- Woody Allen said he made a conscious decision not to show any blood to maintain the light, farcical tone of the film.
- Howard Cosell was allowed to improvise most of his part.
- The rebels' anthem is the same one used in Sleeper (1973).
- In an interview, Woody Allen was asked why he named the movie "Bananas". His response: "Because there are no bananas in it."
- The film was originally titled "El Weirdo"
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