* HeyItsThatGuy: Constantly. The young Patches is played by Creator/HankAzaria, while old Patches is Rip Torn. Steve the Pirate is [[Series/{{Firefly}} Wash]]. One of the judges is ''ChuckNorris''.
** Let's not forget Milton of ''OfficeSpace'', who gets a similar BerserkButton schtick.
** Justin is a Mac.
** The Dodgeball tournament is announced by [[OfficeSpace Bill Lumbergh]] and [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Michael Bluth]].
** The huge cheerleader that crushed Justin Long used to deliver [[Series/AllThat vital information for your everyday life.]]
** How could anyone forget that the Dodgeball Chancellor is [[Creator/WilliamShatner Captain Kirk]] himself?
*** [[PlayingAgainstType He wasn't]] [[LargeHam hamming it up]]?
*** It wasn't the first time he played a role of authority in [[MissCongeniality a competition with its share of eccentricities]].
** Wrestling/{{WWE}} Diva Wrestling/CandiceMichelle is one of the dancers.
** Melody from HeyDude pops up as one of the Average Joes.
** Missy Pyle (Fran) is basically the female embodiment of "Hey, It's That Girl!"j
** The judge in the qualifying round is [[RevengeOfTheNerds Booger]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: The bored video clerk that calls Peter in the beginning to tell him he has overdue videos is Creator/PattonOswalt.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Not to the film, which was given a wide release in theatres and on home media-- but to the soundtrack, which was never given an official release and features Theodore Shapiro's excellently breezy score (as well as the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome ass-kicking "Face Off"]], composed by [[Music/RageAgainstTheMachine Tom Morello]]).
* PlayingAgainstType: Jason Bateman's role is one of his few that is not an uptight StraightMan. Also, Ben Stiller's role as White Goodman is a change from his usual roles as a hapless everyman ButtMonkey, although he plays a similar fitness-obsessed villain in ''{{Heavyweights}}''.
* TheDanza: Justin Long as Justin Redman
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