YMMV: The Master of Disguise
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Pistacio autistic? Look at the evidence:
- He impersonates people who are right in front of him and doesn't seem capable of seeing how offensive it is.
- He has only one goofy facial expression.
- He dresses up in weird costumes as a hobby, using things like shaving cream. Remember that he's over 30.
- He mutters incessantly to himself and has poor posture.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
Pistachio: But, Papa? Don't preach. I'm in trouble deep, and I'm keeping my baby.Fabrizzio: Say what?Pistachio: What?
- Pistachio, as Turtle Guy, biting a guy's nose off cartoon-style then spitting it back onto the guy's face. What? How? Why? Who knows.
- A Downplayed moment when Pistachio randomly quotes a certain Madonna song while Fabrizzio tries to give him a pep talk.
- Designated Hero: Had the film been set up with Jennifer as the actual hero and Pistachio as a Bumbling Sidekick who keeps the bad guys distracted while she gets stuff done, chances are audiences would have been a lot more forgiving.
- Ensemble Darkhorse:
- Jennifer, due to Jennifer Esposito somehow managing to do well with the material, and the fact that for a large part of the film she's the only person actually managing to get anything accomplished.
- Among the various personas adopted by Pistachio, his version of George W. Bush was about the only one that everyone agreed was perfectly on-target. Terry Suave was also regarded as, if nothing else, less annoying than most of the other characters, due to Carvey giving a more restrained performance instead of the broad comedy he went for elsewhere.
- Fridge Logic: The whole point of disguise is to avoid drawing attention and suspicion to yourself, which is the exact opposite of what Pistachio does the entire movie.
- Memetic Mutation: Turtle!
- Retroactive Recognition: Dylan and Cole Sprouse as a young Pistachio.
- Rooting for the Empire: Not that Devlin Bowman was widely regarded as an especially memorable villain — though being played by Brent Spiner certainly didn't hurt — but he's still way funnier than Pistachio.