"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Siegfried delivers a lecture on the evils of smoking to Tristan, shouting that he will smoke himself to death. Brian Sinclair, the inspiration for Tristan, died of lung cancer in 1988.
Tear Jerker: Most instances where an animal dies or has to be put down. Notable instances include a horse whose elderly owner has known him most of his life, a couple whose ailing dog is the only thing holding their shattered marriage together, and an absolutely vile man who cries when his cat dies because it was the only thing that loved him.
The Woobie: Life can be awfully cruel to James sometimes.