* BadassDecay: [[spoiler: Sailor does less well in every fight he gets into. To be fair his opponents got tougher and better armed.]]
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Even for a Lynch film, the scene where Lula talks about her missing cousin (Crispin Glover) qualifies.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "I'd like to apologize to you gentlemen for referring to you all as homosexuals. You taught me a valuable lesson in life."
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The finale.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Slaughterhouse" by Powermad; "Baby Please Don't Go" by Them, "Up In Flames" by Koko Taylor and "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.
* {{Narm}}: Sailor's hallucination of Glinda, the good witch.
* NightmareFuel: The lipstick scene, [[spoiler: Johnnie's torture/death scene]] and the car accident qualify.
* OneSceneWonder: Crispin Glover and Jack Nance; to a lesser extent, Sherilyn Fenn as [[spoiler: the car crash victim]].
* {{Squick}}: See YourHeadASplode below and {{Gorn}} above.