- Dueling Movies: By pure accident with Holmes & Watson, another Period Piece buddy comedy with John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan released within the same timespan, and both released by Sony (This through Sony Pictures Classics, the latter from Columbia Pictures). The big difference here is that Holmes & Watson received significantly less positive reviews and business than Stan & Ollie.
- Fake American: Shirley Henderson is Scottish and plays Virginia Lucille Hardy, who was American.
- In Memoriam: This film is dedicated to the memory of Stan Laurel's daughter, Lois Laurel Hawes (who passed away at age 89 on July 29, 2017).
- Promoted Fanboy: Jeff Pope has described Stan and Ollie as his heroes, and got to write a film about them.
- Starring a Star as a Star: Laurel and Hardy, famous comedians of the early 20th century, are played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, famous comedians of the present day.
Trivia / Stan & Ollie