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  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Everyone.
    • Although, in an odd inversion of Retroactive Recognition, some of the cameos are by early-'60s TV personalities who would have been readily identifiable to 1963 audiences but are all but forgotten today.
  • Playing Against Type: Stanley Kramer was a director best known for dramas regarding social issues (On the Beach, Inherit The Wind, Judgment at Nuremberg , etc.). Additionally, many of the cast were better known for being stand-up comedians or sitcom stars, as opposed to "pratfall" comics.
  • What Could Have Been: Ethel Merman's mother-in-law character was originally written as a father-in-law, with Groucho Marx in mind.
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