- Crosses the Line Twice: A few jokes, some of which had to be heavily edited even for late night TV trailers. For example, the trailer joke where Ted tries to impress a colleague by waving, blowing a kiss then humping part of the checkout actually continues further, with him mimicing fellatio on a candy bar and using hand soap to pretend he's being ejaculated on.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Ted comments on being a former child star, and being washed up like the cast of Diff'rent Strokes. While death is inevitable, Conrad Bain died less than a year after Ted was released and Todd Bridges is the only main actor still living.
- Genius Bonus: Ted's response to Lori's remark about a shit being on the floor is, "Or, or....is the floor...on the shit? Is what Kierkegaard would say."
- The Japanese Love Ted: Ted proved to be a major hit in Japan, as the film spent 4 straight weeks as the #1 movie and eventually earned $44 million there. He also has over 200k likes on his official Japanese Facebook page. In fact, Japan was the film's third highest grossing market, behind America, where it made $219 million, and Britain, where it made $49 million.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- Is this Green Lantern the first or second one to be outed as gay? I'm not sure anymore.
- The fact that Robert becomes Taylor Lautner is even funnier when you know what this actor was up to in the past few years, and who he shares scenes with... A Robert Pattinson who would have been a much more believable joke.
- Love It or Hate It: Pretty much. There are those who adore it, and those who claim it's "racist, sexist and homophobic crap." Considering that Seth Mac Farlane was behind the movie, it's pretty much a given that this would happen.
- Memetic Mutation: The Thunder Buddies Song.
- Nausea Fuel: One of the prostitutes defecating on the floor. Thankfully, it was off-screen.
- Serial Numbers Filed Off: With Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear. So much so that Seth MacFarlane was sued for it, though the case was ultimately dismissed with the plantiffs conceding that MacFarlane developed it independantly of their work.
- Spiritual Licensee: The film is fundamentally a better Howard the Duck movie than the actual Howard the Duck movie.
- It's also as close to a remake of Short Circuit as we're going to get.
- Squick: Lori picking up the poop on the floor.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: Think about it. This is a movie that has a grown man engaging in a brutal fight with a teddy bear... and pulls it off.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Similar to Seth's other works, it looks colorful and cutesy, but once you hear the dialogue.... In his review, Roger Ebert advised parents that if their kids want to see the movie because of the ads, don't take them. (He specifically recommended Brave as an alternative.)
- Taken to the extreme by a Brazilian deputy / Moral Guardian who tried to upgrade the film's rating there for "offensive content using childish elements". When the rating was already "innapropriate for under 16 years". And the deputy brought his 11-year old son to watch it. The Ministry of Justice shot down his request, and the film topped the box office afterwards.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: One of the major themes of the movie is about John's difficulty growing up, but name a young child who has not lived through the trauma of a beloved toy being destroyed or lost while a desperate parent tries to fix it, and comfort them when they can't. To many younger children the toy really is something more than just a toy and is a true friend and companion.