YMMV / Drop the Dead Donkey

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Joy, the sociopathic P.A, went from having two-minute appearances in Series Two to having her own plotlines in later episodes.
  • Moment of Awesome / Funny Moments
    • Henry at his award ceremony:
    "...a time when this industry was run by giants. Whereas now it is run...BY PYGMIES! Like HIM (points) and HIM!"
    • Truth in Television - former BBC Midlands news presenter Alan Towers signed off his last bulletin by saying "This is my last programme for the BBC after 25 years. When I first joined the corporation, it was led by giants. Now it is being led by pygmies in grey suits wearing blindfolds"
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Characters often insult Sarah Ferguson's book Budgie The Little Helicopter. Jeff Rawle (George) provided voices for the animated adaptation of the same book.
    • Damien tries to report next to a burning pile of drugs and gradually gets high off the fumes. In 2015, reporter Quentin Somerville encountered the same problem.
  • Retroactive Recognition: