* BeamMeUpScotty: Done by Chip (and possibly the writers of the film too). He exclaims "Dry land is not a myth! I've seen it!" and then cites the quote as "Kevin Coster, ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''." Of course, this line never actually occurs in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' at any point. Made even more grating because he immediately brags about having watched the movie several times.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/KathyGriffin plays the young Cable Guy's mother.
** Andy Dick plays the King at Medieval Times.
** Creator/JaneaneGarofalo plays a "serving wench".
** [[JustShootMe George Segal]] has two scenes as Steven's father.
** OwenWilson plays Robin's obnoxious date.
** JackBlack has a small straight man role as one of Steve's co-workers.
** Music/TenaciousD guitarist Kyle Gass turns to the magic of literature.
** Even [[Series/MrShow Bob and David]] have small parts.
* IKnewIt: Some of the Cable Guy's predictions about what cable will do for the future came true.
* PlayingAgainstType: Averted. Carrey still uses the same rubbery-faced schtick in this movie that made him famous, only in the context of a manic StalkerWithoutACrush rather than a living cartoon character like in ''Film/AceVentura'' and ''Film/TheMask'', showing just how easily Carrey's signature style can be played up as creepy rather than funny.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: Carrey is just as zany and over-the-top as always, but it's done in part to demonstrate just how mentally disturbed Chip is rather than strictly for humour.
* VindicatedByCable
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of Chip was originally written with Creator/ChrisFarley in mind, but he declined due to schedule conflicts.
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