* AwardBaitSong: The title song, performed by Dolly Parton, was nominated for an Oscar, and won two Grammys. It also became the second single ever by a female Country artist to top both Billboard's Country chart and the main Hot 100 chart, topping the latter for two non-consecutive weeks in 1981.
* ValuesResonance: Many of the reforms the secretaries introduce, such as decorating cubicles and less formal dress codes, have been adopted by most businesses since.
* TheWoobie: Doralee is the nicest person on Earth, but since the office thinks she's sleeping with Hart, she gets treated like crap.
** Judy is naive and starting out in the working world after her husband left her. Hart gives her a hard time about the copy machine, despite the fact she hasn't been employed for, say, 20 years.