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YMMV / The Day My Butt Went Psycho!

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  • Adaptation Displacement: While The Bum Trilogy has sold pretty well with kids, many older people on the Internet are unaware that the show is based on those books. Which is weird because every episode states that in the title cards.
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The very concept of a series based around sentient butts earned the show a lot of bile the moment it was announcednote . Most refused to see the series on that alone, resulting in low viewership that got the second season shafted to Netflix. It doesn’t help that most people aren't aware of the fact the show is adapted from a book series.
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  • Bile Fascination: The few people who did decide to watch the show did so largely because of how ridiculous the premise sounded.
  • Ho Yay: In the episode “Snoozing Booty”, Deuce is shown dreaming of being married to Zack (who is wearing a dress and speaking in a feminine voice).
  • Seasonal Rot: The show underwent this very quickly, starting midway into Season 1 and fully manifesting in Season 2. Zack, Eleanor, Deuce, and Silas all undergo Flanderization, with Zack's idiocy ramped up, Deuce turned into an Expy of Garfield of all characters, Silas being made into a Ditzy Genius Jack-of-All-Trades, and Eleanor loses her rivalry with Zack, becoming obsessed with being the boss of whatever, including the B-Team, and merely reacting to Zack's antics. Additionally, the humor, which was occasionally clever, became by-the-book, if not completely uninspired.
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  • So Bad, It's Good: For some, the show is so utterly stupid that it becomes actually somewhat entertaining as a result. Even the people who worked on the show seemed to be aware of how incredibly dumb the premise was, leading them to have pretty much gone out of their way to absolutely run with the idea's inherent dumbness and ramp it Up to Eleven in the craziest ways possible. Zack's voice actor Deven Mack perhaps summed it up best on his Tumblr:
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general opinion among those who don’t think the show is terrible is that once one gets past the unappealing-sounding premise, they'll find that it's a fairly average cartoon with a few small perks that probably wouldn’t be so despised if it was themed around anything other than butts. Heck, even the notorious Mr. Enter felt this way about the show, saying that he scrapped plans to review the series because he couldn't find anything to tear apart about the show beyond its premise.
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  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Given the show draws teenagers and pre-teens with flat chests and only distinguishes girls from boys using smaller waistlines, you'd be forgiven for thinking Eleanor is a boy just by looking at her.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The premise alone gives away how utterly out-there the series can just be. As more or less stated above by Deven Mack, the show just goes out of its way to be as ridiculous and silly as possible due to the inherent "WTF" nature of the premise, which in turn leads to it becoming incredibly outlandish in nearly every way.
  • The Woobie: Bunbury, who is pretty much a slave to Jonas.