Trivia: Stay Tuned

  • Actor Allusion: At one point, Roy Knable stumbles through a channel onto the set of the television show that catapulted John Ritter to fame in the 1970s. Two women dressed as Chrissy Snow and Janet Wood shout "Where have you been?", a snippet of the Theme Song plays, and Roy screams in terror, trips over the couch, and changes the channel.
  • Creator Backlash: Bruce Broughton, who scored the film, called both the soundtrack album and the movie terrible. Indeed, the rap music that takes up eight of the ten cuts on the album don't really fit the movie (even though they're mostly relegated to the end credits).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Jeffrey Jones, who you might remember from another movie around that time called Beetlejuice.
    • Also one of Eugene Levy's earlier film roles.
    • Jeffrey Jones was also the principal in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Emperor Joseph in Amadeus.
    • Pierce, the new executive of the Network? That's Sgt. Doakes. Surprise Motherfucker indeed.
  • Similarly Named Works: Eugene Levy starred in a 70's TV series called Stay Tuned.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The HTV segment is only the most blatant example. Combined with some severe Technology Marches On... remember when a satellite dish the size of a hot tub and a remote control the size of a bar of cooking chocolate were the bleeding edge? ... No? Darn whippersnappers.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were almost cast as Wayne and Garth IN HELL!, but since they were shooting Wayne's World, a parody was made instead.
    • Tim Burton was offered to direct this film, but he turned it down to direct Batman Returns. Given his style of filmmaking, imagine how much different this film could have been had Burton accepted.