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YMMV: The Naked Gun
  • Adaptation Displacement: While it's more of a spin-off than a film version, the original TV series did not last very long and was not as popular as the movies, leading many people to believe that the franchise only exists as a movie trilogy.
  • Acceptable Political Targets: The Beirut council seen in the first film is a practical who's who of Acceptable Political Targets - communists, Islamists, military dictators, and... whatever the hell Gaddafi was.
  • Awesome Music: In 33⅓ the music in the background during the starting of the Untouchables shootout parody.
    • The main theme that plays during the opening credits counts as well.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The repeated torment Nordberg (played by O.J. Simpson) suffers is either this or becomes even funnier, depending on your viewpoint. Especially the line that he "wouldn't hurt a fly" spoken by his on-screen wife. In the network TV version, when Frank, after unknowingly shutting down Nordberg's life support system and not noticing where the rushing hospital staff are headed, says "Just be glad you're not that guy's wife."
    • Basically true with all things OJ in the series.
    • During the cop car opening credits in 33 1/3 at one point it's flying around LA and headed straight for the tallest building only to sideswipe it at the last moment. Still very disturbing.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • O.J. Simpson playing a cop.
    • The Hubble Space Telescope appearing on a "Wall of Failures" back before its mirror was fixed.
    • In "2", Frank casually mentions that he and Jane are ancient history, like the Democratic party. Guess who got elected only one year after this movie came out.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The "Manchurian candidates" for Vincent Ludwig's plot in the first movie, who go blank-faced and robotically intone: "I....must kill....[Name]" once they're "triggered." It's fairly frightening for younger viewers - particularly when it's revealed that Ludwig's final sleeper agent is Jane!
  • One-Scene Wonder: Numerous examples, though John Houseman's driving instructor from the first film is a particular standout. Also, "Weird Al" Yankovic appears in all three films in this capacity.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Believe it or not, the woman who sings the hilariously depressing blues number in the second film is a heavily made-up Vitamin C.


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