* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The Lone Rangers, or namely Chazz - frustrated JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or just a jerk in a group of jerks?
* AwesomeMusic: The song "Born to Raise Hell" by Music/{{Motorhead}}, which plays over the opening credits.
* CriticalDissonance: On Rotten Tomatoes, Airheads only has a 21% freshness rating with critics. Among audiences, however, it is moderately popular with a freshness of 51%.
* HarsherInHindsight: Kayla leaving the Whiskey-A-Go-Go and driving erratically to Rebel Radio becomes less funny when you learn that actress Amy Locane is currently serving a prison sentence for killing an elderly woman while driving drunk.
* HilariousInHindsight: When making their fake demands, one of the items cited is "naked pictures of Bea Arthur." In 1994, it's an oddball curiosity, but in 2013, [[http://news.yahoo.com/bea-arthur-topless-painting-fetches-131634944.html it's worth $1.9 million.]]
** The "Lemmy Is God" line became hilarious when he actually did play God in the horror film "Curse Of El-Charro"
* MemeticBadass: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]], thanks in no small part to this movie.
* MemeticMutation: "Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?"
* MemeticSexGod: "Pip? He gets his hands on more bumper than a body shop."
* OneSceneWonder: Lemmy.
* {{Squick}}: Five words: Naked pictures of Bea Arthur.
-->'''Jimmy Wing:''' Bea Arthur? Outstanding.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: The Lone Rangers could be seen as this.
* ValuesDissonance: It's a goofy comedy about guys taking a radio station hostage with fake Uzis, and we're supposed to root for them. After all the violence of the last few decades, if this movie were made today, it would probably be a whole lot darker.