* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lt. Gruber , largely for his countless HoYay moments with Rene and for being the most [[TheCutie adorable]] "nazi" in fiction.
* FauxSymbolism: Maria or René implies Gruber isn't interested in her but what they brought: and they pull out the sausage...
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Although the series was extremely popular in Britain and overseas, it was especially so in UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}. According to [[https://www.publico.pt/culturaipsilon/noticia/a-madonna-caida-das-grandes-maminhas-1742530 this article]], it was because the series was seen as a parody of war movies which put every one, villains and heroes, the good and the bad, as equally incompetent (and not specifically of ''Series/SecretArmy''), at the same time as using a review-style kind of humour (review being at the time a type of theater which was very popular in Portugal, albeit slowly going out of style with other TV series which were contemporaneous with ''Allo Allo'' on Portuguese telly). In fact, when Gorden Maye had his car accident, it was cover news in Portugal, and a BBC spokesperson was reportedly surprised at the ammount of Portuguese journalists calling in to inquire on Kaye's health!
* HilariousInHindsight: Womanizing René is usually appalled whenever he sees that Lt. Gruber is hitting on him. In the mid 80's Gorden Kaye admitted that he is, in fact, homosexual. (And Guy Siner is not).
* HoYay: Gruber towards René.
** Occasionally, some of the other Wehrmacht soldiers towards Gruber, particularly when he plays the piano.
* WeirdAlEffect: The series was conceived not as a comedy about LaResistance but as a parody of British dramas about them, specifically the BBC's 1977-79 ''Series/SecretArmy'', which was popular enough to have its own sequel, ''Kessler''. However, ''Secret Army'' ran for only three series and has been largely forgotten, whereas ''Allo Allo'' lasted for ten years.
* TheWoobie: Von Smallhausen and ''especially'' Lt. Gruber despite them being Nazis too.
* {{Woolseyism}}: In Sweden, the show was called '''Emliga Armén'' ("Lame Army"), a pun/French-accented pronunciation of ''Hemliga Armén'' (the Swedish translation of ''Series/SecretArmy'').
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