* AwardSnub: Steve Martin actually received a fair number of critics awards for his work in the lead role (no small feat, given how this was the year of F. Murray Abraham in ''Amadeus''), but he was ultimately passed over by the Academy.
* RetroactiveRecognition: The screenplay was by Phil Alden Robinson, who later adapted ''FieldOfDreams''.
* StopHelpingMe: At one point, Roger provides a lengthy summation of the various attempts Edwina has made while co-occupying his body to help him, along with the various catastrophic consequences this has had for him, summed up with the trope name. Edwina, however, points out that while her actions might not have had the intended consequences, she's actually ended up helping him do [[BeYourself what he really wants with his life]]:
-->'''Roger''': Since you started helping me, in the last twenty-four hours, I've lost my girl, my job, I've alienated my dog! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking I broke my sunglasses]]! You can't even get that kind anymore. Stop helping me!!
-->'''Edwina''': You know, you are so ungrateful. If it wasn't for me, you would get that partnership, and then you'd have to take cases like that, and kiss your father's high ideals goodbye. You'd also be married to Peggy; you call that savoring life?
-->'''Roger''': Oh, look who's talking!
-->'''Edwina''': [[FreudianExcuse I spent my life in a sick bed]]. What's your excuse?
-->''[Roger is lost for a reply]''
-->'''Roger''': ''[Fuming]'' It's just like a dead person to say that.
* TearJerker: ''"[[BrokenBird I don't have]] [[FriendlessBackground any friends.]]"''