One of the clips shown on TV, inside the ski lodge, is a Saturday Night Live sketch by Eddie Murphy. The classic skit has Murphy looking, singing and acting just like the legendary James Brown getting into his hot tub. (imdb.com)
Craig Robinson came up with the Michael Jackson joke used on the trailer, as well as the "It must be some kind of hot tub time machine" line that he deadpans directly into the camera. (imdb.com)
As a fun inclusion for the fans, the light-blue Chevy pickup with the "sidestep" bed is just like the one the kids in "Red Dawn" used to escape into the woods, and "Red Dawn" is also the movie that inspires Blaine, the chief antagonist, to believe that the time travelers might actually be some kind of "21 Jump street communist spy battalion type dudes." (imdb.com)
In an interview, John Cusack stated that he made his decision to join the cast of this film almost entirely based off of the title. (imdb.com)
When the boys travel back in time and open their suitcases to find Adam's filled with drugs, Jacob asks "Who are you, Hunter S. Thompson?" John Cusack was actually very good friends with Hunter S. Thompson. (imdb.com)
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