- Flaming hobos.
Hud: I just can't stop thinking about how scary it would be if a flaming homeless guy came out of the dark right now.
- Made even funnier by everyone else telling Hud to repeatedly shut the hell up because he's freaking them out in an already insanely terrifying situation.
- Not in the film itself, but the various "Cloverfield Monster Revealed!" videos that appeared on Youtube, "revealing" it to be Stay-Puft, The Burger King and Crab People, among other things...
- When they're in the electronic store, guess what's on one of the TVs? SpongeBob SquarePants, of course! CURSE THAT YELLOW SPONGE!!!
Rifftrax: "This just in: Sandy Cheeks is dead."
- These exchanges:
Beth: (seeing the monster for the first time) What is that?!Hud: A...terrible thing.Beth: (slightly later, when one of the parasites attacks) What was that?!Hud: I don't know! Something else! Also terrible!
- "One of us is gonna have to tackle you, and that's gonna be VERY uncomfortable for everyone involved!"
- A meta example occurred during the making of the initial trailer. The movie makers didn't want viewers to be confused as to what sort of movie it was, so they intentionally put in a line that said "I SAW IT, IT'S ALIVE, IT'S HUGE!". Then they released the trailer, and were comically depressed when they heard people were claiming to hear "I SAW IT, IT'S A LION, IT'S HUGE!"
- Hud's Male Gaze moment when he's supposed to be filming Lily saying goodbye, but starts focusing the camera on Marlena instead.
- Members of the cast and crew do their own take on the line "Rack 'em and pack 'em! We're phantoms in 15!" Large Ham is in full effect.
- Before crossing over the roof of Beth's apartment building, Hud points the camera at himself and says "If this is the last thing you see, it means I, uh, died." Many were probably expecting the movie to end abruptly in the next thirty seconds. It didn't, luckily, but...
- Hud is speculating on where the monster came from and suggests outer space:
Marlena: Like Superman?Hud: Yeah, exactly like... Wait. You know who Superman is?Marlena: Oh, my God. You know who Superman is?Hud: Okay, I'm not...Marlena: I'm, like, feeling something. Are you aware of Garfield?
- This exchange.
Hud: Rob, what time do the choppers take off?Rob: 0600.Hud: What time is that?Rob: Six o'clock.
- There's something darkly humorous about the fact that composer Michael Giacchino decided to subtly include a reference to "New York, New York" in the heart-wrenching adagio to "Roar!"
- When Hud, Rob and Lily are crossing over to Beth's building, a piece of it loudly snaps off from the side. Hud lets out a comical "OH SHI-"