* HeyItsThatGuy: [[VarietyShow Sonny's Better Half]] is engaged to [[DoTheRightThing Sal]], but falls for [[Film/KickAss Big Daddy]], while her father [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors Mr. Mushnik]] is having an affair and her mother [[LookWhosTalking Rosie]] has dinner with [[{{Frasier}} Marty Crane]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Shanley initially wrote the characters as Irish, but decided to make them Italian to make it less of an AuthorAvatar script.