* AngstWhatAngst: The reaction to Hudsucker's death, for most of the board. Mussburger (his Vice-President) even takes the cigar he had left behind and starts to smoking it, proclaiming it would be a shame to "waste a Montecristo". There's only one guy who seems genuinely upset, and he's told to "[[QuitYourWhining quit showboating, Addison, the man's gone]]."
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2QlitH4nYY "What the hell is it?!"]]
** "Strictly speaking, I'm never supposed to do this. But have you got a better idea?"
* GeniusBonus: Notice how the movie goes from morning to night continuously (despite the story going over the course of months)?
* MagnificentBastard: Mussburger.
* MemeticMutation:
** "Y'know, for kids!"
** "Extruded plastic dingus."
* OneSceneWonder: Steve Buscemi as the Beatnik bartender who's increasingly exasperated by a drunk Norville's inability to comprehend that he's not getting a martini in that establishment.
--> Martinis are for squares, man!
** Anna Nicole Smith's cameo (and film debut) is memorable, consisting of a single cat growl (though she does show up later, and with a proper line to boot).
** Charles Durning only has two scenes, but Hudsucker is a constant presence in the film (heck, his name is in the movie title!)
* RetroactiveRecognition: Buzz is played by Jim True-Frost, better known as Roland Pryzbylewski of ''Series/TheWire''.
* TheUntwist: Some viewers believe the presence of a hula hoop on the poster drains the humor out of Norville's pitch consisting entirely of a circle drawn on scrap paper; seeing the hoop on the poster would make the circle appear less meaningless than it does to the characters who have yet to comprehend Norville's idea.
* VindicatedByCable: The film had a dreadful theatrical release, partly due to the poor, undescriptive title. Showings on premium cable gave it a cult audience.
* {{Wangst}}: One executive sure does blubber a lot.
* WhatAnIdiot: Buzz. [[spoiler:Mussburger convinces him that Norville stole the hula hoop idea from him. He even says himself that he has no recollection of ever inventing it.]][[note]]Buzz ''did'' invent the Bendy Straw, with the ''exact same design'' as the hula hoop. Norville, however, believes ItWillNeverCatchOn.[[/note]]