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.
  • Actor Allusion: 33 1/3 isn't the first time Earl Boen has been a psychologist.
  • 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).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: The sleazy trucker who tried to pick up Jane in the third movie was played by Marc Alaimo, who played the sleazy Magnificent Bastard, Gul Dukat, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
    • And Nordberg is played by that guy who may or may not have killed his wife.
    • Doctor Meinheimer is Vernon Dursley.
    • The third film involves Frank and Jane meeting a marriage therapist, who used to counsel Sarah Connor.
    • The attempted prison rapist was once tricked out of his wife's dog by Ace Ventura, tried to get Nathan Junior in Raising Arizona, and even tried to rape Fletch in prison, too.
    • Hector Savage was once whipped to death by a mysterious stranger
    • Ludwig is Khan.
  • I Knew It: What Frank says after he puts Mikhail Gorbachev in a headlock and rubs off his famous "wine stain" birthmark.
  • History Marches On: Among the disasters at the bar in The Naked Gun 2 1/2 is the Hubble Space Telescope, which was launched with a flawed main mirror. That was fixed in 1993, and the telescope is now considered an enormous success.
  • The Other Darrin: Neither Hocken nor Nor(d)berg was played by the same actor as in the series.