These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Anvilicious: Given its era, the show often tried to give Aesops, which often as not wound up Anvilicious. Pro-environment aesops were common ("Whale's Tales", the Toxic Revenger shorts, etc.). There was also an episode about why meat-eating is bad that leaned towards parody with an end-cap gag that involves the characters declaring their new-found adherence to vegetarianism and tucking into a veggie tray, only to have the vegetables scream in horror and run away, and an episode about the fur industry that was played a bit more straight. "One Beer" openly parodied these Aesops.
"One Beer" reportedly angered a number of parents and censors who believed the episode, which was designed to poke fun at moral of the story episodes, was in fact making fun of drunk driving. As a result of these complaints it was pulled from syndication for some time, at least until it appeared on the season three DVD set and aired uncut and uncensored on The Hub, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network (Latin America).
Awesome Music: This was the first cartoon in ages to use a fully orchestrated score for every episode, just like in the good ol' days.
In one episode, Max claims, "There are laws to protect the rich, you know!" Then when you look at how some of the richest corporations and biggest banks have gotten away with some of the greatest financial fraud in history in recent years and it's as if he's right.
The Problem with Licensed Games: Averted; the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and Gameboy games were fairly decent efforts. Specifically, "Buster Busts Loose" for the Super Nintendo is considered by many to be an example of a good licensed game. It should come as no surprise, since the game was developed and produced by Konami. The PS2 game by Treasure is also decent, but was sadly never officially released and can only be played on a emulator, and the GBA game by them is also good, and challenging.
Played straight with the later games by Warthog and Terraglyph, however, such as "Plucky's Big Adventure" and "The Great Beanstalk".
A meta, non-character example would be Kennedy Cartoons, one of the studios that produced animation for the series. They actually got fired because their animation was not up to par, and fans still brand the Kennedy-animated episodes of TTA as bad episodes animation-wise. Not that it doesn't have its fans, however. Kennedy Cartoons is still slightly better than Encore Cartoons.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Voice acting-wise, this is what happened with the voices of the Looney Tunes' characters in the Venezuelan Spanish dub, since it was the first time they were voiced by non-Mexican voice actors. The controversy was so bad, that WB decided to exclude anything related from them from being dubbed in Venezuelan Spanish and dubbing them in Mexico since then, regardless how much they have to pay for the dub.note Dubbing in Mexico is normally more expensive than dubbing in South American countries, due of the quality of Mexican dubs.
Voice acting-wise in America, there are those who feel that the show went downhill when John Kassir voiced Buster Bunny after Charlie Adler quit (even though the episodes Kassir was in were the last new ones to be made before Animaniacs premiered).
Unintentionally Sympathetic: In "Prom-ise Her Anything", Montana Max is being legitimately stalked by Elmyra, who wants him to go to the prom with her. He does not have feelings for her, and does not even want to go to the dance. But because Max is the Designated Villain he is shown as being in the wrong for rejecting Elmyra.
Vindicated by History: This show was often overlooked in favor of the other WB cartoons back in its time. It even got unfavorable reviews because it was a watered-down version of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons (though not as much as The Looney Tunes Show) Despite this, the show was popular at the time, scoring a surprisingly large number of fans in the college set, but when it was discontinued and replaced with Animaniacs the latter series came to overshadow it, causing it to disappear into obscurity for a time...until cable channels and DVDs brought it back to prominence.
The Woobie: Furrball, who alternates between being homeless and one of Elmyra's pets. There are times where he's Mary Melody's pet.
Also Fifi, who lives in a junkyard and is usually lonely and upset because of all the boys running from her.