* AdaptationDisplacement: The few American or English people who have heard of this are either thinking of the god-awful game, or the pretty decent AnimatedAdaptation.
* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOncbfWKM38 G-g-goud, g-g-g-goud, g-g-g-g-g-g-g-goud! Iz, Iz-No-Goud!]]
* FunnyAneurysmMoment, HilariousInHindsight: See WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical below.
* MemeticMutation: Iznogoud's CatchPhrase "I want to be Caliph instead of the Caliph" is often used in European countries when describing a leader's ambitious and unscrupulous underling, or general KlingonPromotion tendencies.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despite [[TheNapoleon physical]] and [[TheStarscream psychological]] similarities, Iznogoud was ''not'' inspired by French president Nicolas Sarkozy. He did, however, meet Jacques Chirac at one point.
** Which in no way prevented photoshops of Sarkozy dressed as Iznogoud from appearing on the Internet shortly after his election, mostly with captions on the subject of "Well, he finally succeeded." There was also a Google bombing mixing Sarkozy and Iznogoud.