- Audience-Alienating Premise: As you can guess just from reading the main page, it's very hard to even recommend Alfred's Playhouse to most people.
- Awesome Music: The soundtracks to both the Alfred's Playhouse series and The Movie feature some hit artists. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Punk Rock legend GG Allin, Classical Music standards to name a few—plus underground artists such as Lil Ugly Mane and her good friend Jak Progresso.
- Ear Worm:"You're in the Playhouse,
You're in the Playhouse;
- Crosses the Line Twice: In terms of sexual assault, mental disorders, animal abuse, and Self-Harm. Not in that order.
- Cry for the Devil: Pickles is an evil, Manipulative Bastard but you really feel for him when you learn that he is actually the byproduct of the agony Alfred's subconscious suffered while protecting him from sexual assault. And then you may as find it even more saddening that his Break Them by Talking speech to Alfred is actually him having a mental breakdown (of the Split Personality variety).
- Fandom Rivalry: With Mr. Pickles. The conflict stems mainly from Emily's claims that the [adult swim] created show ripped off her ideas — mainly her character, Dictator Pickles — and that the show has aided in soiled the hardcore genre with drawn out, over-the-top murder sequences and lack of meaningful storylines. Mr. Pickles fans, however, criticize the Alfred's Playhouse series and its hype for being a shameless self-promotion, overrated by its fans and being unnecessarily pornographic. It doesn't help that Emily Youcis is a controversial person on her own.
- Nightmare Fuel: The whole damn series, especially the story behind it.
- Periphery Demographic: Reportedly, the "Dead Girl Stripclub" segment from the movie became popular with a number of 16-year-old girls, for some reason.
- Squick: The Littles defecating on Alfred, among other violations; the entire "Alfred needs pity" scene; Alfred's "Lucifer of the Graveyard" persona, who reserves his sexuality soley for dead bodies; plus many more grotesque moments.
- Strangled by the Red String: Alfred and Labby. So far, there has been no explanation how they met or why they hooked up.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: Because Emily Youcis does nothing to mask her naturally feminine voice when playing Alfred, it's easy to mistake him for a girl.
- The Woobie:
YMMV / Alfred's Playhouse