* ActorAllusion:
** When Tommy's future step-mother first appears she is referred to as being a "ten". Bo Derek has been referred to as being a "ten" before in ''Film/{{Ten}}''.
** During the flight to Chicago, Creator/DavidSpade is a rude flight attendant. [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Why does that sound familiar?]]
* ActorSharedBackground: Like Tommy, Creator/ChrisFarley also graduated from Marquette University in Wisconsin.
* FakeAmerican: Dan Aykroyd (Ontarian by birth) takes a Superfans-esque Chicago accent in playing Zalinsky.
** ActorAllusion: [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Not the first time he's put on a (convincing) Chicago accent]].
* ThrowItIn: While there are probably other examples, "Does this make me look fat?" "No, your face does" is confirmed to have begun as an ad-lib.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The director had every intention of deleting the scene in which Tommy and Richard triumphantly drive back to Sandusky while singing along to the radio, believing it didn't work. An editor felt the scene was at least worth finishing before making that decision, and the director found it actually ''did'' work with audible music, deciding to keep it in. A WCHB we can be grateful didn't happen!
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* This movie made it on Creator/RogerEbert's [[Main/RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated movie list.]]