- Contrived Coincidence: Keaton's character alters the $1 gift to say $4, which happens to be the exact sum the thief got for pawning the watch.
- Crowning Moment Of Awesome:
- The pool game.
- The quick change.
- The motorcycle ride.
- That's one tricky bike ride.
- Basically every stunt in the movie, aided by the knowledge it's Keaton doing everything himself.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: The motorcycle ride, especially Sherlock Jr.'s Double Take when he realizes he's riding solo.
- The ending, which crosses into definite Getting Crap Past the Radar territory.
- The scene at the very beginning with the spare dollars.
- "Shadow your man closely."
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The extended jump-cut segment at the start of the Dream Sequence. No Chroma Key here — for each shot, they went to a new location and Buster carefully recreated his last pose at the precisely the same distance from the camera.