* AccidentalInnuendo: People who have never read or watched any of the novels, comics or episodes but are aware of the franchise's existence see the title as this, especially considering the 'Dirty Pair' are [[AmbiguouslyGay two college-aged girls.]]
* EarWorm:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4HHV3bo55Y "Rus~si~an! Russian Roulette!"]]
** The original is great, but somehow the cover by Eizo Sakamoto of JamProject and Animetal fame manages to be ''even catchier''.
* FridgeLogic: Kei and Yuri are supposedly one of the 3WA's most successful teams, yet they destroy damn near anything they come in close proximity to. To quote: "Explosions, infernos, a few thousand casualties here and there... and, incidentally, a solution to every case."
* GatewaySeries: In the early '90s, it was one of the first anime to be extensively {{fansub}}bed in English (on VHS tapes), and the first to have {{fanfic}} written about it on the Internet.
* MagnificentBastard: Shasti; in "Dangerous Acquaintances" she manipulates three distinct groups through complex capers, each serving as the stepping stone for her true goals.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: some fans of the original anime are not too keen on ''Flash''.