Tropes featured include:
- Ambiguously Jewish - Invoked by Cohen, who's pretending not to be Jewish (its early 20th century Germany, so...)
- "That's Cohen with a K"
- Caught with Your Pants Down
- Dirty Old Woman - Gertrude
- Panty Shot - the impetus for the main action. Before the play begins, Louise' underpants fall off while she standing on a bench trying to see the king.
- Shiksa Goddess - Louise to Cohen