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(1999)

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Some of the viewers of Edtv are watching from the Delta Tau Chi fraternity (letters seen in background), the fictional fraternity from Animal House (1978) (also from Universal Studios).
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The Pepsi machine in Ray's home is empty (all the red lights are on).
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In the scene where Ed first awakens to the cameramen at the foot of his bed, a sign can be seen above his bed that reads, "Longview - 12 miles." Matthew McConaughey's hometown is Longview, Texas.
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During one scene, after Shari has left, Ed is in his video store and sees a woman in a wig and sunglasses outside whom he recognizes as Shari in disguise. In the background you can see a poster for the movie Vertigo (1958), which features a woman disguising herself in a similar fashion.
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The first sponsor shown on Edtv is the video store Ed works in.
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Rob Reiner's line "Go home, Gomer," is a reference to The Andy Griffith Show (1960) which featured a young Ron Howard.
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Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson also starred together in the 2008 theatrical film "Surfer, Dude" as well as the acclaimed HBO TV series "True Detective" (2014).
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The band appearing in the bar where Ed and Sherry are out is Stroke 9, a band from San Francisco. However, only Luke Esterkyn, the lead singer is credited.
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Film debut of Christian Kane.
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Dennis Hopper replaced Tom Berenger, who backed out due to scheduling conflicts. Hopper had recently backed out of The Truman Show (1998), which bears a striking similarity to "EdTV".
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Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of Cynthia Topping.
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During Ed's audition, he says he's from East Texas, attended Junior College for a year, and references "Bearcats". Lon Morris College is a Junior College, in East Texas, with "Bearcats" as mascot.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The 'penile implant' topic was debated years earlier in another 'Ron Howard' movie, The Paper (1994).
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