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Trivia

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.
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Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Horton, who play the couple in the "Hospital" sketch, were married in real-life at the time the movie was made.
The "Pethouse Video" segment was filmed twice. Monique Gabrielle was naked for the theatrical, video cassette, and DVD versions, but wore lingerie in the television version.
In the "Reckless Youth" segment, the Doctor has the test results for "Mary Brown" on a clipboard. A closer look at the clipboard shows that it's actually a music score.
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 Ventriloquist's Dummy".
The names in the "Titan Man" sketch (George Bailey, Violet, and Mr. Gower) are taken from It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
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).
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. 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.
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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. Hawaii and Alaska became states in 1959.
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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".
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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 with which John Landis was involved, relating to Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).
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Of the few cinema movie compilation comedies made during the 1970s and 1980s, Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) was the only one which had a movie title the same as one of its segments titles.
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DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (John Landis): (See You Next Wednesday): In the "Video Pirates" segment, two of the video cassettes in the treasure chest are labelled "See You Next Wednesday".
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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 Director and Producer Robert K. Weiss is a graduate.
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The film-within-the film segment also includes large portions of the stock music cues most recognizably used in Night of the Living Dead (1968), as well as a lengthy Edward Ward cue from Phantom of the Opera (1943).
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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).
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The name of Producer "Samuel L. Bronkowitz" is a spoof of the name of Hollywood Producers Samuel Z. Arkoff and Samuel Bronston.
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The film's title segment, "Amazon Women on the Moon", was a parody of Cat-Women of the Moon (1953).
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Several cast members have worked with John Landis on other films. These include Ralph Bellamy (Trading Places (1983)), Arsenio Hall (Coming to America (1988)), Michelle Pfeiffer (Into the Night (1985)), Griffin Dunne, and Jenny Agutter (the latter of whom appears in a deleted scene, which has been included in television viewings); An American Werewolf in London (1981) and B.B. King (Spies Like Us (1985), Into the Night (1985), and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)).
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After Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), this is the second anthology film on which Joe Dante and John Landis collaborated.
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This movie, the only sequel to The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). The title did not evoke the title of the first movie, though one of its working titles did, it being "The Kentucky Fried Sequel".
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The "Amazon Women on the Moon" segment is credited as being produced by "Samuel L. Bronkowitz", who also received a "Special Thanks" credit. The name is a joke fictitious name, which was referenced considerably in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977).
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This was the only movie directed in whole, or in part, by Robert K. Weiss.
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The four boxes next to the television in the segment "Video Date" are the Atari 2600 video games Starmaster (1982), Stampede (1981), River Raid, and Kaboom! (1981) published by Activision.
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In the "Video Pirates" segment, when the pirates raid the MCA ship, they find a treasure chest of rare videos and outtakes in gold boxes, one of them is Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind (2018).
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The picture had five directors, most of whom directed about half a dozen segments each.
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Segment title "Bullshit or Not", was a title which parodied Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1982), but in reality, was more specifically a spoof of Leonard Nimoy's In Search of... (1976), featuring opening titles predominantly the same as one of that series' episodes.
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There are numerous references to The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), this movie's predecessor.
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Joey Travolta (Butch) became the brother-in-law of Kelly Preston (Violet), when she married his younger brother, John, in 1991.
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John Landis originally approached Al Franken and Tom Davis, who had previously appeared in Landis' Trading Places (1983), with the idea for a segment comedy similar to The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). He assigned them to write a script. After his bad response towards their first ideas, Franken and Davis pulled back from the project and took their material with them (with the original title "Shameless").
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The "Bullshit Or Not?" segment was retitled "Baloney Or Not?" for the American television version.
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The names of the movies reviewed during Herbert and Frankels' "Critics' Corner" segment were "Frat Slobs", "Harvey Pitnik", and "Winter of my Despondency".
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All of the real-life movies, seen in the treasure trove of home video cassettes in the "Video Pirates" segments, were titles from Universal Pictures, who released this movie.
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The title card in Frankel and Herbert's review of "Frat Slobs", is from National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).
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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.
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The main theme theme music is actually a cue, composed by Jerry Goldsmith, for a fight scene, in the European release of Ridley Scott's Legend (1985),
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The 1954 film-within-a-film "Amazon Women on the Moon" takes place in 1980.
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Howard Hesseman had appeared such other compilation comedies as Coming Attractions (1978) and Tunnel Vision (1976).
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The Screenwriters of the predecessor, The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) (David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker), did not work on this movie.
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The names of novels that Irving Sidney had written were "The Naked Virgin" and "The Power and the Flesh".
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The name of author "Irving Sidney" was a parody amalgam of the first names of pulp novelists Irving Wallace and Sidney Sheldon.
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The movie's major segment, "Amazon Women on the Moon", was shown piecemeal-fashion, in edited sections throughout the film, unlike with The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), whose major segment, "A Fistful of Yen", was shown in one continuous run within the film.
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One of the gold videos in the treasure box is labelled "Police Squad: The Movie", the real-life working title for The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988).
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The name of the Titan Condoms mascot in the "Titan Man" segment was "Bip".
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The promotional tagline for Silly Pâté in the "Silly Pâté" segment said: "Tastes Great . . . Bounces High!"
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John Landis directed The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), to which this movie is the sequel.
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This film was released thirty-four years after Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), which was the picture which inspired its "Amazon Women on the Moon" title, and major segment titled, "Amazon Women on the Moon".
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Cameo 

Russ Meyer: The cult director as a video salesman in the "Video Date" segment.
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Ira Newborn: The Composer as Fred in the "Silly Pâté" segment.
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Forrest J. Ackerman: The Editor as the U.S. President in the "Amazon Women on the Moon" segment.
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Henry Silva: As himself, the host of the "Bullshit or Not" segment.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

During "Video Pirates", the treasure chest contains a videotape of "Reckless Youth", the final segment.
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