And, in a Take That at the casting habits of those days, Little Richard's cameo is greeted with, "The only black person to appear in this film!"
A shot of five bikini-clad beauties surrounding one of the actors prompts the Crow remark, "That must be what they mean by Five Easy Pieces." Both Joel and Tom scold him.
Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Joel reminiscing about the early 1960s turns into an unhinged rant of how his parents spanked him with a belt in front of company, made him take a bath in the front yard and give him a shopping cart for his birthday.
Hypocritical Humor: During a musical number, we get a shot of the singing group sitting together, and the Bots start mocking them:
Crow: Look at those stupid legs. They're stupid-lookin'. They're not real-lookin' at all.
Servo:"C" is for that feeling of uncertainty for not quite knowing what ethnic group you're from. "R" is for the gifts you give me every time you smile. The first "E" is for—uh, well, I don't really know. But the second "E" is really a grammatical thing 'cause otherwise it would be "Crepy Girl," and where would that leave us? The "P" is definitely not for "platonic." And "Y?" Because I love you!