YMMV / The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • K'nuckles selling fish heads in "Fish Heads".
    • K'nuckles and Flapjack's seawater-induced hallucinations in "How the West Was Fun". Though they are hallucinations...
  • Crack Ship: Yes, there are in fact a number of Flapjack/Knuckles shippers out there....and let's just leave it at that, alright?
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Several minor characters could count, but Dr. Barber and Lolly Poopdeck seem to be the standouts.
    • Sally Syrup is this to shippers. Mostly only shippers.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Chowder as both shows are often considered to be the highlights of the infamous CN Real era. There's also a little with Sanjay and Craig due to the producer of that show being Thurop Van Orman himself as well as Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Regular Show and Over the Garden Wall as the creators of those shows all worked on Flapjack before moving on to their own things.
  • Genius Bonus: The town they live in is called Stormalong Harbor. Stormalong was a tall tale about a giant who became a sea captain.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: With Flapjack's creator and voice actor going on to voice Li'l Gideon, the child's very behavior and presence has become this.
  • Idiot Plot: The Termite episode requires you to forget that K'nuckles can take off his legs in order to make any sense.
    • That, or K'nuckles is just too stubborn to take them off.
  • Love It or Hate It: Either it's a charming little show reminiscent of The Ren & Stimpy Show or SpongeBob SquarePants that was the starting point for many creators of popular shows like Adventure Time and Gravity Falls, or it's a disgusting, ugly, and disturbing show that serves as one of CN's worst cartoons (Doesn't help that it premiered during CN's Dork Age).
  • Memetic Molester: Dr. Barber is commonly depicted in fanart and fanfics as a pedophile, often in regards to Flapjack. To a lesser extent, Captain K'nuckles and Lolly Poopdeck are subject to this trope as well.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Flapjack's laugh, to some.
  • Nausea Fuel: Stormalong getting infected by the plague. And that might not even be the grossest scene if the "Blood Gnats" episode didn't exist.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: It's been said that this show is basically SpongeBob SquarePants if it were on something a little stronger than marijuana (like salvia, low-grade LSD, and children's NyQuil)
  • Ugly Cute: The Plant Man, who has an awesome little song.
    • Captain K'Nuckles. In one episode, his love interest left him because she found him unattractive, when in actual fact - aside from the frequent Gross-Up Close-Up - he's got a very simple, very appealing design.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Punsy McKale's realistic design looks a bit...off to say the least.
    • this image of the titular Flapjack.
    • The Candy Wife, also deliberately in the valley.
    • She's heeeeeeerrrrreeeee~
  • Villain Decay: 8-Armed Willy singing at Flapjack's request at the end of "Willy!".
  • Vindicated by History: Like most of Cartoon Network's shows made after 2004 but before the advent of Adventure Time and Regular Show in 2010, this one was branded as one of the reason's behind the channel's Network Decay (along with the brilliant idea of putting live-action shows alongside the animated shows so the channel comes off as a wannabe Nickelodeon with more insipid programming) and, only now do people see it as a decent show that didn't get the respect it deserved. It helps that Pen Ward, J.G. Quintel, Alex Hirsch, and Patrick McHale all worked on the first season of this show and all became successful in their own right.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The series is ostensibly meant for a young audience, and at first glance it really doesn't look like it's not. After a few episodes though, the large quantities of Surreal Horror, graphic Body Horror and dark humor were and still are more than a bit unnerving for its target demographic.
  • The Woobie: Flapjack has his moments, usually whenever he's sad.
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