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.
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)}]_.
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
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.