* AwesomeArt: Even those that dislike the film admit that the animation looks really good at times.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The Vegas showgirls; suffice to say, it's quite jarring to see so much skin and such suggestive poses in what was rebranded as a family-friendly movie.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The death of the turkey really shouldn't be as funny as it is.
* EarWorm: "I'll never do it on a Christmas Tree, a Christmas Tree, a Christmas Tree..."
* HeartwarmingMoments: "I'm In Love With The Dog Next Door."
* NightmareFuel: It has a few moments:
** Just the morning after [[spoiler: accidentally ruining Rocky's deal with the mafia]], he wakes up, for some reason, wearing black sunglasses, making him dizzy, having some problems with his sight and acting weird. It almost looks like he's having a hangover after a night of alcohol... or drugs. The whole scene is delivered in a creepy and unexpected way.
** The turkey's face when Rover [[spoiler: finds out that she's dead]].
** Again with the turkey... [[spoiler: what happened with her egg? HER BABY?]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: One of the animators was Seth Kearsley, who's feature directorial debut would be [[WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights another animated movie based on a famous comedian's schtick]].[[note]]Incidentally, [[Creator/AdamSandler that comedian]] was a huge Rodney fan.[[/note]]
** And Raffles is voiced by Ned Luke... aka '''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael de Santa]]'''. That's one big leap.
* SoOkayItsAverage: If you like puns, at least.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Can you imagine what this movie would have been if it remained the R-rated comedy it had originally been conceived as? Especially since this was before the AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark mentality.
* UncannyValley: Rover's eyes seem to constantly stare into space, [[TruthInTelevision just like the real Rodney Dangerfield.]] Thing is, instead of looking funny it looks... ''off''. Also, Rocky was drawn with a sort of "hard edged" look, giving him a drastically different look from the other characters, and making him look like a ghoul.
* VindicatedByCable: It enjoyed a second life on Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{HBO}}, and is nowadays popular among parents who want to introduce their children to RodneyDangerfield.
* WhatAnIdiot: The mobsters mistake a dog dropping his bone into the cellar as a police raid set up by Rocky and promptly flee the scene even as he points out the dogs nearby. Their cause for alarm seems even more absurd when it's put into words.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: As you can see under "ExecutiveMeddling", this movie was originally intended for adults. Suddenly the scantily clad showgirls, the mob hitmen, the turkey's death and perhaps the Christmas tree song make a bit more sense.