These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
In one episode, Hanson is shot in the line of duty and Penhall tells Hanson, "If I could kiss it and make it better, I would." It's an egregious example when one considers where Hanson was shot.
The Ho Yay gets taken Up to Eleven in the movie when Hanson and Penhall get shot and as they lay dying, they both profess their mutual admiration for one another
Stoic Woobie: Tom Hanson most of the time, but especially in season 2's "Orpheus 3.3" in which his girlfriend Amy is shot and killed during a convenience store holdup - it happened in 3.3 seconds based on the surveillance tapes, and Orpheus was a musician in Greek mythology who went to Hades to try and retrieve his late girlfriend.
Crosses the Line Twice: Schmidt tries to shut up a family friend at the store who almost blows his cover in front of Eric by shoving her against a table of shoes, and then saying she tried to grab his dick.
Arguably, when The coach got his dick shot off. After he stops complaining a bit, they go "is that it?!" and point to half a hot dog. He then tries to grab it with his mouth.
Dude, Not Funny!: The trailer for the movie has a scene where the police captain, played by Ice Cube, asks the two officers played by Tatum and Hill if they're autistic, intending it as an insult. That didn't go over very well with the autistic community.
Ho Yay: Jenko and Schmidt; they both frequently "wrestle" with one another in the film, and Schmidt even says to Jenko at one point "Will you go to the prom with me?"
Followed by "I cherish you"
The movie makes a big deal of how Schmidt is unable to ask anyone to the prom without screwing up or chickening out. Him asking Jenko is the only time he does it without error.
"Let's have a baby."
"You're the one in the Peter Pan suit!"
Jenko has a lot of stuff. There's him pretending to have intercourse with the perp at the beginning, humping a nerd at the party, pretending that a giant stuffed giraffe is his genitalia and using it to have intercourse with Schmidt.
Reconstruction: A fairly unusual examples. Previous Deconstructions of High School films focused on the failings of Generation X and early millenials. This movie serves to highlight many of millenials' positive traits.
The Scrappy: Schmidt's mom is known for being pretty annoying.
Squick: Schmidt shoots off Mr. Walters' dick, and the latter tries to pick it up with his mouth.
Schmidt's romance subplot with the high-school girl. Totally inappropriate from just about any angle, and yet he steals a kiss from her and the relationship is played completely straight.
It's mentioned several times that she's 18.
18 or not, Schmidt is still 25... so it's still rather questionable. She does look older than 18 however.
Values Dissonance: Played with in Universe; Jenko found out the hardway that environment of High School in The New Tens is different than the early parts of the Turn of the Millennium. He finds himself ostracized for picking on people for studying and making homophobic statements.
What an Idiot: Schmidt's mother - Despite being told on multiple occasions that Schmidt & Jenko are undercover and she can't tell anyone, she still tells a family friend who cannot keep a secret & nearly blows his cover.