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  • Americans Hate Tingle: Good luck finding fans of this cartoon in the West. You have to tilt your head and squint a bit, but they're there.
  • Animation Age Ghetto: When compared with Western Animation and anime. But when compared with other Chinese cartoons, it becomes The Golden Age of Animation.
  • Archive Panic: It's the fourth longest animated series in the world, behind Doraemon, 3000 Whys of Blue Cat, and Sazae-san. It has 2,000+ episodes, 20+ seasons and 10 movies, and it's still being made. It'll take quite a while for one to catch up with the entire show.
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  • Awesomeness Withdrawal: Some of the most interesting or unique seasons have low episode counts. Mr.Wolffy, Mr.Right!, which basically completely changes the idea of the show, only has 24 episodes.
  • Broken Base: Some people are divided on whether or not the later seasons with updated animation and more fantasy elements are as good as the earlier classic seasons.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal:
    • Mighty Little Defenders is about the goats trying to befriend the wolves. The goats and wolves become friends, but the final episode reveals that the wolves might not keep their friendship with the goats and they might go back to being enemies. Did that really surprise anyone, considering the wolves are the main villains of the franchise and even before Mighty Little Defenders came out, we already knew there were going to be more seasons and movies after it?
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    • After a character undergoes a sad, unfortunate event in Rescue Across Time episode 41, episode 42 brings everything back to normal. Everyone saw that coming because the character is a major character who's been on the show since it started and more seasons were already confirmed to come.
  • "Common Knowledge": It is commonly believed that this show was banned following a controversy where a kid imitated the show and injured themselves. While a kid did injure themselves after watching this show, the show was never banned from television and it continued airing.
  • Critical Dissonance: Critical reception has always been mixed-to-positive and news sources are often impressed at how long the show's been around. Viewer reception is often negative-to-mixed with many viewers considering it childish or flat.
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  • Cult Classic: In the West. Despite only having a handful of active fans, some fans can be pretty devoted to the show. Barely anyone outside the fandom is aware of the show.
  • Designated Hero: Weslie causes some of the problems the goats face.
  • Designated Villain: Wolffy. He's very devoted to his wife Wolnie and only tries to catch the goats so that they can have something to eat.
  • Ear Worm: All of the theme songs.
  • Even Better Sequel: Mighty Little Defenders is the sequel to War of Invention. People tend to prefer Mighty Little Defenders due to it returning to the normal art style, having a better plot, and having more unique ideas.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • The Pleasant Goat fandom sometimes conflicts with the Boonie Bears fandom due to the latter show quickly becoming more popular than the former show.
    • Sometimes rivals with the Doraemon fandom, with some people comparing the two shows or arguing which is better.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some people try to ignore the two live-action I Love Wolffy movies. Expect I Love Wolffy to not be brought up when talking about the movies and don't be surprised if it's not counted with the other movies.
  • First Installment Wins: The general public is most familiar with the plot and jokes of season 1, despite the show drastically changing in the years since. This is understandable because season 1 has the most episodes, it still airs in some countries, and some people break away from the show after season 1.
  • Foe Yay: Oh, so much.
    • Wolffy always gets to tie the goats up and throw them in a boiling pot; it doesn't help that he tries to taunt them with phrases such as: "Why don't you come home with me, little goat?" "Don't worry, little goat, uncle Wolffy will save you", (to Paddi) "Nobody wants you? Don't worry, I want you", (to Tibbie) "No place to sleep? Why don't you come to my place," etc.
    • All of the male goats are prone to affectionately calling Wolffy "Mr. Wolffy".
    • There's the animosity between Weslie and Wolffy, for starters.
      • Weslie seems to enjoy the attention. This is from when the two of them are chained together in the desert, before they later hug one another at night, thinking the other is Weslie's mother / Wolffy's wife.
        Weslie: And you have me to keep you on edge!
        Wolffy: You call that a good thing?
        Weslie: Of course.
      • In one episode, Weslie is affectionate towards Wolffy and pats him on the head.
      • In one episode, Weslie disguises himself as Wolnie, kisses Wolffy on the cheek, and demands he kiss him back.
      • Their Chinese voice actors even voiced a romance film together... using Wolffy's and Weslie's voices in a gag dub.
        Wolffy: I love you, Weslie.
    • Paddi and Wolffy have some of this.
      • In an episode where Paddi decides to become a girl (this doesn't last), he cross-dresses and after getting caught by Wolffy, attempts to flirt his way out by saying "Mr. Wolffy, you wouldn't want to eat a cute goat like me," while batting his eyelashes. The wolves are pretty squicked.
