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  • Accidental Innuendo:
    Mr Bailey: Ed, get in that kitchen and start making sauce!
    • This line from Kurt:
    Kurt: If anyone can get the sauce out of Ed...she (Roxanne) can.
  • Awesome Music: Parliament-Funkadelic's "(Not Just) Knee Deep"
    • Less Than Jake's "We're All Dudes" with Kel Mitchell providing vocals. They had never played the song in concert, except for a show in Chicago in 2008. And who should join them on stage, but Herbert J. Budworth dressed as Ed!!
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • Ed's dream in the beginning, which features talking hamburgers and him flying around with them before getting dropped into a pit.
    • ... Why are the mental patients doing a Michael Jackson style dance number to a George Clinton song?
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    • Also, the clowns who's car broke down just as the dog told Ed. Turns out they were for real, but after that they aren't brought up again.
  • Broken Base: There is very little grey area in this movie's appeal. It's either a harmless light teen comedy with some appealing 90s nostalgia or a horribly dated attempt to turn a catch phrase into a feature film. The one thing most viewers agree on, however, is that your opinion on it depends heavily on whether or not you were a fan of the two Nickelodeon shows it's based on beforehand.
  • Critical Dissonance: Compare the negative reaction from critics, and how fondly it's remembered now, with modern reactions to the movie tending to place it in So Bad, It's Good territory. Even at the time of its release, it still fit, managing to make a small profit for Nickelodeon despite being bashed by critics.
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  • Critical Research Failure: Auto insurance follows the registered owner of the vehicle, NOT the driver. Sinbad could have filed a claim under Dexter's mother's policy.
  • Cult Classic: While many see it as nothing more than a mediocre comedy, the film is popular among 90's kids that grew up with All That and Kenan & Kel.
  • Ear Worm: "I'm a dude, he's a dude/She's a dude, 'cause we're all dudes. HEY!..."
  • Evil Is Sexy: Roxanne. Kurt and his henchmen may also qualify.
  • Fridge Horror: When Dexter inquires on what the triampathol-laced burgers will do to Mondo Burger's customers, Kurt merely replies "Uh Oh" before blowing him off. It's all left to the imagination of the audience as to what that's supposed to mean, but the implications as to what the burgers do to those who consume them are no less alarming.
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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Watching Dan Schneider (Mr. Bailey) onscreen can be a tad awkward now given a lot of the recent controversy surrounding the man's bizarre antics during his years at Nickelodeon following his departure from the studio in 2018.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Seeing Otis in an oxygen mask while on duty and often making cynical jokes about his age are perhaps much less amusing now that Abe Vigoda has indeed passed on.
    • Especially this passing line from Ed: "How much longer could he possibly live?"
      • To be fair, he did live for almost another twenty years after the movie came out, and to the grand old age of 94, at that.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Dexter calling Ed "buddy" and Ed taking it to heart, and Ed buying Dexter a light-up yo-yo with his wages (that are severely depleted because Dexter is scamming him) after he hears Dexter's Disappeared Dad story come to mind.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Ed looks quite a bit like a certain rapper.
    • George Clinton and Sinbad appearing in a movie alongside Kenan Thompson is funny (or funnier) when you realize that George Clinton and Sinbad are two of the many celebrity impressions Kenan Thompson has done on Saturday Night Live. Funnier still when you realize that George Clinton was the first celebrity Kenan Thompson played on SNL.
    • Two rival restaurants located on opposite ends of the street with one constantly trying to take advantage of the other's secret recipe? With the latter owing much of its success to a lovable moron? In a Nickelodeon production? Sounds familiar...
      • This line from Dexter when asked if he can handle the Burgermobile: "I don't know. I've never driven a sandwich before!" Seven years later, Sponge Bob takes the wheel of the Patty Wagon (Without a license) and declares "You don't need a license to drive a sandwich!"
  • Ho Yay: There's more than quite a bit between Ed and Dexter.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, may I take your order?"
    • Also, see Hilarious in Hindsight.
    • Dexter's face as he runs up to meet Shaquille O'Neal, which has seen use as a reaction image. Most frequently it's used when describing immense pleasure or a "sick burn."
    • The aforementioned lyrics to Ed's "We're All Dudes" song: "I'm a dude! He's a dude! She's a dude! We're all dudes, hey!"
  • Moral Event Horizon: Kurt crosses this when he breaks into Good Burger and puts shark poison in Ed's sauce.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The burgers with eyes.
    • Kurt's plot to feed people shark poison.
    • The possible side effects of consuming a chemically enlarged Mondo Burger.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Linda Cardellini as Heather.
  • Special Effect Failure: When Ed blindly runs into the basketball court with a baby accidentally in tow, the kid is clearly just a doll in most of the shots.
  • Moment of Awesome: The destruction of the Mondo Burger restaurant.
  • Tear Jerker: The roof scene, where we learn that Dexter's father gave him a yo-yo before leaving (though it's unclear if his parents divorced or if he abandoned them).
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Why, Abe Vigoda? WHY?!
    Doug Walker: You were in Godfather, man! Show some dignity!
  • The Woobie: Mr. Wheat didn't deserve all the property damage he suffered throughout the movie.


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