- The book's very existence.
- Henpecked Husband Mr. Levy finally standing up to his self-styled psychiatrist wife.
- Mancuso earning back his pride and self-respect after he arrests Lana Lee for distributing pornography when dozens of plainsclothes cops failed.
- Irene finally losing it with Ignatius after having to pick him up at the hospital. Even Ignantius is (momentarily) stunned into compliance.
Awesome / A Confederacy of Dunces