* AdaptationDisplacement: The novel on which it's based, ''Me and The Arch Kook Petulia'', is remembered mainly because of this movie (and the odd fact that its author, John Haase, was a [[HeAlsoDid dentist who wrote fiction on the side]].)
* HollywoodPudgy: Several lines of dialogue reveal that Archie's son Mike is supposed to have weight issues, but when we see him he looks quite thin, even taking into account that he was said to have lost 11 pounds after his parents divorced.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Several later familiar character actors have uncredited bit parts. It was the film debut for Howard Hesseman and Austin Pendleton, and the second film for René Auberjonois.