The name Austinpussy was a candidate for the title of the second film. Eventually, it was given to the title of the film-in-a-film due to the mature nature of the word (though ironically the second film's new title is considered equally vulgar in the United Kingdom).
Austinpussy is a word-play on the Bond film Octopussy.
Steven Spielberg's cameo is arguably an in-joke reference to the fact that he had always wanted to direct a James Bond film.
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