BASEketball tells the story of two unemployed losers (South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone) who invent a game combining baseball and basketball, but requiring no real athletic skills. The game rapidly evolves in popularity to where it becomes an actual professional sport. Based on an actual game created by director David Zucker.
Cain: But until we allow teams to move cities and players to change teams, and take advantage of lucrative corporate tie-ins, I'm afraid you and your colleagues are gonna have to continue working for... (Cain reaches down where a chicken is eating some feed)
Remer Dude, quit thinking about yourself for a change! Coop Dude, I'm not gonna cave in! End of story, dude! Remer: Duuude?? Coop: Dude! Remer: Dude!! Coop: Dude. Remer: Dude! Coop: DUDE! Remer: DUDE!! (Coop is aghast) Dude. Coop: (speechless) I guess you got a point there.
Look out ahead, there's a truck changing lanes And you've got some yellow crumbs on your upper lip...
Comically Missing the Point: Joey's first wishes include big game hunting a bald eagle or a giant panda, before choosing poisoning a reservoir and throwing flesh-eating fish into a public swimming pool.
Also, Squeak with his admiring fan. She can't be a dude - she's got the cutest little Adam's apple!
Remer thinks he has to quit BASEketball to get rich.
This happens every time Cain meets with Coop and/or Remer. He'll discuss his ideas regarding lucrative opportunities, but they'll greatly misinterpret what's Cain is talking about much to his chagrin.
Doing It for the Art: In-universe example. Coop's philosophy while building the NBL; He wants to create an environment where passion for the sport, not franchising, is the main motivating factor for the players. Unfortunately, Coop has too much control over the sport just to keep it that way.
Coop: This is not about the money. It's about tradition. Look, think about the greats who have played this game. It's because of them. It's because of us, that I can't bow down to a guy like Cain. Remer: Dude, that's easy for you to say! You got the team, we got jack-shit!
Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Squeak. His real first name is Kenny, but his teammates use his nickname so exclusively that it's assumed to be his given name.
It gets even better when everyone is referred to by full name and nickname and we get to "Squeak 'Little Bitch' Scolari."
This is going to be the end of the foundation; it's not endowed like- (beat) well, like- [...] Enough! Look at yourselves! You're just typical men with humongous... egos. You're like every other pro-athlete, I should have kept those kids away from you, now their little lives are ruined and all you can do is argue over who is the bigger penis- I mean child. (sigh) Long wanger. (gasp) Throbbing cock. (screams)
Humble Beginnings: In-universe. Baseketball started off as a game played on suburban neighborhood driveways. With the support and financial backing of a billionaire fan, it became a professional league sport. As a nod to this, most baseketball arenas have facades the resemble garage doors each themed to the arena's home team.
Bob Costas: Hard to believe that just five years ago, this game was played only on driveways.
I Take Offense to That Last One: Remer was offended when Coop tells him he doesn't really care about Jenna since he was in the hot tub with Victoria Silvstedt, "Playmate of the Year!".
Meaningful Echo: The Beers win the final championship game using the exact same play that they won the backyard league championship with at the beginning, complete with identical commentating from the announcers.
Moment Killer: Remer barges into Coop's apartment in Kramer fashion just as he and Jenna are about to kiss.
Remer: Hey Coop, check out all this cool shit we got in the hospital!
Never My Fault: After the Big Bad blackmails them into forfeiting the Denslow Cup, Remer blames the entire mess on Coop because he wouldn't share control of the NBL and for saying no to Cain's first proposition (thus forcing Cain to take drastic measures in order to change Coop's mind). When Jenna comes down to tell them they've destroyed her foundation, Remer quickly pins the blame on Coop.
Coop: Jenna, I can explain... Remer: Yes, it was his fault.
(Jenna leaves) Remer: You gotta believe me, it's all Coop's fault!
After the Beers are starting to lose the Denslow Cup, resulting in a fight:
Remer: Thanks for coming back, you really made a big difference in the game. Coop: Dude, if I haven't been cleaning up your mess, I wouldn't be jet-lagging, shitting curry!
Trash Talk: Psych-outs, an official part of the game.
Un Entendre: Yvette, being a trophy wife, frequently mistakes Baxter's unconventional requests as sexual come-ons:
Baxter: But you know, my (glances at groin) lobby could use a good buffing, if you know what I mean. Yvette: I know exactly what you mean. (Cut to Yvette struggling to use a janitor's buffer in the lobby)