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  • Ear Worm: Jump, jump, jump start first grade!
    • Jump, Jump, Jump Start First Grade! Jump, Jump, Jump Please kill me!
    • In a manner of spea-king! A person place or thing! Like bread or chicken wing! Each are a nooooooun, so you're eating a noun!
    • Go go, go to school, goooo to schooooool...Kindergarten, here I come!
    • He's more than a mascot / He'll help you a whole lot / He is really super silly, he's... Frankie!
    • Responsibility, be the best that you can be...
  • Guilty Pleasure: Despite being intended for very young children, the games are still surprisingly fun for an adult audience—thanks to their catchy music, bright and colorful graphics, and some surprisingly well-designed minigames (edutainment or not). We won't tell if you won't.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In JumpStart 1st Grade, one of the Reading Caps you can choose depicts a skeleton wearing blue clothing.
  • Idiot Plot: In JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade, the plot gets set into motion by the weasel bully Jimmy Bumples pushing a puppy named Squirt, breaking his scooter. The other characters are then determined to win the upcoming scooter tournament so that they can give the prize, a "totally-tricked out super scooter", to Squirt. Problem? One of the characters, Hopsalot, is a mechanical genius who can create devices that could somehow transform small objects ("powerups") into either complex scooter gadgets or complex (and huge) track obstacles. And yet apparently he can't fix a scooter.
  • Name's the Same: Egregiously, both Leap Frog and Jump Start has a firefly named Edison and a cat named Casey in their character roster.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Glop Monster from the original JumpStart 1st Grade, Old Man Jenkins from the original JumpStart 2nd Grade, and Repsac from JumpStart 4th Grade: Haunted Island.

    The Comic Strip 
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In one strip, in the early 2000s, Joe pulls over some guy for what he calls "DWD" (Driving While Distracted) as the suspect is trying to multitask behind the wheel, with each action more ludicrous than the last. It becomes less funny in recent years as distracted driving has become a very serious issue.
  • Values Dissonance: Marcy has no problems referring to her adult stepbrothers note - some of whom have barely met her - as "her brothers", as if they grew up together. No one else seems to find it strange in the strip.


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