* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Al simply an unintentionally insensitive CloudCuckoolander, or is he something much worse?
** With the above in consideration, are his disgusting Nutrition Break segments just a testament to his weirdness, or is he deliberately trying to make the audience poison themselves?
* FridgeHorror: The Guy Boarded Up In The Wall.
* MoralEventHorizon: Al is a bit of a jerk, but one particular episode has him force a guest star to play guinea pig to his new invention, [[BodyHorror giving them a dinosaur foot.]] At the end of the episode, he's still around, yelling to the audience that Al must be stopped. Al isn't a jerk, he's a supervillain!
** There's also the time Val Brentwood kidnapped a boy band to sabotage Al's competitor. Al was at first upset, but quickly decided to force them to play for him.
* OneSceneWonder: The show was filmed in the same building as ''{{The Tonight Show}}'', and Al would often troll the halls trying to get Leno's guests to do a scene. A remarkable number of them agreed, like Drew Carey and Bill Mumy.
* TheWoobie: Cousin Corky gets the worst of Al's jerkassery. He tricks her into doing all his chores then abandons her to go on vacation, he aggressively forces her to take part in his talent show, and is just flat out insensitive to her. Plus it's clear she has some kind of self esteem issues.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: It's hard to root for Al.