A picture, widely distributed on the Internet, features the name of this movie sandwiched between Erin Brockovich (2000) and My Dog Skip (2000) on a marquee, thus spelling out the phrase "Erin Brockovich Screwed My Dog Skip".
Grover Clever is the only one of the three guys who didn't stage either of the kidnappings. However according to the script, police saw him dump the body double for Willard. Putting the blame on him, they put up wanted signs for Grover. Devito can be seen ripping them off telephone polls, which in fact, his character Ralph in Romancing The Stone does the same thing when in the police station in Mexico.
In addition to the lead characters' names being a play on Presidential names, the investigating Detective is named Tom Dewey. Thomas E. Dewey was a candidate in the 1948 Presidential Election, and subject of the notorious Chicago Tribune headline "Dewey defeats Truman" on November 3, 1948.
The TV Program Norm MacDonald and 'Dave Chapelle''s character are watching at his apartment is _"Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot" (1967)_ from 1967 which was dubbed here with entirely different dialogue.