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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) Poster

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Canadian actor Lloyd Bochner spoofs his own performance in the famous 1962 episode of The Twilight Zone (1959) entitled "To Serve Man" in this picture. In a panicked crowd scene late in the film, Bochner can be seen carrying a large book with "To Serve Man" on the cover and shouting to passers-by, "It's a cookbook! It's a cookbook!," which was the shocking reveal in the Twilight Zone episode.
The pictures displayed in the Loser's Bar include: the Hindenburg, the RMS Lusitania sinking (often confused with the Titanic), the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the Ford Edsel, the DeLorean DMC-12, the Hubble Space Telescope (considered a failure at the time), Neville Chamberlain and Michael Dukakis.
The opening credits sequence ends with Zsa Zsa Gabor slapping the police car. In 1989 Gabor was arrested for slapping a police officer and driving with an expired license.
'Weird Al' Yankovic has a brief role as a thug who holds the police at the precinct at gunpoint. In the scene, he says, "Ok, Pigs, say your prayers!" followed by Frank slamming the door open and knocking Yankovic's character to the floor. Yankovic said it took more than 20 takes to get the scene done, and that after about 16 takes his leg had turned "a nice shade of purple". The stunt coordinator asked Yankovic at that point if he wanted to wear some padding. Yankovic also recalled that O.J. Simpson felt sorry for him.
The atomic device that Frank (Leslie Nielsen) trips over towards the end of the movie is the same device used in the 1964 James Bond Movie "Goldfinger"
Robert Goulet was one of six "Special Guest Stars" who were "killed off" at the start of episodes of Police Squad! (1982).
When Frank requests to 'cut in' and dance with Jane, the person she was originally dancing with was Mel Torme, known as "The Velvet Fog".
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The paper that Frank hands to Hapsburg during the dinner party which shows Hector Savage's photo (Anthony James) is a page taken from the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, High School - 1960 yearbook. Anthony James was a member of that graduating class. Although his picture was a picture of Hector Savage at the time of the movie, the rest of the photos were actual classmates of Anthony James.
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The book which is passed to Dr Meinheimer, "Strokin' the Love Muffin", is in fact the original "The A-Team" book by Charles Heath. While the two pages are clearly visible, only the top paragraph of the second page (191) is edited to tailor that particular scene, which is read by Dr Meinheimer word for word. The remainder of the pages are accurate to the rest of the book.
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The love scene between Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley involving a pottery wheel is a send-up of a similar, more romantic scene in Ghost (1990) starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. That movie was directed by Jerry Zucker, co-creator of Police Squad! (1982) with his brother David Zucker who directed this movie.
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The ship "Hapsburg Valdez," and the TV commercial making fun of the process of hiring tanker captains (breathalyzers, urine tests, etc.), are references to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which took place on March 24, 1989. Over 10 million gallons of oil were dumped into the sea in this ecological disaster. Exxon Valdez was the original name (later Sea River Mediterranean and eventually Mediterranean) of an oil tanker owned by the former Exxon Shipping Company, a division of the former Exxon Corporation. It gained widespread infamy after the March 24, 1989 oil spill in which the tanker, bound for Long Beach California, captained by Joseph Hazelwood, hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled an estimated 10.8 million US gallons (40.9 million liters) of crude oil. This has been recorded as one of the largest spills in U.S. history and one of the largest ecological disasters.[1]
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Bryan Michael Stoller mentions in his book "Film-making for Dummies" that he played a cameo role as a gorilla when Frank Drebin crashes into the Zoo.
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His small role as the mariachi was the final film role for Jose Gonzalez-Gonzalez, ending a career of over 35 years.
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When Frank and Ed are talking to Ted about the clues found at the crime scene, the glass door behind them has 'Squad' shown backwards since it's facing out into the hallway, but the upper labeling of 'D.C. Police' and 'Room' are written in reverse.
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The number of Jane's apartment is 3D.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Robert Goulet plays Priscilla Presley's villainous love interest in this movie. Years earlier, Elvis Presley, Priscella's famous then-husband, once shot his TV because Robert Goulet appeared on it. That TV is now a collector's item.
In the thestrical release when Roberts Goulet falls out of the windiest the end of the movie while he is screaming you hear his scream turn into him singing "on a clear day..." from his song "on a clear day you can see forever". Then he lands unscathed and is attacked by a lion. In the video and tv release he does not sing during the fall.
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