!!''The King And I'' contains examples of:

* EarWorm: "Shall we dance? One, two, three, and... On a bright cloud of music, shall we fly? One, two, three, and..."
* FairForItsDay: The Asian characters may seem slightly stereotypical today, but in 1951 (compared with the usual caricatures of Asians of the time), they were decidedly anti racist.
* HilariousInHindsight: The King studying the Bible and telling Anna, "I think your Moses shall have been a fool." Five years after ''The King and I'''s Broadway premiere, Creator/YulBrynner would play both the King in the movie and Ramesses (Moses' adversary) in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''.
* MemeticMutation: "Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!" (The real King Mongkut used this in his English versions of official documents all the time.)

!!"WesternAnimation/TheKingAndI" 1999 musical contains these tropes:
* AntiClimaxBoss: No punches were thrown when Kralahome was finally cornered and captured as he had already locked himself in the guard tower first.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: When the King sings "A Puzzlement" and the ConspicuousCGI statues attack him.
* ClicheStorm: EvilChancellor? Check. GratuitousAnimalSidekick? Check, DisneyDeath? Check!
* EthnicScrappy: Master Little.
* FridgeLogic: The hilariously racist butchered English. All of the royal family seem to conveniently know the exact same amount of English, none know more or less, and none of them ever speak their native tongue, even when they are alone in a room they talk in fractured English. But [[WickedCultured the main villain is fluent]].
* TheScrappy: Most of the animal sidekicks, especially the monkey probably qualify, as they are added to the animated feature solely for poorly-timed comedy relief.
* WhatAnIdiot: Kralahome, who constantly contradicts his own plans to take the throne and ultimately outs himself in attempting to kill the king and his son.
** Arguably, the rest of the cast for not recognizing such an obvious villain or even his magical machinations.