Burt Gummer is the number one fan favorite character, and the only one to appear in all six installments (sort of).
Then there's the albino Graboid named El Blanco.
Harsher in Hindsight: Try listening to one of Burt Gummer's rants about the government collecting people's information after hearing about the NSA scandal and the IRS targeting of political opponents, and see if you still find them funny.
Ever wonder what the full name of "Desert Jack" from Tremors 3 was? The titles reveal it's Jack Sawyer.
In the first movie, after sending the final Graboid over the cliff, Val yells, "Can you fly?!" Two movies later and...
Val makes a remark that everyone knew about the Graboids and simply didn't tell Earl. He was being sarcastic, but then came the fourth movie.
I Am Not Shazam: The monsters are called Graboids, not Tremors. Lampshaded in the third movie. The film title refers to the tremors, miniature earthquakes, caused by the monsters tunneling through the ground near the seismic sensors. Blame Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure for people thinking the monsters were called Tremors.
It Was His Sled: The eel-like snake things are the graboids' tongues, the actual animal is rather large.
The Scrappy: Melvin and Grady, both in and out-of-universe.
Sequelitis: Averted, by and large. The sequels were lower-budget and went Direct-to-Video, but still offer the same enjoyable B-movie fun as the original.
Special Effects Failure: Happened a lot in the series and the later movies. Primarily the third and fourth, largely due to lower budgets.
Averted in the fifth and sixth movie, the CGI is fantastic (if sparse) and it's almost impossible to believe it's from a straight to dvd movie.
Squick: At the end of the first film, the last Graboid falls off the cliff and just ruptures upon impact to the rocky ground, gushing out orange blood.
Better on DVD: Due to the series being aired Out of Order when it initially came out, many plot point and character introductory episodes dont come until after theyre well established in the show note Episode 5, "Project 4-12" for instance introduces Cletus Poffenberger, yet the 6th episode, "Ghost Dance", which already has his relationship with the Perfection citizens established, was aired as Episode 2. The DVD release keeps its intended episode order making character development and plot points more coherent to understand.
Many of the shows new monsters such as 4-12, the Giant Shrimp and the Mixmaster plant are often ranked as some of the shows best monsters for their terrifying moments of suspense and rampage through Perfection, in some regards almost taking over the small town.
Mis-blamed: The TV series often gets the blame for the cancellation of Farscape, which earned it a great deal of backlash. However, the series was actually picked up two months before the Sci-Fi Channel's decision to cancel Farscape (which at the time had a contractual obligation for a fifth season). In fact, Tremors was originally set to premiere in January 2002 (alongside the final half of Farscape's fourth season), but was delayed to that summer months after Farscape concluded in March due to special effects delays.