In the film within a film, "Amazon Women on the Moon," set in the 1950s, Butch continually refers to things which were long gone in the 1980s, including the Brooklyn Dodgers, Ebbets Field, and a Studebaker. There is also a reference to the 48 U.S. states, when Hawaii and Alaska became states in 1959.
The "release date" for the Amazon Women on the Moon segment keeps changing. "We now return to our feature film, the 1950s classic, Amazon Women on the Moon..." says some of the dialogue. The movie within this movie is dated in the film as being both a 1953 and 1954 release. The picture that it is based on, Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), was first released in 1953. At one point in Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), the film segment of the same title is referred to in a voice-over as "Amazon Women of the Moon", using the word "of" instead of "on", as with the title of its source Cat-Women of the Moon (1953).
Three segments deleted from the theatrical release have been restored in the television versions and included on the DVD's deleted scenes: "Peter Pan Theater", "The Unknown Soldier, " and "The French Ventiloquist's Dummy."
The literal translation of the French title is "The Cheeseburger Movie" or "Cheeseburger Film Sandwich". The literal translation of the French title for this film's precursor, The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), is "The Hamburger Movie" or "Hamburger Film Sandwich".
In the segment "Video Date," as Ray seats himself in his easy chair to watch the video, there is a copy of Jimmy Olsen comics on a table next to the chair. Actor Marc McClure, who plays Ray, played Jimmy Olsen in Superman (1978) and its three sequels, as well as Supergirl (1984). The comic is Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #98, dated December 1966.
The name of the television station during the "Amazon Women on the Moon" sketch (WIDB) is the name of a student-run radio station at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, from which the film's director and producer Robert K. Weiss is a graduate.
The movie was filmed in 1985 but was not released theatrically until 1987. According to the '80's Movies Rewind' website, the picture was completed in 1986 but was not released in theaters for another year. It has been speculated that the reason for this was the court case that presenter and co-director John Landis was involved with relating to Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).
Non-star billing for the movie's players during the beginning titles and on movie posters stated that the film starred "lots of actors" (in the opening credits) and "lots of other actors" (in the film posters).
The pair of critics, "Frankel and Herbert", in the segment "Critics' Corner", were played by a comedy team who also had a two-last-names stage name, "Lohman and Barkley", who were the real life comedy duo of Al Lohman and Roger Barkley.
All the real-life movies seen in the treasure trove of home video-cassettes in the "Video Pirates" segments were titles from the Universal Pictures studio who were not ironically this picture's production house.
Scenes featuring two veteran character actors, Lyle Talbot and Dan Seymour, were cut from the finished film. Seymour played Dr. Muggs McGinty, a seedy racetrack doctor who treats Mary Brown in the "Reckless Youth" segment, and Talbot appeared as Prescott Townsend, head of the "American Space Association" in the "Amazon Women On the Moon" segment. Talbot's deleted scene is included in the Special Features on the movie's Collector's Edition DVD.
This movie, the one and only ever sequel [to date, August 2013], to The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), was made and released in 1987, which was about ten years after The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) had debuted in 1977. This sequel's title did not evoke the title of the first movie, though one of its working titles did, it being "The Kentucky Fried Sequel".
The "Amazon Women on the Moon" segment is credited as being produced by Samuel L. Bronkowitz who also receives a special thanks credit. The name is a joke fictitious name which was referenced considerably in the earlier film The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977).