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A movie trilogy about a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater temporally displaced]] British Ministry of Defence agent, Austin Powers, and his archnemesis, [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Evil]], who is obsessed with [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]] and whose plans Austin consistently foils.

When Dr. Evil [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically freezes himself]] and launches into space, Austin (believing himself the only one capable of battling this menace) follows suit and awaits the day that Dr. Evil returns to Earth. As it turns out, both characters are woefully out of date: Austin is [[DiscoDan a walking punchline]] from the swinging sixties, while Dr. Evil finds his evil syndicate is completely overshadowed by [[MegaCorp Starbucks]].

The three films are [[AffectionateParody parodies]] of the SpyDrama genre, particularly ''Film/HarryPalmer'' and ''Film/JamesBond'', to the point that two of the three movie titles are direct spoofs of James Bond movie titles. As a finishing touch, Austin's florid sense of dress (perfectly at home in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], but hard on the eyes elsewhere) was based on ''Series/JasonKing''. (WordOfGod has also acknowledged this, but they don't make such a big deal of it because modern audiences are more likely to have heard of James Bond.) LampshadeHanging is everywhere, and forget LeaningOnTheFourthWall, Austin dances on top of it. The series was known for its ActingForTwo, as Mike Myers played four major characters: Austin, Dr. Evil, the second movie's henchman FatBastard, and the third movie's co-villain Goldmember.

The series consists of:
* ''Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery'' (1997)
* ''Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'' (1999)
* ''Austin Powers in Goldmember'' (2002)
* [[TrilogyCreep A fourth film is planned]] [[DevelopmentHell at some point]].

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!!These movies provide examples of:

* AboveTheInfluence: In the first film, Austin, for all his womanising, turns down a kiss from Vanessa because she's drunk.
* AbusiveParents: Dr. Evil's [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood ridiculously traumatic]] upbringing.
* AcademyOfEvil: The evil medical school Dr. Evil went to.
* ActingForTwo: Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Goldmember and Fat Bastard.
* AffablyEvil: Dr. Evil
* AffectionateParody: The first is mostly, as mentioned below, a parody of James Bond knockoffs and sixties culture in general. This is mostly continued in the second one, with various bits of sci-fi thrown in with all the time travel abuse. The third movie parodies {{Blaxploitation}} movies and, well, the Austin Powers franchise itself.
* AnAesop: In one of the very few moments in the series played entirely serious, Dr. Evil taunts that the values of the hipsters and swingers Austin associated with (promiscuity, partying, drug use) are now considered evil and amoral in the nineties, trying to convince Austin they're NotSoDifferent. Austin rejects this, explaining that the sixties weren't about embracing those values, it was about rebelling against "uptight squares" like Dr. Evil -- the spirit of it all was ''freedom''.
-->'''Dr. Evil''': Face it - freedom failed.
-->'''Austin''': No, man, freedom didn't fail. Right now, we got freedom ''and'' [[ComesGreatResponsibility responsibility]] - it's a very groovy time.
* AnachronismStew: Elvis Costello performed in ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', but the scene in question took place in 1969, which meant he would've only been fifteen years old (and looked much older than that). This is played for laughs like everything else. Burt Bacharach and Woody Harrelson also look to be as old as they were in 1999 in 1969.
* AntagonistTitle: Being a spoof of the Bond movies, ''Goldmember'' is used in place of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' as the title of the third movie. Goldmember is indeed the antagonist, just [[BigBadDuumvirate not the only one]].
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: While snooping around Alotta Fagina's penthouse in the first movie, Austin discovers a folder with some of Virtucon's {{Evil Plan}}s listed inside. In between "Human Organ Trafficking" and "Project Vulcan" is... "Carrot Top Movie".
* ArtisticLicenseGeology: A pretty minor example; Dr. Evil refers to the Earth's core as the "liquid hot magma core." The Earth's innermost core is a mass of iron and nickel, solidified by the intense pressure around it. Though Dr. Evil might be referring to the ''outer'' core, which is liquid.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: If Austin was frozen from 1967 to 1997, then he would most likely have never heard of MargaretThatcher, whose entire Prime Ministership took place within that period.
** He did spend a night catching up on the time he missed after Vanessa yells at him. He could have learned about Thatcher that way.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: in the first film, the Big Boy rocket begins to glow from re-entry the instant it begins to move downwards. But that glow is caused by friction, which builds up over time based on speed, and also requires something to actually generate the friction - it wouldn't happen outside of the atmosphere.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption: In ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', two {{Hurricane of Euphemism|s}} {{Overly Long Gag}}s cover a succession of people being distracted by Dr. Evil's rocket, and being [[CurseCutShort cut off just before they can remark]] that it looks like a giant--
** --Johnson! What about in ''Goldmember'' when they did the same gag with the satellite that looks like a pair of big--
** --Bazookas? Which leads us to...
* ATeamFiring
* {{Autocannibalism}}: When he isn't collecting it in a box, Goldmember enjoys eating pieces of his own skin.
* BadBoss: Dr. Evil murders his henchmen for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing to kill Austin Powers]] in a deliberate parody of this trope.
* BaldOfEvil: Dr. Evil. In the third movie, as Scott becomes more evil, he loses his hair too.
* TheBaroness: The Rosa Klebb type is spoofed with Frau Farbissina.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Mini-Me is ejected out into space unprotected in the second movie, and survives completely unharmed.
* {{Beat}}: In ''Goldmember'':
--> '''Woman''': Don't forget, monsieur Powers, later you have a brief oral exam.\\
'''Austin''': I hope it's mostly oral and not too... ({{Beat}}) brief, baby? You know...
* BeleagueredAssistant: Number 2, who, to add to the indignity, was happily running Virtucom as a legitimate multi-billion dollar company before Dr. Evil was unfrozen.
* BerserkButton: Apparently, despite having little care for Scott Evil for "not being evil enough", his father does not take it well whenever someone goes so far as to imply that Scott is some sort of freak, as evidenced by his behavior on the ''JerrySpringer'' show, where his reaction was apparently not faked.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Dr. Evil teams up with Goldmember in the third movie against Austin Powers.
