In the first scene after the opening credits, Closeau gets off the elevator of the building where he lives. He is carrying groceries, and rice spills from a bags forming a big pile in the elevator. In subsequent shots, as Closeau opens the door to his flat and accidentally rips his pants, the pile of rice disappears. In the last shot, when he finally enters his apartment, the pile of rice is visible once more.
In the first sequence at the gay bar, Closeau and Ainsley Jarvis are talking. Bruno's macaw defecates on the right shoulder of Closeau's jacket. Bruno wipes the excrement, but it leaves a stain. Later in the scene, the stain disappears.