* ClicheStorm: The first film is full of this, but this only adds to it the charms
* CounterpartComparison: Although Film/YoungMaster is not fixed in any fighting style and is shot more seriously, you will find a lot of intersections between him and this film because of Jackie Chan and the settings of "BrilliantButLazy protagonist becomes a strong fighter and defeats the incredibly cool and apparently unbeatable LargeHam villain" .
* CultClassic: Especially the first film as StarMakingRole for Jackie Chan and an exemplary Hong Kong action movie.
* EvilIsCool: The main villains of both films are quite cool, stylish and showy fighters.
* EvenBetterSequel: The second one.
* NarmCharm: The first film is due to an overabundance of cliches, an incredible LargeHam villain and a bit of strange humor. The second film averted it, since it was created already during the "serious" period in Hong Kong cinema.
** Thanks to this film, DrunkenBoxing became a widely known meme of Chinese culture and a symbol of "strange Asian martial styles" in the west.
** 30% of hands, 70% of legs!
** The impressive fighting style of the villain from the second movie becomes this up to WatchItForTheMeme for some new viewers.
* TropeCodifier: For the DrunkenMaster and Hong Kong MartialArtsMovie, whose tropes film lovingly reproduces and creates the perfect product.
* ValuesDissonance: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Wong is shown blinded from consuming industrial alcohol during the film's climactic fight scene]]. This scene, while played for laughs in the Cantonese cut, was removed for the American version as it was not considered funny over there.