YMMV: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Harold's dream after getting knocked unconscious while riding the cheetah.
  • Crazy Awesome: Neil Patrick Harris' drugged-out/sex-crazed version of himself was so memorable that he had to return for the sequels.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: NPH. Some would say Neil Patrick Harris's role here helped resurrect his career.
    • Despite the extremely exaggerated and Squicky nature of his character, Freakshow proved to be rather popular within the fandom.
    • Leonard and Goldstein.
  • First Installment Wins: The first film is a classic. The sequels aren't as well-appreciated.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Harold and Kumar belting out Wilson Phillips's "Hold On" together in the car.
    • Also doubles as a shoutout to Tommy Boy, when Tommy and Richard initially express disdain for the sappy radio station they're listening to in the car, but end up singing along to the Carpenters' "Superstar" at top volume while sobbing uncontrollably.
  • He Really Can Act: This movie is what really put Neil Patrick Harris' child star life behind him.
  • Ho Yay: This movie is positively filled with subtext for Harold and Kumar's relationship.
    • Kumar licks Harold's face because he "thought you'd wake up if I did some gay shit."
  • One-Scene Wonder: Anthony Anderson as the Burger Shack employee. "LET'S BURN THIS MOTHERFUCKER DOWN!"
  • Squick:
    • The "secret ingredient" in the Burger Shack special sauce...animal semen.
    • "Would you like to play Battleshits?"
    • "Who wants first reach-around?"
    • Freakshow. Enough said.