- Actor-Shared Background: During the film, Dave makes up a story of falling in love at first sight with a woman who was half American and half Polynesian. Kevin Kline's real-life wife, Phoebe Cates, is herself half American and half Polynesian.
- Cast the Runner-Up: One executive suggested Arnold Schwarzenegger for the lead role. He makes a cameo in the film As Himself.
- Real-Life Relative: Ivan Reitman cast his wife Geneviève Robert and son Jason Reitman as the wife and son of Vice President Nance, as he is being sworn in as President near the end of this movie.
- Real Life Writes the Hairstyle: Sigourney Weaver's hair is short because she shaved her head for Alien³.
- Recycled Set: The sets from this movie were so good they've been reused many times, most notably in Independence Day.
- Unintentional Period Piece:
- While the movie doesn't go overboard, the cameos by politicians of the era clearly mark this movie as something of the early '90s.
- Ditto the scene of "President Mitchell" throwing out the first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles baseball game; before the Montreal Expos were relocated and became the Washington Nationals in 2004, Baltimore was the closest team to DC.
- What Could Have Been:
- Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: In "Hype Man", GaTa is revealed to have bipolar disorder, which the actor also has in real life.
- Follow the Leader: Some have accused the show of being derivative of Atlanta.