* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The ChristmasEpisode had the scene where Santa grabs a bomb and is presumably killed. A similar situation happens in ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' when a bomb squad guy played by Kyle Chandler is killed after removing a replica bazooka shell lodged in a man's gut.
** Near the end of the pilot, Gary tells Det. Tagliotti that he hopes to never see her again. The next episode showed she got demoted with Crumb taking her place.
* IronWoobie: Again, Gary, for the same reasons as TheDeterminator.
* TheScrappy: Patrick. Made worse that he's named after one of the creators, Patrick Q. Page.
** "Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog", even if your not a dog lover. Phil losing his beloved dog Bugle can hit anyone who's had a dog, and lost one.