!!The TV show:
* CreatorsPet: Chett. The producers liked Lee Tergesen's LargeHam performances so much that they started writing bigger and bigger parts for Chett, eventually making him a SecretKeeper in the final season.
* GrowingTheBeard: Starting in the second 13-episode season (when Wyatt's hairstyle changes) the writing improved considerably, moving away from the premise of the movie toward more fanciful magic and sci-fi adventures, and giving Chett more to do than just be the ButtMonkey.
* HilariousInHindsight: "Bikini Camp Slasher" parodies all the horror/slasher movie tropes--about a year before ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' came out.
** In "You'll Never Eat Brains in This Town Again," while trying to coordinate a stunt, Chett kicks a zombie's head off - except he thought it was just a student actor and subsequently thinks he killed someone. While trying to bribe Wyatt into not testifying against him, a panicked Chett exclaims, "I can't go to prison!" Turns out, [[{{Oz}} he did go to prison]].
** In the second episode, Wyatt and Gary get a hold of a universal remote that allows them to control time. [[Film/{{Click}} Sounds familiar.]]
* NightmareFuel: Enough to keep you having nightmares for a week or so, but not quite to Creator/StevenMoffat's extent.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A bit too adult for teenagers, possibly...
** "It's purely sexual"
!!The film:
* [[ClicheStorm Cliché Storm]]
* SignatureScene: Lisa's first appearance and first words: "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?". This is the scene most frequently parodied.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Gary's father. Even a liberal parent would think more than twice before letting his/her 15-years-old kid go to a party so vividly (and without a slightest trace of irony) described by Lisa.