Judy Holliday won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the original Born Yesterday (1950). In contrast, Melanie Griffith, who plays Billie Dawn in this remake, was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Actress. She failed to win, however.
In the very first scene after they get off the plane, Ed hands Harry a magazine of which you can only see the back as its being passed, on the back was and advertisement for Marlboro cigarettes with at that time their Marlboro Man front man. Don Johnson played Marlboro in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991).