- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: So many scenes qualify. The film's flimsy narrative is partly to blame for this. Major examples include the entire desert sequence and Willard's subway confrontation with the "Negro Gentleman".
- Crosses the Line Twice: A Negro, a Jew, for you to screw!
- Cult Classic: Has gained a following with exploitation and adult animation fans.
- Jerkass Woobie: The Duck is a abrasive pervert, but you can't help but feel bad for it in the scene where its mom dies.
- Overly Long Gag: The desert sequence.
- Values Dissonance: When you have characters credited in the film as "Negro Gentlemen" and "Big Fag", this is come to be expected. It is an animated exploitation film after all.
- Vindicated by History: To some extent. The film was critically and commercially demolished during its original run, and unfortunately fell into obscurity over time. VHS and DVD releases for the film as of recent, not to mention being featured in an episode of The Cinema Snob has since help bring the film some more attention, giving the film a Cult Classic status by fans of the exploitation genre.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Don't let the Donald Duck like appearance fool you. This isn't a Disney production by any means.
- The Woobie: Willard. He just wants to find love (and get laid).
- The poor cat that shows up earlier in the film.
- The dog being shot by the car salesman.
YMMV / Down and Dirty Duck