Harsher in Hindsight: The intro was animated by Spümcø, John Kricfalusi's animation studio, and seeing the young girls being animated by him paints a whole darker picture today.
Hilarious in Hindsight: When Velda visits Phyllis' hotel bungalow and asked her "Is this what you call roughing it?", Phyllis' responds "1 bathroom for 9 people, yes". 6 years later, Shelley Long, who plays Phyllis, appears in The Brady Bunch Movie, where the house has 1 bathroom for 9 people.
Made even funnier when you realize Betty Thomas, who played Velda, was the director of The Brady Bunch Movie.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Carla played Chica, the girl whose parents neglected her to the point that they forgot her birthday, ended up playing Sally Jupiter, the superhero stage mom who was consistently vilified for being the "whorish" Silk Spectre.
Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The idea that a group of rich and slightly spoiled young women, led by an equally if not more so spoiled rich woman, are not only not as shallow as they seem but are able to be "girly" and do things like rough it in the outdoors and persevere through trust and teamwork.
Unintentional Period Piece: And how! Though they may have deliberately exaggerated. But it is still a showcase of late 80s fashions and trends.
Values Dissonance: Phyllis smokes throughout the whole movie using a cigarette holder. Only one person — one of the girls in the troop — calls her out on it. Nowadays, no scouting leader could get away with smoking anywhere near children.