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.
Ear Worm: If you can find another show featuring an epic sweeping adventure score merged with a jazzy gospel-esque choir as its opening theme, bring it.
A jazzy, gospel-esque choir set to a slightly altered piece by Mozart.
Evil Is Sexy: Well, this IS Carmen Sandiego we're talking about.
Fanon Discontinuity: In most fan-fiction, the Player and anything referring to the show's universe as a PC game are largely ignored.
Genius Bonus: Some of the things Carmen tells the Player are either elaborations or paraphrases of quotes from fairly obscure philosophers.
Guilty Pleasure: When DVD Verdict reviewed the first season, the author wrote, "I'm guessing young kids will dig this, and older kids will find it a guilty pleasure..." This later became a blurb for the case of the complete series DVD.
What an Idiot: At the end of The Tigress, Ivy reveals the whole thing was a set up to make Carmen jealous and cause her to let down her guard, so they can catch her. When they do, Zack explains how he made super powered rocket boots enabling Ivy to fly. RIGHT IN FRONT OF CARMEN WHO WAS HANDCUFFED NEXT TO HIM, enabling her to take the boots and fly right out of the police van! Did he suddenly forget who he was talking to?!