- AFIS 100 Years 100 Passions: #72
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- The taller drunk at the beginning of the movie is played by future SNL alum Kevin Nealon.
- One of the firefighters is an astonishingly-young Damon Wayans.
- Michael J. Pollard is one of the firefighters.
- Fred Willard is the Mayor.
- What Could Have Been: Steve Martin's first choice for the title character was Olivia Hussey (from the 1968 Romeo and Juliet and Black Christmas (1974)). Martin is a big fan of the latter film.