- Harsher in Hindsight: Jeremiah Moss and the #SaveNYC movement are bemoaning hypergentrification, which is what is depicted in the film.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Philip Bosco plays the Lawful Stupid bus driver in this film. In Nobody's Fool, four years later, he plays a judge exasperated in dealing with a Lawful Stupid of his own.
- Nightmare Fuel: Loomis thinks that the grim "jousting" ritual witnessed in the poor neighborhood is creepy, but many viewers may well agree with him. If the loser's brutal fate doesn't do it, the unnerving silence (except for someone ringing a church bell at the very end and the priest disgustingly pushing the loser's bike away) and the seemingly complete indifference of the crowd surely will.
- One-Scene Wonder:
- "Nude women! Nude women!...Clowns welcome! Clowns welcome!...Nude women! Clowns welcome!" (Especially funny because it happens during the opening credits and with music partially drowning it out on the soundtrack, making it almost a Funny Background Event.)
- "FLORES PARA LOS MUERTOS!"
- Also, Stanley Tucci and "This ain't my dick in your back!"Grimm: (deadpan) Well, that's a relief.
- Technology Marches On: There's no way they would have been able to sneak the money taped to their bodies in modern air terminal security; it would have shown up on the full body scanners. Thanks, War on Terror.
YMMV / Quick Change