History Trivia / BetterOffDead

1st Apr '18 4:44:33 AM AmuckCricetine
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* OldShame: For a long time, this was Cusack's opinion of this film, but he appears to have mellowed somewhat in recent years.
* PropRecycling: Twiki from ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' appears in the background of the Christmas scene.

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* OldShame: For a long time, this Creator/JohnCusack apparently saw the film while working on another Savage Steve Holland movie, ''Film/OneCrazySummer'', and wasn't pleased. He was Cusack's opinion of this film, but he reportedly furious with Holland, although other cast and crew members showed him the movie was getting favorable reviews. He appears to have mellowed on the subject somewhat in recent years.
* PropRecycling: Twiki from ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' appears in the background of the Christmas scene.scene.
* WriteWhatYouKnow:
** According to Savage Steve Holland, the film is mostly autobiographical. Holland really was suicidal when his high school girlfriend left him for captain of the ski team. Also, he really did have a paperboy named Johnny Gasparini who would harass him for two dollars. According to Holland, when the film came out, the ex-girlfriend contacted him to apologize.
** The claymation hamburger scene was inspired by Holland's first job working at UsefulNotes/{{McDonald's}].
-->There was this rumor that a rat fell into a vat at a chicken place and somebody got served fried rat. That was what I had in the original script. The producer said, "That's really just disgusting and not even funny". So I saw this guy Jimmy Picker had made this really funny claymation short film about mayor Ed Koch called Sundae in New York. I was like, "If I could do something like that and still incorporate it into a hamburger scenario". And then I had the Music/VanHalen song. I put that together, and it was just so, so out there and stupid that everybody was really worried about it. But it was the highest testing thing when we went to the test audience. They thought that was the greatest thing in the whole movie.
24th Dec '16 4:29:32 AM Geoduck
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* OldShame: Evidently Cusack's opinion of this film.

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* OldShame: Evidently For a long time, this was Cusack's opinion of this film.film, but he appears to have mellowed somewhat in recent years.
* PropRecycling: Twiki from ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' appears in the background of the Christmas scene.
3rd Apr '16 10:56:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Elizabeth Daily, the voice of [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Buttercup]] appears as the singer in the New Years dance. Also, Lane's father is [[Series/{{Mash}} Major Winchester]].
** Also, Lane's mom is [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Miri.]]
** [[Film/TheKarateKid Chozen]] likes to race Lane.
** Lane's math teacher is [[Film/{{Ghost}} The Subway Ghost]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: Charles is played by [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Curtis]] [[Series/{{Moonlighting}} Armstrong]], who currently plays Snot on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and the lead on ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''.
** The Howard Cosell impression was voiced by Rich Little.
9th Nov '15 1:16:01 AM tvinsomne
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Charles is played by Curtis Armstrong, who currently plays Snot on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and the lead on ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Charles is played by Curtis Armstrong, [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Curtis]] [[Series/{{Moonlighting}} Armstrong]], who currently plays Snot on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and the lead on ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''.
18th Oct '15 4:39:49 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Elizabeth Daily, the voice of [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy]] and [[WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls Buttercup]] appears as the singer in the New Years dance. Also, Lane's father is [[Series/{{Mash}} Major Winchester]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Elizabeth Daily, the voice of [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy]] and [[WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Buttercup]] appears as the singer in the New Years dance. Also, Lane's father is [[Series/{{Mash}} Major Winchester]].
7th Oct '15 1:09:53 AM Geoduck
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** Lane's math teacher is [[Film/{{Ghost}} The Subway Ghost]].
10th Apr '14 5:14:12 PM Yipeekiyay
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** [[Film/TheKarateKid Chozen]] likes to race Lane.


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** The Howard Cosell impression was voiced by Rich Little.
1st Apr '14 6:50:00 PM Geoduck
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* ActorAllusion: When Beth (Amanda Wyss) shows up at the dance, there is someone behind her wearing Freddy Krueger's sweater. Wyss played Krueger's first victim in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.
* DawsonCasting: Charles. Explicitly justified:
-->'''Charles:''' I've been going to this high school for ''seven and a half years'', now. I'm no dummy!
4th Aug '13 5:57:45 PM Kalikimaka
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Elizabeth Daily, the voice of [[{{Rugrats}} Tommy]] and [[PowerpuffGirls Buttercup]] appears as the singer in the New Years dance. Also, Lane's father is [[Series/{{Mash}} Major Winchester]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Elizabeth Daily, the voice of [[{{Rugrats}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy]] and [[PowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls Buttercup]] appears as the singer in the New Years dance. Also, Lane's father is [[Series/{{Mash}} Major Winchester]].


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* HeyItsThatVoice: Charles is played by Curtis Armstrong, who currently plays Snot on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and the lead on ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''.
31st May '13 10:33:02 AM Geoduck
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** Also, Lane's mom is [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Miri.]]

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** Also, Lane's mom is [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Miri.]]]]
* OldShame: Evidently Cusack's opinion of this film.
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