YMMV / Rutland Weekend Television

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: The entire "Friend or Foe" sketch 'til the cut away.
    Military man: Halt! Who goes there, friend or foe?!
    Unknown character: Carrot!
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Slaves of Freedom", hands. Down.
  • Ear Worm: Many Neil Innes songs ("Star of the Sexy Movies" and "Say Sorry Again" contending for the worst cases), but most of all, the intro tune. Doo doo dum dum...doo doo dum dum. Doo...doo...dum... ...DAH DAH DAH DAH
  • Ensemble Darkhorses: The Rutles. They didn't appear in the show again, but instead on Saturday Night Live and got a movie.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The (dull and borderline incompetent) house band in the "Old Gay Whistle Test" sketch is named Toad The Wet Sprocket. Idle re-used it in the "Rock Notes" sketch on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album, and the real Toad The Wet Sprocket borrowed the name from there.
    • Even better — Eric Idle originally created the name 'Toad The Wet Sprocket' with the intent that it'd be so ridiculous, no band would ever take it.
    • The "Ill Health Food Store" sketch mentions that on the menu is an opportunity to take home a vegetarian and force-feed him meat. Sounds like Deadpool is a regular customer...
    • In his appearance, George Harrison initially starts playing "My Sweet Lord" before switching to "The Pirate Song". In 2017, his former bandmate Paul McCartney appeared as Uncle Jack in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Pommy movie within a show segment is rather disturbing. Also, the Ricochet Brothers (and one sister), despite how funny they are — it's their identical suits, their identical speech. The fact that they seem to be Gang of Bullies to their one sister doesn't help, either.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Pommy He'll Tear Your Ears Apart, a spot-on parody of the 1975 movie adaptation of Tommy and director Ken Russell's output in general.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: The Rutles became far more popular than the original, rather short skit about them would have you believe.