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->''"This one time, at band camp..."''

''American Pie'' is a 1999 teen comedy film directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz, and written by Adam Herz. It was the first film to be directed by the Weitz brothers, and the first film in the ''American Pie'' series. The film was a box-office hit and spawned three direct sequels: ''American Pie 2'' (2001), ''American Wedding'' (2003), and ''American Reunion'' (2012).

The film concentrates on four boys who make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation. The title of the film refers to a scene in the film in which the lead character is caught masturbating with a pie after previously being told that a vagina feels "like warm apple pie".

The film ranked 49th on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies" list, and ranked 22nd on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted American Pie the 6th greatest comedy film of all time.

Following the ''American Pie'' trilogy chronicling the courtship and marriage of characters Jim Levenstein and Michelle Flaherty, the ''American Pie'' name became a brand name in a manner similar to the ''National Lampoon'' film series for a number of direct to video spin off films: ''American Pie Presents: Band Camp'' (2005), ''American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile'' (2006), ''American Pie Presents: Beta House'' (2007) and ''American Pie: Book of Love'' (2009).

''American Reunion'', [[TrilogyCreep a fourth installment with the entire primary cast of the first two films reprising their roles]] was released in 2012.

Not to be confused with the ultra-famous Music/DonMcLean song.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Jim and Michelle.
* AllMenArePerverts: The Big Quest for Jim, Kevin, Oz, and Finch is getting laid.
** Also an aversion, simultaneously. It is strongly implied that the only reason they want to get laid is because everyone ''expects'' to get laid in high school, and those who don't are considered losers by boys. Which actually brings us right back to AllMenArePerverts. Definitely subverted at the end, though, when all four of the male characters realize that getting laid is not as important as finding someone special. Waitaminit, and then they all get laid ''anyway''. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Aw, hell]].
** Subverted with Oz, who didn't feel the need to brag about it like the other guys.
*** Subverted even harder with Oz in the fourth movie, when he is way too dull to keep up with his adventurous girlfriend.
** Speaking of, Jim played it straightest of all. He thought it was cool that Michelle used him.
** The latest installment in the ''American Pie Presents'' series follows this all the way through.
** ''Reunion'' deals with the pull between old high school glory and the need to mature and be an adult, and ultimately decides that it's up to the individual of which to embrace, or if they want to find a compromise.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Most of the girls are perverts too. Michelle most of all.
* AmericanTitle
* AscendedExtra: Stifler, a result of his BreakoutCharacter status.
* BadassBoast \ TheMagnificent: Stifler calls himself "The Stifmeister". Then the teens in ''Reunion'' think it's an EmbarrassingNickname.
* [[NerdsAreSexy Band Geeks Are Sexy]]: Well, you gotta admit Michelle cleans up good.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Stifler, though he mellows, and ultimately settles as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in ''American Wedding''.
* BreakoutCharacter \ SpotlightStealingSquad: Steve Stifler and the entire Stifler family basically has become synonymous with the entire franchise.
** Jim's dad fits this too. He appears in all of the movies, including the Spin-Offs. Each time there's something new revealed about his past, eventually coming to reveal that [[spoiler:he was basically the creator of the Bible from the first movie]]
** Finally there is Michelle. It's easy to forget because her scenes are so memorable but she doesn't have much actual screentime in the original film. It is only the second film on that turns her from a near-One Scene Wonder into a prominent character.
* BumblingDad: Jim's dad, aka Creator/EugeneLevy, the most awesome movie dad ever.
* ButtMonkey: Jim.
* CasanovaWannabe: The Sherminator.
** Oz arguably. He stops when he finds out women aren't turned on by it.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In the first movie, we have the pie scene. In the second movie, Jim mistakes superglue for lube and glues himself to... himself. And his ''other'' hand to the porn movie he was wanking to.
** Also, the intro to the first movie involves Jim's parents walking in while he's trying to watch a scrambled porno. A tube sock preserves what little dignity he has left. Noah [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it when, in a later scene, he finds condoms in Jim's nightstand.
--->'''Jim's Dad:''' Well, at least it's not a tube sock.
