- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "An Old-Fashioned Wedding". It features a verse from Frank about his ideal wedding, followed by a verse from Annie about her ideal wedding, and then a Counterpoint Duet of the two verses together. The problem is that Annie's ideal wedding, with photographers, reporters, champagne, and caviar, is completely out of character for Annie. The song is then followed immediately by this dialogue and never mentioned again.
Frank: What do you say we compromise?Annie: What kind of compromise?Frank: We'll do it my way.
- Strangled by the Red String
- Values Dissonance: Annie finally wins Frank by giving up her career as a sharpshooter; it's most egregious when, in real-life Frank gave up his career for her.
- In the 1999 updated ending, after Annie misses five shots with the damaged gun and announces that Frank wins, Frank deliberately misses five shots so that they tie. Much better.