YMMV / Five Easy Pieces

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: An early scene has four characters sitting in a living room and singing. The song is interrupted for a brief monologue by one of the characters about dimples and God. When she's done, nobody offers any reaction or even acknowledgment of her little speech and everyone continues singing as if nothing happened. Possibly symbolic.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: The diner scene where Robert upbraids the waitress is supposed to show how difficult he is and how much trouble he has functioning in normal social situations. Instead it's largely seen as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for getting violent at a woman just trying to do her job.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Palm's dialogue about a car that runs on steam is reminiscent of Steven Hyde's monologue about "government having a car that runs on water".
  • Jerkass Woobie: Bobby is a prime example. You really do understand his callousness and feel sympathy for him after you see how screwed-up the Dupea family is.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I'd like an omelette..."