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Trivia / Airheads

  • Dawson Casting: 36-year old Steve Buscemi as a twenty-something heavy metal bassist. Actually works, though, as he ends up looking more authentic than actual twenty-somethings Fraser and Sandler.
  • Playing Against Type: Chris Farley, famous for playing larger-than-life characters, as mild-mannered LAPD Officer Wilson.
  • Technology Marches On: Chazz and his band might not have gotten in as much trouble if they had their demo on an iPod or available online. Also, if Kayla had a cell phone, Chazz might have gotten through to her sooner, and might not have needed the LAPD to scour the LA strip to find her.
    • The Lone Rangers could have promoted their music through social media websites, eliminating the need for them to sneak into a radio station.
    • The radio station would likely be going to an all-news format instead of easy listening (or closing completely) as in-car mp3 player options and satellite radio become ever more ubiquitous.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: This movie really captures the whole music scene of the 90s. This is especially notable when a reporter describes our main characters as having "MTV-soaked minds", referring to the time before MTV's Network Decay when it was still primarily focused on music.
    • In addition, we have see classic 90s toys like Stretch Armstrong, and someone prominently playing a Game Gear (with SFX from a real GG game, thus averting Pac Man Fever).
    • And of course, the simple fact that the Lone Rangers have no choice - in their own minds at least - but to take over a radio station and forcing the staff to play their demo tape seems even more absurd today in an era where they could easily just upload their music on line by way of various social media sites in order to promote themselves. And don't get started on how much cell phones or satellite radio would impact the plot.
    • To say nothing of only a reel-to-reel and cassette copy of the demo existing...the entire plot would fall apart with a digital version.
  • Vindicated by Cable: Very few people saw Airheads at the theater. But because it was played so heavily on Comedy Central during the mid-1990s it has managed to become a Cult Classic.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The role of Chazz was originally meant for John Cusack before Brendan Fraser was cast.
    • Cannibal Corpse (who also appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) was asked if they wanted to have a cameo in the film as the band playing in the Whiskey A Go Go, but they were unable due to being on tour. White Zombie was chosen instead.
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