* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Several, but Rahad Jackson getting high to "Sister Christian" and "Jesse's Girl" is by far the best.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Even amongst the copious nudity in the movie, HeatherGraham's nude scene and Mark Walhberg's fake wang stand out. Both induced a lot of sucking noises in theatres.
* EarWorm: "You Got the Touch". Unfortunately.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Reed Rothchild, who's basically [[TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob Dr. Steve]] [[CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule Brule]] if he worked in the porn industry.
* [[HeyItsThatSound Hey, It's That Song!]]: Dirk Diggler, getting his singing career going, sings "The Touch". [[TransformersTheMovie Yes, THAT "The Touch".]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Thomas Jane running around with a gun, blasting everything in sight. [[ThePunisher Sound familiar?]]
** And then getting blown away by Doc Ock.
* JerkassWoobie: All the main characters spend a little time being this, but Little Bill is probably the prime example. It helps that he's played by William H. Macy.
** Eventually, Little Bill becomes WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.
** For that matter, the dude who got badly beaten up and killed by Rollergirl.
* OneSceneWonder: Alfred Molina as Rahad Jackson, though [[WordOfGod Anderson said]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he intended for the part to be larger]].
* PainfulRhyme: Reed's poetry. Also counts as StylisticSuck.
-->''"I love you, you love me. Going down the sugar tree. We'll go down the sugar tree, and see lots of bees: playing, playing. But the bees won't sting, because you love me."''
* ParentalIncest: Implied. Eddie's mom seems a little too jealous of his relationship with Sheryl Lynn.
* PlotHole: How is Dirk able to push a bright red (ok, Competition Orange) Corvette with a smashed in front end and shot out windows away from the scene of a shootout and halfway across Los Angeles without anyone stopping him or even noticing?
** To be fair, the car did start, which got him away from the scene. He only pushed it after it ran out of gas, and it's assumed it got him far enough away to avoid suspicion before it did. It was also the wee hours, and it's doubtful anyone called the cops (drugs, guns, and dead bodies? Who would you be calling?)
* StrawHypocrite: The homophobe who picks Dirk up and beats him up along with his friends for supposedly being a "fag" and disagreeing with what he was doing. Never mind that he seemed to get pretty into it when he was watching him masturbating, telling him to go faster and harder.
* ValuesDissonance: This being the 1970s Los Angeles porn scene, attitudes towards sex and gender are in several ways quite different to the modern standard.
* TheWoobie: Scotty J