YMMV / The Kentucky Fried Movie

  • Crosses the Line Twice: Enough that there's arguably none to begin with, but special mention goes to Rex Kramer: Danger Seeker. Walking into a group of tough-looking black men and screaming the n-word, indeed, very dangerous.
  • Director Displacement: The Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team only wrote the film, they didn't direct it. They wouldn't make their directorial debut until Airplane! three years later.
  • Genius Bonus: The headache reliever advertised by Bill Bixby is called Sanhedrin.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In a parody commercial, an oil company describes using recycled fast-food grease for auto fuel.
    • Rex Kramer's idea of a thrill is more-or-less how the other Kramer torpedoed his own stand-up career decades later.
    • All the fake movies are produced by Samuel L. Broncowitz, years before another Samuel L. became famous.
    • The classic "Take him to Detroit"-punishment Dr. Klahn gives to an American spy. The movie may be over 30 years old, but considering Detroit's current situation this joke is still very accurate (probably even more so today than it was back then).
    • A few years after his turn as Dr. Klahn, Bong Soo Han played a similar villain in the serious martial arts film Force: Five. Since it was directed by Enter the Dragon's Robert Clouse, it almost qualifies as an Ascended Meme Casting Gag.
    • John-Anthony Baker, who plays the boy in the "Sex Record" skit, actually went on to become a successful porn actor.
  • Memetic Mutation: BIG JIM SLADE! Hevenu shalom aleichem...
  • One-Scene Wonder: Stephen Bishop as the "show me you're nuts" guy.
    • Cleopatra Schwartz. There's people then and now who'd pay good money... well, five bucks... to see that movie for reals.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The only reason Rex Kramer: Danger Seeker! is able to get a head-start.
  • Retroactive Recognition: The announcer in a few skits (including the parody of The Dating Game during A Fistful of Yen) was Shadoe Stevens, who would later announce the Davidson run and most of the Bergeron run of The Hollywood Squares.


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