Michael passes on a favor from Mr. Ammer, to which Mr. Ammer replies, "I'll put Swardson on it." Nick Swardson is a friend of Adam Sandler, appearing on Sandler's most recent comedy album, "Shh... Don't Tell" (2004). Swardson is also the Bed, Bath & Beyond Guy who asks Michael to be his friend.
Several future world events are mentioned by radio in the film as Michael fast-forwards through his life. Two of these include Michael Jackson becoming the first human to clone himself and Britney Spears having her 23rd baby. The dates the film is set in the future span from 2017 to 2030.
The film's premise was originated from a joke by writer Steve Koren. It was only upon a suggestion of turning into a feature, by the girlfriend of co-writer Mark O'Keefe, that the project got started off the ground.