* BigLittleMan: Mini-Me's introduction in the second movie.
* BigNo: Two in ''International Man of Mystery''. A guard while Austin is driving toward him with a steamroller (actually a "STOOOOOOOOOP"), and Austin himself before leaping to push the underground drill's [[BigRedButton abort button]].
*** The steamroller bit goes into OverlyLongGag territory because the Mook stands there for a full 15 seconds shouting "STOOOOOP!" before the steamroller slowly crushes him.
** And again in ''The Spy Who Shagged Me''. When Dr. Evil hits the self-destruct button, then throws the bottle containing Austin's "mojo" into the air, [[TimeTravel Both Austins]] do this while they try to catch the jar.
* BigRedButton: Two in ''International Man of Mystery''. One aborts the underground drill carrying the nuke, the other activates the base's SelfDestructMechanism.
* BlandNameProduct: Nigel Powers appears on the cover of Magazine/{{P|layboy}}YLABYO magazine in ''Goldmember.''
* BondGirl: In each film.
* BondOneLiner: Spoofed. A lot.
* BondVillainStupidity: Used and lampshaded, most notably in the scene where Scott [[TropeNamers asks]] "WhyDontYouJustShootHim"
* BorrowedCatchphrase: At the end of ''Goldmember'', Dr. Evil says "Yeah baby!" Everyone stares blankly at him, and he adds: "No? Just trying it on."
* BrainBleach: "MargaretThatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!"
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Austin's "Things To Do Before I Die" checklist in the third movie:
-->Become International Man Of Mystery.
-->Save World From Certain Doom.
-->Find True Love.
-->Go To Outer Space.
-->Travel Through Time, Backward and Forward.
-->Be Cryogenically Frozen.
-->Catch Dr. Evil [[YouCantThwartStageOne in the First Act]].
-->[[TwinThreesomeFantasy Threesome With Japanese Twins]].
-->[[WellDoneSonGuy Earn Daddy's Respect]].
* BrickJoke:
** In the first film, Austin claims to hate Carnies (or "circus folk") because they "smell like cabbage". Two films later, ''his father'' is ambushed by Mini-Me. His response? "I thought I smelled cabbage."
** When the first movie begins Austin has just propositioned a pair of Japanese twins before he's called away to save the world, much to his dismay. Two movies later (again) the list above appears.
** In the first movie, Dr. Evil says to Austin that they are [[NotSoDifferent 'not so different']] (which also doubles as a comedic ActorAllusion). In the third movie it is revealed that they are [[spoiler: brothers]].
* BritishRoyalGuards: ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'' has a montage where Austin and Felicity goad a royal guard into participating in a MotionlessMakeover.
* BritishTeeth: Austin's teeth are so horrible they ''crack his car's mirror''. Becomes a BrickJoke later when Vanessa tells him to use the [[ShoePhone toothpaste explosive]] as a weapon and he responds "Okay, I get it: I have bad teeth!" Austin is the only member of the cast so afflicted, however.
* BulletproofHumanShield: Robin Swallows, from ''The Spy Who Shagged Me''.
-->'''Austin''': WhyWontYouDie?!
* BunnyEarsLawyer:
** Austin is strange, eccentric, has an awful sense of humor, and is one of the world's greatest secret agents.
** Played with The Mole in the third film. He's a polite, normal, friendly guy, who happens to have a large mole on his face, and is perfectly aware of the irony that TheMole has a mole. The pun aside though, he's an effective and professional agent.
* ButtMonkey: Mustafa, Scott Evil.
* CaliforniaDoubling: {{Lampshaded}}. "Isn't it amazing how much England looks in no way like southern California?"
* CallingYourAttacks: "Judo X!"
* TheCameo: Many in every movie. The first had two (Christian Slater and Rob Lowe) cut in North America [[RegionalBonus but present everywhere else]]. The second has among others, two for the AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption (and the third has another lampshading how this joke is a repeat). The third opens with a [[FakeOutOpening fake Austin Powers movie]] filled with these.
* CardCarryingVillain: Dr. Evil is a perfect homage to his trope.
* CarnivalOfKillers: Among the various killers hired by Dr Evil are [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} an Asian man named Random Task who uses his shoe to kill people]] and a vaguely Middle-Eastern man who angers Dr. Evil but will just not die.
* CarpetOfVirility: Austin's ridiculously hairy chest, which women improbably seem to love.
* TheCasanova: Austin, and in a twist, Doctor Evil after drinking Austin's mojo. All for comedy.
** Nigel Powers.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Oh, behave!"
** "Yeah, baby, yeah!"
** "Groovy, baby!"
** "Yes! Yes! Yes! No! No! No! ...And I'm spent."
** Goldmember has several, with his most prominent (for which he's also the PhraseCatcher) being "[lost his genitalia in] an unfortunate smelting accident".
* CartwrightCurse: Played for laughs throughout the series in parody of James Bond's habit of hooking up with a new beautiful woman in each movie who disappears either no with little fanfare in the next. Vanessa is revealed to be a fembot to re-bachelor Austin at the beginning of the second movie with little recognition from the characters, and Felicity just ''disappears.''
** A deleted scene mentions she ran off with Austin-from-five-minutes-in-the-past.
* CastingGag: Harry Palmer himself, Michael Caine, appears in ''Goldmember'' as Nigel Powers.
* CensoredTitle: The second movie was often advertised in Britain as "The Spy Who...", leaving out the last two words. In Britain, "shag" is a much dirtier word than it is in North America. {{Averted|Trope}} or {{inverted|Trope}} (depending on whether the new title is considered more offensive than the original) in Norway, however, where the title translated as ''The Spy Who Spermed Me''.
* ChekhovsGun: The Swedish penis pump which belongs to no one in particular and certainly not Austin.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Alotta Fagina after the first movie and Felicity Shagwell in the third movie
* ChivalrousPervert: As noted above in AboveTheInfluence, for as much of a womanizer he is, Austin won't take advantage of a drunk woman.
* ClusterFBomb: The ''JerrySpringer'' scene during the second movie. [[ClusterBleepBomb All censored, of course.]]
