- Awesome Music: Just like fellow '80s-set Netflix series Stranger Things, the show is jam-packed with great songs from the era with standouts like "Separate Ways", "Head Over Heels", "Dare", and "Invincible".
- Crosses the Line Twice:
Sam: Porn you can watch with your kids finally!
- The tag-team match from "Live Studio Audience", with Dawn and Stacey in KKK outfits.
- Sam snorting coke off a framed portrait of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
- The way Sam tries pitching the show may be the most funny-terrible line of the first season.
- Ear Worm:
- "Don't Kidnap," as sung by the GLOW Girls in episode 8 of Season 2. Deliberately bad and/or hammy vocalizations, and some of the silliest, most awkward lyrics ever written, in this Affectionate Parody of "We Are the World" and other similar songs.
- "Makeover" from the same episode is a very mindless, very catchy pop song.
- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- Sam is very popular, thanks to being a great Deadpan Snarker and Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Carmen, due to being a non-stereotypical plus size woman who is neither just the best friend, a grotesque, a one-dimensional fat joke, or stupid.
- Bash, especially in Season 2, due to his many hilarious lines and the fact that he's very supportive and open to the girls' suggestions.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Annabella Sciorra's performance as Justine's mother in Season 2 marked the second consecutive week a Netflix series was released in which she plays a character named Rosalie, the first being Rosalie Carbone in LukeCage.
- Never Live It Down:
- Ruth sleeping with Mark, for good reason.
- Debbie more or less telling Ruth she should have let the network head rape her to keep the show going.
- Sam trying to kiss his own daughter - although he didn't know at the time that she was his daughter, he did suspect she was underage and didn't seem to have much problem with that, so it was gross on multiple levels.
- One-Scene Wonder:
- Steel Horse (played by real-life wrestler Kevin "Alex Riley" Kiley), who rocks Debbie's world and gives her some much-needed advice about how every face needs a great heel, and how wrestlers don't have to like each other to be great ring partners.
- Gregory, the Russian manager of the motel the girls stay at. He has a number of hilarious one-liners and the scene where he brings Ruth to his nephew's bris is wall to wall hilarious.
- Real-life wrestler and GLOW trainer Chavo Guerrero Jr. playing "El Chico Guapo", tag-team partner and manager to Kurt Jackson. He manages to be hammy, serious, get a great costume, and show off his legendary ring skills (including his signature backflip and a very Eddie-esque splash) in an impromptu intergender match with Debbie.
- Jenny assisting Melrose with her enema.
- We get a quite nauseating close-up shot of Ruth's broken ankle in Season 2.
YMMV / GLOW (2017)