Flying down to Rio where there's rhythm and rhyme.
Hey feller, twirl that old propeller,
Got to get to Rio and we've got to make time."
- Arranged Marriage: Between Julio and Belinha. Roger swears that he'll destroy it.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between both couples.
- Beta Couple: Fred Ayres and Honey Hale.
- Blatant Lies: When the band are sneaking into the hotel for the Grand Opening and have their instruments wrapped up. They're asked what they are and tell very unconvincing lies.
- But Not Too Black: Belinha is described as being "white as a flower" by Roger.
- The Casanova: Roger. His habit of going after women he shouldn't be with has cost the band a lot of jobs.
- Deserted Island: Belinha and Roger think they've crash-landed on one halfway through the picture... turns out they just landed on a bit of dense undergrowth in Rio.
- The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Flying Down To Rio"
- Elopement: Honey suggests this Julio, but he says that in Brazil that's not how things are done. Afterwards he does follow the plan Honey suggested, but hands Belinha to Roger.
- Fake Nationality: All three of the Greek Gambling members are played by American actors.
- Getting the Boot: When Fred tries to talk to Belinha in the pastry shop, the shop owners throw him out after her aunt starts shouting at him.
- Gossip Evolution: "Bellinha is dancing with the conducter" evolves to "she's going off with a gigolo".
- I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: First, Roger leaves so Julio and Belinha can be together. Julio sees their farwell kiss and decides to organise an elopement... between Roger and Belinha.Julio: Her happiness is my happiness.
- Headbutt of Love: Used throughout the "Carioca".
- Ladies and Germs/My Friends... and Zoidberg:Fred: "Boys, girls and you too, Honey."
- Loophole Abuse: No entertainment license for the hotel's big opening? Well, there's nothing against hosting an airshow beside the hotel!
- Love Triangle: Julio <-> Belinha <-> Roger. Roger wins.
- Malaproper:Honey: "It's like finding a noodle in a haystack."
- Moment Killer: Just as Julio and Belinha were getting close and she asks Julio to marry her quickly, Roger comes along.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Roger, when he was pretending to be the mute pilot. Belinha didn't realise it was him until after he revealed his identity.
- The Rival: Julio, he starts off slightly bitter towards Roger (Roger is equally bitter) but they both accept the fact and decide that Bellinha will make the decision.
- Romantic False Lead: Julio.
- Serenade Your Lover: Orchids in Moonlight three times. First is as a solo piano piece from Roger to Belinha; second as a big musical number (without lyrics) from Roger to Belinha and, finally, sung as a solo by Julio to Belinha.Julio: "It might make any woman, on a tropical island, fall in love with any man."
- Sinister Silhouettes: The bad guys in the movie, three top-hatted gentlemen, are mostly seen as this.
- Title Drop: Roger mentions that "Flying Down To Rio" would be a great name for a song, and it then appears as the final musical piece.