One scene shows Rasputia watching a talk show with a paternity test theme. Eddie Murphy endured a paternity scandal before the film's theatrical run, involving Spice Girl Melanie Brown. A DNA test confirmed the actor was the baby's father.
Some critics suggested that Eddie Murphy's involvement with this widely-panned movie may have hurt his chances of winning the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Dreamgirls (2006). In the end, Murphy lost the award to Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine (2006).