YMMV / Topsy-Turvy

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Gilbert gets accosted by an insane homeless woman in an alley late in the film. The scene is considerably darker and more menacing than any other scene in the film, goes absolutely nowhere, and, unlike every other scene in the film, was shot outdoors, just to emphasize the strangeness of it all.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Andy Serkis as Monsieur D'Auban, D'Oyly Carte's prancing choreographer.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Monsieur D'Auban is Gollum, while William S. Gilbert is Professor Horace Slughorn, Richard Temple is Peter Pettigrew, and Leonora Braham is Moaning Myrtle.
  • Values Dissonance: William Gilbert has to deal with an actor who has a hissy fit over his costume which seems too "revealing," even though by modern audiences' eyes, it is demure. Furthermore, with Method Acting stars like Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep becoming well known and respected for the lengths they will go to be in character, this actor sounds childishly unprofessional.