Follow TV Tropes

Following

YMMV / McGee and Me!

Go To

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In "The Not-So-Great Escape", does Nicholas genuinely dislike the movie he snuck out of the house to see, or does his dislike of the movie actually come from the guilt of sneaking out to see a movie that his parents told him not to see? Or possibly a combination of both.
    • Another possible reason for his dislike could be because it was a sequel to a movie he hadn't seen. Maybe he would have liked it better if he had seen the first film.
  • Anvilicious: Although the series is slightly more measured with its religious preaching than other Christian media of the time (mostly restricting the Biblical lessons to McGee's animated segments inside Nick's imagination and leaving most other religious elements implicit), the core moral of every episode is always hammered into the viewer in some way during nearly every scene, and it gets pretty grating.
  • Advertisement:
  • Awesome Music: "Stand Up" from "Skate Expectations". There's some other pretty good songs but the rocking style and upbeat tempo makes "Stand Up" stand out.
  • Bizarro Episode: "Do The Bright Thing" primarily takes place inside Nicholas's head, where McGee observes what's going on and helps Nick make his decisions. While not an especially egregious example of this trope, the episode is a lot more comical in tone than most of the other episodes.
  • Glurge: Despite the aim of teaching its audience broadly applicable and commonly accepted life lessons irrespective of theology, the series always does so in a very smug and self-righteous way that frames any attempt by Nick to question authority or what he has been taught as a personal moral failing that he should feel bad for; episodes' morals are always couched in being automatically correct just because they are delivered by alleged Reasonable Authority Figures in Nick's life (e.g. his parents) without any effort to explain their actual merit beyond the world itself punishing any transgressions in the end.
  • Advertisement:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that Nicholas's head (in "Do The Bright Thing") is represented as some sort of control center and his imaginary(?) friend is running around in it and helping him make his decisions brings a certain Pixar movie to mind...
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Twister And Shout" can be this for those afraid of tornadoes, and also for parents, considering the fact that four kids (including one who isn't even a teenager) are at home by themselves as a tornado approaches in the middle of the night.
  • Periphery Demographic: The series had an audience among non-Christians during its original run, even being nominated for IATAS's "Outstanding Youth Mini-Video Series" award in 1993.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Terry Bozeman (who plays Nick's dad in this series) would go on to appear in 24, where he played Richard Armus as well as Dr. Lee Craig on Desperate Housewives.
Advertisement:

Top