* MemeticMutation: It's Creator/PeterKay, who is MemeticMutation incarnate.
** As well as call-backs to established Peter Kay memes, ''Phoenix Nights'' notably started the association of Peter Kay with the classic Tony Christie song "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo", which culminated in the song being re-released with a new video starring Peter Kay and a parade of British pop culture icons and getting to number 1. Max and Paddy are singing along to the song whilst driving a minibus, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny much to the bafflement and/or disapproval of their passengers, an Asian Elders group.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: Den Perry crosses it when he [[spoiler:burns the club down]] at the end of the first series.
* MorePopularSpinoff: ''Phoenix Nights'' is better known than ''That Peter Kay Thing'', a six-part anthology / mockumentary series where one of the episodes featured The Phoenix Club. A few small changes were made for the full series.
* ParanoiaFuel: For the first few episodes of his employment, Brian's convinced that Ray Von is a psychotic murderer and the evidence just seems to keep piling up.