Ear Worm: All together now... Daddy, would you like some sausage? Daddy, would you like some saus-a-ges...
Escapist Character: Gord. Despite getting rejected from his dream job and abused by his dad, he still gets a hot girlfriend who would rather give him blowjobs than go out to expensive places; and in the end he gets to be an animator anyway, which pays him $1 million dollars upfront (and it's implied that he didn't have to do anything outside of creating the characters) and gained him a cult following.
First there's the horse-wank. Repeated later with an elephant.
Then the deer carcass.
Then the birth.
Then the cutting (read: biting) of the baby's umbilical cord.
When Betty tries to give Gord a blowjob, we see Gord's own umbilical cord is taped to his stomach for some reason.
Gord's dad tries to proposition his mother by making some very freaky faces. Plus we see his wrinkled old arse.
The Zebra-Man cartoon isn't immune to this either. The promo shows Gord's Author Avatar getting his jaw ripped off by his father, then he's roped to the back of a car and driven around with what's left of his face getting ground up by the road.
The movie ends with a little boy getting chopped up by a propeller. He survives, but with the amount blood he'd lost he'll probably die before they can get him to a hospital.
Older Than They Think: Grossed out by Rip Torn pulling his pants down and showing off his ass? You probably shouldn't watch Chinatown, where he has a nude scene.
Retroactive Recognition: Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski animated the Zebras In America scene.note Interestingly enough, his work on the film led to him naming his animation company Titmouse (after his then-current business as a t-shirt design company) because his contract wouldn't allow his salary to go to a singular person.
Along with Ebert's quote at the top of the main page, A.O. Scott of the New York Times stated that several skits, such as "The Backwards Man" and the infamous "Sausage Piano" scene may have qualified for a National Endowment for the Arts grant if they weren't from a Hollywood film, and said that they might still go on to appear in the New York Museum of Modern Art someday.