Both movies provide examples of the following tropes:
- Costume Porn: Though by the time the second film was released, well into the recession, this particular aspect began to lose its charm. Viewers were particularly not impressed when - as seen below - Charlotte chooses to bake cupcakes in a vintage Valentino skirt, and is then appalled when her elder daughter gets it dirty.
- Cringe Fuel: From the freefall in the quality of Puntastic humour ("Lawrence of my Labia", anyone?) to the truly awful scene where Samantha simulates fellatio on a hookah pipe, topped off by Samantha's grabbling on the ground for her condoms in a street market in front of shocked Middle Easterners, the second film contains many moments worthy of an epic eye-roll - and some that are best watched through a gap in one's fingers.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble
- Too Dumb to Live: In the second film, Charlotte chooses to wear a cream, Vintage Valentino skirt while baking cup cakes while her elder daughter finger paints nearby; two activities with a high potential of getting at least some mess on yourself, especially when you add two very young children into the mix. The result? Two red hand-prints on the aforementioned skirt, a screaming fit and Charlotte locking herself in a cupboard to cry.