Stacy (Brittany Murphy) is talking on the phone, and faints after when Carly Simon walks in. Carly picks up the dropped phone, and begins speaking. When Stacy comes too, Carly says, "She's coming around again." "Coming Around Again" was a top 40 hit for Carly Simon in 1986.
When Carl (Stephen Tobolowsky), the Producer, confronts Stacy on the final show, she tells him, "It's my life." Carl's answer was, "It'll be over soon." Brittany Murphy died just five years later, at the age of thirty-two.
When Stacy (Brittany Murphy) confronts Barb (Holly Hunter) on-camera backstage, the monitor above their heads appears to flip the image, but it is not a monitor. It is the back of the projection screen from the main televised image that is the centerpiece of the "Kippie Kann Show" stage's back wall.