- 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.
Meat: Trick or treat, Schnookums...
- They Copied It, So It Sucks: Widely accused of ripping off of Ren and Stimpy.