- All Animation Is Disney: Indeed looks like one—for a show produced by DreamWorks—now that it's an Art-Shifted Sequel.
- Author's Saving Throw: In the movie, the Poppy/Branch relationship was criticized as being Strangled by the Red String. In the series, theyve danced around the subject but overall treats them as close friends. That said, there's no shortage of Ship Tease.
- Unintentionally Sympathetic: Branch in several episodes, including Creek Week, Laugh Out Cloud, and Cloudy With a Chance of Hugs. Combine The Complainer IS Always Wrong with a healthy dose of Karma Houdini for the other party, and Branch can often end up on the wrong end of the intended sympathy stick.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Creek in "Creek Week" is Easily Forgiven for selling out his entire village, essentially allowing their genocide to save his own skin. When Branch sets out to prove he cannot be trusted and ends up being right, Creek's feelings are hurt because Branch made him admit his cowardice publicly by faking an emergency...which makes everyone mad at Branch until Creek publicly forgives him. Except Creek only agrees to forgive Branch when Branch agrees to sing a long song praising Creek to the heavens. So a traitor is welcomed back with opened arms, but someone who embarrasses said traitor gets shunned until the traitor says okay.
YMMV / Trolls: The Beat Goes On!