* ContractualGenreBlindness: Dr. Evil. His lines make clear that he knows all about bond villain tropes but follows them nontheless.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: The hollowed-out volcano from ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', in particular the LavaPit DeathTrap.
* ConveyorBeltODoom: ''Goldmember'' parodies a very similar scene from ''Film/JamesBond'' with Austin's dad strapped to a device that moves him genitals-first towards a container pouring molten gold.
-->"Your ''fajah'' is about to have an [[{{Catchphrase}} unfortunate smelting accident]]!"
* CosmopolitanCouncil: Dr. Evil's Council. The United Nations.
* CrazyMemory: Dr. Evil describes his father as this.
-->Dr. Evil: He would make outrageous claims, like he invented the question mark.
* CultureEqualsCostume: In ''International Man of Mystery''. When Dr. Evil calls up the United Nations Secret Meeting Room to give his ultimatum, many of the occupants are dressed in costumes indicating their native countries (two Japanese are dressed as a geisha and a sumo wrestler, a British representative is wearing a Beefeater costume, a Spaniard is dressed as a matador, etc.). [[AmericansAreCowboys One of the characters (presumably an American) is dressed as a cowboy]].
** When we first see Fat Bastard he's wearing a tam o'shanter and a kilt while bagpipe music plays.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: DeconstructiveParody: When Dr. Evil comes out of cryogenic suspension, he immediately draws up outlandish plans to blackmail world leaders for millions of dollars. This annoys Number Two to no end, since he has spent the thirty years Dr. Evil was absent building up the front companies they established into a shady but completely law-abiding, legitimate and wildly successful corporation with an annual revenue of twenty-four ''billion'' dollars.
* DancingTheme
* DeathTrap: Parodied, of course!
--> '''Dr. Evil:''' "No Scott, I have a better idea. I'm going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death..." ({{beat}}) [[DefensiveWhat "...what?"]]
* DeerInTheHeadlights: Parodied with the guard and the steamroller.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In the first movie: "Allow myself to introduce...... myself."
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: "MOLE!!"
** "My God, Vanessa's got a fantastic body. I bet she shags like a minx. How do I tell her that, because of the unfreezing process, I have no inner-monologue? I hope I didn't say that out loud just now."
** A deleted scene from the second movie has Austin saying this after blurting out to Rebecca Romijn that her breasts are amazing.
* DidntWeUseThisJokeAlready: Happens in ''Goldmember'' when they reuse the rocket-joke from the second movie.
-->'''Ozzy''': These filmmakers are just ''[bleep]'' boobs!
-->'''Kelly''': What do you mean, Dad?
-->'''Ozzy''': Well, they're usin' the same ''[bleep]'' jokes they did in the last Austin Powers movie.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Done a lot.
* DoubleEntendre: Examples are scattered ''everywhere''.
* TheDragon: In the second movie, Mini-Me hilariously fills this role, giving Austin a hell of a beating before the climactic showdown with Dr. Evil. Keep in mind that Mini-Me, played by Vern Troyer, is less than [[PintSizedPowerhouse three feet tall]].
* DreamworksFace: The [[{{Faceship}} Dr. Evil giant submarine]] in ''Goldmember'' has one.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[OncePerEpisode Once per movie]], and PlayedForLaughs.
* DudeNotFunny: Said InUniverse by Austin in regards to his father writing off Austin's quite legitimate complaints about his parenting skills with a joke.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Dr. Evil in the first movie.
-->"Welcome to my UNDERGROUND LAIR!!"
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The main reason why Number 2 attempted to betray Dr. Evil was because he was nearly ruining his business after he returned.
** Similarly, and quite ironically, even Dr. Evil fitted into this trope. He has no qualms with taking over the world or just outright destroying it (at least until the ending of Austin Powers in ''Goldmember''), but when he meets Goldmember, the eponymous villain of the third movie, even he was disturbed by him and his actions. "How about ''no'', you freaky dutch bastard..." He'se also disturbed when Scott Evil lets his evil laugh gets away with him.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: Two words -- ''English'' English. The subtilter eventually gives up.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Austin, Dr. Evil and Number Two were all in Spy Academy together.
* EvilEyebrows: Dr Evil.
* EvilLaugh: Spoofed massively. Often causes those trying to emulate Doctor Evil to fail hard.
* EvilPlan: Each movie has one naturally, but of note is an early scene in the first movie. There Dr.Evil lists in detail two possible evil plans only to have Number Two tell him they already happened. So he shrugs and says 'Let's do what we always do: hijack nuclear weapons and hold the world hostage'
* EyepatchOfPower: Number 2's eye-patch has XRayVision, which he [[MundaneUtility uses to cheat at blackjack]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Dr. Evil. [[spoiler:Though he's [[HeelFaceTurn not so evil]] in the end.]]
* {{Expy}}: The Original Mrs. Kensington is an Expy of Emma Peel from Series/TheAvengers.
* ExtyYearsFromNow
* FaceHeelTurn: Vanessa is a [[{{Sexbot}} Fembot]]. Which is revealed at the beginning of the second movie, apropos of nothing but the RuleOfFunny. ... Hey, now Austin is single again! '''YEAH, BABY!!!'''
* {{Faceship}}: Dr Evil's sub in ''Goldmember'' is modeled after him.
* FakeOutOpening: The third movie opens with a scene from a [[ShowWithinAShow film within the film]] about Austin's life.
* FanDisservice: Naked Fat Bastard in the second movie. Send the BrainBleach!
* FatBastard: [[TropeNamers Obvious]].
* FatSuit: Did you think Mike Myers was really that fat?
* FauxPaw: When Austin first sees Felicity, He licks his hand and grooms himself like a cat, in some kind of enticement ritual.
* FetalPositionRebirth: Austin Powers
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Austin and Dr. Evil, in the first film.
* FiveBadBand (in the first film):
** TheBigBad: Dr. Evil
** TheDragon: Number Two
** TheBrute: Random Task (Fat Bastard takes over this role from him in the second film)
** EvilGenius: Frau Farbissina
** DarkChick: Alotta Fagina
** SixthRangerTraitor [[spoiler: (until the third film)]]: Scott
* {{Flanderization}}: Especially evident in ''Austinpussy'' (the movie-within-a-movie in Goldmember).
