* AnticlimaxBoss: Once the bad guys are found at the end, the resulting brawl lasts about 30 seconds.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: If nothing else, the dancing is pretty damn good.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: During the montage where Johnny laments his troubles with Kathy, the number randomly cuts to shots of Kathy's house, complete with interior shots, an empty porch swing, etc., all filled with the same commercial-like quality as the rest of the product.
* CreatorsPet: Johnny. The whole point is to push Vanilla Ice as a [[NonActorVehicle leading man]].
* DesignatedHero: Johnny, so very much. He's able to quickly win over the female lead and easily convince his friends to assist in a potentially dangerous rescue, despite virtually no likable qualities. Just for starters, he introduces himself to Kathy by spooking her horse with his bike. She gets thrown off painfully, and could potentially have ended up with a crippling injury. Johnny does not even apologize.
* FightSceneFailure: The scene where the crooks capture Kathy's brother. And just wait till Johnny and his crew catch up to the crooks at the climax.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Kathy's little brother Tommy is actually kinda funny, and definitely the funniest character in the movie. Especially when he catches Johnny and Kathy about to do something very illicit.
* HamAndCheese: Sydney Lassick as Roscoe, and Dody Goodman as Mae, make the most of it and wind up as two of the most likable characters.
* IdiotPlot: 90% of the film's problems would be solved if Vanilla Ice and the people he talks to ''talked plainly to each other.'' Most of the misunderstandings happen because ''nobody tells anyone anything.'' For example, if Kathy just told Ice that her father doesn't want him around because he thinks he's trying to ''kill her''. Or if Ice just told her father that he'd rescued her. Or if Kathy's father ''called the police before his son was kidnapped when '''he already knew his entire family was in danger.'''''
* MemeticMolester: [[DesignatedHero Johnny himself]], for playing StalkingIsLove ''extremely'' straight and obsessively pursuing a girl who he almost ''crippled'' in their first meeting. It's not helped by the scene where he wakes her up by [[TrespassingToTalk breaking into her house]] and slipping an ice cube into her mouth while ''standing over her bed.'' [[{{Squick}} Yeeeeesh.]]
* {{Narm}}: In abundance; this flick is up there with ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' for narm-y goodness. But to name a few moments...
** The opening dance number, where Ice busts a dope rhyme with the tag still on his hat (this was an [[AluminumChristmasTrees actual trend]] at the time. Needless to say, it did ''not'' age well).
** "Where you going?" "Across the street to, uh, [[UnusualEuphemism schling a schlong]]."
** "Drop that zero & get with the hero." What's funny is that sounds more like something a villainous JerkJock would say rather than the main character.
** During his performance at the local club: "I'm gonna drop some funky lyrics."
** Better still, just ''look'' at the crowd. Where the hell are they, Nerdsville?
** The scene where he somehow jumps the fence on a motorcycle without any sort of ramp.
** The "climactic" fight scene, complete with random sound effects and whiplash editing that turn ThoseTwoBadGuys into {{Anticlimax Boss}}es.
** The "date" at the construction site where they do little more than dance through a housing structure.
** The kidnapping scene.
** One of the crooks (the balding one) is so immature and dorky, you have to wonder how he got on ''America's Most Wanted'' to begin with.
** "Lookie, lookie, lookie, in Kat's black bookie." Our BadassBiker, everybody.
* NeverLiveItDown: David Kellogg's commercial-like direction in this film would become this for him, especially after it was used again in his only other film years later, ''Inspector Gadget''; it quickly put a swift end to his short stint as a film director.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** The cinematographer for this film? None other than Academy Award winner Creator/JanuszKaminski.
** The director of this film? David Kellogg, who's only other film credit is ''Film/InspectorGadget''. Especially notable as the film's choppy editing and use of cartoonish sound effects are also present in this project, which he would later disown. He even cast the chubby antagonist in this film as one of the escaped prisoners in ''Inspector Gadget.''
* SnarkBait: The dated qualities of the film and the briefly high profile of its star led to it becoming a popular target for this trope. In particular, ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' gave it his [[CausticCritic usual treatment]], the podcast ''How Did This Get Made?'' profiled the film ''and'' interviewed Music/VanillaIce about it, Podcast/RiffTrax later released a VOD with riffing commentary, and WebVideo/JonTron made an episode about it.
* SoBadItsGood: This is definitely one for 'Bad Movie Night'.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Literally Kathy & Johnny's entire romance. She goes from righteously pissed off at him - after he causes her to fall off a horse, mind you - to chuckling at his patented witticisms in the next scene, and she remains transfixed by him through thick and thin.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: One of the odder aspects of this movie. There is almost no humor in it at all (aside from what's unintentional humor). Everyone was taking the ''Vanilla Ice movie'' way too seriously.
* WhatAnIdiot: Gordon is ''definitely'' the worst offender. So his daughter, Kathy, gets to appear on the news as a human interest story, but Gordon's family is in the Witness Protection Program.
** '''You'd Expect:''' Gordon to step in, explain to Kathy why it would be dangerous, and call the whole thing off. Or at the very least, let her go, but stay out of sight himself.
** '''Instead:''' Not only does Kathy appear, but '''''he''''' agrees to appear on TV and just [[PaperThinDisguise awkwardly holds up his fingers to his face while on camera]]. He gets recognized by ThoseTwoBadGuys easily. Real smart, Gordon!
** But Gordon is far from alone in this - see IdiotPlot.
* WTHCostumingDepartment: It being a blatant product of the nineties, this was bound to be the case. Special mention goes to practically ''every'' outfit Johnny wears.
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