- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: #22
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes:
- "Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!" #88
- AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores: #24
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: #45
- Real-Life Relative: Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda as Norman and Chelsea in the film version. It was their only joint screen appearance.
- Reality Subtext: Chelsea and her father never got along, and she feels that he never gave her love or attention. This is how Jane Fonda felt about her father, and was the main reason she wanted to do the film in the first place.
- Leftover footage of Norman and Ethel driving through the countryside, seen in the opening credits, was used for the opening to the 1982-90 sitcom Newhart.
Trivia / On Golden Pond