- Crosses the Line Twice: In the premiere of the second season, Taqu'il has gotten in hot water for releasing an album entitled "Ballocaust." The cover has him wearing an SS-themed basketball jersey and cap while holding a basketball emblazoned with a swastika as well as a chain around the neck of a bald woman wearing a bikini modeled after death camp uniforms. Taqu'il's (Jewish) lawyer doesn't help fix the problem.
Taqu'il's Lawyer: What I think happened was a lot of people just took a lot of things out of context.Interviewer: You don't find... any of this offensive?Taqu'il's Lawyer: Uh... um... uh... uh... listen! Um...Interviewer: Aren't you Jewish?Taqu'il's Lawyer: Who's to say? ...yes.Interviewer: And you don't find any of this offensive.Taqu'il's Lawyer: No, no, no! I see a celebration of life, you know, like, um, Hoop Dreams...Interviewer: How can you say...?Taqu'il's Lawyer: ...or Finding Forrester. Maybe they're going to find Forrester... in Poland.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Ronnie, the gay Russian Xtacle who attempts to rape Xander in season one, Taqu'il, Mr. Ford, and Old Spice.
- Genius Bonus: After Ronnie rapes Xander, one of the things written on Xander's body is "Glasnost" with an arrow pointing to his rear.
- Growing the Beard: It is generally agreed that the first couple of episodes aren't indicative of the show's overall quality, and that the show doesn't really reach its full potential until three to five episodes in. This is a result of its style of humor, which is based almost entirely on having built up a stock of Running Gags, Continuity Nods, and Brick Jokes.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In Season 2, Tac'quil eventually becomes president with Stan as his VP. Shortly after the show ended, Obama was elected with Joe Biden as his VP.
- Idiot Plot:
- Almost every plot point is driven by people doing stupid/insane things, but perhaps the grandest example is how the start of Season 2 can only play out the way it does because Xander Crews just forgot (or at least, neglecting to mention that) he had a $20 billion check on him the entire time he was homeless.
- Or the fact that nobody on Xander or Killface's electoral teams knows enough about presidential elections to realise that neither Killface or Xander are eligible for the position until the debate actually begins.
- Nightmare Fuel: The thought of the fate of the world being left in the hands of someone as psychotic as Xander Crews. On a whim in the Season 1 finale, he decides to turn on a machine built to destroy the entire world, just because he'd "rather be dead than poor". Even worse is right afterwards, where Simon laughs before actually activating the machine.