The antagonists are pastiches of The Muppets, being led by a literally pimped-out Kermit the Frog. He rides around on a Big Bird, and an Oscar the Grouch parody starts fighting with Black Dynamite and crew the second he sees them. Makes sense they'd live on Puppet Street.
When Leroy Van Nuys is first seen, his face is turned away from view and he is wearing nothing on his head. Then mechanical arms put on his mask, pimp hat and pimp feather just like he was Darth Vader.
Two cops at the police station are too busy playing Pong to worry about the hijacking. And when one of the cops scores...
Her arsenal (machine guns, surface-to-air missiles, oil slick) is straight out of Spy Hunter. One of the contestants they eliminate in Race War is an armored semi-truck much like the Road Lord from the remake.