--> '''JohnTravolta as Goldmember''': Hey guys, do I have time for one last smoke and pancake or what!?
* FlirtingUnderFire: In ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', Austin and Felicity have a tender moment... while standing in a laughably pathetic DeathTrap.
* FormallyNamedPet: Mr. Bigglesworth.
* FreudianExcuse: Supposedly, one of the mains reasons Dr. Evil became, well, evil was that he was raised in Belgium.
--> '''Nigel''': Of course, they share a border with the Dutch.
* FreudianSlip: In ''Goldmember'', Austin repeatedly saying "dad" or "father" instead of other words.
* FrickinLaserBeams: TropeNamer. They're attached to the heads of sharks. Though unlike the RayGun from most examples of that trope, they're realistic lasers with continuous beams.
* FunnyForeigner: Goldmember
---> '''Goldmember''': I'm from Holland! Isn't zat veird!?
* GagPenis: Aside from everything Nigel says about Mini-Me's endowments, there's the fact that when Mini-Me lowers his pants, there is an audible ''thump''.
** Goldmember has a gold...er, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin member.]]
** The phallic-looking rocket in the second movie, inspiring an OverlyLongGag of bystanders reacting to it.
* GenreSavvy: Scott Evil, who loves mocking his father's unoriginal plans in the first two movies. In the third, he just gives up altogether and pretends to support his father's plan (even though he's still making fun of it).
** And later, Austin's father.
---> "Look at you. You haven't even got a ''[[NominalImportance name tag]]''! You've got [[{{Mooks}} no chance]]. Why don't you just fall down?"
* GirlOfTheWeek: Every trope that applies to a Bond Girl applies to Austin's women.
* GoGoEnslavement: The goofy [[SpaceClothes futuristic clothes]] Dr. Evil forces on Austin and Vanessa.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Austin's Union Jack underpants. Yeah.
* GPSEvidence
* GreatEscape: Dr. Evil in the third movie.
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Spoofed.
* GroinAttack: Mini-Me ''bites'' Austin in the junk in the second film, during their fight on the moonbase.
** And in the third film, he accidentally sends a model meteor right into Dr. Evil's testicles. Way to go, A-Hole!
** Felicity pulls it off on Fat Bastard when she kicks him in the "mommy-daddy button" near the end of the second film, causing Austin to lecture her:
--->''Austin Powers:'' "I don't care if he '''''is''''' evil, you don't give a man a shot in the pills. It's just not cricket, baby!"
* GrossUpCloseUp: Whenever Number Three appears, there is always a zoom-in on his gigantic mole. He even twitches it a little...
* GroupieBrigade: Austin appearing in public usually tends to attract a screaming [[IncrediblyLamePun whorde]]..
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Spoofed and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d without mercy.
* HairReboot
* HandSignals: In ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', Felicity Shagwell uses them to tell her agents to interfere with Robin Spitz Swallows.
* HazmatSuit: The radiation suit Dr. Evil wears in ''International Man of Mystery'' as a parody of the one worn by the title character in ''Film/DrNo''.
* HearMeTheMoney: During Austin Powers's final confrontation with Dr. Evil in the first film, in a deleted scene, Number 2 attempts to bribe Austin with $1 billion in a Fendi briefcase. When Austin grabs just one stack of $100 bills, he notes that the money is short of a billion, to which Number 2 mentions the Fendi briefcase being part of it. They continue to argue until Dr. Evil presses the button to eliminate Number 2. Austin could have told that the money is short of a billion by the simple fact that you can't fit ten million $100 bills in a single briefcase.
* HeelFaceTurn: In ''Goldmember''--Mini-Me and [[spoiler:Dr. Evil]]. Fat Bastard, as well. And maybe Frau and Number 2.
* HelpMistakenForAttack: Austin returns to his hotel room to find Mini-Me grinning at him while holding up a letter opener. The audience knows that Mini-Me is here because he defected from Dr. Evil (the "help") and that he was just using the letter opener to open some mail, but Austin immediately reads it as an ambush (the "attack").
* HighHeelFaceTurn: The second film's sexy evil foreigner with a highly suggestive name, Ivana Humpalot, was sent to kill Austin Powers but instead finds him so attractive that she ends up confessing to her agenda and just asks him to make love to her. Apparently she was so attracted to him that she made no move to kill him even after he lost his mojo in the middle of sex.
* HighlyConspicuousUniform
* HumanPopsicle: Austin and Dr. Evil.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Once a movie, Austin will make one about a {{mook|s}}'s death, and promptly told to shut up when [[OverLongRunningGag he takes up minutes of screentime annoying his partner with the horrendous puns.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: There's two things Nigel Powers can't stand: "people who are intolerant of other people's cultures...''and the '''Dutch'''!''"
* [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: In the second movie, Austin drinks Fat Bastard's stool sample, thinking it is coffee.
-->'''Austin''': "This coffee smells like shit."\\
'''Basil''': "It ''is'' shit, Austin."\\
'''Austin''': "Oh, good, then it's not just me. (''drinks more'') It's a bit nutty."
* IHaveYourWife: In the first movie, though Austin hadn't married Vanessa yet at this point, [[spoiler:Alotta Fagina takes Vanessa hostage while Austin almost gets a chance to bring Dr. Evil to justice, who was resigned to capture but undaunted because [[VictoryIsBoring he believes Austin would be forced to deal with how the 1960's ethos is outdone by the 1990's ethos and that freedom has failed anyway.]] This gives Dr. Evil a chance to escape despite the failed [[TheStarscream intervention by Number Two]] and that Vanessa managed to knock Alotta out and escape with Austin, not to mention Alotta most likely didn't wake up on time to escape.]]
* IgnoreTheDisability: Number Three's mole. Around it, everyone feels inclined to unintentionally make stupid puns.
