Trivia: Simon Pegg is a huge fan of The Simpsons, featuring them on posters in his series 'Spaced'. He pays tribute to them in Hot Fuzz by using the name Aaron A Aaronson. Aaron A Aaronson was listed as the first Springfieldarian to vote for Sideshow Bob in 'Sideshow Bob Roberts' and was credited as one of the two biggest gossips in Springfield in 'And Maggie Makes Three'.
Trivia: There are brief cameos at the start of the film by Peter Jackson as Bad Santa, who stabs Nicholas, and Garth Jennings as the Crackhead who holds hostages. Later, Cate Blanchett appears as Janine, who is hidden behind a surgical mask, and from whom Nicholas is estranged. And the film's director, Edgar Wright, is seen as the store employee pushing the cart when Nicholas walks towards the manager's office.
Trivia: Hot Fuzz is set in the town of Sandford, which is an in joke reference to the real Police who use the same town name, although fictionally, during probationary Police training for Police officers. Sandford does exist, but its not just one place, there are many towns and villages across Britain sharing the name.
Trivia: Real life police actually praise this movie for one aspect. And that is the realistic depiction of paperwork being done after every event. Most police films and shows never show or talk about the paperwork and cops were glad to see the most annoying part of the job finally get recognition.
Trivia: The arcade machine in the movie has also appeared in the other two films in the "Cornetto Trilogy", which consists of Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End. The same fence joke also appears in all three films with someone trying to jump a fence but crashes through it or knocks it fully down.
Trivia: The Somerfield store used in the film was an actual Somerfield store in the City of Wells at the time of filming and the company welcomed the film crew using their store for all exterior shots. It was soon taken over by Co-Op who kept it as a supermarket until 2015 where it was closed down and remains vacant to this day.