- Hilarious in Hindsight: While "conversing" with a roomful of stuffed toys, Jack mentions how once they start marketing him, kids won't want any "Sad Pandas" anymore.
- Tearjerker: The scene where Jack and Eric, fresh from the incident at the piranha pond, encounter a thoroughly soused Morehouse; turns out that Morehouse was forced by U.S. to fire an executive, who has a family, simply because he kept trying to shake U.S.'s hand, with sweaty hands. Eric meekly takes Jack's hand for comfort as he learns what kind of boss his father is, while Jack quietly tries to console Morehouse.
- Values Dissonance: Let's face it: This film wouldn't get made in the 21st century.
- No way a concept like "rich white kid hires black man to be his personal playmate" would have made it past the development board. Let alone green-lighted. Several characters in-story, Jack included, even note how racist the arrangement sounds.
- The Confederate flag in U.S.'s study may not count, as it's pretty in-character for him. The Confederate flag pool lounger on display at his department store? Definitely an example of something that'd never fly today.
YMMV / The Toy