- Actor Allusion: One of the last shots in the opening montage is of Rodney Dangerfield golfing. This was taken directly from Caddyshack.
- Actor-Shared Background: Thorton Melon, was a truck driver in his younger days, as was Rodney Dangerfield himself.
- The Cast Showoff:
- Cast the Expert: The divers were expert college divers. Director Alan Metter asked them to "do their worst" to play the Grand Lakes diving team.
- Hey, It's That Place!: Diane's house is the same as used for the Doyle house where Laurie Strode babysat in Halloween (1978).
- Throw It In!:
- What Could Have Been: Jim Carrey was originally considered for the angry history professor, but was decided against for being too young at the time.
- Bob Saget was also considered for the same role, but they felt his humor wasn't abrasive enough.