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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • K'nuckles selling fish heads in "Fish Heads."
    • K'nuckles and Flapjack's seawater-induced hallucinations in "How the West Was Fun." Though they are hallucinations...
  • 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.
    • 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 repesented by the red stripe on the barbers pole outside their shops) because they were often the only ones with sharp instruments to hand.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: With Flapjack's creator and voice actor going on to voice Li'l Gideon, the child'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 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.
    • To a lesser extent, Captain K'nuckles and Lolly Poopdeck are subject to this trope as well.
  • Moe:
    • Surprise Surprise, Flapjack himself is the biggest example on this show.
    • Sally as well, especially since she and Flappy make a very adorable Toy Ship.
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    • K'nuckles and Bubbie as kids as shown in some of the show's flashbacks.
  • Nausea Fuel: Stormalong getting infected by the plague. And that might not even be the grossest scene if the "Blood Gnats" episode didn't exist.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: It's been said that this show is basically SpongeBob SquarePants if it were on something a little stronger than marijuana (like salvia, low-grade LSD, and children's NyQuil)
  • The Scrappy: Peppermint Larry is easily the least popular character on the show, due to his Jerkass behavior towards the main protagonists, which may be justified in the case of K'nuckles but in the case of Flap, not so much, especially given all the times that the little fellow has stood up for him. Also due to being far too childish and delusional to stand, being generally very unfunny and his annoying as hell laugh.
  • Ugly Cute:
    • The Plant Man, who has an awesome little song.
    • 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.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Punsy McKale's realistic design looks a bit... off to say the least.
    • this image of the titular Flapjack.
    • The Candy Wife, but that may have been deliberate.
    • She's heeeeeeerrrrreeeee~
  • Vindicated by History: Like most of Cartoon Network's shows made after 2004 but before the advent of Adventure Time and Regular Show in 2010, this one was branded as one of the reason's behind the channel's Network Decay (along with putting live-action shows alongside the animated shows). Only now do people see it as a decent show that didn't get the respect it deserved. It helps that Pen Ward, J.G. Quintel, Alex Hirsch, and Patrick McHale all worked on the first season of this show and all became successful in their own right.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The series is ostensibly meant for a young audience, and at first glance it really doesn't look like it's not. After a few episodes though, the large quantities of Surreal Horror, graphic Body Horror and dark humor were and still are more than a bit unnerving for its target demographic.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The first season starts off innocently enough, the main characters giving heartwarming contrast to the weird surreal world they live in, but as the series progresses even Flapjack and Bubbie have their 'creepypasta moments'. By season two, you will be asking this question yourself.
  • The Woobie: Flapjack has his moments, usually whenever he's sad.

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