Bob Odenkirk's love interest in this film is played by Amber Tamblyn, the wife of Odenkirk's long time friend and collaborator, David Cross. Odenkirk and Cross have worked together on "Mr. Show with Bob and David," "The Ben Stiller Show," "Run Ronnie Run," "Arrested Development," "W/ Bob and David," and other projects.
In the scene outside of the school, Buddy uses the phrase "follow the money" and claims the he "saw it in a movie once". This come from the 1976 film "All the President's men" about reporters who broke the Watergate scandal.
Bob Odenkirk and Amber Tamblyn are 21 years apart in age. A similar age gap (19 years) exists between Tamblyn and her real-life husband David Cross.
Stacy Keach's character parallels John Houston's character in Chinatown making this a Chinatown with laughs.