*** And again in the second movie when Jim's parents come to visit him on the college campus only to walk in just as he having sex with a girl. Doesn't help that said girl's parents suddenly show up too.
** And the third movie had Jim and Stifler getting caught engaging in what appeared to be bestiality, and Stifler having sex with Jim's grandmother.
*** ''[[RunningGag And again]]'' in the intro to the third movie, Jim's Dad interrupts Michelle giving Jim head under the table. ''In a restaurant''.
** Eric Stifler, Naked Mile, Grandmother. That is all.
** Pretty much all of the movies start with this.
** The fourth movie has Jim getting caught jerking off by his son and shutting his laptop on his dick, then walking into the bathroom finding Michelle masturbating in the bathtub.
** Nadia and her boyfriend/date walk in on Michelle and Jim doing it at the reunion.
* CharacterDevelopment: Oddly for a teen franchise, the bullying jock Steve Stifler slowly turns into a protagonist through this trope.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Finch.
* CoolOldGuy: And ''how'''. Eugene Levy and Noah Levenstein DEFINE this.
* CovertPervert: Michelle.
* CringeComedy
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Socks. Webcams. Flutes. [[GoneHorriblyWrong Superglue]]. Discuss.
** The titular pie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jessica.
* {{Dominatrix}}: ShrinkingViolet Michelle turns out to be this. The idea was a ThrowItIn by [[CovertPervert Alyson Hannigan.]] In ''American Reunion'' she dresses in bondage gear for a night of leather fun.
* DotingParent: Say what you will about Mr. Levenstein, but he really does care about Jim.
* DoubleEntendre: Thanks to that one time at band camp we get this:
-->"Jenny, where did you put my clarinet?" \\
"Oh, I think I stuck it in your box." See BrickJoke
** All over the place in ''Reunion''.
-->"Get off!" \\
"I'm about to!"
-->"Jim, don't you wanna come?"
* EuropeansAreKinky: Nadia, who is one of the best-known examples of this trope.
* FanBoy: Sherman for ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''. The "Sherminator" went as far as naming his son Furlong after the portrayer of John Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Jim
** TheLancer: Stifler
** TheSmartGuy: Finch
** TheBigGuy: Oz
** TheChick: Kevin
*** Odd in that Kevin is generally portrayed as being the leader of the guys, but he's also the most concerned with things like keeping traditions, staying together and so forth. He also tends to be the only one no one ever has a problem with.
* {{Flanderization}}:
** Stifler's JerkJock antics are turned UpToEleven in the 3rd film. It doesn't help that he's in [[{{SpotlightStealingSquad}} almost every scene]].
** Creator/AlysonHannigan probably should have thought about when she decided to ThrowItIn about Michelle being a dominatrix.
* ForeignFanservice: Nadia.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Sanguine: Jim
** Choleric: Kevin
** Melancholic: Finch
** Phlegmatic: Oz
* {{Fratbro}}: Stifler to a T.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Stifler.
* FunWithAcronyms: Guess what MILF stands for?
* GiveGeeksAChance: Nadia, who seems to fetishize nerds.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Sex Bible.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Stiffler, being the macho-jerk that he is, always makes a big display of how much he hates homosexuality... but in spite of all that, if you are his friend he will be there to support and love you, gay or not.... just not in ''that'' manner.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: It will take some industrial power tools to dig through all that selfish, spiteful, sex crazed macho bullheadness, but once you do you will find that Steve Stifler has a loyal, sensitive and ''very'' kind heart... just don't expect him ever admit having one.
* IAteWhat: In ''American Wedding,'' Stifler is waiting for a ring-eating dog to defecate. When he gets it, the bride's mother mistakes it for a chocolate truffle and Stifler prevents her from eating it by... you know.
** This is a running gag with Stifler. In the first film, the incident with Kevin's beer. In the second one, he drinks piss thinking it's champagne.
** The third one is actually his official JerkWithAHeartOfGold moment, as the first two were his LaserGuidedKarma being the JerkJock, but the third act he did intentionally to get the ring and prevent Michelle's mother from eating feces. RogerEbert called it a rather noble act (and also nauseating). Though had he let her eat it she might have discovered the ring and he'd have some explaining to do.
* IBangedYourMom: The first film has arguably ''the'' most well known example in pop culture (Bonus points for helping popularize the term MILF) when [[spoiler: Finch gets lucky with the aforementioned mother of Steve Stifler near the end when all four of the boys get laid after prom. Cue big laughs from the audience/viewer and Steve fainting from this revelation!]]
