* ''"I'm sorry I was wack." "'''I''' was wack!" ''
* "I'm sorry that good looking people like us made you throw up and feel bad about yourself."
* The fact there's a statue dedicated to Derek's model friends, who died at the start of the movie, at 'The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.'
* A small one, but just after Derek has finished yelling at Matilda for her article in his apartment (after having been at the brainwashing facility for five days), he points out that her hair should be looser as it was causing some minor skin problems and proceeds to fix it for her. The tone of his voice throughout the whole scene makes it clear that he genuinely wants to help.
* The informant is genuinely touched that the usually witless Derek actually recognises his hand.
* Derick, stupid as he may be, is tactful enough to give a sincere apology to Matilda after getting grossed out by her saying she used to be fat.