YMMV: Pod People

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The music-and-magic scene with all the things flying around. Right out of nowhere.
    • Especially egregious because you'd think a bunch of Reality Warper powers would come in handy when dealing with those poachers. They are never demonstrated by Trumpy's mother, or even by Trumpy except for that one segment.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Trumpy is actually a fairly likable character. It helps that he never speaks, and Crow projects a very bizarre personality onto him.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Let your rock musician boyfriend walk all over you and have an affair with a groupie. Eventually, he'll get bored of her and return to you. (To be fair, he has the lame excuse that she's a producer's daughter, but really...)
    Crow: Yeah, try to be nice to your boyfriend's girlfriend.
    • Karma Houdini: Worse yet, said boyfriend—and the girlfriend, to be fair—are two of the four surviving characters.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The poachers mention someone named Bill who went legit and works with the rangers. Later, we're introduced to Tommy's uncle who is named Bill and has ranger friends.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Trumpy is compared to a cross between a bear and a pig. Add a man in there and you might be getting somewhere...
  • Mondegreen: Pretty much the entire, "Burning Rubber Tires" song
  • The Scrappy: Tommy and the fake band. So, almost the entire cast.
    Tommy: "Do you know what play is, Trumpy?"
  • Ugly Cute: Trumpy once again.
  • Values Dissonance: In Spain, the "OK" sign means "That was worthless" (zero, geddit?). So Rick's sudden switch from giving an OK sign and smiling to "It stinks!" makes a bit more sense (and his smile was obviously sarcastic).
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Going forward, here's a tip for any meddling idiot executives: If you're going to doll up a crappy monster movie into a crappy kid's monster movie, you may want to also consider reducing the amount of horrible deaths by about 100%.