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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Lucky Piquel. An Expy of Eddie Valiant, he seems notoriously, for a Disney cartoon, bigoted against Toons. Fandom can't decide if he's a Noble Bigot, a Straight Man, or just an exasperated cop working a particularly annoying beat; imagine having to work security at a Fan Convention filled with particularly dedicated cosplayers who never break character. Regularly. Now imagine they can actually do the crazy stuff their characters do. He has to deal with the Rule of Funny regularly overriding the laws of physics, getting his car and possessions trashed, being personally humiliated and sometimes even hurt by Toons. And despite this, he keeps showing up for work and actually enjoys himself on occasion - Once when he and Bonkers were chasing a suspect through Toon Town, they come to the intersection of Squash and Stretch Streets; he's actually sort of amused by the contortions Bonkers pulls off under their influence. Slightly less so when it turns out to have a similar (but fortunately less extreme) effect on humans.
    • The last interpretation is backed up by the fact that Lucky doesn't want to be in the Toon Division, but his attempts to communicate this and get transferred or promoted are completely lost on Chief Kanifky, a Pointy-Haired Boss of the highest order.
  • Broken Base:
    • Over whether the Lucky or Miranda episodes are better. People who like Lucky's episodes tend to like the opposite personalities playing off each other plus having extra characters like Fall-Apart, whereas Miranda fans prefer the greater emphasis on humor and her less abrasive personality.
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    • The show itself. Was it an underrated classic that never got its due or a poor replacement for Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers?
  • "Common Knowledge": A belief that keeps spreading around is that the show started life as a Roger Rabbit spinoff, but legal issues made it never see the light of day, and Bonkers is simply a retool of that idea. However, Word of God has proved otherwise, even though this theory still remains afloat to this day.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Some people consider Wacky Weasel to be this. There's a good amount of screenshots and fanart of him online despite being a one-shot villain.
    • TJ Finger also gets some of this for being a badass.
    • The Collector and Pops Clock are both pretty memorable to the fans despite only being one-shots due to being more darker natured villains than the rest. It can't be a coincidence that they were the two main villains of the SNES game.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Many fans of Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers despise this show for replacing Rescue Rangers in the time slot.
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  • Evil Is Sexy: Catcha Longlegs proves this.
  • Foe Yay: Bonkers and Catcha Longlegs had this going on.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Lucky is usually telling off Bonkers for being - well - his toony self and not taking his job seriously. However, if you take away the wild emotional streak, Bonkers is actually a competent cop, and was one step ahead of Lucky on several cases.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Collector was pretty scary to begin with, and that's to say nothing of the laminated toons crying.
    • The Father Time episode fits this too.
    • Also, Z-bot from Tokyo Bonkers. Really ugly and nasty brain monster.
  • Popular with Furries: Fawn Deer has more than a fair amount of fanart dedicated to her for reasons that arent hard to piece together.
  • The Scrappy: The grapes from the Lucky Piquel episodes. All they ever do is insult the police and make really lame jokes.
  • Shipping: There's Miranda/Bonkers fan art. No, it's not as sweet as you think it is.
    • There's also Bonkers/Fawn fans.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Alto, voiced by Cree Summer, is a young, male, toon saxophone... that has facial hair... and is still confused as being a girl, by some fans.
    • The Gender-Blender Name might have something to do with it; an alto is a female singer with a low voice.
  • The Woobie: Jitters.
    • Bonkers himself has his moments where he could really use a good cuddle. Especially in the two-parter pilot episode, Basic Spraining and New Partners On The Block.
    • Skunky Skunk from Is Toon Fur Really Warm?. Poor guy was framed for murder. He could also count as a Jerkass Woobie.

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