The 1991 comedy Hot Shots! was a spoof of the 1986 film Top Gun. That's the part you already know. It follows the formula of "how many gags can we stuff in between the plot points of the original non-comedy movie" that worked so well for Airplane! If you liked Hot Shots!, you'll want to learn some trivia from behind-the-scenes.
3. Lloyd Bridges replaced George C. Scott.
I kind of get the feeling that Bridges was chosen over Scott just because Scott hasn’t always seemed like the type to play comedic roles. Of course he did play the grandfather in Angus, but that was years later.
2. It was running joke that Saddam Hussein played himself in the movie.
Obviously this wasn’t the case but at the time Saddam Hussein was such a hated figure throughout the world that it was funny to think about.
Read the rest of the trivia list about Hot Shots! at TVOM.