Contrary to popular belief, Rob Schneider did not reprise his role because he had a falling out with Sandler. He turned down the movie due to scheduling conflicts and his wife was having a baby during production.
Two kiwi guys, Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery, are undertaking an unheard of project by watching this film every week for a year (52 times in total) for their podcast "The Worst Idea of All Time" where they also review the film every week.
During the scene where Chris Rock leaves the note on his mother-in-law's door stating he'd return the next day to fix the cable, as the grandmother is cursing him out as he drives away, one of the insults she screams is "motherf*****". However it's dubbed over in screaming gibberish to keep the PG-13 rating and avoid an R.
At the party, Salma Hayek plays quarters with Shaquille O'Neal. She sinks her first shot with ease and comments, "As easy as sinking a free throw." This is a lighthearted jab at him, as it is well known that despite his great talent, he was utterly awful at free throws.
There are two alternate cover arts for this movie shown in the pictures section, both of which show scenes eventually cut and never made it to the theatrical release of the movie. One shows three of the four main characters driving go karts and the other shows all four on a roller-coaster ride.
The film has many parallels with Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993): both take place on the last day of school, have ensemble casts featuring primary story arcs for both older and younger groups of characters, tackle the phenomena of youth hazing, include an everyman protagonist who is genuinely welcomed by all crowds/cliques depicted on-screen (Lenny/Randall "Pink" Floyd), have a fistfight standoff between two men serve as the climactic scene, and have several interconnected plots all clash together during the pursuit of "the big kegger/party" in town that night.