* AwardSnub: The film wasn't nominated for Best Picture.
** Despite having one of the biggest selling soundtracks of all time, ''none'' of the songs that Music/TheBeeGees contributed were nominated for Best Song. Not "Stayin' Alive", not "Night Fever", not "How Deep Is Your Love?", not "Jive Talkin'", not "You Should Be Dancing", not "More Than a Woman", not "If I Can't Have You".
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There is a reason that the soundtrack album was certified 15x platinum. How awesome was the soundtrack? Music/AliceCooper remembers panning the album to fans and the public, but privately, thought it was (and still ''is'') the best album he's ever listened to.
* BrokenBase: ''Stayin' Alive'', the original film's much maligned 1983 sequel, is this in spades. Quite a bit of fans think of it as being SoBadItsGood (olden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book ''The Official Razzie Movie Guide'' put it in the "100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made" list). Plenty of viewers can't stand it in the slightest (the sequel has a whopping ''zero'' score on Rotten Tomatoes).
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Despite portraying Tony Manero's life as violent, shallow and ultimately pointless, the movie won Disco millions of new fans.
* JerkassWoobie: Even Tony deserves a little sympathy for all the crap he has to put up with.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Most of the people who saw the film in TheSeventies cared only for The Bee Gees songs and Travolta's dance numbers.
* MemeticMutation:
** In possibly one of the strangest crossbred memes in Internet history, this film plays a major part in a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' meme: Travolta's pose from the poster is extremely similar to the pose taken by Nagae Iku when she declares a spellcard, and fans did the rest. The meme is so prolific that Danbooru, usually dedicated to anime, manga, and video games, has tags for ''Saturday Night Fever'' and John Travolta.
** "Staying Alive" is popularly used in CPR training, due to having the perfect beat for chest compressions. Check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILxjxfB4zNk this educational video]] featuring Creator/VinnieJones.
* NarmCharm: A lot of Travolta's moves, which have been endlessly parodied, come off as ridiculous and are hard to take with a straight face, but they are really cool anyway and Tony Manero exudes an engaging charisma.
* TheWoobie:
** Poor, poor Annette.
** Bobby C., too. Tony is the only one who treats him vaguely like a human being.
** Tony's brother comes across as ''really'' sympathetic after leaving the priesthood.
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