- Jerkass Has a Point: Yeah, you can understand Carl's frustration, but his boss gives fairly valid reasons he should stick with what he's good at on the night he knows an important critic is there.
- Magnificent Bastard: Carl lets his 10 year old son try a relatively crappy beer, so he'll remember the taste in his teen years when peer pressure kicks in.
- Memetic Mutation: The film gained a bizarre second life in 2015 after Filthy Frank turned his obsession with the movie into a Running Gag, such as insinuating that Jon Favreau is a "God" who taught him how to cook, naming his car "El Jefe" like the food truck, and generally appearing as a Freeze-Frame Bonus.
- One-Scene Wonder: Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Sedaris, Russell Peters, and others make an impact with their small roles. But king of them all is Robert Downey, Jr., who, in a single scene, manages to turn what would otherwise be a one note character into something truly bizarre by turning Tony Stark's worst qualities all the way Up to Eleven.
- Crowning Moment of Funny
Lucinda: Everton, I'm the sous chef, do you know what that means?
Everton: It means you're the second in command, sorta thing.
Lucinda: It means I'm the second in command in the finest restaurant in England. Now the head chef leaves me in charge for an hour and suddenly we're serving fricassee of used Elast-O-Plast! I hate you Everton. I want you to die.
- Seasonal Rot: The first series is usually rated the highest with noticeable declines in each series, although the second series finale is one of the best episodes altogether. The third is definitely the weakest with the shift from film to video tape and the extended subplot about the failing state of Gareth's marriage. Whether it's pure horror or just not quite as good is a matter of opinion.