- Awesome Music: "Get Up and Enjoy Yourself" (by Head East) playing as New York is being destroyed in the climax.
- Ho Yay: Spy Swatter and Captain Duran.
Spy Swatter: "Drugs are being smuggled out of your country by a hooded hood called the Lightning Bug."Captain Duran: "It's true; some of our troops have even been growing marijuana in window boxes!"Official: "Gentlemen, this is incredible...do you realise how butch you two look together?"
- Rooting for the Empire: It's obvious we're supposed to cheer for the Lightning Bug and our God-given right to smoke dope, rather than the straight-laced good guys.
- Special Effects Failure: The butt of a joke.
"Argh! Rubber spider venom!"