* HarsherInHindsight: Armand having to talk Albert out of killing himself. Sadly, Robin Williams didn't take his own advice.
** Coupled with a FunnyAneurysmMoment near the beginning where Armand threatens to kill himself if Albert doesn't perform the main act of the show.
** And Mike Nichols also passed away just a few months later.
* HilariousInHindsight: TheReveal in the 2000s that hyper-conservative Sen. Strom Thurmond had an affair (and love child) with a black maid and that the revelation came out only after Thurmond had died.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: A major part of the plot relies on the fact that this movie was made when car phones could make but not receive calls. A good part of the drama could have been... well... [[FawltyTowersPlot delayed]] if Katherine had a cell phone.
* ValuesDissonance[=/=]ValuesResonance: An interesting mixture of the two. On the one hand, the pro-gay-rights message still resonates today. However, the views publicly expressed by the conservatives in this movie come across as much more of a StrawmanPolitical than they did at the time. This is particularly true of the idea that conservative figures having gay relatives is a major liability, as many prominent Republicans now do (Dick Cheney's daughter, Michele Bachman's stepsister, and Phyllis Schlafly's son).