* {{Anvilicious}}: A fight breaking out in a hockey game at the exact second Alyssa confirms that she's had a very promiscuous straight past. This is why Kevin Smith says he's best with dialogue.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Hooper's deconstruction of the Star Wars saga as being covertly racist, countered by Banky, culminates with:
--> '''Hooper''': And Jedi's the most insulting installment. Because Vader's beautiful black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty, old white man! They tryin' to tell us that deep inside we all wants to be white!
--> '''Banky''': Well, isn't that true?
--> ''[an enraged Hooper pulls out a gun, and shoots Banky repeatedly in a crowded auditorium]''
--> '''Hooper''': Black rage! BLACK RAGE!!!!
* FridgeLogic: Didn't Holden, before he found out Alyssa was gay, wonder what she'd been doing on a panel for minority comic creators?
** Perhaps he thought it was because she was a woman - even today, though better than it was, women are very much in the minority in the comics field.
* GrowingTheBeard: The film that proved Kevin Smith wasn't just a flash in the pan who got lucky with his first movie.
* HilariousInHindsight: In a notable discussion of the film, Hooper theorizes that Archie and Jughead are gay lovers. In 2011, Archie Comics depicted a same-sex wedding with Kevin Keller, the series' first and (to date, only) major character who is openly gay.
** Hooper accusing StarWars of being racist. Take note that this was released ''two years'' before ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace]]'', a movie notorious for its UnfortunateImplications.
** Creator/BenAffleck seducing a lesbian is part of the plot of {{Gigli}}, too.
** Creator/BenAffleck writing a comic about a stoner {{Expy}} of {{Batman}} became this when he got cast as the Caped Crusader.
* HoYay:
** Banky and Holden. SO MUCH. [[spoiler:It's [[WordOfGay text]], not subtext, that the reason Banky dislikes Alyssa so much is because he's in love with Holden and doesn't realize it]]. Not only that, but Holden points all this stuff out.
** The [[HeroOfAnotherStory heroes of another story]], Alyssa's ex-boyfriends who nicknamed her "finger cuffs", certainly apply.
* IAmNotShazam: The female love interest is named Alyssa, not Amy.
** Though in Holden's comic (An InUniverse BasedOnATrueStory), the Amy character resembles Alyssa (a possible CompositeCharacter).
* MisaimedFandom: The character who believed that a lesbian could be "converted" by the right man. Said character is also shown to be an idiot.
* MisaimedMarketing: Arguable. "Guy meets bisexual-identifying-as-lesbian girl, guy loses girl because of his hangups" doesn't sell as well as "Ben Affleck meets lesbian, Ben Affleck falls for lesbian, lesbian... falls for Ben Affleck."
* {{Narm}}: A love confession shouldn't give one {{ending fatigue}}.
* OneSceneWonder: Jay and Silent Bob show up eighty minutes into the movie, say their piece and leave. Their scene not only features Silent Bob's TheOneThatGotAway speech which kicks off the final act of the movie but also has some of the funniest dialog in the movie.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Getting angry at your partner about their past because that past makes you insecure is petty, and can ruin an otherwise good relationship if you don't deal with it the right way.
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