These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Refuge in Audacity: Not a single ethnic group, gender or sexual orientation is presented positively in this film, and if something isn't racist, it's disgusting.
Stealth Parody: Word of God says that the copious amounts of shameless racism was meant as a Take That towards supposedly-progressive Hollywood films made after the Civil Rights movement which still casted minorities in stereotypical roles. Richard Elfman felt that, if his movie was going to be offensive, he may as well not apologize.
True Art Is Incomprehensible: The movie makes more sense when you realize that the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo started out as an absurdist performance-art troupe. The content, however, does not.