* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: This being the kind of movie it is, Mickey probably ''did'' go to jail for ripping off a mattress tag.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Large Marge's face turning into a ghoulish image. [[spoiler: This is because as she had died in a car crash and it was her ghost who picked up Pee Wee.]]
* CultClassic
* HilariousInHindsight: Pee-Wee driving by the set that's making a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film is even more amusing now that Warner Bros has [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} released a Godzilla film]].
** Also, when Pee-Wee enters the Warner Bros. studio lot for the first time, the Batmobile from ''Series/{{Batman}}'' is seen overhead. Tim Burton would later go on to direct ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns'', as well as co-produce ''Film/BatmanForever''. Paul Reubens and Diane Salinger also had a cameo in the opening scene of ''BatmanReturns'' as the Penguin's parents.
** Danny Elfman did the music for the 90's Batman films.
** On the DVDCommentary, Tim Burton snarks at the cameo from Music/TwistedSister, saything that he "hasn't directed many music videos since." He would go on to direct two ("Bones" and "Here With Me") for Music/TheKillers.
* HollywoodHomely: Dottie.
* MemeticMutation: '''[[OhCrap "ANDY!?!"]]'''
* NightmareFuel: Large Marge, as well as Pee-wee's nightmares.
-->"On this very night.. ten years ago.. along this same stretch of road.. in a dense fog just like this.. I saw the worst accident I ever seen. There was this sound.. like a garbage truck.. dropped off the Empire State Building... And when they finally pulled the driver's body.. from the twisted.. burning.. wreck, it looked like.. ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LargeMarge.jpg this!]]''"
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Francis' butler is played by [[ProfessionalWrestling "Professor" Toru Tanaka]] (aka [[Film/TheRunningMan Sub Zero]]).
** The lone BikerBabe in the Hell Satan's club is Elvira.
** Francis Buxton is Chubby from ''Film/TeenWolf''
** Dottie is [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy Pickles]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Buttercup]].
* SignatureScene: Pee-wee awkwardly dancing on the bar in platform shoes to "Tequila."
* SpecialEffectFailure:
** In the pan-and-scan version of the film, you can clearly see Pee-wee's chain feeding up through the bottom of his bike's saddlebag. This is a common problem with pan-and-scan version of videos, which display more space along the top and bottom of the frame than is visible through a projector.
** The increasingly insane road signs are obviously being rolled past the camera on a track.
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