The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) Poster


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Followed by 


Leave It to Beaver (1957) (TV Series)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Segment "A Fistful of Yen"
Goldfinger (1964)
Dr. Klahn's army is training by throwing razored bowler hats to decapitate a statue, just like the Asian villain Odd Job in Goldfinger.
Deep Throat (1972)
In the Feel-Around theater : "Please stay for our next film : Deep Throat in feel-around !"
Schlock (1973)
Poster visible inside the Feel-Around theater.
Earthquake (1974)
Segment "That's Armageddon"
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Segment "That's Armageddon"
Mandingo (1975)

Referenced in 

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)
The name of this film is shown on a theatre marquee
Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade (1978)
Title seen on movie theater marque
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Propaganda from John Landis's fake movie "See You Next Wednesday" are seen in both films: in The Blues Brothers, on a billboard concealing the troopers. Also, the gasoline is delivered by a tanker from ARGON, the oil company in The Kentucky Fried Movie.
Airplane! (1980)
The ending credits thank Argon Oil Company, a fictional company in Kentucky Fried Movie. William Tregoe also reprises his role as John Fitzsimmons.
Take One: Fear on Film (1982) (TV Movie)
Trading Places (1983)
Propoganda from John Landis's fake movie "See You Next Wednesday" are seen in both films
Fishbone: Party at Ground Zero (1985) (Video)
"This is not a chawade!"
Video Violence 2 (1988) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
German Fried Movie (1992)
Title reference and similar episodic comedy concept, set in Germany
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Le Film de les Nuls (1994)
The song "The Carioca"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I thought you were Dale."
Grand Theft Auto (1997) (Video Game)
Uncle Fu's dialogue in the cutscene for completing level 3 ("extraordinary magnitude", "you have our gratitude").
Armageddon (1998)
Segment "See You Next Wednesday"
Mafia! (1998)
Freaks and Geeks: Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000) (TV Episode)
Sam says since he's not allowed to see The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), then Lindsay shouldn't be allowed to go see The Who.
Amélie (2001)
Making 'Scary Movie 3' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Jackass: Where Are They Now? (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Witless Protection (2008)
Segment "A Fistful of Yen"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) (TV Episode)
"This isn't Kentucky Fried Movie."
American Grindhouse (2010)
Title of this film appears on screen.
The Cinema Snob: Video Violence 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
"See? It's 'The Kentucky Fried Movie' meets 'Bloodsucking Freaks'".
Those Old Trailers (2010) (Short)
Was one of the main inspirations for the film (including the concept of fake trailers). Also producer Samuel L. Bronckostein was named after identical figure from this film named Samuel L. Bronkowitz. Also opening titles and end credits name the crew members in an exactly the same order as in this movie.
Special Collector's Edition: Especial Navidad (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned
Hren' 2.0: Nastolnaya Chyornaya molniya. (2011) (TV Episode)
Uncredited use of "Carioca" is a deliberate homage to this movie.
Midnight Screenings: The Hangover, Part II/Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Take him to Detroit!"
A Planet Comicon Panel with Helen Slater (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Helen.
Solyanka po-Piterski (2011) (Short)
One of the main sources of inspiration, especially evidenced by title, titles and credits and editing.
Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam congratulates Jon Landis on doing a great job with "The Kentucky Fried Movie."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.11 (2013) (TV Episode)
Peter Farrelly mentions the movie by name.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Black Love (2014) (TV Episode)
"Is this whole movie just an extended Big Jim Slade sketch from"
Shlakoblok (2017)
One of the main sources of inspiration: anthology of random surreal sketches with fake trailers. The character of Samuel L. Bronkostein is also an hoage to Samuel L. Bronkowitz, an unseen film producer from this movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Movie 43 (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.


The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
A shot of a dam breaking was used in the "That's Armageddon" segment.

Featured in 

I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1977 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips, discussed
Nostalgia Critic: Batman and Robin (2008) (TV Episode)
Dr. Klahn orders one of his prisoners to watch Batman and Robin.
Starz Inside: In the Gutter (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
The Cinema Snob: Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Special Collector's Edition: Made in U.S.A. (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Cinema Snob: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (2012) (TV Episode)
Big Jim Slade clip is shown
Hagan Reviews: Gayniggers from Outer Space (2012) (TV Episode)
A fight scene
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: A Deadly Choice (2013) (TV Episode)
remembering Big Jim Slade
The Cinema Snob: Black Is Beautiful (2015) (TV Episode)
Big Jim Slade appears


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
End of the "Enter the Dragon" segment
What's My Line? (1950) (TV Series)
Divorce Court (1957) (TV Series)
One scene in "Kentucky Fried Movie" was making fun of "Divorce Court."
The Dating Game (1965) (TV Series)
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Segment "Cleopatra Schwartz"
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Segment "A Fistful of Yen" spoofs most of the movie plot.

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Excellence in Broadcasting (2010) (TV Episode)
Brian's replacement of the appliances in Rush Limbaugh's kitchen spoofs the destruction of the kitchen in the scene from "Zinc and You".

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