* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: 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.
** of course there's always the fact Shannon started hating Robot after the events of "Jealousy".
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The show's super-catchy theme song and garage-rock soundtrack. It fits the art style to a tee.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: 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.
* EarWorm:
** 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.
* FanonDiscontinuity: While series creator Greg Miller has [[WordOfGod stated]] that the series was intended to end with [[CruelTwistEnding Robot exterminating the human race]], many fans find the idea too cruel and jarringly out-of-character for Robot to make any sense. However when fans remember how badly the humans have treated Robot throughout the series, this would make sense that one day he would snap.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** The title goes from being a rhetorical question to a legitimate one due to the series' descent into obscurity.
** WordOfGod 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 [[DisproportionateRetribution his friends mocking him over how he'll never grow hair]] in "Hair".
*** On that note it boarders to FridgeHorror that throughout the series the humans have been assholes to Robot Jones, turning this WordOfGod into a WhosLaughingNow scenario that the humans pretty much brought on themselves.
* HilariousInHindsight
** [=AppleSpeak=] isn't "Hollywood enough," [[WesternAnimation/WallE you say?]]
** A Creator/CartoonNetwork show with a nostalgic 80s vibe? [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow It will never catch on]].
** In "Garage Band", Robot Jones is told by Dad Unit that he is "[[Website/GoAnimate grounded grounded grounded]]".
** This show wouldn't be the last time [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated a show airing on Cartoon Network involving robots]] had Creator/JeffBennett play an overweight technophobe with a mustache.
* MemeticMutation:
** The show's title has become a PhraseCatcher whenever someone sincerely asks "whatever happened to..?".
** Its [[ShortRunner short run]] has turned the title into a legitimate question.
* {{Moe}}: The titular character is an {{Adorkable}} [[CuteMachines Cute Machine]] who only wants to fit in with the humans.
* NeverLiveItDown: If you remember this show, you probably (still) hate the Yogman Twins for cheating the contest in "Cube Wars".
* SoOkayItsAverage: The few who remember this show tend to mostly praise it because it was a ShortRunner that flew under the radar during its 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 WesternAnimation/CartoonCartoons.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many were irate about Robot Jones' voice being changed (and the reruns of older episodes being redubbed with the new voice).
* TheScrappy:
** 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.
* UglyCute:
** 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.
* VindicatedByHistory: 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. Even then most viewers will find it [[SoOkayItsAverage average at best]].
* TheWoobie: 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.