* BadassDecay: Bryce Lynch goes from a pubescent Mengele in the film to a Steve Urkel in the series.
** However the very last episode seems to indicate that the producers were interested in exploring the unethical aspects of Bryce's personality. He's on the verge of going back to working for Grossberg, out of sheer boredom, before Edison appears and literally drags him by the ear back to Network 23. (The same episode also contains one of the most hilarious lines of the series, which explains what happened to Bryce's computer-generated parrot)
* OvershadowedByControversy: One of the things the series gets remembered for was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion the incident where independent Chicago TV station WGN, and later on (perhaps more notably, due to it running uninterrupted and with audio) Chicago PBS station WTTW, got hijacked by somebody wearing a Headroom mask]]. You'll often see direct quotes from the incident in comments of ''Max Headroom'' related videos.
* UncannyValley: Max Headroom of course!