Messin' with him is like rollin' the dice.
Thunder, in par-a-dise!
Mess with him an' you're playing with your life..."If you've seen Knight Boat on The Simpsons, you know the concept already.
Troping! In par-a-dise!
- Bigger on the Inside: The 'Thunder' itself.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Why recurring villain Hammerhead behaves the way they do. One of the final episodes implies he gets better.
- Buried Treasure: The MacGuffin of the pilot.
- The Cameo: Several wrestler friends of Hogan appear as background characters, including Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, Brutus Beefcake, and Jimmy Hart. The latter two are even 2nd & 3rd Best Men his wedding in the pilot.
- Casual Danger Dialog: In "Deadly Lessons", Spencer calls his daughter to wish her luck on her first school day - while he's in a firefight in the middle of South America. He tries to convince her that the gunfight is a fiesta.
- Cool Boat: The "Thunder".
- Damsel in Distress: Kelly gets captured a lot.
- Deadpan Snarker: Spencer, Bru, Kelly, and Uncle Edward.
- Dropped After the Pilot: Spencer's new wife Megan was completely forgotten after the pilot movie, while her daughter Jessica was retconned to be Spencer's biological daughter instead of his step-daughter.
- I'm Going to Disney World: Said word for word in the episode "Blast Off", in response to a reporter who asks Spencer what he's going to do now that he's saved a Senator from assassination. It seems like a throwaway line at first, but a few scenes later Spencer gets a call from Disney, and he actually DOES go there, complete with a montage of Spencer and Jessica on various Magic Kingdom rides. (An easy scene to film, considering most of the series filmed in Disney World anyway.)
- Marriage of Convenience: see On One Condition.
- Military Salute: In a flashback, the protagonists are shown sharing a goofy salute with their commanding officer.
- On One Condition: In the Pilot, Megan Whittaker, who has been pining for Spencer, talks him into marrying her, because he needs money to pay off a bank loan and she needs to get married in order to fulfill her father's will's demand.
- Pool Scene: Repeatedly.
- Spy Satellites: In one episode, one of the heroes looks for a spy satellite nearby to hack into from his Cool Boat, finds one, and acts as a Mission Control for his partner.