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).
  • The Other Darrin: Neither Hocken nor Nor(d)berg was played by the same actor as in the series.
  • 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.

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