- Hilarious in Hindsight: While obviously meant to be a satire of news media, the film becomes a lot funnier when you remember that just seven years after its release, Carol Burnett sued the National Enquirer for libel, making quotes like this one all the more ironic:
Earl Williams: You don't have to answer this, Mollie, but is it true what they said in the papers?
- Early on, when Hildy and Walt are arguing in Walt's office, Hildy mentions having been out of town covering "the monkey trial". Jack Lemmon would go on to play Henry Drummond in the 1999 adaptation of Inherit the Wind.
- What the Hell, Casting Agency?: Carol Burnett as tragic Hooker with a Heart of Gold Mollie Malloy, singled out as a terrible performance by many people. Including Carol Burnett.
- So much so, that when Burnett was a passenger on a flight that had The Front Page as its in-flight movie, at the film's end, she stood up and apologized to the passengers for what they had just witnessed.