* EarWorm: ♪ "You are the Last Dragon/You possess the power... of the GLOW!" ♫
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sho'nuff, sure enough. He's ludicrously over-the-top as a villain, dresses like a campy football player/samurai, and always looks and sounds like he just smelled something terrible. Naturally, he's ''awesome''.
* FountainOfMemes: Pretty much everything about Sho'nuff has become memetic, but particularly "WHO IS... DA MASTAH?!"
** "SHO'NUFF! THE SHOGUN OF HARLEM!!"
* GuiltyPleasure: RogerEbert said jokingly it was ''ten'' times as good as ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' because it features people with ''ten'' glowing fingers.
* NarmCharm: Some find Taimak's acting wooden. And that's perfect for playing the socially awkward Leroy, on top of giving it a nice chop-socky feel.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: You could not get more eighties if you tried.
* VindicatedByCable: Got a resurgence from airing on cable and subscription movie networks.