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  • Awesome Music: Covered Up pop tunes aside, this franchise not only turns some well-known children's tunes into well-orchestrated ones for everyone to enjoy, but also has some original songs which are exceptionally well-written and boast great pop sound.
  • Base-Breaking Character: The Biggles. There are fans who don't like them, while there's the opposite spectrum that quite like them. Then there's the middle that don't really care too much, but don't hate them as well.
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  • Covered Up: It's hard to count how many famous songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s they've managed to record.
  • Ear Worm: Be it any one of the song types mentioned above, there are far too many examples to list.
  • Fair for Its Day:
    • The video series has a diverse cast for the kids and for the adults. "Dem Bonez" has a black man and an Asian women playing the doctors singing about all the body parts.
    • "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" is a video about the kids traveling around the world and learning about different cultures. The songs are watered down, such as "Waltzing Matilda" cutting out the verses about the swagman drowning himself, but the point is that people are Not So Different.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: It may be harder to watch "I Love the Water World" in light of the film Blackfish, which showed the debilitating effect of keeping orcas in captivity.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The song "If I Had A Pony For Christmas" from the "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" video may have new meaning in light of you-know-what. As one YouTube comment puts it:
    "Somewhere, us bronies are rejoicing!"
  • Narm:
    • "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" where the scarecrow gives a kid a pep talk before he has to go out and "save the team" during a friendly game of baseball. Scarecrow then says, "Remember, you can do anything in your life if you really believe in your dreams."
    • "Ride the Rollercoaster" has a moment where two boys do a Demolition Derby on the bumper cars, the girls ask them if they'll be careful. Bumper cars are not dangerous and they just bump each other playfully.
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  • Nostalgia Filter: Mainly applies to the older music videos, and to an extent, the original 1987 TV show.
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  • Signature Song: "I Got Wheels", the instrumental of which was used as the opening theme to the videos.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "Mary Had A Little Lamb" shows Mary's classmates laughing while her teacher scolds her for bringing a noisy lamb into class. She does a Face Palm and the teacher leaves the lamb outside until Mary reunites with it at lunch.
    • "Santa Please Don't Forget Me" as the singer admits that he hasn't been that good a kid, but he apologizes for the wrong things that he did, including watching TV while doing homework and staying up late reading. Santa in the meantime has a neutral expression about it. On a brighter note, however, after the song ends, Santa asks if surely the singer did something nice, and the singer replies that he found a lost puppy and took care of it until its owner could reclaim it.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: See above for details.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Biggles have got to be some of the most ridiculous-looking creatures ever created for a kids' series. They look like a cross between Pikachu and Gizmo, with garishly-colored fur.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • "A Day at the Circus" shows the children walking alongside elephants and even riding them in various ways. Dogs are also shown dancing and running in a circle. Given the modern day lawsuits against circuses for animal abuse, especially where elephants are concerned, it may be hard to watch these.
    • "A Day With the Animals" likewise shows children riding elephants, juvenile chimpanzees acting out a love story, and dolphins and whales performing.
    • "Ride the Rollercoaster" toys with this. The kids sing "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" makes it a friendly competition between the girls and boys. They also cover a bebop song where the girls cheer on the boys on the bumper cars.
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