- Awesome Music: All the songs are simply amazing; any song with "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad" as a lyric just has to be awesome.
- Ear Worm: Take your pick. Or just pick them all.
- "It's Time For Some Campaignin'" may be stuck in your head for about a week after you watch it.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In "Nuckin' Futs: The Year 2006 in Review", the children sing that Fidel Castro "nearly croaked". Come 10 years later, and we discover that Castro did indeed croak.
- Harsher in Hindsight: "Time for Some Campaignin'" has John McCain passing out from a heart attack. The real John died ten years later after dying from brain cancer.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the 2011 year in review video, they stuck in this:Harold Camping: The Rapture!
Mayan Dude: Not yet, but it's near! (Next year!)
- Guess what the theme for the 2012 year in review video is?
- Also, in the 2008 year in review, Baby New Year 2008 sings that "Miley showed her... [ass]". In "2013: What a Year!", she is now on a wrecking ball (in reference to her music video for "Wrecking Ball") as she sings, "I got my twerking butt in gear" while Sinead O'Connor calls her a "skank".
- In 2012, Darth Vader says of Disney's purchase and revival of the Star Wars franchise, "The Force has stirred." The first Disney Star Wars movie would be called The Force Awakens.
- Internet Backdraft: The announcement that they will no longer being doing Year-In-Review videos. Just try and find a JibJab video that isn't flooded with furious comments on the subject.
- It's Short, So It Sucks!: The fact that the only big video JibJab makes each year is their annual year-end revue means that a lot of viewers wish they could be longer than the average two minutes or less. While they are excellent on their own, many fans become disappointed when a certain topic or event that they think is important isn't mentioned. The fact that almost all of the reviews have a verse near the end that acknowledges that there is a lot of stuff they didn't mention doesn't exactly help.
- Memetic Badass: If the Weird Al song "CNR" doesn't hit this trope enough, the Jib Jab video of it adds insult to injury with a shot of CNR in his trophy room, sitting on a chair made out of vampire moose and with Chuck Norris's head hanging on his wall to the upper left of the screen.
- Though not quite at the same level as CNR, Barack Obama in "He's Barack Obama" fights bears, pirates, space robots, and the Taliban using superhero powers. He also ended tensions in the Middle East and stopped global warming.
- Older Than They Think: While the site gained its fame in 2004 with "This Land", they have been around and producing videos in more or less their trademark style since the last millennium. They made a video about the 2000 election too.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Some videos tackle issues involving negative consequences of consumerism. Among these are the globalist impact of high-value retail stores ("Big Box Mart") and yellow journalism on televised newscasts ("What We Call The News").
- Values Resonance: "What We Call The News", a satire about how sensationalized the news media is for the sake of ratings, is still true today.
YMMV / Jib Jab