* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In III, the dancing carjackers, dancing to Diana Ross and the Supremes' "Come see about me".
* EarWorm: You've heard the theme song.
** Or, if you live in Europe, [[FromBadToWorse WORSE]]. There was the time when a certain ringtone company decided to use the song to promote a certain HalfDressedCartoonAnimal ([[DontExplainTheJoke Alright]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_frog THIS ONE]], [[SchmuckBait if you must]]), thus ruining the original version and making it virtually impossible for fans of the original song to hum the original in public without some cretin blathering "[[MostAnnoyingSound DING! DING!]]" between the melody lines. Be THANKFUL it was hardly a success in the US.
** The Wonderworld song.
*** TURN THAT FUCKING SONG OFF !!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[DaChief Inspector Todd]]. The guy playing him really was a cop in Detroit, so he knew the role he was going into perfectly and absolutely nails it. One of the third film's [[{{Sequelitis}} many problems]] was that they DroppedABridgeOnHim.
* MemeticMutation:
** GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!
*** NO, I CANNOT!!
* OneSceneWonder:
** Serge in I.
** Gilbert Gottfried as Dent's accountant in II.
*** Also in the second movie Chris Rock as the playboy mansion valet.
* {{Padding}}: Axel saving a couple kids from a malfunctioning ride in III. The scene obviously only exists because this section was going too long without an action scene.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Axel's friend is killed by [[Series/BreakingBad Mike Ehrmantraut]]. How appropriate.
** Creator/ChrisRock, in only his second film appearance, as a valet.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The third film, in large part thanks to the absences of Taggart, Bogomil and Friedman, as well as Axel seemingly dropping a good bit of his trademark snark.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: In III when Axel runs over Taddeo (the henchman [=DeWald=] shoves out), Taddeo turns into the world's fakest-looking dummy.
* ValuesDissonance: After a few decades of LGBT civil rights progress, Axel's mincing imitation of a gay man in the first movie appears more uncomfortable than funny to many people.
* WhatAnIdiot: In II, getting into a pitched firefight in the middle of an arms depot. Good guys and bad guys alike are lucky to be alive after that one.
** One of Dent's mooks choosing an [[RareGuns Automag]], whose empty shell casings lead the heroes to find the conspiracy.