These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Ho Yay: Wash out is very interested in Topper from the beginning of their acquaintance, he wants to say goodbye to Topper when he is fired, and when Topper manages the action and comes out in one piece, the others cheer, but he bursts out in tears of joy. Not to mention running to him with open arms in the happy end.
In Part Deux, Ryan Stiles plays a member of Topper's team ("I'm looking forward to blowing something up.") and would later play Dr. Herb Melnick, who marries Alan's (Cryer) ex-wife Judith.
Even Better Sequel: The original film is a clever spoof of Top Gun but the "Ace Pilot Flyboy" movies just don't have the same wealth of material to joke around with as the Rambo-esque action movies. In Part Deux the jokes come faster and is a more spot-on parody.
Genius Bonus: At point Benson calls the Japanese Prime Minister "Tojo". He's not an essential character so it's pretty easy to have already forgotten that his name is Sato. But it's not just a random Cloud Cuckoo Lander moment - Tojo was the prime minister of Japan during World War II.