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The title of the movie, along with a musical number in the movie, gets its name from an incident in 1976 when US President Gerald Ford's Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz was forced to resign after it was reported that he joked that "the only thing the coloreds are looking for in life are tight pussy, loose shoes, and a warm place to shit."
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Bill Murray received top first billing on movie posters DVD and home video covers even though he only appears in one segment as did all the other actors.
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Debut produced screenplay and film as a director for Ira Miller. This was the only film written and/or directed by Miller.
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The prologue for the "Three Chairs for Lefty!" segment states: "This is the true story of what six-years-to-life is like for caged men behind bars! There was a lot of hypertension!".
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The film's main movie poster featured billing for supporting actors on the poster after the credited actors by stating that the movie starred "and a cast of total unknowns".
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Though "The Sneaker" was a spoof of Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam (1972), replacing the ghost of Humphrey Bogart with the ghost of Clark Gable, its "The Sneaker" title was actually a parody of Allen's later film The Front (1976).
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Star Billing: Bill Murray (1st) and Howard Hesseman (2nd). Some DVD covers have Buddy Hackett top billed with Murray second and Hesseman third.
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Actor-comedian Howard Hesseman has appeared such other compilation comedies as Tunnel Vision (1976) and Amazon Women on the Moon (1987).
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One of two compilation comedies both made and released around the late 1970s and early 1980s that featured a main movie poster with a tongue coming out of a shoe. The other picture was The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977).
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The acronym S.T.O.P.I.T. stood for "Society To Oppress and Prevent Involuntary Tinkling".
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The names of the adult movies featured in the "That's Sexploitation!" segment were "The Spy Who Bit Me", "All The President's Girls", "The Happy Hooker Goes Down On Washington" and "2069: A Space Orgy". Regarding the latter, there actually have been a few similarly titled real-life spoofs of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) with a "2069" title, they being 1969's 2069 A.D. (1969), 1974's "2069: A Sex Oddyssey" (2069: A Sex Odyssey (1974)) and 2006's 2069 a Sex Odyssey: It's Quicker by Phone (2006).
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According to Allmovie, "Coming Attractions (1978) includes pre-fame performances from Bill Murray, Howard Hesseman, Ed Lauter, and Harry Shearer, while cult favorites Susan Tyrrell, Sid Haig, Jaye P. Morgan, Kinky Friedman, and Van Dyke Parks also appear in the cast".
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Spoof Charles Chaplin film titles included "The Chronic Sympathizer" and "The Kid and The Yid" the latter being a parody of Chaplin's The Kid (1921).
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The picture was "filmed mostly in 1977" according to film critic Leonard Maltin. Wikipedia states that "the film was shot around 1977 and only released years later in 1980, probably to capitalize on Bill Murray's success as a box office film star".
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Famous entertainment figures parodied in the movie and their spoof names include Woody Allen (Duddy Allen), Walt Disney (Walt Whizney), Charles Chaplin, Jim Nabors, and Howard Hughes (Howard Huge). Moreover, famous characters and their spoof names included Billy Jack (Billy Jerk) and Chaplin's "The Tramp" ("The Bum").
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Famous entertainment figures parodied in the movie and their spoof names include Woody Allen (Duddy Allen), Walt Disney (Walt Whizney), Charles Chaplin, Jim Nabors, and Howard Hughes (Howard Huge). Moreover, famous characters and their spoof names included Billy Jack (Billy Jerk), Gomer Pyle (Ernie Piles) and Chaplin's "The Tramp" ("The Bum").
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Buddy Hackett: As himself, a spokesman for S.T.O.P.-I.T.
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