Trivia - Edtv (1999)
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Edtv (1999)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Taglines: Fame. Be careful. It's out there.

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Émile Gaudreault, Sylvie Bouchard, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, ...

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Sally Kirkland, ...

A comedy about a video store clerk Ed whose life is thrown into chaos when he agrees to let an executive of a television studio film him for 24 hours.
Some of the viewers of Edtv are watching from the Delta Tau Chi fraternity (letters seen in background), the fictional fraternity from Animal House (1978) (also from Universal Studios).
The Pepsi machine in Ray's home is empty (all the red lights are on).
In the scene where Ed first awakens to the cameramen at the foot of his bed, a sign can be seen above his bed that reads, "Longview - 12 miles." Matthew McConaughey's hometown is Longview, Texas.
The first sponsor shown on Edtv is the video store Ed works in.
Rob Reiner's line "Go home, Gomer," is a reference to The Andy Griffith Show (1960) which featured a young 'Ron Howard'.
The band appearing in the bar where Ed and Sherry are out is Stroke 9, a band from San Francisco. However, only Luke Esterkyn, the lead singer is credited.
Film debut of Christian Kane.
Dennis Hopper replaced Tom Berenger, who backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of Cynthia Topping.
During Ed's audition, he says he's from East Texas, attended Junior College for a year, and references "Bearcats". Lon Morris College is a Junior College, in East Texas, with "Bearcats" as mascot.
The 'penile implant' topic was debated years earlier in another 'Ron Howard' movie, The Paper (1994).
Rob Reiner's line "Go home, Gomer," is a reference to The Andy Griffith Show (1960) which featured a young Ron Howard.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson also starred together in the 2008 theatrical film "Surfer, Dude" as well as the acclaimed HBO TV series "True Detective" (2014).
Dennis Hopper replaced Tom Berenger, who backed out due to scheduling conflicts. Hopper had recently backed out of The Truman Show (1998), which bears a striking similarity to "EdTV".
Matthew McConaughey and Adam Goldberg also starred together in Richard Linklater's 1993 hippie-cult classic "Dazed and Confused."
The ads at the bottom of EdTV get more and more bigger & national as the show's popularity grows.
The ads at the bottom of EdTV get bigger & more national as the show's popularity grows.
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Matthew McConaughey, Martin Landau and Michael Moore; and three Oscar nominees: Dennis Hopper, Rob Reiner and Woody Harrelson.
During one scene, after Shari has left, Ed is in his video store and sees a woman in a wig and sunglasses outside whom he recognizes as Shari in disguise. In the background you can see a poster for the movie Vertigo (1958), which features a woman disguisi
During one scene, after Shari has left, Ed is in his video store and sees a woman in a wig and sunglasses outside whom he recognizes as Shari in disguise. In the background you can see a poster for the movie Vertigo (1958), which features a woman disguising herself in a similar fashion.
Wade Davis from the band "13 Inches" can be seen as a "Frat Guy" in a scene shot in San Francisco.
There are two tributes to Don Knotts in the film. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and The Incredible Mr. Limpett are shown on the video store counter. An advertisement for "Fife" is shown on the screen. Don Knotts played Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith show, also starring Ron Howard.