* ActingForTwo: Brooks has five roles in the movie. Moses, Comicus, Torquemada, King Louis XVI, and Jacques the Garcon de Piss.
* BeamMeUpScotty: "It's good to be the King!" is often misquoted without the 'the' in shout-outs by other works.
* YouLookFamiliar:
** Mel Brooks plays roles in every time period.
** Rudy de Luca who plays Captain Mucus, can also briefly be seen in Prehistoric Man segment. He's the caveman that [[spoiler: [[DeathAsComedy gets accidentally killed by a thrown spear]]]].
** Also Ronny Graham does double duty as Oedipus and a tortured Jew who relays his unfortunate experience of [[spoiler: being anally tortured with a red hot poker]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of Josephus was written with Creator/RichardPryor in mind, but he was unable to accept due to his infamous freebasing accident in 1980.