- Awesome Music: Shapoklyak's theme as well as "In Podmoskovye, Fishies Here And There".
- Adaptation Displacement: The animated adaptation is more well known (at least in the former USSR) than the books it is based on.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Animated shorts became very popular in Japan. To the point that Japan made a spin-off of its own.
- Two hand puppets of Cheburashka and Gena presented cartoons and the like on Swedish TV back in the seventies, and most people growing up then will remember them fondly.
- Memetic Mutation: Of course, a culture as prone to memes as Russian couldn't pass on such popular phenomenon. Starting with numerous anecdotes (of both safe and not safe for kids variety), and probably culminating in art-project the entire point of which is to spoof characters of the series.
- like Star Wars-themed Cheburashka
- or The Matrix Cheburashka
- or The Fifth Element Cheburashka
- or Apocalypse Now Cheburashka
- or Pulp Fiction Cheburashka
- or Godzilla, or Dune, Godfather, Sherlock Holmes, Dali
YMMV / Cheburashka