Trivia / Tommy Boy

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Actor-Shared Background: Like Tommy, Chris Farley also graduated from Marquette University in Wisconsin.
  • Fake American: Dan Aykroyd (Ontarian by birth) takes a Superfans-esque Chicago accent in playing Zalinsky.
  • Romance on the Set: The gorgeous blonde woman who goes skinny-dipping in the motel swimming pool ended up dating Chris Farley for a while after she was introduced to him by David Spade. However, David Spade had his own romantic designs on her and was reportedly not happy about his Just Friends status.
  • Throw It In!: While there are probably other examples, "Does this make me look fat?" "No, your face does" is confirmed to have begun as an ad-lib.
  • Uncredited Role: Rob Lowe. He turned down being billed as he didn't want to have to pay Screen Actors Guild fees for being in the film.
  • What Could Have Been: The director had every intention of deleting the scene in which Tommy and Richard triumphantly drive back to Sandusky while singing along to the radio, believing it didn't work. An editor felt the scene was at least worth finishing before making that decision, and the director found it actually did work with audible music, deciding to keep it in. A WCHB we can be grateful didn't happen!