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->''"I'm not wearing any pants. [[FilmAtEleven Film at 11.]]"''

{{Describe|TopicHere}} ''The Kentucky Fried Movie'' [[DescribeTopicHere here.]]

Now, that's a tall order. ''The Kentucky Fried Movie'' was a 1977 SketchComedy film based on Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker's earlier work at the Kentucky Fried Theater, and was directed by Creator/JohnLandis. The film is affectionately remembered for a number of parodies and groundbreaking comedic styles.

Like all ZAZ works, parody is highly valued, and the fourth wall is almost nonexistent.

See also UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken.
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!!Tropes:

* AluminumChristmasTrees: The song used in the opening and closing credits is an actual recording from a somewhat obscure '30s dance craze, not a parody song written for the movie.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The sex advice record's list of BIG JIM SLADE'S accomplishments:
-->''BIG JIM, former tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, is outfitted with various whips, chains, and a sexual appetite that will knock your socks off! BIG JIM has satisfied women throughout the world! And the capital of Nebraska is Lincoln!''
* BadassBookworm: The ultraorthodox Jew in ''Cleopatra Schwartz''.
* BilingualBonus: The song played when Big Jim Slade bursts into the room is "Hevenu Shalom Aleichem", a Hebrew song used in the welcoming of people. So the soundtrack is literally welcoming him into the film.
* BlaxploitationParody: ''Cleopatra Schwartz''.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: There is an edited for TV version that shows up on ComedyCentral sometimes. Of course, all the nudity in the 11:00 News sketch is edited out with pan and scan tricks, and "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" is simply excised completely, even though credits for the sketch still show up at the end.
* TheCameo: In ''That's Armageddon!'', "Creator/DonaldSutherland as the clumsy waiter!"
** Not to mention [[LeaveItToBeaver Wally Cleaver]], [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], [[Film/TheBluesBrothers The Head Illinois Nazi]], [[Series/{{Mash}} Pvt. Igor Straminsky]], and [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService That Dude Who Played Bond Once]].
** Songwriter Stephen Bishop is the bearded man who's [[WorldOfPun asked to]] 'show me you're nuts.' He would later contribute songs to Creator/JohnLandis' next film, [[AnimalHouse National Lampoon's Animal House]]. He gets a [[IncessantMusicMadness notable cameo]] in that film, as well.
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: ''Catholic High School Girls in Trouble''
* CourtroomAntic
* CuteClumsyGirl: "Carol" in the "Feel-Around" sketch
* DisasterMovie Parodied in ''That's Armageddon!''
* DistractedByTheSexy: Two news anchors. See TheTelevisionTalksBack below.
* FanDisservice: Played for laughs during the "Catholic High School Girls In Trouble" sketch - but it does include a great deal of straight-up FanService too.
* FilmAtEleven / KentBrockmanNews
* FromBadToWorse: The "Zinc" filmstrip sketch starts out with soap disappearing and ends with a woman's child shot, her husband dead of a heart attack, her car nonfuctional, her house burning down, and the housewife short a limb or two.
* GameShowAppearance: Not once, but twice. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy Dr. Klahn's guards]] get punished by playing ''TheDatingGame'' in "A Fistful of Yen", and there's a quick version of ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' in the courtroom scene.
* HappyBirthdayToYou: The use of this song in the film cost the filmmakers $10,000.
* {{Homage}}
* {{Housewife}}: A parody of educational films features one tortured by an omnipotent narrator because she took zinc for granted.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: All about Big Jim Slade...
-->Big Jim, former tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, is outfitted with various whips, chains, and a sexual appetite that will knock your socks off! Big Jim has satisfied women throughout the world, [[WeirdAside and the capital of Nebraska is Lincoln!]]
* MegaCorp: Argon Oil. "At Argon, we're working to keep your money."
* NoFourthWall
* NWordPrivileges: Spoofed aversion: Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker, plants himself in the middle of a group of African-American men playing dice in the street, shouts the word at the top of his lungs, and runs like hell.
* PantsFree: The quote at the top of this page is also at the top of this trope's page.
* PieInTheFace: Inverted in ''Catholic High School Girls in Trouble''; a woman's bare bottom is pied.
** So is a horse's rear flank immediately afterwards.
* RapidFireComedy
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: ''Catholic High School Girls in Trouble'', ''That's Armageddon!'' and ''Cleopatra Schwartz''.
** The DVD commentary reveals that the actress playing Cleopatra would take the job only if there was a contractual obligation that she would play the character in any full-length version of the material.
* RunningGag: Samuel L. Broncowitz produces every movie with a trailer featured in the film...and actually shows up in the trailer for "The Kentucky Fried Movie".
* SaltAndPepper: Cleopatra Schwartz is married to an ultraorthodox Jew.
* SassyBlackWoman: Cleopatra Schwartz.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Many consider ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'', in part also directed by John Landis, and that reaches for the same style of irreverent humor, to be this.
* TakeThat: Makeup artist and occasional gorilla portrayer Rick Baker plays a grouchy, [[TheLoinsSleepTonight sexually impotent]] [[KillerGorilla gorilla]] named Dino named for Dino De Laurentiis, whose ''Film/KingKong'' remake the previous year featured Baker as Kong. It was not a happy experience for Baker...
* TheTelevisionTalksBack: A TV news anchorman on a live broadcast apparently sees, and is distracted by, a young couple making out in front of their living room TV. As the action becomes hotter and heavier, the anchorman is joined by his colleagues and the camera crew, who also watch the couple intently. By the time the couple is engaged in full-on intercourse, the crowd in the TV is cheering wildly at the spectacle.
* TheyFightCrime: Cleopatra Schwartz and her Hasidic Jew husband.
* WallBangHer: "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble"
* WorldOfPun: As with many ZAZ films, much of the humour is pun-derived. The "[[{{Fanservice}} Catholic High School Girls]] [[FetishFuel In Trouble]]" segment has the following gems: a woman seductively asks a man to "show me your nuts," and in response the man makes silly faces and hand puppets, demonstrating his lack of mental stability. Two pornographic actresses are said to be [[AndStarring introduced]] in the film in the credits - and a third has them both greet and shake hands with each other [[NakedPeopleAreFunny while in the nude]]. "Linda Chambers" is to recreate her classic role - she does a pencil roll across the grass.
** The courtroom scene has almost too many puns to list.
--> "Allow me to check my briefs." *Opens waistband and looks at his underwear* "They're fine!"
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!!The extended skit "A Fistful of Yen" (at 31 minutes, by far the longest sketch in the film) also features the following tropes:

