Only a year after this movie was released, a spin-off television movie version was made. Mr. Mom (1984) had a different cast and crew, except for Writer John Hughes and Director Stan Dragoti, who were credited for characters and story, respectively.
The chain on the chainsaw appears not to move, even though the engine is revved. This is because the chain-break is engaged, which is a safety feature on all modern chainsaw, that doesn't allow the chain to move, even when the engine is revved at a high r.p.m.
Michael Keaton and Teri Garr have a relation to Batman. Michael Keaton portrayed the title character in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), while Teri Garr guest-starred, and was uncredited, in the television series Batman (1966), season one, episode seven, "Instant Freeze".
Inspired by the life of Television Executive Lynn Loring. A former actress, Loring retired from the industry, to become a full-time housewife and mother. When her husband found himself unemployed, Loring returned to the workforce, and became the breadwinner. John Hughes found himself in a similar circumstance.
The license plate of a Michigan automobile, that took Jack Butler away, to a feminine party, is XNG-876. MICHIGAN (all capital letters) is above the license plate number XNG-876, below (all capital letters) is GREAT LAKES, and the expiration is November 30, 1983.