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YMMV / Nanalan'

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  • Cult Classic: The absurdity of this series has gained it this status long after it ended.
  • First Installment Wins: The series of three-minute long shorts that this series originated as (which placed more of an emphasis on Mona than the other characters) is easily what this series is best known for.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With other ironic fanbases such as Bee Shrek Test in the House. The Nanalan' fanbase also emerged at the height of the popularity of Undertale, leading to a lot of crossover art.
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  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Long after the series ended, it became a meme spread by Americans who were oddly intrigued and amazed at the weird show, embracing it as an absurdist gem while Canadians who'd grown up with the series shook their heads.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Fans of Markiplier may find the fact that there was a ton of Nanalan' x Undertale crossover fanart during the height of the former's Memetic Mutation hilarious due to the fact that Mark would name the fallen child "Peepo" on his second attempt at playing Undertale.
  • I Am Not Shazam: "Nanalan'" refers to the area around Nana's house ("Nana-land"), not the lead character (whose name is Mona) herself.
  • Magic Franchise Word: "Peepo"
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The whole series has become notable for its quirky atmosphere and the characters' bizarre speech patterns. The episode where Mona and Russell are exploring Nana's garden and Mona points out things such as a "samado/snadder mado", "cushie", "shoosh" and a "peepo" note , in particular, became the series' most famous moment in the 2010s.
      "Oh...nasa peepo!"
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    • The "Lollipop" short has also become infamous due to how...erm...oddly dirty the short sounds without any visuals, and to a lesser extent how ridiculous Mona looks as she eats the lollipop.
      "Dassa lolli!!"
  • Narm: The sad thing is, this was supposed to be an educational show (at least the full-length version, though the shorts are better-known), but the bizarre dialogue and overall surreal feel of the show meant that people were more likely to scratch their heads and laugh than they were to learn something.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Straddles a fine, fine line between quirkily memetic and downright creepy. Mona's wide mouth, green skin, and solid black eyes don't really help.
  • Popularity Polynomial: The series was never given much notice back when the shorts were still being produced. However, come late 2015 where most of the folks who remember watching it began talking about it on the internet, and the series suddenly became a lot more notable for its weirdness.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: So what did the creators of Nanalan' go on to do after this show, you might be wondering? Why, none other than the infamous (and this time intentionally surreal) Mr. Meaty, of course.
  • Signature Scene: The garden scene with the "peepo", as seen under Memetic Mutation.
  • Special Effects Failure: There are a number of times where the puppeteers' arms can be seen, particularly in the original shorts. One example can be seen in the "Lollipop" short as Russel tries to lick Mona's lollipop.
  • Uncanny Valley: Some of the facial expressions that the puppets make can look unintentionally creepy at times.

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