* ActorAllusion: In a manner of speaking, the whole plot. The story is inspired by Kevin Smith's relationship with star Joey Lauren Adams, and so in a sense she is "Amy."
** One reviewer mixed up Jay and Silent Bob, with baffling results.
** Creator/RogerEbert mixed up Banky and Holden.
** Look for early appearances by Creator/MattDamon and Casey Affleck.
** Brian O'Halloran also shows up in his trademark cameo as one of the identical Hicks cousins floating around the Askewniverse.
* NamesTheSame: Gwen Turner shares a name with Guinevere Turner (who appears in a cameo in this film)
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The movie was apparently only two votes away from an Acadamy Award nomination for "Best Original Screenplay." One can only wonder what this would have done from both the film and Kevin Smith's reputation.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: As usual for Kevin Smith, the film's story is largely based on his relationship with Joey Lauren Adams, who plays Alyssa (although he later pointed out that he was more jealous of Adams for having traveled and seen the world more than Smith, who'd spent most of his life in Jersey).