YMMV: Training Day

  • Consolation Award: Many thought Denzel won Best Actor to compensate many lauded but not awarded performances that preceded. Specially for a fierce competitor that year (and ironically both actors faced off against each other in Virtuosity).
  • Magnificent Bastard: Alonzo, naturally, particularly with respect to Roger.
  • Memetic Mutation: "KING KONG AIN'T GOT SHIT ON ME!"
  • Moral Event Horizon: Alonzo himself crosses this when he kills Roger, just so that he can take the money that the latter has. And if that wasn't enough, he also leaves Jake to be killed by Smiley and his gang.
  • Narm Charm:
    • A man screaming "King Kong ain't got shit on me!" should make you laugh your ass off. It instead is one of the most dramatic moments of the film.
    • When Alonzo yells: "I'M SURGICAL WITH THIS BITCH JAKE!!!!"
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Terry Crews plays an unnamed gangbanger.
    • Tuco got his shit pushed in, bro! big time!