Continuity mistake: Remember when Lisa Swanson had the Statue of Liberty on her head? Well, when they took a long shot of all the contestants the hat was gone.
Other mistake: At the beginning of the movie it states that the documentary crew went to Mount Rose in 1995 for its fiftieth anniversary. Yet when the crew is interviewing Amber, after her costume is stolen, the graffiti on the wall next to her has the dates 1996 and 1997.
Factual error: When Gladys Leeman and her cohorts pull up to the Mall Of America in the beginning of the film. The documentary crew talks to Gladys in the parking lot. If you look carefully, you can see a Target store in the background. This scene was not filmed at the Mall Of America, mainly because there is no Target anywhere near the Mall Of America.
Trivia: A joke that most don't catch right away: When they're in the hospital after the explosion and the doctor's unwrapping Annette's hand and we see the beer can is still stuck to it. They only make a brief mention to this but never explain that the heat from the explosion made Annette's Lee press-on nails (which are plastic) melt around the beer can making it impossible to get the can off without amputation.
Colleen Douglas: I can sum up our entire philosophy with this glass. I can look at it and say it's half-full, which in the beauty pageant biz means "Where the hell's my waiter?"
Colleen Douglas: Stop with the friggin' Marco Polo or I'll come over there and rip your fat little heads off.
Question: Please explain this line to me: in the hospital talking to the camera, she says, 'Mom still cries when she sees a tilt-o-whirl and a fat lady in a tube top.'
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