YMMV / Rat Race

  • Awesome Music: The way the soundtrack uses classical music for some of the funniest scenes just makes them even funnier.
    • "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" - played while Duane and Blaine Cody sabotage an entire airport.
    • "Ride Of The Valkyries" - a remix is played with Tracy Faucet chasing a truck down a highway in a helicopter.
    • "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" - played while the Cody brothers pursue the hardware store guy in a hot air balloon.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Pollini being mistaken for a pedophile because his hand is in a baby's clothes looking for something? Uncomfortable. Him exclaiming that he's looking for (and found) the key? Hilarious.
    • Randy digging himself deeper after he mistakenly drives the stolen Hitlermobile into a ceremony for WWII veterans while looking like Hitler, didn't help that he had burned his tongue, to which while trying to explain himself he was mumbling incoherently which came out sounding suspiciously German.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: As noted under Shaggy Dog Story on the main page, the feel-good and heartwarming ending scene, complete with Laser-Guided Karma for Sinclair and his buddies, probably won't be as happy for all involved a while after the credits stop rolling.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The scene with the Cody brothers sabotaging the airport radar system and causing all airline flights to be suddenly cancelled could be regarded as this, considering this film was released in theaters one month before 9/11.
    • Doubles up as Values Dissonance for viewers in the post-9/11 world are almost surprised not to see the brothers surrounded by a SWAT team for trespassing and tampering with airport facilities.
  • Genius Bonus: The prize of $2 million is approximately what the $350,000 from It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World would've been worth in 2001.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: the subplot with a medical courier delivering a heart, which is momentarily revived with electricity. Guess what Amy Smart would later star in?
  • Too Dumb to Live: The skeleton that slides out of one of the cars in the Squirrel Lady's graveyard of cars. Possibly. Barring death or some crippling injury brought on by the crash, the occupant never bothered to get out of the car and try to get back to civilization?
    • Maybe not - the skeleton is still clutching a take away food bag in its hand. At a guess, it's someone who died on impact.

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