These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment - The high-minded, literary book-within-the-play is called "The Bridge" in which a man and child bond in a post-apocalyptic landscape, which is a pretty good description of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, the film of which was released during the 2009 Broadway run. In the play such a book is mocked as being unfilmable, unprofitable, and not any fun.