!! For [[Film/BlankCheck the film]]:
* TheScrappy: Preston's father is no doubt the most hated character in the movie even more than what the writing intended. In addition to the [[AdultsAreUseless usual uselessness]] in most 90's kids films; he lets his sons dominate their room for their own business (despite being incomptent at computers), berates Preston for not doing the same despite being clearly too young to do so, starts the plot by being so money tight even giving him twenty bucks for a theme park was too much to ask, expressed [[SkewedPriorities more concern about how Preston's bike was ruined rather]] [[NoSympathy than concern that he was almost hit by a car]], and is overall is just so unlikable that Preston comes ''just'' shy of being actually symphathetic in the process. He definitely deserved the Douche label given to him by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
* {{Squick}}: An attractive, 32-year-old, female FBI agent is openly attracted to the prepubescent protagonist, and kisses him on the lips -- in front of other cops, no less. After promising to come look him up again when he's thirteen. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic played this moment for all it was worth.

!! For [[Series/BlankCheck the game show]]:
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The theme, composed by Creator/AlanThicke, was a blatant SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of Quincy Jones' "Chump Change" (which was used on the pilot).