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YMMV: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Patches and Steve the Pirate.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Lance Armstrong being stripped of his winnings for blood doping (which is considered cheating) in 2012 and his subsequent confession of the fact in 2013 changes the implications of the scene he appears in.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: It was funny enough when ESPN debuted "ESPN 3" (five more to go until a "real Ocho"), but in reality, a much smaller, independent network beat them to the concept.
    • TSN, which is ESPN's de facto Canadian sister channel, announced in 2014 that it would launch three new channels, TSN3 through 5. Cue the jokes about it airing programming simulcast from ESPN8.
  • Memetic Mutation: Lance Armstrong's cameo is now being circulated as a joke around the Internet due to the athlete recently being stripped of his titles.
    • "That's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for 'em/him/her." when someone does something risky or stupid, especially on Imgur. The use in-context was Cotton pointing out that Average Joe's was forfeiting the match.
    • The most infamous "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."
      • Followed up by Patches' creed of the 5D's of Dodgeball: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge!
  • Retroactive Recognition: The Average Joe's member who pines for the ugly Russian on the Cobra team sure looks more familiar now.
  • Squick: Justin's flashback, White at the end of the movie, Owen and Fran in bed...
    • ...White and the pizza slice.

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