- 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:
- This is the film that got George Harrison, and the rest of the Beatles through him, interested in Eastern religion.
- Seeing John being threatened with a gun, especially since Foot actually fires it right at him, of all people, though it jams.
- 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:
- 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.
- The band's attempts to induce Ringo to part with his ring finger, since they figure he doesn't need it to play the drums. In 2006, Capitol Records edited the cover of a Beatles boxed set they were releasing, clumsily airbrushing the cigarettes out of the band member's hands. The result was that Ringo lost two fingers.
- The movie's especially funny in light of the fact that The Beatles later tried to get the rights to make their own film version of The Lord of the Rings (no, really). They probably figured they had experience acting in a film about a ring that all the bad guys are trying to take...
- 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...