* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $100 million. Gross, $87,423,861.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: When Andrew regales the family with jokes, the jokes themselves were unscripted. Creator/RobinWilliams ad-libbed all of the jokes. The other actors' reactions to the jokes and their laughter are real.
* MissingTrailerScene: The film had notoriously misleading ads featuring, among other things, Galatea singing "U-g-l-y" — this was never in the movie.
* OldShame: In one of his comedy routines, Creator/RobinWilliams stated that he regretted doing this film.
* PropRecycling: The car that Ma'am drives in the film is the same car used in ''Film/DemolitionMan''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This was originally planned with Creator/TomHanks starring and Creator/WolfgangPetersen directing.