* CoveredUp: Most of the soundtrack consists of popular artists of the time performing covers of lesser-known Steely Dan songs.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's Those Boobs]]: Shannon Whirry, 90's erotic b-movie queen, aptly plays the endowed mother.
* HilariousInHindsight: One of Charlie's sons exclaims "Man, how the hell can they call Pluto a planet - man what kind of planet has an elliptical orbit? This shit don't make sense!" Pluto was demoted in 2006, six years after the movie was released. while we're at it...
** CriticalResearchFailure: Almost all planetary orbits are at least ''a little'' elliptical. A true oddball orbit would be a perfect circle.
* ShoutOut: The narrator is voiced by Rex Allen, Jr., the son of Rex Allen, who was the narrator of many Disney wildlife films. One of which was Charlie the Lonesome Cougar. The narration was done in a way to mimic these films.
* TheWoobie: Charlie