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  • Acceptable Targets: Crafty takes a moment to rip into the Furry Fandom. Nurse balances it out, however, by bringing up some of the fandom's better qualities.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: When another woman starts flirting with Messibelle, she is totally oblivious despite them being almost as blatant as she usually is. For her lusting, would she even know what to do with a girlfriend if she had one? Perhaps she's more interested in the idea of hot girls than actual sex?
    • The two-faced Jekyll/Hyde fan character from the Chara Cafe. Fans have taken to the idea of her more monstrous form being the sweetheart, while her girly-girl side is the cruel one with the demonic voice.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Alex confirmed on Twitter that he uses the show's YMMV page to improve on fans' issues.
    • This is shown particularly in episode 7 of Chara Cafe, where a focus tester directly brings up several points brought up here.
  • Awesome Art: It would be hard to do a whole show about drawing without it.
  • Badass Decay: Junkrat goes from eating the everyone locked in Crafty's storage container (including several other fighters), to getting savaged by a gang of Furries.
    • Though to be fair, he didn't have Roadhog with his the second time.
    • And then there's Infinite, who goes from a world-conquering terror... to a total crybaby after being slapped by Crafty (and not even an Armor-Piercing Slap, just a light love tap.)
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Sombra suddenly shows up in the shadow realm in episode 50 only to disappear when asked to help them.
  • Broken Base:
    • Relatively minor example. The Boogieman's segment from A Song of Fire and Ice, which lacks any sort of commentary, is either completely terrifying as befitting the character, or a bore to sit through, since without any jokes it really is just a time lapse of someone drawing.
    • With commissioner's own original characters making appearances on the show, there is the possibility of them getting some digs thrown at them by Dr Crafty. It can be viewed being unnecessary and hurtful because a person paid for them to be drawn. Others would think that it is all fair and in good humor, to help keep with the comedy of the show.
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    • While most fans love the show's story elements and their dramatic presentation, some feel they don't actually mesh with the show itself. While the intention is to be jarring next to the slapstick and puns, some find it emotional and hard-hitting, while others find it hard to take seriously. For example, the show has Crafty crushed under multiple pianos, but also tries to include a very serious head injury into his backstory.
  • Creepy Cute: Sasha. While she's a multi-eyed, tentacle-haired eldritch monster, you gotta admit her personality and loving relationship with Dr. Crafty are pretty sweet.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Pepper, She gets less time in the limelight then the other co-hosts, but is very popular thanks to her Adorkable personality. That and another reason.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: While discussing Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe Crafty makes sure to reassure the viewers that the game was still in production. Just over a year later, Tansley announced that developement for the game was being shelved for the indefinite future. Episode 62 also outright refers to the game as cancelled.
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  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Episode 3 of the Top Ten Tub had Crafty expressing his heartfelt belief that Banjo-Kazooie should be playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Flash-forward to E3 2019 and lo and behold, guess who's the game's third DLC character?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Episode 42, Crafty designed a theoretical skin for Mei themed after an ice cream server, and gives her a slightly chubbier figure to compensate for the model's hitbox. Replace "ice cream" with "bubble tea" and you've practically described Mei's "Honeydew" skin from Overwatch's 2019 Anniversary event, which came out less than a year after the episode.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Crafty has some moments of this. Especially in episode 58.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Crafty's and Nurse Worse's voices, supplied by creator Alexander Tansley and Megami33 of Team Four Star.
  • Narm: The backstory segments mostly avert this with a dramatic change in art style, but the show's regular 'static images moved around' style does not lend itself well to the more dramatic scenes. The otherwise heartbreaking and well acted scene between Sasha and Crafty in the Foreshadow Games finale is particularly diminished by the presentation.
    • Sasha arrives in the Shadow Realm by abruptly materialising in mid-air, then dropping with a clunk.
    • From the same episode, Nurse's inclusion in Crafty's takedown of Bakura. The scene of course evokes similar moments in Yu-Gi-Oh!, which focus heavily on friendships between characters. Unfortunately this is after numerous accounts of her abusing Crafty both verbally and physically throughout the season, and it is played completely straight.
  • Tear Jerker: 1up - For my younger brother.
    • Before meeting Crafty, Pepper was a mistreated waitress at a seafood restaurant. She dreamed of becoming a chef, but being an octopus woman in a seafood place... yeah.
    • The second season finale shows Sasha crying over her fear that she couldn't beat Bakura and she failed Crafty. Sad enough on its own, but what really sells it is her VA's performance.
  • The Scrappy: Messibelle, some find her general behavior awkward and unfunny; being a Loveable Sex Maniac minus the loveable part. Her personality came off as flat, with the early Top Ten Tub episodes mostly consisting of her drooling over the characters while Crafty does all the work, making her repetative to watch. Not helping matters is that Pepper, whom she was introduced alongside, recieved a much stronger reception and was almost unanimously liked.
    • It's worth noting that her characterization was changed towards the end of the season to address these criticisms. Her new personality was met more positively, so only time will tell if she gets Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
  • She Really Can Act: Allison Seils has done a wonderful performance as Sasha, to the point where, according to her Twitter, she was actually crying while recording her dialogue for Episode 50. This truly helped to make her Despair Event Horizon moment much more impactful.
  • Special Effects Failure: The show is animated with stills of the cast in various poses, so often when a character is holding an item, it's actually floating in front of them while their hands don't even touch it.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Nurse is a lot more openly hostile to Crafty throughout Season 2, and is much quicker to hurt him, often for petty reasons or no reason at all, causing her to come off as needlessly cruel instead of charming. This is notable as one of the main issues Tansley sought to solve based off fan feedback.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: In many respects, the show is quite family friendly, with a goofy sense of humour, and even educational value. But then come the racier jokes and abundant fanservice, including glimpses of Nurse Worse fanart that has to be censored. And woe to the young fans who get the bright idea to follow him on Twitter, where he frequently retweets very NSFW artwork.
  • The Woobie: Nurse Worse has slipped into this come Season 3, especially when she gets her memories back about her mother Dr. Mindstein.

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