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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Mark watching tv and inexplicably watching himself show up in a Gwar music video and getting ripped apart, while his reaction ranges between horrified and ecstatic.
** It makes more sense considering he's eating Eddie's "special brownies" while watching a Gwar video.
** Also, it's clear that, after a moment of thinking about it, Marc ''realizes'' it's because of the special brownies.
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: A ''lot''. "Sugar High" at the end, along with "Money (That's What I Want)", "Video Killed the Radio Star", "Hey Joe", "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", "Here it Comes Again", and "Say No More, Mon Amour".
* CultClassic
* FridgeLogic: When playing on the roof, in the second verse they hand Gina the microphone again and she acts hesitant like this is the first time she is singing to a crowd. This would be pretty dramatic considering she mentioned wanting to be a singer, except for she was ''already'' singing the song solo with them in the first verse without any signs of nervousness.
** During the first verse, she was a backup singer. For the second verse, she is asked to "take the lead", putting her in the proverbial spotlight. That's the cause of her anxiety.
* HarsherInHindsight: The movie is rather like a story about somebody buying a buggy-whip store in 1900.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Considering the movie's reviews were abysmal and only made about $300,000 at the box office, it likely would have completely disappeared if not for its soundtrack.
* MemeticMutation: DAMN THE MAN, SAVE THE EMPIRE!
** "Not today, not on Rex Manning Day!"
** "Empire Records, open till midnight . . . MIDNIGHT!"
** "I don't feel the need to explain my art to you."
** "MY NAME ISN'T FUCKING WARREN!"
** "Lucas has money! Lot's of money! Joe's money!"
* {{Mondegreen}}: Some fans misheard "If You Want Blood" as "If you want ''love''".
* {{Narm}}: "I'LL BE BACK AND YOU'LL BE SORRY!!"
* RetroactiveRecognition: This movie is a ''gold mine''. Literature/BridgetJones is Gina. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Arwen]] is Corey. [[Series/TheMentalist Det. Lisbon]] is Deb. [[Series/WithoutATrace Jack Malone]] is Joe. [[{{Dynasty}} Miles Colby]] is Rex Manning. [[Series/LALaw Denise Ianello]] is Jane.[[Series/FreakyLinks Adam Barnes]] is Mark. [[Series/CSIMiami Tim Speedle]] is Lucas. [[Series/CSIMiami Jake Berkeley]] is A.J. .
** Now...take a look at the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Empire_Records_poster.jpg poster for the movie]]--did it ever occur to ANYBODY at the time that the [[ReneeZellweger slutty-looking blonde chick]] on the right would not just be the most famous out of everyone there, but be a tabloid fixture AND an Oscar winner?
** The female leads went on to do big things. Most of the male leads flamed out spectacularly.
*** Funny thing is that all of the three male leads would play in CSIMiami,in more or less recurring role.
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