By Steve Daly
Updated July 30, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

— The argument over which of two old TV shows was better

— Any film with bit appearances by Eric Stoltz, Steve Buscemi, or Parker Posey

— A freeze-frame as two unrelated plotlines suddenly intersect

— The ”surprise” gay character

— The violent-crime-spree-ending-in-suicide odyssey

— Male criminals calling their victims and each other ”bitch”

— Pansexual love triangles

— Indie movies that make explicit reference to other indie movies

— European girlfriends