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  • Author Existence Failure: Adrienne Shelly died in 2006, months before the movie's release and a decade before the musical came out.
    • Subverted with Andy Griffith who died five years after Waitress's release.
  • Cut Song: Bareilles released a whole EP of cut songs from the musical in 2019 called What's Not Inside: The Lost Songs From Waitress.
  • Descended Creator: In the musical, Music and Lyric Writer Sara Bareilles succeeded Jessie Mueller as Jenna and headlined the 2021 Broadway revival production.
  • In Memoriam: The film is dedicated to Adrienne Shelly, but you better be paying attention during the closing credits to notice.
  • Inspired by…/Write What You Know: Adrienne Shelley revealed in her final interview that came up with the film's idea during the last month of her pregnancy.
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    • The five-minute date scene was inspired by real-life dates that Adrienne went on.
    • Dr. Jim Pomatter's last name is a hybrid of three Yankees players (Jorge Posada, Hideki Matsui, and Derek Jeter respectively)
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Adrienne Shelley's husband appears at Dawn's wedding reception, her daughter Sophie plays Lulu at two years old in the last scene when Jenna inherits Joe's diner. and Adrienne's mother has a briefly appearance as a contestant when Jenna wins first place in the pie contest along with Sophie's real-life nanny.
    • Producer Todd King's oldest son plays a bratty boy named Hunter and his youngest two appear in the final minutes of the movie and his daughter Mackenzie plays a flower girl in the aforementioned wedding scene.
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