* TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn: Many, including "Help me help you", "You had me at 'hello'", "You complete me", and most notably "Show me the money". Two well-earned spots on AFI' s "100 Quotes" List, with the "hello" line ranked at #52 and the "money" line at #25.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: As with most Cameron Crowe films, it has an excellent and aptly-assembled soundtrack. Special mention must go to "Shelter From the Storm" by Bob Dylan over the end credits.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ray for being an adorably precocious child, and getting a lot of great lines.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcrxiDWyeVI hug that Jerry and Rod give each other]], the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhVuXKypPs0 touchdown celebration Rod does]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of73UiXUvjA Rod's subsequent breakdown]] during his final interview are all heartwarming in the moment, but become even more so when one sees how Cuba Gooding, Jr. perfectly emulated each of them during his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnCMqr1QRQw Oscar acceptance speech]].
* HilariousInHindsight: The final scene shows Ray throwing a baseball with shockingly good accuracy, prompting Jerry to think he might have potential. While Jonathan Lipnicki didn't become a baseball player, he did become a [[https://www.picsofcelebrities.com/celebrity/jonathan-lipnicki/pictures/jonathan-lipnicki-pictures.html jacked]] MMA fighter.
* MemeticMutation:
** "You had me at hello" usually as a response to some kind of offer. It's also sometimes turned around to "you ''lost'' me at hello."
** Ray's line about the weight of the human head to a lesser extent.
* NarmCharm: Some of the lines can be seen as {{Narm}}y due to constant parody and ShoutOut, but in the context of the film they're still rather sweet.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Summed up nicely at the very end of the movie.
--> '''Dicky Fox''': Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.