* BizarroEpisode: '''[[http://joshreads.com/?p=284 CAMP SWAMPY CONSTRUCTION AREA]]'''. (A big sign saying that has crashed into the middle of the panel, and there's general mayhem around it... for some reason.)
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Beetle Bailey'' has been very popular in Scandinavia for decades. The strip has its own regular comic book in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. This probably relates to all three nations having a tradition of conscription even in peacetime, meaning nearly all men above the age of 20 can relate in some way.
* RelationshipWritingFumble: It's probably not intentional, but Beetle and Sarge have had many, MANY instances of HoYay, or perhaps FoeYay over the years. Beetle's always had a steady girlfriend, and [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday then he started dating Ms. Buxley.]]
** It's actually become a popular headcanon that Beetle and Sarge are gay lovers in a [[HideYourLesbians Don't Ask, Don't Tell era military]] and their constant scuffles and insults are BelligerentSexualTension built up by their inability to freely engage in a relationship.