- Damsel in Distress: Spoofed in a scene where the Action Girl knocks out all the guards, then thanks Dick for saving her.
- In-Name-Only: The movie starts with obligatory spoofs of 2001: A Space Odyssey, including use of Also Sprach Zarathustra, then goes straight into The Naked Gun from there.
- Opening a Can of Clones
- Recycled IN SPACE!: Literally The Naked Gun In Space! down to a whole sequence where Frank... Dick accidentally trashes the room he's supposed to be sneaking into.
- Whole Costume Reference: Reference nothin', that's practically the same suit Frank Drebin wears!