After being robbed, Elroy yells "I started this barbecue s*** and this is the motherf***in' thanks I get?!" This is based on a line from Ice Cube's hit rap song "Hello" that goes "I started this gangsta s*** and this is the motherf***in' thanks I get").
Most of the pimp-style clothing for the fictitious "Pimps & Ho's" store in the movie was made by Los Angeles designer Marc Vachon whose Melrose Avenue shop specialized in club wear. Right next door to Vachon's former store location is the real "Barbershop Club" which served as inspiration for Ice Cube's next movie, Barbershop (2002).
At the party, Craig (Ice Cube) is holding a bucket that reads, "It's better to give than receive," which is a reference to what Bernie Mac's character said in the original 'Friday,' (1995) when he attempts to smoke marijuana with "Craig" & "Smokey."
Despite being a modest box office success grossing nearly $34 million dollars domestically against a $10 million budget, Friday After Next has garnered a large cult following over the years due to its humorous plot , irreverent characters, and dialogue. It is also considered a Christmas movie, or "anti-Christmas movie" according to star Ice Cube, due to its Christmas setting.