* CreatorKiller: Before the release of the movie, Willard Huyck had directed three movies, and he and wife Gloria Katz (who co-wrote Howard The Duck) had collaborated with GeorgeLucas on many projects like ''AmericanGraffiti'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' and even ''Film/ANewHope''. Since the failure of ''Howard'', they haven't worked on a single theatrical release, with their only subsequent credit being ''Radioland Murders'' -- and even then they only got credit based on a draft of the screenplay dating back to 1974.
** The film also caused Frank Price to resign as the head of Universal Pictures. ''Variety'' reported it with the headline "'Duck' Cooks Price's Goose".
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{TheShawshankRedemption}} Andy Dufresne]], having escaped from Shawshank, is now helping our anthropomorphic hero.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Howard is voiced by Chip Zien, also the original Baker in StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''.
** In the Japanese dub, [[Creator/RyuseiNakao Howard]] is [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] and [[Creator/KikukoInoue Beverly]] is [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to its less-than-glorious reputation, it was only recently officially released on DVD.[[note]]And is missing the WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} voices MelBlanc recorded for the movie[[/note]]
* MoneyDearBoy: GeorgeLucas pushed for this film's wide release to pay of the debts for his divorce and the expansive Skywalker Ranch he had just had built.
* OldShame: '''''EVERY! SINGLE! PERSON! INVOLVED!!'''''
** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Except Lea Thompson]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The DVD featurettes of the film mentions that the writers were talking about the film being worked out as an animated film. The featurettes also mention that the idea to make the film animated was scrapped because the studio wanted the film to be released in the summer of 1986, and there's wasn't enough time to produce an animated film. One can wonder what would have happened if we had gotten an animated feature of Howard the Duck. The closest thing we can get, is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj38JhvNBCw this fanmade animation of Howard]].
** ''Creator/RobPaulsen'' and Townsend Coleman of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' fame had both auditioned for the voice of Howard. As did Martin Short and Creator/JohnCusack.
** Creator/PaulaAbdul, Creator/KimBasinger, [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Jodi Benson,]] Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Lori Singer, Creator/ToriAmos, and Phoebe Cates were all considered for the role of Beverly.
** Creator/JohnLandis was originally slated to direct the film.