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  • Anvilicious: "Heiress A Parent".
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • After Mulberry prevents some cartoon all-stars from making Jack endure anti-piracy lectures in "Jack the Ripper," she never mentions meeting them again. Word of God says this was originally going to be part of a Brick Joke, with additional cartoon characters appearing later to lecture Jack, but the second scene would have disrupted the flow.
    • Mulberry does some pretty random things after Brittany Murphy's death in "Murphy's Lawn" causes her to think about all the people she took for granted lately.
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    • The two-page Neverending Story homage in "Mulberry's 2012 Fall TV Preview".
  • Bizarro Episode: "Mulberry's Epic Yarn" starts out as a parody of Kirby's Epic Yarn, then becomes progressively stranger, until they reveal that Mulberry wrote the issue herself, apparently warping hers and Taffy's reality.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: "Disney Adventures" provides the grim sight of some obscure Disney characters locked inside cages in the Disney Vault. Upon reaching this area of the Vault, Taffy exclaims, "It's worse than a Republican summer camp in here!"
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: "My Fat Lady"'s replacement of Leslie Jones with Tracy Morgan might seem at least a little awkward to readers who remember Ghostbusters (2016) mainly as the catalyst of her receiving abuse and harassment online. For a story trying to predict the worst that could happen with that movie, it doesn't sound possible to get any further off than completely ignoring the cast member who suffered the most afterwards. Peter apparently just forgot Leslie Jones' name while writing "My Fat Lady", and didn't watch enough of her material to realize "Tracy Morgan in drag" could sound like an apt Take That! of her schtick.
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  • Genius Bonus: John K's list of enemies in "Artifacting" includes several famous animators and cartoon writers (plus ToonZone founder Eileen Cruz).
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "My Fat Lady" ends with the less crude Melissa McCarthy helping Ghostbusters (2016) earn a reception as glowing as that of Ghostbusters (1984). The hopes that Ghostbusters would boast one of McCarthy's least crude performances would eventually come true, but it would only earn a So Okay, It's Average critical reception and box office performancenote . As a less significant example, Mulberry's suggestion that Sony cast Aubrey Plaza as Janine feels ironic considering they would end up giving the Ghostbusters a male secretary (played by Chris Hemsworth), and that he'd prove more ditzy and base-breaking than Janine did.
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  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Before Mulberry goes to help Melissa McCarthy prepare for Ghostbusters in "My Fat Lady", she uses a clip of Gilmore Girls to demonstrate that she was Actually Pretty Funny before becoming pigeonholed as degrading Big Fun and Fat Bastard characters, then hopes, "The damage is bad, but not irreversible. The funny person has to still be inside her, somewhere." In real life, Paul Feig must have managed to find her without Mulberry's help; while the next two roles McCarthy would play for him (Susan Cooper and the aforementioned Abby Yates) do have moments of social awkwardness and clumsiness, they ultimately seem more defined by their intellect and combat skills than their weight. (After the first Ghostbusters trailer premiered, Peter thanked God that it at least didn't contain any fat jokes.) Additionally, a Netflix Gilmore Girls revival, written by the original show's creator (Amy Sherman-Palladino), would give McCarthy the chance to really return to her old comedic style.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • "Faces and Places #1" gives Walt a death heavily inspired by a certain movie series obtained by Disney six years later.
    • In "Mulberry's Epic Yarn", Mulberry shoots Willow Rosenberg with her Finger Gun, then proclaims, "That's official canon, by the way." Later, Free Spirit would allow Jessie Harper, another TV character portrayed by Willow's actress, to become a key part of the Platypus Comix oeuvre.
    • From "My Fat Lady":
      • Mulberry's Imagine Spot about tasteless fat jokes Ghostbusters (2016) could make includes one where Melissa McCarthy loudly eats a sandwich during an investigation. Swap McCarthy with Kate McKinnon, and replace the sandwich with Pringles, and this would perfectly match an actual gag in the movie.
      • Kate McKinnon's absence from Mulberry's list of alternate female Ghostbusters seems to suggest that she doubts McKinnon's potential to become one of her time's greatest comediennes, which might sound ironic to readers who now consider her the funniest star of Ghostbusters (2016). McKinnon stealing McCarthy's chances of becoming the most-beloved Ghostbuster of this movie can make this whole story either Hilarious or Harsher in Hindsight, depending on which actress the reader usually prefers.note 
      • For readers who didn't like the thought of another all-male Ghostbusters team, its cancellation adds this tone to the last page's lack of support for the idea. Additionally, Peter correctly predicted Chris Pratt getting signed on to the reboot, although none of the other hypothetical men he listed did — including the one he dreaded would get top billing, Seth Rogen. (Some 2012 rumors listed him as a potential new Ghostbuster, but top billing for this film would have apparently instead gone to Chaning Tatum, whom this comic doesn't name-drop.)
      • As an example that doesn't concern Ghostbusters, Batman vs. Batman seems to unintentionally reflect future complaints that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice makes Batman's and Superman's philosophies too similar, compared to the comics.
  • More Popular Spinoff: The Platypus Comix website has a healthy archive of Mulberry comics, but none for Marin Meadow, the comic where Mulberry Sharona and Jack first appeared.
  • Nausea Fuel:
    • Readers of "Obamadramarama" see Hillary Rodham Clinton-possessed Mulberry as an old woman wearing a Mulberry wig and outfit.
    • In "Mulberry's Wraparounds", the last commercial that Mulberry and her friends endure promotes Skittles with the tagline, "Vomit the rainbow! Taste the rainbow!" Word of God says the visuals, which the readers fortunately don't see, involve people barfing Skittles into each other's mouths.
  • Nightmare Fuel: See NightmareFuel.Platypus Comix
  • Shallow Parody: "Outtatime" replaces the holographic Jaws 19 ad with a giant Melissa McCarthy hologram, who chomps Marty to promote the comedy Unsubtle. While this provides a slam at movies wasting McCarthy as Fat Comic Relief, her filmography for 2015 doesn't contain any movies making jokes about her overeating—just the espionage spoof Spy, in which she played an adorkable yet genuinely witty and resourceful CIA agent.note 
  • Squick: "Murphy's Lawn" has Brittany Murphy get raped by a unicorn and left to eventually give birth to a Half-Human Hybrid "Human-Corn" at the end of her last movie. Fortunately, the readers don't get to see the disgusting parts.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: From "Disney Adventures":
    • Alpha-5 laments that he can't help the non-Power Rangers characters who want to escape the Disney Vault:
      ...I can't rescue them, because I'm Alpha-5 and I suck!
    • During a delivery of 20th Century Fox-owned characters to the Vault, Disney personnel tries to shove Allen Gregory back to the Fox delivery man, but he refuses to take him back.
    • Mulberry and her friends eventually go so deep into the Vault, that they meet a crowd whom the most PC readers might consider Ethnic Scrappies, including Shun Gon, Little Hiawatha, Sunflower, Uncle Remus, and Apu.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: "Death By Captain and Tenille" ends with Mulberry and her friends obtaining Optimus Prime, but does not show any adventures they have with him.
  • What an Idiot!: In "Disney Adventures", Mulberry fails to find the more violent Black Cauldron because when she asks Little Hiawatha for help finding a lost Disney movie, she doesn't specifically tell him which one.

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