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  • Alternate Aesop Interpretation: "Two Birthdays" is suppose to be about "Don't rush things", though can be interpreted as "Don't plan two things at the same time".
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: To long-time fans of the original series due to changes of characters designs and Flanderization.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Early episodes often focus on Bob and Larry's relationship being broken to pieces, which fans tend to dislike due to them being buddies. Granted, friendships aren't always perfect and the two often get on each others nerves in the main series (whenever they're playing characters or as themselves), but fans think they went a bit too far. Starting with the third season, several episodes focusing on the two tend to be more forgiving by being more nice.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
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    • Ichabeezer tends to be like this due to him being a Mr. Nezzer replacement. Some don't like it due to Replacement Scrappy below. On the other hand, if it were Mr. Nezzer, it would've been polarizing to him being shift from his recent portrayals.note 
    • The superhero team Larry-Boy has. Some don't like it as Larry-Boy already had League of Incredible Vegetables, and wished there was more focus on them. On the flip side, this team has been done similarly to the Avengers, where he establishes the team by adding one hero at a time.
  • Broken Base: Let's just say there are fans and haters of this series...
  • Captain Obvious Aesop: In one episode, Larry learns that brushing his tooth is important.
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  • Critic-Proof: Regardless of the how big the hatedom may be, this show has ran for 4 seasons and also has a sequel to it. It didn't stop them from using the currently designs shown on the said show on Noah's Ark.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Many who hate the series tend to act as if it doesn't exist.
  • Idiot Plot: There's so many to count, though we can't list every single one due to how the show's nature is.
    • The majority of "Bob and Larry Gettin' Angry" could've been avoid if Petunia would've told the verse to Bob and Larry, rather than being vague.
    • In "Crossing Guard", almost everyone was arrested by Larry, who is only a crossing guard, and no one thought of reporting this behavior to Officer Wedge as he is an actual police.
    • Bob himself in "Jimmy Makes a Comic Book" didn't thought of writing his name in the comic book he wrote, as someone else would've taken his credit.
  • Informed Wrongness:
    • Bob in "Bob's Bad Breath" gets yelled at Pa due to his bad behavior, even though he was cranky due to Larry's stinky breath.
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    • Jenna Chive in her debut story is called out for ignoring her stardom life as she wanted to hang out with normal people. Like with Princess and the Popstar episode from the main series, they make it seem like she's selfish for not expressing herself or she wants to change herself completely, though you can't blame her as what she wanted to do seems normal.
    • Jimmy gets called out by Bob in "Jimmy Makes a Comic Book" for taking credit of the comic book he wrote. Even though what Jimmy did was wrong, it was actually Bob's fault for not writing his name on the book, as Avacajoe didn't find any label on the author.
  • Misblamed: Many blamed DreamWorks for the change of the characters' designs when it was actually Big Idea's decision to change them for a better look since the original was based off of designs via temporary animation software in the 90s.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Ichabezer isn't exactly getting the best reception from fans of Mr. Nezzer. Where as Mr. Nezzer was a likable character that could portray a wide range of characters from an Affably Evil villain to a wise Big Good, Ichabezer is little more than a generic Grumpy Bear. Being voiced by Rob Paulsen tends to be the only thing people like about him.
    • Supposedly, Big Idea had no control over the matter. Dreamworks has a policy forbidding cross-racial casting (as in, a Caucasian can't voice an African-American). Since Mr. Nezzer's voice was a parody of Ken Page's performance as Oogie Boogie, Dreamworks assumed he was meant to be African-American, and therefore, demanded he be retired and replaced with a similar character voiced by a white actor. Though this idea was criticized by some who pointed out that Mr. Lunt, whose voice is Hispanic, but not done by a Hispanic actor, still gets to be in the series.
  • The Scrappy
    • The new character, Bacon Bill, is not getting the warmest reception. Partly for being a living meat product in a world of living fruits and vegetables, but mostly for being even dumber and more annoying than Larry. Doesn't really help by the fact that his voice is similar to Bubsy (who was also voiced by Rob Paulsen) and that Phil Vischer referred to him as the "Jar-Jar Binks" of the show.
    • Tina Celerina can like this to some due to her hyperactive and squeaky voice. In fact, it seems that with each season, Tina inhales more and more helium.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: A lot of people seem to have this attitude about the series.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: The fact that Tress MacNeille is now voicing Petunia, Junior, Laura, and Madame Blueberry is a large point of contention for VeggieTales fans. The fact that it's a change that's carried over to the original series has only made things worse, though Phil Vischer confirmed in a podcast that Lisa Vischer would continue voicing Junior in the original series.

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