      • There is the episode where Paddi and Wolffy walk into the sunset together, arms hooked together.
      • Wolffy tries to lick Paddi more than once. He's always calling Paddi the most delicious.
    • Sparky and Wolffy have some of this.
      • In one of the show's titlecards, Sparky carries Wolnie bridalstyle.
      • In one of the show's titlecards, Wolffy wakes up only to see Sparky next to him in bed.
      • During their "Freaky Friday" Flip, Wolffy (in Sparky's body) dabs at Sparky (in Wolffy's body) with a handkerchief, warning him to take care of the body. Cue Sparky blushing and looking strangely sheepish.
    • Mr. Slowy has a dream where Wolffy pulls a Heel–Face Turn and pins him to the ground, while licking his face. Dream Slowy's response?
      Mr. Slowy: Stop it! Stop it! You're showing too much love!
    • Wolffy and the entire pack have some of this.
      • There's an episode where Wolffy returns home only to be shot with nerf guns by the whole pack.
      • Upset at Wolffy gaining the position of pack leader, the pack proceeds to pin him to the ground, while one of them strokes his chin. Needless to say, that was a very strange position they were in.
    • Wolffy and his cousin Night Wolf have some of this.
      • The two are repeatedly competing for the position of pack leader, will betray one another at a moment's notice, etc. and yet Night Wolf cousin keeps freeloading at Wolffy's home.
      • In one episode, Wolffy runs out his door, ready to kiss Night Wolf, thinking he's Wolnie.
      • Wolffy and Night Wolf have been placed in the same scene, surrounded by shojo roses and glittering bubbles at least twice, whenever Night Wolf acts friendly to his cousin.
    • Wilie's and Little Fragrant's relationship starts out as this only on her part.
    • Brother Tai and Wolffy had this in episode 3 of the 3rd season. While Tai was beating up Wolffy, the Tigress Teacher/Sister Tigress, who believed he had stood her uo saw the scene and since Wolffy disguised himself as a female, she kept imagining Tai as outright groping and making out with Wolffy. Then comes this line from her: "You don't like tigers! You like wolves!"
  • Foe Yay Shipping: Some people ship the two main rivals Weslie and Wolffy. There's even a fan-made manhua where they make love (it can't be linked here for various reasons).
  • Fridge Logic: Why don't the wolves just eat the goats raw? It would save a lot of trouble.
    • Fridge Brilliance: If they did that, there would be no more episodes.
    • Fridge Horror: What happened to the humans? It's implied that this is no alternate reality. In the New Year's episodes, Mr. Slowy pulled out a mask of a human face and even told a story about ancient China, distinctly using the word human so what does that mean? Humans are extinct.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • In the West, it has a bit of overlap with the Doraemon fandom, possibly because they're both obscure Asian animated series.
    • In China and the West, it gets along well with the Happy Heroes fandom. Understandable because Huang Weiming worked on both series.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: This Chinese show got ironically popular among Japanese fans, due to the show's Animesque and Moe-ish nature. Wolffy, Wolnie, and Wilie particularly caught the eye of Japanese viewers due to wolves being popular in Japan.
  • Growing the Beard: The first season of the show is just a Road Runner vs. Coyote story about Wolffy trying and failing to catch the goats every day. For some people, the show is much better in its later seasons when it begins to have continuous stories and larger plots.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The ending of Mighty Little Defenders. The goats and wolves finally celebrate peace after years of fighting.
  • Ho Yay: All the male goats, and the wolves when they get along. The most memorable is the incident where Sparky thought he was pregnant with Paddi's child because they kissed during a play of "Sleeping Beauty". They spent the rest of the episode dating and deciding who should be the father. Paddi.
    • Weslie kisses Sparky on the cheek, and tells him it was Tibbie.
    • All the shojo-esque roses and bubbles that show up whenever Night Wolf offers Wolffy assistance.
    • When the wolves try to lure the goats out by having Wolffy pretend to be a goat, they cook him in a pot. The goats didn't fall for it. Wolffy's pack members then proceed to comment on how good he smells.
    • Wilie and Paddi get along pretty well too. Wilie even calls him boss.
    • Brother Tai/Tai Guh and Wolffy have some noticeable chemistry.
    Brother Tai: Who knew, that in the dead of night, Wolffy would be my muse?