** [[spoiler: Finch later goes on to have sex with Stifler's mom twice more; once in the second movie and yet again in the third.]]
*** [[spoiler: Thirteen years after the first film, Stifler ''finally'' gets even with Finch at the reunion in the fourth movie when he strikes up a conversation with the latters ''own mother'' and naturally, one thing leads to another...]]
* Informed Attractiveness: Stifler's mom. Actress Jennifer Coolidge was even able to play a Hollywood Homely character a couple of years later in Legally Blonde with the only real visual change being a marginally less flattering haircut.
* InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube: A rare pre-Website/YouTube example, in which Jim accidentally sends the website of Nadia's stream to the entire school. And given what happens once he joins the video... yeah. Coincidentally, in ''American Reunion'', it is revealed to have gone viral on Youtube.
* {{Jerkass}}: Steve Stifler starts out as this, but after some CharacterDevelopment, he turns into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* JerkJock: Stifler, who plays on the lacrosse team in the first film.
* LovableJock: Oz.
* LovableSexManiac: Pretty much every character, but especially Jim and Stifler.
* ManChild: Stifler.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Stifler and all of his relatives.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Seann William Scott is the exact opposite of Stiffler, personality-wise. He was deathly shy when it came to talking to girls in high school and was 30 years old when he had his first serious relationship.
* MrsRobinson: Stifler's Mom.
* NobleDemon: Steve Stifler is a rare comedic example, who is capable of incredible selflessness, loyalty, love and kindness in spite of his rude and selfish nature.
* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: Just about any party in the series.
* PlayingGertrude: Jennifer Coolidge, who plays Stifler's Mom, is only thirteen years older than Seann William Scott.
* ThePornomancer: If Stifler's claims are true, then he's had sex with a significant percentage of the girls he went to high school with.
* RuleOfThree: Used as a sex indicator in the second movie, and the "Band camp" line in the first.
** The second running gag is Stifler ingesting some bodily substance.
** The original movie has Michelle's monumentally dull "This one time at band camp..." stories, well except the one with the flute.
*** Which is brought back a few times. In the second, Jim overhears some band camp girls. Then after he and Michelle have sex in the music room, he asks him if he was better than the flute.
** Finch having sex with Stifler's mom. Reunion manages to invert it.
** Cadence is neither seen nor mentioned in ''American Reunion''.
* RunningGag: The two primary ones are having all movies open with the protagonist (Jim in the theatrical films and whoever leads in the DTV films) caught in an awkward sexual moment. See CaughtWithYourPantsDown.
** Also, Stifler ingesting some kind of bodily substance.
* SensualSlavs: Nadia.
* SexComedy: The success of the first ''American Pie'' movie caused the resurrection of the teen sex comedy genre in the late-1990s (the genre had previously been popular in the 1980s, but fizzled out by the end of the decade).
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Heather and Oz.
* SirSwearsALot: Stifler has such a filthy mouth.
--> '''Stifler:''' Observe the fucking Stifmeister. What is his defining characteristic?
--> '''Jim:''' He uses the 'F' word excessively.
--> '''Stifler:''' Thanks, man.
* SmugSnake: Finch to Stifler in later films.
* StacysMom: Stifler's mom is the reason everybody knows what "MILF" means. She is certainly the TropeCodifier for the acronym.
* [[StraightMan Straight Men]]: Kevin and Oz to the antics of Jim, Finch, and especially Stifler.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Stifler and the Sherminator.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The MILF guys.
* ToiletHumor: Many examples, particularly regarding Stifler (see IAteWhat, UrineTrouble, RoadApples and DisproportionateRetribution).
* TokenEvilTeammate: Stifler
* UndyingLoyalty: Yes, Steve Stifler ''is'' a selfish and sex-crazed jackass... but once he is your friend, he is your friend for '''life.'''
* UnratedEdition
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Stifler.
* WomensMysteries: Inverted with the Sex Bible, passed down from brother to brother.

