YMMV / Dude, Where's My Car?

  • Acceptable Targets: It's the 90's, so the film is pretty frivolous in its ridicule over nerds.
  • Awesome Music: A great set of pop punk songs of the 90s.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The jacuzzi scene and following Ho Yay scene afterwards.
  • Cliché Storm: This film is simply a quintessence of youth comedies from the 90s. However, this only makes it even more beautiful.
  • Critical Dissonance: Critics often didn't get it, but it was well received by the general public and continues to be so years after its release.
  • Cult Classic: Because of the very much nostalgic atmosphere and light humor.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: The Super Hot Giant Alien, on top of being something one wouldn't expect in a stoner comedy, really comes out of left field. The alien women just suddenly merge into this giant woman that devours Tommy, in a rather BLAM way to (almost) kill off a character, and goes on a rampage.
  • Fair for Its Day: Tania the transgender stripper. On the one hand she's on the receiving end of an over-the-top Unsettling Gender Reveal and some jokes are made about her deep voice and her strength. On the other hand she's not treated as disparagingly as a lot of the other cast, and is one of the few characters to get a happy ending running away with the stolen money and her cross dressing boyfriend, which for a Stoner Flick made in 2000 is pretty damn good.
  • Ho Yay: The scene where the two main characters actually make out solely to "beat" another driver in some sort of "bad ass" competition during a red light. No to mention when Chester said " I know your body." to Jesse.
  • Memetic Mutation: The title.
    • ZOLTAN!
    • And then.
    • "Dude!" "Sweet!" and the ensuing Overly Long Gag.
    • "I wanna ride on that ride" "me too"
    • Tommy asking the alien giantess "Do you spit or swallow?"
  • Nightmare Fuel: While the Super Hot giant Alien is mostly Played for Laughs and titillation, things take a turn when she proves to be a Literal Maneater and devours Tommy right in front of his muscle head friends.
  • What an Idiot