** "Why, thank yo-- '''''MOLE!!!'''''"
** "Moley, moley, moley, moley, moley!"
* ImAHumanitarian: FatBastard once ate a baby. And then he tries to eat Mini-Me.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy
* ImplacableMan
* ImplausibleDeniability: Austin's increasingly desperate insistence that "Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pump" weren't his bag, baby, as the evidence continued to mount against him.
* ImpossibleShadowPuppets: Subverted. A mook believes he is seeing an impossible silhouette of a man with a small arm for a penis, who shakes hands with it and bites it before giving birth. It turns out to be Austin, Mini-Me, some tubing and an apple.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Towards the end of ''Shagged'', Austin fires ''fewer shots from his handgun than the number of henchmen he hits''.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: "Who throws a shoe?!? Honestly?"
* InadequateInheritor: Scott, who is "replaced" by Mini Me.
* InflationNegation: One '''''meeeeeeeee'''''-llion dollar ransom. MemeticMutation as well.
** This was so ubiquitous, even ''King Hussein of Jordan'' joked around with it.
* InventorOfTheMundane: During a group therapy session Dr. Evil mentions that his father claimed to have invented the question mark (among many other, equally strange declarations).
* IronButtMonkey: Mustafa, who can withstand quite a bit of punishment before finally dying.
* IronicEchoCut: Without an actual cut.
* ItsPersonal: Both Dr. Evil and Austin say this this in the second movie, in reference to how Dr. Evil's stolen Austin's mojo.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Nigel Powers.
* JugglingLoadedGuns: Austin can be seen shaking his arms and blinking uncontrollably whenever he fires his gun. Mike Myers notes in the commentary that it was done only half-intentionally, as Mike himself had [[EnforcedMethodActing never fired a gun before]].
* JustInTime: Played for laughs in the first film. Austin has well over ten seconds to stop Dr. Evil's drill from reaching the Earth's core, but deliberately waits until there's just a second to spare, so that his BigNo will look more dramatic.
* KukrisAreKool: Mustafa wields one.
* LamePunReaction: From ''Goldmember'':
--> '''Dr. Evil:''' Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my submarine lair. It's long, hard and full of seamen! (nobody laughs) Nothing? Not even a titter?
* LameRhymeDodge: In the first film:
-->'''Dr. Evil''': Son, wouldn't you like to see what daddy does for a living?
-->'''Scott Evil''': Blow me.
-->'''Dr. Evil''': What?
-->'''Scott Evil''': Show me.
** The TV edited version works just as well:
-->'''Dr. Evil''': Son, wouldn't you like to see what daddy does for a living?
-->'''Scott Evil''': Bite me.
-->'''Dr. Evil''': What?
-->'''Scott Evil''': Might be - fun.
* LampshadeHanging: Ubiquitous; every Bond Trope from Death Trap to Bond Girl is pointed out and made fun of.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: When Number Two shows a map of the United States with miniature models of businesses he acquired in the first movie during Dr. Evil's time being frozen, he concludes the list with a factory that makes miniature models... of factories.
* LaughablyEvil: Dr. Evil and his minions.
* LaughWithMe: Dr. Evil doesn't like to make an EvilLaugh by himself. Parodied in the last scene of the third movie where Scott laughs alone and desperately turns in every direction for someone to join in.
* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: Though ConvectionSchmonvection is played straight in the second film, this trope is surprisingly {{averted}}. Objects (and people) which fall into the lava do not sink to the bottom, and at no point does the lava "flow".
* LondonEnglandSyndrome: The {{Trope Namer|s}} was referring to this film.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Spoofed in the first film.
** Gender-swapped in the second film, when Frau Farbissina admits she is Scott's mother.
** Spoofed in the second with Dr. Evil and Austin.
** [[spoiler:Played straight in the third film, when it's revealed Austin and Dr. Evil are brothers]].
* MadeOfIron: Robin Swallows, who survives a knife to the back, a barrage of bullets, a ''bazooka'', and falling out of a tall building, all while mocking Austin while he uses her as a human shield.
* MaleGaze: In [=IMoM=], our first view of Vanessa Kensington via a slow pan up her entire body. Felicity Shagwell is introduced in a similar way.
** In a deleted scene from the second film, Austin shakes Robin Swallows by the hand really hard just to watch her cleavage bounce up and down.
** During the chess scene, the camera pans down to Ivana Humpalot's chest as she squeezes her breasts together.
** The guy Felicity dances with in her first scene openly stares at her chest.
* MamaBear: Don't try to harm Scott in front of Frau, both Mini Me and Doctor Evil found that out the hard way. [[spoiler: Later it turns out she really is Scott's mom.]]
* MarshmallowHell: While scoping out Dr. Evil's headquarters, Austin is accidentally pulled down into Felicity's breasts.
-->'''Austin:''' Hello, mummy. Mummy, can I have some chocolates? I want some Mars bars! Don't smack my bottom, mummy...
* MediumAwareness: Austin uses the subtitles to understand Japanese in the third movie. What makes it funny is that the white subtitles are sometimes placed in front of white items, resulting in the subtitles looking entirely lewd.
-->"Why don't I just-a speak in English?"
-->"Yes, that would be helpful! Then we wouldn't continue to misread your subtitles, making it seem that you're saying things that are dirty!" *cracks smile just before camera cuts away*
* MetaGuy: Scott is [[StraightMan the only one]] who seems to see through Dr. Evil's ridiculous plans and is [[GenreSavvy well-aware]] they won't work.
* MoodWhiplash: In the extended version of the first film, every time Austin kills a {{Mook|s}}, the film immediately clips to about 30 seconds worth of the mook's mourning friends and family.
** The opening of the first movie may count, too. Dr. Evil [[YouHaveFailedMe kills off his minions who have deceived him]]... cue [[spoiler: Austin dancing to ''Soul Bossa Nova''!]]
** In the second and third films, Fat Bastard gives a heartfelt speech about his weight... then farts.
* MookChivalry: "Look, here's how it goes, you attack me one at a time and I knock you out with one punch, okay? Go."
* MortonsFork: In ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'':
--> '''Dr. Evil''': Save the world... or save your girlfriend.
* MrExposition: Basil, whose last name [[LampshadeHanging IS Exposition]].
