YMMV / Splash

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: See Line-of-Sight Name on the main page. Madison is now one of the most common female names in the United States.
    • A scientist trying to prove supernatural creatures exists. Sound familiar?note 
  • Moral Event Horizon: Dr. Kornbluth calls out the other scientists, particularly the leader Dr. Ross, for planning to dissect her. But they merely insult him for "not being a real scientist," expressing how Kornbluth would always be a disgrace in his eyes and the eyes of the scientific community no matter if he is considered crazy or not. This helps lead to his Heel–Face Turn afterwards.
    • Which makes Ross an idiot since he could have gotten into the history books as the one who established contact with a new race.
  • MST3K Mantra: Don't try to figure out how Madison is able to read a map despite having had no previous contact with the English language.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Kornbluth's mentor
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Inverted. The basic story is a romantic comedy, but once Madison's secret is exposed, it turns into escaping the government and academic who want to capture her and "research" her.