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  • Actor Allusion: Christopher Walken plays an undercover (arch)angel. Walken has said that when he read the script, he decided that Morty and Gabriel were actually the same person, and played Morty accordingly. If you watch the two movies back-to-back, it's impossible to miss: "it's time to come home.".
  • Dawson Casting: Played straight with Jonah Hill, who portrayed the 17-year-old Ben at age 21.
    • Averted with Lorraine Nicholson, who portrayed the 14-year-old Samantha and was only slightly older at age 15.
    • Inverted with Katie Cassidy, who portrayed the 27-year-old Samantha at age 18. Cassidy was notably younger than Hill, despite playing a character who was supposed to be 10 years older.
  • Playing with Character Type: Sandler's character. More information on the trope page.
  • Recycled Premise: The concept of a universal remote control was done before in Buster strip Vid Kid, where the title character used his remote to solve everyday situations with often disastrous results.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Seeing Jonah Hill as the 17-year-old Ben.
  • The film features the children of Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson, Hoffman's son Jake plays the adult Ben and Nicholson's daughter Lorraine plays the teenage Samantha.