* {{Anvilicious}}: Like most animated films today, the PowerOfFriendship is presented in full force. Unlike most animated films today, it manages to work in the movie's favor.
* AssPull: Yzma and Kronk getting to the lab before Pacha and Kuzco, especially after being hit with lightning and falling into a ravine. Like everything else this is lampshaded.
-->'''Ymza:''' ... How ''did'' we, Kronk?
-->'''Kronk:''' Well, ya got me. By all accounts it doesn't make sense.
* AwardSnub: Whenever there's an argument about voice actors getting Oscar love for their performances (say Robin Williams for ''Aladdin'' or Ellen DeGeneres for ''Finding Nemo''), Warburton's name comes up ''a lot'' for his work as Kronk.
* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5F7NbRjqXA "Run Llama Run."]]
** Yzma's VillainSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=374xW4zZbZA Snuff Out The Light]]" was for ''Kingdom In The Sun'' but was recorded before the animation even began. They couldn't use it for the movie since its exposition is different from the final products plot. The song was put on the movies soundtrack though, saving it from being a lost track.
** From the sequel, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zece9Bt6bVs Feel Like a Million]]"
* FashionVictimVillain: Yzma, who has a mannequin-head for nightly "storing" of her enormous fake eyelashes.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Creator/PatrickWarburton apparently likes [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers playing the bodyguard to a very skinny, inept mad scientist]].
*** He also [[{{Hoodwinked}} speaks regularly to a manic squirrel]].
** Chicha [[Disney/{{Tangled}} using a frying pan]] to KO Kuzco.
* MemeticMutation:
** "Kuzco is my favorite Disney Princess" on Tumblr.
** Pull the lever!
*** WRONG LEVERRRRRRRR!!
**** Why do we even ''have'' that lever?
** Smash it with a [[DropTheHammer HAMMA]]!!!
** IT'S BRRRRRRRRRILLLIANT!
** Fans consider Kuzco to be the first male DisneyPrincess.
*** This one, however, veers into UnfortunateImplications due to the fact that Kuzco is considered to be a princess because he's a self absorbed drama queen which inherently makes him "girly" because he's a guy.
* MoralEventHorizon: Parodied when, at least according to Kronk's shoulder devil, Yzma crossed it when [[spoiler: [[FelonyMisdemeanor she admitted to never liking Kronk's spinach puffs.]]]]
* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames:
** The PlayStation, {{Dreamcast}} and PC game was just as humorous and satirical as the movie is, [[LampshadeHanging hanging lampshades]] on video game clichés long before ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'' did. However, there are changes to the plot, such as game Kuzco knowing Yzma is trying to kill him right from the start, while in the movie he did not learn that until after the diner scene. Should also note that Yzma's crocodiles are, shall we say, [[NightmareFuel more competent guards]] than they were in the movie.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Look at [[http://www.cornel1801.com/disney/Saludos-Amigos-1942/film2_1.jpg this kid]] from ''SaludosAmigos''. Does the outfit look familiar? Maybe if we put it on [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9_UOkwurFo8/TzTj8YLIhgI/AAAAAAAACHE/MtbUGWOPZMs/s1600/saludos_lake+titicaca.jpg somebody]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_locxc5bPCx1qhigt0o1_500.gif else]] ...
* {{Sequelitis}}: The direct-to-DVD ''Kronk's New Groove'' was dire, save perhaps one or two individual moments. The follow-up TV series ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' regained some lost ground but had a tendency to take jokes from the original movie and re-re-re-use them until they lay in tatters.
* VindicatedByHistory: The film was eventually a modest money-maker, and has garnered a new lease on life in the post-''{{Shrek}}'' world as an example of how to do a timeless animated comedy ''right'' - many of the gags aged far better than the heavily modern pop-culture based humor of ''Shrek'' and its knock-offs, and the character of Yzma is now viewed as one of the best Disney villains.