- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: When Michael arrives late for Ben's swim race, he accidentally mistakes a kid named Ping Woo for Ben. The kid calls him out on it, but just to mess with him he claims he might be, which obviously freaks him out. It's funny, but no one ever brings it up again. The closest is a Call-Back when Michael goes after some punk kids letting off fire crackers, the kid and his family are seen in the same party as Michael and his family.
Ping Woo: I hate that man.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
- Heartwarming Moment: When Michael rewinds the moment where his father says "I love you" to him over and over again. Doubles as a Tear Jerker.
- He Really Can Act: While the film may have been a bit goofy, Adam Sandler did the Tear Jerker scenes really well.
- Memetic Mutation: There's a trend of photoshopping the main poster to change what Sandler is holding and changing the title accordingly, usually with incredibly silly results.
- Never Trust a Trailer: Previews made it look like the typical brain-dead Adam Sandler comedy instead of the actually heartbreaking drama it was.
- Older Than They Think: The idea of a remote that can change the world has been done before in Goosebumps. With the same title, no less. Though the protagonist in that story wasn't willing to learn his lesson and wound up paying for it.
- One-Scene Wonder: Terry Crews as the guy singing Loverboy's "Working For The Weekend" in his car when he and Michael are stuck in a traffic jam.
- Retroactive Recognition: