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  • Award Snub: This album lost the Grammy for "Best Performance by a Vocal Group" to a group called the Anita Kerr Singers, whose album We Dig Mancini never even placed in the Top 40. Tellingly, Anita was vice president of the Nashville chapter of the NARAS in the mid 60s.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • "The Exciting Adventure of Paul on the Floor", in which Paul shrinks to a minuscule size and has a brief exciting adventure on the floor.
    • Intermission. Seven seconds of pure "what the heck was that?"
    • The film's dedication to Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine.
  • Covered Up: "Act Naturally", and to a lesser extent "Dizzy Miss Lizzy".
  • Crowning Music of Awesome - Should go without saying in a Beatles movie!
  • Fridge Logic: How does owning a ring that can't be removed from one's finger help one gain global domination?
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • Seeing John Lennon being threatened with a gun, especially since Foot actually fires it right at him, of all people, though it jams. Also, seeing George Harrison attacked with a melee weapon in his own home now seems very wrong.
    • The scene where a bunch of vaguely Middle Eastern/South Asian cultists are rounded up and put into a prison camp and a Caribbean island.
    • George saying "I've never seen any drummers with one, you know..." doesn't seem as silly in light of what happened to Rick Allen.
    • Juxtapose the Beatles' concern not to step on shrunken Paul as "it's his best suit", or George cracking on Paul's goofy "Indian scout" delivery when he discovers fake footprints on the road in the Bahamas, by saying, "Don't encourage him. You've got the part, Paul", with the band's later Creative Differences with Paul five years later in Real Life, to say nothing of the earlier scene where George lunges for the throat of one of the bad guys and gets John, instead.
    John (choking): It's me, you fool!
    George (teeth gritted, still strangling him): Oh! Sorry!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • This is the film that got George Harrison, and the rest of the Beatles through him, interested in Eastern religion.
    • Ringo, George, and John's disguises in the airport make them look much like they would later in life.
    • Everything about the Beatles being on the run from (essentially) Indians and making (joking) comments about their 'filthy Eastern ways', considering they would later embrace that culture. In particular, a scene where the cultists quickly replace a band in a restaurant and start playing an Indianised instrumental version of A Hard Day's Night. In fact, George Harrison first got interested in the sitar seeing it used in that scene.
    • At a certain point, the Beatles dress as a military band...
    • Contrast the band members' stories that they were stoned on marijuana when they filmed the movie, with this bit of dialogue, as Ahme is attempting to inject Ringo's finger with a formula designed to shrink his finger so that the ring will fall off:
    Paul: But is it mainlining, or habit-forming?
    George: (sticking gum in his mouth) Not as long as you don't swallow it.
  • Ho Yay: John and Ringo
    Ringo: "What was it that first attracted you to me?"
    John: "Well, you're very polite, aren't you?"
  • So Bad, It's Good: It was supposed to be, but not necessarily for the reasons that it actually is...
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Averted. The Beatles willingly admitted that the whole movie was filmed "in a haze of marijuana smoke." If you want evidence of how checked out they were, just watch John's awkward laugh when Ringo's finger is magnetized to the ceiling of their elevator.