- Audience-Coloring Adaptation: In the novel, Fogg decides against traveling by balloon as too risky and impractical. However, since the 1956 film, the image of Fogg and company traveling in a gas balloon is indelible to the public image of the story.
- To the point that a brand of crisps is named after Fogg and features an illustration of him in a balloon pointing towards exotic new tastes.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: When Fogg, Passepartout, and Aouda arrive in America, this passage proceeds:Passepartout, in his joy on reaching at last the American continent, thought he would manifest it by executing a perilous vault in fine style; but, tumbling upon some worm-eaten planks, he fell through them. Put out of countenance by the manner in which he thus "set foot" upon the New World, he uttered a loud cry, which so frightened the innumerable cormorants and pelicans that are always perched upon these movable quays, that they flew noisily away.
- Crazy Awesome: Phileas Fogg, full stop. He pulls some absolutely ridiculous stunts with a straight face.Phileas Fogg: Sir, I wish to buy your vessel.Captain Speedy: No! By all the devils, no!Phileas Fogg: But I shall be obliged to burn her. The top part, at least. The coal is giving out.Captain Speedy: Burn my ship?? A vessel worth fifty thousand dollars?!Phileas Fogg: Here are sixty thousand.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The series was aired in the USSR nearly every summer (without several episodes, though). It is still frequently rerun in some ex-USSR countries.
- It Was His Sled: The novel is just as famous, if not more, for the ending twist than for its actual plot.
- Values Dissonance: In chapter 16, the Papuans are said to be savage, and in the lowest scale of humanity.
YMMV / Around the World in 80 Days