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[[folder:''American Pie'']]

* AnAesop: Although involving the original goal of having sex by Prom - turned more into a focus on establishing long-lasting relationships. Odd inversion from the usual teen fare.
* AggressiveSubmissive: Jim pursues Michelle, but she ends up the dominant one in their sex scene.
* BetweenMyLegs: Showing Jim's reaction through Nadia's legs.
* BiTheWay: Implied with Nadia, who pleasures herself while looking at Jim's magazines containing pictures of naked women, and when Jim walks in on her, she almost has sex with him.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Michelle's stories from band camp. First, a whole bunch of annoying stories, then one about Spin the Bottle, and then one about [[DoubleEntendre using her flute to make her sing.]]
* BrickJoke: During the post-prom party, Stifler checks to make sure his beer hasn't been tainted (recalling the "pale ale" incident).
* [[TheCameo Celebrity Cameo]]: Among other people, the members of Music/{{Blink 182}} watch Jim and Nadia's webcast.
* CargoShip: Both in-universe:
** "This one time, at band camp..."
** Ahem... ''the pie''.
** Sherman's date at the prom mentions that Sherman once tried to screw a grapefruit.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Stifler's LaxativePrank, simply because Finch spread a rumor that he defeated Stifler in a fight.
* DontTryThisAtHome: A young man who imitated the infamous pie scene burned...* ahem* himself, badly.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The directors insisted on having a monkey somewhere, since a movie with a monkey was automatically twice as good as the same movie without a monkey.
* FoodEnd: Jim, Finch, Oz, and Kevin eat breakfast at the Dog Years Diner and toast the "next step" in their respective lives.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: It's mentioned in the rumors spread about Finch that he slept with Stifler's mom. [[spoiler:Guess how Finch ends up losing his virginity?]]
* GenreRelaunch: ''American Pie'' temporarily brought back the teen sex comedy genre, which had been popular in the early-to-mid 1980s before fading into obscurity.
* HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: Sherman.
* InformedAbility: Nadia being a Czech exchange student. We never hear her speak a word of it, she doesn't have a accent, not even a Czech NAME, for God's sake.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Nadia.
* JizzedInMyPants: Perhaps the most famous movie example happens to Jim. Twice in as many minutes.
* LaxativePrank: It's played on Finch, courtesy of Stifler.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted.
* MsFanservice: Nadia.
* NotStayingForBreakfast: This happens to Jim when Michelle ditches him after some post-prom nookie, because she didn't want to put him through the awkwardness of saying goodbye.
* PoorMansPorn: Jim gets caught by his parents looking at scrambled porn.
* QuestForSex
* RightThroughHisPants: Mocked at the beginning of the movie, when Jim is trying to watch porn while avoiding looking at the male star.
* SayMyName: Come on, you know the scene...
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: The whole point of the movie.
* ShoutOut: To ''TheGraduate''. You know the scene.
--> '''Stifler's mom''' ''(with [[SimonAndGarfunkel "Mrs. Robinson"]] in the background)''''':''' Mr. Finch, [[InvertedTrope are you trying to seduce me?]]
* ShroudedInMyth: Finch and his rumors.
* SpeedSex: And how! Jim gets so excited at the thought of having sex with Nadia that he climaxes ''twice'' before they even get to the actual sex, leaving Nadia unsatisfied.
* SpitTake: "...and this one time, at Band Camp, [[spoiler:I stuck a flute in my pussy.]]"
* TheTalk: Played painfully straight.
* WhamLine: "And this one time, at band camp, [[spoiler: I stuck a flute in my pussy."]]

