Trivia: The Kentucky Fried Movie

  • There is a scene in the A Fistful of Yen segment where a character taps out to a jujigatamae, also known in professional wrestling as a crucifix armbar or a cross-armbreaker. Tapping out to signal a submission would not be seen by American audiences until the rise in 1993 of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and was later brought into pro wrestling by Taz.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Several veterans of Landis's debut feature, "Schlock".
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Famed announcer, program director of LA's KROQ-FM (at the time), and voice-over artist Shadoe Stevens does most of the voice-overs in the film.
  • Life Imitates Art: Using oil from fast food restaurants to fuel cars!? Ha ha! ha... wait, what? They do that now?
  • Name's the Same:
    • There are characters named Mc Croskey and Rex Kramer, names that would be reused in ZAZ's Airplane.
    • A random character is named John Hammond as well.
  • Throw It In: The gong beater breaking in a take, sending the head off to the camera, swearing when a flag is broken.
    • Bong Soo Han muttering "shit" under his breath while in stage combat with Evan Kim.