- Creator Backlash: The main cast wasn't happy with the film, feeling that it was too cartoonish and lacked the grittiness of the first film.
- Fake Nationality: An odd case with Lucia, Ozone's Latina love interest who only speaks Spanish. She is played by Sabrina García, who spoke both Spanish and English, but according to director Sam Firstenberg, she was dubbed by another actress after it was found that García's voice could barely be heard on the audio track, and that other actress didn't actually speak Spanish.
- Real-Life Relative: Lela Rochon, who was Adolfo Quinones' wife at the time once again has a small role in this film in which she plays one of Brenda's friends. Just as she did in her role prior to the last film, she has no dialogue.
- Recycled Set: To film a scene with dancers breakdancing on walls, the makers borrowed the rotating room from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). To show thanks, a picture of Freddy's glove is hanging on the wall.
- Trope Namer: For Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo. That weird title become such a Fountain of Memes.
- Unintentional Period Piece: The styles, music, dancing, graffiti, and hair all scream "80s" so very, very hard!
- What Could Have Been: Christopher McDonald was offered the chance to reprise his role of James, but he turned it down.
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