“Big Jim Slade”! “Fistfuls Of Yen”! It’s “The Kentucky Fried Movie”! “The Naked Gun” Prelude!

In the mood for a film that promises to be:

Narrator: Brutal! Savage! Beyond Perversion!


Or how about a movie that promises:

Narrator: Never before has the beauty of the sexual act been so crassly exploited!

kentucky fried movie comedy

Or one that offers “BIG JIM SLADE!”


Well, this is one of my favorite movies of all time, and one of the funniest as well – from the creative geniuses who would go on to give us the cult TV series “Police Squad!” and the “Naked Gun” movies! Yes, get ready for the offbeat, profane, hysterical comedy that is:

Kentucky Fired Movie!

Kentucky Fried Movie – Directed by John Landis – 1977

How can you go wrong with a movie that begins LIKE THIS!

[first line in the film]
A Newscaster On Set, Looking At Audience: “The popcorn you are eating has been pissed in. Film at eleven.”

Here’s the trailer!

Talk about a comic debut! “Kentucky Fried Movie” roared into theaters in 1977, directed by John Landis, who went on to make “Animal House”, “Coming To America” and many more.

the kentucky fried movie

The film’s writers were the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, who would go on to write and direct” Airplane!”, “Top Secret!” and the Naked Gun movies!

naked girls catholic

Narrator: Never before has the beauty of the sexual act been so crassly exploited!


The film is full of movie parodies, like the ad above for “Catholic High School Girls In Trouble!” Or this one, for the disaster movie “That’s Armageddon!”

Kentucky Fried Movie That's Armageddon!

Yes, the parody stars George Lazenby, at the time seven years past his one-time-only stint as James Bond 007!

kentucky-fried-movie perversion

“Kentucky Fired Movie” is a series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films…anything and everything that the Zuckers thought was funny – and it is hilarious!

Here is a parody of ads about home deodorizers, as a group of women come for a visit:

[a woman is worried about the smell of her home as guests arrive]
1st guest: Fish for dinner last night?
2nd guest: Phewww… Harvey still smoking those cigars?
3rd guest: CHRIST! Did a cow shit in here?

Narrator: Brutal! Savage! Beyond Perversion!

It’s a non-stop collection of short films and parodies – each one funnier than the last…

Cleopatra Scwartz!

Cleopatra Schwartz

Yep, blaxploitation films of the time got skewered, with this great film about an undercover cop who teams up with a Rabbi!

And then there is THIS:


One of the funniest parodies is the “self help” record a guy buys to help him with his lovemaking – he gets his girlfriend to listen to the record “help” them…

Sex Record Voice: “One of the most frequent problems encountered during the sexual act is that of premature ejaculation.”
[the man realizes that this just happened to him]
Sex Record Voice: “Should premature ejaculation occur, the Joy of Sex album comes equipped with BIG JIM SLADE.”
[Big Jim Slade bursts through the door]

Sex Record Voice: “Big Jim, former tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, is outfitted with various whips, chains, and a sexual appetite that will knock your socks off!”
[Big Jim carries the woman away]
Sex Record Voice: “Big Jim has satisfied women throughout the world, and the capital of Nebraska is Lincoln!”


The centerpiece for the film is “A Fistful Of Yen”, the scene-for-scene parody of Bruce Lee’s classic movie “Enter The Dragon.”

“This is Butkus, Klahn’s bodyguard. He is tough and ruthless. This is Kwong, Klahn’s chauffeur. He is rough and toothless.”

This movie captures everything that made “Enter The Dragon” so entertaining, all while putting on the movie and spoofing kung fu movies!

“Kentucky Fried Movie” announced the arrival of a great new comedy team, and it is fast-paced and funny…The Zuckers ended up giving us the hilarious “Naked Gun” films!


Along with the three “Naked Gun” films, the Zuckers also gave us the twisted cult TV show “Police Squad!” – so you need to see where they got their start – “The Kentucky Fried Movie” is hilarious and worth worth finding!

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Categories: 70's Cinema, Action Films, Blaxploitation!, Bloopers, Comedy Movies, Exploitation films, Grindhouse, Movies, Obscure Movies, Sexploitation Movies, Talent/Celebrities, TV Show, Uncategorized

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6 replies


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  3. Killer Movies With A “K”! My “Movies A-Z” Has Kung Fu, Killers And Catholic High School Girls In Trouble! – johnrieber
  4. Sex Kitten Uschi Digard Bares Her “Toy Box!” Legendary Russ Meyer Star! Hilariously Naked “Kentucky Fried Movie” Cameo! – JR-Sploitation!
  5. Cult Movie Actress Lenka Novak! Whatever Happened To The Star Of “Vampire Hookers?” – JR-Sploitation!
  6. Action Classics! Hilarious Hijinks! My “Movies With A K” Has Oscar Winners, Bowlers, Rupert Pupkin and “Killer Joes” Too! – johnrieber

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