* Not in the work itself, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvX6LkbiS-U various]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K1RcKJVbHA celebrities]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WahBH9sANg reading]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvZVpbJ9DzY it.]]
** [[TeamFourStar TFS]] and [[DougWalker Doug Walker]] reading it is [[http://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC36F6B027791D382 completely]] hilarious with all of them doing either one of their (famous) roles or impersonating different characters
** The GeorgeTakei one is particularly amusing, since he shares a CatchPhrase with the narrator. The one with MorganFreeman ([[labelnote:sorta]]It's actually a voice imitator named Josh Robert Thompson[[/labelnote]]) also includes some pretty hilarious commentary.
-->'''Ana:''' I like your [[{{Narm}} kinky fuckery]].
-->'''"Morgan Freeman":''' Yeah, more like bullshit douchery.
** Gilbert Gottfried's reading features him ''screaming'' the word "clitoris" (or, as he says it, "CLIT'''''TOOOOR'''''IS").
*** His entire use of AccentUponTheWrongSyllable.
*** And now see [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Iago]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFe26H8lWg read it]].
** In a similarly meta moment of funny, [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver John Oliver]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPloDzu_wcI would like to be considered to play Christian Grey.]] Despite [[CriticalResearchFailure having no idea what the book is about.]]
* For the interview, Kate had planned to ask Grey if he was gay, for no apparent reason.
* Any time the phrase [[PurpleProse "inner goddess"]] is uttered. Among the things it does is a "salsa merengue," and waving pom-poms like a cheerleader, and it is once said to be like someone who has had an ice-cream snatched from it.
** There's also the line from ''Fifty Shades Darker'': "My inner goddess is doing a triple axel dismount from the uneven bars." "Triple axel" is a jump in figure skating. Dismounting the uneven bars is done in ''gymnastics''.
* Every time the "subconscious" is mentioned. Interestingly, the "subconscious" isn't really her subconscious, because she's clearly aware what the subconscious is doing (such as wearing half-moon spectacles) which is fully conscious.
* Every time Ana goes "Oh my!" or "Holy crap!" and wants to masturbate at the sight of Christian Grey.
* Every time a foil packet (euphemism for condom) is mentioned during a sex scene.
* Every time a euphemism for vulva is used, e.g. "my sex" or "down ''there''."
* Every time a euphemism for penis is used, e.g. "incredible length".
* The fact that E.L. is obviously unfamiliar in how to give a blowjob. For fuck's sakes, she talks about "swirling his penis with my tongue".
* "I would like to bite that lip."
* Christian's explanation for why he does BDSM: "Because I'm [[TitleDrop fifty shades of]] fucked up, Ana!" You don't say, Chris. You don't say.
* "Moving down, I push him into my mouth. He groans again. Ha! My inner goddess is thrilled. I can do this. I can fuck him with my mouth."
** "My Christian Grey-flavored popsicle."
* "I'm a ho with dirty sex hair."
* Ana's mental response to the news that she just had "vanilla sex" with Grey: "I thought it was chocolate fudge brownie sex that we had, with a cherry on the top."
* "He reaches between my legs and [[FetishRetardant pulls on the blue string]] – [[BigWhat what?!]] – [[FetishRetardant and gently pulls my tampon out and tosses it into the nearby toilet.]] [[SirSwearsalot Holy fuck. Sweet mother of all… Jeez.]] And then [[IKEAErotica he’s inside me.]]"
* The fact that the author obviously isn't familiar with the BDSM subculture.
* In ''Fifty Shades Darker'', Ana and Christian go to Jose's art show. To their surprise, several people recognize Ana and they soon find out why: [[StalkerShrine an entire wall is dedicated to photos of her]] (that she didn't know existed). (This part is, by the way, blatant plagiarism of ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColour''). Christian immediately purchases every picture.
* In the beginning of the first novel, Ana is [[{{Squick}} using Grey's toothbrush on purpose]]. It's supposed to convey her physical longing for him, but it comes off as disgusting rather than sexy/romantic. And when she later tells him about it, for absolutely no reason at all, he's ''[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter pleased]]'' by it.
-->'''Ana''': I feel so naughty.