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Joe Dirt (2001) Poster

(2001)

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The names Joe Dirt reads off from the people that were on the tour bus are the same names that Ben Stein goes through for attendance in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Roseanne Barr and Gary Busey were originally cast as Joe Dirt's parents. After shooting the scene director Dennie Gordon decided that Roseanne's star-power was too distracting, and opted to re-shoot the scene with Caroline Aaron and Fred Ward.
Clem's last identity in witness protection is "Gert B. Frobe". Gert Fröbe is the German actor who played the iconic villain Goldfinger in the 1964 James Bond film.
In the scene where the hot air balloon comes down near the oil derrick, a sign with "Scotch Oil" on it is seen. Scotch Oil was the name of David Spade's friend Chris Farley's family oil business in Wisconsin.
Dirt's character was loosely based on Spade's childhood friend, Ryan Taylor.
The hardtop that Joe Dirt drove throughout most of the movie is a replica of a 1969 Dodge Daytona, a limited production car built for only one year during the muscle car era of the late sixties and early seventies. Only 503 of the real Daytonas were ever built.
Various VHS titles had a preview for this movie and titled it "The Adventures of Joe Dirt."
According to Dennis Miller (on his radio show 11/26/2008) he has yet to see the movie, saying that "Someone told [him] there is a scene where fecal matter falls from an airplane and hits someone on the head," and this may not be his type of movie to watch. But likes that it gives him "caché with his kids' friends."
All of Dennis Miller's scenes were filmed in one day.
Each time Robby (Kid Rock) gets dust in Joe's face with his car, the song "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is playing. This happens 3 times.
Kid Rock's character name is "Robby". Kid Rock's real name is Robert Ritchie.
The convertible "Hemi" used in the movie is a 1967 Plymouth GTX.
The scene in which Joe, while working at the quarter toss booth at the carnival, sprays the plates down with PAM is a reference to his 1998 stand-up special Take The Hit in which he joked about trying to make a quarter land on a plate sprayed with PAM at a carnival.
The part about the dog's kibble getting frozen to the porch and thawed with warm water and a spatula is from comic Tom McGillen's act. McGillen is a friend of writer Fred Wolf and also has a small part in the film.
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The scene where young Joe is 'left behind' by his parents at the Grand Canyon was actually not Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, but rather was Utah's scenic "Dead Horse Point State Park."
Producer/performer Anthony Begonia wore his high school band aloha shirt in the "We Love Dirt" crowd scenes.
The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list.
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During the scene where Joe Dirt first returns home as an adult, Blake Clark makes a brief cameo as his character from The Waterboy (1998).
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