Trivia / The Naked Gun

  • Acting for Two:
    • Joe Grifasi plays the dock worker in the first movie and the Oscar director in the third.
    • Also, Richard Griffiths in the second movie; justified in that one of the characters he played was actually a professional impersonator, hired specifically to pose as the other one.
    • Jeff Wright plays three characters: the head usher in the first movie, the sex shop assistant in the second and the grocery store manager in the third. Of course, it could be the same guy holding down different jobs in each movie.
    • "Weird Al" Yankovic appears in all three movies. In the first and third movies, he plays himself. However, in the second movie, he plays a criminal holding the police station at gunpoint. (Well, we never hear the guy's name, but presumably that's not Al..)
  • Actor Allusion: 33 ⅓ isn't the first time Earl Boen has been a psychologist.
  • California Doubling: The baseball scenes in the first movie, which take place at an Angels home game, were actually filmed in Dodger Stadium. (Los Angeles is doubling for Anaheim here.)
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Johnny the shoeshine guy (the Almighty Janitor character from the original series) doesn't appear in the movies.
  • Fake Nationality: In the first movie, Mexican actor Ricardo Montalban plays an obviously Germanic villain (Vincent Ludwig).
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The TV cuts, which feature many extra scenes not found in the theatrical releases. They were never released to VHS, DVD, or Blu-ray, so the only way to legally see them is if you taped them off TV.
  • Real-Life Relative: Charlotte Zucker, mother of Jerry and David Zucker, plays Vincent Ludwig's secretary Dominique.
  • The Other Darrin: Neither Hocken nor Nor(d)berg was played by the same actor as in the series.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Fee Fi Faux Pas: Played with in one of the Deleted Scenes:
      Frank: Why you sniveling scum! You're no better than your old man!
      Johnny: My old man's dead!
      Frank: Oh, sorry, Johnny, I forgot.
      Johnny: Yeah, well, maybe this will help refresh your memory a little. (slips Frank a bill)
      Frank: Oh yeah, he is dead.
  • You Look Familiar: Robert Goulet previously played himself in an episode of Police Squad! as the "celebrity guest who dies in the opening scene" before playing the villain of the second film.