- Harsher in Hindsight: Like his character Dr. Schaefer, Lenny Baker ended up dying young (at age 37 in 1982).
- Hilarious in Hindsight: With his bushy hair and Nerd Glasses, Dr. Schaefer resembles Andy Samberg.
- My Real Daddy: Arthur Hiller directed, but Paddy Chayefsky, who co-produced as well as writing the screenplay, was the dominant creative presence for the film.
- Values Dissonance: The aftermath of Herb raping Barbara, with both of them treating it like a minor indiscretion, hasn't aged well.
- Values Resonance: It serves as a reminder that inefficient, overly bureaucratic health care has been a problem in America for a long time.
YMMV / The Hospital