* EnsembleDarkhorse: Shaun the Sheep. So much so, that he got his own [[WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep spinoff series]], a [[WesternAnimation/TimmyTime spinoff of the spinoff]] and, eventually, [[TheMovie a movie]]!
* FridgeBrilliance: Wallace's ParrotExpowhat to Wendoline when she says [[spoiler:Preston]] is malfunctioning actually works in two different ways.
** On the one hand, you'd expect an inventor like Wallace to know what the word "malfunction" means, until you remember that he's an ammeter and most likely has no engineering experience more formal than tinkering in his basement.
** On the other hand, he might not have been unfamiliar with the word, so much as just confused as to why Wendoline was using it to refer to [[spoiler:her dog]].
* HilariousInHindsight: The morning after Shaun first enters the house, Wallace and Gromit discover the various things he's chewed and/or eaten. Mistaking the cause for mice, Wallace wonders if [[WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit he should get the pest control people in.]]
* ItWasHisSled: Preston is [[spoiler:a robot]].
* NauseaFuel: Wallace getting covered form head-to-toe in machine-gun porridge. For some, it looks less like porridge and more like vomit.
* TearJerker: The montage of Wallace and the sheep tearfully reading the papers documenting Gromit's trial and eventual incarceration.
** Gromit crying and pounding his fist on the table when he receives the jigsaw puzzle (later revealed to be [[spoiler: a secret message from Wallace]]).