* MsFanservice: Alotta Fagina from the first movie is a pretty straight example. Her only real role (besides acting as a plot device to [[spoiler: drive a temporary wedge between Austin and Vanessa]]) was to look hot.
** Vanessa (especially her nude scene at the end), Felicity and Foxxy.
* MST3KMantra: [[invoked]] Invoked and lampshaded, when Austin has some issues with temporal causality in ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', Basil Exposition tells him to just relax and try to enjoy it, then ''looks directly at the camera and tells the audience to do the same''.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The opening credits of ''The Spy who Shagged Me'' play over a scene wherein Austin decides to celebrate his newfound singleness by taking a stroll through the hotel in the buff, his naughty parts concealed by various objects.
** In the first movie, there's two [[OverlyLongGag Overly Long Gags]] in which Austin and latter Vanessa make full use of SceneryCensor.
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Averted in ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', when Austin not only interacts with a ten-minute-younger version of himself, but the two of them apparently wind up engaging in a three-way with Felicity Shagwell.
-->"Technically it's not cheating, baby!"
* NeverTrustATrailer: An early trailer for ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'' made it seem like Robin Swallows had a larger role then she actually did.
* NewspaperThinDisguise: Austin attempts to disguise himself with a magazine... with his own face on the cover.
* TheNineties: The first two movies. The third one takes place in 2002.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: During the car chase in Japan:
-->'''Japanese Man 1:''' "RUN! IT'S Franchise/{{GODZILLA}}!"
-->'''[[MasiOka Japanese Man 2]]:''' "It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws, it's not."
-->'''Japanese Man 1:''' "STILL! WE SHOULD RUN LIKE IT IS GODZILLA!"
-->'''Japanese Man 2:''' "Though it isn't." ''*winks at camera*''
* NoFourthWall: The third film. An obvious example is when Austin and Fat Bastard are fighting and Fat Bastard does "the ultimate wire-fighting maneuver", only for one of his wires to break.
** Not to mention the numerous times when Austin looks directly at the camera when saying something. One example is during the Mr. Roboto scene. Austin, after misreading several subtitles for Mr. Roboto's dialogue, is pretty weirded out. Mr. Roboto says "Why don't I just speak English?" This leads to:
--->'''Austin''': Yeah, why don't you? That way I wouldn't misread the subtitles making it seem like you are saying things which are dirty. [''looks at camera'']
*** Another camera look occurs when Austin is shot at on the ladder near the end and falls, pulling down Dr. Evil's pants to stop his fall. He says:
---->'''Austin''': You know, Dr. Evil, I used to think you were crazy.
---->'''Dr. Evil''': I know.
---->'''Austin''': [[DoubleEntendre But now I can see you're nuts.]] [''looks at camera''] Ah, thank you.
* NoIndoorVoice: "I'm finding it hard to control THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE!"
* NominalImportance: Nigel Powers talks one of Dr. Evil's {{m|ooks}}inions out of attacking him by pointing this out.
--> '''Nigel Powers:''' Have you any idea how many anonymous henchmen I've killed? Look at you! You don't even have a name tag! You've got no chance. Why don't you just fall down? \\
(The henchman falls down.)
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Lampshaded and spoofed.
-->'''Scott:''' "What, you're feeding him? Why don't you just kill him?"
* NotSoDifferent: Parodied in the first movie- Dr. Evil tries this, but as he lectures he realizes that he and Austin are nothing alike.
** Tried again in ''Goldmember''... which also fails. Although this instance seems to be a subtle foreshadowing [[spoiler:of them finding out that they do have something in common - a father - at the end of the movie]].
* {{Notzilla}}: It lampshades this with two Japanese men running from a monster statue that vaguely resembles Godzilla.
-->"It looks like Godzilla, but [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope due to copyright laws, it's not!]]"
* NumberTwo: Number Two.
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Each movie begins with Number 2 revealing a wildly successful business venture that he embarked on in Dr. Evil's absence. The funding for Dr. Evil's projects most likely comes from there.
* OnlySaneMan: [[Creator/SethGreen Scott Evil,]] to an extent.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: There's a point during the [[OverlyLongGag overly long evil laughing scene]] in the first film where Mike Myers reverts to his normal voice.
** In the second film, when Austin asks Mustafa "Where is Dr Evil hiding?", you can clearly hear Mike Myers' own voice.
* OpeningScroll: ''The Spy Who Shagged Me''.
* OverlordJr: Scott Evil and Mini-Me, with a severe case of sibli- er, uncle/neph-... [[SiblingRivalry biological son/midget clone rivalry]].
* OverlyLongGag: The series even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s, spoofs, ''and'' plays it straight as one of their overlong {{running gag}}s is interrupted by a cameo from TheOsbournes... who then turn out to be the part of it that brings it full circle.
** Case in point, Austin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09D8hAcUzms "evacuation"]] from the first movie.
** The near deaths of Mustafa and his crying out for help.
** "Shh". "Zippit". "Howboutyadont".
* OverlyLongScream:
--> "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! NOOOOOOOAAAAAHHHHH-" *Steam Roller runs him over.*
* PapaWolf:
** Let's just say that Dr. Evil [[UnstoppableRage did not react well]] at all to a Klansman calling Scott Evil a freak on Jerry Springer.
** Nigel Powers is also this when he stops Austin from shooting [[spoiler:his other son, Dr. Evil]].
* PeopleJars: In ''International Man of Mystery'' there is a cryogenic storage facility with frozen celebrities in pods. Amongst them [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/what%20the%20movie/navlcsnap-2010-01-04-01h51m14s43_1.png Vanilla Ice]].
* PerspectiveReversal: In the first movie, Austin upsets Vanessa by sleeping with Alotta as part of the job; in the second movie, Felicity upsets Austin by sleeping with Fat Bastard as part of the job.
* {{Pixellation}}: Used on a woman's bare breasts in the "Hard Knock Life" music video in ''Goldmember''.
* PlayingWithATrope: Arguably one of the entire purposes of the series, as it parodies, spins, exaggerates, lampshades, and puts an odd twist on everything from random dance scenes to celebrity cameos to under-the-credits scenes.
