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YMMV: Wishbone
  • Adult Fear: Let's see. There's the confrontation with that grave digger, the time the main trio got locked in that condemned barn, the incident with the new kid falling in with a local thief and nearly dragging Joe along for the ride, the incidents involving David in the mystery books mentioned below under Nightmare Fuel...Wow; even in the 90s, PBS was kinda scary.
  • 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.
  • Nightmare Fuel : The Morlocks in The Time Machine episode.
  • Periphery Demographic: A lot of teenagers and adults enjoyed the show and still do.
  • 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!
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Frankenstein (given that they follow the theme of the book, it's pretty hard not to be one).
    • The scene in Dances with Dogs as Joe remembers his father pushing him on the tire swing is a bit heart wrenching.
    • The end of the Tale Of Two Cities episode. They keep the "it is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done" line and the guy playing Sydney Carton is actually a pretty good actor. Just try not to think too hard about how he expects no one to notice that a dog has been replaced by a human man.
    • Joan of Arc saying goodbye to her friend before her execution.

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