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  • Awesome Music:
    • The washing hands song: "Uma, lava outra, lava uma mão..."
    • The birds' song: "Passarinho, que som é esse?"
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Just because" is not an answer!
    • "Little bird, what is that sound?"
  • Narm:
    • Mau, his evil laugh and his stories of evilness
    • Dr. Abobrinha, his Paper Thin Disguises, and his elaborate plans to make someone sign his contract, disguised as something else. After the 15th time this happens, you begin to wonder how children can be so blind as to not recognize the disguises (and the only time they suspect, the character in question was not Abobrinha).
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  • Narm Charm: Mau can't be taken seriously as a villain, but it was intentional on the part of the creators and is what makes him likeable.
  • Nightmare Fuel: At the end of an episode, Dr. Victor punishes Abobrinha by turning him into a drawing on a slate. And then Victor erases the drawing. So... Abobrinha died? The kids laughing as it happens just makes the scene look more cruel.
    • Dr. Victor's behavior nowadays would be considered a little too much (if not boarding on abusive) to be funny. His explosive temper aside, he often threatens to turn Nino into a frog. At one time, he threatened to turn him into a frog and squash it. Yes, he threatened his nephew with death.
  • Uncanny Valley: The alien Etevaldo, Caipora (a character in Brazilian folklore), Mau and Godofredo can be a little creepy for young children due to their looks.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic:
    • During one episode, Nino angers his friends on purpose to force them into testing a "De-Angering" invention (going so far as tricking Biba into looking at a box and blowing powder in her eyes). When they refuse (pointing out they are not guinea pigs), he forces it into Pedro anyway (it doesn't work) and throws it against Celeste's tree. When she complains about it (she was sleeping at the time), they all yell at her to shut up. Penelope comes for a visit and tries to cheer everyone up with no success and leaves annoyed at their behavior... In the end, they all become friends again... But Nino at no point apologizes for purposely angering his friends and not one of them apologizes to Celeste (granted she wasn't very nice but she had just been woken up by a lot of yelling and something being throw against her house).
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  • Values Dissonance: In one episode, Abobrinha decides to disguise himself as Bongô, the pizza delivery boy from the castle, to trick the children. What is the problem? Bongô is a black man... and yes, Abobrinha uses Blackface in his disguise. In Brazil, in the 90s, this could be normal for viewers. Nowadays, this episode would certainly never be filmed.
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