* ActorAllusion: At one point, Roy Knable stumbles through a channel onto the set of the [[Series/ThreesCompany television show]] that catapulted John Ritter to fame in the 1970s. Two women dressed as Chrissy Snow and Janet Wood shout "Where have you been?", a snippet of the ThemeSong plays, and Roy screams in terror, trips over the couch, and changes the channel.
* CreatorBacklash: Bruce Broughton, who scored the film, called both the soundtrack album and the movie terrible. Indeed, the rap music that takes up eight of the ten cuts on the album don't really fit the movie (even though they're mostly relegated to the end credits).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Jeffrey Jones, who you might remember from another movie around that time called ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''.
** Also one of Creator/EugeneLevy's earlier film roles.
** Jeffrey Jones was also the principal in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' and Emperor Joseph in ''Film/{{Amadeus}}''.
** Pierce, the new executive of the Network? That's [[Series/{{Dexter}} Sgt. Doakes]]. ''Surprise Motherfucker'' indeed.
* NotScreenedForCritics
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: [[Creator/EugeneLevy Eugene Levy]] starred in a 70's TV series called ''Stay Tuned''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were almost cast as Wayne and Garth [-IN HELL!-], but since they were shooting ''Film/WaynesWorld'', a parody was made instead.
** Pam Dawber played opposite Creator/JohnRitter. We got a ''Series/ThreesCompany'' parody, but just think what they could have done with a ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' parody.
** This movie sadly came out before the RealityTV explosion . . . just think of the shows we could have gotten: [[Series/FlavorOfLove Flavor of Hate]]? [[Series/{{Survivor}} No Survivor]]? [[Series/TopChef Top Cannibal]]?
** [[Creator/TimBurton Tim Burton]] was offered to direct this film, but he turned it down to direct [[Film/BatmanReturns Batman Returns]]. Given his style of filmmaking, imagine how much different this film could have been had Burton accepted.
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