Tropes present in the series include:
- Adaptation Expansion: Episodes often expanded the stories they were based on.
- Creator Cameo: If not appearing As Himself, Munsch often made cameos as the voice of a character.
- Evil Brit: The eponymous character of "The Boy in the Drawer" speaks with a British accent.
- Theme Tune Cameo: The background tune from the "I Want" Song of The Paper Bag Princess is heard in the background in "The Boy in the Drawer," when the protagonist is seen reading the book.