YMMV: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment - Where Del becomes the Devil!
    • It's actually a sort of hallucinatory version of Beneath the Mask, as Neal is imagining seeing Del as the horrible source of evil he (thinks he) is.
    • The moment where Neal and Del briefly look like skeletons during their Wild Take literally seconds before the above moment could count.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Neal, after mentally piecing together the truth about Del and his wife, returning to the El station to invite Del home with him for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Del talking about what his legacy is going to be "when I'm dead and buried," given John Candy's early death. Ditto the final fade-out on his face.
    • In universe, Neal's response to Del's above line.
      Neal: At the very least, the absolute minimum, you have a woman you love that you can grown old with.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one scene, Del talks about moving to Jamaica, getting some rum. Several years later, John Candy would star in Cool Runnings, a fictionalized account of Jamaica's bobsled team.
    • The BLAM above involving the skeletons is even more hilarious considering what happens to Marv in Home Alone 2.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Sure, Neal comes off as a bit of a dick at times especially when he snaps at both the rental agent and the taxi driver, but after all he goes through, including nearly dying at least 3-4 different times, could you really blame him for reaching the breaking point?
  • Nausea Fuel: Del clearing his sinuses; Del taking off his shoes and socks on the plane; Del leaving wet towels all over the floor. Played for Laughs, of course.
    • And that... scratching sound their first night in bed together. Whatever it is, eugh!
  • One-Scene Wonder:
  • The Woobie: Del, once it's revealed that Marie has been dead for years and he's been homeless ever since.