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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Even a series like this has one. Lita's interrupting the dialog to say, "It's Hamma Time!" with the group proceeding to do the classic MC Hammer dance for a few seconds before continuing the episode.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Bulimia jokes ("Bulimia - zero the calories, twice the flavor!"). It got dropped for a few episodes.
    • In the bloopers for episode 17, KrisRix has trouble reading a particularly ridiculous line. Max Skate tells her to think of the Holocaust. And it just keeps going from there...
    Eric: Corinne's half Jewish!
    Megami: I can't really be sad, too, because my grandparents are German.
    Kris: You're killing yourself!
    Megami: They weren't involved in that! Shut up!
    Kris: Sure...
    Christian: Hey no, guys, be quiet. My grandfather died in Auschwitz. He got drunk and fell off the guard tower.
    Kris: Are you serious?
    Christian: No!
    Young Darien: Take my flower, since you've already taken my cherry.
    • "Unconscious girls can't say no!" *Cue comedy sound effect and cut to black*
    • Episode 46/47 is full of these, since the original episodes had babies and kindergarten kids as targets. Jokes include all babies dying from having their energy stolen, the implication a five-years old is already working as a prostitute, Raye insisting they just let the villains murder them, Serena throwing Jordan in the garbage and killing him. And to top it all off, the SMA Says incites cannibalism against dead babies.
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    • Raye is darkly hilarious as it is, but she tops herself in episode 51 with the mention of baby croquet.
    Lita: W-what the hell?!
    Raye: Exactly! It's all the rage in Limbo. In fact, that's the best place to find them! The baptized ones are too slippery.
  • Designated Hero: The entire cast, really, a collection of jerks, idiots, a psychopath, a drunk, are basically a generally incompetent and unsympathetic bunch.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Titus' dialogue mutating into indecipherable babble makes a lot of sense considering her true form doesn't have a mouth. She's not used to having all those extra parts for speech.
  • Fridge Logic
    Amy: The only thing I don't get is why Jedite didn't just really burn the city down. He would have gotten all three of us.
    Serena: 'Cause anime is stupid.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Zoicite's comment that "The Negaverse sees everything, just like the government!" has become more difficult to laugh at since the various scandals surrounding the NSA.
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  • Growing the Beard: To the extent that some fans would recommend that newbies start a few episodes in (like around when Amy and Raye were introduced) rather than right at the beginning of the series.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Alan and Ann might remind people of The Hessenheffers, but SMA was characterizing them that way before Shake It Up! even premiered.
    • The series makes a few references to the "over 9000" meme. A few years later, the licensed "more faithful than the DiC version" English dub by Viz would squeeze one in.
    • In the Remix episode, the generals introduce themselves to the Sailor Scouts all at once, refuse to fight the Scouts together, and ultimately get defeated by the Scouts' teamwork. Years later, the same thing would happen in the Sailor Moon Crystal adaptation of the Dark Kingdom arc.
    • Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi voiced some one-off characters, and animated the Christmas Special, back when he dated Megami33. Now, Viz's official Sailor Moon dubs have him voice Pegasus.
  • The final episode of season 1 features a group of psycho rangers with the same voices and similar personalities to the hero.
  • Hollywood Fatass: Serena.
  • Les Yay: Rei in episode 13/14 (assuming it wasn't a cannibalism joke).
    Serena: Who died and made you school security?
    Rei: Satan.
    Serena: But you go to a Catholic school!
    Rei: Catholic girls taste better.
    • And she has a pair of lesbian henchgirls to do her bidding in episode 48 too. And a LOT of fangirls/groupies at her performance.
  • Memetic Mutation: ROSE!
  • Misblamed: SMA gets a lot of flak from people unfamiliar with DiC's dub, who don't get that a lot of the series' humor is derived from it, and assume SMA is intentionally 4Kids-ing the show because they're American. Some of the reviews on this very site demonstrate this.
    • Incidentally, anyone who declares Sailor Moon's original dub "American" and rants accordingly. The original dub was Canadian. With the exception of DiC's producers and Amy/Mercury's first actress (who was English), everyone involved with that dub – actors, writers, directors, editors, musicians – was Canadian. The SMA crew (who all lived in New York) were just as guilty of this mistake.note 
      • Canada doesn't exist though. There is only North Mexico.
  • Seasonal Rot: The series was supposed to end after the first season ... and according to many fans, it really shows. While there is still parts of the second season many found enjoyable, the weird gimmicks they implemented; bringing in outside Youtube voice actors, the occasionally horrible sound quality (especially of said outside talents), the live-action segments replacing the original Sailor Moon Says, and the odd international quirk shoehorned into every episode really lowered the quality. To top it off, the fact the season didn't even end but was stopped right before the finale was the final nail in the coffin, with many fans saying anyone wanting to get into the series at this point should just stop after the first season (and maybe the movie).
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: In-universe, after Darien regains his memories and reconciles with Sailor Moon, Beryl says, "That's so sweet, I'm getting diabetes!"note 
  • Values Dissonance: The copious amounts of gay, trans, bulimia, and rape jokes did not help this series age well.
  • The Woobie: Once you get past the jokes made at Amy's expense, she at least deserves some sympathy.
    • Lita can qualify too. While her status as transsexual in this series is usually played for laughs, the movie treats us to a flashback where some other students mock her for having once been a man, which is presented as an incredibly painful memory for her.
  • Too Good to Last: The original plan was to finish the series at the Doom Tree arc which would have already made it this trope, but the busy lives of the creators led to the series stopping production at the antipenultimate episode. On a cliffhanger no less.
    • The original original plan was to just stop after the first series and movie. But then they decided to tackle Season 2. Yeah, that didn't work out too well.
  • What an Idiot!: In Episode 45, Sailor Moon, at a crucial moment during a battle with the Monster of the Week, decides to take advice from Mina. It goes about as well as you'd expect.


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