* PostClimaxConfrontation: At the end of ''International Man of Mystery'', during Austin and Vanessa's honeymoon, Random Task shows up again to kill them... and is defeated with the help of the [[ChekhovsGun penis enlargement pump]].
* PrecisionFStrike: Dr. Evil's response to [[spoiler: being caught in the first act, before even getting started on his EvilPlan]], is simply "[[{{Beat}} ...]] shit."
* {{Preemptive Sh|utUp}}h
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Dr. Evil and Mini-Me performing a music video to the tune of It's A Hard Knock Life in ''Goldmember'' is ''all'' this.
* PrettyInMink: The models in the second movie, and Austin wearing a pimp coat in the third.
* ProveIAmNotBluffing: In ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'', Dr Evil blows up the White House to demonstrate his giant moon based laser... except it was just footage from ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Dr Evil defends the ''actual'' laser effect would be very similar.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "DO! YOU! WORK! FOR! NUMBER! TWO!??" (original release version, while the current releases use the clip of Austin shouting "Who... does... Number Two... ''work'' for?!")
* PunnyName: A lot of them, usually mocking ''Film/JamesBond'' characters.
** Let's see, there's Alotta Fagina, Ivana Humpalot, Fook Mi and Fook Yu (the Japanese twins), Dixie Normas... anyone else?
*** Felicity Shagwell. "Shagwell by name, shag ''very'' well by reputation"
* PyrrhicVictory: In the first movie, when Austin catches Dr. Evil attempting to escape after Austin stopped the nuclear warhead, Dr. Evil attempts to impose this on Austin. He argues that free love and anything Austin stood up for in the 1960's is considered "evil," but Austin argues that they aren't and he's come to understand how much the world changed but can be similar motives adapted for the 1990's, saying "It's freedom, baby, Yeah!" Dr. Evil still is still smug that even though Austin has caught him, Dr. Evil says "Freedom failed" and Austin would be forced to live with all that, [[DespairEventHorizon and not in a good way.]] [[spoiler:[[IHaveYourWife Luckily for Dr. Evil, Alotta Fagina arrives holding Vanessa hostage.]] This gives Dr. Evil a change to escape after a failed [[TheStarscream intervention by Number Two.]]]]
* RealSongThemeTune: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones. Mike Myers had remembered the song from an old Canadian game show called ''{{Definition}}''.
* RentAZilla
* ReverseMole: Number Three. [[{{Irony}} Try not to think about it too much]].
* ReversePolarity: Trying to stop the MIDAS asteroid from crashing into Earth and flooding it.
* RightHandCat: Mr. Bigglesworth.
* RipVanTinkle: Austin's [[OverlyLongGag epic urination]] after being awakened from cryo-sleep.
* RuleOfFunny: Honestly, the series has a time-traveling car that travels [[Film/BackToTheFuture not by accelerating to 88 miles per hour]], but by bouncing really hard on its seventies-style tricked out suspension. If you can swallow that but not [[spoiler: Vanessa being a [[RobotGirl fembot]]]], you need to recite [[MST3KMantra the mantra]].
* RuleOfThree: Spoofed in the second film, where one of Dr. Evil's assassins [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxZQL_Is0mE always answers a question truthfully the third time it's asked]], because he can't stand being asked the same question three times.
* {{Salaryman}}: Two of them. Hint: "Run! It's Godzilla!"
* SassyBlackWoman: Foxxy Cleopatra.
* SceneryCensor: Spoofed multiple times.
* ScreensAreCameras: Dr. Evil tends to do this a lot. He has typical villain ultimatums with various world leaders through closed circuit televisions, yet there are no cameras that would allow him to see anything.
* SealedEvilInACan: The freezing of Dr. Evil.
* SealedGoodInACan: Ditto for Austin.
* SelfDeprecation: "Boobs! These writers are a bunch of boobs!" - Ozzy
* SelfDestructMechanism: Dr. Evil's underground base in ''International Man of Mystery'' has one.
* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: In ''Goldmember'' there's a scene where Nigel Powers is talking about his sexual exploits and Austin requests that they speak in "English" English in front of the Americans. The proceeding conversation has subtitles.([[EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped But not all of it.]])
* SequelReset: "I'm single again! Yeah!"
* TheSeventies and TheEighties: "You're not missing anything. There was a gas shortage, and AFlockOfSeagulls."
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Felicity Shagwell.
* SharkPool: The third movie.
** Attempted in the first movie, but they couldn't get sharks due to environmental regulations. They had to make do with (mutant, ill-tempered) sea bass instead.
* ShoePhone: Spoofed with the ridiculous items Austin gets from Basil, including a toothpaste tube containing plastic explosive [[SubvertedTrope (Or so Austin thinks)]].
* ShoeSlap: Random Task {{throw|ingYourSwordAlwaysWorks}}s his shoe, as a parody of Oddjob's doing the same with his [[WeaponizedHeadgear hat]].
* ShoutOut: Now [[ShoutOut/AustinPowers has its own page.]]
* ShowSomeLeg
** Felicity Shagwell bares her breasts to the one inept guard outside her and Austin's cell.
** Also used by Vanessa to distract guards.
* ShowStopper: Parodied.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Austinpussy'', originally the intended title of the third film (a parody of ''Film/{{Octopussy}})''), which they couldn't get past the censors. It was directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg and starred Tom Cruise as Austin, Gwyneth Paltrow as the BondGirl, Kevin Spacey as Dr. Evil, Danny [=DeVito=] as Mini-me, and John Travolta as [[spoiler:Goldmember]].
* SigilSpam
* SignatureStyle: If you've seen the ''Film/WaynesWorld'' movies, the way ''Austin Powers'' gleefully plays with every trope possible and half the time ignores the fourth wall won't be new to you.
* SilenceYouFool: "[[NoIndoorVoice SILENCE!]] I will not tolerate your insolence!"
* TheSixties
* SkirtsAndLadders: Austin can't help but stare when Vanessa climbs up a ladder ahead of him.
