Trivia / City Slickers

  • Actor Allusion: In the second film, Glenn (recast with Jon Lovitz) tried to "milk" Norman. This could be an allusion to his character in A League of Their Own, who chaffed at the characters played by Geena Davis and Lori Petty milking cows.
  • AFI's 100 Years… 100 Laughs: #86
  • Real-Life Relative: Mitch's daughter is played by Billy Crystal's daughter Lindsay. Her older sister appears as a jogger in City Slickers 2.
  • Reality Subtext: Billy Crystal tells the true story of the first baseball game he went to.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Jake Gyllenhaal as Mitch's son in the first movie.
  • The Other Darrin: Jon Lovitz replaced Bruno Kirby for the sequel. Totally justified in this case though: Kirby was extremely allergic to horses and had to get constant vaccines during filming of the first one.
  • What Could Have Been: Rick Moranis was supposed to be in City Slickers, but declined the offer to take a break and care for his wife Ann, who was very ill at the time (she died shortly thereafter and Moranis semi-retired from acting to take care of his children).