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[[folder:''American Pie 2'']]

* AssShove: Michelle does this to Jim with a trumpet as a form of sex play.
* AutoErotica: Finch and Stifler's mom at the end.
* BelligerentSexualTension: For a brief moment, Stifler and Jessica entertain the idea that this might just be the reason for the animosity between them.
* BettyAndVeronica: Jim is the Archie to Michelle's Betty and Nadia's Veronica.
* BrickJoke: During the "lesbians" scene, when Stifler is being forced to grab Finch's ass, Finch comments that he is comfortable enough with his sexuality to allow Stifler to do it, while Stifler, on the other hand, is completely disgusted. Near the end of the movie, when [[spoiler:the "lesbians" reveal they aren't lesbians after all, an intrigued Stifler says that he'll do ''anything'' to sleep with them, including grabbing other guys' asses and making out with everybody]] because he is "comfortable with his sexuality."
* ConcertKiss: Jim and Michelle.
* {{Corpsing}}: Seann William Scott's antics during the lesbian scene are clearly making Eddie Kaye Thomas laugh, most noticeably when Stifler tells Jim that he's a lousy kisser.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: A huge scene is based entirely around this, to the point that people randomly listening over two-way radios are getting into it.
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Re the aforementioned scene, the sexy girls only agree to perform lesbian acts with each other if three of the guys perform homoerotic acts with each other in return. HilarityEnsues.
* LatinLover: Oz spends much of the film worried about his girlfriend living in a house of these while on Study Abroad.
* LoveEpiphany: Jim, when he realizes that he loves Michelle in the midst of talking to Nadia.
* MsFanservice: The two "lesbians."
* TheReveal: Stifler's Mom's first name. [[spoiler:It's Jeanine.]]
* AThreesomeIsHot: Happens to [[spoiler:Stifler]] at the end of the movie.
* TriangRelations: Type 5.
* TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds: Nadia ends up with The Sherminator (although presumably it was a one night stand, since in the fourth movie she is seen with a different date).
* UrineTrouble: Stifler thinks champagne is being poured onto his head when he's actually being urinated on from the balcony.

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[[folder:''American Wedding'']]

