Alternate Character Interpretation: "The Last of Morocco" brought a few interpretations on the titular Doctor involving his relationship with Jules Verne. He admitted that his chamber of youth was stolen (and did so only to himself, when he thought no one was listening), but in this episode we learn that the key component was a gift from Verne, and Morocco himself engineered the chamber. Did he really value his friendship with Verne? Was he just a narcissist who only pretended to befriend him to get Verne's technology? Or, as Verne believes, was he once a good man who's greed and ambition drove him to the dark side? Was his statement of theft just him being in denial that he once trusted someone who showed kindness to him?
Broken Base: The ending of "The Last of Morocco" wherein Dr. Morocco has his mind wiped, and he's sent to the future to be given a second chance at life. One group feels it's a full on Karma Houdini as in the end Morocco's lifetime of crimes concludes with him rewarded rather than punished. Others sympathize with the decision as with his mind in tact the good doctor is far too dangerous to keep around, and such an arrangement will also help benefit society as his talents will be put to more heroic purposes. A third group feels that forcing the mind wipe against his wishes has its own set of disturbing implications that the show glances over.
Counterpart Comparison: The show bears quite a few similarities to Eureka in that it takes place in a town designed to foster scientific advancement and features technology years ahead of its time, and the focus is on a team of public servants who frequently have to solve problems caused by malfunctioning technology. In addition, Doc Greene bears more than a passing resemblance to Eureka's chief scientist, Henry Deacon.
Ear Worm: "Living in a Land of Tech" is cheesy but very catchy.
Harsher in Hindsight: The episode "Tip of the Iceberg"contained what happened to be a heartwarming moment when Dr. Morocco handed the Burns family a painting of Chief Burns's grandfather. "Changes" revealed that that he didn't do it out of any kindness, but as a way to sneak in a spy camera so he could spy on the family and the Rescue Bots.
"Mayor May Not" features Chase competing with Mayor Luskey in a debate for mayor of Griffin Rock. Luskey ultimately crashes and burns in the debate, losing his temper frequently and proves to know little on how to answer the moderator's questions; meanwhile, his opponent is calm and collected and is simply bemused by Luskey's meltdown. This ended up being the exact same way the first presidential debate of 2016 went between Donald Trump (Luskey) and Hillary Clinton, which took place a few months after the episode aired. It got even weirder when despite this poor performance in the debate, Trump became president, much like how Luskey ultimately returned to his position as mayor (albeit after Chase had a brief, unsuccessful stint as mayor).
Ho Yay: Blades' infatuation with Bumblebee could be interpreted as an outright crush. Blades' voice actor is himself openly gay.
Inferred Holocaust: This show being aimed at younger viewers, the only allusions to the wars typical to Transformers series are references to Cybertron being "fallen", and the series' heroes being the last group of rescue Autobots left. The Decepticons don't even appear.
The Scrappy: Some might find Blades to be this; the type of humor that makes up most of his character can wear on the viewer's nerves, especially as overused as it is.
Too Dumb to Live: For an island of so-called geniuses they veer into this territory a bit too often.
The king of this trope is probably Mayor Luskey. A lot of problems in Griffin Rock stem from his ego, blame-shifting, and total ineptitude at pretty much everything he does. He's at his worst in "The Vigilant Town", where his demands that an experimental computer meant to protect the town be turned on full power, even after it demonstrates that it's willing to violate civil liberties to perform its function.
Even keeping in mind that these are simplified stories to be told in 20 minutes, how could the Bots or the Burnses not have any security at all guarding the Autobot section of the rescue bay?
Toy Ship: The show doesn't give any obvious hints of Cody and Frankie becoming more than friends, not even after the time skip in season 4.
Unintentionally Unsympathetic: In "Small Blessings," after they rescue Hayley, Dani tells Kade to remove Hayley's Minivan which has fallen and blocked the Dam, and Kade blows her off saying he'll do it later as he's got a date. While Kade is being an irresponsible muscle head (having endangered both himself, Heatwave and Hayley all to impress her), Dani herself doesn't bother to remove the blockage with Blades, and seems content to leave the hazardous debris there for Kade to deal with "later."