley.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Vincent Gallo, Paul Reuben, Dennis Hopper, RuPaul and the daughter of Robert DeNiro all have voiced roles.


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