YMMV / Wishbone

  • Ear Worm: The intro theme.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • The contrast between military captain Miles Standish and his intellectual best friend John Alden is a big point in The Courtship of Miles Standish. The episode doesn't really go into that but their counterparts are the modern teenage equivalents: Joe the basketball star and David the science whiz.
    • In the "Purloined Letter" episode, the unnamed King and Queen of France are made to look like Louis Philippe I and Maria Amalia, who were the King and Queen of France at the time the story was written. Later, the man causing a disturbance in the street is given dialogue which is mostly unintelligible, but enough of it can be heard to establish him as a fanatical Bonapartist. Neither of these details were present in the original short storynote , but were evidently added for the benefit of Wishbone fans who are familiar with 19th century French politics.
  • Narm Charm: The concept of a well-read doggie dreaming and imagining himself as the hero of various stories and novels is bizarre, but at the same time impossible to be indifferent to.
  • Older Than They Think: The concept of an animal with human trains of thoughts and a big imagination had already been explored in The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty, through Waldo Kitty was hald-animated/half-acted and it had shout outs to more modern pop culture (of these days) than classics.
  • Periphery Demographic: A lot of teenagers and adults enjoyed the show and still do.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Amy Acker appears in a few episodes, playing a different role each time.
    • In the Mexican Spanish dub, Wishone is voiced by Goku.
  • Squick: Many episodes, such as A Tale of Two Cities and Pride and Prejudice featured the titular canine playing a heroic lead together with a human, female love interest. This lead to many, many scenes of attractive young actresses behaving in a romantic and cuddly manner to a freakin' dog!
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