In the Spring 1995 edition of RQ (Reference & User Services Quarterly) an article by Dewdney & Mitchell appeared titled "Oranges and Peaches: Understanding Communication Accidents in the Reference Interview" details a reference interview at a library where the Origin of Species is mistaken for Oranges and Peaches, as in the film. According to the article's footnotes, the story was taken from a discussion on the LIBREF-L list (p. 534). It's unclear whether the script or the LIBREF-L discussion/article came first.
On June 3, 1995, it became the first feature film to be shown in its entirety on the Internet through Glenn Fleishman's Point of Presence Company (POPCO). Parker Posey appeared live in the POPCO offices to introduce the film and welcome Internet viewers.