This is the last of three films that Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made on loan to MGM while under contract to Universal, the other two being Rio Rita (1942) and Lost in a Harem (1944). During production on this film, Abbott and Costello returned to the Universal studio on May 13 for re-shoots for The Naughty Nineties (1945).
This film's producer, Martin A. Gosch, was not an MGM in-house producer, as most producers were on MGM films. He was the producer for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's radio show, and they insisted that he produce this film rather than a studio producer they believed would be looking out for the studio's interests rather than theirs.
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 22 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by New York City 11 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Chicago 16 February 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Seattle 19 March 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Philadelphia 23 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Altoona PA 7 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Portland OR 11 April 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), and by Tucson 8 June 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4) ; in Minneapolis it first aired 27 November 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9) and in San Francisco 16 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7).