* DeaderThanDisco: Averted. While modern comedians frequently trash-talk the series (in particular, Creator/RickyGervais has gone on record as saying that this series showcases everything wrong with the classic BritCom format), it still remains very fondly remembered by most people.
* FauxSymbolism: Maria or René implies Gruber isn't interested in her but what they brought: and they pull out the sausage...
* HilariousInHindsight: Womanizing René is usually appalled whenever he sees that Lt. Gruber is hitting on him. In the mid 80's Gorden Kaye admitted that he is, in fact, homosexual.
* HoYay: Gruber towards René.
** Occasionally, some of the other Wehrmacht soldiers towards Gruber, particularly when he plays the piano.
* WeirdAlEffect: the series became far more popular than ''Series/SecretArmy'', and the original has been largely forgotten.
* TheWoobie: Von Smallhausen and ''especially'' Lt. Gruber despite them being Nazis too.
* {{Woolseyism}}: In Sweden, the show was called '''Emliga Armén'' ("Lame Army"), a pun/French-accented pronunciation of ''Hemliga Armén'' (the Swedish translation of ''Series/SecretArmy'').