On Artie Lange's stand-up comedy DVD, It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange (2004) an audience member asks him to sign his DVD copy of the film. He does so, and then gives the fan ten dollars, saying "you don't see Ben Affleck doing that for Gigli (2003)!" Lange then mentions that the review in his home town paper, The Star Ledger, said that he "had all the charm of a date rapist", to which MacDonald replied (in a sincere attempt to cheer him up) "that's a lot better than saying you look like a regular rapist!"
In the scene where Mitch and Sam are getting berated by Mr. Hamilton, Don Rickles started ad-libbing insults. At one point, Don Rickles started insulting Norm McDonald, and not his Mitch Weaver character. This, of course, didn't make it into the film, but the "baby gorilla" line, directed towards Artie Lange (Sam), was used.
According to Chevy Chase, he was impressed by the original script's raunchy, R-rated, "over the top" tone (particularly a filmed, but ultimately cut, gag involving MacDonald and Lange delivering donuts that had been photographed around their genitals), and went so far as to tell MacDonald and Lange to not allow any changes. However, the studio insisted on a PG-13 rating, and re-scheduled the film's release from February to June, where it fared poorly against blockbusters like Godzilla (1998). Unfortunately, no alternate scenes had been shot, and the dialogue could only be changed with the actor's re-recording their lines. This may explain why some of the dialogue is dubbed in certain scenes.
Posters for two James Bond films are seen throughout this movie. The first poster seen is for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) at the movie theater, where Mitch and Sam are briefly employed. The second poster seen, is for From Russia with Love (1963), during the sabotage of the building at 99 Franklin Street.