* 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.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** "[In 2017] Music/MichaelJackson, the first man to clone himself, is now suing himself for molesting himself."
** There's a joke about Kevin Federline, still married to Music/BritneySpears, getting a job. This movie came out the same year they got divorced.
* SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}: When Michael rewinds the moment where his father says "I love you" to him over and over again. Doubles as a TearJerker.
* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: While the film may have been a bit goofy, Creator/AdamSandler did the TearJerker scenes ''really'' well.
* MemeticMutation: There's a trend of photoshopping the main poster to change what Sandler is holding and changing the title accordingly, usually with incredibly silly results.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Previews made it look like the typical brain-dead Creator/AdamSandler comedy instead of the actually heartbreaking drama it was.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of a remote that can change the world has been done before in ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}''. ''With the same title'', no less. [[spoiler: Though the protagonist in ''that'' story wasn't willing to learn his lesson and wound up paying for it.]]
* OneSceneWonder: [[Series/EverybodyHatesChris Terry]] [[Film/TheExpendables Crews]] as the guy singing Loverboy's "Working For The Weekend" in his car when he and Michael are stuck in a traffic jam.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Seeing Creator/JonahHill as the 17-year-old Ben.
** Katie Cassidy (''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Film/{{Taken}}'', ''Series/{{Arrow}}'') is Michael's daughter as an adult.
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* {{Squick}}: [[spoiler: "WE'RE IN MY MOM'S VAGINA!?" Also doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.]]