* TechnologyMarchesOn: Christmas dinner can't be cancelled because it's 1994 and the extended family is already on the road. Starting about 5-6 years later cell phones would '''''really''''' take off and Connie and Lloyd's brother would have presumably gotten a call and a convincing lie to stop them from coming over, averting most of the movie.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending of the film would've had [[spoiler:Gus turn himself in as a lesson to Jesse]]. Test audiences reacted very negatively to the ending, so it was reshot to what it is now.