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.Super Grover