* AllJustADream
** [[AndYouWereThere And Jake was there, and Slim and Ben...]]
** OrWasItADream: As the doctor's flamethrower briefly comes into the frame.
** ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Dorothy's ruby slippers, which Pennington falsely claims were with Loo all along.
* AntiHero: Loo takes the job because he would get the chance to kill lots of people.
* AnythingButThat: The would-be CIA infiltrator is taken to [[AcceptableTargets Detroit]] as punishment. He pleads for anything else.
* BilingualBonus: There's a section in the beginning where Loo is signalling to Ada, Klahn is speaking Korean. Bong Soo Han was asked to [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ad-lib some Korean, whatever he liked.]] Essentially, it's Han's commentary about how he's in a really silly film.
* BluffTheEavesdropper: While in Dr. Klahn's headquarters, Loo is about to discuss escape plans with Ada Gronick when she shows him a listening device. They make polite conversation as she shows him the rest of the devices and spies.
-->'''Ada Gronick:''' [speaking quietly] The guards will have to be bribed. We'll need money.\\
'''Loo:''' We can raise the money, that's no problem. [Reaches up and pulls down an overhead microphone, speaks into it] [[AndThatWouldBeWrong But that would be wrong.]]
* BrickJoke: [[spoiler:The prisoners are freed...by Big Jim Slade!]]
* ColourCodedArmies: Once [[spoiler:the prisoners are freed]] and the big fight begins, the combatants are easily discerned as [[InvertedTrope the bad guys are in white]] [[GoodColorsEvilColors and the good guys are in black.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: A CIA infiltrator is sent to UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}. He screams for mercy.
* DopeSlap: Loo gives one to one of his martial arts students. Later he does it to an AngryGuardDog.
* FateWorseThanDeath, PlaceWorseThanDeath, CoolAndUnusualPunishment: "Take him to...Detroit!"
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Things guards can't hear include barking dogs, a broken vase, a bookshelf of broken vases...needless to say, it's lampshaded.
** When facing their [[YouHaveFailedMe punishment]], they are forced to play a version of ''TheDatingGame''.
* HappyFunBall: "A toy robot!"
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A bowler hat throwing range is seen.
* IncrediblyObviousBug: Several of increasing flagrancy.
* PlaceWorseThanDeath: Detroit, where CIA moles are shipped off to.
** '''NO! NO, NOT DETROIT! PLEASE! NO! ANYTHING BUT THAT! NO! NO!'''
* PunnyName: Long Wang and Hung Well. Lampshaded by naming a third "Enormous Genitals".
* RunningGag: "You have... our gratitude!"
** "I am/You are a man of extraordinary magnitude."
* SwissArmyAppendage: Hair dryer, flamethrower, sword, dildo, electric toothbrush...
* UnexplainedRecovery: When the prisoners are in their cells, they're all drunks and wastrels. The moment they are broken out, they become martial artists in excellent condition.
* WholePlotReference: To ''Film/EnterTheDragon''.
* YellowPeril
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