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  • Moe: Bee, Puppycat and Wallace before his transformation.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Puppycat's voice. Helps that he's voiced by a Vocaloidnote .
  • Squick: Bee biting the monster's tongue, which turns out to be entirely effective, causing blood to squirt everywhere.
  • Tear Jerker: The story of the space outlaw and the space princess told by Puppycat. Especially with the implication that it's his backstory.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Bee and Puppycat originally aired on Frederator Studios' Cartoon Hangover, an outlet for adult animation, and despite the pretty colors, cute art style, and perky protagonist, demographically the show is aimed at an older audience. That said, there isn't really much in the show that's objectionable in the first place; beyond some occasional naughty language (where anything above "ass" is censored) the show is perfectly accessible for all ages; kids can enjoy the adorable animation, nonthreatening conflicts and the cute hijinks of Puppycat, and adults can appreciate the frank (but never patronizing) discussions the show has about settling into adulthood. When the show finally made it to Netflix, it earned it nothing over a TV-PG in the United States, and a 12 in the UK (the equivalent of most modern day Cartoon Network shows).
  • The Woobie: Moully the Giant Baker is a somewhat clumsy, but kind person. He ends up getting pulled into the Wishing Hole by the Warlocks and left in an Uncertain Doom fate. While he comes back later in season 2, he ends up traumatically possessed by the Warlocks and left in an Uncertain Doom state again when he's freed but last seen completely unresponsive. His last words to Bee in season 1 imply that not a lot of people have been nice to him either.

2013-2014 Continuity

  • Base-Breaking Character
    • Keith (the Cleavage Crab) is either funny or annoying and promotes sexual harassment.
    • Bee. She's either quirky and funny or annoying.
  • Broken Base: The decision to release the season finale along with the rest of the show exclusively on VRVnote  has split fans, with some fans understanding that YouTube ad revenue really can't pay for high-quality animations while others argue that the whole point of the Kickstarter was so the show could be made without needing a paid subscription.
    • The discourse about this subsided when the rest of the series was uploaded onto YouTube. However, now fans are arguing over the lack of communication between the show creators and fans after the show missed its original season two release date. It turns out the studio had finished the show in December and was looking for a new streaming service to host it, but the fans were upset at not being told this information directly. Instead, they had to call the studio themselves and ask for the reason behind its delay.
  • Fridge Horror: Wallace's fate raises some scary questions. It seemed Puppycat had met him before, so it's probably safe to assume that the information Puppycat had on him was accurate and that he was in fact an "ordinary" fish previously. He appears to have been possessed, but did he die during the process, or was he alive but unable to do anything until the monster popped out of him? Or was he replaced and is dead/trapped somewhere? What will happen when his mother comes home and finds him gone?
    • Alternatively, he may have been a monster all along, and was simply biding his time until Puppycat revealed what he knew about the space outlaw. Mitigates the above Fridge Horror somewhat, but replaces it with a different kind of horror.
    • "Donut" brings one up in regards to Bee and the revelation that some parts of her are robotic. If she wasn't born that way...what exactly happened to her?
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: In this continuity Bee was shipped with nearly everyone she had an interaction with. This hasn't carried over to the Netflix continuity, due to it recontextualizing the nature of many of her in-universe relationships.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Many fans were disappointed by the changes in art style and characterization between the pilot and the actual show. (For example, Bee having her Manchild tendencies turned up.)
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The finale of the first series. Cardamom's mother doesn't wake up from her coma (though she does start crying), Deckard goes off to the academy without directly saying goodbye to Bee, and Puppycat and the audience learn Bee is at least partly robotic just in time for the show to end. It isn't all sad, but it does end on a very bittersweet note.

Netflix Continuity

  • Abandon Shipping:
    • People have been shipping Bee and Deckard since the pilot. However, this continuity revealing that she's likely a fair bit older than she seems has caused several people to jump ship. Not helping is one scene implying that she may have already been a full-grown adult when he was a baby, which recontextualizes their relationship into being something more akin to a mother-child dynamic rather than their Implied Love Interest dynamic in the original continuity. Likewise, Bee is implied to have been in a romantic relationship with Deckard's older brother, Crispin, which only adds to the potential ick factor for some viewers.
    • While it wasn't a particularly popular ship, there was a portion of the fanbase who shipped Bee with Puppycat. The context that he used to babysit her when she was a toddler has caused the majority of their small shipping base to ditch it in favor of other ships.
    • Several fans stopped shipping Toast/Cas after the reveal that not only is she pregnant by Cas' brother Merlin but also that they're "married" and are shown to be happy together.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some long-time fans prefer to pretend the first three episodes of this continuity don't exist and instead substitute them with the pilot and the first continuity. This is a particularly popular stance among the Bee/Deckard shippers, who dislike the Adaptational Relationship Overhaul the two received in this continuity.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: The ending of this continuity's first episode reveals that when she was very small, Puppycat used to babysit Bee for her father. This recontextualizes their already heartwarming relationship into something of an uncle and niece type of dynamic (albeit Bee doesn't seem to remember this due to having been so young at the time).
  • Ho Yay:
    • Puppycat's behavior indicates he may have crushes on both Pretty Patrick and Wesley Wizard.
    • Cooking Prince seemingly takes an interest in Deckard in the final episode of season 2 and chases him down for his name after Deckard neglects to give it to him. He also spends a majority of their interactions seemingly negging Deckard, to Deckard's annoyance.
    • On the Les Yay side, Toast's obsession with her rivalry with Cas almost comes off as though she has a crush on her. The Netflix continuity gives them a flashback to when they were both wrestlers, in which Toast tells Cas not to forget her. In response, Cas rests her gloved hand on Toast's head.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat:
    • Bee/Deckard was pretty much the OTP of the original season, but the Netflix continuity (+season 2) introduces the Bee/Crispin and Deckard/Cooking Prince ships, causing this in some parts of the fandom.
    • Cas/Toast and Merlin/Toast shippers similarly are possed against each other.
  • Squick:
    • In the first episode one of the cafe cats pukes up a dead mouse and bird that are embracing each other. It's very cartoony, but anyone who has owned a cat will be very aware of what such a situation usually entails. Not helping matters is that Bee doesn't clean it up, she just puts a napkin over it. Meaning that before the fire starts all the patrons are eating while there are dead animals on the floor.note 
    • Bee storing yogurt in her toilet.
    • In the third episode Sticky catches a mouse and eats it on screen.
    • Episode 4 has several instances of this. One of the cafe cats sweats profusely. Its sweat not only gets all over a push broom but also into the eyes of another cat. Meanwhile, we're introduced to Bee's napping closet, which is filled with old gelatin loaves that she not only plans to use as a bed but also plans to eat once she wakes up. She ends up having to use the aforementioned sweaty push broom to scare out the cats who invaded the cabinet and are now eating the gelatin. This means that for a period of time the cabinet was full of mushed-up, sweaty gelatin.
      • This isn't even getting into the black ooze Howl has resorted to putting on the cafe food in light of Deckard's departure, which is implied to be liquefied leather of all things. Oh, and he serves some of the food in a cat bowl. Really appetizing.
    • The recontextualization of Bee and Deckard's relationship here can make all the Ship Tease-y moments in the previous continuity feel like this.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • The Netflix version's redux of the pilot episode garnered this reaction. Since it now matches the more super-deformed style of the web show, and in some areas, the animation has taken a hit, fan response has been muddy.
    • Fans also dislike some of the iconic lines from the original web series being removed, such as "You took too long, now your candy's gone" which was replaced with a more lackluster scene of Bee stealing things from the indifferent employee's not-office.