"Introduced as part of ABC’s floating "ABC Kids" lineup in February 2000, Disney’s The Weekenders was one of the cartoon studio’s most mature works, upholding the tradition of such previous "pre-teen angst" efforts as Disney’s Pepper Ann and Disney’s Recess with more realistic characters and dialogue, and just a soupçon of exaggeration. […] The dialogue exhibited a level of literacy that might startle those who think that all Saturday-morning cartoonery is brainless; there weren’t many other programs in which one would hear a middle-schooler congratulate her comrades by proclaming "Kudos to us." Nor was there an abundance of animated series wherein a nervous preteen drama queen was shepherded through her first appearance by the ghost of William Shakespeare. Particularly pleasing was the series’ depiction of its adult characters - not as the anal-retentive, rule-imposing tyrants we’d seen in so many other cartoon weeklies, but instead as recognizable human beings with affectionately detailed personality quirks."
- Hal Erickson, media historian