* ActorAllusion:
** Nathan Lane is openly homosexual. [[note]]Though he wasn't out at the time the movie was released.[[/note]]
*** He also plays a guy who' [[Disney/TheLionKing dresses in drag (he doesn't do the hula, though)]].
** Robin Williams dips into his trademark JohnWayne impression at one point.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Due to the nature of the story, Mike Nichols made Nathan Lane and Robin Williams ''promise'' to do one take exactly as scripted before they could go wild in retakes. This is bound to happen.
* DawsonCasting: 32-year-old Calista Flockhart unconvincingly plays a 19-year-old. (Being so waifish, she could pass as a senior or graduate student, but come on.)
* ThrowItIn: Robin Williams' pratfall in the kitchen was entirely accidental, but the other actors [[{{corpsing}} held it together]] enough to use the take.

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