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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Whether Cricket is either a cheery country boy who wants to get everyone to know him and his family or is just a mischievous kid who wants to cause trouble on both sides of the fence while getting away from all the troubles he caused.
  • Awesome Art: The show sports some truly fluid animation.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The main title music (performed by "The Mowgilis") can come off nostalgic to those who finds it closely similar to the main theme of Harvey Beaks, which was performed by Ego Plum.
    • The ending theme sung by Cricket's VA. Like the title music, it manages to capture that nostalgic childhood feel.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Some consider Cricket's antics to be endearing, while others find Cricket himself to be annoying.
    • While many find Tilly more tolerable than Cricket, others find her to be dull, weird, or just too one dimensional.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • In "Welcome Home", when Cricket and the others are looking a way to get to Gramma’s house, he takes a look under the manhole to see the sewer filled with alligators. Cricket quickly moves on and it's never mentioned for the remainder of the episode.
    • In "Tilly Tour", Tilly takes Gramma Alice to a place underneath the train bridge to see a cat-rat-raccoon-bird hybrid. Considering how grounded the show generally is, this stuck out as truly odd.
  • Cargo Ship: Cricket with Barry Cuda, he gets so obsessed with it,especially the song, that it annoys the family that causes them to destroy it as possible.
  • Ear Worm:
    • Hearing the whistles of the main opening theme songs can be quite of a joyful catch.
    • The series closing theme song is just as catchy, despite some painful rhymes.
    • A song in "Welcome Home", has a catchy tune that plays along with the Greens having trouble with getting to Gramma's house.
    • The song the titular Fictional Counterpart of Big Mouth Billy Bass sings in "Barry Cuda". Lampshaded by Remy at the end of the episode.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • The coffee house barista Gloria is one of the most well-liked characters for being a relatable, sympathetic Deadpan Snarker. The love for her only increased when the show gradually revealed her Hidden Depths and had her go through a good deal of Character Development.
    • Officer Keys is well liked for his Nice Guy personality, and for generally averting the trend of animated cops being corrupt or incompetent.
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    • Chip Whistler, for his Love to Hate personality and being a solid Foil to the Greens.
    • Benny, Kiki and Wheezie, namely for offering some of the show's funnier moments.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The episode "Caged!" has Bill and Gramma completely distrust Nancy for being an ex-convict and display harmful messages about her and not apologize for it. The problem is that Nancy was imprisoned for a non-violent crime and the topic of the law system in the US is a very weighty topic and its pretty damaging for kids who have a loved one in jail for minor offences to see how despised someone who paid their debt to society is.
  • Friendly Fandoms: It shared one with Star vs. the Forces of Evil, after both were presented in the 2018 Comic Con, one image is a close example. It also has one with Gravity Falls, due to some of the crewmembers having previously worked on that show, and boasting a similar animation style.
    • The creators worked on Harvey Beaks , another slice of life show with eccentric characters. Naturally, both shows have the same fans.
  • Ho Yay: Minor recurring characters Alexander and Terry are all but explicitly stated to be a couple
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One episode of Muppet Babies (2018) called "Doctor Fozzie" had, well, Fozzie being a doctor. Cut to six months later, and Fozzie himself would voice a doctor.
    • In one short, Tilly calls the library to ask if they have any "kitty cat murder mystery" books, and when they don't, she suggests that they write one. Maybe she should check out Felidae?
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: Most of the series shorts are only 40 seconds long.
  • Moe: Cricket and Tilly, especially Tilly. In fact, most of the Big City kids qualify.
  • Nausea Fuel:
    • In "Steak Night":
      • When Cricket and Tilly spotted chewed up gum underneath the seat, Cricket was willing to try some and stretches a wad into his mouth.
      • Tilly tried to provide some food that the rats found, which was an old moldy slice of pizza that she tried to put it in her mouth before being stopped by Bill.
    • In "Mama Bird", Tilly tried feeding like what the mother bird would do their baby chicks, by devouring a stack of worms into her mouth and literally chewing with.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • While this isn’t the first time to have a show that portrays a countryside family that moved into a city, an example from a Hey Arnold! character, Stinky Peterson whose family once lived in the countryside and had moved into the city while living in a weathered down shack. note 
    • There's also The Beverly Hillbillies, which also had a family from the country move to the city. The feisty grandmother, especially!
  • So Okay, It's Average: While the show has its fans, there are some who don't consider it to be anything to write home about.
  • Spiritual Successor: Many compare it to Harvey Beaks and Clarence, due to it also being a grounded, slice-of-life show.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • There's a number of background characters that would've gotten any chance of being more notable without being a used once before disappearing in the mists of time or get thrown in with the rest of the unnamed background characters. In most cases, as a character who is a voiced by guest star usually appears once, while the same happenes to those not voiced by a guest star. It's almost as if the writers do not waste time on fulfilling any personalities that needed more growth than those of the main characters.
    • The Cyber Knights, who appeared in "Cyberbullies", had not returned to get the revenge against Cricket and the others.
  • The Woobie:
    • Remy, a lonely, sheltered rich kid with controlling parents who never had friends until meeting Cricket and Tilly.
    • Tilly
      • Particularly in "Mama Bird", where she spends the entirety of the episode trying to care for a nest of lost, baby birds, only for them to repeatedly ignore her in favor of the less responsible Cricket.
      • Also for "Cricketsitter", when she tried her best to get Cricket to listen to her and keep him out of harm's way without breaking Bill's trust.
    • Bill. A single father that often struggles to keep his chaotic family under control.
    • Gloria, who constantly has to deal with Cricket and Tilly's antics disrupting her cafe. Her Woobie status would get even worse in "Critterball Crisis", where Cricket accidentally destroys her miniature Eiffel Tower replica and nearly loses her job.
    • Cricket becomes one in "Phoenix Rises". After Phoenix runs away.

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