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Tropes used in Mr. Deeds include:
- Adam Westing: John McEnroe.
- Alliterative Name: Babe Bennett continues the trend for Sandler's love interests, though unlike some of the others, her initials aren't V.V.
- Crying Wolf: Tabloid journalist Babe Bennett pretends to be a Damsel in Distress, getting mugged in order to meet Deeds and dig up dirt on him. Later, when she is really in trouble, he doesn't believe her.
- Heel Realization: Babe has a very emotional one when she realizes she is falling for Deeds and has been lying to him about everything.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: When Deeds rescues a woman and her seven cats from a burning building, the TV tabloid show for which Babe works makes it look as if he killed the cats and sexually assaulted the woman.
- Jerkass: Mac, Babe's boss.
- Mood Whiplash: When Deeds makes Emilio puncture his "black foot":
YOU'RE SICK! YOU'RE SICK! WHY WOULD YOU DO THA-aaaaa I'm just kiddin'.
- Minion with an F In Evil: Anderson started out as Chuck's right hand henchman, in on Cedar's plan to buy Deeds out and take over Blake's company. However, upon getting to know Deeds and his friends, he seems to have second thoughts. Even won over by Deeds when he tries a Wendy's frosty for the first time. When Emilio turns out to be Blake's true heir, at Deeds' request he doesn't fire Anderson.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What Deeds gives to Babe's "mugger".
- Seamless Spontaneous Lie: Babe's lie about Little Winchestertonfieldville, Iowa turns out to mostly come true, and Deeds is too naive to notice the inconsistencies.