* HoYay: Hinted by this exchange between Vinnie and Barney after Vinnie gets attacked by mobsters at a New York hotel.
-->'''Vinnie''': You saved my life.
-->'''Barney''': You saved mine.
** During the merengue sequence, Vinnie grabs Barney's ass.
* IronWoobie: Barney. His wife leaves him for a younger man, one of the reasons being how Barney eats his pancakes. But since Barney is an FBI agent, his moments of badassery kick in time after time.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Steve Martin is clearly NOT Italian but that may be the joke.