* {{Anvilicious}}: BOY HOWDY.
** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: But still, it manages to work,
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: When Michael arrives late for Ben's swim race, he accidentally mistakes a kid named Ping Woo for Ben. The kid calls him out on it, but just to mess with him he claims he might be, which obviously freaks him out. It's funny, but no one ever brings it up again. The closest is a CallBack when Michael goes after some punk kids letting off fire crackers, the kid and his family are seen in the same party as Michael and his family.
-->'''Ping Woo:''' I hate that man.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: When Michael rewinds the moment where his father says "I love you" to him over and over again. Also TearJerker.
* FridgeHorror: Michael tells the remote to take him to the time he gets his promotion, which he only expects to wait a few months for, only to be horrified when he learns that he gets his promotion in a year. Now what if he never got that promotion, or asked the remote to take him to a time in the future that never happens in his lifetime? Does it just fast-forward to his death?
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "[In 2017] Michael Jackson, the first man to clone himself, is now suing himself for molesting himself."
** There was another joke about Kevin Federline, still married to BrittneySpears, getting a job. This movie came out the same year they got divorced.
* HeReallyCanAct: While the film may have been a bit goofy, Adam Sandler did the TearJerker scenes ''really'' well.
* OlderThanYouThink: The idea of a remote that can change the world has been done before in {{Goosebumps}} with the same title no less. [[spoiler: Though the protagonist in the story wasn't willing to learn his his lesson and wound up paying for it.]]
* {{Squick}}: [[spoiler: "WE'RE IN MY MOM'S VAGINA!?" Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.]]