YMMV / Wonderfalls

  • Ear Worm: The opening song by Andy Partridge, "I Wonder Why the Wonder Falls".
  • Executive Meddling: When they found that the show Joan of Arcadia would be released around the same time as Wonderfalls with a very similar premise, Fox decided to hold off on premiering Wonderfalls, not wanting to risk looking like a rip off. Of course Joan ended up being a huge hit and by releasing the show a few months later they definitely looked like they were ripping off the show. Smooth.
    • However, it can be argued that the decision to delay the broadcast allowed the producers to complete filming of all 13 episodes of the first season so that, when Fox cancelled the show after only four episodes, fans were still able to view the complete storyline, even if they had to wait a year or so for the DVD.
    • In a less show-endy way, they also made the show change its opening credits because they didn't have enough shots of Jaye smiling, and they had them cut out a shot of Eric fainting because he wasn't "manly enough".
    • The people at Fox apparently thought there were too many blonde girls in the show, and had Sharon's love interest wear a rather fake looking brunette wig throughout the season.
  • Fake American: French-Canadian Caroline Dhavernas as Jaye (and yes, that extended to the French-Canadian dub for the show, which she also recorded).
    • Within the show, "Crime Dog" has an illegal Canadian immigrant pretending to be a naturalized American citizen.
      • She's also an English Canadian, pretending to be a French Canadian, with a very badly faked accent.
  • Les Yay: Behind the scenes. In the bonus features on the DVD Jaye and Sharon's actresses frequently talk about each other's cleavage and having "nice boobs", and Sharon commenting on how playing a lesbian was fun because "girls are nice to kiss, they're really soft!"
    • Although she did follow that by saying, "I don't like them as much as boys, unfortunately."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Listen to the seals, Clarice."
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Why Would Anyone Take Her Back: Eric's wife Heidi, who he catches performing oral sex on a bellhop on their wedding night, in their bridal suite. Later on, she fakes Easy Amnesia of the whole thing. Eric still agrees to remarry her, and stays with her after she secretly drugs him with male potency pills she bought from some guy in a parking lot. Why on Earth would anyone tolerate such a potent combination of deceptiveness and stupidity (besides the fact that she looks like Jewel Staite)? Ultimately subverted when they mutually split up in the series finale.
    • Given how manipulative Eric is of Jaye during the whole Heidi plot, one could be forgiven for wondering why she would take him back.