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YMMV: The Colour of Magic
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The part where Rincewind accidentally teleports himself and Twoflower onto an airplane in our world and ends up thinking that he is Dr. Rjinswand, (33, a bachelor, born in Sweden, raised in New Jersey, and a specialist in the breakaway oxidation phenomena of certain nuclear reactors [a fancy way of saying that they're uncontrollably on fire])... only for the Luggage to interrupt the whole scene.
    • Becomes Fridge Brilliance when you realize that it's all an extended pun: They were transported to another plane.
    • Also an Early-Bird Cameo for Roundworld, once The Science of Discworld makes our world a canon part of the Verse's reality.
  • Ear Worm: the theme to the film.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The plane being hijacked by a swarthy, bearded man. At the time, airplane hijackings were most often done by escaping criminals trying to get to a country they could seek asylum in. The act didn't become associated with Muslim extremists until the late '80s.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Jeremy Irons as Vetinari.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Rincewind muses on how there are too many heroes in Ankh-Morpork, and how the notable questing-grounds are so busy during high season that they plan to introduce a rota. A scene familiar to anyone who ever played a regular MMORPG, all of which came out well after this book was published (with the exception of certain MUD games).
    • Plus, the troll encounter plays out exactly like a random encounter in a console RPG.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Galder Weatherwax trying to outright kill his former student via magical arrow in the film. I mean, he had to take the spell back by force but that is harsh.
  • Special Effects Failure: In the two-part film from SkyOne, please pay no attention to Cohen's clearly visible teeth.
  • What The Hell Casting Agency: Many are displeased by the fact that Rincewind is played by an old man, rather than Eric Idle like in the games.
  • Woolseyism: In the Swedish translation, Dr. Rjinswand is Dutch, since Rjinswand doesn't actually sound Swedish.
    • It doesn't sound Dutch either, though.

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