* BettyAndVeronica: Cadence is the Archie to Finch's Betty and Stifler's Veronica.
* BrickJoke:
** When Finch is helping Jim locate Michelle's wedding dress, he asks Jim to let him speak to the people inside the store because they are his "people." Stifler inquires, "They're gay?" Finch retorts that they're "styled", "cultured", and "sophisticated", to which Stifler responds, "So they're gay." Later on when Stifler ends up in the gay bar and is trying to prove that EvenTheGuysWantHim, he tells Bear, "I've got style... I'm cultured... I'm sophisticated."
* CallBack: During the bachelor party, the police stripper asks the guys if they want her and the other stripper to make out, but before Stifler can excitedly say yes, he remembers what happened with the "lesbians" of the last movie, so he says "Fuck no."
* {{Corpsing}}: January Jones can be seen trying not to laugh when Stifler is thrusting behind Mrs. Flaherty to piss off Jim, even though Jones' character, Cadence, is not supposed to be aware of what's going on.
* DemotedToExtra: Kevin, displaced by Stifler.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Finch.]]
* FourManBand: With the absence of Oz.
** OnlySaneMan: Kevin
** TheSmartGuy: Finch
** The Pervert: Stifler
** ButtMonkey: Jim
* GayBarReveal: In the third film, the bar where Stifler shows off his dancing skills in American Pie 3. This being Stifler, he didn't realize which kind of bar it was until the others told him to look around and pay attention: "Oh my God! What the fuck is going on?"
* IdiotHero: Stifler.
* InsultBackfire: The final exchanges between Stifler & Finch at the end of the movie.
--> '''Finch:''' [[spoiler:Grandmother Fucker]].
--> '''Stifler:''' Yeah? Well, you're a Mother Fucker!
--> '''Finch:''' ''[Proudly]'' [[SmugSnake Yes I am]].
* JerkassHasAPoint: Stifler points out that he's been looking out for Jim's sex life ever since high school, because the first tits Jim ever saw were because of him (as Stifler gave Jim the idea for the Nadia video), and the first girl Jim ever hooked up with (Michelle) was at Stifler's post-prom party, at his cottage. The Stif-Man showed him the way!
** "Finch, he does make a good point." "Yeah, he does... you never heard me say that."
* LadykillerInLove: Stifler with Cadence.
* LostWeddingRing: Resulting in one of the series' most squick-tastic scenes.
* LoveTriangle: Stifler, Cadence, and Finch.
* MarketBasedTitle: Known as ''American Pie: The Wedding'' in Britain.
* TheMillstone: Stifler, before he redeems himself at the end.
* MistakenForGay: Stifler, when he unwittingly finds himself in a gay bar, and isn't aware what's going on until he's told to take another look around.
* MsFanservice: The two strippers, Officer Crystal and Fraulein Brandi.
* OhCrap:
** Stifler when he boasts to Finch about his impending sexcapade with Cadence, only to discover that she's [[RightBehindMe right behind him]].
*** Also when he realizes that he accidentally fed the wedding ring to the dogs.
* ProductPlacement: ''Every'' major character drives a then-new Toyota. In ''[[SeriousBusiness Michigan]]''.
* PutOnABus: Oz, Vicky, Jessica, Heather, Sherman, and Nadia are all absent from this film.
* RoadApples: A later stage of the wedding ring rescue.
* SequelNonEntity: Oz. WordOfGod says they simply had nothing for him to do, so the character just wasn't included. Though it's hinted he was in L.A. at the time of Jim's Wedding as an in-Universe exclamation.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Cadence to Stifler.
* SupportingProtagonist: Jim, sidelined by Stifler's antics despite his wedding being the main storyline.
* WeddingDay
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: Stifler shows off his dancing skills in one of these.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Stifler's boss continually calls him "Staphler".
* AmbiguouslyGay: John. He and Justin haven't been hanging out because their friendship doesn't go both ways; also, he seems to likes shirtless men.
** CampStraight: However, the directors' commentary for the DVD states he is a heterosexual, and therefore straight.
* AscendedExtra: John, who sets up the main storyline by planning the reunion.
* BlackComedyRape: Oz gets practically this done to him by [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale his Ecstasy tipping girlfriend]], just as Heather walks in...
* TheBusCameBack: Everybody but Jim's Mom, who is [[BusCrash dead]].
* CallBack: Being about the characters' high school reunion, we get many:
** The poster looks almost exactly like the one for the first movie, with the characters (now thirteen years older) in the same positions.
** Jim's tube sock makes a reappearance (again with unfortunate results).
** The camera following Stifler as he does an evaluation of his workplace is reminiscent of those he did for his house parties in the first two movies.
** Jim finds the dirty magazines his dad gave to him (with the pages glued together).
** Finch is reintroduced while riding a moped, in contrast to his scooter from the first movie.
** Jim is reminded only too well about the incidents of SpeedSex, from both Selena and Kara (and is acknowledged that the video is now on You Tube).
** Selena tells Jim, Kevin, Finch, and Oz that they were all probably "desperate virgins back then." The guys briefly decline before sharing a look with each other (because they all ''were'' virgins at the time).
** When Oz reunites with Heather and her new boyfriend at the beach, Stifler runs up to him and interrupts like he did in the first movie when Heather was about to ask Oz to prom, even calling Heather "choir chick" again.
** Stifler throwing a party like the one at the end of the first movie, and Jim and Michelle attempting to recreate the events of it.
** While making out with Selena, Finch spots a picture of Stifler's Mom on the wall. He briefly recalls the three previous flings he had with Stifler's Mom and looks between the two, as if trying to choose, before ultimately deciding to move on and be with Selena.
** After Jim and Michelle have sex in the music room, Jim holds up a flute and asks if he was better than the fltue (referring to the WhamLine before their first night together in the first movie).
** [[BookEnds The movie ends]] with the gang (now including Stifler) having hot dogs at Dog Years and toasting to "the next step."
* TheCameo: Creator/NeilPatrickHarris pops up as the host of Celebrity Dance-Off, a DancingWithTheStars parody which Oz was a contestant on.
