Only a year after this movie was made and released a spin-off tele-film 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 RPM
Both Michael Keaton and Teri Garr have a relation to the Batman (1966) program. Michael Keaton portrayed the titular character in the first two Tim Burton Batman theatrical films, while Teri Garr guest-starred and was uncredited in the seventh episode of the 1966 television weekly series of _"Batman" (1966) [Instant Freeze (#1.7)}]_.
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 car tag of a Michigan automobile, (that took Jack Butler away) to a feminine party is XNG-876. MIGHIGAN [all capital letters] is above the license tag number XNG-876, below [all capital letters] is GREAT LAKES and expiration is November (30) of 1983.