YMMV / A Close Shave

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Wallace's Parrot Expo-what? to Wendoline when she says Preston is malfunctioning. Does he not know what the word malfunctioning means or is he just confused as to why Wendoline was using it to refer to her dog?
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Shaun the Sheep. So much so, that he got his own spinoff series, a spinoff of the spinoff and, eventually, a movie!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The morning after Shaun first enters the house, Wallace and Gromit discover the various things he's chewed and/or eaten. Mistaking the cause for mice, Wallace wonders if he should get the pest control people in.
  • It Was His Sled: Preston is a robot.
  • Nausea Fuel: Wallace getting covered form head-to-toe in machine-gun porridge. For some, it looks less like porridge and more like vomit.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Would you believe that the series' popularity in America started entirely from a (minor) scandal over this film? During a publicity tour, Nick Park accidentally left two puppets in the back of a New York taxi, sending the British press into a panic. The American press, confused as to what the big deal was, looked into it and, as a result, brought the duo to the attention of the United States, who bought 2 million copies of the first three films on video cassette by year's end.
  • Tear Jerker: The montage of Wallace and the sheep tearfully reading the papers documenting Gromit's trial and eventual incarceration.
    • Gromit crying and pounding his fist on the table when he receives the jigsaw puzzle (later revealed to be a secret message from Wallace).