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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In the Courtship of Miles Standish episode, Joe is upset that the girl he likes is going to the dance with David. Wishbone wonders why he doesn't just ask Sam to the dance. Is he a Shipper on Deck or does he just think Joe would have more fun with a platonic friend rather than a romantic partner?
  • Awesome Music: The music that plays while the kids are trapped in and escaping from a burning barn in "Salty Dog" is epic.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • The contrast between military captain Miles Standish and his intellectual best friend John Alden is a big point in The Courtship of Miles Standish. The episode doesn't really go into that but their counterparts are the modern teenage equivalents: Joe the basketball star and David the science whiz.
    • In the "Purloined Letter" episode, the unnamed King and Queen of France are made to look like Louis Philippe I and Maria Amalia, who were the King and Queen of France at the time the story was written. Later, the man causing a disturbance in the street is given dialogue which is mostly unintelligible, but enough of it can be heard to establish him as a fanatical Bonapartist. Neither of these details were present in the original short storynote , but were evidently added for the benefit of Wishbone fans who are familiar with 19th century French politics.
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  • Narm Charm: The concept of a well-read doggie dreaming and imagining himself as the hero of various stories and novels is bizarre, but at the same time impossible to be indifferent to.
  • Older Than They Think: The concept of an animal with human trains of thoughts and a big imagination had already been explored in The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty, through Waldo Kitty was hald-animated/half-acted and it had shout outs to more modern pop culture (of these days) than classics.
  • Periphery Demographic: A lot of teenagers and adults enjoyed the show and still do.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Amy Acker appears in a few episodes, playing a different role each time.
  • Squick: Many episodes, such as A Tale of Two Cities and Pride and Prejudice featured the titular canine playing a heroic lead together with a human, female love interest. This lead to many, many scenes of attractive young actresses behaving in a romantic and cuddly manner to a freakin' dog!

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