Trivia / Tommy Boy

  • Actor Allusion:
    • When Tommy's future step-mother first appears she is referred to as being a "ten". Bo Derek has been referred to as being a "ten" before in Ten.
    • During the flight to Chicago, David Spade is a rude flight attendant. Why does that sound familiar?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!