** 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.
** Ritter and Pam Dawber are both best known for being sitcom stars (''Series/ThreesCompany'', ''Series/MorkAndMindy'') starring in a show about TV programming.
* AwesomeDearBoy / DoingItForTheArt: Peter Hyams directed the film because he loved the script so much that he lobbied at Morgan Creek Productions to let him direct it.
* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget: $25 million. Box Office: $10,736,401
* 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).
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: Creator/EugeneLevy starred in a 70's TV series called ''Stay Tuned''.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The HTV segment is only the most blatant example. Combined with some severe TechnologyMarchesOn... remember when a satellite dish the size of a hot tub and a remote control the size of a bar of cooking chocolate were the bleeding edge? ... No? Darn whippersnappers.
** 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.
** Creator/TimBurton was offered to direct this film, but he turned it down to direct Film/BatmanReturns. Given his style of filmmaking, imagine how much different this film could have been had Burton accepted.
** Creator/DanAykroyd was considered for the role of Roy Knable