- Acceptable Ethnic Targets: The Japanese and anything made by Japan are mostly only ever mentioned so Appa can make snide remarks about them. This is Truth in Television for many Koreans who are especially angered by Japan's brutal subjugation of Korea in the first half of the 20th century and the endless stream of non-apologies from the Japanese government.
- Anvilicious: A rare positive example; the series puts heavy emphasis on how Toronto is a multicultural city (with good weather), with not only a predominantly Asian cast but also supporting/background characters from a variety of cultures/religions/groups. It's sadly wishful thinking for any one place to have such acceptance of minority groups in real life, but the series still goes along with it to suit its lighthearted nature.
- Ho Yay: Jung and his friend and room mate Kimchee act very chummy with each other even though only their attraction to women is known, and their close friendship is enough have them Mistaken for Gay in-universe.
YMMV / Kim's Convenience