YMMV / Spaced

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The entire soundtrack. That remix of The A-Team theme tune that Mike dances to on stage when the gang go clubbing is absolutely classic.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The solid nerd wisdom of "...as sure as eggs is eggs and every odd number Star Trek movie is shite." Pegg later joked about fate putting him in (the eleventh) Star Trek to show he was talking out of his arse. He then went on to co-write Star Trek Beyond, which is yet another odd-numbered Trek.
    • Simon Pegg wears a Dawn of the Dead (1978) T-shirt in season 2, episode 2.
    • Not to mention, the hallucination scene at the beginning of Episode 3. Though, this was the inspiration for Shaun of the Dead to begin with.
    • The flat has several Judge Dredd posters on the walls. Simon Pegg would later co-star with Karl Urban (who would later go on to play Dredd in Dredd) in Star Trek.
    • A real-life example, but with regards to the use of Star Wars during 'Chaos', the team actually wanted to use the series' proper soundtrack for the background, and had petitioned Lucasfilm to use it in the show. Lucasfilm, being protective of the license, told them 'no', only to begin to change their minds once they understood that the characters were not using the series as a source of mockery. They then agreed to allow the team to use elements from the series - there was just one problem; By the time Lucasfilm had agreed, the much contested prequel Episode I had been released. Rather than use the material Lucasfilm would now allow, the team instead stuck a three good Star Wars films later jab into 'Chaos' at the last minute, and proceeded to make the dissatisfaction with Episode I an element of Tim's character in Series 2.
      • And then Pegg was actually cast in The Force Awakens as a quite unsympathetic character.
    • Tim works for a man named Bilbo. Martin Freeman was one of the actors to have a role in all three of the Cornetto movies, and is a close friend of Simon and Nick.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Widely praised and practically worshiped by comedy nerds, a decade later the series can feel light and underwhelming to newcomers finding it via Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (especially if they're not huge fans of film able to catch many of the references).
  • Values Dissonance: Tim casually calls the gender-fluid Vulva a "tranny," now considered a highly offensive slur against trans people.