* ActingForTwo: Creator/MelBrooks has five roles in the movie. Moses, Comicus, Torquemada, King Louis XVI, and Jacques the Garcon de Piss.
* BeamMeUpScotty: "It's good to be the King!" is often misquoted without the 'the' in shout-outs by other works.
* TheCastShowOff: Being played by legendary tap dancer Gregory Hines, Josephus of course escapes the gallows by distracting the executioners with a soft-shoe number.
* CopiouslyCreditedCreator: Mel Brooks is credited as writer, producer, director, star and songwriter (for "The Inquisition" and "Jews In Space").
* ReferencedBy: The card game [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillotine_(game) Guillotine]], set during the French Revolution, features one character called the Piss Boy, almost certainly in reference to this movie.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: No matter what time period any particular segment is set in, it will always be rooted in both TheSeventies and the BorschtBelt Fifties.
** The role of Josephus was written with Creator/RichardPryor in mind, but he was unable to accept due to his infamous freebasing accident in 1980.
** The role of Count de Monet was originally meant for Creator/JohnCleese, but he was unavailable.
** Mel Brooks plays roles in every time period.
** Rudy de Luca who plays Captain Mucus, can also briefly be seen in Prehistoric Man segment. He's the caveman that [[spoiler: [[DeathAsComedy gets accidentally killed by a thrown spear]]]].
** Also Ronny Graham does double duty as Oedipus and a tortured Jew who relays his unfortunate experience of [[spoiler: being anally tortured with a red hot poker]].