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YMMV / Little Lulu

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  • Ear Worm: The anime theme song. You can catch it here.
    • Would you like to swing on a star/Carry moonbeams home in a jar..
  • Foe Yay: Lulu and Tubby.
  • Funny Moments: At the end of the short Scout with a Gout, Lulu and her father go on a disastrous camping trip, Lulu sings this song:
    We're heading home, I hate to leave, I love every rock and tree
    I love the ruff of it, can't get enough of it, oh it's the life for me!
    Mother nature was no match, we certainly did outfox her
    From the forest clutches, we march on crutches straight home to the doctor!
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Lulu is extremely popular in Latin America and most of her cartoons have been remastered for Spanish-speaking audiences.
    • Same went with the Greek audience, until Modern Times (the company that published the 1990's show and various comics) went bankrupt. Even with the company's resurrection as "Paper Bookland" / "Web Entertainment", there's no Little Lulu material published yet.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When Famous Studios got tired of paying for the rights to make Lulu shorts, they cancelled their contract for Lulu and created a Suspiciously Similar Substitute called Little Audrey and ran with that instead. A few decades down the road, a company called Classic Media (who would themselves later be bought up by DreamWorks Animation) would buy up the patents and copyrights of both franchises.
  • My Real Daddy: While Marjorie Henderson Buell created Little Lulu for The Saturday Evening Post, it was John Stanley's nearly 15-year run on the Little Lulu comic books which inarguably defined the character.
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  • Nightmare Fuel: Lulu's dream sequence in "Musica-Lulu" where she is tried by a Kangaroo Court of musical instruments for neglecting to play her violin. After she escapes imprisonment, she is chased by angry giant instruments and musical notes, among them some resembling Giant Spiders who catch her in webbing.
  • Toy Ship: Lulu and Tubby.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • From the original 1940s theme song: Though you’re wild as any Zulu and you’re just as hard to tame. So when the 1990s show reused the same song, the line became Though you’re wild you know it’s true, Lu, and you’re very hard to tame.
    • The 1940s cartoons in general are filled with these. The earlier cartoons had the stereotypical black maid as Lulu's caregiver before she was eventually dropped. In "Bored of Education", Lulu's teacher punishes Tubby twice by smacking his rear end with a ruler which was standard for its time.note 
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  • The Woobie: Tubby becomes this in a lot of stories — though with his attitude he often ends up the Jerkass kind of Woobie.


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