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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Jack Black an Iconic, if hammy, badass who does what he does for the rock? Or is he just fighting for his daddy's love the only way he can, through music, as suggested by "Baby" and "Sasquache"?
  • Awesome Music: The main reason to watch this movie. Especially "Beelzeboss".
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: the sasquatch scene.
  • Fanon: It's usually accepted that the reason JB managed to deflect Satan's lightning bolt in the end with his guitar was because Tenacious D had actually managed to win the rock-off. note 
  • One-Scene Wonder: Meat Loaf as Jack Black's father and the song he sings in.
  • Signature Scene: The Rock-off against The Devil that is the climax of the film is by far the most remembered moment of the film, in no small part due the "Beelzeboss" musical number.
  • Strawman Has a Point: So, wait... rock and roll actually does come from the Devil?! JB's dad was right!
    • JB's dad was right about pretty much everything. He also said that rock would be a corrupting influence on JB, which JB blows off with "Rock is not the Devil's work! It's magical and rad!" By the time he's been living the rock lifestyle for years and learns that the Devil is in fact responsible for rock'n'roll, he thinks that's awesome and will do whatever it takes to snag that demonic power for himself.
      • Though if we want to get technical, the Pick of Destiny is actually a product of triumph over the Devil.
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  • Tear Jerker: The song "Dude (I Totally Miss You)" is pretty damn depressing for a comedy rock film.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: There are about 15 minutes worth of Deleted Scenes which would have set up more jokes and allowed for better character development. Liam Lynch had them all cut to speed up the pace and allow for more gags, but there is a minority of fans who feel that it wasn't worth it, and both of those things would have benefited the movie by giving it a stronger emotional core.
  • The Woobie: KG has a couple short scenes in the movie designed to invoke this. One shows that he was bald as a kid and bullied for it, and another has a college kid throw a plastic cup at him after he bombs a performance. Bordering on Jerkass Woobie as he takes advantage of Jables for the first half of the movie, makes up stories to try to get with girls not half his age, and is a major slacker.

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