- Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: The film was widely popular with African-American audiences, to the point where many couldn't believe that Bakshi was white.
- Crowning Music of Awesome/Ear Worm: The film's theme song, "Coonskin No More" by Scatman Crothers. "Walk on, niggas, walk on!"
- Designated Hero: Despite being the protagonist, Brother Rabbit has no qualms about killing at the drop of a hat.
- Magnum Opus: Everyone, even Ralph Bakshi see this as his best film.
- Overshadowed by Controversy: Thanks to Al Sharpton, who famously denounced the movie while refusing to actually see it and lobbied to have it pulled from theaters. It apparently got so bad that one theater showing the film was smoke bombed by protestors.