- Acceptable Ethnic Targets: Mr. Wang, Al's East Asian guest. But that's minor compared what the film does to WASPs and Irish-Americans.
Czervik: I hear this place is restricted Wang, so don't tell them you're Jewish.
- Awesome Music / Ear Worm: The theme song "I'm Alright". It is Kenny Loggins.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The synchronized swimming during the pool scene.
- Cult Classic
- Dude, Not Funny!: Bill Murray's eccentric groundskeeper, reportedly based on a real man who suffered from serious mental problems, might not seem as funny to people with relatives who suffer from Autism and/or other mental health problems.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Sequel? What sequel?
- First Installment Wins
- Harsher in Hindsight: Cindy Morgan's Ms. Fanservice moments and nudity? She objected to it, but she got put on the phone with the producer, who blackmailed her into it, saying she would never work in Hollywood again if she didn't go through with it.
- Heartwarming In Hindsight: After Harold Ramis' death, none other than Barack Obama stated that he had hopefully achieved total consciousness.
- Memetic Mutation: Every golf-related scene and quote has been hijacked and parodied by sports channels. Actually, this movie's created so many memes that a Saturday Night Live sketch in the late 1990s had Bill Murray, the night's guest host, present a Parody Commercial for the book The Quotable Caddyshack. The ad argues that if you're a guy, knowing Caddyshack memes is vital to relating to other guys.
- "Now, how 'bout a Fresca?"
- Romantic Plot Tumor: Danny has a girlfriend. Oh, maybe she's pregnant! She isn't? OK, forget it.
- Sequelitis: The second movie came out almost a decade later, only brings back one original cast member (Chevy Chase) and Suspiciously Similar Substitutes of the first movie's main characters who hit the same beats story-wise.
- Strawman Has a Point: Smails is unquestionably being a dick when he tells Danny "The world needs ditch-diggers, too!", but it turns out, yeah; there's really nothing wrong with working blue-collar (and in Real Life, the pay is usually pretty good).
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The sequel. It's typical for the follow-up to a successful film to try to recapture what made the original a hit, but Caddyshack II went to extremes, with having another theme by Kenny Loggins just the beginning. And it's not just having a similar plot or new characters filling the same roles as those of the original, but the sequel has Suspiciously Similar Substitutes for many of the first film's scenes and gags too.
- Vindicated by History: Only an average success at release, has gone on to become one of the most memorable comedies of all time.