YMMV / The Problem Solverz

  • Creator's Pet: Alfe. The guy is annoying, arrogant, and whining. Nine times out of ten, he's the one who saves the day.
  • Critical Backlash: See Mis-blamed
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Roba rap at the end of "Magic Clock". The colors.
  • Designated Hero: The main trio themselves. While they're technically "good guys" that stop every problem that goes on around them, it should be notified that they're technically responsible for causing the problems in the first place. Alfe especially, since he's the primary instigator for the problems due to his selfish eating habits (such as in "Time Twister") and he's always supposed to be seen as the one who saves the day, thus taking all the credit the other two "Solverz" deserve.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: K-999 is considered as this - and he only appeared in one episode!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: PBS's Peg + Cat, debuting a couple years after The Problem Solverz ended, bears some remarkable similarities with this one; both are centered around solving problems and even have the characters acknowledge when a problem is solved. (Roba with the "Problem Solved" stamp in this show and a "Problem Solved" song in Peg + Cat.) They both even have unconventional art-styles. (Though Peg + Cats's notebook doodle-like look gets much fewer complaints directed towards it unlike this show.)
  • Ho Yay Shipping:
    • At the end of "Time Twister", Alfe gives Roba a hug and Heart Symbols appear around them.
    • In "Funny Facez", Alfe says, "I love you guys," and then gives Horace and Roba a kiss.
    • In "Badcat", there is a very brief shot of Roba and Alfe Sweetheart Sipping in the casino.
  • Mis-blamed: The show is often blamed for getting Sym-Bionic Titan cancelled because it premiered around the time SBT ended. Cartoon Network picked up The Problem Solverz after it was rejected by [adult swim], long before SBT showed signs of ending because of its lack of a merchandising deal. The Problem Solverz was just the next show in line to be aired and had nothing to do with Sym-Bionic Titan, which was part of a different programming block altogether.
  • Nausea Fuel: This show is clearly not meant for epileptics.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Alfe's...erm..."funny face." Good. Freaking. GOD!!!
  • The Scrappy: Not that any of the characters are that interesting to begin with, Alfe is, by far, considered one of the worst characters of the show. See Designated Hero and Creator's Pet for more details.
  • So Bad, It's Good: For those who are into Surreal Humor.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Some feel that the only unbearable part is the art style, which in episodes like Time Twister, can easily give seizures. Everything else is just a run-of-the-mill adventure cartoon.


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