- Audience-Alienating Premise: A serious take on Peter Pan didn't exactly get older kids running to the set, and the younger kids got scared away (possibly a reason why season two episodes toned the darkness down considerably).
- Awesome Music: The show had rather excellent and exciting music. Take the main theme for starters.
- Cult Classic: Those who saw it back in the day loved it, and it is fondly remembered online.
- Heartwarming Moments: In "Billy Jukes, Lost Boy", Billy Jukes going through hell to help his friend Robert Mullins. Even lost boy Slightly has sympathy for him after learning about their backstory. In the end, each asks the other to join him.Billy Jukes: Pirates are pirates.
Slightly: And Lost Boys are Lost Boys.
Billy Jukes: I have to join my shipmates.
Slightly: And I have to stick with my friends.
[Slightly extends his hand, Billy Jukes shakes after making sure the pirates don't see]
- Cry for the Devil:
- Captain Hook trying to reclaim his lost childhood from Cavern Wherever and failing, being left with a sad, desperate look. Wherever highlights the tragedy of the situation by pointing out Hook never looked after his childhood when he had it, and now wants it back so badly.
- While there's comedy to the apparently incredibly hideous picture of Hook's mother, Hook genuinely cared about it and reacts understandably when it's lost in the end.
- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- Foe Yay:
- Slightly the Lost Boy and the pirate Billy Jukes.
- Inevitably, there is definitely some between Peter and Captain Hook.
- There was also at least one episode that hinted at this between Captain Hook and Wendy.
- Fridge Brilliance: The mismatched Twins seem like an interesting, humorous choice until you read/recall that canon states: "Peter never quite knew what twins were, and his band were not allowed to know anything he did not know." Ohhhhh.
- "Common Knowledge": Tinkerbell is mute because the play and the Disney film depict her miming or rely on the actors to convey what she's thinking. Not necessarily - the Darling children and the Lost Boys all know what Tinkerbell is saying. This series is set from the perspective of the Neverland denizens, including the Darling children. Why shouldn't they understand tinkerbell?
- Just Here for Godzilla: For some people, the only reason that they watch this show is because of the episodes that are animated by TMS, as well as that they (TMS) are one of the main reasons why people still remember this show, along with Tim Curry.
- Moment of Awesome:
- The fight between Captain Hook and his Pharaoh counterpart in "A Hole in the Wall".
- In "The Dream", Hook and his crew have captured Peter and the Lost Boys ... not realizing that they had the crocodile with them, under hypnosis. Once they're away from her, the crocodile regains control and attacks both groups. She's chased the pirate crew up a tree and is snapping at them, when Captain Hook storms over and lures her away by threatening her, stammering in fear the entire time. Doubles as a Heartwarming Moment; he faces down his worst fear solely to protect his crew from said fear.
- Some credit also goes to the foppish pirate Starkey, who despite observing "The old man's had it now!" when Hook is cornered by the crocodile still draws his rapier and attempts (attempts being the operative word) to attack the reptile.
- Tear Jerker:
- The final episodes, "The Ages of Pan", especially Peter finally remembering everything and turning the island back to normal.
- The lead-up to it fits as well, with somber music playing as Hook forces an elderly Peter to walk the plank.
- Uncanny Valley: The crocodile's square, human-like teeth.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: The crocodile is explicitly stated to be female. It's impossible to tell by looking at her, though.
YMMV / Peter Pan & the Pirates