YMMV: Tommy Boy

  • Critical Dissonance: This movie made Roger Ebert's "Most Hated Films" list, but it was a box-office hit that also sold well on home video.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Richard taking the passengers on a plane through the standard flight attendant stuff includes mentioning that there's a better chance of them hitting a mountain than a lake.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Tommy's plans of impersonating flight attendants and pretending to be a suicide bomber are a lot less amusing in a post-9/11 world.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Fat guy in a little coat!"
    • "Holy schnikes!". The special edition DVD was even called the "Holy Schnike edition".
  • Squick:
    • "Look, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I've got spare time."
    • And "She was kissing him." "So?" "With his tongue." "Ew! He's doing his mommy?" "She's not his mom. They're married."
  • Tear Jerker: Tom's death, and Tommy's reaction. Say what you want about Chris Farley, but the expression of loneliness he conveyed afterward was quite heartbreaking.
    • An in-universe example: The Carpenters' song "Superstar" causes Tommy and Richard to sing along with it while sobbing (after each one of them initially pretends to think the song is lame).
  • Vindicated by History: The film was slammed by critics upon release, but these days it's remembered fondly as a classic buddy comedy film that showcases the great comedic chemistry between Chris Farley and David Spade.
  • The Woobie: Tommy following Big Tom's death.