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* UglyCute: Reggie's baby squid, big eyes and tentacles, looks kinda cute, right up until he/she/it spits up all over J.

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* UglyCute: Reggie's baby squid, big eyes and tentacles, looks kinda cute, right up until he/she/it spits up all over J.

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** And one to the feds, when they impersonate a pair of FBI agents:
---> '''Beatrice:''' You're not here to make fun of me again, are you?
---> '''K:''' No, ma'am, we at the FBI do not have a sense of humor that we're aware of.

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* RiddleForTheAges: What does Laurel like to do in the morgue late at night?

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* IncomprehensibleEntranceExam: The eponymous organization draws in applicants from the very best in the military and police for a series of exams - without ever telling them what they're really hoping to achieve by participating. Along with the incredibly awkward written exam in egg-shaped chairs with no desks, the applicants are pitted against a variety of menacing-looking aliens in a shooting range... and not told that the real target of this exercise is actually the harmless-looking girl. The entire class flunks out and has their memory of the incident erased - except for James Edwards, the future J.


** Rosenberg's cat, which he takes to the restaurant and which later ends up at the morgue. It turns out to be [[spoiler: the Orion upon whose [[strike:belt]] collar the Galaxy can be found]]

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** Rosenberg's cat, which he takes to the restaurant and which later ends up at the morgue. It turns out to be [[spoiler: the Orion upon whose [[strike:belt]] collar the Galaxy can be found]]found]].



* EurekaMoment: J figures out the Arquillian prince's last words meant when he sees [[spoiler: Frank barking at a cat.]]

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* EurekaMoment: J figures out the Arquillian prince's last words meant when he sees [[spoiler: Frank barking at a cat.]]cat]].


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* EvilDetectingCat: When Edgar shows up at the morgue, Orion hears him ringing the bell at the front desk and hisses, then runs off to hide.


* SherlockScan: {{Parodied|Trope}} in the ShootingGallery sequence. "She's about to [[KillerRabbit start some shit]], Zed!"

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* SherlockScan: {{Parodied|Trope}} and played straight at once in the ShootingGallery sequence. "She's about to [[KillerRabbit start some shit]], Zed!"Zed!" He had just shot the model of a little girl [[FelonyMisdemeanor because she was walking around carrying advanced physics books in the middle of the night in a place full of aliens.]] He was right, she was the dangerous one.


** The "You can have my gun..." exchange. Even more layers of this in this scene, as the novelization reveals that prior to assimilating Edgar's memories, the Bug was using a crappy translator. It renders the saying "There's a deal" into the exact meaning of "Your proposal is acceptable."

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** The "You can have my gun..." exchange. Even more layers of this in this scene, as the novelization reveals that novel, where prior to assimilating Edgar's memories, memories the Bug was using a crappy translator. It renders the saying "There's a deal" into the exact meaning of "Your proposal is acceptable."" And then there's the fact that Edgar pulled out the "You can have my gun when you take it from my cold dead hands" stock phrase and the Bug takes him at his word without a trace of irony.


** The flying saucers from the first MIB meeting in 1961, converted into towers at Flushing.

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** The flying saucers from the first MIB meeting in 1961, converted into observation towers during the New York World's Fair New York State Pavilion at Flushing.Flushing Meadows Park in Queens.


** [[DeadpanSnarker Laurel herself]] isn't too fond of mankind either, after she fills out the form regarding [[spoiler: the dead Arkillian prince]] and asks the policeman giving it to her why there is cat with the corpse, the rude jerk angrily takes the form away from her hands and tells her the cat is her problem now. Annoyed with the cop's negligence and rudeness, Laurel gives us this gem:

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** [[DeadpanSnarker Laurel herself]] isn't too fond of mankind either, after she fills out the form regarding [[spoiler: the dead Arkillian prince]] and asks the policeman giving it to her why there is a cat with the corpse, the rude jerk angrily takes the form away from her hands and tells her the cat is her problem now. Annoyed with the cop's negligence and rudeness, Laurel gives us this gem:


* NecessaryEvil: The organization is not overtly malicious, but they do recognize a certain moral ambiguity with how they deceive the population, even telling them harmful lies about the truth of loved ones. J engages Edgar on a crowded street and K is quick to berate him over jeopardizing TheMasquerade. When J balks citing [[GodzillaThreshold the situation calls for extreme measures]] K tells him that TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed and the only thing preventing mass chaos is keeping all this a secret.

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* NecessaryEvil: NecessarilyEvil: The organization is not overtly malicious, but they do recognize a certain moral ambiguity with how they deceive the population, even telling them harmful lies about the truth of loved ones. J engages Edgar on a crowded street and K is quick to berate him over jeopardizing TheMasquerade. When J balks citing [[GodzillaThreshold the situation calls for extreme measures]] K tells him that TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed and the only thing preventing mass chaos is keeping all this a secret.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Arguably to ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'', albeit with a greater focus on sci-fi than the supernatural.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Jonathan Swift strikes again, as K repeats the misconception that people thought the world was flat 500 years ago, when they knew it was round since long before the birth of Christ.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Jonathan Swift strikes again, as K repeats the misconception that people thought the world was flat 500 years ago, when they knew it the truth is that fact was round since long before the birth of Christ.first discovered (and proven beyond all doubt) around 240 BC.

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Edgar's HumansAreBastards tirade to the roach exterminator.
-->'''Edgar:''' Just what exactly do you think you're doing here?\\
'''Exterminator:''' I'm taking care of your pest problem.\\
'''Edgar:''' Pest problem? PEST??\\
'''Exterminator:''' Yeah you got a hell of an infestation here.\\
'''Edgar:''' You know I've noticed an infestation here. Everywhere I look in fact, nothing but undeveloped, unevolved, barely conscious pond scum totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short, pointless lives.\\
'''Exterminator:''' Well...yeah...uh, don't you wanna get rid of them?\\
'''Edgar:''' Oh in the worst way.

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* OneHitKill: The MIB's heavy weaponry has this effect on aliens and their vehicles. The challenge is getting to a point where you both A) are in front of the alien and B) have said heavy weapon at the ready.

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