Film: Amazon Women on the Moon
to The Kentucky Fried Movie
, directed in 1987 by John Landis
, Joe Dante
, Carl Gottlieb
, Peter Horton
, and Robert K Weiss
. Basically a bigger budget version of KFM. This time, the sketches are centered around a cheesy 1950s sci-fi movie called, of course, Amazon Women On The Moon
, which appears to largely be inspired by Queen of Outer Space.
However, the local TV station screening the film keeps suffering technical faults, forcing the unseen viewer to channel surf; occasionally, more glimpses of the film are seen, before another snafu occurs forcing the viewer to move on.
- As Himself: A bunch of comedians (such as Henny Youngman) playing themselves at the funeral roast.
- Plus BB King as the spokesman for Blacks without Soul.
- B-Movie: Intentionally invoked with the titular segment.
- The Cameo: Forrest J. Ackerman as the President of the (forty-eight!) United States.
- Deliberate Values Dissonance
- Digital Piracy Is Evil: Video Pirates, as shown as seafaring buccaneers raiding an MCA Home Video ship for all its videos and laser discs. They sit down to watch a movie and see the standard anti-piracy FBI warning, and the head pirate sneers, "Oh, I'm so scared!"
- Disaster Dominoes: Arsenio Hall's unfortunate character in the opening segment.
- Excuse Plot: The plot is very thin, and the only other recurring element is Murray and his journey through the TV shows.
- For Science!: The attitude of the clinic director in the "Reefer Madness" parody.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: in both the "Murray Gets Trapped In TV Land" and the "Video Date" segments.
- The Fun in Funeral / Last Disrespects: Harvey Pitnik's funeral is a roast hosted by Steve Allen
- Human Aliens: The Amazon women
- Invisible Streaker: Spoofed on the "Son of the Invisible Man" sketch, where the title character only thinks he's invisible.
- Jack the Ripper: The truth is finally revealed: it was The Loch Ness Monster!
- Kirk's Rock: In the final sketch, the distinctive rock formation is plainly visible in the distance during a chase scene.
- Lady Land: The eponymous Amazons.
- Large Ham: All over the place, but especially the cast of the bad B-Movie and the pirate captain played by William Marshall.
- Mood Whiplash: the "video date" segment goes from watching a hot woman (played by Corrine Wahl) strip for the video camera to her jealous boyfriend (Andrew Dice Clay!) showing up with a gun and performing a horrifying murder-suicide.
- Mythology Gag: One of the golden tapes the Video Pirates plunder is marked Cleopatra Schwartz.
- Oblivious Janitor Cut: A street sweeper barely notices a body hitting the sidewalk behind him in a shower of broken glass.
- Production Foreshadowing: Another one of the golden tapes is marked Police Squad: The Movie.
- Prop Recycling: The spacesuits, the animatronic Nessie.
- Show Within a Show: A number of them, most notably the title feature they keep trying to show.
- Slapstick: Arsenio Hall's sketch in which he's repeatedly harmed by objects in his apartment. It's exaggerated to such a degree that it's almost a parody of the genre.
- Soul Brotha: Parodied with the singer Don "No Soul" Simmons.
- The Stinger: A parody of Reefer Madness warning about "Social Diseases", with Carrie Fisher.
- Trapped in TV Land: Murray gets sucked into the TV and wanders in and out of scenes trying to find his way out.
- Trojan Gauntlet / Umpteenth Customer: A boy who goes to a drug store to buy condoms (discreetly) for his date not only wins a prize...but becomes their spokesman, much to his horror.
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Something the human male astronauts are eager to teach to the Amazon women
- The Whitest Black Guy: A PSA for "Blacks Without Soul," who sing dorky songs like "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" and are David Hartman fans and Republicans.
- Artistic License - Physics: Done deliberately as part of the parody of 50's sci-fi.