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YMMV: 3-2-1 Penguins!
  • Accidental Innuendo: Take these lyrics from "Fair and Square" out of context and try to see how it doesn't sound sexual in any way.
    Kevin: When you do that thing.
    Zidgel, Midgel, and Fidgel: Thingy, thingy, thingy, oh!
  • Ensemble Darkpenguin: Kevin is apparently pretty popular among fans.
  • Estrogen Brigade: Check on deviantArt, YouTube, Fanpop, or some other sites for 3-2-1 Penguins! fans. The majority of them will be female. Chances are, some of those fans will be fangirls of one of the Penguins.
  • Evil Is Cool: Many fans consider Uncle Blobb cool.
    • Baron von Cavitus, to a lesser extent.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The Lizard King, depending on the viewer's interests.
    • Baron von Cavitus, again, depending on the viewer's interests. Hell, he even lampshades it in one episode.
    Bert Bertman: Preposterous! Maybe in my suit of armor, I meet the proportional requirements to be considered handsome, but inside, I'm still only a small pudgy vermin!
    • Some fans agree with the first part, Cavitus.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The moral of "Promises, Promises" might as well be interpreted as, "If someone walks up to you and says, 'You said you would (insert whatever you told that person you would do here)!', you can tell them, 'Well, I didn't promise you I would do it.'"
  • Fridge Horror: How big would the green-eyed monster be if one's envy is really large?
  • Fridge Logic: Are the kids' adventures daydreams or are they real?
  • Genius Bonus: One of Fidgel's inventions (which was an important plot point in the episode "Lazy Daze") is the Harryhausen Ray, which is able to stop motion.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Remember laughing your ass off when Michelle was playing with the Zidgel and Midgel figurines and used the Midgel figurine as the female? Well, you will laugh even more once you realize that there are some people out there who ship Zidgel and Midgel together.
  • Ho Yay: This dialogue in "Invasion of the Body Swappers."
    Zidgel: Midgel? I think you're beautiful!
    Midgel: No, Captain, you're beautiful!
  • Jerkass Woobie: Jason may be a brat at times, but one can't help but feel a little sorry for him when Michelle and the other Penguins shun him out for telling their embarrassing secrets just to make others laugh. Key word, little.
  • Just Here For The Penguins: No doubt most people watch the show just for the eponymous penguins.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: The Penguins, in general. However, the most frequently shipped characters will most likely be Zidgel and Midgel, for obvious reasons.
  • Memetic Sex God: Captain Zidgel makes fangirls swoon! Even for a cartoon! Just like George Cloon...E! He makes them loon...E!
  • Most Annoying Sound: When Jason and Michelle argue in their T.V. version voices, you just want to yell at them to shut up!
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Lizard King showing his bony fingers.
    • When the Toad Roller first shows up, it can be pretty unsettling.
    • Uncle Blobb's real estate scheme in general, especially when you once realize he is similar to the Coachman from Pinocchio.
  • Periphery Demographic: The older fans of VeggieTales are most likely fans of this show as well.
  • The Scrappy: Jason and Michelle. Granted, they're tolerable and even a little likable in the original six, but when the T.V. version was released, they became your typical bratty eight-year-olds.
  • Tear Jerker: Even though you already know what's going to happen due to Goldie being a cat/caterpillar hybrid, but Michelle crying when she saw Goldie dead can be pretty sad.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Not the show itself, thankfully, but it's pretty safe to assume that some fans are writing or planning to write some pretty fucked up fan fictions.
  • The Woobie: When Michelle was feeling lonely in one episode and no one bothered to listen to her problems, you just feel like hugging her. Plus, it reflected how a lot of the male fans of the show felt.
    • Don't forget Kevin in "Comedy of Errors"! When Jason told his embarrassing secret just to get some cheap laughs, a lot of fans felt like hugging him!

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