YMMV: The Goonies
- Accidental Innuendo: "One-Eyed Willy", the legendary pirate.
- Cult Classic: Another of the well loved 80's kid adventure films.
- Director Displacement: It's very common for people to think that the film is directed by Steven Spielberg. He has only producer and story credits.
- Ear Worm:
- The NES' rendition of Goonies R Good Enough in the first NES game (only available on PlayChoice-10 machines in the US, sadly) is surprisingly catchy.
- The Cyndi Lauper original is no less an Ear Worm. Ah-ay-yi-yi-yi-YEEEAH!!
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Sloth.
- Foe Yay: Between Mouth and Steff.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Chunk's lie about Michael Jackson supposedly stopping over at his house to use the bathroom becomes wince-worthy in light of his accusations of pedophilia.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The joke about Martin Sheen being a president (despite having played Kennedy in a mini series) is funnier after he played President Bartlet in The West Wing.
- Magic Franchise Word: "Hey you guys!"
- Memetic Mutation:
- Recently spawned a string of indie T-shirts in the UK, bearing slogans such as 'Sloth love Chunk' and 'Do the Truffle Shuffle!'
- And on YTMND, there are various sites based around Chunk, like "Chunk is Indestructable", where Captain Picard from Star Trek: First Contact tries to shoot down Chunk, and "Chunk Addresses Congress", where Chunk chastises the US Congress over the War in Iraq.
- "HEY YOU GUYS!!!"
- Nightmare Fuel:
- No Problem with Licensed Games: Both games by Konami were quite good, surprisingly.
- Special Effect Failure:
Corey Feldman: Hey I saw Superman, and I believed a man could fly.Jeff Cohen: You could show a man flying through the air, but couldn't show a bunch of kids standing in front of a coast?
- The reason for cutting the scene of the octopus, which was about as threatening as a bathtub toy.
- On the DVD Commentary, Jeff Cohen berates Richard Donner for one unfortunate bluescreen shot of the kids standing in front of the beach coastline.
- The bats are clearly fake in their looks and movements. Doubles as Narm.
- Ugly Cute: Sloth
- Visual Effects of Awesome: Despite the one noticeable greenscreen, mentioned above, almost everything else: the stunts, set pieces and fantastic sets (especially the location of Willie's ship) were all done practically and have aged fantastically well as a result. A fact proudly pointed out in the Special Edition commentary.
- "Weird Al" Effect: People are more likely to assume "Hey you guys!" is from this movie rather than The Electric Company.
- What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The film is generally remembered as a kids film, what with it centering on the adventures of a bunch of kids. However, the film features a man hanging from a noose, a child stuck in a closet with a corpse, a deformed man chained up in a basement, panty shots of a teenager, jokes about drugs and a whole scene dedicated to a statue's penis. When the Special Edition was released celebrating it's 25th Anniversary with a PG-13(12A) rating some were surprised, until they viewed the film through adult eyes.
Sean Astin: "We're teaching kids culture!"
- Lampshaded on the DVD commentary when the "statue's penis" scene comes up.
- The Woobie: Poor Sloth. Even when we and Chunk still assume he's a dangerous Madman in the Attic, it's impossible not to feel bad for him as he sits chained to his seat, begging for food from his Jerkass brother.