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  • Acceptable Targets: Everything the writers considered easy to make fun of, with right-wingers and religious fundamentalists being the most common targets.
  • Bile Fascination: Initially was this in it's first season thanks to many critics panning the show for being another derivative Family Guy clone with even more unlikable characters and edgier jokes. Still, the show has decent viewership numbers and a small cult-following.
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  • Cliché Storm: The main criticism of the show is that the animation style, characters, plots, and humor is heavily derived from far too many adult cartoons that preceded it, without offering anything new or interesting to the table.
  • Critical Dissonance: The show, much like Family Guy, is very polarizing. TV critics have ripped the show apart ever since its first episode, yet it was renewed for a second and third season before officially getting canceled in 2015. The Rowdy Reviewer says he can't understand why people like this show and many online reviewers like Mr. Enter doesn't like it either. Despite the negative reviews, however, Dylan P. Gadino of Laugh Spin called Brickleberry "fast-paced and hilarious". Clarke Collis of Entertainment Weekly said that Brickleberry "...tends to rise above your average adult-animation fare," and currently, it has a 7.4 rating (which is in the realm of "above average/good") on IMDB and a 6.9 on TV.com.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The bread and butter for it's comedy.
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    • Shooting someone in the chest with a shotgun? Horrifying. Shooting them into a lake that magically heals them? Hilarious.
  • Genius Bonus: The name of the town's bar is called "Epstein's Bar," a pun on the Epstein-Barr virus, a common virus in humans (one of the most common ones) that has been linked to such diseases as infectious mononucleosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and at least two conditions associated with HIV (hair leukoplakia and central nervous system lymphoma).
  • Growing the Beard: Season 2 and especially season 3 are this compared to the first season, with there being actually decent jokes, proper pacing, and making some of the characters less unlikable and malicious than initially.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Connie. On the woobie side, Connie's fundamentalist parents were extremely prejudiced against homosexuals and had her get electroshock therapy by the church. When it didn't work, they simply disowned the poor girl and got a dog as a replacement, then removed her from all their photos. On the Jerkass side, she's a Depraved Homosexual who stalks Ethel and is constantly trying to sleep with her despite Ethel making it clear that she's not interested.
  • Just Here for Godzilla:
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    • As bad as other people claim the series is, episodes like "Two Weeks Notice," "Squabbits," "Race Off!", "Steve's Bald," "Miracle Lake," "Woody's Girl", "Trailer Park," "My Way or the Highway," "Scared Straight," "My Favorite Bear"note , "Aparkalypse", "Obamascare", "Miss National Park", "That Brother's My Father", "Write 'Em Cowboy," "Baby Daddy", "Steve the Fearless Pilot", "Amber Alert," "Campin' Ain't Easy", "Global Warning", and "Paradise PD Meets Brickleberry" note  are considered some of the better episodes since the writing and humor is much better than most of the episodes.
    • Character-wise, Malloy - because he looks like a Ridiculously Cute Critter, his Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour just makes him all the more enjoyable to watch. The fact that he's the character voiced by Daniel Tosh makes him the most popular of the main cast, since Tosh was already a popular comedian before Brickleberry premiered.
    • A lot of people watched the show because Tom Kenny plays Woody and the fact that he, unlike Daniel Tosh, is a very established voice actor before the show came out and the fact that Woody is an enormous contrast to most of his usual roles.
  • Nausea Fuel: The show has this in spades, but examples include:
    • Steve eating a Cheeto covered in mud, coyote snot, and bird shit.
    • "The Animals Strike Back" is easily one of the more disturbing episodes, where we get to see a winking moose anus of all things.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The people that don't hold any disdain towards the show just find it to be another run-of-the-mill adult cartoon with moderately funny jokes every once in a while.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!: Most critics hated the show from day one for copying the humor and art-style of Family Guy.
  • Too Bleak, Stopped Caring: Many critics have noted that the show tries too hard to be as outrageous and offensive as humanly possible, and as a result quickly desensitizes the viewer to its brand of humor unless they were already a fan of it. Besides that, everyone of the characters are either malicious and/or self-centered jerkasses, punching bags, or racial stereotypes.
  • What an Idiot!: In the first episode, Malloy still went inside the redneck rapist's trailer to get his junk food fix, despite that the redneck had proof that he was a sexual predator (duct tape, chloroform, and a court order stating that he stay 50 yards away from children and small animals) and Malloy called him out on it. He didn't even leave the trailer when the guy got suited up in bondage gear and stated that Malloy was going to be stuffed.

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