Trivia: Evan Almighty

  • Actor Allusion / Celebrity Paradox: When Evan is driving to work after having met God, he passes a movie theater, which is showing The Forty Year Old Virgin Mary.
    • Coupled with Shout-Out, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show make a cameo appearance making fun of Evan. Carrell started off as a corresponant for The Daily Show along with Stephen Colbert in the "Steve and Steve" segment.
  • Creator Killer: The massive failure of the movie torpedoed the careers of director Tom Shadyac and screenwriter Steve Oedekerk; the former quit Hollywood altogether, note  while the latter hasn't worked on another film since, instead working on children's TV shows.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Anyone notice that before hooking up with the DEA, Hank Schrader was a beat cop?
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: That overweight middle aged mail lady who has the misfortune of seeing Evan naked? She's Maile Flannegan, aka Naruto.
  • What Could Have Been: Production did express interest in getting Jim Carrey back to make this a direct sequel; however, Carrey doesn't like reprising his roles.