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YMMV / The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

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  • Base-Breaking Character:
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The show enjoys using these, often using them in conjunction with Mood Whiplash to throw the viewer off.
    • K'nuckles selling fish heads in "Fish Heads."
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    • K'nuckles and Flapjack's seawater-induced hallucinations in "How the West Was Fun." Though they are hallucinations...
    • "Pun Times with Punsie McKale" features a moment where Flapjack finds himself surprisingly holding his own against Punsie McKale in a pun-off....and then Punsie assaults poor Flapjack with a series of color-based puns as he transforms into a hideous rainbow creature that is so intense it causes Flapjack to faint.
  • Broken Base: The show itself falls victim to this. Many people who grew up in the early-mid 2000s consider it to be the last "old" CN show thus farnote  and group it in line with the "golden age" of Cartoon Network which goes back all the way to Dexter's Laboratory. Many people enjoy its pirate-y SpongeBob SquarePants vibe and use of surreal humor. However, there are some people who dismiss the show as being too drug-induced and relying too much on disturbing Gross Up Close Ups. Although, it sort of helps that the show's consensus has been Vindicated by History.
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  • Crack Ship: Yes, there are in fact a number of Flapjack/K'nuckles shippers out there....and let's just leave it at that, alright?
  • Designated Monkey: Though K'nuckles can be an unpleasant person, some of his more humiliating moments can be either overblown or just uncalled for.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Lolly Poopdeck is quite popular, despite his limited screentime.
    • Sally Syrup is this mostly to shippers who find her and Flapjack adorable together. The writers attempted to deflate this in her second appearance by making her a lot meaner.
    • Dr. Barber is definitely this, mmmmm, yes.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Chowder, as both shows are centered around excitable young protagonists named after food with older mentor figures, and are often considered to be the highlights of the infamous CN Real era. There's also a little with Sanjay and Craig due to the producer of that show being Thurop Van Orman himself as well as Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Regular Show and Over the Garden Wall as the creators of those shows all worked on Flapjack before moving on to their own things.
  • Genius Bonus: The town they live in is called Stormalong Harbor. Stormalong was a tall tale about a giant who became a sea captain.
    • Dr. Barber's profession. Barbers were often relied upon for medical treatment such as bloodletting (still represented by the red stripe on the barbers pole outside their shops) because they were often the only ones with sharp instruments to hand.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: With Flapjack's creator and voice actor going on to voice Li'l Gideon, the title character's very behavior and presence has become this.
  • Idiot Plot: The Termite episode requires you to accept that that K'nuckles forgot that he can take off his legs in order to make any sense. Scratch that, more than half of the episodes require that you accept K'nuckle's lack of understanding of anything to mindblowing extremes. Also Insane Troll Logic is this show's stock in trade.
  • Memetic Mutation: The scene of Captain K'nuckles being impressed by the dog Colonel doing a backflip has been become a meme, such as it being set to the tune of Shooting Stars.
  • Memetic Molester:
    • Dr. Barber is commonly depicted in fanart and fanfics as a pedophile, often in regards to Flapjack. His generally creepy behavior doesn't help.
  • K'nuckles and Bubbie as kids as shown in some of the show's flashbacks.
  • Captain K'Nuckles. In one episode, his love interest left him because she found him unattractive, when in actual fact he's got a very simple, even cute design -that is aside from the frequent Gross-Up Close-Up which may show what he looks like in-universe.

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