- Love It or Hate It: Depends on whether you believe it to be a blatant Ren and Stimpy cash-in or can appreciate it for its own merits.
- Misaimed Marketing: More a case of misconceived marketing, the Schnookums and Meat canned pasta had this remarkable disclaimer on the label: "Meat is a character developed by Buena Vista Television. THERE IS NO MEAT IN THIS PRODUCT." This leads to some interesting Fridge Logic: Shouldn't they have been more concerned with assuring the customer that the product doesn't contain any "Schnookums"?
- Nightmare Fuel: Night of the Living Schnookums had a morbid premise (Meat falsely believing that he'd killed Schnookums and trying to dispose of the body) and an inconclusive, borderline-horrifying ending: in the midst of the craziness, Schnookums may or may-not have killed Meat whose ghost or reanimated corpse may or may-not be menacingly knocking at the front door later on when Schnookums is home alone. The episode cuts to black without resolving this. It's especially shocking considering how tame the show normally was compared to other grossout shows of the time.
Meat: Trick or treat, Schnookums...
- They Copied It, So It Sucks: Widely accused of ripping off of Ren and Stimpy.