* PlayingAgainstType: Up to ''The Wedding Singer'', most of Sandler's roles had been [[ManChild immature guys]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold who eventually revealed a more sensitive side]]. This was the first role of his to be a fairly straightforward nice-guy-with-underdog-tones, and that eventually became his new type.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Lampshaded; Glenn brags about buying a CD player for around $1000, and Julia promptly asks to play a record on it.