Mean Character, Nice Actor: Brooke Anne Smith, the actress who plays Jenna, is a nice girl in real life, as some of her friends will tell you, and she also is willing to answer questions regarding characters.
Throw It In: Alex Linz was orignally supposed to portray Max as being flustered when he meets Jenna at school, but he flubbed up and chuckled. The creators thought this was better, so they kept it in.
A lot of Jindrake's personality was ad-libbed by Larry Miller, basing it on the dean from Animal House.
What Could Have Been: A deleted scene that was originally intended to be used during the first day of school had Dobbs stealing Megan's clarinet in retribution for not only denying him money, but also being sarcastic in the process. Portions of the scene were kept in the flashback when Max plans on getting retribution on Last Day before the move, more specifically her statement that she "keeps it all in a piggy bank, it just looks like [Dobbs]."
Also, it was originally intended that they actually show Max being dumped in the dumpster by McGinty, but they decided that was going too far, so they cut it out, and also was not willing to put it in the deleted scenes.
Max, when given the swirlie, was originally screaming in pain and anguish, but they toned it down.