- Actor Allusion: A retroactive example. Ryan Jonathan Kelley would later face homophobia in Prayers for Bobby.
- Creator In-Joke: Rocky says he fantasised about a girl called Susan Johnson. One of the film's producers is Susan Johnson.
- Playing Against Type:
- Retroactive Recognition: Josh Peck, very soon to become the funnyman on kids' show Drake & Josh, stars as George. His performance, especially his Cluster F-Bomb rant, can be incredibly jarring to teenagers nowadays.
- Throw It In!: The names that Marty shouts out during shooting practice are of various crew members.
Trivia / Mean Creek