  • I Am Not Shazam: Applies to the English dub. The original Chinese title, Xǐ Yángyáng Yǔ Huī Tàiláng, matches the original Chinese names of the two major characters. The English title is Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, but the title does not match the characters' names; the characters are only known as Weslie and Wolffy in the English dub. Many people assume that if the Chinese title matches the names of the characters, this must go the same for the English title, leading to them calling the characters by the names Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf.
  • Iron Woobie: Wolffy and Wolnie's relationship leads to both of them being this.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!:
    • Some people don't like Joys of Seasons, Smart Dodging, and the other seasons that share the plot of season 1 because they would prefer if each season had its own unique plot.
    • Some people think Everyday Pleasant Goat is boring because it's literally just clips from older episodes. They prefer to watch the actual full episodes that the clips originally came from.
  • It Was His Sled: Very shortly after Rescue Across Time episodes 41 and 42 came out, the events were spoiled everywhere on most social media websites and even spoiled in the news. Most people are probably aware of what happens by now.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Weslie, Paddi, Tibbie, and Wolffy got paired with EVERY character.
  • Memetic Badass: Wolffy, due to the amount of domesticated abuse he takes.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Be a person like Weslie." "Marry a man like Wolffy." "Be a person like Paddi."
    • The old wiki has become a bit of a joke in the English community due to its poorly-written and unintentionally-funny articles.
    • "Oxygen-Breathing Goat" and "Pleasant Goat" sound similar in Chinese, so people often use this to poke fun at the show.
  • Moe:
    • The wolves in their cub form.
    • Wolnie and Wilie.
  • Older Than the Demographic: I Love Wolffy is very much a children's movie, but it stars Wolffy, who's a live-action adult in this movie.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: In the English-speaking world. It's impossible to find English coverage of this show without seeing stuff from that one time two kids in China tried replicating something they saw and ended up seriously injuring themselves.
  • Periphery Demographic: There are some older fans of this show if you know where to find them.
  • Popular with Furries: The show has a following with some groups of furries. The show is often tagged as "furry" on Pixiv.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Older fans tend to root for Wolffy and not Weslie.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Many fans consider Tibbie to be this because she rarely saves herself and usually just cries or calls for Weslie to save her whenever she's in trouble.
    • Many fans in the West hated Wolnie greatly, simply due to her whiny personality, enraged by her husband, Wolffy.
  • Seasonal Rot: Many viewers dislike everything new and especially everything past The Little Detective due to the art style and writing. They only watch the earlier episodes.
  • Signature Series Arc: The most popular Story Arc might be Great War in the Bizarre World. It's one of the show's first attempts at a long story and one of the most memorable. The characters from this arc are still popular to this day.
  • Signature Song: It's had a lot of different theme songs over its run, but the original theme from season 1 is still the most popular song from the show. The original theme song is still associated with Pleasant Goat several years after the show began using different theme songs. This might be because the original theme song is still used here and there, just in the closing instead of the opening.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Pleasant Goat Fun Class: Idiom World episode 4 includes a song that melodically sounds very similar to 'Feliz Navidad' but has different lyrics.
  • Tear Jerker: In Rescue Across Time episode 41, Weslie undergoes death and everyone feels sad for him.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: People tend not to like the show whenever it changes its art style due to it looking visually displeasing to some viewers.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!: Some people feel like the show rips off Tom and Jerry and does the formula worse due to Black and White Morality.
  • Values Dissonance: In the US, the show has been marketed at preschoolers on the Miao Mi app, but it hasn't been very successful. There might be values dissonance about how much slapstick and comic violence is acceptable for preschoolers.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • Many people thought Jonie is a man, due to her manly voice.
    • Wilie's Cutesy big eyes and higher voice probably makes him seem more like a female.
    • Little Fairy's gender is still technically unknown, but it looks more like a lady.
    • There's at least one case of Weslie being confused to be female.
  • Vindicated by History: No one really cared about the English dub when it originally aired on some countries' Disney Channels. No one made much of a note of it and very few people shared stuff relating to it online. After Disney stopped airing it, people became interested in it and they set out to find the dub and learn more about it. They were successful since Creative Power Entertaining decided to upload it due to an increase in fan demand.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: A lot of non-fans say that this show is too violent or inappropriate for kids. People cite the incident where a kid caused serious harm after imitating the show. Though fans defend the show by saying that the show itself is fine and that parents should be more mindful if they're worried about it.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After years of quieting down and declining in popularity, the show became famous again with the season Mighty Little Defenders. Many people who had stopped watching the show came back to watch the season Mighty Little Defenders because it was the most exciting and unique season in years.
  • The Woobie: Weslie, when you learn the whereabouts of his parents.

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