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YMMV: The Other Guys

  • Acceptable Inevitable Targets: Gamble's cop car is a Prius.
    • Truth in Television. Many departments, even the NYPD, use Priuses and similar smaller cars for routine patrols and parking enforcement, to decrease operating budgets.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Pimps don't cry.
    • Doubles as a Brick Joke when you hear the full version at the end.
  • Blooper: Noticeably, when the red Prius's rear door is replaced with a gray door. Later, when the car is on a train, the door is red, and a few scenes later, the door is gray again.
    • Also after the explosion, his wooden gun is in its holster, then on the ground, then in its holster again.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Okay... ''Monday, Monday'' in a scene of a Prius literally destroying a van. Don't know how that worked but it did.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: in this movie, Will Ferrell is a software expert and The Smart Guy of the pair; in his next movie, he's Megamind.
    • This clip from the Oscars a few years back, when Will Ferrell addresses Mark Wahlberg.
    • Mark Wahlberg as a police officer Dignam in The Departed says "I'm the guy who does his job, you must be the other guy".
    • In 2014, Mark Wahlberg congratulated Derek Jeter for his career. One can only wonder if he apologized for shooting him too.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Admit it, some of you watched it for the scene where the Rock and Samuel L. Jackson leap off of a building, didn't you?
    • Others just wanted to see Derek Jeter get shot.
  • Memetic Mutation: Desk pop is used in many circles for a negligent discharge of a firearm.
  • Mondegreen: Non-lyrical version: some people have misheard Gamble saying "I've always got Little River Band loaded" as "I've always got a little rubber band loaded", especially as he was showing how he could still cause pain with a wooden gun. "Six discs" after that sounds more like ammo than CDs.
    • For a more direct version, look no further than "Monday, Monday" by the Mamas and the Papas.
  • Shocking Swerve: The death of Johnson's and Jackson's characters. In a movie that's gratuitously over the top, including shooting down an attack chopper with golf balls, the biggest Shyamalanian twist comes when you expect something impossible to happen and it doesn't happen.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The end credits, which are strongly opposed to greedy business practices.
    • At least one commentator has noted that they don't mention the disparity between what a director or actor makes and what an average studio worker makes.

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