YMMV / Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Some fans believe that Shannon's crabbiness towards Robot Jones is because she has personal problems that are affecting her more than she lets on. After all, no explanation is given for how she got a prosthetic leg.
  • Awesome Music: The show's super-catchy theme song and garage-rock soundtrack. It fits the art style to a tee.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Shannon. Many dislike her for the times she is rude and inconsiderate to Robot, but there are some fans who find her crabby behavior to be misunderstood and believe that she and Robot would make a great couple.
  • Ear Worm:
    • Just try and get "The Nudist and Mr. Pendleton" out of your head.
    • "Gotta Keep on Cubin'" from the episode "Cube Wars" is also extremely catchy.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has stated that the series was intended to end with Robot exterminating the human race, many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The title goes from being a rhetorical question to a legitimate one due to the series' descent into obscurity.
    • Word of God stating that Robot Jones would eventually exterminate the human race puts some of his moments into a more sinister light, particularly abusing his power as hall monitor in "Safety Patrol" and making everyone in the school go bald for his friends mocking him over how he'll never grow hair in "Hair".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The show's title has become a Phrase Catcher whenever someone sincerely asks "whatever happened to..?".
    • It's short run has turned the title into a legitimate question.
  • Moe: The titular character is an Adorkable Cute Machine who only wants to fit in with the humans.
  • Never Live It Down: If you remember this show, you probably (still) hate the Yogman Twins for cheating the contest in "Cube Wars".
  • So Okay, It's Average: The few who remember this show tend to mostly praise it because it was a Short Runner that flew under the radar during it's initial run, but those able to track down and watch it will admit that, despite having an appealing aesthetic and a few decent episodes, it was one of the more forgettable Cartoon Cartoons.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Many were irate about Robot Jones' voice being changed (and the reruns of older episodes being redubbed with the new voice).
  • The Scrappy:
    • Finkman for getting away with cheesing off Robot and causing Shannon to blame Robot for his departure.
    • Lenny and Denny Yogman tend to be despised for always picking on Robot Jones.
  • Ugly Cute:
    • Denny Yogman. He's evil (in a sense), but he's still a little kid and acts like it.
    • Shannon, in a way. She's not beautiful, but she does have her moments of being endearing.
  • Vindicated by History: Oh yes! the show has gained a bit of a reputation among older CN fans compared to how it's been lingering in obscurity during the 2000's and early 2010's.
  • The Woobie: To say that Robot Jones is sympathetic would be a huge understatement. Most humans regard him with contempt, the girl he has a crush on rarely if ever reciprocates his affections, and the Yogmans are always making things difficult for him.
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