Trivia / Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • Actor Allusion: Officer Earl Devereaux is voiced by Mr. T, and his character sure acts a lot like him. One of his lines also includes a variation on "I pity the fool." He has a bald spot which is the exact opposite of Mr. T's bald head with Mohawk, and T-shaped facial hair. Not to mention that during the food flood as he's carrying his wife and son on a raft, he jumps through a fallen tortilla chip and comes out the other side, a "T"-shaped hole visible right behind him.
  • Adored by the Network: The TV series initially was this, to a level rivaling Teen Titans Go and The Amazing World of Gumball. However, poor critical reception led to the opposite happening within several months.
  • Actor-Shared Background mixed in with "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Averted. Flint hurriedly admits to Sam that he loves peanut butter, then lies about being allergic to it when Sam says she has a peanut allergy. Bill Hader (Flint's voice actor, and yes, the same one who plays Stefon on SNL) actually does have a peanut allergy in real life.
  • Cast the Expert: The WNN anchor is played by real-life weatherman Al Roker.
  • The Other Darrin: Terry Crews replaces Mr. T in the sequel.
    • None of the movie actors returned for the animated series, because the production moved to Toronto, Canada.
  • Playing Against Type: Anna Faris as a Hollywood Nerd in contrast to some of her ditzy roles.
  • Recursive Adaptation: A movie novelization of the film was released.
  • Screwed by the Network: Explained from Adored by the Network example above, the series had constant reruns along with Teen Titans Go and Gumball, however poor ratings led to the series being pulled sometime in April, where Ben 10 (2016) had took it's place.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • There was a cut scene from the movie where Flint and the Mayor were sword fighting using celery sticks.
    • The directors wanted to the theme from Xanadu to play over the closing credits, but couldn't secure the rights.
    • The TV series was originally commisioned to air on Teletoon, but instead, it aired on YTV.
  • The Wiki Rule: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Wiki.

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