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  • Deleted Role: Several characters that never appeared in the second movie are seen in the closing credits.
  • Edited for Syndication: On The Hub, there were a few things they edited in both films. Some of the language was a bit toned done in both. Another thing they edited was Junior flipping the bird, Nippy crapping, and of course the Crazy Dance scene.
  • Executive Veto: During the "It's My Party" montage, Lucy is sawed in half by the clown. Junior replaces the fake saw with the real saw, which ends up cutting off Lucy's dress, revealing her underwear. The scene was cut as too risqué.
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  • Follow the Leader: Implied. The Nostalgia Critic states in his review of the first film that Junior would become the template for every "disobedient 90s son" that would follow afterwards like Bart Simpson due to the film being released in 1990.
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: John Ritter and Gilbert Gottfried were given full reign to ad-lib whenever they wanted.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Junior and Ben were re-cast in the final film.
    • Except for Gilbert Gottfried, none of the film cast returned for the animated series. The French dub of the cartoon instead replaced everyone except Junior's child actor.
  • Real-Life Relative: John Ritter's real-life wife Amy Yasbeck played Ben Healy's wife in the first movie and his love interest in the second movie.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Gilbert Gottfried is the only one from the film series to be in the animated series, voicing Mr. Peabody once again.
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    • The Latin American Spanish dub brings back the entire dub voice cast from the films.
  • Same Language Dub: June Foray voices the puppets in the second movie who were operated by the three kids who Trixie later ties up during the Salute to Democracy Puppet Show.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • Write What You Know: The screenwriters got the idea for the film from a newspaper article about a couple who sued an adoption agency for giving them a boy with a violent history without informing them beforehand.
  • You Look Familiar: Ben's neurotic wife Flo in 1 and his sweet-natured love interest Annie in 2 are played by the same actress. Oddly, no one points out the resemblance. Amy Yasbeck, the actress in question, was Ritter’s then-wife.


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