Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Even a series like this has one. Lita's interrupting the dialog to say, "It's Hamma Time!" with the group proceeding to do the classic MC Hammer dance for a few seconds before continuing the episode.
In the bloopers for episode 17, KrisRix has trouble reading a particularly ridiculous line. Max Skate tells her to think of the Holocaust. And it just keeps going from there...
Eric: Corinne's half Jewish! [...] Megami: I can't really be sad, too, because my grandparents are German. Kris: You're killing yourself! Megami: They weren't involved in that! Shut up! Kris: Sure... Christian: Hey no, guys, be quiet. My grandfather died in Auschwitz. He got drunk and fell off the guard tower. Kris: Are you serious? Christian: No!
The series makes a few references to the "over 9000" meme. A few years later, the licensed "more faithful than the DiC version" English dub by Viz would squeeze one in.
In the Remix episode, the generals introduce themselves to the Sailor Scouts all at once, refuse to fight the Scouts together, and ultimately get defeated by the Scouts' teamwork. Years later, the same thing would happen in the Sailor Moon Crystal adaptation of the Dark Kingdom arc.
Misblamed: SMA gets a lot of flak from people unfamiliar with DiC's dub, who don't get that a lot of the series' humor is derived from it, and assume SMA is intentionally 4Kids-ing the show because they're American. Some of the reviews on this very site demonstrate this.
Incidentally, anyone who declares Sailor Moon's original dub "American" and rants accordingly. The original dub was Canadian. With the exception of DiC's producers and Amy/Mercury's first actress (who was English), everyone involved with that dub – actors, writers, directors, editors, musicians – was Canadian. The SMA crew (who all lived in New York) were just as guilty of this mistake.note Though, to be fair, DiC was an American company (even if most of their shows were recorded up north), and SM was dubbed with American syndication and children and Moral Guardians (who were far more powerful back then) in mind.
Canada doesn't exist though. There is only North Mexico.
The Woobie: Once you get past the jokes made at Amy's expense, she at least deserves some sympathy.
Luna says she knows about the crystals because of the manga. But the crystals were made up for the anime.
The intro to Episode 43 says, "Today's Episode is brought to you by España!" As in Spain. But that's a Mexican flag in the background (see Spexico above).
Too Good to Last: The original plan was to finish the series at the Doom Tree arc which would have already made it this trope, but the busy lives of the creators led to the series stopping production at the antipenultimate episode. On a cliffhanger no less.
The original original plan was to just stop after the first series and movie. But then they decided to tackle Season 2. Yeah, that didn't work out too well.
What an Idiot: In Episode 45, Sailor Moon, at a crucial moment during a battle with the Monster of the Week, decides to take advice from Mina. It goes about as well as you'd expect.