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  • Awesome Moments: One "Zoom a Cum Laude" recipient was a girl who didn't miss a single day of fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Considering how easily many kids are precluded from accomplishing this by a lack of doctor availability outside of business hours, that's very impressive indeed.
  • Awesome Music: The theme songs - both the original version and the revival version qualify.
    • The funding credits music. Also served as the music for the Z-Mail raps of seasons 1 and 2.
    • Any of the instrumental music playing during the games, ZOOMdos, and whatnot.
  • Base-Breaking Character
    • Caroline. Some fans like her for being the only cast member to be on the show for 4 seasons, while others hate her for the exact same reason.
    • Also, Rachel as "Ubbi Dubbi Woman". Was having her replace Kenny as "Ubbi Dubbi Man" a good way to keep a reacurring skit going, or did it push said skit into Seasonal Rot?
  • Broken Base: The reunion episode. On one hand, everyone loved seeing Pablo, Jared, Lynese, David and Keiko return, but some see it as a bit of a missed opportunity since there were no Cafe ZOOM, ZOOM Playhouse, or Ubbi Dubbi segments, and wasn't the season finale many feel it should have been.
  • Dork Age: The last two seasons, which went through changes that alienated fans of the first five seasons.
  • First Installment Wins: Inverted and played straight. As mentioned below, the first season of the revival is usually considered the show's best. However, the revival is also much more popular than the 1972 original.
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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In a segment where the Zoomers were detailing their potential houses in ten years: "I live in the sky!"note 
  • Harsher in Hindsight: On the show's website, all the kids from the 1999 revival have their own pages. Jared's page has a testimonial from him about what he'd like to do when he grows up. Also, in season one (the one Jared was in), there's a bit where the entire cast talks about what they'll be doing in ten years. note 
  • Growing the Beard: The 1999 series is considered a big improvement over the 1970s one, due to casting better kid actors.
  • Narm Charm
    • The kids in the 1970s series weren't the best actors, but it certainly was adorable.
    • Some 1999-era ZOOM Playhouse skits, such as "Trouble in Candy Kingdom" and "A Soup Opera!" also count, considering the new cast members were much better actors.
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  • Periphery Demographic: The show has found a bit of an... unusual audience.
  • Seasonal Rot
    • The original series: Season 4 is generally considered to be where the show's quality started to decline. They stopped gradually adding new cast in the mix like the first 3 seasons, instead just replacing the whole cast each season. Season 4 also decided to have 10 Zoomers which was too much. It doesn't help that many of them had Jerkass qualities, which might have been more notable because of the extra Zoomers.
    • For the revival series, Seasons 6 and 7 featured lots of changes that made fans of the first five seasons upset.
    • Some of the reoccurring skits arguably suffered this too, such as the aforementioned "Ubbi Dubbi Wo/Man", as well as the "Red Bench" series, which lasted from the second to the second-to-last season.
  • Spoiled by the Format: Rachel at the end of the "Things I Love" game in season 3.
    Kenny: I wonder who it could be!
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Jared Nathan via a car accident in 2006.
    • When Caroline finally left the show after four seasons. It doesn't help that the show underwent some major retooling right after she did.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Every season had something changed, but the last two seasons are the most glaring example of this.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Season 1 is largely considered the show's best season. That said, the next two seasons were at the very least a respectable follow-up.
  • Toy Ship: Caroline and Kenny. Although there was never any hint that they liked each other in that way, many fans seem to ship the two. The facts that they appear in a lot of segments together and they were the only two cast members from Season 2 to return for the next season help to fuel it.

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