YMMV: The Thundermans

  • Aesop Amnesia : Every single time that Max and Phoebe showed how much they cared about each other, they acted like it was the first time it had ever happened.
  • Crossover Ship: Max has been shipped with Taylor Hathaway ever since the crossover.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Max's supervillainy and his parent's awkward ambivalence could easily be interpreted as a gay boy whose parents don't know how to respond to their son's coming out.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Considering that Max is an aspiring supervillain, he's this by default.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Max/Phoebe, more commonly known as "Thundercest", is shaping up to be this, judging from the Fan Fiction.
  • Forced Meme: Nick tried to promote the show by making image macros about the show and putting them in their commercials.
  • Hypocrite: In "The Amazing Rat Race," Phoebe sees Max and his band holding their pet rats, and she teasingly congratulates the boys for finding "dates" for the school dance. Nobody seems to notice the irony that one of the band members is Oyster, who Phoebe dated in the earlier episode "Pheebs Will Rock You."
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Billy
  • Love It or Hate It: Even more than The Haunted Hathaways. Though the show has an audience, it's clearly got a very vocal group of people who outright despise it as well as evident by the comments on all The Thundermans videos on YouTube. It doesn't help Nickelodeon disabled all comments on several of it's videos promoting the show to avoid the hate from being apparent.
  • Moe: In Phoebe's A Clone Now, after taking a bump on the head, the cloned Phoebe turns dumb, and also displays a sweet, childlike personality that is quite endearing. In the final scene, Phoebe's clone is adorably fawning over the cuteness of a rabbit, which she thinks is a donkey, which she thinks makes sounds like a cow.
  • Stalking Is Funny If It Is Female After Male: Sarah's obsessive crush on Max is played entirely for laughs. In Change of Art, Hank refers to Sarah as "the girl I keep telling to stay out of my yard," and this is presented as funny.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: Many people find the show to be the poor man's Wizards of Waverly Place, with superheroes instead of wizards...and even then is also seen as a copy of Lab Rats. The theme song, "What You See is Not What You Get," is eerily similar to "Everything is Not What it Seems."
    • And the rabbit is a poor man's Salem.
    • Many view it as a poor man's Haunted Hathaways which they also view as a poor man's Wizards of Waverly Place, which certainly doesn't help either show.
  • The Unfavorite: Max implies Phoebe has been doted on by the superhero community as the future greatest superhero ever. This seems to be what drove him to villainy.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: The audience is expected to laugh and cheer when Max winds up the Butt Monkey, especially since he, admittedly, brings most of it on himself. However, in some episodes, like You've Got Fail, Doubles Trouble, and Cape Fear, Max would make such a fool of himself that viewers were more apt to feel embarrassed for him than anything else.