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  • Adorkable: Dez, a lanky and awkward teenage boy who does his best to do what’s right and often tries to act cool or tough (usually to impress his crush Tsuni). It’s hard not to find him quite endearing.
  • And You Thought It Would Fail: A lot of people anticipated the worst from the series based on its title alone and the fact it was a Canadian Flash-animated cartoon produced for Teletoon. Instead, Wishfart has become positively received by many critics and fans for its creative stories, sharp humor, snappy dialogue, colorful characters, and uniquely eccentric presentation. The series sits with an 7.9/10 on the Internet Movie Databasenote  and earned a record of five nominations at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards - three of which were in the category of "Writing". Dez's voice actor Deven Mack perhaps sums up the whole thing best:
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  • Bizarro Episode: The show is pretty bizarro by itself, but "Spicy is Paradisey" is just plain weird even for this series.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Akiko gets the most fanart of all the characters, but Finnuala and Neptune have also garnered their share of fans (the latter due to being voiced by Christian Potenza).
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: There are a lot of fans who would like to see Dez and Tsuni get together.
  • Foe Yay: Dez and Finnuala have sometimes been interpreted as such.
  • Funny Moments: Plenty, so we gave them their own page.
  • Genius Bonus: The writers have drawn a fair bit from real-world folklore and mythology - often stuff that kids (and many adults) probably won't pick up on.
    • The Turtle Monster from "Baby...Seal...Thingy" is stated by Word of God to be based on the Tarasque, a multi-limbed, turtle-shelled dragon in French folklore
    • Tsuni's comic book store grows chicken legs to run about in "Customer Service is My Jam", just like Baba Yaga's hut in Russian myth.
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    • Annapurna, the four-armed, three-eyed Indian woman who runs the buffet, is an actual Hindu goddess associated with food and nourishment. However, depictions of her don't look like the one in the cartoon.
    • On the subject of deities, there's also Janice, the two-faced doorwoman who claims to be the goddess of thresholds. She's based on the lesser-known Roman god Janus, who also has two faces and actually is the god of thresholds.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Quite a few actually, so we gave them their own page.
  • Moment of Awesome: Has its own page.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Dez's childhood boogeyman in "Clip, Clop, We Won't Stop" - an abomination of living shadow that transforms whatever it touches into nothingness.
    Puffin: Oh nanny! I thought it was just going to be a dumb little-kid monster!
    Akiko: You were able to sleep with that under your bed?!
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  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The Gum King. Although touted by the show as Akiko's archnemesis, the character barely ever appeared, with only a grand total of three episodes featuring him in some manner. The series and the character of Akiko could have benefitted from featuring him more prominently are a major recurring antagonist for the characters like the King of the Underworld, with his final appearance "Gross But Noble" especially sticking out as it fleshed out his character significantly and ended with the series teasing him returning in a more malevolent form.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Wishfart gets a number of such comparisons to other Be Careful What You Wish For cartoons like The Fairly OddParents and Shimmer and Shine. A few have also compared it to Ugly Americans for its Urban Fantasy Kitchen Sink setting.
  • Too Good to Last: Although a critically well-received show that earned several awards, garnered a decent number of fans, and got some decent treatment from the networks, Wishfart only lasted a single season.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Considering the oddball cast of characters and insane ways the wishes can go out of control, it's probably no surprise that this show is more than a little weird at times. Heck, the intro alone feels like it came straight from someone's acid trip.
  • Widget Series: Let's see: Weird cast of characters, setting where anything can happen, surreal plotlines, non-sequitur titles, the show's name itself... Yup. Very much so.