* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Mr. Wang, Al's East Asian guest. But that's minor compared what the film does to [=WASPs=] and Irish-Americans.
-->'''Czervik''': I hear this place is restricted Wang, so don't tell them you're Jewish.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic / EarWorm: The theme song "I'm Alright". It ''is'' Kenny Loggins.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The synchronized swimming during the pool scene.
* CultClassic
* DudeNotFunny: Bill Murray's eccentric groundskeeper, reportedly based on a real man who suffered from serious mental problems, might not seem as funny to people with relatives who suffer from Autism and/or other mental health problems.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Sequel? What sequel?
* FirstInstallmentWins
* HarsherInHindsight: Cindy Morgan's MsFanservice moments and nudity? She objected to it, but she got put on the phone with the producer, who ''blackmailed'' her into it, saying she would never work in Hollywood again if she didn't go through with it.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: After Harold Ramis' death, none other than UsefulNotes/BarackObama stated that he had hopefully achieved total consciousness.
* MemeticMutation: Every golf-related scene and quote has been hijacked and parodied by sports channels. Actually, this movie's created so many memes that a ''Saturday Night Live'' sketch in the late 1990s had Bill Murray, the night's guest host, present a ParodyCommercial for the book ''The Quotable Caddyshack''. The ad argues that if you're a guy, knowing ''Caddyshack'' memes is vital to relating to other guys.
** "Now, how 'bout a Fresca?"
* RomanticPlotTumor: Danny has a girlfriend. Oh, maybe she's pregnant! She isn't? OK, forget it.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The second movie came out almost a decade later, only brings back one original cast member (Chevy Chase) and {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s of the first movie's main characters who hit the same beats story-wise.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Smails is unquestionably being a dick when he tells Danny "The world needs ditch-diggers, too!", but it turns out, yeah; there's really nothing wrong with working blue-collar (and in RealLife, the pay is usually pretty good).
* VindicatedByHistory: Only an average success at release, has gone on to become one of the most memorable comedies of all time.
** VindicatedByCable: ...almost certainly due to frequent rotation in edited form on Creator/{{CBS}}, among other places.