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  • Anticlimax Boss: Deebo in the second movie who spends most of it stowing away in the back of Mr. Jones's dog catching truck. When he finally does catch up to Craig and has him at gunpoint, Chico, Joker's dog, rushes in and knocks him down. Then the police come in and haul him away again.
    • The third movie has Damon, who's set up to be the Big Bad similar to Deebo. Instead of mixing it up with Craig, he gets groin attacked by Money Mike during a failed rape attempt and ends the film chasing Mike through the hood. A subversion comes with the Bad Santa, who, despite being "Extra medium" skinny, beats Craig somewhat easily in the beginning of the film. While Craig and Day Day do manage to deal out some Poetic Justice to him in the end, he doesn't make it in any way easy.
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  • Awesome Music: "Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke It Up" is featured prominently in the movie. The film also features some great stuff by Dr. Dre, Funkdoobiest, Rick James, Ice Cube, and Rose Royce.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The Asian Store-Owner in the first film randomly rising from the counter at his "Black Owned" convenience store and never appearing again.
    • The whole bit with with shotgun wielder during the climax of the third movie. Comes right out of nowhere and is rather jarring in what is meant as a otherwise comical chase sequence.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Smokey. He has more fans than any other character in the first, second, or third movies. Because of this, Ice Cube will only make another Friday if Chris Tucker's in it. However giving how big a name he is now, that's very unlikely. Adding more to that, is that Chris Tucker became a born again Christian later in life and found it distasteful to return to such roles. Also adding that he rarely really acts much in big name pictures nowadays.
  • Fountain of Memes:
    • "Bye, Felicia!"
      • "Au revoir, Felicia!"
    • "What bike?"
    • "You ain't gotta lie Craig!"
  • Funny Moments: Craig vs. Pinky in the second film definitely counts.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight Tony Cox does eventually gets his revenge against Bernie Mac for sleeping with his wife.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Day Day lacks the humor and memorable quotes that Chris Tucker's Smokey delivered from the first movie. He has also shown to be not that good of a friend to Craig as he never takes responsibility for his own actions. While Smokey, at the very least, apologized to Craig for getting him involved with Big Worm and offered to face the consequences.
  • Wangst: Day Day, nonstop in The Friday After Next. To the point that Craig even lampshades it.
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  • The Woobie: Red, who constantly falls victim to Deebo.

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