- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Uncle Vova, 'aiming' with random pipe: "If you think that this thingy isn't tranklucator, it'll be the last thought in your Chatlanian head!"
- Cult Classic
- Ear Worm: The main theme and the "Mama" song.
- Hilarious in Hindsight|Foreshadowing: A film about the destroyed world due to predatory over-capitalistic behaviors looks too prophetic now. Actually, in light of the chaos of what happened in real life after the Soviet Union collapsed, it might just as well be a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment.
- Raw resource trade was going on in Russia for centuries, with a few short pauses. The only difference are goods and destinations — initially that was rope and wood sold to England.
- The way Vova and Fiddler's crude vocal performances easily woo Pluck's audience looks like a parody of today's bad pop music.
- Fuelling stations: "They took away the woman, and put in a machine".
- In general, the movie managed to predict and parody a lot of things that hadn't happened at the time.
- Ho Yay: PJ's bathtub scenes.
- And even before that - when we see PJ's hologram the Patsak near him is on his knees and acts like a dog around PJ. He is even referred as PJ's personal Patsak.
- Memetic Mutation: As happens with every single popular Soviet movie, phrases and entire dialogues became memes.
- "Fiddler isn't needed!"
- In 2008, Russian contestants for Eurovison sang "Mama" song from this movie.