- Ear Worm: The "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil" song, which made its debut appearance on the show before becoming a nationwide phenomenon, and later snowballed into a worldwide phenomenon by means of Memetic Mutation.
- Iconic Character, Forgotten Title: The show's original title was Lach- und Sachgeschichten für Fernsehanfänger (roughly: Stories for Laughing and Learning for TV Beginners). But after the orange mouse was introduced, everyone called it just "the programme with the mouse". (The "Lach- und Sachgeschichten" part of the old title is still present in the title segment though).
- Periphery Demographic: According to demographic polling, the average fan may be as old as the show. The creators have noted a trend wherein as kids become teenagers they decide they're too old to watch, then rediscover it via adult nostalgia.
- Samus is a Mouse: Played with. Word of God is that in all important respects the mouse is non-binary ('it's just a mouse'); however she is referred to as feminine by German grammatic gender default, and the creators did put her in an elaborate evening gown for one spot. Of course, they also put her in lavender swim trunks for another. Evidently it's a complicated subject.
YMMV / Die Sendung mit der Maus