YMMV / In the Heights

  • Ear Worm: Anything that Lin-Manuel Miranda raps.
    • "I'll be downtowwwwwn!"
    • "When I was a child I stayed wide awake, climbed to the highest place on every fire escape!"
    • "Alza la bandera, la bandera Dominicana! Alza la bandera, la bandera Puertoriquena! Alza la bandera, la bandera Mejicana! Alza la bandera, la bandera Cubana!"
    • "Parriba esa bandera! HEY! Alzala donde quiera! HEY! Recuerdo de mi tierra! HEY!"
    • "Honk your horn if ya want it!" (Pit horns and car horns: BA-BA-BAH!!)
    • "Anything at all can happen just before the sunrise..."
    • The irresistible urge to snap your fingers along with "When The Sun Goes Down", which many a rude audience member did when the show was playing.
    • "No pare, SIGUE SIGUE!" (Wooooooooooooah, wooooooooooooah)
    • "The hydrants are open, cool breezes blow."
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Benny rapping about how if he won the lottery he'd go to business school, become successful and start golfing with Donald Trump as his caddy becomes harsh considering the amount of racism that Trump has allowed to bloom during his 2015-16 presidential campaign. Though it also doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome in hindsight, that Benny wants to become richer than Trump and bring him down a peg.
  • Glurge: The most common complaint about the non-musical dialogue and general plot.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Chris Jackson and Lin-Manuel Miranda starring in this musical becomes this when considering their impact as the leading actors in Hamilton.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One of Lin-Manuel's early Youtube videos was him rapping about the show (before it officially debuted on Broadway) in a parody of "Bet on It" from High School Musical. He even directly calls out Kenny Ortega and the movies themselves. Cut to two years later, when who is cast but Corbin Bleu of HSM fame, in the role of Usnavi no less.
    • The video also featured Jonathan Groff, who was playing Melchior in Spring Awakening - the production of which was on Broadway when In the Heights opened. Cut to 2015, and Groff was in Miranda's next Broadway outing/smash hit at the same time as the revival of Spring Awakening.
  • Signature Song: "96000" is one hell of a showstopper that contains some of the most hardcore, take-no-prisoners rapping in Lin's career. "Blackout" is also an amazing Crowd Song that packs in a ton of vocal talent.