For most of the crew, including the above the line crew, this was their first feature film. Unlike most first-time feature productions, not only was "Stacy's Mom" completed, but it was completed within budget, and picked up for distribution.
When you see Mark hold up the porn DVD cover, it reads: "Don Jurso in I'm Hard, You're Easy: A Night of Pure Ecstasy". The man pictured on the front is good friends with director Patrick Sayre and producer Cole Taylor. When doing a photo shoot in pre-production, they called him up and he arrived on-set immediately. His faces, poses, and overall attitude had the crew howling with laughter. They only wish they could fit every image they had of him onto that one DVD cover.
During the early casting of the film, and before some major script changes needed to be reworked for monetary reasons, it seemed "Stacy's Mom" was gaining momentum with a strong word of mouth about a very funny screenplay. Casting Director Susan Johnston allegedly received a call from legendary film actor Tony Curtis's representation showing interest in playing the small, one-scene role of the History Teacher. As flattering as it was, and as exciting as the idea was to have a screen legend appear in this small-time comedy, the budget for "Stacy's Mom" would not allow for them to attain the celebrated idol for the one-day it would've taken to shoot him. Regardless, the filmmakers stated this was one of the most exciting parts about preproduction, even though it never came to be.