YMMV / Time Warp Trio

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Freddie saving Samantha from a wild grizzly bear in the Lewis and Clark episode.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Growing the Beard: The show started out as a fairly basic, boy-targeted "adventures through history" show with low-brow humor and pretty much the same plot every episode: find The Book before you get killed. As the show went on, it toned down the tasteless humor and incorporated more female characters (Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha got more screen time, Anna showed up more often, more female historical figures were introduced, etc.), thus giving the show a more gender-neutral appeal. It also incorporated more creative uses of time travel, as well as world building elements (e.g. Mabel's Diner and the time agents), that played with each episode's formula and often gave the characters a goal that was more than "find The Book". All of this started happening around the time Mad Jack, the show's Big Bad, was introduced.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In "Me Oh Maya", the kids run into a man named "Kaka Poo Poo Head", a name which was never used again.
  • Ho Yay: Sam and Fred seem to be the most common offenders, with the theme song featuring Fred ending up holding Sam in a Bridal Carry, to Fred's dismay, Sam's sheepish chagrin and Jodi and Freddi's amusement.
  • Moe: Freddi.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Dude, Where's My Karma?" was a boatload of nightmare. First, Fred and Sam are nearly trampled to death in the opener. Then Joe wakes up and finds his feet missing. He naturally calls his friends and by the time they get there, half his body is gone. Joe then runs from the room in a panic to check on his mom and sister. Matters are made worse when Samantha and Freddi meet up with their ancestors and panic about how much worse Jodi must be given the state Joe was in when Sam and Fred left and they only very narrowly avert the ret-goning of Joe's entire family line. This is also the first episode Mad Jack shows up in and it's clear when Freddi spots him that he scares her and Samantha half to death (which is impressive because Samantha is just as scared of him as Freddi).
  • Tear Jerker: Samantha in the latter part of the Napoleon episode. When Fred starts ranting about the irritating parts of the US having become "New France", she interrupts with the reveal that humanity is practically extinct in her time period. Made even worse with her weak attempt at Black Comedy ("But hey. At least there's plenty of room for the cockroaches."). Joe and Fred don't buy her act for a minute.

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