Creator Killer: Barely averted for John Landis, who was sued over the deaths of Morrow and the two child actors in his segment.
It certainly killed further collaboration between Landis and Spielberg, who wanted nothing to do with Landis in the wake of the accident.
Game Show Appearance: Brief clips of the original Jeopardy! appear during the "Kick the Can" segment which, while probably picked just to have something there to watch, actually ends up dating the events to April 24, 1974.
The original idea for the movie was to adapt a singular story (that concept became the 1988 sci-fi film Miracle Mile) before the show's success in syndication led to the decision to make it an anthology.
The scene with Vic Morrow's tragic accident was supposed to end up with his character pulling a Heel-Face Turn when he rescues two Vietnamese children.
Also, Steven Spielberg was to have adapted "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" before Morrow's death led him to change his mind and adapt "Kick the Can" instead (the former was to have required many effects shots and night shooting with children, similar to the segment with Morrow).