* AssPull: Making up a native-sounding title for Dundee and claiming it means "The crocodile who walks like a man"
** Note this is not the fault of the writers, but rather Wally trying to play up Mick as a bigger badass than he already is, and get the villains nervous.
* AwesomeMusic: The music when Mick first arrives in New York City.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m3tqLKbV9s The main theme.]]
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: At the time the first film was released, the scene where Sue is seen wearing a one-piece thong swimsuit caused a minor controversy due to such skimpy swimwear being uncommon in 1986. But by today's standards the scene is pretty tame.
* MemeticMutation: "That's not a knife. ''That's'' a knife."
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "I see you've played Knifey-Spoony before."]]
* {{Sequelitis}}: The first movie was a surprise hit and grossed over $175 million in American theaters in 1986 (back when movie ticket prices were barely half of what they are now). While some people think that it hasn't aged well, most everyone agrees that it is superior to the 1988 sequel ''Crocodile Dundee II'', which did only about half the business of its predecessor. Most people don't even know that there's a 3rd movie in the series. From a story perspective, the first film was about a big fish in a small pond being dumped into the ocean. The second was about said fish [[{{Metaphorgotten}} fighting columbian druglords]]. The third movie.... was not very popular, to put it mildly, even though it's all about Mick acting like "Crocodile" Dundee.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The poaching accusations Mick faces and anything resembling intricacy of character are summarily done away with as soon as he arrives in NYC. What makes it particularly jarring is that it pretty much rendered ''an entire act'' moot.
* ValuesDissonance: Sue treats a man doing lines of cocaine in the kitchen of a fancy party as nothing more interesting than if he was doing shots of tequila. Welcome to TheEighties.
** Which makes her insulting of drug dealers in the next movie kind of strange.
** Mick's treatment of the crossdresser/possible transwoman in the first movie. Grabbing someone's privates to find out what parts they have counts as sexual assault nowadays. It doesn't help that another bar patron refers to them with a gay slur.
** The scene where Mick walks around the streets of New York with that Bowie knife hanging on his hip not even getting a second look. In today's climate the cops would be all over him before he made it a city block.
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