- Actor Allusion: According to Wyatt, Gary claimed to have a girlfriend in Canada.
- Casting Gag: Vernon Wells as a post-apocalyptic biker, along with Michael Berryman.
- Dawson Casting: Suzanne Snyder (Deb) was 22 while filming her role as a high school student.
- Throw It In!: Several of Chet's most famous taunts were suggested by Bill Paxton, based on things people had said to him.
The TV show:
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: It was years before and years since a DVD release of Seasons 1 and 2 came out. The series also hasn't aired on American television in a decade- it was last seen on what was then Fox Family, to give you an indication of how long it's been. The series is, however, available on Hulu. Downside is that eleven episodes are missing.
- The Other Darrin: Wyatt's Mom and Dad.
- Real-Life Relative: Gary's mother is played by Joyce Bulifant, John Mallory Asher's actual mother.
- Recycled: The Series: It's lampshaded in the very first episode.
- Screwed by the Network: The USA Network never aired the last six episodes. Instead, they aired a year later on special airings on USA's siter network the Sci-Fi Channel.
- What Could Have Been: Seth Green auditioned for Gary and came very close to getting cast.