What About Bob?
- The asylum where Dr. Marvin tries to have Bob committed is actually the Elks National Home in the City Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia. It is locally known because every Christmas the front lawn is lit with thousands of Christmas lights and draws nearly 100,000 spectators from the surrounding areas.
- Leo Marvin is a psychiatrist whose kids' names are "Anna" and "Sigmund" named after the very well-known psychiatrist Sigmund Freud and his daughter, child psychologist Anna Freud.
- The two buildings shown when Bob arrives at the Lake from New York are in Moneta, Virginia near Smith Mountain Lake. The blue building really was a general store and coffee shop. The red building was used in the movie as the bus station but in real life it was a produce warehouse called Moneta produce.
- According to Richard Dreyfuss, he and Bill Murray did not get along during filming.
- Julie Hagerty was only 10 years older than Kathryn Erbe, who played her daughter, Anna.
- Woody Allen was suggested for the role of Leo Marvin.
- Frank Oz wanted Patrick Hewes Stewart to play Leo Marvin.
- The vacation house where this was filmed was actually in Virginia on Smith Mountain Lake.
- Roger Bowen's last film.