These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
The Woobie: Jefferson Smith. He just wants Truth, Justice and the American Way! But Washington just isn't run that way anymore.
What Could Have Been: The original script ended with a sequence back in Smith's home state where the Taylor machine gets busted, there's a parade in honor of Smith, Smith and Paine reconcile, and Smith introduces Saunders to his mother and his collection of pets. Test audiences found it anticlimactic, so it was cut.