* CanonDiscontinuity: The spin-offs are effectively ignored in the first ten minutes -- Stifler never went into directing porn movies, and while Michelle and Jim do have a son, he's far too young to be the one mentioned in the spinoff series.
* CharacterAgedWithTheActor
* CoitusInterruptus: [[spoiler: During the reunion, Nadia accidentally walks in on Jim and Michelle having sex in the music room.]]
* DestructoNookie: [[spoiler:Jim and Michelle have one in the music room after making up with each other.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: "They splashed us..." [[spoiler: Some younger guys on the beach steal bikini tops. The gang chases them. Stifler then ''destroys their jetskis.'' That adds up to about $25,000 damage.]]
* FanDisservice: Jim's dick pressed against a clear pot lid after waking up pantless in the kitchen.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Jim covers himself with the lid of a pan. Then he's reminded that it's made of glass...
* HiredForTheirLooks: Stifler tells a group of pretty women, "Ladies, you'd better be working hard - you weren't hired for your looks. Actually you were." He then points to another woman and says, "Not you."
* INever: Oz and Heather play this with their respective dates.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Kara.
* InsultBackfire: Finch and Stifler's reunion goes like this:
--> '''Stifler:''' So, finally come out of the closet?
--> '''Finch:''' How is your mom, by the way?
* {{Jerkass}}: AJ, Dr. Ron, and Mia.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Stifler [[spoiler:finally gets revenge on Finch for sleeping with his mom when he just so happens to meet Finch's attractive mother.]]
* MarketBasedTitle: Known as ''American Pie: The Reunion'' in Britain.
* MissingTrailerScene: In the trailer, there is a scene where Stifler asks two girls on a beach where the thief who took their tops went.
* MsFanservice: Kara and Mia. Also Michelle in her fetish gear.
* PowerWalk: The guys entering the reunion dance, with Stifler as the newest addition to their group.
* ReallyGetsAround: Oz's girlfriend Mia. [[spoiler:No wonder he goes back to Heather.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Stifler gives one to his boss in, saying that even though he has money, he's still a loser...who's poorly-endowed.
** The other guys in turn give one to Stifler earlier on for being trapped in the past and always finding a way to ruin things.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Several never before mentioned classmates turn up out of the blue, such as Selena (Michelle's Band Camp bff), Loni 'Blowjob' Lipstein (a former... intimate of Stifler) and Mitch and Adam (members of the lacrosse team and good buddies with Stifler and presumably Oz.)
** Also Kara the girl Jim used to babysit is never mentioned before.
* SequelReset: After seemingly making peace with the guys in ''Wedding'', Stifler is back to his old self in this film, and goes through the whole JerkWithAHeartOfGold transformation again. [[spoiler:He is finally accepted by the guys as one of their own near the end of the movie when they realize that, even though Stifler is a dick, he's a "fun dick", and "their dick."]]
* ShesAllGrownUp: How Jim sees Kara, the girl next door he used to babysit.
* {{Sideboob}}: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]].
* SoundtrackDissonance : When Jim and Michelle have their eyes-meet-across-the-room moment and their makeup speech, the song playing in the background is "The Freshmen" by the Verve Pipe--a song about a young man's girlfriend having an abortion (and possibly date rape).
* SuddenlySexuality \ TransparentCloset: After 13 years, [[spoiler: Jessica]] announces that she's a lesbian... to no one's surprise.
* TakeThisJobAndShoveIt: [[spoiler:Happens when Stifler finally decides he's had enough of his BadBoss and gives him a brutal TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Stifler.]]
* TechnologyMarchesOn: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when the gang needs to talk their way into a suburban family's home. Stifler knocks on the door and tells the man of the house that their car has broken down and he needs to call AAA. The man says "None of the three of you have cell phones?". After the gang gets inside the house, a defensive Stifler says that when he used to do this, cell phones didn't exist.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: After reuniting with his old friends, Jim wakes up in his kitchen pantless and surrounded by nachos and other kinds of food.
* WhatTheHellHero: Stifler gives the other guys one of these, calling them out for how much they hurt his feelings by not making an effort to stay in touch with him.

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* BlackComedyRape: The aftermath of Dwight Stifler's visit to a sex addicts' meeting in ''Beta House'' (where he was looking to pick up chicks).
* CoitusInterruptus: ''American Pie: Beta House'' offers a morally ambiguous example in an early scene.
* JizzedInMyPants: See OhCrap below.
* OhCrap: Edgar in "Beta House", when the fat guy's girlfriend walks up in a [[spoiler:sheep costume, and proceeds to make him ejaculate, losing the Greek Olympiad]].

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