** Austin also can't help but stare when Dr. Evil climbs up a ladder ahead of him (so that he can use a pun with "your nuts" and "you're nuts").
* SmokingHotSex: [[ScrewYourself Number 2 and Number 2]].
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Austin, putting lotion on Felicity Shagwell's back, squeezes the bottle a little too hard...
* SoundEffectBleep: Utilized during the cutaway to the Osbournes in ''Goldmember''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A rather infamous error on the setting titles renders Japan's largest city as "Toyko". Yeah.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Scott Evil keeps goading his father to [[NoNonsenseNemesis just shoot Austin]].
* SuddenlyShouting:
-->'''Basil Exposition''': The shouting is a temporary side effect of the unfreezing.\\
'''Austin Powers''': Yes... I'm having difficulty controlling THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE.
** Frau.
* SupervillainLair: "Welcome to my underground lair!!"
** Brought to its ultimate when Dr. Evil travels back in time and starts getting all the stuff he's used to having as a sixties supervillain:
--->"Dr. Evil! Welcome to your secret island lair!"
--->"Is it a hollowed-out volcano with my face on it as requested?"
--->"Of course."
* SurroundedByIdiots: Dr. Evil used to provide the page quote:
--> '''Dr. Evil''': Why must I be constantly surrounded by frickin' idiots?
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Generally used, but the second movie is the most blatant about it. Austin time-travels ten minutes back in time to just when Felicity's chamber was being flooded with poison gas... and pauses to have a chat with himself that lasts longer than it originally took the chamber to flood with gas. Time apparently just halts for this, and doesn't start up again until past-Austin shoots some {{mooks}}.
* TalkToTheHand: Dr. Evil does this, much to the pop culture lacking president's confusion.
** Not so much lacking in pop culture as Dr. Evil's using 90's-era pop culture lines... in 1969.
* TapOnTheHead
* TerminatorTwosome: Inverted, as Austin and Dr. Evil both travel to the future in the first movie, and played straight, as they travel to the past in the second.
* ThighHighBoots: Part of Felicity's first outfit.
* ThinkUnsexyThoughts: "MargaretThatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!"
* [[ThreateningShark Frickin' Threatening Sharks with]] FrickinLaserBeams [[WeaponizedAnimal Attatched to Their Frickin' Heads]]
* TimeTravel
* TokenRomance: Foxy Cleopatra in ''Goldmember''.
* TorpedoTits: The basic weapon of the fembots.
* TrailerSpoof
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Austin and the Japanese girls from the third film.
* TwistedEchoCut: Used multiple times in the famous 'Johnson' joke montage.
* UndisclosedFunds
* UranusIsShowing: At the end of the first movie, Austin makes this joke.
* UnstoppableRage: Dr. Evil, after a Klansmen called Scott Evil a "freak", ends up going ballistic: He ends up fighting even when being restrained by Steve Wilkos and the other members of security, and after seemingly calming down, he then rushes to attack him again (something that never happens on the Jerry Springer show). And then instigates a full-out brawl on the set. Eventually, he seems calmed down... until Jerry Springer tells security to get Dr. Evil out of the premises ("get this jerk out of here"), upon which his rage was reawakened, and starts fighting with the host, eventually managing to smash a globe in the ensuing stage riot.
* VaderBreath: Mocked when Dr. Evil's spacesuit is damaged, giving him [[EvilSoundsDeep a deeper voice]] and interrupted breathing. Naturally, he takes this moment to tell Austin [[LukeIAmYourFather he is his father]]. (He isn't really.)
* VideoPhone: Austin has one in his car. Very helpful for [[MrExposition Basil Exposition]] to talk to him.
* VillainBall: Dr. Evil doesn't hold the VillainBall so much as have it surgically implanted where his brain should be.
* VocalDissonance: Subverted in the Studio 69 scene, when Foxxy uses a man like a ventriloquist's dummy to speak to Austin covertly. At first glance, it seems like the guy is speaking with a sexy black woman's voice.
* VomitChainReaction: See below.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In a deleted scene from the third film, Dr Evil, Scott, Number Two, Frau and two sailors projectile vomit after watching [[spoiler: Mr Roboto get eaten by sharks.]]
* TheWatson: Scott.
* WaveMotionGun: The "Death Star". ([[CoughSnarkCough Ripoff!]]).
* WellDoneSonGuy: Austin just wants his father's approval.
** Inverted with Scott, who wants nothing to do with Dr. Evil despite his father's attempts at bonding, then ''finally'' wins his dad's respect. [[spoiler:Too bad his dad becomes Good.]]
* WhatAreRecords: Inverted, with Austin trying to play a CD on a turntable.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Cat?]]: Mr. Bigglesworth disappears from Goldmember.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Mocked in deleted scenes from [=IMoM=]. We see the family of the dead guard that Austin smashes with the steamroller learning of his death; later, "John Smith", the guard who gets decapitated by the "ill-tempered mutated sea bass", is shown to have been a day away from marriage and was late for his bachelor party because he was working late. In both cases, the family / friends are fully aware that the mook is a henchman of Dr Evil and act like its just a normal job. The British and Australian cuts included these scenes.
* [[WhereDidWeGoWrong Where Did I Go Wrong?]]: Dr. Evil asks this question about Scott.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Felicity wears a pair of skin-tight shorts for her first few scenes.
* WhyWontYouDie: In ''The Spy Who Shagged Me''.
* WireFu: Parodied. FatBastard tries to use a WireFu attack on Austin in the third movie (to the point of visibly held up by wires and calling attention to the people in the background holding him up.) One of the wires breaks halfway through, though, and he's just left dangling in the air.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Dr. Evil punishes his minions by dumping them through a trapdoor to be [[KillItWithFire burned alive]]. When he tries it again in the '90s, the unfortunate Mook is left alive but "very badly burned" and is finally dispatched by another Mook with poor aim. His botched execution is PlayedForLaughs.
* YouJustToldMe: Subverted. Austin tricks Alotta Fagina into admitting her boss is into "big underground drills", but he knew already and did this to look suave. Counts as a spoof as well since ''he'' is the one who brought up the drills so he ''obviously'' already knew.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle
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