Trivia / American Idiot

  • Approval of God: A theater group in Pennsylvania staged an all-black cast of the musical and incorporating the Black Lives Matter movement, citing that the lyrics deeply resonated with them. Billie Joe stated that he loved the re-interpretation.
  • Recursive Adaptation: The musical spawned a "Original Broadway Cast Recording" album, as is typical for musicals.
  • The Other Darrin: Inverted in the musical when Billie Joe filled in for, and eventually replaced, Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy.
  • Special Guest: Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre) sings the opening to "Letterbomb."
  • Unintentional Period Piece:
    • The title track captures a lot of the despair many young left-wingers felt at the seeming invincibility of the Republicans and George W. Bush in the '00s.
  • "Homecoming" mentions Spike TV. Spike abandoned the TV in its name in 2006, and it was rebranded as the Paramount Network in 2018.